CJ fills up SC posts with senior, career execs
Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro has led the appointments of senior and career officials to Supreme Court posts.
Appointed via voting during the last en banc hearunf, de Castro led the appointments for the positions Clerk of Court – First Division, the Chief of the Administrative Services, and the Deputy Court Administrator for Mindanao.
With a unanimous 13 votes from the en banc, Atty. Librada Buena was named new Clerk of Court of the SC 1st Division.
Buena will succeed Atty. Edgar Aricheta who was promoted as Clerk of Court of the SC en banc.
Also, Atty. Ma. Carina M. Cunanan is now the head of the Office of Administrative Services.
Cunanan, who was member of the Bids and Awards Committee, testified during the House Justice Committee Impeachment hearing in the procurement of the Toyota Land Cruiser against Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Cunanan was then the Chairperson, Procurement Planning Committee of the SC.
Also appointed as the new Deputy Court Administrator for Mindanao is Leo Madrazo.
Madrazo was the Regional Trial Court Judge of Davao City before his appointment as DCA for Mindanao.
De Castro vowee to fill up vacant SC posts during his 41 days in the high court giving priority to career and senior officials.
“I want the De Castro court to be remembered as the court that restored collegiality in the Supreme Court, the court which was able to institute several reforms in the judicial processes and I think we can do that, in such a way that the processes in the judiciary becomes more expeditious, less costly and more accessible to the general public,” she said.