Oct 5, 2020 @ 17:49
Bainto clarifies: I filed JBC application last February
Justice Assistant Secretary Neil Vincent Bainto on Monday clarified that he filed his application for a judge post before the Judicial and Bar Council since February of this year.
He issued the statement to belie speculations that there was an exodus of officials at the Department of Justice.
Just recently, Marrk Perete hastily announced his resignation as DOJ undersecretary citing ‘serious reasons.’
“I submitted that application to the Judicial and Bar Council last February 2020 and SOJ (Secretary of Justice) is aware of it. I think the entire application process will still take some time.’
‘I have no intention of leaving the DOJ anytime soon and will consider the judiciary post, if and when given the opportunity,” Bainto said.