• Jardeleza back in shortlist for High Court post

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    THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday granted a petition of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza to be included in the shortlist of nominees for the vacant position in the High Court.

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    The tribunal’s decision dealt a blow to Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno and Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio who both tried to block Jardeleza’s candidacy.

    “With a vote of 7-4, the court granted the petition for certiorari and mandamus filed by the Solicitor General challenging his exclusion from the shortlist for the vacancy in the Supreme Court,” the SC said.

    Sereno and Carpio inhibited themselves from the case.

    The justices cast their votes via secret balloting.

    Associate Justice Jose Catral Mendoza said the court’s decision shall be immediately executory.

    With the ruling, there are now five candidates for the post left vacant by Associate Justice Roberto A. Abad—Court of Appeals Justices Jose Reyes and Apolinario Bruselas, Commission on Audit Chairperson Gracia Pulido-Tan, Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Rogelio Daway and Jardeleza.

    In his petition for certiorari and mandamus, Jardeleza said Sereno and the Judicial and Bar Council “acted in grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction” when they removed his name from the list of candidates.”

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    4 Comments

    1. Pag si Grace Pulido Tan ang naging associate justice, patay tayo lahat dyan kasi walang utos si Thief Executive na hindi sinunod. Walang maibibigay na fair na judicial decision sa mga nangangailangan ng true justice. Tignan nyo ang nangyari sa pork barrel scam. Ung pork barrels ni Thief Executive at Mar Boy Pickup Roxas eh ayaw ilantad sa taumbayan. Katulad ng iba nilang mga kaalyado. Magiging KASINDAK-SINDAK di lang kahindik-hindik ang magiging mga desisyon nito. Si Jardeleza eh wag na rin kasi one sided ang dealings nila sa China tungkol sa West Philippine Sea dahilan para mawalan ng tiwala sa kanya si Sereno at Carpio. Sana wag maappoint isa man sa 2 ito. Purong mga alipores ni Boy sisi ang mga ito. Dagdag kay ABad, Drilon, Evardonne, Ungab, Banal, Farinas, Belmonte, Umali at isa pang Umali, atbp.

    2. >>>Either Mr. Jardeleza included or not in the JBC list nominees, still the favorite and to be selected is Ms Grace Pulido -Tan since the beginning. So what is the deal of his inclusion in the list. That will only useless nothing to BS Cojuangco-Aquino 3rd’s will.