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    #1041
    Guingona brokered term-sharing deal | Top Stories

    Guingona brokered term-sharing deal

    Published : Tuesday, February 07, 2012 00:00
    Written by : Jomar Canlas, Reporter


    MEMBERS of the Liberal Party, the political group of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, reportedly prodded Chief Justice Renato Corona to accept a term-sharing deal with Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio so that the latter would also get to sit as chief magistrate, an unimpeachable source told The Manila Times on Monday.

    Sen. Teofisto Guingona 3rd allegedly brokered the deal, and it was he who urged the Chief Justice to accept the offer. When Corona turned it down, allies of President Aquino in Congress aggressively moved to impeach the Chief Justice, the source added.

    A day before the impeachment trial started at the Senate, Corona lambasted the President, Carpio and Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd for conspiring to have him ousted from his post.
    According to the source, Guingona attempted to pressure Corona to step down.

    “A term-sharing formula was proposed where Corona will step down mid-way of his term to allow President Aquino to appoint Carpio as his successor,” the source revealed.

    Corona’s term as Chief justice ends on October 15, 2018. Carpio will retire on October 26, 2019.

    The source claimed that a judicial coup was launched to wrest control of the leadership of the judiciary in November last year.

    He said that it was Guingona who “formulated” the term-sharing deal between Corona and Carpio sometime in November 2011.

    “The proposed term-sharing agreement relayed by [Guingona] to the Chief Justice is a power grab, plain and simple, because it was not sanctioned by any rules and laws of succession,” the source said. What made matters worse, he added, was that a politician like Guingona was involved.

    “Obviously, [Guingona] was acting on behalf of the President and Carpio,” he added.

    Drilon too
    The source claimed too that Sen. Franklin Drilon also sent an emissary to Corona to pressure him to resign.

    Drilon is the vice chairman of the Liberal Party.

    “Drilon, through an emissary, asked Chief Justice Corona to resign to avoid being humiliated, along with his family, in the impeachment proceedings,” the source added.

    Corona reportedly rejected the power-sharing agreement or resignation because, if he agrees, it would mean the subjugation of the judiciary by Malacañang.

    Sponsored by Palace
    The source said that President Aquino started the attacks against Corona when he rejected the power-sharing deal.

    “When Corona rejected the power-sharing agreement, Malacañang unleashed its scathing attacks on the chief magistrate and mobilized its factotums in Congress to ram through the impeachment of Corona, in a ‘shock and awe’ fashion, hoping to compel him to give up the most coveted post in the judiciary without undergoing impeachment trial, just like what Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez did,” the source said.

    Carpio is reportedly very close to the Guingona family, particularly with the former Vice President, Teofisto Guingona Jr.

    Guingona Jr. served as Justice secretary during the Ramos administration, while Carpio was former President Fidel Ramos’ chief legal counsel.

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    #1042
    Quote Originally Posted by Monseratto View Post
    well i am not surprised kaya maaga napwesto si carpio sa SC. padripadrino talaga yan. sweet pa kasi sa isat isa sila gma at drilon nung panahon na yun.

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    #1043
    drilon plus the liberals esp guingona.

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    #1044
    just read the paper this morning may rumors going on na si cong. farinas ang papalit bilang head prosecution kay tupaz.

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    #1045
    What do we expect in the impeachment trial today? opening of bank account records?

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    #1046
    Media blitz na talaga! Laki ng kita ng mga spin doctors early Xmas for them next year pa election eh

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    #1047
    Quote Originally Posted by shadow View Post
    Media blitz na talaga! Laki ng kita ng mga spin doctors early Xmas for them next year pa election eh
    dyan mo need ang mga nakurakot ng isang opisyal. pag wala ka pera, patay ka sa court at sa media.

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    #1048
    hndi daw kilala yung babae na nagbigay ng envelope? di daw matandaan? ilan ba ung envelope na binigay? kung dalawa kaduda duda yan.. isang tao dalawang banko ang nakuhanang source? ano un dalawa trabaho nung nagbigay ng envelope?

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    #1049
    Quote Originally Posted by jansky View Post
    hndi daw kilala yung babae na nagbigay ng envelope? di daw matandaan? ilan ba ung envelope na binigay? kung dalawa kaduda duda yan.. isang tao dalawang banko ang nakuhanang source? ano un dalawa trabaho nung nagbigay ng envelope?
    I doubt if Cong. Umali will even admit that he knows the person who gave the envelope since Sen. Escudero says that person has to face criminal charges for violating the Bank Secrecy Law. For that matter, why would anyone compromise a confidential source of information?

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    #1050
    Quote Originally Posted by jansky
    hndi daw kilala yung babae na nagbigay ng envelope? di daw matandaan? ilan ba ung envelope na binigay? kung dalawa kaduda duda yan.. isang tao dalawang banko ang nakuhanang source? ano un dalawa trabaho nung nagbigay ng envelope?
    Sshhhhhh....short lady daw nagbigay, it was GMA!

Impeachment against CJ Corona..