More nominations for Chief Justice

Former Solicitor General Frank Chavez, former Makati Congressman Teddy Boy Locsin and government peace panel chairman Marvic Leonen are nominated to the Judicial and Bar Council for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Chavez as the solicitor general from 1987 to 1992, a candidate for the ombudsman in 2011, which he declined.  He filed numerous cases against public officials – the latest, a plunder case against former President Gloria Arroyo.  Locsin was an editorial writer for the Philippine Free Press and publisher of the newspapers, the Daily Globe and Today.  He is the former press secretary, speechwriter and presidential legal counsel of former President Cory Aquino.  Locsin was a candidate for associate justice in the Supreme Court in 2009 but was not appointed.  Marvic Leonen is a former law professor, later dean of the UP Law School.  He was admonished by the Supreme Court in 2011 for leading 36 other faculty members of the UP Law School in calling for the resignation of Justice Mariano del Castillo, who allegedly plagiarized parts of his decision in a case.  Leonen is now the chairman of the peace panel in peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

 

Read more about Frank Chavez, Teddy Boy Locsin and Marvic Leonen – all on Rappler.