CCPO official: No special treatment for Bar exam takers

BAR exam takers do not get special treatment.

Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for administration of the Cebu City Police Office, issued this clarification on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

The reason many police personnel are deployed in Bar exam venues is because the Supreme Court had requested their presence.

“We also provide security for other examinations. For example, the board exam for engineering is handled by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). If the PRC asks for so and so number of police personnel then that’s what we deploy,” he said in Cebuano.

Parilla explained that justices are usually present at Bar exam venues.

He said they sit in the en banc panel that comes up with a verdict against an examinee who commits an offense at the venue.

Meanwhile, road closures and traffic rerouting have also been implemented at examination venues to avoid disturbance during examination days.

The Bar examination is being held at the University of San Carlos main campus and the University of Cebu Banilad campus on November 9, 13, 16 and 20.