Renato Corona: Supreme Court
Chief Justice on Trial
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Philippines Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona takes the witness stand on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Philippine Senate Impeachment court. CJ Corona has been on trial before the Senate impeachment court since January 16, 2012.
On the 40th day of the impeachment trial against CJ Corona, the accused finally testifies and tries to defend himself.
CJ Corona is expected to answer all the articles of impeachment raised against him. On top of the list of questions is CJ Corona’s supposed dollar accounts at PSBank and Bank of the Philippine Islands.
Defense lawyers of CJ Corona reiterates that his wealth was acquired through the sale of the property of the Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. (BGEI).
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales claimed that CJ Corona had $10 million in “transaction balances” in 82 accounts from 2003 to 2011.
According to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, he wants to have a decision on CJ Corona’s impeachment no later than June 7.