The camp of Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Loudes Sereno insists she did not act alone in the creation of Regional Court Administrative Office (RCAO) in Region 7.
Contrary to what SC Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro testified before Congress, Sereno’s camp said “it is false to say that the Chief Justice acted unilaterally and without the knowledge of the Court En Banc.”
“Precisely, the creation of said office, its budget as well as the designation of its staff, had already been approved and delineated in earlier Resolutions of the Court,” it said in a statement.
“The Chief Justice, after studying the problems besetting far-flung courts, simply implemented these earlier Court En Banc resolutions creating an RCAO in the seventh judicial region,” it pointed out.
Her camp added “there is no En Banc Resolution nullifying, superseding or otherwise ‘scrapping’ the Supreme Court’s resolutions creating the RCAO-7.”