October 2013 Bar Exam Passers Oath-Taking Ceremony Rescheduled on May 5, 2014

The Supreme Court of the Philippines rescheduled the Monday (April 28, 2014) oath-taking ceremony to May 5, 2014 for the 1,174 new law graduates who successfully passed the October 2013 Bar examination.

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According to the report of Interaksyon.com, SC Spokesman Atty. Theodore Te said that the oath-taking ceremony has been moved in expectation of the heavy traffic during US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Philippines next week.

The Supreme Court noted that the oath-taking ceremony for the passers of Bar examination 2013 will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on Monday, May 5, 2014.

US President Barack Obama is set to arrive in the Philippines on Monday, April 18, 2014 for a two-day visit as part of his four-nation trips that includes Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

The October 2013 Bar examinations was dominated by the law graduates of University of the Philippines who bagged five spots in the Top 10 passers including the top spot coveted by Nielson Pangan.

A total of 5,641 law graduates applied to take the Bar exam with 5,593 initially admitted for the examination and 5,293 examinees took the Bar exam with only 1,174 passed the hardest professional examination in the country.

The 2013 Bar examinations were given on the four days of October 2013 held at University of Sto. Tomas in Metro Manila.

Last year, 949 new lawyers successfully passed the 2012 Bar examinations. The exam was topped by Ateneo de Manila University law graduate, Ignatius Michael Ingles.

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