MANILA, August 28, 2012— The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has called on the public to respect President Aquino’s appointment of new Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.
In a radio interview, CBCP president and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said that Sereno deserves the chance to prove her worth.
“We should give due respect to the choice of our President in choosing the new Supreme Court Chief Justice,” Palma said over Manila archdiocese-run Radio Veritas.
Aside from giving her respect, he said the SC head also needs support and prayer for her health and wisdom.
“It’s true as per records that the Chief Justice has decisions that gave some hints of her support for the President but as I’ve said it is the moment that we should give her respect, trust and prayer,” he said.
“We will see her performance in the course of time,” added Palma. [RL/CBCPNews]