Justice Secretary Leila de Lima shows her true color. She is now making public her long concealed ambition. After doing her best to serve the interest of President Noynoy Aquino and least on the interest of the people, Leila de Lima now expect to become the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I hope she reconsider and would put her strong lust for the position into shelves.
First, how could she become a Chief Justice when she herself did not respect the Supreme Court?
Second, did she bother to ask why the Commission on Appointments could not confirm her position as Justice Secretary? It boils down to competence and integrity and De Lima lacked that qualities.
Third, who told her that she had the qualities needed for a Chief Justice? Only Aquino, maybe.
The Chief Justice should have competence, integrity, high sense of independence to become Chief Justice, De Lima told. She felt that she has all the three.
I concur with the wisdom Manila Standard Today, “On these three measures alone, we are sorry to say, De Lima has proved grossly unqualified.”
On competence, Manila Standard Today, reminds us how former Commissioner Leila de Lima of Commission on Human Rights (CHR) handled the Maguindanao Massacre. Now that she become the Secretary of Justice, she did too little to Maguindanao Massacre but did much to prosecute the enemy of her boss, President Noynoy.
Working for the desire of the President and not to serve the nation is what make Justice Secretary Leila de Lima unqualified to the position of Chief Justice. Clearly, she has no integrity and sense of independence.
I hope the lady will reconsider her dreams of becoming the next Chief Justice. As Manila Standard puts it, “shameless self-promotion, naked ambition and a lust for position.”
I am afraid that if ever Leila de Lima become the Chief Justice, she would do nothing except to protect the interest of President Noynoy Aquino and his family.
I’m afraid when Chief Justice has no minds of his/her own and just rely on the words of his/her benefactor.