By Gerome Dalipe IV
In less than a month from now, bar exam examiners will know if they will become lawyers this year.
The results of the bar exams will be released on December 5, 2023, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando announced yesterday.
The results will be publicly announced at the Supreme Court courtyard in Manila.
The high tribunal will install LED walls in the area to display the list of successful examinees until 6 p.m., said Justice Hernando, the 2023 bar exams chair.
The results will also be posted on the Supreme Court website and its official social media pages.
The gates of the Supreme Court main building will be open from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
There will be a strict dress code imposed. All those who wish to enter must be in proper and decent attire and would have to be subjected to stricter security inspection.
Prohibited are footwear with exposed toes and heels, bottoms that are ripped or cut above the knee, and sleeveless, cropped, and see-through tops.
The Supreme Court also said one’s presence in the courtyard during the release of the results and the use of the official hashtags on social media would be taken as consent to be photographed, filmed, or recorded by the court in its publicity materials and live stream.
It reminded the bar exam takers to only rely on official communication channels for accurate or verified information.
The tribunal’s Public Information Office earlier announced that the oath-taking and roll-signing ceremonies for successful examinees of the 2023 Bar will take place at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Dec.22.
“There will be no increase in the Bar Admission Fees this year. Examinees and guests are encouraged to make the necessary logistical preparations,” states the notice dated Nov. 8 released by the SC-PIO.
They will have to pay an admission and certification fee of P5,190.