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New year’s resolution: Bersamin vows judiciary to become more accessible in 2019

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Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin has assured this new year the judiciary will be more accessible to the public.

Bersamin made this commitment as he admitted the SC in 2018 “encountered truly daunting and consequential challenges.”

“The year that was did test the Supreme Court’s resilience,” he said in his New Year’s message.

“Let us take the time to take stock of these challenges, and discern our experiences and learn from them guided by a renewed hope, fresh start and new vision,” he added.

Bersamin pointed out the new year signifies “a new beginning that we must fuse with a genuine effort for reformation and improvement – for ourselves, our families, our work and our country.”

“We in the Judiciary are obliged to build on the positive undertakings of the past to bring about even more meaningful changes and make our courts more accessible, accountable, efficient, effective and responsive to the needs of the public,” he stated.

“We are committed to embark on new initiatives in accordance with our sacred task to promote justice and uphold the rule of law,” he added.