KUWENTONG KULE: The growing danger of practicing the legal profession

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/07/2021

It was 1:30 a.m. April 6, 1999, a  Tuesday, when a friend sent a message via my beeper which read: “Dennis, Congrats! You are now officially Atty. Gorecho.” I was among the lucky 1,465 examinees who passed, or…

Online but proctored 2021 Bar exams eyed – Leonen

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The manner in which the November 2021 Bar examination will be conducted is still being studied but one thing is definite: Bar exam Chair Associate Justice Marvic Leonen said it “will not be conducted…

SC ‘considering’ online Bar exams in 2021 – Chief Justice Peralta

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court is considering to have the Bar examinations administered online next year, Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta told senators Thursday. During the Senate hearing on the proposed 2021 budget of the judiciary, Senator…

KUWENTONG KULE: To new lawyers: Serve the people

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 05/05/2020

  “Serve the people. Do not betray your humanity.” Words that should guide the new lawyers according to Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen in his Twitter account. The Supreme Court released last week the results of…

From failing last year’s bar exam, she’s now a topnotcher

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 04/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Dawna Fya Bandiola may have failed last year’s bar examination but this year, she stood tall among the topnotchers. It’s all about timing and readiness, she said. With a rating of 88.3360 percent, Bandiola…

Palace offers prayers for aspiring lawyers taking 2019 bar exams

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 11/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Sunday offered prayers for more than 8,000 aspiring lawyers set to take this year’s Bar examinations. “We offer our sincere prayers to our legal aspirants who toiled day and night poring over…

Police to implement ‘stop-and-go’ traffic scheme during bar exams

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 11/02/2019

MANILA, Philippines — As 8,245 aspiring lawyers are set to take this year’s Bar examinations, the Manila Police District (MPD) will implement a “stop-and-go” traffic scheme near the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in España, Manila during…

Topnotchers call for regionalization of the Bar exams, typewritten answers to exams

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The four Cebuano topnotchers of the recent Bar examinations is calling for the regionalization of the examinations. New Lawyer Marcley Natu-el, who ranked second in the Bar exams, said that it would be…

How four USC law graduates top 2018 Bar exams

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Phiippines — Preparation, grit and perseverance, aiming to pass, and belief in the system and University of San Carlos in Cebu. These are the secrets of success of the four Cebuano topnotchers in the recent…

Decentralize Bar exams, law school dean urges

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/27/2018

ALTHOUGH the University of San Carlos and other law schools in the Visayas have proven that they can produce topnotchers and compete with other schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) with the Bar examinations held solely…

Not enough bar examinees in Cebu

Margarette Managaytay 04/08/2016

THERE won’t be enough bar examinees from the Visayas and Mindanao this year, but law school deans have not given up on their bid to decentralize the examinations and hold one in Cebu. Retired Associate Justice Portia…

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