Spokesperson Theodore Te Resigned From the Supreme Court and People Have Opinions

The resignation was announced three days after Chief Justice De Castro took her oath.

PHOTO BY Ted Te's Facebook Page; Screenshot from @luceat_lux88 / Twitter; Screenshot from @lanajacel / Twitter

(SPOT.ph) Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te announced his courtesy resignation today, September 3. Supreme Court Chief Justice Teresita de Castro took her oath of office on Friday, August 31, and Te's position was co-terminus was that of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who was ousted on May 11. In his resignation letter to Chief Justice De Castro dated August 29, Te expressed his intention to return to academic life in a full-time capacity—prior to his stint at the Supreme Court, he served as a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law for 16 years. Te was an avid supporter of Sereno and controversially tweeted the statement "I Dissent" after her ousting.

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Te's resignation was met with mixed reactions. Some lauded him for refusing to serve under Chief Justice De Castro, while others mocked his resignation as a cowardly way to save face. Check out the 10 reactions to today's Supreme Court development.

Respect!

Shade.

We're anticipating all the tweets he's likely to post now that he can be a bit more outspoken.

The unfortunate paradox.

No room for dissent, apparently.

Er, that's how this usually works.

Future lawyers need him, obviously.

Good luck to the new spokesperson, whoever that might be.

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