Ex-CJ Puno gives thoughts on Corona successor

by Atom Araullo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 08 2012 04:09 PM | Updated as of Jun 09 2012 02:52 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno was the guest of honor at the 25th anniversary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today.

During an ambush interview, Puno gave his two cents on the situation at the Supreme Court with the recent ouster of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

"Dapat ang bagong Chief Justice, whether he is an insider or an outsider, he or she will be able to heal the wounds of judiciary. He must be a harmonizer and inspire both the judges and employees," he said.

He added: "The key to success is the interdependence of the three branches (of government). All three should cooperate and coordinate with each other."

The former Chief Justice said he relies on the good sense of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) members, especially since all eyes are on them right now.