Law Innovations (Philippines)

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Philippine Supreme Court Now on Twitter, Facebook

Posted by Oli Reyes on July 6, 2010

In a strikingly novel move, the Supreme Court of the Philippines now has its own official Twitter and Facebook accounts. Atty. Midas Marquez of the Court’s Public Information Office made the announcement today in a press conference and even hinted that Chief Justice Renato Corona may “tweet once in a while”.

It is not immediately clear if any of the other national Supreme Courts around the world also maintain an official Twitter account. The State Supreme Courts of Florida and Indiana do have Twitter accounts (opened just within the last few months), while a seemingly official looking account of the United States Supreme Court was later revealed as bogus. The Philippine Supreme Court could have very well been the first High Court in the world to have dived into the social media pool. Any palpable effects that may ensue will certainly be watched by other judicial organs which may be considering a similar move.

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