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13 Senators sign draft resolution asking SC to review Sereno ouster

May 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The draft resolution asks the Supreme Court to review its decision to 'nullify the appointment' of Sereno as chief justice

If SC ousts Sereno, Senate impeachment court may vote on validity of removal – Pimentel

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:37 PM

If the Supreme Court ousts Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto when the Senate is already convened as an impeachment court, the latter can determine whether or not to proceed with the trial, says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

IMPEACHMENT. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said the Senate will observe how the House of Representatives will accept the decision of the Supreme Court on the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Rappler

Ombudsman orders filing of criminal charges vs Coronas

Mar 26, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales finds no reason to reverse an earlier ruling that the Coronas amassed over P130 million in ill gotten wealth

Forgetting Renato Corona

May 29, 2013 - 6:59 AM

Forgetting Renato Corona and lessons from his conviction is bad for the country’s anti corruption drive Yet we may be getting there

Disrobing the Chief Justice

May 31, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Who is Renato Coronado Corona before he joined the Supreme Court in 2002?

Corona to use different lawyers?

May 30, 2012 - 11:11 PM

If Chief Justice Renato Corona decides to appeal the impeachment court s decision he will need to prove it exhibited grave abuse of discretion

DEFENSE DISCUSSION. The defense team huddles over trial documents. File photo by Emil Sarmiento

PNoy: No rush to name new CJ

May 30, 2012 - 6:43 PM

President Aquino says he wants to avoid the mistakes of the past

Enrile: 'We must all learn from this episode'

May 29, 2012 - 7:21 PM

If we were to agree with [Corona] that he was correct in not disclosing the value of his foreign currency deposits because they are absolutely confidential can we ever expect any SALN to be filed by public officials from hereon to be more accurate and true than they are today?

#CoronaTrial: How the senators voted [with VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS]

May 29, 2012 - 1:34 PM

Table showing how senator judges voted in the Impeachment case against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona

Corona: Guilty or not? Senate votes today

May 29, 2012 - 10:20 AM

The administration is confident that it has at least 17 votes to convict the Chief Justice

VOTING TIME. Senators will vote Tuesday whether to convict or acquit Chief Justice Renato Corona, in a similar way they voted on an impeachment-related matter in this photo taken January. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate-PRIB

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


Why the defense sees Corona acquittal

May 28, 2012 - 9:42 AM

The defense s 3 main arguments include: a defective complaint non disclosure done in good faith and Corona not committing an impeachable offense

OUT OF THE LOOP. Defense counsels of Chief Justice Renato Corona did not know about the order of the Ombudsman requesting Corona to explain his assets.

Corona verdict: 5 issues for senator-judges

May 28, 2012 - 7:02 AM

To convict or to acquit? Here are 5 key questions senators will answer as they decide on Corona s fate

The foiled (great) escape

May 25, 2012 - 9:22 AM

His two years as chief justice have given him precisely that—a parallel universe—where realities blur when these contradict his thinking jar or distress him He was not to be questioned He was to be followed always

Everything but the truth

May 23, 2012 - 12:55 AM

With Tuesday’s events I now find it necessary to call on Renato Corona to resign and voluntarily relinquish the position of chief justice

Corona's hypoglycemia

May 22, 2012 - 8:47 PM

Hypoglycemia which supposedly forced Chief Justice Renato Corona to walk out of the impeachment court can usually be cured with Coke says doctor

DIABETIC CORONA. The Chief Justice walked out of the Senate session hall supposedly due to hypoglycemia.

The end of Corona's 40 days of 'passion'

May 22, 2012 - 11:52 AM

Corona s camp invokes religious imagery to depict his impeachment testimony

40 DAYS. It is the 40th day of the trial that Chief Justice Renato Corona (in photo) has consistently framed in religious terms. File photo by Emil Sarmiento

A Guide: The charges vs Corona

May 22, 2012 - 10:52 AM

The prosecution considers Article 2 of the impeachment complaint as its strongest case against the Chief Justice

Senate threatens to cite witness in contempt

May 16, 2012 - 3:58 PM

Senators grill Harvey Keh over the anonymous documents that he submitted to the impeachment court

Senators defer vote on dollar TRO

May 14, 2012 - 1:17 PM

Senators decide to wait for the testimony of the Ombudsman and the Chief Justice before revisiting their initial vote on the Supreme Court s TRO

Defense: Why float Corona ‘foreign accounts?’

May 08, 2012 - 2:19 PM

The Corona camp says it knows nothing about purported transaction records pertaining to the Chief Justice s alleged foreign currency deposits

Corona tells graduates he's fighting for 'democracy'

Mar 27, 2012 - 3:04 PM

The Chief Justice called on the graduates of the Philippine Law School to join his fight vs people who want a compliant and malleable judiciary

Is Corona guilty? 47% thinks he is - Pulse Asia

Mar 20, 2012 - 10:43 AM

The Corona trial is an event 8 out of 10 Filipinos follow but don t understand says Pulse Asia

Contempt take 3: Rep. Gonzales this time?

Mar 13, 2012 - 2:04 PM

For threatening Rep Tobias Tiangco House Majority Leader faces a contempt charge before the impeachment court

#CoronaTrial: Day 27 with video highlights

Mar 12, 2012 - 1:57 PM

Highlights of Day 25 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona the first day of the defense s turn to present witnesses evidence

It's Day 1 for Corona's defense

Mar 11, 2012 - 9:37 PM

The impeachment court will decide which evidence vs Corona it will accept

The defense strategy

Mar 08, 2012 - 8:35 PM

The defense will focus on witnesses to contest article 2 and present documentary evidence for articles 3 and 7

EXPLANATIONS. Defense counsels of Chief Justice Renato Corona hold a press conference to explain cash under Corona's name. February 16, 2012.

Evidence vs Corona 'irrelevant, misleading'

Mar 07, 2012 - 7:27 PM

Chief Justice Renato Corona s counsels argued that most of the evidence presented were irrelevant and relate to allegations on ill gotten wealth

PSBank source of leak on accounts - Corona

Mar 07, 2012 - 9:25 AM

Chief Justice Renato Corona grants 3 interviews Wednesday breaks silence on bank accounts

MEDIA BLITZ. Chief Justice Renato Corona breaks his silence through a series of TV interviews Wednesday. TV screen grab of GMA-7's Unang Hirit

Defense: No need to present evidence

Feb 29, 2012 - 8:42 PM

Defense lawyer Judd Roy

#CoronaTrial Day 26 with video highlights

Feb 29, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Highlights of Day 26 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

#CoronaTrial: Day 25 with video highlights

Feb 28, 2012 - 5:57 PM

Highlights of Day 25 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

Disregard PSBank records, Corona asks court

Feb 28, 2012 - 2:52 PM

Illegally obtained documents should not be admitted the defense says

#CoronaTrial: Day 24 with video highlights

Feb 27, 2012 - 1:32 PM

Highlights of Day 24 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

#CoronaTrial: Day 23 with video highlights

Feb 23, 2012 - 2:31 PM

Highlights of day 23 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

#CoronaTrial: Day 22 with video highlights

Feb 22, 2012 - 4:27 PM

Highlights of Day 22 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

Defense warns of mistrial anew

Feb 22, 2012 - 12:29 AM

Is the defense setting the stage for a mistrial?

#CoronaTrial Day 21 with Video Highlights

Feb 21, 2012 - 3:05 PM

Highlights of Day 21 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

Vote paves way for 2nd impeachment

Feb 21, 2012 - 11:48 AM

38 solons say there s probable cause to impeach SC Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo

CRUCIAL VOTE. Solons vote on Tuesday, February 21, to determine probable cause to impeach Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo. Photo from the SC website

#CoronaTrial Day 20 with Video Highlights

Feb 20, 2012 - 1:00 PM

Highlights of Day 20 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

Senators to tackle Corona's bank records

Feb 20, 2012 - 6:59 AM

Will they accept these as evidence vs the Chief Justice?

Don't testify in trial, SC tells justices

Feb 17, 2012 - 7:02 AM

Verdict says justices employees are bound to observe privileged communication

#CoronaTrial: Day 19

Feb 16, 2012 - 3:06 PM

Day 19: Revelations: bank accounts closed on day Corona was impeached at the House; PSBank branch manager tells court Rep Jorge Banal went to their bank with the questioned Annex A

DAY 19. Corona Trial blow-by-blow.

#CoronaTrial: Day 18

Feb 15, 2012 - 3:18 PM

Day 18: Discussion on the documents from PSBank related to the accounts of Chief Justice Corona; Also discussion on the fake documents of the prosecution

#CoronaTrial: Day 16

Feb 13, 2012 - 8:30 PM

Live blog of Day 16 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona

CAUCUS. Senators during the morning caucus to decide on whether to abide by or defy a TRO from the Supreme Court.

Pimentel: Trial proceeds even if defense walks out

Feb 13, 2012 - 11:55 AM

[VIDEO] Sen Aquilino Pimentel III warns defense counsels after they accused senators of being pressured by Malacañang to defy the SC TRO He says the trial will proceed even if defense lawyers walk out

Senators on TRO: Does SC have jurisdiction?

Feb 09, 2012 - 11:18 PM

Senators raise key questions on the TRO on Corona’s dollar accounts that they will discuss in a Monday caucus

#CoronaTrial: Day 15

Feb 09, 2012 - 6:57 PM

Day 15: PSBank president back on witness stand and grilled by senator judges Pascual Garcia III stands firm in not disclosing info related to foreign currency deposits allegedly owned by Chief Justice Corona BPI Ayala branch manager testifies

#CoronaTrial: Day 14

Feb 08, 2012 - 7:46 PM

Day 14: Senate caucus on bank subpoenas; Cross examination of FASAP president; PSBank president presents documents of Corona peso accounts; Discussion on bank secrecy subpoenas for SC justices documents