Palace won’t nominate candidate for top SC post–spokesman

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacanang won’t have a nominee for Chief Justice and would instead wait for the list to be submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), a spokesman for President Benigno Aquino III said over Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares said Aquino was not barred from nominating a replacement for Renato Corona, who was removed as Chief Justice after he was found guilty of culpable violation of the Constitution in an impeachment trial.

“We have no plans of nominating anybody. We will wait for the shortlist that will be coming from the JBC,” Lacierda said.

The JBC is constitutionally mandated to accept nominations and screen applicants for the judiciary and Ombudsman post.

It started accepting applications and nominations last June 6 until June 18 when the JBC will narrow down the list.

At least three names will be forwarded to the President who will make the final choice.

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  • Lloyd

    Eventually, it will be Carpio.

  • sigena

    kunyari ka pa lacierda

  • PublicPolicy101

    because when you do it, though it happens you will make a literal mockery of the process!!! nominating and appointing….why not dissolve the judicial bar council in the process that way you cut the budget of these members and re allocate it to education.


    SI Lito Lapid na lang para parating masaya sa SC!

    • Francis

      basta wag lang daw gawin yung apointment sa 12 ng gabi kc midnite apointe daw yun..dapat sa tanghaling tapat lang gawin yun papayag sya…

      • UrHONOR

        Ha ha ha….biglang natuto sa pag-attend ng impeachment sessions!  Buti na lang yong relo nya ay may PM at AM na marka….kundi, paano nya malalaman kung gabi o tanghali ang 12;00?

  • FernandoBusi

    Silly report ofcourse Malacanang wont nominate it will just use its ‘moral suasion’ with some groups to nominate its desired candidate. 

  • $4612959

    Kim Henares wants to be nominated. Ang kapal!

  • UsoUso82

    Right, know your limits in the presidential type of governance. one-man-rule is for a banana republic. better to minimize the 2oomillion CDF’s for senators, and also for congress. why the double-delivery of services to the people? that is your job-executive men! think, think, in minimizing cost of operations bec the nation is still to pay for the foreign debt of more than 50B us$. minimize politics bec Pnoy is the one creating his own issues and focus in economic progress. Show your performance today.

    • Concur_Dissent

      Correction: as of Dec 31, 2011 external debt of the Phil is $62B and with a population of 93M people, this means that each man, woman, child owes about $667/head or P28,700/head with conversion of P43:$1….

      Let’s look at Indonesia: total external debt is = $159B and with a population of 238M people, this means that each indonesian (man woman and child) owes $668/ head!! IN SHORT THIS MEANS THE SAME LEVEL AS THE PHILIPPINES!!

      Now, if we compare ourselves with South Korea, we would even look a whole lot better!!

      South Korea external debt = $397B as of Dec 2011 and with a population of only 49M people, this means that each South Korean owes $8,102/head!!

      Our foreign debt is not the issue, the real issue is how to START SPENDING for services, construction and development without LOSING money through GRAFT AND CORRUPTION… Foreign lenders are wary to lend money to the Phil because of RAMPANT G&C… PNoy is on the right track… control G&C and everything else should flow smoothly….

  • Dynamic

    It’s always better that way in fact senator “Brenda” is ready to attack…

  • araceli lorayes

    Finally, some delicadeza from Malacanang. Now if only PNoy can control his urge to open his mouth and talk without thinking….

  • Guest

    no way!! as long as many trapos are holding hi Govt.position just look who’who,enrile,drillon,tanada,estrada, tupas, now making in the list gutom ang pinas..halos lahat ng hi ranking officials ay pareho parin pwenoy is just another breeding ground of corrupt official.while corazon restore the old corrupt one..its funny in the philippines

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