Now that the Senate impeachment court has dispensed a very strong verdict against Chief Justice Corona, and there is still no pending case against him, surely, Corona has the right to leave this country, right?
Wrong, that is, if President Aquino is to be asked.
President Aquino today just announced his plan of charging Corona with a crime. He says that whoever did a crime is liable to the Filipino People.
The question that is toying in my mind right now--what if Corona decides to leave for Spain tomorrow, will this administration prevent him like what it did to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo?
There will be a very serious repercussion if Aquino administration hinders or prevents the Coronas from leaving the country.
You should not beat or kick a dying man. Corona has accepted his fate. Fact is, Corona would have appealed and that would have sparked a constitutional crisis. Preventing him from leaving the country will surely backfire and will justify what Corona alleged in the start of this impeachment teledrama--that this administration's motivation is purely personal.