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The conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona came grudgingly for most of the senator-judges who voted, by their own admission, based on their belief of the quasi-political nature of the impeachment process which in plain language would be going along with the herd that holds Corona of having exploited his position as head of the Supreme Court (SC) to enrich himself.
The vote declaring Corona guilty of the allegation in the second impeachment article of his not having fully disclosed his wealth in his statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALn) was indeed overwhelming and so did the expression of reservations for most of the votes.
Watching some of the judges labor through explaining their vote to convict was perhaps similar to witnessing the pain of Pontius Pilate wash his hands after handing Jesus Christ to the mob..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune