‘Lady Justice’ for CA Justice Peralta

March 4, 2020

Court of Appeals Justice Fernanda Lampas-Peralta receives the Lady Justice statuette from Senior Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe, concurrent Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA) President, after she delivered the Inspirational Message of Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta during the second day of the 25th Annual Convention-Seminar of the PWJA held on March 2-4, 2020 at the Manila Hotel. Also in photo is Justice Rosmari D. Carandang, who is PWJA Executive Vice-President. Justice Lampas-Peralta read the message on behalf of her husband as the Chief Justice is currently on official business abroad. In his message, the Chief Justice extolled the PWJA for its “significant and timely accomplishment” which is the speedy disposition of case. The Chief also reiterated that he wants the Judiciary, under the Peralta watch, to be known for three things: the clearing or declogging of court dockets; second, the adoption of judicial reforms which aim to streamline judicial processes; and third, the continuance of a disciplined and responsive Philippine Judiciary. He took the opportunity to share his Ten-Point Program, even citing the recent approval by the SC of the proposed amendments to the Revised Rules on Evidence and to the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure. (Caption by Jay B. Rempillo, Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)