Impeachment Revelations Could Doom Phil…

The appearance earlier this week by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales at the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona may well have delivered testimony too damaging for Corona to recover. The impeachment trial has been underway for months, after the House of Representatives voted an impeachment bill against him last Dec. 12. Despite the fact that the impeachment originated in the legislature, it is universally regarded as a campaign on the part of President Benigno S. Aquino III to drive the chief justice from the court because Corona is the most important defender of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, whom Aquino has pledged to jail on corruption charges.

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