Prosecution: No defense evidence that would require rebuttal

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Marikina City Representative Romero Quimbo

MANILA, Philippines – The prosecution said Tuesday that they have not yet seen any evidence presented by the defense that would require them to present a rebuttal.

“Thus far, we have not seen any evidence presented by the defense that requires rebuttal,” Marikina Representative Romero Quimbo told reporters in a press briefing Tuesday.

He said they were looking at two parameters that would warrant rebuttal: first, if there was important evidence presented by the defense that was damaging to their case, and second, if there was enough time to present rebuttal evidence.

For example if there were 10 witnesses for the rebuttal, “but if it will only needlessly prolong the process,” then they will not present rebuttal anymore, Quimbo said.

The non-appearance of Chief Justice Renato Corona in his trial would be to the adavntage of the prosecution, Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said.

“We think that if he does not appear, they would be practically giving up their case,” Quimbo said.

“It would become very hard to acquit him if he does not appear,” he added.

The prosecution said that the defense has been presenting witnesses on peripheral issues and has been calling on them to present the Chief Justice himself.

Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said Monday in an interview that it would be best if Corona would testify “to answer everything.”

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZVAUJSOBEZZMZ2QE7JZ23ORAY Ricardo

    Alam ng defense ni Corona na kapag umupo siya sa withness stand. THE GAME IS OVER NA. at sigurado CONVICTED siya. kaya kahit anong mangyari sa paniwala ko hindi yan sisipot. dahil unang tanong palang BUTATA na kaagad si Corona. kaya wala na siyang pag-asang ma acquit. dahil hindi naman i a acquit ng mga senador judge kung hindi siya uupo sa withness stand. pag inacquit siya ng mga senador. sila naman ang malilintikan sa darating na eleksiyon. Good Bye na sa sinomang senador na mag aacquit kay Corona. nakamasid ang sambayanan sa kahihinatnat ng impeachment trial nato.

    • RomyLitz

      You are right ! Checkmate siya doon sa witness stand, maging SALN and resulta ! SALN means, Sakulongan Ang Labas Niya

  • RomyLitz

    Ang tapang tapang humarap sa media blitz niya at may mga speeches pa sa mga lady judges at law graduates at sa Padre Faura ,pero ngayon siya ay miembro ng WB. Hindi World Bank, instead, Walang Bayag !

  • Nutting Moore

    Ang tagal ng recess pero ang mga witness na pinagyayabang ng mga abugago ni Corona eh “impertinent, immaterial, irrelevant”.. ano nga naman ang ire-rebut ng prosecution?

  • Kite Kate

    FINALLY, CORONA WILL NOW TESTIFY!

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