Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go urged the public to give newly-appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita de Castro the chance to prove herself and bring back the lost glory of the High Court.
In an interview during his visit to North Cotabato province for the start of their Kalivungan Festival, Sec. Go said that despite the fact that de Castro has only about two months before her retirement, she can still do a lot for the Supreme Court and for the country.
He said President Rodrigo Duterte saw something in the new chief justice that decided him to appoint her.
Go is hopeful newly appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro will bring back prestige to the highest court in the land.
“She is very competent, with her track record sa judiciary, sa gobyerno, napakalawak… may integrity, and I hope she brings back the prestige of the Supreme Court,” Go said in an interview.
(She is very competent. She has a very good track record in the judiciary, in government… and she has integrity, and I hope she brings back the prestige of the Supreme Court.)
De Castro replaces Maria Lourdes Sereno, whose appointment became void when the Supreme Court en banc voted in favor of the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida.
She will serve as Chief Justice for less than two months since she is retiring on October 8.
“Hayaan na lang po natin bigyan ng panahon ang ating Chief Justice na si Teresita de Castro na mamuno sa Supreme Court. Sa kanya binigay ng ating Pangulo ang tiwala… Bigyan natin ng pagkakataon, at kayang-kaya niya mamuno ng judiciary at ibalik ang prestige ng Supreme Court,” Go said.
(Let us give her the chance to lead the Supreme Court. The President gave her his trust. She is more than able to lead the judiciary and bring back the prestige of the Supreme Court.)