Jinggoy: Jardeleza a better choice than Pulido-Tan


Posted at Aug 21 2014 05:15 PM | Updated as of Aug 22 2014 08:39 AM

MANILA - Senator Jinggoy Estrada said he has no problem with Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza being appointed a justice of the Supreme Court for as long as it’s not Commission on Audit (COA) chief Grace Pulido Tan.

In a statement, Estrada said: “It was a good choice, especially over Commission on Audit Chairperson Grace Pulido Tan who allowed herself and the commission to be used for partisan politics and exhibited questionable integrity as head of an independent constitutional body.”

The COA’s report on the pork barrel scam was one piece of evidence used in the plunder complaint filed against Estrada.

“I trust that with his competence and expertise, Associate Justice Jardeleza will uphold the independence of the Supreme Court and defend the sanctity of the Constitution,” Estrada said.

“Moreover, I believe that he will work with the esteemed leadership of the Judiciary to bring meaningful reforms to our lethargic court systems to deliver without delay justice for every Filipino,” he added.