Sep 24, 2020 @ 17:25
Look: CJ Peralta defends judiciary’s budget during Senate online hearing
Justice Diosdado M. Peralta led the judiciary during the online Senate budget hearing presided over by Sen. Sonny Angara, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance on Thursday, September 24, 2020.
Peralta considers the budget as a very important matter in order to ensure that the judiciary can continue servicing the needs of people and that the wheels of justice continue grinding especially during this time of pandemic.
“I am very pleased to know that the Senate is very supportive of the judiciary as well as the reforms and initiatives that have been and will be undertaken to further improve the administration of justice,” the Chief Justice said.
Peralta and other key officials from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Sandiganbayan, and the Court of Tax Appeals, strictly observing proper social distancing, stayed inside the Supreme Court Session Hall as they communicated with the members of the Senate Committee to discuss the Proposed 2021 Budget of the Judiciary.