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Leftists back Chief Justice Corona

/ 12:55 AM May 25, 2012

Chief Justice Renato Corona. SENATE POOL PHOTO

Two leftist groups—Kilusang Mayo Uno and Anakbayan—backed Chief Justice Renato Corona’s challenge to 188 congressmen who signed the impeachment complaint and to Sen. Franklin Drilon to join him in signing a waiver authorizing disclosure of their bank deposits.

During his three-hour opening statement on Tuesday, Corona said President Benigno Aquino III was dominated by leftists.

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“We dare them to speak with the same tone of self-righteousness that they used when they signed the complaint,” KMU chairman Elmer Labog said, referring to the congressmen.

Anakbayan chairman Vencer Crisostomo said: “It should not be difficult for the advocates of impeachment to sign the waivers as a gesture of sincerity and commitment to transparency and accountability in government.” Jerome Aning

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