JBC submits shortlists for next 6 Sandiganbayan justices

JBC submits shortlists for next 6 Sandiganbayan justices
Included are Undersecretary Michael Musngi and Makati City RTC Judge Alameda, who is hearing the serious illegal detention case against Janet Lim Napoles

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council on Monday, October 26, released the names on its shortlists for the 6 vacancies for the post of associate justices of the Sandiganbayan.

In April this year, President Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act 10660, strengthening the functions and structures of the anti-graft court to speed up hearings of cases. (READ: Aquino signs law expanding Sandiganbayan to 7 divisions

Under the law, 2 divisions will be added to the existing 5, all with 3 members each. 

The JBC nominated the following names for the 16th Associate Justice of court. All names got 5 votes each:

  1. Aguinaldo, Philip A.
  2. Alhambra, Reynaldo A.
  3. Cruz, Danilo S.
  4. Pozon, Benjamin T.
  5. Sandoval, Danilo S.
  6. Timbang, Salvador Jr. V.

Here are the shortlisted names for the 17th Associate Justice:

  1. Corpus-Mañalac, Mary Ann E. (6 votes)
  2. Mendoza-Arcega, Maria Theresa V. (6 votes)
  3. Quimbo, Rodolfo Noel S. (6 votes)
  4. Dizon, Ma. Antonia Edita Claridades (5 votes)
  5. Soriano, Andres Bartolome (5 votes)

Here are the shortlisted names for the 18th Associate Justice. All got 5 votes each:

  1. Baguio, Celso O.
  2. De Guzman-Alvarez, Ma. Teresa E.
  3. Fernandez, Bernelito R.
  4. Panganiban, Elvira De Castro
  5. Sagun, Fernando Jr. T.
  6. Trespeses, Zaldy V.

Here are the shortlisted names for the 19th Associate Justice. All got 5 votes each:

  1. Guanzon, Frances V.
  2. Macaraig-Guillen, Marissa
  3. Cruz, Reynaldo P.
  4. Pauig, Vilma T.
  5. Ramos, Renan E.
  6. Roxas, Ruben Reynaldo G.

Here are the shortlisted names for the 20th Associate Justice.

  1. Miranda, Karl B. (6 votes)
  2. Atal-Pano, Perpetua (5 votes)
  3. Bunyi-Medina, Thelma (5 votes)
  4. Cortez, Luisito G. (5 votes)
  5. Fiel-Macaraig, Geraldine C. (5 votes)
  6. Quimpo-Sale, Angelene Mary W. (5 votes)
  7. Jacinto, Bayani H. (4 votes)

Here are the shortlisted names for the 21st Associate Justice.

  1. Jorge-Wagan, Wilhelmina B. (6 votes)
  2. Econg, Geraldine Faith A. (5 votes)
  3. Romero-Maglaya, Rosanna Fe (5 votes)
  4. Zuraek, Merianthe Pacita M. (5 votes)
  5. Alameda, Elmo M. (4 votes) Alameda is the current Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 presiding judge that is hearing the serious illegal detention case against alleged pork barrel master mind Janet Lim Napoles.
  6. Fernandez-Bernardo, Victoria C. (4 votes)
  7. Musngi, Michael Frederick L. (4 votes) Musngi is an undersecretary at the Office of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. – Rappler.com 

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