LOOK: Bersamin’s rise as CJ draws mixed reactions from netizens
The appointment of Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) drew mixed reactions from netizens.
While some congratulated Bersamin and welcomed his appointment, others had speculations as to the motivation behind his appointment.
Some netizens pointed out whether the seniority rule was followed in choosing Bersamin as Chief Justice.
Even former SC spokesperson, Theodore Te, made a hint on the appointment of Bersamin.
Some netizens noted how Bersamin decided on controversial issues such as the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the martial law in Mindanao and the Marcos burial among others.
No wonder Lucas Bersamin https://t.co/yoA2xpxgHi
— Noemi L. Dado (@momblogger) November 28, 2018
Justice Lucas Bersamin voted in favor of the following:
-PAL vs FASAP union plea against PAL labor practices
-Martial Law in Mindanao and ML extension
-Arrest order of Sen. de Lima
— Ryan (@rryyyaaaannnn) November 28, 2018
Duterte has chosen SC Justice Lucas Bersamin as new Chief Justice.
As associate justice, Bersamin voted in favor of Sereno's ouster, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the Heroes' Cemetery, and the Mindanao martial law declaration and extension, among others. ☕️ 💦 pic.twitter.com/mpFn3hmmCo
— Korte Supremo 👨🏻⚖️ (@KorteSupremo_) November 28, 2018
Meanwhile, some surmised on how Bersamin would decide on the graft cases of former First Lady Imelda Marcos if it reaches the SC.
Lucas Bersamin is the new CJ and Imelda Marcos will go straight to the Supreme Court for her case. Well well pic.twitter.com/nD1fA9A0sw
— JP Tanyag (@dumidyeypee) November 28, 2018
Then there were netizens who welcomed Bersamin’s appointment.
Congrats New Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin 😮 Proud UE Alumnus!
— John Nicolas (@IamJohnNicolas) November 28, 2018
I don’t get where all the hate is coming from. Congratulations, Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin. May you lead and serve the Court faithfully.
— Anthony Cabasag (@anthonycbsg) November 28, 2018
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