True Source of Judicial Power

“The true strength of our Supreme Court (and of the entire judiciary) lies not in brute military power or political patronage, but in its moral courage — born of competence, independence and integrity — to perform its constitutional mandate at all times and against all odds.”

– Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban (Ret.) on “True Source of Judicial Power”, in Judicial Judicial Renaissance, 2005

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