MANILA, Philippines — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Monday began the public interview of the candidates for the replacement of Supreme Court (SC) associate justice post.
The applicants will replace Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes who will retire on July 6.
For the morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the JBC will interview the following candidates:
- Jose Midas Marquez
- Apolinario Bruselas Jr.
- Rosmari Carandang
- Stephen Cruz
Other candidates for the positions of Reyes and Mendoza, whose previous interviews remain valid, will no longer have to face the JBC panel. These are Rowena Apao-Adlawan, Japar Dimaampao, Amy Lazaro Javier, and Rita Linda Ventura-Jimeno.
The JBC will conduct the public panel interviews at the Division Hearing Room of the Supreme Court New Building as compliance to the Section 1, Rule 7 of the Rules of the JBC.
The council will also hold an interview for the vacant post of Associate Justice Jose Mendoza who will also retire on August 13.
Watch the live stream of the public interview below from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.