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Pimentel finds Corona ‘guilty’

/ 05:43 PM May 29, 2012

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III is the 14th senator-judge to convict Chief Justice Renato Corona on Tuesday.

“This senator-judge find the respondent guilty on betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution,” as indicated on Article 2 Pimentel said in is privilege speech. He noted that Corona’s admission, under oath that he did not disclose properties on his statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALN).

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Pimentel said he was not convinced by Corona’s defense on why he failed to declare his dollar accounts in his SALN.

“The respondent has consistently misinterpreted the laws,” he said, adding that Corona never corrected his SALN.

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Pimentel added that the laws implemented on regular government employees must also be implemented on high ranking officials.

“Ang batas para kay Juan ay batas rin para kay Renato,” Pimentel said.

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