The Office of the Senate of the Philippines has officially launched not just a substantial but a controversial coffee table book entitled “The Honor of the Senate: 44 Days of an Impeachment Trial” held at the 4th Floor, Senate Museum, Office of the Senate, Pasay City, Philippines, January 22.
Written by one of the most prolific Lawyer and Playwright, Atty. Nicolas B. Pichay, the book is about the scandalous impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato C. Corona that happened only last year. It contains rare documentary photos and write-ups during the 44 days of Impeachment Trial. It covered the said historical event from the beginning of the trial until Corona was adjudged guilty by the 20 senators.
Atty. Pichay who is an active member of The WritersBloc, Inc., an independent organization of profound playwrights, and who was also affirmed as Palanca Hall of Fame Awardee last 2007, said that it took him almost six months to complete his masterpiece. He also shared that the major challenge he encountered was how to narrate the events in the impeachment in a coherent, concise and literary manner from a neutral, objective point of view.
It was truly an honor for the Senate to produce this kind of project since this was one of the momentous events in Philippine history: submitting the Head of the Supreme Court in trial.
If you are interested to get a copy of the book or if you are willing to purchase one, then embrace uncertainty because the book is not for sale. For now, the Senate only printed 1000 copies and all of it will be given to the Senators, Congressmen, other government agencies and public libraries all over the country. “The book will be made commercially available soon,” Atty. Pichay added. (AAP)