MANILA The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday announced contingency plans for the 2019 Bar Examinations slated on all Sundays of November at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to be taken by 8,245 examinees.
Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant, lawyer Ma. Cristina Layusa, said that in case of heavy rains, 10 SC buses will be available to transport examinees and duty personnel to UST from several pick-up points on each morning of 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 (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)
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 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.
The vans shall also be available at each examination building to shuttle Bar examinees and duty personnel back to OsmeAa and Arellano Drives near Gate 5 along EspaAa Boulevard, where the SC buses are parked.
The SC buses will transport and drop them off in the following areas:
-northbound passengers will be transported up to Quezon City Memorial Circle;
-southbound passengers will be dropped off at Park and Ride, Lawton, Supreme Court premises, and at the EDSA Magallanes Flyover (beneath the Flyover) in Pasay
-passengers bound for Makati will be dropped off at the Ayala Center (Glorietta and Greenbelt)
-passengers bound for Marikina will be dropped off at the Marikina Sports Complex.
The 2019 Bar Examinations is chaired by Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency