Prosecution feels vindicated but won’t celebrate ‘until fat lady sings’

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Lead House prosecutor Niel Tupas Jr. Photo by Matikas Santos

The prosecution panel on Tuesday said the Senate impeachment court’s denial of the defense motion to suppress the evidence on the Philippine Savings Bank deposits of Chief Justice Renato Corona was a “welcome development” in their fight to remove him from his post.

“We are moving close to our objectives which are the search for the truth and to exact public accountability,” Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr., the lead prosecutor, said in a text message to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Tupas said the prosecution also felt “relieved” by the decision of the impeachment court to just admonish a private counsel, Vitaliano Aguirre II, for covering his ears when Senator-Judge Miriam Defensor-Santiago was talking.

He said both decisions were a “good sign” for the prosecution as it was preparing for the defense’s presentation of evidence next week.

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Javier Colmenares, another prosecutor, said the prosecutors were vindicated by the impeachment court when it denied the motion to suppress evidence.

This, he said, only meant that the Senate did not err in issuing the subpoena on Corona’s bank accounts, and that it was wrong for the defense to label this as an illegal act and therefore, inadmissible in court.

Colmenares said Corona should focus on presenting evidence to counter the prosecution’s evidence rather than seeking to suppress that were damaging to him. “We are now shifting in full gear in preparation for the defense presentation next week,” he said.

Colmenares said the prosecution was eagerly awaiting the decision of the impeachment court on its order to the defense to show cause why it should not be held in contempt for holding a press conference and charging the senators of being bribed by Malacañang with P100 million to favor the prosecution.

Marikina Representative Romero Quimbo, the prosecution’s spokesperson, said the Senate’s unanimous decision to accept the PSBank documents only proved that it was far more important to accept evidence than to exclude.

“Accepting evidence only strengthens whatever verdict it will render later on so we strongly congratulate the Senate,” Quimbo said.

Asked if the prosecution felt victorious with the Senate’s twin decisions, he said: “I think we all learned our lessons, but we don’t celebrate until the fat lady sings.”

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  • John_Galt_II

    “until the fat lady sings” gumamit nanaman ng foreign expression ang mga to! hindi naman tugma. puro mga trying hard na kupal! tagalugin na lang kasi!

    • JJF724


      • John_Galt_II

        Ayan nag tagalog ka! E di ang galing mo. Naipahiwatig mo ang gusto mong sabihin.

  • Hey_Dudes

    The FAT lady is on her way to the podium to sing her signature song written specially for the honorable most honest cheap justice of the Farrt………For he’s a funny cheap fellow…..for he’s a funny cheap fellow……. For he’s a funny cheap fellow…..which nobody cannot say tsupeee.

  • leo paras

    Are “fat lady” and “small lady” do a duet?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CYVUITV66REOLMOTEVVYC2K3QY Droidz

      what??? check your grammar dude..

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

      Ang bob0 mo dude.

      Pa english-english ka pa, mali mali naman ang grammar.

      Para kang typical NoyNoy Aquino supporter.

      Walang laman ang ulo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

        He, he, he, ang mga pro-penoy, magaling sa English…tulad ng…It is raining outside, aren’t we?

      • leo paras

         Tagalog kasi ako kaya “garil” ako sa pa english-enlish ko. Ikaw, hilaw  na markano at twang ang ina mo?

      • leo paras

         Para ito kay Mark: dude, pa english-english lang ako. put tongue in anew. Alagaan ka sanang mabuti ng cooking ina mo! Hokay?

  • laguar

    The only thing the prosecutors can consider “vindicated” is that the “trial by publicity” which they conducted is successful – their victim has been judged guilty  which is always the result in such a trial where only the accuser is allowed to present “evidence”, whether false or not and the victim is not allowed to present his side. And this is their concept of justice where the lady only wields a sword but no balance or blindfold. And due process can go hung.

    • anu12345

       where only the accuser is allowed to present “evidence”, whether false or not and the victim is not allowed to present his side.”

      Are we living on the same planet?

      • edmanuel

        laguar is saying that that’s the case in “trial by publicity”, while you obviously refer to a court trial.

  • wawa2172

    The impeachment court realized that what they have is a political court. Go against the executive and your pork barrel and other benefits ends, election included. The acceptance of evidence from illegal source is simply wrong. Regular court does not accept evidences from illegal sources. Since what is to be proven is the peso account of Corona and that would contain his signatures the prosecution should not have to obtain it else where but just have it subpoena. Anyway, the impeachment court helping the prosecution in a some way para naman maka puntos and di sobrang mapahiya. Vindicated daw yabang ni Tupas but it was the senators who did them the favor to at least may manood pa sa impeachment. The impeachment court was to soft to the private attorney too who was cited with contempt. He is popular anyway. If he is just an ordinary mortal sure he would directly land in senate jail and di na palalabasin sa senate court. There is really a big difference between a big fish and a small one. Anyway, I am hoping that this mess will be over as we already know that the outcome will be in favor of Noy and not the prosecution. The prosecution cannot win the case, its Noy machinery that is working. The government still have to face the increasing prices of fuel, tuition fees, commodities, power, poverty and unemployment. It is really more fun in the Philippines…sobrang dami na ang “Naghihirafun”.

    • anu12345

      Gusto ko namang marinig ang comment mo sa inasal ni brenda/rita.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/5VMXRVIDTQMZXG6TCLZYJYV2AM Pedro

        mas gusto ko pang maging pangulo ng bansa ang sinasabi mong brenda kesa sa isang A B N O Y na puro paghihiganti ang alam…

      • anu12345

        Noong time ni gma, nariyan ang i-pardon ang ang soldiers accused/involved in ninoy’s murder, nariyan ang inalisan ng security details si Cory, at nariyan ang HLI. Alam nating kinalaban ni Cory si GMA dahil ‘yata’ sa cheating. May nabanggit kang ‘puro paghihiganti.’ Ano ba iyon?

        2012/3/6 Disqus

    • Harry4privet

      Ok lang yan, sabi naman ni corona malinis siya pagkakataon niya na to para patunayan yung sinabi nya.. isang malaking sampal kay pnoy pag nagawa niya yun.  Saka ayaw ko din naman  na ma acquit siya ng impeachment court dahil sa technicalities.  Appointed siya (midnight appointee pa) at di elective yung post nya kaya siguro kailangan patunayan niya na talagang karapat dapat siya sa SC.

  • double_edge_sword

    A so called “Chief Justice” with so much issues about corruption and abuse of power. Hmmmm.. much like his former boss who’s on hospital arrest. Only in the Philippines!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5VMXRVIDTQMZXG6TCLZYJYV2AM Pedro

      only in the philippines lang din merong A B N O Y na pangulo na idinadamay ang mga mamamayan at napapabayaan ang ekonomiya ng bansa dahilan lang sa pangsariling away nila ni cj at ng dating pangulo…

      • angie1875

        Resort to name calling na lang pag walang matinong comment. Maybe fan ka ni Mirriam na puro pagmumura ang abilidad. 

      • Harry4privet

        Yung tinatawag mong abnoy ibinoto ng majority ng pilipino last presidential election.  Hindi ko siya ibinoto pero alam ko igalang ang desisyon ng nakararami sana malaman mo din yun.  Bago mo tawaging abnoy ang isang tao ilagay mo muna kaya sarili  mo sa pwesto niya tapos ikaw ang tatawaging abnoy ano kaya ma ffeel mo?

      • katoto_hanan

        yaan mo na, ang iniisip nyan sarili lang nya. Di nya naisip na bansa na ang pinag uusapan. Kung ano man ang mangyayari sa bansa natin ay tayong mga pilipino rin ang papasan. And I agree, ilagay nya sarili nya sa tinatawag nyang abnoy saka nya sabihin kung karapatdapat bang itawag un sa isang tao.katotohanan

      • MonMayuga

        Pag nag resort sa name calling, ibig sabihin ay walang maisip na katuwiran. Ang CJ mo at ang dati mong pangulo ang mga malalaking balakid patungo sa daang matuwid.

        Kailangang mawala sa landas ang mga ito upang walang hadlang patungo sa pag-unad ang bayang ito.

        Hindi makakamit ng mga mamamayang bumoto sa pangulong ito ang mga minimithi nila kung hindi mawawala ang mga balakid na ito.

  • Mamang Pulis

    wag ka muna mag bilang ng itlog atorney…baka mabugok yan!

  • scank


  • 2rey3

    We want to listen to the defense team of the Chief Justice and he himself if he has nothing to hide and to fear!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IVQ73OMP56ND6MOBMYGUXWR3I Wilson

    If leaked bank records are acceptable or admissible evidence in an impeachment court, then why  doesn’t the public demand that bank records and business holdings of all senators and congressman be leaked to the media?  That will enable the public to find out if there are “mangungurakot at magnanakaw”  among  their lawmakers and  to demand  public accountability. How many of  our esteemed lawmakers do you think will pass the smell test?    

    • angie1875

      But the lawmakers are not trying to protect an escaping illegitimate ex president so why go after them? Corona was using the Supreme Court to help GMA escape to Singapore, aside from his being a midnight appointee. We are all sinners like you said, But there are mortal and venial sins.Leaking bank record of a corrupt Chief Justice in cohorts w/ a corrupt fake president is not the same as leaking records of legitimately elected senators, though I would like to see their bank accounts too.

  • saktolang

    bakit ba masyadong takot na takot ang defense sa bank account e sabi naman nila kayang ipaliwanang yun ni THIEF JUSTICE. Kung kaya nilang i prove na di nakaw yung mga nasa bank account bakit kailangan pa nilang ipag pilitang wag isama sa evidence ng prosecution. 

    • black_label

      style lang yan, para may added attraction, relax lang.

  • clementejak

    When the fat woman sings, its our turn to cover our ears and closes our eyes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IVQ73OMP56ND6MOBMYGUXWR3I Wilson

    I’m all for lowering the threshold of admissible or acceptable evidence in an impeachment court. How about leaking the bank and business holding records of all lawmakers suspected of  “pangungurakot at pagnanakaw ng pera ng taong-bayan?” That will enable the public to find out the truth and demand public accountability from their elected officials.

    • Harry4privet

      Good idea, pero unahin natin yung mga nasa appointive post na ipalabas ang mga bank records tapos isunod ang mga nasa elective post kasi kahit papano yung elected officials eh responsibilidad ng mga bomoto sa kanila yung pagkatao ng ibinoto nila.  Pero siyempre dapat ilabas din nila though mas urgent at may emphasis lang dun sa mga appointed officials.

  • Ang_Magsasaka

    The idiom “until the fat lady sings” is not aptly used. LOL

  • marionics

    pakakantahin ba si miriam? he he

    • alice_in_chains

      i’d love to see fat miriam sings! hehehe

  • PedroPenduco

    oh my… naalala ko tuloy yung movie  dating  Independence Day same ang tag line ng title but misleading naman ata yung content ng article…

    obvious na obvious na talaga tong PDI always nalang ito ang exposure, Why settled na kayo ey di pa nga nag present yung depensa.. Ito lang ang lessons na binibigay sa atin ng mga Tongressman law in the philippines does only apply for commoners and politician  will be immune for it specially if they have EXECUTIVE, JUDICIAL and LEGISTATIVE priviledge…  Puwede nilang labagin ang batas with no consequence they can get away with it specially if they have backing of the President itself… Isn’t this abuse of powers?  to used government agency like BSP to do their dirty jobs.

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

    Heto nanaman ang kayabangan ng mga bugok na ito.
    Ilang beses na ba nating narining yang linyang iyan?
    At ilang ulit na ring nagbabala si Enrile na wag pangunahan ang Senado.
    Kawawa naman ang Prosecution at parati nilang kailangang kumbinsihin nila ang sarili nila na may pag-asa ang kaso nila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JWHQQBHJHXFWVWH3N7TJR2QURU Anthony

    I think it shoud be more like “We don’t celebrate until THE SMALL LADY sings.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N4SJKDMTQZL2IL6JEP6VRIMOFE nicholas

    The FAT LADY is a disgrace to the court. Since the beginning she has demolished the Prosecution and through them the whole court. It is not for her to lecture the court on the law. It is the court president job to ensure the law is followed..
    The FAT LADY’S behavior in physically approaching the prosecution  and shaking her finger put her in very bad light. A nasty lady

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Vindicated?….Eh kasi, ang pork barrel ng senators ay kontrolado ng palasyo. Ano pa ba asahan nyo?
    Si Lito Lapid nga na talagang kabalen pa ni GMA, pro-penoy na. Yung anak niya, hindi na inalis ni penoy sa Tourism…tinutulangan pa ng DFA yung asawa niya sa America.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

      Ay naku, ang Fillipino ay tuluyang di na magkakaroon ng trabaho sa sariling bansa,kawawang mga OFW na kuno college graduate eh nagtatrabaho as domestic helper sa ibang bansa, talagang wala ng inatupag etong Malacanang at Congressmen kundi pansarili lamang nila.Walang kinabukasan sa Pilipinas, panay venganza at siraan ng kapwa, wal ng respeto sa kapwa, the most LAWLESS country everknown.

  • Pedro_Gil

    The senate did what they were expected of them by the people, to expose the truth.  We as a people do not have to thank them.  THAT’s THEIR JOB!  We’ll all see their next actions.

  • Pinay61

    Hay naku! Pagkatapos, pagdating sa korte: incompetent na naman ang show ninyo! Maghanda ka na rin at gawin kang hostile witness. Tingnan natin ang galing mo sa pagsisinungaling sa loob nang impeachment court!

  • reydomingo

    thankful to the senate for their vote… natanggal apprehension ko na hindi sila interesado sa katotohanan… to cong. tupas and the prosecutors, we are praying for God’s wisdom for you as you lead in our quest for truth and justice… mabuhay po kayo!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

      What justice your talking about, Tupas relatives Annabelle Tiongson gave bank statements documents illegally and Congressman Banal did exactly the illegal ways of obtaining bank documents which doesn’t belong to them at all. Tupas will loss big time for his lies this coming election and the rest of the 187 Congressmen.Filipinos deserve intelligent not crook politicians who uses their position for personal gain less the welfare of their constituents(people in their respective provinces).

  • EdgarEdgar

    You gotta give it to Tupas and epal et al. Anytime they get a chance to be in front of a TV camera, they open their big mouth like there’s no tomorrow. Only to end up shooting themselves on the foot again or unwittingly play right into the hands of the defense. Another day, another booboo, another premature ejakoolation, another diminished ego. And it ain’t over till the lady senator from Iloilo sings. 

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

      EdgarEdgar, I like your style.

      I have noticed that you are one of the very rare bloggers here who write witty comments.

      In fact, you are probably the only one!

      You know how to play with words and when to deliver those punchlines.

      You remind me of the great Max Soliven and Teddy Benigno.

      Did you grow up reading their articles?

      Sadly, I cannot say the same about those moronic NoyNoy Aquino apologists.

      They can hardly write a grammatically correct sentence.

      One of those NoyNoy Aquino supporters, Leo Paras, wrote “Are “fat lady” and “small lady” do a duet? ”  (See previous comment on this article thread)


      Adding insult to injury, his equally moronic NoyNoy Aquino supporters “liked” it!

      Is this nation turning stupid because it’s leader is also stupid?

      • EdgarEdgar

        Lol :D  Thanks for your kind words Mark.  I did get a dose of Max and Teddy from way back and watching O’Reilly and Jon Stewart whenever possible.  I hope it’s not too late to turn this country around and expose Noynoy for what he truly is.  On his own, he’s not evil but he’s been co-opted by his advisers and powerful interests.  And that’s the problem of electing someone like him, and the people who blindly venerate him.  Cheers!   

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_742GC4OFAWYWP7IQCTIFPH76JY david

      You know what, being lawyer-politicians they should be very apt when it comes to political mind games and strategies. However when it comes to litigation and court games, well, they having been barred upon taking elected office, not so much.

      Problem is that they can be easily swayed by the Defense thru their loud and reactive manner, especially when the Defense makes virtually ANY kind of motion, in court and in the press media. As EdgarEdgar pointed out ‘unwittingly play right into the hands of the defense.’

      I fear, that when the bank account plays out in the open, and is surprisingly ordinary, the Prosecution, having had raised such a brouhaha would look like a fool, again. Same as when they had when their witnesses proved against their cause upon the stand.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWVMLLUEVODVD4BHGZJ7JH5ANU seekleer

    ..dapat lang siguro na tuldukan ang pagtawag sa mga tongresista na tanga…kasi kung wala naman bumoto sa kanila, na palagay ko ay mas tanga kaysa sa kanila, e , hindi naman sila maluluklok sa kanilang posisyon ngayon. Kaugalian na talaga ng mga Pilipino na nagmamagaling, ang totoo lang, tanga rin pala…magiging maunlad ang Pilipinas kung ito ay naging bahagi ng Planet of the Apes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RWPOD4ER5LJPDQU3N32NAC74X4 johnnie r

    Sa sobrang ka-palpakan at kahihiyan na inabot ng mga prosecutors, ibalato na natin sa kanila itong balitang ito, hehe…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_742GC4OFAWYWP7IQCTIFPH76JY david

    Based on the proven track record of the prosecution ‘Having irrefutable evidence of CJC guilt,’ and fumbling with it upon the ‘scrutiny of real court,’ well I wouldn’t be surprised if they, the prosecution, once again get their butts bitten once again, and their credibility shot.

    I just hope, for their sakes that CJ has

    a) Millions of millions of pesos (in dollars or not)
    b) Those money can be proven illegally acquired,
    c) and is for CJC’s use and personal use alone. NOT deposited to him by any one of his children, as Attorney-in-Fact with the purpose of purchasing real property or similar.

    Otherwise, well, they will again be the laughing stock of the legal community.

    • adam_d_ant

      even before the start of the trial, i already posted that corona will be impeached… the senators are politicians … like their rapacious brothers – the congressmen.  these people will eat their young, they’ll sell their parents, will even canaibalize each other just to get the lion’s share of the prize.

      if this was done in the states, tapos na ‘to … presenting evidence that were obviously stolen, congressmen who have the gall to tell of a small lady and a phantom who left an envelope in banal’s gate, banal’s action of going to the bank to confirm corona’s account  … these persecution team will be ushered out of the impeachment court with their persons in tatters.

      simeon will get his wish.  the hacienda will be given back to the farmers … but the 10 billion pesos will be handed to aquino/cojuangco on a silver platter.  courtesy of a subservient supreme court under carpio and a loyal puppet — sereno

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002903574128 Emelinda Lasala Mendoza

    parang nakakalimutan ng lahat na ang ang gusto lang namang malaman ng filipino ay kung meron pa tayong pagasang mabawasan kahit papano ang “corruption” dito sa ating bansa..at isa diyan ay ang katotohonan na “kung totoo ba o hindi na walang tagong yaman o pandaraya si Corona..  kung pano nakalap ang mga ebidensiya, ay hindi na mahalaga sa mga panahong ito…ang importante ay mapatunayan kung ano ba talaga ang totoo….we all know that crooks are intelligent enough to cover their paths while doing their misdeeds…therefore it is highly expected that evidences on the same would be hard enough to find…..dapat pa nga tayong maging thankful sa nagvolunteer na magbigay ng ebidensya dito……PARA PO KASING LUMALABAS NA MAY MGA PILIPINONG AYAW TALAGANG MAALIS ANG “CORRUPTION” SA BANSANG ITO…(opinyon lang po ito ng isang ordinaryong mamamayan na katulad ko….)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HUE7BZXUJ7I5AFIBEPSIBONAHA Alfred A

       “The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means”…Georges Bernanos

      By saying that it is not important HOW you get the evidence.. is in itself a corrupt act….so Ma’am unknowingly you are one of the people who tolerates corruption…

      • adam_d_ant

        .  kawawang bayan  … we are destroying the very foundation of our democracy.

        the patients are now running the asylum …. imagine, people justifying cheating, lying  etc

  • Atlason

    The prosecutors have lost credibility in the eyes of the public with all the lying, inconsistencies, fabrication of fake evidence, corruption cases, big mansions and bank accounts, breaking the law on bank secrecy and what have you. They won’t be able to muster 16 senator votes to oust Corona.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EF5PUVD7WK3V3XLP2FYAQZ4O4 Jomjom

      But it is Corona who is on trial. Not Tupas, Farinas, Colmenares, Umali, Barzaga et al ( I will even concede they are also crooks). But it is Corona who is being trie nowd. So let us not justify Corona’s sins by saying the prosecution is also sinful. After kicking out Corona,  let us start kicking out others.. even PNoy if he is found to be a crook. 

      • adam_d_ant

        how did you come up with the conclusion that corona is guilty?  you want to kick corona without the benefit of hearing his side? 

        your premise is right … we should start kicking out crooks.  but how do we find out the crooks without the benefit of a trial?  assumptions/biases are not the way to kick out those we perceive as crooks ..

        we are all in one accord… filipinos helping one another to raise the standard of living of all pinoys … but there are laws to be followed…. you and i cannot steal, lie, bribe etc. in order to convict our enemies … we do wrong to right another wrong?  where will it stop?

        a mob is not always right  .. hear of this story?  2000 years ago the mob cried — “free barabbas”  …. to give in to the crowd, the “righteous” decided to give in and wash their hands ….

  • http://twitter.com/enerinuj enerinuj

    hayaan nyo na ang mga defense yan ang kaligayahan nila…feeling kasi nila ang gagaling nila eh sa totoo lang naman si cuevas lang naman ang magaling sa kanila….kung wala si cuevas sa defense baka makatikim din sila ng lecture kay miriam…

    • adam_d_ant

      “baka” … the operative word … ang mga bobo kasi mga bobo din ang pakners .. siyempre ang matatlino hindi kukuha ng bobo .. ikaw naman o  .. kaya ka nasa prosecution side kasi ….  …… ka.

      ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy … ngee

  • http://twitter.com/toothpastesales be honest

    ” vindicated ” ?
    What an irrelevant comment from Colmenares.
    The Impeachment Court has been so lenant in accomondating your accusation since ALL ” marked documents ” came from Subpoena issued by the Impeachment Court.
    Your submission of the bank document has been reputed by the bank as ” fake document “.

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

    Ang tingin ko diyan ay ginawa ng Senate yon upang hindi naman puro pagkatalo ang matitikman niyo…upang hindi kayo magtampo ika nga. Tingnan ninyo pati si Miriam sabi niya she supports the Senate decision. Kita niyo naman, huh? But at the end of the day, TALO PA RIN KAYO as in YOU LOST JUST THE SAME.

    This is so because all the dirts that you have thrown against the CJ will be parried off by him and his defense team. And, please, don’t cry, don’t think of anything…of any move i.e. Plan B, be sport. This is for country…for democracy…for the rule of law…for jucicial independence.

    God bless the Philippines!

  • Jonathan Teodocio

    Di ko na tuloy alam kong sino pa ang papaniwalaan ko sa Gobyerno natin ='( parang wala ng matino.. i hope someday all filipos will unite as one kasi tayo lang talaga ang makakatulong sa mga sarili natin and those people on the goverment specially politicians ang hirap na nila pagkatiwalaan. i pray na sana meron pang matino sa Gov. natin kahit isa lang talaga…

    I wished buhay pa si Rizal sa panahong toh..

    • Guest

      Para may barilin ang mga corrupt ?

  • Odran89

    That the Congressmen-prosecutors failed to diligently do their homework is clear, their performance dismal; however, that CJ Corona is hiding something is also apparent, from the maneuvers of the defense to suppress all the evidence the prosecutors were presenting or trying to present. A clean man would have no qualms showing everything he got. CJ’s only chance is to open everything and explain everything.

    The fact that the Congressmen and the those in the Executive are not that clean too, and may in fact be more “dishonest,” should not be made a reason not to make CJ accountable. They will have their time too. In the meanwhile, let these political battles do their job of cleaning the stables of the government.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_742GC4OFAWYWP7IQCTIFPH76JY david

      Generally, I would agree with you. “A clean man would have no qualms showing everything he got.”

      But I would generally conclude this at the end of the trial, not at the middle, especially when the defense hasn’t even started. But lets get into the meat of the argument.

      You see it has got to do with how the defense would play their cards. But ideally, they DO NOT HAVE TO HELP the prosecution prove their case, rather, the opposite.

      When you said:

       “CJ Corona is hiding something is also apparent, from the maneuvers of the defense to suppress all the evidence the prosecutors were presenting or trying to present it”

      I would say that graciously providing all information needed by the prosecution at this time would be detrimental to the defense’s cause.

      If there are any pieces of evidence to be presented, let it be ON THE TIME MOST OPPORTUNE for the defense.

      Basically, If CJC produced the USD Bank Accounts when the prosecution needed it, that would have been as anti-climactic when he presents it for himself. Basically, any piece of evidence that the prosecutors cannot produce legally, which he can present, would be an advantage to him, especially if the prosecution is in a habit of fishing for evidence.

      Personally, I expect this would be a great spectacle when he finally produces the bank account, then asks his persecutors ‘Ito ba ang hinahanap ninyo? Ngayong nakita nyo na, ano ang illegal dito?’ especially if the account doesn’t contain what the prosecution expects it to have.

      “CJ Corona is hiding something is also apparent..” Well, yes, but that is the defense strategy at play. Never help your opponents in trying to bury you. It sounds logical. Never give into qualms of people to show your advantage.

      At the end, it seems he will be showing the account, and with explanation too.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RMTF4F2MXJ7OOLM4FUFEMDR2W4 Labana

        he will show and tell…. pero na doktor doktor i am sick na yun… kaya tagal ng impeachment, dapat 1 month lang.

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

    The fat lady will sing “sorry, I lied”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Brenda is not that fat.

  • kilabot

    this is like the prosecution’s last meal before the execution. let them eat and be happy for now for tomorrow they will be consigned to the pages of ignominy. lying solons…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PN3VRDYP7ZZDTUHWG5R7RJSXWM raul n

    the whole country and the whole world already knows that the cheap justice has millions in bank accounts which differs greatly with his SALN. what do you think will happen if this millions known already will not be admitted as evidence by the impeachment court.? exposed truth but not admitted as evidence????? truth hurts but its the truth. only the truth can set us free.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PD2RUJWFKEHELP6W3O5QKEDG2M Ismael

      Hold your horses! The defense has not even started. i fully trust Atty Cuevas.

      • http://www.facebook.com/paulino.belga Paulino Belga

        Trust him to make miracles.

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

    I guess the noose around Corona’s neck is getting tighter and tighter. It’s just a matter of time and his problems with the impeachment court will be over, then next comes the Office of the Ombudsman. The fate of his patron ex-PGMA will be likewise his.

    • adam_d_ant

      you can dream … hindi bawal mangarap

      ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy …. ngee

  • tata_boy

    If Santigago sings, will you celebrate?

    • http://www.facebook.com/paulino.belga Paulino Belga

      Yes I will

    • antonioluna

       alam ko kakantahin ni brenda hehehe:

      sing singgago
      singgago not bad
      singgago not sad

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PD2RUJWFKEHELP6W3O5QKEDG2M Ismael

    Oh I thought the prosecution was successful even at the start of the impeachment trial!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UZECTUOAD7JS6QPNSFP7Q4DDZE Benedicto

    Hala Tupas mag saya kayo, kasi after the impeachment kayo na naman ma kasohan sa ombudsman dahil dyan sa SALN mo??? hahahaha  

  • Ulipur

    How about if the Fat Lady’s Song

    Is not for CONVICTION?

  • carlorocci

    Pasalamat itong poorsickusyon….Admitted as evidence yun PS Bank accounts ni Mr. Crown…hahahaha….

  • virgoyap

    Who is this “fat lady”? Can anybody give an answer?

    • adam_d_ant

      si “puno” ang one and only love ni retard

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RMTF4F2MXJ7OOLM4FUFEMDR2W4 Labana

    from wikipedia: 
    It ain’t over till (or until) the fat lady sings is a colloquialism, essentially meaning that one should not assume the outcome of some activity (e.g. a sporting contest) until it has actually finished, similar to a common proverb. It is a perception of Grand Opera, with its stereotypically overweight sopranos.


    PAGHANDAAN NATIN WHATEVER OUTCOME OF THE IMPEACHMENT, that is, if acquitted or CONVICTED. PAG acquittal, MARAMI TAYO TRABAHO, EVICTION NG MGA SINators at supreme corrupt injustices. 

    Pag CONVICTED naman, MAS MARAMI TAYO TRABAHO, kasi manggugulo pa yang kampon ng coronarroyo criminal syndicate, magbarricade pa yang mga hinayupak sa ATING SUPREME COURT…..    we have to keep WATCH how the circus will turn out.  



  • leroyroyal

    So hindi talagang lalake si CJ Corona.  He is a she, may tama ba ako Cong Quimbo, ang daming tinatago nitong Justiis Corona…hahaha.

    • bakler

      make up mo chismosa ka retouch mo!

    • adam_d_ant

      buti pa si simeon hindi nagtagago na kabaklaan ano? 

      ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy … ngee

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    After the DAILY lectures and EMBARRASSMENT covered LIVE ON TV, which were experienced by the prosecution team, Neil Tupacs is now seeing a gray of light. But too late, in the eyes of lawyers and ASPIRING LAWYERS, TUPAS is now SYNONYMOUS to INCOMPETENCE, DUMB….

    • adam_d_ant

      bro, the chances of corona is getting slimmer by the day …. “100 million reasons” will do that and in the event, the “price” is below asking, it can go up   …

      but whether corona is found guilty or acquitted, your analysis of how people would judge tupak and co is bang on … no amount of guilty verdict, no amount of hand-clapping, high fiving, will cover up for the stupidity and idiocy of the prosecution team ……. tupas and barzaga especially.  these two idiots were the laughingstock of the populace  …

      wala na bang maipadala ang mga ilonggo na mas matino pa ke tupas?  balita ko eh nag-iisa lang itong abugadong ilonggo na bobo  — atty. niel tupas jr.  /…. the idiot from the town of barotac viejo  … one of my friend’s a cousing of tupas …and this is how he described tupas … “ay linti, bal-an mo dunggol gid”  …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XYPFIGTBA5LXMX2UBLCQVG5AQE Martin

    This case is far from over….dropping 5 article of impeachment because of no evidence badly damaged their case against Corona.   The house prosecution run a big risk of losing this case…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XYPFIGTBA5LXMX2UBLCQVG5AQE Martin

    Holy Tupas…..just now he is thinking he may not win??   He should review the videos of the trial and confirm just how badly he really did.   Incompetent is now your middle name….

  • malaya1962

    sige las tupaz, sing lang sing… para lahat ng member ng family mo mag-kaposistion sa gobyerno tulad ng driver, hardinero, cook ninyo… kay 188 congressman sing din ng sing, kase tulad ng aswa, taya, kapatid ni tupaz, banal, tanada gusto rin nila ng members ng pamilya nila ng posisyon sa gobyerno… ang daming awwwww   awwww

  • malaya1962

    sige las tupaz, sing lang sing… para lahat ng member ng family mo mag-kaposistion sa gobyerno tulad ng driver, hardinero, cook ninyo… kay 188 congressman sing din ng sing, kase tulad ng aswa, taya, kapatid ni tupaz, banal, tanada gusto rin nila ng members ng pamilya nila ng posisyon sa gobyerno… ang daming awwwww   awwww show more show less

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    • bakler

      ahiiiiiiihiiihiiiii… Kamag-anak incorporated is back…..

      • bakler

        ako kaya puedeng maging make-up artist   family ko rin sila  eeee,… WELCOME TO THE PAMELY!!!!!

      • adam_d_ant

        hindi naman a. …. nabibili lang…

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

    fat lady sing’s..si madam midas marquez puede siya…ayyaayayayaaay palomaaaa. hehe

    • adam_d_ant

      or if “putatsing” kris sings … “bakit ako mahihiya”  .. what if the retard sings?

      i have to feet the left and the right, my head is screwed up, my thinking’s wrong …

      ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy …. ngeee

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

        kung si Kris ang kakanta, “May Tulo Na”
        kung si Carandang ang kakanta.”May Bago Na”
        kung si Llamas ang kakanta,”Born to be Wild”
        kung si Tupas ang kakanta,”I have my share”
        kung si Pnoy ang kakanta,”Goodbye my Teacher Goodbye”

      • adam_d_ant

        bro, wala tayong puntos a …magaling ang mga kalaban natin kung tribo-tribo sila sa isang topic . .. pero pag dikdikan, puro iyakin ang mga kumag

  • msmakabayan

    when you live in lies everyday, you tend to believe that they’re true! 

  • Francis81

    Galing talagang mag dribble ni Manong Johny! Ho Johny Go! Mabibigla na lang tong mga Pweesecutors na to sa araw nag botohan.

  • adam_d_ant

    wheww  ….. masaya na ngayon si tupak … at si crying lady colmenares… and hey, even the idiot quimbo “congratulated” the senate/

    pero pag hindi sang-ayon sa gusto nila, the first thing these little boys do is cry to the press … “hindi fair ang senate”   …

    ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy /// ngeeee

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

    headline,”Pnoy will buy new bullet proof car after hearing coup d’etat from Sen. Trilliones”…on the other side, It was Grace Lee who wants new BF car and additional PSG !!!

    • Mark Suarez


  • rnoldrmada

    Was he referring to Sharon Cuneta? I’m confused……

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/gV2zz9QHmuR3P4LyvolxUkksSOmi#85fa4 linejohn

    The lady PSB branch manager is not actually a “fat lady” but a “sexy lady” in bisaya is called “tamsi” (“tambok nga sexy”).

  • RomyMacalintal

    Style nyo bulok

  • White24

    hahahaha,,, natutuwa ako sa mga prosecutors na walang kwenta.,…

  • basyong

    tapang ng apog ng mga prosekyutongs pulos palpak ang ginawa tapos aasa pang naipanalo daw ang kaso.HAHAHAHAHA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UZOAQ6YXZ7LV4AEKHDH6HDDCA Jeamergs

    was he (tupas) referring to Nadia Montenegro?

  • Edandlye Pogi

    Fat Lady? Not Miriam, she is fat but not a lady.

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