Senator Pimentel pays tribute to Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

Published October 24, 2019, 10:56 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Mario Casayuran

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III Thursday paid tribute to Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, ‘’the man behind a long, productive and trailblazing career in the Supreme Court.’’

Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III (Rio Leonelle Deluvio / MANILA BULLETIN)
Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (Rio Leonelle Deluvio / MANILA BULLETIN)

‘’A true patriot who served in the Supreme Court for 18 years. A great defender of judicial independence, and a staunch supporter of judicial reforms, Pimentel, a former Senate President, said.

Carpio is scheduled to retire on October 26, his mandatory retirement date upon reaching the age of 70.

Pimentel, a bar topnotcher, described Justice Carpio as the embodiment of credibility.

‘’And because he is credible, he has become the beacon which guides us when we want to know what the truth is and where right is,’’ he said.

‘’Justice Carpio’s decisions and opinions are always well-researched, well-argued, solidly based on facts and evidence, and objective. Hence, they are always just,’’ he stressed.

‘’And through this just man, justice is achieved,’’ he added.

 
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