SUPLADA pala si Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Sereno refused to talk to reporters right after she was sworn into office by Pnoy in Malacanang.
If she can casually refuse harmless, casual media interviews (it’s her first day as chief justice so obviously nothing sensitive to talk about) this early, how can we EXPECT TRANSPARENCY from her, and for that matter the Supreme Court, on controversial issues?
It would have been perfectly understandable if Sereno had to attend to an emergency and rush out of Malacanang.
But media reports say after the oath-taking, Sereno proceeded to the wake of Interior and Local Government Sec. Jesse Robredo in another area of Malacanang to pay he respects.
Sa madaling salita, BINALE-WALA lang talaga ang mga taga-media.
Kaya’t kung taga-media na ay nagawa pang isnabin ni Sereno na parang walang nangyari, ano kaya ang gagawin niya kung mga MAHIHIRAP, mga MARURUMI O AMOY ARAW na mahihirap, ang magtatangkang kumausap sa kaniya upang humingi ng tulong.
Isipin pa lang ay KINIKILABUTAN na ako.
If this is the way Sereno plans to treat media, then the Supreme Court’s media relations staff had better orient her on media relations, and I mean IMMEDIATELY.
They had better tell the Chief Justice that media deserves as much respect as her anytime, any place.
And that more importantly, media can MAKE OR BREAK HER but not the other way around. They had better remind her that she’ll only be Chief Justice for 18 years (hopeguly at that) but media will be around FOREVER.
Kung hindi makikisama si Sereno sa media, huwag siyang aangal o sinuman sa Korte Suprema kapag natitira sila sa kanilang mga gawain o desisyon. Huwag siyang magrereklamo na abusado ang mga taga-media, lalo pa kung WALA SYANG EBIDENSIYA.
Meanwhile, don’t be TOO OPTIMISTIC about total transparency in the Supreme Court ifi Sereno doesn’t change her ways with media. 30
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