JBC releases shortlist of 6 candidates for vacant SC post

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The Judicial and Bar Council on Friday came up with a shortlist of candidates to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo.

Those who made it in the shortlist were Court of Appeals justices Apolinario Bruselas Jr., Japar Dimaampao, Ramon Garcia, Jhosep Lopez, and Rodil Zalameda.

Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez was also in the shortlist.

The list was forwarded to President Rodrigo Duterte who has 90 days to make his choice.

Del Castillo is retiring on July 29 when he turns 70.

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