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Hot on Spot: Chief Justice Renato Corona found guilty by a majority of senator-judges
After 44 days, the verdict is in: Chief Justice Renato Corona has been found guilty by a majority of senator-judges.
Published on: May 29, 2012 - 5:02pm

 

 

(SPOT.ph) After 44 days, the verdict is in: Chief Justice Renato Corona has been found guilty by a majority of senator-judges.

 

Wth 23 senators voting, 16 votes were needed to convict Corona and eight were required to acquit him. Here's how the senators voted:

 

Sen, Edgardo Angara - Convict

Sen. Joker Arroyo - Acquit

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano - Convict

Sen. Pia Cayetano - Convict

Sen. Miriam Santiago - Acquit

Sen. Franklin Drilon - Convict

Sen. Chiz Escudero - Convict

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada - Convict

Sen.  TG Guingona - Convict

Sen. Gringo Honasan - Convict

Sen. Ping Lacson - Convict

Sen. Lito Lapid - Convict

Sen. Loren Legarda - Convict

Sen. Bongbong Marcos - Acquit

Sen. Sergio Osmeña III - Convict

Sen. Francis Pangilinan - Convict

Sen. Koko Pimentel - Convict

Sen. Ralph Recto - Convict

Sen. Bong Revilla - Convict (This was the 16th "Convict" vote.)

Sen. Tito Sotto - Convict

Sen. Antonio Trillanes - Convict

Sen. Manny Villar - Convict

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile - Convict

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17 Comments
  • 15-30 percent korapsyon campus challenge
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    Mar 11 2013 @ 11:15pm     Reply  
  • Devil with the Blue Dress On
    Stupid yung mga senators na ginawang template yung court stenographers! iba ang Kaso noon, DOUBLE COMPENSATION, hindi naman sa SALN. Talagang niyari lang si Corona dahil mi reward ang malakanyang! at hindi panahon ni Corona yun! ki NARVASA PA!
    May 31 2012 @ 01:33pm     Reply  
  • Oliver323
    Why is the media giving so much importance to the the Court Stenographer found guilty in the per curiam Decision rendered by the SC when Hilario Davide was the CJ? She is being pictured as lowly, the representative of the common people, and oppressed by the Highest Court of the Land. She is evidently basking in her sudden rise to national prominence. Why is there no mention by her that she was dismissed from service because she received compensation from the municipal government of a Davao town when she was already working and receiving salary as Court Interpreter in the RTC. She returned the money only five years after the complaint was lodged against her and offered the so flimsy excuse that she forgot about it. How on earth could she have forgotten about it when it was the crux of the case against her? She apparently lied through her teeth. Why is there no mention about this in the media when the Flores case was made the template of the verdict of conviction rendered by the 20 senator-judges. The media should not mislead the public by depicting Flores as a saint because she is not one. Nor was she oppressed. Read the Decision and the Affidavit of the complainant and you would be shocked by the foul language she mouthed which prompted the filing of the complaint against her.
    May 31 2012 @ 12:37pm     Reply  
  • huh
    corona is a thief? just because he failed to declare some of his assets he is now considered a thief? go get a dictionary or just google the word thief, and then msybe you can differentiate. end of discussion.
    May 30 2012 @ 11:45pm     Reply  
  • Wonder Woman
    Yeah Right! and Benigno Aquino III, is the Poster Boy of Feudalism in the Country...
    May 30 2012 @ 10:21pm     Reply  
  • Wonderboy
    Let's set aside the rule of law for chrissakes. Corona is a thief. End of discussion.
    May 30 2012 @ 06:29pm     Reply  
  • Botante
    Disappointed ako ki Manong Johnny, pero naintindihan ko kung bakit ganoon ang verdict niya. Tatakbo ang anak niya sa eleksyon, at dahil sa verdict niya, siguradong BANKROLLED na yun ni Abnoy! Hindi na mababawasan ang yaman ng mga Enriles!
    May 30 2012 @ 04:03pm     Reply  
  • Yellow Zombie
    O ano, mga sympathizers ni Corona? talo kayo! sino pa pipigil sa amin? amin na ang Pilipinas! Tuloy ang TUWID na Daan! Mabuhay tayo!
    May 30 2012 @ 12:38pm     Reply  
  • Kapatid
    At least maliwanag na sa amin kung sino ang mga senador/congressman na zero ang boto sa amin sa darating na halalan. Sobrang mga ipokrito itong mga ito! SALN ba eh high crime ? at si Drilon bakit hindi niya ipaliwanag ang property niya sa 74 Kawayan Road North Forbes? paano niya na aqcquire yun?
    May 30 2012 @ 12:31pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    Now, I know who to vote for next election. What happened is an eye opener, for us to know the right people to vote for
    May 30 2012 @ 12:17pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    If decision of courts will be based on precedent, then what's the use of hearing the case in court? What Sen. Legarda used and discussed as her basis for her conviction decision just made their efforts useless. Another point that was brought up was the gap on law regarding Foreign Currency as to be included in the SALN. There is an obvious gap which was seen by everyone but they the solons, who made the law did not even bother to explain or to give weight to it. Only Sen. Marcos and Santiago mentioned it. It is a sure sign that those senators who voted for conviction have something to protect themselves from. Playing safe at the expense of truth, justice and understanding of the law. Surely, we want to have these corrupt officials punished but we have to consider being fair and just in the NAME OF LAW and borrowing Sen. Marcos, Lady Justice.
    May 30 2012 @ 12:13pm     Reply  
  • Oliver323
    The judiciary is in mourning. The Chief Magistrate was convicted by 20 senators allegedly on the basis of their conscience and cited the case of the court interpreter to justify their verdict. Let me put the record straight. If only the senator-judges had read the case they would see that indeed there is a parity of facts, as aptly described by Justice Cuevas, between the case of the Court employee and that of CJ Corona. For the information of the 20 senators who voted for the conviction of CJ Renato Corona, the said Court Interpreter was dismissed from service for DISHONESTY and not just for her failure to disclose her market stall or business interest in her SALN. The Court Interpreter was found to have collected salary from the Municipality of Panabo when she was already working in the Regional Trial Court. She knew that she was no longer entitled to receive salary from the municipal government yet she took it just the same. She returned the amount only upon receipt of the Court Resolution dismissing her from service, or more than five (5) years later. The said former Court employee is being depicted as the Champion of the Poor and the Oppressed to justify the conviction of the Chief Magistrate. Let me pose this question to the Honorable Senators who on their alleged conscience rendered a verdict of conviction based on the Decision handed down by the Honorable Supreme Court in A.M. No. P-97-1247, May 14, 1997 involving a Court employee: Did you take time to painstakingly read the Decision of the Highest Court of the Land in Rabe vs. Flores in order to fully appreciate the facts of the case as it was made the basis for your verdict of conviction? I hope you would all be conscience-stricken for the rest of your lives. Bear in mind that there is karmic justice. It pains me so much that the Rule of Law did not prevail.
    May 30 2012 @ 11:54am     Reply   Hide replies
    • Mark
      Nice point and comment, very educational. Imagine, these solons, lawmaker of the land pretended to be fair and just but use their interests and "conscience" to vote conviction rather than study the evidence and understand the law.
      May 30 2012 @ 12:15pm     Reply  
  • Pilipino
    I go for acquittal so, I was really sad and left thinking what happened yesterday. It was as if only three senators thought well and right. What Sen. Miriam said was true, it does not merit conviction because there is no "beyond reasonable doubt" thing. It was as if those who voted for "guilty" or conviction are full of pain and anger. Sen. Estrada just proved that. I really am amazed with Sen. Marcos, he said what was on every thinking pilipino minds.
    May 30 2012 @ 11:20am     Reply  
  • Genuine
    Lady Miriam was spot-on on her rant. If the Senate went by evidence, it won't be enough to merit a conviction. Instead, these incompetent solons went the usual route, they voted to convict the Chief because their political affiliations, personal interests demanded it. Angara, whose son is one of the prosecutors to nail Corona, should have at least, abstained from voting because delicadeza, and conflict of interest demanded, at the very least, an abstention. But no, the guy was the very first to convict! and i don't care if the juggernaut had to be done alphabetically and his name starts with A! Made me want to throw up my lunch. We've just achieved justice, alright. But what kind? The kind that is vengeful, and phyrric. Haciendero justice. Surreal. Unreal.
    May 30 2012 @ 11:03am     Reply  
  • ALBERTO GLORY
    Nakagulat lang na Tatlo lang ang nag vote for Not guilty.Parang ung ibang boto eh, sorry ho! luto.kung iisipin Dekalibre de kapanilya ung Defense. pero kailangan tanggapin. nag kabati na naman ung Pamilyang may hidwaan.hindi ako Pro o Anti.Gng renato Corona pagaling ho kayo at 'wag nyong seryosohin. Im Deeply Prayed for your good condition and for our country....No waiver uhm. new stardard? Puede..
    May 30 2012 @ 06:52am     Reply  
  • Tulip
    O ayan, Noynoy. Nakuha mo na ang gusto mo. Pag hindi mo pa nagawa ng tama ang trabaho mo bilang presidente, sino pa sisisihin mo?
    May 29 2012 @ 05:47pm     Reply  
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