Bersamin asks sheriffs: Help build up judiciary’s image
Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Monday (April 15) has asked court sheriffs to help improving the image of the judiciary.
“Know that the manner of your performance of your tasks and your discharge of your responsibilities will significantly influence how the general public will perceive the entire judicial machinery,” Bersamin said during the 20th convention of the Sheriffs Confederation of the Philippines.
The Chief Justice explained the sheriffs are at the “grassroots of the judicial machinery.
Because of this, Bersamin advised court sheriffs to steer clear of any act or omission that may tend to undermine their integrity and reputation of the judiciary.
Otherwise, he warned that their actions may erode the faith and trust of the people in the courts and in the administration of justice.
“Not accepting this obligation renders us unworthy of remaining in the service,” he stated
When in doubt, Bersamin told them that their primary obligation is “to serve the people first and foremost”
“ Serve the people in the best way you can and do not halt or waver in this dedication to your work. The people expect nothing less. The people deserve nothing less,” he said.