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

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...

Philippines: Mindanao leaders on the Corona impeachment trial

By Sat, Mar 10, 2012 8:47AM UTC Comments Off Renato Corona. Pic: AP.

(This article was first published by Rappler.com) GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Misamis Oriental Gov Oscar Moreno knows what it takes to prosecute a high public official. In December 2000, he was one of the members of the House of Representatives who impeached and prosecuted then President Joseph Estrada. If he had his way, Moreno...

Corona trial: Not all is lost on Associate Justice Sereno

By Thu, Mar 01, 2012 8:05AM UTC 16 Comments Corona trial: Not all is lost on Associate Justice Sereno

Some members of the prosecution panel in the Corona impeachment trial have expressed dismay over the manifestation made by Chief Prosecutor Neil Tupas Wednesday who seemingly gave up on presenting Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno as their witness in Article 7 of the articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Renato Corona. Sereno’s dissenting opinion on...

Philippines: Prosecution rests its case in Corona impeachment trial

By Wed, Feb 29, 2012 8:05AM UTC 4 Comments Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. Pic: AP.

Its ability to present evidence and witnesses curtailed by a Supreme Court decision to prohibit any members and employees of the High Tribunal from testifying and appearing before the Senate Impeachment Tribunal, the prosecution panel from the Philippine House of Representatives decided to rest its impeachment case against Chief Justice Renato Corona Tuesday afternoon after...

Week 6: The Corona impeachment trial

By Mon, Feb 27, 2012 7:55AM UTC 12 Comments Beleaguered Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. Pic: AP.

The 6th week of the impeachment trial of Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona was by far the most damaging and also the most promising for the House of Representative prosecution panel. Impeachment court presiding judge Senator Juan Ponce Enrile prevented the prosecution from presenting the vice president of Philippine Airlines to testify on...

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