Who's who: Candidates vying to replace SC justice Bienvenido Reyes

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to interview candidates for the post to be vacated by Supreme Court (SC) Justice Bienvenido Reyes, who is set to retire on July 6. 

The JBC is tasked to vet the applicants and submit a shortlist to President Rodrigo Duterte.

Here’s a quick profile of the 12 candidates who will face the public interviews on Monday, June 19.

Jose Midas P. Marquez


Apolinario D. Bruselas Jr

Rosmari D. Carandang


Stephen C. Cruz

Ramon M. Bato, Jr.

Andres B. Reyes Jr. 


Jose C. Reyes Jr.

Ramon Paul L. Hernando

Four other candidates are also vying for the post, but they will no longer be interviewed as their previous interviews are still valid:  

Rowena M. Apao-Adlawan

Japar B. Dimaampao

Amy C. Lazaro-Javier

Rita Linda S. Ventura-Jimeno

After appointing Reyes' replacement, Duterte is also set to appoint another SC justice soon to replace Justice Jose Mendoza, who will retire on August 13.

The President will also get to appoint 8 more justices within his term. – with earlier reports from Rey Santos Jr and Jee Geronimo / Rappler.com