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Almost 3 weeks into the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, the House prosecution panel announced it’s going to present a hundred witnesses, prompting the presiding senator-judge to call for a pre-trial to save time.
Rappler’s Voltaire Tupaz spoke with lawyer Tito Lopez on the need for a pre-trial, the nuances of proof and court rules. Atty Lopez is a partner in Sycip, Salazar, Hernandez and Gatmaitan, the largest law firm in the Philippines. He is part of the firm’s litigation department, and lectures on “evidence” at the UP College of Law. – Rappler.com