Stealing Corona

Greyhoundz – Doble Kara

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This is the beginning of a new era. Never in the history of the Philippines happened that the congressmen would impeach a chief justice because they want to. Or not really their intention but  the decision was from someone higher than them.

One of the most intriguing actions that the Philippine has committed is when they decided to impeach the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice. Personally, I detest politics – and to make the matters worse, this is the Philippine government we are talking about. Where the majority of officials are power hungry.

Stealing Corona

I read a couple of intriguing posts from the Facebook account of Senator Bongbong Marcos. If we go back approximately 2 months ago, this vendetta against Chief Justice Corona started when the Supreme Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the Watch List Order (WLO) of the Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s .  Mrs Arroyo appealed so she can get medical treatment abroad.

There were 8 justices who voted to allow Cong. Arroyo, all of them were appointed by the ex-president including Chief Justice Corona. Incidentally however, the justices who opposed were appointed by President Aquino. In this part, was this a battle between who you support? There was a clear barrier between the supposedly ex-president-now-congresswoman Arroyo versus president Aquino.

The problem with this was, it was not Chief Justice Corona’s fault that the 7 other members of the highest court voted to allow Arroyo to seek medical treatment abroad. Chief Justice Corona is not the Supreme Court.

Now with this plight, a wall post from Sen. Marcos insinuated that there were talks about impeachment of the Chief Justice. It happened quite fast, without any arguments in the Congress. Lo and behold, after a couple of days, the impeachment case was passed.

One of the things that the prosecutors were pointing are the acquired assets of the Chief Justice.  His total property value was around 200 million pesos. According to the Article II of the complaint was not disclosing his Statements of Assets and Liabilities (SALN). Secondly, was the alleged World Bank loan amounting to $21.9 million loan that was used for personal expenses.

The problem with this case was the validity. Like all the cases would go, was there sufficient evidence that the Chief Justice used the money for his personal gains? Was there a paper trail? Were the people who supposedly approved the projects also filed with administrative charges? Why has it been centered to the Chief Justice alone?

I am not pro-Corona, I am not pro-Aquino either. But the president’s action is too irrelevant. There are too many problems that this country is experiencing. Yet they wasted enough money on these matters.

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~ by Es on 17 January, 2012.

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