After masterminding the successful procsecution of the former Chief Justice Renato Corona, President Noy is lucky to appoint not one but two of his personal choices to the Supreme Court! The new chief Justice is Ma. Lourdes Sereno, who does NOT crave the limelight, she is averse to media scrutiny.
Now Noy has the enviable choice of appointing today, November 21, relatively young at 49 years, chief government negotiator Marvic Leonen as Supreme Court (SC) associate justice, in place of the position vacated by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.
Leonen will forever be tainted as Aquino's YES man in the Supreme Court, though that remains to be seen. Now Aquino may quietly stop the SC in putting a final decision about the distribution of the vast sprawling Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac.
And yet we are aware that Pres. Noy Aquino promised to have a single term, that only means in 3 years he will step down. But history has always been farcical towards pronouncements on retirement on political ambitions. Perhaps Noy will get infected with hunger for power when his term is nearly up. But we are willing to wait and will continue to monitor this sad development, the SC DOES NOT look independent to the public! Now we have two appointees who may think of Utang na Loob when they decide cases involving the actions of President Noy and the interests of the Aquino-Cojuangco family.
We offer our congratulations to the Honorable Marvic Leonen, but we also send him a message that us political bloggers will be alert to follow his decisions on cases under consideration of the Supreme Court.