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MANILA, Philippines -- The Ateneo Law School student council's poll on Chief Justice Renato Corona's impeachment trial showed that about two-thirds of those who participated want the country's top magistrate to be acquitted.
The results of the poll that included a third of the entire law school student population showed that 70.55 percent are for Corona's acquittal, 15.34 percent for his conviction, and 14.11 percent are undecided.
"The Ateneo Law Student Community is one with the government's call for accountability and good governance. In this regard, we call on the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, to decide based on rule of law. The outcome of this impeachment trial should be based on the evidence presented and not just on political leanings and biases," said the student council in a statement posted on Facebook by its treasurer, Mike Gerald David.
In a phone interview, David said the poll was conducted online by the student council, which e-mailed the survey forms two weeks ago to all Ateneo Law School students. The results were posted last night.
The Chief Justice graduated from the Ateneo Law School with a Bachelor of Laws in 1974. He finished his grade school and high school in 1962 and 1966, respectively in Ateneo de Manila. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts from the same university in 1970.