Sep 20, 2021 @ 12:40

Application or nomination for 5 CA seats, 70 judgeship posts start

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has announced the start of application or nomination for five (5) Court of Appeals seats and at least 70 judgeship posts in Mindanao.

There are vacant seats in the appellate court after Associate Justice Jhosep Y. Lopez was promoted to the Surpeme Court on January 25, 2021.

Danton Q. Bueser who retired on March 14, 2021; Franchito N. Diamante who passed away May 4, 2021; Edgardo T. Lloren who retired August 8, 2021; and Elihu A. Ybanez who will retire on November 2, 2021.

For judicial regions IX, X, XI, and XII, vacant judgeship posts are for the regional trial court (RTC), municipal trial courts (MTC), municipal circuit trial courts (MCTC), and Shari’a District Court (SDC).

JBC is constitutionally mandated to screen applicants for vacant posts in the judiciary and the Offices of the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman.#

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