#CoronaTrial - updates

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Corona asks Sandiganbayan to dismiss P137M forfeiture case

Nov 09, 2014 - 1:26 PM

The Corona couple belies allegations they acquired their assets illegally

#CoronaTrial lawyers remember Cuevas

Feb 10, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Lawyers from both sides of the Corona impeachment trial honor the legal luminary who died Sunday

IN HIS ELEMENT. In this photo, lawyer Serafin Cuevas speaks during the cross-examination of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales (lower right) at the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona, 15 May 2012. File photo by Emil Sarmiento

Ex-SC justice Serafin Cuevas dies

Feb 10, 2014 - 8:42 AM

UPDATED Cuevas 85 was a former SC associate justice and justice secretary and was lead defense counsel in the impeachment trial of ex Chief Justice Renato Corona

CUEVAS, 85. Former Supreme Court Justice Serafin Cuevas during the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona. File photo by Emil Sarmiento

QUIZ: How well do you remember the #Coronatrial

Jan 16, 2014 - 1:23 AM

Do you still remember the highlights of the historic impeachment trial of former Supreme Court chief justice Renato Corona? Check and take this quiz

Malacañang: Officials now more honest with SALNs

May 29, 2013 - 6:54 PM

A year after the impeachment Chief Justice Renato Corona the Palace admits there is still work to be done in reforming the judiciary

Former CJ Renato C. Corona

CONVERSATIONS: A year after #CoronaTrial, 'nothing much has changed'

May 29, 2013 - 5:38 PM

A year after the Aquino administration impeached the Chief Justice for alleged misdeclaration of wealth it has not taken steps to improve transparency in government

Successfully shift in 2013

Dec 31, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Want to change your life this year successfully? Follow these easy steps

HOPE FOR 2013. The beauty of life is that it allows us endless metamorphoses. Change your reality by beginning with your beliefs. Photo by Kai Magsanoc

The Year of Enrile: JPE’s 2012 Legacy

Dec 30, 2012 - 8:24 PM

From the impeachment court to the court of public opinion Enrile is front and center of events that shaped 2012

MOMENTOUS YEAR. From the impeachment trial to his controversial memoirs to a libel suit, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile loomed large in 2012.

AMLC learns 'good lessons' from #CoronaTrial

Jun 05, 2012 - 2:08 PM

AMLC chief Vicente Aquino says he wants a stronger law with more exemptions

GOOD LESSONS: AMLC executive director Vicente Aquino says they learned 'good lessons' from #CoronaTrial

Palace laughs off Corona's 'transparency' call

Jun 03, 2012 - 7:48 PM

The Palace branded former Chief Justice Renato Corona s call for continued transparency as gimmickry

Rappler Newscast | June 1, 2012

Jun 01, 2012 - 8:50 PM

President Aquino says he may appoint an outsider as Chief Justice | Senator Kiko Pangilinan says the Judicial and Bar Council should find Chief Justice candidates from the academe and the private sector | Is the SALN waiver enough to investigate an erring public official as President Aquino claims? Rappler investigates

Selecting the Chief Justice

Jun 01, 2012 - 1:28 PM

How should the next Chief Justice be selected? Senator Kiko Pangilinan shares his thoughts with Rappler

#TalkThursday: The defense in retrospect

May 31, 2012 - 2:37 PM

What else could the defense have done for the acquittal of the Chief Justice?

Rappler Newscast | May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012 - 10:29 PM

The senate impeachment court convicts Renato Corona for Article 2 of the impeachment complaint | Only 3 senators vote to acquit Corona | Dean Jose Manuel Diokno says the prosecution has the defense to thank for its victory

[VIDEO] Recto votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 5:34 PM

Recto: My duty is to choose what is right and not what is popular

[VIDEO] Pimentel votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 5:28 PM

Pimentel: Facts convince this senator judge to avoid disclosing true net worth

[VIDEO] Pangilinan votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 5:07 PM

Pangilinan says he saw systematic concealment of the Chief Justice s wealth

[VIDEO] Osmeña votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 4:58 PM

Osmeña cites Supreme Court decisions to guide his personal verdict which tells him offense is impeachable and the Chief Justice betrayed public trust

[VIDEO] Marcos votes to acquit

May 29, 2012 - 4:35 PM

Marcos: Granted the Chief Justice violated SALN law this does not rise to level of impeachable offense

[VIDEO] Legarda: I vote to convict

May 29, 2012 - 4:25 PM

Legarda: If we acquit the Chief Justice we tragically lift floodgates on corruption

[VIDEO] Lapid votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 4:17 PM

Lapid says Prosecutor Farinas presentation makes it clear that Chief Justice Corona is guilty

[VIDEO] Lacson: I find the respondent guilty

May 29, 2012 - 4:13 PM

Lacson says he doesn t believe the Chief Justice doesn t understand accounting because he taught classes on taxes for 17 years in law school

[VIDEO] Honasan votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 4:09 PM

Honasan: I vote to ask the Chief Justice to step down

[VIDEO] Guingona: I vote to convict the accused

May 29, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Guingona: I vote to convict the accused Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

[VIDEO] Estrada: The accused violated the law

May 29, 2012 - 3:58 PM

Estrada: I make this decision with a heavy heart but with confidence The accused violated the law

[VIDEO] Escudero votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:49 PM

Escudero: This is the time to raise our standards for public servants not just for Chief Justice Corona but for us all

[VIDEO] Drilon votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Drilon: The Chief Justice must be held to higher standard than dismissed official for not declaring market stall He maliciously filed SALN

[VIDEO] Miriam: Not guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:31 PM

Sen Miriam: As a former lawyer and a future judge of the International Criminal Court it makes me angry the way your minds run

[VIDEO] P. Cayetano votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:25 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano says minor inaccuracies in SALNs are not impeachable but the failure to declare 2 4M and P80M is not minor

[VIDEO] Alan Cayetano votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 3:21 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano votes guilty with penalty of removal from office

[VIDEO] Arroyo: I vote to acquit

May 29, 2012 - 2:51 PM

Arroyo: I cannot imagine removing a Chief Justice on account of his SALN

[VIDEO] Angara votes guilty

May 29, 2012 - 2:47 PM

Angara: I found the respondent guilty

Day 44: What to expect

May 29, 2012 - 2:13 PM

How will the senator judges vote? We will find out today in day 44 of the Corona trial

Rappler Newscast | May 28, 2012

May 29, 2012 - 12:15 AM

Oral arguments for the prosecution invoke principles of greatness rule of law the country s future and the character of a Chief Justice | Defense counsel s closing arguments focus on legal arguments saying mistakes the chief justice made in his SALN were done in good faith | Rappler Exclusive: Former monetary board officials say Corona admitted to illegal trading of dollars in his testimony in the impeachment court

Replay: Day 43 (click here for more clips)

May 28, 2012 - 11:06 PM

The defense and prosecution panels delivered their closing arguments Watch day 43 in full length

Day 43: wRap

May 28, 2012 - 6:25 PM

Rappler s Ayee Macaraig recaps day 43 of the Corona Trial where the defense and the prosecution delivered their closing arguments

Miriam: In case of conviction, how to determine penalty?

May 28, 2012 - 2:38 PM

Senator judge Miriam Defensor Santiago asks the presiding officer and the rest of the members of the impeachment how to determine the penalty for the Chief Justice in case of conviction

Enrile to Cuevas: Will you elevate result of proceedings to SC?

May 28, 2012 - 2:32 PM

Enrile asks defense panel if they will take the result of the impeachment proceedings up to the Supreme Court

Corona's dollar trades in 1960s were 'illegal'

May 28, 2012 - 2:12 PM

When Chief Justice Renato Corona bought and sold dollars in the 1960 s outside of the banking system he was engaged in the black market which was illegal according to former Monetary Board members Vicente Valdepeñas and Dante Canlas

Day 43: Interview with prosecution's Quimbo

May 28, 2012 - 2:08 PM

Rep Miro Quimbo gives us a preview of the prosecution s closing arguments

Spotlight on the Senator-judges

May 28, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Who are the Senator judges? Rappler compiled quick facts concerning each of the Senators which might interest you


Pacquiao, Corona, Lady Gaga, the CBCP and me

May 27, 2012 - 10:50 AM

I have learned that some form of power and structure is necessary that some traditions are important to keep even as we move to change those that no longer help us thrive

Day 42: wRap

May 25, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Rappler Editor at large Maritess Vitug provides an analysis of day 42 of the CoronaTrial

Rappler Newscast | May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012 - 9:58 PM

Chief Justice Corona gives the Senate his waiver to open his bank accounts without conditions | Chief Justice Corona admits he has 2 4 million dollars in foreign accounts and 80 million in peso deposits | Corona calls on Ombudsman Morales to resign

Corona: Ombudsman was used by Malacañang

May 25, 2012 - 4:39 PM

Senator judge Estrada asks the Chief Justice about his relationship with Ombudsman Morales Corona explains and eventually says he believes the Ombudsman was used by the Aquino government

Estrada asks Corona about his dollar accounts

May 25, 2012 - 4:33 PM

Corona denies having possessing such an amount and says he has only 2 4 Million across all 4 of his dollar accounts

Miriam poses questions to Corona

May 25, 2012 - 4:16 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago asks Chief Justice Renato Corona what is the effect of his impeachment to the system of checks and balances the independence of the judiciary and the sub judice principle

Enrile: We can't act on waiver

May 25, 2012 - 3:51 PM

Presiding Officer Juan Ponce Enrile says the impeachment court cannot act on the waiver submitted by Corona

Day 42: Prosecution press conference

May 25, 2012 - 3:11 PM

The prosecution panel holds a press conference as the senator judges discuss the unconditional waiver submitted by Chief Justice Renato Corona

Corona submits waiver unconditionally

May 25, 2012 - 3:10 PM

Chief Justice Renato Corona submits waiver to open his bank accounts without any conditions