Some 20 lawyer-hopefuls from Palawan State University School of Law (PSU-SOL) will take the 2019 Bar Examinations that will be held on all four Sundays of November.

The Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) on Thursday announced that 8,245 candidates are scheduled to take the bar exams at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in España, Manila.

Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Ma. Cristina B. Layusa, in a press statement, said that contingency plans were made in case of heavy rain and flooding.

“Among the measures to be implemented are the deployment of Supreme Court buses which would be stationed in different areas in Metro Manila that would transport candidates and duty personnel to UST,” Layusa said.

The buses will be stationed as early as 4:30 a.m. and would leave at 5 a.m., with boarding on a first-come, first-served basis.

The pick-up stations are as follows: Quezon City Memorial Circle (two buses); Park and Ride, Lawton, Manila (one bus); Supreme Court Compound, Taft Avenue (two buses); EDSA Magallanes Flyover (beneath the Flyover),Pasay (two buses); Greenbelt and Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati (two buses); and Marikina Sports Complex (one bus).

Meanwhile, Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe, 2019 Bar exam chairperson, earlier sought the help of the Manila local government unit (LGU) for tighter security during the conduct of the exam.

In 2018, PSU-SOL produced 12 new lawyers with 52.17 percent passing rate compared to the national passing rate of 22.07 percent.

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