De Lima opposes proposal to disband traditional "salubong" on last day of bar exams

September 29, 2010 10:31 am 

MANILA, Sept. 28 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima is opposing the proposal of the Supreme Court (SC) to disband the traditional "salubong" during the last day of the yearly Bar Examinations.

De Lima said that although such plan is the prerogative of the SC, the "salubong" has long been the practice of the well-wishers of the Bar examinees.

"Salubong", De Lima said, is already a part of the Filipino culture such that well-wishers, friends and families express their good luck and appreciation for the hopeful Bar examinees.

Hence, De Lima said, it would not be good to totally disband such Filipino tradition.

De Lima said only proper security measures are needed such as police visibility in order to maintain peace and order during similar events.

Earlier, the SC has mulled to disband or not allow the traditional "salubong" during the last day of the Bar examinations in order to prevent similar incidents to happen.

This was prompted by the bombing incident last Sunday during the last day of the 2010 Bar Examinations in front of the De La Salle University (DLSU) along Taft Ave., Manila which injured 47 individuals, including students and Bar examinees themselves. (PNA)

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