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Carpio to accept CJ nomination; Midas declines

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, seen as the frontrunner in the race for the highest judicial post and who many believe will be the chosen one of President Aquino, is accepting his nomination made automatically by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).

“I will not turn down any chance or opportunity to lead the judiciary if given the opportunity,” he told reporters at a lawyers convention  in Clark, Pampanga.“It’s part of my work. There’s no reason for me to depart from my work,” he added.

Carpio, however, turned down his automatic nomination in 2010 for the the post of Chief Justice, following the retirement of then Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

It was then speculated that Carpio had declined the nomination because he knew he would not be appointed by Arroyo with whom he and the law firm identified with him had a falling out.

Renato Corona was appointed chief justice by then President Gloria Arroyo. .... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/913-carpio-to-accept-cj-nomination-midas-declines

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