Thursday, January 19, 2012
CORONA TRIAL GETTING CONFUSING!
Four days after the impeachment trial, and a month after they hurriedly transmitted the articles of impeachment to the Senate, the prosecution still hasn’t shown any damning proof against Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Instead, what the prosecution has only shown so far is the CONFUSING PRESENTATION of the articles of impeachment.
On Day 4, the prosecution presented documents and witnesses attesting to the purported ill-gotten properties of
in relation to Article 2. Corona
But lead defense counsel Serafin Cuevas pointed out that Article 2 clearly states that it only applies to the supposed non-submission of
’s statement of Assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). Corona
Not to alleged ill-gotten wealth of the Chief Justice, prompting Senator-Judge Francis Escudero to express his own confusion with Article 2.
Escudero noted that the prosecution had also included Corona’s alleged ill-gotten wealth and non-inclusion of all his properties in Article 2, making it a total of THREE SEPARATE FACTS.
The prosecution presented
’s SALNs from wayback in the 90s, when he was still working In Malacanang until he was appointed justice. Corona
Corona was already Chief Justice when he was impeached, prompting Presiding Senator-Judge Juan Enrile to question the relevance fof the SALNs. Ponce
Throughout the hearing, as noted by Cuevas, the prosecution’s witnesses presented only cancelled land titles or properties in the names of
’s children. Corona
The only property that can be attributed to the chief justice was the Bellagio property in Tagig, which he has already admitted in public.
Anybody correct me if I’m wrong but when a person files charges against another, he or she is presumed to have enough convincing evidence to support the accusation.
But it doesn’t appear that way at the rate the prosecution is going. And news reports say some P10 million was allocated for the
impeachment trial. Corona
Pick one, or you can choose all, ladies and gentlemen:
The prosecution is still on a FISHING EXPEDITION because they know they have a terribly weak case.
They have the evidence but are simply too incompetent to present their case speedily and correctly.
Their deliberately going on a snail’s pace because of the live TV and radio coverage. 30