Chief Justice Peralta Sits at JBC Interview

October 25, 2019

Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta attends today the fourth day of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) public panel interviews of the candidates for eight vacant positions of Court of Appeals (CA) Justice at the Division Hearing Room, Supreme Court Main Building. It is the first time that Chief Justice Peralta, being the chief magistrate, sits as JBC ex oficio chair since he took his oath as the 26th Chief Justice before President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Thursday evening. Also in photo are (from left) JBC regular members Atty. Franklin J. Demonteverde, Sr., (Ret.) Judge Toribio E. Ilao, Jr., (Ret. SC Justice) Jose Catral Mendoza, and (Ret. SC Justice) Noel Gimenez Tijam. Prior, Chief Justice Peralta met with other JBC officials, as well as officials of the High Court, to discuss relevant matters pertaining to the Judiciary. The JBC is scheduled to interview other applicants to the CA post on October 28-29, November 14-15, 18-20, 25-29, and December 2. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)