2018 BAR EXAMS ENDS PEACEFULLY, SAYS POLICE
MANILA CITY – This year’s bar examinations held concluded on a peaceful note after the deployment of more security personnel at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), police said, as reported by the Manila Bulletin.
“So far, [it was] peaceful. No Bar 2018 related incident [recorded]. Mas marami ang deployment natin this year. Halos doble ang number. More than 500 ang Philippine National Police plus more than 100 from allied forces such from the Supreme Court, UST Security Office, National Bureau of Investigation, [and] Philippine Coast Guard,” Director Guillermo Eleazar, head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), told the news outlet in a text message.
(So far, it was peaceful. No Bar 2018 related incident recorded. The number of our deployment was more than doubled. We have more than 500 from the Philippine National Police plus more than 100 from allied forces such from the Supreme Court, UST Security Office, National Bureau of Investigation, [and] Philippine Coast Guard.)
Over 700 policemen, along with other officials, were sent on the last leg of the bar exam.
“I would say bar exams have been peaceful and no untoward incident was reported. No threats were monitored. But we did not take it lightly that is the reason why we deployed PNP in order to prevent the previous incidents,” said Senior Supt. Vicente Danao Jr., director of the Manila Police District (MPD).
Police remained vigilant and formed a human barricade as thousands of supporters from several universities and colleges trooped to España Boulevard to hold the annual “Salubong” tradition after the annual exam.
Some roads around the campus was closed as well. MPD’s Traffic Enforcement Unit closed the westbound lane of España Boulevard from A. H. Lacson Avenue to P. Noval Street from 3 p.m. on Nov. 25 for the tradition.
About 8,000 law graduates flocked to the UST to take what is considered the most difficult professional exam in the country.
This was conducted at the UST for the last four consecutive Sundays which covered the following: Political Law, Civil Law, Taxation, Labor Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law, Mercantile Law and Legal and Judicial Ethics.
Results are expected to be released on the first week of May or the last week of April 2019.