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Renato Corona

Philippine justice denies charges, blames Aquino

By Wed, May 23, 2012 10:07AM UTC Comments Off Renato Corona

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The chief justice of the Philippine Supreme Court denied Tuesday that he stole from the country’s coffers and said he would open his bank accounts for inspection if the 188 lawmakers behind his impeachment do the same. In testimony in his impeachment trial, Chief Justice Renato Corona accused President Benigno Aquino...

Corona on trial: Arriving with a swagger, leaving in a wheelchair

By Wed, May 23, 2012 9:22AM UTC Comments Off Renato Corona

By the time he took his leave, Philippines Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona was already a picture of a defeated man, far from the powerful figure many thought he was or he thought he was. And on the 40th day of his impeachment trial, a day grieving Filipinos lift their period of bereavement, Corona...

The Corona impeachment: Vulcaseal defense

By Sun, Mar 25, 2012 9:10AM UTC Comments Off

Two weeks into the turn of embattled Filipino Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona to present evidence and witnesses to disprove allegations against him in his own impeachment trial, more questions are arising, instead of refuting what the prosecution has so far presented. His defense panel has been plugging holes instead of addressing squarely his...

Corona and Carpio: The ties that unbind

By Mon, Mar 12, 2012 6:30PM UTC Comments Off Renato Corona

Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona is defending himself against the charges filed against him before the Senate impeachment court as much as against what he perceived as an attempt of a colleague to grab his position. The only worrisome thing about his defense posture is that he is making rounds with the press instead...

Senator Miriam Santiago: Lost in translation

By Fri, Feb 17, 2012 8:14AM UTC Comments Off

The feisty senator for Iloilo is a joy to hear for her educated wit and superior command of the King’s language which many of us in the press would often run to our next Thesaurus to get the exact meaning and context of her predictably unpredictable but deep vocabulary. Pardon her thick Visayan accent aside....