Day 11: Defense slams prosecution, “biased” media

Natashya Gutierrez

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Tupas denies sharing list of 45 properties. Defense calls out prosecution and "biased media."

MANILA, Philippines – The third week of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona ends and on Day 11, new issues outside the court arise. The defense expresses disbelief at the prosecution who its says has continuously talked to the media about the merits of the case.

During the hearing on Thursday, February 2, lead prosecutor Niel Tupas denies releasing to the media the list of 45 properties Corona allegedly owns, despite older news stories quoting the prosecution. The defense also releases statements protesting media networks that it accuses of aiding the prosecution in destroying the Chief Justice.

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Natashya Gutierrez

Natashya is President of Rappler. Among the pioneers of Rappler, she is an award-winning multimedia journalist and was also former editor-in-chief of Vice News Asia-Pacific. Gutierrez was named one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders for 2023.