Published May 20, 2017, 11:16 AM

No tickets, no entry.

This is just one of the reminders the Supreme Court (SC) announced to the new Bar passers attending their oath-taking ceremony at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in the afternoon of Monday.

“Please bring your tickets. Those without tickets will be refused entry to the venue,” the high tribunal said in its announcement.


Before going to the oath taking, the SC said each Bar passer must get clearance first from the Office of the Bar Confidant which will also hand out a maximum of three tickets for every candidate including two for guests.

“Issuance of clearances at the Supreme Court, Taft Avenue, will continue until 3:00 p.m. of Sunday, May 21, 2017,” the SC advised.

“Unclaimed tickets may be claimed at the ticket booth outside the MOA Arena at the Coral Way Entrance on 22 May 2017,” it added.

Due to the expected numbers of attendees and the traffic and long lines it will cause, candidates are advised to be in their designated seats by 2:00 p.m. as registration at the MOA Arena will start at 11:00 a.m.

“The session will start on time and no late comers will be allowed inside the Arena,” stressed the SC as the event is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. that day.

Except for the 10 Bar topnotchers and their guests, the seating area is indicated on the ticket and will be on a “first come, first seated” basis per area.

Also, guests are not allowed to enter the area designated for the candidates.

Professional cameras will not be allowed at the event but attendees may bring their smaller point-and-shoot cameras at the oath-taking ceremony to remember the event.

“Guests can have their photographs taken with the candidates at the lobby of the MOA Arena before the session starts and after the session ends,” the high court indicated.

Also, all mobile phones will have to be either turned off or placed on silent mode upon entry to the MOA Arena.

“Successful candidates are required to wear the robes prescribed by the Supreme Court. Proper decorum is also expected of all attendees,” the SC also reminded.

Courtesy of Manila Bulletin