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Top 10 Reasons Why Prosecution Team Still Not Ready for Impeachment Trial

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Atty. Karen Jimeno

10. Easier to win votes with basketball courts than cases in trial courts

9. Still focused on the “just because we said so” approach to presenting evidence

8. Not yet finished researching how to get Bartlett’s Book of Quotations as acceptable jurisprudence

7. Distracted with issue of what shampoo Karen Jimeno uses

6. Distracted with issue of what shampoo Serafin Cuevas uses

5. Never really had to contend with shouts from voters of “Objection: immaterial, irrelevant, and impertinent” whenever they sang and danced on the campaign trail

4. Looking for English-Tagalog translator to win the Lito Lapid vote

3. Waiting for Miriam Defensor-Santiago to give a lecture on law to everyone

2. Praying Manong Johnny (Juan Ponce Enrile) will be true to his campaign promise: “Gusto ko happy ka”

1. Still waiting for defense team pants to go on fire


About Chief Justice Renato C. Corona

On May 12, 2010, two days after the 2010 elections and a month before former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s term expired, Renato C. Corona was appointed as the 23rd Chief Justice of the Philippines, succeeding Reynato Puno who had reached the mandatory age of retirement. Corona was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 12, 2011.

Early in his career, Corona served as special counsel at the Development Bank of the Philippines. He later became senior vice-president and general counsel of the Commercial Bank of Manila, and later a senior officer of the Tax and Corporate Counseling Group of the Tax Division of Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.), the country’s largest multidisciplinary professional services firm.

In 1992, Corona joined the administration of President Fidel V. Ramos as Assistant Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs, and concurrently served as head of the Malacañang Legal Office. In 1994, he was promoted to Deputy Executive Secretary and later Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and member of the Cabinet. In 1998, President Ramos awarded him the Philippine Legion of Honor medal, with the rank of officer.

In 1998, Corona became the chief of staff and spokesperson of then Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. When Arroyo assumed the presidency in 2001, Corona became the Presidential Chief of Staff.

Source: Dickie Soriano | Wikipedia

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