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Enrile hopes Corona will testify but defense lawyers divided

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MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile is hoping and confident that Chief Justice Renato Corona will personally appear and testify in his own impeachment trial to explain the bank accounts that he allegedly owned.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile

But Corona’s lawyers are divided over the issue of whether or not to allow their client to testify before the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court.

Ramon Esguerra, a member of Corona’s defense team, said they would meet on Friday to discuss the matter although some of them believed that the Chief Justice would be in the best position to explain and clear himself from all allegations being lodged against him.

“We have discussed this early on, last week yata. We will therefore take this into serious consideration when we meet on Friday,” Esguerra said over a phone interview.

“There are some kasi who believe from our end that indeed the Chief Justice should take the stand. There are those… who don’t want him to take the stand because of the possibilities, hindi naman yung baka mabastos lamang sya but more on magsanga-sanga ang mga questions, mga issues that can be brought out on account of his testimony,” he said.

“Kasi hindi naman matatapos kung ano yung sa sinabi lang nila so it’s really a delicate mater, a very serious decision that we have to make and I hope that we will be given wisdom by our good Lord to be able to make the right decision,” Esguerra added.

“Maganda dyan kung haharap si Chief Justice Corona sapagkat sa aking paningin haharap sya. Doon natin maririnig ano ba talaga ang katotohanan dito? [It's better if Chief Justice Corona will face us because I think he will face us. We will hear from him what's really the truth]?” Enrile said in an interview on Wednesday, a day after the prosecution team rested its case against the Chief Justice.

He said Corona , and not his lawyers, should explain the bank accounts that the prosecution had presented before the Senate supposedly in his name.

“Sapagkat siya [Corona] ang nakapangalan dun e. Sa kanya ba yun o hindi sa kanya? O kung bakit hindi naisama sa kanyang SALN [Because the bank accounts were in his name. Does he own them or or not? Why it was not included in his SALN]?” asked Enrile. SALN stands for statement of assets, liabilities and net worth.

Enrile said Corona’s personal appearance in his own impeachment trial would be good not only for him but also for the the impeachment process and the country.

But Esguerra said Corona was leaving it up to his defense team whether or not he should appear before the impeachment court.

“Tinanong nya kami, what’s the best? He cant decide this for himself. Although you know, some of us have told him that you’re in the best position to explain everything. He just just took that under advisement and a t the appropriate time we will discuss the matter,” he added.


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

    I hope he will testify. The nation can judge from his demeanor whether he is telling the truth. So far, he is pathetic, appearing only before his supporters, and not before a critical audience. His appearance in the SC balcony, where he blew kisses and seemed to implore the heavens, did not help his image.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBQZY2NE5D52FLERSM2CFIQ6XM how

      In other words he is a coward….. if he has nothing to hide then take the stand

      • http://twitter.com/LARRY_BONG Peterbong Mercado

        sa tingin ko po haharap siya to prove his innocent…para mawala ang mga agam agam…at wag naman agad natin siya husgahan tao lang din siya pag guilty ei guilty talaga pag hindi ei tanggapin naten…kasi in my own opinion anuman ang magiging resulta ng impeachment trial, ei malamang mahati na naman ang mga mamayang pilipino…un po sana ang iwasan natin…itigil na sana ang iringan at patutsadahan…focus po sana tayo sa ikauunlad ng ating bayan…LET US UNITE…napag-iiwanan na tayo dahil sa walang humpay na pataasan ng ihi…In the end ang nagsusuffer ei ung mga masang Pilipino…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYOBYHVVIBPFVX37CM3DLIWXQI Popoypatutoy

    well SJ Corona has his rights as an accused, and it is for the defense to put him on the stand or not.,.

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

    If Corona is telling the truth, testifying before the impeachment court will be his shining moment. But if he is lying, then his lies will be exposed.

    • RomyLitz

      Yes, only the SALN and ITR evidences are enough to convict him. He cant find excuses on the almost 50 million peso difference. He wont testify and will run to SC again to TRO his appearance.

  • JosephNess

    put him there and that will be the end of him…he’ll be exposed, including his secret personal life…

  • RomyLitz

    As usual, since they are in hiding and safekeeping mode, the Defense Team, will allow Corona to run as fast and as far as he could from appearing in court. He cannot have a credible defense on his all bank accounts totalling a hundred million pesos. Surely, during cross ex by Prosec Team, he cannot lie convincingly since NUMBERS dont lie.

  • TwiggyRamirez

    “Enrile hopes Corona will testify but defense lawyers divided”

    …wag na lang siguro. baka wala naman syang gawin kung hindi mag iiyak lang sa harap nang camera

  • RomyLitz

    The Defense Team is defending the horrendous lies by Corona. Definitely, he is not willing to testify,that is why all Prosec Team evidences on BPI accounts should be strcken out.

  • gisingpinas

    Bahala na ang defense kung pharapin nila si cj, parte yan ng diskarte nila.

  • wazgoingon

    Pakita mo tapang mo under oath, Mr. Corona.  Hindi yong tago ka nang tago sa saya nang Supreme Court.  Ikaw lang ang may kakayahang patunayan lahat nang sinabi mo.  Baka naman, exception ka sa Batanguenong matapang?  Aber, ano ga?

    • Saloi-CDR

      Renato Corona is a big cow ard.

  • JustWords811

    mag- erap kaya si corona? kasi kung hindi siya haharap, immediate judgment ng mga tao, definitely may itinatago siya. kung haharap naman, ang ilalaban lang ay yung usual excuse na ‘due process at technicalities’ pero definitely wala siyang lusot sa saln misreprentations! anway, kawawa naman siya, kahit anong option sira pa rin siya.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYOBYHVVIBPFVX37CM3DLIWXQI Popoypatutoy

      well In Corona’s part, it is not an excuse or a due process, it is our constitution, it is the law.,.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

        so ano sabi ng constitution?gising ka na ba o bangag pa? malabo pa sa utak mo pinagsasabi mo bobo!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYOBYHVVIBPFVX37CM3DLIWXQI Popoypatutoy

        tungaw rights and privilage ng akusado un hindi dahilan or excues, gets?.,.

  • boymanok

    maraming sablay yang prosecution, pero mas mabuti talaga si corona ang mag-esplika kung bakit hindi niya ideneklara sa SALN yung ganun kalaking halaga ng pera na nasa pangalan niya para magka-alaman na

  • quirinomayer

    Alam nila na maski isama niya buong angkan nya at mga kakampi nyang CBCP at INC para moral at prayer support, wala siyang kapanipaniwalang sagot sa kung puedeng magkamali kang isulat ang P3.5M imbes na P31M sa SALN. Alam nila na ang mga sinungaling e madaling matiklo sa cross examination maski mga bobong prosecution lang ang gagawa kaya eto, gustong ipabura lahat yong ebidensiyang tungkol sa bank deposits imbes na deretsong sasagutin kagaya nga sinasabi nilang explain in due time at yong balaban nyang sabi noong rally nya na I have nothing to hide. 

    Ang taong walang itinatago, hindi na kailangan pag-aralan pa ng mga matitinik na abogado kung magtestify o hindi. Yon ang pagkakataong pinakahihintay niya para malinis ang kanyang pangalan sa mga paratang at susunggaban kaagad.   

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYOBYHVVIBPFVX37CM3DLIWXQI Popoypatutoy

      pareho kau ni peNOY ng grade sa math siguro noh? basta lang makapag compute.,.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

        so ano ang point mo? wala ka bang ibang masabi na may sense galing dyan sa abnoy mong kukote ugok!

      • JLEERAB

        Tama ka Lito G… Tikom ang bibig ng mga kampon ni Korona pag pnag-uusapan na ang pagharap nya sa IC. Ito lang masabi ko kung sakali haharap sya, pero malamang hindi, at e invoke ang the ‘right to remain silent…’ hehehe

  • cogito728sum

    Corona has nothing but contempt for the Supreme Court, justice, rule of law, and the Impeachment Court, an inherited behaviour of his benefactor, Gloria Arroyo.  Add to this his inherent arrogance and machismo of being a Batangueno, a disgrace to the good people of Batangas, it is a wishful thinking to expect him to personally appear before the Impeachment Court.

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    If he does, it will be Cuevas’ nightmare.

    I am CERTAIN he will NEVER TESTIFY. Mark my word. 

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    Time to gear up for battle-CDQ

  • Hey_Dudes

    Kung yun SC driver lang ayaw mapuntahin sa hearing si dishonest cheapo justice pa kaya?

  • Adhikain

    I think Corona will think twice before he testifies in the impeachment court. He won’t have the time to think through his responses from interrogations if he appears in the impeachment court. His attorneys will not have time to strategize in case the questioning takes a different path. Also, it would be very hard for Corona to fake his reactions to questions from the responses he will make, although he has a poker face. 

  • samarutan

    itaga nyo sa bato, hindi pupunta at magtetestify si corona sa impeachment proceedings. divided nag ba ang defense sa isyu? etcheng lang yan! aminin!

  • MaySenseBa

    “we will be given wisdom by our good Lord”  may I know who this “Lord” is the defense panel is referring to?  May sungay ba’t may pitch fork tong “Lord” na sinasabi nila?

  • Roose Bolton

    He is barred from testifying. If he does then he is defying the rules that they made covering all SC justices and employees.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

      Another technicality? LOL

  • RomyMacalintal

    Dapat sya mag testify

  • Jon70

    I would like to see Corona Testify and see how he will lie in your face Enrile. ” My pen made an error when writing the numbers in my SALN” This is fun…I can’t wait!

  • jonski22

    kung walang tinatago..madaling humarap sa trial..kahit ano pang sanga-sangang tanong madaling masasagot dahil puro katotohanan lang ang sasabihin…

  • http://fables.boxpinoy.com/ Lucky Luciano

    “Tinanong nya kami, what’s the best?”

    If it’s for the benefit of the country, it’s the best. We all want change and it will be very much appreciated if you’ll contribute to it in a positive way.

  • goldilock

    Was Corona himself say’s he will explain the accounts in due time? That due time is now.

  • Jon70

    Any grade 1 student will be able to destroy Corona in the cross examination. No need of smart prosecutor when cross examining a liar.

  • Roycats

    after all the hype regarding coronas battery of top caliber lawyers it was found out yesterday that these lawyers are not of such qualities after all, that was evident when the defense lawyers ask for a second call when their chief legal counsel failed to arrive on time, saan nba ang kadaldalan nna jimeno, manalo, salvador, at iba pa, akala ko ba matatalino bat ayaw nilang sumalang kahapon?? paano kung mgkasakit c cuevas ng isang buwan? eh d postpone tayo ng isang buwan? dn pgdating ni cuevas d man lng sila makapag cross examine nong witness pnagpaliban pa dahil pag aralan pa ni cuevas ang transcript?? sabi ko na nga ba na mga sangkatutak na bobo and defense panel ni CJ.. kawawang mga abogado ito pkunyari pang magaling bobo nman pala???

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

      The defense lawyers never brag about their qualifications. In fact, there is more humility on the faces of the defense lawyers than on those of the prosecution.
      What you are complaining is in fact a proof of the discipline and unity in the defense panel and the respect for their leader, as compared to the disorganized prosecution panel with Farinas disagreeing with Tupas; and the entire prosecution panel appearing one by one like a fashion show trying to outdo each other or like what Miriam said: “… nagpapataasan ng ihi..” 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYOBYHVVIBPFVX37CM3DLIWXQI Popoypatutoy

    he wont testify i think, coz the prosecution’s goal is not to impeach corona, the prosecution only goal is to embarrass him and make the people of this country mad at the supreme court, all for the yellow propaganda, die oligarchs.,.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

      then it is time to embarass back the prosecution. if your patron has nothing to hide and did not about his SALN he should be rushing to grab the opportunity to clear his name and get back at the prosecution and PNOY. but unfortunately Corona is lying bigtime that’s why he has no balls to testify and will keep hiding behind legal technicalities. Corona puro ka dakdak wala ka naman binatbat! Duwag!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYOBYHVVIBPFVX37CM3DLIWXQI Popoypatutoy

        di pa nga nangyayari hinahatulan na agad? nu ka mang huhula? kaya nga mag ppresent ang defense to nullify all the accusation of the prosecution. did you think na there is no other evidence and witness besides cj corona? and BTW lawyers ang mga prosekyusyon, they shud know the legal technicalities and do something about it? instead all they can do is POWERPOINT PRESENTION,

        silly you hmm.,.

    • tristanism

      Ang lupet ng pagmamahal mo sa mga Corona. Nakaka-touch.

      “the prosecution’s goal is not to impeach corona” — so okay lang na manatili siya sa pwesto basta mapahiya lang nila si Renato?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYOBYHVVIBPFVX37CM3DLIWXQI Popoypatutoy

        nope that is not the point, why is everyone doesn’t see the inconsistency and the trouble/mistake the prosecution has done and is still doing? they are LAWYERS and they ought to know the legal technicalities of the court, but what have they done in this matters? 

        oh wait i know, POWER POINT PRESENTATION,

        so is that how you impeach a Supreme Court Justice?

        silly you hmm.,.

      • tristanism

        It is the point.

        Sure, they were fumbling every now and again, but they were able to present evidence. These evidence were presented to the impeachment court and to us.

        I don’t think anyone is disputing that the prosecution was a little ill prepared for the task at hand, but is that all you see? So you do not like this government, but is that really enough to root for a chief justice who, so far, appears to be dishonest?

        You may say, E hindi pa naman tapos ang trial e. That’s right. Let’s wait for the defense panel to finish their presentation. But with all the things presented so far, wala man lang pumasok sa isip mo na mukang me kamalasaduhang ginawa si Renato Corona? That is but natural. You may hold judgment for now, but it would be a sign of extreme corona loyalty to not be moved even for just a bit by the evidence presented.  

        The prosecution lawyers weren’t really seasoned litigators (and it showed) and that is why the impeachment court should allow private lawyers to prosecute next time through and through to make sure that whoever is impeached, he or she will have the best defense lawyers and the best prosecutors.

  • OFW_Dubai

    ito na yung pagkakataon nya para ipaliwanag yung side nya…dahil tanging sya lang ang makakapagpaliwanag nung kaperahan nya at ng SALN nya……ang tanong lang e kung may tapang ba syang magtestify….

  • Roycats

    tnawag pa na defense team eh isa lang nman ang sumasalang sa korte, kc hind mn nila aminin d nila kaya ang abilidad ni cuevas at mga bobo talaga cla. meron bang team na isa lng ang gumagawa???

  • anodawateglow

    Let’s see whether a dishonest and a liar cheap injustice will appear. Pretty sure even a kindergarten could deal a cheap I justice with all his lies.

  • ofwme2807

    we want to see the thief in person his wife his son and daughter and in-laws we want to see their faces in court and how they will answer one by one questions on their personality and of course the SALN’s of the conjugal partners nato and tina…we want to see how they will be caught lying in front of the whole world…

  • ofwme2807

    we want nato testify in court you knew very well your laws thief you will answer yourself the questions about yourself and your acts and deeds as the thief magistrate of the land…

  • ofwme2807

    your lawyers cannot for you, you alone is responsible for all these discrepancies and your background and your acts…the time to redeem yourself is now it’s all yours to take…we challenge the man the highest person in the judiciary…

  • cliff_castillo

    Corona should testify because the bank accounts are in his name and he signed his SALN.  Therefore, he should explain the discrepancy.   If not, it only means he cannot explain his ill-gotten wealth.  And what about his promise to reveal his dollar bank accounts in due time?

    If Corona testifies on the TRO issued by the SC, will he violate the confidentiality rule?  Can you see how funny and crazy this confidentiality rule of the SC?  It is just a means to cover the conspiracy among the Arroyo justices.  Nothing more, nothing less.

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

      Your suspicions and bias has betrayed you even before Corona utters a single word. So whether the Chief Justice testifies or not does not mean much to you.

      • ofwme2807

        bro namimili ka ng i-rerebutt mo ano???

  • ofwme2807

    we want to know the truth nato…let your answers be simply yes or no to all the accusations against you…think about it over and over again…its your turn now to tell the truth thief…

  • ofwme2807

    this is your day thief your chance to defend yourself against all the allegations…it is between you and the people of the philippines…what a tragedy the top decision maker of the land will be scrutinized and judged not by the senate ic but by the people and the whole world…come out clean and defend your name and honor…

  • ofwme2807

    the day and the hour is coming…defend yourself and yourself alone… 

  • cliff_castillo

    Nagtatapangan pa si Corona, sabi niya he is prepared to die than resign.  Pero ngayon kahit sa pagharap lang sa impeachment court, halatang takot.  The thief justice is SCARED because he is a COWARD!

  • teraytaray

    Asa pa kayong magte testify yang si Corona.  Me divided pang nalalaman e from the get go pa lang alam na nila na never yang magte testify.

  • Toxic Waste

    He will never testify… the money is ill-gotten 100%, he has intention to hide and an intention to commit crime because the money did not come from hard and clean labor…. he is a damaged man which is very, very impossible for him to stay as Chief Justice.

  • ofwme2807

    whatever evidence or documents the defense will present for corona only he himself will have to authenticate and swear as truth under oath before God and the country because these defense lawyers have no personal knowledge about all the documents they will present…period…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2BRZ7WPV53I5SYQK3IZXCY7SY Josephus

    Let us assume that he will appear before the court, but who can guarantee that he will only utter the truth if he was a naturally born liar! Lies lies and lies ahead…Corona is only protecting his own interests and the interests of those privileged few with his robe and mighty pen as his weapon!

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

    CJ Corona should testify otherwise if his Defense Lawyer(s) will on his behalf aba eh… ’HEARSAY’ yan? Similar to what was mentioned  by Mr. Enrile your honor to Justice Sec Delima.

  • Ed Molina

    testify??? eh kahapon lang pinapasupress nga yung mga evidence against him, sa tingin niyo yan ang tipo ng tao na may tapang magtestify?

    now it’s the turn of the defense panel. abangan ang pagbabagong anyo ni mirriam. biglang magiging maamong tupa yan.

  • pinklace88

    if indeed he has nothing to hide, it would not take him even single second to decide. pag ang isang tao malinis at sigurado ka sa sarili mong wala kang ginawang mali, hindi bat ikaw ang mangigigil na ipagtanggol ang sarli mo.. para pigilan nga kahit ung driver na tumestigo. ah sus yan ba ang walang kasalanan.

  • quirinomayer

    ““Kasi hindi naman matatapos kung ano yung sa sinabi lang nila so it’s really a delicate mater, a very serious decision that we have to make and I hope that we will be given wisdom by our good Lord to be able to make the right decision,” Esguerra added.”

    Halatang nangangapa at desperado na ang defense. May paLordLord na sila ngayon e noong nagprepresent pa yong prosecution e di raw nila masagot yong mga discrepancies sa bank deposits at SALN  dahil di pa nila time magpresent ng evidence. Ngayong andito na e tatakbo sila sa Supreme Court para pabura yong mga ebidensiya ng prosecution tapos mahirap daw magdecide kung magtestify yong nasasakdal o hindi. At binabanggit na ngayon ang pangalan ng Diyos samantalong noong una ang diyos nila e si Corona hahaha.

  • 2rey3

    The Chief Justice can not decide for himself on something personal as his bank accounts? This according to his lawyers! Paano ba siya naging Chief Justice if he is really like that? I have some doubts however if he is like that and i would like to think that his lawyers describe him as such because he does not want to appear as a witness during his trial as he is hiding so many cash in his various accounts!!

  • lambug1

    Yes! it is best for his own reputation and honor that Corona should attend the Impeachment trial to clear his name!

  • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

    It is time for the Prosecutor(s) to divulge back to Cuevas…his justification to be ‘irrelevant, immaterial, or  impertinent’ to whatever the Defense will try to circumvent and evade the issue(s) to protect their Client CJ.

  • Ozamis7

    Dapat lang mag testify si Corona at mag explain sya kung bakit may dollar account sya, hindi pwede yong abogado nya ang mag paliwanag dahil sa kanya yon hindi sa abogado nya at para hindi matawag na “HERESAY” lang….

  • anu12345

     He (Enrile) said Corona , and not his lawyers, should explain the bank accounts that the prosecution had presented before the Senate supposedly in his name.

    “Sapagkat siya [Corona] ang nakapangalan dun e. Sa kanya ba yun o
    hindi sa kanya? O kung bakit hindi naisama sa kanyang SALN [Because the
    bank accounts
    were in his name. Does he own them or or not? Why it was not included
    in his SALN]?” asked Enrile. SALN stands for statement of assets,
    liabilities and net worth.”

    Tama. Kung mga defense lawyers ay kung anu-ano lang ang sinasabi without fear of perjury. Pero, hindi gagawin ni CJ ang mag-testify. Hindi pa raw siya nasisiraan ng bait para gawin iyon. Hindi nga raw maka-decide FOR HIMSELF ang SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE.

    • Ozamis7

      Ibig bang sabihin ng mga defense  na takot si Corona mabisto???

  • Endo Dontics

    Yes,let him appear before the court and show the Filipinos what his thick skin is made of. Hiding under the cloak of a corrupt system  fuels more injustice. Expose what is going on inside the SC and the untouchable Justices!

  • batchmatters

    To clarify things right from the horse`s mouth, bring on CJ Corona to the witness stand. Otherwise, the defense would be seen as fearing their pet fish to be caught by it`s mouth.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KLPCCEL5ADIWVG7GICVNRNP3OA I Love This game

    Waaaaaaa! @ the appropriate time daw…..Lukuhin nyu si Marcos!!!! :(

  • gayweathersucks

    Go ahead CJ Corona. Pero, bago yon, make an agreement, that after you testify on your behalf, PaNOT will also release his SALN and his Psychiatric Evaluation, and also all the Prosecutor’s SALN’s, all the 188 congressman’s SALN’s, and all the Senator-Judges’ SALN’s.Para fair diba?

  • 1Simona1973

    There are two points I find ridiculous in the statements of Esguerra

    First - but more on magsanga-sanga ang mga questions, mga issues that can be brought out on account of his testimony,” he said.

    Atty. Esguerra, why are you so afraid, if magsanga-sanga ang questions?  that is the essence of a trial, right?  If truth is with you, there is nothing to fear.  Kumbaga, paikot-ikutin ka man, walang tatalo sa katotohanan.

    Second - “Tinanong nya kami, what’s the best? He cant decide this for himself.  

    What?  the Chief Magistrate cannot decide for himself?  Para ano pa na naging Chief Justice sya?  Only in the Philippines!  

    Again, it all boils down to one thing.  If TRUTH is with you, there is nothing to fear.  In fact, Corona can defend himself, without the assistance of his “pro-bono” kuno lawyers.  Mahirap lang talaga mahuli once you are lying, at paikot-ikutin ng abogado.

    I have witnessed a lot of court trials, with witnesses not even college graduates, pero kahit anong paikot-ikot during cross examinations, hindi nagbabago ng testimony.

  • kismaytami

    Mahirap talagang umupo sa witness stand kung dalawa ang version ng istorya, yung isa ‘truth’, yung isa naman ‘rehearsed’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rkaraan Rudy Karaan

    The gag order of the Supreme Court prohibiting all the Justices and employees working under them from testifying is similar to the Mafia’s Code of Silence.
     

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

    The CJ claimed that he and his spouse came from wealthy family so let Corona explain the sources of his wealth. If he can present a satisfactory account for their present assets, then his only misdemeanor was the inaccurate filing of the SALN. 

    The point of argument will then center on whether the filing of an inaccurate SALN can be consider as high crime and deserve an impeachment. If so, we may lose 75%  of our public servants.

    Selecting a good man to serve as Chief Justice is not easy so let’s wait for the Corona’s side of the story.



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