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SC Chief Justice Renato Corona speech: “I will not resign and will fight impeachment case”

By on Dec 14, 2011 in Asia, Local, Politics Comments

Manila, PhilippinesSupreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona made a speech in front of the SC building on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, as shown in the video below, and noted that he will not resign and will face the impeachment trial.

SC Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, making
his speech on December 14, 2011

Image Credit: GMANews video

As shown in local TV at around 2:20 p.m. (local time) that day, SC Chief Justice Renato Corona stressed out that he is innocent of all the allegations being thrown to him and all of them are not true.

On the first part of his speech, where he was supported by some judges and declared a court holiday, Chief Justice Corona mentioned the sudden impeachment approved by the House as an effort of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III (PNoy) to oust him.

“Hindo po tayo papayag na alipustahin ang demokrasya at ang Korte Suprema.” Corona said, adding that his appointment as Supreme Court Chief Justice is legal and accused PNoy of transforming into a dictator.

(We will not allow anyone to mock the democracy and the Supreme Court)

“Kung sakali man magtagumpay sila, ano sa palagay nyo mangyayari? Simple lang: hawak na niya ang gabinete, ang Kongreso at and Korte Suprema,” Corona added, claiming that PNoy is abusing his power to control the country.

(In case they won, what will happen? It’s simple; he (PNoy) will be controlling the Cabinet, the Congress, and the Supreme Court)

“Hindi kami magbibitiw sa aming katungkulan,” Corona said with a high tone, emphasizing that PNoy does not only want him ousted but also wanted to replace all the SC justices with his own choice.

Corona, 63, also defended himself on the allegations that he went biased on some of the cases, noting that the Supreme Court is composed of a Chief Justice and 14 other judges and that their votes are all equal in nature.

SC Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, making his speech on December 14, 2011
Video Credit: GMANews/YouTube

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