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A total of 1,451 of 5,903 pass 2009 Bar examinations-Supreme Court

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No more than 1,451 or 24.5 percent of the total 5,903 Bar examinees in 2009 passed the examinations.

According to  Supreme Court, the complete list of  passers will be released at 6 p.m., early Friday afternoon.

Justice Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura, chair of the 2009 Committee on Bar Examinations, said that the passing rate was even lowered from 75 percent to 71 percent, whereas the disqualification grade in Taxation has been lowered from 49 percent to 45 percent.

The Bar exams are conducted annually by the high court in agreement with Section 5(5), Article VIII of the 1987 Constitution, which gives the SC the power to “promulgate rules concerning … the admission to the practice of law."

It was already a practice that Bar exams are usually held in four consecutive Sundays of September, but the high court had to reschedule the last exam Sunday in 2009 to October 4 because of extensive flooding caused by tropical storm Ondoy (Ketsana).