It’s a bit too late to ask the Chief Justice, Renato Corona, to either resign or take an early retirement at this stage of the impeachment game, but the Palace boys and their yellow horde won’t stop trying because they — more especially Noynoy — know that they do not have the numbers in the Senate to convict Corona. Sixteen is always a difficult number to obtain.
This latest move, made during the lull in the impeachment trial, by the Palace to get Corona out was bared by the Chief Justice himself recently. The failure to get Corona out of the Supreme Court probably also explains why suddenly, Noynoy, who had earlier said he would no longer comment on the impeachment of the CJ, again blasted away at Corona and the entire judiciary during his conferment of an honorary doctor of laws degree.
Apparently, Noynoy and his boys believed it would be as easy as pie for them to get rid of Corona, which was the reason there was that railroading of the very flawed Articles of Impeachment against him, immediately submitted to the Senate for trial, as they thought he would quickly resign..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune