SC orders Senate to comment on CJ Corona's supplemental petition

February 14, 2012 11:07 pm 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.

MANILA, Feb. 14 – The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the Senate, sitting as impeachment court, to file its comment on the supplemental petition filed by the camp of SC Chief Justice Renato Corona.

The SC issued the order after the conduct of its regular en banc session on Tuesday.

In the supplemental petition, the defense team argued that the right to due process of Corona is being violated at the impeachment proceedings because of some senator-judges who are showing impartiality and acting as prosecutors.

Because of this, the defense said, the SC should declare the impeachment complaint as "null and void" and stop the ongoing impeachment proceedings.

Likewise, the SC en banc also discussed the guidelines to be followed by the magistrates and the officials of the SC who may be summoned by the Senate Impeachment Court.

According to SC Spokesman and Court Administrator Atty. Jose Midas Marquez, also tackled in the en banc were the subpoenas received last Friday by the SC Clerk of Court and Assistant Clerk of Court. (PNA)

RMA/PTR

Comments

2 Responses to “SC orders Senate to comment on CJ Corona's supplemental petition”

  1. Armileth Lubiqan on February 24th, 2012 6:43 pm

    I salute you Senators Jinggoy, Marcos, Sotto, Arroyo , Miriam, Recto & Enrile. YOu did a good job as Senator Judges for the Impeachment. Thank you for upholding the Constitution through responsible check and balance of powers.

  2. Armileth Lubiqan on February 24th, 2012 7:04 pm

    Dear fellow Filipinos!

    Let us apply due process before we render our judgment to anyone. It isn’t right to immediately clamor for the conviction of our CJ unless he has already been convicted. But we also need to pray because what he is currently undergoing is not easy. He has been charged with unclear impeachable crimes which are not specific in nature but too general. As a result, the Prosecution has taken advantage and went to the extent of submitting fake documents. Tsk. tsk. There is a need to investigate this people too. ” He who comes to the court, must come with clean hands”. But these people have soiled their hands in the process. This is a clear indication of hypocrisy. If we unjustly accused anyone of wrongdoing, we will be an abomination to the Lord.