Here’s what you need to know today, Feb. 24, 2016.
Bar exams to be held in Cebu if 1,000 examinees will take it here
FORMER Court of Appeals Justice Portia Hormachuelos is working with her fellow law deans for the decentralization of the bar exam, held annually only in Manila.
Hormachuelos, the dean of the UV College of law, says an examinee usually spends P100,000 for the month-long stay in Manila for the exam. The 2016 Bar Examinations Committee will only hold an exam in Cebu if at least 1,000 examinees prefer to take it here. The Cebu-based law schools, which have 250 graduates, will be working with other schools to make it happen.
We even have more bar takers in the Visayas and Mindanao….I’m very positive that time will come. Portia Hormachuelos, UV Law School dean.
- The Freeman: Law schools clamor for bar exams in Cebu
Brace for hotter days, fires: fire department warns people
The Bureau of Fire Protection reminded the people to be careful as the coming summer season means fires are more likely to occur, especially in slum areas where houses are made of light materials.
The number of fires is increasing every year and we attriute this to the extreme heat we are experiencing…Just a mere spark can start a big fire, that’s why we should avoid playing with matches or leaving candles or gas burners unattended. Esmael Codilla, BFP 7 director.
- Sun.Star Cebu: Fire department says number of fires increasing due to extreme heat
- The Freeman: 13 towns in Cebu have no fire trucks
- The Freeman: Number of fires in 2015 rises by 28 percent
DPWH closes two lanes in SRP for repairs
HALF of the four-lane approach to the Cebu South Coastal Road tunnel will be closed for repairs for two months by the Department of Public Works and Highways. To help man the traffic, the Cebu City Traffic Office will deplay two two-man teams on each side of tunnel on eight-hour shifts.
As of now, the traffic in the area is manageable, as long as there is no accident. Joy Tumulak, CCTO chief.
- Sun.Star Cebu: CCTO warns motorists of SRP road closure
- Cebu Daily News: DPWH closes two lanes in SRP for repairs.
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