CJ Tere to PRRD, Congress: Respect the Supreme Court

NEWS BY GMA: Respect and leave the Supreme Court (SC) to decide for itself, new Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro told the executive and legislative branches of government on Monday.

In a speech before SC justices, officials and employees after her first flag rites as chief magistrate, De Castro said the SC must be left to decide its own fate "without interference."

"The other members of the co-equal and independent branches of the government should understand that based on our constitutional order, the decisions reached by the justices of the Supreme Court, whether unanimously or by majority vote, must be respected," she said.
SOURCE: Respect Supreme Court, De Castro tells other gov't branches; Published September 3, 2018 11:23am; By NICOLE-ANNE C. LAGRIMAS, GMA News; www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/666372/respect-supreme-court-de-castro-tells-other-gov-t-branches/story/

CJ TERESITA: Teresita Leonardo-de Castro (born Teresita Jose Leonardo on October 8, 1948) is the 24th and current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte on August 25, 2018. She assumed the vacated position since her predecessor, Maria Lourdes Sereno, was removed via a quo warranto petition (by declaring Sereno as a de facto chief justice and making her 2012 appointment as null and void ab initio); making her the de jure first female chief justice. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresita_de_Castro

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