Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Is Senator Franklin Drilon prejudging in the Corona Impeachment trial?
I wonder why Senator Franklin Drilon is issuing his views on the Chief Justice Corona Impeachment trial which will start on January 16, 2012. The reason he is supposed to be quiet is that he is a member of the panel of judges which will try Chief Justice Renato Corona. That might be a slip of judgement on the part of the good Senator of the Republic.
In the past he also explained why CJ Renato Corona is unfit for the Supreme Court by listing some of the decisions showing partiality to the previous President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
He should clam up now! I mean some of his colleagues in the Senate panel already warn of citing in contempt the members of the Prosecution Panel who divulged details of the SALN (statements of Assets and Liabilities and Networth.
Certainly we want to see the real SALN of Corona which is required of every official of the land. If Corona insists that they are just following the memo of a previous Chief Justice on NOT making available for public access the SALNs then I can agree on the point that he has some properties ahich may not have been obtained in an aboveboard or clean manner.
I actually understand Senator Franklin Drilon's position at the moment. He wants Corona to RESIGN IMMEDIATELY. Unfortunately, Chief Justice Corona still has the right to a speedy and fair public trial just as any oridnay Filipino citizen has(in PRINCIPLE)! However, CJ Corona has the image now of digging IN and is busy issuing moves to delay the start of the trial. The whole judiciary now looks poor and captive to the fortunes of the Chief Justice!
Abangan ang start ng Impeachment Trial of the century for any democracy in history! (presidents are usually the ones impeached) Only in the Philippines!
January 16, 2012. Mark this on the calendar. We will see what the Chief Justice is made of. and let us not forget the reason we write thid piece. Tell Senator Franklin Drilon to keep his mouth shut at the moment!