Archive for June 3rd, 2012
Posted by admin on June 3, 2012 at 04:50 am
The lead public prosecutor in the impeachment trial of ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona said the government should continue to probe the former Supreme Court (SC) official despite his removal from office.
“The Ombudsman should continue the investigation using the evidence submitted by the prosecution to the Senate,” prosecutor and Representative Niel Tupas Jr. (Iloilo) said in a text message. (Read more)
Posted by admin on June 3, 2012 at 04:47 am
Former Chief Justice Renato Corona said Sunday he has no regrets making a stand for the cause of judicial independence and called for wider transparency in government service.
Corona, who was removed from his post Tuesday last week after the Senate impeachment court found him guilty of betraying the public trust and committing culpable violation for failing to truthfully declare his assets and net worth, said the quest for transparency does not end with his ouster. (Read more)
Posted by admin on June 3, 2012 at 04:46 am
SENATOR Miriam Defensor Santiago told President Benigno Aquino III to expect a backlash if he decides to appoint a political ally as replacement to deposed Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Santiago, who voted against Corona’s conviction last May 29, said Aquino will only prove his critics right that the end goal of removing the ex-magistrate was to sworn in a Palace-friendly candidate. (Read more)
Posted by admin on June 3, 2012 at 02:25 am
TEN days before the Impeachment Court’s promulgation of verdict on CJ Corona, Malacañang was not certain if the Prosecution could muster 16 votes from the senator-judges needed for conviction.
The most number that the Palace can get from the 23 jurors was 11, with nine (9) uncertain as to their judgment. (Read more)
Posted by admin on June 3, 2012 at 02:23 am
GUILTY means the Senate is beholden to Malacañang. Not guilty means the Senate is independent. This was how the politically-wired mind of former senator Ernie Maceda framed the Senate impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona last January.
I was at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport terminal together with some members of the Cebu media during a Sinulog-related event when suddenly Maceda emerged from the throng of tourists at the international arrival area. Ambushed by reporters present, the former senator pointed out that the administration of President Noynoy Aquino had no numbers to convict. It was easier for the Corona camp to get eight senators for acquittal. (Read more)