MANILA - The Supreme Court is ready to deploy transport for bar examinees in the event of heavy rains and floods during the exams set on the four Sundays of November.
A total of 7,227 are expected to take the exams, known as the toughest professional licensure test in the country. It will begin on Sunday, Nov. 5, and continue on Nov 12, 19, and 26.
Under its contingency plan, the SC said it would deploy 10 buses to transport bar examinees to the exam venue University of Santo Tomas in Manila from these pick-up points:
- Quezon City Memorial Circle (2 buses)
- Park and Ride, Lawton, Manila (1 bus)
- Supreme Court Compound, Taft Avenue, Manila (2 buses)
- EDSA-Magallanes Flyover, Pasay City (2 buses will be deployed beneath the flyover)
- Greenbelt and Glorietta, Ayala Center, Makati (2 buses)
- Marikina Sports Complex (1 bus)
Should flooding occur inside the university, a known flood-prone area, SC commuter vans will transport bar examinees to their respective examination buildings.
The buses will also transport examinees out of the venue should flooding persist.
The drop-off areas are as follows:
- North-bound passengers shall be transported up to the QC Memorial Circle
- South-bound passengers could be dropped off at Park and Ride in Lawton, Supreme Court premises and beneath the EDSA-Magallanes Flyover in Pasay City
- For the Makati area, drop-offs shall be at the Ayala Center (Glorietta and Greenbelt)
- Marikina Sports Complex.
The High Court also warned examinees that Roxas Boulevard in Manila will be closed on Nov. 12, the second Sunday of the exams, due to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit.