Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Our letter to the Judicial and Bar Council

Below is a scanned copy of the letter that we sent to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) last June 5, 2012.





June 4, 2012



JUDICIAL AND BAR COUNCIL
2ND Floor, Centennial Building
Supreme Court
Padre Faura, Manila




TO THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE JBC:



Hon. Antonio T. Carpio, Acting Ex-Officio Chairman
Hon. Leila M. de Lima, Ex Officio Member
Hon. Francis G. Escudero, Ex Officio Member
Hon. Niel C. Tupas, Jr., Ex Officio Member
Hon. Regino C. Hermosisima, Jr., Retired Sc Justice Representative
Hon. Jose V. Mejia, Academe Representative
Hon. Aurora Santiago Lagman, Private Sector Representative
Hon. Maria Milagros N. Fernan-Cayosa, Integrated Bar of the Philippines Representative



Re: Proposed Amendments to the JBC rules



In the recently concluded impeachment trial, we have seen how accountability has allowed the people to participate in governance and be involved in the change process. There is an obvious need to institute the necessary reforms in our justice system. As such, we should make the process of selection of the Chief Justice transparent. The appointment of our public officials is a matter of public interest. The Constitution guarantees our people the right to information on matters of public interest. No less than the Supreme Court has allowed the public disclosure of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALNs) of the justices of the High court, as well as the other judges and justices of the judiciary.

In view of the foregoing, I respectfully propose that with the exception of executive sessions dealing with matters that are confidential in nature, which shall be made available to the public only upon majority vote of the members of the Council present, the voting process for any judicial post in the Sandiganbayan, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court, or Ombudsman or Deputy Ombudsman, including all meetings and deliberations prior to the voting shall be open to the public.





Thank you.



Very truly yours,

KIKO N. PANGILINAN

1 comment:

greenfarmaers sjpcone said...

Masmaganda po talaga kung ang lahat ay asa liwanag. Ito ay nagbabadya ng katapatan at kagandahang loob sa taomg bayan. Paggalang at pag sunod sa prinsipyo na ang panunungkulan sa pamahalaan ay may kalakip na obligasyong maging matapat at malinis sa kaibuturan ng puso.Patungo sa adhikaing ito ang ating saligang batas ay nagsaad ng konsepto hindi lamang na ang mga manunungkulan ay dapat pagkatiwalaan kundi dapat din gumawa ng mga bagay na mag-aakay sa pagtitiwala ng taong bayan.Pamamaraan na nararamdaman, madaling maunawaan upang ma-abot ng pangkaraniwang tao ni Juan.Kami po ay nagpupugay sa mahal na Senedor Kiko Pangilinan na nagsisikap ipakilala ang mga ugali, kakayahan at iba pang mga katangian ng mga taong ibig manungkulan sa Hudikatura upang ang mga katulad namin mga aba at maliliit sa lipunan ay malaman, makilala kung karapatdapat ang mga taong sa kanila ay maaring maghusga.