GMA picks JBC’s last choice as SC justice

                                                 One of the two nominees least favored by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for the position of Supreme Court associate justice has turned out to be the choice of President Arroyo.

Malacañang announced yesterday the appointment of Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Diosdado Peralta as the newest associate justice of the Supreme Court.

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita was quick to defend Peralta’s appointment following allegations that it was based merely on his being close to Mrs. Arroyo.


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