The report said the Judicial and Bar Council voted against extending the nomination period. This prevented Miriam, who was nominated by a group called Young Lawyerâ€™s Association of the Philippines, from being among Gloria “Hello Garci” Arroyo’s choices for Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr.’s replacement.
A brief backgrounder about Miriam. (View her complete bio-data here):
In the early 1990s, many young Filipinos–including this writer–were fooled into believing that Miriam, an intelligent and feisty judge and University of the Philippines alumni known for her unique accent, was the leader that this country had been been dreaming of.
She has been saying Fidel Ramos cheated her in the 1995 elections. She challenged Joseph Estrada in the 1998 elections, but eventually became his loyal supporter.
Miriam once said she would jump off a plane if Joseph Estrada was arrested, and when the police finally fetched her former patron, she just laughed and said “I lied! Bwahahahaha!”
When her son killed himself, Miriam promised to leave politics for good, but come election time, she again targeted a seat in the Senate. (No wonder she and Garci’s phone pal are now best of friends. Birds of the same feather f–ck together, di ba? )
This chief justice-wannabe also hates “lower life forms” such as politicians.
Recently, she claimed she had overheard a relative of Senate President Drilon saying he and former President Aquino are plotting to assassinate Garci’s phone pal–and Miriam was really serious about it!.
I’m a so relieved that she won’t make it to the High Court. I hope she will never do.