Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz congratulated yesterday the seven employees of the Department who have passed the Bar Examination administered by the Supreme Court in November 2015.
“We are very pleased with your achievement. Your hardwork and perseverance has paid off,” said Baldoz.
In the results released by Supreme Court (SC) on 3 May, the employees who were among the 1,731 passers are Ms. Julienne Marie C. Recamara, Labor and Employment Officer III of the Bureau of Working Conditions; Ms. Ana Kristina B. Sandoval, Labor and Employment Officer II of the Bureau of Local Employment; Ms. Sofia Enriquez-Matote, Labor and Employment Officer III of the DOLE-Regional Office II; Ms. Maricris G. Legaspi, Senior Labor and Employment Officer of the DOLE-Regional Office IV-A; Ms. Reena Joy G. Garces, Labor and Employment Officer II of the DOLE-Regional Office VI; Ms. Connie Beb A. Torralba, Labor and Employment Officer III of the DOLE-Regional Office XI; and Ms. Maria Celirina S. Liba of the National Labor Relations Commission.
Another passer from DOLE was Christian D.C. Viliran, who is currently employed under Job Contract at the Bureau of Local Employment.
“We are glad to note that of the seven passers, five of them were grantees of the DOLE Educational Support Program (DESP), a program managed by the Human Resource Development Service (HRDS). DESP has been providing permanent employees of the Department the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree, or pursue masteral or doctoral studies or review classes. They have liberty to choose what scholarship scheme they wish to avail,” said Baldoz.
The bar passers will take their oath as new lawyers on 16 June this year.
The Philippine Bar Examination is the professional licensure examination for lawyers in the country. It is the only professional exam not handled by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and exclusively supervised by Supreme Court.
It is held only once every year at a designated venue under the supervision of SC which designates an incumbent Justice to chair a committee consisting of eight examiners, one for each bar subject.
Among the examinable subjects include Political Law and Public International Law, Labor and Social Legislation, Civil Law, Taxation, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law and Legal and Judicial Ethics.
END/Tim Laderas with reports from HRDS