“A judge must have a listening heart.”
The Judicial branch is one of the most important branches of the government, as judges are perceived to be the guardians of liberty. They do not answer to the electorate and have the authority to interpret laws. But how well do we really understand the powers of the judicial branch? What are courts? Why are they necessary? And how do they do their work?
To answer these, Fr. Tito Caluag and his trio of distinguished thinkers—Manolo Quezon, Leloy Claudio, and Carlo Santiago—talk to Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Adolf Azcuna. During the conversation, we will try to understand why judges are chosen and not elected, how important are the decisions they make, and how their verdicts affect future cases.