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Prosecution Team members clarify reports on Representative Rodolfo Farinas's "walk-out" during the impeachment trial. Video by INQUIRER.net's Cathy Miranda.


Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas. http://www.congress.gov.ph/

Just seven days into the impeachment trial, cracks are already showing among members of the House of Representatives seeking to unseat Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Saying he was no mere “decoration,” Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas walked out on his fellow prosecutors in the middle of Corona’s impeachment trial Thursday, just as his colleagues were being bombarded with questions over their “faulty” preparation.

“Bahala na kayo dyan (It’s all up to you),” Fariñas was heard telling the prosecutors as he left the session hall.

The move so surprised the prosecution that Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr. rushed to follow Fariñas, who went straight to the toilet.

Representative Niel Tupas Jr., the lead prosecutor, began phoning Fariñas shortly afterward, just as Fariñas was talking to reporters.

Barzaga tried to shield Fariñas from the media and attempted to escort him back to the session hall. But Fariñas stayed on and lingered in front of the elevators outside.

“You didn’t walk out right? You just went to the CR,” Barzaga told him. “Pañero, let’s go.”

Fariñas sought to downplay the incident, saying he was just taking a break. But the Philippine Daily Inquirer heard him complaining to Jose Justiniano, one of the private counsels assisting the House prosecutors, about the way his colleagues had been handling the proceedings.

“Puro sila (They’re all) ‘we submit,’” a dismayed Fariñas said in apparent reference to the House panel’s failure to get its way in the trial so far.

Court very liberal

Earlier in the trial, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago raised the possibility of the prosecution having to amend the articles of impeachment to accommodate the inclusion of evidence against Corona’s alleged ill-gotten wealth.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, the presiding officer, told prosecutors that the court was being “very liberal” in allowing evidence to be introduced in connection with Paragraphs 2.2 and 2.3 under Article 2.

But senators disallowed such documents and testimonies related to Paragraph 2.4, which alleged that Corona was “suspected and accused of having accumulated ill-gotten wealth, acquiring assets of high values and keeping bank accounts with huge deposits.”

“I’m sad to say that there was fault in the crafting of the pleading. And that is why we had to correct it in a caucus,” Enrile said.

Adding to the prosecution’s woes was Senator Joker Arroyo’s reminder that private prosecutors were not allowed to argue “points of law” during the trial. He recalled an existing ruling that their role was limited to conducting an examination of witnesses.

Used to being in charge

Until that time, it was private lawyer Arthur Lim arguing the prosecution’s case on behalf of Tupas and the other House members.

Fariñas, who was among the House prosecutors with actual trial experience, said he wanted to take up the cudgels for the panel since no one was standing up. But he said he was asked not to.

“I’m having a difficult time because I’m used to being in charge,” he told reporters in Filipino. “Now, I’m a member and they’re telling me not to. That’s not my style.”

But the congressman said he was not quitting the prosecution. He noted that he was elected to the panel even if he did not sign the verified complaint against Corona.

Asked if he would rejoin the panel when trial resumes on Monday, he said: “If they still need me. If not, what would I be? A decoration?”

Outside the hall, Fariñas was conferring with Justiniano on how Tupas and the rest should have been arguing their position. Justiniano himself looked a bit exasperated and was agreeing with the congressman.

Fariñas told Justiniano that there was no need to amend the complaint because the charge of ill-gotten wealth was already “alleged in the complaint.”

“We cannot be technical here because what do you want? We will file another impeachment (case) 11 months from now? Let’s hear the case now because if we would file again, we will just be repeating the procedure,” he said.

Repeatedly scolded

Fariñas said this position—plus the fact that 188 House members had signed and verified the complaint—“could not be argued, explained in the Senate” by the other prosecutors.

Save for the fact that the trial pushed through and Corona’s tax records and alleged properties were discussed in the proceedings, Tupas and company have been under scrutiny for their apparent blunders.

They have been repeatedly scolded during the trial, from the way they asked questions to their supposed strategy of arguing their case in press conferences and press releases. On several occasions, they were asked to “reform” their questions.

Tupas later announced that Fariñas had been named deputy chief prosecutor and would be actively involved next week. With a report from Cynthia D. Balana


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

    hahahaha….

    Nag aaway-away na ang mga bob0.

    “Battle of the Brainless” ika nga.

    Yan ang napala ninyo sa kakalapit kay NoyNoy.

    Dapat alam na ninyo by now na ang kanyang kabob0han ay sobrang nakakahawa at toxic.

    Ang tindi ng kamandag!

    • whreyxk

      Sino kaya ngayon ang mas bobo

    • F_U_FedUp

      Mark :

      I wish I was as dumb as the President who is doing what no other president has done before – clean up the country and do his best to eliminate corruption – even under the antagonism of people like you and some people in government.

      If this is President Aquino’s sole achievement he has done great things.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSKCE75F6HCCY3TJXD7F57VSXE Fernando Busi

        If he’s doing his best he should have kicked out his KKK long ago … that would have been the best move you don’t clean the village by cleaning your neighbors house you start at your own backyard. 

      • Enjoy_Life

        Very well said…it’s crazy how a number of people don’t understand what Pnoy’s ultimate goal is; to tackle the real threat, the true culprit…the very reason why our progress is being held back – corruption! I’m not a fan of Aquino but i love where he is heading… 

  • DiegoDelFiero

    About time! Show them why you were a bar topnotcher, Congressman!

    • Rhine

      can you please tell us what year when Mr. Farinas topped the bar exam? I am sorry I don’t remember….;-)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZRLPTRZVUJXVXYRESEDAOQ4TPA Cedric

        8th, 1978 Bar Exams, graduated with honors at Ateneo. One of the bright boys of Aquila Legis, brod of Drilon et al. brod of Corona, too. Fishy? go figure. Children, the impeachment is a tangled web, like a big and elaborate “zarzuela’!

      • Rhine

        thanks for the info,,, I agree with your insinuation that the impeachment proceedings is just a show by the “regime” .

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        yah right…it is a show of aquino government to cover the inefficiencies and imbecilic way of governance that he does…

        after corona impeachment, he will again create an issue to still cover his autistic governance…

        yan ang napala kan kaka playstation at kaka dota sa malacanang…sila lang dalawa ni joshua ang masaya…ang taong bayan, hirap pa rin….economy? 3% growth…what the heck!

      • kawawang_bansa

        napag-iwanan na tayo sa south-east asia…

      • http://twitter.com/enerinuj enerinuj

        YOU DON’T NEED TO..WE ARE NOT ASKING YOU TO REMEBER IT…

      • Rhine

        ??????????

  • whreyxk

    Its about time to show how true blooded Ilocano will argue in the senate.

  • kruger

    If Farinas can do a better job than either Tupas or Lim, then why not?

    The way things are going, the more Cuevas treats this as a criminal proceeding with his objections, technicalities and even his trying to discredit the witness; and the more Miriam badgers the prosecutors for their apparent lack of preparation and incompetence – the more the bar of public opinion shifts towards the prosecution.

    It doesn’t really matter who drives home the point of the prosecutors arguments – the public documents they have as evidence speak for themselves…

  • AMORMINA

    prediction lang ito—mas lalong mag high ang bp ni ms. miriam, dapat may ambulansyang

    naka standby.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    farinas is a bar topnotcher but is also known for his explosive temper, let them go head to head with miriam, it would be a highly entertaining show maybe it he could send the senatros bp to 240/120 or more.

  • ordinariopoako

    akala ko si iggy arroyo lng ang brain-dead ,,andami pa pala sa congress na brain-dead na gumagalaw pa just like a zombie , dapat ang flag sa congress ay palaging raised half staff lng kasi andaming brain-dead na andun pa at nag papayaman lng ,,,

  • Victoria

    Farinas, a bar topnotcher? Really?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DS37LMFKRCHPXWIKBIE2773Q2M vince

    Itayo mo ang bandera ng mga Ilocano Sir!

  • francoalminolibre

    sir farinas, apparently you don’t want to “submit”. you would rather say “bahala na kayo dyan”. you were a bar topnotcher and once a trial lawyer. all along you were right that the impeachment complaint is so flimsy in form and substance. that is why you did not sign it. but then you also wanted to join the popularity contest as part of the hidden agenda of your colleagues to run for the senate election next year. the fools just filed the complaint so fast, twice as speed as sound, as if “never mind now, worry not yet, just dig and dig, try and try, treasure hunt for evidence later.” apparently that sorry attitude won’t make a good trial lawyer, and your colleagues’ blunders are superficially hidden by their cosmetic press conference, almost a perfect cover-up by your friendly newspapers. you see, if that complaint won’t stick in the end, all of you would just wind up like battered chickens! better still, angry birds caught in the middle of the storm and thunder! whew!

    • Rhyane

      very well said. this country has always been plagued with political ambition but not enough political will to perform accordingly. we all suffer because of the choices made by the majority. it is so sad that those who have the will and ability to do are not given the chance. majority of voters are easily swayed by empty promises then suffer in the end. when do we wake up, our asian neighbors have already surpassed us.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H4S6LVCNW3A3QDBEY6HWBGP2ZU inca

    Matagal ko ng hihintay si Farinas na magsalita sa impeachment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FUQUIQBMIZSLW2QF4MWHHQVQEE dan

    Great to see Farinas or someone else beside Tupas!!! In fact it would be better if Tupas simply handles the presscon since its clear that that’s all his brains is capable of doing – answer questions from the media and definitely not from the people in the impeachment court. Its a pity how Tupas simply cowers when Cuevas or Enrile asks him questions and really pathetic to see him try to get private lawyers to answer questions for him. This guy is so inexperienced that he does not even bother to give a good answer and would either repeat the wrong response as if he didnt hear the question or worse try to get the private lawyers in front. I am for this impeachment and I would want the Just a Thief Corona be removed, but I fear that with a bumbling lead like Tupas, the thief might escape!!! I mean even in preparations alone, is he really leading his team getting things readied for the trial? He really seems just capable of doing presscon – just look at the video above he looks so confident, it is simply because its just media with no hard questions to answer, but look at him in front of Cuevas ay kaawa awa, parang asong may kaharap na taong may pamalo. So Tupas or anyone from the prosecution team, get this gut out or we will hang you guys instead!!!

  • bgcorg

    Objections, clarificatory questions, rules of procedure in an impeachment case, are legitimate steps or guideposts to arrive in an orderly manner to the objectives of the impeachment trial.  They are part of the attempt to arrive at clarity of the issues so that a fair and equitable decision may be later made.  Without resorting to them, how can the truth come out? If an objection, for example, is registered, it can either be denied or sustained, so that you could proceed on to the next matter.  If the rules are not followed, arbitrariness would ensue and the very reason fo the trial would be lost or obscured along the way.  The people would  be unhappy then because the ends of justice and equity were not served.  We are a government of laws and not of men.  Conviction, if ever, should stand on the merits of the evidence presented, not on the weakness of the opponent’s strategy.  That is the point the people are looking at who are, believe it or not, looking beyond media condemnation and are forming their own judgment about the issues they evaluate depending on court procedings.  They go beyond antics, volume of voice, dramatics, and appreciate what the senator judges are doing to move the procedings of the court forward in accordance with the rules of the impeachment court and the rules of evidence.    

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    Let us see what Farinas can do. Perhaps, he can be the David against Goliaths of the defense panel. What I see has been happening is the battle of wits and grandstanding. Even if Enrile wants the trial to proceed smoothly just by hearing the facts that the prosecution is presenting, there are two groups that effectively delay the trial and sow fear on the prosecution.

    First group is composed of senators out to grandstand foremost of whom is Miriam who loves to be in the limelight of intrigue and terror. She likes to lecture the entire nation with her textbook knowledge though she repeats what has already been discussed. Vice chairman of this first group is Joker who likewise jolts everybody with his inquiries on technical procedures and paranoia that human rights of the respondent, Corona, are at risk of being trampled (?). Members of this first group are Ping Lacson and Chiz Escudero. Ping stands up to offer division of the jurors on a motion that has not even been challenged by the defense or prosecution. Chiz also resonates the slightest detail that the Chair, Enrile, is still planning to decide for resolution but there he goes to jump the gun. If we compute the minutes wasted by such delays done by this first group, the total can easily be 180 minutes on Days 5 & 6.

    Second group is composed of the defense panel led by Serafin Cuevas who looks to be doing his job but he does something more. He subtly interjects to irk the Chair, Enrile, that results to more debates and then a recess to cool down the heat. He is also effective in sidetracking the proceedings with legalese and uses his credentials in the past like a certification of his expertise. Lawyers listening to him will have to be ready with a compendium of references whenever Cuevas quotes previous Supreme Court decisions and jurisprudence from American justices that gets in the way. Why do we have always to rely on American judicial opinions as starting point of defining a position of an issue? Anyway, the defense panel accumulated around 240 minutes of delay for the past six days or so.

    In summary. the first and second groups will continue to make their show live on TV to pressure the Chair, Enrile, to revise the rules already agreed before to favor the defense of the respondent, Corona, and to mislead the prosecution to accept that the Article 2 is “defective”, Note that this is probably what Farinas was complaining about. Tupas needs to listen to him and other of their colleagues to make counter-actions on the avalanche of opposition from the first and second groups in trial. If by Monday, the prosecution is not able to make a “reversal of fortunes”, then guys, the trial will end in acquittal where no evidence offered will be accepted by the defense and the Chair, Enrile, will have no choice but to declare a mistrial. I hope that the Spirit of the Lord descends upon us all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQBHSHS22G65Z6V5Z64XBRCIZQ simon

    words lang pala ang pinagtatalunan, noon rules ngayon pati pagpili ng words gusto pakialaman ng defense. anong pakialam ng defense sa choice of word para gamitin ng prosecution? lalo na kung description lang. ang bawat word ay may mga kahalintulad na word na pwede mong ipalit o gamitin. at saka walang tama na word sa panlasa ng iba. o walang word na hindi alien sa iba. eh bakit word gusto nila palitan?,,, nakasulat po,,, the letter (of the law) kills but the spirit (purpose of the law) gives life. ibig sabihin mas mahalaga ang spirit kaysa sa letters of the law.

    LOLO CUEVAS hanggang diyan lang ba kayo? dapat inaayos ninyo mga ebedensia at hindi mga letters.

    ULITIN KO PO WALANG SALITA NA HINDI ALIEN SA IBA, kahit na huni ng mga ibon iba iba pero nagkakaintindihan sila.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63EF7GX4LHS3IQZGWJD2ZQU72M ganda

      simeon ang bawat salita ay importante lalo na kung ito ay nagpapatungkol sa isang kasong naglilitis ng katauhan ng isang tao. halimbaway mawala lamang ang salitang “Allegedly” sa isang news article ay may grounds na ito para malibel ang isang reporter. Ganyan kaimportante ang bawat salita. Kung magsasampa ka ng kaso hindi maaring suspetsa lamang dahil kailangan ng korte ng pruweba. Kung simon ang pangalan mo at binanggit koy Simeon makakasiguro ka bang ikaw ang pinatutungkulan ko.

      • batangpaslit

        yes, every term must be defined

  • alazzka

    Of course Farinas is angry because he could not get the needed media exposure in aid of his senatorial ambition….

  • joeldcndcn

    again, sen enrile must be reminded that his political way would soon be judged by the filipino people, there will be no turning back for him and his son jackie enrile who is planning to replace him in the senate, ok? the filipino people just wanted the truth to come about corona’s corruptions, and sen enrile is obviously seen as blocking the  way, tsk, tsk, tsk!  there is a time to recompense the wrong ways committed against the people, tsk, tsk, tsk!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQBHSHS22G65Z6V5Z64XBRCIZQ simon

    halinbawa,,, gay means happy noon, ngayon gay means bakla or siyoke or bading etc.etc.
    noon ang tawag sa walang buhok ay kalbo ngayon panot,,, ganoon lang iyan.

    but i think the defense is pushing very hard to the limit,,,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FY6XSQFHC3S64F7LE6W4EFL7OA Crescente

    The men are separated from the boys.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJX5I5FJL52QCZDUKDNWOTIZHQ Lateralus

    itong prosecution gusto maging hindi “technical” o hindi “liberal,” then why did you hire private prosecutors (na de-kalibre pa naman) in the first place? hindi lang talaga kayo handa, tapos ipagkakalat nyo sa media na dapat “liberal” ang process para “lumabas ang katotohanan.” gusto ng lahat na lumabas ang katotohanan, pero dapat may basic process na sinusunod. kung gusto nya maging “liberal” at walang proseso e di sana NPA na lang inimbita nyo na jurors at nagtayo kayo ng kangaroo court!

  • pinoy_abno

    Tupas later announced that Fariñas had been named deputy chief prosecutor and would be actively involved next week…..

    nakuha sa lollipop!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    I wonder and still wondering why Tupas is in and still in the forefront after all the scolding and many blunders he and the others has made. I believe, the prosecution would be in better suit if Tupas will be replace by Fariñas. Kayang kayang sumabay ni Fariñas sa mga de kalibreng defense team. Hindi gaya ni Tupas na halatang parang nasa oratorical contest.

    • batangpaslit

      ego trip…

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

    palitan na kasi si tupas. papogi lang sa media ang alam eh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Kaya ang tingin sa Prosecution, mga bopol at kulang-kulang.
    Sa sarili nyong hanay, di nga kayo makapag ayos at nag-aaway kayo.
    Ayan, nagiging katawa-tawa kayo dahil sa loob at labas ng Korte, nagkakalat kayo.

  • Pepe_David

    Farinas should have been lead prosecutor from the start, not that idiot conceited Tupas.

  • Lightsp33d

    Maybe with Farinas more active, we’ll see a lot less bumbling of the Prosecution Team?

    Then again, medyo mahina yung Article 2.  They better just let it go and go on to the more stronger articles.

    Parang medyo sayang ang oras natin dito sa Article 2 – Failure to Publicly Disclose SALN.

  • Barak_O

    hala ka serafin. nagalit na si rudy.

  • crawler73

    At the way this impeachment is proceeding I will not be surprised if the verdict will be favorable towards the CJ … For God’s sake, will the prosecution get their act together and let someone who has a trial court experience and not be intimidated by Justice Cuevas handle the job – will Neil Tupas just give Rudy Farinas the floor? Farinas was a bar topnotcher and very good trial lawyer before Congress. 

  • nice_boy

    Farinas did not sign the complaint.  Either he had not read it, or he had read it but found it defective.  Since no discussions were allowed and188 congressmen rushed to sign it, he could not do anything about it anymore.

    In the manner as you build a house on good foundations, you build a case on a well crafted complaint.  The articles never passed discussions so it was badly crafted.  Now it’s taking a beating in trial, not only from the defense but also from the senator-judges.

    An acquittal at this stage is reasonable.  If the prosecutions cannot salvage the situation, they can always say, “we were not the ones who crafted this complaint”.

  • stanfordmillbrand

    Neil, hayaan mo na si Farinas kasi me balls yan maki toe to toe. Ikaw lahat ng dapat di nagawa, ginawa mo. Sayang ang kaso pag nagkataon. babatuhin ka namin ng kamatis promise!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VDWGULGJOCDMICDMQDFKYG2IHY Al

    Gusto lang mag papogi ng mga nasa prosecution…kahit halatang kulang sa experience at kaalaman. May balak sigurong kumanditato para sa senador. Wala na bang mas experience and more intelligent para mag head sa prosecution team?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ANBYVCJTAGF6RNM437RNX5QCVY joma

    I commend CJ corona’s decision  to face the impeachment trial  and not cave in to the pressure from president aquino’s camp for him to resign. Stepping down was the easiest way out sparing himself and his family  from the grueling and microscopic scrutiny of his public life and private affairs. The fact that he could lose everything if convicted,  and yet choose to face the impeachment, speaks of the character and courage he possess.

    Regardless of the outcome, the general public will greatly benefit from the proceedings. Foremost, the mass of our people are now made aware (thanks to extensive/intensive media coverage) of standard of conduct every public official must observe. Wittingly or unwittingly, the prosecution has been relentless in pushing the bar for the highest application of these standards against which the chief justice is being tried. In every angle the prosecution pursues to scrutinize and pin the CJ, same avenue is opened for the public to assess all officials in public offices, GOCCs and other constitutional bodies.

     More than any witness brought by the prosecution so far, perhaps  commissioner Kim Hinares is the most instructive to the public on how other public officials may be subjected to accountability and transparency test particularly those whose income from their respective offices cannot provide for their present  lifestyles. In fact,  it was noted that some of the senator judges have already raised the issue of confidentiality  wary about the precedent and extended application of the measure adopted by the prosecution outside the impeachment court or to other persons – public or private (themselves and their friends).

    Now more than ever, the public has the real opportunity to assess and evaluate those who hold public office. In the avowed spirit  of transparency and accountability,  all public officials must be required to make public their SALN and ITRs . Same forces of government must be made to bear on other government officials as it is being made to bear on CJ Corona to protect the integrity of our various government institutions. Also, to ensure  only those with highest competence and unassailable character worthy of public trust are given the mandate to serve the public.

    • efriend

      I don’t see it as courage.  I see it as saving face.  In the Philippines, it’s either you fight or your commit suicide.  If this scandal happened in another country, Corona would have resigned whether he is guilty or not.  What a country!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSKCE75F6HCCY3TJXD7F57VSXE Fernando Busi

      I totally like this idea, this is more ideal than the witch hunt that the administration is doing. Just look at Llamas ilang beses na bayan pumapalpak. Moral Integrity starts in your own backyard and this is what the people in Malacanang should remember.

      “Same forces of government must be made to bear on other government officials as it is being made to bear on CJ Corona to protect the integrity of our various government institutions.”

  • hakudaten

    Yun naman pala may magaling naman palang pantapat bakit naman kasi laging si Tupas ang nasa Camera.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KSQOATOLOC36GJDFFDSRWH7VVU Ding

    PROSECUTORS – YOU ARE THE LAUGHING STOCK of the nation .
    IT’s MORE FUN in the philippines becoz of YOU !

  • okabato

    The prosecution should file a motion to inhibit Defensor Santiago. She is very bias aganist the prosecution. She keeps lecturing the prosecution’s private lawyers as if she a professor in a law school. The woman has a superiority complex making herself like the queen of some kingdom. No one can’t answer back to her tirades for fear of getting embarrass in front of national TV. She is out of control and deserves to be inhibited. By the way, did she undergo vetting before she was chosen as a judge of international court? I guess not, but she won’t last long there, she will be kicked out for her out of this world tantrums. Very unbecoming a senator of this republic.

    • mmm choco

      ahahaha your dreaming !! how about your Sen. Ralph Recto thought the viewing and listening public, no matter how small an audience it really is, that it wouldn’t see through what he was doing, which was doing a Drilon, i.e., lawyering for the prosecution Wednesday. Sure, he can always claim that all he did by questioning the witness, Bureau of Internal Revenue Chief Kim Henares, was merely to clarify the public what it was the “Alpha” returns and the Income Tax Returns (ITRs) were all about, but he went further, and asked, year by year, what was the income of Chief Justice Corona and the amount of taxes paid under the Alpha list. He can always claim that as an excuse.LAME!

      • okabato

        I understand you.  Recto did it too just like Joker, you know where he is leaning. In my opinion the chief justice will be acquitted if the senators/ judges will vote along party lines. Acquittal needs only eight votes and conviction must have 17 votes out of 23. There are more than 8 votes for the CJ and they are: Joker, Lito, Miriam, Bong, Bongbong, Manny, Loren, Pia, Allan, Chiz and Gringo. Tito, Jinggoy and Enrile are as neutral as Angara and Roco and may go either way. For conviction ,I think these guys are likely to vote: Drilon, Recto, Guingona, Lacson, Pimentel, Pangilinan and Trillanes. See you on judgment time to compare the result of the voting.

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

    Eight (8) senators will vote for guilty verdict against the CJ. The number has increased from 6 to 8 per my observations on the behaviors of the senator-judges in the impeachment court. The 6 are Drilon, Pimentel, Guingona, Osmeña, Trillanes, Recto.  And the additional 2 are the Cayetano siblings: Allan and Pia. The law says 16 senators should see the CJ guilty in at least one of the articles of impeachment to finally remove the CJ from office.

    • iamnobody

      i hate it that these eight ask direct examination questions in the guise of “clarificatory questions.” 

  • marriondale

    Congressman-lawyer Farinas is half-hearted to become part of the prosecution team.  Out of respect to speaker Belmonte, he accepted the job.  He did not sign the Articles of Impeachment in the first place.  For him to replace Congressman Tupas as head of the prosecution team at this time is more fatal to the prosecution as Congressman Farinas will be at a loss when the Senator Judges raised questions on the nitty gritty of the Articles of Impeachment.   

  • Guest

    it has become like this because the defense was favored in their appeal to the impeachment court not to allow the the private prosecutors to lead the prosecution team. cuevas scored as he has the comfort of not having to face seasoned trial lawyers 

    • marithefrancois

      wow there is wisdom in what you said. it is timely. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    Congressman Tupas Jr. is doing alright,he was just bothered by nuisance objections volleys of Cuevas.Just a fine tuning is needed by the prosecutions and do away on that court antics of Atty.Lim.Senator Santiago was right that prosecution should do the presentation of evidences ,summarily.Get ready at hand all relevant witnesses,for the verification only,then,let the the defence argue or do their rebuttals.That’s it,make it plain and simple,let the evidences argue for itself.We,the people are watching and been pointing our fingers for some time now or may have casted our judgement  against corona… ,and watching the Senate’s verdict,too.

  • watchdoglang

    Sen. Santiago almost succeeded in not letting the BIR commissioner speak, thanks to Sen Recto for the rescue. Without Sen Drillon there wont be any SALN to be questioned. Regardless of the outcome of the impeachment the people have known some facts. The prosecution panel did more than enough even if they lose due to technicalities.

    • marithefrancois

      tumpak, technicalities are for your lawyers, but the people want the truth if cj was dishonest or not regardless of legal gibberish. 

  • mmm choco

    Why the ITRs of the Chief Justice and even the statement of assets and liabilities networth SALns from the 1990s to 2010 are being brought up is puzzling, since it is the CJ who is being tried in an impeachment trial as CJ, and not as an associate justice or even a chief of staff. Corona was appointed CJ in May 2010. This means that the ITR, or even the Alpha list tax scheme where the employees withholding tax is at the source, is not material to the case, since even the 2010 tax payment is really based on the 2009 income of the CJ.
    But Recto played dirty. What Recto did was to go against the ruling of the chair, which nobody objected to. This was not only a clear disrespect of the chair’s ruling, but also foul play on the part of Recto, because he already knew that the private prosecutor was disallowed from asking the witness questions outside of what was already ruled upon, yet he, being a senator-judge and knowing that neither the presiding officer nor the defense, could object to whatever Recto does — despite his foul trick, to ensure that the prosecution gets what it wants — through his claimed “clarification” which was no clarification but in aid of getting information out–for publicity purposes–that the prosecution failed to elicit from the witness.

    • sanjuan683

      This VAT Recto has similarity with PORKY Drilon. Both go with the prosecutors very obvious. Escudero was right CJ Corona took chief justice in 2010 how come year 1990 wants to include in the impeachment. Crazy prosecutors a dirty tricks. hehehehehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VIDSUKV6OPQOULNVQINERND2EA mariah

        asusss…bakit kung ikaw hahatulan mo ang isang kaaway mo hahatulan mo lang siya sa ngayon niya.don’t be a hypocrite!!surely titingnan mo lahat at uungkatin mo lahat ang bulok niya mula ng ipinanganak siya.that’s how it goes.what matter most is lumabas ang katotohanan kahit sino pa masagasaan or kahit anong paraan.the truth must come out.kung walang kasalanan si corona eh di wala…kung merun at kailangan niya mag resign,then be it.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/45YIBMNHBUP3CSS75JGQPK6V6Q Anamarija

        oo nga po kso hindi po natin kaaway ang CJ. ang kaso is kung competent or incompetent cya bilang cj. kung away lng pl pag uusapan nila dapat sa baragay na lang sila nag punta sinasayang lng nila ang buwis para sa impeachment na ito.

  • mmm choco

    hey Tupas! are you trying to be a real prosecutor – so the president will see to it that the onbudsman will give favor to you father’s present case?? trying to get lucky??

  • LevyBelaro

    why hide the SALN?  Why hide the ITR?  Why hide the truth?  Corona is a public official…  The public has the right to know if this Corona is trustworthy and has integrity, and his SALN and ITR will be the official proof that he is actually worthy of public trust and worthy to be in that high position of Integrity and Honesty as Chief Justice…  There is only one reason the defense is trying so hard to hide these official documents, to hide the shenanigans of Corona from the public…  The truth cannot be hidden forever, let the truth based on these evidence comes out.. and do not protect a thief and a liar.

    • RomyLitz

      they have nothing to hide but they are wont to keeping it sacrosanct and confidential and secret according to the Joker judge.The Old Joker does not know that powerful cameras by the media people can see the documents from any distance and the resulting document is as clear as a blue sky.In public hearing, the press can get all the documents marked or unmarked it doesn’t matter.

      • sanjuan683

        Walang binatbat yan prosecutors nasa fishing and dredging expedition sila. hehehehehehe
        Ngayon pala sila naghahanap ng evidence heheheheheh sayang ang pera pinamigay ni presidente (kuno) ABNOY sa kanila hoy pera ko yan ginagamit ninyo. hehehhehe

      • RomyLitz

        There is nothing wrong with fishing since Enrile and Meriam allowed those fishes to be stored for a while and they will check which are fresh and delicious to their pallate.

      • Guest

        kaya nga lang minsan iyong frozen fish mas matagal pa itinigil sa FREEZER kaysa sa DAGAT!!!!! joke only ha,wag mapikon……..

      • rem_rod

        hindi kita maintindihan…tagalugin mo na lang kaya, pwede naman e..

      • RomyLitz

        Sorry, your kokote is just “mahina”.

    • Doc_A

      Diba pumayag na nga ang defense na ilabas ang SALN and ITR… and na present na diba? may bago na naman bang issue about that?

  • lolobabes

    A product of tupas inadequacies. Farinas is top 8 in bar exam hes a better lead prosecutor. Better late than never

    • RomyLitz

      Let bar topnothcer handle the prosecution while only article 2 is discussed, the remaining  7 articles should be heard too. Never mind if we lost the article 2.4, the argument of the Prosec should be the present SALN of Corona is equivalent of non-disclosure. Period.

  • glycerlean

    masakit sa mata panuorin ang prosecution, pero exciting kapag pinapagalitang sila ng mga judge lalo na ni miriam hehehehehe sana magkalat pa sila para lalong masiraan ng ulo si abnoy hihihi

  • LevyBelaro

    The truth has already come out, are you blind?  The SALN is misrepresented.  Corona undervalued his properties, and he had properties that are not stated in his SALN.  That alone constitutes dishonesty, lack of moral integrity, and it is even a criminal act.  How can he occupy a Chief Justice position with such lies and deceits?  Again his ITR proved that too!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSKCE75F6HCCY3TJXD7F57VSXE Fernando Busi

      wala nga ITR kasi has a single employer so what ITR are you talking about? If you want all the dishonest people out of government go to any office do a random sampling i bet you almost all of your sample will have a ‘lack of moral integrity’ thats what we have now

      • RomyLitz

        The checking of all people whether the ITR is correct is not the issue here but the issue is that COrona lied to the bones.I agree, just like everybody using the pirated Word or Excel at home, that only a handfull out of millions taxpayers enter the honest figures in their ITR. However, those who are caught or not caught is just a matter of luck. The prosecution is lucky, they can pin any justices including Corona for lying. I agree further that nearly all senators and congressman did not disclose their REAL SALN. But Corona is just not LUCKY.

      • popeyee

        It’s not just a “handful” taxpayers that enters the honest figure considering the fact that millions of lowly & underpaid government & private employees’ taxes are automatically collected from their salary.

      • RomyLitz

        Absolutely you’re right!

      • Guest

        may nasabi si madam santiago na kahit guilty na mapatunayan si hon. corona,ang hatol naman ay di automatic na alis sa puesto.maaring pagsabihan lang……..tapik lang sa braso,that’s it at balik uli siya as chief justice

    • sanjuan683

      UNGGOY hindi mo alam ang  pinagsasabi mo. Hindi pa napapatunayan yan. bobo hehehehehe nakakhiya ka naniniwala ka sa mga rumors.

    • AngLagay

      Simple lang… the usual “kapit tuko” and kapalmuk! Manhid and lack of moral integrity and principle. 

  • Enjoy_Life

    Are you kidding me? Farinas, the chief prosecutor?! He doesn’t even deserve to be compared to Lim and Tupas, those two are way better

  • RomyLitz

    The BIR should expedite a parallel investigation of Corona, Cristina, children and in laws. Whatever conclusion on the investigation and if there is prima facie evidence on evasion, misdeclaration or falsification, let them throw the book. I dont think this would last more than a year.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

    gusto ko marinig magpalitan ng mga salita si farinas at miriam!

    • RomyLitz

      This is a must to see hearing Miriam vs Farinas. Cong, Farinas knows well his position and ammunition, NEil is still a babe. The only advantage of Neil et al, is they have the TRUTH.

  • rem_rod

    farinas will eat dirt!!

  • dani77777

    Much as the pro Corona, GMA and Marcos people want to rub that this is only a fight of Malacanang against corruption, they are wrong. DEAD WRONG.

    This is a fight of the PEOPLE against CORRUPTION!!!

    MABUHAY ANG SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO!!!
    MABUHAY KA PNoy!!!

    • RomyLitz

      Approved !!

  • popeyee

    Mukhang malaki ang bonus ni Penoy sa mga prosecutor na tatayo sa trial, kaya hayan tuloy nag-aaway na sila…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VIDSUKV6OPQOULNVQINERND2EA mariah

      no one is a saint without sins and a virgin mary who is pure…lahat tau may flaws..not even God has been succesful in his creations kasi despite of his power he was not able to create a perfect mankind..and even in his kingdom may lumabas na mabait na anghel at may lumabas na demonyo…lahat tau may tendencies na matukso..lalo na at pera na ang concerned…same thing u can say about the defense team,magkano ang ibabayad ni corona w/ the support of gma sa kanila even they are shouting to the world na free ang serbisyo…asuss …sino ang maniniwala?we were not born yesterday!!

      • Guest

        sa bible sabi:for there is not a man upon earth that doeth good and sinneth not………ecclesiastes #7chapter 7#20

  • marimalo

    dapat si farinas ang chief prosecutor at adaza ang assistant. si tupaz water boy na lang kasi siya ang magpapatalo sa prosecution pag hindi tinanggal iyan.isang sigaw lang ni buwang defensor nginig na yang tupaz na yan.

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

      Marimalo, bawiin mo ang sinabingmong water boy na lang si Tupaz. Kung hindi sasabunotan kita! Hahahaha!

  • gener ver

    Cong Fariñas should have been the lead prosecutor. I’ve heard how he argued during Guitierrez Impeachment in the house. He was able to argue very well considering that it was Cong Lagman who was interpolating and asking questions. He is a better prosecutor than Tupas. I suggest, let him do his part as prosecutor. Replace Tupas a lead prosecutor, and put Farinas to his position.

  • sannil

    Ang mga prosecutors ay hirap maglabas ng ebedensya lalo pa’t pilit na pinagtatakpan ng iba. Sa bandang huli sila at tayo pa rin ang magwawagi (Corona-> Exit).

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

    Number 8 si Fariñas sa bar. Pero kulang ang karanasan niya sa trial court. Dapat kumuha ng retired SC justice as brilliant as Cuevas. Pero mukhang walang may gusto dahil nakita nila defective ang articles of impeachment. So tiis sila kay Arthur Lim lang na maritime law pala ang expertise niya, at si Bautista na sa unang araw kung ano-ano ang sinasabi. Si Toto Niel, isa rin. He is good in pronouncing every English word that comes out of his lips, pero walang laman. Walang ngipin ang mga sinasabi niya. Walang tuka!

    Lolo ang tawag nila kay Cuevas. Pero silang ang mukhang lolo, walang magawa…mahihina.

    Good luck na lang sa inyo!

  • quirinomayer

    I still believe that in the end Tupas will Neil Renato Corona. The scene might look straight from the Dumber Dumber at times but in the end, the prosecution will get the job done. You do not need a Cuevas to hang a crook who has left his fingerprints all over the place. Even if Corona will engage the services of five more Cuevas, he will still be convicted.  

    • RomyLitz

      Agree 101% . Enrile and Miriam knew already the very predictable moves of Defense TEam which are , right to self-incrimination, technical and hide the documents of the TRUTHs. They are not ready to handle the TRUTH. The Defense Team were VERY lucky that the impeachment articles were hastily done but the Prosecution Team are EQUALLY lucky that Corona put all his fingertips on all buy and selll of assets, the very incriminating evidences. Let’s see which team is LUCKIER.

    • Guest

      wish mo lang

    • Guest

      ang nakausling” NAIL” iyon ang napupukpok. ngayon pumapel iyang si boy TUPAs. lahat ng bulok niya, mga familia at ninuno niyan titignan sa microscope ng mga tinapakan niya sa paa. ganyan sa pinas.walang pagbabago……

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

    8 : 15 (Guilty : Not Guilty)

  • Guest

    ayan,labanan ng ego’s bata ni pnoy.sabi ng isa kakaunti lang corruption case mo! ako marami at eto pa ako.

  • Guest

    mr. censor…totoo o hindi na maraming corruption cases iyang si FARINAs at siya mismo nagtatanggol sa sarili niya? alam ko may kaso rin ng corruption iyang si TUPAS.

  • roulers

    They are all kurakot, tell me who does not have ill-gotten wealth or under-valued properties? Start with the Penoy himself and his clan at lahat ng nagmamalinis na mga senador at tongressman…

  • turkak

    DIYOS KO PO NAMAN !!, 

    WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN CONGRESSMAN RODOLFO FARINAS MAKE IN THIS TRIAL  ? 

    A FORMER DRUG ADDICT WHO CAUSED THE DEATH OF MA. THERESA CARLSON CAN SWING THE TIDE IN FAVOR OF PROSECUTIONS ?  NOT EVEN A LONGSHOT

    IF HE IS BEGGING FOR LIMELIGHT THEN TUPAZ MUST SHARE IT TO HIM PARA SIYA NAMAN ANG MASERMONAN NI SENATOR SANTIAGO FOR A CHANGE. NAKAKASAWA NA
    PANOORIN SI TUPAZ WITH THESE ENDLESS SCOLDINGS. IBA NAMAN SIGURO PARA MAS MASAYA AT DI NAKAKAUMAY SA MATA NG MANONOOD.

  • DiegoDelFiero

    I’d really like to see if Miriam would bawl out Rudy the same way she did the other members of the prosecution team who bungled…
    would the Dragon Lady spew fire, like always?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    What a mess this prosecution team is.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    arise yellow army…defend your boss who is on the losing end….

    i remember CONRADO DE QUIROS comparing aquino to obama as they rose to power…now obama is on the downside now, he no longer mentions obama…

    IT WAS IN OBAMAS WATCH THAT:

    ==more soldiers were killed in afghanistan than of bush time

    ==that joblessness surged hi levels…

    ==US economy fell to its knees…

    ONE GOOD THING ABOUT OBAMA, HE NEVER BLAMED HIS PREDECESSOR…

    but with AQUINO, HE ALL BLAMED TO ARROYO, HIS FRIENDS, APPOINTEES. EVEN THE CATS AND PIGS OF ARROYO SHOULD BE BLAMED!!!EVEN THE KITCHEN SINK SHOULD BE THROWN AGAINST THEM…

    LOOK AT HOW INSANE THIS YELLOW VIRUS IS INFLICTED BY CONRADO DE QUIROS

    IMBECILIC ATTITUDE…

    ANOTHER….

    I THOUGHT HE TEACHES THE DAAN MATUWID…WHERE IS IT TO LLAMAS?

    NOT A PRIORITY??A LAME EXCUSE!!!!

    FOR YOUR INFO MR PRESIDENT, IT WOULD ONLY TAKE 5 SECONDS TO UTTER 

    “MR. LLAMAS, YOU ARE FIRED” if you believe that it is not your priority…5 SECONDS Mr. President!!!

    • Herculian

      Aquino cannot get rid of Llamas because he is so much, so much afraid the leftists will break away from him.  By that time will happen, bagsak ang gobyerno ni Aquino! Pustahan!

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/e4MSiP0xr543.QLl52oHiaSa8w2Tosmo4t4-#43de0 desper

      I suggest Noynoy blame you instead!

  • pinklace88

    wag nang pairalin pa ang technicalities, kung “betrayal of public trust” rin lang pag uusapan, matagal nang convicted tong si CJ Corona…!!! kahit ma acquit yan, sinu pang maniniwala sa kanya??? kumbaga manstado na, pakapalan n lang ang labanan dito eh.

  • katindig

    sadista talaga si farinas…

  • ryan andres

    tangna mo farinas spoiled brat!!!

  • Herculian

    Ang nagkukunwaring pader na ngayon ay may “crack” sa bandang hinaharap ay madaling babagsak!

  • Batz61

    Tupas and companions appear like children with milk on their mouths before the Senate Court…ill-prepared, tongue-tied, clattered. They badly need the expertise of people with sharp trial experience. I’m an ordinary listener of the trial and feel exasperated myself as I listen to their blunders and inexperience. Sayang ang ipinaglalaban ninyo kung mawawala lang dahil sa ignorance and ill-preparedness ninyo. Patulong na nga kayo sa mga marurunong at magaling. Let Farinas lead and show what he’s capable of — as he claims.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    ingat si tsupas, huwag na huwag siyang didikit kay rudy sa tabi ng bintana baka maitulak siya.

  • Lapu_lapu

    Here comes the man! Give way boys. Let’s all get our acts together.
    Go! Go! Go! Farinas! Show ‘em you have true grit.

  • dead_pixel

    The ILL-PREPARED prosecutors are now insinuating the respondent about his ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH.
    haha!

  • abbaj

    i don’t watch the senate proceeding because I have a day job and actually sick and tired of the whole thing. but two days ago on my way home i heard over ch 2 and 7 news how arrogant and disrepectful brenda santiago on lawyer arthur lim. it will be very interesting to watch how this 76% bar passer on brenda will fare versus a “maangas” daw na lawyer and bar topnotcher rodolfo “betamax” farinas. it’s really puking to hear the ranting and shouting of this brain damaged senator from iloilo. i can sense farinas will cause her bp to shoot over the roof (sana ma-stroke na para ma-paralyze ang dila).   

  • rpjwarrior

    I hope Fariñas is now given a lead role in this trial. While I am not sure how he will perform, one thing is evident: Tupas is just not ready for the prime time. For example, Tupas asked the chair to be more lenient but cannot explain how lenient and when lost for words could only mumble “I submit.”  Also, he had a hard time answering a basic question on whether Kim Henares was being presented as an ordinary witness or an expert witness. I feel nervous each time Tupas asks to be recognized. His every fumble is always a plus to the Corona camp in the public perception. Time to leave the speaking part to other members of the prosecution who can give sharp offhand replies to queries by the Senator-judges and can argue the prosecution’s cause more eloquently and forcefully, otherwise the public may stop cheering them – exactly what Corona is wishing for.

  • badudski

    Isn’t this the same Farinas who battered his wife? Here at the impeachment trial he is acting like a spoiled up grown up boy! Not a team player, he is accustomed to satisfy his bloated ego!  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZQKHM4SZWMQEGPCOQB4CI26X5Q JCC

    yes, tupas was a total green horn in the face of legal giants…. but the truth is in his side….

    temprary  technical setback will not drown the issue that CJ Corona is a thief.

    • pepengkabayo

      You are right, Mr.Tupaz is a total Green Horn.
      His horn is not yet tested and tasted because He is still a Virgin.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        It’s unfair to call Tupaz a virgin just because he has a high pitch voice.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6LNAT5OAVCRVCYL2OOUXMBNTY4 Juan

    the best thing the prosecuting team will do is to reorganize themselves. Replace Tupas as lead counsel for the prosecutor and replace with an experienced trial lawyer. Tupas is not a good debater and weak is responding to barrage of questions. He needs more practice. Baka pulutin sya sa kangkungan… 

  • pepengkabayo

    Fariñas ‘walks out,….

    Ano kaya ang masasabi ni Vivian Velez dito, nagwalk out ang kanyang Ex.
    May natitira pa kayang ehem si VV.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Kahit tumanda si VV at sino man babae, hindi naman nagbabago ang bibig.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

    Siguro magandang babae ang nakiusap kay Farinas na bumalik sa korte.  Babae ang kahinaan ni Farinas.

    • jakeP97

      Siguro magandang babae ang nakiusap kay Farinas na bumalik sa korte.  Babae ang kahinaan ni Farinas. 

      ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

      ayon sa blind item ng ABS-CBN, sa kasagsagan ng pag walk-out ni Farinas, pumunta daw ito sa 5th floor ng senado at pagbukas ng elevator ay bumungad ang isa sa pinakamagandang staff ni tito Sen at nag kunwari pang nag tanong itong si Farinas sa magandalng dilag na “5th floor ba to miss?”… at duon ay parang nahimasmasan na at bumalik ang kanyang sigla sa balitaktakan sa impeachment trial….

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Typical Pinoy, nauuna ang amor propio.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS7ZS3RG454EKLDPVX3UR3MLGE rick

    pag si cong. farinas na ang sumalang dyan ay makakakita na ng katapat ang mga defense panel.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    tupas…mag tsup tsup muah ka na lang…wala kang alam!

  • kilabot

    if fariñas is good, they should have given him article 2, the strongest article of all. as it is, we end up with run-of-the-mill lawyers who do not know how to present their case. it’s like these prosecutors just finished reading “law for dummies” series.

  • Loggnat

    They claim that article 2 is their strongest case…. If that is true, compared to what the prosecutor has revealed as to the evidences and witnesses on article 2….. I am very convinced that they have nothing concrete to show in the other articles. They have to keep working and gathering evidence and witness to strengthen the other articles and not rely on what they can extract during the hearing. They also need to upgrade their legal team to A-team so as not to at least appear like greenhorn and almost incompetent during the impeachment trial.

  • watot

    Isip bata, very un-professional

  • tokyopalace

    Ang gobyerno na ina asahan ng taong bayan sana puro nalang “impeachment trial” ang inatupag. Sige tuloy mo yan P-Noy at ang mga katuwang mo sa ginagawa mo kung sa tingin mo sa ganitong paraan mo ma sosolusyunan ang “gutom” ana taong bayan. what a heck.

    • kawawang_bansa

      the impeachment drama is 1st-rate entertainment…as a result, the poor can forget that their stomachs sre empty…that’s the tactic

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    KUNG AKO SI FARINAS, I WOULD RATHER LEFT AND LEAVE THESE IMBECILIC PROSECUTORS…..AT FIRST, DEFECTIVE NAMAN UNG MGA CHARGES…HE WILL JUST TANGLE HIMSELF WITH THIS MESS MADE BY AQUINO…

    BE GENTLEMAN AND HAVE STRONG CONVICTION CONGRESSMAN FARINAS…SAYANG NG TALINO MO…

    DONT BE BOTHER BY THE THREAT OF NO PORK BARREL…

    IF YOU LEAVE THE PROSECUTORS, AND SAY TO THE PUBLIC WHAT IS REALLY THE REAL SCORE, RUN FOR THE SENATE, AND YOU WILL WIN…

    IT IS A MATTER OF CHOICE NOW, MR FARINAS….MANY ARE NOW BELIEVEING THAT THE ALLEGATIONS ARE HOAX, DEFECTIVE….

    SO MAKE A CHOICE, AND ILL SALUTE YOU, DONT BOTHER THE PORK..YOU WILL BE POGI IF YUO LEAVE THEM…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TQXEBE234F36ONIQ73IFJLO22U Raven

    Bagsak na ekonomiya, laruang demokrasya, bastusang kultura, at bulok na pulitika itong pasan-pasan ngayon ng ating bayan. Taob na ang kaldero ng ordinaryong mamamayan, political entertainment pa rin ang pinagkaka-abalahan ng presidenteng eng eng.

    Hangga’t ang nakaupo ay oligarkiya at pulpol sa pamamahala anarkiya ang hahantungan. Isa lang ang solusyon sa sitwasyong ito: kumilos ang taumbayan at kasundaluhan at proteskyunan ang kapakanan ng sambayanan at itanghal ang Saligang Batas. Alisin na ang mga pabayang lider ng gobyerno. Isulong ang tunay na pagbabago!

  • mmforyou

    Ano sasabihin kaya ni Farinas sa korte….BAKIT DI SIYA PUMIRMA? HAHAHA

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/76F25Q2MUAEPW4U6AL36ZFRLE4 Msweng

    House should bring in the big guns, replace the current batch who succeeds in flaunting their ineptitude, habang may panahon pa. ASAP

  • THELITTLEGIRL

    Parang si Meriam din itong Farinas na ito. jejejeje.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    TAMA , YUNG ANAK NG TUPAS AY PARA LANG HIGH SCHOOL DECLAMATION CONTESTANT. PALITAN NA IYAN.  TEXT VOTE HIM OUT

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    TAMA , YUNG ANAK NG TUPAS AY PARA LANG HIGH SCHOOL DECLAMATION CONTESTANT. PALITAN NA IYAN.  TEXT VOTE HIM OUT 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    TAMA , YUNG ANAK NG TUPAS AY PARA LANG HIGH SCHOOL DECLAMATION CONTESTANT. PALITAN NA IYAN.  TEXT VOTE HIM OUT 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    PERO  PLEASE HWAG ITONG SI FARINAS, BABAERO BUGBUGERO WALANG KREDIBILIDAD. PAANO MAGING LEAD PROSECUTOR E HINDI NGA PUMIRMA YAN. ANAK NAMAN NG HWETENG!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    PERO  PLEASE HWAG ITONG SI FARINAS, BABAERO BUGBUGERO WALANG
    KREDIBILIDAD. PAANO MAGING LEAD PROSECUTOR E HINDI NGA PUMIRMA YAN.
    ANAK NAMAN NG HWETENG!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UNH5BQSJ6VAPCPKLLEKZWZWXB4 Nilo Abaya

    PERO  PLEASE HWAG ITONG SI FARINAS, BABAERO BUGBUGERO WALANG
    KREDIBILIDAD. PAANO MAGING LEAD PROSECUTOR E HINDI NGA PUMIRMA YAN.
    ANAK NAMAN NG HWETENG! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XO4C5N2KEQZ6D2Q7FGTWB4TCZ4 hammie

    PALITAN NA NINYO SI TUPAZ. MAGHANAP KAYO, YUNG MAY BAYAG.

  • mightaswellshootme

    Drama king.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUBFBIYFAJOPPP4FP3CKBJ4M6A SOre loser

    Ang pikon ay laging talo. Grow up!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    The prosecutors looks like clowns. Second rates. At least in the eyes of the defense.
    It is possible that somebody else might have done all their homeworks while in school and unfortunately they have to do all the work all by themselves for this trial.
    Except for Farinas still I have to give them a “pasang-awa” mark. Farinas get the flunk as he doesn’t co-own their (prosecutors) mistakes. He tried to ran away.

  • Dodge2

    Farinas should not have been included as one of the prosecutors in the first place.  He did not signed the impeachment complaint.  So how can he convince the senator-judges to impeach Corona when he himself is not convinced by affixing his signature. 



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