SC receives copy of Senate decision convicting Corona
The Senate formally served on the Supreme Court on Wednesday a copy of its resolution convicting Chief Justice Renato Corona and stripping him of his post.
Senate clerk of court Jessie Tamondong handed over a copy of the decision to the high court's clerk of court, radio dzBB reported.
It remained unclear, however, when Corona and his camp would remove his items from his office at the Supreme Court along Padre Faura in Manila.
Corona is still at The Medical City in Pasig City, where he had been confined since May 22, hours after his first appearance before the Senate impeachment court.
The convicted Chief Justice had met with his defense team Tuesday night but defense panel member Karen Jimeno said they were not quite decided on their next action.
On Tuesday, senator-judges voted 20-3 to convict Corona and strip him of his post as Chief Justice, more than five months after the House of Representatives impeached him.
In radio and TV interviews Wednesday morning, Senate President and impeachment court presiding officer Juan Ponce Enrile said Corona's punishment is immediate ouster.
Enrile, in interviews on dzBB and "News 2 Go" earlier Wednesday, had indicated he thought Ombudsman Conchita Morales' testimony detailing Corona's bank accounts was a game-changer of sorts. –KG, GMA News