It is over

THE impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona is finally over and every Filipino is looking forward on the day that the Impeachment Court would hand out its verdict whether to remove him or not from his lofty position as Chief Magistrate of the republic.

The 42-day process caused a lot of disagreements between the pro and anti-Corona factions in society but at the end of the day, whatever the decision of the Impeachment Court would be, I am sure we will all realize that we are in the same boat and that we must unite and move on to survive.

Let us support whatever verdict the Impeachment Court would hand out even if it is not to our liking. I pray that the senator-judges would make the right decision and not let their political affiliation or state of mind affect their judgment.

It is time for all participants of the impeachment trial, the senator-judges, prosecutors, witnesses, the accused and even President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, to rise to the occasion and be the statesman that the country needs by accepting whatever verdict the Impeachment Court would hand out.

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The hurried filing of the impeachment complaint against Corona by the 188 members of the House of Representatives should be a lesson never to be forgotten. Their arrogance in the haphazard preparation of an impeachment complaint bared their ignorance. It only showed the boot lickers they really are of Malacañang.

Retired Supreme Court Justice Serafin Cuevas and his group did well in defending the embattled Chief Magistrate.

The superb performance of Cuevas, et al put to shame the prosecution team whose incompetence nearly led to the premature collapse of the impeachment case. Thanks to the unexpected testimony of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales that the prosecution team was not annihilated in the Impeachment Court.

The impeachment case also showed that a number of our leaders are capable of being petty and stupid.

Now that the impeachment trial is over, President Aquino should now concentrate in addressing the pressing problems of the nation like poverty, rising criminality and the People’s Republic of China.

Corona’s unconditional waiver authorizing the scrutiny of all his bank accounts is a compelling challenge for all government officials to do the same. The ball is in their court so to speak. It is time for them to be transparent to the Filipino people.

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