Chief Justice Peralta Assures Confidentiality of Complaints Against Judges, Judiciary Members

December 9, 2019

Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta emphasizes the importance of responding to inquiries and concerns from various Judiciary stakeholders and the general public and treating with confidentiality all complaints against judges and members of the Judiciary as the Supreme Court launches the Judiciary Public Assistance Section (JPAS) or the Judiciary Help Desk on December 9, 2019 at the Centennial Building, Supreme Court, Padre Faura Manila. 

He says: “All queries must be answered within 15 days of the receipt of the inquiries, except of course those that will be referred to me—complaints against judges or members of the Judiciary. I will have to study them thoroughly, but I will maintain strict confidentiality of all these reports that I will be receiving even from anonymous callers, or even an anonymous complaint, or even just a simple message transmitted to me. I will treat them with strict confidentiality.” (Caption by Darylle Evie Mae C. Catabay; Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)