Marquez confirms delay in release of retired justices’ benefits
Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez on Tuesday testified during the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno before the House committee on justice.
He testified on impeachment complainany Atty. Larry Gadon’s claim that Sereno delayed the retirement benefits of court retirees.
Marquez disclosed that the creation of a Special Committee on Retirement and Civil Service Benefits, consisting of two technical working groups (TWG) delayed the release of benefits to court retirees.
The creation of the TWGs were approved by Sereno, Marquez said.
“The applications received by the Office of the Clerk En Banc from October 2015 were held in “abeyance,” Marquez said. #