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JBC DQ’d Davao judge from CJ race due to “unwritten rule”

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Tagum City Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang was disqualified by the Judicial and Bar Council for the vacant chief justice post because of “an unwritten rule” when applying for a post in the judiciary.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, an ex-officio member of the JBC, disclosed that a “judge cannot apply for a judicial position two levels higher.”

“There’s an unwritten rule that a judge cannot apply for a judicial position two levels higher; i.e., from Metropolitan Trial Court to Court of Appeals, or from RTC to Supreme Court,” Guevarra bared.

Also, Guevarra added that Judge Tejano-Ang was disqualified because of “an adverse finding and recommendation in her administrative case.”

He failed to elaborate on Tagum’s administrative case.

Ang was the lone SC “outsider” among the aspirants for chief justice post.

She received her law degree from Ateneo de Davao where she graduated cum laude.

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