71 examinees pass 2020 Special Bar for Shari’ah Courts

THE Supreme Court (SC), through the Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC), on Wednesday announced that 71 out of the 654 examinees passed this year’s Special Bar for the Shari’ah Courts.

The 10.86 percent passing rate “will go down in history as the second lowest”, said Court of Appeals Justice Japar B. Dimaampao, chairman of the 2020 Committee on the Shari’ah Bar Examinations.

The lowest was 7.69 percent in 1983.


The top 10 passers are: Mocsir, Mohammad Hisham M. (87.075%); Saidamen, Ramayana D. (86.975%); Marangit, Mohammad Mojib D. (85.075%); Paglala, Julamin A. (84.625%); Pumbaya, Ainah M. (83.525%); Ali, Sittie Ainah M. (83.200%); Mamarungas, Nasihah S. (82.075%); Abubacar, Johari C. (82.025%); Panandigan, Raima P. (81.100%); and Taha, Nornisah M. (80.950%).


The exams were held on Jan. 19 and 26, 2020 at the Court of Appeals Centennial Building on Maria Orosa Street, Manila.


The examiners are lawyers Melchor Rey K. Sadain (Persons, Family Relations and Property), Dr. Asnawil G. Ronsing (Jurisprudence [Fiqh] and Customary Laws [Adat]); Dean Norhabib Bin Suod S. Barodi (Procedure in Shari’ah Courts), and Dr. Jamel R. Cayamodin (Succession, Wills/Adjudication and Settlement of Estate).