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Court slams prosecutors’ bid to force SC confrontation By Angie M. Rosales 02/28/2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

JUDGES REPRIMANDING HOUSE PANEL TOOK MOST OF DAY’S PROCEEDING

Court slams prosecutors’ bid to force SC confrontation

By Angie M. Rosales 02/28/2012

The House prosecution panel remains nowhere near substantiating any of their eight allegations on impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona as they again suffered a severe blow yesterday with Senate judges issuing a barrage of lectures and reprimands on their efforts to pit the impeachment court with the Supreme Court (SC) through their pleadings that would impinge on the independence of branches of government.

The court also ruled against seeking SC Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno’s testimony personally or in writing that was topped off by another reprimand from presiding justice Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile after they appealed for a clarification on the court’s rejection of a witness.

The move of the Senate impeachment court to deny Sereno’s testimony was due to the decision of Senator-Judge Antonio Trillanes IV to “withdraw” an earlier motion to send her written questions to shed light on the

prosecution’s alleged partiality of Corona to former President Gloria Arroyo in the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) that would have allowed Arroyo and her spouse, Jose Miguel Arroyo, to leave the country last November..... MORE

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