Need Corona’s SALN? Ask SC

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No fishing expedition allowed.

President Benigno Aquino III and others demanding the public disclosure of the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona should file the appropriate motion before the Supreme Court, court spokesperson Midas Marquez said.

Marquez, also the court administrator, said that instead of taunting Corona, Palace officials and their allies should appeal the high court’s Sept. 22, 1992, en banc resolution on the subject.

“Since (1992), the SALN of lower court judges and justices of the appellate courts and the Supreme Court had not been published. Why raise the issue now against Chief Justice Corona?” Marquez told reporters in an interview on Thursday.

He said Corona’s decision not to disclose his SALN was just “pursuant” to the resolution approved by the tribunal then headed by Chief Justice Andres Narvasa.

“After Narvasa, all the chief justices who came after him also did not publish their SALNs. Corona was just complying with that policy,” he said.

In its 1992 resolution, the court restricted the release of the SALNs of justices and judges purportedly to shield them from acts which may “endanger, diminish or destroy their independence and objectivity in the performance of their judicial functions.”

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Last week, the President dared Corona to make public his real net worth after the Chief Justice explained that he had been religiously filing his SALN as instructed by the Narvasa court.

The issue about Corona’s SALN was included in the articles of impeachment which the House of Representatives submitted to the Senate on Thursday.

Asked to comment on the President’s challenge to Corona, Marquez said: “I think it would be better if he reads the resolution. [The rules are] very clear. He just needs to understand the resolution.”

Denying claims that they had been remiss in filing their SALN, Marquez said Corona and other justices had been submitting documents concerning their assets and liabilities to the Office of the Clerk of Court annually.

Citing the tribunal’s 1992 resolution, he said individuals requesting a copy of a judge’s SALN must secure a court order first.

All about independence

The resolution, titled A.M. No. 92-9-851-RTC, was actually just a reiteration of a similar ruling which the high court issued on May 2, 1989, Marquez said.

In the 1989 resolution, which the court made based on a petition filed by one Jose Alejandrino, the 15-member tribunal unanimously voted to deny the request for SALN “directly or indirectly traced to a litigant, lawyer or interested party in a case pending before the court.”

“The independence of the Judiciary is constitutionally as important as the right to information which is subject to the limitations provided by law,” the tribunal said.

It said the court must deny requests for the release of SALN which were “not made in good faith and for a legitimate purpose, but to fish for information and … to influence a decision or to warn the court of the unpleasant consequences of an adverse judgment.”

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

    Way too many MAFIA groups in the Philippines.  This is the reason that this -Freedom of Information Bill will have a hard time becoming into a law.  How could the release of the SALN affect the performance of our judges?   I am strugling to comprehend this.  These judges are making rules that favors their agenda.  
        This is comparable to the practice of ‘PABAON’ by the PMA  Mafia.  Tsk, tsk, tsk!

    • JJF724

      T A N G A    K A  . . .   A T    S I N U N G A L I N G

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NKQVDWJTDD7GE3KKLMNFLKL2JQ Meeney Miney

      to Dana: abnoy promised the Freedom of Information Bill to the pinoys during the presidential campaign but soon after taking office he changed his mind and found so many reasons against the FOI bill.

      • debatista

        you should update yourself about the discussion of the FOI in Congress. Paray abnoy ka, hindi si Pinoy ang gumagawa ng batas, Congreso yan.Mahirap ba intiendehin yan?

    • zoiloperez

      Ask ex CJ Andres Narvaza and not CJ Corona. Get a Court order for the abnormal president who has an abnormal brain

    • Pinoy_sa_Saudi

      Magbasa ka rin ng resolution ng SC para ma-intindihan mo kung bakit.

  • sanamaybukaspa

    kong walang tinatago eh ilabas ang SALN wala namang problema  yon d ba.Kong may tinatago na malaking pera eh wag na ilabas very simple intindihin yan Mr Marquez.Sya nga pala mag resign ka na rin at apply ka ni Corona as spoke person in private wag ka tangggap pera nang Taxpayer na halata naman parang spokeperson ka ni Corona baka nalimutan mo na Job mo na spokeperson ka sa SC hindi ni Corona.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NKQVDWJTDD7GE3KKLMNFLKL2JQ Meeney Miney

      if you try to give more effort in comprehending the article you may be able to understand the rationale behind the decision of the SC, then headed by Chief Justice Andres Narvasa.(not SC CJ Corona) in restricting the access to the SALN of SC, CA and other judges( again not SC CJ Corona only)

    • pulis

      Sorry pero mali ata ang pagka intendi mo ng artikulo, “Denying claims that they had been remiss in filling their SALN, Marques said, Corona and other Justices had been submitting documents of their assets and liabilities to the Office of Clerk of Court annually”.. Maliwanag na wala silang tinatago, Kaya lang ang nangyayari E puro kayo dak dak, tuloy ang mga accusation nyo ay puro palpak!! Marahil hindi naintindihan ni Pnoy ito kasi baka talagang sya ay Abno!!! Whaaaa! 

      • debatista

        Kayo, alam mo ba ang contents ng SALN ni CJ Corona. Ilan ba ang bahay nya. Pakitanong nga kon nagbabayaqd sya ng Income Tax?

      • pulis

        Tanga ka pala E. Ang hinahanap ni Abnoy ay ang SALN ni Corona..E nasagot na yan, tapos magtatanong ka ng kung alam ko ang laman..Sino ba ang makaka-alam ng laman noon kundi ang Clerk Of Court lang…Puro ka nga nga, katulad ka ni Abnoy!!!

      • BB_Tanggal_Ari_vs_Tabing_Itlog

        @ Pulis ito ang P50 lagay ko para tumahimik ka na, may pangkape ka na.!

      • pulis

        He he he! wala ka lang mai sagot kaya nag offer ka ng $1.05..Nakakahiya kayo mga Pnoytard..Hindi kayo makatagal sa debate kasi puro kinahoy nyo lang sa chika minute ang mga paratang nyo kay Corona…Whaaaa!

      • MonMayuga

        Maliwanag nga yun. Nagsa submit ng SALN sa Clerk of Court, at no one, repeat, no can can have access to it without an order of the Court. So nakatago rin, dahil hindi papayagan ng ”court kasi baka raw gamitin laban sa kanila in bad faith. 

        Maliwanag dina gn sinasabi ng Constitution: Article XI, Accountability of Public Officers, Section 17, 
        A Public officer or employee shall, upon assumption of office and as often thereafter as may be required by law, submit a declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities, and net worth. In the case of the President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Cabinet, the Congress, the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Commissions and other constitutional offices, and officers of the armed forces with general or flag rank, the declaration shall be disclosed to the public in the manner provided by law.”

        The problem is the Supreme Court made a law for itself which seem to prevent outsiders from looking into the SALNs of its members, thereby making it (SC) an “independent republic” within the Philippine Republic.

        The SALNs of Supreme Court justices are available only to the SC public, i.e. the magistrates.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NKQVDWJTDD7GE3KKLMNFLKL2JQ Meeney Miney

    hehehe supalpal dito si abnoy! maiba tayo. cory aquino, when she took office as president, announced that she had divested her holdings in the Hacienda Luisita. Why is it that when her son, the current president, just after he was sworn into office, announced that he too has divested  ownership from Hacienda Luisita? What did he dispose of when his mother already does not even own  a single stock? ano ba gawa nila? binenta kuno mga stocks  tapos babawiin after their term or pasa pasa lang sa mga kapatid or anak?  betrayal of public trust. impeachable offense. isama na natin ang 5M to MILF, 31M to RPP./ABB communists. High Treason! dami na impeachable offenses but nothing would come out of this. abnoy controls the WhoreHouse of Representatives – “Wala ng basa basa. Basta pirma na lang! This is not debatable!”

    • debatista

      Ang lupa in mo at nang pamilya mo ipamigay mo ba ng libre?   Do not condemn others for  not doing or doing something which you yourself would not do  or do if ask of you.  Kasi hypocritical yan.

      You are probably part of the deal because you seem to know everything about Hacienda Luisita.

      Ano ba ang ipinagmamalaki ng amo mo? Fertilizer Fund Scam,Midnight appointment of CJ Corona, NBN ZTE, election cheating aka Hello Garci?

    • motorcyclemama

      Tapos magrereklamo kayo bakit puro debate na lang ginagawa sa congress at hindi nagtatrabaho. Sala sa init, sala sa lamig.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    corona …lahat na bang puedeng gawin sa judiciary pati SALN prenotektahan ninyo at naging monopoly lahat na di dapat makita ng taong bayan ang mga itinatago ninyo, kung wala kayong itinatago bakit kailangan pang daanin ninyo sa sarili ninyong resolusyon at ngayon pinalalabas niyo na untouchables kayo dahil kayo ang nasa puwesto.

    intindihin ninyo na kayo ay nandiyan para manilbihan sa bayan at hindi para protektahan ang sariling ninyong kapakanan… naisin man o hindi,  kayo lagi ang nasusunod at sasabihin eto ang batas.. kahit di angkop sa sinasaad sa batas at sa constitution.

    mananagot kayo sa takdang panahon at tatanggalin kayo ng taong bayan.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

    This shady act of the  of the SC judges indicates that they have something to hide.  This P5-million to the MILF rebels I first didn’t understand. But talking to some of my friends in top defense echelon,  I begin understand but I just cannot discuss this one.  But the alleged P31-Million to the Alex Boncayao Brigade of the NPA, I wanna know if this is disinformation.  If true,  we need to demand an explanation from our commander in chief. We need to hear his side of the story.  

  • Jesse_Tangkad

    You guys na halos halikan ang butas ng puwit ni Penoy, di pa rin kayo makaintindi. Read the article. To quote Marquez: “He said Corona’s decision not to disclose his SALN was just “pursuant” to the resolution approved by the tribunal then headed by Chief Justice Andres Narvasa. “After Narvasa, all the chief justices who came after him also did not publish their SALNs. Corona was just complying with that policy,” he said. 
    Citing the tribunal’s 1992 resolution, he said individuals requesting a copy of a judge’s SALN must secure a court order first. 

    Maybe because it is only during Corona’s term that the Cojuangco’s lost Hacienda Luisita. 

    I am just being OBJECTIVE.

    • motorcyclemama

      Yeah, PNoy got extra sensory perception when he won the presidency he did not take oath before Corona because he knows Hacienda Luisita will be taken from his family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    CORONA almost let that Dwarf escape.

  • ThirdOpinion

    The problem of Corona and his Associates is not their SALN per se. It’s the contents of their SALN compared to their ACTUAL Assets.

  • Fabelous2

    Stated differently, Renato Corona has his own version of GMA’s EO464 hiding under another skirt to justify witholding it.  Now, who else maintains copies of this document?  BIR?. Finance Depatment? WHO?  If there is anyone besides Renato Corona keeping it, that is the next destination.  If there is a will there is a way.

  • filo_talks

    If someone appeals to the high court for the issuance of the judges SALN, who will decide?  It’s also the body that is comprised of such judges.  Whoever promulgated the 1992 resolution created a shield to protect them.  That’s what the current judges follow because that resolution favours them.  Other high officials make public their SALN’s, why not the judges?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MAVNEFXUT5OTDLRSUXPQST6SUI catmanjohn

    Corona obviously has so much discrepancy that would reveal his ill gotten gains that he is unwilling to reveal such information. An honest person would use this opportunity to discredit his detractors by showing the willingness to be transparent. The so called ‘principles’ he espouses to champion is all a facade to protect his crimes and his cronies, especially Arroyo. Time for childish game playing is over, because the people are running out of patience with his delay tactics.

  • johnllander

    Marquez should stop defending corona as he is the spokesperson of the Supreme Court and not of corona.  The Supreme Court is not impeached but only is only corona.
    He is being paid by the government to speak for the Supreme Court and not for corona’s impeachment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UUKT3KMR3HZPFPTGCWK5XQ2WY Mark

    Slow lang talaga umunawa si PNoy.

    Kasalanan ba niya iyon?

    • pulis

      Alam mo ba ang kanyang kinanta noong Christmas party? “Hindi na natuto”..

  • beauseant

    Meron na b nag-file ng request para tumingin sa SALN ng mga justices? Na-grant b yung court order?

    Midas, wag ka masyado dumada. Nalalaman na ng prosecution yung depensa ni CJ Corona sa impeachment trial.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    Yon naman pala. May basihan kaya hindi pwede basta ipublish. Pahiya ang mga congressmen. 7 na lang ang articles of impeachmet.

  • jalaed18

    This government is indeed really playing on the minds of the Filipino people. Trial by publicity. In the minds of our fellow Filipinos, Corona is now a law breaker because of the non filing of the SALN. Paano magiging kasalanan ni Corona ito ay dati pa ito ipinatupad??? This is the main reason why the TRUTH COMMISSION was declared unconstitutional!! The president went partying while CDO calamity is ongoing…

     

  • gravito

    ask the SC??? hahaha.. grabe tlga kau marquez.. may tinatago lang kau na hndi niyo mailabas.. ganyan naman kau.. maawa nmn kau sa taong bayan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTA3E7HU7Z5R2OPAUMX5CHG6M Kiko

    pag honest ka, mag pa file ka ng SALN at ipakikita ito kahit kanino para mabusisi ng kahit na sino, kahit di pinapayagan ng resolution. resolution lang naman yun at hindi batas. kung yung batas binabaligtad ng korte suprema, resolution pa kaya nila. in short, pag may anomalya, may tinatago. kaya marquez, ihinto mo muna yang pag puputak mo at nalalaman ng tao kung may tinatago o wala……

    • Satticus

      It is disturbing how you treat the rules. Whether it is a statutory law, a Court resolution, or even a municipal or barangay ordinance, you should follow it. You cannot just ignore rules just because you think it is the measure of honesty. It is not as easy as you may think.

      • pedronimo

        Agree ako diyan, presuming the law is unequivocal. Alam natin that Lawyers and political liars have a way of circumventing the law. I say: The rule of law is only in “black and white”, while the rule of the people is in “flesh and blood”

      • Satticus

        Yes, sir. Isn’t it also presumed that the laws are the rule of the people following from the fact that we have a representative government? The rule of the majority that is. So, wouldn’t it be safe to say that the rule of law is the rule of the people, only in black and white?

      • a1phantom

        The constitution was approved by the people….the people decided that the constitution and the laws can only be changed if there is a referendum….so the rule of the law is the rule of the people but only through a refendum….and surely not by a survey and not by by the decision of the president.

      • Satticus

        Exactly, sir. As embodied under Article XVII. This is what I am trying to point out :)

  • pedronimo

    If he is really an honest citizen, Corona should have willingly disclosed his SALN whether it is not  mandatory, His readiness and willingness to disclose such confidentail document could  have won him more people support and possibly saved him from impeachment.

    • a1phantom

      Simple nga lang….Aquino should follow due process…file a motion….ang problema kay Aquino e puro shortcut lagi ang gusto…..puro hindi due process…may batas ang bayan…ayaw sundin….ano bang klaseng presidente ang ayaw sumunod sa due process at batas ng bayan

      • zoiloperez

        Diktador yun. Kuha mo?

        RISE AGAINS HATE AND VENGEANCE

        SAVE OUR LIBERTY, OUR DEMOCRACY AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AGAINST THE DICTATOR.

  • gravito

    kahit pa meron resolution kung gugustuhin pwede naman diba..? hndi nmn siya makakasuhan.. yun nga lang kung maanomalya ibang usapan nanaman yun. KUNG GUSTO MARAMING PARAAN, KUNG AYAW MARAMING DAHILAN

  • AllaMo

    The 1992 en banc resolution of the Supreme Court is self-serving, and, contrary to the pursuit of Truth and Justice. It only makes judges and justices immune from scrutiny. And, puts them as a class above and other than the rest of civil servants.

    Herein lies another catch-22 in the making; It will also be the same court, sitting en banc, that will decide on any appeal of this self-serving resolution. All the more reason to impeach all justices not above reproach now.

    • zoiloperez

      If disclose his SALN without a court order, that will be against the en banc resolution of the Supreme Court.  Just obeying the order which did not originate from him.  Kasalanan ba niya iyon?

      Kuha kayo ng court order at ilalabas niya ang kanyang SALN

    • Pinoy_sa_Saudi

      Nabasa mo na bang yong SC resolution? 

  • Fabelous2

    My personal opinion is, there is a need to revise the way this court is addressed.  Instead of being called ‘supreme court’, it should just be a simple “top court” .  Why so?  We Filipinos are not known to handle power in such a way we can exercise it without our foot stepping on someone’s face?  In other words, the word “Supreme” in this court is making not only the associates but also the entire staff feeling big headed.  They think being supreme is being lord and master over everyone else.  If not now – When?  These people need to come down from their high pedestal because they’re no different from us.  The same intestinal excess they deposit in that white bowl everyday exudes the same stink as we all do.

  • pulis

    Kaya kayong mga Pnoytard, bakit hindi nyo hingin sa Clerk of Court ang copy ng SALN ni Corona bago kayo dak dak ng dak dak!! Gamitin nyo naman ang mga mala butiki nyong utak!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36PRQQ7753IF2N2LB7RHNIVIAI kilroy

    pagkakaintindi ko gusto lng tlaga nla ilabas ni corona SALN nya para ma compare nla sa nkalap nlang mga info vs actual na assets nya. pg d tama ang SALN sa known assets and liabilities nya, e alam nyo na cguro mangyayari jan.

  • fixfaxboom

    i would go for the Rule of Law rather than the Rule of the Mob, anytime

    • BB_Tanggal_Ari_vs_Tabing_Itlog

      Rule of the law at rule of the mob ay iisa o magkasangga!!  Coronaw (Law) & GMA (Mob)

  • http://twitter.com/JeanValjean78 Jean Valjean

    DOWN WITH THE DUMB GAY INTRIGUER HAPPY GO LUCKY DICTATOR!

  • http://twitter.com/JeanValjean78 Jean Valjean

    DOWN WITH THE DUMB GAY COWARD INTRIGUER HAPPY GO LUCKY DICTATOR!

  • watot

    The resolution and what you call law are to protect the rich and powerful. Tell me who among them is convicted and in jail right now? They can easily brings out resolution and amend it to protect their interest

  • jericxx

    Aquino will not ask the court as he should have done.  What for?  It will not bring pogi points to him.  He will resort to speaking to the media and mislead his blind followers knowing everything he says are taken as gospel truth.

    • zoiloperez

      Nakasaad sa kasulatan na  maghahasik ng lagim si Satanas bago magunaw ang mundo.

      “So it is written, and it shall be done.”

      Nangyari  na  ito Mula pa noong July 1, 2010, naghasik na ng lagim si satanas:

      • gerry827

        ibig sabihin nagco-comment ka na ng july 1, 2010? hahaha!

      • tarikan

        zoilo naku huli ka na GUNAW NA ANG MUNDO nung pang Dec. 12, 2011 ayun sa kasulatan ng Mayan Indians. Mga ala una yata ng madaling araw kung hindi ako nagkakamali. Haven’t you seen satanas in your midst? Oh oh wait may nakita ako babae, pandak (4′-8″) may malaking nunal sa mukha, naka-brace ang leeg at may sungay tinakot pa ako siya raw ay kasapi sa pamilyang satanas. Kako eh sino yang kasama mong matabang lalaki pero boses ipis bakit isa lang ang sungay sa pagitan ng 2 mata…siya si Mr. Satanas ako si Mrs. Satanas. Hali na kayo mga anak…merung mga sungay din tigalawa. 

      • Victor Magallanes

        And you even got the Mayan calendar wrong. Google helps.

      • tarikan

        Ikaw naman Victor can’t you see I was just picking on zoilo? How about that 1:00 AM, am I right or was it before midnight??? Way before Corona was appointed? Hahaha!

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      • Lolo_Basyong

        Tarikan:  Utoy, baka naman we can elevate baga the intellectual discussion to a higher plane, hane?  Aba, e, kung puro pang-iinsulto lang ang alam nyo, dun na lang kayo sa palengke makipag-talakayan.  Hehehehe….Ipakita mo namang may utak ang mga alagad ni Penoy.  Okay, utoy?  Pagpalain ka nawa.

      • tarikan

        Utoy eh ereng si zoilo may pagunaw-gunaw pa eh! Bumaba lang ako sa level nya kung baga, kabayan sa ganun tumigil din sya ng unintelligent discourse. Siya itong nauna ng pagerpering eh. O sya hindi na mauulit.

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        Lolo_Basyong wrote, in response to tarikan:
        Tarikan:  Utoy, baka naman we can elevate baga the intellectual discussion to a higher plane, hane?  Aba, e, kung puro pang-iinsulto lang ang alam nyo, dun na lang kayo sa palengke makipag-talakayan.  Hehehehe….Ipakita mo namang may utak ang mga alagad ni Penoy.  Okay, utoy?  Pagpalain ka nawa. Link to comment

  • http://twitter.com/JeanValjean78 Jean Valjean

    ARTURO M. DE CASTRO,

    Petitioner,
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    JUDICIAL AND BAR COUNCIL (JBC) and
    PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL – ARROYO,

    Respondents.

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    PUNO, C.J.,

    CARPIO,

    CORONA,

    CARPIO MORALES,

    VELASCO, JR.,

    NACHURA,

    LEONARDO-DE CASTRO,

    BRION,

    PERALTA,

    BERSAMIN,

    DEL CASTILLO,

    ABAD,

    VILLARAMA, JR.,

    PEREZ, and

    MENDOZA, JJ.

    Promulgated:

    March 17, 2010
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    to appointments to fill a vacancy in the Supreme Court
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  • baktol

    Most powerful talaga ang court sila ang final arbiter so pede nila ibahin ang desisyon nila in favor  s kanila…

    Yun sinasabi ni Maidas n resolusyon kanino galing? Yun nag pawalang sala s naNGODIKO ng isinulat n desisyon, kanino galing? yun nag pabisa ng appointment ni CORONA kanino resolusyon galing? 3 example p lang yan ng favorable decision  n ginawa ng SC n papabor s kanila.. puro makakapal ang mukha ng nasa SC, pag nasisita they will invoke the separation of legislative, executive and judiciary. 

    Sabi ng erpats ko mas maigi nang mangutang s bumbay n may tubo n 5 – 6, kesa duon s walang tubo n ang kapalit ay utang n loob, yan ang utang n d mo mababayaran.. DEBT OF GRATITUDE if you want to know or see a PERFECT example try not to look further, the HIGHEST COURT  in the land got plenty of THEM..

    palagay nyo b KAPIT TUKO sila s posisyon nila, IT’s a BIG NO, hirap yata ng araw araw napapahiya k s dyaryo at telebisyon.  they are still there because it is their marching order from the one who appointed them, so kahit n anong gawin s kanila d rin SILA aalis s pwesto….

    HAVE PITTY ON  THEM!!!!

  • Tower555

    If the “Chief Justice explained that he had been religiously filing his SALN as instructed by the Narvasa court” the Impeachment Court can then subpoena a copy of a CJ’s SALN since 1992. No need for a bloody court order. Easy and simple.

    • zoiloperez

      Tower555

      If the “Chief Justice explained that he had been religiously filing his SALN as instructed by the Narvasa court” the Impeachment Court can then subpoena a copy of a CJ’s SALN since 1992. No need for a bloody court order. Easy and simple.

      Gusto ng abNoy na PeNoy ay sa people’s court kumuha ng simpatiya. CCT lang ang katapat ng publiko, Kikilos na ang yellow mob. Of course meron SALN si CJ Corona. Ako nga na isa lamang karaniwang clerk sa Department of Agriculture ay meron SALN sila pa kaya na matataas na opisyal ng Court. Sa hearing, dapat maghain ng court order ang senate na ilabas ang SALN ni Corona. Malaking kahihiyan ito ng abNoy na peNoy.

  • motorcyclemama

    The Judiciary branch of government in the Philippines has become so powerful that merely accusing it of dishonesty translates to disrespect of their authority.

    • a1phantom

      When the President , who made an oath to defend the constitution and execute its law, is the one accusing, he better makes sure that he has a water tight evidences of his accusation….it cannot be based on hearsays nor subjective opinions eitherwise it could be accused of just a clear demolition job of the reputation of the Justices….so far, it would seem that the Chief Justice has grounds that he performed his duty by basing all his decision from the law and the constitution…..I dont think however that the President can make that claim

    • Tower555

      The people are the final arbiter and legislator of law through their legislators and political representatives. Without that constitutional guarantee, there is no democracy….In the final analyses, the three branches of government shall bow down to the will of the people…. The POWER always ends up with the people and not with the elected nor the appointed.

      • resortman

        The power started with the people as what the constituion commands….”Soveriegnity resides with the PEOPLE and ALL government authority emanates from THEM…” It does not end with the people,it started with them…tagasunod lamang dapat ang mga nasa gobyerno kaya nga public servants and tawag sa kanila..utusan natin dapat sila kaya nga Boss ang turing ni Pnoy sa mga tao..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    kung talagang wala siyang itinatago,ilabas nya ang kanyang SALN,,,hwag siyang magtago sa sinasabing resolution na ginawa para sa sarile nilang mga kapakanan,,,

    • a1phantom

      Simple lang ito….follow due process

      Let Aquino file a motion so that the SALN would be released.  There is a Right of Information to Public Documents…..Aquino should file a formal request.

      The problem is that if Corona’s SALN is in proper order…it would be a big embarassment to Aquino….but that’s a risk he should take if he thinks that Corona is doing something wrong with the SALN.

      • doodzie

        pre.. eto nga ung pinangako ni abnoy penoy nung kampanya .. sya raw ang unang mag aaprove ng Freedom of Information .. kung eto ginawa na nya nun pagkaupo nya malamang wala nang issue sa pag release ng SALN ang kaso pagkaupo nya sya mismo ang tumangging ipasa yang batas na yan .. kasi pati sya mayayari

    • zoiloperez

      Benjamin

      kung talagang wala siyang itinatago,ilabas nya ang kanyang SALN,,,hwag siyang magtago sa sinasabing resolution na ginawa para sa sarile nilang mga kapakanan,,,

      Ang hirap mong umintindi o talagang ayaw mo lang intindihin kung ano ang batas.  Tulad ka ng idol mong abnormal na PeNoy.  Makitid ang utak. o talaga lang utak biya.

  • Fabelous2

    If the supreme court had ruled unto itself the right to see their SALN being exclusively for their eyes only –  that should anyone ever question or ask these be made public is then directed to the same institution who already arrogated it to themselves like it is the holy grail, then why don’t we just point a gun to our heads and pull the trigger?  What have we Filipinos done to ourselves?

  • iskorokotoy

    That’s plain conflict of interest. Just curious how come the legislators are not aware of such SC ruling?

    • doodzie

      alam nila un kaso utos ng inde nakaalam na presidente kaya nila ginawa yun.. merely following ignoramus order by the president.. ika nga pag d ka pumirma wala kang pork barrell

    • a1phantom

      because legislators dont read…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mil/100002160424509 Fred Mil

    Since (1992), the SALN of lower court judges and justices of the
    appellate courts and the Supreme Court had not been published. Why raise
    the issue now against Chief Justice Corona?” Marquez told reporters in
    an interview on Thursday.
    He said Corona’s decision not to disclose his SALN was just
    “pursuant” to the resolution approved by the tribunal then headed by
    Chief Justice Andres Narvasa.

    YOU HAVE to be careful with lawyers. If you are not you will be lead to believe one thing while they are saying another. For example, Marquez said that Corona did not  disclose his SALN because justices do not publish their SALN. But the question is:

    DID CORONA FILE HIS SALN?!?!?!?!?!

    That is the accusation against Corona, whether he FILED his SALN – not if whether he PUBLISHED his SALN. See the difference?

    Corona could have filed SALN in the past. And lately, when payments came from GMA for his support he did not file anymore.

    Noticed Marquez never said, CORONA FILED HIS SALN contrary to accusations?

    • justyouraveragechinoy

       Fred Mil, I think you’re watching too much telenovela… Sanay ka sa conspiracy theories.  No wonder maka Noynoy.  Evidence don’t matter to you kasi puro ka trial by publicity… One of the 99% ka nga ng pinas.

    • tarikan

      Lawyers  are noted for that, actually it’s now a fad…it’s called “splitting hairs”. Remember Pres. Clinton’s splitting hairs of “is” and “was” during questioning into Monica Lewinsky affair? Good you pointed it out Fred Mil. Atty. Midas Marquez should be careful we have people like you…smarter than him. I also wrote my reservation on the other page re: CJ’s SALN whether he really had submitted for what years. 

    • Victor Magallanes

      “Denying claims that they had been remiss in filing their SALN, Marquez said Corona and other justices had been submitting documents concerning their assets and liabilities to the Office of the Clerk of Court annually”- please read the article again.

  • FOXTROT7001

    ABNOY ATUPAGIN MO ANG MGA NASALANTA SA MINDANAO DAMING NAMATAY DAHIL SA NEGLIGENCE MO …

    YAN TATAAS NANAMAN RATING MO NETO DAHIL MABANGO KA SA MGA TAO …

    ANONG KLASENG PRESIDENTE ETONG LEADER NATEN NAKIKIPARTY HABANG MAY MGA NASAWI AT NASAKTAN SA MINDANAO ETO BA ANG GUSTO NINYO LEADER PARA LANG SA KANYANG PANSARILING INA ATUPAG….

    PRAYING FOR THE SOUL FOR THE TRAGIC EXPERIENCES .

  • im_not_convinced

    Wala ba kasi tunay na lawyer sa Cabinete ni Pnoy??? ano ba yan, napapahiya ang ating presidente sa mga sinasabi niya dahil he is not properly informed by his legal team.

    Hahayaan nalang ba natin na mabaha siya sa mga legal faux pax and mag mukha siya’ng Christopher Lao na mapapa sabi nalang na “I should have been informed!”

  • bongbong39

    ayan abnormal kasi ang Presidente..equally abnormal ni DE Anim..Of unsound mind ang mga cabinet members kaya nag mukhang TANGA talaga si Abnoy!!

    • gerry827

      bobo! bakit yung mga taga supreme court mas mataas ba talaga kesa sa ibang government employees? anong tinatago nila bakit pag sa kanila hindi pwede ilahad? meron ba silang sariling bansa?

  • jurbinsky77

    Why is it that the Supreme Court always have to pass separate ruling on something universal for public officials, such as filing a sworn Statement of Assets and Liabilities? What really makes them above the other branches of the government.

    To quote Midas Marquez, “In its 1992 resolution, the court restricted the release of the SALNs of justices and judges purportedly to shield them from acts which may “endanger, diminish or destroy their independence and objectivity in the performance of their judicial functions”. How so?
    And they file their SAL only at the Office of the Clerk of Court. What is this, an independent Republic of the Philippines’ Supreme Court? Why do they have to separate and distinct than the rest of the mortal souls? 

    What if the Senators and Congressmen pass a law that would allow them not to file their tax returns and their Statement of Assets and Liabilities, anyhow the Senate and the Congress are the ones enacting taxation laws and therefore they can also declare exemptions to those taxation laws?

    Even if you file application and secure a court order to get a copy of the Chief Justice’s or any of the members, still the Supreme Court itself can issue a TRO.

    I feel that these gods are hiding something. Maybe they are increasing their SAL exponentially due to the proceeds of selling TROs or  from the “fees” they get when favorable decisions are given to rich appellants. Three cases instantly came accross to my mind, Webb, PAL union and SMC stock purchase. None of them could have their respective rulings if we base on jurisprudence and fair play..

    There is a law that unexplainable wealth in the SAL can be considered a prima facie case for graft. Mrs Solita Monsod explained this law vis-a-vis unelected president arroyo’s SAL annual worth. Probably this is what scares these dishonorable judges. Garapal talaga.

    Midas Marquez is morphing into a comedian. He just stated that for anyone to get a copy of the judges’ SAL, the applicant should get a court order but he immediately took it back by adding, “the (Supreme Court’s) resolution (explicitly states that) the court must deny requests for the release of SALN which were “not made in good faith and for a legitimate purpose, but to fish for information and … to influence a decision or to warn the court of the unpleasant consequences of an adverse judgment..” 

    Midas Marquez also brought up an important point, that even if there is a Fredeom of Information law, he emphasized that the law should not intervene with the (all-encompassing) independence of the court as the Freedom of Information itself is subject to limitations provided by the law (?). May I ask, which Republic Act has pre-emptively emasculated the still pending Freedom of Information?

    How come that this Supreme Court could unabashedly exempt themselves from abiding with laws of the land? Do you see this as just and fair? This Supreme Court is fast becoming a wallaby court. It converts established acts and laws into something that will suit their selfish objective.

    • pinoyakongtunay

      1992 pa yan bkit ngayon nyo tinatanong kay corona…para lang may maibato???? anong klasing presindente meron tayo….at anong klsing mga yellow followers kayo..imulat nyom mata nyo…wag lang bunganga ang laging nakabukas…

  • jen2

    On whose payroll is this HUDAS MARQUEZ anyway?  Isn’t he supposed to be a government employee?  Why is he acting like the personal page of the Coronang Tinik sa lalamunan?  Hoy, HUDAS MARQUEZ, may I remind you that your salary comes from the taxes I pay religiously that should have gone to my child’s education plan! 

    • pinoyakongtunay

      kaya nalulugmk an bansa natin kasi dumadami ang katulad mo jen2..ang isang bansa ay pinatatakbo ng isang batas at HINDI ayon sa iniisip lang nang isang tao…

    • jericxx

      On whose payroll is Lacierda? or Valte?  Why are they acting as spokespersons for the Cojuangco family?

  • jurbinsky77

    Fred Mil raised an important point. I am also entertaining a sinister thought regarding the exponentially increasing worth of the justices’ assets.

    But the problem is if a lawyer, he could be a professor of law, airs or publishes his arguments against what the Supreme Court has ruled, he could be cited for contempt or completely disbarred.

    I heard that this has happened, I thought it could only happen if there is a fascist Supreme Court.
    This is dictatorship and should be nipped in the bud at this early.

  • jeng99

    Hahaha! naku po kailan yata mag-aral yun mga adviser ni Pnoy saka sya at mukhang mabubutata sila sa Trial.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TV7UX6Z5F4W3QJNODUMA6UTB2U Pinoydin

    What a smuck

  • Philip_TM_Garcia

    Who is the dictator?   These arrogant SC!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TV7UX6Z5F4W3QJNODUMA6UTB2U Pinoydin

    MANILA — Where was President Benigno S. Aquino III on Sunday evening, as the people of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities and several other areas in Visayas and Mindanao grappled with the devastation of tropical storm Sendong? Apparently, partying with his security personnel in Malacanang, enjoying the jokes and performances of  actresses.
    This was according to a post on Twitter by actress Valerie Concepcion on Sunday, the same day the combined death toll in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan climbed to more than 600.
     “Done w/ work.. Tnx for having me.. :) It was nice to see Pres. P-Noy laughing at my jokes & enjoying my performance..ü #Malacañang #PSGNight,” Concepcion said in her tweet that has since been deleted as of posting time.

  • ARRANCAR

    it just to show how KAPAL MUKHA the congressmen are their only agenda is the PORK for next year allocations a bigger fat wallet that is!! LACIERRDA and PNOY  keep on prodding CORONA to show his SALN when this STUPID ATTY LACIERDA knew from his law study and bar exam that it was already in use since 1992 that the SALN of CJ and AJ are barred from public showing so whats the fuss about this since they knew this for so long or its showing the very height of STUPIDITY and DUMBNESS of LACIERDA and PNOY!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TV7UX6Z5F4W3QJNODUMA6UTB2U Pinoydin

    MANILA, Philippines — The partylist group Kabataan on Monday criticized President Benigno Aquino III for reportedly partying as thousands suffer from the brunt of typhoon Sendong.

    At the same time, Representative Raymond Palatino said the President’s veto in the 2011 budget of the P5 billion for disaster preparation has weakened the government’s capacity to respond to natural disasters.

    Late Saturday, Palatino said that television host and actress Valerie Concepcion tweeted about performing in a party in Malacanang. She said Aquino laughed as her jokes and enjoyed her performance.

    “Done w/ work.. Tnx for having me.. :) It was nice to see Pres. P-Noy laughing at my jokes & enjoying my performance..ü #Malacañang #PSGNight,” according to Concepcion’s tweet.

    The twitter post, which quickly spread across various social networking sites, generated criticism against Aquino, who was deemed insensitive for partying as thousands of Filipinos in Mindanao struggle to survive and recover from the tragedy brought about by typhoon Sendong, Palatino said.

  • pinoyakongtunay

    “Since (1992), the SALN of lower court judges and justices of the
    appellate courts and the Supreme Court had not been published. Why raise
    the issue now against Chief Justice Corona?” Marquez told reporters in
    an interview on Thursday.
    Mga abs..noys followers MAHIRAP ba itong intindihin…WHY? only now after 19 yrs…..and why only corona?????? how about… lower court judges and justices of the
    appellate courts? pinipili lang ba ang batas ni pinoy…mahirap talaga umintindi ng batas kung ang utak ay laging nakatutok sa psp…pinoy gisinggggggggg

    • nightbat

      Gising na.  Ginising na ako nyang hayup na Arroyo na yan.

  • Philip_TM_Garcia

    I think somebody has a copy na ng SALN ni Corona. It will be viral.. in the internet… 
    Pag pipistahan!!!!

    My gut feel… somebody prominent in the arroyo camp mysteriously dies before Jan 15th.
    Just a prediction… 

  • ARRANCAR

    see people,  from the start it was all plan by pnoy himself not the congressmen who initiated this impeachment  all the fingerprint of pnoy the style and actions are his doing no matter what denial this spokemen/women try to paint

  • Eli Soria

    For sure may itinatago itong si Midnight Appointee, simpleng SALN ay di pa maipakita sa publiko. Nagtatago pa sa “legalidad”. Naaalala ko tuloy si Mr. and Mrs. Pidal. Pareho ang estilo ng amo niyang Pandak.

  • ARRANCAR

    the decisions of the SC are collegial of 15 members with equal votes no one is above or more than the other votes so all decisions and resolutions are equally discuss by the 15 member court if corona is impeached based on this decisions then all other AJ including Carpio must be impeach as well no exemptions if his a dissenter or not 

  • ARRANCAR

    pnoy will surely DANGLE and force the senators to vote for impeachment with the power of the PORK BARREL that is his most powerful weapon

  • Fabelous2

    President Benigno Aquino. I am not sure what to make on some of the comments here by those who’s faculties maybe teetering to bankruptcy or for lack of better word to describe these.  Imagine,  if you are to seriously consider their tirades, at the first sign of dark clouds followed by the initial volley of thunder accompanied by lightning, drop everything you are doing and prepare yourself to be first on wherever the rains, winds and landslides is to make a touchdown.  These critics wants you to be mobile 24/7.  If you are entertaining guest, VIP’s,  world dignitaries in the palace  etc. you must stop and head out wherever you think the devastation is headed.  Poor…poor president of this country – damm if you damm if you don’t.

  • ztefertilizerscam

    “His wife, Maria Cristina Roco Corona, was appointed by Fake President President Arroyo to the Board of John Hay Management Corporation. (She later became president and COO.) She was one of those who signed a paid newspaper advertisement supporting President Arroyo in early 2008 who was then besieged with allegations that she approved an overpriced national broadband deal knowing that the project was tainted by bribery.”

    These acts allegedly are the reasons why Corona, in 19 major cases against the Arroyo admin, voted for it. Among the 19 were: the grant of territory to Moro separatists, the Hello Garci tapes, and the ZTE scam (for which Mrs. Corona advertised support for the for the Fake President Arrovo).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ANRHUYZ4XRUXS6RMNHEOO7HN74 SSC

    bakit di na lang natin unahin kalkalin ang SALN ni mr. marquez, dada ng dada siya, siguro hindi nanam siya kasali sa exemption di ba?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_75QJCBJN7KPDM2SV5RSBRHJZGY rene

    It appears that SC is like the RC, all matters are shred with secrecy and all their pronouncements cannot be questioned. Its about time that SC should be held accountable since their salaries come from the poeple’s taxes. We all know that the judicial system in this country is very inefficient same as the Executive but at least, the other branches of government do their accountability reports to the people. If the SC and the courts are not corrpt, then why should we not account on how they finance their extravagant lifestyles and escape from close scrutiny of the people.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2P6DLGPDZN6T6QS53FV5XY4VQ angele

      for your info rene, the SC is subject to the audit of COA – the only independent commission authorized by the constitution

      sa dinami daming kasong na i raise ng COA including the pajero bishops if you remember, wala pang extravagant lifestyles at corrupt practices na naibato sa SC.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    The important issue here is that the Palace is involving itself in the impeachment which it claimed it has no hand in its initiation.
    The Palace better leave the impeachment in the hands of the senators and confine itself to the duties of the Executive department, i.e. prosecuting the illegal loggers, accelerate the forest re-planting programs, stop and revoke permits of illegal mining, stop indiscriminate granting of permits to urban developers, etc., etc.
    The CCT will not prevent the poor from dying every time there is a calamity!

  • kruger

    This is a lose-lose situation for Corona.

    If he refuses to present his SALN, he’s hiding something, ergo, he’s toast.  If Kim Henares gets hold of his SALN, he’s also fried.  Why?  It will show the disparity between his earning power and his assets, liquid or otherwise.

    If Big Brother goes after your arse, every orifice in your body will be subject to scrutiny.

    It’s still not too late to resign, though….

    • KpTUL

      Ang bobo mo kruger !Should you ask narvasa to resign as well. The problm with you people is that you just think with emotions. Think using your head ! kahit kapareho mn yang ng size ng monggo pag gagamiting mo yan actually may impact yan .

      • kruger

        Relax.  You’re being emotional.  Walang pikunan.

        Is Narvasa still alive?  Ikaw na mag ask sa kanya na mag-resign at baka magkaintindihan kayo!

        I was just trying to make it clear to your boss that, really, resignation is the only way to go.  Pag umabot ‘to sa Senado, sa pansitan pupulutin ‘yang amo mo!

        I don’t think my comment before is in any way emotional. Meron ka bang nabasang hikbi, hikbi, hikbi kanina?

      • walangusername

        uy, mas malaki pala sa munggo utak ni KpTUL. at proud siya, hehehe.  sorry, your amo is going down with you. LOL

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      However Kim has to have evidence of tax evasions before he can get his hand on the SALN. The SC can refuse if the document is to be used to pressure or harass a judge in the performance of its duties.
      Kim can run after the judge after he is impeached or resigned/retired.

      • Handiong

        The SALN is not a tax returns so you won’t know whether or not a judge has paid his taxes by reading it.

        Why would a judge fear harassment unless his SALN would reveal ill-gotten wealth? How come there seems to be a general stipulation that the SALN of every judge or justice contains something very evil that it can be used to pressure or harass him? Are the judges and justices, as a class, hiding something evil in their SALNs? The Judiciary must be really, really, really that CORRUPT!

  • NoonatNgayon

    Supreme Court Advice to President Aquino: Read the resolution and He just needs to understand the resolution.” Di nga marunong umintindi tulad ng mga follower nia hibang na kasi sa kapangyarihan.!!!

    • walangusername

      hehehe, say that to yourself when gloria was in power. LOL

  • Lolo_Basyong

    Nakupo, malinaw na hindi na naman gumawa ng homework ang palasyo at mga alipores nito sa Kongreso bago ginawa (minadali?) ang articles of impeachment.  Basic lang na mag-research muna, lalo na ang mga utusan ng presidente, bago magbukas ng bibig para may basehan at hindi maging katawa-tawa.  

    Ngayong ipinaalala ni Marquez na merong ruling ang SC as early as 1989 for the non-disclosure (except by court order) of an SC justice’s SALN, supalpal na naman si Penoy na may pahamon-hamon pa sa CJ na ilabas ang SALN nito. Nakakahiya talaga.

    Pano ngayon iyan? Una, siguradong inbalido ang alegasyon ng midnight appointment dahil may ruling ang SC under CJ Reynato Puno (hindi pa si Corona, ha?) before the 2004 presidential elections that it is the “imperative duty” of Gloria — meaning it is legally correct and constitutional — to appoint the CJ who, like the other members of the judiciary, is exempted from the ban on “midnight appointments”. Kung may duda, i-subpoena nila si retired justice Puno for their enlightenment.

    Pangalawa, and as pointed out earlier, mabubutata din ang graft complaint re SALN dahil nga sa ipinaliwanag ni Marquez na SC ruling naman on non-disclosure under then CJ Andres Narvasa. Isubpoena na rin nila si Mang Andres para mag-lecture naman tungkol dito. 

    Finally, napakahirap patunayang si Corona — na may isang boto lamang sa SC at walang veto power over other justices — had betrayed the public trust by making decisions (together with the majority) perceived favorable to GMA who, we should remember, is now out of power, sickly, under arrest, and obviously in no position to shower any favors on the CJ who has a guaranteed tenure.

    Sa tutoo lang, the (railroaded) impeachment complaint was calculated para masindak si Corona at mag-resign tulad ng ginawa kay Gutierrez.  Kaso, natawa lang ang CJ at nangakong sasagutin niya punto por punto ang mga pinagtagpi-tagpi at napakahihinang akusasyon.  Di ngayon malaman ni Tupas at mga alipores niya sa impeachment prosecution panel kung papano pangangatawanan ang articles of impeachment ng di mangangamote sa mga de-kampanilyang abugado na nag-uunahang mag-volunteer para ipagtanggol ang CJ.  

    Idagdag mo diyan ang namumuong inis ng mga senador sa sumingaw na balak ng palasyo (sa pangunguna ng balimbing na si Drilon) na gapangin ang senate presidency para lutuin ang impeachment trial, at siguradong dead end na naman ang tinutumbok na daan ng administrasyon.

    Malamang, ubos ang nalalabing buhok ng pangulo sa ngitngit, lalo’t nalagasan na ito matapos ang kahihiyan ng pagkakabasura sa Truth Commissiion, the granting of the TRO, at ang napipintong pag-contempt kay De Lima at pag-invalidate sa joint Comelec-DOJ panel.  

    Penoy only has himself to blame for all this mess.  He’s incompetent, imprudent, rude, unstatesmanlike, and ill-advised. Worst, he doesn’t have a deep and intellectual grasp of things (magbasa kasi, sabi nga ni Marquez) kaya laging sablay. 

    At the rate he’s wasting our time (almost 1/3 na through his term) and accomplishing nothing other than his very public tantrums against Gloria and the judiciary, we would end up wasting another opportunity to have a leader who will solve the country’s problems first before indulging his own vindictive personal agenda.

    • scorpio15

      Mabuti pa Lolo_Basyong ikaw na ang pumalit sa Presidente. Akoy hangang hanga sa mga binitiwan mong kumento rine. Napakalawak ng iyong mga tingin. Pag maging Chief ka ng SC siguradong ang mga back log sa mga kaso ay napakababa at kung maging Preisdente ka ma-iahon mo ang kahirapan ng mga Pinoy.

      • Lolo_Basyong

        @scorpio15: Nawindang naman ang puso ko sa mga tinuran mo, iho.  Salamat.  At harinawang mahimasmasan ang ating mga pinuno at unahin ang bayan bago sarili. Hane?

  • Victor Magallanes

    The issue about Corona’s SALN was included in the articles of impeachment which the House of Representatives submitted to the Senate on Thursday.
    -Palace officials and their allies should appeal the high court’s Sept. 22, 1992, en banc resolution on the subject.

    -Since (1992), the SALN of lower court judges and justices of the appellate courts and the Supreme Court had not been published

    Does this mean that one of the articles of impeachment is already debunked?

  • tarikan

    Why only now that they are asking for CJ Corona’s SALN to be made public? Since 1992 the SALN of the lower court judges, justices of the appellate courts and the Supreme Court had not been published pursuant to Narvasa Court resolution. Okay, okay it’s because there was no impeachment complaint until this time. CJ Corona could not hide behind this resolution if and when ordered by the impeachment court to submit his SALN’s (if ever there were) otherwise he is courting contempt. I wonder if the SC would pass a resolution posthaste that it would be UNCONSTITUTIONAL to subpoena the SALN of a member of the judiciary, haha. I could not help but laugh (hahaha again)…why did the Narvasa Court not pass instead a resolution EXEMPTING all members of the judiciary from submitting their SALN. Who would question such resolution, God a co-equal entity? God would have second thoughts. 

    • Victor Magallanes

      I think you are missing the point. Corona is being accused in the articles of impeachment that he is not publicly disclosing his SALN. That may be true, but there is a solid legal reason why he is doing it.

      Why include something on the articles of impeachment that could be easily debunked? If they have only been prudent enough, this should not have been an issue. Haste indeed makes waste.

      What will happen if Corona can prove that indeed he has been filing his SALN?

      “I wonder if the SC would pass a resolution posthaste that it would be UNCONSTITUTIONAL to subpoena the SALN of a member of the judiciary, haha. I could not help but laugh (hahaha again).. “

      • tarikan

        Victor, that remains to be seen if CJ Corona could submit his SALN to the impeachment court. That is really a very big question. If he could he is still not off the hook, it (they if several SALN) would be scrutinized. If it is in order, he would be acquitted only on that one complaint and there are seven more. Only conviction on one of the eight complaints he is a goner, my friend.

        ________________________________
        From: Disqus
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        Victor Magallanes wrote, in response to tarikan:
        I think you are missing the point. Corona is being accused of in the articles of impeachment that he is not submitting or publishing his SALN. That may be true, but there is a solid legal reason why he is doing it.
        Why include something on the articles of impeachment that could be easily debunked? If they have only been prudent enough, this should not have been an issue. Haste indeed makes waste.
        What will happen if Corona can prove that indeed he has been filing his SALN?
        “I wonder if the SC would pass a resolution posthaste that it would be UNCONSTITUTIONAL to subpoena the SALN of a member of the judiciary, haha. I could not help but laugh (hahaha again).. ” Link to comment

      • Tower555

        The Senate enquiry is acting thru mandate from the Philippine Constitution. Once the Senate enquiry is initiated (which it is), there is no stopping or limit to what they can do. Even if it is just a hunch , they can subpoena anything that they think is pertinent to build  their case. And based on the Senators experience, they know where to look for. I have known and heard of judges and justices in Phils, Australia, USA and UK. They all erred from the system. They go to jail even after 5 to 10 years after their term of office. Unfortunately, it only prove that no one is intrinsically SPOTLESS. In Philippine politics, the less politicians favor you, the less chance you will succeed.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        The Senate is hearing the case and not investigating the case. The senators don’t have to build a case, the case must be built by the prosecuting congressmen.

  • Paliwaweng

    ….ang kapal talaga nitong si Midas, bumabanggit pa ng ‘policy’. Ang policy na yan ay hindi saklaw ang kapangyarihan ng Impeachment process ng Kongreso at Senado as co-equal branch of the government.

    • Victor Magallanes

      If your reasoning spawns and goes viral, then we will definitely have a problem.

  • tarikan

    No other branch of PH government can question the constitutionality of the Narvasa Supreme Court resolution of 1992, co-equal or not. God then? Naaahhh! He is perceived to be not co-equal of the Supreme Court either. Our SC is a notch higher. Therefore, it is blasphemy to question our Supreme Court. 

  • Victor Magallanes

    Off topic:

    Given that this is the second Aquino presidency, we all hope that the masterminds of Ninoy’s murder will already be unmasked and brought to justice.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    pnoy is stup!d but on the other hand…

    the sc believes that they are really above the law!  they are the only exception to the rule about saln?

  • Fabelous2

    Since 12 of the SC associates were appointed by GMA including her latest mid nite appointee Renato Corona, the better name for this court instead of supreme is – ” GMA Supplied Court!”

    • NoonatNgayon

      so replace them NOYNOY SUPPLIED COURT???? hehehehe no way!!

    • abnoynoy1

      pa appoint ka kaya sa idol mong PANOY sa AQUINO SUPOT COURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SSRQESFE5LHGZM2D3QDEYYEYSY Nielky

    Now We have a Moderator. Inquirer? Pls give us our right of Free Speech. I Live in America. I left because of corruption.  Now your regulating our right. we are not journalist but not under anybodies paycheck.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SSRQESFE5LHGZM2D3QDEYYEYSY Nielky

    Mr. Marquez. Maybe you don’t know your History. But a lot of people know how corrupt are you. We expect you will protect your BOSS. Maybe you forget too that EVERY MONEY that goes inside or outside you have a cut. Your not a spokesman. Your a B_TCH of the SC. Every time I listen to your Pathetic and Congenital Lies makes me NAUSEATED AND I VOMIT. Thats how you raised your children. 

    • Victor Magallanes

      Goes to show that living in America does not alter class and breeding. Heck, it did not even improve your command of the English language.

      • malaya1962

        mr victor magallanes, aba eh english lang baga ang sukatan ng pagiging pilipino … ala ang iyong presidente magaling mag-pilipino at mag-english ay sus tamad at boooooooboooooo rin pala

  • kogiks

    Supreme Court justices should make their SAL public just like any public official including the President. This is a general rule for any public official whose compensation is paid for by the public. Why the exception? Supreme Court justices should by their own initiative immediately remove the exception previously initiated by former Chief Justice Narvasa. We the public who pay for your compensation deserve to know if you’re conducting yourselves well. If you can’t accept this resign. We don’t want you.

    • NoonatNgayon

      hehhee sorry it is filed annualy,, ika nga sabi ng SC READ & UNDERSTAND the RESOLUTION.. tagalogin ko pa BASAHIN AT INTINDIHIN hehehe TONTO!!

  • MonMayuga

    Just because many justices before him did not file their SALNs does not justify Corona’s failure to do so. The practice which is not lawful has got to stop.

    • NoonatNgayon

      hehhee sorry it is filed annualy,, ika nga sabi ng SC READ & UNDERSTAND the RESOLUTION.. tagalogin ko pa BASAHIN AT INTINDIHIN hehehe TONTO!!

      • MonMayuga

        Tinagalog mo na, mali pa. Saan ka na tatama? ANNUALLY is spelled with two (2) Ls; TAGALUGIN with a U when used like you just did. (free lessons in English and Tagalog from me).

      • NoonatNgayon

        hahahha tnx anyway read and understand the resolution bago dada ha? har har har

      • MonMayuga

        Merry Christmas na lang at peace be with you.

    • abnoynoy1

      DI MO PALA ALAM SINSABI MO..MERON NGA en banc resolution on the subjec approved by the tribunal then headed by Chief Justice Andres Narvasa  on Sept. 22, 1992.  

      • MonMayuga

        Naintindihan mo ba?

    • Victor Magallanes

      I am at a loss with your argument. Have you not read the article? There is an SC ruling, as early as 1989, that SC Justices and lower court judges does not need to publicly disclose their SALN. It did not exempt them not to file one. All the public should do is challenge the ruling made during the tenure of CJ Narvasa.

      Now, who looks more stupid? Corona or the 188 congressman and Pnoy with regard to the issue of SALN? They could have avoided this embarrassment if only they meticulously researched this fact. 

      An article of Corona’s impeachment is already debunked when the Senate has not even conducted the trial?

      • MonMayuga

        Sorry but I cannot understand what you wrote. My English is bad.

      • Victor Magallanes

        Ang problema man gud sa inyoha, masuko mo kung ang inyong punto matubag. Mon, bag o ka mag yawyaw, basaha ug sabto maayo ang gisulat. Gitudlo sa imoha na mali ang imong gisulti, mu ingon ka na wa ka kasbot ug ingles? Ang ing ana na pagpakita ug batasan iya sa usa ka bata na di na kahibalo unsa pa ang irason pagkahuman nadakpan na namakak.

        Lisud ug bug at ang gakahitabo sa atong nasud. Basaha tanan ang akoang mga gisulti diri ug imong matukiban na wala koy gidapigan. Ang akoa, isulti nako ang tama, isulti pud nako ang mali. 

        Nangayo ko ug pasensiya kay di ko kahibalo maghisgot sa pinaagi sa Tagalog. Apan naka siguro ako na ubay ubay sab sa mga nagbasa aning mantalaan sa internet nakasabot sa akoa.

      • MonMayuga

        Merry Christmas, Victor.

  • dgboy

    Eh ano ito?

    Article XI of 1987 Phil Const.
    Section 17. A public officer or employee shall, upon assumption of
    office and as often thereafter as may be required by law, submit a
    declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities, and net worth. In the
    case of the President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Cabinet,
    the Congress, the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Commissions and
    other constitutional offices, and officers of the armed forces with
    general or flag rank, the declaration shall be disclosed to the public
    in the manner provided by law.

    Malinaw pa saskikat ng araw ang SC ay kasama dyan ah. Parang walang away ilabas na kasi kung hindi guilty.

    • Victor Magallanes

      …the declaration shall be disclosed to the public 
      in the manner provided by law.
      Each branch has its own way on how to disclose their SALN to the public. The SC has theirs too. You need to get a court order so that their SALN will be publicly disclosed.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        The main issue is that the Palace (including the congressmen) accused Corona of not filing his SALN. 
        If the SC has a procedure of disclosing the SALN then it is obvious that the President and the lawmakers are ignorant or unaware of such regulation. They simply jumped to the conclusion that no SALN was filed.

      • indiosbravos2002

        “Since (1992), the SALN of lower court judges and justices of the appellate courts and the Supreme Court had not been published. Why raise the issue now against Chief Justice Corona?” Marquez told reporters in an interview on Thursday.”
        Marquez did confirm that the judges had not been filling SALN since 1992.  

      • Victor Magallanes

        Can you get your facts straight please? SC justices, 
        appellate and lower court judges are mandated by the constitution to file their SALNs. What the SC prohibits is the public disclosure of it.

        Now, this embarrassment could have been totally avoided by the administration if only they got their facts straight.

        The Senate has yet to try the Articles of Impeachment against CJ Corona and here comes the fact that one of those alleged against the CJ is baseless.

      • indiosbravos2002

        “Can you get your facts straight please? SC justices,
        appellate and lower court judges are mandated by the constitution to file their SALNs. What the SC prohibits is the public disclosure of it.”- Victor Magallanes

        @Victor Magallanes, Whats the use of filing a SALN if they will just keep it secret? To wipe the judge’s a$ses. LOL. Oh, wait the judiciary is currently in the sewers. They’ll need all of those SALNs to wipe the $hit out of their hands.

        If you are an employee of the judiciary, Im sorry but you guys are in the spotlight. Nobody to blame but your distinguished SC Chief

      • Tower555

        Absolutely! They brought it upon themselves. Now, they are placed under the microscope, including the rule they made themselves (Court)  to protect their own. Apparently, if this rule is in conflict with the law empowered to the Senate thru the constitution (of the people), then that rule made by the court will be deemed overridden if not void.  On the other hand, PNoy is only minimally affected if not at all,  if ever there is a retribution. He only plays a minor part in the Hacienda Luisita issue. It is basically controlled by the powerful Cojuanco patriarchs. 

  • Vanni Simon

    sino ba presidente noong panahon ni cj narvasa? i forgot my history eh

  • Tower555

    With my eyes closed, I will bet my bottom Dollar/Pesos that CJ Corona will resign. It is not worth his dime to stay on the job where his family and relatives will be affected for many months and probably years. Giving power to the Senate (enquiry) ~ is liken to hungry wolves roughing up the rabbit before devouring it. Nothing personal, CJ Corona, but your duty is to preserve the Office. It is obvious that the fight is not with your Office but with you personally. You are in a stage where someone just hate your guts and they will not stop until you are on your knees.You have incurred the ire of powerful boys in politics.  Spending taxpayers money to fund your defense will only be futile. You will just be landing in their lap if you do that. Not your fault. I’m sure you are deserving of your position and maybe you are more than qualified. You were just at the wrong place at the wrong time. There is still green pasture on the other side of the fence. And you keep your sanity. FULL STOP.

  • Paliwaweng

    The justices of the Supreme Court down to the judges were exempted from disclosing their SALN”s in abeyance of with a resolution  unanimously voted by the Narvasa court in 1989 to quote: “the court must deny requests for the release of SALN which were “not
    made in good faith and for a legitimate purpose, but to fish for
    information and … to influence a decision or to warn the court of the
    unpleasant consequences of an adverse judgment.”

    Then why not include the President, Senators, Congressmen/women and all government officials?

    And the reason of Marquez why only now is another hubris, just like the way he acts.

    And do the Narvasa resolution override or supersedes this law?
     
    Section 17. A public officer or employee shall, upon assumption of
    office and as often thereafter as may be required by law, submit a
    declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities, and net worth. In the
    case of the President, the Vice-President, the Members of the Cabinet,
    the Congress, the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Commissions and
    other constitutional offices, and officers of the armed forces with
    general or flag rank, the declaration shall be disclosed to the public
    in the manner provided by law.

    • Tower555

      In reply to “Then why not include the President, Senators, Congressmen/women and all government officials? ” In due time where a consensus is formed by the Senate or Congress, I do not see why others can be exempted. This is a constitutional right that can be exercised by the representatives of the people.

      BTW, I appreciate your perceptive response. It is wise to ignore those who are threading on a different frequency. They are just pitiful. I hope they also find success in their life ~ if not them, their children, at least.

  • andoybarrios

    In its 1992 resolution, the court restricted the release of the SALNs of justices and judges purportedly to shield them from acts which may “endanger, diminish or destroy their independence and objectivity in the performance of their judicial functions.”

    There should be no excuses for any public servant to disclose their SALN including employees and justices of SC…..Well, unless they have something to hide……..disclosing SALN will affect their judicial functions?

  • resortman

    Akala ko Marquez said before that the subject of the Corona impeachment case need not be discussed (in media) because it is filed already and will be discussed in the proper forum which is the senate sitting as an impeachment court??
    Corona’s supposed non filing of SALN is one of the impeachment cases…

    • indiosbravos2002

      He also said that he will not be the spokesperson of CORONA as Corona is looking for a personal spokesperson at the moment.  Bakit nga ba paiba iba ang statement ni Marquez?
      Madaldal lang ba talaga sya o nagsisinungaling na naman sya at nakalimutan nya lang?

  • Handiong

    The 1992 SC resolution prohibiting the disclosure of the SALNs of the judges and justices is one shining example of a patent violation of the Constitution for which the people cannot seek redress because the SC is the final arbiter who can rule what is unconstitutional and what is not. The constitution is very clear: SC justices must disclose to the public their SALNs. This is Judicial Tyranny at its best or worst, however you want to take it.

    No fishing expedition? Are the SC justices afraid that the people might find out that their SALNs are teeming with stinking fish?

    • a1phantom

      Let Aquino file a motion…go through due process….that is the way to do it….Aquino just dont want to do it because he would be embarassed….people would know that he was just spreading false information

      • Handiong

        No need to file a motion. Corona must submit his SALNs to the Senate during the impeachment trial if he is to controvert the accusation that he has not filed his SALNs.

      • indiosbravos2002

        Why would he do that?  In the first place the SALN is supposedly a PUBLIC document that is supposedly filed by public employees annually.  Hindi na dapat kailangan ng process or approval yan. Dapat readily available sya para di maquestion public employee  sa corruption.   

        Kung mababang employee nga ng government ginagawa yan bat hindi pa silang matataas na official?   Corrupt corrupt kasi

      • Victor Magallanes

        The SC resolution was dated 1989 and was reaffirmed on 1992. Better ask all 188 congressmen if they were aware that such ruling from the SC exists.

    • a1phantom

      1992 resolution was the time of Cory Aquino….

      • Handiong

        The SC resolution was dated September 22, 1992. Ramos was already the President.

    • indiosbravos2002

      100% agree.

  • dgboy

    grabe ang tagal na pala ng resoultion na ito, wala man lang nagchallenge sa congress dati Buti pa PCIJ naglakas loob hamunin ito.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Thats why kudos to congress for actually questioning the practice.  Sorry na lang Corona.  Mukha ka nman talagang corrupt.

      • Victor Magallanes

        May I know how did the lower house challenged the resolution?

  • pulis

    May bas bas ni Tita Cory ito at ng Author na si CJ Narvasa..Palagay ko walang masamang intention ang mga ito, kaya kung may reklamo kayo,sisihin nyo si Tita Cory at si former CJ Narvasa…

    • Handiong

      Hindi nga! Si Ramos na nga ang presidente. Hirap sainyong mga Gloria-lovers hindi nyo alam ang inyong pinagsasabi.

  • Littlefox131

    Filing for the sake of filing… compliance without complying.

    The purpose is for ALL PUBLIC officials to be transparent to any increase in assets year to year… with undeclared assets open to challenge. Current rule makes it sound like everything they do is above board and beyond recourse.

    What the Supreme Court is doing is like submitting their SALN to a shredding machine.

    Interpret the law as it was conceived please… do not interpret it based on your own need.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    at bakit dapat itago ang SALN ng mga judges? di ba sa tax ng tao sila kumukuha ng pang sweldo? ordinaryong tao nga dapat magfile at di pwedeng itago, ano ba sila hari ng kung anong impyerno? masyado namang especial sila ha

    • pangitbudhiko

      I know the ordinary juan  has to file his/her income tax and definitely not a Statement of Asset and Liability.

  • pulis

    O, di si Ramos ang tanungin mo?..Buhay pa sya ngayon . Siguro naman pagbibigyan nya kayong mga Pnoytard yellow brigade…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHWDD6ANTKA7M5M3NIEI33SHMQ Che Koms

    putakting naman, ang presidente nag file ng SALN tapos judges hindi, ano ako hilo? tanggalin ang resolusyon na yan… it does not justify the means! pera ng tao ang pinapaswldo sa kanila so dapat ifile nila at maging transparent at patas!

  • indiosbravos2002

    Naku!!!!  Kala ko ba si Midas kups eh spokesperson ng SC hindi PERSONAL spokesperson ni Corona?
    Dapat tanggalin talaga to pag nagbago na SC Chief.   Idemote  yan sa Motorpool para mapakinabangan naman.  Biased na biased.  
    Midas, bayad ka ng taumbayan hindi ni Corona!!!!  Do your personal press releases on your own time.   Magresign ka na rin kaya.

  • Victor Magallanes

    The first SC resolution was issued 1989 when Nintendo’s Family Computer was still the biggest hit in the country.

  • indiosbravos2002

    People in the judiciary who do not want to file their SALN just to prove they are not corrupt should resign NOW.  Why deny this document to the people who pay their overpaid salaries and benefits…  Kung ayaw ng rule na to di magresign na sila.  I am sure we could find somebody else better and fitting their jobs right now.

    • Victor Magallanes

      I am sure that with your command of the English language, you will be a very good ponente.

      • indiosbravos2002

        @victor magallanes, Im sure you are an expert of the English language. After all, thats your bread and butter, right. How much is the ongoing rate for GMA/Corona PAID HACKS like you? Just asking. Pasok mo naman kami dyan sa gig mo. LOL.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Baka pagpinilit magsubmit ng SALN baka mag court holiday na naman mga to…   Hoy mga kups sa judiciary!!!! kung ayaw lang makita yang mga lagay sainyo sa jueteng, or pagbenta ng kaso.  Magresign na kayo! Mga nyota!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NB755CRJ2G7DMBJPPVTYVN5HYQ Johnny

    Most comments here against Corona are reflection of a poor, third world mentality!

    • indiosbravos2002

      Welcome to the third world dude!

  • Victor Magallanes

    And by the way, why is it that the moment someone speaks against the Pnoy in this thread, they are promptly labeled as pro-Arroyo. Is there room for Erap supporters here? Or perhaps Villar’s? Or even Teodoro’s?

  • Rj Nieto

    This arrogance by the Supreme Court is the same reason why it’s in this humongous mess today.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Whats the use of filing a SALN if they will just keep it secret? To wipe the judge’s a$ses. LOL. Oh, wait the judiciary is currently in the sewers. They’ll need all of those SALNs to wipe the $hit out of their hands

  • rjimenez1226

    These justices are a buch of lying goons! All should be jailed and impeached!

  • Tower555

    The campaign against the SC, in particular, the CJ, is an calculated risk. The powerful people behind this campaign already know where the weakness of the CJ is and it will be for the people (or Senate) to discover it in time. Hypothetically, if I am in power, I would have already mobilised my resources ~ the the various Intelligence unit of the government (NISA, BIR, NBI, ISAP, etc. etc. etc)..

  • Francis81

    As usual palpak ang mga legal attack dogs ni Pweenoy na naghanda ng impeachment complaint.  Bakit kaya bilib na bilib si Pweenoy kay Usec. De Mesa na SDES  ng legal department ng Malakanyang?  Mukhang may pinagsamahan ang dalawang to, isama na rin natin si Bugaw Ochoa.

    • KuyaDikongMakabayan

      Di naman legality yan pre….me kaso si corona at kailangang ipakita nya ang Salam Nya dahil yun ang gusto ng tao-at least kami na may sarili ng pagiisip at gusto malaman ang totoo. At saka sa gitna ng korupsyon sa hudikadura, tama Lang na visitation natin ang resolution na to. Pre, mind you, court resolution lang yan, samantalang ang pag file ng saln and making it available for accountability ay mandated constitution….magisip ka pre

  • KuyaDikongMakabayan

    Alam mo Midas, you should note that however stupid pnoy maybe-you should not address him as “he” as if you pertain to some ordinary person with contempt! Bastos ang dating mo pre. Not fitting sa position mo. Ano ba tingin mo? Ang sc at kayo na nasa hudikadura ay mahuhusay at ang at sa ehekutibo at kongreso? TINGNAN MO MUNA ANG PERFORMANCE NG JUSTICE SYSTEM SA BANSA AT ANG KORUPSYON SA BAKURAN NYO!!! NAMO!

  • bingvt

    What’s the use of a SALN if no one reviews it?  Clearly, the justices are merely following the form of the law and not the spirit of it.  Someone has to be designated to review the contents.

  • raflaydo

    Atty Marquez:  Is the resolution higher than the Constitution? re: accountability? You are defending a patron who is just going going going going down….Pathetic.

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