Who's who: Candidates vying to replace former SC justice Martires

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is screening 13 candidates vying to fill the spot in the Supreme Court left vacant by now Ombudsman Samuel Martires

Eight individuals will face the JBC for an interview on Wednesday, September 26, – an essential part in the process of choosing the next member of the judiciary. The other 5, meanwhile, had been interviewed before. (EXPLAINER: How the Judicial and Bar Council works)

Save for two, most of the candidates are current associate justices at the Court of Appeals. Many also previously applied for a position in the High Court. 

Know who the 13 candidates for chief justice are: 

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Aside from the 7 individuals, there are 5 candidates vying for the judicial position but their previous interviews are still valid and considered by the JBC. 

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– Rappler.com

Jodesz Gavilan

Jodesz Gavilan is a writer and researcher for Rappler and its investigative arm, Newsbreak. She covers human rights and also hosts the weekly podcast Newsbreak: Beyond the Stories. She joined Rappler in 2014 after obtaining her journalism degree from the University of the Philippines.

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