The dark skies and drizzle did not stop the De La Salle University College of Law (DLSU-COL) students from showing their support to the pioneer batch of Bar examinees from the University in the first send-off organized by the Law Student Government. Attended by students, parents of Bar examinees, COL faculty members, and DLSU administrators, the send-off is expected to be one of the traditions that the college will carry on as more aspiring lawyers graduate from the institution.
A formal lunch was held for the Bar examinees and their families at the penthouse of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall before they proceeded to the Amphitheater, where the send-off took place. The DLSU Animo Squad led the crowd as they cheered on the 46 examinees when they were roll called to the stage. Although incomplete because some examinees opted to do some last minute review work, majority of the DLSU Law pioneer batch was in attendance.
All examinees in attendance were awarded with garlands before they were escorted to the bus that will take them to the College of St. Benilde Hotel, where they will stay for the night. The pioneer batch of graduates will be housed in the same hotel all throughout the October exams. DLSU Law’s own Bar Operations took charge in making the examinees’ Bar experience as comfortable as possible.
Digoy Esguerra, one of the examinees, shared that he has done everything to prepare for the Bar exams. From attending review classes to asking pointers from his lawyer dad, he is now leaving his fate up to a higher being. “I never say that I’m already prepared because up to now, I still don’t know what to expect from the Bar Exams,” Esguerra quipped. A 100 percent passing rate is what the college aims to achieve in this year’s exams.
Esguerra, together with one of the 2014 Ten Most Outstanding Students of the Philippines Justin Sucgang, former DLSU Debate Society President Dino de Leon, former UAAP courtside reporter Tiff Atendido, and the rest of the 42 examinees will take the first set of exams tomorrow, at the University of Sto. Tomas. The Bar Exams will run during the four Sundays of October.