The Prosecution and Defense Panels at Work in ‘Patrol ng Pilipino’

Trying to score off each other in Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial are his defense team made up with veteran lawyers and a retired justice, and the prosecution composed of young congressmen. Outside the court bubble, how does each team prepare before attending each hearing?

Tonight (Jan 31) in “Patrol ng Pilipino,” meet the members of the defense and the prosecution teams as Jing Castaneda unveils how both intend to perform their tasks in the hearing.

Jing will interview Atty. Tranquil Salvador and Atty. Jose Roy of Corona’s defense team, and Rep. Neri Colmenares, Rep. Erin Tanada, and Rep. Niel Tupas of the prosecution panel. Also get a glimpse of what happens during and behind their press conferences.

Jing stressed the role of the media in the developments of the trial, which she compares to an unruly reality show that has no script.

“The public’s interest in the trial depends on the parties involved – the prosecutors, the defense, the senator-judges, and the media. It’s everyone’s obligation to keep track of the trial because it’s one of the most important aspects of democracy, and to make sure that the court’s decision in the end will be clear, believable, and acceptable,” she pointed out.

Meanwhile, join Jacque Manabat as she takes you to a 3-hour travel with farmers on the newly improved tramline in Sariaya, Quezon. Due to the installation of the cable cars, the 45-minute trek of farmers from their farms to the province’s business center is cut short.

Know the stories behind the news tonight (Jan 31) in “Patrol ng Pilipino” after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN, or watch it earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), 9: 15 p.m.

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