JBC releases list of Ombudsman bets

Posted at 05/26/2011 3:37 PM | Updated as of 05/27/2011 7:42 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the official list of candidates to the post of Ombudsman as well as their schedule of public interviews.

Twenty-seven applications/nominations to the post have been given due course, including that of retiring Associate Justice Conchita Carpio Morales, former Justice Secretary Antonio Tuquero, incumbent Justice Undersecretary Leah Armamento, and former Solicitor General Francisco Chavez.

The JBC, chaired by Chief Justice Renato Corona, will submit a shortlist to President Benigno Aquino III as to who shall be most qualified for the post after the conduct of interviews and deliberations.

The president has to appoint a new Ombudsman not later that 90 days after vacancy of the position.

Former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez resigned last May 6 ahead of an impeachment trial against her at the Senate.

The following is the official list of Ombudsman candidates and their interview schedules:

22 June 2011 (Wednesday)
1. AGAWA, ALFREDO D.
2. AGUINALDO, PHILIP A.
3. APOSTOL, PELAGIO S.
4. ARMAMENTO, LEAH T.
5. BELTRAN, PROCOPIO JR. S.

23 June 2011 (Thursday)
1. BONOAN, EMMANUEL P.
2. CALIDA, JOSE C.
3. CALLEJA, HOWARD M.
4. CARAO, FELIX JR. D.
5. CARPIO-MORALES, CONCHITA

27 June 2011 (Monday)
1. CASIMIRO, ORLANDO C.
2. CHAVEZ, FRANCISCO I.
3. DIOKNO, JOSE MANUEL I.
4. FAYLONA, DONATO T.
5. FRANCISCO, ERNESTO JR. B.

28 June 2011 (Tuesday)
1. FRANCISCO, RAYMUNDO T.
2. GENERILLO, CATALINO JR. A.
3. HORMACHUELOS, PORTIA A.
4. INFANTE, AMELIA T.
5. JARDELEZA, FRANCIS H.
6. MANUEL, MARLON J.

29 June 2011 (Wednesday)
1. MOSQUERA, GERARD A.
2. ONGKEKO, DIVINAGRACIA B.
3. RAMOS, RENAN E. 4. SEÑERES, ROY V.
5. TUQUERO, ARTEMIO G.
6. VILLARIN, FLORENCIO O.

The public may submit to the JBC sworn complaint, report, or opposition (in 10 legible copies) against any of the these applicants not later than 6 June 2011 (Monday).