MANILA, Philippines – The defense panel manifests asks the impeachment court to clarify ruling on denying affirmative defense. Lead defense counsel Serafin Cuevas says they are “entirely hopeless,” after motion for preliminary hearing was denied. Presiding officer Juan Ponce-Enrile says the Articles of Impeachment have been verified, and that it is “too late” to raise the question of verification at this point.
Discussion centers on the validity of the complaint, as defense continues to question it. – Rappler.com