Guilty!

Statement of President Aquino included in this article. Update:Carpio is Acting Justice In a vote of 20-3, the impeachment court declared Chief Justice Renato Corona “Guilty” of having committed “culpable violation of the Constitution and/or betrayed the public trust when he failed to disclose to the public his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth […]

May 29, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Supreme Court  224 Comments

Images of an Impeachment

Mario Ignacio of VERA Files compiled some images he captured during the almost five months of impeachment trial by Chief Justice Renato Corona which is expected to end today.

May 29, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment  96 Comments

Fariñas’ ‘Palusot, most compelling in closing arguments

Fariñas: Several ‘palusots’ in CJ defense ABS-CBN News Online House prosecutor Rodolfo Fariñas on Monday described as “palusot” (excuse) Chief Justice Renato Corona’s explanations on why he did not declare some of his assets, including multimillion peso and multimillion dollar accounts, in his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). Fariñas said Corona made […]

May 28, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Supreme Court  213 Comments

Ombudsman denies being ‘used’ by Palace

by Jon Carlos Rodriguez, ABS-CBNnews.com Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday denied the allegations made by Chief Justice Renato Corona that she was “used” by Malacañang to present documents from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) regarding the chief justice’s dollar accounts. “I was never ever used by Malacañang,” Carpio-Morales told reporters in a press conference. “Hindi […]

May 26, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Supreme Court  68 Comments

Coronas’ cash: US$2.4M plus P80M

Chief justice says he won’t resign By Ira Pedrasa, ABS-CBNnews.com Chief Justice Renato Corona on Friday admitted having US$2.4 million, including interest earnings since the early 1970s, plus P80 million in co-mingled funds. “I never, at any time, had 10, 11 or 12 million [US] dollars,” Corona said, denying a claim by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio […]

May 25, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Malaya, Supreme Court  66 Comments

Corona faces conviction

The walkout by Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona sealed his fate: he will be convicted. During his three-hour narration, wherein he didn’t mince words against those he perceived were maligning him including President Aquino, whom he scornfully referred to as “hacienderong Pangulo”, he kept on complaining about his detractors undermining the rule law and bastardizing […]

May 24, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Justice, Malaya, Senate, Supreme Court  112 Comments

Corona disassembles

Update: Impeachment court won’t wait for Corona, who is now at the ICU of Medical City. Enrile gives defense up to Friday to present their evidence. Oral arguments will be on Monday. After that, voting. Just when it seemed that Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona had scored with his almost three -hour long testimony, […]

May 22, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Malaya, Supreme Court  498 Comments

Ombudsman probers: Corona wealth up to P677M

Corona to finally take witness stand on May 22 By TJ Burgonio Philippine Daily Inquirer Chief Justice Renato Corona may have accumulated a total of P677 million in unexplained wealth, including “more or less” $10 million, from 2001 to 2012, investigators of the Office of the Ombudsman said in a report. Corona is scheduled to […]

May 17, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment  210 Comments

Mindboggling Corona $ assets: 82 accounts in 5 banks; $12 M ‘fresh deposits’

Corona ‘fresh deposits’ more than $12M—Ombudsman By Maila Ager INQURER.net Chief Justice Renato Corona has “fresh deposits” amounting to more than $12 million, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Monday told the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court. “I think my computation which was arrived at with the assistance of a CPA (certified public accountant) lawyer is […]

May 14, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Supreme Court  503 Comments

The high cost of a Corona conviction

Malacañang says the decision not to re-appoint Gus Lagman as Comelec commissioner has nothing to do with the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona presided by Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile. They should tell that to the Marines. Following is the open letter of Lagman: To my friends, Without a new appointment, I cease to […]

April 19, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment  301 Comments