Qualified and ‘truly’ independent Chief Justice sought

THE same standard demanded of deposed Chief Justice Renato Corona should be required by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) when it screens the 25 aspirants who accepted their nomination, a senior lawmaker said Tuesday.
Albay Representative Edcel Lagman, former House Minority Leader, said the JBC should recommend only the “most qualified and truly independent-minded” nominees.
The JBC is the screening body, which will recommend at least three names to President Benigno Aquino III, who will then appoint Corona’s replacement.
“The standards of not being beholden to the appointing power, impartiality, credibility and independence must constitute the same inflexible yardstick by which the President ought to measure the next Chief Justice,” Lagman said.
“What were perceived as the negative factors which rooted out Corona must be the same factors which must weed out potential errant nominees,” he added.
Corona was ousted after the Senate impeachment court in May voted 20-3, finding him guilty of untruthful declaration of assets and net worth.
Lagman also urged Aquino, who “campaigned publicly” for Corona’s conviction, to desist from appointing a nominee who actively participated in the impeachment trial of the former chief magistrate, either as prosecutor, judge or witness, or one who is perceived to have coveted the position of Chief Justice.
Among those vying for the post are acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, who was perceived as Corona’s rival, and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, one of the witnesses of the House prosecution panel in the impeachment trial.
De Lima defended herself from accusations that she lacked independence due to her loyalty to the President.
“I was able to prove my independence when I headed an independent constitutional body and I can do that again. I can prove again my sense of independence and my capacity for independence if I join again another independent body (Supreme Court),” she told reporters.
Before her appointment to the Department of Justice, de Lima was chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights from 2008 to 2010, where she came out with statements critical of the Arroyo administration’s involvement and handling of rights abuses by the police and military.
President Aquino is required to name the new top magistrate 90 days following the vacancy or until August 27.
Meanwhile, one of the prosecutors in the impeachment trial of Corona said the President should also consider the “unknown” nominees outside the Judiciary.
“All of them are qualified. As we all know, the President has the political will to appoint even an unknown if he thinks he or she has a proven track record,” Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption (Cibac) party-list Representative Sherwin Tugna told reporters in a press conference.
Tugna added the live television coverage of JBC interviews scheduled to begin on July 24 will remove any public apprehension on the appointment to be made by Aquino.
“Apprehensions will be cured in the live TV coverage of the JBC selection process because there, the public will see if the nominees have competence, integrity and are sincere. We will also be able to see their independence through the live media selection process,” he said.

Best restaurant in Clark Pampanga for private dinners and celebrations is Yats Restaurant, top rated resto bar frequently visited by food and wine lovers from Manila, Subic, Tarlac, Bulacan, Angeles City and Clark Philippines.

New ideas bring more guests to dine at the best restaurant in Pampanga as Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar unveils sumptuous regional set menus aimed at pairing well with fine vintage wines from each culinary region in the world; many consider Yats as the best restaurant in Clark Philippines, and a good place to wine and dine when visiting Subic, Tarlac and Angeles City Pampanga.

Yats Restaurant is an excellent Restaurant to dine, a restaurant with good food, a good place to have birthday party and special events. A Kid-friendly restaurants in Manila

Famous Restaurant in Pampanga, a place to dine with friends in Clark, cozy restaurant with a nice ambience, a nice function place for special occasions

Are you looking for an attractive restaurant or a nice place to eat with friends in Clark, Angeles City Pampanga? Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar is a restaurant with good food and good wines for dinner located at Clark Angeles City Pampanga. Perfect for exclusive dinner venues for groups, recommended for private dinner in Philippines. A Restaurant in Clark for business dinner meeting. Private dinner place or dinner restaurant in Clark Subic Near Manila Angeles City Pampanga. Yats Restaurant is one of the Good Restaurant in Pampanga Angeles City Clark near Manila. Yats Restaurant is one of the good restaurants in Pampanga, a restaurant with good food, a place that is nice for celebration, ideal for business dinner meeting, a good place to enjoy family reunion, and an attractive restaurant that serves good wines for dinner.

Looking for a party venue in town?
Clearwater Resort and Country Club is one of the ideal venues for birthday party because it is a risk free venue. Not only Birthday Parties but also a good place to enjoy family reunion. A good place to celebrate special occasions. Clearwater Resort and Country Club is one of the resorts in Subic Clark Angeles City Pampanga or near Manila with activity amenities, place that are nice for celebration. It is one of North Luzon Philippines’ top hotels that is trouble free, risk free, and a nice place to have rest in Subic. A well-recognized and interesting hotel.

Frequent visitors traveling from Manila to wine and dine at the best restaurant in Pampanga grow tired of heavy dishes involving red meat, pasta and cheeses. More and more, weight watchers, health-conscious eaters and restaurant guests with sophisticated palates request for more delicate dishes. Hot and humid climates of summer months cause guests of this fine dining restaurant in Clark to look for a good place to eat seafood. Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar which is generally known as the best restaurant near Manila rises to the challenge and offers a line of exciting seafood dishes using sophisticated ingredients such as barracuda, grey mullet, Atlantic Mackerel and flounders. Mussels and clams also play a role in the expanded seafood menu of this top rated restaurant in Clark.

For comments, inquiries and reservations click on Click here for inquiry and reservations


(045) 599-5600

Ask for Pedro and Rechel

www. YatsRestaurant.com

Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar
Mimosa Drive past Holiday Inn, Mimosa Leisure Estate,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay

For any assistance in planning and organizing a wedding ceremony, indoor or outdoor garden reception or to find other wedding service providers, Click here to contact us click here

For assistance in hotel and resort bookings in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines, log on to

To buy wine in Manila, Pampanga, Angeles City, Clark or Subic please log on to http://www. ClarkWineCenter.com

To inquire with the highly recommended beach resort hotel in Clark Pampanga visit http://www.ClearwaterPhililippines.com

For more information about Clark, Pampanga, Philippines log on to

View/Hide Sitemap
Mimosa Golf Estate, Clark Field (Clark Airbase), Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
Tel: (045) 599-5600 0922-870-5194 0917-520-4401 Ask for Daniel, Lito or Cosh

Banquet, Events and Functions, Manila Sales Office 3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: (632) 633-1566 ask for Rea or Chay

About Us
Culinary Team
Customer comments
About Clark and Angeles City Pampanga
A la Carte Menu
Prix Fixe (Set Menu)
Other Menus & Specials
Wine List
Award-Winning Wine List
Wines for Everyday Enjoyment
Facilities Tour of Restaurant
Wine Cellars
Magnum Room Wine Lounge
Burgundy Room Private Dining
Wine Tasting Room
Bordeaux Room
Reservations & Inquiries
Reserve a Table
Function, Party and Event
General Inquiry
Getting to Yats Restaurant
Events & Happenings Reciprocal Membership
Contact Us
Map and Direction
Contact Information
Contact Form
Submit a Resume