Philippines Impeachment Trial

The start of the historic impeachment trial of Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona may play out to be a high-risk political move by President Benigno Aquino III, who remains popular in his second year in office. The trial, which began Monday on live television, saw the Senate turned into an impeachment court to try Corona on charges of corruption, loss of public trust and other issues. It is the outcome of a battle, both political and personal, that began almost when Aquino was elected president in May 2010.

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