DAVAO Metropolis (MindaNews / 10 July) – For the initially time in historical past, Legislation graduates nationwide will no more time troop to Manila to choose the bar exams there. In Mindanao, Regulation graduates can choose from among the five universities that will provide as screening sites.
According to Supreme Court Affiliate Justice Marvic Leonen, chair of the 2020/21 Bar Exams, the bar exams on November 7, 14, 21 and 28 will be administered in at least 16 screening facilities nationwide, five of them in Mindanao: the 3 Ateneos (Ateneo de Davao University in Davao Metropolis, Ateneo de Zamboanga University in Zamboanga Town and Xavier College – Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro Metropolis) and the Mindanao Condition College-Iligan Institute of Technologies (MSU-IIT) in Iligan Metropolis and MSU in Common Santos City.
Mindanawons who are graduates of Legislation universities outdoors Mindanao – for instance the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila College in Quezon City or University of San Carlos in Cebu – can also acquire the bar test in Mindanao, Leonen stated in reaction to a question from MindaNews.
Previous year’s bar test was canceled thanks to the pandemic so this year’s bar is envisioned to have a significant amount of examinees, primarily because the expenditure for the bar tests has been substantially lessened. Examinees in the provinces no longer have to have to get worried about elevating a big amount for travel to and from Manila, and lodging, food items and inland journey in Manila. And in this time of the pandemic, the further price tag of RT-PCR exams if they vacation to Manila.
According to Leonen, the tests web-sites in Luzon are Ateneo de Manila University, St. Louis College in Baguio Metropolis, Manila Adventist College or university, Saint Louis School in La Union, St. Mary’s University in Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Point out College in Tuguegarao, University of Nueva Caceres in Bicol, and De La Salle in Lipa. In the Visayas, the tests internet sites are La Salle Bacolod, Central Philippine University in Iloilo and University of Cebu in Banilad
Leonen stated the quantity of testing websites may perhaps access 25 as the Supreme Courtroom is even now negotiating with “several massive schools to accommodate much more bar examinees.”
On July 8, the Supreme Court docket signed a contract with the Saint Louis University in Baguio Town, asone of the screening centers for the 2020/2021 bar examinations.
The Supreme Court’s Community Facts Place of work documented that Leonen, in his presentation entitled “Looking Ahead: Meaningful Bar Reforms,” disclosed that the Supreme Courtroom is “ready to perform localized bar exams, with students bringing their individual products into their very own lecture rooms,” with every classroom positioned pursuing the guidelines of the COVID-19 Inter-Company Undertaking Power
on Rising Infectious Health conditions.
Leonen also announced that the Supreme Courtroom will launch on July 15 an online portal for the electronic filing of petitions to take the Bar Exams, dubbed “Bar PLUS” or Bar Personalised Login Unified Procedure. “No longer will a Bar applicant have to go to Manila, (to) line up at the Office environment of the Bar Confidant,” the SC PIO’s push release quoted Leonen as saying.
Via Bar In addition, candidates can submit their personal information, access the needed varieties for their application, add petition demands, and fork out for their software digitally. Applicants will also be capable to decide on their most popular examination venue, issue to the acceptance of the Place of work of the Bar Confidant. (Carolyn O. Arguillas / MindaNews)