AND NOW, CORONA WILL FACE IMPEACHMENT.
is this the tuwid na landas Mr. President refering to during his inaugural speech? Being an ordinary citizen, i am quite disappointed to the congress, lawyers, and media. Why? first, congress being the legislative branch of the governement should obey the laws and not to abuse it nor act because of an influence coming from the President (they DENIED it). Actaully it seems they are the ones abusing and disobeying the laws. To the lawyers a.k.a officers of the court and known to have the highest integrity, please be guided by the lawyer’s oath.
I, do solemnly swear that I will maintain allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines, I will support the Constitution and obey the laws as well as the legal orders of the duly constituted authorities therein; I will do no falsehood, nor consent to the doing of any in court; I will not wittingly or willingly promote or sue any groundless, false or unlawful suit, or give aid nor consent to the same; I will delay no man for money or malice, and will conduct myself as a lawyer according to the best of my knowledge and discretion, with all good fidelity as well to the courts as to my clients; and I impose upon myself these voluntary obligations without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. So help me God.
IBP, please act according to the law. Do your responsibilities. Why not file a petition to the court?
To the media, i dont know if you are aware with your ethical standards. BIAS! Anyway, i am not against PNOY nor PRO GMA buti I believe in the rule of law.
Impeachment in the Philippines is an expressed power of the Congress of the Philippines to formally charge a serving government official with an impeachable offense. After being impeached by the House of Representatives, the official is then tried in the Senate. If convicted, the official is either removed from office or censured.
Impeachment followed by conviction is often the only way to forcibly remove a sitting official. While “impeachment” is often used to refer to the entire process of removing an official from office, it only formally refers to the indictment stage in the House of Representatives, not the trial stage in the Senate. Under the current Constitution, an official can be impeached if one third of the House of Representatives votes in favor. Since it takes only a simple majority to set the agenda or to adjourn the House, it can be difficult for a minority of one third to bring a vote and impeach an official. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_in_the_Phillippines)
Philippine Constitution ARTICLE XI Section 2.
1. The President,
2. the Vice-President,
3. the Members of the Supreme Court,
4. the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and
5. the Ombudsman
may be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of
1. culpable violation of the Constitution,
4. graft and corruption,
5. other high crimes, or
6. betrayal of public trust.
All other public officers and employees may be removed from office as provided by law, but not by impeachment
THE GROUNDS ARE EXLUSIVE.
For the rules of procedure on Impeachment trial in the SENATE : http://www.chanrobles.com/legal11impeachmentrules.htm
Resolution no. 39: http://www.lawphil.net/congress/senate/r_39_2011.html
anyway, since the impeachement case against CJ Corono got enough numbers, my questions are:
1. for what ground?
Hontiveros said the impeachment complaint also discussed Corona’s voting pattern on cases involving Arroyo. “Not only has he exhibited this voting pattern, but he alone among the justices has a close association with Arroyo. (abs-cbn website)
Ms. Hontiveros, i dont need to explain this word: INDEPENDENCE.
Why not impeach ALL JUSTICES who voted according to their own judgment?
2. why (only) CORONA? how about the other justices?