Day 44 : Senate Impeachment Court Convicts Chief Justice Corona (Corona Impeachment Trial)

After more than 5 months of grueling trial, the Impeachment trial of the Chief Justice Renato Corona has finally came to its end. 23 Senators are present and have voted either to convict or acquit the accused Chief Justice.

The promulgation started with the prayer of Sen. Manny Villar then followed after by the open voting in alphabetical order. Each Senators are supposed to cast their votes and chose to explain it for 2 minutes but the presiding officer Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile ruled to have no time limit for their explanation. Sen.Edgardo Angara open the voting and ended by the presiding officer Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

And after the voting, the Senate Impeachment Court finds the respondent Chief Justice Renato C. Corona Guilty of the Article II of the Articles of Impeachment which is Culpable Violation of the Constitution and Betrayal of Public Trust for failure to disclose his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Networth. Senator Judges who voted to convict Corona were:

1. Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
2. Sen. Allan Peter Cayetano
3. Sen. Pia Cayetano
4. Sen. Franklin Drilon
5. Sen. Francis Escudero
6. Sen. Jinggoy Estrada
7. Sen. Teofisto Guingona III
8. Sen. Gregorio Honasan
9. Sen. Panfilo Lacson
10. Sen. Lito Lapid
11. Sen. Loren Legarda
12. Sen. Serge Osmena
13. Sen. Francis Pangilinan
14. Sen. Koko Pimentel
15. Sen. Ralph Recto
16. Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr.
17. Sen. Sonny Trillanes
18. Sen. Tito Sotto
19. Sen. Manny Villar
20. Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile

Meanwhile those who voted to Acquit the Chief Justice were

1. Sen. Joker Arroyo
2. Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
3. Sen. Bongbong Marcos

Senate Impeachment Court’s decision final and un-appeallable thus it is expected to be executed immediately.

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6 thoughts on “Day 44 : Senate Impeachment Court Convicts Chief Justice Corona (Corona Impeachment Trial)

      • Ang pinaka lesson siguro ng trial para sa akin, isama na talaga ang mga dollar accounts sa mga SALN ng mga politiko o pagpapalawig at pagpapalinaw sa batas ng Dollar Secrecy. Walang dahilang tumanggi ang isang pulitikal na tao kung wala talaga silang tinatago.

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        • tama, it’s all about transparency. sabi nga ni Allan Cayetano, kung ayaw mo magdisclose ng SALN wag ka pumasok sa gobyerno. this is a lesson to all of us and most especially sa mga taong gobyerno na itigil na ang pagtatago ng yaman. dahil matutuntun at matutunton sila. Kilos na para sa Malinis na Pilipinas. hahahaha #nangampanya

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