JBC opens application for SC, Ombudsman posts

THE Supreme Court (SC), through the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), announced on Monday openings of various positions to be vacated by retiring members of the bar.

In a statement on Monday, the JBC said application is now open for the post to be vacated by Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes, who will reach the compulsory retirement age of 70 on July 6.

Reyes is the third member of the 15 man-tribunal that will be replaced under the present administration.

Associate Justice Jose Perez stepped down on December 14 last year, while Associate Justice Arturo Brion left the high court on December 29.

Positions for the Office of the Ombudsman and the Legal Education Board (LEB) are likewise opened.

According to the JBC, the term of Ombudsman Special Prosecutor Wendell Barreras-Sulit will end on March 11 while the terms of LEB Regular Members Dean Fe Bataller Añonuevo (representing the Philippine Association of Law Schools), Atty. Manuel Riguera (Philippine Association of Law Professors), and Dean Antonio Abad (Ranks of Active Law Practitioners) have already ended last January 13.

Applications or recommendations should be submitted to the JBC Secretariat. (SunStar Philippines)
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