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Vizconde joins clamor vs Carpio’s CJ bid Written by Benjamin B. Pulta Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00

Friday, July 20, 2012

Vizconde joins clamor vs Carpio’s CJ bid

For allegedly trying to influence the outcome of the celebrated Vizconde massacre case, anti-crime advocate Lauro Vizconde formally opposed acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio’s bid to become the next chief justice.

Vizconde reiterated his earlier claim that Carpio lobbied other magistrates to acquit Hubert Webb and six others previously convicted for the mas-sacre of Vizconde’s family.

In his three-page opposition  filed before the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), Vizconde questioned the integrity and independence of Carpio should he be chosen as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

He also claimed that the acting SC chief justice “exhibited his tendencies to submit to corruption and to entertain biases to serve his own personal interest and the interest of those close to him.”

“I am respectfully submitting my vehement objection to the nomination and appointment of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, as he is wanting in, and has not proven his possession of the qualities of integrity, probity and independence,” Vizconde said in a three-page opposition filed with the Judicial and Bar Council. Vizconde recounted how Justice Carpio allegedly acted as the point man in marshaling efforts to secure the acquittal of Webb as early as the time when the case was still under review before the Court of Appeals..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/headlines/item/1791-vizconde-joins-clamor-vs-carpio%E2%80%99s-cj-bid

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