#SCwatch: JBC public interviews, Day 4

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#SCwatch: JBC public interviews, Day 4

Day 4 of the JBC public interviews for the nominees for Chief Justice

  • Zamora: Less than 1 percent of national
    budget is given to the judicial system #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • #SCwatch Zamora: Everyone interviewed here being asked by people (via social media); They talk in FIlipino
  • #SCwatch Zamora: We're divorcing ourselves from conversations; We have to reach out - if in Filipino, why shouldn't it be?
  • Zamora being interviewed by the JBC. Screen grab from the Rappler livestream.

  • #SCwatch Zamora on budget: Money doesn't solve everything, but it helps; Compares courts in rich & poor LGUs
  • #SCwatch Zamora: Why can we not have the kind of judicial halls that are a source of pride?
  • #SCwatch Zamora on technology: I'm surprised by so many pieces of paper being brought into our justice halls
  • #SCwatch Zamora on technology in judiciary: Why not start on small things? Like an iPad?
  • #SCwatch Zamora on independence: Claim a little more independence than usual; I did not vote for Aquino, not in his party
  • #SCwatch Zamora: I don't owe anybody a political favor, personal favor; I owe myself, constituents I serve
  • #SCwatch Zamora says politics not far from judiciary, but can make transition w/o carrying too much baggage.
  • #SCwatch Zamora says he can bring a "new perspective" to the SC; Brings with him experience from executive, legislative.
  • #SCwatch Zamora: Ang katotohanan ay parang Facebook; It's complicated.
  • Zamora: The Marcoses are old enough. They can defend themselves properly. Why don't we finish the cases? #SCWatch
  • Zamora: The Marcoses are old enough. Dapat tapusin na ang mga kaso. #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • Zamora: Nobody wants a case that drags on for thirty years. #SCWatch
  • Zamora: English is no longer used w/the same facility, usefulness when I was taking up law #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • Musngi disclosed he was a volunteer lawyer for Zamora when he run for Congress and was a friend of his daughter #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • Zamora talks about death of daughter
    Consuelo, who was also a lawyer #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
  • Peralta: One cause of delay is our laws. Term is 'antiquated.' #SCWatch @rapplerdotcom
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