Journalist may be summoned as witness

Carmela Fonbuena
Marites Vitug, author of "Shadow of Doubt," may be called to share with the impeachment court what she knows

MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna Rep Neri Colmenares says the prosecution may summon journalist Marites D Vitug to appear in the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

He acknowledges that she may be criticized as not being an expert, but adds that as author of “Shadow of Doubt,” a best-selling book on the Supreme Court, she may be able to share useful information.

Vitug recently reported about Corona’s doctorate in law granted by the University of Sto Tomas — without the prerequisite dissertation normally required by academic institutions.

The university defended its action, citing autonomy on account of its being granted by the Commission on Higher Education a Higher Education Institution status. – Rappler.com