ANSWER [TO VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR IMPEACHMENT, 12 DECEMBER 2011]
Chief Justice Renato C. Corona, through his undersignedcounsel, most respectfully states:
The sin of Pontius Pilate is not that he exercised his powers, but that he abandoned his judgment, washed his hands and let the angry mob have its way.
1. Impeachment, for Chief Justice Renato C. Corona (“CJCorona”), came like a thief in the night. Even as he stands beforethis Tribunal to defend himself, his greatest fear is the danger thatlady justice herself must face.2. In
fashion, 188 Members of the House of Representatives signed the Articles of Impeachment, causing theimmediate transmission of the complaint to the Senate. Almostinstantly, some Members the of House resigned from the majority coalition, amidst complaints of undue haste in the filing of the