Special Bar exam reminders by OBC


The Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) of the Philippine Supreme Court releases the Official List of Successful Bar Examinees and other bulletins related to the Bar examination. This year, Bar Bulletin No. 4 (No. 6 on the website) was issued by the OBC, incorporating the new two-booklet rule and some tips on how to answer essay questions during the exam.

Below are special reminders issued by the OBC for the guidance of Bar candidates when extraordinary circumstances occur.

[1] Every Bar examinee with special medical or other needs (e.g., insulin injections or taking medications during examination hours) should inform the Office of the Bar Confidant on or before August 15, 2019 so that appropriate preparations can be made or taken well ahead of examination time.
[2] If a Bar examinee feels sick during the actual examination, the attention of the head watcher or watcher should be called immediately so that appropriate action may be taken. The Court has prepared for this contingency.

[3] As above-stated, Bar examinees should attend to their toilet needs before the FIRST BELL. If an examinee needs to go to the toilet at any time during the actual examination, the examinee should call the attention of the head watcher or watcher for directions on the procedure/s to be observed.

[4] The University's rooms are fully air-conditioned. For the examinees' comfort and convenience, they may need to bring sweaters or jackets.

[5] Eating lunch is allowed only at the Quadricentennial Park located at the back of the Main Building, on park benches, the Gazebo Area inside the Main Building, inside the canteens of the Benavides and St. Martin de Porres Buildings, and, if applicable, inside the tents in front of the Albertus Magnus Building. Examinees may also take their lunch outside the University campus but must return before the University gates are closed, i.e., thirty (30) minutes before the next examination.
[6] The conduct of the 2019 Bar Examinations is an official function of the Supreme Court and is an integral part of every examinee's application for admission to the Philippine Bar. Thus, examinees are reminded to observe proper decorum, including dressing appropriately and comfortably. Examinees can wear only shirts, slacks, or denim pants, below-the-knee length dresses or skirts, and closed shoes

[7] The following kinds of attire are prohibited during the Bar Examinations:

[7.1] Gauzy, transparent, or net-like clothing;
[7.2] Sandos; sleeveless, strapless, or spaghetti-strapped blouses; tank tops (unless worn as an undershirt); and blouses with over-plunging necklines;
[7.3] Micro-mini skirts; walking shorts; cycling shorts; leggings; tights; jogging pants; Capri pants; distressed or torn jeans or pajamas;
[7.4] Sandals; step-ins exposing the toes; rubber sandals; slippers; or bakya.

[8] IT IS MANDATORY FOR EXAMINEES TO USE ONLY TRANSPARENT OR SEE-THROUGH BAGS, ZIP-LOCK BAGS, PURSES, CONTAINERS, AND THE LIKE DURING THE BAR EXAMINATIONS. (In the Resolution dated 30 September 2014 in Bar Matter No. 2819 [In Re: Application to Take the 2014 Bar Examinations], the Court, for security measures, DIRECTED the bar examinees to put their books, pens, food, water, and other personal items inside transparent or seethrough bags, clear ziplock bags, pouches, lunch boxes, clear water containers, and other similar containers.)

SOURCE: Before the Examinations. Office of the Bar Confidant. Guide and Rules of Conduct to the 2019 Bar Examinations. Bar Bulletin No. 4 (No. 6 on http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/bar-admissions/bar-2019/).

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