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SC Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro turns down Ombudsman nomination

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro declined her nomination to the Office of the Ombudsman which will become vacant due to the retirement Conchita Carpio-Morales this coming July.

In a letter to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), de Castro refused to accept the nomination of retired associate justice Arturo Brion.

“Although I am deeply moved by, and sincerely thankful for, Justice Brion’s kind endorsement, I regret that I must decline his recommendation as I wish to continue serving the Supreme Court until I reach the compulsory retirement age,” De Castro explained in the letter.

De Castro is set to retire from the SC this October.

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