#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

  • 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
  • #SCwatch Peralta now grilling Jardeleza about coco levy issue and his connections to Danding Cojuangco
  • Peralta: Is there anything about your past or background that will cause embarrassment? Jardeleza: No Sir #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • Jardeleza: The Supreme Court should keep to its role which is to decide cases #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • #SCwatch Now: Prof Katrina Legarda being interviewed
  • #SCwatch Legarda explaining her experience in private sector and how it will help her if she becomes CJ
  • #SCwatch Legarda: People know the concept of fairness, impartiality
  • #SCwatch Legarda: Corruption in judiciary outrages me; There are honest judges in system, sweeping condemnation outrages me
  • #SCwatch Legarda: It's a never-ending wheel of frustration sets in (re: corruption)
  • #SCwatch Legarda: 1st order of things: Reorganize Office of Court Administrator
  • #SCwatch Legarda: When judges, court personnel that axe will fall, corruption may be addressed
  • #SCwatch Legarda: Judges handing different cases evaluated on same criteria; Suggest changes in criteria, caseload
  • #SCwatch Legarda: Maybe I would have earlier begged SC to implement Family Courts Act, stop designation of Family Court judges to RTCs
  • #SCwatch Legarda explains her connection to businessman Enrique Razon; Says she knows him since he was a child
  • #SCwatch Legarda on bank waiver: "OK lang, I have nothing to
    hide."
  • #SCwatch Legarda: I'm not political (as De Lima re: SC TRO on GMA travel); I don't look at who appointed justices
  • #SCwatch Legarda: Always saw cases based on who is going to be most affected, no lawyer, no one to address concerns
  • #SCwatch Legarda on impeachment: Charges vs Corona not necessarily impeachable offenses; Courts became scared
  • #SCwatch Legarda answering questions sent in by members of the public
  • #SCwatch JBC's Lagman again asks: How do you want to be remembered?
  • #SCwatch Hermosisima asks Legarda about same-sex marriage
  • #SCwatch Legarda: Same sex marriage not allowed; 1988 Family Code specifically states man, woman as marrying parties
  • #SCwatch Legarda asked about sex education; She says PH has one of highest # of teenage pregnancies; "Many people do not understand actually what the act of sex is." Cites "cloak" that veils the sexual act is not good, says she prefers schools, properly trained people to teach it.
  • #SCwatch Legarda: W/O guidance from parents, schools, problem will be worse; So yes, I agree re: sex education, at appropriate age
  • #SCwatch Hermosisima asks Legarda about #RHbill
  • #SCwatch Hermosisima: If RH bill's constitutionality is questioned before SC, what's your view?
  • #SCwatch Legarda says life begins at conception; Contraceptives prevents conception
  • #SCwatch Legarda on divorce; Concept of divorce may be passed in limited sense, she says; "It is time for us to have a divorce law"
  • #SCwatch Legarda: Use Family Code provisions to base divorce law
  • #SCwatch JBC's Peralta, Legarda talking about specific issues in relation to children, families, couples
  • #SCwatch Public interviews for the day ends. Interviews resume tomorrow, Wednesday, July 25, at 9am.
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