By Rey G. Panaligan
The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) opened yesterday applications and recommendations for the positions of 99 trial court judges in the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Marinduque, Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental, Palawan, Quezon, Rizal, and Romblon.
Opened for judgeship positions in the 10 provinces comprising the Southern Tagalog Regions 4-A (CALABARZON) and 4-B (MIMAROPA) are for regional trial courts (RTCs), municipal trial courts (MTCs), and municipal trial courts in cities (MTCCs).
Applications or recommendations for the vacant positions together with the complete documentary requirements should be submitted to the JBC not later than Aug. 29, 2017.
The date of the actual receipt of the applications “shall be deemed as the date of filing,” according to Supreme Court (SC) Clerk of Court Felipa B. Anama, who is also ex-officio secretary of the JBC.
Anama said that applications or recommendations through electronic mail and facsimile machines “as well as other documents which are incomplete, out of date, or without a transmittal letter, shall not be given due course.”
The JBC is a constitutionally mandated office that accepts, screens, and nominates appointments in the judiciary, ranking officials of the Office of the Ombudsman, and Office of the Special Prosecutor.
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