80% in poll say Corona should take witness stand
MANILA, Philippines—Most INQUIRER.net readers think Chief Justice Renato Corona should take the witness stand to personally answer allegations that he betrayed public trust and failed to declare his assets.
In an informal poll conducted from March 1 to 29, 80.13 percent or 5,694 readers answered “Yes” to the question, “Do you think Chief Justice Renato Corona should testify at the impeachment trial?”
Meanwhile, 19.87 percent or 1,412 readers did not agree that the chief magistrate should take the witness stand.
Corona, who is facing trial at the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, already appeared on television and radio programs two weeks ago, insisting his innocence. He said he would take the witness stand if asked by his lawyers.
Several politicians have called on the Chief Justice to clear his name.
Corona’s lawyers began presenting their evidence on March 12. The trial is on a month long Lenten break and will resume on May 7.
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