House majority leader Gonzales endorses an outsider to replace Corona

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Majority Leader Neptali “Boyet” Gonzales Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The question on who would replace former Chief Justice Renato Corona has brought all sectors of government like the House of Representatives into fever pitch.

For House majority leader and Mandaluyong City’s lone district Representative Neptali Gonzales II, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio or any other justice known to be an ally of President Benigno Aquino III should not take over the position of chief magistrate.

Carpio has been temporarily installed as the acting chief justice while waiting for President Aquino to choose who would best replace Corona.

Gonzales, a member of the ruling Liberal Party and a well-known ally of the President, told reporters the appointment as chief justice of any official linked to the Aquino administration would not do well for the judiciary.

Corona’s previous accusation that Carpio was behind attacks to remove him from office has tainted Carpio’s image, according to Gonzales.

He mentioned that Supreme Court workers’ opposition to Carpio’s possible appointment as chief justice could also spell trouble.

At this point, he said Aquino must exert utmost care in selecting the new chief justice because of insinuations that he sought to take control of the judiciary through Corona’s ouster.

Contrary to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s statement that an outsider should not be chosen to lead the high tribunal, Gonzales said that an outsider would probably be best for the position, so long as the person possesses the qualifications for the important role.

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  • Russell Ariola

    OIC lang naman si Carpio. Pero maigi rin kung kumakalas yung mga SC employees para mapilitang maghouse-cleaning na si Justice Tony.

  • allandel

    there was a common enemy, corona, and so carpio and pnoy appeared to be allies.
    para lang itong “ang kaaway ng kaaway ko ay kaibigan ko”.

    let it be known that i don’t know carpio. i didn’t even know na he and the omb are related but i think it is only proper to choose the next cj from within. maybe not carpio but somebody from the inside.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    In fairness to everybody,PWEDE BANG EVERY 1 YEAR EH NAGPAPALIT NG CHIEF JUSTICE???…I just want to call back the TRUST of the filipino people sa batas natin! An independent body na walang makaka-inpluwensiya na kahit sino mang may pwersang tao sa bansa…..Kung meron mang OUTSIDERS na sinasabi eh mas ok naman sa akin ang sinasabing “MERITOCRACY” in choosing a candidate KUNG SAKALING MAG-KULANG ANG UUPO BILANG MGA ASSOCIATE JUSTICE!

    • Le Commentor

      I understand your point, but I disagree..

      If you’ll replace the CJ every year, don’t expect superb and fair decisions will always be made. Given that turnovers tasks and the new CJ will need to study and re-adjust on his/her new position. Every year, magiging problema ng SC or even ng buong bansa yun..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

        I understand you too but our country NEEDS CHANGES.Kailangan na lumabas tayo sa lumang systema na walang pagbabago which is Appointee or palakasan system….Kailangan ang hustisya eh MARINIG ANG PROBLEMA NG WALANG KINIKILINGAN KAHIT NA SINUMAN….Kailan madidinig ng Korte suprema ang problema ng mahihirap? Kailan magkaka-dugtong ang magkakapit bisig ang batas sa isang mahirap?
        I will set an example:
        CJ Corona made his decision as a Chief Justice regarding HL…Then,magkakaroon ng bagong “appointee ng Presidente”…Baka mamaya eh ma-void ang desisyun sa HL niyan? Hindi ko alam kung gaano katibay at kalayo na ng desisyon na nangyari about HL….Then 2016 election,Comes the new President,Then panibagong Chief Justice na naman????? I thought they serve as a co-equal body in the government?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    Meritocracy is much respected kesa “PALAKASAN SYSTEM”….If someone who are really good in his/her credentials…WITH A GOOD MORAL CHARACTER AND INTENTIONS”…Bakit ang hindi?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    At pinaka-ayaw ng mamamayang pilipino eh yung masasabihan kang TUTA or PUPPET!…Just my 2 cents of opinion!….MABUHAY PO TAYONG MGA PILIPINO!!!

  • PepingCo

    Eh sino naman ang gusto mo? Si Fat-din Drilon na gustong maging presidente sa 2016? Sa totoo lang, kayong mga LP ay walang laban kay Binay sa 2016. Sigurado akong kung ano-anong kasiraan ang ilalabas nyo (baka nga ipa-impeach nyo rin) laban kay Binay para manatili lamang sa power and partido nyo! Puro kyo tumataba sa mga kinukurakot nyo! Sign muna kyo ng waiver sa mga bank accounts at assets nyo bago kyo magmalinis sa mga salita nyo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

    KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT….

    Ang gagaling nitong mga alipores ni Aquino… Si gonzales na pala ang mag aappoint ng Chief Justice… Andaming nag memeron….. Akala mo mas mataas pa sila sa Chief Justice>>>>>. Maxadong binabastos ng mga politikong ito ang institusyon..

    It is the JBC and the President that would have a say on this (as stated in the court charter)..  Not gonzalez, not Drilon or anyone else… Lahat na yata sila gustong mag appoint ng Chief Justice….. KKK talaga!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

      He, he, he…panahon na ulit ng mga sipsip na KKK.

  • PepingCo

    Sabi ni Pnoy, di pa tapos laban sa corruption sa justice system. Eh sino naman ang kasunod na ipapa-impeach mo? Gusto mo yata ubusin lahat ng GMA-appointed SC justices eh. Kaya ayun, inunahan ka na, ilalabas na ng lahat ng kasapi sa judiciary ang kanilang mga SALN. Sana pati mga kasama mo sa House of Representatives, Senate and Cabinet ay mag-sign na rin ng waiver para patas sa lahat ang sinasabi mong transparency.

  • noypisiTED

    Here comes again the “We bulong” brigade trying to pummel the ears of the Prez. Please leave PNoy alone whoever he wishes to appoint Chief justice of SC. The Senate-Pres. is right somebody from among the sitting justices should
    take the seat vacated by Ex-Chief cook errr…justice Corona,
    preferably, to abide by the long-standing tradition, the most senior
    justice. Naturalmente, others in the SC dread the moment Justice Carpio
    sits as the CJ, like the Midas who were among the “Untouchables” during
    Corona’s reign. And that voluble pesky pres. of the SC employees asso. And since the Senate has
    initiated a catharsis “cleansing” of the Augean stables over there at
    Padre Faura the Supreme Court under J. Carpio might want to expunge itself further of
    the vermin that burrows in the cubbyholes of the court, and
    it might want to start with the SC Spokesman. Kick him out of his cushy
    hidey-hole. In fact Justice Carpio is it, though
    hindered by machination of rogue-minded individuals who thought they can play
    god over the lives and fates of other people. We petition the Supreme
    Court’s new Chief Magistrate to bring back the good old values that made
    the court the refuge of the aggrieved; defender of our liberty, and the
    epitome of honor.

  • gerp

    The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather, a condition of it. If possible to revamp the whole SC…this is much better.

    • isidro c. valencia

      I agree. 

    • tamakajan

      agree ako sa revamp, tainted red na ang SC ngayon.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

      The badside is that it will become a “TREND” everytime na magkakaroon tayo ng panibagong Presidente niyan?…Paano kung biglang na re-elect ang Presidente? Eh di panay ang “Hapi-Awar” ng mga yan?…Kaya ko gusto ang nagpapalit every year ng Chief Justice eh.They must be independent at their functions or decision! Hindi yung magiging tuta or puppet. Eto naman eh opinyon ko lang.

  • Rdnoreg

    Hayaan na natin c pnoy mamili hwag na natin bigyan pagduda, hindi lahat nang ina appoint sa kanya ang papanig naman sa kanya.  Siniraan lang ni Corona c Carpio dahil alam nyang hindi ito madala nang pera.  Sa bibig na nya (Corona) galing na hindi cla magkasundo ni Morales dahil hindi ito kakampi sa kanya maski tama cya. Cguro para sa kanya parati cya tama.

  • Rdnoreg

    Filipinos tama na let’s move on.  Ang dami nating manga kababayan na naghirap sana yon ang mabigyan ng tugon ngayon. Corona share your millions of dollars and pesos to the poor.  Baka ma redeem mo pa ang sarili mo ang iyong familya.

  • adriel0104

    i will recommend miriam santiago..hehehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4NY7GH3Z7KWJHJTKY7QBNUOX74 Jerome

    Imagine we have an OMBUDSMAN CARPIO-Morales and then a Chief Just CARPIO what do you expect on our JUSTICE system.   Just wondering.

    Remember that CARPIO is a member of the POWERFUL lawyers called the “FIRM” of the ARROYOs before they eventually split.

  • Le Commentor

    Yan lang ang alam nila.. Makialam tapos Magpapasikat! Nagpapabango.. pwe!
    Samantalang yung mga trabaho nila hindi ginagawa at pangungurakot lang nasa isip!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Nagsalita ang balimbing.

  • carlorocci

    Kupal tumigil ka…

  • PepingCo

    Magsasalita tapos di naman sinabi kung sino ang gusto nya na outsider! Puro kyo pa-media mileage. Mas mabuti pa sa puwet mo na lang inilabas kesa magsalita ka nang di tapos!

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Aysus,at biglang nagkaroon ng DELIKADESA ang taong ito!!!

    Hoy Boyet,huwag ka ng magbalatkayo!!! Isa kang dakilang Trapo tulad ng iyong Ama…Isa kang “Tuko” na ayaw ng umalis sa Pinagkakapitan!!!! Parang awa mo na,ibigay mo naman sa iba na may kakayahan iyan nakagisnan mong puwesto sa Mandaluyong!!!

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    andito na naman ang GONZALEZ na ito…halos halikan mo ang puwet ni GMA nuon..ngayon naman si penoy…NAPAKATRAPO MO…SOBRA!!!!

  • ahabeek

    pwede i-recommend si Madame Senator Miriam Defensor…? bakit hindi?  sa IC nga pwede?

  • alexdgreat

    cge subukan nyo c JPE! delikadeza mukha mo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Politicians should not involve themselves with the selection process. Leave the JBC do its task of receiving and screening nominees and submit the short list to the President to choose from.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55MHEPHVCLSOOSQQNVLYP4L2GM Jun

    Tama ka na Gonzales! Wala kang credibility magsuggest. Mabaho ka pa sa pay na data na na bulk!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Boyet, bukas na yung buffet sa Kamayan.
    Sama mo si Manong Frank mo at doon na lang kayo mag-concentrate.
    Hihirit ka pa eh wala na namang nainiwala sa mga balimbing ngayon.
    Kayong dalawa ang modelo ng politikong tutok lang sa pagiging opportunista, sakim, at pansariling interest. 

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