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That’s my boy! Duterte picks Bedan CA justice Reyes as SC magistrate

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Duterte picks CA Justice Reyes for President Rodrigo Duterte has picked Court of Appeals (CA) Jose Reyes Jr. as his fifth appointee to the Supreme Court (SC).

Malacanang confirmed the appointment of Reyes who was among eight candidates in the shortlist submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to the President.

The others in the shortlist are CA Justices Apolinario Bruselas Jr., Rosmari Carandang, Ramon Garcia, Ramon Paul Hernando, Amy Lazaro-Javier, Jose Reyes, Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, and former Ateneo Law School dean Cesar Villanueva.

Those in the shortlist were chosen from the 12 candidates who sought the seat at the SC.

Meanwhile, Reyes is set to take his oath as SC justice this August 13.

Reyes filled the vacancy that was made open with the retirement of Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. last August 8.

He was the one who penned the decision which ordered a Prieto-owned firm to vacate the government-owned Mile Long property in Makati City.

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