JBC starts vetting 16 high court aspirants
The Judicial and Bar Council will conduct the public interview on the 16 candidates for the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Thursday and Friday.
The public interview will be held at the SC Division Hearing Room to select the nominees to be included in the shortlist of replacement for retiring Associate Justice Martin S. Villarama Jr.
The JBC announced that to be placed in the public interview in the morning of Jan. 7, 2016 are Joe Santos Bisquera, Department of Justice Secretary Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang and Chinchona Cruz-Gonzales.
To be interviewed on Thursday afternoon are Deputy Ombudsman Gerard Mosquera, Court of Appeals Associate Justices Apolinario Bruselas Jr. and Rosmari Carandang, and Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Maria Cristina Cornejo.
The remaining eight candidates will be interviewed on Friday.
The JBC will receive any opposition against the 16 candidates until 5 p.m. on Monday.