See Photos: 2014 Bar Ops 4th Week
The 2014 Bar Examinations came into its conclusion on October 26, 2014, the fourth Sunday of a more than a month’s ordeal of the Bar candidates held at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), Manila.
Alumni brothers show full support
Many Tau Kappa Phi brethren joined the 5,987 who completed the gruelling four-Sunday examinations to test their knowledge and reasoning skills on eight (8) law subjects: Political, Labor, Civil, Taxation, Commercial, Criminal, Remedial and Legal Ethics. There were originally 6,344 candidates but 357 of them backed out before and after taking the initial subjects.
“Salubong” on the last Sunday of the Bar Exams
Passing the bar exams is one of the requirements to comply with in becoming a lawyer in the Philippines. It is administered by the Supreme Court as part of its constitutional mandate to “promulgate rules” concerning the “admission to the practice of law.” A bar exams passer becomes a full-fledged lawyer after taking the lawyer’s oath and signing in the Roll of Attorneys.
The author signing his name in the Roll of Attorneys
During the period of the bar exams, law schools, student organizations, fraternities and sororities conduct, as a matter of tradition, their own bar operations wherein they extend logistical and moral support to their own “barristers.” It has been part of the “law community” and ends with much fanfare that is sui generis (one of its kind) as compared to other government-administered examinations.
Exams booklets of Atty. Gina Lyn Rubio, Portia Sis and 2006 Bar Exams Top 5
The Tau Kappa Phi Fraternity’s bar operations for this year was successfully handled and led by its incumbent Grand Chancellor, Juan Karlo Talingdan II with the overwhelming support of resident and alumni brothers living locally and abroad.
The Bar Ops Hotel HQ
The 2014 Bar Examinations was chaired by Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta. The examiner for each subject is kept in utmost secrecy and only revealed and presented during the oath-taking ceremony.