MANILA — Halfway through the selection of the next Chief Justice, an administration lawmaker urged the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to wait for the Supreme Court to finally resolve the issue on who should sit in the screening body from Congress.
“Without the participation of the legislature it would cast a cloud of doubt on the validity of the entire proceeding. This must be avoided at all costs, considering no less than the position of Chief Justice is at stake here,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said.
Congress decided to pull out from the process last Friday after it refused to follow the resolution by the SC mandating only one representative/vote in the JBC instead of two, which has been practiced since 2001.
A motion for reconsideration is still pending with the High Court as the JBC set on Thursday its final deliberation on the 20 candidates before coming up with a shortlist of nominees to be submitted to President Benigno Aquino III.
In its appeal last week, Congress stated that the House of Representatives cannot represent the Senate because the latter has distinct constituency, and vice versa.
“Indeed limiting the representative of Congress in the JBC to either Senator (Francis) Escudero or Congressman (Niel) Tupas would be incongruous to the bicameral nature of Congress,” the motion read.
Meantime, Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano said the debate on who should succeed ousted Renato Corona is not matter of choosing an incumbent Supreme Court justice or an outsider.
“It’s really a matter of who’s best for the job. It’s more of who’s the perfect man or woman for the job,” he said.
The senator said both options have their advantages.
He said the insiders already have the experience and they know the people and the process while outsiders can bring in fresh perspective to tackle problems of the judiciary like clogged dockets and corruption.
Cayetano also suggested that a formal set of criteria for the Chief Justice nomination process be crafted for future use.
He said the criteria might include academic performance, management skills or experience, history of transparency and accountability and so on. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)

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Hotel Clark Philippines
Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,
Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177

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Getting to this hotel in Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.

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