June 5, 2012
Transcript of Interview of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile
On the appeal of the verdict of former Chief Justice Corona in the Supreme Court
Q: Sir, may petisyon ata ngayon na kukwestiyunin ata 'yung proceedings at ang verdict kay CJ Corona...
SP: Sino ang mag kukwestiyon?
Q: Si Homobono Adaza, sir...
SP: Okay lang. We have no problem. Everyone is entitled to go to the Supreme Court. They will ask us to answer depending upon the position taken by the Senate.
Q: Will you meet them there?
SP: I don't know. I cannot say whether we will or we will not because our position is that our judgment is not appealable and I don't think that they can show that we violated any rule or that we have abused our discretion.
Q: Sir, kung hindi po appealable 'yun at aaksyunan ng Supreme Court, anong implication nun, sir?
SP: Let us not anticipate the problem.
Q: Pero pwede po ba 'yun aksyunan ng Supreme Court?
SP: Bahala sila. There will be a problem anyway.
Q: Sir, hindi ba malinaw that the Senate has the sole power to try an impeachment case?
SP: 'Yun na nga ang aming intindi. I do not know if Bono Adaza has any standing in the court to question the decision because he's not a lawyer for the respondent unless he is authorized by the respondent.
Q: So, sir, ibig sabihin magulo?
SP: Hindi ko na sasabihin 'yun.
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