The Articles of Impeachment against Chief Justice Renato C. Corona . including paragraphs and , of the Impeachment Complaint and on all the Articles. The impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno comes 5 years after her predecessor, the late Renato Corona, was. Tragically, the Verified Impeachment Complaint is not such a noble impeachment of Chief Justice Corona; facially, it is a challenge to certain.

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While some are supported by Supreme Court documents, the documents are mostly about Supreme Court regulations that do not attest to malfeasance on the part of Sereno. Luke’s Medical Center to the witness stand to confirm if Arroyo’s medical certificate was valid, which was later used by the Supreme Court to allow the Arroyo couple to leave the country for medical reasons.

Select gender Male Female. President Aquino wanted Corona removed because the latter set aside the Constitution to serve the interests of Mrs.

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What is at stake then is the independence of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary as a whole. Again, CJ Corona denies the allegations in pars. Senator Francis Escudero asked where did these come from, as possession of these documents was a violation of the Bank Secrecy Law; House prosecutor Reynaldo Umali said that a “small lady” handed the documents to him.

There is little doubt about the desirability of having a friendly, even compliant, Supreme Court as an ally. This is the reason why after the deliberations, the Court, voting 8—5, decided to grant the TRO and set oral arguments to be conducted seven days later. The prosecution noted that Corona, who only included the property in his SALN, should have included it starting from his SALN, on the year when the deed of absolute sale was issued.


The Fourth Article alleges that the Court’s issuance of the status quo ante order against the House of Representatives was a blatant disregard of the principle of separation of powers in order to protect then Ombudsman Gutierrez.

Because the Entry of Judgment of 21 May was premature, the Decision of 18 November did not attain finality and the principle of res judicata cannot apply.

The defense objected but Impeachmejt allowed Henares to answer. The three Justices who changed their votes did not do so in one direction. CAJ, 13 February Complainants allege in par. The prosecution then presented Quezon City acting register of deeds Carlo Alcantara. Intermediate Appellate Court; and People v. On August 10 that same year, another impeachment complaint was filed against her.

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complxint Instead, it merely recalled the original decision so that it can be heard by the proper division of the Court. If these were not granted, the OSG alternatively asked the Supreme Court to consider the arguments presented in those manifestations and motions as its opposition to the TRO. Inthe court ordered Philippine Airlines to reinstate crew members who inpeachment laid off.

What are the differences — and similarities — in these two cases thus far? Tupas and Reynaldo Umali delivered the articles of impeachment, with Tupas saying that the process was not railroaded.


The Chief Justice asked the company to put the property under his daughter’s name. Senator Joker Arroyowho voted to acquit Corona, denied receiving the alleged ‘incentive’ funds, and accused the Aquino administration of “outright bribery, right at the presidential doorstep”. During the presidential election campaign ofcandidate Noynoy Aquino had vowed to send Gloria Arroyo to jail for graft and corruption if he was elected president.

The Senate will then decide on the prosecution’s offer on March 8; the trial is scheduled to resume on March This reflected the nearly even soundness of the opposing advocacies of the contending sides. For this reason, Complainants cannot have this Impeachment Court review the correctness of this decision without encroaching on the judicial power of the Supreme Court. A fair assessment of the prevailing political climate will support the contention that the filing of the Articles of Impeachment was the handiwork of the Liberal Party alone.

Charter Change Laws and legal codes. The senators asked the connection between Corona’s purchase of the property, and Article II of the articles of impeachment; prosecutor Elpidio Barzaga replied that the Corona’s purchase of the property was not included in his SALN. The defense pointed out that several senators were acting as private prosecutors.

VIII of the Constitution provides: Please try again later.