Prosecution Panel Chief Niel Tupas, Jr. received his sharpest dressing down yet from Senator-Judge Pontius Enrile when the former tried to restore the trashed “bribery’ factor in Article 3. The said factor constitutes the free tickets and complimentary favors and perks to Chief Justice Renato Corona. These items are not specifically included in the ill-formed and defective Articles of Impeachment, and to include these items would mean that Article 3 would have to be expanded. Anyway, complimentary tickets and perks are not uncommonly provided to the high officials nd high-profile people. All major companies provide these.
The prosecution Panel’s mistake is that they should have presented these items after they have presented the impeachable actions of the respondent, and not present these as the introduction to Article 3.
Ah well, this gives the Senate the opportunity to be dismissed early.