A motion by the prosecution to subpoena Chief Justice Corona and his family members, including his in-laws, to testify before the Senate tribunal pertaining to properties allegedly acquired as ‘ill-gotten’ was denied by the Chair because of a law not allowing neither the accused nor his family members to incriminate themselves in a trial.
The prosecution manifested a motion for reconsideration before Senator Allan Peter Cayetano raised a substantial issue saying the in-laws should be allowed to appear before the court citing certain provision by law that in-laws were not covered by any jurisprudence.
But the senators had to make a vote first whether they agree on the ruling of the Chair, and the voting resulted in favor of the previous ruling by the Senate president.
After a presentation of evidence prepared by the prosecution caught a slight snag, when they change the arrangements from Article 1 to Article 2 without prior notification to the defense and the court itself, the Chair ruled that the hearing be suspended until tomorrow to give the prosecution time to make a new order of arrangement of the evidences to be presented. /ad