Resolution No. JBC-007
JUDICIAL AND BAR COUNCIL
RESOLUTION NO. JBC-007
RESOLUTION DIRECTING WIDE PUBLICITY OF NOTICE OF
OPENING OF NOMINATION AND OF LIST OF
APPLICANTS FOR THE JUDICIAL POSITIONS
WHEREAS, the Constitution requires that only those of proven competence, integrity, probity, and independence be appointed Members of the Judiciary in the Philippines;
WHEREAS, it is self-evident that wide publicity of the list of applicants for a judicial post as determined by the Judicial and Bar Council must be done to ensure that the public be made adequately aware of who may likely be considered for appointment;
NOWTHEREFORE, the Judicial and Bar Council has resolved, as it hereby resolves, that the list of applicants for a judicial position it finally determines to be published must be (a) published in two (2) national newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines and in one (1) local newspaper, if any, published and circulated in the province or city where the position applied for is located, and (b) posted in at least three conspicuous places in the specific place where the position is stationed, e.g., the city or municipal hall, entrance to the courtroom of the court concerned. In addition, copies of the list should be provided the national office, Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the chapter thereof in the place where the position applied for is located, as well as the registered professional, civic and religious organizations in such specific place. The assistance of the Executive Judge of the area concerned shall be solicited for the publication and the distribution of the list.
This resolution shall take effect on 15 February 1999.
Promulgated this 2nd day of February 1999 in the City of Manila.