8,245 Candidates to Take 2019 Bar Exams at UST

October 31, 2019

The Supreme Court (SC), through the Office of the Bar Confidant, today announced that 8,245 candidates are expected to take the 2019 Bar Examinations on all four Sundays of November (November 3, 10, 17, and 24) at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in España, Manila.

The 2019 Bar Examinations Committee Chairperson is SC Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe.

Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Ma. Cristina B. Layusa reminded the Bar candidates and duty personnel of the following contingency plan for the Bar exams in case of heavy rains and flooding:

In case of heavy rains, ten SC buses shall be available to transport examinees and duty personnel to UST from several pick-up points in the morning of a Bar examination day. The buses shall be stationed as early as 4:30 a.m. and will leave exactly at 5 a.m. in the following areas:

  1. Quezon City Memorial Circle (two buses);
  2. Park and Ride, Lawton, Manila (one bus);
  3. Supreme Court Compound, Taft Avenue (two buses);
  4. EDSA Magallanes Flyover (beneath the Flyover),Pasay (two buses);
  5. Greenbelt and Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati (two buses); and
  6. Marikina Sports Complex (one bus)

Only Bar examinees and duty personnel are allowed to ride the shuttle buses. Boarding shall be on a first-come, first-served basis. To avail of this service, they must present their Notice of Admission, Gate Pass and/or identification cards, as the case may be, to the bus driver before being allowed to board.

In the event there is flooding inside the UST compound before the start of the exams, commuter vans of the SC shall also be available to transport examinees and duty personnel from the UST gates to their respective examination buildings. Senior citizens, pregnant women, and persons with disability (PWDs) shall be prioritized in the use of the commuter vans.

If there is flooding after the end of the exams, the SC commuter vans shall also be available at each examination building to shuttle Bar examinees and duty personnel back to Osmeña and Arellano Drives near Gate 5 along España Boulevard, where the SC buses are parked. The SC buses will transport and drop them off in the following areas: 1) northbound passengers shall be transported up to QC Memorial Circle; 2) southbound passengers could be dropped-off at Park and Ride, Lawton,, Supreme Court premises, and at the EDSA Magallanes Flyover (beneath the Flyover) in Pasay; 3) for the Makati area, drop-off area shall be at the Ayala Center (Glorietta and Greenbelt); and 4) for the Marikina area, the Marikina Sports Complex.

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