Guevarra says he is happy as DOJ secretary

Published February 15, 2021, 5:51 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said on Monday, Feb. 15, there are more qualified persons than him who could become Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
(TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

He reacted to the support and manifestations from various sectors for him to seek the top post in the judiciary.

“But with all sincerity, I believe that there are many judges and justices who are more qualified and deserving than I am to be considered for the illustrious position of Chief Justice,” he said.

“Many of them have spent their entire professional career in the judiciary, and it is only fair that they be given the privilege of being considered preferentially,” he added.

 Support for Guevarra has been showed by his law classmates, fellow lawyers, and colleagues.

But he said: “I am happy serving the people as the secretary of justice, and I aspire for nothing more.”

 On Monday, Feb. 15, the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) extended to Feb. 26 the deadline for the applications or nominations to the Chief Justice post.

 
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