• Standpoint

    Constitutional Crisis in the Philippines

    Early next year, another history of impeachment trial in the Philippines will unfold. This time, a Chief Justice of the highest court in the land will be in the hot seat. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is unstoppable. He boldly expressed overly dismay against Chief Justice Renato Corona, who in an instant, was impeached by the President’s allies in the House of Representatives. I doubt if the lower house legislators who pushed the impeachment complaints studied well enough. The solons alleged the betrayal of public trust, graft and corruption and culpable violation of the Constitution committed by Corona. But, do they have enough basis? Did they really read the documents…

  • News & Current Events,  Politics & Law

    In This Crisis, We Stand Together

    Just sharing this speech… In This Crisis, We Stand Together* by HON. JOSE MIDAS P. MARQUEZ Court Administrator and Spokesperson Supreme Court As you all know by now, our Chief Justice Renato C. Corona has been impeached in blitzkrieg fashion, in an unprecedented, lightning-like, coming together of 188 members of the House of Representatives. This astonishing, astounding feat has never been seen in response to urgent legislation long pending and gathering dust in the halls of our revered Congress. I will not be quick to impute impartiality or bias but I am sure that many of you will agree with me that there is much much more than meets the…