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The Judicial and Bar Council, which shortlisted the latest appointees, is constitutionally mandated to screen and vet nominees to the President for vacant posts in the judiciary and the Office of the Ombudsman and the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman.
It is headed by Sereno, with Sen. Richard Gordon, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd as ex-officio members
Retired Supreme Court Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez is the head of the Executive Committee and represents the retired SC justices sector.
Lawyer Jose Mejia, who represents the academe, retired Judge Toribio Ilao, who represents the private sector, and lawyer Milagros Fernan-Cayosa from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines are the other regular members of the JBC.
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