Carpio attends last SC flag ceremony

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Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Monday along with Supreme Court officials and employees attended his last flag raising ceremony.

Carpio will mandatorily retire on October 26 upon reaching the age of 70.

The Judicial and Bar Council recently came up with a shortlist of nine candidates for Carpio’s post.

Shortlisted were Court of Appeals Justices Japar Dimaampao, Ramon Garcia, Ricardo Rosario, Jhosep Lopez, Ma. Filomena Singh, Pablito Perez, Manuel Barrios, Edgardo delos Santos.

Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez also made it in the list.

The JBC is the constitutionally-mandated body to screen and vet nominees to key positions in the judiciary and the Office of the Ombudsman.

Under the 1987 Constitution, President Duterte has 90 days from October 26 within which to appoint Carpio’s replacement.

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