MANILA, Philippines - The Judicial and Bar Council has received 16 applications or nominations for the position vacated by newly installed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
The official list includes some who already sought a position before with the Supreme Court.
They are: Court of Appeals Justices Ramon Bato Jr., Rosemari Carandang, Magdangal de Leon, Isaias Dicdican, Andres Reyes Jr., Jose Reyes Jr., and Noel Tijam.
The others are: Sandiganbayan Justice Maria Cristina Cornejo, former trial court judges Adoracion Avisado-Cruz and Florentino Floro; University of Perpetual Help Executive Law Dean Joe Santos Bisquera, La Salle Founding Dean of Law Jose Manuel Diokno, Securities and Exchange Commission chief Teresita Herbosa, former UP Law Dean Marvic Leonen, former Energy Secretary Raphael P.M. Lotilla and former Ateneo Law Dean Cesar Villanueva.
The candidates, however, are still subject to the screening process of the JBC.