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Postedby:ElmerBrabante|May4,2014

TECHNIQUESINANSWERINGBARQUESTIONSBY
ATTY.TATAD,JR.

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11Votes

TECHNIQUESINANSWERINGBARQUESTIONSBYATTY.REYTATADJR.

REASON/SBEHINDTHELAW

1.Thepurposeofthelawis
2.Thelawisdesignedto
3.Itisintendedtoshield
4.Itisprimarilyaimedatprotecting____________fromunwarranted__________
5.Therationalebehindthelawis
6.Thespiritofthelawistotheeectthat

DEFINITION/EXPLANATION

1.________________isacomprehensivetermusedtodescribe_________.
2._________________,initsgenerallyacceptedsense,refersto.
3.Itisasafeguardandguaranteeprovidedbythe1987Constitution..
4.Itisakindofreliefgrantedtoa______________bythe
5.________________isabranchofpubliclaw(orprivatelaw)whichdealswith..
6.Itpertainsto
7.Itconnotesa.
8.isadoctrinein(i.e.CivilLaw)whichrefersto
9.isaprinciplein(i.e.CriminalLaw)whichstatesthat
10.Itpresupposes
11.Itsprincipalidentifyingfeatureis..
12.Itisakinto
13.Thefunctionofwhichisto
14.Theoceofwhichisto
ENUMERATION

1.Incapsuleform,thefollowingaretheelementsofthecrimeof

2.Inanutshell,thefollowingaretheelementsofthecrimeof
3.Thefollowingelementsaregenerallyconsideredinthedeterminationofthepresenceof(i.e.
employeremployeerelationship)
4.Amongthe(i.e.defenses/remedies)availableto(i.e.Mr.X)asprovidedforby/inthe(i.e.CivilCode)
are:

(1)
(2)
5.Thefollowingaretherequisitesfor

6.Inorderthatacasefor(i.e.B.P.22)toprosper,thefollowingelementsmustbeaendant/present:
7.Toconstitute(i.e.homicide),thefollowingrequisitesmustconcur:
8.(i.e.Legalcompensation)requirestheconcurrenceofthefollowingconditions:
9.Toestablishapersonsculpabilityunder(i.e.estafa),itisindispensablethat

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*Tipsonanswersthatrequireenumeratingsomething.(i.e.elements).Ifyoucanenumerateall,writeit
inbulletedornumberedformtohighlightthefactthatyouknowallofthemandformoreconvenient
readingpurposes.Ifyoucannotenumerateall,writeitinparagraphformsothatitwouldnoteasilybe
noticeablethatyoumissedsomething.(IgottheabovetipfromourmentorAy.GafarLutian)
DISTINCTION

Whenbeingaskedtodistinguish,donotstateitsdenition.Ifyougiveitsdenition,youareineect
askingtheexaminertoextractoutthedierencesofthetwo[ormore]fromyourdenition.Donotalso
givetheirsimilarities.Youareaskedtodierentiateandcontrast,sosimilaritiesarenotincluded(That
wasatipIlearnedfrommyprofessorinCivilLawReviewI,Ay.VirgilioGesmundo).Thenumberof
distinctionsyouwillgivemustalsobeproportionateonthepointsalloedforsuch.Ifitisonly
worthtwopoints,donotgive8distinctions.Theexaminercannotgiveyou8pointsforthat.Foratwo
pointdistinctionquestion,perhaps,threewouldbeenough(fourisnottoomuch).
1.The(i.e.two)maybedistinguishedfromeachotherinthefollowings
ways:

1.b.
2.Intherst,itisnecessarythattherebe..,whereasintheseconditissucient
thattherebe.
2.Intheformer,whileinthelaer

4.Theformerrequireswhilethelaer

5.ontheotherhand______________is
ANSWERINGQUESTIONSWITHVAGUEFACTS(orwhichrequiresqualication)
Butifthefactsarecompleteinitself,donotaempttoaddfactsorassumeanything.

1.Wemustdistinguish.If(orAsfarasthe__________isconcerned)

2.Itdepends.If(orAsfarasthe__________isconcerned)

3.Thequestionrequiresaqualiedanswer.If

4.Iwillqualify.If

5.Ontheassumptionthat

6.Myanswermustbequalied.
JURISDICTION

1.Thecaseisbeyondtheambitofthejurisdictionofthe(i.e.RegionalTrialCourt)

2.Itiswithintheambitofthe(i.e.SecretaryofLabors)power.

3.Itisnotwithintheprovinceofthe(i.e.MunicipalTrialCourt)

4.Itisclearlywithinthepowersofthe(i.e.LaborArbiter)to

5.Thecaseof(i.e.ejectment)lieswiththeMunicipalTrialCourt.
6.Thecaseiscognizablebythe(i.e.RegionalTrialCourt)
7.Thecaseiscoveredbythe(RulesonSummaryProcedure).
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7.Thecaseiscoveredbythe(RulesonSummaryProcedure).
8.Thelawvestsuponthe(i.e.SecretaryofJustice)thepowerto

ELABORATING/EXPOUNDINGANSWERS
Gostraighttothepoint.Thelengthofanswersandexpoundingthesame,mustalwaysbeproportionate
tothepointsalloedforsuchparticularquestion.Thehigherthepoints,themoreindepththe
elaborationshouldbe.However,itmustnotappearnanambobolakana.Sometimes,ifyouransweris
toolong,itisanindicationthatyouarenotsureoftheanswersothereisthatneedofgeingaroundthe
bush.Rememberthatmostofthetimes,MORETALK,MOREMISTAKE!!!(Igotthistipfrommy
professorinPoliticalLaw,DeanMarianoF.Magsalin,Jr.)
1.Itshouldbeborneinmindthat

2.Itmustbenotedthat

3.Itmayberecalledthat

4.Itisworthobserving

5.Itmustbetakenintoconsiderationthat

6.Moreimportantly,.

7.Signicantly,

8.Corollarily,

9.Furthermore,

10.Moreover,

11.Similarly,

12.Parenthetically,

13.Inotherwords,

14.Otherwisestated,

15.Simplyput,

16.Simplystated,

17.Statedmoreconcretely

18.Thereasonsareobvious.(expound)

19.Thereasonsarewellknown.(expound)

20.Thereasonsareplain.(expound)

21.Underthesamelineofreasoning,

22.Asregards
3.Withregardto(itiserrortostatewithregardsto)
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3.Withregardto(itiserrortostatewithregardsto)

24.Anentthe(i.e.rstissue),

25.Asfarasthe________________isconcerned,

26.Thisisindicatedbythefactthat

27.Thelanguageofthelawleavesnoroomfordoubtthat,

28.Justiceandfairplaydictatesthat,

29.Applyingtheprincipleof.

30.Forallitsconcededmerits,(i.e.equityisavailableintheabsenceoflawandnotasitsreplacement)

31.Thelawiscategoricalwithregardto

32.Notwithstandingthe(i.e.executionofthedocument)

33.Itisbeyonddebatethat,

34.Itisimperativetolookat,

5.Thisisconsistentwiththetimehonoredmaxim(i.e.nullumcrimennullapoenasinelege).
36.Asitisimbuedwithpublicinterest,

37.Inlikemanner,

38.Inthesamemanner,

39.Inthesamevein,

40.Inthesamebreath,

41.Likewise,..

42.Inne,

43.Itbearsarticulatingthat

44.Thecontrollingelementinthe(i.e.crimeofestafa)is

45.Byanalogy,

46.Suceittostatethat..

47.Emphasismustalsobeplacedat

48.Manifestly,therewas(i.e.graveabuseofdiscretionamountingtolackorexcessofjurisdiction)
49.Needlesstostressthat

50.Itgoeswithoutsayingthat

51.TheSupremeCourtfrownsuponthe(i.e.illegalpracticeofforumshoppingasiterodesthe
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51.TheSupremeCourtfrownsuponthe(i.e.illegalpracticeofforumshoppingasiterodesthe
administrationofjusticeandmakesamockeryofthejusticesystem).

52.Thereisnodenyinginthiscase,that(i.e.thepetitionerneverraisedtheissueofjurisdiction
throughouttheentireproceedingsinthetrialcourt;caseofTijamvs.Sibonghanoy)
53.Itisnowtoolateinthedayfortherespondent/defendantto(i.e.raisetheissue
of)

54.Equallytellingisthe(i.e.factualndingofthelowercourt)that

55.Thegravamenofthe(i.e.thecrimeofrebellionisanarmedpublicuprisingagainstthegovernment)
56.Itcannotbedeniedthat(i.e.thepetitionerisalsoguiltyofnegligence)
57.Aentionmustbedrawntothefactthat

58.___________and____________aretwomutuallyexclusiveremedies.Anapplicationofoneprecludes
theapplicationoftheother.

59.Toamplify,

60.Itmustbepointedoutthat

61.Notably,

62.Attheoutset,the(i.e.defendant)

63.Comingnowtotheissueof(i.e.prescription),

CITINGLAWPROVISIONS
1.Nolessthanthe(i.e.1987Constitution)providesforthe

2.The(i.e.RulesofCourt)substantiallyprovidesinpartthat

3.Underthebroadprinciplesof(i.e.dueprocessclause)

4.Undertheallencompassingdoctrineof(i.e.incontestabilityclause)

5.Underthelaw

6.Accordingtothe(i.e.FamilyCode)

7.Thelawisexplicitonthemaer.

8.Thelawexplicitlyexpressesinpartthat

9.Byexpressprovisionoflaw,

10.Byoperationoflaw

11.Asamaeroflaw

12.Worthrememberingistheruleon_______________whichprovidesinpartthat
13.Decisiveonthemaeristhepertinentprovisionofthe(i.e.LawonProperty)
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13.Decisiveonthemaeristhepertinentprovisionofthe(i.e.LawonProperty)

14.Thelawprescribescertainruleson

15.Bylegislativeat
QUOTINGSUPREMECOURTDECISIONS
1.TheSupremeCourtinonecase,hadtheoccasiontorulethat

2.InalonglineofcasesdecidedbytheSupremeCourt,ithasalwaysbeen(consistently)heldthat

3.InalitanyofcasesdecidedbytheSupremeCourt,

4.Inalongstringofcasesdecidedbythehighestcourtoftheland,

5.AccordingtoseveralcasesdecidedbytheSupremeCourt,

6.InaseriesofcasesdecidedbytheSupremeCourt,

*Donotusethewordsseries,litanyorlongline

ifthereisonlyonedecision/jurisprudenceforthattopic.

7.Inonecasedecidedbythehighestcourtoftheland,itwasheldthat

8.Inonecase,theSupremeCourtruledthat

9.Ithasbeensaidthat

10.Inarecentcase,theSupremeCourthaslaidtoresttheissueofwhetherornot
11.Itiswellseledinthisjurisdiction

12.Itiswellseledinthiscountry

13.TheSupremeCourthassteadfastlyadheredtothedoctrinewhichstatesthat

14.Inacasewithsimilarfacts,theSupremeCourtruledthat

15.InseveralnotableSupremeCourtdecisions,thehighestcourtdeclaredthat
16.TheSupremeCourthasoftenstressedthat

17.Inthelandmarkcaseof_____________,(ifthecaseissofamous)theSupremeCourtlaiddownthe
doctrinewhichsubstantiallyprovidesthat

18.Intheleadingcaseof

19.AsenunciatedbytheSupremeCourtinonecase,

20.Thecourthasrepeatedlyruled

21.Acaseinpointisacasealreadydecidedbynootherthanthehighestcourtoftheland,wherethe
SupremeCourtheldthat

22.ThereislikewiseanarrayofcasesinthisjurisdictionwheretheSupremeCourthasconsistently
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22.ThereislikewiseanarrayofcasesinthisjurisdictionwheretheSupremeCourthasconsistently
declaredthat

23.Deeplyrootedisthejurisprudencewhichprovidesthat

24.Inonecase,theSupremeCourtwasemphaticwhenitruledthat.
EMPHASIZINGCASEDOCTRINES/JURISPRUDENCE
1.Itishornbookdoctrinein(i.e.CivilLaw)that

2.Immortalistherulethat

3.Wellseledistherule

4.Wellentrenchedistheprinciplethat..

5.Elementaryistherulethat..

6.Thecardinalrulein(i.e.laborlaw)isthat

7.Itisafamiliarcanonin(i.e.politicallaw)that

8.Bywellseledpubliclaw
9.Basicistherulein(i.e.CriminalLaw)

10.Itisanelementaryprinciplein

11.Itisafundamentaldoctrinein

12.Wellacceptedistherulethat

13.Itisaxiomaticin(i.e.CivilLaw)that

14.Enshrinedinthe1987Constitutionistherulethat(i.e.nopersonshallbedeprivedoflife,libertyor
Propertywithoutdueprocessoflaw)

15.Consonantwiththeruleon

16.Itisarecognizeddoctrinein(i.e.Civillaw)that

17.Itisabasictenetin(i.e.CommercialLaw)

18.Consistentwithcurrentjurisprudence

19.Itisalegalpresumption,bornofwisdomandexperience,that(i.e.ocialdutyhasbeenregularly
performed;thattheproceedingsofajudicialtribunalareregularandvalidandthatjudicialactsand
dutieshavebeenandwillbedulyandproperlyperformed.Theburdenofprovingirregularityinocial
conductisonthepartofthepetitioners.)

20.Itisanoftrepeatedrulethat

21.ThePhilippinesadheretotheprincipleof
REFERRINGBACKTOTHECASE(correlatingthefactswiththelaw/jurisprudence)
Note:Inmypersonalopinion,itisnotpropertousethestatementsinthecaseat
benchorinthecaseatbarwhenanswering.AlthoughIguessitisverytempting
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benchorinthecaseatbarwhenanswering.AlthoughIguessitisverytempting
becauseitsoundsgoodandprofessionaltostate,inthecaseatbar/bench,wemust
notforgetthatthecasesgivenintheBarareonlytheoretical.Thestatementsinthe
caseatbenchandinthecaseatbararemoreappropriatelyusedinpleadingsin
court.Afterall,youcanusethestatementsIntheinstantcase,Inthefactsgiven,Intheproblemgiven
andInthequestionpresented.
1.Applyingthesaidlaw/doctrineintheinstantcase,

2.Fromthefactsgiven,noteworthyisthe
3.Fromthefactsofthecase,itisreadilyobservablethat
4.Intheinstantcase,itmaybeobservedthat
5.Itiscrystalclearfromthefactspresentedthat(i.e.thecrimeoftreason)ispresent(orwas
commied).
6.Inthepresentcase,itisimmediatelynoticeablethattheelementof__________iswanting(or
lacking).
7.Underthecircumstances,theproperremedywouldbe
8.Thecaseobtainingindicatesacaseof(i.e.B.P.22)
9.Itlogicallyfollows

10.Itgoeswithoutsaying

1.Evenassumingarguendo,forthesakeofargumentthat

12.Thesituationinthecaseathand

13.Thesituationpresentedevincesacaseof

14.Thefactssucientlyindicated

15.Inthegivenfacts,itisimmediatelyapparentthat

16.Itisevidentthat

17.Inthesametoken

18.Underthefactsstatedintheproblem,

19.Inthecaseunderconsideration,
20.Worthstressingisthefactthat
21.Worthemphasizingisthefactthat
22.Thefactswouldrevealthat
23.Acarefulperusalofthefactsofthecasewouldrevealthat
24.Acarefulscrutinyoftheactuationsoftheaccusedwouldrevealthat
25.Acarefulreadingofthe(i.e.DeedofAbsoluteSale)wouldrevealthat
26.Acursoryexaminationofthe
ANSWERINGINTHEPOSITIVE

1.Thepetitionismeritorious.
2.Thecontentionhaslegalbasis.
3.Thecasewillprosper.
4.Theargumentisproper.
5.Theprovisionisperfectlyapplicable.
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5.Theprovisionisperfectlyapplicable.
6.Theactionistenable.
7.Themotionshouldbegranted.
8.TheJudgeiscorrect.
9.Thepetitionisimpressedwithmerit.
10.Yes.Itisa(i.e.patentviolation)ofthe
11.Thereismeritinthepetition.
12.Thepetitionerscontentionissustainable.
ANSWERINGINTHENEGATIVE

1.Thecontentiondoesnotholdwater.
2.Withallduerespecttothejudge,hisdecisionisapparentlyerroneousorisnotinaccordwithlaw
andexistingjurisprudence.
3.Thecontentionistotallymisplaced.
4.Itisnowtoolateinthedaytoraisetheissueof
5.Thepetitionisnotmeritorious.
6.Theevidencepresenteddeservesscantconsideration.
7.Thecontentionhasnolegalbasis.
8.Theargumentisbereftofmerit.
9.Thepetitionisdevoidofmerit.

10.Petitionersrelianceonthe(i.e.doctrineof)isinappropriate.Thedoctrineofdoesnotapplyin
caseswhere/of

11.Itisafutilegestureonthepartoftherespondenttoinvoketheruleon

12.Thetheory/argumenthasnogroundtostandupon.

13.Thecontentionhasnolegwithwhichtostandon.

14.Thepositionofthepetitionerrunscounterwiththedoctrineof

15.Thecasewillnotprosper.

16.Thecaseisnottenable.

17.Theactoftheaccusedinisofnomoment.

18.Theassertionlackssubstance.

19.Thedecisioniserroneous.

20.Thecourtcannotcountenancethe(i.e.inconsistentposturesofthepetitioner)

21.Thetestimonythat,cannotbegivencredence.

22.Theevidencepresentedhasnoprobativevalue.

23.Theallegationisbeliedbythefactthat

24.Toputitotherwisewouldbetorenderthelawon_____________useless/futile.

25.Theactuationsoftheaccusedin(i.e.eeingandhiding)negates(i.e.innocence)
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25.Theactuationsoftheaccusedin(i.e.eeingandhiding)negates(i.e.innocence)

26.Whileitistruethat_______________isa(i.e.constitutionalguaranteedrightofaperson),itdoes

not,howevermean

27.Itisnotcorrecttosaythat

28.Itisnotpropertostatethat

29.Itisnotaccuratetoconcludeoutrightthat

30.Acontraryconclusionwoulderodetherulethatprovidesinpartthat

31.Tosustainthecontentionwouldbetorenderthelawon____________nugatory.
32.Itwouldbeabsurdandincongruoustosustaintheargumentthat

33.Itisnotenoughthat

34.Thefactthatisimmaterialsince

35.Thefactthatisirrelevantsince

36.Initself,mereisnotsucient(i.e.towarrantconviction).

37.Thepetitionercannotgiveanyadditionalmeaningtotheclearandplainlanguageofthelaw.
38.TheSupremeCourt,inseveralcases,hasstruckdownthe(i.e.defenseofalibi)

39.Theaendantcircumstancesofthecasearecontrarytothepetitionersassertion.
40.Theevidencedoesnotsupportthetheoryofthepetitioners.

41.Thereisnocogentreasontodisturbtherulingofthe(i.e.CourtofAppeals)

42.Theclaimfor(i.e.moraldamages)mustnecessarilyfail.

43.The(i.e.respondent)cannotrelyon(i.e.merealibis)toaidhiscause.
CONCLUDINGWORDS

1.Fromthegamutofevidenceonhand,itcanbegathered/deducedthat,

2.Takenalltogether,

3.Finally,

4.Hence,

5.Therefore,

6.Fromtheforegoing,itcanbededucedthatthereisreally(i.e.aviolationof)

7.Fromtheforegoing,itisnowsafetoconcludethat.

8.Lastly,
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8.Lastly,

9.Consequently,

10.Asanecessaryconsequence

11.Thelogicalimplicationisthat

12.Atanyrate,

13.Inviewoftheforegoing,

14.Asaninevitableconclusion,

15.Inthelightofthecircumstances,

16.Undoubtedly,

17.Indubitably,

18.Clearly,thecaseathandfallssquarelywithinthepurviewof

19.Verily,he/shehascommied

20.Forthis/thesereason/s,itisunavoidabletoconcludethat

21.Basedonthefactsobtaining,

22.Inthislight,

23.Thisbeingthecase

24.Clearlytherefore,applyingtheaforecitedrulinginthecaseathand,

25.Inlightoftheforegoing,itisbeyondcavil(doubt)that,

26.Thereisnodoubtthat

27.Totheunprejudicedmind,theactuationsofthethree,whenanalyzedandtakentogether,leadstono
otherconclusionexceptthat(i.e.conspiracyamongthemexisted)

28.Inescapably,therefore,

29.Allthingsconsidered,

30.Itfollowsthereforethat

31.Asalogicalresult

32.Insum,..

33.Inviewofthefactthat,

34.Alltold,
35.Giventheprevailingfacts
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35.Giventheprevailingfacts

36.Havingstatedtheforegoingpremises,

37.Onenalpoint,

38.Accordingly,

MYPERSONALADVICEFORFUTUREBARCANDIDATESDURINGTHEREVIEW
Alwayspraybeforeandafterstudying.

Turnoyourcellularphones.(Turnitononlyduringyourbreak).Mostorasignicantpartofourtime
reviewingissometimesspentonnonsense(ornotsoimportant)textingreplyingtextingreplying.
Thereisatimeforeverything.Butwhenyoureview,avoidinterruptions.Cellularphone,believeme,is
oneofthemajorinterruptions.Althoughitishard,whynotsacricealileforthesakeofbeinga
lawyer.

Believeinyourself.Ifyouwillnot,thenwhodoyouexpectwouldbelieveinyou.(TipfromSirBubut
Cayco)
Chooseastudybuddyifyouwant.Butsometimesitisbeerthatyoudo

nothaveone.Morestudybuddies,moreinterruptions(morekwento).Withoutyouknowingit,tapos
naaraworSeptemberna.

Beforestartingyourreview,besurethatthetensionhasalreadysubsided.(Specicallystartingthe
monthofJulywhentensionsreallysoarshighformostBarcandidates)Bearinmindthatwecan
comprehendmoreifweareinarelaxedstateofmind.

Setyourownpace.Donotcompareyourpacewithothers(likeaskingothers,ilangreadingkana?)
Thisisnotaratrace.Qualityreading(studying/reviewingactually)iswhatisneeded.Bardoesnotdwell
ontheamountofpages/booksyouhaveread,itismoreofhowmuchyouhavemastered.

Donotmemorizewithoutcomprehending.Whenmentalblockoccurs,youcannotrecallevenasingle
thing.Moreover,inapplyingthelawinagiventheoreticalcaseproblem,forsureyoucanhardlyanswer
thesameifyouhavememorizedwithoutunderstanding.

Donothighlighttheentirereviewer.Sometimes,theproblemwithhighlightingisthatitbecomesour
securityblanketthatwehavereadandunderstoodwhatwehaveread.Butmoreoften,wehavenot.
Whenyouhaveaqueryorsomemaersinmindthatneedsclarication,justwriteitinapieceof
paper,pagmaramina,askittoaprofessoryoubelieveiscompetentinthateld.Dontaskyourco
barristers.Itmightonlyendinadebateandwasteoftime,whennoreliableanswerisconcluded.
Remember,timeispreciousduringtheprebarreview.

Setonedayforrecreationsalone.Itcouldrejuvenateyourenergyandcreatehungerforreviewthe
followingday.

Aendtotheneedsofyourentirebeing.Physically,mentally,emotionallyandspiritually.Thiswill
alsohelpyouavoidbeingexhaustedinthereview.

Takevitaminsandtakeyourmealsontime.
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Takevitaminsandtakeyourmealsontime.
BEFORETHEBAREXAMPROPER
Makesureyouhaveenoughandcompletesleep.Awellrestedmindcananswerandarticulatebeer.
Pray

Reviewthematerialyoupersonallybelieveisagoodlastminutetipforyou.

Composeyourself,yourmind,heartandspirit.Focusontheexamaloneandnotonthefearoffailing.
Stoporreduceyourtension.Tensionisnormal,aslongasitisatamoderatelevel.Afterall,youwill
alreadybetakingthebar,noturningback.Somightaswelldoyourbest.Andyoucanonlyperform
wellifyouareinacomposedmindandheart.(Isuggestyoucloseyoureyes.Inhalethenexhaleasyou
countonetoten.Itmighthelp)

BoostyourcondencebytellingyourselfWalang(yoursurname)nadimagaling.Ortellyourself
WhatkindofcelebrationwillIdoifItoporatleastpass

thebar?atleastyoumightlaughkahitkabado.
DURINGTHEBAREXAMPROPER
Isuggestthatbeforeanswering,formulateonyourmindwhatwillbeplacedonyourrst,secondand
thirdparagraphs.Therstparagraphnormallycontainsaonesentencedirecttothepointanswertothe
question.Thesecondparagraphcommonlycontainslegalbasis(provisionoflawinpoint,
jurisprudence,corelationofthejurisprudence/provisionwiththefactsofthecaseand
application).Thirdparagraphnormallycontainstheconclusion.Whenyouarealreadydecidedofyour
answer,writeitaccordingtoyourthoughts.Inthisapproach,youwillnotonlybeavoidingunnecessary
revisionsanderasures,youwillalsomaintainthecleanlinessofyourbooklet.Bearinmindthat,adirty
bookletisirritatingtotheeyesofthepersoncheckingthesame.

Allocatethetimedependingonthenumberofquestions.

Answereachquestiononeatatime.Focusononequestionbeforethinkingorbotheringyourselfofthe
succeedingquestions.

Donotstayinanumberforsolong.Leaveatleastasheetfora5pointquestion.Gotothenextnumber
ifyoudonotknowtheanswer.IfIamnotmistaken,morethanone(1)barcandidatehadnotsucceeded
becauseofstockinghimself/herselfinanitemhe/shedoesnotknowtheanswerof.Asa
necessaryresult,he/shefailedtonishtheexam.Asoneofmyfriendstoldme,Nomaerhowgrossly
wrongyouranswermaybe,donoteverleaveanitemunanswered.Malaymo,maypointsforthe
eort/ink.Kiddingaside,ablanksheetwillsurelygetanautomatic0point.Sobeeranswerall.

Dontblameyourselfordontpanicifyoufailedtoansweranitemortwo.Itsperfectlynormal.What
isabnormalisifyoufailedtoanswerquestionsthatyouknowtheanswerofjustbecauseyou
bothered/blamedyourselfsomuchontheitemsyoudontknow.Inshort,ifyoufailedtonishthe
exam.
AsmyprofessorAy.FrancisSababantoldusbefore,mgabata,avoidpassingyourbooklettooearly.
Thetimeallocatedforeachsubjectmaybetoomuch,butitmustbeusedwiselyto:(1)writelegibly,(2)
composeyouranswersproperly,(3)avoiderasures,(4)observepropermargin,and(5)review
youranswers.Afteralltherearenoprizesforearlynishers.
AFTERABARSUBJECT(ORENTIREBAREXAM)
Donotdiscussanswers.Itisfutilebecausethebookletshadalreadybeensubmiedanditcould
greatlyaectyourperformancefortheremainingsubjects.Ifyournoblereasononaskingaboutthe

answersisforyoutoknowthesame,Isuggestthatyouwaituntiltheexamresultshavebeenalready 14/17
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answersisforyoutoknowthesame,Isuggestthatyouwaituntiltheexamresultshavebeenalready
released.Forselfpreservationreasons,forsureyouwillbeanxiousandfearfulifyouwoulddiscover
thatyouhaveincurred(justforexample)10mistakes.
IMPORTANTREMINDERINANSWERING
Ifyouaresosureoftheanswer,youcandirectlyansweryesorno.Butifyouarejustguessingornotso
sureoftheanswer,youbeerstartcitinglawprovisionsandjurisprudencerst.
Logicbehind:Ifyouansweryesornoandithappenedtobewrong,chancesare,youwillgetan
automaticZERO(0)forthatitem.Theexaminermightnotreadyouransweranymore.Cometothinkof
it,itwouldbeawasteofhistimereadingexplanationofawronganswer.Besides,therearesomany
bookletstocheck.
Ontheotherhand,ifyoucitethelawprovisionsandjurisprudencerst,eventhoughyouryesorno
answerplacedinthelastparagraph/sentenceiswrong,youmightgetsomecredit.(Theexaminermight
say,mayalamtongbatangto,nalitolang).Finally,atleast,theexaminerhasreadallyouranswerand
explanationbeforegradingyouforthatitem.
CARDINALRULESINTAKINGTHEBAR
.Donotforgetyourtestpermits,SupremeCourtcolorcodedIdenticationcard,andotherpertinent
documents/thingsasrequiredintheleercomingfromtheSCallowingyoutotaketheBar.
.Bringawatchwithyoutokeepyouupdatedofthetimeleft.

.Neverbetemptedtocheat.

.Keepyourfocus.

.Carefullyreadandcomprehendtheinstructionsandquestions.

.Answeroneatatime.

.Answerstraighttothepoint.Beresponsivetothequestion.Answeronlywhatisbeingasked.Though
itistemptingtoshowcaseyourknowledge,donotoverelaborate.

.Avoiderasures.

.Donothurryattheexpenseofsubstance(andreadability)ofyouranswers.

.Leaveaspacebeforestartinganewparagraph.

.Reviewyouranswers.Scanyourbookletbeforesubmiingthesame.Besureyouhavenotleftany
questionunanswered.

.Bringextrasign/fountainpens.

.Observepropermargin.
DISCLAIMER!!!

ThisisonlyaguidematerialandwillnotandcannotassureanyoneofpassingoreventoppingtheBAR.
Whatisassuredonlyisthatitwillgreatlyfacilitatethecandidatespresentationofhis/heranswers.

GOODLUCK!!!

Ay.ReynulfoC.Tatad,Jr.

September2006BarExamPasser

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