Many names have been floated in the search for the possible successor of former Chief Justice Renato Corona, who was convicted and removed from office in a conclusive impeachment trial last May. Who should be the next Chief Justice?
This Thursday (June 21) in Krusada, broadcast journalist Karen Davila will examine the roles and responsibilities expected of a Chief Justice, as well as the characteristics that make a candidate fit for the position. It is said that the position should be the one looking for the right person and not vice versa.
The country’s highest judicial post may not be as popular as the president’s and senators’ but unknown to many, Supreme Court decisions affect the everyday lives of Filipinos such as rulings on the contested Oil Deregulation Law and E-Vat.
As part of her report, Karen will interview retired Chief Justice Renato Puno, who will attest that the post’s duties have impact on the future of the country’s sectors. “There is more to the position of a Chief Justice that makes him the first among equals,” he says.
Who should be appointed as the country’s highest judicial officer? Find out in Krusada with Karen this Thursday (June 21) after Bandila on ABS-CBN or watch it earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), 9: 15 p.m.