Could Umali, Tupas, ‘small lady’, and Rappler.com be all chargeable for serious violation of Philippine bank secrecy laws?

A big gray area now looms over the Senate impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona after the questioning yesterday (the 8th of Feb) of prosecution witness Pascual Garcia III who is president of Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) raised the ugly heads of the Philippines’ bank secrecy laws further. During questioning conducted by […]

Witnesses and people power: How the Corona impeachment circus just got more colorful over the weekend

The week ahead is going to be an interesting one for the multitude of Filipino sports fans watching what is turning out to be the Super Bowl event of Philippine television. The Senate trial of the impeachment case against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona was shaped over the weekend by several developments that futher […]

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile – a star in his own right

Juan Ponce Enrile, in his expert presiding over the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona brings honour to the venerable institution of the Philippine Senate. The now seminal admonition of lead prosecutor Neil Tupas Jr during the trial session on Tuesday, the 24th of January 2012 is certain to go down in […]

Corona impeachment prosecution continues to be out-classed by defense team

Today’s impeachment trial session (evaluating the bid to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona) seems to have been about the rigour around which the proceedings are being conducted by the senator-judges led by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. One of the more revealing moments of the session was around the way the prosecution called […]

Corona impeachment: Prosecution team is incompetent not just underdogs

Supreme Court Chief Justice, Renato Corona is richer (only) by eight million pesos according to an ABS-CBN headline report. This is shocking news, indeed. This means that the embattled Chief Justice won’t be able to afford to purchase even just a second hand Porsche similar to the one President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) bought in 2011, […]