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Estrada hails ‘very impartial’ Enrile

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MANILA, Philippines—Former president Joseph Estrada praised Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile in his handling of the impeachment trial, saying that he was “very impartial.”

“Chief Justice Corona is very fortunate than me, because the presiding officer, Senator Enrile, is very impartial,” Estrada said.

Estrada, who was ousted following a botched impeachment trial in 2001, said that he hoped “this trial will finish to find out the real truth.”

He said he believes he would have been acquitted had his trial gone to its conclusion. He blamed then Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide, who presided the trial, who he said was included in the conspiracy to remove him.

Estrada’s impeachment proceedings was aborted when the prosecution team walked out when they were prevented from having the second envelope opened, which led to the “Edsa II” people uprising that ousted Estrada.

“In my case, the impeachment trial did not finish. [But in this case] Senate president Enrile said that he will not allow any walkout,” Estrada said.

When asked if he felt sympathetic for Corona, he shook his head and said “he is the Chief Justice [but] no one is above the law, not even the president, how much more the Chief Justice?”

“I have nothing against Chief Justice Corona,” Estrada added.


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Tags: Corona Impeachment , Joseph Estrada , Juan Ponce Enrile , Politics , Renato Corona


  • Alajero

    …Mr. Enrile have given the prosecution enough favor…by not granting the pretrial conference request…between the prosecution and Mr. Corona’s legal team…
    …it gave the prosecution…free reign in dirt digging…in the process…..It turn out that the prosecution have not much to show at the time……ultimately…they are still fishing for dirt…while the trial is already ongoing……it gives credence to Mr. Corona’s claim…that the house action is all a sham…and those who sign up for the impeachment…did not really evaluate the evidence provided by the proponents……evidently…this action is political…and is an effort on the part of the executive and legislative to muscle the “judiciary” to submission …and waived the branch’s independence…guaranteed by the constitution……is it legal…for the executive’s political party…to breach the independence of the judiciary…by conspiring to oust the chief of justice….through its political party? …just because they did not like the way he was appointed?…is this a valid ground for impeachment…
    …Mr. Enrile … we need to see a televise senate deliberation…
    …Can a political party…USE the senate to oust the chief of justice?
    …How can a government collectively embarrass his own chief of justice…?  …a former president…
    ….How then…do we protect…the citizens…from their own government?
    …Can the ruling political party…do this?….with IMPUNITY????
    …It’s not an easy task…but it is a job…cut out just…for Senator Enrile!!!

    • friendsofmine

      Pwede yan sa katulad nilang walng patawad nuong nakaupo pa sila, sa akin ok lang ang ginawa ng admin ni Noynoy, kasi sya Presidente pakita nyang mabigat at matapang sya sa mga katulad nina GMA at CJ.

      • pangitbudhiko

        HOW WILL you call abnoy matapang siya, when HE skirted around the issue against the killer of the 19 marines. He should have directed the military to seek and destroy the MILF who killed the 19 marines. But he deflected again the issue of  running after the killers of marines by relieving the spokesperson of the AFP (the spokesperson was saying if HE is  the leader, he would seek and destroy the killers of the marines)

        Your president is not matapang,He pretend he is one. But in reality this guy is a coward. And abnoy is showing TRUE to form that he is indeed a coward

      • friendsofmine

        Hindi lang duon sa issue sa marines ang sukatan ng matapang. Matapang dahil sa sya lang ang nkapagpakulong kay GMA at nagpaimpeach kay Gutierrez at CJ. Yung Marines ibang usapan yun..

  • jaygibi

    malas mo lang erap.. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A5EXRFDCPX5Q4GYTWIEHJVXXTY Chad Ordilliano

    Sus,Style mo bulok saw-saw ka nanaman..

    search mo sa youtube ito erap at explain mo kung bakit mo ginawa to.

    NEWSREEL: CBCP Forum on CJ trial, HLI, San Juan Demolition

  • walangdiyos

    nagsisintemyento pa aring si Erap. aanga anga ka kung bakit ka umalis ng malacanang at sa likod o pasig river ka pa dumaan. e kung tinulugan mo na lang ba yung people power sa Edsa 2 e baka nagtagal ka pa dun. natakot ka sa yellow mob fever, aminin mo, bago ngayon uunga ka..tapos na episode mo..maghunting ka na lang uli ng chicks na mag aalaga sa iyo.

  • a1phantom

    Enrile for President !!!

    Impeach Noynoy and Binay

    • friendsofmine

      Hindi ako bilib sa binanggit mo..

  • Guest

    wala na tapos na papel mo kahit lumaban ka sa pag mayor ng manila ilalampaso ka lang ni mayor lim…at saka yung dating nag pabagsak sa iyo mga yellows ngayon kakampi mo pa….ano ka…uto-uto sa kanila…pati si chabit… ka friends mo pa uli…. ang bait mo naman ….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    CORONA…GUILTY AS CHARGED!!!

  • pangitbudhiko

    WHEN THE TWIN TOWER AND3 MORE INCIDENT OF HIKACKING INSTIGATED BY THE AL QUEDA, IT TOOK  AT MOST 5 HOURS FOR PRESIDENT BUSH TO DECLARE AN ALL OUT WAR AGAINST  AL QAEDA GROUP HEADED BY OSAMA BIN LADIN. PRES. BUSH IN HIS FAMOUS SPEECH AGAINST OSAMA BIN LADIN,”"YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE DIRECTED AGAINSTOSAMA BIN LADIN.

    IN CONTRAST TO ABNOY REPLY ON WHETHER HE WILL RUN AFTER THE KILLERS OF THE MARINES. ABNOY AFTER A WEEK HIS REPLY WE WILL SEEK JUSTICE FOR THE 19 MARINES. BUT WE WILL NOT DECLARE AN ALL OUT WAR AGAINST THE MILF.
    IS THAT WHAT YOU CALL MATAPANG.

    YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME.

    • http://twitter.com/cnemaface butch pizarras

      ive been reading all the post from the pnoy critcs and  yet still waiting for a worthy critcism, maghanap naman nang medyo me substance baka galit lang kayo dahil tinalo ni pnoy ang crush nyo na si gibo…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      Like your username implies….wala na akong masabi

      • pangitbudhiko

        talagang dapat walang masabi, dahil idol mo si abnoy, sorry dude talagang PANGITBUDHIKO

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

    Sabi ni Erap nakalimutan niyang magsuot ng kulay Peach dahil dadalo siya sa imPEACHment trial.

  • isalexus

    THAT Erap is just to show you the danger of being tried through Media hype as being attempted by the present Wangwang Administration. Their PLAN B- is to follow what happened to your case– another People Power initiative led by rable rousers and enthusiastically participated by “hakot” crowd looking for things to loot!!

  • Nic Legaspi

    Yawn…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Agree.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQBHSHS22G65Z6V5Z64XBRCIZQ simon

    Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.  Phillippians 3:19
    Ang kanilang pinagmamalaki ay kanilang kahihiyan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Naku Erap, sumawsaw ka nanaman,
    Ibang-iba ito sa kaso mo dahil napakaraming prueba at testigo sa mga kabalbalan mo.
    Bilang isang conivcted but pardoned criminal, mas maigi sigurong magpatawa ka na lang.
    Padalhan mo na lang si GMA ng cake sa Veterans bilang pasasalamat at kung di dahil sa kanya, kosa ang tawag sa iyo haggang sa kamatayan mo. 

    • patasfair23

      Mismo! Hindi na Erap ang tawag sa kanya kung nagkataon ” Asok” na. :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQAUQPFLMOXQMME2GLSK23WFOQ okidoki

    Its amazing how this guy can look you straight in the eyes and say he has done nothing wrong while President of the Philippines. Talagang KAPAL-MOKS!!!!What’s worse…most filipinos believe him!!!

    • patasfair23

      Until now most o us Filipinos are immature, especially when it comes to voting. Ito namang mga ito ( Erap ) nag take advantage sa mga C and D class. 
      Ang malungkot nito marami ang mahihirap na nabobola nila, kaya ayun nakakaupo pa ang mga kagaya ni Jinggoy, Revilla at Lapid.
      Yung mahihilig sa military adventurism naman binoboto sila Gringo at Trillanes.Sayang ang slot, sana productive at matino ang mga nakaupo.
      Sana mag mature na ang karamihan sa pag boto.

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    wow, ang kapal ng mukha ni erap.  isa ka sa nagpahirap ng sambayanan.  kasama ka ni marcos at arroyo na mga manloloko. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQBHSHS22G65Z6V5Z64XBRCIZQ simon

    ERAP did not do a MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT as GMA does,,, so ERAP is better president
    ERAP did not attempt to LEAVE the country as GMA does,,, so GMA is guilty so as CORONA
    flight is a sign of guilt as the saying goes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2VJNO44HPPVY5JID5Q3RHEXQA Rex

      OMG !!!!  How can ERAP do such midnight appoinment when he was OUSTED ! How ERAP did not attempt to leave ???? In fact he was already jailed when he left for medical treatment in Hongkong whereas GMA wanted to leave when there is no formal charges filed against her in court !

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000602032081 Juan Alpuerto

        there is more: ERAP is a convict. GMA is not.

  • joeldcndcn

    A CONVICTED PLUNDERER IS A CONVICTED PLUNDERER, PERIOD! AND CAN YOU TRUST THE WORD(S) OF A CONVICTED PLUNDERER, HA? OF COURSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO STILL FOLLOW A CONVICTED FELON, EVEN SATAN HIMSELF HAS SO MANY FOLLOWERS, BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF WHAT WE CALL ” IDIOTS ” AMONGST FILIPINOS, TSK, TSK, TSK! PLUNDERER ERAP CANNOT JUST TELL PEOPLE WHAT TO BELIEVE IN THE TRIAL SINCE THE TV IS VERY OBVIOUS TO ALL, AGAIN. WOULD YOU BELIEVE THE WORDS OF A CONVICTED PLUNDERER, IDIOTS DO THAT, OK?



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