Cayetano welcomes De Lima's appointment to DOJ

June 23, 2010 10:21 pm 

MANILA, June 23 — Senator Pia Cayetano welcomed on Wednesday reports that Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chair Leila De Lima will be appointed Secretary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) by President-elect Benigno Aquino III.

”De Lima is a perfect fit for the job of DOJ chief,” De Lima said.

“The impending appointment Chair Leila De Lima as Justice Secretary is a welcome development. As CHR Chair, De Lima displayed great independence and feistiness in carrying out her duty to defend and uphold human rights,” she added.

Cayetano, one of the three woman senators of the country, said the government needs more women in public service like De Lima.

”Our government badly needs more women public servants like her who are not only independent, but also pro-active and dedicated,” said Cayetano.

The sister of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is hoping that De Lima’s appointment would bring reforms in the DOJ.

”I am hopeful that De Lima’s impending transfer to the DOJ would infuse reforms and dynamism in the department and in the overall, speed up the fair dispensation of justice in our country,” Cayetano said.

“She also proved that no case is too small or too big for the CHR to exercise its oversight function and perform its Constitutional mandate,” she added. (PNA)

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