Suspensyon ng bar exams sa Odette-hit areas sisiyasatin ng SC

Suspensyon ng bar exams sa Odette-hit areas sisiyasatin ng SC

January 2, 2022 @ 2:36 PM 7 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Masasagot na sa nakatakdang full court session ng Supreme Court (SC) sa Martes kung matutupad ba ang hiling ng ilan na pansamantalang kanselahin ang bar exams sa mga lugar na apektado ng bagyong Odette.

Ipinagpaliban ang 2020 bar examinations dahil sa coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Subalit noong Nobyembre, muling ipinagpaliban ang 2020-2021 online bar examinations at itinakda ito sa Enero 16, 23, 30 at Pebrero 6, 2022 sa hindi bababa sa 29 testing centers sa buong bansa.

Sa plea for postponement, sinabi ng IBP-Cebu City sa SC na nagdulot ang “Odette” ng “severe damage to Cebu, Bohol, Southern Leyte, and other areas in Mindanao.”

“Many have lost their homes and are without electricity and water,” dagdag ng IBP-Cebu City.

“Telecommunication lines, Wi-Fi and data connection have been cut off.”

Paglalahad pa nito sa SC:

“A majority of the barristers in Cebu, Bohol, Southern Leyte and other areas in Mindanao have suffered from the effects of the typhoon and have not only lost focus in their preparation but had to use their resources they have supposedly prepared for the Bar Examinations to rebuild their homes and provide for their families.”

“There is equal concern for court personnel and lawyers who have volunteered to be proctors during the Bar Examinations as they too have been affected by the typhoon.” RNT/SA