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CJ Renato Corona’s Mission

July 1, 2010

Psalm 113: 5,6 teaches us:

Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high:  Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

This teaching apparently guided Chief Justice Renato Corona yesterday as he did what many thought he wouldn’t.

His attendance at the Aquino Inaugural speaks volumes about not just about his Christian character but more so about his professionalism, professionalism that should infect the rest of our Judiciary.

This certainly means not just the readiness to set aside difference, perceived or not, for the larger public good.

CJ Corona remains keenly aware that Filipinos feel that he’s a midnight appointee.
But his comportment thus far gives us reason to hope that the Supreme Court is in good hands.

It is too early to sign hossanas for sure.

Justice Corona will be heading the high tribunal well beyond this new administration.

He’ll have the signal opportunity of really instituting reforms in our courts.

Foremost among them is to rid the courts of corruption.

The accounts of decisions being for sale and of robed case brokers and fixers having their way at the highest levels are undiminished.

So beyond the honorable Chief Justice exhibiting Christian humility toward his detractors Filipinos look to Mr. Corona to make sure our courts dispense justice that’s not for sale.

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