Last Monday, during the Criminal and Justice Summit, President Benigno Aquino III publicly lambasted Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. In his speech he enumerated several situations where the SC “seemingly” favored the past administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The President’s tirade against the Chief Justice surprised the members of the summit since it was a “face to face” attack on Corona which was unexpected. Although it’s public knowledge about the squabble between the Executive and Judiciary, last Monday’s incident still shocked many spectators because it was the first time that the President “fired his bullets” in front of (or beside) the Chief Justice.

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