Justice Sec. Leila de Lima has SERIOUSLY WEAKENED allegations of bias against Chief Justice Renato Corona in the articles of impeachment he is facing before the Senate Impeachment Court.
De Lima admitted that by and large, her testimony is indeed hearsay “because I was never there (during Supreme Court deliberations)."
De Lima cited supposed proof of alleged wrongful acts of Corona from a dissenting opinion of Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Supreme Court which could have allowed former President Gloria Arroyo to go abroad.
But she FAILED to dispute a manifestation by Sen. Miriam Santiago that everything that she had said was nothing more than opinions.
De Lima also conceded the fact that Supreme Court decisions, including the issuance of TROs, are collegial or by the majority and not by just one justice alone.
She failed to cite even one instance wherein Corona PERSONALLY CARRIED OUT ANY ACT against any justice to win his or her vote on any particular issue.
Eventually, Presiding Senator-Judge Juan Ponce Enrile suggested to the other senators to disregard the truth or falsehood of De Lima’s statements bases on the dissenting opinion of Sereno.
Consider these, ladies and gentlemen:
Now, it’s hearsay testimony from De Lima. Before this, it’s the LEAKED or ILLEGALLY OBTAINED and QUESTIONABLE copy of the prosecution of the supposed PSBank records of Corona.
Related to this, the supposed ‘short lady’ which allegedly supplied the records to the prosecution and the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage which belied this.
Before all these, the prosecution’s first claim that Corona owned 45 properties, only to downgrade this to 21 after several days.
These are what we have been getting from the prosecution, ladies and gentlemen. Don’t forget that it’s our taxes which are being spent for the impeachment trial.
At the very least, we deserve something BETTER. Something MUCH, MUCH BETTER!
Your floor, people!
From the reader:
SOMETHING’S HAPPENING, GUYS!
To any senator/congressman who is being tempted with an offer from Noynoy Aquino: The Aquino regime is crumbling in front of you. Noynoy Aquino, like Marcos, will soon be history. You have your career to protect. Who knows, you may become a better President or Prime Minister than him.
BENJAMIN SAMONTE of Chicago , Illinois , USA
Boyet, just to let you know...I appreciate very much your very productive postings. Please keep it up and thank you. Para sa bayan!
MARIA DOLORES SANTOS of London, United Kingdom
Garapalang panunuyo o panunuhol! Dahil nga kaya sa Hacienda Luisita ang lahat ng ito? Kung magkakagayon, bibiguin niya ang mga Pilipinong nagluklok sa kanya sa posisyon.
PRIMO CRISOSTOMO of Farmville , Virginia , USA
Firmly believe that Bongbong Marcos will NOT succumb to the "whims and caprices" of anybody.
LETTY SALVADOR ARCILLA
Wala kasing makitang gumagalaw o ginagawa ang penoy administrasiyon sa LAHAT ng problema. Puwede pa ang kanyang tulong ay duon sa mga CPP/Npa at MILF!
CIRILO BEJAR of Manila
Kita mo talaga paano pilitin ng iba senator. Sila pa ang nagbibigay ng tulong para makapangisda ng ebidensiya.
Well, well ,well...ngayon, sino ang merong ‘fishing expedition’ diyan?:
NIYONG GONZALES of Jaro, Iloilo City
Honasan, Santiago ,Arroyo,Estrada,Marcos,Villar,lLegarda,Escudero.meron pangsasabay.si Sotto. Sasabay yan kay JPE.
He (Pnoy) might as well quit before the impeachment trial is over. It will be a favor for him. He's draining the economy of this nonsense whatever he has in is mind MF!
Getting 2/3 is hard so relax.
JPE, FVR, GRINGO ARE THE REAL EDSA 1 HEROES!
Cory was in Cebu at that time, hiding in a convent, protected by Ramon Mitra and his bodyguards. But the statement that no yellowtard legion was on EDSA from the beginning is not entirely true. It was Butz Aquino and his ATOM (August 21 Movement) who started the EDSA vigil. Mayor Fred Lim was also instrumental since he intentionally ignored orders to disperse the EDSA crowd early on.
NEIL GABION of Quezon City
Forgive me, but I also believe Marcos should be credited because he could have ordered the massacre but he did not. He ordered the Marines to observe maximum tolerance. Teka, bakit naging symbol ng EDSA si Cory?
Those who believed JPE, Ramos and Gringo Honasan are the real heroes of EDSA 1 are obviously misinformed. I’'m fully informed of that 'coz I was a participant of that revolution, and tuned-in every day more than 12 hours a day on Radio Veritas since February 22, 1986, when JPE-RAM's coup plot was busted that they all nervously called for people's support to save their lives. They called Jaime Cardinal Sin to help rally people to block Marcos' army from attacking them.
JOE ALVARADO JR of Makati
Si Cory ay dakilang miron lang, Sinamantala nila ang situation at ang pagkamartyr kuno ni Ninoy.
The people are the real heroes. If the people didn’t go to EDSA, patay na sana silang lahat. Again, it is the people, not the trapos.
ISAGANI MACARAIG of San Pascual, Batangas
No heroes in EDSA 1. Heroes make a nation much better. All of those mentioned are Eliases who died in the darkness of night without seeing the light of dawn.30
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