PNoy: Justice served with Arroyo plunder case, Corona conviction
This was how President Benigno Aquino III described the plunder case filed against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the ouster of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona during his third State of the Nation Address (SONA).
"Katarungan ang tawag sa plunder case na isinampa laban sa dating pangulo. Katarungan na bigyan siya ng pagkakataong harapin ang mga akusasyon at ipagtanggol ang kanyang sarili," he said.
Arroyo was charged with plunder for the alleged misuse of the funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
"Katarungan [din] ang nasaksihan natin noong ika-dalawampu’t siyam ng Mayo. Noong araw na iyon, pinatunayan natin: Posibleng mangibabaw ang katarungan kahit na ang kabangga mo ay may mataas na katungkulan. Noong araw na iyon, may isang Delsa Flores sa Panabo, Davao del Norte, na nagsabing, "Posible pala: iisang batas lang ang kailangang sundin ng court interpreter na tulad ko, at ng Punong Mahistrado," he added.
Corona was convicted by the Philippine Senate on May 29, betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution for failing to properly disclose his assets on his statement of assets and liabilities (SALN).
Flores was the court interpreter who was relieved from her post for the non-declaration of a store on her SALN. –KG, GMA News
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