Andres Bonifacio College

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by admin on 04 5th, 2017
 Top Five Pre-Bar Examinees of ABCollege Revealed

Top Five Pre-Bar Examinees of ABCollege Revealed

The top five pre-bar examinees of Andres Bonifacio College School of Law were announced last March 17, 2017 by Dean Angela Pacatang-Barbaso during the 2017 Testimonial Dinner. The Pre-Bar Examinations, held on the four Sundays of February, were part of the Bar Preparation and Technique subject of the 4th year curriculum and covered eight bar subjects, namely: Political Law, Labor Law, Civil Law, Taxation, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law and Legal and Judicial Ethics. The said examinations are conducted to acquaint students to the atmosphere and the “feel” of what taking the real Bar Examination is like.

Ms. Shalimar Mae S. Tome topped the examinees with a total average of 85.38%. Tome who hails from Dicayas, Dipolog City earned her Bachelor of Arts Major in Public Administration degree at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Coming in second was Ms. Kwin Loch O. Febra of Estaka , Dipolog City  who got an average of 80%. Completing the top five examinees are Mr. Mark Jerome C. Labad, Mr. Wendel P. Yanson and Mr. Elvin Roy B. Dagpin who occupied the third, fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

In the same announcement, the Dean also emphasized the recent development in legal education, the implementation of the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhilSAT). The Legal Education Board (LEB), in its issuance of LEB Memorandum Order No. 7, now requires all prospective law students to pass the PhilSAT before they can be admitted to any law school in the country. The PhilSAT is a one-day nationwide test which seeks to gauge the communication and language proficiency, critical thinking skills, verbal and quantitative reasoning of enrollees.  This requirement shall apply to both Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor Programs and shall be implemented starting school year 2017-2018.

The passing score required is 55%, however, for SY 2017-2018, law deans may admit and enroll students who scored lower than 55% upon submission of a written justification to the LEB. Furthermore, honor students who were granted professional civil service eligibility and are enrolling within 2 years after his/her graduation are exempted from taking the PhilSat, subject to the submission of proof of civil service eligibility to the LEB. Law schools are also given the right to prescribe or impose additional requirements in view of academic freedom.

The PhilSAT is set to be administered on April 16, 2017 in the cities of Baguio, Metro Manila, Legazpi, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro. (Kevin James Limbaga)

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this piece erroneously said that the PhilSAT is set to be administered on April 17, 2016 . It is actually set on April 16, 2017

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