ALL SC JUSTICES NOMINATED FOR TOP JUDICIAL POST
Militant farmworker advocates say four personalities in the race to become the next chief justice should be disqualified for their bias in favor of the family of President Aquino in connection with the Hacienda Luisita controversy.
The Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) said acting SC Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, Associate Justice Lourdes Sereno, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief Kim Henares, if selected as the next chief justice, may lead the collegiate body into reversing the 14-0 decision on Hacienda Luisita to appease the Chief Executive’s family.
There is still a pending motion for reconsideration by the Hacienda Luisita management for a reversal of the Supreme Court ruling.
It was Justice Sereno who wanted the Cojuangco-Aquinos compensated at a price of P10 billion, by having the price of the hacienda computed from 2006, instead of 1989, which 2006 computation would have given the Aquino-Cojuangcos a hefty P10 billion..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune