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Fast Facts: Estrada Impeachment Trial

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02:36 AM January 16th, 2012

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January 16th, 2012 02:36 AM

23 Length in days of then President Joseph Estrada’s impeachment trial. The trial started on Dec. 7, 2000, and ended on Jan. 16, 2001.

11 Number of prosecutors led by then House Minority Leader Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

6 Members of the defense team headed by former Chief Justice Andres Narvasa.

22 Number of senator-judges.

30+ Number of witnesses presented during the impeachment trial.

4 Number of grounds for impeachment against Estrada. They were bribery, graft and corruption, betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution.

P10 M Amount allegedly received monthly by Estrada from November 1998 to August 2000 from “jueteng” lords as protection money, according to the impeachment complaint.

P130 M Amount of kickbacks allegedly given to Estrada from the P200 million released by then Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno for tobacco farmers.

P100 M Amount of donation from government funds allegedly received by a private organization organized by Estrada’s wife.

52 Number of impounded luxury vehicles that Estrada allegedly ordered the customs commissioner to turn over to Malacañang for distribution to Cabinet secretaries and other senior officials. Inquirer Research

Sources: PDI Archives, impeachment complaint, senate.gov.ph, bulatlat.com, lawphil.net

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