MANILA, Philippines - Does Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno think she's infallible?
Senator Joker Arroyo, a critic of the Aquino administration, had this reaction to Sereno's recent statement that God appointed her to her new position.
For Arroyo, Sereno's statement sends a subliminal message that she is infallible.
"She believes that she was anointed by the good Lord as the chief magistrate. I hope that in the next step she would not think that she has no infallibility in her judicial opinions," Arroyo told reporters. "We hope that she doesn't think that way because that is not good. That does not allow for dissent."
"I just hope that she doesn't think infallibility having elevated herself to angelic status. The anointee of God, you know."