The Supreme Court has just released the list of examinees who have successfully passed the 2009 Bar Examinations. This year, out of a total 5,903 examinees, only 1,451 were able to pass, a 24.58% passing rate. The passing rate was lowered to 71%, down from the regular 75% on all eight subjects in the exams while the disqualification grade in Taxation was lowered from 49% to 45%. The following lists are taken straight from the Supreme Court website.
Justices of the Supreme Court will hold a special en banc session Friday morning where Associate Justice Eduardo Nachura, chairperson of the 2009 Committee on Bar Examination, will present exam results to the magistrates, who will set the passing percentage. A total of 5,903 law graduates from 109 law schools nationwide finished the exams held on September 6, 13, 20 and October 4, according to the Office of the Bar Confidant.