04 October 2012, 3:45 p.m. – TIGHTER security will be enforced in the University on the four Sundays of October as 5,686 law graduates, including 67 from the Faculty of Civil Law, take the bar exams.

The P. Noval and Lacson gates will be the only gates open during the exams. Barricades will be put around the buildings that will be used for the bar exams. These are the Main Building, St. Raymund de Peñafort Building, St. Martin de Porres Building, and Benavides Building.

Non-examinees will not be allowed to enter the buildings or go near the barricades.

The Manila Police District, UST security office, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and Supreme Court Security will be tapped for security operations during the examinations.

UST security personnel will be in charge inside the campus, and will assist Supreme Court Security which will be in full command of the operations.The MMDA will be in charge of traffic along University roads.

Additional security personnel will be deployed to the University on the last day of examinations to secure the area in case of emergency.

Traditional “bar operations” festivities such as rallying, cheering, and putting up streamers will still be banned by the Supreme Court during the exams.

“Bar ops will still be banned. They just cause problems to us. They are noisy. Instead of helping their candidates, [it’s] nothing,” Bar Confidant Atty. Ma. Cristina Layusa told the Varsitarian.

Exams on Oct. 7 will cover Political Law and Labor and Social Legislation while Civil Law and Taxation will be covered on Oct. 14. The scope of the exams on Oct. 21 will be Mercantile Law and Criminal Law. The last day of the exams, Oct. 28, will cover Remedial Law and Legal Ethics Practical Exercises.

Multiple-choice questions will account for 60 percent, while essay-type questions will have a weight of 40 percent. Nikka Lavinia G. Valenzuela


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