Performing artist Beverly Salviejo pummeled the opposition senatorial competitors as they questioned the arrangement of Lucas Bersamin as Chief Justice by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Questions and allegations
In an article revealed by Manila Bulletin, it was accounted for that a portion of the OK (Oposisyon Koalisyon senatorial hopefuls in particular Former Solgen Florin Hilbay, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, and previous assemblywoman Samira Gutoc scrutinized the president on his arrangement of Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin as a trade for the recently resigned Teresita De Castro.
As indicated by Salviejo, the president has every one of the rights and privilege to designate whoever he needs as long as he supposes they are fit the bill for the position.
Right back at Sereno
The actress questioned right back if these opposition candidates ever questioned former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for appointing Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice even though she was the most junior among the magistrates.
She proceeded in saying that Sereno didn’t have any experience in litigation and she did not pass all the requirements.
In fact, she was not in the shortlisted candidates that was submitted to Noynoy. But Noynoy returned the list to JBS and did not appoint a chief justice until the JBC returned an updated list of shortlisted candidates which includes former CJ Sereno’s name.
He does not owe you one
She concluded it by saying that now these OK are asking for an explanation when in fact the president does not owe anybody an explanation as to why he appoints who he appoints in the position that he wants.
For sure, before appointing Bersamin, the president has gone through a lengthy process in thinking about it, whether Bersamin is qualified and is capable of being in the position. Again, the president does not owe the OK or anyone for that matter an explanation, Salviejo exclaimed.
People seem to agree with Salviejo’s post and are expressing them in the comments.
Read her full post below:
“The President has all the right and prerogative to appoint whoever he thinks is most qualified as per his requisites. What he said about appointing the most senior among the nominees was an explanation as to why he chose De Castro despite the fact that she was to retire in more than a month.
Now, it is a different ballgame.
How about other qualifications like competence as per his standards, trust which is really a big thing? Did you ever question Sereno’s appointment then when she was the most junior among the magistrates? She never had an experience in litigation. She did not pass all the requirements.
She was not in the first shortlist that was submitted to PNoy, but the list was given back to JBC and he did not appoint a CJ until the JBC included Sereno’s name in the shortlist. Now you ask an explanation from the president.
HE DOES NOT OWE YOU ONE!”