My Reaction to the Corona Impeachment Case

Philippines
January 17, 2012 8:33pm CST
Hello LOtters, I have watch the "reporters notebook" series when the hosts interviewed both sides of how this very historic moment happened in the first place. it cited how the Chief Justices continued to allied himself with the arroyo cronies by favoring them and dismissing impeachment cases. not to mention the capacity to be a mind changer in their last decisions specially FASAP case. but Chief justice's big mistake was allowing the TRO for the Arroyo's and they almost made a RUN for it, thanks to the media exposure, they didn't get out. Now, Corona is in trouble. unfortunately, I feel am seeing history but saddened by the continously wipe gap between the Judiciary and both Executive & Legislative. But it surely shows how far Democratic we have become So proud indeed..
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@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
I was watching the live TV coverage and from there, you can see the tug of war between the defense and prosecution and they are not on the point of asking question yet! They are just debating whether or not to release the SALN or not! In the end, the impeachment court won and the SALN was used as evidence. As much as I pity Corona, I think if he want to save his pride, he must quit his office now. There's no need holding on to power if his subordinate will not respect him in return. Just my opinion...
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@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
that's my question too anne, if he leave his office, does he entitled to acquit on the case. I also ask some opinions of others and they say these lawyers are of great mind they will make a way in anything possible to fight for what they believe because they had pride and brains
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Hello Anneshirley, That took llike two hours? it's hard to believe they would even debate to such accounts that it should have resolved. but my perception is that the defense was getting the upper hand because they believe the SALN is not primary cause of accusation but merely part of it.he should resign and give us a benefit of a doubtnot saving millions of Pesos
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
I watched the impeachment proceedings yesterday and will do so for the rest as long as I have the time available. At of this moment, I choose to reserve my comments since there has not been much that have been discussed in the Senate proceedings regarding the most important portions of the case. This impeachment case will become a part of our history but the common people will gain more understanding of the proceedings if it includes some Pilipino translation. Not everyone is a lawyer or have had experience in legal proceedings that following the case can be somehow daunting. The media do commentaries along the sidelines to make us understand what is happening out there but they also talk in English and not everyone is adept in the English language. I, myself am experiencing some trouble understanding what is going on.
@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
I agree with you, I can only understand it because of the report and documentaries of the tv media
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Hello Yahnee, Indeed, except that the Prosecutors were found unprepared for the presentation of the Evidence in Article 1 and i really think they got caught off guard here. Unfortunately for Senator Lito Lapid who needs to keep up and indeed is something that should the senate judge keep their eyes on
@zhawee (875)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
i dont want to give a comment to him.. no one knows what is true or not. i dont want to judge with him.. just im waiting what the senate dicission about the corona`s impeachment
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Hello Xhawee, I agree that no one knows the truth and we only see these reports in the media. the networks who happened to making it more sensationalized than ever before.we should better have more opinions and views as days goes by. yeah, i haven't heard them talk about it though
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
As I said down if you seen all the evidences presented (valid) that is the true and we know already his is guilty.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
If you are basing to various and many documents and pictures pointing out to CJ Corona, he is already convicted but through his power and sentiment it will take time may be even acquit him luckilly through the system in our country. But for me all those allegations are true... his big mistake is not submitting his SAL... thanks see you around
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Hello Visavis, Sad to say that members of the Judiciary doesn't think that way and some staff there. If the prosecution doesn't do their job well, then there's a huge chance that Corona might be acquitted and another total waste of the people's money had been spent. that's a sad thing for him not submitting the SAL
@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
I have watched some youtubes about it that mostly all of the prosecutors along with the congress doesn't file also SALN, I am so mad and sad also because who will we believe too and who will now protecting us. The problems continues and we are the one who suffers a lot, I hope that something must have done to correct it
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Hello Airkuletn, I know first hand that the members of the congress themselves are corrupt because they were voted by the people and that's even worse. my heart is divided in these trial it seems that it can be politics too just like the impeachment of Erap but of course, failing to go against Arroyo was one of the reasons for it
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
it is like push and pull... it is hard to expect the judiciary, executive and legislative to work together - they won't
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Hello Jazel, Before they use to be but this is the first time in my existance that i see the Executive and Legislative teaming up against the Judiciary, most specially the chief justice that is assign there.
@danitykane (3192)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Hi LK, It's just a bit sad that we are facing another impeachment and with that, a portion of government fund will be procured on this trial. Another waste of our money! I was just thinking about the taxes I pay (its uncool you know!)... and promises of our present government (where is it?!) it seems to be there is nothing new. On the other hand, I want to know if CJ Corona really made some violations and have not fulfilled his duties and responsibilities. It could be a sign of how democracy are strong in our country. It only tell us, whatever your position in the government whether, you are in the highest position, you can be liable to your action and you can be persecuted.
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Hello Danitykane, I have it just to understand how the impeachment started in the first place. I agree that this isn't cool anymore because this event is utterly wasting our tax payers money. Well, it can't be avoided now as they have waited their way for him to make a difference, but it didn't he showed that he is ally of the arroyos'.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
20 Jan 12
This is indeed historic event where the government was divided again because of politics of the past vs the present. I think we are witnessing democracy in action right now and just hopes that there would be no repeating of history like what happened to Erap impeachment trials that led to a people's revolt against him and made another wrong leader sat on the presidency that made our country in turmoil. I just hope we could see the whole process reach its end and hopefully the senator judges would vote wisely on this issue and serve justice efficiently.