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SC orders JBC: Reply to plea on composition of 8

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

SC orders JBC: Reply to plea on composition of 8

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The Supreme Court (SC) en banc yesterday ordered the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to answer the petition questioning the composition of its members and the  voting powers of the congressional members in the JBC.

After an en banc deliberation, the SC directed the JBC to file its comment until Monday, July 9, after former Solicitor General Francisco Chavez questioned the composition of the JBC, in particular the two representatives from Congress, namely,  Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., chairman of the House justice committee, and Sen. Francis Escudero, head of the Senate committee on justice.

Aside from the JBC, both Escudero and Tupas were also asked by the SC to file their respective explanations whether or not each of them will have one full vote or only half vote each.

The Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), whose chief, Francis Jardaleza, is also a nominee, was ordered to file its comment.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/1090-sc-orders-jbc-reply-to-plea-on-composition-of-8

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