SC en banc endorses 4 candidates to replace retiring Justice Velasco
Four candidates were endorsed by the Supreme Court justices to replace Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. who is set to retire this August.
During their en banc session Tuesday, the justices endorsed Court of Appeals Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang who got 10 votes from 14 justices, followed closely by Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez with eight votes.
CA Associate Justices Jose Reyes and Ramon Garcia also made it to the list with six votes each.
The list would be forwarded to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for possible inclusion in the shortlist to be submitted to President Duterte.
Under the rules, the SC may endorse nominees but it would still be up to the JBC to consider the list or not.