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Poll: Who should be the next Supreme Court Chief Justice?

Eight candidates made it. The 8 nominees are Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio (7 votes), SC Justice Roberto Abad (6 votes); SC Justice Arturo Brion (6 votes); SC Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno (6 votes); Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza (6 votes); former San Juan Rep Ronaldo Zamora (6 votes); SC Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro (5 votes); and former Ateneo Law Dean Cesar Villanueva (5 votes).

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who is facing a disbarment case before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines was not included on the shortlist.

President Benigno Aquino III will choose the next Chief Justice based on the shortlist . The President has until August 27, or 90 days after the Senate impeached Corona on May 29, to make his decision.

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