MANILA - Malacañang urged aspiring lawyers to "rise to the challenge" as Bar examinations began Sunday.
"We offer our sincere prayers to our legal aspirants who toiled day and night poring over their law books, court decisions, and jurisprudence in preparation for this life-changing moment," said Salvador Panelo, who serves as Presidential spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel.
"To our bar candidates, good luck as we wish you all the best. Believe in yourselves and give your best shot. Make your family, school, and community proud. This is your moment. Rise to the challenge!"
Some 8,200 individuals are set to take this year’s bar exams at the University of the Santo Tomas on all Sundays of November.