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Cebu News Digest for Feb. 24, 2016: Deans push for bar exams in Cebu; BFP warns of more fires; 2 SRP lanes closed for repairs

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.

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Here’s what you need to know today, Feb. 24, 2016.

CONDITION. The 2016 Bar council will allow to hold an exam in Cebu if 1,000 examinees prefer to take it here.
CONDITION. The 2016 Bar council will allow to hold an exam in Cebu if 1,000 examinees prefer to take it here.

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.

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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.

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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.

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