Senate moves to convene as impeachment court


MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has moved to convene the Senate as an impeachment court for Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Sotto made the motion immediately after the Senate resumed its session on Wednesday.

“Mr. President, the verified complaint of impeachment constituting the Articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Corona was initially referred to the committee on rules. May we now move that the same be referred to the Senate Sitting as an impeachment court as soon as the same is organized this afternoon,” he said.

When no member of the chamber objected to the motion, the Senate immediately suspended the session to pave the way for the convening of the impeachment court and oath-taking of the senators who will sit as judges in the trial.

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  • Balahura

    bilis bilisan nyo wag nyo lang i railroad

  • Anonymous

    GUILTY OR NOT sana lang e lumabas ang totoo, at sana walang papogi, remember at this same stage pomogi si sen arroyo, now a staunch defender of GLORIA

  • Mark De la cruz

    Pasko na!

  • Anonymous

    dito magkakaalaman kung sino ang mga dapat ibotong senador sa susunod na eleksyon!

  • Anonymous

    Our Senators will love this. Opportunity for more exposure.

  • enteng

    Proceed with the impeachment slowly but surely, and swiftly as possible. Remember senators/judges power still emanates from the people.

  • Mel

    what could go wrong guys, we have the son of an impeached president leading the impeachment prayer…

  • Ryan Barcelo

    what if the SC stands against the impeachment court? We should note here that, ultimately, the impeachment court is going to try the decisions made by the entire supreme court.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    parang sublime warning kay Corona na si Jinggoy nag lead ng prayer. haha. payback time?

  • Anonymous

    Dapat si PNoy ang  i-impeach for high treason – giving financial aid to the enemies of the state.  Tulad ng tatay nya na NPA /coddlercollaborator at ng lolo  nya na japanese collaborator din. 

    • Anonymous

      kumilos ka. mag file ka.

  • markx

    Go! Go! Go!

  • Anonymous

    Senate sets up its Corona impeachment court.

    It’s very easy to foretell how each Senator will vote.

    Self-interest, particularly if all set to run for re-election
    will surely come first.

    But we don’t expect much from them, just as we never
    expect much from the congressmen. Generally, they’re
    only “yes” men, they can well sense what’s good, beneficial for

    So, not expecting any upset from the Senate, after the
    Lower House signatories practically fell over one another in
    signing the impeachment document.

  • Anonymous

    It’s easy to foretell how the Senate will vote. Self-interest
    will come first.

    They’re no different from the Congressmen, who fell one
    over another in queuing to sign the impeachment document.

    • Anonymous

      The domino effect of corruptions just happened in congress, is this what you meant Beguine?

  • Anonymous

    What difference a year and a half make. Not so long ago congressmen were falling one over another in their rush to defend Gloria from impeachment moves. Not only once, not only twice but many times. Now they are again at it in impeaching Gloria’s crown jewel. Such is life, Achie.  

  • Anonymous

    The road to this impeachment was well planned.The timing is perfect.Corona will be impeached.The Senators will be pressured to do so.It will be election time soon.The sentiment of the people is against Corona so the Senate will bow down to pressure.It happened during Erap’s impeachment.All those who voted for his impeachment were praised by the people because Erap became unpopular at iyong nag-vote against ay parang ketongin na iniwasan ng tao.Gulong ng palad…paiko-ikot…paulit-ulit.This is Philippine politics,parang showbiz…nakakatawa……
    nakakaiyak…minsan nakakainis…minsan nakakatakot!!

  • Anonymous

    We just accept the reality,,,TONGRESSMAN  will NOT sign
    the IMPEACHMENT blind folded.
    same old BIRDS instantly change to YELLOW color
    oh lord help the Philippines

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