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Acquitted fratman in hazing death named by Noy as JBC rep

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Acquitted fratman in hazing death named by Noy as JBC rep

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  • Saturday, 21 July 2012 

A Palace official has been named by President Aquino to represent the Executive Department before the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) despite the Constitution’s clear provision naming the secretary of justice as one of the regular members of the collegial body which is currently screening applicants for the position of chief justice.

Undersecretary Michael Frederick Musngi, a member of the Aquila Legis fraternity, was among those acquitted in the death of hazing victim Lenny Villa by the Court of Appeals.

Musngi, who heads the Office of Special Concerns under the Office of the Executive Secretary, replaces Justice Secretary Leila de Lima in the Council, lawyer Jose Mejia, representative of the academe in the JBC, has confirmed.

De Lima decided to inhibit from the selection process because she was one of 22 candidates for the post left vacant after the ouster of former Chief Justice Renato Corona..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/headlines/item/1824-acquitted-fratman-in-hazing-death-named-by-noy-as-jbc-rep

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