MANILA, Philippines – Justices of the Supreme Court (SC) promised judicial reforms that they would institute should they be chosen as the next chief justice of the Philippines.
The applicants made the promises when the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interviewed them on Thursday, August 16. (READ: #CJSearch: How did aspirants vote on key Supreme Court decisions?)
On Monday, August 20, the JBC will deliberate on who to put on the shortlist to be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro Appointed 2007, 2nd most senior incumbent justice Retiring October 2018
Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta Appointed 2009, 3rd most senior incumbent justice Retiring March 2022
Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin Appointed 2009, 4th most senior incumbent justice Retiring October 2019
Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr Appointed 2017, 2nd most junior incumbent justice Retiring May 2020
The fifth applicant is Tagum City, Davao Judge Virginia Tehano-Ang who admitted to the JBC that her application for chief justice was just an accident.
Ang's interview proceeded and she was asked to clarify a reported traffic altercation and other details of her work as a judge. She was told that her interview would be valid for a year should she apply for other posts for justice. – Rappler.com
Watch the interviews here:
LIVE: JBC interviews Supreme Court Chief Justice aspirants
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