Thursday, April 12, 2018

2017 Philippine BAR Exam Results – List of Passers

The results of the 2017 Bar Examinations will be released on April 26 in Manila, the Supreme Court (SC) announced on Thursday.

"The Court will meet in a special en banc session to deliberate on the results. After which, the 2017 Bar Exams Committee Chair Justice Lucas P. Bersamin will officially announce the results," said Court spokesperson Theodore Te in an advisory.

The names of successful examinees will be displayed on screen at the SC quadrangle and we'll also post it here once available online.

Below the links of passers list and topnotchers in alphabetical orders.

A total of 7,227 law graduates have been allowed by the Supreme Court (SC) to take the 2017 Bar examinations on all four Sundays of November at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila.

Karen Mae L. Calam, a student from the University of San Carlos, topped the Bar exams in 2016 with a grade of 89.05 %.

The 2017 Bar examinations, held on all four Sundays of November last year, covered various areas including civil law, political law, labor law, taxation, criminal law, remedial law, legal and judicial ethics.

The previous years’ bar exam passing rates are as follows:

2016 — 59.06% (3,747 passers out of the 6,344 examinees)
2015 — 26.21% (1,731 out of 6,605)
2014 — 18.82% (1,126 out of 5,984 )
2013 — 22.18% (1,174 out of 5,592)
2012 — 17.76% (949 out of 5,343)
2011 – 31.94% (1,913 out of 5,990)
2010 – 20.26% (982 out of 4,847)
2009 – 24.58% (1,451 out of 5,903)
2008 – 20.58% (1,310 out of 6,364)
2007 – 22.91% (1,289 out of 5,626)
2006 – 30.60% (1,893 out of 6,187)
2005 – 27.22% (1,526 out of 5,607)
2004 – 31.61% (1,659 out of 5,249)
2003 – 20.71% (1,108 out of 5,349)
2002 – 19.68% (917 out of 4,659)
2001 – 32.89% (1,266 out of 3,849)
2000 – 20.84% (979 out of 6,187)

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Latest Height or Age Waiver Guidelines for BFP Applicants || Processing, Documentary Req'ts

Attached herewith is the latest guidelines for the processing of grant of height/age waiver intended for Bureau of Fire (BFP) applicants effective CY 2018.

Be guided accordingly.

Source: BFP 6

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

AFPSAT Results Feb 11 to 15 Cagayan De Oro - AROMIN

The Army Recruitment Office of Mindanao or AROMIN had released the results of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Aptitude (AFPSAT) conducted from last February 11-12, 2018 which was administered by the Philippine Army at  H4ID, PA, Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de oro City.

The announcement of result was posted /uploaded at the Army Recruitment Office website.

Below are the masterlist of examinees with score, grade and remarks.

Congrats to all passers! You're one step closer to your dreams as an aspirant soldier of the republic!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

March 2018 Civil Service Exam CSE-PPT Results || List of Passers

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is yet to release soon the results of the March 18, 2018 Career Service Examination – Paper and Pencil Test for both Professional and sub-professional levels conducted nationwide at selected testing centers.The list of passers will be posted here by region once available online from CSC.

Professional & Sub-Professional Level Results

Region 1 | Region 2 | Region 3 | Region 4 | Region 5 | Region 6 | Region 7 | Region 8 | Region 9 | Region 10 | Region 11 | Region 12

Top 10 Passers March 18, 2018 Civil Service Exam Pen and Paper Test (CSC-PPT) Results


As announced by CSC during the examination, the results will be released 60 calendar days after the exam date.With this, the results most likely will be out  3rd week of May 2018.


A TOTAL of 25,127 examinees, representing 10.98% of the total 228,917 examinees, passed the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test conducted nationwide on August 6, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said.

The Professional Level test posted an 11.07% passing rate, comprising 21,792 passers out of 196,819 examinees. Adrian Callangan from Region II (Cagayan Valley), with a rating of 90.87, topped the list.

Passing rate for the Sub-Professional Level was at 10.39%, comprising 3,335 passers out of 32,098 hopefuls with Mark Dave Balmilero, also from Region II, getting the highest score of 87.54.


Professional eligibility is needed for appointment to second level (technical) positions in the government, requiring at least a bachelor’s degree for education. The SubProfessional eligibility is applicable to first level (clerical) government positions that require less than four years of college studies. The Professional eligibility may also be used for clerical positions. Both eligibilities, though, cannot be used for positions involving practice of a profession and those covered by special laws.

Apart from civil service eligibility and education, CSC clarified that the new eligible applicants must also meet the other basic requirements of experience and training for permanent appointment to a government career service position. Moreover, applicants to government posts may undergo an internal screening process by the agency’s Personnel Selection Board, which may be composed of written tests, interviews, and other processes to determine the most qualified candidate for a vacant position.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

List : Bank schedules for Holy Week 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Most banks will be closed starting Maundy Thursday, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 1 while some are keeping select branches open for this year’s Lenten holidays or Holy week this 2018.

This list will be updated as banks announce their schedules.Bookmark this page for the operating hours of banks during Holy Week this year

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Maundy Thursday, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 1 - all BPI, BPI Family Savings Bank, and BPI Direct BanKo branches and kiosks will be closed
Monday, April 2 - back to regular operations

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank)

Maundy Thursday, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 1 - no check clearing, and only select Metrobank branches (listed here) will be open
Good Friday, March 30 - contact centers will be closed
Monday, April 2 - back to regular operations

China Banking Corporation (China Bank)

Maundy Thursday, March 29 until Easter Sunday, April 1 - all China Bank and China Bank Savings branches will be closed
Monday, April 2 - back to regular operations


RCBC branches will be closed from March 29, 2018 to March 31, 2018.
Normal banking operations will resume on Monday, April 2, 2018.


This Holy Week, the following domestic branches, overseas offices, and subsidiaries are OPEN to serve.

March 29, 2018 (Holy Thursday)

PNB Manila - Intramuros - Cathedral (9AM to 12NN)
PNB Manila - Earnshaw (9AM to 12NN)
NAIA 1 - Arrival Area (9AM to 4PM)
NAIA 1 - Departure Area (9AM to 4PM)
NAIA 2 - Departure Area (6AM to 3PM)
NAIA 3 - Arrival Area (6AM to 3PM)
PNB Hongkong
Global Hongkong
PNB Japan
PNB Singapore
PNB Los Angeles
PNB New York - Manhattan
PNB New York - Queens
RCI Phone-in
RCN Nevada
RCN Phone-in
PNB Guam
PNB Europe London
Europe Phone-in
Saudi Arabia

March 30, 2018 (Good Friday)
All domestic branches are CLOSED.

PNB Japan
PNB Los Angeles
PNB New York - Manhattan
PNB New York - Queens
RCI Phone-in
RCN Nevada
RCN Phone-in
PNB Guam
Saudi Arabia

March 31, 2018 (Black Saturday)

NAIA 1 - Arrival Area (6AM to 2AM)
NAIA 1 - Departure Area (4:30AM to 8PM)
NAIA 2 - Departure Area (6AM to 8PM)
NAIA 3 - Arrival Area (4AM to 4AM)

PNB Tacloban City - Rizal Ave. (9AM to 4PM)

PNB General Santos - KCC Mall (1PM to 5:30PM)
PNB Zamboanga - KCC Mall (1PM to 5:30PM)
Global Hongkong
PNB Singapore
PNB New York - Queens
RCI Phone-in
RCN Nevada
RCN Phone-in
PNB Guam
Europe Phone-in
Saudi Arabia

April 1, 2018 (Easter Sunday)

NAIA 1 - Arrival Area (6AM to 2AM)
NAIA 1 - Departure Area (4:30AM to 8PM)
NAIA 2 - Departure Area (6AM to 8PM)
NAIA 3 - Arrival Area (4AM to 4AM)

PNB General Santos - KCC Mall (9:30AM to 5:30PM)
PNB Zamboanga - KCC Mall (9:30AM to 5:30PM)

Global Hongkong
PNB Japan
PNB Singapore
RCI Phone-in
RCN Nevada
RCN Phone-in
PNB Guam
Europe Phone-in
Saudi Arabia

April 2, 2018 (Easter Monday) 

Global Hongkong
PNB Japan
PNB Singapore
PNB Los Angeles
PNB New York - Manhattan
PNB New York - Queens
RCI Phone-in
RCN Nevada
RCN Phone-in
PNB Guam
Europe Phone-in
Saudi Arabia

For more inquiries, please call Customer Care hotline at (032) 573 8888.

Banco De Oro

All branches of BDO Unibank will be closed from March 29 until April 1, 2018, or from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday.

In an advisory, the bank, however, assured its clients that all its electronic banking channels, namely the automated teller machines (ATMs), debit point-of-sales (POS), phone banking, mobile banking and personal and business online banking “are ready to accept and process transactions except from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Good Friday due to a regular network maintenance activity.”

“BDO Debit and Cash Cards transactions at other banks’ ATMs and POS here and abroad will likewise be temporarily inaccessible from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. the same day,” it said.

No advisory so far:
  • Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank)
  • Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)
  • Security Bank
  • Philippine National Bank (PNB)
  • United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)
  • One Network Bank (ONB)
  • Union Bank
  • EastWest Bank
  • Maybank

Check back this post soon as major banks have not yet released the schedule of their operations for the Holy Week.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Applications Now Open for 2018 Government Internship Program

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Home Development Mutual Fund (pag-IBIG), National Youth Commission, and Department of Public Works and Highways are now accepting applicants for the Government Internship Program (GIP) for calendar year 2018.

If you're a College graduate and have not been a beneficiary of the Government Internship Program (GIP), bring your resume and visit their regional offices!

Department of Social Welfare and Development (1,360 slots nationwide)


1. Open to individuals who are 18-25 years old, college level and high school graduates.

2.TESDA Certificate holders or Alternative Learning System certificate holders or holders of any similar certificate issued by the Department of Education or Commission on Higher Education.

3.Members of the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP), youth beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, and youth included in the Listahanan identified poor family will also be prioritized.

Interested applicants may apply at the DSWD Central Office in Batasan or at the  DSWD Regional Office nearest them

Your application is still subject for shortlisting as part of the whole hiring process. Personal appearance is required for filling out the application form. Deadline for submission of your filled-out GIP application forms will be on MARCH 19, 2018. Examination and Interview is on MARCH 21, 2018 for shortlisted applicants.

Department of Labor and Employment 

Deadline of Application: March 19, 2018


1. At least High School Graduate or Voc-Tech Graduate;
2. Between 18-30 years old;
3. No work experience; and
4. Individuals up to 35 years old may be accommodated as beneficiaries under exceptional circumstances, specifically in areas that are hardly-hit or stricken by disasters and natural calamities, such as typhoon, earthquake, and the like, including those man-made calamities.


- Transcript of Records for college students or Form 137 for high school graduates, or
- Certificate of Graduation in case of voc-tech graduates; and
- Certificate of Indigence from the Barangay.


o Salary is 75% of the existing minimum wage of the region where the beneficiary will be employed.
o Employment period shall be for a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of (6) months.
o Beneficiaries my be re-admitted for another period of six (6) months upon the recommendation of the partner institution.

Such recommendation contains:
a) performance rating or evaluation of the intern
b) needed skills of the intern for enhancement
c) intent to hire the GIP as a contractual, temporary or regular employee, subject to the willingness of intern and applicable Civil Service Rules and Regulations.
Personally submit your applications to the nearest DOLE Regional Offices (DOLE ROs). Click to see list of DOLE addresse:

Pag-IBIG Fund (HDMF)

National Youth Commission

- The acceptance of application for the 2nd Batch of Government Internship Program (GIP) CY 2018 will start on March 5 - 9, 2018
- Applicants must be 18 – 25 years old and should not be previous beneficiaries of the program from NYC or other GIP implementing government agencies.
- Applicants who will be accepted will be assigned at the NYC head office located at 3rd Floor, West Insula Building, 135 West Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City.

There are two ways to apply:
a. Send us your resume & accomplished GIP application form (downloadable at: to and write this format as subject:
b. Personally visiting NYC head office.
For queries, you may contact 426-8899 / 426-8536 / 426-8479 and look for Ms. Nikki Dinaga of HR Unit.

Department of Public Works and Highways

Deadline for submission of Application and Requirements: - March 9, 2018
Schedule of Written Examination: - March 16, 2018 7:30 am– DPWH Multi-purpose Hall, 5th Floor


Start of Internship Program: - April 4, 2018


1. College students or out-of-school youths with minimum of second year college education;
2. Must be a first time GIP participant in the DPWH;
3. Eighteen (18) years of age on the date of Internship (April 4) but not more than twenty
three (23) years old;
4. Knowledgeable in MS Word/Excel;
5. One (1) Photocopy of Birth Certificate
6. Fully accomplished Bio-Data or Personal Data Sheet;
7. Two (2) original copies of 1”x1” recent ID pictures;
8. Must have passed the written examination; and
9. Must participate full time in the Government Internship Program.

Government Internship Program or GIP is a component of KABATAAN 2000 under Executive Order (EO) no. 139 s. 1993, which aims to provide opportunities and engage young workers to serve the general public in government agencies/entities projects and programs at the national and local level.

The main objective of GIP is to provide young workers, particularly the poor/indigent and young workers, opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service with the ultimate objective of attracting the best and the brightest who want to pursue a career in government service, particularly in the fields and disciplines related to labor and employment.

For the 2018 nationwide implementation, the GIP has a fund allocation of P10,565,400 for the stipend of accepted applicants enough for 30 working days of service.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Why Taiwan is Planning to Ban All Disposable Plastic Items by 2030

According to a report published by AFP, Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030.

The said move is being push by Taiwan government to cut waste and pollution after introducing a recycling programme and charges for plastic bags.

The island’s eco-drive has also extended to limiting the use of incense at temples and festivals to protect public health.

Its new plan will force major chain restaurants to stop providing plastic straws for in-store use from 2019, a requirement that will expand to all dining outlets in 2020.

The report added that consumers will have to pay extra for all straws, plastic shopping bags, disposable utensils and beverage cups from 2025, ahead of a full ban on the single-use items five years later, according to the road map from the government’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).

“We aim to implement a blanket ban by 2030 to significantly reduce plastic waste that pollutes the ocean and also gets into the food chain to affect human health,” said Lai Ying-ying, an EPA official supervising the new programme.

According to Lai, a Taiwanese person on average uses 700 plastic bags annually. The EPA aims to reduce the number to 100 by 2025 and to zero by 2030.

The government has already banned free plastic shopping bags in major retail outlets including supermarkets and convenience stores, expanding the move to smaller businesses including bakeries and drinks kiosks from this year.

© Agence France-Presse
Photo credit : Buzzworthy

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to avail Height Waiver from NCIP/NCMF | Requirements & Application Process

The height waiver is granted for applicants of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and so on who do not meet the height requirements. The following conditions should be met:

1. The height for initial appointment to the PNP may be waived only when the number of qualified applicants falls below the approved national;/regional quota;

2. The NAPOLCOM en banc may grant height waiver to a member of an indigenous group within the region as certified by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA);

3. Waiver of the height requirement may granted to a male applicant who is 1.57m and a female applicant who is 1.52m. A lower height requirement may be set for applicants belonging to an indigenous group as certified by the NCIP.

Availability of Service:
Monday to Friday; 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. without noon break

Who May Avail of the Service:
Certified members of the Indigenous Peoples / Muslim Filipinos

                        Male: At least  1 and 57 centimeters (1.57 m)
                        Female: At least 1 meter and 52 centimeters (1.52)


  • Application letter with contact number  addressed to Regional Director (RD)
  • Original copy of Certificate of Confirmation (COC) issued by National Commission for Indigenous Peoples/ National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCIP/CMF)
  • Authenticated copy of Information Index, Geneology, Birth Certificate & other attachments submitted to NCIP/NCMF
  • 2”x2” colored photo with white background & name tag

How to avail of the service re : Height Waiver from NCIP/NCMF

1. Submits letter of application and complete requirements to the office of Secretariat, Height Waiver Committee (HWC).

2. Pays the Legal Fee of P100 to collection officer.

3.Submits to height measurement

4. Wait for the interview notification from the agency thru text or call.

5. Submits to interview to HWC - composed of Asst. Regl. Director; Chief, Administrative Division; and  Chief, Regional Personnel Records, and Management, National Capital Region Police Office (RPRMD, NCRPO).

6. Wait as the Committee deliberates and prepare a resolution for signature for your height waiver. The Secretariat will prepare 4 copies of your HW certificate and forwards it to Office of the Regional  (RD), together with the Resolution for consideration.After then, the Regional Director receives and evaluates the Recommendation of HWC and approves or denies the application for height waiver.
7. Receives the HW certificate, with three (3) copies &  Resolution.

What are the factors to be considered in the grant of waivers?

1. Outstanding accomplishments or possession of special skills in law enforcement, police work, martial arts, marksmanship and similar skills;

2. Special talents in the field of sports, music, and others; and Extensive experience or training in training in forensic science and other technical services.
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