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Feb 23 Senate impeachment court record

Feb 23 Senate impeachment court record

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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AT 2:19 P.M., THE PRESIDING OFFICER, SENATE PRESIDENT JUAN PONCE ENRILE,CALLED THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL TO ORDER.
The Presiding Officer
. The continuation of the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief JusticeRenato C. Corona is hereby called to order.We shall be led in prayer by the distinguished Senator from Aurora, Sen. Edgardo J. Angara.
Senator Angara
.Lord,We convene here in search of truth and justice. May wrongs be made rightthrough the legitimate processes of law, not through men who, in their folly, think theycan wield it.May fairness never be sacrificed in our search for what is just and true.Remind us, Lord, that we would have to live with the decisions we make long afterthis court has adjourned, and our country would have to live with these decisionslong after we have gone.May the legacy we leave not be of rancor, but of unity. And with one mind andheart, may we rebuild our nation based on genuine justice and equity.Amen.
The Presiding Officer.
The Secretary will please call the roll.
Republic of the Philippines
Senate
Record of the Senate
Sitting As An Impeachment Court
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Pasay City 
 
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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*
Arrived after the roll call
The Secretary,
reading:
Senator Edgardo J. Angara...............................................................PresentSenator Joker P. Arroyo...................................................................PresentSenator Alan Peter “Compañero” S. Cayetano.................................Present*Senator Pia S. Cayetano...................................................................PresentSenator Miriam Defensor Santiago....................................................PresentSenator Franklin M. Drilon................................................................PresentSenator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada.......................................................PresentSenator Francis G. Escudero.............................................................PresentSenator Teofisto L. Guingona III.......................................................PresentSenator Gregorio B. Honasan............................................................PresentSenator Panfilo M. Lacson................................................................PresentSenator Manuel “Lito” M. Lapid.......................................................PresentSenator Loren Legarda......................................................................PresentSenator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr...................................PresentSenator Sergio R. Osmeña III...........................................................PresentSenator Francis N. Pangilinan............................................................PresentSenator Aquilino L. Pimentel III........................................................PresentSenator Ralph G. Recto....................................................................PresentSenator Ramon “BongRevilla Jr......................................................PresentSenator Vicente C. Sotto III.............................................................PresentSenator Antonio “SonnyF. Trillanes IV...........................................PresentSenator Manny Villar.........................................................................PresentThe President.....................................................................................Present
The Presiding Officer
. With 22 Senator-Judges present, the Presiding Officer declares thepresence of a quorum.The Majority Leader is recognized.
Senator Sotto.
Mr. President, may I ask the Sergeant-at-Arms to make the proclamation.
The Presiding Officer.
The Sergeant-at-Arms is directed to make the proclamation.
The Sergeant-at-Arms.
All persons are commanded to keep silent under pain of penalty whilethe Senate is sitting in trial on the Articles of Impeachment against Chief Justice Renato C. Corona.
The Presiding Officer
. The Secretary will please call the case.
Senator Sotto
. Mr. President.
The Presiding Officer
.The Floor Leader.
Senator Sotto
. Yes, Mr. President. May I move that we dispense with the reading of the February22, 2012
 Journal
of the Senate sitting as an Impeachment Court and consider the same as approved.
The Presiding Officer
. Is there any objection? [
Silence]
There being none, the February 22,2012
 Journal
of the Senate sitting as an Impeachment Court is hereby approved.
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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The Secretary will now call the case.
The Secretary
. Case No. 002-2011, In the matter of the Impeachment Trial of Hon. Chief JusticeRenato C. Corona.
The Presiding Officer
. Appearances, Floor Leader.
Senator Sotto
. Yes. For the Prosecution, Mr. President.
Representative Tupas
. Good afternoon, Mr. President. For the Prosecution panel, the Houseof Representatives, same appearances.
The Presiding Officer
. It is noted. The Defense.
Mr. Cuevas
. For the Defense, Your Honor, the same appearance.
The Presiding Officer
. It is noted.Floor Leader.
Senator Sotto
. Mr. President, before the business for today which is the continuation of the cross-examination of the witness, may we recognize Sen. Joker Arroyo for a manifestation.
The Presiding Officer
. The gentleman from Makati and Bicol has the floor.
Senator Arroyo
. Thank you, Mr. President.Just a cautionary note. Yesterday, I asked the Prosecution whether Attorney Manuel, what is thefamily name? Marlon Manuel is the lawyer of PALEA. Well, I ask this, anyone can answer, this is notinquisitorial.
Representative Colmenares
. Yes, Your Honor, Attorney Manuel is here, Your Honor.
Senator Arroyo.
No. I am asking whether he is the lawyer of PALEA because you enlistedhis help.
Representative Colmenares.
Your Honor, one of the prosecutors of Article III, Representative“Kaka” Bag-ao, will be able to answer your query.
Senator Arroyo.
No, no. My question is that there was a lawyer who appeared for the first timeto ask questions on Article III, more particularly when Mr. Javier of PAL took the witness stand.
Representative Colmenares.
Yes, Your Honor.
Senator Arroyo.
So, my question is, whether that lawyer whom I remember as Atty. MarlonManuel is a lawyer of PALEA?
Representative Colmenares.
Frankly, Your Honor, I personally do not know the answer.That is Article III, so we are asking Prosecutor “Kaka” Bag-ao.
Senator Arroyo.
I am not talking about Article III, that is why I said this is a cautionary note.
Representative Colmenares.
Yes, Your Honor.
Senator Arroyo.
And I will say it now so that....
Representative Colmenares.
Thank you, Your Honor.

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