Sen. Ralph Recto on opening Chief Justice selection to public: "You don’t want it to be a Mutya ng Pilipinas or The Next CJ Idol&q

Cathy C. Yamsuan and Marlon Ramos of the Philippine Daily Inquirer report that while "there's nothing wrong with opening the selection of the next Chief Justice to the public," Senator Ralph Recto says it should not be turned into a popularity contest, like American Idol or Mutya ng Pilipinas."

Cathy C. Yamsuan and Marlon Ramos of the Philippine Daily Inquirer report that while "there's nothing wrong with opening the selection of the next Chief Justice to the public," Senator Ralph Recto says it should not be turned into a popularity contest, like American Idol or Mutya ng Pilipinas."

The report further quoted Recto, who said, "We're not choosing another Jessica Sanchez but the best and the brightest to lead the judiciary." The report also noted that Recto "expressed fears that some sectors would aggressively root for a certain candidate and undermine the critical process to be conducted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) of screening ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona's successor."

The report pointed out that the JBC "has allowed full media coverage of the screening previously open to reporters using only pens and notebooks."

 

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