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JPE to judges: Respect Corona or I’ll resign By Angie M. Rosales 03/12/2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

IF DEFENSE PANEL PRESENTS CJ AS WITNESS

JPE to judges: Respect Corona or I’ll resign

By Angie M. Rosales 03/12/2012

Senate President Juan Ponce Enarile said yesterday he would put at stake his position as presiding judge of the impeachment court should any of the senator judges or the members of the House prosecution panel make acerbic remarks that will tend to disrespect Chief Justice Renato Corona if the defense panel decides to present him as witness during the impeachment proceedings that resume today.

Enrile assured Corona, should he decide to appear and defend himself before the impeachment tribunal, that he will not allow the chief magistrate to be disrespected by senator-judges, adding that he will resign, should this happen.

“I will not allow that. If they start making abusive statements against the Chief Justice, I will immediately resign as presiding judge. I will tell everyone in the court that our job is to render judgment but dignity should be accorded him,” he said..... MORE

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