Senate set to hear testimony vs Corona ‘competence, integrity’
MANILA, Philippines – The prosecution team presented on Tuesday its second case against Chief Justice Renato Corona concerning his “competence, integrity, probity and independence” in handling cases filed before the high tribunal.
The allegation was contained in Article 3 of the Articles of Impeachment, which refers to Corona’s alleged failure “to meet and observe the stringent standards under the Constitution that provided that a member of the judiciary must be a person of proven competence, integrity, probity and independence in allowing the Supreme Court to act on mere letters filed by a counsel which caused the issuance of flip-flopping decisions in final and executory cases; in creating an excessive entanglement with Mrs. Arroyo through her appointment of his wife to office; and in discussing with litigants cases pending in the Supreme Court.”
Arroyo is former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macpagal-Arroyo.
Article 3 was formally introduced to the Senate by prosecution member and Isabela Representative Giorgidi Aggabao.