Lapid speaks up at impeachment trial


Senator Lito Lapid

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Lito Lapid stood up for the first time to ask questions in the ongoing impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

“O, tumatawa na naman kayo dyan [You’re laughing again],” said Lapid, who sits as one of the judges in the trial, before he fired his first question.

Lapid then proceeded to ask the difference between a cash advance and a loan in relation to the P11 million cash advance that Corona allegedly took from the corporation owned by his wife’s family.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, who is presiding over the trial, directed the witness, an official of the Securities and Exchange Commission to answer the senator’s query.

But Lapid said, “Wala pong kinalaman ang testigo [The witness has nothing to do with it].”

“Who was being asked to answer ?” Enrile asked.

“Prosecution po,” said Lapid.

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  • Alajero

    …to the reporter…where the heck is the question…?  You are not reporting from the movie section….or are you???

  • Guest

    What kind of an article is this? Only title and no details.

    • pilipino

      Pasensya na pare, wala rin kasing laman yung senator who is the subject of this report. Buti nga pinalusot pa ito ng news editor.

  • quphal

    kumalat sa net itong joke na ito dati, baka inulit nya.hehehe

    “There what it
    takes to be. Then we shall so be it

    because it is. To
    do or not to is in the what, now or

    what else. Without
    which there never to you!” – words of

    wisdom from Senator
    Lito Lapid.

  • Jao Romero

    anong klaseng news ito?

  • Diesel

    ha ha ha…concious ang magnanakaw na lapid…ha ha ha…

  • Sorry Guys

    He shot his first and only question and went back and started chatting with a pretty lady in the gallery. He never heard what was the answer.

    He laughed again and said “thats all your honor”…..:)

    Hello voting public… pls wake up. Do not send movie stars/comedians to senate/congress.

    Select educated honest people so our country may survive!

    • summum



      i will vote for him.  At least he was considering implementing laws that directly and positively affects people’s lives.  I’m referring to his law against carrying heavy school bags. I salute you Senator Lapid except that I think you should wear the barong more often

  • dongBarako


  • dongBarako

    i think Senator Lapid asked the prosecution what’s the difference between the CASH ADVANCE and/or CASH LOAN.

    good point Senator!

    • Vladymir

      Did he mention about the cash his wife smuggled to the US?

  • Manuel_II

    This article borders harassment,  now, where are the so called balance reporting, i don’t see it in this article.  Maybe the reporter and editor who allowed this article to be publish needs time off, says 10years vacation in N. Korea. LOL

  • dinddong

    Akala ko suntokan lang ang alam ni Lito Lapid

  • Christian L. Mercado

     What the fudge is this article?! No details? Sen Lapid actually made a good question and was able to make the prosecutors say their true intentions for having such witness. No wonder there’s no more quality journalism with PDI.

  • Brando

    It is unfair to Sen. Lapid. Bakit di niyo binigyan ng mahaba na salaysay? Why? The question of the senator on TV was very intelligent. I saw it in TV. Meron bang dahilan?

    Now I know how you manipulate the people through media.

  • Benjamin


    • Rolando

      Kaya lang, wala, so far, mai-charge sa kanya?

  • BCon

    WTF is this report? I am not a Lito Lapid fan pero pambabastos ito, PDI kung ito na talaga ang report. 

    • Rolando

      Ngayon mo lang ba alam!! Pati ANC.

  • WAJ

    Is that all he said. What a joke.

    • Rolando

      Go to PHIL STAR nandoon yong kompletong “exchanges” niya at si Umali. Tuliro nga si Umali eh…. pati si Enrile in-admonished siya.

  • Ruben

    Lito Lapid is a waste in the Senate for many years.  Hindi siya nakatiis na hindi magsalita dahil ang isa pang bobong si Bong Revilla ay nauna nang nagsalita.

    • Rolando

      Go to the Senate and count the bills he filed. Nasa top 5 siya sa # of bills filed, according to a newspaper report. PHILSTAR ata na-report ito.

      • gilmano

        Bills can be copied, given to him, recycled and so on. It does not mean he is good at formulating laws. One thing is for sure. He has gotten filthy rich.

  • JK1000

    This is the worst batch of senators we ever had, and to think  it composed of  Matial Law Architec ( Enrile ) , Coup leaders ( Honasan , Trillanes) TV host ( Tito Sotto ), Lito Lapid, Bong Revilla, Jingoy Estrada ( Actors ) Son of a Dictator ( Bongbong Marcos ), ????? ( Miriam Santiago ) Suspect Mastermind/ Dacer-Corbito kidnap-murder ( Ping Lacson )

    • manual47

      As I have been commenting a few times, this is the “gathering of crooks”. None of them, I would say, are worth depending in anyway.  And that’s include the one being tried.  If they were, then this impeachment case would have been worth the time and money that they already spent.  The panel that has been selected, none of them were honest and impartial.  This impeachment case already lost it’s credibility right from the start because of their political affiliation and history………let’s hope that justice will prevail.  Then that would have redeem themselves whatever they have done in the past.  Until then, let’s just wait and see…..

  • Ilving Tabios Zamora

    The article is unfair for Lito Lapid and those who voted for him.  He was merely quoted on his introduction of himself before he asked questions and/or make a statement on the ongoing Impeachment.  Maila Ager should have reported, too, on what exactly did Sen Lapid say.  That’s the problem with some of these wannabe reporters.  Their bias is as obvious as their ugly stupidity!

  • Michael A

    Sen Lapid actually asked a good question after that remark. Just saw it on late night news.

  • prangka

    Mas bagay sa iyo kung nakabarong ka sa picture. Tutal mahina ka naman sa english, eh mahalin mo na lang ang aten. Mag barong ka at mag pilipino.

  • Jon

    Minsan lang magsalita si Leon Guerreo, ang resulta supalpal nanaman ang Prosecution.
    Ganoon na nga ba ka estupido ang mga Prosecution na pati yung umaaming di nakatapos ng High School eh kaya silang puntosan at butasan ang argumento?
    Talaga naman itong si Pwehnoy at mga bata nya, gagawa lang ng istorya, ni kaunting patunay walang maiharap.
    Pati na tuloy yung mga mangmang nakikita na ang kasinungalingan nila.

  • Jeamergs

    buti na lang hindi pagkain itong si lito lapid hindi pwedeng tawaging Pampanga’s best.


    The questioning of the PSB bank by this good senator was a waste of time and only showed how unprofessional he is. Kahit nagtatago sya behind his dark glasses and amerikana, he still does not know what he is saying. Proper decorum namana sa korte. This is inexcusible, Senator Enrile. How can he ask a witness “pagod ka na ba?”, ” maganda ka”, or even” baka umiya ka”. This is improper questioning intended to humiliate the witness and add face-time for the good senator. Kung bumirit sya eh akala mo kanyon, tira lang ng tira.

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