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[Press Release] On the 11th death anniversary of Ka Popoy: Labor party revives campaign for reforms beyond impeachment of high officials

The Partido ng Manggagawa (Labor Party-Philippines) made the commemoration of the 11th death anniversary of its founding hero, Filemon “Ka Popoy” Lagman, an occasion to revive labor’s campaign for reforms beyond the impeachment of the country’s high officials. “If we want no repeat of the failed Edsa II, campaign for reforms must extend beyond the…

[Press Release] Mga magsasaka nangamba sa SC na makontrol ng mga hasyendero – KASAMA-TK

Mga magsasaka nangamba sa SC na makontrol ng mga hasyendero   Sa isang piket-rali ng mga militanteng magsasaka sa harapan ng Korte Suprema, mariin nilang ipinahayag ang posibilidad ng isang “Haciendero-controlled Supreme Court” kung mai-impeach ang kasalukuyang Chief Justice Renato Corona. Ayon sa grupo, pangunahing interes nila na maparusahan si Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo kaya sang-ayon sila…

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[In the news] Lagman: Don’t use Corona impeachment to delay RH bill approval -SunStar.com.ph

Lagman: Don’t use Corona impeachment to delay RH bill approval SunStar.com.ph January 18, 2012   MANILA — A principal author of the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill called on the House leadership to avoid using the impeachment proceedings to supposedly derail the passage of the long-delayed measure. “The impeachment proceedings should not be used to…

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[In the news] Day One: Senate sweeps aside obstacles, signals intent for efficient and fair impeachment trial – InterAksyon.com

Day One: Senate sweeps aside obstacles, signals intent for efficient and fair impeachment trial by Abigail Kwok, Karl John C. Reyes and Joseph H. Ubalde, InterAksyon.com January 16, 2012  MANILA, Philippines – Day One of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona ended less than two hours after it started, as the Senate,…

[Press Release] Balakid si Corona sa pagpaparusa kay GMA, ayon sa magsasaka – Kasama-TK

Balakid si Corona sa pagpaparusa kay GMA, ayon sa magsasaka Impeachment ni Corona, suportado ng mga militanteng grupo  Lumahok ang mga lider-magsasaka ng grupong Katipunan ng mga Samahang Magbubukid sa Timog Katagalugan (Kasama-TK) sa rali ng iba’t-ibang progresibong grupo sa harapan ng Senado para suportahan ang impeachment proceeding na magaganap laban kay Supreme Court Chief…

[From the web] Anti-democratic constitutionalism – AHRC

 An article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission PHILIPPINES: Anti-democratic constitutionalismWe need to respond to the fear of “lynch-mob populism,” the fear that impeaching Chief Justice Renato Corona today will weaken the constitutional protection for our rights in the future. We need to confront the underlying theory for this…

[From the web] Maraming mas mahahalagang isyu, pero ito ang say ko sa Corona impeachment by Merck Maguddayao

Maraming mas mahahalagang isyu, pero ito ang say ko sa Corona impeachment by Merck Maguddayao, January 5, 2012 @ Facebook  Kung babalikan ang kasaysayan, ang kauna-unahang impeachment trial sa Pilipinas–laban kay ex-president Erap– ay isang exciting na legal telenovela. Akalain mong ang mga courtroom trials na napapanood natin sa sine eh mangyayari pala sa totoong…

[In the news] Senate slams House panel Prosecutors told disclosure of CJ Corona’s penthouse against impeach rules – INQUIRER.net

Senate slams House panel Prosecutors told disclosure of CJ Corona’s penthouse against impeach rules By Cathy C. Yamsuan, Cynthia D. Balana, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 5th, 2012  Hold your horses. The House of Representatives’ 11-member panel that will prosecute the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Renato Corona drew flak on Wednesday not only from his lead…

[People] Myth of judicial infallibility by Mon Casiple

Myth of judicial infallibility by Mon Casiple In the aftermath of Chief Justice Corona’s impeachment, much has been said in his defense. Of course, one must observe and respect the right of his defenders to stand up and be counted, inasmuch as this is also the right of those who criticized him. Our constitution (as…