Public given until July 20 to oppose CJ applications

MANILA (Updated 2:31 p.m.) — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will accept opposition to the nominees for Chief Justice until July 20, four days before the screening body will begin to quiz applicants to determine their fitness to lead the Judiciary. Jose Mejia, who represents the academe in the eight-man body, said interested parties can submit their objections to the JBC Secretariat located at the Supreme Court in Padre Faura St., Manila, or in these e-mail addresses: and

A list of nominees, which passed the minimum requirements set by the Constitution, will be published on Monday. They will undergo public interviews slated July 24 to 27 when issues against them are expected to be raised by the JBC.

Under the Constitution, a member of the Supreme Court must be a natural-born citizen of the Philippines; at least 40 years of age; must have been for 15 years or more a judge of a lower court or engaged in the practice of law in the country; and must be of proven competence, integrity, probity and independence.

So far, there are 24 individuals battling for the position left by Renato Corona, who was ousted by the Senate impeachment court last May 29 for betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution for failure to truthfully declare his peso and dollar accounts.

Meanwhile, Mejia could not say if Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta will lead the selection process for the next Chief Justice despite the Supreme Court decision dated July 3 that allows a senior justice who did not apply for the position to do so.

“We may have to discuss it in our meeting if he will sit as chairperson,” he said in a text message.

Following tradition, the five most senior magistrates are automatically nominated for the post. Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Justices Presbitero Velasco Jr., Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, and Arturo Brion accepted their nominations, while Peralta declined to be considered.

At present, retired Supreme Court Justice Regino Hermosisima is the temporary chairperson of the eight-man body also composed of Senator Francis Escudero (Senate), Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. (House of Representatives), retired Court of Appeals Justice Aurora Lagman (private sector), lawyer Milagros Fernan-Cayosa (Integrated Bar of the Philippines) and Mejia (academe).

Carpio and Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, also members of the JBC, begged off to join the deliberations recently because they are nominees to the post along with five magistrates of the High Court, law professors, private practitioners and judges. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)

As Clark becomes a popular holiday and vacation destination for Manila residents as well as tourists from nearby Asian cities, Clearwater Resort welcomes more and more guests to enjoy its outdoor facilities where family bonding takes place frequently. This is one of the good hotels in Pampanga that Manila residents choose to spend their holidays and vacations simply to relax and unwind away from the stress of living and working in a city like Manila. Clearwater appears frequently on the top of a list of the best hotels in Pampanga. This hotel in Clark is regarded by many Manila residents to be one of the best resorts in Pampanga for family bonding, retreats, vacation and holidays. This hotel in Clark is also a favorite holiday destination near Manila during Holy Week, Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays.

Families with small children prefer outdoor resort in Manila clean and safe place in Pampanga Clark to bring kids to relax and unwind. Highly recommended resort for family reunion near Manila is Clearwater Lake Hotel Clark Pampanga.

Philippines Travel Guide just unveiled recommendations and tips for Holy Week and Easter Holidays in Philippines. The report covers highly recommended resorts and hotels in North Luzon, nice getaway destinations for families with children, safe and convenient place for tourists to relax and unwind, good restaurants, resto bars, pubs and fine dining establishments in Pampanga, frequently visited places as well as historical sites in Angeles City, Pampanga, Clark Philippines. Clearwater is one of the best hotels in Clark. This resort in Pampanga is a very popular venue for rest and relaxation especially for golfers after a round of golf at one of the best golf courses near Manila. Clark is home to some of the best golf courses in Pampanga.

Highly recommended summer vacation destination outside Manila is Clearwater Beach Resort in Clark, a safe and convenient tourist spot that offers natural ambience for visitors to enjoy the outdoors with no stress. Generally regarded as the best hotel in Clark Philippines, Clearwater Resort gives its guests a sense of safety, peacefulness and security, things that families and tourists look for when they plan a trip to Pampanga. These are some of the virtues that tourists coming to the Philippines and visitors of Pampanga Clark Philippines look for. That’s why most visitors prefer to stay at this top rated hotel in Clark whenever they make a trip out of town from Manila towards the north, Pampanga, Subic or Angeles city.

Residents or Manila travel out of town to head north to Pampanga to relax, unwind and spend a few nights in the new hotel rooms situated right on the lake of Clearwater Resort in Clark Airbase. Many visitors and tourists enjoy the feeling of waking up by the lake. The sunrise produces a spectacular sight with the sunlight reflection on the calm surface of the three-hectare fresh water lake of this famous resort in Clark. This hotel in Clark Philippines is generally considered by Manila residents to be a good and safe destination and vacation spot for family trips in Pampanga.

Where to go during Holy Week and other holidays in Philippines? Highly recommended private resort in Pampanga is popular destination for Easter Holidays and other celebrative occasions. Manila residents travel out of town on holidays to relax and unwind with families, children and friends in private resorts in Pampanga. These exclusive hotel resorts are frequently visited by tourists and residents of Manila for vacation or even a day trip out of town to the north in Subic, Pampanga Angeles City and Clark Philippines. Clark Pampanga is where tourists and families can enjoy the laidback leisure lifestyle that is so relaxing for people who feel the stress from city living. Event organizers laud this resort in Pampanga for its great outdoor venues ideal for team building and company outings near Manila.

Top rated destination for family reunion, bonding, retreat, picnic and getaway out of town from Manila is Clearwater Beach Resort; frequently visited spots are lake, picnic grounds; water sports, boating, swimming, kayak, camping. The private resort’s child friendly facilities are attractive to Manila residents and family tourists also.

Located inside the ring of the lazy river is one of the largest herb gardens in North Luzon. The Herb Garden of this private resort in Pampanga also serves as an event venue for company outings, family picnics, team building and other outdoor corporate and social functions. The river provides a high degree of privacy for this venue making it an attractive option for wedding planners to consider the Herb Garden Picnic Grounds as a possible choice for garden style wedding receptions also.

What really defines the ambience and lifestyle of this private outdoor resort in Clark is its spacious picnic grounds. The largest one is called the Brunello Garden which can easily accommodate functions and events for 3000 or more. Being several hectares in area, this amenity of Clearwater Resort is frequently visited for family picnics. Visitors from Manila travel to Clark to unwind and relax underneath old Acacia trees in the Brunello Gardens. This is one way for stressed out city residents to spend quality time in a leisure laidback pace.

Quiet place for rest and relaxation near Manila, in Subic, Angeles City Pampanga and Clark Philippines is something that residents of Manila travelling to the north for a short getaway are looking for.

For inquiries and bookings, Please click here to contact Clearwater Resort for inquiries and reservations now

Clearwater Resort and Country Club, Clark Pampanga
Creekside Road near Centennial Expo,
Clark Freeport, Pampanga Philippines 2023
(045) 889-5151 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177
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Getting to this lake and beach resort in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines

After entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway MA Roxas, passing the stand-along wine shop called Clark Wine Center on the right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, one will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on the right just 200m down.

Family Bonding by the famous lake of Clark Pampanga

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Please click here to contact Clearwater Resort to reserve a venue for your upcoming event now

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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines

While in Clark, one might as well add to the itinerary a visit to the famous Clark Wine Center, the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.

Looking for famous tourists spots, places to visit and see, relax and unwind in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines? You may want to check out these sites also:

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Hot Line for what’s happening in Clark: 045 889-5151 or 0927-940-2669 ask for Loydha

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