Out of the 5,903 law graduates who took the 2009 bar exams in the Philippines, only 1,451 passed while 4,452 didn’t, for a total passing rate of 24.58 per cent.
The latest passing rate may already be considered low since the bar exams is considered one of the toughest in the land, but it’s still higher compared to the passing rate in the 2008 bar exams which was only 20.58 per cent.
There has been a delay in the announcement of the full list of successful examinees. While the Supreme Court said it will post the bar exam results at 6 p.m. today, March 26, the announcement was moved to 7 p.m., then 8 pm and 8:30. It still wasn’t available at 10 p.m. tonight.
A San Beda law grad, Reinier Paul Yebra, is this year’s topnotcher with a score of 84.88, followed by another Bedan, Charlene Mae Tapic (84.60) on the second place. Rounding out the Top 10 examinees are the following new lawyers from Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and the University of the Philippines.
3. John Paul Lim, ADMU (84.50)
4. Caroline Lagos, UP (84.40)
5. Eric David Tan, ADMU (84.05)
6. Yves-Randolph Gonzalez,ADMU (83.90)
7. Joan Mae To, ADMU (83.65)
8. Herminio Bagro III, UP (83.40)
9. Timothy Joseph Lumauig, ADMU (83.20)
10. Naealla Rose Bainto, ADMU (83.10); and
Sheila Abigail Go, ADMU (83.10)
Complete list of 2009 bar results passers can be found here: