Gadon opposes JBC exec’s bid for tax appeals’ post

MANILA Senatorial candidate and lawyer Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon on Thursday formally filed before the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) his opposition to the application of lawyer Maria Milagros Fernan-Cayosa to the position of Associate Justice of the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA).

In letters addressed to Chief Justice and JBC ex-officio chairman Lucas Bersamin, Gadon underscored what he alleged as "conflict of interest" and "unprofessionalism" on the part of Fernan-Cayosa when she sent an application letter to the JBC, of which she is a regular member, and of which the same body would deliberate on the very same application.

"Fernan-Cayosa should have resigned from the JBC prior to her applying for the position of CTA justice," Gadon said.

"I know for a fact that Fernan-Cayosa committed irregularities at the JBC when she accepted the incomplete statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of Sereno during the latter's application as Chief Justice then," said Gadon in his opposition.

The JBC is the constitutional body that screens and recommends to the President appointments to the judiciary. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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