Monday, October 22, 2018
Close  
  • share this

SC’s Martires joins list of aspirants to be next Ombudsman

/ 11:41 PM May 16, 2018
Samuel Martires

SC Associate Justice Samuel Martires. (Photo by NOY MORCOSO / INQUIRER.net)

Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires has joined other aspirants to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.

According to records from the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), Martires was nominated by a former colleague – retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Perez. He accepted the nomination.

ADVERTISEMENT

Martires, a graduate of San Beda, was the first appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Supreme Court.

If appointed as Ombudsman, he will follow the steps of Morales who moved in to the Office of the Ombudsman upon retirement from the Supreme Court.

FEATURED STORIES

Martires will retire on January next year.

Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Martires was a justice of the Sandiganbayan.

Two other Supreme Court Associae Justices have been nominated for the Ombudsman post – Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco Jr. and Teresita Leonardo De Castro.

But De Castro has declined the nomination, while Velasco did not submit a conforme, without which his nomination will not be considered.

Aside from Martires, Associate Justice Efren dela Cruz has joined the list ofg aspirants for the Ombudsman’s top post.

Dela Cruz is the chairman of the Sandiganbayan’s First Division and is handling the plunder case against former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.

The application and nomination for the top Ombudsman post closed last May 15. The candidates will then by interviewed by thr JBC members.

ADVERTISEMENT

The JBC will then come up with a shortlist of candidates to be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte.

The President has 90 days from vacancy to choose the next Ombudsman. /atm

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: JBC, Judicial and Bar Council, Office of the Ombudsman, Rodrigo Duterte, Samuel Martires
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

PhilPop bares 10 finalists

October 23, 2018 01:10 AM

entertainment

Lav Diaz short film opens Viennale screenings

October 23, 2018 12:50 AM

entertainment

Carmina on replacing Regine

October 23, 2018 12:40 AM

usa

On Coming Out Day, unpacking the guilt, shame

October 22, 2018 11:52 PM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.