May 29, 2012 · Posted in: General

Marcos: Bill of Rights
is supreme

SENATOR-JUDGE Ferdinand Marcos Jr voted to acquit Chief Justice Renato Corona, saying that in the end the Bill of Rights must reign supreme over everything.

Marcos argued that barring any real proof that Corona had acted with malice, he “must be presumed to have acted in good faith.”

“Not all omissions amount to dishonesty,” Marcos added.

Marcos said that the Constitution intended impeachment to be a weapon against officials who commit culpable violations of the constitution and betrayal of the public trust. Culpable violation, Marcos said, means wilfull and intentional violation of the Constitution, and betrayal of the public trust was meant to be a catchall for “all acts violative” that “render the officer unfit.”

“This does not rise to the level of an impeachable offense,” he said.

3 Responses to Marcos: Bill of Rights
is supreme



May 29th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

A Marcos that believes that hiding millions of ill-gotten wealth is not an impeachable offense. Yep, the apple does not fall far from the tree.



May 30th, 2012 at 1:34 am

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., look at the records of your father. Each and every corner of this country was plundered by ill gotten wealth by your father, that until now the country is still in pain of recovering what belongs to the people. Until now, you having serve as a public servant, you still don’t get it. I was hoping you can redeem your father’s fate, I was wrong! your are a big mistake. What is the part of the word GUILTY that you don’t understand?



June 10th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Dan and Jigsjives, Rule of the Law states that any person should be presumed innocent until proven guilty, NOT guilty until proven innocent. Even JPE and Sen Escudero, admitted that they were not able to prove that Corona’s money is ill-gotten. Do you know, beyond reasonable doubt, that Corona’s money is ill-gotten? What is your proof? Do you claim to be more knowledgeable than these Sen-judges? Even Drilon, who is obviously anti-Corona, could not make a direct accusation that Corona’s money is ill-gotten. Who gave you the authority to make baseless judgement on other people? If you have concrete evidence, then you should have come forward in the impeachment trials to present it. You’ll be heroes, for sure. Until then, let’s all refrain from jumping into conclusions.

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