Senators: Aquino, Corona must tone down rhetoric



WIDENING RIFT President Aquino shakes hands with Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona as Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile stands in the middle, moments after the President lets loose another broadside against the high tribunal during the first National Criminal Justice Summit held at the Manila Hotel on Monday. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Could President Benigno Aquino III and Chief Justice Renato Corona sit down as gentlemen and resolve their differences privately?

Senators made this suggestion yesterday following President Aquino’s latest tirade against the Supreme Court at the First National Criminal Justice Summit.

Senators Panfilo Lacson and Francis Escudero said avenues for dialogue include the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council and the Judicial Executive Legislative Advisory and Consultative Council.

Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada volunteered to mediate, but Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said legislators had better not intervene and suggested that the Catholic Church and other religious groups, “as peacemakers,” mediate.

Lacson warned that the President’s attitude toward the Supreme Court could be replicated at the local level and “lead to anarchy.”

“If this is what they witness in the national level, a governor might be encouraged to defy the local judge and not implement his decision. Or a mayor can defy a metropolitan trial court regarding an ordinance. The situation could get worse,” Lacson said in an ambush interview.

“I’m not saying the President’s message is wrong, but it was delivered at the wrong occasion,” he said.

Tone down rhetoric

Enrile said the President and the Chief Justice “must tone down the rhetoric.”

“The President is entitled to his position, to criticize what he perceives to be not in accord with the Constitution but in the final end, it is the Supreme Court that interprets it,” he noted.

“I would suggest that the best way is for the Catholic Church and the other churches to talk to both sides. They are the peacemakers,” Enrile said. “We must look for a neutral body.”

Senator Gregorio Honasan warned against continued attacks on the high tribunal.

“It is not good for our people and the international community to witness the protracted tension among branches of government. If we erode the credibility or impartiality of the highest court of the land, what are the alternatives? Where do we run to for resolution?” Honasan asked.

In an interview, House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman expressed disgust. “I think this is really an act of recidivism,” he said, pointing to the President’s assault on Corona at the Makati Business Club anniversary on Thursday.

“The reaction of those present and those who knew about his speech was really adverse, and now he did at again,” Lagman said.

Inciting mob rule

Zambales Representative Milagros Magsaysay said Mr. Aquino was conditioning the minds of the people.

“He wants the people to distrust that institution and because they are also afraid that if they lose a lot of cases in the Supreme Court, it’s not because the court ruled based on the rule of law but based on partisan politics,” Magsaysay said. “I think it’s a very irresponsible statement.”

Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez believed that Mr. Aquino was inciting “mob rule.”

Quezon City Representative Winston Castelo called for full disclosure, transparency and accountability of the Supreme Court which he said was “wrapped in secrecy.”

He said a special audit of the Judiciary Development Fund from litigants’ fees would allow people to know whether the billions of pesos collected were being dispensed properly. “It’s time  the Supreme Court does its own reexamination of conscience.”

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the President was just articulating the executive’s perspective that the court had been “apparently restricting or impairing our prerogative in our own mandate to exact justice and accountability.”

“I don’t think there’s any disrespect,” she said. “For those who are fearful of a possible constitutional crisis, that one is farfetched.”

Setting standards

Amado Valdez, law dean of the University of the East, said Mr. Aquino had the right to articulate his views.

“The President is speaking from the political side of the issue, not strictly the judicial aspect of the case. By political side, I mean the concern of the public about how the government should exercise its mandate,” Valdez said.

“[The President] should articulate the people’s wishes. The Supreme Court’s function is to temper [this] and make a proper evaluation, maybe it is mob rule, or explain the collective wisdom of the people,” he added.

Valdez also said Mr. Aquino’s statements should not be considered as an intimidation of the court.

“It must be taken by the Supreme Court as a wake up call that the matter is brought to the attention of the people and therefore, the Supreme Court has to act with the people’s collective intuition of what’s right and wrong,” he said.

Valdez also said the executive and the judiciary in this administration were adjusting to each other.

“In the process of making this adjustment they will find a working arrangement,” he said. “Eventually, both sides will see they have more reasons to agree on if they have the people’s interest in mind.”

Valdez said the times “require more frank and candid statements.”

“It’s not the time for measured statements,” he said, given the gravity of the country’s problems.

Mr. Aquino, by making such statements, is also setting a high standard for himself, Valdez said. That would be the standard by which he would be measured, he added. With reports from Marlon Ramos, Leila B. Salaverria and Jeannette I. Andrade

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  • Anonymous

    “It is not good for our people and the international community to witness the protracted tension among branches of government. If we erode the credibility or impartiality of the highest court of the land, what are the alternatives? Where do we run to for resolution?” Honasan asked.

    Note the operative word here: IMPARTIALITY.

    • Anonymous

      Honasan does not get it.  The Supreme Court has no credibility or impartiality. Honasan, can you tell us where to run to for resolution? Maybe we can learn from your experience.

      • Maria Vaerewyck

        you know what honasan mean to run for resolution, saan pa kung di sa military, he’s so desperate akala niya ay papayag ang mga tao na military ang mag-rule sa bansa. the people will back any politician kahit na corrupt politician pa to be the next leader of this country if there are no other choices but they will never back any military ruling in this country.

      • Anonymous

        What can you expect from the next corrupt politician, Maria? History can tell!!! What we really need is a Lee Kuan Yew!!! Yong kukuntra, yon yong may mga ibang agenda…ilagay mo yong mga kukuntra sa pwesto at wala ring mangyayari..look at the politicians today, they are all old politicians that thrown Marcos and Estrada out and yet nothing good is happening to us…

  • Anonymous


  • milo go

    Those that feel uneasy about this so called “struggle” should cool it. This president should be relentless in its pursuit of “daan matuid”. The affairs of the state are OK. We should not take heed of those using other excuses( judicial independence, impact on economics, international community etc.)  to stop the mandate of the president to clean house. These excuses are all lame. The message to the President keep it going until you clean house, the survival of your presidency and legacy depends on your promise to clean house. Do not dwell on the discomfort of a few but the comfort of millions of Filipinos whose hopes are in your hands

    • Maria Vaerewyck

      I think these people are afraid with what pnoy is doing because once all the cases about gloria, her family and cohorts are filed, the next step is to go after all the remaining corrupt personalities whether they are congressmen, senators, governor or anyone who benifits from the past administrations. And we know a lot of politicians are corrupt because their assets suddenly became humongous when they get a position in the government. So those who are making a lot of noise saying what pnoy’s doing and disrespecting the constitution are afraid that they will be the next personality to be exposed of being corrupt. If they don’t have anything to hide they should not be afraid, in fact they should support the cleaning up of all the corrupt institutions.

  • Anonymous

    2 bugok na nagaaway…

  • Anonymous

    Mitos, the President’s beef with the prostituted court is not in any way an attempt to encourage people to anarchy. In case you may not want to check the numbers, there are more people distrusting this GMA prostituted court than those willing to support it’s bellicose way.  Masyado lang kayong nasanay sa ‘tuloy ang ligaya’ syndrome nung panahon ni manay anay.  Why don’t you just zip it up Mitos.  I know you must be missing the junketing with GMA but layoff your wornout theatrics.

  • Anonymous

    how can the Catholic Church mediate in this quarrel when a lot of its Bishops had been equally prostituted by Gloria? I would even say that kung di lang may separation of Church and State, eh isa pa itong institution na ito that needs intense cleansing. kumbaga eh, morally bankrupt.

  • Anonymous

    All these senators should stay out of the way and let Corona and Aquino fight it out. Let’s see who will be the last man standing.

  • Anonymous

    It is a wake up call for the judiciary the meaning of accountability, impartiality  and set a highest  standard  of moralilty with in the judiciary billions of money corrupted by judges there is a double standard in supreme court and all the income by judiciary are not audited by COA or any independent auditors. and most of this judges is in the payroll of the crooks roaming around in the respective offices of judges.

  • Anonymous

    Ngsalita na naman si Magsaysay. Sila mismo ng pamilya nya sa Zambales ay ganyan ang gawain nila at masgrabe pa. Tanungin nya dapat ang asawa nya. He he he

    • Anonymous

      Hindi ko alam iyon, can you tell us a little bit more iyong mga masgrabeng ginagawa nila sa Zambales?

    • Mad Filipino

      The burden of proof is on you since ikaw ang nag-aakusa. Kung marunong kang mag-tuturo ng fingers, learn to substantiate your claim. Otherwise, you can change your name to TROLL.

  • dan dan

    What Impartiality and/or credibility is Honasan talking about? It’s about time that somebody should speak up for the ABUSES of the Court.This time it’s the President who has more Integrity
    than most of the Politicians.PNoy was just speaking for the PEOPLE.It’s pretty obvious,even ask the kanto boys,most Judges from Municipal to the Supreme Court based their decisions either
    thru Personal/Political Affiliation,Influence and/or Financial reasons.It’s being going on for decades.Such CULTURE should stop.

  • hammie

    What if the court was really wrong? Who’s going to correct? Does it mean that they are always right just because the are the highest institution that interprets the law? To erase doubts of political partisanship, why not let an independent sector install who will represents the SC and not the president.

    • Mad Filipino

      Hammie, to answer your question: Yes, the constitution provides explicit authority to the Supreme Court as the FINAL arbiter of judicial disputes. That’s a basic fact Noynoy can’t seem to grasp. Kung sabagay, Noynoy was just acting like the real haciendero that he is: A day before he went on a tantrum before officers of the court, the SC ordered a full accounting of the billions of pesos amassed by Hacienda Luisita. Pag nagkataon, damay ang lahat ng mga Cojuangco who all have a share in keeping the land that is not theirs.

  • Anonymous

    “We must look for a neutral body.”


  • Anonymous

    There is no such thing as supreme, if eight people made a mistake it’s still a mistake and should be corrected.  Puwede ring magkamali ang majority.

    • Mad Filipino

      What mistake are you talking about? Care to provide details? And while we’re at it, have you read any SC decision or attended any oral arguments? 

    • DoDong

      ibig ba sabhin nagkamali din sila sa decision sa HLI ?

  • Ben

    Congress has the power to impeach the executive and the SC`s figure head. Congress can clip the powers of both the president and or the chief justice, I think it is now time for a con-con and amend our multi-party system to a two party system, amend our Manila imperialistic attitude that centralizes the political, economic and other decision to the person in Malacanang and change it into a parliamentary federal form of government in order that any politcal discourse that erodes our economy will not affect the rests of the country and we will have a chance to finally lift our economy to it`s fullest potential. The promise of PPP is no longer generating massive interests among the investors since it is now more than one year since it was launched, we again missed another opportunity to raise our GDP to 8% or above yearly since this is the right percentage to lift a sizable percentage of the population out of poverty. This government missed a lot of opportunities and now they only have less than 4 years to go in proving what they promised of walang mahirap, walang corrupt….

    • Anonymous

      Correct ka dyan ben.  Federal na lang dapat kung ang goberno autistic ang namuno.  Leyte geothermal is supplying 60% ng power sa luzon including metro manila dapat ang income nyan pupunta sa leyte pero hindi. Yumaman ang makati at ginamit ni binay ang yaman para maidonate sa ibang probensya sa panahon ng calamidad; dinala sya sa campanya ng local na officials sa ibat-ibang bayan at nanalo sa election as vice president. It’s unfair for leyte and other provinces which resources are brought to Metro manila.  Much of the government resources were spent in luzon since the island is always battered by typhoons.  Visayas and Mindanao are relegated to the sideline.  Kung walang gobierno gutom ang luzon pero ang bisayas mindanao sanay tumayo sa sarili, local government lang gumawa ng paraan.

  • Anonymous

    Honasan’s continued presence in the Senate is as much an obscenity as Corona’s in the Supreme Court. 

    How this clown Honasan can lecture the President about his “attacks” on the Corona court beggars belief. 

    Honasan, the Philippines own Peter Pan (the little boy who never grew up) whose notoriety was achieved by dressing up like Rambo; who led coups against the Government; who went on the run for months to elude arrest but was finally captured after breaking an ankle jumping from the 2nd floor window of the house of his mistress – expects us to respect his admonishing of the President – like he’s some sort of elder statesman??

    The rest of the Senators would be well-advised to lock him away somewhere until his term finishes.  He is another of our unfortunate national embarrassments!

  • Mad Filipino

    “The affairs of the state are OK.”
    Either you’re living in a la-la fantasyland or just plain ignorant.

  • msweng

    Hay….. I just wish Pnoy would see beyond the now of his leadership. There is a bigger challenge ahead of him that of governing a country mired in poverty. The politics going on is killing us all and maligning our inability to provide stability and direction. Compounding the problem is the president leading in undermining stability of government. Dont burn the house if it just needs repairs. I just wonder what happens if his words are heeded and nobody believes in our justice system anymore. ANARCHY anyone? 

  • Anonymous

    PNOY Bravo!!!! Great move!!! Respect is earned not given!!! The strength of the Supreme Court is when they are right…but when they are wrong everybody should question it!!! “The highest law of the land is the peoples voice” according to Chief Justice Davide.

  • Anonymous

    Aquino can’t control his mouth… he is noisier than wang-wang…

    • Anonymous

      Kaya pinatigil nya ang wang-wang. Para palitan ng ngawa-ngawa.

      Dyan lang magaling si Penoy, sa kakangawa.

      Parang gusto ko nang maniwalang abnoy nga to. Pag ang gusto nya ay di masunod, gulo ang hanap. Nagwawala. Sign of autism.

    • Anonymous

      sana pinagbawal na rin ang buwang-wang

      • Anonymous

        sana bawal din ang bakla na maging presidente

  • Anonymous

    Salute for Dean Valdez, in his opinion. You should be the right person in the SC.

    • Brando

      Nagpapapogi nga si Valdez para maging justice e. Siyempre papansin. We will not wonder when he becomes a justice appointed by Aquino.

  • Anonymous

    humahanap ng away ang isang kalbong mongoloid laban sa abugado na mataas ang pinagaralan? sino ang iboboto ninyo? mongoloid na kalbo o isang abugadong mataas ang pinagaralan?

    • José Protacio Rizal Mercado y

      si gloria mataas din pinagaralan at matalino… pero walang pinagaralan at modo pagdating sa pagkakamal ng yaman at pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan… ni hindi man lang nahiya na ang mukha ng tatay nya e nasa pera na kinukulimbat nya.

      • Josh De Lermo

        I agree, dapat din makulong yan gloriang yan. Pero si Pnoy? haaaayy, maniniwala na talaga ako na bading.

      • Romulus Fenandez

        teka, nasaan ba ang yaman na sinasabi mong kinamal ni PGMA? pareho lang kayo ni Kalbo na dada ng dada wala namang ebidensya.  

      • Anonymous

        Just look at the bill of Arroyo at St. Luke’s. Could she afford it from a former Philippine president’s salary? Just look at the helicopters that they sold to PNP. Just look at the sudden rise in assets of  Mickey Arroyo. Open the Pidal account and the Germany account.

  • Anonymous

    tingnan nyo ang ginawa nya, walang decorum.  Walang ginawa sa congress lalo na sa senado, tinolak nyo pa sa presidency; Sana dinaya na lang din ni gloria; wala sanang autistic sa malacanang. Honasan nagkamali ka ng tama sa leeg nya noong coupdtat mo, dapat sa baba konti.  We must realize that this president is destroying our democratic institutions. He destroyed first the office of the ombudsman.  the office should be independent and can’t be supplanted by any power even the president. otherwise, morales could be dictated by some higher officials as she can be blackmailed or intimadated. the second one is the comelec.  if comelec can be dictated then who will win. No one is brilliant in that commission if he can be dictated by DOJ.  third independent institution is the supreme court.  The crown is yours mr. corona.  don’t give in to the autistic’s maligned insinuations.  I believe in your integrity and what you’re doing is for the sake of justice in accordance with the constitution. Mr. Pnoy makinig ka sa legal team mo at basahin mo ang ginawa ng speechwriter mo.  Sayang ang sueldo ng goberno sa kanya kung gagawa ka rin ng sarili mong speech na baloktok sa situation.  Mr noy kitang kita namin ang tino ng utak mo; erap loyalist nalang ang komumporme sa iyo dahil gustong makaganti kay gloria.

    Sa ginawa mo, naka smile si binay. kahit galing yan sa mt. pinatubo pero hindi eta yan at siguradong may decorum. 

    Si penoy nasanay na magalit sa mga workers sa Hda Luisita; at akala nya sa SC ay workers nya. Hindi naiintindihan ang equality of power sa goberno at supreme court. Hoy patinoin mo si kris, assignment mo yan.  baka makaapat na sya ikaw wala pa.

  • Anonymous

    Amado Valdez says, collective wisdom of the people…

    This guy is nuts…. Where is the wisdom of the Filipinos?… Stupid dean of law…

  • San Miguel

    “Senators: Aquino, Corona must tone down rhetoric”

    Corona is silent and Aquino is the attacker.  Give that advice to Aquino alone.. Gusto nya diktahan ang Korte Suprema…. Tama na ang Senado at Kongreso na diktahan nya… At least may natira pang korte na babalanse sa kanya….

    • José Protacio Rizal Mercado y

      gusto diktahan ng taong-bayan si Pnoy dahil sila ang Boss nya… si Pnoy gusto diktahan si Corona tungkol sa gusto ng Boss nya pero si Corona pinili magpadikta sa boss nyang si CGMA

    • Anonymous

      paano maging tahimik ang bakla?!  eh me pagnanasa ang taong ito ke Corona eh at etong namang si Corona pakipot! Bwahahahahah!

  • Anonymous

    Itong mga taong ito ay mga nasagasaan o masasagasaan habang tinatahak natin ang tuwid na daan. Hayaan lang natin sila sapagkat maroon silang sariling agenda. Simple lang: Kung hindi sila parte ng solusyon, parte sila ng problema.

    Gamitin natin ang ating mga boto sa susunod na eleksyon upang mawala sila bilang sagabal.

    Mabuhay ang Sambayanang Pilipino!!!
    Mabuhay si Presidente Noynoy Aquino!!!

    • Anonymous


      • Anonymous

        first person to bring equal and justice? eh di nga niya mabigyan justice ang mga minasaker sa hacienda luisita!  Hahahahah . . . nananaginip kang gising!

      • Josh De Lermo

        TAMA! san na ang hustisya nang mga boss nya na minasaker. Tsaka PNoy kumusta na ang Maguindanao Masaker, na ang hawak2x nyo na suspects?

      • Josh De Lermo


  • Neil

    Tama rin si Enrile, anya, “tumahimik muna ang mga Senador (pulitiko – Escu, Honasan, Jinggoy etc…),” nakakagulo lamang kayo!  Nagiging exciting at gumaganda ang political battle; 
    1. this coming Friday, itatransfer na sa Veterans Hospital ang pinaka-unpopular na presidente sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas na si GMA.
    2. baka sa makalawa,  tulad ng kinahinatnan ni Merciditas Gutierrez ng Ombudsman, ma-IMPEACHED din si Chief Justice Corona sa KONGRESO (by numbers).
    3. Kung mabibigo ang Kongreso sa Impeached Corona, hindi malayong  mangyari na Okupahin ng mamamayan ang SC (Occufy Supreme Court Movement).  Parang ang mamamayan, mga aktibista, mga KILUSAN na ang magpapatalsik kay CORONA. Nakakalungkot ito…

    Wala tayong magagawa, kahit sabihin nating MOB RULE (ayon kay GMA), ito ang uso ngayon sa  MUNDO, DIRECT DEMOCRACY (grassroot democracy), ang PEOPLE POWER / ARAB SPRING. 
    Kaya’t bukud sa puro DADA tayo, hanggang buladas lang  tayo,  ang uso ngayon:  MAG-ORGANISA,  MAG-EDUKA at MAGPAKILOS.
    Mukhang PALAOS na ang mga PULITIKO ngayon….

    • Josh De Lermo

      i agree.

  • Anonymous

    Sucker Punch ala Mayweather –

    Naka-sucker punch si Noynoy….pa-ngiti-ngiti pa…kinamayan si Corona…tapos biglang banat ala Mayweather…galing talaga…pa-rekla-reklamo pa e siya naman ang hindi sumusunod sa Constitution…”Presumption of Innocence” daw…pwe….”Rights of Abode and Travel” daw…pwe….”Rights of Equality” daw…pwe….”Oath to Defend the Constitution” daw…pwe….”Independence of the Judiciary Branch” daw…pwe…”No one is above the law” daw..pwe…ABNOY IS ABOVE THE LAW….parang dictatorship…parang Puppet Republic..parang tuta republic

    Alam ho niyo ba na ang strategy na ginagawa ni Abnoy ay strategy na ginawa rin ni Hitler….Nagtatalumpati…pina-pagalit ang masa laban sa isang grupo (HATE CAMPAIGN) para mag-karoon siya na karapatan maging diktador and the same time, distracting the public from the real problems of the country llike poverty, economy, investments, health, AIDS, education, real corruption happening in the government at ano ano pa.


    • Anonymous

      parang halik ni hudas ang pagkakamay ni Abnoy kay Corona.

      • sweet_rashen22

        what do you expect? Plastic nga yang Pnoy na yan eh…. Kahit saang angulo tingnan puro pakitang tao ginagawa. Halata namang hindi para sa Filipino people ginagawa nya but para sa pamilya nya… duh!

  • Anonymous

    sc justices, please don’t be intimidated by this stupid president of ours. I only blame the people why we voted for this stupid guy. if he wants to be respected, please Mr. President, show some kind of decency if you still have. I really don’t want to believe how they call you abnoy but now I am leaning to believe them. Wake up people, dont allow this president to destroy our country and our institution.

    • Anonymous

      he is not just abnoy but bakla too! people must realize his/her attitude on anything and everybody.

    • Maria Vaerewyck

      @boywoodbridge:disqus, “Wake up people, dont allow this president to destroy our country and our institution.”  I think the people are really awake now that’s why they are supporting the incumbent president in everyway because they know that the country and all our institution had already been destroy by Gloria Arroyo during her term and she continously destroying it through her lackeys that she illegally appointed in every institutions she could possibly filled in, remember even her manikurista and a gardener she appointed into government positions. Gloria arroyo, raped and destroyed the country during her term, she raped and bastardized every government institutions, she corrupted even the souls of those supposed to be incorruptible. What pnoy is doing now is cleansing the house, cleaning and fixing the country and all the institutions. So I think you are the one that need to wake up.

      • Anonymous

        Maria…. maria…
        I still see so many corrupted policemen asking cash… other officials the same… Nothing changed from the base.
        It will take 5 to 8 generations to clean all of that mess… which started way before GMA. Cory did not worked it out, Ramos…, GMA not for sure… Pnoy will do nothing more.

        When the Prince of Morocco became King, the first thing he did was to give more salary to the policemen… but with 1 condition: if you take money for citizen, you will go to jail.  And he did it!  Now Morocco is cleaner… not 100% clean, but cleaner.

        Would the actual president do that???

  • Anonymous

    Arnold Valdez, the law dean of UE? The same law dean who said it is alright to disregard the TRO because an MR has been filed? LOLZZ.. nawalan na ang credibility ang UE as a school for lawyers. Yung San Beda Law dean na mismo nagsabi na mali si De Lima. 

    “[The President] should articulate the people’s wishes.” Yeah right. By “people’, he means the oligarch, the powerful families, the people who bankrolled his presidential campaign of all hate and no vision.

  • sugbu

    Senators and Congressmen…where are you when waters is getting rough and needs is dire ? .Are you all just serving for yourselves ? Then,you don’t deserves to be a public servants.Remember that the people puts you in your now comfortable offices and your kingly status overlording among us.

    • Touch_Me_Nuts

      Are you the kind of mobster who will follow Mr. Pnoy up to his grave? You cannot even talk straight, pesteng jawa! Kayong dalawa ni Mr. Pnoy dapat pinagsama sa suman sa ebos. Pasensya na, Dong.

  • sugbu

    @ Makahiya@ there are times that myself can be mistaken as a mobster,a capo(they are very gentleman when not provoked)…but the lower echelons are the one behaving roughly or thuggish,just like the way you behave.By the way,I am not following anybody , only my conscience and faith guided me! I am a free,except on work related orders from superiors !

  • Anonymous

    madami rin palang 9% na tambay dito. mukhang umuusok na mga ilong sa galit hahaha

  • Anonymous

    dapat lahat ng supporters ng mga pidal ikulong din

  • Anonymous

    Justice Renato C. Corona

    Presbitero J. Velasco Jr.

    Arturo D. Brion

    Diosdado M. Peralta

    Lucas P. Bersamin

    Roberto A. Abad

    Martin S. Villarama

    Jose P. Perez


  • shane oy

    get real people, wag maging plastic. Telling the truth is not pambabastos – kailan pa ninyo naissip na ang pagsasabi ng katotohanan ay bastos, uncivil or out of proper decorum? 

    • Romulus Fenandez

      hindi katotohonan ang sinasabi ng amo mong kalbo kasi hindi nya maintindihan kung ano talaga ang batas!

    • Maria Vaerewyck

      It’s only in the Philippines na telling the truth at being prangka is pambabastos dahil nasanay na ang mga karamihan sa pinoy lalo na yung mga nasa gobyerno na kahit anong pagkakamali ang gawin nila ay wag sasabihin sa kanila dahil lumalabas na binabastos sila, kung baga mas gusto nila ang manahimik lang at sasabihin nila just move on kaya nga ang Pinas is not moving on, it keep on going backward dahil sa just move on attitude. Nagyon merong presidente na hindi just move attitude dahil he wants accountability and closure ay sinasabing bastos siya dahil sinasabi niya ang katotohanan. Another thing na hindi matanggap ng mga government officials including the judges and justices at lalong lao na yung mganag-iingay sa ginagawa ng presidente ay yung katotohanan na ang taong bayan ang mga boss nila dahil nasanay na kasi sila na sila ang mga boss ng taong bayan. Nayon kahit anong gawin at kahit anong pahiwatig ang gawin ni pnoy sa kanila na ang mga tao ang boss nila at sila ay public servant ay hindi talaga niya kayang tanggapin iyon dahil they been acting like they are the kings, the lords and the people are their subjects who should always bow down to them. It’s time that these public servants should really act like they are the real servants and the people are their boss.

  • Brando

    It is the President who is only making rhetoric. Tahimik nga lang si chief justice e. Putak ng putak. Nagbubunganga lagi. Ano ang tawag sa ganyan? 

    • Joey

      Brando: hindi yan pagpuputak… pagsasabi lang ng totoo!

    • Anonymous

      BAKLA . tawag dun

    • Anonymous

      less than 10%

    • Romulus Fenandez

      e di BAKLA!

  • Anonymous

    Mga senador at reps….you should have spoken against Corona and his gang of thieves for making a mockery of our justice system….you failed to do so, that is negligence…and your continued silence only encourages disrespect for SC. Forget about any mediation or any form of intervention. This problem is now between the members of SC and the duly elected President who represents the people.

    The president has expressed the sentiments and the power of the people.

    It is very clear now that Congress will do nothing to impeach the members of SC.

    The only solution is PEOPLE POWER AND/OR MARTIAL LAW.


    PS: OK Milagros Magsaysay….call it mob rule or whatever you want…..

    Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution: Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.

    If you think the people will do a Sadam or Ghadafy….you can hide in your closet. The people will not execute a “shoot-to-kill Bin Laden” order on the dishonorable justices, they just need to be disrobed in public.

  • Anonymous

    “The Supreme Court has to act with the people’s collective intuition of what’s right and wrong.” – Valdez.
    Is this really a statement from a law dean?  If the yellow platoon lets out a collective scream to lynch Gloria, should the SC acquiesce?  Valdez wants to make sipsip but in the process betrays his ignorance.

    • Anonymous

      less than 10%

    • Anonymous

      I guess he did not become a law dean for nothing, Lolo.

  • Joey

    this is what true democracy is all about… when people, even the president and the supreme court  chief justice can voice conflicting ideas openly in public… mabuhay ka, P-Noy!

  • Joey

    mamili kayo ng papanigan… isang tao na binoto at patuloy na pinagkakatiwalaan ng higit na nakakarami o iyung isang ipinagsiksikan ang sarili na maluklok sa kataas-taasan at kagalang-galangan na pwesto kahit na alam niyang ipinagbabawal ng saligang batas ang pagkakahirang sa kanya ng dating bulok na administrasyon matapos ang nakaraang pambansang halalan? walang perpektong tao, pero sa ngayon, yan ang pagpipilian ng taong-bayan….

  • Anonymous


    • Shalom Shalom

      Mr. Enrile, di ba nga nakatanggap din sila ng mga magagarang sasakyan? nagtatanong lang po

  • Ted Peñaflor

    ‘Truth hurts’ as the saying goes. PNoy only echoes the general sentiments of his bosses – the
    Filipino people. So what’s the need to ‘tone down’ what? Now, what worries the
    Nation is what Manong Johnny suggests that the Church mediates between PNoy and
    the Judiciary. What for? What’s the church got to do with the affairs of Cezar?
    It would be meddling into the business of the state if the church even speaks
    of its sentiments on the issue. There were more serious matters before that the
    people themselves have settled without the church coming into the picture to
    make pasikat. PNoy only spoke of the true state of the judiciary under Corona
    and what’s wrong with that. That the occasion as one senator puts it wasn’t
    appropriate? Mr. Senator, the Nation begs to disagree.
    There couldn’t have been the most appropriate forum than the gathering of jurist at
    the Manila hotel yesterday since ‘bato bato sa langit ang tamaan – edi sapol!
    And that what befell the Chief of the SC. Telling things as it is is a mark
    of a hero. PNoy was just living up to this distinguishing trait, which he must
    have inherited from his father Ninoy, when he called ‘a spade a spade’ to the
    Chief of the Nation’s Court of ‘Last Resort’. Besides, our President, when he
    made those scathing remarks, was only echoing the sentiments of his ‘bosses’ –
    the Filipino people and who will argue against “vox populi”.

    • Anonymous

      …leaders don’t wine in public…it’s just uncool!

      • Anonymous

        Hindi nag-aalak ang mga leaders in public?

      • Maria Vaerewyck

        @Alajero, he isn’t whining, he is telling the truth…. and telling the truth is the coolest thing to do.

      • Anonymous

        Maria… Maria…
        He is telling HIS truth, the the Truth.  Everyone has its own Truth.

        Say not, ‘I have found the
        truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’  Kahlil Gibran (1883
        – 1931)

      • Anonymous

        …i am confused…i thought he is the president…how come he is organizing a people power…?

        …as i said…if there is basis for it…if it will make him happy…why can’t he ask the legislature to impeach J. Corona…?

        …it seems to me that he is organizing a people power…against the SC?

        …this is desperation….and it’s uncool for a president…

        …any legal matter should be settled in court…not in the podium…i hope this is not another of…. Ms. De LIma’s legal advise…

  • Plazans

    PNoy is obviously still boiling mad at the recent SC ruling on Hacienda Luisita case. He can’t  accept the fact that as President he feels somehat inutile, unable to stop the SC’s inevitable but just verdict. Losing their ‘kingdom’ in Tarlac, or aptly called their ‘milking cow’, proved too much for PNoy to bear for discernable reason. The hacienda provided the Cojuangcos vast wealth and political power over half a century, but many saw it as the symbol of paralyzing oligarchy in the Philippines. But PNoy needs to realize the SC ruling was uninanimous 14-0, meaning even his own appointed justices believe the verdict was fair and just. I hope PNoy will be presidential enough, take it on the chin and move on.

  • Shalom Shalom

    Mabuhay Pnoy! sabi nga, walang kinikilingan, walang pinoprotektahan, walang kasinungalingan, serbisyong totoo lang. IPAKAT NAWA SA NOO NG MGA MAMBABATAS ITO! GMA, maawa ka naman sa sarili mo, napakahirap ng pinagdadaanan mo dahil sa sarili mong kagagawan at ng iyong BUWAYANG ASAWA. Mr. Corona, mataas ang iyong pinag-aralan, please some respect to yourself.

  • NestorC

    If we erode the credibility or impartiality of the highest court of the land, what are the alternatives? Where do we run to for resolution?” Honasan asked.
    HONASAN how can the people believe the CREDIBILITY of the SC headed by the Chief Injustice Corona who voted 19-0 to all cases involving Arroyo’s? Did you not see the trend when it involved her former boss? Where is the IMPARTIALITY here? Talking of cases again the Arroyos’ its very hard to convince the people with the trend how the chief injustice is showing.

  • NestorC

    Milagros Magsaysay said “He wants the people to distrust that institution (SC).MAGSAYSAY the Supreme Court, should ruled based on the RULE of law BUT not to interpret the law to benefit a certain individual like the FORMER FAKE PRESIDENT. 

  • NestorC

    “The reaction of those present and those who knew about his speech was really adverse, and now he did at again,” Lagman said.
    LAGMAN do you understand the meaning of ADVERSE? Where is the  REACTION? 

  • NestorC

    Danilo Suarez believed that Mr. Aquino was inciting “mob rule.”
    SUAREZ do you really know what mob rule is? At what point when Pnoy deliver his speech that he was articulating for mob rule? Do you understand your press statement? Qualify it…

    • Brando

      Hahaha! NestorC magulo ang grammar mo. Tagalogin mo pre.

  • markx

    PNoy being the duly elected president and the highest representative of the people of the republic is at the right position and morals to lambast and run contrary to or even run after anybody whose deeds, words, decisions contradicts the very morals of our Constitution!

    the bogus midnight appointees and all the twisted otso-otso magistrates deserves more than being lambasted, they deserve nothing less but to RESIGN OR IMPEACHED!

  • Anonymous

    …pnoy and corona needs no mediator…pnoy should invite corona and friends…for a drink and settle their differences…like big boys always do…just like that…
    …no need for the preachers…

  • Brando

    Mabait nga si Corona e. Kung ako sa kanya tumayo at umalis ako. Ganyan ang ginagawa ko pag nagbubunganga ang aking asawa. 

  • Brando

    If I were the President, I will show my people proper decorum at all times. I will do this so that our children can reinforce their acquired discipline from parents as well as from the school where, during my time, good manners and right conduct (GMRC) are taught. My teacher in GMRC will certainly rise from her grave if she heard what PNoy did to CJ Corona.

    • Anonymous

      Your teacher would indeed rise and tell you – you never learned from her. GMRC is not just about form; it is more about substance.

  • reinier gloria

    As expected, Inquirer has their own side to show. This article seems not to report but rather justify that what the President did was just right, even it would cost the credibility of another branch. In my opinion, the President did what Kris Aquino would do against a rival. She would say anything she likes to say IN PUBLIC viewing. Leaders of a country should have just said it privately if they really want change. I side with Magsaysay’s message this time.

    • Anonymous

      Some of our people equate civility of mien as equivalent to statesmanship. I believe that to be frank is better. It is about time the Supreme Court is also held to account by the same standard that it measures others. Lawyers in the Philippines have a joke – the Supreme Court of the Philippines has become supreme even in its errors. It is about time somebody told them in their faces. This will allow them to examine their own consciences for the good of the country.

  • Ben Dela Cruz

    What can we expect from someone who hasn’t passed any single law in more than a decade of being legislator? What a waste!

  • Anonymous

    “The President should articulate the people’s wishes…. The Supreme Court’s function is … to explain the collective wisdom of the people.” Dean Amado Valdez, Dean UE College of Law.

    UE Law Dean Amado Valdez, you are a fountain of reason, Sir. Your words are calming and comforting. They are more poignant and more forceful than the diatribes of those who only want to inflame the incendiary atmosphere.

  • Anonymous

    The State is under attack by GMA’s forces of evil… The state must act to self-preserve… GMA planted the seeds of evil, the SC tyranny… There’s no let-up now… THE STATE IS AT WAR AGAINST GMA’s FORCES OF EVIL… The battle has just begun!

  • Anonymous

    Resign Corona and PNOY

  • Anonymous

    1st time I agree with Lacson:
    ““If this is what they witness in the national level, a governor might be encouraged to defy the local judge and not implement his decision. Or a mayor can defy a metropolitan trial court regarding an ordinance. The situation could get worse,” Lacson said in an ambush interview.”

    What happen to him…?  

  • Anonymous

    What is that title???? 
    Senators: Aquino, Corona must tone down rhetoric

    Corona???  He did not say a word!!!  Inq: change your blue logo to yellow….

  • Anonymous

    University of
    the East….???? Top 100 of the World I guess… or top 5000? 

    “It must be taken by the Supreme Court as a wake up call that the matter
    is brought to the attention of the people and therefore, the Supreme Court has
    to act with the people’s collective intuition of what’s right and wrong,” he

    abortion was accepted by the people for years… and years… it took a LAW to
    make it legal.  The Canada SC never allowed 1 abortion before that Law was
    passed.  The SC is there to apply LAW, not people’s mood…


    It is better to confess ignorance
    than provide it.  Homer Hickam, The Coalwood Way

    • Anonymous

      This is what Penot wants, the Supreme Court to follow what HIS people are shouting on the streets, no matter how it is out of plumb. PALAKASAN NG BOSES, kung sino ang malakas sumigaw, yan ang panalo. YAN ANG BATAS NI PENOT….

      • Anonymous

        Popeyee di ka utakspinat kundi kangkong.. An punto dito dapat managot si pandak at bagman fg.. Ala naman sya sinabi na wala ng proceso ikulong na agad an mga dorobng arroyo. An gusto lng masimulan na an paglitis at 6 yrs lang an termino ng presidente.. Kun utak kangkong din lang si Pnoy di sana di na sya umumik at naki join na lang sa lahat ng scam, o maskin na nga kuhanin nya na political advicer si bagman para mas malakihan an scam nya at nxt admin sure na din na di sya habulin at pinagbaigyan nys si arroyo.. Wla ng katapusan na kurakutan.. Gets mo popeyee..

      • Anonymous

        Wala akong pakialam kung sino pa ang gustong ipakulong ng kapareho mong utak bulok na si Penot, stetob, kahit ilang pandak pa at ilang fg ang pagsama-samahin nyo, dahil di ko naman ikayayaman yan. My comments is on how your idol, penot, is handling the matter, specially in attacking the Supreme Court, not Corona, i repeat, Supreme Court. Gets mo, utak ipis? Masyado kang fanatic kaya dahil sa iyo di tayo umaasenso.

  • Anonymous

    Tuloy dapat ang puna sa pinaggagawa ng SC.

    Hanggang sa magresign na lang si Corona. At maging agobado siya ni Gloria in his private capacity. 

  • sonny

    dapat mag resign na si corona. tama naman si si pnoy sa mga sinabi niya. si corona ay hoodlum in robes

  • Anonymous

    Former Pres. Arroyo govt scandals, corruption and many more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states



    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties from 2002 to May this year.


    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown San 

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political  enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo  critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of  Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek presidential clearance before testifying in Congress hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from PNoy’s social fund


        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha project—DOST chief 

    60. President Arroyo and her group had an outlandish dinner in Le Cirque, a French restaurant in Manhattan, New York for the cost of $20,000 or P1,000,000 as reported in the New York Post.

    61. GMA lying to SC saying we have extradiction treaty with Spain.

  • Anonymous

    Corona Court damaged badly

    To Take A Stand

    By Oscar P. Lagman, Jr.

    Sen. Joker Arroyo assailed Justice
    Secretary Leila de Lima for openly defying the Supreme Court’s
    temporary restraining order (TRO). He said that GMA’s right to
    travel was merely incidental when compared to the executive branch’s
    move to emasculate and damage the Supreme Court.

    The Supreme Court under the leadership
    of Renato Corona has long been emasculated and damaged before
    Secretary De Lima ignored the court’s order. It is so by its own
    doing. In the eyes of legal eagles and political pundits, Secretary
    de Lima’s defiance of the court’s order was wrong. But civil
    society groups, party lists, and even employee associations like the
    Philippine Airlines flight attendants, ever the first to denounce
    transgressions of the law, not only hailed De Lima’s defiance of
    the court, they mobilized themselves to prevent the Arroyos from
    departing. To these politicized citizens, the Corona Court has lost
    its moral authority to enforce the provisions of the Constitution for
    it has itself violated the Constitution, not once but several times.

    Renato Corona’s midnight appointment
    as chief justice was itself in violation of the provisions of the
    Constitution. His associates in the court, all appointees of GMA,
    affirming the legality of his appointment as chief justice was in
    defiance of the Constitution.

    The Corona Court set aside the
    Constitution so that Dato Arroyo, son of GMA, can have a district to
    represent. The representative of the old 2nd District of Camarines
    Sur previous to Dato wanted to be back in Congress as the district’s
    representative. The GMA subservient Congress broke up the district
    into two, one for Dato and the other for the former representative, a
    true son of the district.

    That act of Congress was questioned
    before the Supreme Court as there would be disproportionate
    representation of Camarines Sur in Congress in contravention of the
    provision of the Constitution on equal representation. However, the
    Supreme Court upheld Congress. So, now the district formerly
    represented in Congress by one congressman is now represented by two
    whereas the two larger districts are represented by only one each.

    The older son of GMA, Mikey, has to
    have a seat in Congress too. The sycophants of Gloria Arroyo in the
    COMELEC allowed him Mikey to represent “Ang Galing Pinoy,” the
    party list of tricycle drivers and security guards in Congress. The
    Supreme Court quickly dismissed the disqualification complaint
    against Mikey citing that the case was outside its jurisdiction.

    But the Supreme Court moved swiftly to
    stop impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez
    following her petition for certiorari and prohibition, when
    impeachment is well within the province of the House of
    Representatives. Gutierrez also claimed that the two impeachment
    complaints against her violated the constitutional provision that
    allowed only one case a year. But instead of stopping the proceedings
    on the second impeachment complaint and allowing the first one filed
    to be heard, the Corona Court issued an indefinite order for a
    serious status quo ante on both complaints. The order shielded
    Gutierrez from any adverse move against her for five months, which in
    turn prevented any graft charges against Arroyo from prospering until
    last week.

    The Corona Court has flip-flopped five
    times on the constitutionality of the laws making 16 municipalities
    cities. And just recently, on a mere letter from lawyer Estelito
    Mendoza, it recalled its decision, reached with finality with no
    further pleadings to be entertained, ordering the reinstatement of
    1,400 Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight attendants. The flight
    attendants pointed out that the high tribunal had said three times
    that “PAL’s retrenchment was illegal.”

    The issuance of the TRO against De
    Lima’s hold departure order seems to have been issued with undue
    and unusual haste when there was no urgency for it as GMA’s health
    condition, according to the abstracts submitted by her doctors, was
    not life-threatening. According to some non-partisan lawyers, Corona
    should have ordered an en banc session to hear the oral arguments of
    de Lima before issuing the TRO. Instead, he issued the TRO before de
    Lima could argue against the TRO, raising the suspicion of many that
    he was really giving the Arroyos the chance to flee before any
    criminal complaint could be filed against them.

    If a mere letter from the counsel of
    the respondent in a case can make the Corona Court recall a final
    decision affirmed twice, would it be considered bold of the Secretary
    of Justice to hold in abeyance an order of the Corona Court until she
    has argued against the order as is the standard judicial procedure?

    Last year the academic world accused
    the Corona Court of intellectual dishonesty when it absolved
    Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo of plagiarism. The Catholic
    Educational Association of the Philippines accused the Supreme Court
    of abetting a culture of intellectual sloth and dishonesty. The
    Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations declared
    plagiarism thievery of intellectual property.

    After exculpating del Castillo, the
    Corona Court issued a show-cause contempt order to UP Law Dean Marvic
    Leonen and 37 members of the faculty for demanding the resignation of
    Del Castillo. Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno pointed out that
    “it is not the place of the Court to seek revenge against those
    who, in their wish to see reform in the judiciary, have the courage
    to say what is wrong with it. The Court finds its legitimacy in
    demonstrating its moral vein case after case, not in flaunting its
    judicial brawn.”

    The Court’s decision declaring the
    Truth Commission unconstitutional was indicative of that culture of
    intellectual dishonesty. The Corona Court shot down the proposed
    Truth Commission because it singled out the GMA administration and
    made it a vehicle for selective retribution, in violation of the
    equal protection clause of the Constitution. Yet the same Corona
    Court did not find the Anti-Graft Commission in violation of that
    clause of the Constitution when that commission covered only
    presidential appointees, to the exclusion of other government
    officials. Corona was the presidential chief of staff and spokesman
    when then President Arroyo formed the Presidential Anti-Graft
    Commission in April 2001.

    Anyway, that character infirmity of
    intellectual dishonesty seems to be true also of the Corona Court’s
    spokesman, Midas Marquez. After Justice Sereno officially advised
    Marquez that it was wrong for him to say that the TRO on de Lima’s
    hold departure order against the Arroyos was in full force and
    effect, he told media that he respected Sereno’s opinion, making it
    appear that the issue was a matter of opinion, when in fact it was
    the ruling of the court by a vote of 7-6 that the TRO was deemed
    suspended pending compliance by GMA and her husband with Condition
    No. 2 of the TRO.

    It is not the first time that Marquez
    had displayed intellectual dishonesty. Earlier this year, Associate
    Justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio Morales asked Marquez to
    correct his statement that all the justices were given copies of
    Merceditas Gutierrez’ 60-page petition before they took a vote on
    the status quo ante order stopping the House impeachment proceeding
    against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez. When he was confronted with
    the fact that some justices had not really been given copies before
    the deliberation on the order, he said he was just quoting a clerk of
    the court.

    That he was not dismissed for such a
    blatant lie only shows he is a protected underling. The strain on his
    face and the crack in his voice when he announced that GMA was barred
    from leaving the country because RTC Judge Jesus Mupas had issued a
    warrant of arrest against her only confirmed whose lackey he really

    That culture of intellectual dishonesty
    is also manifested by the people who surround GMA. After Dr. Mario
    Ver, GMA’s bone doctor, had told Judge Mupas last Friday that GMA
    was well on the way to recovery, ANC’s Pinky Webb asked Raul
    Lambino, one of GMA’s official spokespersons, how GMA was. Lambino
    said that GMA was already getting well at home until she was hustled
    at the airport. It was as if he had not been saying just days before
    that GMA’s bone disease had worsened, spreading down to the lower
    part of her spine, threatening not only permanent paralysis but
    death, that is why the urgency to seek treatment abroad.

    Well, it should not surprise anybody
    that Lambino can prevaricate through his teeth. It should be recalled
    that in 2006, he started a movement called Sigaw ng Bayan whose aim
    was to gather enough signatures calling for charter change. The
    Supreme Court, then headed by Artemio Panganiban, rejected Sigaw ng
    Bayan’s initiative, calling it a “grand deception” and a
    “gigantic fraud” on the Filipino people.

    Speaking of grand deception, that
    airport incident where GMA was “hustled” was a grand deception
    gone wrong. Considering that Elena Bautista Horn was into events
    management before she joined government, it is not inconceivable that
    she stage managed the whole thing. She was very visible and grating
    during that event.

    She kept on saying that PNoy had sworn
    to uphold the Constitution and yet he denied GMA her constitutional
    right to travel. Horn ignored the fact that GMA had sworn to uphold
    the same Constitution not once but twice and that it was GMA when she
    was president who ordered her Secretary of Justice Alberto Agra to
    issue Circular 41, the same circular Horn finds in violation of the
    Constitution. That is intellectual dishonesty.

  • Anonymous

    is running fast, it is coming to rescue Yellow Truth, not Justice.But the problem with him, he has nothing to write… just copy and paste the same stuff for weeks. It must be part of the ChickenJoy campaign created by the genius new Sec. of Tourism…Why Ironman does not be more productive?  Maybe a Yellow Lemon Chicken recipe for all Jollibees?

  • Anonymous

    is running fast, it is coming to rescue Yellow Truth, not Justice.But the problem with him, he has nothing to write… just copy and paste the same stuff for weeks. It must be part of the ChickenJoy campaign created by the genius new Sec. of Tourism…Why Ironman does not be more productive?  Maybe a Yellow Lemon Chicken recipe for all Jollibees?

  • Anonymous

    is running fast, it is coming to rescue Yellow Truth, not Justice.But the problem with him, he has nothing to write… just copy and paste the same stuff for weeks. It must be part of the ChickenJoy campaign created by the genius new Sec. of Tourism…Why Ironman does not be more productive?  Maybe a Yellow Lemon Chicken recipe for all Jollibees?

  • Anonymous

    is running fast, it is coming to rescue Yellow Truth, not Justice.But the problem with him, he has nothing to write… just copy and paste the same stuff for weeks. It must be part of the ChickenJoy campaign created by the genius new Sec. of Tourism…Why Ironman does not be more productive?  Maybe a Yellow Lemon Chicken recipe for all Jollibees?

  • Anonymous

    is running fast, it is coming to rescue Yellow Truth, not Justice.But the problem with him, he has nothing to write… just copy and paste the same stuff for weeks. It must be part of the ChickenJoy campaign created by the genius new Sec. of Tourism…Why Ironman does not be more productive?  Maybe a Yellow Lemon Chicken recipe for all Jollibees?

  • Anonymous

    It amuses me to read Sen. Enrile is trying a broker a deal between the govt and Catholic Church. First he tries to get Ninoy’s killers pardoned, now he is trying to get Justice Corona forgiven after siding with GMA’s lawyers to allow her to escape justice.  Just because Enrile’s wife is Ambassador to the Vatican doesn’t mean the Senator has to bring the Church into the picture. What happened to “separation of Church and State”? We do not need to hear the Church’s side in this matter.  P-Noy was elected to fight corruption and that is what he is doing.  Sen. Enrile we all know is one of those “untouchables” who was the mastermind of Marital Law, trampled on human rights and justice for over 14 years and ended up a traitor to his boss Marcos.  Traitor’s easily change sides depending on who is going to benefit them most.  He has no principles and is hardly a Saint. He thinks he can go to heaven after murdering so many people by brown-nosing the Catholic Church.


  • Anonymous

    Corona should inhibit or resign. Pnoy just said what had to be said. Most of the country know this already and if  Corona was intelligent, he would not have accepted midnight appointment. It will blemish him forever. As to other people here calling names to Pnoy like Abnoy, Balot, Bading or whatever…better those than baboy corrupt,  , liar, cheater,  magnanakaw, etc..Whether Pnoy is bading or autistic, he made more sense than intellectuals like GMA and Corona who are kleptomaniacs. I would rather have a gay president than a  klepto  president. GO PNOY> JUST HAMMER THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. Shoot straight.

  • Anonymous

    there’s no need to tone down. Maybe  honasan. lagman. magsaysay. suarez, should tone down in their propositions. They are proven lackeys of gma. Call the supreme court especially corona for what they are Mr. President, the people knew it already anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Sabi ni Sen. Lacson…“ Lacson warned that the President’s attitude toward the Supreme Court could be replicated at the local level and “lead to anarchy.”

    Ang sabi ko naman…” Sen. Lacson’s attitude toward the DOJ could be replicated at the baranggay level and lead to anarchy.”

    ha ha ha ha! parang tumingin lang sa salamin si Sen. Lacson sa kanyang sinabi! Harapan lang ang birada ni Pnoy hindi katulad n’ya na…..takbo hanggang may lupa!!!

  • Anonymous

    Inhibiting is the least Corona can do. He should resign and allow the SC to regain the name & trust as the Supreme Court of the land. And make future decisions according to merits and not to their whims and caprices.

  • Leon Yobar

    Ma solve lang yan once mag resign na si Corona and it will bring back the trust of the people to the SC. Corona will be judged by history as a true statesman if he will resign. He’s appointment is a mole sa Daang Matuwid of PNoy considering whatever their excuse is, he is still a midnight appointee.

  • Anonymous

    Angie: “…Most
    of the country know this already.”

    Most of the countries don’t care about the Philippines…

    Most of the countries see a farce going on and on and

    Where are the Billions of $ the Pres said the Chinese
    will invest?  Where are the Billions of $
    the Pres said the Japanese and Americans will invest?

    They invest in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia and
    now Burma has joined the list. Meanwhile, a local small lazy boy (way far from the qualities and vices
    of the father) is running the developing Republic as a banana Republic: he
    cannot cope with people telling him he is wrong, he cannot cope with pressure
    (his last trip in Indonesia was a joke! The one in USA was all lies…), he
    cannot be a leader bringing all 3 branches together but he can give money to
    revolution fighters killing his soldiers, he can laugh at Chinese faces, he can
    dismiss law violations by his KKK, he can let people drown during inundations
    just like any other TV spectator, he can let his family fight farmers even if
    he promised to fix that during his campaign…he can… he can… he can… he
    can fight the SC and GMA without success until now, he can bla bla bla… But
    he cannot even meet in private any of the G-20 leaders… he is already nil and
    obsolete, not a factor in any decision made by international leaders.

    A leader is leading for the good of the people, not
    for his own image.  This means to accept
    defeats to win the main goals.  He cannot
    even accept small hiccups or small losses… he wants his candy, now!Victorious warriors win first and
    then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.  Sun-tzu (~400 BC), The Art of War. Strategic

  • Lloyd


  • JV Velarde

    how can the Filipino people show respect to Corona?? in the first place, he really never deserved it, being a midnight appointee & the most consistent defender of a thief, liar & plunderer… & it shows with all his SC decision favoring Arroyo, that’s 19-0 against the Filipino people.


  • Anonymous

    There is not going to be any constitutional crisis. This I can assure you, because the SC justices have lost its credibility and moral ascendency in the eyes of  the Filipino people. They have only a handful of corrupt judges, lawyer-fixers and GMA loyalists to side with them.Not an encouraging — but a pitiful — sight to start a constitutional crisis. If fact, because of the disgust the vast majority of the Filipinos have for these justices, they will no sooner be impeached and removed one by one from their positions as SC justices,starting with Corona.However, there is a CRISIS which I call “ECONOMIC CRISIS” these justices will be facing — because of the watchful eyes of the Malacanang, Mendoza and the likes will not be writing “letters” to these SC justices for sometime.

  • Anonymous

    Sa pag-analyze ko sa mga ginagawa ni Pnoy, TAMA siya! Katulad din ito ng ginawa kong pamamahala ngayon dito sa project ko, 5 months ago. Linisin muna ang mga dating bulok sa gobyerno para hindi pamarisan ng mga naiwan. Habang naglilinis, kasabay nito ang mga pagbabagong ipinatutupad; bagama’t hindi agad ito mararamdaman. Ngayon dito sa project ko, sanay na silang gumawa ng matuwid, tama at kapaki-pakinabang, kaya masaya ang lahat ng mga taong kasali sa project na ginagawa namin; mula sa labor force hanggang sa top management. Malinaw na kasi na magkakaroon ng profit at ngayon lang nila nararamdaman ang maalwang pagtatrabaho. Ito ay dahil sa pagbabago ng mga sistema at patakaran.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure about the reporting of this incidence but from all the news story, the person that should be told to tone down or stop the rhetoric is the President. He is the one attacking a co-equal branch of government, he should be the one to be told to quit or resign. Because of his popularity, I think PNoy is inciting trouble by attacking the supreme court and venting his frustration for the loses that his amateur legal team has suffered. He tries to incite the people to rise and thus, I believe he is trying to rule the Philippines via a mob-type rule. I am afraid that if not stop soon, he will call for the removal of the supreme court and turn the Philippines into one that most Filipinos suffered at the hands of Marcos. The rule of law shall prevail and the people should understand and support it.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you 711sense. 

  • Anonymous

    Mali yata ang mga senador natin. Dapat si PNoy ang mag-tone down. Sino ba ang atake ng atake sa lahat ng forum? 

  • Anonymous


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  • Anonymous

    See what is happening now! Lawmakers comments are mostly against the President. I think what the President is doing is only to clarify the importance of the Law. I believe that he has the right in all perspective as President. This situation did not happen only in the Philippines, it is also happening in any country, one example in the U.S., the Lawmakers summoned the members of the SC to testify for inquiry, that is only Democratic. Sa atin, kapag ganon ang nangyayari, samaan na kaagad ng loob at nagiging personal ang issue. Ayan pa ang isang problema na dapat baguhin ng tao. 

  • Anonymous

    Corona was Gloria’s chief of staff, legal adviser and close confidant.
    Although a mediocre lawyer (a simple legal beagle of Arroyo), he rose in
    the ranks with his  public avowal of loyalty and gratitude to his
    Now, there are prima facie evidence that GMA was engaged in criminal,
    corrupt and treasonable activities. As a close confidant/adviser, Corona
    was privy and a witness to her venal actions. He probably even gave GMA
    advice how to break or bend the law in her selfish favor. In short,
    Corona was an accomplice and partner in crime of the Arroyos. Thus,
    Corona does not deserve or is not fit to be Chief Justice. In fact, he
    does not even deserve to be a lawyer! As an accomplice of of Arroyo,
    Corona does not deserve to be a free man!
    An appropriate analogy here: Appointing Corona as CJ is like appointing
    the adviser or consiglieri of Al Capone to be the judge in his criminal
    cases or appointing his lawyer as head of the FBI.

    I am sure the MAD (Madame Arroyo’s Defenders) Mob will illogically and virulently disagree with me.

  • Anonymous

    If Pnoy is man enough, he should have a bull session with Corona or any co-equal branch in private. There they can have a no-holds barred tussle and the last man standing- never mind if one cannot maintain decorum befitting a gentleman. But please don’t do it in public. It is just like a husband and wife quarrelling in front of their kids in full view of the neighbors, even the international community. The only product of such quarrel is the erosion of the dignity of the warring Offices of government- never mind the persons in them maybe lacking. Even at the highest level, squatter mentality reigns in PHL. That’s what we are telling our children and the world at large.

  • Anonymous

    you cant solve it by shaming, if the executive has basis, why not try the impeachment approach?

  • Anonymous

    Dapat lang dyan… dahil si pinoy binoto ng taong bayan si corona apppointed by gma .. gma is on trial so corona should be distance himself from the case trial or whatever with regards to gma case…. for delicadesa kung meron sya…  to be fare enough in behalf of our filipino people.. Kaso halatang halata … 

  • alienpatriot

    There is a problem with regarding this as just a battle between two branches of government. One leader has been elected to do a job. The other was nillegally appointed and sees his mission as doing his best to prevent the former doing the job that he was elected to do.
    Corona is not acting as Chief Justice. He is acting as an elected representative of the former dictator. He should get the respect that he deserves. He was placed on the court in a manner that was unconstitutional by someone who, since she was never elected, never had the power to place anyone on the court.

  • Anonymous

    wala naman problem kay corona, ang problema lang talaga itong mokong na si pnoy, masyadong apektado, di maka-move on.

    • Anonymous

      Pare ko, yung sinasabe mong “Mokong” ay binoto ng mga Filipino; Si Corona ay kathang isip laman ng isang pekeng Presidente na malapit ng ikulong, Hindi tayo talaga maka-move on habang hindi nag-reresign si Corona, kasi parang naka-balandrang truck na nag-breakdown sa kalye, slowing the flow of justice,  Corona has no choice but keep quiet because naka sabit lamang siya sa estribo sa jeepney ni Gloria. Last, I suggest you to refrain from insulting name-calling ng maniwala sa opinion mo ang mga readers,

      • Anonymous

        Yes, Pedronimo, that is a good brief and to the point explanation!

      • Anonymous

        Tama ka dyan pare, If the CJ is appointed by the former fake President who is facing numerous serious crime then dapat mag-isip-isip na si Corona dahil isang boto lang naman ang nakuha nya, sa pekeng pandakekok pa. Dapat mag inhibit na si Corona with regards to the case filled against Gloria or kung maaari ilaglag na lang nila si Pandak

    • Anonymous

      pano maka move on kung puro naman binabara ni coronakot para protektahan si pekeng arroyo.

  • Anonymous

    I can count with one hand the people who say that Aquino’s remarks contra the supreme justices is uncalled for: Lagman, Magsaysay, Suarez, Congressman and Senator “Wala Na”. Those who support Noy’s transparent fight against corruption robed in black can’t be counted. They are the people.

    Mind you, Corona is only a midnight appointee of a pseudo President while Noynoy is elected nationally by countless genuine Pinoy votes, not fake or stolen votes, So there’s really no justified equation between the present administration and the Chief  Justice,

    • Anonymous

      Ever hear of the fallacy, Argumentum ad Populum? The voice of the masses is not always the voice of reason, you know.

      • Anonymous

        “The voice of the people is not always the voice of reason” (Argumentum ad Populum). If this were a fallacy it is rather the exception than the rule. Like saying the majority is not always right- very true, but rarely is the majority wrong

  • kris makati

    oo ang problema etong si budoy este noynoy.

  • bert

    Valdez also said the executive and the judiciary in this administration were adjusting to each other.

    “In the process of making this adjustment they will find a working
    arrangement,” he said. “Eventually, both sides will see they have more
    reasons to agree on if they have the people’s interest in mind.”

    Valdez said the times “require more frank and candid statements.”

    “It’s not the time for measured statements,” he said, given the gravity of the country’s problems.

  • Anonymous

    napansin ko lang po.. bakit po kaya dun sa picture sa taas ay hindi nakatingin si corona kay P-noy? Guilty ba? or nahihya lang?

  • Anonymous

    Amado Valdez wants to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Nagsi-sipsip ang mama.

  • Anonymous

    i’m for the constitution and the rule of law… if you think the decisions of the Supreme Court are against the Constitution then by all means say something about it but I don’t think this is the case.  Etong Ngongoy pa nga lumalabag sa batas but why?  Kasi people are getting restless?  Does that justify defying the law and taking shortcuts?  I don’t care if majority of the people are calling for GMA to go to jail since she should IF GUILTY, what’s important is to DO IT THE RIGHT WAY and that means respecting the laws of the land and the constitution.

    Pnoy is just a spoiled brat and a cry baby and it’s true that he’s just conditioning the minds of the people to hide his incompetence.  It’s all about GMA and GMA and GMA and nothing else.  We have so many problems right now the biggest of which is the insurgency and terrorism in the South, pero sige etong GMA issue pa din pag-usapan natin parang telenovela lang kahit walang trabaho basta nakatutok sa TV pwede na.   

    • Anonymous

      I agree that there are other important issues Noy should redirect his efforts on; unfortunately, the media are dogging the President to say and/or do something on the GMA issue, Kaya ayan, GGMMAA-

  • Anonymous

    Pnoy is a smart president. He is elected by the majority of smartmatic computer chips.

  • Anonymous

    Democracy-wise, the face-off between Pnoy and Corona should be transparent and held before the people (on national TV) not covertly behind closed door. The people who elected Pnoy want to hear him further and judge him if he’s saying and/or doing right or wrong, Those who are suggesting otherwise are only feigning “angelic” stance though they have an ulterior of gaining political media milage.

    Corona should openly speak and defend himself from Noy’s tirades; otherwise, his silence could be misconstrued as guilt and thereby he must inhibit himself from the GMA issue or voluntarily resign for the sake of delicadeza.

  • Anonymous

    Napakarami talagang mga instigator at magagaling magtwist ng truth dito sa Pilipinas, mga reason na kung ikaw ay mangmang maniniwala ka na agad talaga. The Supreme court are silent while Pnoy kept on yupping his mouth of tirades and attacks and saying the people want this, want that, eh sya lang ang may gusto nito para sa mga Aquino Cojuangco’s self interest. Kung maniniwala ang mga tao kay Pnoy, isa lang ang ibig sabihin nito, ang daming tangang Pilipino talaga. Pnoy is insighting people to hate and not to believe in the SC decisions, by speaking out against them. We might as well forget the constitution and get on with a civil war or anarchy, for this way the first one to be affected are the oligarchs and Pnoy. SC is doing the right thing not to speak or even answer any of Pnoy’s rhetoric tirades, then the war of words will begin that’s what the yellow wanted, puro dakdakan. SC don’t have to say anything to defend themselves for there is nothing to defend, they are doing everything by the book of the constitution period. It is Pnoy who doesn’t know how to use the book.

  • Anonymous

    “The President is speaking from the political side of the issue, not strictly the judicial aspect of the case. By political side, I mean the concern of the public about how the government should exercise its mandate,” Valdez said. As you yourself have said, it’s mob rule. How many times have I heard the phrase, “the law may be harsh but it is the law”. It (the law) my not agree with your perspective but it is the law. If you want it changed go to your legislators. Secondly he accuses the current SC of partisanship since most of them have been appointed by GMA. Therefore even the ones he has already appointed is manifesting partisanship, meaning kakampi niya in their decisions and that succeeding appointees by him will also manifest partisanship. Do you think that is a fair conclusion to make? Or does he think that he has a monopoly of appointing “good and upright SC justices”? Napakataas naman ng tingin niya sa sarili niya.
    What PNoy has accomplished is to show the kind of bully and spoiled rich brat that he really is.

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