7 SC justices ‘snub’ Sereno

Chief Justice: My appointment is God’s will

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LOOK WHO ARE NO-SHOWS It is not so much those who were present as those who did not show up that made news at Monday’s flag-raising ceremony at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno spoke at the rites attended by (from left) Associate Justices Bienvenido Reyes, Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Jose Mendoza, Jose Perez, Roberto Abad and Mariano del Castillo. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

If the absence of half of the 14 associate justices was meant as a snub, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno did not show she was in the least slighted, saying in her first flag-raising ceremony she was appointed by God to head the Supreme Court and asking colleagues to shun intrigues.

“This is neither the work of man nor of any political bloc. This is not a product of lobbying from business or economic interests but by God who knows all the plan of our nation,” said Sereno, still flashing her ear-to-ear smile since she was sworn in by President Benigno Aquino on Saturday as the replacement of ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Sereno, 52, who was leapfrogged over five senior associate justices to become head of the judiciary for the next 18 years or until the retirement age of 70, said it was God who appointed her and that it was probably time to give the leadership of the high court to “one of His humble servants.”

Only six associate justices showed up for Sereno’s first flag-raising ceremony at the Supreme Court. They were Associate Justices Mariano del Castillo, Roberto Abad,  Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Bienvenido Reyes, Jose Mendoza and Jose Perez.

Seven other associate justices, led by Antonio Carpio, who by tradition was next in line as Chief Justice under the previously respected seniority rule, were absent from the event. The other no-shows were Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Arturo Brion, Presbitero Velasco and Martin Villarama Jr.

Of the 14 justices, only four attended Sereno’s oath-taking on Saturday at the Palace—

Villarama, Bernabe, Castillo and Reyes.

A clear snub

A senior court official said the absence of the seven magistrates was “intentional” and was meant to “send a strong cogent message.”

“It’s very clear that the justices snubbed the new Chief Justice. How else would you describe that?” the official, who asked not to be named, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

“Their absence in the first public appearance of Sereno before the court employees was very telling. It’s a rebuff of her appointment as Chief Justice,” said the official, who added that the majority of the justices were  questioning Sereno’s capability and experience to lead the judiciary.

“Not only did they question her leadership and management skills. Most of the justices I spoke with also doubt her knowledge of the law and even her psychological state,” the source added.

Two other court insiders said that the justices’ decision to give Sereno the  cold shoulder was intended to “register their strong opposition to her appointment.”

“Sereno should expect that kind of treatment for the next several years,” one insider said.

Tension will go away

Sought for comment, former Solicitor General Francisco Chavez said the absence of the justices was “just a tail-end of some disappointments on their part.”

“I understand they were rooting for the justices other than Sereno. That’s their disappointment and I think that the solution to this problem lies in the vastly untapped area of human relations,” Chavez said over the phone.

However, he said the tension “will eventually go away and that they will be able to find ways and means to discharge their functions as a collegial body.”

Asked if he thought the justices snubbed Sereno, he said: “No. I wouldn’t say that unless this goes on for three or four times. Then I can say that it’s not only a snub, but it’s a repudiation of (Sereno’s) appointment.”

God’s appointment

In an impromptu speech in Filipino at the flag ceremony, Sereno told her fellow justices that she had accepted with much humility her appointment as Chief Justice.

She said that the world would testify that her appointment “came from God alone.”

Describing herself as a “servant-leader,” Sereno called on her colleagues to work hard and not to mind  any intrigues and idle talk. “Let’s double our energy in our work. Can I count on you to do this? Can we ignore intrigues, can we  also not listen to rumors?”

She said it was about time to unite in bringing service to the public. “This is our promise to the people,” Sereno said, asking court officials and  personnel to join her in this objective. She was answered  with  cheers and applause, and the Chief Justice thanked them.

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  • athenapallas

    Sore losers that’s what they are. Ang tatanda na nila at naturingan na mga justices pa ng korte suprema eh para silang mga immature high schoolers na pina-iiral ang pagiging arogante. Tayong mga tax payers ang nagpapa-sweldo sa kanila at tungkulin nila na i-maintain ang harmony sa korte suprema. otherwise ay apektado ang rulings nila at magiging kanya kanya dahil magpapataasan ng ihi ang mga sore losers against the sport ones.

    • محمد علي

       na disisyonan na…takot lang talaga yan mahalongkat ang kanilang yaman galing kaban ng bayan..dugo at pawis tayo nag tratarbaho halos wala na tayong tulog para ipapasweldo sa kanila…si gloria at ang kanyang aliporis bago umalis inubos pera natin sa kaban…halos walang natira….dapat nga tayo natuwa halos wala ng kawatan…meron man 5 percent na lang…..mabuhay ang mga sundalo ng masa….

  • Noel

    I never have any respect for those who invoke God’s name to satisfy their own selfish interests.  Like GMA, Sereno used God to justify her appointment.  That’s even a blasphemy.

    If half of the justices don’t accept and trust Sereno, how could she work with them?  Remember Sereno has only one vote at SC.

    • hapiman85

      You are going against the ordinance of God, sir. Romans 13:1 is very clear on this: LET EVERY SOUL BE SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES. FOR THERE IS NO AUTHORITY EXCEPT FROM GOD, AND THE AUTHORITIES THAT EXIST ARE APPOINTED BY GOD.
      And if you resist this command from God, please read the next verse: THEREFORE WHOEVER RESISTS THE AUTHORITY RESISTS THE ORDINANCE OF GOD, AND THOSE WHO RESIST WILL BRING JUDGMENT ON THEMSELVES.

      • IsipPinoy

        For a SC justice to suggest that her God had a hand in her appointment as CJ is worrisome. How will she decide when a case presented before her involves religion like the RH bill (in a scenario wherein it’s been passed and challenged in court) . A SC justice is sworn to defend and uphold the Constitution, not the Bible or Koran or anything else, and that’s what all the citizens of this country – Christians, non-Christians and atheists alike is expected of her.

      • Noel

        How do you know it’s from God?  Which God?  Whose God?

    • TinimbangNgunitKulang

      Everything is God”s will. Even GMA becoming President and Corona becoming Chief Justice. The only difference is whether God meant to punish or help us with what He does.

      • Noel

        I believe in God’s will.  Sometimes He uses instrument to test our faith.  We’ve been tested for nine long years with GMA and here comes another woman invoking God’s name.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7G4P7RYETKZS6XKPP2XDSBE6KM Born

    THIS IS VERY TYPICAL OF THE FILIPINOS, MORE SO WHEN IT INVOLVED VERY HIGH POSITIONS LIKE THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT. OF COURSE, IT IS ALL ABOUT POLITICS, LET US NOT KID OURSELVES. ALL THE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT WERE POLITICAL APPOINTEES. THEY WERE NEVER THERE AS CHOICE OF THE PEOPLE. NOW THAT THEIR EGO IS TOUCHED IN THE WRONG SIDE, THEY BEHAVE LIKE MORONS. I HOPE THIS WILL NOT GO ON. THEIR JOB IS TO PROMOTE AND LIVE THE SENSE OF FAIRNESS. IF THIS IS HOW THEY WILL BEHAVE (THOSE WHO’S EGO WERE HURT), I SUGGEST THEY QUIT NOW. THEY WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE FOR A LONG TIME.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

      I got your point but no need to insult the Filipino people! That’s uncalled for.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

      WHAT A PATHETIC AND MORONIC OBSERVATION FROM WHERE YOU ARE..SO YOUR EMPHASIZING YOUR TAKE BASE ONLY ON EGOISM? LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE BROTHER..THEY ARE NOT SIMPLY HYPOCRITES LIKE YOU TO SWALLOW THESE CIRCUS INITIATED BY THIS CLOSET GUY IN MALACANANG..WHY BOW TO A WOMAN? ITS SHOULD BE THE REVERSE..THAT IS THEIR(WOMEN) ROLE AND ALWAYS SHOULD BE, THAT IS WHY THEY ARE WOMEN..FURTHERMORE..REGARDLESS OF GENDER, SHE WAS UNSTABLE PSYCOLOGICALLY AS PER jbc(NAHILOT LANG KC).HAVING SAID THAT..DO YOU THINK THOSE SNUBBY JUSTICES IN THEIR INTELGENT AND SANE MIND WILL SUCK ALL THESE MORONIC OBSERVATION OF YOURS? YOU ARE THE MORON!!!DECIMAL.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GNVLZW44Z6WLXHG6GML3JF3R3A LV

    It is good that they made a circus out of Sereno’s first flag raising ceremony. At least they have caught the public attention with a cloud of intrigued. Certainly future decisions by individual Supreme Court Justices will be scrutinized more by the public. Also, with her appointment and the clear resentment from the other justices, they would be more inclined to express dissension. Historically, it seems that most decisions by the Supreme Court show “herd mentality”, whereby most would concur with the seating Chief Justice. They are therefore more susceptible to becoming a rubber stamp decisions making body if the seating Chief Justice is pro-administration. Now, it’s a bit different. It will be certainly interesting to watch the new dynamics in the Supreme Court with Sereno’s appointment.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

      What makes presume that Chief Justice Sereno is pro-administration?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GNVLZW44Z6WLXHG6GML3JF3R3A LV

        Nope – I didn’t presume or imply that she is pro-administration. Read again what I have written

        … “They are therefore more susceptible to becoming a rubber stamp decisions making body *IF* the seating Chief Justice is pro-administration”…

      • anton kinuton

        there is always the presumption that a newly appointed cj is pro admin because she was appointed by the sitting president, but that is the process…

  • Seaflip

    Yeah, yeah, what’s new!  SC has become so politicized that a few justices rarely look beyond the tips of noses and work for the common good. The perception of the court’s sanctity, devoid of outside influences is shot to pieces.  Let’s all hope the “losers” or whatever you want to call them, recover their senses, spare personal agenda and work strictly for the benefit of their employer – the Filipino people.

  • oscar gomez

    Be magnanimous in defeat, your Honors.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

    This gesture of no show is a reflection of the other justices’ childishness and vulnerability to emotion. My what a court! This does not speak well of Carpio et al. They might as well all resign. Makes reforming the Supreme Court easier!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OXAZFHCT6QUOIEVEKIIYT3LQIY Jose

      100% right..Shame on them if that is the intention..Its not their destiny to be the Chief and they should go with it.

    • Offshore10

      +1

    • stromboli67

      I concur.  The disturbing part of this whole affair is:  Could we now trust these 7 justices to have the emotional and mental stability to render fair and unbiased decisions?  It is unsettling to think that these people are emotionally crippled by an appointment that did not fit their expectations?  This affair casts doubt on their character and ability to function professionally in an adverse situation.  Their previous protestations of love for the judiciary as an institution is belied by their action –  vanity trumps everything else. 

    • Daang_tuwid3

       the seven justices are the same justices who voted for arroyo’s right to travel, they were eight sans corona?

      • $29483279

         Carpio too? e tu carpio?

    • $29483279

       Amen amen.

  • rainier dennis bautista

    I have no objection to her being SC at all but telling everyone that God appointed you to do something reeks of hubris. It is also an insult to the intelligence of the people, who can see plain as day the machinations that led to her appointment

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OXAZFHCT6QUOIEVEKIIYT3LQIY Jose

      I think  she means that her destiny to be the Chief Justice given by God. She is just showing her belief in God and being too religious, which for me is a good thing. Lets wait what she can do and honestly ran the Supreme Court.

    • IsipPinoy

      I’m worried that if the RH bill is passed and is challenged in court that she might side with the church mainly because of her religious convictions.

  • $20722540

    Please don’t use God’s name on your supposed appointment.  So, it was not noynoying thru jbc who appointed you to the post.  so be it. what a CJ!!!

  • duviz7533

    please stop using  the Almighty sa politics and selfish interest…remember the 2nd commandment. sereno para kang si pacman

    • IsipPinoy

      You’re right. I supported Sereno’s appointment as CJ of SC in order to reform the judiciary but her statement about her being chosen by God is stoopid for a SC justice. Maybe, as someone suggests, she considers PNoy as god.

      • filipinvisitor

        a stupid Filipino calling his countrymen stupid. cannot even spell stupid. Filipinos are morons

      • IsipPinoy

        Hey, I intentionally didn’t use the correct spelling because it was censored. I guess the administrator is biased. Anyway,  I don’t know if you’re a non-Filipino but I suggest you go back to school and learn reading comprehension. Read my post again. I did not call the CJ  “st_pid”. It’s her statement that’s st_pid, not her. Now you know you’re the stupid one..

  • Albert Einstien

    Philippines judge who said he consulted imaginary mystic dwarves has failed to convince the Supreme Court to allow him to keep his job. Florentino Floro was appealing against a three-year inquiry which led to his removal due to incompetence and bias.
    He told investigators three mystic dwarves – Armand, Luis and Angel – had helped him to carry out healing sessions during breaks in his chambers.
    The court said psychic phenomena had no place in the judiciary.
    The bench backed a medical finding that the judge was suffering from psychosis

    harap-harapan nagsinungaling si mam…GOD daw nag talaga sa kanya..nag-usap ba sila?….

    TRIVIA: .GOD na ba si pres. noynoy (6) simeon (6) aquino ( 6)…sya nag-appoint ..di ba tao sya…at … yong yellow ribbon po number sign ay… 666 din yun…ginagamit na subliminal mind control…kaya madami na hypnotized na zombies….. : > )

    trivia:
    sumulat sa papel ng 6, = 6
    tapos baliktarin yun papel at sumulat ng 6 sa likod ng unang 6, = 6
    bumalik sa harap at i-trace yun pangalwang 6, = 6
    magugulat ka ribbon symbol ito. = 666

    yellow ribbon symbol is generally used for invocation of hope, devotion & home coming of a love one / fatherly figure who is missing due to war( pow ) or a convict released from prison…this symbol is popularized by …Tie a yellow ribbon song…
    Bus driver, please look for me’Cause I couldn’t bear to see what I might see ( too peaceful?)
    I’m really STILL in PRISON, and my love she holds the KEY. A simple YELLOW RIBBON’s what i NEED to SET ME FREE.!

    we should not interpret this trivia in a religious & nostradamus context…too scary..

    • filipinvisitor

      Filipinos are an ignorant superstitious inferior race, muslims and catholics stupid converts of foreign religions. pathetic mindless stupid unthinking people

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

        filipinvisitor….are  you still in town   ?  if   you  are..tell me  where  you
        are  staying.  i  would be glad  to show  you and  make
        you  feel  the Filipinos’  world  famous   ” hospitality. “

      • IsipPinoy

        Pare isama mo na rin si Pacquiao para todo todong matikman nya ang Filipino hospitality. Hehehe.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

        puede  rin pre.  pero  baka  busy  si  manny.  tayo na lang
        para  orig  ang dating. pinoy  na  pinoy.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

        just curious….where  are  you  from  ?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

        so you say  the filipinos  are an inferior  race.  you  must belong to a
        superior  race i assume.  what race would that be ?
        tell us so we’d have a place for comparison or so we will
        know how much more superior you are.

        you also say  the filipinos are stupid, pathetic and unthinking  people   
        so the question begs,  what  brings  or brought  you  to  the philippines
        then  ?  

        you made some very broad and pretty  articulate  although  hateful  and  really
        venomous  assertions  about  the filipinos as a race .

        these assertions  must have some  historical  basis  which again
        i  assume  you  have. you seem absolutely fixed in your thinking.

        will  you  enlighten and dazzle us  with  your  erudition
        and intellect ? or perhaps, your breathtaking superiority ?

  • flora gonzales

    if you are appointed by god make sure you dont touch the final and executory decision of the hacienda luisita that is all you can do for the farmers

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Sereno could just wait until those hostile senior justices retire or die. With her youth, she has the luxury of time.

  • hapiman85

    The problem with many who think they speak the mind of God and lambast Sereno as guilty of blasphemy are the same fools who act as the modern day Pharisees. Their righteousness are as filthy rags loose with their words that are not aligned with the spoken word of God found in Romans 13:1-2 which clearly command: All appointees in government are appointed by God!

  • Spartan Akon Ismagul

    God help the Philippines.

    We have 7 childish justices and a Chief Justice who is out of touch believing she was appointed by God.

    That’s omen!

  • anton kinuton

    these 7 immature justices felt they are entitled to the cj position. so what is then the power of the president of the republic to appoint a cj. they all went thru the process of selection and they  have to abide whatever result is. their snub in some of the sc functions is a show of defiance to the appointing power of the president. if these 7 justices feel they can no longer function normally under the new sc leadership, they have to resign and resign immediately. the country have had enough problems already. the country can exist and survive without them.

  • http://twitter.com/grandpaber mel bercel

    seniority should not be the main criteria for promotion. unblemished  record of public service, loyalty to country, ability to perform in the job, proven leadership of currupt-free  and role model character should be the the driving force for promotion. many promotions especially in the highest command of the armed and police forces give so much bearing to seniority and padrino as factors in their promotion. this practice should be stopped. i laud the appointment of the new cj. i feel she is the most capable.

  • AllaMo

    WTF?! Should we now take this peeve to mean that these sage magistrates will do their darndest worst to ensure that Sereno does not succeed?  WTH is with these spoiled brats?!

  • arthur1401

    Is this the kind of SC justices that we have? That’s why, our justice system is screwed and is rotten to the core. Will they allow disunity to destroy SC simply because the new CJ is young and has overtaken the old fogies in the ladder of success? I believe, they will. And it sucks. 

    The snub of the 7 sore-losers, childish SC justices is an implied warning to Sereno that they will make her life as CJ miserable, regardless of its ill-effect to judiciary.This is similar to the collective action of SC justices in the first few days of Pnoy’s presidency when they disallowed EO#1 and other EO’s to the detriment of the president’s promise to the people that he will clean the government of scalawags. 

    These snobs have forgotten that they are not ordinary mortals like me but esteemed SC justices, the best there is in a civilized world and are expected to act with decorum, civility, and propriety at all times and at any given times. These snobs have acted like a spoiled brat who threw away the food given by his mother because he was not allowed to watch Iskul Bukol during study period.
    When they justified corona’s midnight appointment, “lapdog” was stamped on their resume, not honorable men and women of justice. They don’t see decency, they see the color of money.
    When they flip-flopped, they exposed themselves as belekoy, which will bend at the slightest and whimsical overtures of the color of money and not men and women made of steel who will stand on the ground come what may.

    When they absolved a fellow justice for plagiarism, they showed that their IQ is no better than a lowly and wanbol U graduate tito sotto. By this snub, they look like a wanbol U alumni as well, the school that produces clowns. They altered the definition of plagiarism to suit their needs in the same way sotto changed the definition of plagiarism to justify his stupidity. The SC justices and a dumb senator think exactly alike.
    These old but childish justices showed why gma’s SC really sucks. They showed that the impeachment of corona is justified and Sereno’s appointment is correct. The president of the philippines appointed her by virtue of his constitutional mandate and yet, they refused to accept it. Is SC not part of Philippine government? Is SC another republic? Do they have any choice but to accept what the constitution provides? Are they immune from the provisions of the constitution?
    This snub showed that any one of them don’t deserve to become a CJ and should be in other courts, like basketball court, and not in SC where only honorable and civil are allowed to work. 
    These men and women of SC justified the people’s impressions that the present SC sucks and is no longer functioning as it should. That age is not really the measurement of one’s greatness but rather his character.

    • MonMayuga

      “What works in the real world today is cooperation,” said former US President Bill Clinton  at the Democratic National convention.

  • Menyet

    For me if the person uses God in his or her speeches that person is not reliable from work. Nagkukunwari lang iyan. Remember those people? Mayor Sanchez ng Laguna who rape and kill that student. Pag nag court hearing iyan may dala pang mga santo. Yong taga Bulacan convicted ng murder na naparusahan ng kamatayan. At marami pang iba. Sa mga private citizen naman makikita mo din iyang mga klasing ganyan.

    • IsipPinoy

      Very true! Kaya ang pagbibigay ng mga statements na para ipakita na maka Diyos kuno e tigilan na. Just do what is right and without fanfare.

  • quirinomayer

    What happened at the flag ceremony is non-issue. What will happen during the voting on the next  question about Gloria Arroyo or her husband that reaches the Supreme Court now that Corona is gone and Sereno is in is what should concern us.

  • Offshore10

    OMG, what a childish mindset among those supposedly wise grown up men!!!!  Or should I add sexist discrimination for the new Lady CJ?  What can those women’s rights defenders have to say eh..Gabriela???  Grabe kayo daig niyo pa ang batang hindi napagbigyan ang gusto!!! Please for the sake of the country, please unite AJ’s….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDQDIG7VN7ILF6Y5UI2WBIIY4I Ignacio

    ahem . . . is this about being bar topnotchers deserving better?

  • http://twitter.com/judefawley Jude Fawley

    Now, we wonder why we have lame justice system in this country? The justices themselves are full of thirst for power. They don’t even have unity among themselves. They are divided. Anyhow, to Carpio, she is the new SC chief justice. Just suck it up! Perhaps the position is just not for you.

  • yellow_zombies

    What is she doing outside the kitchen? LOL.

  • MaySenseBa

    Sereno, 52, who was leapfrogged over five senior associate justices to become head

    *Er delete “was”

  • IsipPinoy

    To Albert_Eintien: Agree ako sa first part ng sinulat mo pero yung TRIVIA na sinasabi mo ay gawa-gawa lamang, walang proof/evidence, at sorry to say kabalbalan lamang.

  • talimundok

    I want to give the new CJ time to show her knowledge
    and ability to straighten up the SC. I’m just hoping she’s not using the name
    of God in vain. History tells us there’s 50-50 chance of going either way, good
    or bad when people start using the name of God in public.

  • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

    And then we have you.

    • Seaflip

      L O L

    • IsipPinoy

       That’s a good one!

    • yellow_zombies

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    when gloria invoked god, she got criticized to high heavens.  now that sereno did, i heard nary a hoot…

    what gives?

    pati ba sa langit ng pilipinas, may palakasan?

  • royroger

    It was not Sereno’s fault that she got appointed as CJ. Why are these 7 justices sore at her? Shame on you. Grow up.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FITE2M6OX6EAJ4GRQJCSSB2N4U Joel

      Exactly.  She did not appoint herself.  That’s the president’s decision.  Move on.  The Philippines has plenty of problems.  It’s time these justices buckle down and fix the judiciary.  Such childlike actions are not going to change the fact there is now a new CJ.  Get used to it. 

      All it points to is these justices are hungry for power.  Unfreakinbelievable!

  • lilybugan

    Naiinggit lang lahat yan lalo na si Carpio kasi di sila makakatikim ng pagka CJ kasi retired na sila si Sereno pa rin ang CJ. Mga bitter at mga losers.

  • lens335

    This shows the old attitude, wala pa sila sa DAAN MATUID. Paano tayo uunlad nito pansarili lang ang iniisip.

  • IsipPinoy

    OMG!

  • Htee

    Hindi ko alam kung ano talaga ang sinabi ng ating CJ, pero ayon sa report, sa wikang Pilipino daw. Hindi naman sa pinagtatangol ko si Sereno, pero minsan pag sinasalin natin ang wika nating katutubo sa wikang ingles, nawawala ang ganda sa pandinig. Minsan pa ay hahaluan pa ng kiling ng reporter, tapos ang estorya.
    Naniniwala ako na lahat ng pangyayari dito sa sanlibutan ay disenyo ng POONG MAYKAPAL.
    Baka naman ito lang ang ibig sabihin ng CJ natin, napakasimple, ngunit kung bibigyan ng kulay ng isang reporter lalo pa kung may kahalong malisya, ang maganda ay napapapangit.

    Para naman sa mga AJ na may tampo o walang bilib sa bago nating CJ, napaka simple lang din. Dahil 18 taon syang nakaluklok na dyan sa pwestong yan, huwag na kayong umasa pa ng milagro, kung hindi kayo tutulong sa CJ, mag RESIGN na lang kayo. EARLY RETIREMENT na lang at ibigay nyong dahil ay “due to health” o “due to personal reason” maiintindihan na din namin.
    IF YOU CAN’T WORK WITH HER, GET OUT OF THE WAY.

    PARANG AWA NYO NA SA AMIN, GUSTO NA NAMIN UMUSAD.

    • Cadiz

       Besides, she was appointed by God so how dare anybody question her.

  • tekateka

    WTF? she was appointed by GOD? this CJ is Nuts   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Pinoys are buying this??? No wonder filipinos are garbage…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWXDMZBYPCZJK7PEQEG5UHEFB4 Ace Grave

      including you…maliban nlng kng tsekwa ka..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

      tekateka…..sounds  filipino to me.  if you  are a  pinoy,  speak for  yourself
      okay  ?  wag  kang  magdamay !!   if  you’re  not pinoy ,  you  are 
      a bigoted  moron !!!

  • thenewpulahan

    It’s scary when public officials imply that they were appointed by God. Usually they end up screwing everything.

    • Cadiz

       Completely agree. People who believe they were appointed by God are pretty close to those who believe they are God.

  • boybakal

    “Sereno said she was “appointed by God” to head the Supreme Court and asking colleagues to shun intrigues”…

    Oh my God, Sereno appointed by God Almighty.
    Are we in good hand or are our leaders in their right mind?
    Korina the wife of DILG Sec.Mar is seeing little dark evil spirit, alluding Binay as Maligno or laman lupa.
    We have a senator called Brenda, A senator who is a plagiarist, Lielie De Lima.
    Buti na lang Matino pa ang Presidente.
    Wala pang paranormal activity akong nababalitaan.

  • Fulpol

    She said that the world would testify that her appointment “came from God alone.”
    —————–

    that truly reveals her psychological condition…

    • Cadiz

      Unless we accept her apparent belief that Noynoy is God.

      • bahaykubo1015

        Which also reveals her alarming psychological state…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AIPSCQM2TZQUMQ5GEIMWMWDFL4 Edward Solilap

    They were always absent as usual the people can see why because too many unsolve cases still pending not only in Supreme Court but to all other RTC in the whole country.

  • محمد علي

    tama appointed talaga by god  dinaan lang sa tao…ipinasok sa utak ni pnoy ang desisyon ni lord for sereno…ayon natakot ang mga matandang kawatan sa kaban ng bayan….doon na sila kinabahan sa open saln ni sereno ..at sila ang susunod…oras na para maningil ang taong bayan dahil nagkaroon na tayo ng kakampi……walang kokontra….sundalo ako ng masa…..

  • Rae_E

    Wow PDI you’re truly a peddler of intrigues. Focusing on Sereno’s claims of her appointment being God’s will & now being snubbed by the 7 Justices. Philstar’s yesterday’s headline was better – “Sereno ask judiciary: ignore intrigues”. Be more responsible PDI & do not peddle the Pinoys propensity to savor intrigues. What’s harping on the 7 losers who can’t move on gonna accomplish? Is that good or constructive for this already problematic state? That’s why we’re not moving forward, you’re encouraging crab mentality – our country’s worst enemy!

    Enough of these intrigues & tell us what’s being done by DPWH, DECS, DA, BOC, DOTC to improve our nation’s welfare? I particularly would like to know what DOTC doing on the world’s worst airport, DA’s aim on rice sufficiency or DPWH/DILG on flood controls? Educate & inform PDI don’t peddle intrigues, you’re acting like a major tabloid!

    • JK1000

      Noon pa ginagawa ng PDI yan style na yan.

  • hagakhak

    galit sila kay sereno baka kasi mabuking ang di dapat mabuking dyan sa supreme court. ang lahat na taong mayayaman sa pinas ay supreme court ang takbuhan kapag guilty sila sa mga kasalanang ginawa nila.

  • juan_tanga

    inquirer – the TABLOID.

  • GintongLahi

    Even after what had transpired in the Supreme Court, those childish Associate Justices were unable to hide their immature acts from the eyes of the Filipino people.  Being members of that highest court of the land, the Associate Justices had not shown their respect to the position they represent.  Those irresponsible Associate Justices are nothing but BAD APPLES of our society.

  • Seaflip

    Reply to Anton:

    Agree..it’s part of our cultural/tribal mindset, utang-na-loob.  We can only hope that after the everything is said and done, our judiciary does it’s job, dispense justice equitably minus debt of gratitude.

  • Cadiz

    So Noynoy is God???

    • JK1000

      Noynoy not Nonoy,

      • Cadiz

         Oops, my typo. Obviously I am not appointed by Noynoy…or God.

  • scorpio22

    When Sereno gave her opinion that Hacienda Luisita should get roughly P10 billion as payment for the land which would make it impossible for the farmers to afford it, was that also God’s will?

    • bahaykubo1015

      Of course she got her appointment from heaven according to her… wawa Pilipinas

  • Bulakenyo Ako

    give sereno a chance. we still gave corona more than one year inspite of him being a midnight appointee…

  • boybakal

    No doubt, Justice Sereno’s phrase”God’s Will” needs interpretation.
    Don’t take her words literally.
    She is a Chief Justice and she knows her words and phrases needs
    conceptualized meaning.
    What she meant is…ang pagkakatalaga sa kanya bilang Chief Justice is…”May Patnubay ng MayKapal o Panginoon.”

    The Chief Justice is still young. She needs some Divine Guidance that what she means.
    We need to support her.
    It will be a Long Journey for Her.
    Good Luck Madame Chief Justice.

    • Cadiz

       Besides, she was appointed by God so how could we doubt her?

      • johnllander

        Doubt her?  Yes you can, why not?  Pwede ka namang magduda araw-araw, buwan buwan o magdamag.  Pwede kang magduda habang ikaw ay naglalakad, nakahiga, o habang ikaw ay kumakain o naliligo o habang walang kang ginagawa sa sasakyan papunta sa iyong trabaho.  Marami kang paraan para ikaw magduda sa kanya.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7FFMJF22R36STIZWHQTZILPKM RatsadaBlues

        hahahahahahahahaha! BAM!

  • Hey_Dudes

    Are the GMA kissamygloass club members on this forum getting their pompoms swaying and ratcheting their trash talks  over this God talk?  Aren’t they forgetting about 8 years ago, a crook named Gloria Pidal Arrovo, upon having sworn by Hilario Davide uttered: GOD put me in there and GOD will do the rest? As if that was not enough for comedy, she followed it up by claiming she has a direct line to GOD and uses it to communicate with GOD?

    Were were these pompoms swaying kissamygloass club members then and why did they not criticize her for the comedy like they are doing it to this lady CJ?  Like the 7 justices who can’t seem to accept defeat, so are the supporters of the crook GMA on this forum accepting her days are over.

    • Cadiz

       And we see how badly Gloria turned out to be. Now we have another official claiming to have been appointed by God.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

      GET A LIFE!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7FFMJF22R36STIZWHQTZILPKM RatsadaBlues

      Nice one there brother…..daming pakawala si ate glo dito e. I don’t understand it myself why these pro ate glo are putting a lot of colors to the way the CJ had mentioned about God.  Read your bible so you understand! 

  • DonQuixoteDeRizal

    oh my God, I sense trouble. The cj is acting like religious extremist.

    Perhaps the president made a mistake on this one.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2LDHCNMZHPXWZGJIMN5LZSOELE Arturo

    This justices are so kapal moks,,, hindi matangap ang pagkatalo, feeling nila sila na ang bida lagi, buti nga sa kanila na once na naapoint ka na wala ng tangalan sa pwesto maliban lang kung magaya ka ke kapal moks corona…. Hindi lahat ng araw kanila..

  • mawalanggalangpo

    What about using the word “tadhana” in place of God ? To remind ourselves of the separation of church and state. To the Catholics Filipino believers that will mean God too, but to others it may mean fate, and to the rest both. She mentioned God so many times, we saw the associate justices making the sign of the cross, we respect their faith. The SC remains the citadel of justice and the rule of law for all Filipinos whatever faith they have or do not have. Don’t feel left out brothers and sisters of other denominations.

  • rodben

    Good day sa lahat, after EDSA lahat ng dumaang gobyerno lahat PAPOGI AT SARILI MUNA BAGO BAYAN. Kailan kya babalik ang dating sigla ng PINOY

    • johnllander

      Gumising ka ng maaga, huwag kang tatamad tamad at magtrabaho ka.

  • arthur1401

    Many posters in this forum are correct when they pointed out that if these snobbish justices are unable to work harmoniously with their young and “Inexperienced” CJ as seen by their bloated ego and pride, they should RESIGN NOW before the people ask congress to impeach them for dereliction of duty, which can be construed as betrayal of public trust. 

    This minor but improper gesture of Carpio (he is my favorite before appointment was made, which I found out to be grossly wrong), et al exposed them for what they are-SPOILED BRATS, IMMATURE AND CHILDISH who are willing to destroy the institution they swore to defend because they did not like the appointment made by the President even if the correct process was observed diligently.

    This minor but uncivilized gesture of carpio, et al, tends to picture that the life of sereno as CJ is going to be miserable, courtesy of fellow SC justices.

    The lowly employees of SC gave sereno an assurance of cooperation by appreciating her promises to bring back the glory that had been destroyed by corona but the snobbish justices gave her the portent of things to come. 

    Now, these lowly SC employees are nobler than those snobbish justices who appear to be not noble at all. What a contrast.   

    • Cadiz

      Besides, they weren’t appointed by God so how could they dare question His appointment.

      • johnllander

        You can go directly to her for your questions, or lodge your querries to the SC, or through mail or e-mail.  You can try to telephone her.  Or you can shout in front of the SC building.  You have a lot of options.

      • TheStaple

        t’was Pnoy who appointed her thru JBC’s recommendation and not by God. DOH!

  • jElly_aCe

    ok fine appointed ka  ni GOD. sana nga para sa inang bayan!

  • joerizal

    To those 7 dwarfs, er justices, stop whinning and get back to work.

  • MahalKobayanko

    Pag laging absent ang mga justices na yan lalo sa kanilang session, isa lang sulosyon: ‘wag bigyan ng sahod. Mahiya naman kayo sa taong bayan. Kong hindi ay impeach na lang kayo.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    The 7 justices should grow up. They just showed how immature they are.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

    The 7 Associate Justices has to RESIGN NOW! They don’T HAVE THE RESPECT for the Philippine flag. If I were living in the Philippines I would start a PETITION to ask them to RESIGN in the same manner that we, from overseas< gathered more than 5,000 signatures to embarrash Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago at the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT here in The Hague, the Netherlands.She is barred from her job here in Europe.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7FFMJF22R36STIZWHQTZILPKM RatsadaBlues

      e di nawalan din kayo ng mga nakakatuwang palabas ni BRENDA sa korte.  hik hik hik

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      make sure you apply spell checking on the petition.

  • wawa2172

    I guess we have so may interpretation on the absence of 7 justices during the flag ceremony. Some say its snub, some repudiation of the CJ appointment. My guess, matatanda na ang mga justices so hirap na gumising nang maaga…he he he. Seriously aside, the  none attendance of the justices in the flag ceremony must not be looked as something is brewing at the SC as the result. Like it or not, they will have to work as a team when cases is heard at the SC since the court work as collegial body. As long as the justices, produces results then I don’t think the SC have a problem. My wife, a university professor does not attend the flag ceremony in her school since she has to do a lot of chores in the morning after staying past midnight to check the work of her students and going over her research work. So do most of her co-faculty but mind you they produces excellent results for the university working as a team. Their program accreditation level is so high shown by their dedication at work. So none attendance in flag ceremony? Not a problem you can love your country and show your nationalism by producing results that would make your country proud.

  • bilango71

    God’s will.  Dapat sinabi niya na napili siya sa magandang paraan,

  • Hey_Dudes

    If I were chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, I will immediately have a memo made requiring these 7 justices their signatures on an official SC letterhead asking the high court permission they no longer attend flag raising ceremony admitting it is no longer part of their duty.

    This way, each and every flag raising ceremony these 7 justices will be away from will no longer be on the chief justice conscience.  

  • MahalKobayanko

    To Justices Capio et al, mahiya naman kayo sa taong bayan. Hindi naman kasalanan ni CJ Sereno na naging CJ siya. Dumaan siya sa proseso katulad nyo. Swerte lang niya siya ang pinili ni PNoy sa shortlist na ibinigay ng JBC sa presidente. You have to accept that. Wala naman ata sa batas na dapat ang i appoint na CJ ay ang pinaka senior sa SC. Be statemen. Well, kong lagi kayong absent sa mga sessions nyong darating, we call our congressmen to file impeachment cases sa mga justices na ito, on the ground of batrayal for public trust. Tingnan natin…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

      Alam mo ang  nakaka   suka  dito  sa mga  pitong  boycotters   ay  noong  nababalita
      na  nasa  short  list  sila  para  sa  position  ng CJ   e  pa – pakiyeme  pa
      kunwari  hindi  sila   atat  na atat  maging   CJ. Lalo na itong si Mr. Carpio.
      Pero  ngayon  kita mo  na ang   totoo.   Mga  ipokrito  !!! 

      Crab mentality ? No less than seven Justices of the SC have
      proven it true. Just amazing !!

      Pure  inggit.

  • j1u2a3n

    We should all be gracious in defeat, especially if you’re one of the associate justices of the Supreme Court. 

  • OleSapra aka ARGUS

    Ang pitong (7) kontra-bulate, bow!!!

  • stromboli67

    If the absent 7 justices are unable to work with the duly appointed CJ, and find their situation untenable, the decent thing for them to do  is to resign for the good of the country.  They have created an atmosphere that is not conducive to an effective judiciary.  There is an implied message that they will be uncooperative and likely take actions to impede the CJ’s program for change.  At the very least their action demonstrates lack courtesy of the office and the professional sophistication expected of their high office.  What a pitiful bunch of sad sacks.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Yung mga nag-snub, pihado ko mga pro-Corona yung mga iyon.  Anti-progress sila at ang kanilang adhikain ay matuloy ang corruption sa bansa. Advocate sila ng “watch your wallet at all times”.  Hindi masama ang appointment kay CJ Sereno dahil hindi ito labag sa batas. Ang pag-snub nila ay malaking kamalian sa side nila.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      carpio is pro-Corona?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

        No. Carpio is definitely  not  pro – Corona. But  he’s  definitely  pro – Self.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

    I am intrigued by  Chief Justice Serono’s  claim that she is a “servant leader” whose appointment “came from God.”  The choice of words smacks of  a theocratic-driven Supreme Court and conjures the image of  Sharia Law or Canon Law.   Wasn’t it President Aquino who appointed her to the job?  Is she in anyway implying that Aquino is  God? Or is she, perhaps, pledging allegiance to the God of her religion? I would like to believe that she did not mean her words to be taken that way. So let me just say that she should have  weighed her judicial thought carefully before issuing it publicly.  I’ll charge her Fruedian slip to inexperience. Next time, Chief Justice,  have a law clerk or ghost writer write your public statements.        

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7FFMJF22R36STIZWHQTZILPKM RatsadaBlues

      she’s a bible reading christian and I fully understood her words.

  • TheStaple

    t’was Pnoy who appointed her thru JBC’s recommendation and not by God. DOH!

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Pitong mga hunghang, magsilayas na kayo as justices. Don’t give your immaturity a chance to judge.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7FFMJF22R36STIZWHQTZILPKM RatsadaBlues

      Hahahahahahahah hahahahahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

    The seven’s singular act  of  boycotting   CJ  Sereno’s  offer   of  peace  and  unity
    has  shown  the people  that  they  don’t  deserve  to be  justices  of SC.

    Just plain sour – graping, infantile  and  parochial.  Their   high  sounding
    titles, degrees,  citations  … whatever … don’t mean  squat  now  !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Probably the only qualification of Sereno is the much publicized dissenting opinion on Hacienda Luisita.

    • johnllander

      Probably the only qualification of those seniors who were not chosen was their age. 

  • anak_mahirap50

    Sa mga nang snub: ang tatanda nyo na, masyado kayong emotional! Tapos na ang kwento, the country needs all of you to improve the justice system to support the positive economic acceleration asap para mabawasan naman yung mga taong sumasala sa pagkain dahil walang trabahong mapasukan!

  • Rodonal

    A rough road always with us on the beginning of a new destination, courage is the best tool facing the challenges along the ways, if the old guards on the paths did not shown a great efforts on the previous times but a mere seer on the dirt that fall from above has no place to lead the  sentinels to maintain the check and balance to benefit the nation, It is not the age and the experience but the sincerity shall always prevail to give a reality on our dreamed country…..

  • talimundok

    That kind of negative attitude displayed by these no-show
    justices was just a hint to strengthen peoples’ belief about the Phl having some
    unprofessional justices and therefore a corrupt Justice System.

    Maybe what did these associate justices had done was just
    the first step towards their real intention, which is to resign. Let’s give
    them the benefit of the doubt that they still have a bit more love left for the
    country.

    The no-show, now show-of-support justices are smart to know
    that having that kind of bad attitude will not help but put the country in even
    worse situation. So people, you have to standby for their formal resignation.

    • Alajero

      …talimundok…where did you get that measure…to assess the 7 justices professionalism…it just show how independent they are…and a honest message the administration…they are no one’s bitzhes…

  • chemist45

    That’s normal feeling considering their age. Imagine for 18 long yr she will be  CJ and not any of them. Give them a few days to think of reality.  And that pride will die a natural death and everybody will return  to work anytime. With humility and final acceptance of their fate the other justices will remember how lucky they are just sitting in the SC. How fortunate they were they did not reside in Guian, Samar last Aug 31!!! Thanks be to God.

  • Mattino2011

    Divide and rule?, an strategy for whose interest? Expect decisions that unanimity would be rare. Senior Associate justices , you are too old for such kind of behaviour. What would you achieve? What strong message and to whom? Are you waiting for her to be impeached? There has been much damaged done by Corona already. If you can’t accept the president”s choice ,,,, ReSIGN..for Christ Sake

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7FFMJF22R36STIZWHQTZILPKM RatsadaBlues

      I couldn’t agree more with you sir! This so called justice associates are showing immaturity despite their balding heads. If they can’t respect the president’s choice then pack up and hit the road baby,,, simple as that!  Mga anak ng dalagang bangus kayo!

  • al gero

    It is then right that none of them has been chosen to be the chief justice, it tells us a lot of how they are going to behave,Me, MINe first before others. It is then really the best choice no doubt about it, with the senior justices character I’m thankful we did not commit another corona at the helm of the chief justice position. Congrats Philippines!

    • Alajero

      …it just show …that the 7 justices are being HONEST…and sent a simple message….they are independent minded… and are no tributaries of CJ Sereno or AQUINO…

  • http://twitter.com/Negastarr NegaStarr

    PdI editor bucket list:

    Sowing intrigues on a newly appointed chief justice — check!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7FFMJF22R36STIZWHQTZILPKM RatsadaBlues

    inggit lang yan o kaya nadaplisan ang mga ego nila….Yaaaayyy!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       ikaw ba sa kalagayan nila na senior ang status, at na bypass ka lang ng grade one hindi ka ba magtampo?

      i think the 7 justices here clearly made a statement to Pnoy, if you do not respect our seniority, then do not expect courtesy from us.

      • johnllander

        Seniority is not a  requirement in chosing a CJ, in fact it is not stated in the Constitution.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

         bakit, requirement ba na hindi pwedeng magtampo ang mga SC at hindi umattend ng flag ceremony?

      • johnllander

        Wala akong sinasabing requirement ang hindi magtampo, ngunit ang matampuhin ay pagpapakita ng immaturity associates justices pa naman. 

        Ang hindi pag-attend the flag ceremony ay pagpapakita ng walang paggalang sa bandila at sa sinasagisag nito na wlang iba kundi ang bansa.

        Ikaw ba’y immature din at walang paggalang sa bandila?

  • troydl

    “Appointed by God” … seriously now, is that what she really said or is that the interpretation by a hating reporter?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

    the 7 justices will continue in carrying out in their functions.
    hindi mo sila masisi kasi Pnoy did not give the due courtesy
    to their seniority na dapat sana isa sa kanila ang mapili.

    courtesy begets courtesy po, hindi ginalang ni Pnoy
    ang seniority nila, kaya ayan hindi rin binigyan ng
    due courtesy ang inappoint ni Noynoy.

    that is expected to happen.

    • $23218244

      GET A HAMMER AT PUKPUKIN MO ANG ULO MO. BOBO.

  • OneTalk

    what kind of associate justices do we have in the supreme court?  can’t they just move on and think and do what is best for justice, freedom and country?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       they are normal people na pwede ring magtampo, dahil hindi ginalang ang seniority nila, kumuha ng grade one na mamuno sa kanila.  ikaw ba sa kalagayan nila hindi ka ba magtampo? courtesy begets courtesy.

      • boyod

        tama ka, courtesy begets courtesy pero paano naman ang bansa natin which one to be prioritized? pinapakita  na nila ang kanilang saluobin nang hindi pagsipot sa oath taking bakit kailangan pang ulitin. iniintindi naman natin ang kanilang saluobin sana naman back to work na sila for the good of our country  

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

         i think they will continue to be civil and professional in their work.  Tama lang na they made a statement to Pnoy kung ano ang saluubin nila.  Dapat rin matuto si Pnoy sa mga consequences ng mga decesion niya.

      • $23218244

        PULL DOWN YOUR PANTS AND JERK OFF WHILE THINKING OF GLORIA. MAKE HER EAT YOUR SPREM. BADING.

      • $23218244

        GET A PICTURE OF YOUR SEX GODESS GMA. JUST GO AND MASTURBATE WHILE YOU ARE TAKING A DUMP PARE.

  • Alajero

    …to CJ Sereno……AQUINO who appointed you is NO GOD… that’s one thing I know….and I also know he worships….LLAMAS…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7FFMJF22R36STIZWHQTZILPKM RatsadaBlues

    PEOPLE SHOULD GO TO THE STREETS TO DEMAND THE RESIGNATION OF THESE 7 STUPID CLOWNS… sorry but their gestures doesn’t warrant any respect from me personally!We are talking about THE PHILIPPINES here our beloved country that needs to move on for the betterment of our economy  for the benefit of the Filipino people.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       bwahaha. that is a ground for a call of resignation?

      bakit ginalang ba ni Pnoy ang seniority nila?

      you cannot expect them to give due courtesy gayong
      yinapakan ang seniority nila ng isang bagohan lang.

      courtesy begets courtesy.

      • $23218244

        STICK YOUR LONGANISA INSIDE THE BACK HOLE OF MIKE ARROYO AND GIVE HIM AIDS. LET ALL YOUR SPERM OOZE THROUGH HIS BACK HOLE. BADING.

    • ben

      you probably came from Malacanang.

  • boi skater

    The old politics of the old guards of the SC are evident for
    all to see. We expect more maturity and civility from these judges. But then
    again, we are talking about the Philippine judiciary here. Pity.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SHJZR76LIZ3P6EC3DHL5RKXKAU Sargo

    Kelan pa naging GOd si Penoy siguro God ng mga bobong Yellow Army

    • $23218244

      PARE KO LIE DOWN AND STICK YOUR MOUTH IN GLORIA’S ASSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHOOOOLE AND EAT HER MANURE. BABOY.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SHJZR76LIZ3P6EC3DHL5RKXKAU Sargo

        BOBO mo mag suicide ka na lang! hahahaha poor 

    • Albert Einstien

      noynoy(6) simeon (6) aquino (6)….lol

      sabi ni mam…she was appointed by God to head the Supreme Court and asking colleagues to shun intrigues.“This is neither the work of man nor of any political bloc”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_65ZTBYOXYV6SFN7FXSZN7R3DIM Jho

    i think Pnoy did not snub the most seniors of the justices, mas me trust sya sa women na mamuno since all his cabinet secretary’s are women and nakita naman natin they”re more effective. let’s give CJ sereno a chance to head the SC, anyway taong bayan naman huhusga pag di sya effective..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LWAIMCK4DSUFZAKIAU4HJI6APQ Gil del Rosario

    Let’s hope her appoinment isn’t all about the re-valuation of Hacienda Luisita.
    Otherwise, the 7 snubbing Justices are right .

  • ethicsingov

    Kaya hirap umasenso ng ating bansa, lahat pine-personal. Modern age na – clannish, tribal at islandish pa rin ang ugali natin. Kaya mga kaibigan kong hindi Pilipino di surprise mga Pilipino dito di magkakasundo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      and don’t you think hindi pamemersonal yung yinapakan ang
      mga seniority nila dahil si Gloria ang nag appoint sa kanila?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SHJZR76LIZ3P6EC3DHL5RKXKAU Sargo

    impeach na yang si 
    Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno  corrupt yan! sobra!!! 

    • dodong1

      mayroon ka bang prueba??? ilabas muna …..

    • $23218244

      PARE KO LIE DOWN UNDER THE PUSSSSSIIII OF GLORIA. WHEN SHE URINATES OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND DRINK IT ALL. MASARAP YAN PARA SAYO

    • linobog

      How many times did you kiss the asssssss of GMA.

  • jorge cruz

    Its sad, The devil wins , he has so many ways of dividing the people, where everyone wants to be a Chief, with not so many indians . If this is true then the Justices a acting like a child , What can our people expect? EACH OF US MUST  ABIDE BY THE TIDE OF CHANGE. At kung hindi paano na kaming mga BOSS niyo?. Is”nt your fat salaries enough? are  the incentives and the retirement benefits also insufficient? How about the prestige ? how can our people satisfy a nagging child? Remember that while you live in affluence majority of our people wallows in HUNGER. While many of our officials receives all the benefits as an officials we feel that we are being  Short Change, This is not just what  i feel , this is felt all over the Land.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y34HV5YHU33CJRBHDJT5WFF5RI Giorgio

    Politics and pride………….true colors of an immature nation still lacking the rest of the world in professional behavior and mutual respect for each other.
    The end will come to this country unless they start working together….but that can also be said of many other countries.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DGGE33ML7AZBQWZED7MUXXM7T4 Kalibogan

    The reaction of the 7 justices is normal for ordinary people who just lost in an important competition. But supreme court justices are generally regarded as exceptional mortals dwelling in mount olympus; hence the behavior of the 7 justices only belie that they belong to such an eminent class.  This reminds us of what Justice Isagani A. Cruz once said of the SC: “This so called bastion of the people’s rights has its share of the imperfections of our public service like corruption, inefficiency, greed, personal ambition, and similar other weaknesses”. Justice Cruz could very well be referring to them.

  • RiverHorse

    shows how (im)mature those justices are. tama lang na bypassed sila for the CJ post.

  • alienpatriot

    What was appropriate was that the best person be chosen for the job. Whether that was Sereno will be a matter that will never be agreed upon but one thing is clear – appointments based on seniority will rarely give the best person. The behaviour of the 7 justices who put their personal issues ahead of the country shows that Corona was not the only weak link on the SC. These justices need to realise that it is not just about them.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       its not about them the 7 justices, its about the interest of just one person who defied tradition of picking up senior justices for his own political agenda of making sure Gloria will be convicted.

      do you think with the current demoralization among the SC justices, Pnoy earned more allies?

      He certainly earned more enemies.  Hindi niya nakita ang consequence na ito.

      • doncleo

        what demoralization are you talking about?…it is the power of the president to appoint whoever is qualified and Sereno is included in the shortlist submitted by the JBC..seniority is only a tradition it is not even a guideline in choosing  a chief justice… the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court , John G. Roberts, was  appointed by Pres. Bush at the age of 50. he is an outsider coming from the Court of Appeals and nobody raised a howl on his appointment but respected the prerogative of the president to choose from among the nominees… bakit ba marunong pa kayo sa presidente..kung palpak si Sereno e di sagot na ni PNOY yan…meron lang po tayo kaya wag tayong magdunong-dunungan..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

         hay naku kung hindi pa demoralized bakit eni SNUB si SERENO.  The action speaks for itself.

        well kung nagdunong dunongan ako hindi naman ako EPOKRITO to claim that I know whats in the mind of GOD and say it is GOD’s will na ako ay na-appoint dahil kagustuhan ng Diyos.

        Alin ba ang mas masahol, to be better than a human president o claim
        I know whats in the mind of God.

      • yyzxyz

         Yeah, as if tradition is going to move the Philippines a lot farther.  Think out of the box, will you? 

      • alienpatriot

        The Arroyoistas were always against him. They would never be allies. Carpio is not really one of them. He was disappointed that he lost but he needs to get over that.
        The President decided to pick the best person for the job. Whether you agree or disagree with his choice, that he was prepared to break tradition is a problrm only for justices who saw the tradition as being more important than picking on merit.

  • boyod

    i strongly urge to the seven magistrates to continue snubbing the newly appointed CJ till kingdom come then tender your resignation to save your face from  denunciation. You hypocrites! sarili nyo lang ang iniintindi hindi ang kapakanan nang bansang Pilipinas

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      how sure are you na si Pnoy is not the doing the same thing.  You accused the 7 justices na sarili lang nila ang inintindi nila, reflection iyan kay Pnoy dahil masasabi rin ng marami personal interest ang dahilan bakit napili si Sereno.

      parehas lang, walang pinagkaiba sa previous administration

  • jorge cruz

    Give her time I don”t  believe that her enchanting smiles can”t win these men. How do you win the man
    win their wives (Plural) ha ha and you win the Man. Joke? No. this is wisdom.

  • divictes

    Old men sulking? Pathetic.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y34HV5YHU33CJRBHDJT5WFF5RI Giorgio

    It appears that we have another SECRET voting club on the supreme court. Lets hope the media exposes these corrupt justices. Any idea who was the leader who called for this disrespectful ban of the CJ?

  • regd

    Backward professionalism! And these are justices mind you!

  • boyod

    ang Pitong Datan na naka stambay sa kalye Pitong Gatang, bakit naman. Justs because you are not picked as one idamay nyo pa pati si Juan paano na ang ating Bayan

  • regd

    Only 3 reasonable and professional justices attended out of 11 gma puppets? It’s a good start.

  • regd

    Pathetic, everytime I reply to a post it goes to the top. I’m done for now, I’m going to sleep. PDI sucks today!

  • Cal_Reznick

    Unless they change the judicial process and allow only the vote of the CJ to approve court orders and decisions, then this “snub” certainly does not bode well for those who wish for the Supreme Court to get things done.

    Maybe in-line with the CJ’s declaration of the Supreme Court’s going back to the “dignified silence” this was the 7 SC Justices own version of a “dignified snub.”

  • Karabukov

    Anywhere else, her declaration that her appointment was God’s will may be taken ominously. But perhaps it is her way of saying that she will apply the law in accordance with the law and as her conscience sees fit and that she will be beholden to no one and will be answerable to no one but God alone.

    In the context of a collegial body that is the Supreme Court these ceremonial snubs and all similar displays are clear declaration of personal and political differences. Because let’s face it, we have a politicized Supreme Court, but paradoxically not divided on strictly ideological grounds such as in the United States.

    Currently, it is perhaps unfortunate that their political leanings are still based on their respective loyalties to their appointing powers, blatantly GMA or PNoy. Any subsequent decisions that this Supreme Court will make will be watched for evidence of such loyalties.

    Nevertheless, each associate justice will still be judged by the people on the intellectual quality of their subsequent legal opinions. Let us hope that they have enough collective integrity to serve the people to whom they truly and exclusively owe their loyalty.

    • Edgar Lores

      I see her faith as the source of her strength.  She has shown courage in her dissenting opinions.  That “heart” rests on and with God.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35YN3DCZWAVOZUPWFVPHL7B5J4 Manny's Fan

    Let’s all unite behind CJ Sereno. I hope the 7 Associate Justices who did not attend the flag ceremony will also attend the future flag ceremonies and support the new CJ.

  • legislex

    I fully agree that the other justices nominated to the CJ post were more qualified than Sereno.  Sereno, however, has one qualification that cannot be matched by these other justices – credibility. I was told by a friend from the Supreme Court that Sereno is not in good terms with the other justices because she doesn’t do “pakisama”.  This “pakisama” is the one killing our judiciary’s credibility.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1457748370 Don Kayote

    PARANG GUSTO MA-IMPEACH YUNG MGA 7 NA YAN!!! HAHAHA!

  • johndcross1

    Seven justices snub CJ Sereno only confirm of my suspecion that they are practicing “crude & rude professionalism”.  Caveman mentality. Associate Justices at that!  Personal ambition overrides the interest of the people & judicial reforms. Shame on you, resign now while the quitting is good!!

  • Edgar Lores

    If it is true this was a snub, Carpio – as the most senior – should take it upon himself to lend support to Sereno, and urge his colleagues to do the same.  It would prove he was worthy of consideration.  He should know this is more than about the tradition of seniority, about ego and any failed ambition.  It’s about the Judiciary and the State that are in trouble.  It’s about the institutions that he purports to love.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LM2SPIWUAR2U6G3CJX7NVT7ETY ANDRES

    Pwede po bang ma-disbar ang 7 Justices na hindi umattend sa flag ceremony..on the ground of defying CJ order? If they truly snub the newly appointed CJ, the president seems made a wise decision. Kasi kung si Carpio ang pinili eh walang magiging pagbabago sa SC. As in SELF CENTERED pa rin ang lakaran…Sa mga Justices na nang-snub, why can’t you accept the fact..why can’t you show to public the true meaning of law..harsh..but it’s the law, right?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       nagpaka abogado ka naman.  Saan bang batas na hindi pwede ma disbar ang hindi umattend ng flag ceremony. 

      Ang daming kasong mas importante katulad ng ampatuan.  Iyan lang disbar na.

      pulos personalan ang agenda dito.

  • mashamanning

    how churlish these justices are. grow-up, dudes. you are approaching your twilight years. learn to be gracious. remember you are working for the people of the philippines.

  • Ceazar

    Not to worry, Chief Justice Sereno. In about 90 days, walo na kayong SC justices who will be present in the flag-raising ceremony when the new associate justice will be named.

    Besides, magsasawa din sa kaka-snub yang pitong justices na iyan. Because if they continue, lalo lang silang magmumukhang goga sa mata ng taong bayan at pagtatawanan lang sila for being sore losers. They will lose all respectability as honorable justices of the land.

  • thecop

    is it for the best interest of the people why sereno was appointed or because of the vested interest of Pnoy’s family….remember she will be sitting as cj for 20 years long after pnoy is no longer a president. talk about protecting hacienda luisita. what about the suffering farmers…

  • mijacogeo

    By saying that she was appointed by God, it seems Justice Sereno or the President has a direct line to the Almighty Himself, as I am sure few of the bloggers here will say that President Pnoy is God Himself.
    If the absence of the other justices was meant to be a snub, then so be it. On the contrary, a true lover of liberty should feel more elated because this can be taken as a sign that dissent is not lost in the highest court in the land.

  • ramelatilano

    ha ha ha alam natin na magagaling ang mga JUSTICES na to…pero yang pito na yan kita na natin sa balat nila na hindi serbesyo sa publiko ang gusto kundi pan sarili lamang,,,,,anti mano any hindi naman pinapangako sa kanila yan eh….he he he yan ang mga taong sakim or ganid sa katungkulan…. ha ha ha itapon ang mga yan…

  • JJF724

    At least pito na lang ang natitirang paurong na SJ…  Ilang naman kaya ang nasa congress and senate?  Imagine kung mawala na silang lahat ang bilis bilis siguradong uunlad at masasaiayos ang bansa at buhay nang mga mamamayang Pilipino.

  • cong_lolong

    Let them lick their wounded egos.  They’ll come back.  They always flip flop. Godspeed CJ Sereno!

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    7 Senior Citizens na walang magandang asal, hindi matanggap ang hindi pagkakapili at ngayon ay ginagawang personalan. Asan ang mga pangako ninyong taong bayan ang inyong paglilingkuran. Tama lang na hindi kayo napili at lumalabas ang totoo ninyong pagka-itim na tiyanak at maligno. Chief Justice Sereno perform and exorcist the Supreme Court of Justice!…bago pa umupo ang hari ng kadiliman at itim na tiyanak sa 2016…  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       bakit wala bang karapatan ang mga SC na magtampo? kung ikaw ba sa kalagayan nila hindi ka ba magtampo na yinapakan ang seniority mo dahil sa personal interest ng presidente?

  • padrefaura

    how lame can us filipinos be? 
    hindi lang nag-attend ng flag ceremony, snub na, masama na, wala nang pakisama, etc. 

    since when it is a legal requirement for a justice to attend the first flag ceremony of a CJ? 
    hindi nyo ba tinanong kung naka-leave or naka OB yung justices?
    hindi lang nag-attend, bibigyan agad ng kulay. 
    ambilis  naman nating humusga. 

  • scusi777

    It was just a molehill and they see it as a mountain.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       tumpak. wala bang karapatan to make a statement thru action ang mga SC justices to tell Pnoy na hindi nila nagustuhan ang ginawa niya?

  • sigena

    ang diyos ni sereno ay si abnoy.

  • droccu

    Well….that’s the only thing these 7 senior citizens can do…What else can they do now since they will never be CJs till CJ Sereno retires after 17 years- they will all be retired (or dead) ahead of her by then! Actually, this petty snub speaks more on what kind of justices and people they are more than anything else….  

  • Tausog51

    The Philippine Daily Inquirer sometimes acted like a narrow minded child. It headlined a very minor incident but such action created intrigue and suspicion not only among the employees of the Supreme Court but also in the entire judicial system. I hope the purpose why this was bloated is not to destroy or at least destabilize the nations judicial system or mock the Appointing process of the Juidcial and Bar Council or for that matter the Supreme Court.

    • orlyrondo

      Kung sa is ang organiisasyon Hindi na iginagalang ang seniority ano sa pala gay mo ang mangyayari? Dapat nga palakihin ang issue na ito dahil kahit saang anggulo mo tingnan eh unfair di ba? Pa puro favoritism na , puro sipsip na ang mga tauhan at mawawala na ang enthusiasm at encouragement na magtrbaho!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U6I5Z47EK5YM3VCD3GXEPJB3CU cutie boy

    di naman pwede umangal si sereno kase dati di naman din sya umaattend ng flag ceremony….

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    yes, it may not be immediately concluded as snub. It is a matter of courtesy. Those absent showed a piece of themselves. Meron pa ba silang magagawa except to wreck havoc on the institution if they cannot accept her? The new CJ is speaking about reforms and has barely started. Ayaw ba nila? Kung ayaw nila dun sa tao, ibang usapan na yun! Baka meron silang mga tinatago and the new CJ will not only refuse to cooperate, but run after them.

  • jamesgeorge

    Nagtatampo ang mga corrupt at todo inggit kay Sereno!!! Me solusyon jan! LUBID!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       kung corrupt pa at may ebidensya bakit hindi nalang ubosin ang SC justices sa impeachment para ma impeach na lahat at wala ng sagabal sa mga personal interest ng presidente.  Hawak ni Pnoy ang mga congressman and senador, e impeach na niya lahat ng 7 justices.  Para lalong mademoralize ang SC.

    • ada69

      boss wag naman lubid sakit kaya nun

  • jerico josh

    hey mr. editor, do you really need run this insinuation?

    last time i checked INQ is a major broadsheet not a tabloid. 

  • padrefaura

    ayaw natin napupulitika ang SC pero ganitong maliliit na bagay pinalalaki. ang mga justices iniintriga at ginagatungan pa. 

    bakit hindi na lang natin hayaan na ayusin nila ang problema nila sa loob? let time heal kung anumang hidwaan meron sila. 

    gusto natin ayusin ang hudikatura pero tayo rin ang nagsisira nito dahil panggagatong natin. 
    nakakahiya. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       tumpak. wala bang karapatan ang mga SC na magtampo? at magparamdam kay PNoy na hindi nila gusto ang kanyang decision?

      courtesy begets courtesy.  Kung hindi ginalang ni PNoy ang kanilang seniority eh di he should not expect na galangin rin ng mga SC justices to give that courtesy.

      • orlyrondo

        Na dale mo itikaang tumpak na sa got sa mga bulag na nagjujustufy sa pagkaka-appoint ni sereno. Politika at hidi Diyos ang dahlilan. Me misyon order ngayon si serene para Kay pinoy. Alam na hating lahat Kung ano yun. Kung sa militar yan nangyari, coup de etat na eh!

  • 4kingdaddy

    it doesn’t matter if these “magnificent 7″ doesn’t show up…no harm done…as long as they vote fair and square when it comes to cases presented to the supreme court, it’s fine by me….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       tumpak. mga tao rin silang may damdamin. for as long gampanan nila ang kanilang tungkulin sa paghatol ng mga kaso wlang problema diyan.

  • orlyrondo

    Ano ba na an si sereno, maliwanag pa sa Silat ng araw na siya ay unang appointee ni noynoy at marami pang mas qualified sana, tapos mas maradi pang senior sa kanya, tapos sa sabihin niyang Hindi politica ang pagkakaapoint sa kanya. Pag wala na ang rule of seniority na iginagalang ng lahat eh favoritism ang lalabas. Kahit tanungin ang is ang grade I b, poitika at hindi ang Diyos ang naglpuesto sa kanya. Mas madaling maiintindihan kung sasabihin niyang weather weather lang yan!l

  • browndarwinian

    Religion is like a penis.
    It’s fine to have one.
    It’s fine to be proud of it.
    But please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around [especially in a supposedly SECULAR institution like the SC].
    And PLEASE don’t shove it down our throats.

    • ada69

      i am proud to have one but i like rubbing it to my gf boobs and using it to her satisfaction. joke lang ha nakakastress kasi itong mga justices natin.

    • http://twitter.com/kintoy Boardinggate101.com

      copied from somebody else’s

  • julieboy

    Filipinos by nature and character have always been poor losers.Now that we have a new CJ,relatively young than the others,its hard for the seniors to accept.Thats the crab mentally we as a people have been known for worldwide.She hasn’t even started shes being ridiculed already.A lot of it could be probably showbiz intrigue as we like that as a nation,we are a showbiz nation.Let her prove her worth,congratulation Justice Sereno.I guess you know what to do.The President feels and thinks you can make the difference,just do your job.As you say its Gods will,then you have to answer to God.More power and i hope and pray you change the impression our country men have of the justice system. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      She was riduculed dahil sa sinabi niyang GOD’s will daw ang pagka-appoint niya.

      It is as good as claiming alam niya ang laman ng ISIP ng Diyos.

      • julieboy

        Everything is God’s will,so no big deal.God willing she does her job.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        tumpak. pero tingnan natin kung kaya bang sabihin niya na God’s Will ba ang pagkaloklok ni Erap, Gloria, Marcos at Corona, katulad ba ito
        sa God’s will na pagkaloklok niya.

      • julieboy

        Tama ka rin dyan,Hindi natin alam bakit naloklok yan mga yan. Anyway lets hope for the best nalang.we really don’t know ano Plano ng dyos sa atin. We still decide our fate lets pray nalang na Tama Ito para sa atin.

  • orlyrondo

    Sino ba ang nagpasimula? Ikaw ba naman ng many-pass ng isang batang-bata at ba gong pasok, among feelings mo? Kong Marino rin sana ang appointing power di sana ni respecto sana ang rule of seniority. Di ba maliwanag na favoritism yan! Banyan nagsimula ang dissension noon sa AFP, favoritism sa promotion! Ang maliwanag diy

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IAB3SOT4RYW7RGBBMOMULTGWSA Troy

    Those associate justices led by Carpio who didn’t attend are SORE LOSERS; bilang “taga pagsilbi sa bayan,” it is very dissappointing to see how these supposedly interpreters of the law act: CRY BABIES.  Hey there associate justices YOU OWE our country civility and good judgement. Next flag raising ceremony better show up or be relegated in the annals of Phil jurisprudence as MGA PIKON AT WALANG RESPETO. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       bakit may respeto ba si Pnoy sa Seniority nila?  Courtesy begets courtesy.

      • Marlanus

        bakit may respeto ba sila sa constitution, at sa taong bayan?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        well kung may linabag sila na batas at may ebidensya bakit hindi sila lahat e impeach.  PNoy can sack them because he has control of the congressmen and senators.

        abir cite an example where one of the 7 juctices disrepected the constitution and the people.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WYIHOMXIY3HHQPSTWAQTXHTFJE Juan Luna Ibarrizto

        Tenure and seniority is the cause of corruption and favoritism, and nepotism. If you are slighted as a senior justice you should resign and open up your own law practice. But as an a senior associate justice do not sabotage the justice system of the republic.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        wala ka bang kamag anak na promote dahil sa seniority?  Sa anong merit ba nakuha ang promotion ng kamag anak mo?

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    ” it was God who appointed her”…..my oh my…eto na naman po kami…..gusto kong iuntog ulo ko dto sa computer!

    • ada69

      sige simulan mo na

      • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

        i did.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WC5IJSKXTZLNM3AV3VGPMM4O7Y ero

    move on move on magkasakit kau mga senior justices your time is not yet to come.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

       they will move on.  but its their right to make a statement of their dissatisfaction.
      karapatan nila mang esnub.

      In the same manner may karapatan si Sereno to claim it was God’s will.  Yun
      nga lang she was ridiculed for saying that.

  • Jose Camano

    the dead woods at padre faura masquerading as demi-gods were slighted seeing a lesser god at the helm of the institution…

  • edpoeto

    There is something wrong with her psyche. God has nothing to do with it. It is simply because Pnoy like her. The JBC like her. To attribute God to what is simply the work of men will show what her upcoming important decisions will be in the Judiciary. I see dark clouds ahead.

    • regd

      It pours when it rains.

      • http://www.facebook.com/flowsotelo Flow Sotelo

        Baligtad yata, alam ko: When it rain, it pours.

  • Jinhan

    It’s not easy on the part of the Elders! But also its not easy on the Younger!  What I can advice is, that the Younger (Sereno in this sense), should follow the ways of Jacob of the Old Testament.  Please read it Madame and unify the Judiciary!

  • batoph

    Disgraceful behavior of that group “by Antonio Carpio, who by tradition was next in line as Chief Justice
    under the previously respected seniority rule, were absent from the
    event. The other no-shows were Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-De
    Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Arturo Brion, Presbitero
    Velasco and Martin Villarama Jr.”

    Thse Associate Justices have clearly damaged the persona of the Supreme Court, and thereby the Judiciary, by their childish antics.

    Shame on you!

  • pej1972

    People, be vigilant with these LOSERS!

    People of the Philippines expect them to dicharge their duties to the highest ethical and professional standards. If these Justices can’t accept the decision of the President and support the new Chief Justice, who by the way was appointed following due process, and perfom their work diligently, then they should resign!!!

    Enough of these public servants acting they were the Boss!!!

  • ada69

    ang galing naman ng drawing mo. baka yung pito nag group sex

    • KonsensyaNgBayan

      zte…na flagged down ang artistic talent mo….LOL!!!….Mabuhay ka kabayan!!….kahit reply ko ayaw na din ma-post sa comment mo…kaya dito na lang….LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GZZ67F7G4MHK2K5SJHN4EJKN3M erica

    God has nothing to do with her appt., its her president’s choice.  Something was mentioned about her psychological state, i hope she is fit to lead and in normal state of mind. 

    • im_not_convinced

      maybe Pnoy is her god…

  • Baket?

    As it turns out, booting out Corona was the easy part. Reforming the judiciary will be impossible with so many from within turning against the president’s handpicked chief justice. But that’s assuming too much. Who said PNoy was really interested in judicial reform. If he were truly interested in judicial reform, he would have known that a mere change of chief justice would not do much. And this will go on and on and on long after he’s gone. The simpleminded approach of PNoy belies his true intentions in the judiciary. He merely wanted a chief justice who will be more open to ruling in favor of his clan’s interest — the payment for Hacienda Luisita.

    So goodbye to judicial reform. For the next 18 years, let us get used to the new normal in the supreme court — lots of internal bickering and intrigue. And the president will be long remembered for how he turned a supreme court into a circus.

    • lanzthirteen

       “If he were truly interested in judicial reform, he would have known that a mere change of chief justice would not do much.” – but that is the only option he had at the moment when Corona was impeached, he did not have the right to remove the others as well. But starting at the CJ position is already a big step in the right direction.

      “He merely wanted a chief justice who will be more open to ruling in
      favor of his clan’s interest — the payment for Hacienda Luisita.” – I doubt if selling the land is what he and his clan really want.

      “And the president will be long remembered for how he turned a supreme court into a circus.” – so I take it that you would rather have Corona’s court?

      • Magsasaka

         sa history ng supreme court si cheap dog corona pa lang ang nakitaan ng flipflopping, kitang kita di ba hehehe

  • Magsasaka

    mga bitter ang mga hinayupak, hindi naging sapat sa kanila ang nakuhang mataas na edukasyon para alisin sa katawan nila ang ingit hehehe

  • manual47

    No offense to the C.J. Sereno.  God didn’t appoint her.  Rather Mr. Aquino appointed the C.J.  But with the help of God, may she fulfill her obligation and responsibilities given to her with much integrity.  And may she perform them to the best of her abilities.  And above all, may justice comes to those who deserve them.  The true meaning of justice can only come from someone whose decisions are base on honesty, integrity and from the heart and not by having influences behind it.  Then only then this justice can we call it….”true justice”.   And if C.J. Sereno thought that God appointed her, so be it.  May God be ever behind on every decisions she makes…….

    • Nimrod Suaez

      Agree not God and that’s blasphemy if I may say so, it was Pres. Aquino, his first associate justice appointee , and then as CJ…

    • acaldejr

      You don’t have to understand it literally or word by word.  At least, she is a God fearing CJ.  Would you not love that?

      • Magsasaka

         di ba si pandakekak god fearing din, si antonio sanchez na dating mayor ng laguna na pumatay at gumahasa sa isang UP student god fearing din, 80 percent ng populasyon sinasabing may takot sila sa diyos kaya nga kung gumawa ng krimen sisiw na sisiw.

  • reydomingo

    pikon yung mga absentee na justices… mas lalu sila nabuko na mga ganid sa kapangyarihan…. sayang bayad ng taong bayan sa inyo pag ganyan lang asta nyo, kung gusto nyo huwag na kayo pumasok at mapalitan na kayo ng mga matitino…

  • Joe_in_Bikol

    Makes you wonder about the psychological fitness of the 7!

    • acaldejr

      Ha ha…very true.  Where is their professionalism and sportsmanship?

      • RomyLitz

        Goes without saying that the SD or Seven Dissenters do not deserve to be called justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, and that includes A. Cardio. They should resign out of delecadeza.

  • regd

    Does that mean the 7 justices were late or did not work yesterday? Don’t justices have to work the same as other government workers? I’M PAYING FOR THESE PEOPLE TO WORK!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    ok yan, what is the silver lining…. at least alam nating hindi tuta ni Budoy Mongolyd Prince ang Supreme Court….

    tama lang yan na mag away away sila…. baka talagang maging Bulag ang Lady Justice….. BUTI NGA SAYO MONGOLYD PRINCE AT SERENO…. MATUTO KA NGAYON MAKISAMA

    • johnllander

      Makisama saan? Kung sa kalokohan lang naman ay ikaw na lang.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        tanga mo naman, hindi na nga sila mag kaibigan what makes you think mag agree pa sila sa kalokohan?????

        bobo mag isip ka nga

      • johnllander

        Pag-isipan mo ang iyong sinusulat kasi parang nag-rereflect ang iyong pag-iisip.  It only shows that only a very small portion of your brain does the thinking and all the rest are resting or should I say that 99.99% of your brain is void.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        u l u l sagutin mo yung sinulat ko… paano sila makikisama sa pag gawa ng masama eh kahit nga sa flag ceremony ayaw nila mag kita??? tanga!

      • johnllander

        Paki-ayos ng pagtawag sa akin.  Hindi ulu ang pangalan ko at kitang kita kung ano ang pangalan ko at kung sakaling hindi mo mabasa o makita, paki laparan ng iyong mata.

        Anong klasing tanong iyan, pakitanong na lang sa isang kinder garten pupil ang iyong tanong at ayaw kitang sagutin.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        wala ka kasi masagot…. paki gamitin ang utak mo ha…. makisama… walang connection ang makisama sa pag gawa ng masama….. getting along ang english nun…. very different from doing wrong TANGA!

      • johnllander

        Bakit naman kita sasagutin sa walang kabuluhang tanong. Ayusin mo muna ang iyong sarili para maayo ang iyong pag-iisip at maayos ang iyong pag-gamit ng blog. Kailangan mong mag-muni muni para nasa hulog ang iyong pag-iisip.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        tanga hindi eto blog………. comment section ungas mag aral ka… at payo ko sayo… gamitin mo yang HUTAK mo wag mo sayangin

      • johnllander

        Whatever it is, inuulit ko sa iyo, ayusin mo muna sarili mo at parang tagilid ang hulog ng utak mo.

    • gmaisthebestpresident

      grabe ang sama ng hinanakit mo sa buhay ah.

  • Jawili1

    A bunch of sore losers.Move on and fulfill your duties and responsibilities as members of the highest court of the land!

  • im_not_convinced

    “She said that the world would testify that her appointment “came from
    God alone.” 

    so i guess Pnoy is her god…

    “Describing herself as a “servant-leader,” Sereno called on her
    colleagues to work hard and not to mind  any intrigues and idle talk.
    “Let’s double our energy in our work. Can I count on you to do this? Can
    we ignore intrigues, can we  also not listen to rumors?”

    – meaning:  “guys, please ignore leaked the results of the Psych test i took.”

  • rosamistika16

    these 7 justices only showed arrogance and greediness.  greed maybe because of something that they might only get had they were appointed as supreme court chief justice.

    what kind of justices we have in the supreme court if they do not respect the decision made by an authority?  do you still consider yourselves untouchables? maybe this is the reason why PNoy did not consider you as the next chief justice because PNoy was able to read your minds! your actions and behavior just define who you are, 7 justices!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      pinoy did not consider them because of his political interests.

  • marivon

    Pikon talo. Retire na lang kayo kung ayaw ninyo sa bagong bossing ninyo tutal milyonaryo naman karamihan sa inyo.

  • arthur1401

    “Not only did they question her leadership and management skills. Most of the justices…doubt her knowledge of the law and even her psychological state,” the source added. 

    My question is-are these snobs having a psychological state better than Sereno? A Big NO. As matter of fact, it sucks. Now, who have psychological problem? With that snob, it showed who have big psychological problem, and definitely, it is not Sereno.

    These snobs thought that sereno is a Wanbol U graduates who lacks knowledge of law, leeaderships and management skills.  With your actions, you showed who the graduates of Wanbol U are and it is not Sereno.  

    When these snobs resented the prerogative of the president to choose his preferred CJ, they proved to us that they are nothing but over-fed and obese Spoiled brats and childish old lawyers.

    If they can’t accept the president choice with open heart, what then is the role of JBC for?  Are they implying that the president should ask first these brats and from them, the president will choose the next CJf and let JBC be ignored?  

    My other question is: If you can’t accept the president choice and unable to work with the new CJ because of your bloated ego and misplaced pride, you can resign now. No one will stop you for doing so for this country needs to move forward. You have no right to bring this country down the drain because you can’t work with your new CJ. JUST RESIGN, YOU WILL GIVE US A BIG FAVOR. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      The issue is not about working relationships.  The issue is about making a statement to the president that they are dissatisfied with his decision.  And I don’t think will quit just because of that.  Normal people rin silang may damdamin na madismaya at marunong rin magparamdam ng pagkadismaya nila.

      • abe espiritu

        can we conclude that some of this justices felt they were betrayed by the President? because they helped the President to oust CJ Corona they are to be rewarded for their efforts?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        The justices did not slaugther their own kind, it was the lawmakers who slaughtered Corona.  Kung gawin iyan ni PNOY sa military, coup deta ang aabotin niya.  Akala ko ba he wants more allies in the SC para maconvict si Gloria, ngayon he earned more enemies dahil nademoralize ang maraming members. Wala palang saysay ang seniority nila kundi the personal interest of the president prevailed.

      • arthur1401

        again a very shallow argument. I am sorry, i dno’t think i need to react to the question.

      • arthur1401

        Oh yeah? And look what happened when they showed they are not satisfied? Would you rock the boat because you want to make a statement to the president? 
        The best statement is to resign, like what the 10 Hyatt cabinet members did during GMA’s time and the impact was like an A-bomb that it almost threw GMA out of malacanang. 
        That statement only shows that these snobs are immature, childish, and spoiled brats. That statement showed also that they will not cooperate with the new CJ even if the judiciary will be destroyed, just to express a statement. 
        When they sit in that sacred SC bench, they are no longer the ordinary mortals like you and me who will allow emotions, dismaya, to rule them, otherwise their decision and appreciation of cases may be screwed. That is basic in judiciary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lolo.mo.73997 Lolo Mo

    He he he! I never expected that these wanna bees can also have that word Jelous! Envy! Hatred! I thought that being member of the Supreme Court puts a man or woman beyond reproach. But, the way these child-like behaves, they acted like spoiled brats. He he he he. Kung baga “PIKON.”

    At the very first, it was agreed that the selection will be made by JVC. Then after screening, the choosen will finally become the CJ by no other than the President. So, why are these 7 associate JUstice snubbing the ceremony. Seems quite unusual. MAHIYA NAMAN KAYO. TAO RIN PALA KAYO NA MAY DAMDAMNIN, EH, BAKIT KUNG UMASTA KAYO, PARA KAYONG MGA LITTLE gods. Tapos ngayon pikon pala. 

    HE he heh e. Very fitting ang mukha pala ni Justice Carpio. Poker face. Yuon pala pikon. he he he.

  • tweakthor

    Very well schooled like all the justices of the Supreme Court does not automatically translate to being cultured and educated.  You may dislike the present chief justice but a cultured and educated man knows he should give respect to the position of CJ of the SC whoever occupies the position.  So that traditional ceremonies and symbols of the office are given respect.  

    To me, the 1st flag raising ceremony by the new chief is symbolic… the peaceful transfer of power and continuation of democratic traditions. A cultured and educated man will attend it as respect primarily for the office of the chief justice and not necessarily the occupant of the office.

    Marami sa kanila, despite their academic credentials “ay parang walang pinagaralan”!!!!!

  • $29483279

    In the private corporate world,  problems like this are easily solved simply by telling  those involved: “This is the management  decision and If you think you can not  work with your new boss, the exit door is wide open for you”. Behave or you leave sort of a deal.

    Ano pa hinihintay ninyo? Mga autistic  childish SC Associtate Justices who snubbed the Flag ceremony  yesterday morning. We will not miss you at all, promise.

    Mga walang respeto sa watawat ng bansa.

    • boytz

      Please spare the autistic in your derisive expletives. Thank you!

      • $29483279

         I am sorry.  Isip bata puwede na? TY

      • boytz

        More apt, I’d say!! Please don’t misconstrue me. We’re on the same side on this issue here. Just the usage, that is. TY for being that sporting.

  • Lakan Dupil

    Noong elemtary at high school ako..pag late o hindi kami naka-attend ng flag ceremony…magbubunot kami ng damo sa garden ng school. Nakikita kami ng maraming students.Ginagawa ito ng principal para ituro sa amin kung gaano kahalaga ang flag raising at hindi kami dapat tularan…Kaya naman nagsusumikap kami na makarating sa school before 7:00 am.Umaalis pa lang kami sa bahay ng 5 am at naglalakad ng 6 kms.

    May mali sa mga kawani ng pamahalaan na hindi umaattend sa flag raising lalo na kung hindi official ang pagliban. Noong elemtary at high school uli, pag absent at walang sulat si Nanay na nagpapaliwanag bakit kami lumiban ay hindi kami tatanggapin sa school. Kaya lang namam kami absent dahil kailangan naming magtrabaho sa bukid..for survival.

    HINDI DAPAT TULARAN ANG 7 JUSTICES NA ITO KUNG TOTOO ANG MGA HINALANG ITO.

    DAPAT SILANG TANGGALIN SA PWESTO.

    Ang bata sinasanay para matutunan ang pag-galang sa ating watawat. Pero pag matanda ka na…pwede nang hindi umattend at ma-late.

    NAKAKAHIYA…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      at lalong dapat hindi tularan ang presidenteng personal interest ang dahilan sa pag appoint.

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        cge nga, sinong presidente ang hindi nag-isip ng sariling interes? buti nga ang interes nitong presidente natin ngayon ay ang pag-unlad ng bayad. samantalang ang nkalipas na 3 presidente ang interes ay mgpataba ng bulsa

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        ayan naman pala eh, inamin mo rin na personal interest rin ang batayan ng present administration.

        walang pinagkaiba sa dati. Reform is only lip service, the same old way, mukha lang ang nagbago.

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        haay… bobo ka ba, whatever you do is driven by intentions, what matters is if your intentions are good or bad. wala namang BOBOhan dito. magisip naman ng konti bago sumagot hindi yung makakontra lng

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        hay naku poh, kung ikaw ay nasa public service, hindi personal interest ang mangibabaw kundi PUBLIC interest. Magka-iba po ang personal INTENTIONS at GENERAL WELFARE interest.

        Hindi ako bobo.

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        T@ang ina tlgang BOBO ka, ano b ang ibig sabihin ng good intentions para sayo? denying you’re not BOBO doesn’t change the fact that you are. if somebody puts the public’s interest first, that means he has good intentions. please naman, gamitin naman ang isip kng meron kht konti

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        ang linaw ng post mo o ”
        sinong presidente ang hindi nag-isip ng sariling interes?” basahin mo sa itaas.

        Haler, Kailan ba naging good intentions
        ang SARILING INTERES?  Personal interest pansarili lamang iyan.  Kumuha ka ng dictionary.

        HALER, kailanman never maging GOOD INTENTIONS ang PERSONAL INTEREST o SARILING INTERES

  • regd

    Ok, I’m trying to restrain myself here but, I can’t help but notice justice Jose Perez HUGE BELLY on the above photo! Is that normal? The other justices looks great.

  • tarikan

    I thought God was busy in Syria attending to those suffering in the civil war. How come He had time to ponder and appoint Ms. Sereno as Chief Justice of PH SC? I don’t see her as kneel walking from outside the gates to the altar as what the popular (not only on earth but also in heaven) former First Lady wont to do. To those seven magistrates who boycotted the flag ceremony…magdasal din kayo to all the gods you could remember. Baka swertehin next time.

    • abe espiritu

      the One true God is All Knowing (Omniscient), All Powerful (Omnipotent) and Everywhere (Omnipresent)…

      • tarikan

        and orders earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, typhoons and more typhoons in the PH to punish the poor. Omnipotent? Why can’t He order peace in His Son’s hometown in the Middle East for crying out loud? Brethren are killing each other. Shall He wait until all are dead? All too powerful is He. Okay, okay that’s the work of the devil you might say. Can’t He defeat the devil? All too powerful, you say!

  • marivon

     Sa supreme court hindi kailangan pakisama, kailangan ebidensiya.

  • GUST_AVROKOTOS

    Her statement regarding her appointment as being “God’s will” is not a good sign…

  • Albert Einstien

    noynoy ( 6 ) simeon ( 6 ) aquino ( 6 )…lol

    sabi ni mam as chief justice of SUPREME court ( highest magistrate of the land )…..this is ” not a work of MAN ” or political bloc…nagpapa-totoo ba sya….lol

  • Beguine

    This infighting and wrangling and quarreling among the justices of the Supreme
    Court is only just beginning again and will get worse and worse.
    The only solution, if Sereno is to stay as Chief Justice, is to
    impeach the dissenting block who voted as one and were responsible for
    issuing the TRO to Gloria and Mike Arroyo as Gloria Arroyo
    appointed justices subservient to her.

    There will be no peace and progress in the SC so long as
    the Gloria Arroyo appointed justices remain in office.
    Impeach them and replace them with new associate justices
    is the only viable solution. It’s impossible that Sereno can win
    them over to her side, they will conspire and sabotage her
    post every single chance they get. Start the ball rolling on
    impeaching and ousting the sour grapes Gloria Arroyo sympathetic
    justices.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      yes I totally agree.  Impeach the 7 justices.  Hawak ni Pnoy ang congressmen at senators para lahat na rubber stamp sa administration niya.  Wala ng Check and balance, 

      para PUSOY na tayong lahat.

  • PH2011

    The 7
    Justices showed their TRUE COLORS.

    Congress
    watch out and review the cases/decisions of these 7 “ Collegial” Justices.

    IMPEACHED
    them if there’s any culpable violations found.

    To CJ Sereno;
    implement reforms for the betterment of the Filipino people,  you got 18, they got
    less than a decade to RIP (serve)  in government service.

    To 7
    Junk Justices; it’s basic, not legal  ( even for ordinary employee), if the subordinate don’t like
    their Boss.

    Just RESIGN.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      Why Resign?  PNoy should impeach them para mapakita niya kung gaano siya ka powerful.  That is very possible dahil hawak naman niya majority ng congressmen and senators.

      • PH2011

         Re-read the 3rd paragraph of my comment. Darating tayo dyan, wag ka mainip…

        Your initial,s hould be ” M” or ” R”…..as in Midas or Renato.

        UNLESS, you are ANTONIO C. or ARTURO B.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        Who is the boss ba ng mga 7 justices si PNoy ba?  For your info, the judicial branch is a co-equal independent branch of government.  They are accountable to the people and certainly not to PNOY.

        And please don’t even think CJ Sereno is the boss, because when they vote, each one of them is equally counted as one.

        Their Boss is the people, not the CJ not even PNOY.

      • PH2011

        OK, based on
         your argument that to become a CJ has no
        bearing…so what are these junks aspiring for?

        Bakit masama
        loob nila… if Justice and Chief Justice is of equal footing?

        The fact is,
        with CJ Sereno 18 years, that eventually shut down their dreams to become a CJ.

        ALL OF THE 7
        JUSTICES will retire as SC Justice, none  as
        Chief Justice of the land.

        Yun ang
        iniiyakan nila hangang ngayun…

      • PH2011

        “And please don’t even think CJ Sereno is the boss, because when they vote, each one of them is equally counted as one. ”

        A:   Your partly correct (Judicially), administrative function, your dead wrong…

        CJ is the boss of  all Justices , administratively. Who will sign their official travel ( local or abroad ), their Leave of Absence etc…dun pa lang baka mayari silang 7….leading to culpable violations.

        Dun pa lang, libre travel abroad ( Official travel daw ), CJ Sereno stand on your ground.

        You’re the head of the Judiciary…not those 7 junk dwarfs.Sila ang sumunod…ang ayaw sumunod, umalis ( resign ).

      • AJ Giorgio

        They can’t be impeached just for that. Being supreme court justices, they know that. But they can resign. It’s more respectful for the Chief Justice and to themselves.

  • boybakal

    It is not about Sereno calling her appointment as CJ an Act of God;
    Nor the 7 Justices not attending Flag Ceremony as Snub
    It is all about this PDI creating Intrigue news that makes a mockery of our Supreme Court Justices.
    Enough of this kind of gossip news.

    Let’s spare the young sincere Chief Justice away from this kind of tabloid news report that makes the reader pique with their parody.
    Let’s spare our old senior Justices the intrigue of gossip reporting
    Give Sereno a chance. She is young and sincere.
    Let’s give our Justices an understanding on their acts. They know better than us.
    Enough of Tabloid reporting about the Supreme Court.
    They do their work in silence and not in media.

  • http://twitter.com/kintoy Boardinggate101.com


    who by tradition was next in line as Chief Justice under the previously respected seniority rule” 

    really? what about the president’s prerogative? 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      was it prerogative? or was it personal interest?

  • $29483279

    Ang  Supreme Court ay pugad ng murang talangka. Bili na kayo murang mura lang per kilo.

  • Noel

    They did not snub Sereno.  They were all sick that day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QW5EHYZZIESTNHSLVOX2763DUA dtszero_cool

    A good leader earned the respect from people for being what you are. Being followed because of the position he/she bestowed is the lowest level of leadership. Sereno seems doesn’t show any semblance of being a leader, not even at the lowest level…

  • 12JEM

    Seven elements with very much smaller minds. 

    Heels sulking in their small tents.

  • RomyLitz

    The Seven Dissenters of Flag Ceremony are then exposed by the heavens that they are against following the constitutional mandate that only the president of the Philippines can appoint the CJ based on JBC short list. If they can’t swallow that constitutional rights of the President how can they respect the rights and privileges of the mere pedestrians of the nation. These Seven Dissenters must either be disciplined or be impeached. But non attending the flag ceremony is not in the list of impeachable offenses, therefore CJ Sereno must find a brilliant way to spank these insolent justices.

  • $29483279

    Ang ginawa ng 7 Associate Justices na ito ay malinaw na tanda ng pagbabalik sa isip bata ng mga ito. Susunod ay dementia na.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    Wow! there are alot of Malacanang paid hacks today

  • http://twitter.com/kintoy Boardinggate101.com

    seniority should not be the basis for promotion. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      so it should be personal interest on top…

    • Pulokoy

       yes I agree sometimes

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    You put God and Law in one sentence and you have a crisis.

  • anu12345

    Did the absent justices do the same thing during crown’s appointment? Well, if seniority is to be strictly (automatically) followed then why was there a need for JBC’s effort?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      eh bakit pa ba may CRITERIA of SELECTION gayong presidente rin naman pala ang pumili.

  • lolacynch

    I think the writers of the article are just trying to hype up their report to generate readership. Remember, this is the Inquirer, mahilig ito sa sensationalism. That the absent justices “snubbed” Sereno is obviously a conclusion of the writers that is not even based on fact. This is very poor journalism,this is just supposed to be a new report, it should just report the facts, not draw any conclusions. Leave that to the reader. Then again, as I said, this is the Inquirer. And intelligent readers should not be influenced by the way the so-called reporters (who obviously want to be opinion writers) presented their story.

    Plus, let’s leave God out of this please, parang kasalanan pa niya. And just what is Sereno trying to say – if you oppose her appointment you are opposing God? Personally, I am disappointed in her statement. I expected better from her.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      Sereno sagotin mo tanong ko.  Parehas ba ang pagka-appoint niyo nila Erap, Gloria, Marcos at Corona parehas ba kayong GOD’s will sa pagka appoint?

    • efriend

      AGREE!

    • Pulokoy

      it’s not rocket science to figure out what the 7 justices did? you mean a more subtle word for snub??

  • anu12345

    deleted

  • tagasugbo

    should i say “crabs”?

  • edleon

    The absence of those 7 sour graping associate justices should serve as inspiration to CJ Sereno to perform her very best which might resulted to winning them afterwards.  Go CJ!!!

  • anton kinuton

    christine avendano, marlon ramos, how is an ear-to-ear smile? you mean sereno did not stop her ear-to-ear smile since she was appointed as cj? can you show us how is an ear-to-ear smile? do you really have to specify ear-to-ear smile in your story?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

      HAHAHA..KAHIT TULOG NGITING ASO PA RIN…

  • SG0609

    I guess we never really moved on….

  • breakingbad_ww

    Her statement about her appointment being God’s act reminds me of Manny Pacquiao saying that he talked to God in a divine conversation. Anyway, Justices of the Supreme Court are not only professionals but are supposed to be among the ” best and brightest of the land” so they will eventually get over it and get down to work.

  • ARRANCAR

    the 7 aj of the sc has every right to show their displeasure over the lady cj sereno, having lost or total outright no chance of sitting as cj of the sc for next 18 years all the 7 justices felt the stab of insult, ridicule over their exemplary achievement, brilliance in law, and most of all the hardship they earned for being in the sc for so many years. unlike cj sereno who just sat on the bench in less than 2 years with no in depth experience of dispensing legal, constitutional laws thus to the 7 senior aj of the sc a big SLAP on their face!! SNUB, SHOW ALL YOUR DISPLEASURE TO CJ SERENO!!!

    • elimsqui

      so they should be the one to appoint themselves… unprofessional, they are the servant of the people, they should resign. there are so many brilliant lawyers that can replace them…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

      NICE PIECE AMIGO..KEEP ON COMMENTING THIS WAY..YOURE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

  • efriend

    This is tabloid journalism at its worst bordering on intrigues. And some captured audience who love showbiz scoops buy it. From television to newspapers and magazines, the Filipino people deserve some quality style of journalism.

    Shame. Shame. Shame.

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    attitudes like this really make me feel hopeless about our beloved Philippines. Puro inggit, talangka, yabang, kurakot, nakaw ang mga nasa isip. wala na b tlgang pag asa mabago ang sistema natin? kahit sino pa ilagay diyan as CJ laging may hater. let’s just support her endeavors and impeach her if there is grounds, that simple. we can never move forward if we keep pulling back other’s. 

  • http://twitter.com/iyadfelipe iyad felipe

    uh-oh…ANOTHER GOD APPOINTED OFFICIAL. #Worried

  • kilabot

    her genius is now showing. being on the borderline, let’s hope most times she is on the side of sanity.
    as for the snubbish justices, she better ask her appointing power if she moves to impeach them.

  • billy31

    7 justices will perform the balancing act para sa Supreme Court.

    • Pulokoy

       I agree with this one

  • romeyo chill

    cute ng dalawang batang nakapink sa likod :P

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    Sometimes the most intelligent people can be the most psychologically handicapped person.With all the pressure, internal problems, intrigues and criticism that will come Sereno’s way,  I wont be surprised if she will become Brenda 2.0 at some point

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XFH3CDZSZKVLX4G74PJOQ3L64U Natx Bacalzo

    Seven (7) sour grapes or appropriately the seven dwarfs who cannot accept that their new boss is a a newbie by their standards. Unfortunately for them their attitude only shows that the quality of their moral and professional beings are wanting. They should also realize that the whole process of CJ Sereno’s selection is above board and that PNoy have the prerogative to appoint whoever he chooses.

    One thing is clear – none of these seven SC dwarf deserves to be CJ.

  • i_am_aids

    So, who’s emotional now?

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

    “She said it was about time to unite in bringing service to the public. “This is our promise to the people,”

    Indeed the judiciary would be sailing towards a brighter horizon with CJ Sereno at the helm.

    As for those sore losers, let them sulk in the corner till their retirement comes. The public expects nothing worthwhile from them henceforth.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVS4MKYAHNFS6TCFBFGRZNIIGQ Nueva

       kung indi na cla gagalan kasuhan ng negligence of duty why award them with their retirement fired them lol

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

        Yes, you’re right. If they will not participate in court deliberations for 3 consecutive times, then it could be ground for impeachment charges against them for negligence of duty or betrayal of public trust.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRWY3GVP2CV6N2RV6BLQU42FBI Leonor

    Ang pambabastos, pagpapahiya, paghihiganti sa mga di-kaalyado sa pulitika at pagyurak sa ating constitution at mga karapatang pantao ay normal na talaga sa kasalukuyang nating sistema kaya hindi kataka-taka na umabot na ang pagkakawatak-watak natin maging sa kataas-taasang suprema na hindi kailanman nangyari kundi ngayon lang.

    Pinakamaige na lang gawin ng mga nagboycott na justices ay mag early retirement na lang at bumalik sa private practice kaysa mahawa ng kasalukuyang umiiral na sistema.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    kung ako ba naman, unstable ang pag iisip at emotion ng aking lider, bakit pa ako makikinig sa kanya..at etong si sereno, bagsak sa psycho exam…
    ang isang magpupulis nga, di siya pwede maka pulis kung bagsak ang kanyang psycho and neuro exam….ito pa kayang isa sa pinakamataas na posisyon sa pilipinas…tsk tsk tsk…kawawang pinas!!!

    • johnllander

      Hindi siya bagsak.  Kung mali ang inyonng informasyon ay ipinapakitang bagsak ang inyong information gathering o kaya baka tagilid lang ang inyong kaisipan…tsk tak tsk..kawawang polpoltergiest_furer!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OXAZFHCT6QUOIEVEKIIYT3LQIY Jose

      Look at Corona, he got what you want in high level of everything. Now what happen, he is the first to be empeach and the first to be brought to court for unexplain wealth in other words, Baka  Magnanakaw. We will give her a chance. My friend in Harvard says, Low psycho exam is not the basis for bad performance, such exam will tell you she don’t want to kill anybody but fare.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        that exam will tell u how emotionally imbalanced she is….

        where justices SHOULD have cold neutrality in all cases…pero siya, papairalin niya ang emotion, hindi ung rational discourses

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UPUQDGLY4E44BDURRLGBZ3NIAA Eric Samuel P. Joven

      Have you read the dissent and decision written by Sereno? Or you are just one of those senseless critics who speak without really thinking or have something to support their arguments.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        yes…lalo na ung dissent niya sa hacienda luisita….

        she wants 10 billion compensation for his boss aquino…against the majority rule na 198 million lang…

        is it fair lalo na sa mga farmers???

      • johnllander

        Tama ka Eric SAmuel P Joven, wala na siyang mahanap na ibang pangsuporta sa kanilang pagiging kritiko kundi Hacienda na lang.  Para sa kanya, hanggang sa ngayon hindi pa natatapos ang usapin tungkol sa HL na ngayon ay nasa DAR ang bola. Kahit anong usapin tungkol sa Korte Suprema ay Hacienda na lang ang kaya niyang idagdag.  Kawawang polpoltergeist fuhrer.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        that is a fact u cant deny…PINABORAN NIYA ANG KANYANG AMO….hahaha

      • johnllander

        The fact is that she has a justification for her vote.  And that was done already.

        Matanong lang pala kita.  Ano pala ang ipinagpuputok ng butsi mo at galit na galit ka sa pangulo?  Dahil ba hindi nanalo ang iyong kandidato?  Personal ba ang iyong galit?

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        simple lang tsong…hindi dapat hipokrito…

  • dukaponte

    Maganda ito dahil magtatagisan na sila ng talino sa batas. Hindi na magiging block voting. Malalaman din naman iyan sa mga resolution ng cases. Marami din naman tayong legal eagles sa labas ng judiciary na pupuna sa mga decisions nila. Kung uupuan lang nila ang kaso, mahirap din gawin nila iyon dahil hindi nila kasangga ang CJ. Titino na sila lahat.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    pa cute si sereno…acute naman

  • rock7222

    This is a Very SIMPLE, YET, VERY . TELLING Action of What is WRONG with the FILIPINO MENTALITY. And this coming from a Group of people who are considered in Philippine Society as “One of the Most Highly Educated, Supposedly Moral, Leaders & Protectors of  the rights of All Filipinos.

    This BLATANT DISPLAY of these 7 Justices would have NEVER EVER happened in the United States, Canada or Europe. ONLY in the PHILIPPINES!!!

    Ang attitude ng Pilipino, whether mayaman or mahirap, edukado or hindi, – LAGING PERSONALAN! Madaling Ma-offend, Lagi may angle na Pulitikal, Personalan at Crab Mentality!

    We are talking about supposedly Very Highly Educated, Role Models- who is expected to have a ” Country First” Mindset OVER self- YET this attitude & mentaility is Totally Opposite!

    Then You Wonder?? KAYA WALANG MANGYARI sa Pilipinas- Hirap na Hirap Umasenso! Its really the attitude of people especially these supposedly ” LEADERS OF SOCIETY”!

    A straight, honest, popular President strongly supported by 65%-80% of people appoints a SC Justice, which is his right & his prerogative.

    Then, these 7 Justices BLATANTLY DISRESPECT the President’s Choice ! Yet, THEY WERE ALL Appointed by a Very Corrupt, Very Unpopular President in GMA.

    They should ALL RESIGN IMMEDIATELY If they Cannot Accept Sereno! After all, they were ALL APPOINTED by a Corrupt President & They ALL 7 have Made some Very Questionable decisions in the past!

    Either Mag RESIGN Kayo OR Go with the Leadership of Sereno & Shut-up!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      First of all hindi po BOSS si PNoy o si Sereno man sa mga 7 justices.  The supereme court is a co equal independent branch of government.  They are solely accountable to the people and not to PNOY or the CJ.  Dahil equal ang vote nila, counted the same as one, when they vote.

      Prerogative ang pagpili ba? or personal interest ang batayan?

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        so ano ang ibig sabihin ng “Chief” sa Chief Justice? dumale ka na naman ng kabobohan mo. so ibig sabihin ang CEO or Chief Executive Officer ng kompanya niyo ay kalevel mo lng? cge nga, pasok ka nga diretso sa office ng CEO niyo ng walang paalam, ewan ko lng pag di ka kinaladkad ng guard

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        bwahaha, nagpapatawa ka ba, kailan ba may powers ang CJ to sack an associate JUSTICE, abir?

        Ang CEO may kakayahang magfire out ng smaller rank, pero ang CJ wala kakayahan to sack an associate justice.  Equal ang vote nila.
        Parehas sila matanggal lang sa impeachment and not by fire out from CJ.

        HALER.  wala kang alam.

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        so your point is a CJ and AJ has no difference in terms of power? tama b? meaning there’s no point of appointing a CJ since they’re equal? please enlighten me about your point

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        Naging ceremonial leader lang ang CJ katulad ng Senate President at Speaker of the House, when it comes to voting they are equal.  But of course malakas lang ang impluwensya ng CJ kaysa associate but it does not mean kayang diktahan ng CJ ang associate ano man ang kanyang boto.

      • rock7222

        A, where did I say anything about Boss??? You also mention hindi kaya diktihan ng CJ?? You are Missing the Point. Hindi ito about being fired or sino ang boss. It’s about the ATTITUDE of these 7 people. Umpisa pa lang, pinapasukan mo na ng personalan. Sa Amerika, there is 10 TIMES MORE TENSION between Liberal Justices vs. Conservative Justices in the last 20 years! Pero NEVER umaabot sa ganyan personalan at bastusan! That’s the point! This has nothing to do with Co-Equal branch or their right not to attend without being fired. CARPIO is the worst! He was bypassed by Corona- Nagalit! Now he was bypassed Sereno- Nagalit! Then RESIGN! The door is wide open!  GMA made a Very questionable Midnight appt. of Corona ( especially with all her corruption problems), yet all these justices who were also appointed by GMA Did Not say a word & were very supportive of her midnight choice of Corona dahil MAHAL nila si GMA- Utang na loob pinoy mentality! Ngayon ginagago nila ang pick ni Pnoy- A legitimite popular President! Its the attitude thats being discussed!  Huwag kang Tatanga-nga dong!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZVS4MKYAHNFS6TCFBFGRZNIIGQ Nueva

    kung ganyan ang mga ugali ng mga yan mag resign na lang kayo. at cj kung magpapatuloy sila na indi sila mag tratrabaho and will continue to snub you charge mo ng insubordination at negligence of duty. dont reward those ugog with their retirement pay fired them. koling coa and bir and govt intelligence paimbistigahan nyo lahat yan pati kampon ng mga kamaganak nyo baka mas matindi pa kay corona ang madami dyan. please check 

  • Gilbert Minano

    Kaya walang asenso ang bansa natin dahil sa ganyang klase ng attitude. Leader pa naman silang naturingan. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      reflection yan sa uri ng presidente natin, parehas pa rin sa old administration, patronage politics at personal interest ang batayan sa pagpili at pag appoint.

      the same old style, walang nagbago sa sistema ng pilipinas.

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        laki naman ng difference, can you accuse him of corruption? wag ka ngang kontra ng kontra makakontra lng, and don’t pretend to be against the previous admin, bka nga ikaw si GMA eh, malay ko b…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        Eh hindi ba sapat dahil pinili kasi sumupporta na yung pamilya niya mabayaran ng malaki?  Ang whose fault is it nahuli ang implementation ng agrarian reform at tumaas ang presyo ng mga lupa?  sino ba ang accountable niyan?

  • ValencianoEd

    Is the new CJ not alarmed over the absence of all the justices in this
    very important gathering? Action speaks louder than words: “we are
    absent because we do not like you and you will not get support from us, ”
    seems to be the message being put across
    by the absence. I wonder how Ms Sereno will succeed in her job. She
    does not have the trust and cooperation of her associates? No teamwork
    is forthcoming? That is indeed very, very scary!

    • alex De Silva

      correct ka dyan ed…Team work plays a very important role…maski saang bagay..lalo sa trabaho..Palitan na rin dapat yang pito na justices na yan

  • scorpio15

    Pasensiya na mga Kabayan dahil ang 7 Hurado natin hindi pa Matured ang pag-iisip. Pakita lang yan na hindi sila Professional. Kaya hindi aabante ang Pinas dahil sa ganon na pag-uugali.

    Trabaho lang dapat walang Personalan.

  • pasaway008ako

    o kayong mga 7 associate justices ay mag resign na bukas kung mayroon kayong kahihiyan. Ayaw ninyo palang matanggap na cj si Madam Sereno  e ano pa ang ginagawa ninyo diyan? Magresign na kayo. Wala kayong silbi, para kayong si Corona.

  • joeybg

    GANYAN ANG TINATAWAG NA “PROFESSIONALISM” SA MGA KAWATAN SA SUPREME COURT, HINDI MATANGGAP NG MGA JUDGE NA KAWATAN DAHIL NA BYPASS ANG MGA PUWESTO NILA KAYA HINDI SUMIPOT ANG MGA NAGPUPUTOK ANG BUTSE. KAWAWANG PINAS KAYA HINDI UMUNLAD , MGA JUDGE NA WALANG SILBI.                      DAPAT ILAGAY SA POSISYON DERETSO SA SUPREME COURT ANG ASAWA NI JESSE ROBREDO PARA LALONG MAINGGIT ANG MGA KAWATAN SA SC.

  • typicalAsianGuy

    Can we please put away “god” in this. PNOY appointed you. There’s no such thing as god’s will.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

       oh yes there is coz that’s what she believes… so yes there is god here.

      • typicalAsianGuy

        then why serving her belief to everyone else? using the word “god’s will” is like saying “shut-up and deal with it”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

        Shut up and deal with it.

      • typicalAsianGuy

        oh that works for you? sorry, i will not. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/JuanTamadachij Juan Tamadachij

    Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, a big majority of the Filipino people are watching and observing your performance with bated breath and fingers crossed. We hope you will forthwith rise to the occasion and prove you are worthy of the appointment. Do not let us down.. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OXAZFHCT6QUOIEVEKIIYT3LQIY Jose

    The 7 justices maybe still don’t want to accept that Gloria is gone and Corona is gone and still hoping that nightmare they are at right now is not true. THEY SHOULD RESIGN, WHAT A SHAME FOR THEM TO DO THAT. CHILDISH ,UNPROFESSIONAL AND STILL IN AN OLD FILIPINO THINKING. THE DESTINY OF A WOMAN TO BE THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME WILL STAY NO MATTER WHAT, WETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT…SHAME ON THEM

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    kung ayaw mo sa boss mo, pwes umalis ka! resign…. para makahanp ng iba na magtatrabaho ng dapat at tama. kaya sige 7 injustices, resign na. ang mauna mag submit me bonus

  • kilabot

    to test her genius here is a question to cjsereno: was it God’s will that you wanted 10B for hacienda luisita compensation?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    If it is true that the absence of 7 justices in the flag-raising ceremony yesterday was intentional to snub the new CJ, then there is no reason for these 7 sore losers to stay in their position.

    You guys better file for an early retirement. 

    On second thought, I will wait for their explanation that maybe they suffered bum stomach / LBM.  The cause?  They cannot accept CJ Sereno to be the CJ.

  • John_Galt_II

    May toyo nga yata itong si Sereno. God daw ang nag appoint sa kanya. Delikado ito!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYJ7WEKJVFRZGE54IGDAEQUJ34 Javy

    Petty, childish, and very unprofessional.  One can dissent, but not show disrespect.  They will have their opportunity during judicial proceedings within the Court.  If these Supreme Court Justices can be so petty, how can they exercise judicial judgment without allowing their emotions to get the better of them.
    Kawawang Pilipinas.

  • kishbuff

    Kayong pitong itlog, kung ayaw nyo kay Sereno, e lumayas na kayo dyan! Kasalanan ba ng bagong CJ na sya ang pinili? Maghanap kayo ng pangulo na kayo ang ilu-luklok sa pwesto! AT PAALALA LANG… WAG NYONG SAYANGIN ANG PERA NG TAUMBAYAN NA NAGPAPA-SWELDO SA INYO!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/victorray.realista Victor Ray Realista

      tama ka,bro.mga bobo kasi sila.hahahahahahaha…MGA WALANGHIYA….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TFFOLGQ6RAX7AWW2Y6HQ5KZO3A Josh

    Probably for the 7 No Show, they may had some hangovers during the celebration of their new Boss. Hence they were No Show. So let’s not judge them. :)

    For doubters of Sereno’s appointment and can’t tolerate Sereno giving credit to the Lord of Hosts… This may help a bit.

    This is Pnoy’s case:

    Proverbs 21:1 – The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

    Still Pnoy’s case and Sereno’s as well.

    Psalm 37:23 – The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

    I always believe that there’s no coincidence in life for whatever that happens. And no exception for the appointment this time. It’s all for the better PH! So let’s support it…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      Proverbs 21:1 – The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
      Erap’s, Gloria’s, Marcos’ at Corona’s heart pala is in the hands of the Lord?

      Agree ka ba niyan?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TFFOLGQ6RAX7AWW2Y6HQ5KZO3A Josh

        Of course! There’s no doubt about it if you believe in God… What’s impossible for the Lord? There are things that the Lord allows and disallow. And the rest of the corrupt officials before Pnoy, clearly has been allowed to bring us to our senses.

        Seems that you don’t though. So i won’t argue.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        Ang tinutukoy niyan mga Piniling hari ng Israel, hindi po pinoy president, ang layo po.

        Not applicable to philippine setting.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TFFOLGQ6RAX7AWW2Y6HQ5KZO3A Josh

        That’s the thing. You think in your own perspective. Not the clear message of God. It speaks only of anyone in position.

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        dumale ka na naman Gloria. lahat nlng sinawsawan mo. ano b tlga ang objective mo? let me know your goal sa lahat ng comments mo. sino b tlga ang gusto mo para sa bawat position sa gobiyerno. cge nga, i’d like to hear. madali kc kumontra eh, ang mahirap ay ang manindigan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        to claim God’s will is a claim of self righteousness and
        endorsement from God which cannot be proven.

        abogado pa naman siya.  Dapat factual evidence ang batayan ng mga sinabi niya hindi pulos bunga ng illusyon at feelings o emotion.

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        didn’t God allow Egypt to rule over Israel during Moses time, so the Israelites can see God’s power. God allows these kind of things to happen. and whatever happens is his will. He’s been teaching us a lesson on how to choose our politicians, but it’s something we never learned for several decades. we even put a Marcos, Estrada, and Arroyo back. see how stupid we are?

      • Edward Castro

        yes, God allowed them to chastise us for being a disobedient nation.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXHKIKCFT5Y7ZNL7DK2POCUZ4U Romerck

        OO p’re, kung di ka pa kumbins eh pakibasa ng buo ang Book of Job, malalaman mo kung bakit in-allowed ng Lord na umaksiyon ang demonyo sa buhay ni Job.

  • OFWs – symptom of sick economy

    Snub = Immaturity.

    There can only be one SC Chief Justice. if it wasn’t them, then let it be. They forgot that they are public servants. Note them down.

  • http://twitter.com/arvinic Arvin Acosta

    Itong 7 justices ang may psychological issues.

  • louie

    if the absence of the other justices mean that they don’t agree with the appontment of CJ Sereno, then so be it. But if they will make it harder for the new CJ to install needed reforms in the judiciary, it just proves how right PNoy on bypassing them.

    • madam01

       agree! nor do I want to have a chief justice who can’t accept rejection

  • galnxdoor

    Tama naman si Sereno. Ang Diyos nya ay si Penoy.

  • tra6Gpeche

    Appointed by God? If she truly was appointed by God, there is no doubt that Ms Maria Lourdes Sereno will lead the Filipinos to the promised land of no corruption, fairness and sincerity in the discharge of her 18 years of responsibility as the Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court. If she was appointed by something else or someone else, then the opposite will be true.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TFFOLGQ6RAX7AWW2Y6HQ5KZO3A Josh

      Yep. It was God’s will to have her appointed thru Pnoy and against all odds. It’s like you being given a chance to live and if you open your heart to let the Lord of Hosts thru, you may just get a greatest gift of Eternal Life thru Jesus Christ…

      And note. There’s no such thing as no corruption. Corruption can be minimized but not eradicated fully. Cause the world we live in is corrupt.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        kung pulos God’s will, masasabi ba ni Sereno na yung pagka appoint niya parehas sa pagka appoint ni Gloria, Erap, Marcos at Corona?

        di ba pulos naman God’s Will the question is, kaya bang sabihin
        ni Sereno parehas na God’s Will iyun?

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        YES, kung naniniwala ka sa Diyos everything is God’s will. but if you don’t believe in Him, don’t mention Him in your argument. kita mo, no matter how many times tayo bigyan ng bulok na presidente, di tayo matuto tuto, binoto pa natin si jinggoy, gloria, at mikee. malamang tuturuan uli tayo ng leksiyon kc yung matinong presidente ay di pa natin sinuportahan. Si GMA muli ang magiging presidente sa 2016. o masaya ka na?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        Hindi po God’s will, Christ never participated in politics even if he could have subdued the rulers and kings of the earth.

        God did not intervene in the appointment of Gloria, Erap, Marcos, Corona and not even for Sereno.

        Lumalabas, na alam niya ang nasa isip ng Diyos.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXHKIKCFT5Y7ZNL7DK2POCUZ4U Romerck

        OK bro, kung ayaw mo eh di wag, “Insha Allah”.

      • tra6Gpeche

        I strongly disagree with you that corruption can not be eradicated. If you really believe that your God, Jesus Christ, will give eternal life, then for him to eradicate corruption is really not impossible or that if he truly wanted everything to be perfect, everything will be so. I do not see anything wrong in everything being perfect. Do you? Otherwise, your belief of him as almighty God is infirm.

  • regd

    Please tell me these 7 clowns were only absent during the flag ceremony yesterday. Why? Because they are in our payroll!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

      And you should ask them to be present so that they can oppose
      to payment of millions to the hacienda oligarchs.

      We need them badly, dahil milyun milyun ang mawaldas 
      kung hindi gawin ang tungkulin nila.

      • johnllander

        Hanggang sa ngayon ba ay hindi pa tapos ang deliberation tungkol sa HL?
        Hanggang sa ngayon ba ay issue pa iyang HL na iyan sa mga talunan?  Wala na bang ibang katwiran kundi HL na lang kahit anumang usapin tungkol sa Korte Suprema?  O nahihirapang maghanap na ibang katwiran kasi wala nang mahanap?

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        alam mo, sa tinagal tagal na ng mga Senior justices na mga yan sa posisyon nila, lalong nadegrade ang justice system natin. subukan natin ang new blood. bka naman may pagkakaiba. umaasa ako sa “baka” hindi hayup na baka ha bka naman pilosopohin mo pa ako. kaysa naman sa lumang sistema na walang ginawa kundi ilubog ang bayan

      • regd

        Sweetie, your HLI sentiment is dragging your sanity and emotions into mayhem. Stay focus my dear. It’s a settled issue. Let it go, I know it’s difficult but you can do it.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMQAY7DYUDLP25XC3P6QTWRXLE A

        naging settled issue dahil ayaw mo mahalungkat na may bahid personal interest ang pagka appoint ni Sereno.

        You dont like to talk about it, kasi the truth really is undeniable and its hurting you.

        oo nga pala kaya pala pinili si Sereno dahil may accomplishment na siya, and she has performed very well in her duties to the president but not to the people.

      • regd

        Are you mad sweetie? Chill & calm down. Exhale negative energy, inhale positive energy. Do this 20x and you’re as good as new. Anger is toxic, it can kill you.

  • DinngMae

    And I thought these Supreme Court Justices are men of integrity and mature enough to attend their patriotic duties beyond personal issues.

    It doesn’t really matter if they snubbed CJ Lourdes Sereno because it was their call. They have their own reasons for doing it and I am sure they could explain it to the people when needed. However, their action is a direct contempt and an insult to the Filipino people’s most revered activity – the flag raising ceremony and to the country’s flag itself.

    If these SC Justices want to show their disgust to Sereno’s appointment, no one is stopping them but they should, at least, show some decency by sparing the flag raising ceremony. Our soldiers are dying in the battlefield carrying our flag while these members of the high tribunal could easily trample on the flag due to a petty issue.

    Yes, Sereno’s appointment may be unacceptable to them but nobody’s perfect. All of them underwent the same selection process and, therefore, cannot cry foul. The President can never please everybody and all we have is trust since he was given the mandate by the people.

    The members of the high tribunal know that it is not right to destroy the institution they are serving. If they think they cannot work in harmony with their new chairperson, the door is wide open for them to leave and in the sidewalk of Padre Faura street they can self-immolate in protest.

    Otherwise, they have no right whatsoever to show their contempt by maligning the country’s tri-color. The Philippine flag is a symbol of national pride and unity. Our national banner is important than people like them who show no respect at all.

    • regd

      Amen to that. 
      I saw a picture of a school girl carrying our flag protecting it from the flood sometime last month or the month before. My heart sunk.

      • DinngMae

        Yes, I saw it too. It was very dramatic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daiseph12 Joseph Anthony Gahol

    kung ayaw umattend wag pilitin.gagawan pa ng issue, e gusto nila yun at walang magagawa ang mga tao kundi manghusga… kung totoong appointed ka by God, sigro nman gaganda ng “kaunti” and sistema ng gubyerno natin. pero kung hinde, aba alam na, pare-pareho lang sila. nagpapaniwala pa kasi sa mga palabas, parang teleserye lang yan. be realistic, kahit ba isnabin o hinde, ang importante,, karapat-dapat ba sa posisyon o hinde…

  • jaws378

    Talagang ayaw nila kay Sereno dahil hindi nila kayang pasamahin ito sa kanilang kalokohan. Matindi pa ang influence ni GMA sa kanyang mga appointees.

  • AmpJr

    If it was intentional then i think that we will have fragmented decisions on important issues affecting the Filipino people and if this happen then how effective is the Supreme Court if they can’t get their acts together??My only advice to those disgusted CJ aspirant … Respect the President’s wish..Remember you are working for the good of the Philippines so you should stop those self serving ideas. Serve the people which you were entrusted with honesty and clear conscience.. “In God We trust”  wika nga pero kayo ang magdedecide kung alin ang tama…. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    sour griping. what did you expect, a jump of joy from senior justices. Pres Noy will not appoint somebody who will kick him in the back. ika nga season season lang yan. GMA was able to appoint who she wants noon panahon nya buong membership pa ng SC. Question about her knowledge of the law is big BS. Seniority does not always equate with brilliance, otherwise we will be having lawyers more than 70 yrs old hovering above the law profession. Palakasan, reputasyon at conneksyon ang siyang kadalasan ginagamit ng mga abugado at hindi kagalingan sa batas.

  • Handiong

    Parang mga bata, nagmamaktol. You seven Justices, grow up! If you think you know the law better than CJ Sereno, your flip-flopping on numerous decisions shows the opposite. You don’t even know how to interpret the Constitutional provision against midnight appointments. Mediocre minds!

    Anyway, you can’t do anything about CJ Sereno’s appointment. It’s not for you to say who should be appointed. Deal with it!

    • james dean

      Well said Handiong…magbitaw sila kung ayaw nila sa pamumuno ni CJ Sereno…the door is wide open for the 7 losers…get out !!! mag notary public na lang kayo sa palengke ng Pasig hindi yong para kayong mga immature na hindi mag attend ng flag ceremony. sabagay hindi nyo talaga memorize ang ating awiting pambansa pustahan….!!!

  • im_not_convinced

    it is but natural for them to feel slighted. the fact that Pnoy chose someone who was one of the most junior in the group is a slap in their face saying “none of you are are qualified in my eyes”.

    they better get used to it though, as Sereno will be CJ forever (Well long past all of them are dead at least). 

    no need to be spiteful. Suck it up and go on with the work, nobody said life was fair. 
    If indeed it was god who put Sereno there, rest assured he has a plan.

    • boldyak

      the plan is with regards to Hacienda Luisita…

      • im_not_convinced

        if that is the case, her god being referred to is Pnoy

  • LAMBFORGOVERNOR

     One down, seven to go….

  • utakposporo

    sinabi na rin yan ni Gloria that God made her president

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q3K4D7DHINOHU7E2JBPXY3JLZQ Josh

    iisa lang ang dapat maging CJ, kung hindi man kayo napili ng pangulo? SO???????????
    kung sa hindi kayo ang napili e, kung inaakala nyo na mas magaling kayo kesa sa babae, ewan ko lang din, baka naman hindi say kurakot. magtrabaho nalang kayo ng naaayos sa batas at malaki ang inaasahan sa inyo ng taong bayan, kung pabigat kayo sa isinusulong na reporma sa SC, magbitiw nalang kayo, sayang ang pinapasweldo namin sa inyo.

    • james dean

      Well said Josh…magbitaw sila kung ayaw nila sa pamumuno ni CJ Sereno…the door is wide open for the 7 losers…get out !!! mag notary public na lang kayo sa palengke ng Pasig hindi yong para kayong mga immature na hindi mag attend ng flag ceremony. sabagay hindi nyo talaga memorize ang ating awiting pambansa pustahan….!!!

    • hatecorrupt

      i strongly agree with you…..ang mga bugok na yan sarili lang nila ang iniisip nila….hindi nila iniisip tax payer’s money ang salary nila….may corona fever effect parin sila lol, lol,….
      mga bugok na yan ang pagpili kay sereno ay dumaan sa tamang proceso…..baka iniisip nila midnight appointee na naman kagaya ng boss nila dati……mga kumag kung ayaw ninyo kay sereno mag resign na lang kayo.  maraming mga matitino at qualified na ipapalit sa inyo….IS THAT SIMPLE… LONG LIVE SERENO..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q5XUSFN5NDETL7BVLFVKSLW7AU Elizur Militar

    they can’t continue the cold shoulder treatment for 18 years, they’d be long gone by then

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RSFBL2UPAYEEIHSZWI35OB3ZEQ jun

      Tama ka, Di na yun aabot ng 18 years. Matatanda na ang mga hoodlums in robe…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBBPG4SGSURB5V5A5BBQX4HF2Y Peter

    ‘God’s will?’ maybe she has a direct line, cell no., telephone no. from God.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/V774NXDHUXKH44SZ6IUPGZIXJY Lui

      Actually its her imaginary friend who acts as the line to god. hehe..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

    dang pre !!!  that’s  very  creative.  a  bit  off – color  but creative just  the same.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

    dang  pre !!   that’s  very  creative.  a  little  off – color  but  creative  just  the same.

  • $31594090

    CJ should set a democratic example that religion has no place in governmental affairs. Otherwise, she is not fit to fill her appointed position.

  • bobits

    God’s Will or Noynoy’s will?

    • $31594090

       Translation is lost. What do you mean?

  • regd

    Maybe they started CJ Sereno’s policy of ‘Dignified Silence’?

    • $31594090

       Please be direct.

      • regd

        It’s there bro, Just let the brain thought process function. You gotta do it, I can’t help you with that.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Ito ba ang pagbabago na hangad ni Haring BS aquino sa korte suprema? Mukhang imbes na mapabuti ay mapapasama pa ang desisyon ng HARI….

    Panahon na naman ng pagkahati-hati ng ating mga pinuno sa hudikatura dahil lamang mas pinaboran ng Mahal na Haring BS aquino ang kanyang “kondesa” na si Sereno…Kung magpapatuloy ang ganitong hidwaan ng mga mahistrado ay masasabi kong “Sablay na naman ang desisyon ni Haring BS aquino nang italaga si Sereno bilang pinuno ng korte suprema sa dahilan maraming mahistradong hindi pabor maupo ang babaeng kuwestyonableng ang pag-iisip o pag-uugali….

    Kahit anong gawin pagbabago ni Sereno sa hudikatura kung walang “tulong” sa kapwa niya mahistrado ay pawang walang saysay ang kanyang pagod…Inutil na lalabas ang tuta at kapanalig ni BS aquino..At ang mahirap nito,apektado na naman si “Juan Dela Cruz” sa hidwaan ng mga higanteng mahistrado…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Magsipag trabaho na lang sila ng matino at huwag nang mamulitika na siya nilang gawain dati.  O kaya mas maganda magsipagresign na lang silang lahat na ayaw sa bagong pamunuan, tawag diyan self respect. O baka naman gusto lang ipakita na totoong moral midgets sila unworthy even of their current position.

  • james dean

    So what…!!! mga bitter lang ang pitong yan kasi gusto rin nilang maging CJ pero malayo ang swerte sa kanila…MAGDASAL na lang sila baka mapakinggan na rin sila at maging CJ na rin sila sa “KABILANG” buhay kung patay na sila…he he he!!!

  • regd

    Remember this little school girl, Janela Arcos Lelis, 12 of Albay. She accomplished something that these 7 adult justices failed to do – RESPECT THE FLAG! 

    And she did it through floodwater in a heroic act!

    • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

      regd, BEST POST HERE!!! 2 THUMBS AND TOES UP FOR YOU!!!

  • sam_aquino

    good thing none of the 7 justices (Antonio Carpio, Teresita
    Leonardo-De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Arturo Brion,
    Presbitero Velasco and Martin Villarama Jr.) that snubbed the flag raising ceremony was chosen to be CJ…  only showed they do not know the meaning of  “professional etiquette”…  of all people, sila dapat makaalam nito… 

    they did not “snub” CJ sereno, but our Philippine FLAG!!!  there should be a law against this…  these justices should be cited for CONTEMPT…

    matatanda na, nagmamaktol pa…  just how could you trust our justice system kung ganito utak ng mga ito???  bulok!!!  kaya di umusad pinas, dahil sa kanila…  dapat sinama na sila kay corona sa impeachment…

    matatanda na kayo, dapat ba kayo igalang sa ginawa nyo???  mahiya kayo sa sarili nyo, magbago na kayo!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lolo.mo.73997 Lolo Mo

    Pikon ang hindi dumalo. Ang masama nito, baka ang desisyon nila sa mga mahahalagang kaso ay base sa kanilang pagtutol kay Sereno. Hindi po magandang halimbawa ang ganyan. Ayaw ko rin ke Sereno, ngunit ng marinig ko siyang nagtalumpati, nakita ko na siya ang dapat maging CJ dahil she is down to earth unlike her associates who thinks they are infallible. 

    Sa pinakita nilang sila ay pikon, nagdududa tuloy ako kung ang mga desisyon nila ay magiging makatarungan o begansya lamang sa paghalal ke Sereno. Abangan na lang natin ang kasunod na kabanata. Ang pinaka importante rito ay ang Hacienda LUisita at ang CocoFed Levies. 

  • matrixqueen

    “God” na pala si Pnoy…sabi ng Chief Justice and Diyos ang nag appoint sa kanya…Amen! 

    • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

      you serious? if you are then i bet you have an IQ of 20

      • Pitbulldog

        Uhum, mas mataas naman yata sa IQ level ni P-noy yan, a.

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        ic, so Ateneo only requires an IQ of 19? good point!

      • Pitbulldog

        Pasalamat pa nga si P-noy, candidate for psychiatric treatment e pinagtiyagaan pa ng Ateneo. In short, si P-noy ay wala talagang IQ dahil puro usok laman ng utak nyan.

      • PaengSaAmerika

        OO na, mr. genius, ikaw na, DA BEST KA!

      • Pitbulldog

        Tenks, engot.

  • lemon88

    THE FLAG RAISING CEREMONY IS NOT VERY IMPORTANT OCCASSION FOR THOSE SC JUSTICES KAYA CLA WALA DUON. WALA RIN KASING ENVELOPE(HEHEHEHE)

    • PaengSaAmerika

      At walang aasahang darating na ENVELOPES for the next 18 years.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ROHE5UZ4CGDKA34F7LCVAARLCQ Leonardo

    TO A SENIOR COURT OFFICIAL; bakit mo nasabing ang pag-absent ng 7 mahistrado ay kanilang sinadya? sinabi ba nila ito sa iyo? at kung totoo na ang pag-absent ng 7 mahistrado ay kanilang sinadya, bilang hindi pag-sangayon sa appointment ni Lourdes Sereno as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, aba! kailangan mag-resign nila bilang mahistrado ng supreme court, dahil wala silang alam sa Saligang Batas ng Bansang Pilipinas, tungkol sa proceso ng pag-pili ng Chief Justice. gayon din naman, walang silang galang sa JBC na pumili at naghanda ng short list of qualified candidates. wala din silang galang sa appointing officer – The President of the Philippines. “SA PITONG MAHISTRADO NG MATAAS NA HUKUMAN – MAG-RESIGN NA KAYO….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

    Nadale mo, Lolo. Lalong lumabas na talagang tama ang desisyon ni PNoy sa appointment ni Sereno.  Who knows gagawin din nila yan kahit sino pa ang nai-appoint except their own selves.  Shows you how petty these people are.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

    Regd, the kid has more brains and love for country than these midgets.

  • Pitbulldog

    So these no-show justices didn’t really believe that Sereno was appointed by God, he he.  Demonyo nag-appoint kasi.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TH2GSXTHHGOS3YCD6644J2RC7A Phantom

      …no brainer..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    The President appointed Sereno and she is making him her God?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TH2GSXTHHGOS3YCD6644J2RC7A Phantom

      another one…

  • MNLFoodcritic

    Reading Sereno’s comments, I notice dangerous flaws, dangerous because she is the Chief Justice: her ‘holier than thou’ statements, and a double meaning statement that she was ‘appointed by God’…. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TH2GSXTHHGOS3YCD6644J2RC7A Phantom

      ..nothing between the ears..

  • ARRANCAR

    cj sereno the weakest cj of the sc and the most inappropriate cj of the sc!! she does not possess the humility of making amends to her senior justices. humbleness and meekness make one more stronger and shows what kind of person’s character and upbringing made him/her. if she knows how to make peaceful subtle way of bowing instead of grandstanding then she will be successful in uniting the sc!!!

    • Lakan Dupil

      Wow!!!! Give ARRANCAR a big hand of applause!!!Yahoo!!! great judgment!! Praise him! Malinis na puso!!!!

    • PaengSaAmerika

      It’s too early to make a comment like that. Kauumpisa lang nung tao, hinusgahan mo na. Pambihira ka rin naman.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TH2GSXTHHGOS3YCD6644J2RC7A Phantom

      ha, ano raw??

  • billy gunner

    bakit kaya ang hilig ng pangulo ng mga taong tulad niya na may poor psychiatric evaluation?…

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Ganun talaga ang trend ngayon. Yung mga smart with great psychiatric evaluation results ang grabeng magnakaw while the ones on the opposite side eh mga taong marangal at hindi nananamantala sa bayan. Be thankful and deal with it.

      • billy gunner

         be thankful? seriously??? ibig mo bang sabihin ok lang may sayad ang nasa puwesto dahil hindi siya magnanakaw? iba ka rin ano? siguro kafederasyon mo rin sina sereno na may failing ratings sa psychiatric evaluation, ano? kaya ganun na lang ka dedefend mo! lol

      • PaengSaAmerika

        You need to get your own psychiatric evaluation done, my friend. There should something wrong with yourself as well. Kasimple ng isyu. Matinong gobyerno, maayos na pamamalakad, walang nagnanakaw, and still you don’t get it, man.

      • billy gunner

        exactly. the issue is simple: why appoint when she failed the test?

    • http://twitter.com/PhiJcool Jcool Phi

      Birds of the same feathers, Plakz 2gether.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OD3BP7NPT4D3BTS4XZJ7ORXHZQ Rafael

    Corona – favorite appointee of GMA became CJ.

    Sereno – first appointee of PNoy to the SC, became CJ.

    Nevermind the qualifications.

    Ganoon talaga.

    History repeats itself.

  • hatecorrupt

    more fun in the philippine…..specially when you do crabbing…lol, lol, lol

  • ARRANCAR

    its pnoy fault is the main issue because of his short sightedness and does not know the ramification of his decision choosing cj sereno!! pnoy simply feels the one who will protect his interest in the future and shield him from any future litigations that will surely crop up when his immunity from suit is finally remove in 2016!!

  • pidalcopter2

    They are licking their wounds like their benefactor and corrupt leader Gloria Arroyo. Someday somehow these people eventually will come to their senses when madam CJ will brace their neck in some ways  when she’ll begin scraping out their funds and perks. These people are corrupt to the core as their previous leader!  

  • WAJ

    Envy and jealousy prevails in the Philippines. Kitang kita at halatang halata. Mga taong parang walang pinagaralan. Sino ba ang hindi gustong mapili sa pwesto. Pero, wala kayong magagawa dahil hindi ninyo saklaw ang gusto ng Presidente (kahit sino man) What he thinks and what he feels he wants to do is his own prerogative. Kaya, makiisa na lang kayo. Dahil hindi isa sa inyo ang napili ni President Aquino ay yan ang dahilan kong bakit kayo nagkakaisa?  Ang ginagawa ninyo ay hindi lamang parusa sa inyong mga sarili kungdi pati na sa buong bayan. If I were the President of the Philippines, I will call the presence of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House and I will tell them to give those associate Supreme Court Justice who were absent during the first Day of office of Chief Justice Sereno to give them ten (10) working days to return to work, if the do not, I will consider that voluntary resignation…   

  • ARRANCAR

    the reforming of sc was just a slogan of sort a media mileage, for props issues in impeaching corona! in the 18 years of her reign as cj no reforms will be implemented but more divisions and infighting between justices!!

    • johnllander

      Is that what Auring told you?  What other things she has told you so that the whole Philippines may know as well?

  • sam_aquino

    snubbing the flag raising ceremony is almost tantamount to “act of rebellion”…  the 7 justices should be cited for CONTEMPT of the NATIONAL FLAG!!!

  • lemon88

    TAMA LANG THAT CARPIO WAS NEVER APPOINTED AS CJ. GANYAN BA SILA KABABAW.

  • yatot

    rotten pinoys!

    kawawang pinas..

  • hatecorrupt

    KAWAWANG 7 LOSERS….ALL OF THEM ARE GROIA’S APPOINTEES. MAY CORONA EFFECT PA ANG MGA GUNGGONH….MAG RESIGN NA LANG KAYO KUNG AYAW NINYO KAY SERENO. MARAMING MAS MATINO NA PWEDENG IPALIT SA INYO. REMEMBER TAX PAYER’S MONEY ANG PERA NINYO. MGA KUMAG….LOL, LOL, LOL,

    • jimiji

      nagbabayad ka ba ng tamang buwis?

    • sam_aquino

       disappointed sila, dahil di na sila maka kurakot tulad ng nagawa ni corona…  tapos na maliligayang araw nila…
      akala nila matatakot si sereno sa ginawa nila???  lalo lang nila pinasikip mundo nila sa SC…

  • magsasakasanayon

    if the seven justices really snubbed the flag-raising ceremony, then they should resign immediately. if not, whatever judicial decision they will make from now on will be very doubtful, thus, making the supreme court weak.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      They have to stay to assure that no abuse of justice will be committed. This is what democracy is all about.
      Many doubted Sereno’s dissension on the Hacienda Luisita compensation. There is a strong possibility that the issue will arise in the future.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    sore losers.  for how long can you show your attitude.  sereno is now in charge so get your acts together.  you are all serving the filipino people, not your whims and caprices.

  • http://twitter.com/PhiJcool Jcool Phi

    MY PREN Rafael pgmit ng comments mo., aRE tHEY GOD wHO aPPOINTS? after PNoy, Sereno be Impitz? Again..

    Corona – favorite appointee of GMA became CJ.
    Sereno – first appointee of PNoy to the SC, became CJ.
    Nevermind the qualifications.
    Ganoon talaga.
    History repeats itself.

  • Bayan Muna

    Even the Justices have their own personal interests. Is there no one in high positions of the government  forget about himself and put the country first before him?

    • regd

      We used to have one. Unfortunately, he passed away tragically last month. Sad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UBIJJNCF74GJ3GNHZRL3TGQEYA Wan

    Pinakita lang ng pitong ito – Antonio Carpio, Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Arturo Brion, Presbitero Velasco and Martin Villarama Jr. kung totoong inisnab nila si Sereno kung anong asal at pagkatao meron sila. Hindi kapakanan ng bayan ang nasa isip ninyo kundi pansariling interes. Malinaw na kabastusan ang ipinakita ninyo. MAGSI-RESIGN na kayo! Of course the true God made this happen. President Aquino was just an instrument of that appointment.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

      WELL YOUR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN OF COURSE..YUN BANG PAGTANGGAP NI SERENO SA NOMINATION EH HINDI KABASTUSAN UN SA MGA SENIOR JUSTICES NEXT IN LINE? EH ILANG YEARS NA LNG DIN MAG-RETIRE NA RIN CLA(BESIDES THEY ARE MORE QUALIFIED THAN HER IN ANY ASPECT WITHOUT POLITICKING)..EH KASO D MAKAANTAY, SHE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY WHILE STILL IN HER  FAVOR…AND SHE’S GREEDY HAVING IN MIND THAT IF SHE CAN HAVE IT NOW..THEN SHE WILL BE IN POWER FOR THE NEXT 18 YRS..AT THAT TIME MY HAWAK KA NA NA BASTON DAHIL DKA NA MAKALAKAD NG DERITSO KC MATANDA KA NA..

  • PaengSaAmerika

    That’s why I truly admired CJ Sereno for not granting media interviews. Kita nyo na, flag raising ceremony pa lang yan, ha? Let’s hear from those absentee associate justices what will they say. In fairness to them, we need to hear the other side of the story.

  • Guest

    Her own words: Her appointment came from GOD alone. Need we ask who is her GOD? Her recent opinions definitely shows she is a faithful one. As in the super high valuation of Hacienda Luisita. And divulging privileged discussions of the Supreme Court.

  • Pedro Geronimo

    Clearly, decades old trapo politics had deeply corrupted and politicized our supreme court, among other judicial branches. We can all see the lack of professionalism and personal biases these jurors have brought upon our courts, a clear sign of their partisan affiliations and patronage politics. Our judiciary have long served only the interest of political patrons and not the Filipino people, most especially the poor and disadvantaged among us. Change does take time. But the change process had already begun, no doubt about it. Those who remain by their old ways will be like dinosaurs, no matter their size and strength–the have already become obsolete!

    • Guest

      And PNoy by appointing Sereno did not show any bias? Its a streeetch…

  • PaengSaAmerika

    I second the motion, Mr. counsel for the people.

  • PaengSaAmerika

    I second the motion, mr. counsel for the people…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZLQDOCVLFWBSKIEDUZ2H2WWHY Hot

    “This is neither the
    work of man nor of any political bloc. This is not a product of lobbying from
    business or economic interests but by God who knows all the plan of our nation,”
     I find the statement of the
    new CJ quite disturbing as she sounds like a politician, particularly when
    invoking the name of God as far as her appointment is concerned, when all the
    world knows it was the President – and his political minions that catapulted
    her to her current position – how else would you understand a CJ who is not well-versed
    on Constitutional Law get the top post, considering that almost all cases
    elevated to the SC dealt with constitutional issues.

     

    She should have kept this conviction (if I may call it conviction)
    close to her heart for the time-being and work upon it with all the might and
    wisdom that God would give her, instead of trumpeting it to the media this
    early.  Then when she is already able to do
    whatever it is that God has put in her heart to do, an opportune time would
    come which will then open a way for her to disclose it – that would then be
    more believable.

     

    But trumpeting it too early at a time, when it is felt that most
    sectors dislikes her appointment, is to me a cheap-gimmick to put a semblance
    of a holy anointment on something that is purely a political consideration.  I would like to give my cent-worth of advice
    to the CJ: shield the SC from any political color of any kind.  I thought she had put on the cloak of secrecy
    back to the SC?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FFVPH2R22XWJ3Z6QOP3WBA6KA4 EC

       You’re quite right, only that none of them really deserve to be chief justice. In fact, none of them deserve to be justice of the supreme court at all. They’re all trapos.

  • Phillip Andrade

    just wondering if that “god” is Pnoy?  i think now we can say that Pnoy was very successful in dividing the judiciary to weaken it further and maintain his stranglehold of the government.  Pnoy really looks like a “de facto” dictator.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TH2GSXTHHGOS3YCD6644J2RC7A Phantom

      you’re stupid

    • ApoNiLolo

      Uminom ka ng panadol at baka hang-over o migraine lang yan! >: D

    • hatecorrupt

      MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES….SPECIALLY WHEN YOU DO CRABBING….

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    MGA NAKAKAHIYA AT WALANG MODO NA SUPREME COURT JUDGES:
    – Antonio Carpio
    – Teresita Leonardo-De Castro
    – Diosdado Peralta
    – Lucas Bersamin
    – Arturo Brion
    – Presbitero Velasco
    – Martin Villarama Jr.

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Kaya walang magandang maibubunga ang PAGMAMAKTOL! Kita n’yo na, napasama tuloy sila kay Jerry_Seinfeld’s HALL OF SHAME LIST, lol!

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    When the fruit is not ripe for the picking…invokes the Noynoy god…to be patronized…a desperate stunt…
    Be that as it may, it is good for her not to talk about it anymore…it’s done and over with.  Her past dissenting opinion give us a glimpse of the kind of Justice that she was.  Based on it Noynoy god has appointed her, ignoring the Senior Justices, who have been servicing the SC for quite some time…has gained the wisdom of doing it, yet, bypassed.  True, it is god Noynoy’s prerogative as the president, but he chose to protect his family’s interest rather than that of Juan.
    Let’s just get on with life and monitor every move that the new CJ will be making.  But with the psych exam score of 5, the learning curve will be for 18 years of eternity.  Based on it, she will continue a showbiz-type SC as part of defensive mechanism & coping with it.
    Hahahahaha!   Objectivism is the key to economically & politically liberate this country.

    • Morskie52

      Still objecticrabbing?

  • Guest

    you can please everyone…as for sereno she must prove she’s worthy of her new post…as for the 7 justices…whether its their sign of protest or not…they still need to support the new CJ even if its agaisnt their will for the sake of the FILIPINO PEOPLE whom they are serving…

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Phillip Andrade, 
    son usted estupido? Evidently Pnoy is not God… unless you see Pnoy fit as your God… 
    usted esta en su propio maniqui!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TH2GSXTHHGOS3YCD6644J2RC7A Phantom

    These seven “sour-graping justices” have caused “injustice” to the Pinoys. They should resign, quit, retire. They have no business shaming the already image-shattered supreme court. When the then illegal small president appointed the injustice corona, nobody from this stupid bunch of seven “Snubbers” rejected corona, or snubbed corona’s first day. Now we know what kind of injustices you seven are!
    RESIGN!- Antonio Carpio
    – Teresita Leonardo-De Castro
    – Diosdado Peralta
    – Lucas Bersamin
    – Arturo Brion
    – Presbitero Velasco
    – Martin Villarama Jr.

    • mapicchu

       we are wishing for the moon if we want them to resign, retire, get lost…super sarap ata ang buhay ng isang justice…not one of them would be willing to give up the perks, and retirement pay.

  • joshua kings

    1. let these 7 ‘fools’ be reminded that they are mere employees of the filipino nation and people; their ‘snub’ is a ‘snub’ not on ms sereno but to all of us filipinos…
    2. if only these ‘fools’ did their job the right way, and if only they serve and protect the interest of the nation and her people (and not their benefactress’), any one of them could have been the new CJ..
    3, ang tatanda na, isip bata pa…alam ninyo, kung di kayo makatiis, alis; kung di kayo makaalis, tiis.  ganun lang kasimple yan eh..
    4. pero kung ako ang masusunod, tanggal kayo lahat en punto….isama ninyo a rin si midas.
    MGA OONGAS!

  • Fulpol

    which is worse?

    Corona’s midnight appointment or

    Sereno’s 18 years rule

    • regd

      3rd choice: YOU.
      It’s a toss-up between 1 & 3. But I vote for you. You must be happy.

    • bhoystaana

      Pinaka Worse yung kay Corona Fulpol. Magic ang ginamit ni Gloria dun. Yung kay Sereno dumaan sa process. Di na nya kasalanan kung sya ang pinili ni Noynoy. Decision ni Noynoy yun hindi ni Sereno.

    • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

      obvious ba? appointing Corona shouldn’t have happened in the first place. i say let’s all be vigilant, if Sereno does something illegal, then bakti hindi i-impeach. ganun kasimple. ikaw tlga makakontra lng

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6N45VTMWG44CSNC2G5WS33ZAHI MS. F3

    Fine if Sereno’s appointment did not sit well with the other justices, it’s all but a natural reaction especially since most of them are expecting to be CJ one time or another as the pinnacle of their profession. At the end of the day when its time to dispose their judicial duties, they should set aside this indifference and work for the betterment of SC that has been a subject of ridicule not seen in its long glorious history. Bring back the dignity of SC!

    By the way, isn’t Sereno interviewed, passed and shortlisted for the post? Do away with seniority, it was proven that this doesn’t always work. To have a fresh start, SC should start with fresh mandate sans tradition.

    I think it high time that SC justices become elected official too.

  • mapicchu

    this is what i had envisioned..nagkatotoo nga.  haaayst…mga gurang sa SC…time for you to accept that there is a younger, vibrant, more capable person than you had ever been…no more status quo…changes will be happening. the sooner you accept this, the better for you all. show us you are honorable. show us your jobs are bigger than your EGOS. shape up or ship out. we didnt benefit from your being in the sc for so long. sa totoo lang, d na kayo karapdapat mananatiling justices. 

  • Albert Reyes

    Ok ka lang, God ba si PNoy?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6N45VTMWG44CSNC2G5WS33ZAHI MS. F3

    LOL. The CJ position is a career position. It’s no different to you or me applying for a job that when hired the only way to be removed is either thru resignation or retirement. In Sereno’s case, her retirement age is 18 years hence (read the part that says mandatory retirement age of 70 and do the the math).

  • Fulpol

    Frank Chavez is happy… his archenemy The Firm lost the fight…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6N45VTMWG44CSNC2G5WS33ZAHI MS. F3

    LOL. The CJ position is a career position. It’s no different to you or me applying for a job that when hired the only way to be removed is either thru resignation or retirement. In Sereno’s case, her retirement age is 18 years hence (read the part that says mandatory retirement age of 70 and do the the math).

  • Fulpol

    The Firm is no longer “firm”… Frank Chavez is smiling..

  • RosalySia

    This article solicited a fun filled discussion with our group and at the end, we were in agreement in considering this article as a piece where one of possible purposes is to invite netizens for discussion.

    We feel that the headline is too conclusive to consider that the newly appointed CJ was indeed snubbed. However, the opening sentence started with the word “if”.

    For what really is the true meaning of the non appearance of the other Associate Justices in the first flag-raising ceremony of CJ Sereno – we can only guess and speculate. This is the part where the true measure of bloggers rises up among his peers.

    Nonetheless, we enjoy reading each comment and we appreciate your points of view. We never had a lively discussion in our class.

  • bhoystaana

    Matatanda na ang mga justices na yan. Lahat naman sila edukado kaya hindi na kailangan mag-isip bata pa. Kung hindi sila masaya dapat lang na mag resign nalang sila. Dapat din mabigyan ng chance ang iba na mas makakatulong sa pagababago sa justice system ng bayan. Mas maraming magaling na iba siguro naman kaysa kanila.

  • Fulpol

    The Firm and its associates “snubbed” Sereno?

    The Firm is now planning for comeback in 2016… will they cast their support to VP Binay?

    or are they planning something radical at this very moment?…

  • ztefertilizerscam5

    Impeach the 7 MONKEY JUSTICES…

  • LBchild

    Country first people! Please…

  • Joaquin Fernandez

    The gang of Brion, de Castro et al is trying to make a statement here. Pride and arrogance that ruled the hearts of the group during the time of Corona still lingers as if they are somebody or that somebody who used to protect them is still in power. As to whether they have really something in their sleeves remains to be seen. Brion and de Castro must realize where they came from and what accomplishment or contribution they have done for the country. Its a shame to see people who are just nobody posturing like a big shot or a celebrity. Well PNoy has his own, de Lima. 

  • andrew lim

    I -wholesale impeachmen yang 7 na yan ! ha ha ha ha

  • regd

    Despite being appointed by gma, I salute Justices Mendoza, Perez, Abad and del Castillo for being fair, reasonable and giving the national flag the respect it rightfully deserved. 

    Mi Respetoso Saludo Senores!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mansueta.schatz Mansueta Schatz

    bakit sa atin palaging ginagamit ang GOD eh wla namang asenso at marami pang natural disaster o manmade disaster is that a sign na ang Diyos ay nagalit sa atin dahil palagi nating ginagamit the NAME OF GOD IN VAIN. Bakit sa mga rich countries di naman nila ginamit ang pangalan ng Diyos in fact di nga sila religiuos than compare to us but stil they are more blessed than us..

    • regd

      Ang natural disaster or calamities ay dahil hindi na balanse ang eco-system. Sinong may sala? Pag-isipan mo sino. Hint: Magsalamin.

      Ang basehan mo ng blessed is I think misplaced. You measured according to richness and material wealth. Hence, you will be extremely dissapointed. Hindi ma-deny na poor tayo, kung pwede lang bottom tayo, di mo lang yata alam na sa international surveys, the Filipinos are one of the happiest people on earth, this despite the poverty & troubles we have. Try mo i-google. 
      Pag nakalabas ka ng bansa at saksihan ang buhay at kultura ng ibang bansa, unique ang pinas. There’s just nothing like it. I know these because I’ve witness it many times over! There are things in life that money cannot buy. Pinoys have boundless sense of humour, we laugh at our own problem and poke fun on our helplessness.

      And most of all, WE ARE OVERCOMERS! Kahit anong dumarating, buhay pa rin! Yakang-yaka ang ibang bansa na panic agad, suicide agad yung iba.

    • http://twitter.com/elkapitan21 edgar

      maybe they are more religious than us. they appreciate and know how to use God given talent and work with the best ability that they can – is a form of worship! people should know.  

    • Jamm3r

      hindi naman sagana sa materyal na bagay lang ang batayan ng pagiging blessed mam.

  • marionics

    not a good start. hope it gets better in time

  • jpastor

    Matatanda na wala pa ring pagkakaisa. Sila nga dapat ang magbigay ng magandang halimbawa sa sambayanan Pilipino na kung tapos na ang pilian ipakita nila ang cooperasyun ng walang pasubalit. Papaano mo pagtitiwalaan ang mga ganitong uri ng mahistrado kung sila hindi sang-ayun sa napili ng pamunuan.
    Kung hindi sila marunung tumangap ng pagkatalo sa pilian dapat na din silang palitan!
    Parang mga batang naagawan ng laruan. Utak talangka din pala.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      Nakalimutan na ni lolo’t lola ang kantang …….”GINTONG ARAL”.

  • ApoNiLolo

    The absence of the 7 magistrates didn’t only sent a “strong” signal but also reflects the characters of these judges. IMO, very unprofessional, a bunch of prima donnas feeling as if the whole world owes them and lastly… SORE LOSERS!

    But to be fair, Sereno should also stop mumbling controversial things so people won’t affirm what they suspect is her true state of mind.

    Yung natirang 6, ano naman kaya ang maipupukol sa kanila?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      “Yung natirang 6, ano naman kaya ang maipupukol sa kanila?” – What they think right now …”if you cannot beat your enemy, join them” hehehe

      • ApoNiLolo

        Pliant like a bamboo? >: D

  • ben311

    these judges think they’re above all of us, when in reality they’re no better than snatchers, holduppers and batang hamog with titles before there names ! think about it,

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      Ano pa ang masabi ninyo sa pangyayari ngayon. Ang malalalaking buaya ay nasa ‘INJUSTICE DEPARTMENT”. Let us REMOVE THEM ALL.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

    penoy is GOD.??????Appointed her dahil nakikita syang mapapakinabangan…..TUTA…..

    • bahaykubo1015

      Ano pa nga ba….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

    malamang, magkakaroon na ng hidwaan dyan sa SC.. KAMPIHAN NA ang kalalabasan….yun na ang hindi tama….

  • lola_mo

    et tu carpio? so you guys werent chosen as the cj, move on already.

  • MonMayuga

    “A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation’s flag, sees not the flag only, but the nation itself; and whatever maybe its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the nation that sets it forth.” Henry Ward Beecher.

    It was Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno’s first flag ceremony as the newly appointed head of the Judiciary. And it was where the SEVEN “HONORABLE” Associate Justices purposely absented themselves to show their obvious disappointment for not having one of them chosen for the post themselves. 

    It was an infantile display of ruffled feathers in a field where matured persons are supposed to play. And if this were a game, the “ILLUSTRIOUS SEVEN,” committed personal fouls right at the onset of the play.

    WE, the people are the referees. Whether they like the new Chief Justice or not, they should have presented themselves and rally to the flag, the symbol of our nation.

    Are we going to tolerate the unsportsmanlike behavior of these seven men and women (not ladies and gentlemen)?

    I myself will not. How about you, fellow readers?

    Those who agree with me, please click “like.” Thank you.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      ipot mo! hypocrite!

      • MonMayuga

        Ipot? Is that a piece of your brain?

    • hatecorrupt

      KUNG AYAW NILA SA PAGKAPILI KAY SERENO….MAG RESIGN SILA MARAMING MAS MATINO KAYSA SA KANILA ANG PWEDENG IPALIT….IS THAT SIMPLE…TSK, TSK..

    • 12JEM

       They are not illustrious seven…..more appropriately Craven Seven or Notorious Seven…

      Mga Pitong Bastos…..Mga Pitong MukMoks……Seven Heels of Padre Faura.

      • MonMayuga

        As you may have noticed, I enclosed the phrases in quotation marks for obvious reasons.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      WE. the people, circulate an on-line petition to ask them to RESIGN. Or ask congress for another impeachment!

    • Pork_Republik

      “The 7 Ronin” would be more appropriate. 

  • fuctore

    PNoy is only acting godly esp to those politicians who wanted to have a place in his so called
    “heaven”.
    Our new SC justice must be reminded that she can never serve two masters at the same time.
    Is she indebted to the real ONE ? ..or to the other one, the ” savior ” of Hacienda Luisita?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

      TAMA KA DYAN,,,, 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      Don’t PRE-judge her!

    • bahaykubo1015

      But Sereno surely thinks it’s God’s will to save Hacienda Luisita for the Cojuangcos!!!!
      Good the seven justices showed their displeasure.
      But tyak “gagapangin” ni Abnoy ang mga iyan. With the enormous resources he has as a President he thinks everyone has a price.
      Eh! yon lang 188 congressmen nabayaran to sign Corona’s impeachment in 3 hours even without reading the article….
      Mga mukhang pera…

      Kawawang Philippines!!!

  • magiting78

    This was I’m saying…Sereno can’t be a Palace lapped dog and she cannot do anything to favor Conjuanco, HLI case, and Pnoy is in great disadvantage, This will be good signal that SC will not be controlled by Palace…unless Pnoy and congress would initiate another impeachment for 7 magistrate..but this will become obvious and might backfire to Pnoy…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      BULLSHIT!

  • Jamm3r

    kung ganyan ang mga associate justices puro immature sila ano maasahan mo sa mga yan mapagtanim sa kapwa ang mga ganyang klase ng tao. kung hinid nila nagustuhan ang naging pagpili sa chief justice eh di mag voluntary resignation sila. hindi yung ipapakita pa nila sa mga tao hindi lang sa mga filipino ang sa simula pa lang ay pagpapakita na nila ng objections sa chief justice paano natin makikita ang pagbabago kung ganyang sa simula pa lang sumasalungat na agad sila sa mamumuno sa kanila. mas magandang umalis na sila sa pwesto nila kung ganyan din lang. kung sabagay yung ma pride na pito na yan eh hinirang lahat ng ma-anomalyang presidente.

    • hatecorrupt

      its better for all of them ( 7 ) to resign…..DONT WASTE TAX PAYER’S MONEY. FILIPINO PEOPLE CAN REPLACE YOU ANYTIME…..LOL, LOL, TSK, TSK, TSK…remember no more corona, no more gloria…..” THE SEVEN LOSERS “.

  • virgoyap

    Is their absence not a sign of immaturity? If they are truly adults and mature they are suppose to accept and welcome Sereno’s appointment. Action speaks louder. And the message they sent to the people is that of being like a little kid. Poor Justices.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      CHILDISH BEHAVIOUR!

  • Banono

    To CJ Sereno: hold on firmly to your faith in God remember what the Bible says:

    “How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you,which you bestow in the sight of all on those who take refuge in you. In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues;you keep them safe in your dwellingfrom accusing tongues.” (Psalm 31:19-20)

  • juanmiguelmac

    I agree with Jamm3r; it shows their immaturity.  I believe it’s one of the reasons why not one of the 7 Justices who snubbed CJ Sereno was appointed to become CJ. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      There was an American film called “the Magnificent Seven”…. cowboys and indians story. Here in the Philippines we call it the “Inefficent Seven”………This happens only in the Philippines…. here in advance countries of Europe such thing does not happen!  

      • bahaykubo1015

        Yeah but here in our adopted country in western Europe nobody got elected because “NAMATAY ANG NANAY”
        this even with his previous zero performance record as a Congressman and a Senator…….This happens only in the Philippines!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7ROPG2J6GSEKG6KUYD3D5K6AE enteng

    The seven justices who intentionally absented themselves in the flag ceremony must remember the saying “nobody is indispensable” Kung hindi nila matanggap ang pagkatalo e di magresign na lang sila. More are willing to take their place. Matatanda na isip bata pa rin. Nakakahiya!!!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      The People will DECIDE! We circulate an on-line PETITION worldwide for all Filipinos to sign and present this PETITION in Congress. Let us do what we did for Miriam…… world wide PETITION.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEL5M676WZ7BLFR4SNH66WKRZM Bigboy I

    the biggest challenge sereno has to face with the other justices that don’t like her is how to unite them!? for someone who is not a trial judge how in gods name is she going to reform the judiciary i sense her weakness!

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    being a supreme court justice holds a very honored position in our judicial system, it’s not a right, it’s a privilege. if they cannot show their worthiness, the last thing i want to do is impeach them. but i do hope they all resign because they cannot respect a legal decision that went through due process. you 7 justices just showed your unworthiness of such responsibility

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CUS4WBMW2EKUIIKF2ES25VUNQ julius

      how would they respect a legal decision (really?) that is obviously politically motivated? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PN3VRDYP7ZZDTUHWG5R7RJSXWM raul n

        and how do you remove justices without involving politics? thru legal means as interpreted by the very own supreme court as interpreter of legal proceedings?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

        If they keep on doing this – REMOVE THEM ALL.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SZOPSQBAKYXNRIT36CFB3NV774 Joe

        if its politically motivated or not its in accordance with the law. Watch your words brotha!

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        ok, simple question, sino sa tingin mo ang dapat inappoint na cgurado kang walang aangal? yan ang hirap  sa atin, kahit sinong ilagay magaling tayo mgreklamo

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      IMPEACH!

  • 12JEM

     The Seven Heels of Padre Faura

    Sulking in their small tents

    Who cannot eat their Pride Chickens

  • MahalKobayanko

    To Justices Capio et al, mahiya naman kayo sa taong bayan. Hindi naman kasalanan ni CJ Sereno na naging CJ siya. Dumaan siya sa proseso katulad nyo. Swerte lang niya siya ang pinili ni PNoy sa shortlist na ibinigay ng JBC sa presidente. You have to accept that. Wala naman ata sa batas na dapat ang i appoint na CJ ay ang pinaka senior sa SC. Be statemen. Well, kong lagi kayong absent sa mga sessions nyong darating, we call our congressmen to file impeachment cases sa mga justices na ito, on the ground of batrayal for public trust. Tingnan natin…

    • jian_sadako

      I think kapag ginawa nila yan, dapat kasuhan din sila ng Betrayal of Public Trust. Kasi working in a Government dapat alam nila na trabaho muna para sa taong bayan at di ang mga pangarap of becoming CJ. So it all boils down of wanting to have that position for oneself not for the critical job itself for the benefit of the people. In short, posisyon lang pala ang habol ng mga ito at hindi ata makapagsilbi sa bayan. If they want to serve the people, kahit sa pagiging associate justice mapapakita nyo yan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

        Ang laki-laki naman ang mga suweldo niyan….

  • MahalKobayanko

    To Justices Capio et al, mahiya naman kayo sa taong bayan. Hindi naman kasalanan ni CJ Sereno na naging CJ siya. Dumaan siya sa proseso katulad nyo. Swerte lang niya siya ang pinili ni PNoy sa shortlist na ibinigay ng JBC sa presidente. You have to accept that. Wala naman ata sa batas na dapat ang i appoint na CJ ay ang pinaka senior sa SC. Be statemen. Well, kong lagi kayong absent sa mga sessions nyong darating, we call our congressmen to file impeachment cases sa mga justices na ito, on the ground of batrayal for public trust. Tingnan natin…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      CORRECT….. KA…..DYAN…… Betrayal of Public trust!

      • sanjuan683

        Pakorek-correct ka pa laking gastos yan impeachment ubos na pera ng gobierno. hehehehe nag-vacation leave lang yun mga justices uupakan mo ng betrayal ng public trust. bobo ka daw? hehehehehehe

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehe ikaw ang mahiya entitle sila mag-leave kung gusto nila huag umatend ng araw na yun. Bakit mo pipigilin. hehehehe Itanong mo kay Sereno kung hindi siya nag-li-leave. Unggoy na ito masyado pakialamero nag-vacation leave ang yun 7 justices na entitle naman sa benefits nila. Yan mga congressmen na dabarka mo hindi pumapasok ng madalas hindi mo binabatan. hehehehehehehehehehe may pa-public trust ka pa nalalaman supot lalo walang magagawa yan mga nasa batasan kapag impeachment na naman hehehehehehehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CUS4WBMW2EKUIIKF2ES25VUNQ julius

    ano daw? from God alone?  magagalit ang mga backer mo sa sinabi mong yan!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BWG72KRWO3QIHI5MG3EMVFEMZ4 Nick

    please, GOD has nothing to do with this..in all these fracas, why are people so comfortable in using god as a shield for whatever happens?its a great “injustice” to the almighty to drag his name just to make their claims irrefutable and absolute..sereno is a subjective choice, definitely on the side of Pnoy, chosen and placed there by alliances, political that is, to make this gov’t move freely as opposed to anyone who is otherwise..what it bears, with its decisions that is just, is the thing that GOD intends to happen and answerable to him..

    • jian_sadako

      Whatever Sereno’s purpose for saying that is up to her. For me, I always try to look at it from a different perspective. Everyone has a right to invoke his/her own faith. Baka siguro sa kanyang pananaw, lahat ng nangyayari sa buhay nya ay hindi mangyayari, without God’s permission.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BWG72KRWO3QIHI5MG3EMVFEMZ4 Nick

        that is precisely the point,why can’t she lay down her credentials as a proof of the pudding on why she was bestowed that trust by pnoy..you must remember, hitler for so many times has said, god, has anointed him, then came the holocaust..don’t look far, who’s that moled dwarf that pestered the lives of so many people in her 9 years of shameless power,also said, god chose her to lead this country,and you believe god really wanted that to happen?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      Do not be surprise if a certain god or God has been invoke for fortunes of man. Those who do not read world history, do not realized that Catholic leaders or army generals for centuries used the name of god if they win battles…. that is catholic churches were built in honor of God or certain saints.And today’s world, Islam used the name of Allah many times per day. Greetings from Europe! 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BWG72KRWO3QIHI5MG3EMVFEMZ4 Nick

        you might be referring to the inquisitions in the middle ages, which ransacked, killed and mocked their fellowmen, the muslims and christians in the name of allah and jesus?as you say they invoked their victories on behalf of their names, and you think that is god’s will too?read your history too, too bad you are the closest to the earliest seats of civilization, europe, but you have no idea what you are talking about..religion is all encompassing,its all about love and respect for your fellowmen, not about who is leading it..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ73GJNOBRAHYBAAWIKSYCS4VE paul

    basta matino at hindi bayaran okay!

  • Lakan Kildap

    GMA also said once that God put her in the presidency.

    • jian_sadako

      That’s GMA.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

        that’s SERENO

    • Edward Castro

      tama naman sya na Dyos nagluklok sa kanya para parusahan ang Pilipinas

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T42Q37DX5BRWJ5NRYTBC2DXUAU Jols – batman Robin

    bigyan nyo ng pagkakataon… respeto plsssssssssss….

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.soriano.562 Ronald Soriano

    hahaha andaming galit a…first time nyo makarinig ng tao na umabsent sa trabaho?

    • jian_sadako

      hindi lang kasi ito trabaho but a duty to the people.

    • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

      bobo mo naman para isiping simpleng absent lng sa trabaho. ganon ka b tlga kabobo? yung totoo.

  • Magsasaka

    sana huwag ng pumasok sa trabaho kahit kailan ang pitong ogag na inggiterong hurado para mapalitan na sila hehehe

    • sanjuan683

      ang tanga mo naman ikaw ba hindi nag-aabsent? eh sa ayaw pumasok ng mga justices may magagawa ka ba? hehehehe

      • Magsasaka

        bawal absent sa amin, ang tamad mo siguro hehehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

    ginagamit ang PANGINOON sa pagkatalaga sa kanya……sana…di BIAS ang mga JUDGEMENTS NYA….dahil sa UTANG NA LOOB….

  • ztefertilizerscam5

    Misuse’ of $21.9-Million WB loan to SC project

    RESIGN NOW!!!
    – Antonio Carpio-Arroyo Cheap Justices
    – Teresita Leonardo-De Castro-Arroyo Cheap Justices
    – Diosdado Peralta-Arroyo Cheap Justices
    – Lucas Bersamin-Arroyo Cheap Justices
    – Arturo Brion-Arroyo Cheap Justices
    – Presbitero Velasco-Arroyo Cheap Justices
    – Martin Villarama Jr.-Arroyo Cheap Justices
    -MIDAS BAKLA MARQUEZ-Corona Fake spokeswoman

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehehe mangisay ka diyan at umihi ng dugo wala papansin sa iyo supot  hehehehehehehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

    TUMAAS ANG MGA BILIHIN AT LAHATLAHAT NA ni wala man lang TUMUTOL….. kitang kita naman ang mga GALAW NG MGA ALIPORES NYA SA CONGRESS….pati SENADO NI ENRILE AY kanya na rin…at ngayon naman ay itong SUPREME COURT…. paano na ang BANSA natin,lahat na gagawin eh WALA MAN LANG NAG UOPPOSED,,,,,, MEDIA nga eh gusto na yatang DIKTAHAN…dapat puro magaganda daw ibabalita ….

    • Morskie52

      Come on. Get a life. Get real man. Stop crabbing.

    • sanjuan683

      nakakasawa na mga mukha nila. hehehe

  • kevv33

    Typical Filipino mentality yung 7 judges na di-nagattend ng flag ceremony. Kanya-kanya, tayo-tayo. Ay buhay kelan pa kaya aasenso ang Pinas. Embed na to sa brains ng mga Pinoy, ang hirap alisisin ang selfishness and pride.

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehehe palipat-lipat lang yan. Yan ang epekto ng multi-party system na umiiral sa bansa.  Sa dami ng partido papaano mo makukuha ang landslide vote manalo man hindi nakuha ang daming  voters vote. Kaya ang gulo at walang solid support kasalanan ng Cory constitution yan pinairal nila ang multi-party system o hayan ang epekto. hehehehehe kaya ang nakukuha president may pinag-aralan naman pero BUGOK. Mas maganda nuon two-party system manalo man ang isang president karaniwang ay landslide at suportado ng maraming dahil sa daming ng votes. Sa ngayon impossible lahat ay susuporta sa isang president lalo na ABNOY na nakakuha ng 20 percent votes lang hehehehehehe

  • browndarwinian

    “If I could change one thing, it would be that…when someone gets up and says, ‘I’m a person of faith’…they don’t get respect for it! They think that’s a RESPECT-PRODUCING statement…’I am a person who will believe practically anything on NO evidence at all’.” – Hitch

    This also reminds me of Bill Maher’s comment on religious ‘humility’.

    “One of the many things that annoys me about religion is that it’s
    arrogance masquerading as humility. How arrogant to think you know what
    happens to you after you die [or that a god takes a side in war or minds who you sleep with and in what position, or in Sereno's case, that her god INTERVENES in human affairs or at least in hers and in her favor too]? You
    don’t. This is not even arguable. It can only be asserted. And “that which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y2B5MYDERO6CC6ZFYCUTU522PQ Jack

    I already knew (and I think a lot of other people did as well) that there would be those who would only see the bad in whoever President Aquino chose as Chief Justice. Citing any real or imagined bias to his supposed personal agenda. As if our country’s progress was nowhere near what he really wants for all Filipinos.

    What I think is lacking in this equation is the support of the people. He is our president, whether you voted for him or not. It only reflects badly on us as a people when we choose this divisiveness over efforts to progress.

    Let’s all show some maturity and get over it. Then use what we have and keep on keeping on. The strength of the Filipino is in making things work with what we have and with whatever situation we find ourselves in.

    It’s not only practical, but divine. Let’s keep it simple and work together. =)

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehe to avoid so much intrigue why not choose SC chief by means of election other country have done this. So no politics and no hand of the president. Mas okay ito kaysa  appointing by the president and later the incoming president elect dishonor the appointment. Abnoy kasi itong president mo. hehehehehehehehehe 20% lang ang bumoto sa kanya the rest dislike him because of being ABNOY. hehehehehehehd

      • niceguy60

        Electing judges seem make sense at this point. This “appointed by God” seems fishy and a bit funny.

      • Whoopigsooee

        Choosing a chief justice by election is an extremely bad idea. Historically, Filipinos vote based on who can give the most “abuloy” and who can give the masses the most entertainment value. I suspect that we would end up with justices who barely know the law–much like the bunch of clowns we now have in the senate and in congress. I think the way we choose the CJ is the best option right now–have IBP and congress make a short list, and then let the president choose from that list. If people can let go of their anti-PNoy bias for just a few seconds, they will realize that CJ Sereno is a God-fearing, extremely intelligent and a fair judge based on how she has voted and argued for or against cases in the past. A lot of sectors (like IBP) have lauded her appointment.

  • nparvus1202

    Tawag na pala ni Sereno kay BS e “GOD”. Sabi ba naman eh “God  appointed me”.

    • Morskie52

      Sour graping? Crabbing? Bad. Get real man.

      • nparvus1202

        How is it being a macboy?

  • https://www.facebook.com/majeed.laureano Abdul Majeed Mijares Laureano

    God? Ah, the god of the yellow zombies, Noynoy Aquino. Thank you for captioning the obvious, Sereno. LOL.

    • Morskie52

      Sour graping or crabbing. Get real man.There is more to life than these.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

    Mayroon pala barkadahan sa “INJUSTICE DEPARTMENT”. Antonio Carpio- Teresita Leonardo-De Castro- Diosdado Peralta– Lucas Bersamin– Arturo Brion-
    – Presbitero Velasco-  Martin Villarama Jr….”ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS” .Saan sila kumukuha ng order? kina Gloria or Renato?
    If they keep on doing this, they might as well RESIGN.Ang laki-laki pa naman ang mga suweldo nito!

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Ano kaya ang gagawin ng “kondesa” ni Haring BS aquino para makuha niya ang simpatiya ng ibang mahistrado??? Malamang ay Susuhulan niya ang mga iyan tulad ng dati nilang  ginagawa…Pera at salapi lang ang katapat niyan…Sabi nga ni Ginang Sereno ay pipilitin niya ang DOB (Dept.of Budget) na palakihin ang budget nila sa isang taon….para ipanuhol sa mga hindi niya kaalyado…Patay kang bata ka,nawala na iyong “daang matuwid” ng Hari….

    • Morskie52

      Loser. Sour graping or crabbing? Get real. Get a life.

  • gikiness

    “Seven other associate justices, led by Antonio Carpio, who by tradition
    was next in line as Chief Justice under the previously respected
    seniority rule, were absent from the event. The other no-shows were
    Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo-De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas
    Bersamin, Arturo Brion, Presbitero Velasco and Martin Villarama Jr.”

    These are the justices who have been voting in favor of Gloria, mga bayaran!!!

  • Roy Rosales

    let the 7 justices snub the chief justice.the eyes of the filipino people are watching them under the microscope,they have still the hangover of the previous regime where corruption is the norm in supremecourt decisions.money flows for the boys.why are they not submitting until now their doctored sal ends.?

  • Fulpol

    the “lions” won’t submit themselves to a “cub”..

    • Morskie52

      The cub is the lion queen. The queen rules. The losers sour grape forever.

    • RNKR2005

      There was a time God used a little shepherd boy to slay a giant and save his country. There is no question that God can use the weak to lead the strong.  What can the most powerful, intelligent, charismatic person do if God is against that person?  CJ Sereno is right that it is God’s will the she became chief justice.  Some people may not like it, but when did God do something just to please people…

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    hay naku, daming haters na di nkatulog or nkatulog ng mahimgbing kc npgbababayaran para mgcomment dito dahil sa appointment kay Sereno. get over it and move on with your lives. since we cna’t do anything other than criticize our elected officials and their decision. why don’t we all move on with our lives by working hard and honestly

    • Morskie52

      You know what losers are. All they do is crabbing. They just want to drag people down and the country down with them and they are happy doing this.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

        YOUR KIND OF THINKING REFLECTS THAT YOU! ARE THE LOSER..

      • Morskie52

        Are you? Get a life. Get real. There is more to life than sour graping and crabbing.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ABO6OKSPQN3ML3KJDWHAAALEBA Nida

    this is a divided supreme court,the dictate of pnoy thru Sereno will not materialize and his next move will be  to impeached this 7 justices.again our economic growth will be on noynoying.

    • Morskie52

      Wishful thinking. But it is bad thought my friend. Think for the betterment of our country and surely you will feel good.

    • Malik62

       VP Binay is on top of the impeachment list, then these 7 justices. BS Aquino x3 is so obsessed with impeachment.   It is not only our economic growth that will suffer even our treasury.  During the last impeachment billions of pesos were spent, most of the money came from CCT Fund and Road User’s Tax.

  • ARRANCAR

    the 7 aj of the sc has the right to show their disgust toward the lay cj sereno for them its an insult and shame of being bypass for a inexperienced justice , who has no record to prove her worth only the piatco case can most people will remember her. including also the 25 million fee!! nothing grandiose or exemplary or monumental ponente has she written or expound in the matter of constitutional law or cases that are of national importance. only her closeness to pnoy is the determining factor of her becoming the cj of the sc!!

    • Morskie52

      Loser. Get a life. These 7 justices have no right to show this kind of behavior. Disgust has no place in a position they hold. If their purpose is to show their disrespect to the new CJ, then they are losers.

    • Malik62

       It is indeed very insulting.   BS Aquino x3 also insulted those legal luminaries who were in the short-list of the JBC when he said that it was very dissappointing simply because De Lima was not on the list.

  • ARRANCAR

    go go go 7 aj of the sc!!!

  • dikoy321

    Views from Germany:

    It is hoped those 7 are not LAZY and start working HARD to gain the people’s respect of the Judiciary…!
    Let us all WATCH those 7 and perhaps recommend IMPEACHMENT if they only want PAY but no WORK in exchange, WASTING taxpayers’ money!

    GO GO GO Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, you have the mandate to lead!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

      BAT MY WORDS FROM GERMANY PA..FOR ALL I KNOW YOUR ALL JUST A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TRIED TO CATCH SOME GERMAN GUY AND LURE THEM TO MARRY YOU FOR YOUR PERSONAL GAINS AFTERWARDS WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT..YOU WILL LEAVE THEM AND DEMAND FOR YOUR ENTITLEMENT AS A DEVORCEE..

  • Pitbulldog

    Sereno should endure that kind of treatment until she is kicked out just like her predecessor when P-noy exits after his 6 useless years of presidency.  That is, when the next president starts to show his dissatisfaction and distrust to a tuta of P-noy still freely licking the behinds of other justices just to keep her patron P-noy out of harm’s way.

    • Morskie52

      Another sour graping loser. Is that all you do, crabbing?

      • Pitbulldog

        What do you mean by crabbing, crab? All I know is that P-noy is on top of the heap when it comes to crabbing, if what’s in my mind concurs with yours. In short, he is an excellent USER and keeps whatever good things others have done so he can use them and gain credit for it. Walang originality yan, crab.

      • Morskie52

        If you miss the point, then you are a loser. All a crab like you does, is to drag people and your country down. Can’t you do anything better than that to help rebuild your country?

      • Pitbulldog

        I am my own man, to borrow the words of CJ Corona, not P-noy because the later has never been a man with balls. I criticize P-noy et al when they deserve it. I might be sarcastic, overly critical, saddistic, barbaric at marami pang ic ic. No remorse on my part, all I know P-noy deserves it. The way he treated a former president for whatever sins he despises and accuses her of commitingt, he too is as spiteful for his lack of decency and courtesy expected of an educated man, a president or a person of integrity daw. BS Aquino, M.D. – mentally deficient.

      • Morskie52

        Words of Corona. The plunderer who was impeached and now facing criminal charges. I feel sorry for you and for him. There’s no point mentioning your fake president. She now belongs in the dustbin of history. They are both plunderers and the arms of the law are now catching up with them. Shame on you my own man but borrow words from a crook.

      • Pitbulldog

        He, he, I am not borrowing words from a mentally crooked person – Pnoy. Sori kung nasaling ko ang retarded mong pang-unawa.

      • Morskie52

        Next time, when you use words from other people, get it from  honorable men, not from a crook like Corona.

    • Malik62

       Pity the people who have pending cases in the SC,  they will be the one who will be most affected.  We see a stagnant SC until BS Aquino x3 is removed from office.

  • neoxyrel

    Yes, Sereno’s appointment came from “God”…her god who is non-other than PeNoY. However, Sereno is the best choice than De5 by god PeNoY  

  • ARRANCAR

    cj sereno please RESIGN  after pnoy steps down from office in 2016!! save this country from further politicizing the sc again because of you cj sereno!! your not welcome to finish your term of office just RESIGN!! 

    • Morskie52

      Loser. Get a life. Sour graping and crabbing is even worse and is bad for the health of your country. Get real.

  • ARRANCAR

    may you be guided by your conscience to RESIGN cj sereno RESIGN  and give other justices the chance to lead the sc to its glory days of old!! 

  • donvitoandolini

    That is what you call supreme crab mentality. 

  • ARRANCAR

    RESIGN RESIGN cj sereno you are not deserving to finish your 18 year rule in the sc!!  it will get more divisiveness and uncooperative jstices because of you sereno!!!

    • Morskie52

      Loser. Get real. Justices need not be cooperative. Each has his/her own mind. They are not puppets if you know what I mean.

    • Francis81

      Payo lang kay Sereno, mag resign ka na for health reason.  Di naman tatagal si Pweenoy sa pwesto. Pag wala na siya tiyak tanggal ka. Gusto mo ba ganyan ang record mo sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas? Disgraced?

      • Morskie52

        Wishful thinking loser.

  • ARRANCAR

    resign on 2016 just to make this country stable and less freaking yellow horde people!! 

    • Morskie52

      Loser. Get a life. This country will be stable without losers like you sour graping and crabbing.

  • gilneng

    Sinunod naman ang proseso ng pagpili ng bagong CJ. Dapat lang irespeto ang proseso. Kung ganyan ang 7 justices na yan, they just show kung ano ang mga intention nila. Mag move na po tayo.

  • DocNoel

    apart from the main point, i just noticed that the picture is in 3D

  • DocNoel

    True! It’s conflict from the start for them – what for?
    Shouldn’t we just move forward as one?

    • Morskie52

      Exactly. You are right on that mate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUDXSLGDJSVES3MAZKXXMXJXXM Ratzkey

    yung ayaw kay sereno mag resign na lang. ala naman sila magawa at this point. kung di happy di go away. majority of the filipinos are behind sereno so 7 justices is insignificant. ang dami dyan na gusto pumalit sa kanila.

    • basyong

      bakit hindi ikaw ang magresign sa kahahalik ng wet pu ni carandang

      • botets

        basyong utak na pagiisip.. When corona was appointed in haste at a questionable time none of the so called majority arroyo appointed assoc of justices  complained nor show any resentments.. Sereno’s appointment was all legal so whats wrong with that? Corona was even given a chance but he  still showed being too biased, azz licking GMA , lets give a fair chance to CJ Sereno lets see if she was a good or bad choice.. 

  • pangitbudhiko

    first day in office she already committed a sin
    and that is
    “”””YOU SHALL NOT USE THE NAME OF THE LORD IN VAIN”””””

    In an irrelevant  or disrespectful manner took the “””NAME OF THE LORD IN VAIN””””

    CHIEF JUSTICE Sereno, hope you will sleep soundly tonight

    • Morskie52

      Was it used in vain? I don’t think so. It is what you thought and you are entitled to it. But to even think something bad to other people, let alone to the new CJ, is vain in the eyes of the Lord.

    • gilneng

      I don’t think so. I think it is your own view that makes it vain. Regards.

    • boybakal

       But Law and God go hand in hand in our Judicial system.
      We always say…In God we Trust….So Help Me God….whenever we take an oath.
      Serenos version is upgraded version….God’s Will.

    • RNKR2005

      In what way  did CJ Sereno take “NAME OF THE LORD IN VAIN”?

      • pangitbudhiko

        when she said that her being chosen as Chief Justice is God’s will, kung mabuti kang kristiano, thank you lord lang and dapat lumabas sa bibig mo, subalit hindi yun ang nasaisip niya. At hindi mo ipangagalandakan na ikaw ang pinili ng diyos, Nagkataon na ikaw ang pinili ni abnoy. and “abnoy” is not god.  Do not equate the action of abnoy as god’s will, there’s the vain part of what I said

      • RNKR2005

        There’s nothing wrong with saying that whatever happened is God’s will.  Everybody is an instrument of God’s will.  God used Andrew to get to Simon Peter. He let Judas betray Jesus to fulfill Scriptures.  He allowed Hitler to exterminate Jews so that the latter would be forced to return to their homeland after thousands of years. God used Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians to punish and exile the sinful nation of Judah.  A widow was used to topple the 20 year rule of a dictator.  A Samaritan woman was used to spread the word that Jesus was the Messiah to Samaria.  The point is, it doesn’t matter who God chooses to fulfill His will.  Even the apostle Paul was used to spread the Word to the Gentiles even after he killed and persecuted the early followers of Jesus Christ.  We should all recognize and at times be reminded that God’s will is always at work, otherwise we might loose sight of the fact that all our effort is for God’s benefit. Even the most mundane of work, such as sweeping the floor, can be for the service of God. If you don’t realize that everything happens according to God’s will, then you should think twice if you’re a real Christian or not. Because nothing can thwart God’s will…

      • pangitbudhiko

        I will not argue on that one,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPUPSBWP2WEBCCPGHRY54UCTOM Anne Torre

    Unprofessional, selfish, greedy, stupid and ill-disciplined: These are the characteristics of ambitious and corrupt officials of the Philippines in any office. Now the justices of the Supreme Court show nothing less than them. This is the reason why justice is never administered in its right direction. Shame on these lawyers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

    ANOTHER GREAT paid TROLL ON THE LOOSE HERE..”Morskie52″. lahat na lng na comments against serena from several commentators here eh sinasagot ng monkey troll na ito..VERY OBVIOUS(SYA UNG PANDAK NA BANSOT, NA MAITIM NA ULING AT PANGIT NA MALIGNO)..lol

    • Morskie52

      Sorry mate. Are you a loser and a crab yourself? Get real. Get a life. There is more  to life than crabbing. If you are, then you can join with the one bansot and pandak you mentioned.

      • D_BystandeR

        I have read your comments and I appreciate your professional coolness when exposed to some “senseless idiots” who call you names. Why are they so disillusioned? Don’t they know that majority of those who snubbed CJ Sereno are members of the “infamous old boys club?” How many times they made unpopular decisions or decisions which the “observing public” sneered at because it didn’t meet the criteria of “good governance.” Those “oldies” are sour-graping because they were not able to get the coveted post of CJ. If it is only possible for President Noynoy to scrap the positions of those recalcitrant justices and replace them with “young bloods with highly positive and desirable traits” I would gladly welcome it to get rid of those “undesirables” who are “throwing their weight around” to sow “divisiveness and chaos” in the Supreme Court to discourage CJ Sereno from effecting the direly needed “change” in the behavioral pattern that has long been plaguing the orderly and systematic interpretation of law to the detriment of the public in general who hunger for  real justice for everybody – rich and poor alike.

      • Morskie52

        Thanks.

      • RNKR2005

        So true.  Some people here want to follow tradition of making the most senior justice the CJ, but what would that lead to?  It’s just prolonging the status quo.  Drastic changes have to made.  I was recently subpoenaed to serve as a witness for a case that happened 10 years ago, I went to the court twice only to be rescheduled for flims.y reasons. If you don’t call this an inefficient justice system, then root for the senior SC justices…

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    As Noynoy god has that prerogative of appointing unseasoned Chief Justice, it is logical that the Senior Justices wouldn’t just take it hook-line-and-sinker.
    Afterall, the real work of the Justices is not based on how they “snubbed” Sereno, but on the real job as Justice of the SC.
    Funny, but one would think that, doing the will of God is also resigning from the Chief Justice post to pave the way to a more seasoned one, because the fruit is not ripe for the picking— where ABNEGATION is a decent act.  But NO, for sure she wouldn’t do it, given all the investment she made(on her dissenting opinion).
    Hahahaha!  Look at it at the proper perspective.  Don’t blame anyone for not patronizing someone just because she/he is appointed by his/her god.
    Hahahaha!

    • Morskie52

      Wishful thinking loser.

  • ChinaObserver

    The very moment you say that you are humble, you lose that very humility you are speaking of. The greater proof of humility is this: To defer to 12 more senior justices and not accept the appointment. That my friend, is incontrovertible humility!

    • RNKR2005

      True, to say you’re humble is contradicting yourself. But if God wanted to change the justice system in the country, do you think He will use people who have been entrenched in the system longer than Sereno?

  • katabay1106

    God appointed me. Which God CJ Sereno, the one sitting in the palace?

    • Morskie52

      Still sour graping. Get real man.

      • https://www.facebook.com/majeed.laureano Abdul Majeed Mijares Laureano

         Caran-dung or Lamierda posing as Morksie52. LOL.

      • Morskie52

        You made me laugh. Thank you. Laughing is good for your heart. You made my day.

    • RNKR2005

      Get to know the real person before judging anyone.  Ask around about on what she believes in…

      • 1sttrol

        Being a Christian/Catholic/religious does not always equal good.  Even if you ask someone what she believes in, she could lie.  Think more carefully.

      • RNKR2005

        I agree with you whole heartedly.  That was my point for the run-of-the-mill comment, though I might have said it in a crude way that some people here saw negatively.  I’m not a gullible person to believe she is a good person just because other people say so.   I believe that we should give her the benefit of the doubt before we judge her even before she does a single thing as CJ. IMO, to castigate her this early is just pure crab mentality if you don’t know her personally.

  • boybakal

    Ang dami nyong komentaryo…negatibo.
    Which do you like Act of God or Act of Devil?
    Ano ang gusto nyo Santo,Santa o little dark evil spirit.
    Kahit papaano, Sereno is Blessed. Only those with good heart are called to head the SC.
    And Sereno was called….it means she has a good heart.
    Kaya yon mga kampon ng kadiliman…pasintabi muna kayo.

    Let the Godness Goodness spread in our country thru….Sereno.

    • Morskie52

      I agree.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/H6T7YUHZQHZBJ6BFWMFCIYPOQA Jokjok B

        “Only those with good heart are called to head the SC.” you agree to this?
        thought corona was evil….

      • pepengkabayo

        you might think Corona is evil but he has a good heart too.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        i’ve never thought that corona is evil……he’s just victim of a yellow crusade of CONTROLLING ALL 3 CO-EQUAL BRANCHES of govt….

      • RNKR2005

        Depends upon who appointed who…

  • basyong

    kapal muks etong sirano sa mga ibang justices. kung may delicadeza mag quit na lang at labanan niya ang diyos niyang si abnoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Morskie52

      Wishful thinking. Get real man. Get a life.

    • RNKR2005

      Wala pang ginagawa si CJ Sereno and your judging her already?

  • boybakal

    I remember the saying….If you don’t  like the rule or law, complain but follow.
    Sereno has 18 years as the boss of SC, nothing the Justices can do but follow.
    Just bear with her.
    Whether heaven  and hell…they can complain but they will obey.
    Good Luck Sereno…it is not only luck but God’s Act.

    • victorts

      Remember, Noynoy will not be in Malacanang forever.  If the next president is just half as vindictive as him, I see Sereno getting impeached, too.

  • recelyn

    Some Justices were sending a strong message to CJ Sereno, then those Justices were also sending a strong message to the Taxpayers, They are all Inutil. Palitan na o mag resign na lang ung ibang Justices na tamad na gumawa ng kanilang responsibilidad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WK4HEG2ABPCLUP5R723UIYMYI4 LUISITO SARTE

    CHILDISH ATTITUDES. THESE ARE THE SO CALLED EDUCATED AND SO CALLED LEADERS OF OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM. GOOD LUCK , MY POOR BELOVED PHILIPPINES.
    LUMANG TUGTUGIN. MAGBAGO NA TAYO PARA UMUNLAN ANG BAYAN NATIN. NAKAKAHIYA KAYO. BUNCH OF SORE LOSERS.

    • joselennon

      korekkkkkkk

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      Nah, habang PADRINO SYSTEM at KKK ang laging basehan at mamayani sa ating pamamahalaan, di talaga tayo dyan “UMUNLAN”….hehe 

  • superpilipinas

    I didn’t know that even at the level of Supreme Court, there are crab-minded people.

    I did not prefer Sereno over the other candidates. She was far from being my choice. But this attitude of the other judges is both very disappointing and very alarming for the Filipino people.

    How is it that they deserve being Supreme court judges when they themselves could not accept that the appointment is based on the Constitution? The perception now is that their personal ambitions and emotions cloud their judgement. This is both very unprofessional and unethical of them, most especially Carpio. He acted as if the Constituion entitled him to be CJ. Without being in control of their emotions, they destroyed their reputation.

    • Morskie52

      I agree. Crabs are everywhere. But they are losers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVDMA572JKEVZ4YYT4OAUZ3ZKU Roberto D

    Pinoy was her God.

    • superpilipinas

      I like that. All of us Pinoys are her god.

      That’s what she said, to lead is to serve.

    • RNKR2005

      She is a real Christian, not some run-of-the-mill Catholic on a Sunday

      • JustPassingBy18

        Who says Catholics aren’t real Christians? What gives you the right to judge people from a different religion as yours? It would have been better if you didn’t name drop and just generalized the hypocritical people in this country and didn’t point out a specific religion.

      • RNKR2005

        Did I say that Catholics are not real Christians?  Salvation is not about what your religion is.  The Philippines may be primarily Catholic, but how many have actually read the Bible from front to back?  How many people think about God from Monday to Saturday?  If you are a Catholic who have read the Bible completely and astrive to fulfill the will of God everyday from Sunday to Saturday, I’m proud of you.  But even if you’re a Catholic archbishop who judges and condemns everyone who disagrees with you, are you really doing God’s work?  Being a Catholic does not automatically make you a good person.  As long as you believe that Jesus Christ is our savior and dedicate your life to serving him, it doesn’t matter whether you are Catholic, Christian, Protestant, agnostic, etc.  The religious leaders of Jesus’ time gave very large tithes and obeyed strictly their own religious edicts, and yet the harshest words that Jesus said were against them.  Same as it is today: whether a Pharisee or a Catholic or a Christian or a Protestant, that doesn’t mean a thing since God can see what’s really in your heart.
        And by the term “run-of-the-mill”?  I was once that, born a Catholic, went to church on Sundays, attended Catholic schools, worked in a Catholic institution.  But from Monday to Saturdays I did my own business, didn’t give much thought to God, not doing anything particularly bad or spectacularly sinful.  If you think that what I was is not consistent with a large number of Catholics in the country, then I apologize for my remark.  You think the MMDA enforcer accepting bribes isn’t Catholic?  Or the riding-in-tandem snatchers not attending Sunday church from time to time?  But the janitor who returned the bag containing half a million pesos, that’s a real Christian and most probably Catholic in denomination.  Catholic and Christians are not exclusive of each other.  IMO, being Catholic is more of belonging to a religious denomination, being a real Christian is for me a way of life.  A Catholic may not be a real Christian, a Christian may not be Catholic, and a Catholic may truly lead or at least try to live a Christian life.
        I wasn’t purposely pinpointing a specific religion.  It was just the overwhelming majority of the country happens to be Catholic.  And in a certain way, I am still a Catholic who attends Sunday service in a non-Catholic worship.  To reword my previous post:  Sereno is a real Christian, not some run-of-the-mill Catholic on a Sunday like I was a few years ago.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m a good person now, but I sure prefer what I am now than what I was a few years ago.
        Also, I don’t know if Sereno is Catholic or if she belongs to a different religious denomination.  Our pastor knows her and he said that she is a real “Christian”, so that’s good enough for me.  At least I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt more than many people here seem to be doing. I think judging Sereno even before she does anything as a Chief Justice is not a very Catholic/Christian thing to do…

      • 1sttrol

        ReyMatt, what do you have against run-of-the-mill Catholic on a Sunday? Why are you judging? Look at yourself first before you tell other people not to judge others.

      • RNKR2005

        Sorry I put the “run-of-the-mill Catholic” in a bad light. I may have judged others and I am sincere to say that I wish I am wrong.  It would be nice if every Catholic/Christian read the Bible from start to finish and eventually try to follow it’s message.  I do not have to judge myself since I know I am a sinner.  My question to you is do you believe that the majority of Catholics read the Bible everyday and follow it’s message?  If you say yes, then I am completely wrong about the “run-of-the-mill” comment.
        I apologize for all my comments that have turned this forum into something that is not the topic of this column.

      • 1sttrol

        I have not counted the Catholics who have been devout or not, so I cannot answer your question.  I may disagree with your comments but acknowledge that you are entitled to your opinion and faith.  Thanks for sharing.

      • RNKR2005

        Thanks for being civil with your remark.  I’m sorry about my “run-of-the-mill” comment, because that is what I see from the majority of people around our home and on the street and the ones I’ve dealt with.  If you’ve been scammed or fooled or cursed at or short-changed, you’d be jaded also about the way other people live their lives.

      • RNKR2005

        Please ignore the above remark since it is leading to a topic that is not the point of this column.  I’m not even saying that Sereno is not a Catholic…

  • ronlw

    We avoid people who are different than us, maybe the avoidance of CJ Soreno is not such a bad sign!!!!  It could even be construed as evidence of the wisdom of her being chosen.

  • boybakal

    On the other hand, let’s look at the issue on the other side of the coin.
    Did the 7 Justices really snubbed the Chief Justice on the Flag ceremony issue?
    Or the writer just made this headline as attention getter.

    First of all, the Justices are old, they are Senior Citizens. Mostly past 60’s.
    They are not exercise buff, they are always sitting for long hours digesting the books.
    What can  you expect from them….sickness and diseases.
    For that the following reasons may be the factors why these 7 Wise Men were absent in raising of the flag due to medical or health reasons:

    1. Diabetes….maybe one or more justices has diabetes.
    2. Hypertension or High blood….for sure most of them have high blood for they are past 60.
    3 Gall Bladder….the urged to urinate but there was none.
    4. Gout…..for sure most justices have tendinitis in their feet. Seating too long is bad.
    5. Heart Problems…as they lack exercise, no burning of cholesterol makes the vein to the heart stiff.
    6. Kidney and Liver disease…either one of them has this disease.
    7. Senility….as old age is creeping, they are forgetful that may lead to Alzheimer.

    One thing still good with our Justices is….they don’t have mental issues.
    Their brain are functioning well….Expect a very intelligent, wise fair decision from them.

    Let’s give these Justices a break…As taught to us…Respect our elders.

    • superpilipinas

      Nah. No excuses. They are the highest paid judges who are supposed to have impeccable character. We deserve better presentation from them towards the Filipino people. I’ve lost respect for them.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/R4YOCRZDE5JBDT7UGI54KTZD5M Jpb

        i agree. crab crab mentality tawag dun. sa halip na suportahan nila ang nagwagi ay parang wala sila balls na tumanggap ng pagkatalo. ayun nagcrabbing sila habang flag ceremony, sana dami nila nahuli. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OXAZFHCT6QUOIEVEKIIYT3LQIY Jose

      with senility..They should resign NOW

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R4YOCRZDE5JBDT7UGI54KTZD5M Jpb

    touch ang pride chicken ng mga mafia. habambuhay nila dibdibin yan, huwag naman sana sila magpatiwakal sa sama ng loob. pero di bale, retired na lahat mga yun ay nandyan pa rin si sereno.

  • repapips

    may karapatan naman siguro ang 7 justices na magpakita ng kanilang sama ng loob. at least nde lang sila umattend. the main purpose of justices are for the cases they handle and not the ceremonies. it’s just a strong message from the justices that CJ cannot do easily what she wants. she needs to be intelligent and strong. let’s just wait. let’s just see how sereno does her job.

    at least alam natin na hindi lahat magiging easy for pnoy. don’t give all your trust to pnoy. you might end up being sorry in the end. may magagandang nagagawa si pnoy, pero hindi ibig sabihin nito tama lahat ng desisyon nya. that’s why there is opposition, for us to look at every side of the story.

    @Morskie52:disqus pde naman siguro ung issue ang sagutin mo. puro ko attack sa commentators. you look like too partial or.. yes a paid hack.

    • Morskie52

      Sorry mate, I am not a paid hack. I honestly earn my own living. There is no issue here. Our constitution is mandated to elect and appoint people. Whether you like him or not, he or she is your leader. People must just have some respect. What most commentators do is crabbing, dragging people down even to the extent of making personal attacks to a person. I do not think it is right for them to do so. Yes we live in a democracy. We have freedom to express ourselves but it must go hand in hand with responsibility. They must be responsible enough to say something that is purely to make a point, not to demean a person.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OXAZFHCT6QUOIEVEKIIYT3LQIY Jose

        I agree…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

        LOOK WHOS TALKING..YOU DO NOT THINK THAT IT IS NOT RIGHT FOR PERSON TO EXPRESS THEIR OPINION OR DISGUST AT SOMETHING THEY SEE IT FITS FROM THIER POINT OF VIEW..WHO THE HE!L ARE YOU TO SAY TO PEOPLE HOW WILL THEY REACT AT ISSUES..I BELIEVE WE ARE STILL A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY, UNLESS YOU THINK IN A DIFFERENT ATTITUDE. KUNG SASABIHIN KO BA NA C BINAY AY PANGIT..ARE YOU GOING TO REFUTE AND SAY NO HE IS NOT COZ FOR ME HE IS GWAPO..THEN YOUR A MORON…TSK TSK

        & BTW..WERE NOT CRABBING HERE..FOR WHAT..MAYBE YOU ARE THE CRAB. A KING CRAB..

      • Morskie52

        Sorry mate. What is your point in calling people pangit. To me it is not right. You are way out of the point if you know what I mean. Respect is the word my friend.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        and respect, especially to politicians, is earned, it is not given for free….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

        Ang presyon ng bo bo ay tumataas dahil hindi nya naintindihan ang sinabi nya. Grow up James. 

        When you comment, you have to respect ther people’s ideas too and dont resort to name calling. That shows your level of idio cy.

        You are one of those people online that I love to admonish. Love you James, marami rami ka pang maririnig sa akin.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

        LUV YOU TOO..SAN TAU MAMAYA..TREAT KITA..SAN MO GUSTO..KAHIT SAAN OK AKO..DON TAU SA MEDU MASAYA NA LUGAR..TSUP

  • Guest

    Marcos cronyism is resurrected shamelessly by none other than Ninoy’s scion. What an irony of history. Is this what we marched in EDSA for? To have shooting buddies and classmates appointed to highest positions of the land without consideration for capacity, experience, and sobriety?

    • RNKR2005

      Are you insinuating that CJ Sereno is a crony of PNoy?

      • victorts

        I think he is not only insinuating.  He is directly saying it.  And he is right.  Why else would Noynoy appoint her over a lot of people more qualified than her?  An it is Noynoy who put this curse on the country, not God. 

      • RNKR2005

        On what grounds did Sereno become PNoy’s crony?  Because of Sereno’s votes on previous SC decisions?  Let’s be practical here, no president will make someone Chief Justice of the Supreme Court if the former didn’t agree with the latter’s way of thinking.  I dare anyone to name one president who hired a chief justice that’s adversarial to the government’s policies.  There are other more senior justices who PNoy may also like, but who stands to succeed more in changing the justice system in the country, the old guard or someone who’s younger and has a lot more time to make the changes?  Nobody here called Renato Corona a crony despite the latter’s history of working for years under GMA and the latter paying for the ex-CJ’s heart surgery.  Many legal luminaries said that Sereno had no history of being beholden to any political wing, so why accuse Sereno of being a crony more than midnight appointee Corona was?  You may not like PNoy, and neither did I vote for him in the last presidential election.  But I’ve got to admit that his efforts are bearing fruit. Whether we like PNoy or not, it was God’s will that put him in Malacanang.  Otherwise it would be harshly coincidental that Cory died which later catapulted PNoy into Liberal Party’s candidacy and eventual victory.  Give to Caesar that which belongs to Caesar…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        Boy, I think you are contradicting yourself here. You’re saying Sereno is not a crony and a PUPPET but at the same time telling us to be “practical” in accepting that Pnoy will naturally appoint a CJ who has the same way of thinking as the president. The CJ doesn’t have have to THINK LIKE THE PRESIDENT, otherwise it will loose its INDEPENDENCE. If the CJ should think like the president, then the TAG of being a PUPPET must be true? 

        Nobody here called Renato Corona a crony despite the latter’s history of working for years under GMA? But isn’t that one of the reasons why he was being impeached by Pnoy and his political allies? 

        Like they said, what is good to the goose, must be good to the gander….

      • RNKR2005

        So let’s put it this way: every Supreme Court Chief Justice is a crony of the president that apointed them because you didn’t give a name of a CJ that was appointed despite being adversarial to the sitting president. If there ever was a CJ that was appointed despite the president disagreeing with the former’s decisions, than that CJ would not be a crony.

        I was never alluding to the people outside of this forum. I was just curious why it APPEARS that there wasn’t much furor of Renato Corona being a crony of GMA as much as Sereno is being crony now.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        there wasn’t much furor? Didn’t you know that corona was just impeached for allegations, among others, his being a gma crony? where have you been all these days?

      • RNKR2005

        I was talking about the time Corona was appointed, which was before PNoy became president.  Not the recent impeachment drama.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        even then, the furor was on corona’s alleged gma’s midnight appointee, different from sereno’s charges of being a pnoy puppet…just the same, there was indeed a “furor”.

      • RNKR2005

        If you say so, then I stand corrected because I wasn’t into discussion threads like this during that time.

      • RNKR2005

        PNoy wanted to change the way justice system runs in the country.  Why?  How many times did the Supreme Court change what were supposedly the “final decision”?  How could a mere letter from a lawyer overturn a 16 year old case that was already decided upon?  If you want a topsy turvy Supreme Court to continue, follow the seniority tradition.  If you want to change things, break the tradition.  PNoy is just an instrument of God in choosing Sereno.  Our pastor met Sereno and said that she’s a real Christian, and that’s good enough for me…

      • 1sttrol

        “Our pastor met Sereno and said that she’s a real Christian, and that’s good enough for me…” – wow. talk about infallibility.

        And how do you know that PNoy is an instrument of God? From your pastor as well? Think more critically please.

      • RNKR2005

        Same as a friend of you telling you that some stranger is a good person because he knows them.  You’re friend my eventually be wrong in judging that stranger’s character, but at least your friend has more basis to say that that stranger is a good or bad person than you since you don’t know that stranger. I never said that the pastor is infallible, you chose to interpret it that way. BTW, everybody is an instrument of God to perform something that could range from sweeping the floor to leading the country.  To say otherwise means that God is not above everything in this world…

      • RNKR2005

        Nobody ever said that our pastor was infallible.  He himself says that he struggles with his faith from time to time.  They never make statements that may lead to something that’s political in nature, in contrast to several religious groups that flaunt their numbers every time there’s an election.
        And as to why it’s good enough for me that the pastor vouch for someone else? Not because he is a pastor but because he knows the person more than I do, it’s as simple as that.  I don’t want to pass judgment on Sereno: 1) because I don’t know her personally; 2) she hasn’t done anything yet as Chief Justice for me to have a basis on whether she is a good or bad appointee. How many people here who’s already criticizing Sereno knows her personally?
        And how do I know that PNoy is an instrument of God?  To say that PNoy or GMA or Erap or you 1sttrol or me are not instruments of God may lead to an argument that we are not underneath God.  To make it simple, IMO anything or anyone that’s below God may serve as His instruments.  You can think of the worst things about PNoy and it may be true, but he is still an instrument as much as everybody else. Heck, even a dog can be an instrument of God.
        And if you think our pastor issues statement that everybody has to follow or else face excommunication, think again. It’s just a couple of worship songs, Bible readings, and then explains the context of the verses and how it should be understood. How a person interprets it and practices it in life is between that person and God.

      • CDurrr

        Why is there so much religious overtones associated with the president? Is he not just a man who is as fallible and as corruptible as any of us? Maybe she’s good enough for you, but she’s not good enough for me. I’d also bet that if your pastor told you to jump off a building, you would do it. If your pastor recommended a convicted child molester to be your kid’s babysitter, would the convict be good enough for you if your pastor told you they were a “Real Christian™”?

      • RNKR2005

        The “religious overtones” you’re ascribing to regarding  PNoy is no more religious than you being an instrument of God to raise your kids and give them a good education.  Being infallible never was a criteria for God to choose his human instruments.  A small shepherd boy, a Samaritan, murderers, unbelievers, etc.  Remember, King David was a small boy when he slew Goliath, but eventually he became a murderer which God subsequently forgave.  God sometimes uses the weak to lead the strong.  If God always used only the strongest people, there’s not much divine providence in that.  PNoy and Sereno may me the most fault ridden people on Earth, but God chose them to be where they are now.  If you say that PNoy became president and Sereno became Chief Justice despite God’s will, then an argument can be made that God is helpless against man or fate…

      • CDurrr

        So God prefers liars, murderers and cheats to lead his people. You have such a clear view of God’s vision. Please tell me, what would my future be? Would I be rich? You should know since you claim to know God’s will. Why not start a church? Or do you already have one?

      • RNKR2005

        Jacob lied to his father Isaac and David murdered or had one his soldiers killed. Hindi mo alam yun?  Still, they served God despite their infractions.  
        WHEN DID I CLAIM THAT I KNOW GOD’S WILL? WHEN, WHEN, WHEN, WHEN? Please quote my previous comment that I said I know God’s will.  You’re reading too much into my comments.  God’s will is a mystery that nobody knows, but for sure it’s working around us if you really believe in Him…

      • RNKR2005

        Sorry for the all caps.  If I explicitly stated that I know what God’s will is, please quote that comment and I will immediately retract it. 

      • RNKR2005

        Sorry if my comments sounded preachy and “holier-than-thou”.  But I didn’t claim that I know God’s will.  I just believe that anything that happens, whether it is good or bad, is according to God’s will to fulfill some higher purpose.   

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YWCB52ELEODT7LTVXKRZYMIKU4 monico

      you don’t know what the marcosses have done to rape and pillage the philippines which effect is still deeply felt to these days!  They don’t even deserve to live!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        Yes indeed, and Guest said it (cronyism) is being 
        resurrected shamelessly by none other than Ninoy’s scion and that it’s an irony of history. So what’s your point?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

    I hope Sereno is the real deal for this job! 

    • 1sttrol

      i think she deserves the chance to prove herself. and she has a long time to do it.

  • pepengkabayo

    Look at the picture above, our Justices are old and looked sick.
    Sa tatanda na ba ng mga iyan, kailangan pa bang umatend ng Bayang Magiliw at Panatang Makabayan at pakinggan ang speech ni Sereno.
    They cannot withstand hours of standing.

    Tiyak may kinakabag, may napapaihi, may napapaipot, may nahihilo, may nirarayuma, may sinisipon, may inuubo, may nilalagnat kaya di nakaattend ng flag ceremony.

    Let’s give these Justices a Break…Enough of Intrigue.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YY3MW62NHYESCMAJGWH7VZPQ James

      YONG MENDOZA PARANG NATATAE ATA..MUKHANG PUNO NG BULATE YONG TIYAN NYA.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      wla bang nakawheelchair?

    • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

      AY OO NGA ANO?  BAKA  AYAW  NILANG LUMANGHAP SA MABAHONG HANGIN BAKA MAGKASAKIT SILA SA OTOTITIS NI SERENO!

  • pepengkabayo

    She might be a deal but not for real.

  • RNKR2005

    Wala pa ginagawa si CJ Sereno hinuhusgahan agad.  Ano kaya opinion ng mga kontra CJ Sereno nung pagkatapos ng midnight appointment ni Renato Corona?

  • 1GeorgeTolentino2

    Every election time you hear politicians claim that “it was God’s plan, God whispered/talked to me, I had a dream” and all of the inane and lunatic illusions to aimed to portray them as God’s chosen one.

    Aren’t we sick and tired of this whole charade, we are so tired of self-serving preachers claiming to be the God’s servant, son/daughter, intercessor and appointed one. Heck, we even have our pambansang kamao doing the same. 

    As if this were not enough,  now we have our very own Chief Justice claiming that her appointment  “came from God alone”.   God save this country!

    • Morskie52

      Why do you invoke God to save this country? You are using God as well. that is hypocritical of you to say that.

      • 1GeorgeTolentino2

        Nope it is not hypocritical because I do not claim that he talks to me or that he  has chosen me. That is why I have asked for his help so that he protects our country against  those who talk about his name in vain.

      • Morskie52

        I do not think that the new CJ is talking about God in vain. It is only in your perception and you are entitled to it. It is normal for us to invoke God to affirm our belief in Him. And again it is not vain. God is the Divine Providence that guides the destinies of men and nation. It is in the Preamble of our constitution if you know what I mean. You are taking the meaning of vain in the Bible literally.

      • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

        Please  naman Morskie52, naniwala ako that God  guides the destiny but  this time HINDI PO, SI ABNOY PO ANG GOD NI SERENO !

    • RNKR2005

      I share the same sentiment whenever a politician say that “it was God’s plan/will”, etc.  But I have to accept that everything that happens happens according to God’s plan.  It’s essentially what submitting to God is.  It’s just unfortunate that some politicians use these lines to advance their political careers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    the 7 justices has not only snub sereno but the philippine as a nation and the Filipinos, this justices are hypochrite and traditionally corrupt. 

    • maximus_meridius

      Ano naman basehan mo na komo inisnab lang si Sereno inisnab na ang buong Pilipinas?  Does Sereno represent the whole nation? What an irresponsible, stupid and dumb comment.  Ano rin ebidensya mo na corrupt yung 7 justices?  Di ka rin nagkakalayo kay Sereno at Abnoy.  Pareho kayo na stupid squared!  Bobo! Retarded!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KFDCOUPAX7PANRSZBT7B5Y5X5U Jack Wok

        putris nagulat ako sa comment mo naka rugby ka ata wahahahahaha.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        bagong gising ka lang siguro, kaya gulat ka….hehe

      • malto_410

        ikaw ang retarded at bopo… BOPOL

    • https://www.facebook.com/majeed.laureano Abdul Majeed Mijares Laureano

       What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.

    • CDurrr

      Speak for yourself jimmy. I do not support this new chief justice and I stand by the seven justices in their actions.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CBJ4JMKQWWBF6FKW5ZAGXAG4JU Poor

         Well, go to the mountains and join the rebels.

      • CDurrr

        That is one option. I’ve been to the mountains, it was interesting, but I wouldn’t be able to live there. A sensible option for me would be to leave which is what I did. And before you criticize me for complaining about things in a country in which I no longer live in, let me tell you that I grew up in that country and I reserve the right to criticize the failings of the government that runs it. Sometimes, problems are clearer when you have an outside perspective.

  • fernan107

    Sa tagal na kasi sila sa SC wala naman nagawa na pagbabago ng sc puro porma lang ang 7 justices kaya di sila napili na CJ,magpakita kasi kayo ng dedication at sincerity sa mga trabaho niyo na walang hinihintay na kapalit hwag puro porma at salita lamang,sa gawa nakikita accomplishment ng isang official sa gobyerno,kaya sa 7 justices hwag sasama ang loob niyo dahil wala kayong napatunayan para sa bayan pagbigyan na ninyo si sereno,Kung sa loob ng 1 taon at walang pagbabago sa SC saka natin kontrahin si sereno

  • fernan107

    Mas mabuting mag resign na Lang ang 7 justices para mapalitan ng mas mabuting justices na may dedication at sincerity sa trabaho niya,di tulad ng 7 justices walang nagawa kungdi maghintay Lang buwan buwan na sweldo, marami pang qualified na maging justices na may ginintuan puso na ipapalit sa kanila para sa pagbabago ng hudikatura ng bayan natin..

    • victorts

      E kung iyong isa na lang kaya ang mag-resign, yung kaaapoint lang.  Mas madali pa.

      • magcalasL

        KAYA NGA NA APPOINT KC MAY INTEGRITY AT HINDI CORRUPT…GETS MO?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        Sabihin mo, na appoint dahil PUPPET ng Malacanang and these 7 justices don’t want a puppet to lead them….Gets mo?

  • gyvv

    hindi isnab yan kundi inggit… ang tawg dyan eh… sour grape juice

  • agxo3

    Here’s what it looks like from the outside –

    SC justices are indulging in a couple of very selfish behaviors.

    (1) Disagree and subvert. They don’t like the decision, so they do their best to undermine it.
    (2) the right of infinite appeal. They don’t like the decision so they will continue to bring up objections, old (and discredited) or new, reasonable or unreasonable.

    Is this the behavior one seeks in what are supposed to be the highest magistrates in the land? Where is the selflessness? The dedication to duty? The professionalism?

    Oh, I forget. They’re Filipino.

    Never mind…….

    • 1sttrol

      You talk as if all Filipinos do not have the good traits of selflessness, dedication to duty and professionalism.  I wonder what your nationality is?  Oh, must be Filipino.

  • joe__bloggs


    Sereno … said it was God who appointed her..”

    President Aquino GOD ?  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      He could be one looking back through all those years before he came. Seriously speaking, you know the answer — there is only One,,but,due to his goodness of heart compared to the rest we have recently known, he could be a the one we’ve been waiting for to rescue our country from its ailments, I don’t believe, perhaps, you were one of them, with the guidance of the Almighty.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CBJ4JMKQWWBF6FKW5ZAGXAG4JU Poor

      tanga pinadaan niya lang kay Pnoy! un ang sabi nya si God daw nag appoint sa kanya eh, ano bang pakialam natin, kung gusto nyo magdasal din kau…

  • Lapu_lapu

    What Sereno really means was that whatever happens in this world is up to God.
    There is no such thing as accident. In short, her appointment as CJ of the SC was God’s will.
    Who can contest that supreme display of faith? No one! God makes Kings and leaders; God unmakes, too, conversely. So for the unsuccessful candidates, take the defeat in stride and move on. You are all supposed to be gentlemen and ladies occupying already high positions in the Highest Court of the Land. Don’t act like kids resorting to tantrums.

    • sigena

      interpreter ka ba?

      • Lapu_lapu

        Obvious ba? Ikaw ano ka? Kibitzer?

    • aurelius marcus

      Does God also made the leaders who kills thousand of innocent lives? I would be glad if the government officials will not associate God in everything that happens. Because clearly if God was guiding and appointing leaders of this nation from the start then we should not be in a sinkhole and should have been a better country. 

      • RNKR2005

        God used Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians to punish the ancient kingdom of Judah.  So yes, God can use leaders irregardless of whether they are good or evil.  Even Judas Iscariot was used so that Jesus could fulfill all that the Scriptures said about the Messiah…

      • CDurrr

        You are absolutely right! But why stop in Jesus’s time? Wasn’t it God who told Hitler to kill all the Jews, gypsies and homosexuals? Wasn’t it God who told Joseph Kony to start his terrorism campaign? Wasn’t it God who told the Hutus to kill all the Tutsis in Rwanda? I can use God to justify all kinds of things. Like why my friend died of cancer instead of me. Obviously God loves me, an atheist, more and has a plan for me, while the death of my friend was just a tool that would influence other people’s lives in ‘mysterious ways’. The world would end in a nuclear apocalypse and I would still say its a part of God’s plan, because it says so in the bible. That is very reassuring. /s

      • RNKR2005

        I practically said the same thing you did somewhere in this forum.  

      • ApoNiLolo

        In that context, hinde masama si Judas as portrayed by the followers of Christ. >: D

      • RNKR2005

        I never said that God’s instruments turned out to be good people.  

      • ApoNiLolo

        I know. But if we pursue that train of thought. Kung hindi sya pinagkanulo ni Judas, Jesus won’t be able to “save our sins”. So if God wanted it that way, Judas served as some sort of a catalyst in a formula in order for Jesus to complete the whole equation. Ergo, Judas was neither good nor bad, only a part, how ever small, of the solution.

        Kaya he deserved something, di ba? Kahit footnote man lang. : )

      • RNKR2005

        Being an instrument of God doesn’t exonerate someone from their sins.  Nor does that person escape the consequences of his actions.

      • ApoNiLolo

        Maybe, in the eyes of man. But who knows, since his “an instrument of God”, perhaps his somewhere up there playing the lyre. : D

      • RNKR2005

        Actually, Judas Iscariot now has his own comic in DC Comics’ Phantom Stranger

      • ApoNiLolo

        Can’t find a better crack to squeeze yourself out on this one, eh ReyMatt? >: D

      • RNKR2005

        Huh?

      • noli chu

        Puro kayo tanong…Mag basa kaya kayo ng Bible para malaman nyo at hinde yung nakikinig kayo sa ibang tao.

        OO Gawa ni God lahat ng tao…. pero binigyan nya tayo ng kalayaan na gawin at malaman ang TAMA at Mali and what is good and evil. So gawa ng tao yang maging masama or maging mabuti.  

      • AgnosticLeader

        yes. according to their bible, god commanded the israelites to kill the canaanites, which includes men, women and innocent children. 

      • Yxon

        thats why God said, ” my people perish because of their ignorance”. please try to ask yourself, have i done my share to keep this country from the pit. we were given free will by God to chose our leaders, but what who did we chose? had we tried to share info to least informed on certain leaders innadequacies? if we just try to go hand in hand and dont try to outdo and pull each other apart, its just a short time that this country will be great and prosperous.

      • Lapu_lapu

        Let us not impute evil to God. You can do so with Satan. There is such thing as good and another as evil.
        God is good, Satan is evil. If you have government officials doing bad things, then it is safe to call them sons of Satan. You don’t know much about the distinction between the two, so you get confused.

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      Boy, are we in trouble. No more need for reviewing of precedent cases, no need for volumes of SCRA, no need for judicial interpretation and analysis. Everything that happens is Destiny! This is the new Judicial Philosophy and Dictum of the Supreme Court. Who could argue with someone who owes her appointment to God!

      • Lapu_lapu

        Man is in trouble because of lawyers. There’s a joke about them which says, ” Lawyers when dead, lie still.”
        The law is good if it based on God’s morality, otherwise, and if it is based on tradition of men, we are not only in trouble…we are doomed!

  • titolim

    baka mas gusto pa nila ang kawatan na CJ.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4NCO5DTCCYG3UFTAOE5YFSUDLA RL

       May proof ba na kawatan si Corona?

      • magcalasL

        DI KA SIGURO NAGBABASA NG DYARYO…MAY CASO NA…STUPIDO

      • hatecorrupt

        lol, lol, lol,..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        so the “case” makes him corrupt? was he already convicted?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CBJ4JMKQWWBF6FKW5ZAGXAG4JU Poor

         ndi pa ba proof ung na impeach na? haha

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        was he impeached on corruption charges or misdeclartion of saln?

      • hatecorrupt

        na impeached na, may kaso pa……ummnnnn what a question…..tsk, tsk, tsk..

  • Kuya_Orot

    Of course GOD appointed Sereno, si Panginoong Budoy. But why would a vindictive and arrogant tyrant be called so?? Mukhang may tupak din ang isang ito. Bagsak sa psychological exams. Shrinks please….

    • hatecorrupt

      too many talangka in the philippines…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        no worry, they’re outnumbered by yellow leeches…..

  • AgnosticLeader

    it was god who appointed her? so where is god’s appointment letter?

    • magcalasL

      BAGAY SAYO PANGALAN MO….AGNOSTIC KA TALAGA

      • AgnosticLeader

        :) thanks. i’ll take that as a compliment.

    • RNKR2005

      I’m curious, did Jesus Christ have a birth certificate?

      • AgnosticLeader

        they didn’t issue birth certificate those days. there are no death certificate either. in fact, history (outside of the christian cult) is blurred on jesus’ existence. he is only indirectly mentioned by the flavius josephus at least twice in his work “antiquities of the jews”, where josephus directly mentions john the baptist and a certain james. josephus is not contemporary with jesus. he wrote his work about 100 years after the supposed-to-be death of jesus.

      • RNKR2005

        My previous comment was a snide remark, but I’m glad you answered it with facts.  I can see you’re intelligent and learned, and I respect you for that

      • ApoNiLolo

        “Jesus” was a very common name in those days just like the name “Juan”. As for Jesus Christ, according to some historians, He was only mentioned in the bible but not on any historical books written in the past. And the Talmud of the Jews never said anything about Him.

    • MonMayuga

      You reminded me of the people of a barangay in the province. The people of this smallest government unit were divided. Most of the barangay houses of its inhabitants lined the road which east to west. Those residents on one of the geographical divide wanted to celebrate the fiesta on the day of its patron saint. The other half who wanted to celebrate the fiesta on the day of their liking objected by saying that those who wanted to celebrate the fiesta on the saint’s day as claimed by the first must present the birth certificate of said saint first, after which they would be convinced. Crazy, they. 

      • AgnosticLeader

        i agree with you that they are crazy. i just hope they didn’t kill each other.

      • MonMayuga

        Hindi naman. naghanda rin naman ang buong barangay kahit hindi sila sang-ayon gusto ng bawar panig, di gaya ng “magagaling” nating pitong mahistradong ito.

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      Pinapa-Notaryo kay San Pedro

      • AgnosticLeader

        :) the apostle peter is a fisherman and not a lawyer. maybe he should pass it to the apostle paul.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GO7HXIT5HENWFRLPUCAWX5Y2Z4 Nole P.

    Pilipinos, more particularly those in government MUST ATTEND FLAG-RAISING CEREMONIES
    as per scheduled!!!

    It is supposed to be done everyday, but change into one monday every month for convience.

    These justices who did not attend flag-raising ceremony in the supreme court, in the pretext
    of snubbing CJ Sereno are TRAITORS. Is this the meaning of defending the constitution???

    • 1sttrol

      wow. so you what do you want to do to these traitors? shot to the head? 

      • magcalasL

        YES

      • 1sttrol

        go ahead. e di ikaw gumawa. o baka puro salita ka lang.

      • RNKR2005

        It’s a testament to the professionalism of people who attend or do not attend flag-raising ceremonies and other functions.  I used to avoid these when I was under the measly paycheck of the government…

  • Oliver82

    No big deal

  • Nick_Fury

    To All SC Justices,

            Stop politicking please get your act together and start serving the people.

                                                                                          THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES

    • RNKR2005

      They can avoid flag raising ceremonies all they want, but I hope all of the SC justices vote according to the issues and facts at hand and not on whether Sereno and PNoy favors one side over the other.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      how can they stop politicking when the president himself is politicizing the sc?

  • Bayan Muna

     This is but an example of Filipinos who want to pull down their fellow Filipinos… Sucks!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SHJZR76LIZ3P6EC3DHL5RKXKAU Sargo

    Impeach the Thief Justice Sereno

    • ApoNiLolo

      And what’s the basis of your accusation?

    • Yxon

      ikaw ba ang papalit, bro?

    • hatecorrupt

      too many crabs in the philippines…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        they are minute compared to leeches….

      • 1GeorgeTolentino2

        eat them all, just make sure you have some antihistamine.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TNLWAAUKC5L3D4Y7DGQBO52CY serge

    this is a classic case of CRAB MENTALITY… for Sarenas to invoke God as the source of her appointment is an act of desperation. 

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      She has no originality. I like Apollo Quiboloy better as he claims he is the appointed Son of God. While Lourdes Sereno was only appointed as Chief Justice. Mas mahina sa Panginoon, empleyado lang,  samantalang si Quiboloy anak!

      • Noypi11

        Paano naging appointed son of God si Quiboloy. Did Quiboloy appointed himself?

  • ApoNiLolo

    “Catholic and Christians are not exclusive of each other.  IMO, being
    Catholic is more of belonging to a religious denomination, being a real
    Christian is for me a way of life.”

    I like this phrase. It says all of what I am.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CBJ4JMKQWWBF6FKW5ZAGXAG4JU Poor

      “You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: ‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS
      ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. ‘BUT IN VAIN DO
      THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'” (Matthew
      15:7-9)

      • ApoNiLolo

        Are you paraphrasing or you wrote this comment in defense of what?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        simple, people who self-proclaim with their lips but not with their heart, that they are good and real Christians are holier-than-thou hypocrites…..no reason to be paranoid and defensive…..

      • ApoNiLolo

        The thing here, Bert, is that I tried to emulate Jesus’ teachings about how men should treat their fellowmen, that’s why I consider myself Christian. But that doesn’t necessarily mean I believe he is god. : )

        And BTW, I only want to know what is poor’s intent. I think I have come to a point that I already consider being paranoid or defensive on a mere statement as passe. Reason encompass my daily life.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Maybe Sereno also intend to make decisions based on the words of God, like the bible.

    • Yxon

      the better ..will be much more appropriate and fair.

      • 1GeorgeTolentino2

        Yup, clearly she will declare the RH Bill as unconstitutional if it will be enacted kasi yun ang sabi ni Lord who appointed her. Away na sila ni Pnoy nyan!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZC7TQYEXIGHVPLP5DKG3JNOQE Chris

    inggit lang ang mga nag snub sa kanya dahil hindi sila na appoint…talaga naman utak ng pinoy instead na magbigay support gusto pa eh ibagsak….kaya ganito ang Pilipinas..utak oportunista ang mga nakaupo sa gobyerno natin…

    • victorts

      Naniniwala ako sa iyo.  Puro oportunista ang ,mga nakaupo ngayon sa gobyerno.  At kung hindi matututo ang mga botanteng Pilipino, mga oportunista pa rin ang mauupo sa susunod na eleksyon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003290850537 Tikay Ang

    Paano nga naman uunlad ang BANSA natin kung sangkatutak parin ang mga taong TALANGKA? Yong mga taong gustong mamuhay sa KADILIMAN NI SATANAS. Duhh.. get a life NEGA people.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      LEECH is worse…..they suck your blood dry, like many blind yellow followers…..

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      Yan ang destiny ng Pilipinas na magkaroon ng madaming Talangka. Karma natin yan, isipin mo naman milyon na itlog ng Talangka pinapatay natin araw-araw sa paggawa ng Aligi. Ni hindi sila nagkaroon ng pagkakataong maging ganap na Talangka. Kaya ayan, binawian tayo at naging ugaling Talangka ang mga Pinoy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003290850537 Tikay Ang

    SC Jusice SERENO is the right choice for me. It’s God’s will na siya ang i appoint ni PNOY. It’s her DESTINY. Kung namatay si Rico Yan at young age dahil yon ang DESTINY nya…and ONLY GOD can do that. Kuya nyo mga Nega?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      Di pa rin, I still don’t think that any foolish things that a man do, is attributable to God. Appointing an alleged PUPPET is not God’s will but Pnoy’s will.

  • doublecross

    yan ang walang MANNERS na mga magistrate sa SC.

    puro mga aso kc ni president(daw) gloria….kaya di nila matanggap.

  • VeryDisgusted2

    These GMA justices are immature, they do not follow the constitutional mandate that the president is tha appointing officer. If they continue to behave this way, they should be removed if there is a justifiable cause such as corruption, tax evasion, bad judgement, lost of trust, etc. They are the vestiges of GMA who maybe planning to undermine again the goverment. These justices were appointed by evil person. So, what we expect of them? They are evil fruit, too.

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      Yup agree 100% If the President wants a Psycho for CJ, so be it. He may have found it easier to communicate with Sereno because they may share some common endearing traits. Galangin natin ang Presidente, kung san siya masaya, suportahan na lang siya.

    • victorts

      They can be removed by an evil person, too just like what happened to Corona.

  • lostRunes

    “In yesterday’s deliberations of the court en banc, the senior justices
    were fervid in their desire for the disclosure of the mental records of
    the nominees for chief justice, according to a well-placed source. He
    said that Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno was “eaten alive” by the
    senior justices, who invoked public interest in the disclosure of the
    confidential records.

    The source said that Sereno did not speak
    much when the issue was tackled since the other justices who were
    included in the JBC shortlist for chief justice also expressed their
    desire to see a copy of their psychiatric records. ”

    Mukhang guilty.

    • RNKR2005

      If you’re alluding to Sereno supposedly getting a low score on her psychiatric evaluation, you are not privy to what happened during that evaluation.  Just review my posts here and how I turned off many people with my comments on God’s will and how everyone is an instrument of God.  From what I’ve heard, that’s just a gist of how Sereno performed in the evaluation. Many people can be weirded out by some people who are overly religious in their own lives.  Unfortunately for Sereno, her evaluators weren’t enthusiastic with how the former’s beliefs influenced her work.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6BSGJ43NPD3QGGNAU6MEELWERE Oswald

      Nasa loob ka ba ng EnBanc session?

      • lostRunes

        Wala rin si De Lima sa en banc session yet she testified on what happened during the en banc during the impeachment trial.

        That came from the Manila times website and wala namang nag deny sa pangyayari so this still stands true in the court of public opinion.

        Di ba nakakainis no? Pag halimbawa lumabas ang info na 45 properties tapos hindi pala totoo? Nagmumukhang tan g a  tuloy yung newspaper.

        So I dare Sereno to disprove this allegation by allowing the public to see her psych report.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_27PPDGBKQ7LTIPGINBCF7556UQ GeorgeR

    Mr. Editor papaano maglagay nang photo sa aking account dito sa PDI..?

  • 1GeorgeTolentino2

    Yan kasi kayong mga hukom sa SC hindi kayo masugid magdasal. Eh di hindi kayo sinama sa plano ni Lord. Lapitan nyo nalang yung isang Lord sa Senado baka matulungan kayo at isama sa kanyang plano. Yun nga lang isa siyang drug Lord, hamakin nyo namatay ang anak 3 taon bago inilabas yung pills na sanhi daw ng pagkamatay ng bata?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jess-Alberto/100000556296010 Jess Alberto

    Talagang ganyan, walang bida  kung walang  kontrabida…..Kung ayaw nilang makatrabaho si CJ Sereno magresign sila kasi tiyak hindi sila masaya sa kanilang trabaho….

  • jinx

    Maybe you’re OK Sereno. But please, stop attributing to God that which you CAN’T prove.

    • Noypi11

      Jinx, don’t you believe in God yourself? If you don’t, I rest my case, nothing to talk about.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        I believe in God but I still think that it was Pnoy who placed Sereno to the throne and not God.

      • IFiCHANGE

        taking it too literal bert (bet you can do/think more than that), certainly you won’t understand such statements, cause you just ‘believe’ in God’s existence, even the devil does. It’s another thing to be ‘living a life with God’ to understand that He allows this things to happen. (perhaps this statement would be another battle for you. again ‘you can do/think more than that’. =)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6BSGJ43NPD3QGGNAU6MEELWERE Oswald

        Matatawag din nila ang Diyos kapag malapit na clang mamatay.  God forgive the sinners and people who talks as if they were the ultimate man of this world.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        The typical self-righteous yellow mentality has always been that the yellows are good and those who don’t agree with them are evil. Do you sincerely believe in your heart that that is correct? Even church leaders who are critics and who are doubtful  of the sincerity of the leaders of this govt, are evil?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        Another all-knowing presumptuous holier-than-thou self-righteous yellow. How did you know that yours truly just
        ‘believe’ in God’s existence and I don’t practice my faith? Do you know me personally?

      • RNKR2005

        If God didn’t want Sereno to be Chief Justice, then how did she wind up with the position?  You mean God is helpless against fate and/or PNoy?  That’s a contradiction.  God wouldn’t be almighty if Sereno became Chief Justice without HIS blessing…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        How Sereno wind up the position? Ask Pnoy, he’s the one who appointed her.

        Unlike what you believe in, I don’t think everything that happens in this world, including bad and work of the devil, are attributable to God. That would be unfair to God. God gave us free will and if one opts to follow a crooked path, it is one’s will and God has nothing to do with it. When Pedro raped Pillar, it is God’s will for Pedro?

      • RNKR2005

        Are your Catholic, Protestant, Born Again or agnostic? Have you read the Bible? You think Jesus Christ’s crucifixion was not the the will of God? Read the story of Gethsemane.  And if you think Jesus’ suffering was lighter than the rape of Pillar, you should get your head examined

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        You are going way off the topic of this thread. But to answer you, and this would be my last, the crucifixion was a fulfillment of the scripture and therefore God’s will. You should never compare it with Pedro raping Pillar.

        But becasue I’m no self-righteous hypocrite, I still WON’T let you go and have your head examined. That’s way off.

      • RNKR2005

        But still the crucifixion was still bad, at least in our eyes.  So even God’s will can include bad things.  And my point about getting your head examine, that was ON THE CONDITION that you believe Jesus’ suffering is lighter to being Pillar raped. So I’m assuming you don’t think that Jesus’ suffering. But I just want to know if you believe in an all-encompassing God? If not, we will never have a common ground to discuss and we can part ways. And yes, this is way off topic and you may not respond to this post.  I’m getting tired of this anyway…

      • RNKR2005

        I just reread your post again.  You really don’t think anything, not a single thing, that happens in this world is attributable to God? Then we have nothing else to discuss.

      • jinx

        If I don’t respect your God, I won’t capitalize it. But what I’m saying is, if she can’t prove God appointed her as chief justice, then she better do away with being OA.

  • pikloy

    CJ Sereno I wish you well, now you know who will give you problems under your watch.

  • victorts

    Sereno is Pnoy’s crony because they are close friends, chums, classmates, buddies.  The fact that she sided with the Cojuangcos on the matter of the valuation of Hacienda Luisita maybe incidental, but she was appointed Associate Justice because Noynoy knew her from their Ateneo days.  Had Noynoy studied in a school other than Ateneo,Sereno would not have been appointed to the Supreme Court because Noynoy would not have known her.  Of the several candidates for the CJ position, I am sure it is not only Sereno that thinks the way Noynoy thinks in so far as judicial reform is concerned.  She was chosen because she was a friend and by Noynoy, not by God.  I have not seen the fruits of Noynoy’s efforts that benefited the Philippines.  All economic gains were from the previous administration.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TBH6TYEASRY3LFRXFHGOJ6CE5Y FortCity

      hoy @victorts, i did not vote for noynoy aquino and i have supported gloria arroyo, from the ousting of erap to her second term as pres but i will support the present admin because hindi ako ungas at ugaling talangka! pwedi ba tigilan na yan crab mentality…kayo talaga ayaw nyo umasenso ang bayan ha?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        you did not vote for pnoy or ayaw mo lang mabilang sa 13M filipinos who voted an allegedly mentally challenged pres, like the newly appointed cj?

      • IFiCHANGE

        victor, bert & friends. kaunti lang kayo, pero kayo ang sumisira sa bansa natin, don’t you consider ‘mentally challenged’ applies to you? :)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        nope, it certainly does not apply to us, the title has already been taken by 2 famous sitting govt officials…hehe

        and nope again, masisira ang bansa, not by on-line blogging but by the corrupt, inept and incompetent govt officials…..critics are irrelevant if our govt officials will just do their job more efficiently, more effectively at iwasang mag NOYNOYING. Besides, if critics are just “kaunti”, then why worry…gets?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6BSGJ43NPD3QGGNAU6MEELWERE Oswald

        I hope this wud be the end.  We are all Filipinos.  Ang Filipino ay may maayos na paguugali at asal.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        I agree. But first, start the practice of good manners and right conduct from yourself. Stop the belief that you alone are good and those against your belief are evil, a common yellow attitude.

      • tonyabs

        Umuwi ka sa bahay ni GMA at alagaan mo siya.. Yon utak mo wala sa hulog kaya puro kurakot noon panahon ng nanay mo. Nasa labas ako ng bansa OFW , ngayon lang naging maganda ang palakad ng atin bansa. Kahit sa military ay nagiging maganda ang palakad dahil nababawasan ng malaki ang corruption .. Kaya na ng gobyerno maglaan ng pondo bumili ng mga armas pandepensa.. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        can’t hold on and think of more sensible arguments? hahaha 

        don’t worry about pandak, she’s now irrelevant and is no longer the trend….hehe

        congratulations if you have that very positive perception of what is going on with our country based on what you hear from mostly yellow media. But i tell you, being an ofw and out of the country is different when you are on ground zero and you personally experience the still on-going corruption in almost all agency of govt.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

        Ikaw ang wala sa hulog. T@nga:disqus !

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

        Hello what are you taking about?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6BSGJ43NPD3QGGNAU6MEELWERE Oswald

      Victorts pls confirm ur facts before posting. As Filipino we shud be responsible in words, acts and deed para umunlad ang bayan.  Sereno is not a classmate of PNoy nor even a close friend. Sereno graduated law in UP as Valedictorian. Where have u gotten your facts my friend??? Regarding land valuation, I am an accountant by profession and I think the computation rendered by Sereno is correct. We in the accounting circle agree with the valuation. Ang hirap kasi sa SC natin napupulitika na kaya they based der decision on personal interests.  I am not pro-Sereno but I just want to take this things str8 and truthful to facts.  Example may binili ka na lupa noong 1980 at ngayon ibebenta, gusto mo ba ang valuation ay kung magkano ang presyo 30 years ago?  That is an absolute unjust compensation right?

      If you have not seen the fruits of PNoy presidency, I think it must be your problem? You need to go back to ur College and ask the school to refund your tution fees.  Basic Economics is all u need to understand GDP and GNP performances.  Simple Math and Accounting will let u understand credit ratings and index performances.

      I do not want to argue with you about previous administration because no matter where and how we see it, GMA is a failure and shame to the Filipino people and the global community. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

        Tama naman si Victor eh. Maka Ngoyngoy kasi kayo.

  • Noypi11

    It is understandable that those Associate SC justices who did not attend Sereno’s swearing in as CJ had their own reasoning, Sereno is junior to all of them. Pinoy believes that she has the intelligence and capacity to do the job, best of all, both of them belong to the same ideology- to get rid of corruption both in government and private sector. This is the first time I see that the President  is   serious about eliminating that dreaded disease. Let’s give Pres.Aquino and CJ Sereno a chance.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

      Mag isa ka!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TBH6TYEASRY3LFRXFHGOJ6CE5Y FortCity

    Professional jealousy overrides professionalism? Magtrabaho naman kayo hindi puro selfish acts!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TBH6TYEASRY3LFRXFHGOJ6CE5Y FortCity

    Walang puwang itong mga government workers na masyadong makasarili na maglingkod sa bayan! ano ba yan, pera pera lang? hay naku, kayo ha, magtrabaho naman kayo para di nasasayang yung tax namin! i had a deduction of PHP12, 800.00 tax a month, directly extracted from my monthly salary dagdag pansweldo nyo na pinaghirapan namin! ABA MAGTRABAHO NAMAN KAYO!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TBH6TYEASRY3LFRXFHGOJ6CE5Y FortCity

    seven jealous SC justices? ow, c’mon, where is judicial maturity? until now, isip bata pa rin yun iba? tigilan nyo na yan, di lollipop yan ha ha ha ha….talaga naman, gusto nyo ng poder ha??? cg kayo rin, karma na yan, ha ha ha ha ha..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

      Fortcity, anu pang silbi ng Seniority? well only in the Philippines.

  • pilato47

    The 14 associate justices who snubs newly appointed CJ Sereno when he led the first flag raising after being appointed by the President, is a display of belligerence against her appointment. Their concerted boycott on the event is a sign of disrespect of the constitutional powers and authority of the President. Sereno’s appointment was mandated by the constitutional powers of the President of the Philippines of which each and everyone of them has to respect and uphold being the purveyors of our justice system within the court of last resort or Supreme Court. They should not implicate whatever personal ill-will they harbored against the newly installed Chief justice. It is an utter disrespect not on the person of CJ Sereno but to the entire justice system let alone the Supreme Court and the Constitution. These justices are considered to be the role model for unconditional respect of the constitution but what they have shown was the other way around. They also deserved to be impeached.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/A7QSDQKJVDRLFZ2ILLXH2IUQKA Nonita

      They should resign!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        resign? ano ka hilo…….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

        Maybe you should stop from commenting here Nonita. Who likes Serena (wang wang) anyway?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

      Nap and six of the likers must be impeached in this forum. Bull$hit!

    • Marx Louis Wang

       14? ang alam ko 7 lang.

  • LucyTorresGomez

    Sereno ngising aso. So doubtful for a CJ. Pa check niyo utak nito.

    • RNKR2005

      Not everybody has a nice smile. And not everyone who rubs you the wrong way is crazy…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

        Like President, like Cheap Justice

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X6S27T6DALGK3DJT37P5X3IAA4 EDILBERTO

    …let her show her APPOINTMENT PAPERS FROM GOD! Her statement clearly defines a flawed personality that needs re-evaluation.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6BSGJ43NPD3QGGNAU6MEELWERE Oswald

      Isa pa ito.  Ginawang literal ang sinabi ni Sereno.  Ibig lang sabihin it was heaven’s destiny.  Parang ikaw lahat ng nangyayari sa buhay mo, partly gawa mo pero destiny pa rin at God’s will.  Malalaman mo ba kailan ka mamamatay?

      • RNKR2005

        I think they don’t believe in an all-encompassing God, who’s helpless to prevent PNoy from appointing Sereno as CJ

  • JustPassingBy18

    People think Sereno is PNoy’s crony because of this issue:

    “Sereno voted with the unanimous April 24, 2012 decision of the Supreme Court ordering the immediate transfer of the sugar plantation to its farmers/workers.However, Sereno favored the Cojuangco-Aquino family of President Aquino being compensated for the vast hacienda—at 5,495 hectares the largest contiguous piece of prime agricultural, industrial and commercial land 100 kms north of Manila—based on 2006 values plus interest rate.Sereno opposed the use of 1989. She argued in her 1,822-word dissenting opinion in the April 24, 2012 SC decision: “For the Court to impose the reckoning period for the valuation of the expropriated Hacienda Luisita farmlands to its 1989 levels is an unwarranted departure from what the Philippine legal system has come to understand and accept (and continues to do so, as recently as last month) as the meaning of just compensation in agrarian reform cases since the 1988 Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL). The decision taken by the Court today (albeit pro hac vice) to pay petitioner HLI an amount based on outdated values of the expropriated lands is too confiscatory considering the years of jurisprudence built by this Court. No reasonable explanation has been offered in this case to justify such deviation from our past decisions that would lead to a virtual non-compensation for petitioner HLI’s lands.”

    Source: Manila Times

    Personally, I think no President would ever pick a Chief Justice who would oppose him/her. Of course they would prefer someone who would agree with them and favor them. Especially PNoy, who hates criticism and hates anyone who disagrees with him.

    • RNKR2005

      That is the status quo worldwide.  Especially in the United States.  There’s nothing unique about PNoy appointing Sereno.  People can look at it in every malicious way possible, but that’s how the system works in every nation on Earth.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        Wrong again. Not in China or other commie countries, and certainly not “all nations on earth”.

      • RNKR2005

        Okay, so I stand corrected.  I mean every nation with a system like ours where justices are selected by the ruler of the country.  Seriously, do you think the Communist Party of China will appoint people to government positions who doesn’t toe the party line? They’re even worse than ours.  By the way, can you name a country where the the President/Prime Minister appointed a Supreme Court Chief Justice who had differing political views?  Sounds unlikely to me, but I’m willing to be enlightened by your knowledge of world events.  In time appointees may eventually become adversarial to the one who appointed them, but not during the time they were appointed…

      • IFiCHANGE

        this is interesting. bert, enlighten us ‘please’… =)

      • RNKR2005

        Who should be the one doing the enlightening, me or Bert?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

        I guess it should be ” majority of the nations on earth goes with this system.” Sino nga namang lider ang pipili ng sasalungat sa kanya.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        no more arguments there, you already have accepted the wrong premise that “all nations on earth” work that way….no offense meant, just be careful and be accurate with your statements next time….

      • RNKR2005

        Noted. Good day. BTW, nice exchanging views with you all over this site, irregardless of how heated it got.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L2AUVC4MXZ2IIYARH3VOBUPEPA Socorro

    Sadly, Sereno does not feel the need for healing in the SC.The absence of the others will not matter to her, that is because she does not care  about them. This might be a reflection of her weak  emotional intelligence as her psychological test showed. 

    • RNKR2005

      How were you able to say that Sereno does not feel the need for healing the SC?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6BSGJ43NPD3QGGNAU6MEELWERE Oswald

      How did you know how Sereno feels? Dinaig mo pa si Madam Auring.  More bright ideas please….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

      Well, unfortunately for PNut, he still can’t control SC, even if he has a puppet CJ, majority is still against her whimps and caprices.

  • RNKR2005

    So many comments about CJ Sereno’s psychiatric/psychogical status simply on the basis of rumors and hearsay.  Ilang tao ba dito ang nakadaan na sa psychiatric evaluation para sa trabaho or at least have finished higher studies on psychology or psychiatry?  All I remember of my psychiatric evaluation done years ago were just pictures and some reactions to sentences in a written test.  If anyone wants to comment about CJ Sereno’s psychiatric evaluation rumors, please be familiar with the test first.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6BSGJ43NPD3QGGNAU6MEELWERE Oswald

      Very well said!

  • juanamboy

    Haaaay, naku!  Some Justices of the Supreme Court seem childish.  Act your age and positions. Eh, si Sereno ang na-appoint ng appointing authority, anong magagawa nyo.  Eh kung di nyo tangap di mag-resign kayo.  Paano naman kayo maa-appoint eh tarantado kayo sa mga decision nyo at di man lang kayo umiimik kahit may mga kabulastugan na ginagawa ang mga kasamahan nyo. Sige, isabotahe pa ninyo ang management, programs, projects at activities ni Sereno at ng masabi nyo na di sya magaling na Chief Justice. Eh, sino ba naman ang magiging magaling na Chief Justice kung sasabotahihin sya.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

      Di kaya!

  • $29483279

    An important question that has to be answered is:

    What was done when Ex-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo slapped to our SC justices with a perceived illegal  midnight appointment of the now impeached Chief  Justice Renato Corona?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

      you already have answered your own question, the alleged midnight appointee was impeached….duh.

      • RNKR2005

        Corona was convicted because of the SALN issue.  Strictly speakng, the midnight appointment issue was never resolved during the impeachment…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        still, resolved or not, that issue was brought up during the impeachment trial…so that answers kaloy’s question…

      • $29483279

         Bert, what I want to impress upon the forum is during the the controversial appointment of  CJ Corona the associates justices literally did nothing but concur with GMA’s questionable appointment of Corona.

        Sereno’s appointment is completely  to rules and processes. Why this fuss by almost the same justices? Change of balls?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

      ikaw ba totoy, alam mo ang batas? Naresolve na ng SC yang nirereklamo mo. SC would have declared CJ Corona appointment if it was done in bad faith (Unconstitutional), but SC uphold his appointment, and it is regardless of who is sitting in the Palace. Constitutionalist would have protest if SC decision was wrong. Kung maka comment wagas.   

      • $29483279

        I noticed you talk like Atty. Cuevas.

         Done in bad faith? Obviously yes. Kaya nga na-impeached si Corona ay hindi tinanggap ng bayan ang appointment niya galing kay GMA.. I don’t think you completely understand the problem. I am not really interested about your technicalities.

        Simply lang ang gusto kong itanong. During the controversial appointment of CJ Corona by GMA most of these same Justices did nothing but concur.

        Now, Sereno’s appointment followed all required rules and processes. Why this fuss by almost the same people?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Ikaw, Impo, alam mo nga ang batas.  Pagkatapos nga ng resolution, nagdesisyon ang taumbayan, sibakin!  Ang mga tao sa isang democractic form of government ang tunay na dapat masunod.  Tanungin mo sa Topak Show, kung saan sinabing dalawa ang uri ang katotohanan — isa ay katotohanan ayon sa batas, at ang isa, katotohanang walang kabahid-bahid ng alinlangan, the TRUTH THAT WILL SET US FREE.  Sa ibabaw ng SC ay ang taongbayan, at nagpasya ang taongbayan — sinibak ang dapat masibak para makalaya sa anumang commitment niya sa pagkakappoint sa kaniya ng hatinggabi..

  • spearheads

    Henceforth, Sereno should hold the SC’s flag ceremony inside the church. In this way, she can flaunt her God given appointment tell Kingdom Come without being rebuked.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HRU3VNMQYMZ7XFWCMNKGV4IYNY depechemode

    Iit only shows that majority of the so-called “justices” in our SC are allies of our shameless ex-president GMA. it only proves also that there really is a syndicate and hoodlooms in our SC. the show of support of the majority of the SC justices to CORONA during the impeachement trial reflects their true color with their absence in the occasion. Mag-resign na lang kayo kung ayaw nyo ke Sereno! Bago mabulatlat mga kalokohan nyo dyan sa SC nung panahon ni Arroyo!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7WRKPP4BGYXTVX5Y3K3DFZK464 Shine

      G@go ka pala eh! S@mpalin kaya kita! Eh Psychotic nga yang nilagay ni Pnut eh, pareho nya

      • Marx Louis Wang

         E, kung ikaw kaya ang S@pokin ko sa batok at pags@s@mp@lin ko sa magkabilang pisngi?  i-charge mo akong plagiarism kinopya ko ang @ mo.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Sana nga, pero kahit anong gawin mo sa batok, nguso, bumbunan at batok niyan, walang makakalog sa loob dahil walang laman…idamay mo na tuloy ‘tong sumusunod na si heykulubot

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    Please think about this for a second,not every one becomes a Chief Justice but one who can lead…

  • clavenilo

    Everyone participated in the selection process , nag pa interview nag pa exam ng emotional stability but now na hindi na select mag tampo ?  Ano ito grade school election  ? Mga justices si Robredo namatay hindi nga na confirm nag work for almost 20 years sa govt bahay nya talo pa ng MWSS driver pero di sya nag pakita ng tampo he let his work do the talking . Kayo if mas magaling kayo kay Sereno pakita nyo !!!

  • clavenilo

    Kaya pala bulok pati juidiciary eh may mga blocs nga dyan… no wonder only the small and the poor get punished

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HRU3VNMQYMZ7XFWCMNKGV4IYNY depechemode

    @administrator….why you keep on flagging comments that are meritable as “INAPPROPRIATE”??!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/simon.anyarf Anyarf Simon

    Sereno lied on her track record

    By: Rigoberto Tiglao
    Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:42 am | Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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    “Fresh start,” “Excellent choice,” “Sereno’s big task”—the headlines were on the appointment of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. C’mon now. Wasn’t the story that the appointment was so unexpected and shocking that no one, not even any of President Aquino’s most ardent apologists, had expected he would make such an in-your-face decision? Wasn’t it so controversial that nine of the 13 Supreme Court associate justices boycotted the swearing in of their unwanted Chief?

    Isn’t it so obvious that Sereno’s real “qualification” was that she was the only nominee Mr. Aquino could be 100-percent sure would do his bidding? She has proven this beyond doubt in the last two years, especially when she outdid Hacienda Luisita’s lawyers in arguing for P10-billion compensation for the President’s clan.

    “She is the first, and hopefully the last associate justice and Chief Justice not to have even seen the insides of a courtroom,” a top lawyer wryly commented. “The chances of somebody with her qualifications fairly becoming Chief Justice—without Aquino’s need to appoint a puppet—is the same as your chances of winning the lotto,” another barrister remarked.

    A moral, principled person would have resisted the temptation to glorify one’s ego, and decline a post she knows in her heart she isn’t qualified for, in order to avoid the risk of damaging one of the three pillars of the Republic. Yet Sereno—an obscure law professor before Mr. Aquino made her his first associate justice in 2010—rushed to campaign for the post as soon as she was nominated, and quickly set up a Facebook account named “Why Justice Sereno should be appointed as Chief Justice.”

    Read her biodata posted there, and it’s the ho-hum life of a lackluster academic, disinterested in some noble cause (in contrast, say, to feminist fighter candidate Katrina Legarda), doing research and writing unremarkable papers here and there as hundreds of law-school instructors do.

    Not even a full professor, she’s mediocre, compared to academic candidates like Raul Pangalangan, who not only has a Ph.D. in law from Harvard but two postdoctoral degrees. She wasn’t outstanding enough to be a law-school dean like five other nominees to the post. In the last 10 years, she published only six short articles on legal issues, mostly on commercial law—an embarrassing output for an academic.

    Mr. Aquino claimed that he chose Sereno because “she can best reform the judiciary.” But nowhere in her entire career did she show any passionate interest in judicial reform. The only claim for this is the item she listed in her CV: “Principal Consultant, Law and Economics/Project on Judicial Reform (UNDP-Supreme Court).” However, that falsely portrays that she had the principal role in the high court’s historic ongoing reform program, begun in 1998 and managed by the chief justices since Hilario Davide. The program has had hundreds of consultants for almost all aspects of the judicial system in the country, with “law and economics” just one of these.

    Sereno’s interest has been in international commercial law, and her major participation in the disposition of justice has been in short, dollar-paying international engagements, providing research on aspects of the Philippine legal system for international bodies.

    Her last private posting is an indication of a floundering career: “executive director” of the AIM Policy Center—a misnomer for a moribund unit whose main activity in the past many years has been to organize the press launch of studies of other institutes and scholars.

    One would have to fabricate things to spruce up an unremarkable legal career to be deserving of a post in the high tribunal—and she did.

    As one of her purported major accomplishments to justify her appointment as associate justice in 2010, Sereno claimed, as the Palace statement put it, that “she was co-counsel with Justice Florentino Feliciano” in the Fraport case before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. That claim has been in her biodata posted in the high court’s website, and reported in all news articles on her background.

    That’s a lie. Sereno is not among the nine counsels representing the government in the Centre’s records. There weren’t “co-counsels” in that case. The truth is that she was merely the personal legal researcher and documentation lawyer of the 77-year-old Feliciano, and not of the government.

    In fact, when she publicly claimed credit for the Republic’s winning the case, the government’s New York-based lead private counsel, White & Case’s senior partner Carolyn Lamm, was so mad that she went to the country to demand that the Solicitor General correct Sereno’s claim. (The government won in the Centre’s first decision in 2007, which was however annulled in 2010, with the case resuming in July 2012.)

    Probably realizing that her false claim will be put to closer scrutiny with her nomination as Chief Justice, Sereno deleted it in the curriculum vitae she submitted to the Judicial and Bar Council and posted in her Facebook account.

    If she really doesn’t have the qualifications and experience to be in the Supreme Court, then who has been writing—and will write—her judgments in the tribunal? Can she categorically say that she did not consult with Mr. Aquino’s lawyers for her kilometric conclusions, especially in the cases involving the Truth Commission, Hacienda Luisita, and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s right to travel abroad—which echoed, even amplified, the Palace’s thinking? Has she ever gone against Mr. Aquino’s line?

    Mr. Aquino has undertaken a coup against the Republic: He has seized the Supreme Court and installed his factotum.

    E-mail: tiglao.inquirer@gmail.com

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Had you ever questioned the JBC as to why they included Sereno in the shortlist of recomendees?  I thought on the list were the top ones qualified for the positiion.  You questioned the ‘in-your-face-decision’.  Did you rather prefer a ‘behind-you’ action, or the ‘midnight appointment’?  You also mentioned the controversy that 9 out of 13 justices boycotted the swearing in of  their unwanted Chief.  Are you saying their action was meritorious for Supreme government officials holding Supreme honorable positions in the Supreme Court of our country?  If their number actually matter, why was the selection process given to JBC?   When you said that he hasn’t ‘seen the insides of a court’, did you mean you preferred one who doesn’t want to show why his pockets bulged after receiving only a peso for his salary?  You did not want Mr. Aquino to have 100percent trust, does this mean you wanted him to appoint somebody whom he had ZERO PERCENT TRUST?  Re Hacienda Luisita, I think there is already a collegial action by the SC. If you had some misgivings about her particular role, what is preventing you from securing a political place for yourself to be able to impeach her from office? Your remaining paragraphs, I suggest you review them, then you yourself might find it better to ask those postdoctors and masters directly why they didn’t apply with JBC for the position? And, another suggestion, have you ever thought that these snubbing justices who are now snubbing the Flag Ceremony are still worthy of their honorable positions, by displaying malignancy against the symbol of our nation and our people…haven’t they and you realized that what they are doing is showing their disrespect to the flag?  Ngayon, sino ang bobo at sino ang karapat-dapat sa paghanga ng mga mamamayang Pilipino? Nagtatanong lang po.

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     Sereno lied on her track record

    By: Rigoberto Tiglao
    Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:42 am | Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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    “Fresh
    start,” “Excellent choice,” “Sereno’s big task”—the headlines were on
    the appointment of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. C’mon now. Wasn’t
    the story that the appointment was so unexpected and shocking that no
    one, not even any of President Aquino’s most ardent apologists, had
    expected he would make such an in-your-face decision? Wasn’t it so
    controversial that nine of the 13 Supreme Court associate justices
    boycotted the swearing in of their unwanted Chief?

    Isn’t it so obvious that Sereno’s real “qualification” was that she
    was the only nominee Mr. Aquino could be 100-percent sure would do his
    bidding? She has proven this beyond doubt in the last two years,
    especially when she outdid Hacienda Luisita’s lawyers in arguing for
    P10-billion compensation for the President’s clan.

    “She is the first, and hopefully the last associate justice and Chief
    Justice not to have even seen the insides of a courtroom,” a top lawyer
    wryly commented. “The chances of somebody with her qualifications
    fairly becoming Chief Justice—without Aquino’s need to appoint a
    puppet—is the same as your chances of winning the lotto,” another
    barrister remarked.

    A moral, principled person would have resisted the temptation to
    glorify one’s ego, and decline a post she knows in her heart she isn’t
    qualified for, in order to avoid the risk of damaging one of the three
    pillars of the Republic. Yet Sereno—an obscure law professor before Mr.
    Aquino made her his first associate justice in 2010—rushed to campaign
    for the post as soon as she was nominated, and quickly set up a Facebook
    account named “Why Justice Sereno should be appointed as Chief
    Justice.”

    Read her biodata posted there, and it’s the ho-hum life of a
    lackluster academic, disinterested in some noble cause (in contrast,
    say, to feminist fighter candidate Katrina Legarda), doing research and
    writing unremarkable papers here and there as hundreds of law-school
    instructors do.

    Not even a full professor, she’s mediocre, compared to academic
    candidates like Raul Pangalangan, who not only has a Ph.D. in law from
    Harvard but two postdoctoral degrees. She wasn’t outstanding enough to
    be a law-school dean like five other nominees to the post. In the last
    10 years, she published only six short articles on legal issues, mostly
    on commercial law—an embarrassing output for an academic.

    Mr. Aquino claimed that he chose Sereno because “she can best reform
    the judiciary.” But nowhere in her entire career did she show any
    passionate interest in judicial reform. The only claim for this is the
    item she listed in her CV: “Principal Consultant, Law and
    Economics/Project on Judicial Reform (UNDP-Supreme Court).” However,
    that falsely portrays that she had the principal role in the high
    court’s historic ongoing reform program, begun in 1998 and managed by
    the chief justices since Hilario Davide. The program has had hundreds of
    consultants for almost all aspects of the judicial system in the
    country, with “law and economics” just one of these.

    Sereno’s interest has been in international commercial law, and her
    major participation in the disposition of justice has been in short,
    dollar-paying international engagements, providing research on aspects
    of the Philippine legal system for international bodies.

    Her last private posting is an indication of a floundering career:
    “executive director” of the AIM Policy Center—a misnomer for a moribund
    unit whose main activity in the past many years has been to organize the
    press launch of studies of other institutes and scholars.

    One would have to fabricate things to spruce up an unremarkable legal
    career to be deserving of a post in the high tribunal—and she did.

    As one of her purported major accomplishments to justify her
    appointment as associate justice in 2010, Sereno claimed, as the Palace
    statement put it, that “she was co-counsel with Justice Florentino
    Feliciano” in the Fraport case before the International Centre for the
    Settlement of Investment Disputes. That claim has been in her biodata
    posted in the high court’s website, and reported in all news articles on
    her background.

    That’s a lie. Sereno is not among the nine counsels representing the
    government in the Centre’s records. There weren’t “co-counsels” in that
    case. The truth is that she was merely the personal legal researcher and
    documentation lawyer of the 77-year-old Feliciano, and not of the
    government.

    In fact, when she publicly claimed credit for the Republic’s winning
    the case, the government’s New York-based lead private counsel, White
    & Case’s senior partner Carolyn Lamm, was so mad that she went to
    the country to demand that the Solicitor General correct Sereno’s claim.
    (The government won in the Centre’s first decision in 2007, which was
    however annulled in 2010, with the case resuming in July 2012.)

    Probably realizing that her false claim will be put to closer
    scrutiny with her nomination as Chief Justice, Sereno deleted it in the
    curriculum vitae she submitted to the Judicial and Bar Council and
    posted in her Facebook account.

    If she really doesn’t have the qualifications and experience to be in
    the Supreme Court, then who has been writing—and will write—her
    judgments in the tribunal? Can she categorically say that she did not
    consult with Mr. Aquino’s lawyers for her kilometric conclusions,
    especially in the cases involving the Truth Commission, Hacienda
    Luisita, and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s right to travel
    abroad—which echoed, even amplified, the Palace’s thinking? Has she ever
    gone against Mr. Aquino’s line?

    Mr. Aquino has undertaken a coup against the Republic: He has seized the Supreme Court and installed his factotum.

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