Updated on February 19th, 2013
Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial starts today. As expected, it is already a hot topic on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The topic #CJonTrial is in fact already trending on Twitter and could replace #GoldenGlobes as the number one trending topic anytime soon.
The impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona is a historic event since he could be the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to be removed from his post if the Senate votes so. It’s therefore expected for Filipinos to air their opinions on the matter.
At the impeachment trial, the members of the Senate will sit as judges to determine whether Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona should be removed from his post. The Constitution requires the vote of two-thirds of the senators, 16 in this instance, for Corona to be removed from his post.
Amidst calls for resignation, Chief Justice Corona says only death can remove him from his post.
Let’s see what some of the people on Twitter are saying about the issue.