#SCwatch: JBC public interviews, Day 2

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#SCwatch: JBC public interviews, Day 2

Day 2 of the JBC public interviews for the nominees for Chief Justice

  • #SCwatch Sarmiento, on Charter change,
    says he is in favor of a Constituent Assembly; HoR can lead, Senate can follow
  • #SCwatch Sarmiento says he is open to changing Constitution parts pertaining to economy; Restrictions are outdated due to globalization
  • #SCwatch Sarmiento: A justice should be very careful in ruling on cases pending before it.
  • #SCwatch No questions from JBC's Musngi
  • #SCwatch Peralta to Sarmiento: Bakit ngayon nag-aaply ka bilang CJ? A: Malaking pagkakataon para magsilbi
  • #SCwatch Sarmiento: Since 1986 I've been in government
  • #SCwatch Peralta asking questions from Twitter: Agree filing of case vs ex-pres GMA rushed, as per Comelec's Lagman?
  • #SCwatch Sarmiento: I disagree; Ito po ay pinag-aralan (re: case vs exPGMA). Says he studied affidavits, etc.
  • #SCwatch Sarmiento: We had sufficient time to study the electoral sabotage case vs exPGMA.
  • #SCwatch Sarmiento on partylist system: I started the finetuning of the partylist system in Comelec
  • #SCwatch Sarmiento's interview ends; Up next is Retired Judge Manuel Siayngco
  • #SCwatch Retired judge Manuel Siayngco's profile: www.scribd.com
    c/100986662
  • #SCwatch Correct link for Siayngco's profile: www.scribd.com
  • #SCwatch Siayngco ad
    mits he filed for the annulment of his marriage
  • #SCwatch Siayngco said he was surprised about his nomination; At first he thought the JBC was "na-kuryente"
  • #SCwatch Siayngco: RTC, MTC judges take offense, strong exception to stereotype of "hoodlums in robes"
  • #SCwatch Siayngco: We are however aware of problems in lower courts: dockets, disposition of cases, etc
  • #SCwatch Siayngco: We're at the frontlines of judiciary, receive all kinds of threats; Sentiment of lower court judges: it's unfair
  • #SCwatch Siayngco: Not enough system of rewards, merits to encourage lower court judges to aspire for a higher position
  • #SCwatch Siayngco says he has not yet received his retirement benefits. He retired last 2011. "I am living a vow of poverty," he jokes
  • #SCwatch Siayngco says his edge over other applicants is his background, spiritual foundation, and experience as lower court judge
  • #SCwatch Siayngco's interview ends. Panel interviews resume tomorrow, Thursday, July 26 at 9am.
  • #SCwatch JBC says there will be 2 nominees in the morning, and 2 nominees in the afternoon.
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