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Get applications to Supreme Court ready

Associate Justice Roberto Abad. Photo from http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will begin accepting on March 18 nominations to and applications for the seat in the Supreme Court to be vacated by Justice Roberto Abad who is retiring on May 22.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

8 nominees for Sandiganbayan post selected

Sandiganbayan building facade. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) announced Tuesday that it has already selected eight nominees—five trial court judges and two senior Justice Department officials–to fill up the lone vacant post at the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Did you know: Judicial and Bar Council

The Judicial and Bar Council was formally convened on Dec. 10, 1987. The idea of creating the JBC came from former Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion during debates of the 1986 Constitutional Commission in order to depoliticize the process of appointments. Commissioners Jose C. Colayco and Ricardo J. Romulo also stated that the JBC aims to strengthen the independence of the judicial branch of government by preventing the President from whimsically or arbitrarily choosing members of the courts. The JBC holds office at the second floor of the Supreme Court’s Centennial Building in Padre Faura, Manila.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Palace names new overall deputy Ombudsman

Office of the Ombudsman  PHOTO FROM http://www.ombudsman.gov.ph/

The new “Number Two” man in the Office of the Ombudsman is Melchor Arthur Carandang.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

JBC to get Islamic law consultant


The Supreme Court has approved in principle the appointment of a Shari’a consultant to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which screens nominees to positions in the judiciary.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UNA bucks appointment of Roxas ‘guy’ to Sandiganbayan

UNA secretary general Toby Tiangco: Two roads diverging in the woods. FILE PHOTO

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) is raising a cry against the possible appointment of a Sandiganbayan presiding justice known to have close ties with the head of rival Liberal Party, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas defends subordinate’s ambition to seek Sandigan post

Roxas : I take the MRT when traffic gets unruly. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II said there is nothing wrong if his subordinate aspires for the top post in the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

JBC defers voting on bets for Sandiganbayan top post

Niel Tupas Jr

Aspirants for the top post of the Sandiganbayan will have to wait until July 29 after the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has put on hold its deliberations and voting upon Congress’ request.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congress didn’t send representative to Sandigan screening session

The Sandiganbayan. FILE PHOTO

Congress still has yet to resolve who shall represent the legislative branch to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangilinan questions SC motive on JBC

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Sen. Francis Pangilinan: Mandatory confinement for children aged 12 to 15 years who commit heinous crimes and are repeat offenders. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Thursday questioned the Supreme Court decision that Congress could have only one representative to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), saying the court only wants to maintain its “firm hold” on the multisectoral council.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC: Only 1 member of Congress should be at JBC

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court stood pat on its earlier ruling that only one member of Congress should be at the Judicial and Bar Council.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

JBC shrinks who leaked Sereno’s psycho test sacked

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday said she was not aware that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno had fired psychologists and psychiatrists from the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Leonen accepts SC nomination, but ‘there’s work yet to be done’

Government peace negotiator Marvic Leonen. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He has accepted a Supreme Court associate justice nomination but as far as Malacañang is concerned lawyer Marvic Leonen is not yet done with his job as the government’s chief negotiator with the Muslim rebels.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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