Court to CJ: We don’t need your waiver

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile accepted the waiver that Chief Justice Renato Corona submitted to the impeachment court Friday, May 25, but told him they can no longer act on it. The impeachment court, he said, is not a producer of evidence but a hearer of facts. As such, it will evaluate the evidence and make a decision on Corona’s case. Emerging from a brief caucus after Corona submitted his unconditional waiver, Enrile said, “We take note of this waiver but we cannot subpoena any other person mentioned here given the fact that we are not supposed to produce evidence for the defense nor the prosecution.” The prosecution has rested its case, while the defense has likewise closed its presentation. The trial will resume Monday at 2 pm, after which the court will render a decision.

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