JPE NIXED PROSECUTION’S PLEA FOR RECONSIDERATION
Chief Justice Renato Corona’s defense team scored a minor victory yesterday as the impeachment trial resumed, when the Senate presiding officer, Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile junked the move of both the prosecution team and Justice Chief Leila de Lima not to take the witness stand, with claims that the defense had already cross-examined her earlier.
Enrile turned down the long-winded plea by prosecution panel member Neri Colmenares who claimed that De Lima then a witness for the prosecution, can no longer be called back to the witness stand since the defense had already been given an opportunity to cross-examine her.
The defense countered that the cross-examination is not the right time for the defense to question De Lima. Enrile ordered the defense to coordinate with De Lima for her scheduled appearance this week..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune