Speech of Senator Aquilino Martin Pimentel III explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, May 29, 2012

Speech of Senator Aquilino Martin Pimentel III: Explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona [Delivered on May 29, 2012] Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat. Maayong hapon kaninyong tanan. Impeachment is a constitutional administrative proceeding. When there is sufficient credible evidence to prove a constitutionally recognized ground for impeachment, then the impeached high government […]

Speech of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, May 29, 2012

Speech of Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.: Explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona [Delivered on May 29, 2012] Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, the Lady Justice wears a blindfold for a reason. She is to render judgment based on law and evidence without regard to the circumstances and personalities of the parties involved. However, […]

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda explaining her verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, May 29, 2012

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda: Explaining her verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona [Delivered on May 29, 2012] Mr. President, Sambayanang Pilipino, hindi po madaling humusga ng kapwa, lalo na kapag ang nasasakdal ay ang punong mahistrado. Mahirap pong humusga sapagkat tayo ay tao lamang. Ngunit ito po ay isang sagradong tungkulin na ating dapat […]

Speech of Senator Manuel Lapid explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, May 29, 2012

Speech of Senator Manuel Lapid: Explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona [Delivered on May 29, 2012] Magandang hapon po, Senate President. Mga kasamahan kong Senator-Judge, prosecution at depensa, sa ating mga kababayang nanonood at nakikinig sa TV at radio, inuulit ko, magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat. Alam niyo po, wala man lang […]

Speech of Senator Gregorio Honasan II explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, May 29, 2012

Speech of Senator Gregorio Honasan II: Explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona [Delivered on May 29, 2012] To our countrymen, my fellow Filipinos, Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, honorable members of the prosecution and defense panels. From the beginning of this trial, I have been looking for a reason to acquit based on compassion, […]

Speech of Senator Teofisto Guingona III explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, May 29, 2012

Speech of Senator Teofisto Guingona III: Explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona [Delivered on May 29, 2012] Ginoong Pangulo, sa paglilitis na ito, ang aking boto ay para sa kasagraduhan at kapangyarihan ng Saligang Batas ng Republika ng Pilipinas. Mr. President, if there is one thing that our nation would have learned in […]

Speech of Senator Jinggoy Estrada explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, May 29, 2012

Speech of Senator Jinggoy Estrada: Explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona [Delivered on May 29, 2012] Kagalang-galang na Pangulo ng Senado, sambayanang Pilipino, magandang hapon po sa lahat. This trial and this court, the entire process, its completion is a historic redemption of our justice system. We owe that in great measure, to […]

Speech of Senator Francis Escudero explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, May 29, 2012

Speech of Senator Francis Escudero: Explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona [Delivered on May 29, 2012] It is written: “Do not judge, lest you be judged; for the measure you measure with will be measured back to you.” Mr. President, distinguished colleagues in the Senate and the House, the prosecution and the defense […]

Speech of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago explaining her verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona, May 29, 2012

Speech of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago: Explaining his verdict on Chief Justice Renato Corona [Delivered on May 29, 2012] The Constitution provides that in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall be presumed innocent until the contrary is proved. The burden of proof is on the Prosecution. How much proof is necessary? In other words, what is […]