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The highest in recent years: 8,701 to take 2018 Bar exam

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Some 8,701 candidates are expected to take the 2018 Bar Examinations on all four Sundays of November (November 4, 11, 18, and 25) at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in España, Manila.

This is the highest number of Bar candidates in recent years.

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

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:

Ten 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 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: 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 are allowed to 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, as the case may be, 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.

If after the end of the exams there is flooding, the SC commuter vans shall also be available at each examination building to transport Bar examinees and duty personnel back to Osmeña and Arellano Drives near Gate 5 along España where the SC shuttle buses are parked.

The SC shuttle buses will transport and drop them off in the following areas: northbound passengers shall be transported up to QC Memorial Circle (near Philippine Coconut Authority) while southbound passengers at Park and Ride, Lawton, Supreme Court premises, and at the EDSA Magallanes Flyover (beneath the Flyover) in Pasay. For passengers going to the Makati area, the drop-off area shall be at the Ayala Center (Glorietta and Greenbelt), while those going to the Marikina area shall be at the Marikina Sports Complex.

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