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DoJ’s Guevarra backs JBC overhaul

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JUSTICE Secretary Menardo Guevarra — PCOO.GOV.PH

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Tuesday, May 22, expressed his support for the consultive committee on charter change’s (Concom) proposal to reorganize the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), describing to reporters the reforms as “a good idea.”

As the head of the Department of Justice (DoJ), Guevarra is an ex-officio member of the constitutional body tasked with screening nominees to appointed posts in the judiciary and the Office of the Ombudsman.

“A pro-active search will improve the quality of the men and women who will join our judiciary,” Mr. Guevarra said.

He added: “That would mean more work for the JBC, but with an expanded membership the council can do it.” — Dane Angelo M. Enerio









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