Thursday, August 26, 2010

Filipina named California Chief Justice

If in case you haven't heard yet, another Filipina (and the very first Filipino at that) made me proud again a day after another Filipina took the 4th place title of Ms. Universe. This proud daughter of The Philippines stepped on to become the Chief Justice position of the state of California, Court of Appeals Associate Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Cantil-Sakauye was handpicked by Governor Schwarzenegger for her ability "to independently and fairly interpret and administer the law." Her conservative roots started when she took law in UC Davis and served as deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County. Before becoming an Associate Justice of the Third District Court of Appeals, she was the superior court judge and municipal court judge, serving in each position for seven years.

You can watch the confirmation happen, even honoring her Filipino roots, in a second-generation recording of this event with Philippine News.

From me and from everyone, Hon. Cantil-Sakauye, mabuhay and congratulations as you become one of the many people who make this nation proud.

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