The Supreme Court announced that public interviews for the applicants of the Chief Justice post will be on August 16.
The Supreme Court (SC) Public Information Office (PIO) announced on Twitter on Friday, Aug. 3, that the Judicial Bar and Council (JBC) will have public interviews with the Chief Justice aspirants on August 16, at 9 a.m.
SC Associate Justices Lucas P. Bersamin, Teresita L. De Castro, Diosdado M. Peralta and Andres B. Reyes Jr. are among the five applicants nominated for the post. Davao Regional Trial Court Judge Virginia Tehano-Ang is the only nominee outside the SC.
In a media briefing last Tuesday, SC Spokesperson Theodore O. Te said that Mr. Bersamin got the most votes for the chief justice position from the members of the Supreme Court. Mr. Bersamin got 10 votes while his fellow justices Ms. De Castro and Mr. Peralta got nine votes. Mr. Peralta got the least votes among the SC members with only two votes. — Gillian M. Cortez