Former Chief Justice Renato Corona, 68, succumbed to cardiac arrest early this morning. This was confirmed by the Supreme Court’s Public Information Office (PIO) on its official Twitter account. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has reportedly directed that the flag in the Supreme Court and all courts nationwide be flown at half-mast to mourn the passing of the former CJ.
Corona served as the country’s chief justice from 2010 to 2012. He underwent an impeachment trial and was found guilty on May 29, 2012.
Here’s the SC PIO’s statement:
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