MANILA - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday named 6 nominees for the next Supreme Court Associate Justice to replace Mariano del Castillo.
Those who made the shortlist were:
- Apolinario Bruselas Jr.
- Japar Dimaampao
- Ramon Garcia
- Jhosep Lopez
- Jose Midas Marquez
- Rodil Zalameda
Bruselas, Dimaampao, Garcia, Lopez, and Zalameda are associate justices at the Court of Appeals while Marquez is currently the court administrator.
Del Castillo will retire on July 29 when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70. President Rodrigo Duterte must choose a replacement and fill up the vacancy within 90 days of occurrence. - report from Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News