#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 Morales on "moral fitness": It is no. 1 in my list. Honesty, integrity important
  • #SCwatch Morales's top 3 priorities: Fill up vacancies; Adjustment of salaries; Increase in judiciary budget
  • #SCwatch Morales says he is not related to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales
  • #SCwatch Morales: I have integrity, probity
  • #SCwatch Morales: No strings attached when I become, if ever, the CJ
  • #SCwatch Morales on judicial philosophy: Judicial philosophy largely shaped by Judicial Code of Conduct
  • #SCwatch Morales: Personally I am OK with the impeachment trial
  • #SCwatch Morales says he is not in favor or litigants writing personal letters to SC
  • #SCwatch Morales on SC budget: To the extent possible, I will resist any budget cuts; advocate increase instead
  • #SCwatch Justice Peralta asking Morales questions about judicial affidavits
  • A review of Day 1: Questions JBC failed to ask CJ nominees www.rappler.com
  • #SCwatch Morales being asked by Peralta about his dealings with clients
  • #SCwatch Morales: I bring fresh, impartial approach to the judicial process
  • #SCwatch Up next: Former UP Law Dean Raul Pangalangan
  • #SCwatch Pangalangan's profile: www.scribd.com
  • #SCwatch Pangalangan: Hindi ako bago sa sitwasyon; Being young can be turned into an advantage
  • #SCwatch Pangalangan says the Constitution should be reviewed; He also talks about the Judiciary Devt Fund
  • #SCwatch Pangalangan: JDF a fund beyond reach of other branches of govt; I feel there's a sense fund can be managed more properly
  • #SCwatch Pangalangan asked what he will feel if he will be nominated, not just shortlisted (he has been shortlisted before)
  • #SCwatch Pangalangan: If impeachment did not occur, no outsider will even be sitting in the JBC interview
  • #SCwatch Pangalangan: There's a completely separate, distinct political pressure on courts; Evidence is court spokesperson post
  • #SCwatch Pangalangan: We have to strengthen the court for it to stand fast against the political/external pressures
  • #SCwatch Pangalangan also asked how he will help improve court employees' quality of life
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