IGNORES CALL FROM SENATE TO END PERSECUTION OF EX-CJ
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is hell bent on going after ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, defying pleas from senator-judges to spare the ousted chief magistrate of more persecution, as the agency secured yesterday a copy of his signed waiver from the records of the Senate impeachment court.
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile had said filing of criminal charges against Corona would be an exercise in futility since the prosecution panel failed to present even a single evidence to pin him down for any corrupt act, much more prove that he amassed wealth illegally since he assumed the SC post.
“I think the BIR already asked for a certified true copy of the bank waiver from the Office of the Senate President,” Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada, said on television..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune