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Senator Joker Arroyo. PHOTO BY MATIKAS SANTOS

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Joker Arroyo voted for the acquittal of Chief Justice Renato Corona Tuesday.

In his speech on the 44th day of the Senate impeachment trial, Arroyo said that an “impeachment is a political process not a political assassination… An impeachment trial must forever uphold the due process.”

Arroyo said, “What started in the House is not an impeachment for impeachment is accompanied by formalities.” He added that the purpose was to arrive at some probable cause which will be sufficient to file a case.

Arroyo said the alleged failure of Corona to file a truthful statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) was not sufficient for him to be removed from office.

“I cannot imagine removing a chief justice on account of his SALN,” Arroyo said.

He also reminded the court about Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s warning at the start of the trial regarding the Bill of Attainder, in which a person, though innocent, was deemed guilty upon enactment of a law.

“Today we are a step from violating the Constitution… This is not justice… this is certainly not law, for sure… This is naked power as it was in 1972. I never thought I would see it again,” Arroyo added.


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Tags: Chief Justice Renato Corona , Corona Impeachment , Impeachment court , impeachment trial , Joker Arroyo


  • WeAry_Bat

    I cannot imagine Joker cannot compare Corona to an employee removed for not declaring a market stall not even worth $2M.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CXSAKSY3PCRQRSVZH4LOEO2RQ Marko

    4-2

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CXSAKSY3PCRQRSVZH4LOEO2RQ Marko

     5-2

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CXSAKSY3PCRQRSVZH4LOEO2RQ Marko

    recess.

  • http://twitter.com/filguzman8090 fil

    not surprising… arrooyo is an old fool unreasoble senator

  • http://twitter.com/syrilcool Syril

    What is the SALN for then if you don’t need to file everything honestly?

  • http://twitter.com/filguzman8090 fil

    unreasonable senator

  • http://twitter.com/filguzman8090 fil

    aahh never mind..senator arroyo is not thinking properly nowadays…his intelligence has reached its “best before” date
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IS6KI2U7EDZS6D2Q7MZ3Z6CAME Lila

    then why are you JOKER so SILENT when GMA was the PRESIDENT???? when ALL THOSE TRASNSACTIONS where going oN?? what? YOU JUST DON’T CARE? NOW YOU CARE??????? OWS??? TIME TO RETIRE FROM POLITICS AND LET THOSE PEOPLE WHO CAN BRAVELY FIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE SIT ON YOUR CHAIR!

    • JuanTamadachi

      Maybe he was in on those deals.. What other reason or reasons could there be?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TYHDSVHHHSFDX4YHMNDSUID3HA don-don

    AS EXPECTED FOR ARROYO.. hehe
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AMG5EDI2JBQRL4Z5H2L7ED4OQA yahoo-AMG5EDI2JBQRL4Z5H2L7ED4OQA

    he has lost his mind…..the joker arroyo that i know have died when he joined gma….tsk tsk tsk

    • JuanTamadachi

      Good heavens! You mean Joker is now just like Brenda the looney?

  • AlyasPogi

    Joker Arroyo has become one of the people he promised to fight.

    “Pag bad ka lagot ka” Do you remember that mister Joker?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBVT7BRVFRJHALTUBDQWJ2RC4Y elviraa

      Lagot  ka  Joker. Ha ha ha

  • Jayvee Madrid

    joker arroyo is a shame to our country..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OODGNEQ7QD4MPKVKSR6CW6T3HA Carrmela

    I RESPECT SEN. JOKER ARROYO more than the hypocrites who are accusing the Chief Justice.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7OACIMNO4FRLAGY52GJMTAQYJI Cyclops

      Kabit ka siguro ni Joker . ha ha. ha…..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBVT7BRVFRJHALTUBDQWJ2RC4Y elviraa

      Bayaran.  Malaki  siguro  natanggap  mo .

  • dan4321

    SHUT UP ARROYO-SHAME ON YOU- I admired you once,until you got tempted when GMA
    bought you on her second term,since then everything you were doing was to defend her,even the obvious were pretty clear.You lost all your morals,integrity and credibility you once was known for.

  • Roberto Boa

    remember those who voted NOT GUILTY in the next elections, those politicians are afraid for their dollar deposits they are hiding coz it came from kick backs and under the table transactions.

  • hatecorrupt

    MATANDANG JOKER…WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIEFT JUSTIIS CORONA
    AND THE ORDINARY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE????? DI BA MAY TINANGAL SA TRABAHO DAHIL NAGSINUNGALING SIYA SA SALN NIYA?…HINDI YATA SINALI YUNG SARI-SARI STORE NIYA SA SALN…..KAYA AYUN NASESANTE….YUNG KAY CORONA HUNDREDS OF MILLION OF PESOS…..TAPOS SABIHIN MO “ NOT SUFFICIENT FOR HIM TO REMOVE FROM OFFICE…”….AY NAKU PARA MONG SINABI ONE PLUS ONE IS 4…ABOGADO KABA? OR ULYANIN KA…

  • cute79

    pangalan plang kasi joker na!kaya yon d na nkpagtataka nkktawa ang pinassbi.kampon ni stanas!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2FSTJ2NEV3D37Y4Q3267TNUHDE marc

    Joker Arroyo your such a looser! your old enough to give your last breath to wrong persons….

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    JOKER ARROYO…REMEMBER 1986!!!…JUST LIKE SAGUISAG….YOU FAILED OUR EXPECTATION!!!…YOU FAILED YOUR PROMISES!!…YOU FAILED US FILIPINO’S!!!…YOU ARE A FAILURE!!!…DEATH IS KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR AND STILL YOU ARE FAILURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES!!!…WHEN YOUR TIME COMES, HOW WILL YOU FACE…NINOY, DIOKNO, OSMENA, et al. and most importantly GOD!!!…

  • mkbyan_ako

    nabili na yan ni GMA kaya ganyan ang reasoning nya………You are a big joke to the Filipino people…. sayang ka……. tumanda ka ng paurong….tsk tsk tsk!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBVT7BRVFRJHALTUBDQWJ2RC4Y elviraa

    Walanghiyang  Joker !  Nabili  na  ang  kanyang  kaluluwa.  In  dollars  marahil.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Elementary thinking at its best. Yan ang utak ni Joker.

  • coronarroyo_kurakot

    joker “the JOKE” arroyo – kung BAD ka, ayus ka! joker is now one of the BIGGEST PROTECTOR of CROOKS along with mirriam the BRAIN-DA wah! you betrayed the FILIPINO PEOPLE and history will judge your sad transformation of now being a LOUSY DEFENDER of CORRUPTION!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBVT7BRVFRJHALTUBDQWJ2RC4Y elviraa

    Siguro  may  amnesia. 

  • gerp

    The Law will judge you!…What we hold to be right, and good, and true IS right and good and true for all men. Otherwise we’re just another robber tribe. May God grant us the wisdom to discover right, the will to choose it, and the strength to make it endure.

    Joker is a joke to our country

    In a world full of so much turmoil, its easy to forget that there are also exceptional people out there doing extraordinary things for us all, my thoughts, prayers and appreciation go out to all those who attempt and do make a difference for our everyday and our childrens futures, but most importantly to those guardians of freedom against forces of terror and tyranny, corruption and thieves. Wag kang kukurap! Joker!

  • plx

    self servig brat!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5YEADMP56EFLT2AQDDQGPADE7M Pnay

    it is a political exercise yes. But there should be a sense of objectivity and basis for each decision – not based on the popular vote.  Obviously the re-electionist will vote GUILTY because they’re running again…

    Let us not be a hypocrite with all this.  If he is corrupt, so are the other politicians…walang isang malinis sa kanila.

    it’s amazing how the likes of the Cayetanos speak about the “poor” and “poverty” as though they’ve been there… They lived in Ayala Alabang all their life…Come on!

  • marivon

      I never thought I would see it again,” Arroyo added.

    I hope not to see your face again as a public servant kuno

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CXSAKSY3PCRQRSVZH4LOEO2RQ Marko

     14-3

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MHDYXOESUU67AMH324WVZKNFSI nilphil

    BULAG KA AT NAGING TANGA KA JOKER! Akala ko maliliit na tao ang nasa puso mo, pero di mo makita ang ginawa ni Corona as against that lowly government employee who were removed form office by merely not declaring her sari-sari store. SINAYANG MO LAHAT NA NAIPUNDAR MONG DANGAL MULA PA NOONG MARTIAL LAW. NASILAW KA SA KUNG ANO MANG NAGING UGNAYAN MO SA NAKARAANG REHIMEN NI GLORIA!

    DAPAT NGANG MAMAHINGA KA NA TANDANG JOKER NA WALANG PINAGKATANDAAN!

    • Guest

      Grabe no? He was voting by technicality. Ang tanga pag ganun. I really wished he voted by emotion.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AATZ4YYMCBMKBMLPMFL3TN7GA4 raquelito

    hindi kase bad si Corona kaya okey lang kay Arroyo, hehe JOKE JOKE JOKE…
    ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR…..

  • http://twitter.com/knightofjah Ziegfred Tercias

    Tama ka. Political trial nga ito. Kaya hindi ka dapat maging masyadong teknikal. Isipsipin mo na lang kung mananatili sa pwesto ang isang chief justice na walang dudang protektor ni GMA at kaaway ni P-Noy. Saan pupunta ang bansa??? Your vote should be in favor of political stability and not technicalities.

  • njtp8

    What happened to you Mr. Joker Arroyo? Is it advancing age that you have become a maverick for corrupt officials. You defend GMA and her minions including Corona with lame technicallties of law. I can understand Brenda Santiago and Marcos, Jr but you. I have always thought that you were a different politician. Really has the best interest of the Filipino people. All this has changed. I don’t know if it has something to do with the same last name as the fake president or maybe a MILLION reasons (in any currency).

    • JuanTamadachi

      Its just too bad that Joker, in the winter of his life,  has allowed himself to become a  contemptible, despicable, miserable, pathetic, pitiable, sorry and wretched sycophant of Gloria Macapal Dorovo, indubitably for several million reasons.
      Maybe he should change his name to Joker Dorovo.   

  • ashleybulls

    Sorry Joker, it’s 20 against 3….Wake up from the past or you’re just too old now to change…

  • Winn728

    Joker, san ka ba talaga. .

    Nung si JPE ang Martial law Administrator, against ka sa kanya. . . . .Ngayong transparent ang ginagawa ni JPE, ayaw mo pa rin.. . .

    U are totally wrong. . . The conditions these Days are better than in 1972, I was there. . 

    In 1972, the people, including you were facing GUNS and Soldiers. . . .IN 2012, you are facing the HEARTS of the Filipino People. .

    Joker naman, huwag ka namang mag JOKE. . . ang laki ng difference kasing laki ng pera ni CORONA. . .hehehehehe



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