Corona prosecutors hailed for ‘unprecedented achievement’

THE House of Representatives held on Wednesday a victory party for the “unprecedented achievement” of its 11-man prosecution team during the impeachment trial of ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Before it adjourned sine die, the House adopted House Resolution (HR) 2463 commending the congressmen-prosecutors; HR 2462 for the 57 private prosecutors; and HR 2461 for the impeachment secretariat staff. (Read more)

Nomination for new Chief Justice opens

THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) formally opened Wednesday the nomination for the position of chief justice in the Supreme Court.

In its website, the JBC announced that its secretariat will receive applications or nominations until June 18, after which it will begin scheduling the public interview of aspirants to the top judicial post. (Read more)

Editorial: Next Cebuano CJ and more

THE recent conviction of Renato Corona by the Senate acting as impeachment court has exposed, for us, one interesting point: the dearth of Cebuano names recognizable enough at the national level to be mentioned as chief justice material.

Considering that Cebu has already produced in recent history two Supreme Court chief justices in Marcelo Fernan and Hilario Davide Jr., this can also be considered a gloomy point. (Read more)