The end is near
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It looks like no quarter will be given to Chief Justice Renato Corona by the Senate Court, which really has been very lenient when it came to the testimony of the high court justice.
Senate President and Presiding Officer of the Senate impeachment court Juan Ponce-Enrile, after a caucus and a brief hearing to find out what the next move of the defense and the prosecution was, ruled, without any motion for reconsideration allowed, that by tomorrow, trial resumes, and if the Chief Justice cannot make it to the courtroom, oral arguments will then be held, giving each panel an hour to argue their points, after which, said the chief presiding officer, either the Senate gives it vote on the same day, or wait another day to cast their verdict in open voting.
But it also appears that the testimony of the Chief Justice will be included and not stricken out, as threatened, if no cross-examination is done..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune