'Little President' nominated for Chief Justice


Posted at Jun 22 2012 07:35 PM | Updated as of Jun 23 2012 08:03 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Executive Secretary Paquito "Jojo" Ochoa is the latest addition to the long list of nominees for Chief Justice.

Ochoa, whose post is also known as the "Little President," was nominated by one Egay Bigay.

Ochoa, however, will decline the nomination.

Katherine Adraneda, director of the Office of the Executive Secretary, said: "ES Ochoa has just been informed & he will decline it. ES will submit a formal letter to JBC [Judicial and Bar Council] to inform them that he declines the nomination. Thank you."

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has extended the nomination period for the new Chief Justice to July 2. -- reports from Ina Reformina, Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News