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SC’s job more than just ‘balancing the interests’

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In the July 10 headline article about the Supreme Court hearing on the oral arguments about the Reproductive Health Law, we read: “Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno said the high court was not there to answer ‘metaphysical’ and ‘theological’ questions but to balance the interests of the unborn child with other constitutional values and objectives.”

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The CJ’s sisterhood

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Discarding her prepared speech and requesting that the speaker’s stand be removed, Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes “Meilou” Sereno sat herself down for an impromptu “sharing” with her TOWNS sisters.   It was the first time for TOWNS Foundation, composed of all awardees of “The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service,” to honor a member for [...]

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Sereno’s four reform pillars

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“The goal is that after I retire in 2030—and Chief Justice Panganiban is there with me during my retirement ceremony—I will be leaving a judiciary that is professional and, may I dream big, that is the best sector in the bureaucracy; [a judiciary] that has systems that are world-class, according to best accreditation standards; [a judiciary] that people believe in; and [a judiciary] that those who are in the activity of creating the prosperity of our nation can rely on to protect a stable system of property rights and opportunities allocations.”

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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