Term Paper

Impeachment Trial on Chief Justice

Is the clash between the president of the Philippine Republic and the Chief Justice had begun? Does the executive department oppose the judicial one?

In a country where laws, rights and righteousness have been undermined in many instances, people heave a sigh of   justice and continuously hope to get their due, while equally hoping for others to get theirs. In a democratic country like ours, JUSTICE is the key. But I keep on figuring out if our Chief Justice deserves to be the King of the Supreme Court...

CJ Renato Corona must have the “crown” as his last name goes but I might have doubted him because he was appointed by the block- listed former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (May 12, 2010) . His loyalty and allegiance is questioned by my stand to the issue for he had even threw arts of war to President Aquino that Noynoy builds dictatorship, controlling the three branches of government which is irrational.   As the head of the judiciary department, does he need   to prove his worth?

“I have not wronged you, Mr. President. I don’t have any sins against the people. I oppose this relentless persecution, intimidation and bullying. I oppose this dictatorship that President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is slowly establishing.” This was the turning point as Corona freed these words without brakes. He is really desperate and indomitable towards the impeachment trial whistle- blown   to him. This gave me the red hint that the executive is indeed, having an opposition with the judiciary which must be resolved for the principle of the nature of government.

As raised unto raging news, the Chief   Justice failed to meet the stringent standards to be a person of competence, integrity, probity and independence. He also blatantly disregarded the principle of separation of powers by issuing a status quo ante order against the House of Representatives in the case concerning the impeachment of Ombudsman Merceditas Navarro- Guttierez....