Senators’ Votes on Corona Impeachment

May 29, 2012, impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona is convicted and removed from office as head of the Supreme Court with the following votes:

Voted to CONVICT (20)

Voted to ACQUIT (3)

Edgardo J. Angara
Joker P. Arroyo
Alan Peter S. Cayetano
Miriam Defensor Santiago
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Pia S. Cayetano
Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr.
Franklin M. Drilon
Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Teofisto "TG" Guingona III
Gregorio B. Honasan II
Panfilo M. Lacson
Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Loren B. Legarda
Sergio R. OsmeƱa III
Kiko Pangilinan
Aquilino Martin “Koko” dela Llana Pimentel III
Ralph G. Recto
Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr.
Vicente C. Sotto III
Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV
Manny Villar
Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Tito Sotto:

"We might need a constitutional amendment to accommodate that [creation of a Bangsamoro sub-state] which would also include the proposal of federalism since our constitution is patterned after the U.S. government."
August 13, 2011
Sen. Koko Pimentel:

PDP LABAN [his party] seeks a peaceful and democratic way of life to ensure the establishment and maintenance of a Filipino society characterized by ... Federal System of Government.
December 10, 2010
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Sen. Bongbong Marcos:

Federalism is a good idea in principle and it would make the political system more stable. The only problem is on the practical application. The country’s existing political divisions–towns and provinces–would create strong opposition from governors who won’t give up their political territories. But because it is hard, it doesn’t mean, we shouldn’t do it.
April 9, 2010
Sen. Francis Escudero:

"I favor federalism, but I firmly believe that it must be done through a constitutional amendment and only after the 2010 elections."
June 2009
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago:

"... [there is] the necessity to change from a unitary to a federal form of government, in order to solve the long-standing issue of Muslim separatism. ... But we have to be extremely careful that in a federal system, the Constitution shall prohibit absolutely any right of secession. The absence of such a prohibition might cause a civil war, as it did in the US."
October 4, 2008
Sen. Joker Arroyo:

"The move to amend the Constitution to spur economic growth by changing the political structure of our government to federalism is the wrong move at the wrong time for the wrong reasons. ... From the frying pan to the fire. We will have now 11 little fiefdoms and 11 little kings."
May 1, 2008