The security arrangements for the safe and successful conduct of the Pilot Bar examinations will be implemented by the security sector if Davao City is selected as one of the sites for the computer-based testing system by the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

The security arrangements were already tested during the two-day mock bar examination on January 30 and 31. Davao City was chosen as among the cities for the mock Pilot Bar examination to test the feasibility of holding synchronized examinations for the 2020 – 2021 bar examinations in November 2021.

Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) chief Col. Angel Sumagaysay said that his office has coordinated with Justice Marvic Leonen, the chairman of the 2020-2021 bar exams, to ensure security for the Pilot Bar examination.

“Our preparation was purely security to ensure that the mock bar examination will run smoothly. We coordinated with the representatives from the Supreme Court, particularly with the office of Justice Leonen,” Sumagaysay said.

He said that his office conducted self-deployment on January 30, and implemented full deployment of 63 personnel from PSSCC, Davao City Police Office (DCPO), City Traffic and Transport Management Office (CTTMO), and Central 911 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on January 31.

According to Sumagaysay, the Supreme Court was gratified with the city government of Davao for the safe implementation of the mock bar examination of 27 examinees, which was successfully carried out within their target schedule.

The simulation was held simultaneously in Ateneo de Manila Professional Schools in Makati City, St. Louis University in Baguio, University of Cebu, Cebu City, and Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City. CIO