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Llamas to CJ: Don’t liken us to Arroyo gov’t

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Palace adviser Ronald Llamas issues a statement after Chief Justice Renato Corona criticized him in his speech before the impeachment court

CORONA TRIAL. Palace adviser Ronald Llamas responds to Chief Justice Renato Corona's tirades against him and the Aquino administration. Screen grab from ANC

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential political adviser Ronald Llamas hit Chief Justice Renato Corona on Tuesday, May 22, after the magistrate dragged his name in his anticipated speech before the impeachment court.

“Corona talks about the way government operates as if this was still the same Arroyo regime he loyally served,” Llamas said in a statement, saying the past administration manipulated government institutions for “narrow partisan political purposes.”

In his speech before the impeachment court, Corona said Llamas controls President Benigno Aquino III in implementing a leftist plot against him.

“Instead of explaining himself, he attacks others. That’s the way he tries to defend himself. By his own words shall he be judged,” Llamas said.

Corona ended his speech by waiving his right of confidentiality and secrecy of bank deposits. He then walked out of the impeachment court. – Rappler.com

 

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