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GUIDELINES FOR THE
2006 BAR EXAMINATIONS



TO:   LAW DEANS

FROM:  CHAIRMAN, 2006 BAR EXAMINATIONS

1.  SCHEDULE OF 2006 BAR EXAMINATIONS

3 September 2006

8:00 AM. to 12:00 Noon - Political and Public International Law



2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Labor and Social Legislation

10 September 2006

8:00 AM. to 12:00 Noon - Civil Law

2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Taxation

17 September 2006

8:00 AM. to 12:00 Noon - Mercantile

2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Criminal Law

24 September 2006

8:00 A.M. to 12 Noon - Remedial Law

2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises


II. VENUE

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, Taft Avenue, Manila


ANGELINA SANDOVAL-GUTIERREZ
Associate Justice & Chairman
Committee on the 2006 Bar Examinations




WEIGHTS OF SUBJECTS
Bar Examinations to be held in September 2006 at the De La Salle University Compound Taft Avenue,
Malate, Manila

I.            1st Sunday, September 3,2006


Weight


8:00 AM. to 12:00 Noon - Political and Public International Law       15%



2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
- Labor and Social Legislation                  10%




II.


      2nd Sunday, September 10, 2006


            
8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon - Civil Law                            15%

2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.   - Taxation                          10%



III.         3rd Sunday, September 17, 2006


8:00 AM. to 12:00 Noon - Mercantile                              15%



2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Criminal Law                           10%


IV.


     4th Sunday, September 24,2006


8:00 AM. to 12 Noon - Remedial Law                            20%



2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. - Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises              5%






COVERAGE OF THE BAR EXAMINATION
POLITICAL AND PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW
September 3, 2006
(First Sunday, Morning)


This examination covers decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2005, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2004.  

A.

1. Constitutional Law

2. Political Law

3. Administrative Law and Law on Public Officers

EXCLUDE :  Implementing rules and regulations of different agencies

4. Laws on Suffrage


(a) Party-List Law (R.A. 7941)

(b) Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines (B.P BIg. 881)

(c) Electoral Reforms Law of 1987 (R.A. No. 6646)


(d) RA. 7166 - An Act Providing for Synchronized National and Local Elections and For Electoral Reforms

5. Local Government Code (RA. No.7160) (Basics and exclude provisions relating to local taxation)

6. Public Corporations

7. Public International Law


B. To include the recent decision (May 3, 2006) on Executive Order 1017.

G. R. No. 171396 (Prof. Randolf S. David, et.al vs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, as President and Commander-in-Chief, et. al); G. R No. 171409 (Nifiez Cacho­Olivares and Tribune Publishing Co. Inc. vs. Hon. Sec. Eduardo Ermita, et. al); G. R No. 171485 (Francis Joseph G. Escudero, et. al. vs. Hon. Sec. Eduardo Ermita, et. al); G. R No. 171483 (Kilusang Mayo Uno, et. al. vs. Gloria Macapagal­Arroyo, as President and Commander-in-Chief, et. al.); G. R No. 171400 (Alternative Law Groups, Inc.(ALG) vs. Hon. Sec. Eduardo Ermita, et. al.); G. R. No. 171489 (Jose Anselmo I. Cadiz, et. al. vs. Hon. Sec. Eduardo Ermita, et. al); and G. R. No. 171424 (Loren B. Legarda vs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, as President and Commander-in-Chief, et. al.)



COVERAGE OF THE BAR EXAMINATION
LABOR STANDARDS/TERMINA TION LAW AND SOCIAL LEGISLATION
September 3, 2006
(First Sunday, Afternoon)


This examination covers decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2005, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2004.  

I.   Labor Laws (Labor Standards Law and Labor Relation Law)

(a) Labor Code of the Philippines (P.D. No. 442, as amended). Books I, II, III, V, VI and VII


EXCLUDE: Book IV

(b) Thirteenth (13th) Month Pay Law (P.D. No. 851, as amended)

(c)  The Omnibus Rules Implementing the Labor Code of the Philippines. (Limited to cases decided by the Supreme Court)

(d)   Guidelines for the Exercise of the Right to Organize of Government Employees, etc. (Executive Order No. 180, June 1, 1987).


II.   Social Legislation

(a)   Social Security Act of 1997 (RA. No. 8282)


(b)   Government Service Insurance Act of 1997 (RA. No. 8291)



(c)   Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 (RA. No. 7877)



EXCLUDE: Employees Compensation and State Insurance Fund, Labor Code of the Philippines (P.D. No. 442, as amended).


COVERAGE OF THE BAR EXAMINATION
CIVIL LAW


September 10, 2006
(Second Sunday, Morning)



This examination covers decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2005, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2004.

1. Civil Code of the Philippines


    INCLUDE    The Law on Sale of Subdivision Lots and Condominium (P.D. No. 957) and the Condominium Act (R.A. 4726)


      EXCLUDE the following:

      (a) Code of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines (P.D. No. 1083)

      (b) Water Code (P.D. 1067)

(c) The Rental Law (B.P. BIg. 25 and amendments) (d) Intellectual Property Law

2. The Family Code of the Philippines

      EXCLUDE      Child and Youth Welfare Code (P.D. 603)

3. Domestic Adoption Act of 1998 (R.A. No. 8552)

4. Inter-Country Adoption Act of 1995 (R.A. No. 8043)

5. Property Registration Decree (P.D. No. 1529)

     INCLUDE       Public Land Law (C.A. No. 141, as amended)

6. Conflict of Laws (Private International Law)




COVERAGE OF THE BAR EXAMINATION
TAXATION
September 10, 2006
(Second Sunday, Afternoon)



This examination covers decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2005, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2004.

1. General Principles of Taxation

2. National Internal Revenue Code

INCLUDE Comprehensive Tax Reform Act of 1997 (R.A. No. 8424)­ Provisions already in effect

EXCLUDE the following:cralaw

(a) Expanded Value Added Tax (EV AT)

(b) Percentage Taxes, Excise Taxes and Documentary Stamp Taxes
 
3. Tariff and Customs Code

EXCLUDE Arrastre and Classification of Commodities

4. Republic Act No. 1125, Creating the Court of Tax Appeals, as amended 5. The Local Government Code on Taxation




COVERAGE OF THE BAR EXAMINATION
MERCANTILE LAW
September 17, 2006
(Third Sunday, Morning)



This examination covers decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2005, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2004.

1. Code of Commerce

(a) Merchants and Commercial Transactions, Articles 1-63

(b) Letters of Credit under the Code of Commerce (Articles 567-572)

INCLUDE the following:

(i). Bulk Sales Law (Act No. 3952)

(ii). The Warehouse Receipts Law (Act No. 2137 in relation to the General

         Bonded Warehouse Act [Act No. 3893])

(iii). Presidential Decree 115 on Trust Receipts

2. Negotiable Instruments Law (Act No. 2031)

3. Insurance Code (P.D. No. 1460)

INCLUDE Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation Act (R.A. 3591)

4. Transportation Laws

(a) Common Carriers (Civil Code, Arts. 1732 to 1766).

(b) Commercial Contracts for Transportation Overland

      (Code of Commerce, Arts. 349 to 379)

(c) Maritime Commerce (Code of Commerce, Arts. 673 to 736; also Arts. 580-584 of Code of Commerce, as superseded by R.A. No. 6106; Arts.

806 to 845 of Code of Commerce; Paragraph 6 of Section 3 of Carriage of Goods by Sea Act [Com. Act 65])

(d) Public Service Act (Com. Act No.146), as amended.

(e) The Warsaw Convention of 1929(Limited to the Carrier's Liability).


5. Corporation Law


(a) The Corporation Code (B.P. Blg.68)


(b) Securities Regulation Code (R.A. 8799)


(c) Banking Laws: (General terms and provisions)


(i) The New Central Bank Act (RA. No. 7653) (Basics)

(ii) Law on Secrecy of Bank Deposits
(RA. No. 1405, as amended)


6. Intellectual Property Code (RA. No. 8293)(Basics)


EXCLUDE: Implementing Rules and Regulations


7. Special Laws


(a) The Chattel Mortgage Law (Act 1508 in Relation to Arts. 1484, 1485,

      2140, and 2141 of the Civil Code)


(b) Real Estate Mortgage Law (Act No. 3135, as amended by R.A. No. 4118)


(c) The Insolvency Law (Act No. 1956)


(d) Truth in Lending Act (RA. No. 3765)


(e) Anti-Money Laundering Law (RA. 9160)

EXCLUDE the following:


(1)  Omnibus Investment Code of 1987 (Executive Order No. 226)

(2)  Foreign Investment Act of 1991 (RA. No. 7042)




COVERAGE OF THE BAR EXAMINATION
CRIMINAL LAW
September 17, 2006
(Third Sunday, Afternoon)


This examination covers decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2005, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2004.

1. The Revised Penal Code (Books I and II), as amended.


EXCLUDE: Penalties for specific felonies


2. Indeterminate Sentence Law

3. Probation Law

4. Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (RA. No. 3019, as amended) 5. Anti-Fencing Law (P.D. No. 1612)

6. Bouncing Checks Law (B.P. BIg. 22)

7. Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972(RA. No. 6425, as amended)

8. Heinous Crimes Act (R.A. No. 7659, as amended) 9. Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 (RA No. 9160) 10. Obstruction of Justice (P.D. 1829)




COVERAGE OF THE BAR EXAMINATION
 REMEDIAL LAW
September 24, 2006
(Fourth Sunday, Morning)


This examination covers decisions of the Supreme Court, promulgated up to 30 June 2005, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2004.

1. The Rules of Court, as amended

 (a) 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure

(b) Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure (effective December 1, 2000)

(c) Rules on Evidence

(d) Rules on Special Proceedings

2. The 1991 Revised Rules on Summary Procedure

3. Local Government Code on Conciliation Procedures (Book III, Title I, Chapter 7)

4. The Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980 (B.P. BIg. 129), as amended by RA. No. 7691 and rules issued thereunder (emphasis on jurisdiction excluding purely administrative provisions)

5. Judiciary Act of 1948

EXCLUDE the following:cralaw

(a) P.D. No. 946 (Reorganizing the CAR)

(b) Military Justice

6. Jurisdiction of Sandiganbayan

(a) RA. No. 7975

(b) RA. No. 8249




COVERAGE OF THE BAR EXAMINATION
LEGAL ETHICS AND PRACTICAL EXERCISES




September 24, 2006
 (Fourth Sunday, Afternoon)


This examination covers decisions of the Supreme Court promulgated up to 30 June 2005, and Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees and Executive Orders, promulgated up to 31 December 2004.


1. Code of Judicial Conduct



2. Code of Professional Responsibility



3. Grievance Procedures (Rule 139-b, Rules of Court) 4. Legal Forms



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