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JBC SUBMITS REVISED SHORTLIST FOR OMBUDSMAN POST



The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has trimmed its candidates to replace outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales who is due to retire next week.

The shortlist to be submitted to the president are Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martirez, former Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Edilberto Sandoval and private lawyer Felito Ramirez.

Martirez was endorsed by 12 of his peers from the Supreme Court. He got 6 votes from the JBC while Sandoval and Ramirez got 5 and 4 votes, respectively.

Ramirez is a graduate of San Beda like President Duterte. He was also a former justice of the Sandiganbayan.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is out of the running for the post to be vacated by Morales.