Corona convicted

After a trial that lasted 44 days and spanned a total of four months, the historic impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona came to an end yesterday. 20 out of 23 Senators, more than the required 16 votes or 2/3 of the Senate, voted to convict Corona. Corona will immediately be removed from office, as Presiding Officer Juan Ponce Enrile has sent a letter to the Supreme Court informing them about the verdict which is immediately executory. Corona is the first Philippine magistrate to be impeached and convicted, and his trial is the first of its kind to be concluded in Philippine history.

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