After the so-called CJ Corona Impeachment Trial, the Judicial and Bar Council released the list of nominees for the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Our President is the only one who have the power to appoint new Chief Justice.

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Here's the list of nominees for Chief Justice (as of 4:45 p.m. Friday, June 15)

1 - Associate Justice Roberto Abad
2 - Associate Justice Jose Perez
3 - Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

4 - Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio [automatic]
5 - Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr. [automatic]
6 - Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro [automatic]
7- Associate Justice Arturo Brion [automatic]
8 - Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta [automatic]

9 - Justice Secretary Leila De Lima
10 - Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza
11 - BIR Commissioner Kim Henares
12 - Former UP College of Law Dean Marvic Leonen

13 - Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento
14 - University of the East Law Dean Amado Valdez
15 - Former Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla
16 - Journalist and former lawmaker Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin, Jr.

17 - Former Solicitor General Frank Chavez;
18 - Former University of the Philippines College of Law Dean Raul Pangalangan
19 - Family law expert Atty. Katrina Legarda
20 - Former Ateneo de Manila Law Dean Cesar Villanueva;

21 - Retired Judge Manuel Siayngco, Jr.
22 - Prof. Rafael Morales
23 - Atty. Nepomuceno Aparis
24 - IBP National President Roan Libarios
25 - Rodolfo Robles nominated

Laguna Assistant State Prosecutor Cesar Sasondoncillo -- DECLINED
Jocelyn Esquivel, nurse -- DISQUALIFIED
Hilarion Aquino -- DISQUALIFIED (age)

Meanwhile, the Philippines Chief Justice position is currently occupied by Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio.

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