The Supreme Court has agreed to release the retirement pay of former chief justice Renato Corona, almost five years after his death.
Unimpeachable sources said the high tribunal will also give survivorship benefits to Corona’s family.
Corona was ousted as chief justice after being found guilty by the Senate impeachment court for his failure to declare his statement of assets, liability and net worth.
Sources of The Manila Times said the justices were unanimous in their decision to give Corona’s retirement pay and survivorship benefits.
The source said the tribunal ruled that Corona “is entitled to retirement benefits from the time of his conviction on May 29, 2012”
His widow meanwhile was entitled to survivorship benefits from the time of his death on April 29, 2016.
The ruling will be immediately executory.
In September 2019, the Supreme Court also agreed to pay the accrued leave credits of Corona during his service in the judiciary.
Corona was appointed to the high court by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on April 9, 2002. He became chief justice on May 12, 2010.