SC: Bar exams will continue despite the storm | Rare Techy
November 2, 2022 | 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines – This year’s bar exams will go ahead as scheduled this month, the Supreme Court (SC) said yesterday, rejecting calls to postpone it due to damage caused by severe tropical storm Peng in various parts of the country.
“The 2022 bar exams will continue as originally scheduled and announced on November 9, 13, 16, and 20,” SC spokesperson Brian Hosaka said in a tweet.
Bar Bulletin 6 of 2022 announced that rescheduling the dates of the four-day bar exams would lead to unforeseen circumstances and contingencies.
Hosaka had earlier been asked if the Office of the Bar Confidant had received a formal request to change the bar exams as Peng wreaked havoc in many parts of the country due to potential damage to some bar takers.
He said that if there is an application, the High Court will have to wait until All Saints and All Souls’ Day to entertain the petition.
The SC expects 9,916 law graduates to take the bar exam this year. Initially, the SC approved 10,075 applicants but 159 withdrew.
As part of the SC’s push for more localized and digitized bar exams, this year’s exams will be held at 14 testing centers across the country.
These include San Beda University, De La Salle University, Manila Adventist College, Ateneo Junior and High School Complex, University of the Philippines Campus in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig for Metro Manila; Saint Louis University, De La Salle Lipa, and Nueva Caceres University for Luzon; Dr. University of Cebu, University of San Carlos, Tacloban City for Visayas. and Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, Ateneo de Davao University-Senior High School, and Ateneo de Zamboanga University for Mindanao.
Bar Chairman Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa earlier asked examinees to monitor the Bar Plus dashboard for their final testing centers.