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View Poll Results: Senate's verdict on CJ

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  1. Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by CoDer View Post
    Tumpak, and impeaching a midnight appointee CJ is not attacking the JS.
    Tama ka dyan brader! It is vs Corona only, kaya huwag niya gamitin yung dahilan na against the whole system ito. Nagpapatawa ata siya. :twak:

  2. Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by 111prez View Post
    ang tuwid na daan ni pnoy ay the end justify the means

    he does not realize that to achieve a moral end requires a moral means

    by railroading the means, it certainly puts to doubt the ethical end he seeks to achive

    sayang lang

    I agree with this partly.

    It is unfortunate the Corona had only his own interests in mind when he accepted the Chief Justice appointment under dubious circumstances and chose not to think for the country and the greater good. It is even more unfortunate that his cohorts in the Supreme Court affirmed his dubious appointment.

    And now the administration is taking dubious steps to get rid of Corona.

  3. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    di ko talaga ma gets bakit sobrang loyal si corona kay pandak...he had the chance to redeem himself not just to pnoy but to the public...but decided not to.

    [SIZE=3]Corona’s original sin[/SIZE]

    By: Rina Jimenez-David
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    11:23 pm | Thursday, December 15th, 2011

    The “original sin” of Chief Justice Renato Corona was agreeing to be nominated by the Judicial and Bar Council and then accepting his “midnight appointment,” as chief justice, by outgoing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

    He took his oath—not without irony in the wee hours—despite the stormy conditions surrounding his appointment. The Constitution was pretty clear about the timing of any appointment done before a presidential election, a clear prohibition the Supreme Court at the time chose to ignore when it in effect allowed Arroyo to go ahead and name the next chief justice.

    Even as a candidate, President Aquino had already declared that he would not recognize Corona as a “legitimate” chief magistrate. This position he underscored when he asked then Associate Justice Conchita Carpio Morales to administer his oath when he took office. Corona scored points for civility when, despite the snub, he showed up at the Luneta Grandstand for the inauguration. And P-Noy responded in kind, shaking hands with Corona.

    To skeptics, Corona begged: “Watch me.” He pleaded with critics to give him the benefit of the doubt, saying that he would prove by his subsequent actions and the conduct of the Supreme Court he headed, that he was capable of ruling impartially and obeying the rule of law despite his perceived loyalty and favors owed to the former president who appointed him.

    Well, it seems President Aquino and his political allies held him to his word. They watched and waited and pounced when the opportunity presented itself. Corona shouldn’t be surprised or shocked at the impeachment. What started out as an uneasy relationship soon turned testy and nasty, and from there deteriorated into active hostility and conflict.

    The Chief Justice—and the other justices appointed by Arroyo—showed their hand too soon. What people only assumed was loyalty to their patroness soon developed into a pattern. And with the hasty granting of a TRO that would have allowed the Arroyos to flee the country, the “Coronarroyo” court was unmasked.

    * * *

    IN HIS “fighting” speech before Supreme Court and lower court employees the other day, Corona took his critics to task for what he called their “relentless persecution, intimidation and bullying.”

    But if you followed the sequence of events, it would seem that the “persecution, intimidation and bullying” began only after that controversial TRO, revealed to have been defective or unenforceable since the Arroyos had yet to fulfill all the conditions set by the high court.

    Before this, despite reversals like the declaration that the formation of the Truth Commission was unconstitutional, the Aquino government seemed willing to give the Corona court its prerogative. But in hastily granting the Arroyos permission to leave the country, in moves that to many among the public looked suspiciously like a coordinated game plan, the majority among the Supreme Court finally revealed themselves to be Arroyo partisans, and not the impartial and disinterested jurists they were supposed to be. And Corona, being chief justice and thus leader of the institution, became Suspect Number One.

    * * *

    IS it true, as Corona asserted, that the impeachment is meant not just to remove him from office but to “destroy the judiciary, undermine democracy and enforce the rules of the King”?

    When last I checked the impeachment of an appointive official—even of one occupying the exalted position of chief justice—is constitutional. And despite the breathtaking speed with which the necessary votes were garnered, the impeachment of Corona followed the procedure laid down by law. The equality among the three branches of government is meant to ensure a working system of “checks and balances” among them, not to insulate any one or all of them from accountability to the people.

    I’m afraid Corona equates himself with the entire Supreme Court. And not only that, he sees his travails as constituting an attack on the entire judiciary—from the justices in Padre Faura to the humblest RTC judge in, say, Tawi-Tawi.

    Even the inclusion of his wife Cristina, who is herself a public official being a member of the board of the Camp John Hay authority, in the articles of impeachment he takes as a personal affront. I have heard many derogatory stories about Tina Corona’s stint in this position, but even if her husband was not yet chief justice when she was appointed to Camp John Hay, at the very least delicadeza dictates that she should have resigned her post when he was named. After all, her continued service at John Hay was due to Arroyo’s patronage, and it could not but influence her husband’s decisions.

  4. Join Date
    Oct 2002

    [SIZE=4]Report: Document shows Midas Marquez ordered court holiday[/SIZE]

    GMA News
    December 15, 2011 12:16pm

    The court holiday that happened on Wednesday, Dec. 14, may have been ordered by Court Administrator and Supreme Court spokesman Midas Marquez, a document obtained by GMA News showed Wednesday.

    The document, also posted by social news site Move.PH on its Facebook page Thursday, was issued and signed by Judge Edgar Garvilles of the Regional Trial Court Banch 47 in Bacolod City on December 13.

    Garvilles quoted the cellphone message of Marquez declaring a court holiday on December 14.

    The same document further said that the court holiday is “in solidarity with Chief Justice Corona who will be addressing the nation regarding the impeachment complaint filed against him.”

    It said judges and court personnel were “expected to suspend court sessions and office work on the holiday tomorrow.”

    Iloilo Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Danilo Galvez confirmed with GMA News on Wednesday that they received instruction from the SC Administrator to show support for Corona.

    But earlier in the day, Marquez told radio dzBB that he did not order a court holiday.

    Instead, he said, he merely sent text messages "suggesting" that justices may want to show support for Corona.

    "Martes pa lang ng hapon tinanong na ako at sinabi ko sa lahat na media wala akong pinapatawag na court holiday. Hindi tayo nagdedeklara ng court holiday, sa judges yan kung anong suporta ang gusto nila ipadama," he said in the radio interview.

    In the same interview, Marquez also apologized to the public for the delay in court cases resulting from the Dec. 14 activity.

    On Wednesday, about 500 judges and court employees walked out of their offices and trooped to the Supreme Court premises in Manila to show their support for Corona.

    Corona was impeached by the House of Representatives on Monday night for betrayal of public trust, graft and corruption, and culpable violation of the Constitution. The following day, the Articles of Impeachment were transmitted to the Senate.

    On Wednesday, the Senate convened itself into an impeachment court and its 23 incumbent members took their oaths as senator-judges. The trial proper is expected to commence on Jan. 16 next year.

  5. Join Date
    Sep 2005
    ^ The court holiday was actually a slap on the face of the Justice System.

    Di ba nila alam na ang laki ng problema ng JS natin, usad pagong yung mga kaso na
    nakasalang sa kanila.

  6. Join Date
    Jan 2005
    court personnel including judges (most of them anyway) are subservient to the sc. ang pera nila ay hawak ng sc.

  7. Join Date
    Oct 2011

  8. Join Date
    Nov 2010
    O ayan, pati taongbayan nagsalita na! tsk tsk

  9. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    isa pang maaalis diyan si Midas naging spokeperson ni Corona instead ng SC...

    si Corona, akala niya makakakuha ng sympathizers nun nag speech siya eh asawa lang niya ang nag nod sa mga sinasabi niya..nahulog tuloy siya sa trap ni Penot...

    since nagsalita na siya against the executive and more than ever he should inhibit himself sa mga pending cases ni GMA sa SC..if not and they decided in favor of her again..then obviously tainted na yun decision since he already shown his bias against the executive and legislative, lahat ng cases ngayon na aakyat sa SC basta meron connection kay GMA or gov't ang nag file, decision will be tainted no matter what.

    yun ginawa niyang speech lalong niyang pinaliit ang mundo niya...diba common sa judges na hinde maglabas ng ordinary RTc nga pag nag complaint ang isang party na bias ang judge nag inhibit na sila para malipat sa ibang sala...

    unbecoming of a judge, CJ pa man din trap siya talaga ngayon..anong pang gagawin niya sa SC? he already shown his biases, partiality...wala na...para na rin siyang inutil...

    ok yun karapatan niya sumagot sa mga banat but he is a chief justice...judges should hide their feelings..

  10. Join Date
    Oct 2011

    good point sir. it is best for CJ Corona to resign. no use defending himself in the impeachment court. political issue na talaga ito and not about legality.

Impeachment against CJ Corona..