MANILA (UPDATED) - Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza is not on the short list of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for the vacancy in the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno earlier raised questions about the integrity of Jardeleza.
The JBC's recommended candidates for the vacant seat in the Supreme Court are:
Cour of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Apolinario Bruselas, Jr. - 6 votes
CA Associate Justice Jose Reyes, Jr. - 6 votes
Commission on Audit (COA) Chairman Maria Gracia Pulido-Tan - 5 votes
Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Reynaldo Daway - 4 votes.
President Benigno Aquino III will choose from these 4 names the new member of the high court who will replace Associate Justice Roberto Abad, who retired in May.-- with a report from Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News