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Tiangco bares Palace links in House impeach express By Benjamin B. Pulta and Angie M. Rosales 03/13/2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

PORK BARREL USED TO COERCE SIGNATURES

Tiangco bares Palace links in House impeach express

By Benjamin B. Pulta and Angie M. Rosales 03/13/2012

The first witness of Chief Justice Renato Corona in the impeachment trial painted yesterday a vivid picture of how members of the House of Representatives were threatened with their pork barrel being withheld by Malacanang if they questioned the railroading of the impeachment complaint against Corona.

Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco took the witness stand for the defense despite vigorous objections from the prosecution panel on his testimony over what happened in last December’s focus which approved the impeachment complaint.

Under direct examination by defense counsel Dennis Manalo, Tiangco said Speaker Feliciano Belmonte told congressmen that the impeachment was ‘non-debatable’..... MORE

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