JBC bares shortlist of 3 candidates for CJ post

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The Judicial and Bar Council on Tuesday came up with a shortlist of three candidates for the chief justice post which will become vacant as Lucas Bersamin is set to retire on October 17.

Those who made it in the shortlist were Justices Diosdado Peralta (7 votes), Andres Reyes Jr.(4 votes), and Estela Perlas-Bernabe (7votes).

The shortlist was already transmitted to President Duterte.

Under the 1987 Constitution, President Duterte has 90 days from October 17 within which to appoint Bersamin’s replacement.

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

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