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PROSECUTION TEAM SAYS:

‘Huge discrepancy’ between Corona’s SALN, bank accounts

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MANILA, Philippines—The prosecution team on Wednesday said there is a “huge discrepancy” between Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) and his bank accounts.

Marikina Representative Romero Quimbo said that based on the testimony of PSBank president Pascual Garcia III, Corona had P19,728,555 in two bank accounts for 2010 but his declared cash and investments in his SALN was only P3.5 million.

“In spite of the fact that we were only able to open two accounts it is very apparent that there is a huge discrepancy on the SALN of the chief justice as against the amounts that were disclosed just by one bank involving two accounts,” Quimbo said in a press briefing after Wednesday’s proceedings.

Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara said Corona had P8.5 million in 2009 which means that his bank balance grew exponentially.

“I think this is not yet the end because the witness for Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has not yet testified and we have not yet seen the dollar accounts,” Angara said.

Quezon Representative Lorenzo Tañada III said they are hoping the impeachment court would have the dollar deposits opened because if they fail to do so, it could set a precedent for future impeachment cases against officials.

Impeachable officials would just put their bank deposits in a dollar account so that the court will not be able to open it and they would not be held accountable, Tañada said.

“Crooks in government will just put the money in dollar accounts because our interpretation of the law prevents us from looking at those accounts even if the money was stolen from the people,” Angara said.

He said that while it is true there are bank secrecy laws, the Supreme Court has ruled in many cases that the law cannot be used to protect criminal acts.

Tañada said there should be a distinction between private individuals and impeachable officers. Not all foreign currency deposits of every person can be opened, “only here in the issue of impeachment should the [bank secrecy law] not apply because we are talking about accountability,” Tañada said.


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Tags: Chief Justice Renato Corona , Corona Impeachment , Corona SALN , Corona’s bank records


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1399704377 Percival Braulio

    no wonder people call you the thief justice

  • Boboyboi

    Sino ba kasi gumawa ng batas na hindi pwede buksan ang foreign currency deposits? E sino pa e di yung mga “magagaling” nating mambabatas…..magagaling magnakaw! HIndi na nila kailangan mag money laundering, magopen lang sila ng dollar account, lusot na ang mga ninakaw nila sa kaban ng bayan! Ayos! 

    • Handiong

      The bank secrecy law was actually amended by Marcos to help him and his cronies hide their dollar deposits. Their dollars came from the huge foreign borrowings that they made during the dictatorship. These foreign debts are still being paid by us until now.

      • CheapJ

        The bank secrecy law on dollar accounts should be amended, it should not be absolute. There should be exceptions, e.g. subpoenas issued by a special court like the Impeachment Court. The Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan should also have the authority to issue such subpoenas.  Otherwise, these crooks in government do not need to launder their ill-gotten wealth anymore or bring their dollars abroad, all they have to do is to open a dollar account in the country. Voila!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L2CUVK7UBTUTKTGD35WSJHDCUE ernie

      yung batas tungkol sa foreign currency deposit ay nagawa nuon matial law. alam na natin kung bakit …

  • BPL75

    I must say, I am for acquittal of our CJ Corona( hope & pray to cleanse our judicial institution). However I fully submit whatever conviction it may be. To be fair, i’m not after of how good the defense lawyers are, but for the truth to come out. This is not the battle of good lawyers. My belief will solely rely on the outcome of this trial and based on the substantial evidence presented will prove or disprove my belief. I believe that the impeachment court is class of its own and definitely not a judicial court in which senator judges can possibly be non-lawyers. Therefore, total legalities or technicalities is not substantial or apprehensive in this proceedings and conviction will entirely rely on the appreciation of every senator judges. Lastly, I’m beginning to believe that CJ Corona does not fit to hold his position. Medyo malinaw  na ang mga pangyayari at sa mga lumalabas na mga ebidensya.Let the whole truth prevail. Thanks to all your positive and fair comments. God bless to all.

    • JV Velarde

      sir, with due respect, it should be for the conviction not acquittal of corona….  acquittal is the state of being found or proven not guilty.

    • Paliwaweng

      i admire you miss/mr BPL75. Very few had been candid like you, who knows what is good and bad. Some are so blinded by their unthinkable reasoning that inspite of immense proof being presented, they refuse to accept the facts contrary to their convictions.

    • merciless_dude

      That is the tendency of us judging very quickly, that is why we tend to believe whatever the media wants to show to us. I am for the truth, but I am still waiting for the evidences to be presented by the defense. The evidences presented is just for the prosecution. A fair and unbiased observer waits for both sides before providing a judgment or opinion

  • a1phantom

    If one is going to hide money….one will hide his money in overseas account….in that case, the government cannot subphoena it no matter what.

    • CheapJ

      International banks have been cooperating with the government of other countries to recover ill-gotten funds especially if the bank accounts’ owners are proven to be owned by  PEPs (politically exposed persons) otherwise they are courting heavy fines.

    • filipinaskoh

      we have the Anti money Laundering Act, as long as the country where they open their accounts is member of  the AMLA, then that government can help our government regarding such account.

      Though quite difficult to recover such ill-gotten wealth.  but it is also difficult to transfer money to other countries member of the AMLA, you cannot just simply remit money. So the only remaining choice for small time corrupt government official is the “foreign currency account”. 

  • huandelacruz

    Kaya pala ayaw pabuksan ang mga bank account…

  • Handiong

    Hey, where’s everybody?

    Almost P20 million in just 2 accounts as of 31 December 2010, against the declared amount of “cash and investments” in the 2010 SALN of P3.5 million. We are not yet even talking about the dollar accounts. And there are 5 dollar accounts.

    Tomorrow, the BPI will testify. How much more will be revealed?

    I guess, the Defense is right. The Impeachment Court should now end this trial and convict Corona.

    • Sgt_sa_Yellow_Army

      NO. they will waste more of our time by going to the supreme court and questioning everything.

  • speedstream2

    Could this be the proverbial Pandora’s box?

  • tatabu

    no malacanang emissary is going to have a deal with Cuevas again to quit..that could have saved the retired chief justice cuevas from this mess corona dragged him into. opportunity comes but once, you missed the chance (i doubt if any).what a pity..good name is better than gold.

  • basilionisisa

    The more important comparison is the bank deposits vs income tax declared, see that they BALANCE: deposits and sources and their dates. Pag wala sa legitimate sources (ie undeclared), assume that they are ‘dirty’ money (what else?). They can actually be determined if cash (dirtier) or cheque (who the dirty giver is) deposits. And also, I am not a lawyer but the way I understand an Impeachment, it has the power to do ‘anything’, ie bypass ordinary laws in its search for truth.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXQY66KJKGCUQSAXKWG6VNZLL4 LO

    agree on that..  maraming naghihirap, samantalang sila ay nagpapayaman. Let’s have the  look at the real situation of our fellow kababayan….. let’s open our eyes to the truth.. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L2CUVK7UBTUTKTGD35WSJHDCUE ernie

    the dollar account ay puwedeng buksan with the permission of the account holder. kung ganoon , bigay mo na lang ang go signal mo corona ‘tutal sabi mo na wala kang itinatago’  !!!

    • surrey09

      Since Corona declared publicly that “wala siyang tinatago,” that could be construed as constructive approval for his FCDU accounts to be opened. Remember the SC decision on the constructive resignation of Erap?

  • justbethankfull

    What are the “CORONAS DEFENDEDERS” going to say now? Maybe they will say that PNOY put that money in Corona’s accounts just to embarass him. But it really doesnt matter to them how much unexplained wealth does Corona have, it doesnt matter if those are stolen, earned, or gift, or whatever. To Corona’s die hard fans, he is still the victim, the hero, the saint, and the most honorable chief justice. SHAME ON THEM.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENXX2VOPPL5ZUATMETAZZPEF3E Migosatel

      Well intindihin na rin natin sila lalo na yung nagtatrabaho sa judiciary ala silang magagawa boss nila yun ….kahit na sa ano mang kumpanya pag lalo’t nasa management ka kahit mali yung decision ng boss mo kailangan back up mo, or else…hehehee

  • Sgt_sa_Yellow_Army

    Baka may “water damage” kaya malaki kaibahan ng nasa SALN sa nasa deposit. He he he. Corona talaga oo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENXX2VOPPL5ZUATMETAZZPEF3E Migosatel

      Hahahahaha…maaari nabasa ng bangko yung pera kaya di niya idineklara….hahahahahaa

  • Sgt_sa_Yellow_Army

    mukhang may kukumpiskahin na naman si commissioner henares.

    20 million ay enought nang pambili ng kumot at temporary tents sa mga na-lindol sa negros.

  • Sgt_sa_Yellow_Army

    kung sa gitna ng kapalpakan ng prosekusyon e may lumalabas pa rin ganitong BUKING, aba e mukhang dapat ngang mag resign na si cj.

  • bilacheng

    M  arcos, Bong Bong = GMA
    A  rroyo, Joker = GMA
    R  evilla, Bong  = GMA
    S  antiago,  Miriam = GMA
    H  onasan, Gringo = GMA
    A  ngara, Edgardo = GMA
    L  apid, Lito = GMA

    HUWAG NATIN SILANG KALIMUTAN SA SUSUNOD NA ELECTION.
    MAKE SURE NA HINDI SILA IBOTO DAHIL SILA ANG MGA HADLANG SA PROGRESO NG BAYAN. NAGPAPAYAMAN AT MAKA SARILI. 

  • rtgrtg

    Baka kwestiyunin ng defense ang meaning ng cash and investment, ibig sabihin ng  cash eh ang pera na  nasa bulsa/pitaka ng tao, eh ang 20 million na iyon nasa bangko, wala sa pitaka…Kaya lusot…. walang imposible sa mga abogago, patibayan lang ng sikmura iyan!

  • rtgrtg

    Palagay ko ang sure na mag abswelto ke Corona eh si Marcos lang….

    • jiroarturo

      Isama mo na sila Lapid, Revilla, Escudero, Arroyo, Pimentel, Santiago, Legarda, Honasan at Enrile. 10 out of 24, kaya acquitted. 16 yata ang kailangan para ma convict.

    • filipinaskoh

      It is possible na hindi rin, kasi nagsisimula pa lang syang senador. Quite obvious na guilty si Corona, he would only be branded as ” kinikilingan ang kapwa magnanakaw”, Not also for  Villar, or else lilitaw na may katotohanan ang bintang sa kanya nun na “secret candidate sya ni arroyo”.

      Acquitted sure na kay Mirriam at Joker. Matanda na si joker hindi na mahalaga sa kanya ang integrity. kay Mirriam everybody naman alam na may factory sya ng “TOYO”.

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

      Iyan ang palagay mo.  Walo lang ang kailangan para maabswelto si Corona.  Ito ang mga sigurado:  Miriam, Joker, Honasan, Marcos at baka si Jinggoy, Lapid, Revilla, Villar at dalawang Cayetano.  Samantalang kailangan ng 16 para manalo ang prosecution.  So far, ang solido sa prosecution ay sina Drilon, Recto, Pangilinan, Trillanes.  Kahit na doblehin mo pa ang apat magiging walo lang.  Kailangan ng 16.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OCT6XS6KK5QIXPADSR55MUPV7M Jose

        Mukhang mali ang pag-analisa mo, dahil ngayon pa lang ay tiyak ko ng marami sa kanila ang pabor sa impeachment ni CJ, majority ang bumoto para mabuksan o ma subpena ang bank accounts ni corona, na mahigpit na tinututulan ng depensa at ni miriam at joker…..tapos na ang boksing…dumidiskarte na lang ang mga senador para maalala sila ng taong bayan sa darating na eleksyon….

  • dodong1

    kaya na naging midnight appointee yan si corona sa SC (SOBRANG CURAKOT) ni arroyo…

  • muddygoose

    You lied under oath when you declared your SALN, so obviously you are guilty. Just resign and spare your family the embarrassment. Plead guilty to the plunder charge that will be filed later against you and return the money you have stolen. The country will then forgive you and you can live a peaceful, albeit simple, life.

  • filipinaskoh

    It is already obvious Corona is guilty of “Betrayal of Public Trust” do they have to go and on and on … on this trial when what is needed is only one violation of the 8 articles and he is convicted. 

    Corona really have a thick face like his Boss, Imagine he would want to go through all this shame and incriminating exposure, instead going on a graceful exit, and yet he has the face to appeal it to Supreme court when he is head of the supreme court, just to fool and deceive the people of his dishonesty..

  • hitoshi2000

    to borrow a phrase from an inquirer editorial during estrada’s impeachment, Corona must be “THE LAST INNOCENT MAN”…. The bank officials, the register of deeds, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the PAL union official are all liars.. in order to acquit Corona you would have to believe he is the last innocent man and everyone else is lying.  Good Luck sa 29% of the public who support Corona (oops that was before the impeachment, lets see maybe its hovering around 13% right now).  The PUBLIC RELATIONS TEAM OF LUCIO TAN, PERRY PE, AND OTHER BUSINESSMEN ARE GOING TO GO OVERDRIVE TO TRY TO OVERCOME THIS…

  • rudyroks

    Where are the Corona apologists?

    • filipinaskoh

      nag-iisip pa ng maiibintang sa government, umaasa na sana  magkamali si Pnoy sa pagpunta sa Negros at pagbigay ng tulong, dun ibubuhos ang “sama ng loob” kasi sigurado bawas ang mga prepaid credits nila at baka di pa sila ma fullpayment kasi baka masequestered ang mga cash ni Corona, walang ibabayad.

      • aristeosj

        Hahahaha!!!hehehe…!!!

  • DurangoJoe

    I hope Ms. Kim Henares is adding another P16.2million of undeclared ” lawful income.” The bank accounts of Corona is where the mother load of all ‘betrayal of public trust’ will shock the nation.
    Please prepare for more after shocks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Hmm.. almost 20M in just 2 accounts and there are 8 more accounts in PSBank. How about the dollar accounts?. In addition to those, there are the BPI accounts.

    I guess WikiPedia is correct after all when it mentioned Corona as the Thief Justice!

  • jeff964

    ayaw pa rin bang mag resign? daming pera at properties, kapalmuks talga si corona

  • jiroarturo

    Magkano kaya talaga ang pera ni CJ Corona sa mga bangko sa Pinas? P200M? Meron pa kayang bank accounts sa ibang bansa? Kung ganoon kalaki ang pera ni CJ papaano pa kaya ang pera ni CGMA? P10B? Kaya naman pala hindi umaasenso ang bansa natin dahil napupunta lang sa mga corrupt na government officials.

  • jeff964

    cash pa lang yan ha, di pa kasama yung marami at expensive properties ni corona. Kapal mukha talaga, lagi pang nagpapamisa tapos yung mga banat nya nung mga speeches nya eh wala daw syang tinatago.

  • watot

    It’s just 2 accnts=20mil
    1bank= 8 accnts
    1bank= 80 mil
    10banks= 800 mil -pesos pa LNG yan , how abt sa dollar accnt?

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

    Kung tutoo at mapantunayan na kay Corona lahat ang pera, dapat siyang managot.  But are the other government officials and politicians clean?  Many of the senators-judges who would decide are not clean too.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENXX2VOPPL5ZUATMETAZZPEF3E Migosatel

      Kay Corona yung pera dahil dun pa lang sa pagdinig di na kinalaban ng defense, admittance na yun na kanya nga…at saka na natin pagusapan yung ibang officials at politicians di pa nman sila nakasalang e si Corona pa e.

  • http://twitter.com/Nico_Cando Mailman

    Prosecution once again doing what they do best – discuss the merits of the case outside of the impeachment court or their extension court – Press Conference.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WOVY4FCXSOKTQBYTDLW6NNYK64 florentino

    nasaan comment ko? na censored ba?

    • aristeosj

      Andyan sa taas.hindi mo ba nakita?hinanap mo pa wala namang kuwentang comment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WOVY4FCXSOKTQBYTDLW6NNYK64 florentino

    discrepancy pa lang sa saln ang pinaguusapan, magnanakaw na kaagad ang sa isip

    sobrang hipokrito lang ang mga allies ni pnoy tingnan ninyo kung ilan ang mga magnanakaw,murderers,at terrorist dyan

  • CheapJ

    This is another proverbial case of ‘just a tip of the iceberg’. With only two peso accounts that have been opened yet, here now is a glaring example that he owns a lot more than his legitimate source of income can justify. We’re not talking  yet about the other peso accounts he owns. Also, if the prosecution can convince the senator-judges to open his dollar accounts, it’s the end of the road for Corona.   

    The best thing that Corona can do is to expose other crooks as well, including the senators, congressmen, and officials of the government, past and present. Ang lagay eh ikaw lang magdurusa? Dapat walang iwanan, sa hirap at ginhawa.

    • aSwedishguy

       ” to open his dollar accounts, it’s the end of the road for Corona.”

      This is already a highway out of Supreme court,,next time he will enter any speak there are defending his own Criminal act´s  

  • http://twitter.com/mega_chat mega chat

    Eto lang ang masasabi ko:
     Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa ni Gat. Andres Bonifacio
    Aling pag-ibig pa ang hihigit kaya sa pagka-dalisay at pagka-dakila
    gaya ng pag-ibig sa tinubuang lupa? Alin pag-ibig pa? Wala na nga, wala.
    Ulit-ulitin mang basahin ng isip at isa-isahing talastasing pilit ang salita’t buhay na limbag at titik ng isang katauhan ito’y namamasid.

    Banal na pag-ibig pag ikaw ang nukal sa tapat na puso ng sino’t alinman,
    imbit taong gubat, maralita’t mangmang nagiging dakila at iginagalang.
    Pagpuring lubos ang nagiging hangad sa bayan ng taong may dangal na ingat,
    umawit, tumula, kumatha’t sumulat, kalakhan din nila’y isinisiwalat.

    Walang mahalagang hindi inihandog ng pusong mahal sa Bayang nagkupkop,
    dugo, yaman, dunong, tiisa’t pagod, buhay ma’y abuting magkalagot-lagot.
    Bakit? Ano itong sakdal nang laki na hinahandugan ng buong pag kasi
    na sa lalong mahal kapangyayari at ginugugulan ng buhay na iwi.

    Ay! Ito’y ang Inang Bayang tinubuan, siya’y ina’t tangi na kinamulatan
    ng kawili-wiling liwanag ng araw na nagbibigay init sa lunong katawan.
    Sa kanya’y utang ang unang pagtanggol ng simoy ng hanging nagbigay lunas,
    sa inis na puso na sisinghap-singhap, sa balong malalim ng siphayo’t hirap.

    Kalakip din nito’y pag-ibig sa Bayan ang lahat ng lalong sa gunita’y mahal
    mula sa masaya’t gasong kasanggulan. hanggang sa katawan ay mapasa-libingan.
    Ang na nga kapanahon ng aliw, ang inaasahang araw na darating
    ng pagka-timawa ng mga alipin, liban pa ba sa bayan tatanghalin?

    At ang balang kahoy at ang balang sanga na parang niya’t gubat na kaaya-aya
    sukat ang makita’t sasa-ala-ala ang ina’t ang giliw lampas sa saya.
    Tubig niyang malinaw sa anak’y bulog bukal sa batisang nagkalat sa bundok
    malambot na huni ng matuling agos na nakaa-aliw sa pusong may lungkot.

    Sa kaba ng abang mawalay sa Bayan! gunita ma’y laging sakbibi ng lumbay
    walang ala-ala’t inaasam-asam kundi ang makita’ng lupang tinubuan.

    Pati na’ng magdusa’t sampung kamatayan waring masarap kung dahil sa Bayan
    at lalong maghirap, O! himalang bagay, lalong pag-irog pa ang sa kanya’y alay.

    Kung ang bayang ito’y nasa panganib at siya ay dapat na ipagtangkilik
    ang anak, asawa, magulang, kapatid isang tawag niya’y tatalikdang pilit.
    Datapwa kung bayan ng ka-Tagalogan ay nilalapastangan at niyuyurakan
    katwiran, puri niya’t kamahalan ng sama ng lilong ibang bayan.

    Di gaano kaya ang paghinagpis ng pusong Tagalog sa puring nalait
    at aling kaluoban na lalong tahimik ang di pupukawin sa paghihimagsik?
    Saan magbubuhat ang paghihinay sa paghihiganti’t gumugol ng buhay
    kung wala ring ibang kasasadlakan kundi ang lugami sa ka-alipinan?

    Kung ang pagka-baon niya’t pagka-busabos sa lusak ng daya’t tunay na pag-ayop supil ng pang-hampas tanikalang gapos at luha na lamang ang pinaa-agos

    Sa kanyang anyo’y sino ang tutunghay na di-aakayin sa gawang magdamdam
    pusong naglilipak sa pagka-sukaban na hindi gumagalang dugo at buhay.
    Mangyari kayang ito’y masulyap ng mga Tagalog at hindi lumingap
    sa naghihingalong Inang nasa yapak ng kasuklam-suklam na Castilang hamak.

    Nasaan ang dangal ng mga Tagalog, nasaan ang dugong dapat na ibuhos?
    bayan ay inaapi, bakit di kumikilos?  at natitilihang ito’y mapanuod.
    Hayo na nga kayo, kayong ngang buhay sa pag-asang lubos na kaginhawahan
    at walang tinamo kundi kapaitan, kaya nga’t ibigin ang naaabang bayan.

    Kayong antayan na sa kapapasakit ng dakilang hangad sa batis ng dibdib
    muling pabalungit tunay na pag-ibig kusang ibulalas sa bayang piniit.
    Kayong nalagasan ng bunga’t bulaklak kahoy niyaring buhay na nilant sukat
    ng bala-balakit makapal na hirap muling manariwa’t sa baya’y lumiyag.

    Kayong mga pusong kusang (pugal) ng dagat at bagsik ng ganid na asal,
    ngayon magbangon’t baya’y itanghal agawin sa kuko ng mga sukaban.

    Kayong mga dukhang walang tanging (lasap) kundi ang mabuhay sa dalita’t hirap, ampunin ang bayan kung nasa ay lunas sapagkat ang ginhawa niya ay sa lahat. Ipaghandog-handog ang buong pag-ibig hanggang sa mga dugo’y ubusang itigis kung sa pagtatanggol, buhay ay mapatid, Ito’y kapalaran at tunay na langit!

  • satamalang

    Ano kaya ang brilliant excuse dito ni Jimeno at Salvador.

    NABAGYO ulit.

    …at ang salapi na nasa account ng Punong Mahistrado ay hindi sa kanya kundi donasyon ng mga empleyado ng Korte Suprema at mga kaanak nito para sa mga nabiktima ng bagyo.

  • pcosmachine

    THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD THAT CAN REALLY DESCRIBE CORONA;

    THIEF (MAGNANAKAW SA TAUMBAYAN)

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

    mga ugok at bugok na lang ang hinde nakakaintinde,,,dapat pa bang manungkulan si corona bilang punong mahistrado ng korte suprema???hwag nang pag usapan ang ibang bagay,,,PAYAG BA SIYANG PABUKSAN ANG DOLLAR ACCOUNT NIYA SA PSBANK PARA PATUNAYAN NA SIYA AY WALANG ITINATAGO AT SIYA AY TAPAT AT KARAPATDAPAT NA MANUNGKULAN BILANG MIDNIGHT CHIEF JUSTICE NG SUPREME COURT ??KUNG WALA KANG ITINATAGO..IKAW MISMO ANG MAG-UTOS SA BANKO NA BUKSAN ANG DOLLAR ACCOUNT MO,,,HINDE YUNG TATAKBO KA SA KORTE SUPREMA AT IPAPATIGIL MO ANG PAGLILITIS LABAN SA IYO,,,WALA NA YATA SA KATINUAN ITONG HIUNAYUPAK NA IYO,,,,

    • RomyLitz

      withdrawals history might give us an idea hiw much he paid as advance fee to his top gun lawyers. Or some of these deposits were made by PAL owners or board of directors when he flip flopped three times on FASAP case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jom-Lansang/100000598891244 Jom Lansang

    The problem of Corona is not that he has a lot of money in the bank. Actually, for his status, I don’t even find these amounts huge. His problem is that he did not state them in his SALN. As simple as that.. Oh by the way, his real real sin is that .. he accepted the midnight appointment. Napatawad na sana siya ni Pnoy doon, pero binigyan nya ng TRO si GMA para maka takas. Unacceptable na yon. He pressed his luck too much. Now he is reaping it. He could have resigned so that his honor remained intact. He knew he had those bank accounts and yet he decided to fight it out. Yan ang kasalanan nya. Masyado siyang confident na untouchable siya, na magaling ang abogado nya.  To summarize.. what did him in is hubris!

    • RomyLitz

      Agree 101%. Now the prosecution have reason to buffet on his proven hidden wealth from Little Lady who looted our coffers without mercy to millions of children with penniless parents.

    • agxo3

      What appears to be evident now is that Corona lied about his wealth. That alone makes him a tax evader. Why would it be okay for the Chief Justice to be a tax evader? Is that not betrayal of the public trust?

      What also APPEARS to be evident is that his wealth may be from less than ethical sources, and that ALSO would make him unfit for such a high public office, in which absolute trust must be placed.

      Perception is reality, and if the Chief Justice is perceived to be for sale, then it matters not if he really is or not. If it can be proven that he has lied, then his credibility and impartiality are suspect, and for a Chief Justice, that is unacceptable.

      That, in the end, is what requires his removal from office. BTW, the
      lower house has already impeached him. What is going on in the Senate is
      a procedure to determine if he really should be removed from office.

      The tax evasion and the accepting of income from questionable sources – that is something that should be, in the end, tried in a CRIMINAL court since those are CRIMINAL offenses, and if he can be proven guilty (and this is where rules of evidence and “reasonable doubt” should prevail) then he should be punished – jail or fines or both.

  • crab2008

    crucify corona!!!!

    • hustlergalore

      ayaw ko nga. maging idol pa si corona. LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZKGOTWL3ZISAMNCLZ53UUGNMY NORBERT

    Grabe mga pinoy d2 akala ninyo ang lilinis ninyu manghuhusga talaga kayu na wala pa’

  • Rizal Bonifacio

    Hayop talaga ang Corona na yan!$*# Gusto pa nyang gamitin ulit ang Supreme Court para mailigtas ang balat nya…ang kapal talaga$#@!! Dapat magpakamatay na sya at isama na nya ang pamilya nya…Bwisit##@!!

  • Camille77

    Very simple lang ang explanation diyan kung saan naggaling ang mga undeclared MILLIONS sa PESO accounts (mas marami pa sa DOLLAR accounts) ni THIEF JUSTICE RENATO CORONA.  Mga ibinayad ng ama ni HUBERT WEBB at ni LUCIO TAN (among others) para isulong niya ang pagka-absuelto or pagka-walang bisa (REVERSAL) ng dating JUDGEMENT nila.  Biro mo NAKALAYA na sa habang buhay na pagkabilanggo si HUBERT at NAKATIPID naman ng P2BILLION+ pesos si Lucio Tan na dapat ibayad niya sa mga PAL employees!

    • lito santiago1

      Totoo yan at pinapaikot ng mga crooks na to ang ating bansa. Mga pinag-aral sa UP sa murang halaga para nakawan ang bansa natin. What a shame ! Estelito Mendoza, pakonti ng pakonti ang buhay mo pati na ikaw Cuevas, magsisi na kayo sa mga kasalanan nyo. Corona saan ka ba nag-aral at mukhang iisa lang ang school ninyo ni GMA, Cuevas, Joker Arroyo, Mike Arroyo at isama mo na rin si Fortun na nagtatanggol ngayon sa mga ampatuan. Mga Bhuhay pa kahyo! Dahil sa technicalities nakawala ang mga chinese na nagtayo ng shabu laboratory. Ano na ba ang nangyayari sa supreme court natin punong puno ng anomalya. Dapat magkaroon ng edsa people power again to remove this crooks from supreme court of GMA.

  • RomyLitz

    To the Senators,

    The bank accounts can tell a thousand stories such as; tracing the million lump sum deposits and million peso lump sum.withdrawals, who made the deposits, Corona or the Little Lady or from big companies like PAL or Shell? With his monthly salary of 46,000 PHP a month he has a mountain of stories to tell or he has to fight tooth and nail to block the opening the dollar accounts to the hearing. These huge amounts will connect the dots why he flip flopps and decided ex parte to the TROs and very adversarial to Pnoy’s plan for a Truth Commission. Now, he still insists He Has Nothing To Hide? I wonder how Atty. Roy, Esguerra, Salvador and Cuevas can justify the two accounts with twenty million PHP obviously undeclared.

  • RomyLitz

    To Prosecution Team,

    Now, you have an idea to get witnesses with similar agressiveness and unintimidated demeanor with top gun lawyers like Kim Henares. If the SC Justices like Carpio and Sereno will oblige, the case is in the bag for sure. CONGRATS for today. Today’s round belongs to you ! ! !

  • Thank-u

    Perhaps it might help if one stops speaking of the impeachment trial as a trial to impeach the Chief Justice. The House has already impeached the Chief Justice when more than 85 congressmen signed the Articles of Impeachment.

    Since the Chief Justice is considered impeached, the subject of impeachable offenses is a moot point. The 188 signatories of the articles of impeachment consider the offenses listed therein as impeachable offenses.

    The only issue the Senator-Judges should resolve is whether the impeached should remain in office. This is the only issue. They are not called to impeach — only the House can do that. They are not called to verify the articles of impeachment. The House is assumed to have done that. They are called to decide on only one issue and only one issue alone: Should the impeached remain in office?

    This issue will be decided on political grounds by design. And this is only fair and just to the Filipino People.

    One can see the framers of the Constitution took pains to control the damage to the impeached by limiting his loss only to the loss of a job and disqualification from  serving in public office again.

    The framers of the Constitution also took pains to pre-empt ‘mob rule’ by requiring a two-thirds majority vote from the Senate to convict. The impeached needs less than ten votes to keep his job.

    While the work of the Prosecutors is deeply appreciated by a grateful nation, the burden of proof belongs to the impeached. It should be his to prove that he is worthy of the people’s trust. It should not be the people’s burden to prove a public servant is NOT worthy. For how in all that is intelligible and doable under the sun can anyone prove a negative?

    The assumption that “a man is innocent until proven guilty” is necessary in a criminal court. However, in an impeachment case (where what is at stake is the people’s sacred trust and not an individual’s right to life, liberty or property) adhesion to this tenet is a perversion of justice. The impeached has no human rights here to protect. But the Filipino nation has the very Foundation of its Laws and Democratic Institutions to protect.
     
    Just because the victims of the impeached’s “betrayal of public trust” are a faceless mob, does not make this a victimless crime. An impeached occupying an exalted office should resign even if his “betrayal of public trust” is merely alleged but not proven. But the framers of the Constitution (in their infinite wisdom) also chose to grant the impeached a trial before the Senate as his right to due process (which I believe is more than a public servant suspected of betraying a sacred trust deserves.)

    In short, the impeachment process as defined by the Philippine Constitution can only be viewed as a gift to the Chief Justice and other high ranking public servants. Public servants of lesser rank, where suspicion alone is grounds for dismissal, are not so lucky.

    I hope this helps the Senator-judges properly weigh the cost to the impeached should they convict him against the greater cost to their constituents should they acquit him. They should ask themselves before they cast their votes what between the two choices will require courage on their part and make the courageous choice.

    • Bikyo

      If convicted, he is not only dismissed from office and disqualified from holding any public office, but he can be liable and subject to prosecution, trial, and punishment, according to law.  In his case, he could go to jail for his SALN discrepancies, tax evasion, and whatever worms may come out of his canned bank accounts.

    • muddygoose

      You should be writing on the opinion section of this publication. =)

    • aristeosj

      You should be one of the senator-judges and replace some of them.your point has been the argument being driven at by the prosecutors but was objected to by the defense(who else).the argument of the defense was also picked up by some of our countrymen and worse by some of the senator-judges.for me,only one instance showing that he betrayed the public trust would be enough to convict him.this is an impeachment court,not a criminal court.

    • Guest

      thanks to the writer this is what l had  been waiting for  the explanation of impeachment proceeding.   please publish it so that the whole world will know that not all filipino are as stupid as (CJ CORRONA).

  • aSwedishguy

    Tomorrow this is over,,corona do not even have to defend him self

  • Rizal Bonifacio

    To The Honorable Senators:

       As Cong Farinas had stated, this is a “Golden Opportunity” for our country to start a new life.
    This is where we should start our “Matuwid na Daan”. Please let Corona go, we had enough of him. You are our only hope….

  • lito santiago1

    Carpio and Cuevas  is one of the reason why our country is so poor. Too much greediness on the part of the pulitikos esp Thief Justice Corona. Now explain this descrepancy on your SALN and  bank deposit. If I were you Corona, please give up for defending GMA, the devil girl !!!!! Resign now or else your family including your grandson / daughter will be humiliated as the years pass by. A family of crooks, stay together and live forever.

  • EdgarEdgar

    Here we are again at another impasse.  In an informal survey conducted by PDI, the public does not believe much that there will be a conviction.  The defense is capitalizing on public cynicism to put in place more obstacles if not discontinue the trial altogether.  I still believe that the case for Corona’s ousting will ultimately be decided by public sentiment.  The prosecution and the administration still have one ace up their sleeves.  To bolster public pressure against Corona, PNOY can as an act of goodwill gesture relinquish most of his personal wealth in favor of the Luisita farmers.  This will be an unmatchable supreme act of self-sacrifice paving the way for the righteous path.  By doing so, PNOY will no longer be accused of inheriting stolen wealth from the farmers as his birthright.  He and the prosecution will have elevated themselves to an unassailable moral high ground.  Honesty, much like charity, begins at home.  Is PNOY ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of proving Corona wrong?

    • UN_Observer

      No worry.  The survey is not scientific.

  • SadPinoy

    Foreigners are not comfortable depositing their dollars or euros in Philippine banks because we still rank 129th among 185 countries in CPI (corruption perception index) which is only 2.6 (out of ten, being the best).  Our bank secrecy laws favored our rich and famous, plunderers and corrupt politicians, drug and gambling lords, etc. who are able to hide and launder their dollar accounts that are virtually untouchable (unless one is impeached!)  It is not surprising therefore that our politicians don’t bother amending this flagrant law that was enacted during Marcos’ time.

    Our holier-than-thou chief justice thought he was protected by the bank secrecy laws and underestimated the long and strong arm of the impeachment court.  He would have been spared all these embarrassment and humiliation had he resigned like ex-ombudsman Guttierez.  

    • aSwedishguy

      Without this looting scumbags Philippines would have been the Asian paradise for a long time ago,,it have all the ingredient´s,,The humble People, the scenery, it is a shame this kind of criminal´s can destroy a whole country

  • aSwedishguy

    “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for the Filipinos

    “Maybe it get`s more fun in The Philippines finally ,,hehe

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

    gusto na daw mag-inhibit ni  corona sa mga kaso na involve si gma noon…pero inudyukan daw sya ni taberna ng abs cbn na hwag siyang mag-iinhibit at si taberna ang bahalang magtanggol sa kanya  dahil siya ay suportado ng iglesiya ni cristo,,,ididivert daw ni taberna lahat ng issue laban kay corona papunta kay carpio at palalabasin na ang lahat ay pakana mg malakanyang,,,ang tanong,,,magkano kaya ang kinita ni taberna,,,nabigyan kaya ang partner nyang si baja?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MDOEHEMLNVSTET7ZCS2MKQ7WRI Flavio

       si taberna na saksakan ng yabang kung magsalita. tingnan natin sa kalaunan ay mabubunyag din ang tinatagong baho nyang mamang iyan…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/A7MT3BJ5T6HLK7Z2N73OLCUM3M JC

        DAPAT ISAMA SI TABERNA SA KULUNGAN MUKHANG KUMITA RIN YAN!!! HATAWIN NG DOS POR DOS.  DATI SI VILLAR ANG PINAGTATANGGOL NYAN EH.  

  • goldilock

    How do you tax these 2 accounts? Banks should be held responsible for not disclosing the truth against the Philippines who is conducting investigation for the missing World Bank loan money. Banks and robbers conniving each other to hide the money. There should be penalties for the banks. Like seizure by the government untill all depositor gets their money then not renewing its license to operate.

  • pcosmachine

    THIEF JUSTICE CORONA’S 20 MILLION IN BANK DEPOSITS IN PS BANK IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

    HIS FAILURE TO DISCLOSE THIS IN HIS 2010 SALN WILL PUT HIM IN BIG TROUBLE AND IS EVIDENCE ENOUGH TO IMPEACH HIM.

    THIEF JUSTICE CORONA’S ESTIMATED LOOT STOLEN FROM THE FILIPINO PEOPLE, THROUGH HIS MASTER THIEF (GLORIA MAKAPAL ARROYO), IS IN THE BILLIONS.

    AFTER HE IS IMPEACHED, THE BIR AND THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN WILL BE VERY BUSY GOING AFTER THE IMPEACHED THIEF JUSTICE FOR EVADING TO PAY TAXES AND AMASSING UNEXPLAINED ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH (PLUNDER).

    IT LOOKS LIKE THIEF JUSTICE CORONA WILL BE JOINING THE LITTLE GIRL AND BURJER ABALOS IN JAIL.

  • maria_t11

    Sana maawa na si Corona sa pamilya niya!
    patigil na niya ang Caso niya sa Impeachment court, specially now nakakahiya at bukong-buko
    Na siya ng mga taong bayan dilang tayo pati na sa abroad my God what a disgrace,shame, for his Family and friends, and to think panay panay pa ang mga Padasal nila, at pagmamalinis walang itinatago, eh ayan na dear CJ-C sumuko ka na bago pa lumabas ang pinakamalaki mong nakaw, at ng
    Iyong asawa. for the sake of saving the Pinoy money, and time so maumpisahan na ang Kaso ni little girl, andak! please get out of that very prestige,dignified,and should be very highest amongts highest
    Possition ng bansa, na dapat taga pagtanggol ng mga naaapi, at ng ating batas, eh ikaw pa ang sumisira, at lumalabag. At si C, na nagtatanggol kay Corona shame on you being INC like the rest of my family, how could you do that job? Pagtanggol mo ang masama kaugalian Pagkaganid!
    mapatawad ka sana ng Panginoon.Hope Mr Manolo will do something about you!

    • WAJ

      Papaano siya maaawa sa kanyang pamilya e alam naman nila ang ginagawa ni Corona ay para sa kanlia. Sa kanila hindi importante kung saan galing ang pera basta sa mata ng tao mayaman sila ke nakaw o ano pa man wala silang pakialam.

      How could a person who’s salary is much lesser than the President makes tons of money and several multi-million peso private residence and condominiums. 

  • BPL75

    Our group of court employees would like to withdraw support to CJ Corona in a strong favor of truth revealed on the impeachment trial. We are greatly saddened and disappointed to know that you have lied and betrayed the public trust and the biggest taint to the judicial institution. We are urging you to stop your desperate moves to pave way for total judicial reform. Shelter no more & face the bitterness of your deeds.

    • pcosmachine

      I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU, GUYS, SA PANG-UUTO AT PANG-GAGAMIT SA INYO NI THIEF JUSTICE CORONA. SINANGKALAN PA KUNO ANG INDEPENDENCE NG JUDICIARY WHEN HE IS THE ONLY ONE BEING ACCUSED FOR BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST.

      • BPL75

        We are not blind nor idiots. We all seek for the whole truth. Our stand was initially sympathetic but truth shall prevail. Burn the red/black clothes. Cleansing the judicial institution is all we need. Truth shall not be limited or restrained only to CJ but to all.

      • ego_sum_qui_sum

        We’re proud of you.  Truth has set you all free.

      • aristeosj

        I pray your group will have the necessary strength to keep up with your resolve.truly,this cleansing process is for the good of the country.we should all up the ante on the kind of character we require for our public officials.otherwise,we will forever be languishing at the tailend of when it comes to integrity of government officials.

    • Bikyo

      Have you discarded your black clothes, too?

    • WAJ

      The evil is hiding behind the house of the law. He thinks he is untouchable because he said it that he is the Supreme Court and you guys perpetually believed him. I am convinced that Corona is not the right person for the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I know…

  • Handiong

    The defense team in a statement said that they knew about the bank accounts and they could explain the difference in due time when their turn to present evidence comes.

    If they are so sure of their explanation, how come they are moving heaven and earth to block the presentation of the foreign currency deposit accounts? Surely, they can explain all these when the proper time comes?

    • aristeosj

      I do not know what kind of defense those defense lawyers will utulize.man to man or man-zone or illegal defense alignment?whatever,the evidences speak greatly for itself.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MDOEHEMLNVSTET7ZCS2MKQ7WRI Flavio

    sa mga supporters ni corona sa supreme court building : ibaba nyo na iyong mga streamers diyan. sa taong bayan iyan gusaling iyan. baka akalain pa ng mga banyagang mamamahayag at foreign nationals that the philippines supports corruption. nakakahiya !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VOTZBW5SKLLVY2BV3SSR53VKKM Alisa

    To all that comment, whether pro or con, why hide your real self? Bato ka ng bato tapos magtatago ka. Let’s be transparent ourselves.

    • muddygoose

      Cause we don’t have your looks. =P

  • Herculian

    Ang gulo na ng bansang sinilangan|!  Umalis na kayong lahat dyan! Ang di puedeng umalis ay mga politiko lang.  Tingnan natin kung me makurakot pa ba sila!

    • aristeosj

      Maraming gustong umalis sa bayang Pinas.alam lahat natin yan.pero habang may mga kawatan dyan katulad nila gloria eh kailangang habulin.marami ng galit kay Noynoy dahil hinahabol nya mga kawatan.sya lang ang presidenteng nagkaroon ng tapang na talagang habulin ang mga kawatan ng bayan.takot siyang ma-impeach?umpisahan mo na kayang mag file?!!

  • Herculian

    Daldal lang ang kaya ni Noynoy sa BOC, BIR, DPWH, Congressmen, Senador at iba pa dyan na MGA KAWATAN din sa kaban ng bayan!  Eh, TAKOT SIYANG MA IMPEACH DIN!  Hahahahahahah!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

      Hahahahahahah!

  • jclarendo

    All the evidences is already against the favor of Corona. Mr. Serafin Cuevas my former professor, please stop defending corona because it destroy your credibility, honor and respect especially from your former students.

    • muddygoose

      Si Cuevas ba English teacher mo? Peace!

      • jclarendo

        Muddygoose, teacher and professor are two different things. Teacher maybe in elementary/high school while professor is in college/university. He was my professor in Remedial Law. Ask your lawyer about it. It seems to me that you are only an elementary graduate asking me a stupid question. You understand what I’m saying? Or you don’t know at all because your dumb.

        ________________________________

      • muddygoose

        Lawyer ka nga! You know how to split hairs. BTW, not all people who teach in universities are professors. But you already know that since you’re so smart. Forgive me for being an “elementary graduate”. =)

      • jclarendo

        Muddygoose, how far did you go to school? Do you know the difference between a teacher and a professor? Teacher teaches in elementary/high school whereas professor teaches in college or university. Mr Cuevas was once my professor in Remedial law ask a lawyer what is remedial law coz I know you don’t know it because you are dumb maybe you are only an elementary graduate that I presume.

        ________________________________

      • muddygoose

        Di ako makikipag-away sa iyo, abogado ka eh. Ako “elementary graduate” lang (“that you presume”). =)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VOTZBW5SKLLVY2BV3SSR53VKKM Alisa

    Declare yourself and make your comments legitimate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CTVYVTFG5A7L54C4Q6WYG3PU6U Alex

    Senator Joker just announced that  all the thieves in the government are now safe.  All they need to do is to put their illegal wealth in dollar accounts. What he neglected to understand from their action was, that was the very reason they failed to retrieve Erap’s illegal wealth.  CJ Corona said he is clean, so why not prove it by showing his bank statements? This way he regains his dignity as Chief Justice. At this point, the more thye block the records, the more it proves CJ’s guilt.

  • kevv33

    This impeachment trial of CJ Corona should end by default just basing it on the bank account discrepancy and his declared SALN. The senator-judges should shortly end the trial and declare CJ Corona guilty as charged. Tapos na ang boksing. I-focus na lang muli ang attention sa good governanace ni Pnoy kuno.

    • LeBox

      Finally an opinion with common sense unlike others who “talks a lot but says so little”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VOTZBW5SKLLVY2BV3SSR53VKKM Alisa

    Otherwise, freedom of expression is an exercise of futility. Pakinggan natin lahat ng nasa damdamin natin sa totoong buhay. This is tantamount to tsismis lang kasi walang totoong tao sa mga komento natin.

  • pinoyrocker

    Like in the cases of Corona’s SALNs and land and condo titles, the defense lawyers fought tooth and nail to block the disclosure of the bank accounts of the chief justice. For a very good reason – it exposed Corona’s huge deposits which were not disclosed in his SALNs. Let the trial stop now and render a judgment on Corona. The damning evidence so far is more than enough to convict Corona. On the matter of the foreign bank deposits, I agree with Rep. Tanada that if they are exempted from disclosure even on valid grounds (as in impeachment cases), the government crooks will simply hide their ill-gotten wealth in dollar accounts to avoid detection.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VOTZBW5SKLLVY2BV3SSR53VKKM Alisa

      So guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Yan ba gusto mo bay? May ibedensiya ako binigay kaya guilty na agad? Dapat ba paniwalaan kaagad ang ebidensiya ng kahit na sino?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQW423P3XHY7EAHVTUHEH7U5AI Juan

    dapat i-sequester yan..balik sa kaban ng bayan…obvious nakaw yan o galing sa mga kurako ni arroyo at sa mga lagay…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VOTZBW5SKLLVY2BV3SSR53VKKM Alisa

      Napatunayan na ba na nakaw o kuro kuro lang at tsismis?

  • quirinomayer

    It appears the much-derided “fishing expedition” of the Prosecution has landed the big fish in the end: Corona.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VOTZBW5SKLLVY2BV3SSR53VKKM Alisa

      So pag sinabi ko nanay mo magnanakaw dahil my tseke ako na hindi niya tinubos at walang pondo, guilty na agad?

  • Rae_E

    Figures don’t lie. Paper trails have been consistent – serious irregularities on CJ Corona’s SALNs, ITRs & NOW his huge bank accounts (w/c still exclude his dollar accounts) w/c were inconsistent w/ his SALNs. How could CJ earned all these money & assets as a public servant? I hope fellow Pinoys will focus on the issue of whether Mr. Corona is fit to be CJ, on these mounting evidences  & not be sidetracked by peripheral issues (eg. prosecution’s incompetence vs. defense’ expertise, Pnoy, HLI,etc.).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VOTZBW5SKLLVY2BV3SSR53VKKM Alisa

      I understand. So if that’s the case, I can show a figure and if it’s otherwise as stated, guilty agad?

    • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

      i agree.  there is no integrity on the man how can we have hold the highest office of justice in the land.

  • RomeoAC

    When government officials swear to the truthfulness of their SALN, as required by the Constitution, I believe that they have effectively waived their rights to the Bank Secrecy Law.

  • MonMayuga

    “The law cannot be used to protect criminal acts.” 

    Very well said Congressman Tanada.

    Impeachable officials and other crooks can just convert their plundered pesos into dollars and open dollar accounts and presto, they are safe from scrutiny.

  • AllaMo

    “The law cannot be used to protect criminal acts”. Yeah, right…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IGQYIPU6AFTVRJ742XT2X44M4 Jef

    The defense used all avenues of technicalities not to open the bank account of CJ Corona but they were not succeed alam nyo ba ang rason kung bakit ayaw pabuksan kc diyan sa bank account na yan pangako ni CJ kukuha ng pera pangbayad nya sa mga abogado nya paano na ngayon masequester na ng government…double jeopardy sa defensa. what can u say now pro corona wala pa yong dollar at euro diyan. 

    • doodzie

       hahaha ,, eh yan ang trabaho ng depensa  ang harangan ang lahat ng gagawin ng prosecution .. kung d nila gagawin un eh di inde sila tatawagin na depensa, common sense lang boy.. 

  • aSwedishguy

    Why not Corona give permission to the bank to show his USD account to make it easier for the bank?

    That should not be any problem if he do not have anything to hide,,,save time a tax money for you fellow Filipinos Corona!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IGQYIPU6AFTVRJ742XT2X44M4 Jef

    Impeachment trial. If CJ Corona found liable for illegal act he was impeached meaning only dismissed from office and disqualified from holding any public office, therefore not yet convicted to be followed if they file a criminal complaint for ill gotten wealth and tax evasion. then he was convicted for ill gotten wealth and tax evasion and sentenced to jail for life imprisonment. 

  • curatolo

    Kung nag resign na lang sana si Corona agad, hindi na lalabas yang mga ibang BAHO nya. Pati ang bayan natin ay ma spare sa mga kahihiyan at hirap dahil sa impeachment na yan. Nakatipid pa ang taxpayers dahil hindi gagastos ang Senado para sa hearings na yan at magagawa pa nila ang kanilang trabaho ng walang abala.

  • andrew lim

    TO ALL FREE LANCE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS OUT THERE:

    Pls investigate if there is a trail linking Corona’s accounts to that of Gloria Arroyo/Mike/Iggy. It is highly probable that the Arroyo’s stolen billions are being used to bankroll his defense.

    The dismissal of the Arroyo’s  cases and their eventual release is dependent on Corona’s acquittal in the impeachment trial.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/A7MT3BJ5T6HLK7Z2N73OLCUM3M JC

      WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE AT HAND ANO KAYA ANG MASASABI NI TABERNA NGAYON?  INC si Taberna at affiliated din sa INC si Cuevas ano sa tingin nyo?

      • manolosar

        That explains everything. Kaya pala nagbulagbulagan si Taberna!

      • SG0609

        INC ako pero I am in favor of Corona’s Impeachment…personal opinion siguro ni taberna un…and also gatdula my gudnessgrace, he really shld be fired and face criminal charges. Cuevas? he doesnt represent the INC, hes just doing his job… the coronapuppets were looking good until the bank accounts were opened yesterday…now they are seeking the help of the SC…peace to all the people who want to know the truth.

  • RJ

     suggest, after the presentation of the BPI Manager, the prosecution should rest its case on Article 2 & 3 so the defense can start its presentation. After which the Senator Judges can render their decisions on the 2 articles. If convicted, then the impeachment is done. If acquitted, then the prosecution can go straight to the next article. This is better than presenting all the 8 Articles before rendering decisions. This will prolong further the impeachment.
         Anyway, with the evidence at hand for Article 2 and 3, I believe the evidences presented in Article 2 & 3 is sufficiently enough for the judges to render a verdict.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RY3IHL767XHOFXGJVYRLX2XC6Y Eric

    Supreme Court will come to the rescue of their very own Thief Justice.

  • kruger

    Tañada’s argument deserves a second look.

    Indeed, once the Senate prohibits the opening of these FCDUs, a new haven for crooks and criminals will conveniently present itself!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RY3IHL767XHOFXGJVYRLX2XC6Y Eric

    Nagtataka lang din ako sa PROSECUTOR bakit di nila sinundan yung palusot ni THIEF JUSTICE na inutang lang daw niya ung pinabayad sa THE BELLAGIO and other properties. Ang tanong, saan naman NIYA kimuha ung pinambayad dun sa inutang NIYA?

  • bernardyul

    Why can’t the Senate decide on impeachment case now against CJ Corona when the truth is as clear as the sky that CJ Corona lied on his SALN about his bank deposits? This will spare the people’s money! kawawa naman kaming mahihirap na nagpapakahirap magbayad ng buwis only to be wasted on such a grand SHOW!

  • bernardyul

    There might be truth to the long time hush-hush that Justices and Judges can be bought. Otherwise, where do they source their unexplained wealth?

  • http://twitter.com/ernestonoel1 hopelovefaith

    Corona has no mercy.  Hanggang ngayon ay pinaparusahan pa rin tayong mga Filipino by giving us a hard time and costing the country so much money to access information to find the truth.

    Ito ba ang Chief Justice na gusto niyo na maglingkod sa inyo?  He is a curse to the Filipino nation.

  • agila888

    kailangan mabitay yan si Corona sa pagnanakaw ng pera ng bayan!!!  sigurado nang ma-impeach yan.  sana pagkatapos ng impeachment ay makasuhan sa Sandiganbayan para magsama sila ni Gloria Arroyo sa muntinlupa bilibid prisons!!!  MGA BUWITRENG BUWAYA KAYO!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIRIW4OWEIHTILXO4IPYMKLOHE eric

    WAT    A   BORN  THIEF   AND     A   CROOK   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIRIW4OWEIHTILXO4IPYMKLOHE eric

    NO   SHAME    WHORE   SERVING    AS  CHIEF  JUSTICE……………..   KAHIYA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIRIW4OWEIHTILXO4IPYMKLOHE eric

    THIS    BORN  THIEF   SHOULD  BE   IN  JAIL   LIKE  GMA……………….       WHERE   DID  HE  GET   700000    DOLLARS……………………..   CORRUPT    NA   JUGE,    PUTANG  INA    MO    STOP  PRAYING  TO  UR   GOD

    • marivon

      Ask Estelito Mendoza. He might know where the money came from

      • tarikan

        yung sulat ni titong mendoza kay cj dapat alamin kung anong laman. baka itinanong ni titong dun ang $$$ account # nya. kasi alam ni mendoza na merung secrecy law sa $$$ deposit.

  • carlorocci

    Ang tanong ngayon ehhh…tinatanggap ba ng impismint kort ang mga ibidinsya na yan?….Ang pagkaka-alam ko ehhh…pinayagan ipresenta iyan pero hindi pa tatangapin bilang ibidinsya…Please enlighten me, anyone?

    • tarikan

      Ok carlo i’ll enlighten U. dapat talaga hwag tanggapin ng impitsmint kurt yang mga iligal na ebidensya kaso mo eh alam na ng madlang pipol, papano ngayon? Nd na pwedeng bawiin, sasabihin ng depins kownsel (atty. cuibas) na hwag kayong maniwala. pag-iligal ang ebidensya (kahit isang katutak) isa lang ang ibig sabihin nyan…nd totoo na kurakot nga itong si cj corona.

  • reneboy726

    PEOPLE POWER BE READY !!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7JVAQ334PQGFCHBH5BRLDPI2SQ ging

    Just wondering, if CJ RENATO CORONA is CLEAN like he said, why is he afraid to open his DOLLAR ACCOUNT to the public for scrutiny?  Why does he have to run back to the SUPREME COURT to stop the IMPEACHMENT TRIAL. 

    I thought, he said, he is READY TO FACE the charges against him in the IMPEACHMENT COURT.  But why the sudden TURN AROUND? 

    Did he forget to come up excuses for his BANK ACCOUNTS’ non-inclusion on his SALN?  I think, he can no longer cite ASSESSED VALUE/FAIR MARKET VALUE as defense for his BANK ACCOUNTS.  Worse, he never  RECTIFIED it prior to the IMPEACHMENT TRIAL barring him the excuse, that the SALN can be amended. 

    OOOOOOpppps, maybe, he can use this as his defense: MEMORY BLOCK lang yan—-KULANG SA PORT, KULANG SA BEANS, etc.

    • Madame_XX

      Corona misinterpreted the Constitution, despite his being the chief justice of the land.  He thought that the Impeachment Court is inferior or equal to the supreme court.  Today, the Impeachment Court reigns supreme.

  • marivon

    It looks like ERAP was correct after all when he said that there are a lot of hood looms in black robes. Hindi lang siya nagkaroon ng lead para mapatunayan.

    • tarikan

      It is also correct that he admitted in front of national tv that he signed as Jose Velarde in his PSB account. It is also correct that he is a convicted plunderer. It is also correct that he is an incorregible gambler, womanizer, drunk, what else can you supply some more inputs?

      • Madame_XX

        Amen to above.

  • tonto_ka

    Well HUGE discrepancy mean BIG LIE!!! CORONA is not telling the TRUTH.

  • tarikan

    The evidence (titles to condos, houses, lots & peso bank deposits, FCDUs) are not related to Art. # 2.4, the Corona legal eagles are wont to say. Therefore, one might not assume that they are all ill-gotten. Say what? Who are they telling us not to assume anything. If you suppress evidence with all sorts of legal mumbo jumbo, people tend to speculate.

  • frocy

    i’m not saying that the CJ is not guilty. what’s happening is a wake up call to everyone in the public service. i’m just wondering why these good lawyers and businessmen are dying to enter politics. is it not that the politics is the best way to become rich easily? as I can see, the properties and the money they’re talking as alleged to be owned by CJ are not that big compare to the properties and riches of these congressman and senators. i think the CJ is just being politicized. do you think these politicians (congressmen) especially these prosecutors declared their riches truthfully.

  • matumal

    So Corona has around $500,000 USD equivalent.. (presyo ng isang low-end na bahay sa bay area).. is that surprising? Daming Filipinos may mga 10 million Php sa banko, iba wala pang 30’s sa edad. Sa tagal naman niya sigurong nagtrabaho may naipon din.Ang issue ay ill-gotten ba o hindi yung pera .. huwag masyadong mabulag to what seems to be a “huge” amount. Antayin ang susunod na kabanata (or palusot) ng defense. There’s got to be some explanation, good or bad.

  • frocy

    the law is the law and it should be apply to all or none at all. If ever there’s a problem with the law, the law maker (congressmen & senators) should amend or correct them. puro kasi pagpapayaman ang inaasekaso.

  • ulilasadangal

    Kung sakali lang po na malusutan ni CJ Corona ang Impeachment na ito, willing ba si PENoy na manumpa kay CJ Corona for formality lang naman. At saka po about Grace Lee, kung si PENoy ay Congressman o Senator sa tingin nyo ba papatulan sya ni Grace Lee sa itsura pa lang ni PENoy. Presidente lang sya kaya pogi sya ngayon. 

  • zidyay

    If  CJ Corona and his defense have his best interests in mind, it will favor him very well thatt they authorize the release and the examination of his dollar accounts. If the account is opened and the balance showed not $700,000, the defense may now file criminal charges against members of prosecution for illegally obtaining private documents.The CJ is proven to have no ill gotten wealth; the Senators are compelled to acquit him; and he gains enormous public sympathy.

    His maneuverings to stop the opening of his accounts are not helping him to prove he violated no law much less to persuade the majority of the Filipino people that he deserves to hold on to his post another minute.So far the balances of his peso accounts show his deposits are way above the amount he declared and his legitimate earnings. The defense keeps on saying they can explain very well the discrepancy. But why do they keep preventing the truth be known? Do they have sincere intentions and adequate solid evidence to back up their point? How and where will defense explain the discrepancy if the trial is stopped as what they wanted SC to do?

  • zahraff

    I was reading the column of Raissa Robles of ABS-CBN news last Monday, 02/06/2012. We have learned that around later part of 2011, CORONA has penned down a decision that convicted 2 individuals, and sent to prison because of discrepancies in their SALN’S. It was concurred by about four justices of the Supreme Court, and one of them was Justice Conchita Carpio Morales. We urge the Prosecution to please issue a subpoena to Raissa Robles and the Honorable Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales regarding this matter. Looks like CORONA will have to swallow or taste his own medicine. If CORONA did this decision, then it should be applied to him as well, otherwise this we have to call a “DOUBLE STANDARD KIND OF JUSTICE SYSTEM WHICH SHOULD NEVER, EVER BE TOLERATED AT ANY COST! With this revelation of Raissa Robles, we should not or never entertain the question of whether CORONA has done a “HIGH CRIME or LOW CRIME!” As we have mentioned before, AL CAPONE, a very notorious murderer, could never be convicted for murder because he was smart, but Eliott Ness found a way to get rid of AL CAPONE through TAX EVASION. Murder and Tax Evasion are very far apart. It’s just like saying “HIGH CRIME or LOW CRIME!” BUT, A CRIME IS A CRIME THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY. 
    So, CORONA, YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR CRIMES, not because we hated you, but because all the accusations against you are all true and not fabricated ones, which you (CORONA) and your defense team “KNEW IT FROM THE VERY START OF THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS!”      

    • BAKIT2011

      ZAHRAFF:
      SHAT AFF!  WHAT ABOUT THE CRIMES OF PNOY? THE HACIENDA LUISITA IS A CRIME AND THIS IS NOT JUST A SMALL CRIME BUT A MEGA CRIME!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XYSU75JJODXJSSWEJFVCXJ324U Jonathan

    SANA MAG-DONATE SI THIEF JUSTICE SA MGA BIKTIMA NG LINDOL…

  • wehd1nga

    peke na mommy mo corona isa ka palang kagalang galang na magnanakaw ng kataas ta-asang hukuman, ang tanong ngayon,,, ILAN KAYA ANG KATULAD MONG JUSTICE NA KAWATAN SA SUPREME COURT?

    • reneboy726

      DAMO GYOD……..THEY POCKETED THE WORLD BANK- SUPREME COURT LOAN THAT WERE REPORTED MISSING,…. WHERE DO YOU THINK THOSE MONSTERS IN ROBE WILL GET THEIR MONEY

  • reneboy726

    SENATORS DON’T BE AFRAID, SOME OF YOU HAVE THE BALLS, DON’T YOU?…..REMEMBER YOU ARE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE WHEREAS THEY ARE JUST APPOINTED BY A FAKE PRESIDENT AND WHO IS THIS FAKE PRESIDENT….THERE, SOON TO BE JAIL

  • reneboy726

    PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT THE WORLD BANK SUPREME COURT LOAN THAT WERE REPORTED MISSING AND THE TRO ARE INTERRELATED AND THE TRO WAS ISSUED BECAUSE THOSE JUSTICES WERE INVOLVED IN THE MESS

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LHIWGAYTSGJDTVKOHUFKD7JRBI Jasmin

    Harry Roque ha been shamelessly posting on his blogsthat he wants at least one million from Corona because Corona had promised that finder is the owner. IS HARRY ROQUE NOT ASHAMED TO TRY TO STEAL THE MONEY OF OTHERS? What kind of professor he is? Anyway the alleged unreported deposits were found by CARPIO AND MISTRESS RAISA. SO they might claim those deposits so that they can swim in Boracay instead of swimming in the AVIGNON TOWER. SAWA NA RAW SILA DON SA AVIGNON!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZS2DG54GHTF7WV34AKNR6JSRE ferds

    Almost hundred million ang asset, wala sa SALN nya, ano pa ba ang gusto ninyo.

    IMPEACH NA YAN.    super kapal ng mukha.

  • butikibutiki

    INC = IGLESIA NI CORONACJRC = PAL = MONEY IN THE BANKS

  • BAKIT2011

    WHOSE FAKE PRESIDENT YOUR HONORS? AS FOR THE SILENT
    MAJORITY, IT IS PNOY WHO HAS ALREADY LOST HIS CREDIBILITY IN THIS IMPEACHMENT
    TRIAL.  1) PNOY LIED WHEN HE TOLD US THAT CORONA DIDN’T FILE HIS SALN ( I
    WISH THE MEDIA WOULD REPLAY THE VIDEO SHOWING ANGRY PNOY CHALLENGED
    CORONA TO WAIVE THE SALN IF THERE IS ANY) IT TURNED OUT THAT CORONA HAD
    FILED HIS SALNs. (2) PNOY LIED AGAIN WHEN HE TOLD US THAT CORONA AMASSED
    MILLIONS WHEN ALL THE BANK DEPOSITS COULD SHOW NOT OVER 20 MILLION YOUR
    HONOR!  (3) PNOY AGAIN LIED WHEN HE TOLD US THAT CORONA OWNED 45
    PROPERTIES WHEN CORONA ONLY OWNED 5 PROPERTIES! ….AND THE MOST BLATANT
    LIE OF ALL LIES IS (4) PNOY VOLUNTEERED HIMSELF TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF
    RP WHEN HE IS ABNORMAL, IMMATURE, SHORT-SIGHTED AND ILL-BRED! 
    COJUANGCOS ARE SO GREEDY THAT THEY WANT PNOY TO BE THE PRESIDENT SO THEY
    COULD OWN BUSINESSES….PLDT., SMART, PAL, SAN MIGUEL, TV 5, AND SOME
    MEDIA OUTFITS!…YIIII! GREEDY!!!



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