By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
Party-list Rep. Ron Salo (Kabayan) said newly-appointed Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta’s “perseverance, professionalism and deep sense of public service” are the key factors for securing the top post in the judiciary.
Salo said the appointment Peralta as the country’s 26th Chief Justice “proves that academic honor is not the sole determinant in achieving greater success in any profession.”
“We have witnessed these traits of the Chief Justice since he was first inducted in the roll of attorneys and in the various positions he has held as an officer of the bar and of the court, and as a civil servant,” said Salo.
The Laoag City-born Peralta first served as an assistant city prosecutor in his hometown and later in Manila before being as appointed judge of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) and later as Associate Justice of the anti-graft court.
Peralta is one of the Sandiganbayan Justices who voted for the plunder conviction of former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada back in September 2007.
Salo said the decisions Peralta has penned, and the legal advocacies “he has pursued resoundingly prove that he is always ready in upholding truth, fairness and social justice.”
“With him at the helm of the Judiciary, the Filipino people are certainly assured that justice and the rule of law will always prevail,” said Salo.