Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:09
Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Renato Corona need not file a leave of absence despite the impeachment trial he is facing.
This was the statement made on Monday by retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice and erstwhile Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Serafin Cuevas, the lead counsel of the legal team of the chief magistrate.
According to Cuevas, Corona is not obliged to file a leave of absence because neither the 1987 Constitution nor any law state such a provision if and when an incumbent chief magistrate is facing an impeachment trial.
Likewise, Cuevas also assured that the defense panel is ready and they are confident that they can win the case.
However, Cuevas said that they are not sure until when the impeachment proceedings will last.
He expressed the hope that it (impeachment trial) will be over at the soonest possible time.
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