The latest edition of Dean Ed Vincent Albano's Civil Law Reviewer is due to come out in May. Also soon to be released are the latest editions of his Political and Remedial Law Reviewers. Said books are to be published by ChanRobles.
3. Coverage: Questions shall strictly fall within the defined Syllabus for every subject. The Syllabi shall be released through a Bar Bulletin or before December 31, 2012.
The cut-off for Supreme Court decisions covered by the 2013 Bar Examinations shall be January 31, 2013.
4. Exam Structure and Format of Questions
a. The Examination shall consist of 20% Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and 80% Essay-type questions.
b. Whether MCQ or essay, the questions shall be based on a given set of facts, presented as briefly but as clearly and completely as possible, taking into account that every examinee needs reading, understanding, consideration of the applicable law, and answering time for every question.
The whole examination should be answerable by the average bar examinee within 3 .5 hours (21 0 minutes) to allow him or her 30 minutes of review time.
c. The basic elements of problem solving that the Examiners shall particularly look for are: the examinee's (1) proper understanding and appreciation of the facts, particularly of the components or details that can be material in resolving the given problem; (2) his or her appreciation of the applicable laws that may come into play; (3) recognition of the issues posed; and the ( 4) resolution of the issues through the analysis
and application of the law to the given facts. The examinee's presentation and articulation of his or her answer shall also be given weight.
d. The 20 % MCQ portion of the examination shall be divided into 4 or 5 main fact situations from which the MCQ questions shall be asked.
The 80% essay portion of the exam shall be divided into eight (8) divisions of ten (10) points each, with a maximum of two facts per division from which question shall be drawn.
The corresponding weight of each question shall properly be indicated in the questionnaire, together with estimated answering time, to allow the examinee proper allotment of his
or her exam time.
a. All administrative matters relating to the Bar Examinations shall be handled by and shall be coursed through the Supreme Court's Office of the Bar Confidant's (OBC). All communications should be addressed to the Office of the Bar Confidant c/o Atty. Tina Layusa, SC Bar Confidant.
b. The OBC can be reached at landline number 5257929;5268122;5268119; cellular phone number
09088864293; and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It holds office at the Supreme Court, Padre Faura, Manila, and is open at regular office hours on regular working days. All inquiries regarding the Bar Examinations should be directed at the OBC. Interested parties are urged to first communicate with the OBC by phone or by email to determine if the need exists
for them to personally go to the OBC.
c. The Bar Confidant shall act as Spokesperson for the Bar Examinations and shall handle all announcements and relations with the media, with the law schools, and with examinees. Public announcements shall be through Bar Bulletins issued by the OBC at the SC website: sc.judiciary.gov.ph.
Congratulations to the following enrollees of the Albano Bar Review Center
for hurdling the Bar Exams! We are proud of you!
1. ACEDO, KRISTIAN JOSEF M. 2. ALCERA, HERMIE F. 3. ALDOVINO, MARIAN MAE 4. AMARO, ANN MAE 5. ANDAWI, MELODY B. 6. ANGELES, RAUL 7. ARDIENTE, ARNOLD P. 8. ARRIBA, MONA LIZA 9. ASPIRAS, JANICE 10. BANAYAT-NAS, HERMILIA 11. BANDALAN, JARED ANTHONY A. 12. BRILLANTES, ROSELLE LOUIE 13. BULOTANO, RONNIE 14. CABANTUD, RACEL A. 15. CADABUNA, MARVIN JAY 16. CASADOR, ANGELI NESS 17. CERIALES, RONI 18. COMA, JOANNA MARIE 19. CUBERO, RONALD 20. DANCE, KRISTOFFER LEE V. 21. DAPITON, ROEL B. 22. DIGO, JERRY 23. DUAZO, ROSE SHAYNE T. 24. ESPARCIA, JANICE LOUIS 25. ESTRADA-ALCANTARA, MARIA SOCCORO 26. GARCINEZ, PAOLO 27. HEREDIA, CRISELDA B. 28. HILARIO, KYNDELL 29. LERONA, LAWUEL T. 30. LONDRES, LOUIE MARIE S. 31. LOTOC, JEREMY C. 32. MACARANDANG, DEEN ASLIAH 33. MANRIQUE, BERNARD 34. MARTIREZ, IKE 35. MASLOG, MA. SHERYL 36. MAURERA, KATHERINE 37. MELGAR, JOSEFINO III 38. MITCHOR, APRIL 39. NUEVO, GENIE CELINI 40. OPINION, RICHARD 41. PALOMAR, SUNSHINE B. 42. PELANDAS, BRYAN 43. PELOBELLO, HERMINIO, JR. 44. PERANDOS, KATTY JEAN 45. PICZON, EDSON G. 46. PLAZA, LESLIE MAE 47. QUEZADA, PETER PAUL 48. QUIBO, GRACE MARY 49. REPOLLO-UY, ALNESSA THEA 50. RILLERA, JOBERT 51. SAGARIO, LEO ANGELO 52. SAJONIA, LOUIE O. 53. SALCEDO-PUDPUD, DEBBIE LOVE 54. SARABOSQUEZ, JUSTINE KEITH 55. SOLEJON, FRANIE 56. SUROPIA, FHEMA G. 57. TANUMTANUM, ERIK B. 58. TINAGAN, JAMES 59. VALAQUIO, MA. AILYNE P. 60. VALDEZ, CRISTINA I. 61. VALDEZ, EDGAR JR. 62. VALENTIN, CHARMAINE 63. WHITE, CHARLES JENSEN 64. YAO, JACQUELINE ANNE B.
For all ABRC reviewees only, we are happy to inform you that the books published by ABRC are available for sale to you on a 15% discount at the time of your enrollment at ANY review center and at a discount of 10% ANYTIME during the duration of the review.
These rates do not apply to Dean Albano's books published by Rex Bookstore.
Please place your orders with Ms. Myra Berces at 0922-8887631 or you may send a direct message in this page for your orders. (Costs of shipping shall be borne by the buyer)
Here is the list of the books* available:
Legal and Judicial Ethics - Php400.00
Philippine Government and Constitution - Php350.00
When wisdom meets passion: Dean Albano at the Bulacan State University
Dean Ed Vincent Albano took some time off and visited Bulacan State University (BSU) last February 2. While there, he was given a chance to meet the fourth year law students, sign their books, and also promote the review center.
ABRC wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to Dean Pascual Lacas of BSU's College of Law for giving Dean Albano this special opportunity.
Dean Albano scribbles a message on the book's flyleaf as his grandson Milo curiously looks on.
Like Lolo, like Milo?: "Judge" Milo goes up the chambers and grabs the gavel.