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May 28 Senate impeachment court record

May 28 Senate impeachment court record

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MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012,
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AT 2:06 P.M., THE PRESIDING OFFICER, SENATE PRESIDENT JUAN PONCE ENRILE,CALLED THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OF SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE RENATOC. CORONA TO ORDER.
The Presiding Officer.
The continuation of the Impeachment Trial of the Hon. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Renato C. Corona, is hereby called to order.We shall be led in prayer by Sen. Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV.
Senator Trillanes.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.Almighty God, we thank You for all the blessings that You have bestowed upon ourcountry and people. We praise You and we worship You. We humbly submit our lives to Youand ask for forgiveness for all the wrong things we have done to our fellowmen and to Yourcreations. We seek Your wisdom and divine light as we try to live our lives in accordance withYour will.In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
The Presiding Officer.
Amen.The Secretary will now please call the roll of Senators.
The Secretary,
reading:
Senator Edgardo J. Angara...............................................................PresentSenator Joker P. Arroyo...................................................................PresentSenator Alan Peter “Compañero” S. Cayetano................................PresentSenator Pia S. Cayetano...................................................................PresentSenator Miriam Defensor Santiago....................................................PresentSenator Franklin M. Drilon...............................................................PresentSenator Francis G. Escudero............................................................Present
Republic of the Philippines
Senate
Record of the Senate
Sitting As An Impeachment Court
Monday, May 28, 2012
Pasay City 
 
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MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada.......................................................PresentSenator Teofisto L. Guingona III......................................................PresentSenator Gregorio B. Honasan II.......................................................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 “Bong” Revilla Jr.....................................................Present*Senator Vicente C. Sotto III.............................................................PresentSenator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV..........................................PresentSenator Manny Villar........................................................................PresentThe Senate President.........................................................................Present
The Presiding Officer.
With twenty-two (22) Senator-Judges present, the Presiding Officerdeclares the presence of a quorum.
Senator Sotto.
Mr. President.
The Presiding Officer.
The Floor Leader.
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 Floor Leader.
Senator Sotto.
Mr. President, I move that we dispense with the reading of the May 25, 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 May 25, 2012
 Journal
of the Senate sitting as an Impeachment Court ishereby approved.The Secretary will please call the case before the Senate sitting as an Impeachment Court.
The Clerk of Court.
Case No. 002-2011, in the Matter of Impeachment Trial of Hon. Chief Justice Renato C. Corona.
The Presiding Officer.
The Floor Leader.
Senator Sotto.
May we ask the parties or their respective Counsel to enter their appearances,Mr. President?
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*Arrived after the roll call
 
MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012,
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Representative Tupas.
Mr. President, good afternoon.
The Presiding Officer.
Good afternoon.
Representative Tupas.
For the House of Representatives’ Prosecution Panel, same appearance.Aside from that, we would like to add the appearance of the Speaker of the House.We are ready, Your Honor.
The Presiding Officer.
Noted.Defense.
Mr. Cuevas.
For the Defense, Your Honor, the same appearance.
The Presiding Officer.
Noted.Before we proceed, I would like to clarify something from the Defense and I address this to theChief Defense Counsel.I understand that there was an interview done where you were involved this morning and that youindicated your determination to elevate the result of this proceeding to the Supreme Court. Is thiscorrect?
Mr. Cuevas.
I did not have any interview, Your Honor, with anybody this morning. In fact,I woke up about nine o’clock already because of the preparation of my paper in connectionwith the argument.
The Presiding Officer.
I got this information, Transcript of Interview of former Justice SerafinCuevas with Weng Salvacion of DZBB.
Senator Sotto.
Mr. President, most probably yesterday.
The Presiding Officer.
Yes.
Mr. Cuevas.
Sunday
 yata iyan.
The Presiding Officer.
Maybe.
Mr. Cuevas.
Sunday, Your Honor.
The Presiding Officer.
Sunday.
Senator Sotto.
Yes. Yesterday.
Mr. Cuevas.
Yes. Not this morning, Your Honor.
The Presiding Officer.
I will quote what the Defense Counsel said:“We have no other alternative but to resort to
certiorari
. I have asked a petition forreview questioning the validity of the actuations or the proceedings before—with theImpeachment Court and necessarily with a motion to nullify the entirety of the proceedings thattook place therein.
 Iyon pong walang
appeal,
hindi po kami totohanang sumasakay doon sapagkat hindi naman nakalagay sa Konstitusyon iyon. Ang nakalagay lang,
‘The moment theSenate convenes as the Impeachment Court, it shall continue the trial.’
Wala po namansinasabi na ang desisyon
shall be final and non-appealable.
Wala po talagang ganon nanakalagay sa Saligang Batas.

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