July 28, 2009
Pangilinan, who spearheads Bantay Korte Suprema, urges Malacanang to explain the grounds for refusing to appoint any of the nominees in the shortlist.
“So that the JBC is guided accordingly and so that the public is made aware of the reasons behind the return of the list, the reasons must be stated. This will also clear the air and help prevent the public from speculating as to the reasons for the return of the list. Certain sectors in the legal community are apprehensive about the real reasons behind the return. An explanation as to why the list has been rejected will help clear the air.”