Ranato Corona

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Renato Corona, the 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, was impeached on December 12, 2011. Corona was the third official, after former President Joseph Estrada in 2000 and Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez in March 2011, to be impeached by the House of Representatives.[1]
The Senate, convened as an impeachment court, began the trial on January 16, 2012. This was the second impeachment trial in the history of the Philippines, as Gutierrez had resigned prior to the start of her trial. On May 29, 2012, Corona was found guilty of Article II of the Articles of Impeachment filed against him pertaining to his failure to disclose to the public his statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth.[2]
The Corona impeachment: A year after
SHOOTING STRAIGHT By Bobit S. Avila (The Philippine Star) | Updated May 30, 2013 - 12:00am
It’s been a year since the 23 Senators removed a sitting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the person of Renato Corona. But what has this nation learned from that divisive event in our nation’s history? For one, the Filipino still elected into office many public officials whom we know still dare to flaunt their wealth, taken from monies while they were in power, despite the fact that they were not totally honest in their Statement of Assets, Liabilities & Net Worth (SALN). That’s money they got from taxpayers. Clearly the sovereign will of the people did not show up in the vote… rather it was the sovereign will of the Comelec that surfaced.
In my book, the moment CJ Corona was impeached by the House of Representatives in lightning quick fashion, I already had a hunch that CJ Corona’s case was doomed from the start. The rest was mere “palabas” or a reality show courtesy of national TV networks that showed the impeachment trial like it was just another Filipino telenovela.
But today, the sequel to this telenovela…...

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