By Jeffrey Damicog
The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has begun accepting applications for two upcoming vacancies at the Supreme Court (SC).
Supreme Court (SC) Clerk of Court and JBC Ex Officio Secretary Edgar Aricheta announced interested applicants have until July 30 to file their applications or recommendations.
“All incomplete applications and/or out-of-date documentary requirements and those submitted beyond the deadline shall not be given due course,” he reminded.
“The JBC is under no obligation to advise the applicants whether they have incomplete and/or out-of-date documentary requirements,” he also indicated.
The JBC opened the applications in anticipation of the compulsory retirements of Associate Justices Antonio Carpio and Francis Jardeleza this October 26 and September 26, respectively.
Carpio has been an SC magistrate since October 26, 2001, while, Jardeleza got appointed on August 20, 2014.
Carpio applied for chief justice in 2010, 2012 and 2018 but was never picked.
Prior to becoming SC magistrate, Carpio, who graduated from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law, was appointed in 1992 as chief presidential legal counsel under then President Fidel Ramos.
On the other hand, Jardeleza, also a graduate of the UP College of Law, had been serving as solicitor general from February 2012 until he got appointed to the SC.