Cebu City police ready to secure Bar exams

IT’S all systems go for the Bar examinations, which will be held in two universities in Cebu City, said police officials Monday, November 7, 2022.

The 2022 Bar examinations will be held on November 9, 13, 16 and 20 at the University of Cebu-Banilad and University of San Carlos main campus.

The City’s anti-noise ordinance will be implemented in areas near these venues to help the examinees concentrate on the tests.

Police Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba, chief of Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas, said there will also be a rerouting of vehicles on examination days.

He said they are aiming for zero crime on the dates mentioned, but stressed that this can be done with the cooperation of the community.

He said the PRO-Central Visayas will provide an augmentation team to the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) to ensure tight security.

“All systems go for Cebu City Police Office and augmentation from other police units to secure the two universities in the city which will serve as venues for the 2022 bar examinations,” said Alba.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy city director for administration of the CCPO, said their security plan has already been in place.

He said they will implement on examination days the anti-noise ordinance of Cebu City from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This means that no videoke, party, and loud sound system will be allowed in areas near the exam venues. Vehicles passing by the venues are also not allowed to honk their horns so as not to distract the examinees.

“Along the street sa UC, diha sa Banilad, ginadili nato ang pag saba-saba to include ang mga sakyanan. Bawal mag sirbato and then all ordinances related to anti-noise ato nang i-implement like videoke, parties within the area, so ato nang ipatuman,” said Parilla.

(Along the street near UC Banilad, we will not allow noise from vehicles. No honking of horns and all ordinances related to the anti-noise will be implemented in the area.)

He said violators will be issued a citation ticket with penalties from the Cebu City Government.

The police called on the public to follow the rules and help aspiring lawyers focus on the exams.

Parilla said they have not received any threat, but the CCPO personnel will be placed on full alert status on examination days. (AYB/LMY)