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UP law grad tops 2015 Bar exams

A law graduate from the University of the Philippines topped the 2015 Bar examinations.
The results of the 2015 Bar examinations were announced by Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, who chaired the exams, at a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon.
Rachel Angeli Miranda got the highest mark with 87.4, followed by Athena Plaza of the University of San Carlos with 87.2.

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Other UP graduates got the third, sixth, and ninth spots. The 10th spot went to a graduate of the Bulacan State University. [ A graduate from San Beda College-Manila also …

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UP BGC to open soon

Facade of the UP BGC campus. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO)
The University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City (UP BGC) campus will soon open its doors for enrolment. With the turnover of the UP BGC’s nine-level building by donor, SM Investments Corporation, the University will be making the final preparations for the operation of the new campus.
Comprising a total floor area of 12,000 square meters, the campus building will house 29 classrooms, 3 computer laboratories, libraries, faculty lounges, an auditorium, a moot court, multipurpose hall, several discussion rooms, conference rooms and office spaces.
Intended for professionals eager to enhance their skills …

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Top 10 best performing law schools in the Philippines

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The Legal Education Board (LEB) on Tuesday recognized the top 10 best performing law schools in the country.
The LEB presented the recognition on its fifth anniversary celebration in Intramuros Tuesday evening.
The law school rankings were based on the cumulative performance of law schools in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Bar Examinations. The list only included law schools which had 20 or more examinees.
The rankings were certified by the Supreme Court’s Office of the Bar Confidant.
10. Xavier University (32.20%)
9. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (35.80%)
8. San Beda College-Alabang (39.10%)
7. University of Cebu (41.49%)
6. University of Santo Tomas (43.98%)
5. …

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UP Law is No. 1 in Bar exams: Salutatorian calls for honor among batchmates

The Bar exam topnotchers from UP during a thanksgiving fellowship in honor of them and the successful examinees from the College of Law at the school’s lobby on March 26, 2015: (left to right) Mark Leo P. Bejemino, Jamie Liz F. Yu, Rhey David S. Daway, and Sandra Mae T. Magalang / UPSIO
UP is, indeed, the number one law school of the country based on passing rates in the Bar exams held in October 2014.
UP’s passing rate is 77 percent, the highest among the country’s major law schools, based on preliminary figures for first-time takers. Based on the same figures, …

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UP to host forum on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on November 27

The University of the Philippines and the Senate Committee on Local Government, in partnership with The Foreign Service Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Third World Studies Center, Asian Center of the University of the Philippines Diliman and the UP Alumni Association present “Piecing a Consensus for Peace: Comparative perspectives on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.”
The discussants of the forum include Senate Committee on Local Government Chair Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.; Government Peace Panel for talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chair Miriam S. Coronel-Ferrer; Mr. Ade Petranto, Deputy Chief of Mission, Indonesian Embassy …

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Jardeleza appointed as Supreme Court justice

NEW SC JUSTICE. Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza. (from Rappler.com)
President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Solicitor General Francis H. Jardeleza as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
The appointment was transmitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014, Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said in a statement.
Jardeleza thanked Aquino and pledged to serve with the “interests of the Filipino people” in mind.
“I am thankful for the trust and confidence that President Aquino exhibited in appointing me to the Supreme Court. Rest assured, I will dispense my duties with competence, integrity, probity, and independence – always bearing in mind …

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UP Law student body slams PNoy criticism vs. SC ruling on DAP

On the eve of the President’s State of the Nation Address, the University of the Philippines College of Law Student Government on Sunday lashed at President Benigno III’s criticisms against the Supreme Court ruling declaring as unconstitutional some portions of the Disbursement Acceleration Program.
“The University of the Philippines College of Law Student Government fervently supports the Supreme Court in its decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program,” a post on the student body’s Facebook page read.
“The UP LSG condemns the President’s implied threat of a constitutional crisis in the event that the Supreme Court does not reconsider its decision. This is …

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UP Professor: ‘China challenging UNCLOS’

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China’s snub of the Philippine arbitral claim on the West Philippine Sea and its slew of building projects on disputed reefs in the area are “a serious and belligerent violation of” the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), of which it is a member, according to an outspoken Filipino legal academic at an international law conference in Tokyo.
Speaking at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of International law at the Chuo University Law School last Sunday, University of the Philippines professor Harry L. Roque Jr. said that China’s refusal to participate in the …

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Salient Points of Republic Act 10121 or the Philippine Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Act of 2010

Sec. 5 National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
The National Council shall be headed by the Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND) as Chairperson with the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as Vice Chairperson for Disaster Preparedness, the Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as Vice Chairperson for Disaster Response, the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as Vice Chairperson for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and the Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) as Vice Chairperson for Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery.
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UP dominates top 10 of 2013 Bar exams

After a long drought, a University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law graduate has topped the 2013 Bar exams.
Nielson Pangan of UP is the first placer with a grade of 85.8%.
There are five UP graduates in the top 10, including Mark Xavier Oyales, who is tied for 2nd place.
Pangan’s top ranking shows UP’s efforts to reclaim its dominance of the Bar exams could be working.
Joan de Venecia was the last UP graduate who topped the Bar in 2005.
UP had always been expected to take the top spot.
The last few years, however, saw graduates of Ateneo and other law schools …

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