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Application for retiring Del Castillo’s post now open

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THE JUDICIAL and Bar Council (JBC) has opened for application and recommendation the Supreme Court position to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo, who is retiring on July 29 when he turns 70. Deadline for the applications is on May 14, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. “A recommendation or nomination filed in lieu of an application may be given due course only if the recommendee has signified his or her acceptance thereof either in the recommendation itself or in a separate document, and has submitted two complete sets of the documentary requirements,” the JBC said in its announcement. Mr. Del Castillo is among the senior associate justices in the SC, having been appointed in 2009 by former president and now House of Representatives Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Prior to joining the judiciary, Mr. Del Castillo practiced law in banking and worked with the Araneta Group of Companies. From 1989, he served in various municipal and regional courts, then appointed to the Court of Appeals in Aug. 2001. Mr. Del Castillo obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Beda College in 1971 and earned his Law degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1976. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas









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