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MANILA, Philippines – It’s time for us to move on, one of the defense counsels of ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona said Friday.

“He [Corona] is asking all of us to move on,” Rico Paolo Quicho told Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

After the Senate impeachment court handed down its guilty verdict on Corona last Tuesday, Quicho said he and other defense lawyers met with their client at The Medical City and gave him some recommendations on what to do next.

“Nagbigay kami ng rekomendasyo ngunit sa huli, personal na desisyon pa rin nya ang nangibabaw [We gave recommendations but in the end, his personal decision prevailed],” Quicho said as he reiterated that Corona saw his verdict as a closed chapter in his life.

Quicho said they would all go back to their respective offices and responsibilities. He said if Corona still wanted him as his lawyer in the future, “I’d be willing to represent him again.”

Quicho said he would continue the call for transparency in the government.

“The impeachment trial would be for nought if we will not continue our call for transparency in the government,” Quicho said.

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Tags: Chief Justice Renato Corona , Corona Impeachment , Defense , Rico Paolo Quicho

  • indiosbravos2002

    I heard Quincho is running for congress. May ambisyon pala si lokong pampolitiko.

    • WeAry_Bat

       Politics is highly profitable, only in the Philippines.

  • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

    Corona should have thought of that before he wasted a lot of resources and time of the people and senators for ‘defending the judiciary’. Punishment should be meted out to fit his deceit and crime!

    • andres_o

      may crime na ba na prove?  mob mentality…follows on anyone who shouts the loudest.  hardly requiring half a brain

  • quirinomayer

    Corona should explain what he means by “move on.” I have this nagging suspicion that he has in mind the nation letting him off the hook for his crimes anyway he has already been removed from his office. I cannot agree with that. Justice must be meted in full measure to deter other high officials from using their positions to the hilt for self-aggrandizement. 

    Corona should be made to answer for all his crimes. Those who agree, vote for this comment.   

    • RomyLitz

      That comment ” move on” and in the previous interview Renato said “I am on the higher ground already” means that he thought he is the HERO when he forced other gov’t officials, like the cabinet men, senators and congressmen to sign the waiver. Those who did not understand fully well FArinas and Enrile’s explanation will grab this slogan like babies. Farinas and Enrile said that when you signed and file your SALN, the signing of the waiver in accordance to RA 6713 is automatically included and has empowered the Ombudsman to open your bank accounts, dollars or peso, doesn’t matter. The RA 6426 is never ever violated. This was very clear when Enrile started asking Cuevas on “culpa” and ‘ dolos”.

    • andres_o

      marunong ka ba magbasa.  sinabihan nya ang kanyang mga lawyers.  walang sinabi dun “quirinomayer move one”

      speaking of reading comprehension problems.

  • RomyLitz

    Renato may think that the crimes he committed is already buried like the hatchet, as pronounced by some politician senators. I dont think so. The senators like Angara and Estrada did not see the point of Pnoy’s anti-corruption campaign. The guilty must be punished and the masterminds must be exposed !! Cayetano was better when he insisted that if he committed tax evasion or have ill-gotten wealth, the apporpriate criminal cases of plunder must be slapped without slight hesitation. Let the bell tolls to whom it may concern !

  • $14523613

    Okay, we are now going to move on against Midas Marquez’s hidden bank accounts and properties!!! 

  • lanzthirteen

    Tsk, tsk, hay naku, laking sisi siguro ni Corona ngayon. Kung nag resign na lang siya noon pa e di pa-easy easy nalang siya ngayon, di naibunyag ang hidden wealth niya, at malamang baka good statesman pa ang turing sa kanya dahil nag giveway siya sa bagong presidente.

  • http://twitter.com/LokalBrownies vin reyes

    sa mga lawyers nya patungkol ang sinabi ng dating punong mahistrado.. mag “move on” na silang lahat..hindi ang mamamayan ang sinabihan..bbasahin mo kasing mabuti at intindihin bago ka “tumahol” dyan sa harap ng pc mo o laptop..tsang gala ka talaga boi…amonado naman silang hindi pa tapos ang laban meron pang ombudsman and mr. quicho is willing to to represent mr. corona again…sa ombudsman pa lang ito sasampahan ng kasong kriminal..doon ka uli bumanat ng bumanat..magsawa ka..

  • tarikan

    It’s good that ex-CJ Corona prevailed upon Ka Apin to not file a motion for reconsideration in the Supreme Court. Atty. Serafin Cuevas, though, was adamant in filing the motion to exhaust his client’s legal remedies. He is supposed to file the motion for reconsideration on the grounds of INCOMPETENT LEGAL REPRESENTATION.
    Sidebar: Atty. Cuevas is willing to represent PNoy in his impeachment trial pro bono daw.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VE7FOU3LEDDIOOB2GN2LQF2MGE Al

    media mileage for Atty Quicho…for Congressman!…hahaha..

    ika nga, if you can’t beat them..then join them..:)

  • JJF724

    May kasabihan na tugma sa nang yari kay Corona that I learned from grade school,it says:

    Sa paghahangad nang kagitna, isang salop ang nawala

  • bulbuli

    ok move on…. sige ituloy pa rin ang pag imbestiga sa mga nakulimbat nya pera sa bayan at sa kanyang kamaganak…hehehee.. tignan ko lang kung maka “move ka pa”…

  • kismaytami

    Time for Corona to be moved to jail.

  • Francis81

    Buti pa tong si Corona nakapag move on na. Samantalang si Pweenoy simula nuong 10 yrs old pa lang siya hindi na nakapag move on.

  • opinyonlangpo

    He should return BGEI to its proper owners and punished for whatever wrongs he has done, only then that he can talk about moving on.

  • kapitanvic1

    I bet no more “Pro Bono” This guy “Impeached CJ” got gazilions.

  • Sydneyboy

    Mr Quicho, tatakbo ka palang Congressman, I just hope whatever district you represent will not be called the Congressional district of liars.

  • Kuya_Pepe

    So, are we now hailing Corona as the champion of transparency?  Are we to believe his apologist Quicho who now uses the same as his platform for his congressional ambition?


    Firstly, what was Corona found guilty of in his impeachment trial?  Secondly, what has Quicho been mouthing all along in Corona’s defense? 

    RA 6426: Confidentiality of Dollar Deposits.  Co-mingled funds.  Condos fully paid but not turned over. 


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    well sinabihan ni corona ang kanyang defense team (compose of 12 lawyers) to move on kasi lahat sila naghihintay ng balato man lang doon sa iwini-draw niyang USD 3.25 Million last Dec 2011, sa kasamaang palad kahit man lang bayad sa gasolina hindi niya ibinalik kaya lahat sila nagmamaktol.

    nautakan na naman sila ni coronatik kaya etong si atty Roy naglulupasay at ipinangako na di na ulit tatanggap ng pro bono na kaso.

  • Simplify1

    To them Pro bono is really payment for services “without receipts”…. Pro-bono is paid in cash para walang paper trail si Kim Henares na mata-tax

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