Acting-Chief Justice Antonio Carpio tops JBC shortlist

After several days of delay, the Judicial and Bar Council or JBC today, finally released the names of Chief Justice hopefuls who made it to their shortlist. The shortlist is composed of 8 names, 5 are current Associate Justices of the Supreme Court and 3 were outsiders.

The 8 shortlisted nominees were:

1. Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio (Acting Chief Justice)
2. Associate Justice Roberto A. Abad
3. Associate Justice Arturo D. Brion
4. Solicitor General Francis H. Jardeleza
5. Associate Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno
6. Former Congressman Ronaldo J. Zamora
7. Associate Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro
8. Former Ateneo Law Dean Cesar J. Villanueva

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USA won the gold (London 2012 Men’s Basketball)

London Olympics 2012 Men’s Basketball finals is like just the ordinary NBA finals. With both teams led by NBA superstars, watching it, is akin to watching an NBA finals. NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James led the USA squad while Spain have the NBA siblings Pau and Marc Gasol with Rudy Fernandez.

It was a close game from the start. USA led 8 points in the 1st quarter at 35-27. During the end of the first half Spain get more closer and cut the lead to a point at 59-58. Spain even outscored USA in 2nd quarter, scoring 31 over USA’s 24.

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