December 22, 2005

A Class Act

STATEMENT OF JUSTICE PUNO

The President has exercised her exclusive constitutional power of appointment. Let us all respect her judgment. The Almighty has a plan for all of us and I agree that the All-Seeing Eye does not play dice with our destinies. Indeed, even pain has a purpose.

I dispel all rumors that I will opt for early retirement. Those who desire to reduce me to posthumous significance will not experience any ecstasy.

I will continue to work as a humble member of the court and as always I pledge to be an independent minded jurist regardless of consequences, to fight for the civil liberties of the people against abuses coming from any and all sources, to do battle with vested interests especially those who believe they have a divine right to selfishness and to protect the institutional independence of the High Court against threats of tampering from within and without its portals.

I wish Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban all the best.



Justice Reynato S. Puno

December 22, 2005
Now, that's what you call a class act.

3 comments:

Ella said...

Amen to that! I look forward to the day when he becomes Chief Justice Puno. That day will certainly come!

Anonymous said...

The cynic in me wonders if Justice Puno's statement is sincere. His statement can be interpreted in this manner:
The President has exercised her exclusive constitutional power of appointment(Nag power trip si GMA). Let us all respect her judgment(Wala tayong magagawa)...

I dispel all rumors that I will opt for early retirement. Those who desire to reduce me to posthumous significance will not experience any ecstasy(I'll be Chief Justice eventually and nothing anyone can do will stop me).

I will continue to work as a humble member of the court and as always I pledge to be an independent minded jurist regardless of consequences, to fight for the civil liberties of the people against abuses coming from any and all sources, to do battle with vested interests especially those who believe they have a divine right to selfishness and to protect the institutional independence of the High Court against threats of tampering from within and without its portals(Yung mga kumontra sa kin, you cannot sway me. Lagot kayo pag naging CJ na ako).

I wish Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban all the best(Don't screw up the office and leave me with your mess when you retire).

riche||e said...

off topic : MERRY CHIRSTMAS sir te !!