At 9:00 am, the Vice President went to the Free the Courts! A Forum on the Philippine Justice System in UP-NCPAG, UP Diliman. The justice forum was organized by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) in partnership with the International Center for Innovation, Transformation, and Excellence in Governance (InciteGov). The forum gathered individuals and groups from the legal profession, various church groups, the academe, student organizations, and civil society organizations to expound on judicial capture and the erosion of the justice system.
In her speech, the Vice President talked about how the judicial courts should remain as the last bastion of justice for each Filipino and therefore, must be protected at any cost. “As your duly elected Vice President, I took an oath to defend the Constitution. You can count on me to do everything in my power to right this wrong, should it ever come to pass.”