Minority ready to block Corona ouster


Posted at Dec 12 2011 04:14 PM | Updated as of Dec 13 2011 03:17 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Despite their small number, the minority at the House of Representatives is ready to block attempts by the majority to oust Chief Justice Renato Corona.

House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman said he and his colleagues will not allow the railroading of the impeachment process against Corona.

He said they will thresh out the grounds that will be raised by the majority.

In a draft complaint, lawmakers cited 8 grounds against Corona, including betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution. – Jon Ibañez, dzMM