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Marlon Ramos of The Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that Depart of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima was officially nominated Monday to replace ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona. Her nomination was submitted to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) chapter in Zambales province.
Asked for her reaction to the nomination, De Lima told the Inquirer via text message that she was "honored and humbled" by it. However, she also added via text message: "But, as I always say, I will defer to [President Benigno Aquinoís] wisdom. My fatherís advice is [to] keep my options open and follow what the President wants."
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