3 lawmakers bite Corona ‘waiver’ challenge
MANILA, Philippines — Despite being brushed off as a publicity stunt by Senator Franklin Drilon and members of the House prosecution, three of the 188 lawmakers who signed the impeachment complaint are willing to take on Chief Justice Renato Corona’s dare to sign a waiver on their bank deposits.
Pangasinan Representative Kimi Cojuangco, ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio, and Kalinga party-list Representative Abigail Faye Ferriol said that they were willing to take on Corona’s challenge, stressing that they have nothing to hide.
Even members of the minority bloc stepped up to the chief magistrate’s condition for signing his waiver.
Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, however, said they were willing to open their bank accounts if the 188 lawmakers and Drilon would do so.
Drilon and the members of the House prosecution team have already told the impeachment court that they had no plans of signing their waivers.