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(THESE ARE EXCERPTS from a rushed, unofficial BusinessWorld transcript of the Senate hearing of the impeachment trial. They are intended to provide the reader only an idea of how the hearing proceeded. The official transcript can only come from the Senate. We regret that we cannot publish the entire proceedings for the day owing to limited space. For the full transcript, log on to http://www.bworld.com.ph.)
DAVIDE: Okay, let us put it this way.
DAVIDE: Assuming that you can agree on this, how much time would be needed by the prosecution to put in writing the second proposal?
MORENO: We can do that, Mr. Chief Justice-
DAVIDE: Taking into account the length of the testimony of the witness.
MORENO: The summary can be done actually, Mr. Chief Justice, in less than five hours.
DAVIDE: Less than five hours.
MORENO: However, in fact, now I can verbalize already the summary, Mr. Chief Justice, if you will allow me.
DAVIDE: You can verbalize it in five hours, it will be up to midnight?
MORENO: No, no. Just a one-page summary, Mr. Chief Justice, of the deposits, the cash as well as the check deposits, the interest earnings, the withdrawals made by Mrs. Ricaforte.
DAVIDE: Yes. If it will be in writing, how much time would you need to respond?
DAZA: We need equal time from the time we receive whatever they file.
DAVIDE: In short, we will be wasting 10 hours. Would you start 10 hours from 7:16 this evening? Or it might start only tomorrow. We better start with your cross-examination tomorrow. How long would be …