JBC shortlists three SC justices for Chief Justice post

The Supreme Court has shortlisted three sitting justices of the Supreme Court for the post to be left vacated by Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Oct. 17./Via Moira Encina/Eagle News/

(Eagle News)–The Judicial and Bar Council has shortlisted three Supreme Court justices for the Chief Justice post.

Shortlisted for the post to be vacated by Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Oct. 17 were Justice Diosdado Peralta, Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe and Justice Andres Bernal Reyes Jr.

Peralta and Perlas-Bernabe got seven votes each while Reyes got four.

From those initially interviewed by the JBC for the post, Justice Jose Reyes, Jr. who was ninth in rank, did not make it to the shortlist.

President Rodrigo Duterte has 90 days to choose from the shortlist.

The 90-day period shall begin once the post has been vacated.