MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Monday, July 23, unveiled a photo wall on the historic impeachment trial of dismissed Chief Justice Renato Corona.
The photo wall features the key characters in the trial: the prosecution and defense panels, the senator-jurors, the key witnesses, and President Benigno Aquino III who supported the trial.
Voting 188, it was the House of Representatives that initiated the impeachment trial vs Corona. On May 29, the Senate impeachment court found him guilty of violating the Constitution, causing his immediate relief.
A total of 22 nominees for the chief of justice position will go through a public interview starting Tuesday, July 24, to be conducted by the Judicial and Bar Council. The President has until August to name a new chief justice.
Lead prosecutor Niel Tupas Jr. said the photo wall brings back memories from the trial.
“We know that this is very historical. This is the first in our history and probably the last. Habang tinitingnan namin ang picutres, parang bumabalik ang memories. It was a difficult battle by the House for the people,” he said.
The prosecutors enjoyed taking pictures of the photo wall.
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