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Iba ang insider! Puno endorses Midas Marquez as SC justice

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Retired chief justice and head of the Consultative Committee Reynato Puno has endorsed Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez to President Duterte for appointment to the Supreme Court.

In his letter to Mr. Duterte, Puno said Marquez, who was shortlisted as one of the candidates to succeed retiring Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, “is qualified to the highest degree for a seat in the Supreme Court.”

Marquez has been serving the SC for more than 25 years now as he joined the Court as a summer apprentice while in Ateneo Law School in 1991.

“He never left the Court since then, even after he passed the Bar and became a lawyer in 1994,” Puno said.

“In my assumption as Chief Justice in 2006, I appointed him as my Chief of Staff and Spokesperson of the Court. In 2010, in recognition of his exceptional service to the Court, he was unanimously appointed by the Court en banc as Court Administrator, the youngest the Court ever had.”

“All these years, I have known Midas to be with a strong moral fiber. His integrity is beyond reproach. His intellectual ability is superior. His loyalty is unwavering,” Puno continued.

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