Standard of Evidence in Corona Impeachment Trial

January 27, 2012

The issue of what standard of evidence will be used in determining the fate of Chief Justice Renato Corona has cropped up in the impeachment trial at the Senate. The prosecution is of the opinion that the standard should be “substantial evidence”, while the defense claims that it should be “proof beyond reasonable doubt”. It […]


Becoming a State Witness

July 14, 2011

With the recent reports coming out that Zaldy Ampatuan is volunteering to become a state witness, it is amusing to read in newspapers and hear on TV the opinions of so-called experts regarding this matter. Under Section 10 of Republic Act 6981 or the “Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Act”, a person may become a […]