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Philippine Government Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, left. Pic: AP.

Filipina reformers collect some powerful scalps

By Mon, Apr 07, 2014 10:05AM UTC Comments Off Philippine Government Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, left. Pic: AP.

The decision by a five-member special panel to prefer charges against three of the Philippines’ most prominent members of the 24-person Senate is almost unprecedented, and it leaves the Philippine political community in disarray. Indictments of as many as seven politicians are expected eventually, analysts in Manila say....

Is President Aquino allowing legal shortcuts against Chief Justice Corona?

By Tue, May 15, 2012 11:53PM UTC 1 Comment Renato Corona. Pic: AP.

The impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona has so far produced a mixed bag in terms of possible outcomes. What is obvious though is how President Aquino, the chief architect of the oust-Corona enterprise, has authorized legal and political shortcuts to help advance the impeachment case. Take, for example, the presentation given by Ombudsman...

Corona Trial: Game over

By Tue, May 15, 2012 7:53AM UTC 12 Comments Philippine Government Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, left. Pic: AP.

It ain’t really over until the fat lady sings. But Monday’s appearance of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, for former colleague of Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona, at resumption of the latter’s impeachment trial may yet be the game-changer in this highly-charged Philippine political drama. By calling Carpio-Morales to the witness stand as an adverse and hostile...

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