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Aquino appoints 14 new judges for Mindanao

Local News • 12:57 PM Sat Feb 13, 2016
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MANILA -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed 14 new judges for Mindanao.This was contained in the transmittal letter sent to Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. Aranal-Sereno by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. dated Feb. 4, 2016 and released on Friday. I am pleased to transmit herewith the appointment letters of the following judges signed by His Excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino III, the transmittal letter signed by Ochoa said.The new judges for the Municipal Trial Courts (MTCs) in the provinces of Mindanao aresandJerry B. Patcho of the 6th MCTC, Labason-Gutalac-Kalawit, Zamboanga del NorteKathia C. Adasa-Santiago of the 7th MCTC, Liloy-Tampilisan, Zamboanga del NorteRowena S. Carpitanos-Magallanes of the 9th MCTC, Salug-Godod, Zamboanga del NorteJohnabel H. Tabunda of the 7th MCTC, Dimataling-Tabina-Pitogo, Zamboanga del SurGlenn Perez Quimba of the 2nd MCTC, Banga-Tantangan, South CotabatoJeanecel G. Vercide-Climaco of MTC, Buug, Zamboanga SibugayNemeson Bal Canete of MTC, Carmen, Agusan del NorteTristram Cosin Tenebro of MTC, San Fernando, BukidnonCharles Sang-an Concon of MTC, Marangusan (San Marino), Compostella ValleyRegina Feliciano Sison-Montiel of MTC, New Corella, Davao del NorteChalmer Cuenca Gevieso of MTC, Maasin, SaranganiJoselita Emia Jadraque-Augusto of MTC Kapatagan, Lanao del NorteJose Edgar Ramirez Sinangote of 4th MCTC , Bagumbayan, Esperanza, Sultan KudaratMacabinta P. Derogongan of MTCC, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.The appointees were screened by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) prior to their appointments.The JBC is constitutionally mandated to screen and vet nominees to the President for vacant posts in the Judiciary and the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman).It is chaired by Chief Justice Sereno, with ex-officio members, namelyand Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas and Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas.The other regular members of the JBC are retired SC Associate Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez as the head of the Executive Committee and represents the Retired SC Justice Sector Atty. Jose V. Mejia representing the Academe, retired Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Aurora Santiago-Lagman representing the private sector and Atty. Milagros Fernan-Cayosa from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP). (PNA)SCS/PTR

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