JBC Holds Public Interview with Applicants for 2 Vacant CA Assistant Judge Positions – Manila Bulletin

Judicial Council and Bar

The Bench and Bar Council (JBC) is set to conduct public interviews from March 1 with 14 candidates for two vacancies of Associate Judge at the Court of Appeal (CA).

On March 1, Judge Edilwasif T. Baddari of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Mandaluyong City, Judge Shaldilyn B. Bangsaja of the RTC of Zamboanga City, Judge Eleuterio L. Bathan of the RTC of the city ​​of Binan and Carmona, Judge Cavite RTC Niven R. Canlapan.

On March 2, Judge Maria Celestina C. Cruz-Mangrobang of the Manila RTC, Amado Paolo C. Dimayuga, managing partner of the Dimayuga law firm, Dinalupihan in Bataan, Judge Maria Lourdes T. Eltanal-Ignacio, and Deputy SC Court Clerk Corazon G. Ferrer-Flores who is also Chief of the Budget and Management Office (FMBO) of the Supreme Court (SC).

Antipolo City RTC Judge Mary Josephine P. Lazaro, Makati City RTC Judge Robert Victor C. Marcon, Corporate Lawyer Gregorio M. Nunag Jr., and Makati City RTC Judge Baguio Mia Joy C. Oallares-Cawed will be interviewed on March 3.

Two candidates are due to be interviewed on March 4. They are Judge Acerey C. Pacheco of the Marikina City RTC and Judge Jocelyn A. Solis Reyes of the Quezon City RTC.

There are 25 other candidates for the two CA vacancies, but their past interviews were still valid, the JBC said. Most of them are trial judges.

They are Josephine M. Advento, Selma P. Alaras, Snooky Maria Ana C. Bareno Sagayo, Mariam G. Bien, Marietta S. Brawner Cualing, Jaime Fortunato A. Caringal, Cresenciana DC Cruz, Jerry B. Dicdican, Madonna C. Echiverri, Olivia V. Escubio Samar, Arginald Julius C. Esguerra, Marissa P, Estabaya, Edilu P. Hayag,

Mary Charlene V. Hernandez Azura, Raymond Joseph G. Javier, Rogelio G. Largo, John Z. Lee, Catherine P. Manondon, J. Ermin Ernest Louie R. Miguel, Rosalyn D. Mislos Loja, Lily Ann M. Padaen, Rex Bernardo L. Pascual, Eduardo S. Ramos Jr., Rosanna Fe A. Romero Maglaya and Romeo D. Tagra.

The nominees are for the CA positions vacated by Associate Justice Japaar B. Dimaampao who was promoted to SC on July 2, 2021 and Associate Justice Dorothy P. Montejo Gonzaga whose resignation was accepted on November 2, 2021.

The announcement of the interview by JBC – the constitutional office that accepts, screens and appoints judicial appointments – was made by Marife M. Lomibao Cuevas, SC Registrar and ex officio secretary to the council.



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