SENATOR-JUDGE Lito Lapid rendered a guilty vote on Chief Justice Renato Corona, saying it was clear that Corona had violated the law.
Lapid said that at the start he felt pity for the Chief Justice, especially when he first appeared before the impeachment court.
However, Lapid said that it became clear that Corona violated the law when he finally admitted that he had bank accounts that he had not declared.
“Malinaw na malinaw na si Chief Justice Corona ay lumabag sa batas,” Lapid said. “Inamin niya na may $2.4 million at P80 million na bank accounts. Yun siguro hindi na kasinungalingan yun.”
“Pasensya na po, ang hatol ko sa inyo ay guilty.”