Supreme Court (SC)

The Supreme Court (SC) said on Tuesday, Nov. 1, the 2022 online and regionalized Bar examinations will proceed as scheduled in 14 local testing centers (LTCs) on Nov. 9, 13, 16 and 20.

A total of 9,916 law graduates is expected to take the Bar exams. It was reported that 159 applicants withdrew their approved applications. Reasons for the withdrawal were not immediately known.

The examination periods will be from 8 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Based on the previous Bulletin issued by the SC’s Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC), the subjects covered on Nov. 9 are Political Law and International Law, morning, and Labor Law, afternoon; Nov. 13, Criminal Law (and practical exercises), morning, and Commercial law, afternoon; Nov. 16, Civil Law I, morning, and Civil Law II (and practical exercises), afternoon; and Nov. 20, Remedial Law I, morning, and Remedial Law II (with basic tax remedies) and Legal Ethics, afternoon.

The LTCs in the National Capital Region (NCR) are in the San Beda University, 638 Mendiola Street, San Miguel, Manila; De la Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, 1004 Manila; Manila Adventist College, 1975 Corner San Juan & Donada Streets, Pasay City; Ateneo Junior and High School Complex, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City; and the University of the Philippines – Bonifacio Global City, 14th Drive, University Parkway District, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

In Luzon the LTCs are in Saint Louis University, A. Bonifacio Street, 2600 Baguio City; De la Salle Lipa, 1962 J.P. Laurel Highway, Lipa City, 4217 Batangas; and the University of Nueva Caceres, J. Hernandez Avenue, Naga City, Camarines Sur.

The LTCs in the Visayas are in University of Cebu, M. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City; University of San Carlos, Hoerdemann Law and Business Building, Pelaez Street, Cebu City; and in Dr. Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation, Calanipawan Road, Barangay Calanipawan, Tacloban City.

In Mindanao, the LCTS are in Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, 73 Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City; Ateneo de Davao University – Senior High School, McArthur Highway, Bangkal, Davao City; and in Ateneo de Zamboanga University, La Purisima Street, Zamboanga City, 7000 Zamboanga del Sur.

Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, chairperson of the 2022 Bar examinations committee, advised the examinees “to monitor their Bar PLUS dashboard to view their final LTCs.”

Justice Caguioa said “all venue assignments are final and requests for changes of venue at this point will no longer be entertained.”

Additional information needed by examinees may be sourced thru:

1. Frequently Asked Questions on the Digitalized Examinations for the 2022 Bar Examinations at

2. Bar Examinations Manual for Examplify (for Examinees) at manual.pdf

3. Bar Bulletin No. 9, s. 2022 at

4. Office of the Bar Confidant hotline numbers (02) 8552-9690 or (02) 8552- 9642, or through the Online Help Desk form via


Source: Manila Bulletin (