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 Kristine Angeli Sabillo
After asking the Supreme Court to reconsider the inclusion of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza on the shortlist of candidates for an associate justice post, Malacañang on Monday said it was not an attempt to increase its allies in the high court.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Malacañang on Monday asked the Supreme Court to order the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to include Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza in the shortlist of candidates to fill up the post vacated by Supreme Court Associate Justice Roberto Abad.
By Nikko Dizon
Even as it found his move “unusual,” Malacañang said it would still file a comment to Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza’s petition asking the Supreme Court to bar President Benigno Aquino III from appointing a new associate justice to the high tribunal until the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) includes his name on the short list of candidates.
Below are excerpts from the Solicitor General’s motion for reconsideration in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) case, whose filing was announced by President Aquino in a televised address to the nation on July 14.