By Tarra Quismundo
The president of the 60,000-strong Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) had this to say on Thursday when asked about his take on President Aquino’s appointment of former Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza as the new associate justice to complete the roll of magistrates in the Supreme Court.
By TJ Burgonio
No rave reviews here. Only President Aquino’s allies said former Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza, who had sued the government to get the post, would serve the Philippines well despite dropping an island from the country’s claim in its territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea.
By Nikko Dizon and Tarra Quismundo
Saying Aquino believed in the integrity of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza, Malacañang announced the appointment of the top government lawyer to the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno administered the oath of the newly appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Francis Jardeleza, whose nomination she has opposed.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
There was no pressure involved in the appointment of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Supreme Court associate justice, Malacañang said Wednesday.