Renato C. Corona (born October 15, 1948) is an incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the Court on April 9, 2002 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Corona earned his law degree at the Ateneo de Manila Law School, where he would serve as a member of the faculty for 17 years. He also received a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School in 1982.
Corona served as the Presidential Legal Counsel and Deputy Executive Secretary to President Fidel Ramos. In 1998, he became the chief of staff and spokesperson of then Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. When Arroyo assumed the presidency in 2001, Corona became the Presidential Chief of Staff.
On December 12, 2011, 188 members of the House of Representatives signed an impeachment complaint against Corona. As only 95 signatures were necessary for the impeachment of Corona by the House of Representatives under the Constitution, the impeachment complaint was to be transmitted to the Senate for trial.
- Name : Renato C. Corona
- Birthday : October 15, 1948
- Birthplace : Tanauan City, Batangas
- Schools Attended :
- Law degree, Ateneo de Manila Law School
- Master of Laws degree, Harvard Law School (1982
- Spouse : Spouse Cristina Roco Corona
- Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, Incumbent (April 9, 2002)
Some notable opinions
- Islamic Da’Wah Council v. Office of the Executive Secretary (2003) — on right of national government to act as the exclusive authority to issue halal certifications
- Republic v. Sandiganbayan (2003) — on the forfeiture of Swiss assets of the Marcos family
- Francisco v. House of Rep. (2003) – Separate Opinion — on the impeachment resolution against Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr.
- Uy v. PHELA Trading (2005) — on constitutional right to counsel
- Taruc v. De la Cruz (2005) — on court jurisdiction over challenges to religious excommunication
- Neypes v. Court of Appeals (2005) — on period for appeal from decisions of trial courts
- Lambino v. COMELEC (2006) – Dissenting Opinion — on people’s initiative as a mode to amend the Constitution