[Blueboard] Newsbriefs 29 May 2012 Afternoon

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Newsbriefs 29 May 2012 Afternoon

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan



Senate convicts Chief Justice Corona (INQUIRER.net) 


"MANILA, Philippines - Twenty senators, including Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile, on Tuesday found Chief Justice Renato Corona guilty of Article 2 of the impeachment complaint filed against him pertaining to his failure to disclose to the public is statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth.


Only three voted to acquit Corona and they were Senators Joker Arroyo, Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Ferdinand "Bong-Bong" Marcos Jr.


Aside from Enrile, the 19 senators who convicted Corona were the following:


Senator Edgardo Angara

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano

Senator Pia Cayetano

Senator Franklin Drilon

Senate Pro Tempore Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada

Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero

Senator Teofisto Guingona III

Senator Gregorio Honasan II

Senator Panfilo Lacson

Senator Manuel Lapid

Senator Loren Legarda

Senator Sergio Osmeña III

Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan

Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III

Senator Ralph Recto

Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.

Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Senate Manuel Villar


Corona is considered barred from public office after senators voted 20 to 3 to convict him on charges of betraying public trust and violating the constitution.


Corona testified last week that it wasn't only him who is on trial and challenged all 188 lawmakers who impeached him to disclose their dollar accounts - but there were few takers.


The nationally televised 5-month-long proceedings gripped the nation like a soap opera with emotional testimonies, political grandstanding and a sideshow family drama
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