MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) The result of the 2010 Bar examinations will be released Thursday, the Supreme Court announced Tuesday.
Deputy Public Information Chief Gleo Guerra said Chief Justice Renato Corona called for a special en banc session on Thursday morning as well as the decoding of the examination results.
Guerra said the passing percentage would be the subject of discussion in the special en banc session, after which the names would be decoded.
“Decoding is the process wherein the Court ordered the Bar confidant to now open the names in the sealed envelope with the names of the candidate who passed the Bar exams,” lawyer Cristina Layusa from the Office of the Bar Confidant said at a press conference Tuesday at the Supreme Court in Manila.
During the decoding of the names, Layusa said the chairperson of the Bar Examination, Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, would be present.
“Justice Morales will be with us during the decoding,” Layusa explained.
The Supreme Court said there were 5,038 applicants. Out of the total, seven were not allowed to take the examination while 19 withdrew, leaving a total of 5012 examinees for the 2010 Bar.
Layusa said during the first Sunday of September, 156 were absent while 9 dropped out on the fourth Sunday of the examination. All in all, she said 4,847 completed the 2010 examination.
The 2010 Bar was the last set of exams where the old essay-type of questions was used.
In November, 2011, the high court will implement the multiple choice question (MCQ) type of test and memorandum and opinion writing.