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Corona asks Aquino not to meddle in impeach trial

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MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Renato Corona on Friday asked President Benigno Aquino III not to meddle with the impeachment trial by taking the case to the media.

“Ako po ay nananawagan sa ating pangulo na huwag pakialaman, pangunahan at impluwensiyahan ang Senate Impeachment Court. Mayroon pong proseso ang impeachment proceedings at iyan po ay nakasaad sa ating Saligang Batas at sa mga alituntunin at kalakaran sa Senado [I am calling on our President not to meddle, prejudge and influence the Senate Impeachment Court. We have the impeachment process under the Constitution and the rules of the Senate],” Corona said in a statement sent to media a day after Aquino made a speech at the anniversary of the Tagumpay ng Bayan at the La Consolacion College.

Corona also questioned why Aquino was teaching the youth to prejudge the case by discussing it in his speech.

“Ganito po bang hustisya at fair play ang tinuturo ninyo sa kabataan [Is this the justice and fair play that you teach the youth]?” Corona asked, adding that he should be given the chance to present his own side and evidence in response to the “baseless” accusations by Congress.

“Ito po ang tunay na katarungan at ang naaayon sa ating Saligang Batas [This is true justice and according to the Constitution],” he said.

Aquino, in his speech, lambasted Corona, saying his failure to fully declare his multimillion-peso bank deposits was sufficient basis to remove him from his post.

He also said that it was “our responsibility now ito replace Lady Justice’s blindfold, and to rebalance the tipped scales. Let us not wait before we’re all victimized. Let us take a stand now.”

Corona said Aquino should follow what he said in his speech about observing and keeping his silence.

“Huwag po natin ilayo ang usapin sa proseso ng Impeachment Court at idaan sa media ang paghusga sa akin. Pabayaan po nating umusad ang kaso nang ayon sa batas at sa proseso nito [Let us not deviate from the process of the impeachment court and use media to judge me. Let us let the case take its course according to law and its process],” Corona said.

On Aquino’s allegation that they are “purposely being confused and misled so our interest in the proceedings would fade,” Corona said the President should blame no other than the prosecution team for using as evidence a fake list of his alleged 45 properties and his salary to show that he has no means to buy properties.

“Ngunit hindi naman isinama ang pangkalahatang sitwasyon at nitong huli, nagharap ng mga palsipikadong dokumento ng bangko. Sino po ba ang talagang nanlilinlang ng taong bayan? [But they did not consider the overall situation and recently, they presented falsified bank documents. Who is the one misleading the public?]” Corona asked.

Corona said it was not the duty of the President of the Philippines to enlighten the public about his case because it was the duty of the impeachment court.

“Your job is to find solutions to the worsening poverty and hunger of our people, unabated increase in gasoline prices and basic commodities, continuing demolition of squatters’ homes and the slow response to victims of calamities brought about by neglect of the environment. These are what you should look into,” Corona said in Filipino.


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Tags: Benigno Aquino III , Chief Justice Renato Corona , Corona Impeachment , Impeachment court , impeachment trial


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

    wala rin alam si corona sa nangyayari sa kapaligiran isa siyang abogadong mang-mang na ang tanging alam ay manatili sa puwesto kahit ayaw na sa kanya ng taong bayan.   

    nagbibigay siya ng ganitong usapin para maiwas ang takbo ng kanyang kaso sa taong bayan at nakikialam sa politika na wala naman siyang alam kundi batikos na impossibleng mangyari sa kalakaran.  

    si corona ay isang taong mapaglinlang sa bayan ginagawang walang sariling pag-iisip ang mga Filipino..mag kendi ka muna mawawala yan.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GM34K3VEVOJ2CKWHOJUHNZAFBY dipakosigurado

      oa mo naman…

      • Delights

        MAS OA KA, DAY!!!

  • donvitoandolini

    Hindi titino ang ating bayan kung may punong mahistrado tayo na gaya ni G. Corona. SALN na sagradong dokumento para sa mga empleyado at opisyal ng publiko ay hindi nagawang itama. 

    Yan ba ang ituturo mo sa kabataan G. Corona? Ang hindi magdeklara ng totoong datos sa SALN? 

    Ang magkaroon ng napakaraming ari-arian at pera sa bangko na mahirap ipaliwanag kung saan galing G. Corona, wala bang kasong kriminal ito?  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GM34K3VEVOJ2CKWHOJUHNZAFBY dipakosigurado

      hala, ilabas na ang mga phsychological reports…hihihi!

      • donvitoandolini

        Psycho report ni Corona. Hehehe

      • dani77777

        Oo nga. This THIEF is losing it. At least may choice siya: Madaluyong or Muntinlupa.

    • EngrhansTeh

      …we will have a best Chief Justice, if after the impeachment Corona will be acquited. im sure he will prove and do his best that he is better than PNOY.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GM34K3VEVOJ2CKWHOJUHNZAFBY dipakosigurado

    Hayan, natauhan ka…now the panic attacks start….dali, ang medication…!

  • dani77777

    ….not to take it to the media?

    Corona, ikaw ang baliw. That is how people like me gets informed about people like YOU who are THIEVES. The media is here to stay, like it or not.

     Now, open your $$$$$$$dollar accounts so we may know how much you stole.

    TULISAN!!!!

    • EngrhansTeh

      lets wait po when the defense turn to present their side.

      • dani77777

        to EngrhansTeh,

        Please do not give me that bogus hope that Corona can and will explain all these. He can’t and he wont. He is only taking the people for a ride, waiting for a blunder from the administration that will never happen. The Filipinos are the ones who ultimately suffer for his lack of delikadeza.

        His act of hiding anything he can legally or otherwise are all indications of a guilty thief.

        No, I refuse to be a part of the conspiracy to defraud the Filipino people. Corona must go, NOW!!!!

  • dani77777

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Where’s the loot? Ilabas mo na.

  • MAGEH

    Ayaw mong makialam sa impeachment ang pangulo, eh bakit gustong gusto mo na makialam ang Supreme court na ikaw ang pinuno na makialam????…..malaki rin nga ang deperensya mo ano Corona……

  • EngrhansTeh

    lahat sila baliw…alam nila ang batas. Ang akin lamang po ay maisabatas na ang FREEDOM OF INFORMATION para lahat na Filipino ay meron pag asa matigil at mabawasan na ang corruption sa bansa. putting all arroyos and coronas in jail will not help the corruption that is already a plague in all levels of society. why the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION not a priority bill of PNOY? are we really fighting corruption or we are just fighting coronas and arroyos?

  • Barak_O

    kawawa naman ang pilipinas. bobo ang chief justice.

    • jimiji

      tama ka kawawa talaga ang pilipinas kasi kung bobo ang chief justice sadlak sa kabobohan naman ang presidente…..tsktsktsk

      • Barak_O

        magandang gabi po thief justice

        hwag na po kayong makipost dito. hayaan nyo na lang mga binayaran nyo ang magkalat. halos pareho din lang naman ng level ng mga utak nyo kaya parang ikaw na rin ang nagpost.

        good luck po sa impeachment nyo.

  • neverwint3r

    hay, kawawa ang pinas, abnormal at bobo at bading ang presidente

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OYZHQXO5WCLPHFZTYX6ZG6GI4 JUANITO

      Mahirap na kalaban ang bading hindi nagpapatalo iyan, kaya walang tigil ang ka bu-bunganga, parang putang babae!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FKE56ZWNI2XKEVVLZQGRWG7WBI BURADOR—Phil. Voice

    The PRESIDENT is RESPONSIBLE on What happening on the country——-CORONA LOST all his CREDIBILITY and JUST protecting his CORRUPTED wealth—–He is on tremendous PRESS and COULD be DANGEROUS on DECISION making PROCESS that will EFFECT the justice system——-
    The president is NOT under investigation on CORRUPTION its CORONA and the Pilipino taxpayers NEED to know what he is HIDING on his BANK account–

  • juancrossofthe

    huwag makialam sabi ni Corona..hehehe..naghihintay ng TRO si CORONA para itigil ang pag-impeach sa kanya…Lumalabas na ang mga Nakaw ni Corona…next after the impecahment trial…ill-gotten wealth at tax evasion ang kaso niya..I bet ito ang susunod…madali na maipresent ang ebedensiya….ABANGAN…What will happen now is that CORONA will surely not going back as chief Justice…He is to tainted to lead the Supreme Court.. The senators are smart enough that he is over…The senate is passing an amendment  that have a clear  point that his dollar account can be subpoena..BYEEE..Thief Justice……………

  • juancrossofthe

    wala talagang delicadeza,,,, nakaimpeach..di magleave…akala niya sa kanya ang Supreme court…ang kapal ng MUKHA… 

  • juancrossofthe

    it is the DUTY OF THE PRESIDENT to inform the PUBLIC and to CLEAN the GOVERNMENT with CORRUPT OFFICIALS like THIEF JUSTICE CORONA and not to protect other corrupt present and past government officials especially the ARROYOS- MASTER OF THIEVES,,worse than Marcos..

  • donvitoandolini

    Kanta muna tayo hehehehe.

    I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
    hey hey
    Well I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
    Well I don’t know if I’m walking on solid ground
    Cause everything around me is falling down
    And all I want – is for someone – to help me

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O5TQQYPGVHXCQLU4BRQR4FVBNA ramone

    Corona is showing signs of desperation. The psychological condition of Pres. Aquino was made an issue during the last presidential election and the Filipino people did not buy the insinuations on the mental condition of Aquino. In fact, raising the issue boomeranged on the Villar camp. Adel Tamano had to distance himself from such issue.
    Corona wants Aquino to disclose his SALN. But it is Corona who is under investigation. It is as if he is a child saying, “I will show mine if you show yours.”
        

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISTMNEWTDNSYORPAAGCKRZZ4VA Gilbert

    Hindi dapat ganun ang tema ng pagtatalumpati ng pangulo ng isang bansa.  Nararapat na ituon nya ang talumpati kung paano maging responsableng mamamayan ang mga batang naroroon sa La Consolacion.   Pinaiigting nya ang galit ng mga naroroon.  

    Halata masyado sa kanyang body language at ngiwi ng nguso ang galit at poot sa kanyang pinatutungkulan ng talumpati.   Hinahayaan nya dapat ang tamang proseso at hindi bara-barang pamamaraan.  Maging handa sa hinaharap, maging makatarungan, responsable at mapagmahal sa kalikasan, kapwa at higit sa lahat sa Diyos yan dapat ang itinuturo ng Pangulo ng isang bansa sa mga batang kaharap nya.  Maliban na lamang kung hindi rin naging maganda ang breeding ng isang pangulo… chain smoker na magulang at para-majong wala talagang values na maituturo ang ganyang magulang sa kanyang anak at dadalhin nya yan hanggang sa paglaki.  Hindi pa huli ang lahat habang buhay ang pag-aaral.

    Ang pangulo dapat ay halos perpektong tao.   Maayos maglakad.  Disenteng manamit at manalita.  Walang bisyo.  Maayos ang pag-iisip, mahinahon subalit matapang at patas, walang kinikilingan.  Yun bang pwede mo syang maging halimbawa sa lahat ng bagay… gentleman in a true sense of the word ikanga….

    • zoom_lens

      Maaari bang malaman kung sino ang ibinoto mong pangulo noong nakaraang eleksyon?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7X5DO3WNUK4ORHZCFW4IAYS24 Lloyd

        pagpasensyahan na po natin. Ganon talaga ang MONGOLOID di po b.

  • Francis81

    Nato ikaw ng bahalang umintindi sa Pweenoy na yan kung hindi tapat sa kanyan mga binitiwang salita. Anong magagawa mo e Psycho yan.  Kawawa nga lang ang bayan.

  • Malik62

    BS Aquino x3 as usual acts like a cry baby spoiled brat who runs amok making sumbong to everybody . Blaming others for his inefficiencies and stupidity! BS Aquino please do the Republic a favor and RESIGN! or better commit suicide!

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

    CORONA do not want to come to light because his deeds were evil.

  • pepengkabayo

    What can you expect from Pnoy.
    He is the male version of his sister, Kris. Lahat pinanganglandakan sa media, humihingi ng kakampi.
    HIndi talaga pangPresidente si Pnoy, dapat Presidente na lang ito ng celebrity magazine or the Buzz.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7X5DO3WNUK4ORHZCFW4IAYS24 Lloyd

    wag na kc makialam kalbo.wait k n lng at wag u matakot. wag masyado alalahanin ang HACIENDA LUISITA. Hayaan mo lang magtrabaho ang mga senators judges. Kakampi u naman na cina DRILON, PANGILINAN, OSMENA, GUINGONA AT CAYETANO. Relax k lang at wag masyado madaldal para tuloy di ka Presidente ng Pilipinas eh. More works less talks.

    • CiudaddeManila

      True that. More work and less talk na lang para hindi masyadong ma-obvious ang totoong agenda ng mga Cojuangco Aquino. Kailan ba masisimulan ang mga PPP’s ng tito danding at tony boy mo? Sige lang, award pa ng mga projects sa mga kamaganak!

  • mightaswellshootme

    For a Supreme Court Chief Justice, this one has a warped sense of justice.



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