Record-high 8,701 aspiring lawyers to take 2018 Bar Exams

MANILA -- More than 8,000 hopefuls are scheduled to take this year's Bar Examinations.

In a statement Wednesday, the Supreme Court's Office of the Bar Confidant said 8,701 candidates are expected to take the 2018 Bar Examinations on all four Sundays of November (4, 11, 18, and 25) at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in EspaΓ±a, Manila, the highest number of Bar candidates in recent years.

The 2018 Bar Examinations Committee Chairperson is SC Justice Mariano C. del Castillo.

The grueling exams cover Political Law, Labor Law, Civil Law, Taxation, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law and Legal and Judicial Ethics.

10 SC buses shall be available to transport examinees and duty personnel to the UST from several pick-up points in case of heavy rains in the morning. 

The buses shall be stationed as early as 4:30 a.m. and will leave exactly at 5 a.m. in the following areas: Quezon City Memorial Circle near Philippine Coconut Authority (two buses); Park and Ride, Lawton, Manila (one bus); SC New Building Compound, Taft Avenue (two buses); Greenbelt and Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati (two buses); and Marikina Sports Complex (one bus).

Only Bar examinees and duty personnel can ride the shuttle buses, and 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 to the bus driver before being allowed to board.

In case of 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. (PNA)

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