#SCwatch: JBC public interviews, Day 1

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#SCwatch: JBC public interviews, Day 1

Day 1 of the JBC public interviews for the nominees for Chief Justice

  • #SCwatch Diokno: Justice is something concrete, something people can feel in their hands, "not just a lofty ideal"
  • #SCwatch Should Pres be presumed to hve residual powers? // Diokno: There's danger in use of that concept
  • #SCwatch Peralta: New rules to protect human rights? // Diokno: Next CJ shld 1st look into existing law, then propose new ones
  • #SCwatch Diokno discussing need for pre-trials as a way to speed up the judicial system
  • #SCwatch Peralta grilling Diokno about budget, his opinion on "flip-flopping decisions"
  • Diokno says the buck should stop with the Supreme Court; He says he'd rather have a system where a decision is final, right or wrong... "let's leave it and move on"; He says "flip-flopping" affects the credibility of the SC.
  • #SCwatch Interview with Diokno over. Up next, SolGen Francis Jardeleza
  • #SCwatch Read Jardeleza's profile here: ow.ly
  • #SCwatch Jardeleza making "short" opening statement
  • Jardeleza: to be worthy of respect, the Supreme Court must speak w/ a clear and compelling voice #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • Jardeleza: My vision of the judiciary is an independent, equal branch of the govt #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • #SCwatch Cayosa to Jardeleza: Could you tell JBC your accomplishments as Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon?
  • Jardeleza has applied before for the posts of ombudsman and associate justice of the Supreme Court #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • #SCwatch Jardeleza says he put in place "filter system" for cases at Ombudsman
  • #SCwatch Opportunity to touch lives of people is always satisfying, says Jardeleza
  • Jardeleza: First thing I would do if appointed is call the members of the court and assure them I'll do my work w/humility #SCWatch
  • #SCwatch Jardeleza says as long as court keeps to the limits of its power, it will coexist with the legislative, executive
  • #SCwatch Jardeleza: As long as court has integrity in its decision-making, when SC stands for rule of law, good relations w/ govt
  • #SCwatch Jardeleza: Best way for SC to bring itself to people is to have decisions that are fair, well-reasoned
  • Jardeleza: The best way to bring courts to the people is to have decisions that are fair #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • Jardeleza: One word I would like be described as CJ is rectitude
  • #SCwatch Retired Justice Hermosisima asks Jardeleza about the coco levy fund issue
  • #SCwatch Jardeleza says that if he becomes CJ, he will inhibit from all cases involving San Miguel Corp.
  • Jardeleza: I will inhibit all cases involving San Miguel if appointed CJ #SCWatch @ayeemacaraig
  • #SCwatch Peralta: Are you really humble? // Jardeleza: Yes sir! (audience laughs)
  • Peralta: Do you really know the work of a chief justice? #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • Jardeleza: I am not really aware because I've never even been a judge #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
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