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Recto slams Kiko’s call for press coverage of JBC By Angie M. Rosales 06/08/2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Recto slams Kiko’s call for press coverage of JBC

By Angie M. Rosales 06/08/2012

Sen. Ralph Recto yesterday slammed the call of his colleague and party ally, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, for the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to amend its rules and make public its deliberations, saying that the process of selecting the next Chief Justice was not like the popular American Idol talent search.

Recto issued the statement in reaction to proposals to open up to the public the JBC proceedings through full television and radio coverage and the imposition of a new requirement to all nominees to sign bank waivers.

“Let us not, please, turn the search for the next CJ as if the applicants are candidates vying for the title of the next American Idol or the new Miss Universe,” he said.

The senator said the search was not akin to discovering the next “Jessica Sanchez” who needed to dazzle the discriminating crowd with his or her “good diction, fancy wardrobe and cerebral exhibition.”.... MORE

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