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Dean Bisquera nominated as next SC associate justice

/ 09:13 AM October 07, 2012

Dean Joe-Santos Bisquera. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—“I cannot think of a better way to serve and honor my country that has given so much to me than joining the Daang Matuwid for the people and this country,”  said Dean Joe-Santos B. Bisquera in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990 AM’s “Isyu ng Bayan” on Sunday.

Bisquera was recently nominated for the vacant position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Bisquera expressed his strong commitment to promote and preserve equal justice under the law and the guarantees of liberty, safety and democracy.

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Bisquera added that integrity is important for those aspiring for the said position. Bisquera, who graduated Cum Laude and Valedictorian at the University of the East Law School also graduated Magna Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines for his Master of Business Administration.

He finished his BBA-CPA Summa Cum Laude also at UE, and has received numerous awards for academic excellence and outstanding contributions in various fields.

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Bisquera is also author of “Bar Reviewer in Taxation”, published by Central Books (http://central.com.ph/centralbooks/).

When asked about his personal reasons in joining the race, Bisquera expressed the belief that President Benigno Aquino III’s Daang Matuwid is a challenge for all those who believe that this country is a great

nation.

“This is the only country I have. I am a person of principle and I firmly believe in the rule of law. People come to courtrooms and the first thing that they think about is whether their judge will be fair and impartial.  It’s about time that we show them the impartiality not from party platforms and politically-grounded promises. We have to ensure that the most qualified people serve on the court, people with

integrity and the skills and credentials necessary to do the hardwork that comes with serving the Filipino people.” Bisquera said.

He said this race is very important because of the President Aquino’s strong stand to promote nonpartisanship, impartiality and good governance.

As servant of the Filipino people, Bisquera maintained that the Filipinos should be looked upon as the real boss.

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“Tama po ang Presidente nuong sinabi niya ang mga Pilipino ang tunay niyang Boss.  Court people should always remember that they serve the people and must be accountable to them.  We have to listen to the

facts and the law should govern us regardless of one status in life. Mahirap man po o Mayaman. Pantay pantay sa mata ng batas at sa katarungan.”

Earier the Judicial and Bar Council released the list of applicants and recommendees for Supreme Court Associate Justice.

According to the JBC, all applicants are still subject to the screening process of the JBC and their qualifications will still be evaluated.

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