Aug 2, 2020 @ 13:41

JBC to interview 2 aspirants for vacant seat in SC

The Judicial and Bar Council will hold an online public interview for two candidates eyeing the seat to be vacated by Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Reyes Jr. who will mandatorily retire on September 18, 2020.

The candidates to be interviewed via Zoom app on April 11, 2020 are Court of Appeals (CA) Justice Apolinario Bruselas Jr. and Sandiganbayan Justice Alex Quiroz.

On the other hand, the public interviews of 11 other candidates eyeing the same post remained valid, according to the JBC.

They are: CA Justices Nina Antonio-Valenzuela, Ramon Cruz, Japar Dimaampao, Jhosep Lopez, Eduardo Peralta Jr., Ricardo Rosario, Maria Filomena Singh, and Edwin Sorongon.

The other candidates are Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez and Sandiganbayan Justices Amparo Cabotaje-Tang, and Oscar Herrera Jr.

The JBC is constitutionally mandated to screen applicants for vacant posts in the judiciary and the Offices of the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman. #

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