1 week 7 candidates vie for high court slot Manilatimes
The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has shortlisted seven nominees for the vacant position in the Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Jose Reyes Jr. on September 18. Six of the nominees come from the Court of Appeals. They are Justice Japar Dimaampao, the court’s only Muslim magistrate; Ramon Cruz; Ricardo Rosario; Eduardo Peralta; Jhosep Lopez; and Filomena Singh. The remaining nominee is Supreme Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez. The JBC vets nominees for vacant posts in the judiciary and the Offices of the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman, and presents the final list to President Rodrigo Duterte. The President ... more