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Escudero calls for ethics probe on senators over pork barrel, DAP fund use

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Sen. Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis Escudero said on Sunday there shouldn’t be too much quibbling over whether senators’ allocations from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) were linked to the May 2012 conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Joker Arroyo lays bribery at Palace doorstep

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Former Senator Joker Arroyo  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Former Sen. Joker Arroyo on Sunday accused Malacañang of attempting to deceive the public by lumping him together with 19 senators who received additional pork barrel amounting to P1.107 billion a few months after the Senate voted to convict then Chief Justice Renato Corona last year.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Moot and academic: SC dismisses PSBank petition on Corona dollar accounts

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Saying it has become moot and academic, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by the Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) that sought to annul the order of the Senate sitting as impeachment court to produce the documents regarding the dollar accounts of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: December 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Paraguay’s president ousted in impeachment trial

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IMPEACHED PRESIDENT. Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo in this file photo was recovering from treatment for what doctors described as three apparently low-grade lymphoma in the groin, chest and the third lumbar vertebra. An impeachment process ended with the ouster of Lugo on Friday, June 22, 2012. The Senate tried him on five charges of malfeasance in office, including an alleged role in a deadly confrontation between police and landless farmers that left 17 dead. Lugo will be replaced by Vice President Federico Franco. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

Paraguay’s Senate voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from office on Friday in an impeachment trial, and the former priest said he would leave even though he considered his ouster as a blow to democracy.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Corona ouster a victory for Filipinos–NDF

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Chief Justice Renato Corona’s ouster has become a victory for the public, the spokesperson of the National Democratic Front in Mindanao said Friday.

Posted: June 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino thanks, hails reviled prosecutors

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President Aquino: Failure to punish. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

They may have been reviled repeatedly for coming to the trial unprepared, but members of the House prosecution panel won the conviction of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona and that’s all President Benigno Aquino III needed to heap praise and gratitude on them.

Posted: May 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CBCP head to Filipinos: Accept verdict on Corona

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Be involved. Photo from http://www.cbcponline.net/

A day after the Senate convicted Chief Justice Renato Corona, the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines encouraged a divided nation to accept the verdict and “think of the things” that would unite the country.

Posted: May 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hacienda Luisita workers remain grateful to Corona

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Hacienda Luisita workers. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Twenty senators may have convicted impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona, but members of the Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) remain grateful to him for his role in the April 24 Supreme Court ruling that granted them Hacienda Luisita lands.

Posted: May 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Enrile joins 19 others in convicting Corona

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile

It was a mere formality but Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile nonetheless ended the 44-day trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona with a flourish as he voted to convict the chief magistrate, joining 19 others before him.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Villar votes to convict Corona

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Senator Manuel Villar: From senator to businessman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator-judge Manny Villar voted for the conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trillanes votes to convict Corona ‘in the interest of the country’

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Senator Antonio Trillanes  IV. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV voted to convict Chief Justice Renato Corona Tuesday, saying that “it is in the interest of the country to convict Renato Corona.”

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sotto follows ‘people’s will’, votes to convict Corona

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A letter shown to media by Sen. Vicente Sotto III (in photo) supposedly sent by then Teresa Mayor Rodel de la Cruz to the senator’s office in 2012 and requesting funding for the antidengue project could be authentic, according to a town official of Teresa, Rizal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday voted for the conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Revilla votes to convict Corona

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator-judge Ramon Revilla Jr. put the first nail on the coffin of conviction for Chief Justice Renato Corona when he became the 16th senator Tuesday to find him “guilty” of violating the Constitution by failing to disclose his Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Networth (SALN).

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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