Who's who: Candidates vying to replace SC justice Jose Mendoza

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to hold panel interviews on Tuesday, July 4, for candidates vying for the position of Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Jose Mendoza.

Mendoza is set to retire on August 13, when he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70.

The JBC is tasked to vet the applicants and submit a shortlist to President Rodrigo Duterte. (READ: EXPLAINER: How the Judicial and Bar Council works)

Here's a quick profile of the 13 candidates. 

Samuel Gaerlan 

Alexander Gesmundo

Gerard Mosquera

Ten of the candidates will no longer be interviewed, as their previous interviews are still valid: 

Ramon Bato Jr

Apolinario Bruselas Jr

Rosmari Carandang

Stephen Cruz

Japar Dimaampao

Ramon Paul Hernando

Amy Lazaro-Javier

Jose Midas Marquez

Andres Reyes Jr

Jose Reyes Jr

– with earlier reports from Rey Santos Jr, Aries Rufo, and Jee Geronimo / Rappler.com