Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas on November 29 teasingly called Supreme Court (SC) Court Administrator Midas Marquez as “Justice Marquez.”
The Ilocos Norte politiko, according to a Rappler report, was questioning Marquez during the House committee on justice hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Fariñas asked Marquez if he thought Sereno’s allegedly reestablishing the Regional Court Administration Office (RCAO) in Region 7 was “warranted.”
Marquez refused to answer the question but Fariñas said the court administrator’s position is “commensurate to that of a Court of Appeals Presiding Justice.”
“That’s why ‘Justice Marquez’ is afraid to answer because he might be recommended to the JBC then the Chief Justice can object. So he won’t be a justice anymore,” Fariñas said.#