Retaking the bar exam

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/20/2022

Grieve and take the bar exam again. This is the advice given by 2020/21 bar exam chairman Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen  to the 3,549 who did not make it for the passers list.  “Accept it as a challenge. That…

FACES OF CEBU: Angelique Mhar Bilagantol, aspiring lawyer

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Despite the hurdles and delays, the recently concluded Bar Examinations was the #BestBarEver for Angelique Mhar Bilagantol. Angelique is an aspiring lawyer. Born and raised in Surigao City, the 25-year-old flew and stayed…

No salubong for the #BestBarEver2020_21

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/08/2022

#BestBarEver2020_21 became one of the trending hashtag as aspiring lawyers trooped to different locations nationwide to take the bar exams last February 4 and 6, 2022. This year’s bar is dubbed as the “best bar ever” because…

Cebu City gov’t, power utilities on standby for Bar exams

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is fully prepared for the Bar examinations in three universities here starting tomorrow, February 4, until Sunday, February 6, 2022. This is the first time the Bar exams will be happening…

COVID-19 crushes dreams of some Bar examinees

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Manuel (not his real name) is a fire arson investigator for the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in a local government unit (LGU) in Cebu island and is supposed to take the Bar…

Some Bar takers in Cebu City test positive for COVID-19, may be barred from taking exams

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bar takers who proved positive to the antigen tests today, February 2, 2022, are in limbo as to whether they can take the Bar exams or not. Some of the Bar candidates who…

Bar examinees to undergo antigen testing on Feb. 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  In preparation for the Bar examinations on February 4 and 6, 2022, in Cebu City, all examinees are required to take antigen tests on February 2. This is to ensure that they are…

Bar Exams in the time of COVID19 pandemic

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 02/01/2022

Prayers will not save you in the bar exams. “Do not write a mantra, motto, prayer to deities or saints, special plea addressed to the examiner or the Bar Chairperson, or any other such extraneous text,” Supreme…

SC tells bar examinees to go on self-quarantine

Marlon Ramos 01/11/2022

The Supreme Court has directed those who will be taking the bar exams this month to undergo self-quarantine starting on Monday as part of the health and safety protocols against COVID-19. Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, chair of…

IBP Cebu City to SC: Postpone BAR exams in typhoon struck areas

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 01/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Integrated Bar of the Philippines in Cebu City is urging the Supreme Court to postpone the conduct of Bar examinations in areas affected by Typhoon Odette. In a joint resolution, the lawyers…

To teach law in the grand manner

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/31/2021

As freshies in 1992  at the University of the Philippines College of Law (UPLaw), the imposing words of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. welcomed us to Malcolm Hall: “The business of a law school is not sufficiently…

Cebu City ready to host November Bar Exams

Dyrecka Letigio 09/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government assured the Supreme Court that the city is prepared to host the 2021 Bar examinations in November. The city officials met with representatives of the Supreme Court on September…

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