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The coming Senate impeachment court’s vote on Chief Justice Renato Corona will have a telling effect on the Aquino administration and Noynoy’s oft-repeated straight path mantra which many compare to what is being billed as a referendum on the Aquino administration, which is the midterm elections next year.
While the national polls next year will be a test of Noynoy’s appeal and acceptability to the Filipinos, the verdict on Corona is being taken as a measure of his political clout that would matter most during crunch situations such as having his priority bills breeze through Congress.
In the past two months that the Senate trial was on a break, the Palace lobbying with the Senate judges on convicting Corona was evident in that even horse trading in terms of people appointed in key positions in government was involved..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune