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LOOK: Bersamin’s rise as CJ draws mixed reactions from netizens 

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 01:48 PM November 28, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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Meanwhile, some surmised on how Bersamin would decide on the graft cases of former First Lady Imelda Marcos if it reaches the SC.

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Then there were netizens who welcomed Bersamin’s appointment.

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