Defense Did Not Defend

On Monday, March 12, the lawyers of Chief Justice Renato Corona did not present any evidence defending their client against any of the articles of impeachment.

Instead, they pursued their strategy of asking the impeachment court to nullify the complaint since the anti-Corona lawmakers in the House did not follow prescribed impeachment process.

However, even if the senator-judges thumbed down this argument, they still allowed Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco to take the witness stand.

Tiangco talked about how lawmakers in the House were allegedly pressured to vote against Corona and how he allegedly received a “threat” of not receiving his pork barrel should he not cooperate. Day 27 ended without clear answers to pending questions.

Read and Watch Rappler stories on Day 27:  

Tiangco: Abad text message proof of Palace pressure

‘Too late for defense to question complaint’

Tiangco a whistleblower? Sour-graping, say peers. 

Null and void: defense attacks complaint

Tiangco got P70M in pork last year

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