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22 applicants vie for 2 SC posts

September 06, 2019

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to interview 22 applicants to the posts that will be vacated by Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justices Francis Jardeleza and Antonio Carpio.

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Jardeleza will retire on September 27 and Carpio on October 26.

The JBC, headed by Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, will interview six of the applicants on Friday, including frontrunners Court of Appeals (CA) Justice Samuel Gaerlan and Philippine Ambassador to Geneva Manuel Antonio Teehankee.

Gaerlan is a graduate of San Beda College and a veteran law professor, while Teehankee, a number one bar topnotcher, graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Also set to be interviewed are first time applicants CA Justices Edgardo Lloren who is based in Cagayan de Oro, Edwin Sorogon, a former prosecutor and judge; lawyer Carlos Espero; and Sandiganbayan Justice Oscar Herrera Jr.

Meanwhile, scheduled for interview on September 9 are Bureau of Internal Revenue Deputy Commissioner Lanee David, lawyer Jeremy Benigno Gatdula, former Ateneo Law School dean Cesar Villanueva, Supreme Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, and CA Justices Apolinario Bruselas, Edgardo delos Santos, Oscar Badelles and Eduardo Peralta.

On September 10, to be interviewed are CA Justices Manuel Barrios, Jhosep Lopez, Pablito Perez and Elihu Ybanez, and Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang and Justices Efren dela Cruz and Alex Quiroz.

Next will be CA Justices Ramon Bato, Japar Dimaampao, Mario Lopez, Ricardo Rosario, Ramon Cruz, Ramon Garcia and Maria Filomena Singh.

The JBC is constitutionally mandated to screen and vet nominees to the President for vacant posts in the judiciary and the Offices of the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman. It is chaired by Bersamin, with ex-officio members Sen. Richard Gordon and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

The Executive Committee is headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Jose Catral, with Ret. Judge Toribio Ilao representing the private sector, and Ret. Judge Franklin Demonteverde and Ret. Supreme Court Justice Noel Tijam as the other regular members. Jomar Canlas

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