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Chosen 7: Find out who’s on JBC shortlist for next SC justice

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Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez and six Court of Appeals (CA) justices have been picked in the Judicial Bar and Council (JBC) shortlist being considered as the next magistrate of the Supreme Court (SC).

This was confirmed on Monday (June 8) by JBC member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

He said the others who made it to the shortlist are Court of Appeals (CA) Justices, Japar Dimaampao, Jhosep Lopez, Ramon Cruz, Manuel Barrios, Ricardo Rosario, and Priscilla Baltazar-Padilla.

Guevarra said the shortlist is expected to be sent to Malacanang within the day.

President Rodrigo Duterte will select who will fill the vacancy left behind by retired SC Justice Andres Reyes Jr. who retired last May 11.

Reyes has been a magistrate of the Court of Appeals (CA) for over eight years before he was named by President Rodrigo Duterte to the SC on July 13, 2017.

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