Jul 16, 2020 @ 21:18
CA Associate Justice Priscilla Baltazar- Padilla appointed to SC
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday night announced the appointment of Court of Appeals Associate Justice Priscilla J. Baltazar- Padilla to the Supreme Court.
Last month, the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) came up with a shortlist nominating her along with six other candidates to the SC due to the mandatory retirement of associate justice Andres Reyes Jr. last May 11.
Shortlisted were Court of Appeals Associate Justices Japar Dimaampao, Jhosep Lopez, Ramon Cruz, Manuel Barrios, Ricardo Rosario, and Baltazar-Padilla.
Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez was also in the shortlist.
The JBC is constitutionally mandated to screen applicants for vacant posts in the judiciary and the Offices of the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman.