MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) announced it is now accepting applications and recommendations for the vacant Supreme Court Associate Justice post following the recent promotion of Alexander Gesmundo as Chief Justice.
In a document posted by the Supreme Court Public Information Office, the JBC said applications and recommendations for the said post, as well as the documentary requirements, will be accepted until May 10.
“Interested applicants must visit the official JBC website and access the online application scheduler between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight, not later than May 10,” the JBC said.
Among the documentary requirements that must be submitted are application letter or recommendation letter with conforme, Personal Data Sheet, transcript of law school records, PSA issued birth certificate, certificates of admission to the Bar with Bar rating, employment, clearances from the Office of the Ombudsman, National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine National Police, medical exam results, income tax returns, and Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth.
The JBC said that the digitized versions of the documentary requirements they will submit must be “complete” and “accurate.”
The JBC is a constitutional office that accepts, screens, and nominates appointments to the judiciary.
It will then submit a list of nominees to President Rodrigo Duterte for selection.
Duterte has 90 days from vacancy to appoint a new SC magistrate.