The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released on Friday the shortlist for vacant positions in the Sandiganbayan and Court of Appeals (CA).
For the position vacated by Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Roland Jurado, who opted for early retirement, 5 trial court judges were shortlisted namely Philip Aguinaldo, Maryann Corpus-Mañalac and Danilo Cruz, Ombudsman-Luzon Acting Director for Prosecution and Monitoring Unit Bayani Jacinto and Rosanna Fe Romero-Maglaya.
Jurado was supposed to retire on January 31, 2023.
Seven people meanwhile were shortlisted for the post vacated by CA Justice Francisco Acosta.
The 7 are Gregorio Dela Peña III, Walter Ong, Joselito De Jesus Vibrandor, Merianthe Pacita Zuraek, Jeoffre Acebido, Anisah Amanodin-Umpa and Tita Marilyn Payoyo-Villordon.
The names were submitted by the JBC to President Rodrigo Duterte.