Chief Justice Gesmundo cites importance of judicial system in country”s progress

Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo cited the importance of the judicial system in the country’s progress, with a need to bring it closer to the people moving forward.

During the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity Awards, Gesmundo said there needs to be a balance between the rights and the freedoms of the people and the government interests to drive the economy further.

“When we talk about liberty and prosperity, we talk of food on the table, of children being able to go to school, of enterprise being allowed to flourish and uplift others in need; of Filipinos from all walks of life being able to live in security and with dignity,” he said in a report by Raffy Tima on GMA’s “24 Oras Weekend” on Sunday.

The awards were established by retired Supreme Court chief justice Artemio Panganiban, who said the workings of the Supreme Court should be brought closer to the people.

Among the projects in the pipeline is an interactive museum powered by artificial intelligence.

“We would like the Supreme Court to be known by our people to be able to reach to them… They can talk with their bots, their images,” Panganiban said.

Among the attendees of the awards show is GMA Network Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Felipe Gozon, who welcomed the planned project.

“I think this is a very good project, and I hope it becomes a reality,” he said.

“Karamihan sa mga kababayan natin hindi naiintindihan ang workings ng legalities ng mga courts, especially ng Supreme Court, so that will help a lot,” he added.

(Most of our countrymen do not understand the workings of the legalities of the courts, especially of the Supreme Court, so that will help a lot.) — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/BM, GMA Integrated News

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