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Making History: First Ever Online Oath-Taking of New Lawyers

The Supreme Court of the Philippines sets new record as it holds the first-ever online oath-taking ceremonies for the successful 2019 Bar passers.

The Supreme Court has earlier announced a resolution allowing the conduct of the oath-taking ceremony of the 2019 BAR examination passers on 25 June 2020 via online video conference and linked to a government television network for broadcast. 

The oath-taking will be televised exclusively on PTV on June 25, 2020, Thursday, 2:00 pm. Netizens may join the ceremonies through PTV’s YouTube Channel.

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The Supreme Court during technical rehearsal last June 22. Photo from the Supreme Court Public Information Office.

Just the night before the program, 2019 Bar Topnotchers Mae Dian Azores and Kenneth Manuel exchanged some light-hearted tweets. Azores is Top 1, and Manuel is Top 6, both are CPAs and now CPA-Lawyers.

Courtesy of PTV Philippines’ Twitter @ptvph

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Updated: The ANTI-TERRORISM ACT OF 2020 (Republic Act No. 11479)

Update: President Duterte has signed the bill into law as announced on 3rd July 2020. The law shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following the completion of its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation The law is now officially known as Republic Act No. 11479 (RA 11479) and shall repeal Human Security Act of 2007.

The Malacañang received the copy of the enrolled bill last June 9th, waiting for Pres. Duterte to 1) sign the bill to be passed into law, 2) veto the measure, or 3) decide not to act on it and the bill will lapse into law 30 days after receipt.

Here’s what you need to know about the proposed bill.