156 Pass 2022 Shari’ah Bar Examinations

One hundred and fifty-six out of 532 examinees (29.66%) passed the 2022 Special Shari’ah Bar Examinations held last March 20 and 22 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, the Supreme Court, through the Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC), announced today.

According to 2022 Special Shari’ah Bar Examinations Chairperson Macrina A. Morados, Dean of the University of the Philippines Institute of Islamic Studies, the Supreme Court En Banc approved the Shari’ah Bar Committee’s petition to lower the passing percentage to 70%, taking into consideration the challenges and circumstances encountered by the examinees under extra-ordinary condition brought about by the pandemic.

The top ten passers in the 17th Special Shari’ah Bar Examinations are: 1) Ambung, Maniri, Cayasalam C. (85.6250%), 2) Curo, Norhasima S. (85.5250%), 3) Laguindab, Aina L. (84.9000%), 4) Mortaba, Nur-aima B. (83.9000%), 5) Lantud, Norajannah D. (83.4500%), 6) Barambangan, Hasmin M. (83.2750%), 7) Ameril, Shaibani S. (83.0750%), 8) Tawano, Abdul Raheem R. (82.9750%), 9) Domadalug-Abdullah, Moumina Sheryne L. (82.4000%), and 10) Alioden, Mohammad Muzahim A. (82.1750%).

Dean Morados disclosed that the members of the Board of Examiners for the 2022 Special Shari’ah Bar Examinations are the following: Atty. Sha Elijah B. Dumama-Alba (Persons, Family Relations and Property), Counselor Sheikh Luqman Bin Usman Imam (Jurisprudence [Fiqh] and Customary Laws [Adat]), Atty. Mehol K. Sadain (Procedure in Shari’ah Courts), and Dean Abdulcader Ayo (Succession, Wills/Adjudication and Settlement of Estates).

Dean Morados expressed her gratitude to the Supreme Court for its trust and confidence on her and the Board of Examiners in the successful conduct of the latest Shari’ah Bar Exams.

She also thanked Supreme Court Justice Japar B. Dimaampao “for his unwavering support and guidance all throughout the conduct of the examinations.” Justice Dimaampao served as the Chairperson of the 2020 Special Shari’ah Bar Examinations when he was still an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals.

Dean Morados likewise expressed gratitude to OBC Officer-in-Charge and Assistant Bar Confidant Atty. Amor P. Entila, to the OBC-Shari’ah Bar Task force, as well as to UP Chancellor Dr. Fidel Nemenzo for allowing the conduct of the Shari’ah Bar at the UP Diliman Testing Center free of charge and with the support of the deans of the various UP Colleges. The 17th Special Shari’ah Bar Examinations were simultaneously held at the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, and the School of Economics of UP Diliman. The examinations were previously conducted at the Court of Appeals in Manila. [Supreme Court of the Philippines. Last Retrieved on July 28, 2022 11:00AM. 156 Pass 2022 Shari’ah Bar Examinations | Supreme Court of the Philippines (judiciary.gov.ph)]