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INQToday: 2023 Bar exam produces 3,812 new lawyers in PH

/ 06:30 PM December 05, 2023

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

2023 Bar exam produces 3,812 new lawyers in PH

The 2023 Bar exam result is out and 3,812, or 36.77 percent, of the 10,387 examinees passed, the Supreme Court (SC) announced Tuesday.


The third digitalized examination was conducted on September 17, 20, and 24, 2022. The 2023 Bar test returned to the September schedule after 13 years.


Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes near Occidental Mindoro, felt in Metro Manila

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck near Lubang, Occidental Mindoro, jolting  a large swath of Luzon at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday,  according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

The earthquake’s epicenter was located at approximately seven kilometers south-southeast of Lubang. The tremor had a depth of focus of 79 kilometers, indicating a tectonic origin.

House members back peace talks with rebels

Party leaders in House of Representatives have expressed support for peace negotiations with communist rebels being pursued by Marcos administration.

They said it is a step towards national unity and a peaceful future for the country.


No outbreak of ‘walking’ pneumonia in PH, says Herbosa

There is no outbreak of ‘walking’ pneumonia in the Philippines, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Teodoro Herbosa said on Tuesday.

Herbosa made the statement during the Commission on Appointments’ deliberation on his appointment.

House jails SMNI host Celiz who said Speaker spent P1.8B in trips in 1 year

Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) host Jeffrey Celiz has been ordered detained by House committee on legislative franchises.

He is being penalized for failing to reveal who gave him the supposedly wrong information about the Speaker’s travel expenses.

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TVJ rightful owner of ‘Eat Bulaga’ trademark, says IPO

The Intellectual Property Office (IPOPhl) has dismissed the trademark registration of Television and Production Exponents, Inc., or TAPE, Inc., for the names “Eat Bulaga” and “EB.”

The IPOPhl Bureau of Legal Affairs’ ruling dated December 4, favors the position of former “Eat Bulaga” hosts Tito and Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon, collectively known as TVJ, that they are the rightful owners of the “Eat Bulaga” trademark, given the testimony and explanation they have provided of its origin.

TAGS: 2023 bar exams, Earthquake, Eat Bulaga, House of Representatives, Jeffrey Celiz, Metro Manila, Peace Talks, SMNI, Ted Herbosa

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