By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos

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MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday congratulated the passers of the 2023 Bar examinations and urged them to make sure that the country continues to have a “fair and equitable” justice system.

“As you begin your unique paths, stand firm in upholding integrity and remain true to the reasons that called you to practice law,” Marcos said in an X post.

“Remain united in ensuring that every Filipino has the benefit of a fair and equitable justice system,” he added.

Marcos’ statement came shortly after the Supreme Court announced the results of the 2023 Bar examinations.

A total of 3,812 examinees passed the Bar examinations.

This is equivalent to 36.77 percent of the total 10,387 law hopefuls who took the Bar exams in September this year.

This year’s passing rate is lower than the 43.47 percent posted last year. (PNA)