MANILA, Philippines - Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Francisco Villaruz has declined his nomination for Chief Justice.
Villaruz was nominated by Arturo M. De Castro on June 19.
A JBC source has informed ABS-CBN News that Commission on Appointments (COA) and Aquino appointee Grace Pulido Tan was nominated for the post vacated by Chief Justice Renato Corona.
The nomination period ends on July 2.
Only those who accept their nominations will undergo further screening by the JBC.