The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday announced the results of the recent Bar examination for 2020 Special Bar exams for Shari’ah courts.
The SC — through the Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) — said that only 71 out of 654 individuals passed the special Bar examinations for the Shari’ah courts last year, making it one of the toughest editions of the test.
Court of Appeals Associate Justice Japar Dimaampao, chairperson of the 2020 exams, said that the passing percentage was 10.86 percent — the lowest since 1983 when only 14 or 7.69 percent passed.
Dimaampao also said the Supreme Court on Tuesday lowered the passing grade from 75 to 70 percent.
The top ten passers are: Mocsir, Mohammad Hisham M. (87.075 percent); Saidamen, Ramayana D. (86.975 percent); Marangit, Mohammad Mojib D. (85.075 percent); Paglala, Julamin A. (84.625 percent); Pumbaya, Ainah M. (83.525 percent); Ali, Sittie Ainah M. (83.200 percent); Mamarungas, Nasihah S. (82.075 percent); Abubacar, Johari C. (82.025 percent); Panandigan, Raima P. (81.100 percent); and Taha, Nornisah M. (80.950 percent).
The examiners included Melchor Rey Sadain (persons, family relations and property); Dr. Asnawil Ronsing (Islamic jurisprudence and customary laws); Norhabib Bin Suod Barodi (procedure in Shari’ah courts); and Dr. Jamel Cayamodin (succession, wills, adjudication and settlement of estate).
Shari’ah is Muslim law, which refers to all the ordinances and regulations governing Muslims as found principally in the Qur’an and the Hadith, according to Presidential Decree 1083 or the Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines.