Mods, with your approval I move for this thread to be a Poll Question (Ideally, when the JBC released the shortlist of the 3 most qualified name)
Who do you think are the top 3 most qualified candidate that will make it to the JBC shortlist and why?
I staunchly believe Acting Chief Justice Antonio 'Tony' Carpio is the man to beat! Let his track record speak for itself
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) released Friday, July 6, the official list of candidates for the next chief justice of the Supreme Court.
The list includes the names of 22 nominees submitted to JBC from June 2 to July 2.
The JBC is the body that screens and vets nominees for vacant judicial posts. It will interview the chief justice candidates from July 24 to 26, then submit a shortlist of the 3 most qualified names to Aquino.
The President has until August 29 to appoint the replacement of dismissed chief justice Renato Corona.
1. Acting Chief Justice Antonio T. Carpio
2. Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr.
3. Associate Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-de Castro
4. Associate Justice Arturo D. Brion
5. Associate Justice Roberto A. Abad
6. Associate Justice Maria Lourdes P. Sereno
Justice Sereno vowed “to uphold the truth . . . in favour for those who are weak in order that justice, in its true sense, may be rendered.”
7. Andres D. Bautista
8. Soledad M. Cagampang-de Castro
Professor of Law
9. Leila M. de Lima
Secretary, Department of Justice
10. Jose Manuel I. Diokno
Founding Dean of De La Salle University College of Law
11. Teresita J. Herbosa
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
12. Francis H. Jardeleza
Incumbent Solicitor General
13. Maria Carolina Katrina T. Legarda
Professor, UP College of Law
Practicing Lawyer, Advocate of the rights of women and children
14. Rafael A. Morales
Professorial Lecturer, UP College of Law
15. Raul C. Pangalangan
Professor of Law, Former Dean UP College of Law
He taught Public International Law at the Harvard Law School as Visiting Professor in 2007
Pangalangan said he wanted to reform the law licensure exams system by giving a well-defined scope of the examination, where only one book is to be studied.
16. Rufus B. Rodriguez
17. Rene V. Sarmiento
Lecturer at the Philippine Judicial Academy
Sarmiento said he wanted to enhance communication with the public, through a monthly or quarterly “Steps-of-the-Supreme Court chat” with the media, and also connect with government institutions and non-government organizations that seek to enable and empower the vulnerable.
18. Manuel DJ. Siayngco Jr.
19. Amado D. Valdez
Dean University of the East College of Law
20. Vicente R. Velasquez
Private Practice Lawyer
Founder Velasquez Law Office
21. Cesar Villanueva
former Dean of the Ateneo Law School
22. Ronaldo B. Zamora