Rappler's latest stories on judicial independence
As the unelected branch of government, the judiciary’s sole standard of action is the rule of law rather than the public pulse. This is an essential democratic counterweight to the popularly elected officers of government.
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(UPDATED) The creation of the Judicial and Bar Council, according to the late Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion, was necessary 'in attaining and preserving the independency of the judiciary'
It s a bright red line you must not cross Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says of the separation of government branches
The 2015 Rule of Law Index places civil and criminal justice in the Philippines as the worst aspects of the rule of law in the country
The biggest problem that we have in the judiciary one third of our courts are vacant We have no judges 27 of our trial courts have no judges So how can you expect us to have speedy cases?
Any attempt to tinker with the JBC rules at this time would be tantamount to a political maneuver which undermines the JBC and defeats the very purpose for which this independent body was created