By Genalyn Kabiling
Malacañang is wishing all the best to the aspiring lawyers who will take the bar examinations this month.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo urged the bar candidates to study hard and give it their best shot when they take the exam, which he claimed was the “hardest” licensure test.
“As you take another step on the ladder of your legal career, we offer you our fervent prayers. While this is certainly a test of your academic knowledge, it is likewise a yardstick of your calmness and courage under pressure,” said Panelo, a lawyer.
“To our bar candidates, study hard, believe in yourselves, and give it your best shot. We wish you all the best,” he added.
More than 8,000 candidates were expected to take the 2018 bar examination administered by the Supreme Court. The first of the four tests started Sunday at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Other tests will be held in the remaining three Sundays of November.
Panelo said bar candidates have survived the taxing days of law school and reviewed for several months for the four-day bar exams.
“Just like all other licensure examinations (but described by most as arguably the hardest), this exam for aspiring lawyers is, as they say, one of life’s great equalizers,” he said.
“Whatever your background is, you, along with the expected 9,000 examinees, are all here for a common purpose, and that is, to make your dream come true by embarking a career in the legal profession,” he added.