LIST: Who are applicants for Supreme Court Chief Justice?

(UPDATED) One from the list will fill in the position vacated by ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Jodesz Gavilan

Published: 8:58 PM July 26, 2018

Updated: 7:16 PM July 28, 2018

NEW CHIEF JUSTICE. The Judicial and Bar Council releases the list of applicants for SC Chief Justice. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Five individuals are vying to become the new Supreme Court Chief Justice.

The High Court's Public Information Office on Thursday, July 26, tweeted that the applicants include 4 SC Associate Justices and one Regional Trial Court judge. The period for nominations and applications ended today.

One from this list will fill in the position vacated by ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Below is the list and background of each applicant ranked according to seniority or based on their appointment to the High Court.

SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE TERESITA LEONARDO DE CASTRO

File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE DIOSDADO PERALTA 

File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LUCAS BERSAMIN 

Photo from the Supreme Court

SUPREME COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE ANDRES REYES JR

File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

JUDGE VIRGINIA TEJANO-ANG

Presiding judge of Davao del Norte Regional Trial Court Branch 1 

In 2014, she issued a warrant of arrest against the suspect in the killing of radio broadcaster Rogelio "Tata" Butalid  

Retirement date unknown

with reports from Lian Buan/Rappler.com

Editor's Note: In an earlier version of this story, we reported that SC Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro was appointed Court of Appeals associate justice in 1997. She rejoined the Judiciary as Sandiganbayan associate justice that year. We regret the error and have made the necessary correction.