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Justices told: Corona issue is history; time to move on

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–It is time for the judiciary to move on from the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona, a Supreme Court Associate Justice said Monday
Associate Justice Roberto Abad said his sentiment is shared by the other high court justices as well.

“It’s something that you should give credit to the members (justices) of the Court. We should move on,” he told reporters in an ambush interview.

Abad is one of the contenders for the Chief Justice post. During the public interview with members of the Judicial and Bar Council, he admitted being a good friend of Corona.

He said he is neither the type of person who will leave a friend behind nor the type of person who will betray the institution.

Aside from Abad and Sereno, other high court justices included in the shortlist are Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Arturo Brion, Antonio Carpio.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    good attitude. but i hope somewhere along the line, when the public sees how empty this showbiz government really is in terms of accomplishment or ability, they can revisit the damage done to the checks and balance of the constitution.

  • 12JEM

    .. pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts—not to hurt others.

    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 6 (1871-1872).)

  • 12JEM

    1. Chicken Pride….Favorite of the Some Justices

    2. Pride is the mask of one’s own faults….Jewish Proverb

  • sam_aquino

    ang tatanda nyo na, nagmamaktol pa kayo!!!

    magtrabaho na kayo, sayang na lang pinapasweldo sa inyo ng taong-bayan!!!

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    Assholeshit Justiis Roberto Abad…Corona issue is history but the verdict of Justice should be read aloud and be heard by the People of the Philippines!! We want to see the life story of Corona in the Movie!!!…CORONA…ANG HARI NG CITY JAIL!!!

  • ThePatriot

    Fckxit, ganun na lng ba? history? sa kadepotahan na ginawa nila sa bansa sa panahon ng panunungkulan ng hari ng kadiliman, history na lng? Dapat tlga magsimula ang pagbabago sa supreme court, mga bayaran na huwes, dapat ibalik na death penalty at ng matapos tlga yan. Si garci, si gloria, AT SI CORONA iLAGAY SA DEATH CHAIR! and we can say, they are history.

  • juanamboy

      Please analyze ‘nyo ‘tong statements ni Justice Abad about the Corona impeachment:

    “we have a wounded court after the impeachment trial. We were taken aback by this and discouraged.”

    Abad said it is time to forgive
    President Benigno Aquino III and Congress. “And forgive us also,”

    Supreme Court should
    move on from the controversies that haunted it from the impeachment of
    Chief Justice Renato Corona to the appointment of one of the most junior
    justice as Chief Justice.

    Corona impeachment was
    healthy for the country but he was saddened by because he lost a friend.

    Hindi ‘nyo ba nahahalata na kahit sa mga statements ni Justice Abad
    about the Corona impeachment ay flip-flopping ‘sya ? Typical of the
    GMA Supreme Court ?

  • regd

    They cannot move on! They are too old, too deep scarred that they cannot and will not even do the decency of standing still respecting the flag! 

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    mabuhay ka justice abad

    sana tularan din ng iba kahit masakit pa ng kaunti

  • $17531445

    They say something is difficult until someone is able to do it, and then everybody goes on to do it. After one of them had been successfully impeached, how can the justices feel the same as before with 188 swords of Damocles poised over their heads?

  • MANGLUCIO

    OUR COUNTRY NEEDS ENTHUSIASTIC, YOUNG WITH FRESH IDEAS AND ENERGETIC HEAD OF GOVERNMENT POSTS. NOT RE-CYCLED OLD BUGS LIKE YOU GUYS IN THE SUPREME COURT. PERIOD.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R4YOCRZDE5JBDT7UGI54KTZD5M Jpb

    ibig niya sabihin kahit masakit move on pa rin siya kahit namamangka sa dalawang ilog.

  • Gagi Wah Santiagi

    You are all force to move on because unprofessional and childish employees don’t have place in our government!

  • Cal_Reznick

    Who hasn’t moved on? I think everyone has moved on. That must have been one of the most useless statements made in the past month amongst a slew of useless statements from the Administration.

    But then again, you can’t blame the SC justice for trying to do something…its not like the SC is doing anything significant nowadays anyway, except for raising flags once a week.

    I guess we have the President to thank for all this.



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