NO ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE ALLOWED IN CHARTER — ENRILE
A day after the ouster of Renato Corona as head of the Supreme Court as a result of a Senate impeachment court vote to convict him, the next logical question is who takes his place but what was mostly offered yesterday are those who should not assume the post of Chief Justice.
A close Palace ally in the Senate yesterday hinted the inclination of President Aquino to pick an “outsider” of the Supreme Court as replacement of Corona.
Unless the Chief Executive has already had a change of mind recently, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero said he would be proven wrong.
In his various television appearances and radio interviews, Escudero was consistent in underscoring this fact that from what he personally knows on the matter is that the President’s inclination is to choose from those outside of the SC..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune