History has just been made in the Republic of the Philippines.
Senate impeachment court presiding officer Juan Ponce Enrile has just cast his vote of “GUILTY” at 5:55 p.m. of May 29, 2012.
Twenty (20) senator-judges have voted to convict the highest magistrate of the land – Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.
My source got it right – that 20 senators would convict. See –
Now the hard work begins.
And I am expecting Filipinos the world over, including those in the country, to help out.
Corona’s bitter legacy to all Filipino public servants from hereon: “Learn from me.”
P.S. Alan says –
“Chief Justice, you’re hereby demoted to Renato.”
Alan also suggested –
What if somebody nominates Senator-Judge Miriam to become the Honorable Chief Justice of the Scream Court?
I just got a text from a cab driver named Geoffrey Olmoges soon after the conviction came through. He said:
Hay salamt! convicted na din.
Grbe mam tlagang huminto ako sa pagpapasada dhl,nakatotok ako mula umpisa
I texted him back:
Mamasada ka na. :)
Geoffrey texted back:
Dbaling short sa boundary at least guilty.
[Geoffrey was the cab driver I interviewed after the horrific car accident of ex-senator Rene Saguisag and his wife Dulce who was killed then. ]
Senator Bong Revilla is consistent in his political switching. In 2001, he left the Erap camp and publicly called for his ninong to step down from the presidency. Today he voted to convict Corona, knowing that would deprive his party chief, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, of her only legal shield.
Perhaps he deserves the pinwheel award –