THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has shortlisted six nominees for the Supreme Court after considering 23 applicants for the job, according to the high court’s social media page.
The shortlist is made up of five justices from the Court of Appeals and a court administrator. These are Justices Apolinario D. Bruselas, Jr., Japar B. Dimaampao, Ramon R. Garcia, Jhosep Y. Lopez, and Rodil V. Zalameda and Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez
A seat will be opened when Associate Justice Mariano C. del Castillo, an appointee of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, retires later this month. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas