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JBC interviewed SC associate aspirants on December 5th


Aspirants to the post of Deputy Legal Assistant to the Supreme Court led by President Sandiganbayan, Amparo Cabotje-Tang and five others, will face the Justice and Bar Council in December for a public interview.

Candidates are fighting for the vacancy by retiring Judge Supreme Court Noel Tijam on January 5, 2019.

In addition to Cabang-Tang, his colleagues from Sandiganbayan Associate Justice, Efren de la Cruz and the Court of Appeal, Eduardo Peralta Jr., Ramon Cruz, Ricardo Rosario and Ramon Bato Jr. will be interviewed.

"In accordance with Section 2, Rule 7 of the Revised Regulation of the Jury and the Bar Council (JBC), an interview with the public group will take place on 5 December 2018 (Wednesday) in the Hearing Division in the Supreme Court's main building , following the nominees for Deputy Vice-President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Noel Tijam, "JBC said in an ad.

JBC is mandated from a constitutional point of view to present aspirants to the judiciary and supportive positions of the Ombudsman. They will come up with a short list that will be sent to the President for a final decision.

Cabang-Tang was the youngest member of the anti-graft court at the age of 58, when he was appointed in 2013 by President Benigno Aquino III.

JBC said there are still 14 candidates for Tijam's post, but they will no longer face JBC in December, as their previous interviews are still considered valid.

The other candidates are CA judges, Manuel Barrios, Apolinario Bruselas Jr., Rosmari Carandang, Stephen Cruz, Edgardo delos Santos, Japar Dimaampao, Ramon Garcia, Amy Lazaro-Javier and Mario Lopez. Sandiganbayan Justice Alex Quiroz; Tagum Tagum City Regional Judge Judge Virginia Tehano-Ang, Judge Administration Jose Midas Marquez; Escort Center of the Faculty of Law associate dean Rita Linda Jimeno and former Dean of the Ateneo Cesar Villanueva law.

Tijam was the second denominator of President Rodrigo Duterte. He was named on 8 March 2017.

President Duterte is expected to appoint more than 10 CS members during his six-year term.

He has already appointed six judges – Ombudsman Samuel Martires, Tijam, Andres Reyes Jr., Alexander Gesmundo, Jose Reyes Jr. and Ramon Paul Hernando.

Hernando was appointed to the vacant post of Martires.

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