• Daughter of ex-Chief Justice re-appointed as JBC member

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    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd on Monday reappointed Maria Milagros N. Fernan-Cayosa, the daughter of the late Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan, to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Coyosa’s appointment was disclosed in the transmittal letter of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa addressed to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Aranal-Sereno. She shall now sit for another four years in the JBC, representing the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP). This would be the second reappointment of Cayosa with the august council after finishing her first term for a period of four years as mandated by the 1987 Constitution. The council is constitutionally mandated to screen and vet nominees to the President for vacant posts in the judiciary, the Offices of the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman.

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