Indeed, there is no reason why decisions and final orders of the BOImust be directly appealed to this Court. As already noted in themain decision in this case, the purpose of ? 9 of B.P. Blg. 129 is toprovide uniform appeals to the Court of Appeals from the decisionsand final orders of all quasi-judicial agencies, with the exceptiononly of those issued under the Labor Code and those rendered bythe Central Board of Assessment Appeals. It is, therefore,regrettable that in the adoption of the Omnibus Investments Codeof 1987 the advice and concurrence of the Supreme Court, asrequired by the Constitution, had not been obtained in providing forthe appeal of the decisions and final orders of the BOI directly tothe Supreme Court
(First Lepanto Ceramics vs. CA, Gr 110571, Oct. 7, 1994)
3.CONSTITUTIONAL SAFEGUARDS TO INSUREINDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY
SC is a constitutional body; may not be abolished bylaw;
Members are only removable by impeachment;
SC may not be deprived of minimum and appellate jurisdiction; appellate jurisdiction may not be increasedwithout its advise or concurrence;
SC has administrative supervision over all inferiorcourts and personnel;
SC has exclusive power to discipline judges / justicesof inferior courts;
Members of judiciary enjoy security of tenure;
Members of judiciary may not be designated to anyagency performing quasi-judicial or administrativefunctions;
Salaries of judges may not be reduced; judiciaryenjoys fiscal autonomy;
SC alone may initiate Rules of Court;
SC alone may order temporary detail of judges; and
SC can appoint all officials and employees of the Judiciary.
a.Justices/judges may not be designated to anyagency performing non-judicial functionsSection 12. The Members of the Supreme Court and of othercourts established by law shall not be designated to anyagency performing quasi-judicial or administrative functions.