Press Release
January 5, 2012

Sen. Pia: Respect the Constitutional process

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today said members of the House prosecution panel should show respect for the Constitutional process by refraining from further discussing in public details of the impeachment case filed against Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Other interested parties in the impeachment case must also adopt this tact while preparations are underway for the trial which is scheduled to start on January 16, she added.

"In my humble opinion, the House prosecution panel and all other interested parties should refrain from issuing any further statements, comments and disclosures on the details of the impeachment case against the Chief Justice."

"This is not a trial by publicity. The impeachment court has been constituted. Prudence dictates that we refrain from any discussion in deference to the impeachment court and the proceedings, and show respect for our Constitutional process," she stressed.

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