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JBC to start interview of SC chief bets after Aquino’s SONA

By: - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ
/ 03:08 PM July 04, 2012

President Benigno Aquino III . FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will start conducting the public interview of aspirants for the Chief Justice post a day after the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III.

Lawyer Jose Mejia, JBC representative of the academe, said initially their target is to finish the public interview of the 24 aspirants by July 27.

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Mejia told reporters Wednesday that their target is to submit a shortlist of candidates to the President by July 30.

The public interview, according to Mejia, will be open to the public.

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This is the final list of applicants for the top judicial post:

1. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio

2. SC Associate Justice Arturo Brion

3. SC Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro

4. SC Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco

5. SC Associate Justice Roberto Abad

6. SC Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

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7. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima

8. Professor Soledad Cagampang De Castro

9. Atty. Jose Manuel Diokno

10. Atty. Katrina Legarda

11.   Atty. Rafael Morales

12.   Dean Raul Pangalangan

13.   Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento

14.   Retired Judge Manuel DJ. Siayngco Jr.

15.   Dean Cesar Villanueva

16.   Ex-San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora

17.   Ferdinand Jose David Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Pijao Sr.

18.  Atty. Vicente Velasquez

19.   Dean Amado Valdez

20.   Cagayan De Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez

21.   Manila RTC Judge Amelia Tria-Infante

22.  Presidential Commission on Good Government Andres Bautista

23. Securities and Exchange Commission Teresita Herbosa

24. Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza

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