Corona Impeachment Process

December 15, 2011

The impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona took a different route from the case of former President Joseph Estrada and former Ombusdsman Merceditas Gutierrez. Instead of a filing made by a citizen and endorsed by a Member of the House of Representatives, the verified complaint or resolution of impeachment was signed by 188 Congressmen which […]

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Chief Justice Renato Corona Impeached

December 12, 2011

In a sudden turn of events, the House of Representatives virtually impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona after gathering signatures of more than one-third of its members. As reported by inquirer.net, the eight grounds of impeachment against CJ Corona are: 1.) Betrayal of public trust due to subservience to Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her presidency, […]

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PNoy Appoints Carpio-Morales as new Ombudsman

July 25, 2011

During his State of the Nation Address this afternoon, President Benigno Aquino III appointed retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio Morales as the new Ombudsman replacing Merceditas Gutierrez. In appointing Morales, the President declared, “When the new Ombudsman, former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, takes office, we will have an honest-to-goodness anticorruption office, not […]

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No “MERCI” – Ombudsman Impeached

March 22, 2011

After marathon debates lasting until early morning and a vote of 212-46, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly impeached Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez paving the way for her trial at the Senate. The lower house, in effect, found probable cause against Gutierrez and approved the seven-page House Resolution No. 1089 containing the six articles of impeachment. Gutierrez […]

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