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Enrile tells defense: Explain Corona deposits

Says SALNs of other officials irrelevant

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Sunday all but slammed the door on a key defense strategy to show that impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona should not be convicted for failing to include the acquisition cost of his properties in his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs).

Enrile, the presiding officer in the impeachment trial, said the defense panel should instead focus on explaining Corona’s bank accounts, including his dollar deposits.

“Let’s not complicate things anymore. Let us finish this case. Go direct to the point. You just explain the charges against you. Then it’s done,” he said in a radio interview on dzBB.

Enrile said the impeachment court was awaiting the defense’s explanation on Corona’s bank accounts, including his dollar deposits.

“There really are bank accounts under his name. I don’t know if they (the amounts) really belong to him that’s why we’re awaiting his explanation. How much are they because they are assets? If they were not included (in the SALN), it should be explained why they were left out.”

The defense is set to present the SALNs of other government officials who had likewise omitted the acquisition cost in their declarations.

A defense lawyer, Tranquil Salvador III, yesterday said the presentation would not yet happen this week, the ninth week of trial and the last one before the Senate goes on Holy Week break.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad earlier admitted that he, too, did not include the acquisition cost of his properties in his own SALN, a purported violation both the Aquino administration and the prosecution have pointed out in the case of Corona.

Not impeachable officers

But Enrile was not interested in seeing the SALNs of other government officials in the impeachment trial of the Chief Justice.

He said Cabinet members, for instance, were “not impeachable officers.”

Enrile said he would question the “purpose” and “relevance” of these SALNs should defense lawyers present them this week.

“(They’re) immaterial, irrelevant to the case,” he said.

“Just because others were at fault doesn’t mean that the one on trial also committed a violation. I’m not saying that the Chief Justice is guilty, but that’s not the way it is in trial,” he explained in Filipino.

Enrile said presenting the SALNs of government officials, like Cabinet members, in the impeachment court would only serve as “nuisance” (pampagulo) in the trial.

A defense lawyer, Ramon Esguerra, on Friday said Corona had no intention to conceal the acquisition cost of his properties.

Esguerra noted that the figures were available in public records, such as deeds of sale available at the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the register of deeds.

“You can’t impute bad faith, you can’t impute malice to anyone who, in the execution of accounting forms, has followed the same pattern from beginning to the very end,” Esguerra said.

“Yes, the figures may be incomplete, but was there bad faith? There’s none.”

All are accountable

Esguerra on Saturday said the issue of acquisition cost in Corona’s SALN led to “one very significant consequence,” that is, “the relevance of the SALN in exacting public accountability of all in the bureaucracy.”

“The trial has therefore evolved beyond the Chief Justice as the conscience of everyone mindful of the public’s trust must be truthful of his true net worth,” he told the Inquirer in a text message. “This is a challenge for the President to the lowly janitor or clerk in the government.”

Defense lawyers earlier reminded impatient prosecutors and some senator-judges, that they were still in the process of building their case to show that Corona committed no impeachable offense.

Perjury

Prosecutors on Sunday said the Chief Justice should not belittle as “mere inadvertence or simple negligence” his failure to disclose his true net worth in his SALN.

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said Corona’s failure to disclose the acquisition costs of his assets and his bank deposits was a deliberate act “tantamount to perjury and dishonesty to hide unexplained wealth which makes him culpable of betraying the public trust.”

Colmenares was reacting to a claim by the defense team that Corona should not be impeached for something which practically all government officials practice in filling up their SALN forms—they use fair market value as a basis for their net worth which was lower than the acquisition cost.

“The theory that the ‘mistakes’ of the Chief Justice do not rise to the level of an impeachable offense is not acceptable to the people,” he said.

“A reasonable man cannot surely declare CJ Corona not guilty on the basis that his nondisclosures were innocent mistakes. That would be tragically unreasonable,” he added.

“Corona’s lawyers cannot compare the Chief Justice with other people in government. Being the country’s chief magistrate, he must be whiter than white. Corona holds a position that exacts greater demand of moral righteousness and uprightness,” said Quezon Rep. Lorenzo Tanada III.

In a text message, Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., the chief House prosecutor, said: “So far, the defense has not presented anything that could help the case of CJ. The way I see it, the defense has only two substantial witnesses—the Chief Justice and his wife. But if they will present them as witnesses, they will also encounter lots of problems that could be fatal to their case.” With a report from Gil C. Cabacungan

Originally posted: 5:41 pm | Sunday, March 18th, 2012


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  • saintleonardo

    At the rate the defense is going on their presentation of evidence, the term of president Aquino will be over. They will present all the payed distant relative and government official of the thief justice. kawawang Supreme Court ginagawang piggy bank ni thief justice.

  • salnsaln

    Budget Secretary Florencio Abad earlier admitted that he, too, did not
    include acquisition cost in his own SALN, a purported violation both the
    Aquino administration and the prosecution have pointed out in the case
    of Corona.

    Ikaw rin pala Secretary Abad e. Kung mapatunayang may kasalanan si Corona, hatulan ng senado. Pagkatapos, ito naman si Abad na umanin na. Tapos, yung iba pang nasa gobyerno – mga kongresman at senador, pati nasa executive branch, mga judges at kung sinu-sino pa – i check lahat ng saln at parusahan lahat alinsunod sa batas

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQ3V4TLQ4MTVI7CQVNJBEKVQUE Roberto

      Di puwedeng ma impeach si Abad pero puwede siyang sipain ni Pnoy anytime, yung ang pag kakaiba ng dalawa. Si CJ hindi puwedeng kasuhan hanggang 70 years siya at mag retire. kaya sa impeachment lang siya puwedeng tangalin. you can file a case against Abad through the Ombudsman

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z7Z7T6SC4KK3A3332DMPMFVWFM Abnoynoy

        kaso di sisipain ni Pnoy, budget secretary pa yan a. alam ni Pnoy na ganyan ang ginawa,bakit di pa nya sinisipa? double standard? typical yellow tard

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQ3V4TLQ4MTVI7CQVNJBEKVQUE Roberto

        Pangalan mo palang Abnoynoy na. anong yellow tard? file ka muna ng impeachment kay noynoying para parehas tayo ng pananaw sa mga yellow tard na sinsabi mo. Pero hatalang NILILIHIS mo ang kaso para mawala kay CJ. si CJ muna unahin natin tapos si Noynoying.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z7Z7T6SC4KK3A3332DMPMFVWFM Abnoynoy

        kung pwede lang magfile e, hehehe. wag magmalinis ang mga yellow boys, madudumi din sila. kung sasamplean sa corona, lahat dapat dalihin nila hehhe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

        Alam ni Gloriq Labandera-turn-billionaire iyan?

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

        If I were Noynoy, I will tell Abad to resign, or fire him,  citing specifically his SALN as a reason. This will make his position against Corona very srong, with high moral authority. He can sacrifice Abad for a higher objective.

      • themayflower

        To Jomjom,

        Nasundot mo pare ko! Suportado ako sa tinuran mo that Pnoy should fire Abad right now!. Ganoon din kay Pnoy, president Pnoy can prove CJ wrong about Hacienda Luisita only if Pnoy will find the courage or fortitude to tell his clan let’s abandon HL once and for all and offer it at no cost to the deserving farmers of tarlac

  • green_archer09

    Matauhan na kayo, mga defenseless lawyers.  Utang na loob, harapin niyo ang issue at hindi pinaiikot-ikot pa. Para kayong mga tropang trumpo!  Wag niyo na lokohin ang bayan!

  • salnsaln

    Irrelevant sa case at hand yes, pero very relevant dahil pinapatunayan nito na marami kung hindi man lahat sa gobyerno nagtatago ng yaman.

    Kung talagang may gera laban sa korupsyon, ito ang simula, pantay-pantay dapat ang pagtrato sa lahat. Unahin si corona kung talagang nagkasala, at isunod yung iba pa.

  • shalom shalom

    panapanahon lang yan. It is CJ’s time so he must comply with the rules of law. hindi nila naisip kagad eh.sorry defense. ikanga ni JPE, si CJ ang usapan dito.

  • Rex_Ranhilio

    “Just because others were at fault doesn’t mean that the one on trial
    also committed no violation. I’m not saying that the Chief Justice is
    guilty, but that’s not the way it is in trial,” (Enrile) explained in
    Filipino.
    x-x-x
    Defense lawyer Ramon Esguerra on Friday said Corona had no intention
    to conceal the acquisition cost of his properties. He noted that the
    figures were available in public records such as deeds of sale available
    at the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Register of Deeds.

    “You can’t impute bad faith, you can’t impute malice to anyone who,
    in the execution of accounting forms, has followed the same pattern from
    beginning to the very end,’’ he said.  “Yes, the figures may be
    incomplete, but was there bad faith? There’s none.’’

    Maybe the defense team forgot Articles 3 and 7 of the Civil Code:

    Art. 3. Ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith.

    Art. 7. Laws are repealed only by subsequent ones, and their violation or non-observance shall not be excused by disuse, or custom or practice to the contrary.

  • shalom shalom

    one character of immaturity and being guilty is pointing to someone’s mistake. what do you think?nagtatanong lang po

    • Guest

      Are these the people who claimed to be hotshot lawyers?

      Parang mga bata!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UPA6B34NMPNYIOX2HHYNF4C4SU Paul

    Obviously, the defense lawyers of Corona will not be able to  explain the discrepancies in the SALN of CJ. Their only option is to delay the trial by presenting irrelevant and immaterial testimonies and evidences.
    As they say, you cannot fool the people all the time, not this time. Sorry.

    • Guest

      Agree 100%. They divert the issue rather than answer it.

      Also, Corona voted for the conviction of Davao City court clerk who failed to declare her market stall income. If he demanded perfection from others, then he should be perfect in himself first as CJ.

      Now Cuevas explained without shame that its ok to give inaccurate figures to SALN under oath.

      I cannot stomach if the pathological liar like Corona remain our CJ after the trial. We better get the heads also of some senators who will vote Corona not guilty.

  • kypros

    a filipino saying goes ‘kung kaya nila, kaya ko rin’.. kung ginagawa nga naman ng iba di gagawin niya din – parang inamin na ng defense na mali talaga SALN ni corona!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JHVERFZLEHNK6P3IOF4ASKJ43Y MALBERT

    irrelevant kasi e…maybe not in the impeachment court…how about doing media blitz? nang magkaalaman na.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SS36UV5JGDGV2KAKNQKZJSASCA Hernando

    Atty . esguerra .. there’s no need for you to build your case because as it is .. your client .. thief corona is already guilty as charged as seen by the majority of our people … there is only one way of reversing this perception by the public … corona should allow opening of his PHP and $$$$$$ accounts … pagwalang nakita eh di abswelto .. pag ayaw pabuksan …may baho kaya GUILTY … GANYAN yan lang kasimple sa amin yan .. Huwag na kung ano ano pa ipakikita nyo na wala naman saysay ….

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

    How is that again? “Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus” or false in one, false in all.
    Di ba paulit-ulit na sinasabi ni Sen. Miriam itong Roman Latin legal principle ukol sa diumano’y ebidensya ng prosecution na nakuha sa maling paraan.

    It is now the turn of the defense panel that will try to present defective SALNs to support that it is a general omission error by other government officials so that the chief justice’s defective SALNs must not be singled out. Presiding chair Enrile rightly said – it is immaterial and irrelevant.

    I wanna hear Sen. Miriam repeat this latin phrase to Serafin Cuevas and the other defense lawyers this time. It is very obvious that the chief justice has not followed the right way to accomplish the SALN many times for obvious reasons as well. E, ano pa? Nabuking na po kayo…

    • shalom shalom

      basic philosophy lesson. wake up ka apin!

  • scorpio15

    Itong mga Depensa talaga. Ang 1 + 1 ay = 2. Gusto mangyari 11 ang sagot. Si Corona ang subject ng Impeachment hindi na kailangang isali pa si Juan at si Pedro.

    Kung meron mang kasalanan si Juan at si Pedro, pagkatapos ni Corona ay di magha-in ng kaso para sa iba. Buti nalang at hindi napayagan ni Go Johnny Go at kung nakalusot di hanggang sa mag-retire na si Corona sa SC hindi pa tapos ang Impeachment.

  • shalom shalom

    take note! Peso account palang po yan ha? hmmm, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ pa kaya?

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    An eye for an eye defense, prosecution must be doing a good job, the defense(and Corona) was left with no other option but to get even. Instead of proving that their client is innocent they will prove that their accusers are guilty of the same crime.

    Masaya to, Hahahahaha. Let’s see who goes how far. (wag sana mag backfire)

    Let the game begin!!!

  • tonto_ka

    defense liars wala na ba tayong magawa na mga pinnochio stories at saka fabricated lies????cuevas school of delaying tactics on TV only???no mas???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2OGCQGFL6ZFWQAB6HMJBGD3NWE Lorelei

    Ano ba ang gustong palabasin ng depensa? Mga lawyer ba ang mga ito sa style ng pag depensa nila kay cj? Eh parang kanto boy style ito eh. O kaya parang mga bata. Sabi ng isang nanay,” hoy bata ka, bat ka nag umit ng pera sa pitaka ko?” sagot ng bata,”si kuya po kasi nang umit din eh!” hahahhahah ito ba ang style na hinihintay natin sa mga alipores ni cj? ano bayan? akala ko ba mga batikang abogado ang mga ito….. tsk tsk tsk…. pikon talo….

  • shalom shalom

    kung magtuturuan, aba eh magkakaroon ng reelection sa lahat ng mga positions… this is absolutely ridiculous. why don’t you be man enough to face your case CJ? I smell something fishy…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBO3E3FOIA3AYAMXYMIUV4FDUM edwin

    Corona: ” Dapat talaga nagresign ako wala nko lusot ” alam na nila lahat lahat

  • Herculian

    ang gulo ng pinas, kasi mangmang ang sangkatauhan, bomoto kasi na di nagiisip at ng dahil lang sa nabayaran ang krapatang bomoto. magdusa kayo!

    • INQ_reader

      Ikaw siguro sobra dunong, ikaw kaya magsa-ayos ng Pinas.

    • shalom shalom

      hindi ka ba nakatira sa Pinas? nagtatanong lang po

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GVANQHP6VJ2MSGAJB46GUUNISE Jozz

    If Corona is ignorant that the acquisition costs of his properties should be in his SALN, then he really doesnt deserve to be in the Supreme Court much less hold the position of Chief Justice. He needs to go back to school muna. Paano ba yan nakapasa sa Board Exams? Kung sabagay may mga cheating kasing nagaganap minsan sa mga exams ano at kaya cguro sya nakapasa. He doesnt even know the difference between midnight and daylight!

  • aldhins

    Wag ng mang damay ng iba fucos lang nila paano mag ka tugma  sa SALN ni CJ Corona sa kanyang mga ari arian kahit mag hire pa sila ng magaling na accountant mahirap pag tugmain mas ok yung excess sa pera nya ipamigay sa mga tinamaan ng sakuna sa Iligan at Cagayan de oro kasi yun ang pangako ni CJ Corona kaya now nya patunayan.

  • pipsirho

    S_uko   A_tong    L_along    N_abubuko. Pati pa ba naman SALN ng walang kinalaman sa Impeachment gagawin pang ebidensiya? Ibamg kaso ang mga iyan! Kaya pala malaking kita ang mga abogado, pinapaikot-ikot lang ang paglilitis para ang kawawang nasasakdal na kunwari ipinagtatanggol ay bayad naman ng bayad tuwing may bista na wala naman pinattutunguhan. Kaya kung mayaman ang nasasakdal mas matunog ang kampanilya. Pagnahalata ng Judge puwede pa nilang ilakad depende kung magkano. Kung ang Judge ay matuwid, puwede rin dalhin sa Supreme Court  ni “Rich-na-to” Corona dahil madali ang kalakalan basta sa “bank account” na lang ang usapan (peso ok, pero mas maayos kung DOLLAR). Gaya halimbawa sa PAL, Platinum na biyahe sa First Class kahit saan madali, mga malalaking kaso ayos din basta tama ang hatian.  

    • shalom shalom

      pro bono daw kasi sila kaya poor performance.

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

    tuliro na itong mga abogadong pulpol ni coronakot…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBO3E3FOIA3AYAMXYMIUV4FDUM edwin

    I believe Thief justice intention not to declare the acquisition cost is really to hide his assets. The tax is peanuts for him to evade. His hiding that someone will see all his assets is more than he is earning.. You see even the dollar account he did not diclosed in his SALN. So there is reaaly malice to hide everything

  • INQ_reader

    Matapos ang isang linggo ng depensa, tila wala pa ring linaw sa direksyon nila. Ano ba talaga mga kuya?

  • padrefaura

    dapat ipakita ang mga defective SALN ng mga senador at mga prosecutor para magkaalaman kung sinu-sino ang mga hindi sumusunod sa batas.

    • malek_abdul

      Immaterial and irrelevant po as this point in time. Pagkatapos ng impeachment na lang habulin at hamunin ang lahat ng kinauukulan para ipakita/ilabas ang kanilang mga SALN. Ang hindi naging tapat sa pag-fill up ng kanyang SALN dapat magbitiw agad. Allahu Akbar!!!

    • Rex_Ranhilio

       para mo na rin inamin na hindi sumusunod si CJ sa batas pero ok lang kasi wala namang sumusunod sa batas.

      kung hindi sumusunod ang CJ sa batas – bakit pa siya naging CJ?

  • LevyBelaro

    The Defense Panel is still in the process of “doctoring” evidences to cover-up the OBVIOUS violation of Corona, and the OBVIOUS ill-gotten wealth of Unconstitutional Chief Justice Corona.  They are also looking for more DUMMIES just like that Vicente, to FOOL the public about Corona’s ownership of real estate properties…. But the truth is the truth, and no amount of lies can hide the truth…. The strategy of the Defense is to drag and prolong the Impeachment Trial so that the public may lose interest and patience.   When one cannot disprove allegations, one resorts to technicalities and delaying tactics…. True to the saying that Justice Delayed is Justice denied.  I believe Corona CANNOT answer the allegation of that Dollar Accounts Asset not declared in his SALN.  I believe those dollars are ILL-GOTTEN wealth by the Thief Justice Corona, either it came from GMA herself or from the BRIBES he received from those who had cases in the SC.  Corona will NEVER testify in his own trial, because he himself cannot answer, and he cannot actually LIE under OATH, so Corona will never ever face his accuser…. The end game of this Impeachment is that Corona will AGAIN RUN FOR HELP FROM SUPREME COURT and ASK or DEMAND from the ARROYO SUPREME COURT for a DECISION to DECLARE an IMPEACHMENT MISTRIAL….  The MOney of GMA TALKS to those JUSTICES! MONEY talks!  Corruption is DISGUSTING!

    I just HOPE that The Senators will not BLINK or BOW DOWN from that ARROYO Supreme Court when the TIME comes that COLLISSION of these two Courts is inevitable…

    • reyAragon

       Maganda ring tawagin na CORONAROYO SUPREME COURT yan!

  • malek_abdul

     QUOTE: Defense lawyers earlier reminded impatient prosecutors, including some
    senator-judges, that they were still in the process of building their
    case to show that Corona committed no impeachable offense. UNQUOTE

    The Defense Team are looking for technicalities. They will insist that the offense committed by R. Corona is not impeachable. One thing has already been proven during the proceedings and it was not even the Prosecution who exposed it…it was the Defense panel. They exposed that R. Corona embezzled public funds in terms of allowances. He pocketed the allowances that are supposed to be expended in relation to his work and not for his personal benefits. I doubt if every high ranking government officials need not liquidate their expenses from their allowance. A very good source of extra income indeed. The FCJ has already lost his credibility and integrity and therefore has no more moral ascendancy to head the SC. Allahu Akbar!!!

    • RobertB61

      Sana magtrabajo sa govt. at pag binigyan ka ng  allowance ay iliquidate mo na at isauli mo yong sobra para sabihin sa iyo you are the foolist of the foosl. Ang travelling allowance lang ang kailangan iliquidate dahil ginagamit mo yan sa travelling expenses. Ang allowance ay alllowance, na talaga para sa iyo yan. Halimbawa representation allowance, kung wala kang bisita sa office mo bakit gagastosin mo yan, para sa iyo na yan at puedi ko ng i-deposit sa aking bank account dahil akin na yan. Ganon din ang situation sa ibang mga allowances. Katulad ko mayroon akong 8,250 pesos monhtly na allowance wala namang akong bisita araw araw, ibinigay lang sa akin yon ng LGU muli ng maging department head ako, di akin na yon at palaging kong ini dedeposit sa akin bank account, alangan naman ipamigay ko yon sa iba.

      • malek_abdul

        Maybe that allowance you are talking about is called an honorarium hence not really subjected to liquidation but still should be considered an income therefore it is taxable. No wonder why many people wanted to work in government offices maski maliit ang sahod kasi maraming allowances at kick backs at hindi nagbabayad ng tamang buwis. Kawawa naman mga employees ng mga private companies kasi bawas agad ang tax from their gross salary pay. Allahu Akbar!!!

  • UrHONOR

    BOY Faura, yong mga abuga_o mo nagwawala na…..ala-berde at bato-bato-sa langit na ang ginagamit para ka makakalas sa kagipitan mo.  Kung baga sa mga kano, “hail mary pass’ na yang sinisiklot ng mga abuga_o mong pulpol na, t-berd pa! 

    Sa mga Pinoy, isa sa mga values na pinahahalagahn nito ay ang PAKIKISAMA.  Dahil Pinoy ka naman (di ba?), MAKISAMA ka na at SUMUKO ka na.  Umalis ka na dyan sa teritoryo mong hinahapunan ng magkaroon naman ng pagkakataon ang iba na gumawa ng tama para sa ika-uunlad ng bayan.  Huwag mo lang kalilinutan ibalik ang mga nalimas mo sa kaban ng bayan pag labas mo sa pinto.

  • dongBarako

    Malapit na ba ang “due time” na sinasabi ni Corona para ipakita ang dollars niya?
    Iyan nalang ang hinihintay ng taong bayan!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001220539352 Ernesto Castro

      di pa ata tapos mga scripted nila na palusot at baka dino doctor pa mga paper at electronic trail. not easy but doable..

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

    defense lawyer galingan ninyo ang magsinungaling at hinihintay ni lolo JPE ang palusot ninyong evidensiya sa mga bank accounts at dollar accounts ni corona na wala sa SALN.

  • pol tan

     From PDI Feb 11, 2012

    The high court also warned that the filing of the SALN “must not be
    treated as a simple and trivial routine, but as an obligation that is
    part and parcel of every civil servant’s duty to the people. It serves
    as the basis of the government and the people in monitoring the income
    and lifestyle of officials and employees in the government in compliance
    with the constitutional policy to eradicate corruption, promote
    transparency in government, and ensure that all government employees and
    officials lead just and modest lives. It is for this reason that the
    SSAL must be sworn to and is made accessible to the public, subject to
    reasonable administrative regulations.”
    In a 1997 en banc decision that hit closer to the Supreme Court, a
    court interpreter in a regional trial court in Davao was dismissed from
    service, barred from reemployment in government, including
    government-owned or -controlled corporations, and all his retirement
    benefits forfeited. The court interpreter had failed to disclose that
    she had a stall in a public market.

    The court said: “We have repeatedly held that although every office
    in the government service is a public trust, no position exacts a
    greater demand for moral righteousness and uprightness from an
    individual than in the judiciary.

    “Personnel in the judiciary should conduct themselves in such a
    manner as to be beyond reproach and suspicion, and free from any
    appearance of impropriety in their personal behavior, not only in the
    discharge of their official duties but also in their everyday life. They
    are strictly mandated to maintain good moral character at all times and
    to observe irreproachable behavior so as not to outrage public
    decency.”

    Galing ito sa Supreme Court mismo. Iba ba ang standards pag Chief Justice ang involved. Pantay pantay dapat sa batas. Stall sa palengke tanggal ka sa trabaho pero pag may isang katutak na dollars na di naka declare pinag dedebate pa?

    • Good_Governance

      I join you and others in expressing disgust over the double standard of justice that Corona and his defense lawyers would like to apply to his case.  Undeclared market stall of the lowly court interpreter and the undeclared huge bank deposits of the highest magistrate – isn’t this parallelism clear as day, and isn’t a conviction even more compelling in Corona’s case?
       

  • EdgarEdgar

    I cannot blame the defense for wanting to resort to the same publicity stunt employed by the bungling prosecutors. At every turn of the trial, the prosecution verbally extracted from witnesses figures and values already present on documents submitted. By doing so on national TV, the prosecution unfairly sought to amplify and sensationalize figures and values out of context. Time and again, JPE had to remind the publicity hungry prosecutors of best evidence rule.

    If the defense will be disallowed from using the same tactic, they can always expose the criminal wrongdoings of Noynoy, Abad, Llamas, Ochoa, Old Belmonte, Tupas, Quimbo, Angara and the other yellow Epals on the internet. Failing that, the defense can always do their revelations on holy BibleTV of INC and El Shaddai and the other brothers. Or even CIA-sponsored 700Club. By coming out on BibleTV, the defense will have the added flavor of holiness to their revelations, even holier than Sister Flory’s perhaps. Again, just to use the yellow logic of things.

    So what’s it gonna be?

    • Rex_Ranhilio

      Nobody is preventing the disallowing the defense from going to the media. in fact both sides have been doing that since the trial started.

      while you say that the prosecutors have been bungling, you do not have any comments about the inconsistent statements of the Chief Justice and his lawyers. Will he testify or not? He says he will, they say they are not sure.

      Ano ba talaga?

      If he will not testify, he (and you) should not complain if the impeachment court finds him guilty. After all, he and only he can fully explain everything. Best Evidence Rule, ika mo.

  • cher_5574

    Ang problema kasi may batas na nagsasabing mag file ang mga government officials ng SALN… pero walang malinaw na nakasaad sa batas kung ano ang dapat ilagay na value ng asset sa SALN. Sabihin ng acquisition cost, ok acquisition on the first year of acquisition. On the succeeding years of the asset, ano ng value ng acquisition cost ang ilalagay? Di na tama na ang acquisition cost ay yun para rin ang value ng asset after a year or more. Dapat ba historical cost na? Dapat ba Current Fair Market Value na? Kung Current Fair Market Value, anong batas ang nagdidictate ng legal na depreciation or aprreciation rate? Ang labo kasi ng batas…. mag file ng SALN. that has been complied. Dahil ba di nilagay ang acquisition cost ibig sabihin nagtatago na ng asset? Hay sa mga hindi nakakaintindi ng tamang accounting principle ng SALN, napaka daling magdaldal at maghusga. Sa kawalan ng linaw ang batas kaya nagkakagulo, kaya nga sigurado walang uniformity ang mga government officials sa pag file ng informations ng Assets sa kanilang mga SALN’s.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VBM5QQOMLKQS4TA5V5G73ZK42M Modeson

      tama ka cher_5574. perhaps, they should consider another column for accumulated depreciation. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HWDNQNDIU675DIEKBV5QNQFPYM hamperdinck

      Wala ng maraming pang satsat at kuskus balungos!!! Kung wala ka talagang kasalanan eh di humarap ka sa IC. Wala ng ibang paraan para patunayan mo na wala kang itinatago sa taong bayan.
      Mag paliwanag ka korte at hindi kun saan saan, para kasing pwet ng manok na puro dada. kung hindi mo kayang gawin, eh itigil mo ang pagiging dalahira. pwe!

      • cher_5574

        sino ba ang dalahira! pwe ka rin! tignan mo paanan mo at baka naapakan mo ang utak mo.

  • quirinomayer

    ENRILE-vant daw. May angal?

  • wawa2172

    It is really funny that what they want is that Corona will be found as the only guilty person among the executives, lawmakers and those in the judiciary na may mali sa SALN. Enrile would not want the evidences to be presented because it might be exposed that he has not declared some of his company too and how much did it cost to put up or acquire it. There is a double standard here, and that even one of the K of Noy in the person of Secretary Abad admitted that he himself did not include the acquisition cost of his properties in his SALN. In PCIJ report of Malou Mangahas, Abad understated his properties in QC and Batanes. Maling SALN nang mga taga gobyerno, irrelevant in the case? Manong Johny naman, biglang nabawasan yata ang bilib ko sa inyo. The application of the law should be universal, meaning para sa lahat at di lamang sa iisang tao. This is what my dad had been telling me at the very start of the impeachment. Kung SALN ang gagamitin to impeach the CJ, ito ay pangigipit. He said that the SALN form is so defective and it teaches those in the government service to tell a lie. Sa personal and family expenses pa lang sa bagong form, how can one itemized all the personal and family expense. You need a logbook or journal to list all of it in a year round. The acquisition cost if declared is always undervalued para di lumaki ang babayaran sa BIR. Even in deed of sale, the acquisition cost is always arranged to be smaller para makaiwas sa malaking bayarin. Assuming that the SALN of Abad won’t cause him to be impeached kasi cabinet member siya, then he should be fired for being dishonest. If the non inclusion of the acquisition cost is a high crime then let it be, di lang dahil that impeachment court is not a regular court, the interpretation of the law should be uniform to all meaning that the  application of the law should be universal. Hay naku ang mali nang isa kahit katulad nang iba ay di parehas sa mata nang batas? Well, tama si Erap, weder-weder lang…pwede nang dissertation ni Erap yan for a Ph D without having to undergo a formal graduate program.

    • shalom shalom

      ang kaso po si CJ ang usapan eh.after CJ, yung iba naman.1 by 1

    • aSwedishguy

       The law is clear, Corona are the one on trial, let the rest stand in line for violation then

      That 1000 others lies do not make Coronas lies more legal

    • RobertB61

      Senator Enrile I believed is making a big mistake here when he said SALN of other govt. officials are irrelevant to the case when infact the CJ and other govt. offical like Abad seems to have the same interpretation of the filling of SALN. Senator Enrile please dont think that you the brightest Filipino in the Phils. There are lots of Filipinos who are same as you but did not do what you have done in order to proclaim marshall law that have cost the lives and suffering of thousands of Filipinos. I cannot even understand why you are still in politics when you are the cause of the suffering of thousands of Filipinos for more than 8 years. You should have been punished long time ago.

    • Vince222

      Kung masimulan Ito Kay CJ pwede na isunod ang iba pang sa gobyerno na nagnanakaw at nagtatago sa SALN. Kasama na dyan si Pinoy. So kung talagang hangarin mo ay malinis ang gobyerno ito ang umpisa. Ayaw mo nun?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/B6FJCRABOSWRRKSKWTNCHH6XAY Maria E

      The problem is Corona is the Chief Justice, he knows the law and have rendered justice to those who have misdeclared their SALN.  Mas mataas ang standard that should be applied to people who is in this position.  

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    Ang Sigaw ng Pro-Corona = “PNOY HABOL LA HACIENDA LUISTA”

    Ang Sigaw ng mga Anti-Corona = “GLORIA TAKAS LA ISLA FILIPINA”

  • Ulipur

    Okay, Okay, kayong lahat defective ang inyong mga SALN, kayong mga Senador at Congressmen at mga matataas na pinuno sa govvernment. Ayaw ninyong maparusahan.

    Pero ang Korte marami ng maliliit ng empleyeado lang ang naparsushan dahil defective din daw ang kanilang SALN.

    KAYA KAYONG LAHAT BIGYAN NG KARAMPATANG PARUSHA.

    Ikaw Renato, patigilin mo na ang inyong mga abugado sa katarrandtaduhan nila.

     

  • Jamm3r

    parang gusto tuloy sabihin ng defence team na talagang mali nga ang ginawa ni corona pero ang mali na ito ay dapat maging tama dahil marami din ang nagkamali. lintek na yan ang mali ay gagawing pang justify na gawing tama ang mali sa pamamagitan ng pagkakamali. ang gulo hahahahaha. susunod n’yan ang hihilingin ng defence eh pa impeach nating yung taga civil service na nag formulate ng form na SALN bwahahahaha

  • JasminCubacub

    DEFENSE, please be careful in presenting evidence… see JPE has said that the SALNs of the Cabinet members are immaterial because the cabinet members are “not impeachable”? Capito??  So, what do you think is the remedy? My suggested remedy is, secure a copy PNOY’s SALN and present it as evidence to the IC..  GOOD LUCK!!

    • Rex_Ranhilio

      I agree, present Pnoy’s SALN to the Impeachment Court….AFTER he is impeached.

      Not during the present trial of the Chief Justice, because it is IRRELEVANT.

      • JasminCubacub

        looks like you don’t get the reason for my suggestion to the defense to present PNOY’s SALN.!! IT IS ONLY TO SHOW TO THE IC HOW PERFECT IT IS!!

      • EmilyGonza

        that’s a desperate move you’re suggesting, jasmin! 

      • JasminCubacub

        you got desperate by my suggestion? then whose SALN shall the defense present to the IC? It has to be an impeachable officer? SIGURO YNG MGA COMELEC OFFICIALS!!  OKAY!! They already have a case in the PASAY COURT FOR ELECTION FRAUD AGAINST GMA.. KAYA SILA NA LANG, HA!!  Very interesting, kasi malapit na mag climax!!!!  

      • shalom shalom

        buong blue ribbon committee. naku, hindi na matatapos yung kaso ni corona. patay

      • nalasnaville

        jasmin basahin mo na lang sa CSC kung pano mag fill up ng SALN at basahan mo na rin si corona. kawawa pa naman siya. siya dapat ang makakaintindi kung pano mag fillup ng kompletong SALN, dahi siya ang pinakapunong mahistrado

      • Rex_Ranhilio

        Ok, lets follow your train of thought… the defense presents Pnoy’s SALN to the court to show that it is perfect.
        Then what?

        Or the defense presents Pnoy’s SALN to the court and the court finds that it is not perfect.
        Then what?

        In either case, ano ang connection ng SALN ni Pnoy sa kaso ni CJ? Will Pnoy’s SALN prove or disprove the allegations against CJ?

        You are right, I dont get the reason for your suggestion.

      • JasminCubacub

        The defense wanted to present the SALNs of the Cabinet officials to show that they do not contain the acquisition cost of their properties. And even Escudero has said that the SALN is too rigid that 99% of the impeachable officers could not have perfectly filled them. Then ENRILE has recently said that Cabinet members’ SALNs are immaterial because the cabinet members are not impeachable officers, i.e., JPE has implied that the defense should present the SALNs of  impeachable officers other than Corona [TO SHOW THEY ALL FILL IN OR OUT THEIR  SALNS IN THE SAME WAY].  So, I suggested that the defense try to present PNOY’s SALN because PNOY is an impeachable officer.  However, I can understand why you are all astounded by this suggestion of mine.. Worry indicates something!!

      • Rex_Ranhilio

         I know what Enrile said. But do not take it out of context. Again, I ask you – is the relevance of Pnoy’s SALN to the guilt or innocence of CJ? Will Pnoy’s SALN prove or disprove the 3 remaining articles of impeachment?

        If you are saying that I am worried of “something”, please be informed that I am not pro-Pnoy. Unlike some people who are pro-CJ only because they are anti-Pnoy.

        If Pnoy’s SALN contains false entries then he should also be impeached. But at present it is the CJ who is on trial. So let us concentrate on the particular issues which are on trial now.

      • JasminCubacub

        You don’t seem to listen to me.. anyway, just wait and see what is going to happen.. The defense is going to send Subpoena to malou Manggahas of PCIJ for her to testify on the SALN os PNOY on which she published several news stories in the internet. Perhaps she also wrote in papers but I seldom read papers.. 

      • Rex_Ranhilio

        I read your comments carefully before responding to them. So yes, I “listen” to you. But it is you who isn’t paying attention to me. You haven’t answered my question, so I will ask it again for the third time:

        What is the relevance of Pnoy’s SALN to the guilt or innocence of the CJ? Will Pnoy’s SALN prove or disprove the 3 remaining articles of impeachment?

  • oracle888

    The defense is set to present the statements of assets, liabilities and net worth, or SALNs, of other government officials who likewise omitted the acquisition cost in their respective declarations, but Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile all but slammed the door on this key defense strategy to show that impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona should not be convicted for failing to include the acquisition cost of his properties in his SALN.

    This is the CRAB MENTALITY of Serafin Cuevas’ defense team at its best!

    Prior to the start of the Impeachment Trial last year, they attempted to pull the whole judicial system down with CJ Corona by spreading rumor and fear that there will be a Constitution crisis.

    Subsequently, Serafin Cuevas tried to identified himself with INC and used ex-NBI Chief Gatdula’s name to pull INC into the muddy water with them..

    Then he tried to drag IBP, PWJA, and others to go down with them too.

    My advise to Cuevas is simple: Every process has its sequence. Let’s do with your client first, then we will deal with other.

    And my advice to the senator-judges: If anyone of you has done the same to your SALN, you know very well the reason behind your action. The more you should render a verdict against CJ Corona. Because if you did not convict him, then you are AMPLIFYING your mistake.

    • Alalyah

      Crab mentality and process! Look who’s talking now! Your boss Panot Abnoynoying retarded Pnoy is the leader and foremost with crab mentality and done away with process. May I remind you that, what he is doing now and before and after election are non-stop with his tirade mentality or you so called crab mentality!!!! 

      • filipinaskoh

        TALAGA lang ha!

        Wala ng maidepensa ang defense kaya no wonder pati kayo wala na ring maisagot.

        Kungbaga the case is already BRAIN DEAD, legally dead na. Hinihintay na lang na magwagayway ng puti panyo ang defense.

      • http://twitter.com/bdelfiero Benjie

         waaah..paid blogger!

  • aSwedishguy

    This is a golden opportunity to get rid of  ALL corrupted Senators

  • BudzD

    sa madaling salita, para bang sinabi ni manong johnny sa mga tagapagtangol ni g. corona…’wag na kayong mandamay pa ng iba paupuin na kliyente nyo bilang saksi para matapos na ito!

  • noypisiTED

    This reminds the nation of the bishops’ “everybody cheats anyway” riposte at the height of the “Hello Garci” scandal where Gloria Arroyo was being asked to account for stealing the nation’s votes. The same squid tactics are being employed by the Defense here. This won’t work. Only the Chief cook errr…justice is on trial here and only his SALNs are under scrutiny. If the Defense wishes, they can bring the matter of other government officials’ SALNs to the Ombudsman if it thinks there are questions about them that need some answers. But at the moment it’s CJ Corona’s floor, let him come forward and explain discrepancies in his SALNs. If he refuses, this nonentity calls on the honorable Promethean Senator-judges to please convict the chief!

  • andy0974

    The one on  impeachment trial for not declaring his peso and dollar accounts as assets is Renato Corona,  chief justice of the Philippines., not the many government officials as the defense team would like to reason out. Hehe another foul , Atty Esguerra.? Akala ko ba magaling ka.. Kudos to Senator Enrile for slamming the defense team strategy.

  • binatangtagabukid

    smells like simple kind of threat to the senator judge whom for sure some never did declare their true SALN..

    • shalom shalom

      basically the defense idea bakit gusto nila mandamay ng iba. to put doubts on the senators decision. sensya na po. true blooded pinoys are not buying on this one this time

  • andrew lim

    “You can’t impute bad faith, you can’t impute malice to anyone who, in the execution of accounting forms, has followed the same pattern from beginning to the very end,’’ he said. “Yes, the figures may be incomplete, but was there bad faith? There’s none.”

    Esguerra is trying to fool the people here. There’s no way anybody can prove whether there was bad faith in a situation like this. This has been called the peanut butter defense- spread the blame around, in case you are caught. The rules are there, and if you are caught, you pay for it.

    If we follow the defense counsel’s line of thinking then you will have the following:

    a. MMDA traffic enforcers will have to prove that they caught all traffic rule violators in the morning before they can catch anybody in the afternoon. Because if they don’t, all you have to say is “bakit yung sa umaga hindi nyo hinuli, ngayong hapon hinuli nyo?”

    b.  Barangay officials will have to prove that they have caught and fined all those who threw garbage into the street the week before, because anybody caught littering will just say, ” bakit yung iba nagtatapon,hindi nyo hinuli, kami lang?”

    c.  All criminals can now seek relief in this, from thieves to kidnappers to drug dealers- all will say, ” lahat naman gumagawa ng krimen, bakit kami lang ang pinaparusahan?”

    This is nonsense.

    Convict Corona!

    • cher_5574

      I don’t think that is the purpose of the defense in wanting to show other government officials SALN’s. The situation is malabo ang batas sa SALN. Ang batas ay nagsasabing mag file ang government officials ng SALN…. pero hindi nilinaw ng batas kung anong value ang mandatory na ilagay para sa assets. Ok, granting na acquisition costs. Acquisition cost is only applicable on the first year of the acquisiton of the asset. Sa susunod na taon, o sa mga susunod pang taon, ano ng value ang dapat ilagay. Acquisiton cost pa ba? Mali na yun, hindi na truthful yun. Meron ng either depreciation or appreciation sa value na dapat iconsider. Anong batas ngayon ang legal na basehan para sa depreciation or appreciation rate? Wala! Malabo ang batas kaya nga ang mga government officials ay di guided at walang uniformity sa pagsubmit ng informations regarding sa SALN. I think that is the the point of the defense, na may mga ibang government officials din na di nagsupply ng information sa acquisition costs kasi nga hindi malinaw ang batas sa informations na nirerequire ng SALN.

      • shalom shalom

        I think Manong JPE and Ka Apin had an argument on this one and I believe Ka Apin got the message clearly last time. It may be amended when it comes to the mind of the owner of SALN that there has been mistakes and errors but the case of impeachment is otherwise as the Senate sitting as independent court has its own defined rules. what do you think?

      • cher_5574

        Indeed, the burden is on the Senate Judges to find out if there’s malice or none on the non disclosure of the acquisition costs. And eventually we have to respect their judgment and ours doesn’t that much matter.  But as related to this news item, I think the defense technique, as it is their duty, is that they are trying to strengthen their case. That the non disclosure of the acquisition costs of the asset is a common practice of other government officials being there is no clear directive law as to this issue. Therefore, being already a common and acceptable practice, then there is no malice to it. I suppose this is the defense contention and not really to “point fingers” to other government officials as opined by other readers.

      • shalom shalom

        Provided. However, the fact that he is the CJ, there is a notion that he is very much aware of the SALN rules and must become an example himself to other people whether they maybe government officials or ordinary citizens. Ignorance and common practice is never applicable to his case.

      • cher_5574

        That’s exactly the point. There is no SALN rule… except file the SALN truthfully. And it was it not clearly directed by the law which is truthful, is it the fair market value or the current market value.

      • shalom shalom

        Perhaps JPE is pointing out something here:

        Before this, Cuevas indicated that Corona might have simply committed
        errors in the filing of his SALN and that this can be corrected.

        “If in the preparation and submission of SALN, a public official
        making the same has relied on the valuation made by an official of
        government, then he must be in good faith,” he said.

        “No presumption of malice could enter and therefor, if there’s no
        malice, then the SALN if there are errors, irregularities, infirmities
        may be ordered corrected, your honor,” he said.

        Cueva s said nothing should prevent a public official from correcting
        the errors in his SALN if it can be proven the mistakes were in good
        faith and that there was no intention “to defraud in order to create
        criminal liability.”

        But Senate president and presiding officer Juan Ponce-Enrile said
        Cuevas’ argument was only correct in ordinary cases but should not apply
        in impeachment cases.

  • ofw2011

    Tama . kong SALN ang basehan sa pag impeach kay corona , panggigipit talaga yon. Marami palang hindi nagsasabi ng totoo sa kanilang SALN.  Malabo talaga ang SALN form, nakakalito. 
    Kawawang corona biktima sa mga hipokritong opisyales sa gobyerno.

  • sacrebleau

    The defense is full of theatrics. They want to put everyone on trial in Corona’s impeachment except Corona himself, who is the one being impeached. Are they brilliant lawyers? Lol! They’re just a bunch of clowns if you ask me.

    • pinklace88

      ang yayabang lalo na itong atty salvador na ito. kung magsalita akala mo siguradong sigurado s mga ebidensiya nila eh mas masahol pa pala kau sa fishing expedition, dahil kau walang mahuli, hahahaha :) sa iba pa isisi ang kasalanan ng kliyente nila, naghahanap ng damay, typical sign of guilt. di ba ganyan pag nahuhuli pag wala nang lusot, mandadmay n lang…

      • sacrebleau

        Walang kadeli-delikadesa si Corona, talagang kakaladkarin niya sa putikan ang Supreme Court.

    • JasminCubacub

      WHY NOT SIMEON PRESENT HIS SALN TO THE IC.. to prove that he has filed a perfect SALN  contrary to the claims of the defense and even that of ESCUDERO?

      • magsasakasanayon

        that will be irrelevant because the president is not on trial; the chief justice is. get it in your thick skull. geez. mag-isip naman!

      • JasminCubacub

        BLOODY SON OF A BTCH, BSTRD! BBO KA PALA, and you are calling me thick skull even without understanding my purpose.. pntangina ka.. you are afraid to show the SALN of that biggest insane bstrd.. because he is the greatest thief in RP.. Anyway, if you have no brain and if you hve the thickest skull in the whole world, the defense should present the SALN of PNOY who is an impeachable officer, which JPE is waiting for..  JPE WON’T ACCEPT THE SALNS OF CABINET OFFICIALS BECAUSE THOSE BSTRDS ARE NOT NOT IMPEACHABLE OFFICERS! BBO KA!

      • filipinaskoh

        Hinay-hinay ka lang teh!
         pinapakita mo naman nag tunay mong pagkatao- PIKON.

        A wrong would never be right, no matter how many wrongs you will present. It is still wrong.
        You can never correct a WRONG by presenting wrongs.

        Besides he is the Chief Justice he should have been the role model, they are MODELS of LAW, chief pa man din tapos unang lumalabag sa batas

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

        pagpasensiyahan niyo na si miss @JasminCubacub:disqus at cubacuba na malamang di alam ang ginagawa epekto yan ng di pinapansin..hehe

      • JasminCubacub

        but SIMEON holds the highest position in this country, i.e., higher than that of Corona!

      • magsasakasanayon

        congratulations. you just proved how crass and uneducated corona’s supporters are. you don’t even know what a thick skull means. poor guy.

      • JasminCubacub

        son of a btch.. bloody bstrd.. you don’t know what is means!! 

      • magsasakasanayon

        what is means daw. haha. you’re blabbering. do keep calm. you might hurt yourself.

      • JasminCubacub

        BSTRD.. “IT MEANS”. !!  son of a btch!

      • magsasakasanayon

        that all you got, bright boy? profanity? thick skull, i tell you. tsk tsk.

  • RobertB61

    Senator Enrile I believed is making a big mistake here when he said SALN of other govt. officials are irrelevant to the case when infact the CJ and other govt. offical like Abad seems to have the same interpretation of the filling of SALN. Senator Enrile please dont think that you the brightest Filipino in the Phils. There are lots of Filipinos who are same as you but did not do what you have done in order to proclaim marshall law that have cost the lives and suffering of thousands of Filipinos. I cannot even understand why you are still in politics when you are the cause of the suffering of thousands of Filipinos for more than 8 years. You should have been punished long time ago.

  • PoorOFW

    And exactly why can’t we ‘impute bad faith or malice’ to anyone can’t do his/her civic duty of paying the correct taxes correctly counselor? Paying the correct taxes our duty, people get punished for lesser tax offenses.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKPNHSPBMK74VZ3GBIPNTJA7KE Edwin

    i-impeach din si NOYNOY dahil hindi rin maayos ang nakalagay sa SALN nya!!!!

    • shalom shalom

      after CJ

      • Vince222

        Bakit nga ba hindi. Kung may kasalanan din si Pinoy. Pero unahin muna si CJ.

  • imnotstupid

    The defense lawyers thinks like Corona..Finding faults in others so he won’t be blame for his misdeeds…Corona is the one on trial so he is the one that needed explaining to do…The defense lawyers should file impeachment complaints against the public officials who they think have defective SALN..Nobody is barring them from doing so…What they are trying to do is tama si Enrile pampagulo lang ng trial if they are thinking of presenting witness to scrutinized other SALN’s..The Impeachment Court is not after other public officials SALN’s. So Enrile is right on not allowing this to happen..Some people are like that play the blame game…Blame other people for your misdeeds. You should be man enough to accept what you did wrong.. That’s a sign of immaturity…

    • -XO-

      Not just immaturity, but unsuitability. 

  • Karabkatab

    SALN is not all about valuation of assets, real properties in particular.  The big deal are the bank accounts.  How will the defense justify that the money under the account of Corona is not his.  What documents will they present.  That’s the interesting part if ever. 

  • andrew lim

    I just find it funny that the defense, which has portrayed itself as upholding rule of law, is now using a tactic that is never used in the courtroom.

    Where in the world do you put up a defense for your client by saying, “everybody does it anyway, so he shouldnt be punished?”

    Imagine if you apply this to Gloria Arroyo/FG’s  corruption cases-  ” Why should Gloria/FG be punished when previous presidents did it also and were not caught? ”

    Bull.

    Convict Corona!

  • magsasakasanayon

    mas G A G O pa pala ‘tong defense team kesa sa prosecution team, eh. come on! you can do better than that.

    • carlorocci

      WAH!!!!!! hahahahaha.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z7Z7T6SC4KK3A3332DMPMFVWFM Abnoynoy

    isa sa mga accounting principles ay consistency, kung yung FMV ang ginamit mo nung simula pa lang, iyo ang gagamitin mo palagi. sabi nga ni Enrile, hindi value ng assets ang dapat habulin ng Porksecution, dapat habulin nila yung mga hindi sinama sa SALN. hehehe

    • queenbee100

      Consistency in presenting figures that complies with Accounting Standards. Hindi yung consistent ka sa pagkakamali. Tanungin muna, ano ba yung required as per standards, comply with it, then do it consistently. Hindi yung basta ka na lang pipili ng kung anong gusto mong valuation, tutal consistent ka naman. What a stupid logic!

      • queenbee100

        Different kinds of assets, require different kinds of valuation, depending on its category, as prescribed by GAAP or IFRS. So you have to understand under which category your Asset falls.

        One more thing, Consistency is NOT an accounting principle. There are 10 Basic Accounting Principles, and consistency is NOT one of them. Consistency is a CHARACTERISTIC of accounting information, along with verifiability, reliability, objectivity and comparability.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36PRQQ7753IF2N2LB7RHNIVIAI kilroy

        tama na po, d alam ni abnoy yan. baka dumugo ang utak. :)

  • quirinomayer

    Ayon sa mga abogado ni Corona, pag natiklo ka sa salang concubinage, sabihin sa korte na talamak naman ang ganyang gawain at magpresent ng evidence nga tama ang iyong alegasyon.

    Pag nakita naman ng doktor na sira na ang baga mo dahil sa paninigarilyo, imbes na tigilan ang manigarilyo at ipagamot ang baga, sabihin sa doktor na si ganito o ganyan e mas marami pa ang hinihiti kaysa sa iyo. Malas nga lang ng kliyente ng mga magagaling na abogadong ito dahil ang gamot para sa kanilang kliyente e pagkatanggal sa puesto hahaha. Lalo na ngayong they have in effect admitted that Document Dr. Renato Corona has really doctored his SALN hahah.

  • tagasampaloc

     Presenting SALNs of Cabinet officials irrelevant—Enrile to quote
    Corona is a dead meat! Dapat.
    JPE is right. Defense counsel Salvador is grasping at straws to say that since cabinet men and other officials  don’t have accurate SALN, Corona should be given a free pass. Ah, ah!
    Kung hindi tama si JPE, ang buenas na Corona ay talo pa ang sinuswerte.hehehe

  • pinklace88

    “Let’s not complicate things anymore. Let us finish this case. Go direct to the point. You just explain the charges against you. Then it’s done,” he said.
     
    EXACTLY Mr. Enrile, this is what the nation is clamouring for, not the direction of defense these Corona lawyers are taking. Presenting the SALN’s of other gov’t officials to prove that not only Corona is committing the same mistake?
    is this the best you can do defense team???? then you go better plant bonsais too along with mang vicente

  • -XO-

    If it is part of the defense to argue that breaches by others render him innocent, then by that logic the Ampatuans must be released on the grounds that “everyone else was shooting too, so you cannot impute bad faith upon me, I stood with the crowd.” 

    In like manner, civilizations fail. 

    • parekoy

      I call them uncivilized professionals ha ha …they have to go back to school and learn some more correct logics and then return to the court to slug it out professionally…

  • green_archer09

    Here you go again with your logic-defying, foolish antics.  Minsan nagtago na sa saya ng asawa. Ngayon naman nagtatago sa saya ng mga ibang opisyales.   What a shameless antic!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

    Talaga naman OO.  Kung ano yung reklamo kay Corona ganun din pala sa cabinet members ni PNOY…..Wala rin palang acquisition cost ang kanilang SALN…Ganyan talaga ang mga yellow zombies… Pag kay Corona mali.. pag sa mga KKK ni PNOY ok lang…  Cge LLamas bumili ka pa ng pirated CDs at iparada mo ang iyong mga armas…ipakita mo sa buong Pilipinas.. Ok lang yan kay PNOY at kanyang mga die hard fanatics..

    • shalom shalom

      kung wala naman po kailangang itago why not let th CJ defend himself? nagtatanong lang po.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

        tell that to your president.. mas madami syang tinatago… hacienda luisita…..kkk..smoker…always late..at noynoying… 

      • indiosbravos2002

        Dont be so gullible and believe those lies,

      • shalom shalom

        at least the noynoying president put small lady in jail

      • parekoy

        another case of finger pointing….united talaga ang isip ng mga maka Corona..gaya ng mga INK..Pag ano isip ni MANALO, yun na ang kanila..bumagyo man o umaraw…

    • Gurruod

      Ang kay Presidente kaya, meron? Dapat ipakita di ba? Tingin ko wala rin e. Dahil kung meron matagal nang sinabi ni Valtae at Lacierdita.

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

      Clarification is in order.  It is Corona who is on the dock here and no one else.  Any unrelated issues are irrelevant in this case, that was from Atty Cuevas himself when he was protesting every possible way during presentation by the prosecution.  If you got a case against those government people, by all means file a case, by that you will be helping the Filipino people of ridding their government of misfits.

    • Vince222

      Nirape ang asawa mo ng limang tao pero yung isa lang nahuli. Hindi mo ba ipapakulong o parusahan dahil “kawawa naman” sya lang ang napaparusahan? Dapat lang na parusahan ang lahat pero simulan mo na sa nahuli. Sikapin na mahuli din ang iba.

      • MannyKingfisher

         iSA-ISA LANG BAY. kUNG LAHAT NG NAGKASALA AY IHAHABLA NG SABAYSAY MAWAWALAN NG OPESYALES ANG GOBYERNO NG PILIPINAS. ITONG LAWYER NA ITO KUNG MAY EBIDENSYA SIYA ABA’Y WALANG PIPIGIL SA KANYA PARA MAGSAMPA NG KASO SA KUNG SINO PA MANG PONSO PILATO. KE SI NOYNOY, KUNG MAY IMPEACHABLE ACT SIOSEYA AY DAPAT LANG DIN NA SAMPAHAN SYA NG MIPEACHMEANT CASE SA SENADO. NO BODY IS AB OVE THE LAW IKA NGA. YONG MGA CABINET SECRETARIES AY HIND IMPEACHABLE PERO PWEDE SILANG SAMPAHAN NG KASO, PERO ANG PROBLEMA HINDI SILA UNDER NG CIVIL SERVICE SANCTIONS DAHIL SILA AY MAG SI-SERVE AT THE DISCRETION  OF THE APPOINTING PRESIDENT AT ANG TERM NILA AY CO-TERMINUS WITH THAT OF THE PRESIDENT. SO MY ADVISE TO THE DEPENSE PANEL AND TO THOSE WHO MAKE STATEMENT ABOUT THOSE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NOT FILING TRUTHFUL SALN FILE A CASE AGAINST THEM TO CLEAN THE GOVERNMENT OF SCALAWAGS.

        AS THE SAYING GOES “WHAT’S SAUCE TO THE GANDER IS ALSO SAUCE TO THE GOOSE”.

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

    If their reasoning is followed then no one should be brought to court for crimes committed as people of ill repute are doing it anyway. They might as well abolish the penal system if that’s the case.  The right thing to do is to catch more if not all thieves, not set the ones you caught because thre are still thieves out there anyway.

    Corona is working in the Judiciary, in fact he is presenting himself as the judiciary personified; when ordinary government employees are dismissed and jailed for the same offense, his continuing to be CJ in this case is like a middle finger raised on the face of the Filipino people.  He was an honor student or so he says since elementary up to graduate school, he was executive of SGV, a lawyer and now CJ that he should have known these things all along; in fact – and this is what sends chill down my spines – he could have known all the laws that he can be very able to formulate ways to circumvent them.  That is why, if his character is questionable, it is only right to remove him from the Supreme Court to restore its integrity and the people’s trust in the system.

    • Vince222

      Tumpak!!! Paano sya magiging judge?
      “Gloria Arroyo, ikaw ay acquited sa pagnanakaw dahil marami naman talaga sa gobyerno ang magnanakaw”
      pero ordinaryong clerk of court “guilty sa hindi pagsubmit ng tamang SALN!”
      Ordinaryong clerk “akala ko acquitted din ako dahil CJ nga hindi rin tama ang pagfile ng SALN!”

  • OneSearch

    What a pity. corona’s defense is now turning into a dud… and now i’d like to wipe off the smirk from cuevas face remembering how he keeps on smirking during prosec’s time. we start to know that they really have no defense at all. “magnanakaw at mandaraya tayong lahat na pinoy kaya walang kasalanan si corona” – this is their defense.

    • sacrebleau

       Exactly, which is if anything, rather philosophical. So what’s the use of accepting and/or not accepting evidence from the prosecution in the first place? You said it, one big dud!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V5VHQBOCVKHSTJNHNES75BJKGA allan

    Bagong style ito ah. Wala na talaga…convict na talaga.

  • Gurruod

    Bakit hindi ganito ang headline: “Defense presents SALNs of Cabinet”?

    Iba ang headlines sa nilalaman e. Responsible reporting? Hahahaha! Or PDI style of reporting in support to ‘Noynoying’? Upang makabawi?  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/24ACXUR4ZNUQBE2JNGHGGZZVQM miguel

    Enrile Kung minsan da best ka. ayos yan direct to the point. Kasi kung susundin yung defense baka konti na lang ang matira sa pulitiko hehehe.

    • Gurruod

      Ganon talaga si JPE. Pero maniwala ka, ireview mo lahat ng mga pangyayari at ang mga sinabi niya, hindi siya buboto para maconvict si Corona. Walang basehan.

  • cliff_castillo

    Yes, just because others are doing it does not make what you did right.  Also, if you allow the SALN of other officials, senators, congressmen, governors, mayors, cabinet officials to be submitted, then the impeachment trial will last forever.  The defense is desperate because they could not find a way to explain or refute the evidences and charges against their client.  Let the appropriate government office(s) go after other erring government officials who did not file their SALN properly.

  • ofwme2807

    defense strategy excuses excuses and flimsy excuses…..at ngaun pati SALN’s ng cabinet officials ay ilalabas hahaha kakatawa at ang oogag ng mga attorney ng defense sabi na nga ba  magiging tanga at ogag itong mga attorney ng defense sa pagpapaliwanag at paghahanap ng excuses sa mga offenses ni thief sa kanyang SALN…..babay mga nagpapalokong pro bono lawyers bistado na rin ang mga kalidad ninyo nagpapakatanga sa kliyente nilang wala namang bayad daw…

    • Gurruod

      Upang ipakita na yan ang kalakaran. Ibig mong sabihin, kung ang pumatay ay 10, pero doon ka lang sa 1 galit, siya lang ba ang gusto mong bibitayin?

      • shalom shalom

        be careful, baka mamaya pati ikaw habulin with this presumption

      • Vince222

        Kung yung isang isang yun ang pinatay ay nanay mo? Hindi mo ba dapat ipabitay?
        Dapat lang di ba?!
        Kung nahuli ang 9 hindi mo sila mabitay dahil Hindi mo pinabitay yung una.
        Bitayin ang una.
        At dapat isunod ang iba.

      • Gurruod

        At bakit hindi sabaysabay? IIsa ang kaso. Iisa ang pagdinig. Bobo ka!

      • shalom shalom

        huli sa bibig. isa isa lang kung ganun. palagay niyo?nagtatanong lang po

      • ofwme2807

        hahaha ang layo ng example mo????bilib din ako sa guts mo pre ituloy mo lang yan may kalalagyan ka hahaha

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36PRQQ7753IF2N2LB7RHNIVIAI kilroy

        so ok lng pla na gawin ni CJ ksi gnagawa ng iba? check mo nga muna kung ano trabaho ni Corona at ano requirements para sa ganyang trabaho.

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

        Aba eh bitayin na yung nasa hot seat at ng maisunod yung iba. Agree?

      • shalom shalom

        uunahin si small lady at ex-FG kung ganun

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

        nonsense na argument…grow a brain in your dumb head…

  • ofwme2807

    ano yan damay-damay na ba ang strategy ng defense kung pabagsak na ang laban mandamay na lang din ng iba buti pa papayag kami idamay at idiin nyo si GMA at fat gentleman marami ka namang alam sa knila thief idamay mo na sila kahit sa ibang mga kaso nila tutal irrelevant immaterial at walang kakwenta kwenta naman na ang mga susunod nyong evidence…cant you see and dont you know the meaning of the white flag SURRENDER and bow out

  • indiosbravos2002

    Another dirty trick concealed as a defense strategy. Esguerra, Salvador and Cuevas should find another career. Ang sablay nila as defense lawyers. Not only are they losing the case for their client but they are actually damaging their reputation as good, highly esteemed lawyers. Im not saying they were the ones who thought of this. Pero How can they go along with this kind of strategy. Its garbage. It stinks of Roy and one can smell it a mile away. IRRELEVANT.

  • ofwme2807

    mga hoodlum mga criminals at mga guilty persons lang ang gumagamit ng ganyang defense bakit ako lang ako pa thief justice bkit ginaganito ninyo ako???iginagalang ako malinis akong tao bakit yung iba gumagawa din nyan hindi lang ako ogag na talaga ang mga pro-bono lawyers kanya kanya ng mga balagbag na defense hahahahah bwahahhhaha malapit ng matapos ang maliligayang araw mo thief lagot ka pag napatalsik ka ang dami mong kasong haharapin habambuhay na yan para sa iyo

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

    senator meriam wala ba kayong itatanong sa depensa kung bakit pati SALN ng cabinet secretary gustong gawing ebidensiya, hindi ba ninyo nakikita na irrelevant yan sa trial ni corona.

    di ba ninyo kayang ipakita sa taong bayan ang pagiging neutral ninyo sa trial ni corona o talaga lang na biased kayo para kay corona kaya panay sermon ang ginawa ninyo sa prosecution noong sila’y nagpresinta ng evidensiya, ngayun puro kabalbalan ang gustong gawin ng depensa wala kayong masabi.

    • oracle888

      For your information, according to the doctor, Miriam Santiago has suffered severe sore throat after screaming “whaaa, whaaa, whaaa” to her hubby. She was advised not to attend the trial; but she insisted that she has to appear to convince people the reason why she will render a mistrial to the case. I believe that’s why she is so quiet.

      Joke lang…. Not a good one ha?

    • MonMayuga

      Hintayin nating iharap din ng defense panel ang SALNs ni Senator Defensor-Santiago. Tingnan natin kung hindi magpuputak din itong parang inahing manok na babagong nag lay ng itlog.

  • basyong

    what is fair to one should be fair to everybody that is justice no prejudice no bias.ang hirap sa kalbong eto pulos bintang ng bintang sa huli sa tuktok ng ulo niya sasabog.ang kailangan ng bansa unity hindi disunity para lang ba sa hasyenda luisita kailangan mong paghiwahiwalyin ang bawat isa.magisip ka ginoong abnoy panot

    • ofwme2807

      yeah what were done to others who were removed from office because of problems ommisions and non-disclosures in their SALN’s should also happen to the thief considering his own decisions hahahah tingnan mo ang tadhana kapag bumwelta tatama din sau….i-aaply din kay thief ang mga decisions nyang isinulat sa mga pinatanggal nya sa pwesto na mga pobreng ordianryong government employees….boomerang sapul sa noo si thief bwahahaha 

    • shalom shalom

      but off course, for the mean time, first things first. CJ muna

  • Rizal Bonifacio

    Nakakaawa naman ang depensa, Pathetic:-(( Nagaaksaya lang ng oras ang mga tinamaan ng lintek na yan. pauwiin na lang ang mga yan. kala ko ba naman mga di kampanilya na mga abogado yan??!@@ Mga abogago pala:-)) lalo lang naghihinala ang mga tao sa bulok nyong style pweehh..

  • Gurruod

    Just now. At News Tv of GMA. Naipakita na si USec Valte, assistant ni Lacierda, walang inilagay nga ariarihan sa column ny real properties sa kanyang SALN for CY 2010 – the first year she joined government. Wala siya sasakyan, walang alahas, wala lahat. Bilib kayo diyan? Parang Chrstimas tree nga ang alahas niya sa kanyang mga TV appearances e.

    E yong kay Presidente? Ipakita na upang malaman!

    Hahahaha!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36PRQQ7753IF2N2LB7RHNIVIAI kilroy

      ipa impeach na yan c valte!

    • KapitanBagwis

       Renta lang ung alahas niya

  • amado_guerero

    wasak na wasak na ang depensa…..ano pa ba pano nila maipapaliwanag yan…sus no matter how brilliant your defense with its the truth wala ka ng magagawa….hahahahahahaha…guilty beyond reasonable doubt Thief justice….

  • ofwme2807

    the headline again butata na namn ang defensa bwahahaha….pathetic defense lawyers panicking mind-boggling hooyyy gising mga ogag na pro bono lawyers ano na naman ba itong kalokohan nyo tama na yan itigil na yan suko na talo na wala ng lusot si thief…indefensible irreversible indisputable na ang offense ni thief  GUILTY as charged

  • pinklace88

    Defense.. listen.. KAHIT anu pang ilabas nyong ibedensiya bale wala yan, i repeat BALEWALA! Hanggang hindi nyo sinasagot saan galng ang US$ account ni Corona at bakit wala sa SALN pati ung 32M na winidraw ni misis on the day he was impeached.
    this weeek sinung mga witnesses na naman ang ilalabas nyo? mga wlang kinalaman kundi kwenta ng kwenta kung anu anu, sigurado hindi p rin yan masasagot ang mga katanungang yan.

    • casaysay

      1) wala pang nakaalam magkano ang nasa $ account ni Corona pero alam na ng lahat na ang daughter ni Corona ay nagtatrabaho sa America at nagpapadala ng $ na ibinabayad ni Corona sa investment nita sa Pilipinas. lumabas na na may power of atty si Corona mula sa daughter niya.
      2) lumabas na ang P32 million ay galing sa pera ng BGI at ilalabas na rin sabi ng defense ang money trail mula BGI papunta sa bank account ni Corona. kaya wait ka lang muna.

      • KapitanBagwis

         Oo nga naman…in due time, right time, in due course, as necessary, eventually, shortly,  hehehe pag puti ng uwak

      • KapitanBagwis

         Anong walang nakakaalam sa US$$$ ni Corona…alam ni Corona yun at ayaw lang niyang sabihin kaya me TRO….at ano kaya trabaho ng anak ni Corona sa USA para makapagpadala ng malaking halaga para makabili ng posh condos?

      • KapitanBagwis

         Kapag inilabas ni Corona and US $$$ account niya, makikita natin kung ang SPA ng anak in favor of Corona ay authenticated ng Philippine Embassy or Consular Officer sa USA, remittances from US bank to PSBank, withdrawals of USD/pesos to pay the property….Deed/Contract of sale between the seller and the buyer…etc of paper trails.

      • pinklace88

        hahahaha :) let’s wait and see the story telling a lie defense

      • magsasakasanayon

        then why is corona still not disclosing his dollar accounts for scrutiny kung meron naman pala siyang valid reasons? on march 7, ipinangalandakan niya na ipapabukas na niya ang dollar accounts niya the following week. pero ano nangyari? the week came and went. walang dollar accounts na nabuksan. we’ve been waiting in vain. kausapin mo na amo mo. we’re running out of patience.

      • nalasnaville

        bakit gaano ba kalaki ang kita ng anak ni corona don at makabigay n 700k at bakit dito pa nya pinadeposito ung dollar nya at ipinangalan pa sa kanyang ama. hndi ba siya natatakot na kung sakaling mamatay ang kanyang ama ay pwedeng pag hahatian nilang magkakapatid?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KT5M2C4WKYAPDF6HCV62AQKGYY Michael

         kaya nagpapadala ang anak nya sa US dahil alam nyang sooner maiimpeach ang tatay nya. kaya kayo kung may mga anak kayong abugado siguruhin nyong maging CJ din at maganda kita. waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!

      • willylansangan

        pare ko pag nalaman ng IRS iyan pera na hindi tugma sa kanyang W2 form patay siya hahabulin siya mahigpit ang IRS (INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE)

  • oracle888

    People, if there is such word as “noynoying” to coin inaction to the increase of fuel price, then we should have also “arroying” and definitely “coronating”.

    Coronating(1): pulling other people legs down with you in your impeachment law suit.
    Coronating(2): selling corporate asset and put it into your personal account
    Coronating(3): one-man rule with strong arms in an institution such as the Supreme Court.
    Coronating(4): omission of acquisition cost in the SALN.
    Coronating(5): placing dummy to your properties
    Coronating(6)  Weeping to get sympathy
    Coronating(7): Hiding your illicit enhancement in dollar account

    There are many more….

    You are most welcome to contribute!

    • nalasnaville

      coronating- looking like the targetted pig an angry bird

    • Rizal Bonifacio

       Coronating(8): Always in Due Time
      Coronating(9): Avoiding taking the witness stand

  • casaysay

    Anyone dealing with real estate issues, esp buying and selling, can easly notice the amazing ignorance of most posters here regarding acquisition values. These posters are like parrots repeating the prosecution faulty pronouncements that one can hide the true value of his assets if he will not use the acquisition cost of such assets. That’s moronic! Look, ang deal na ginagawa from Batanes to Jolo kung ang intention mo ay mag undervalue ng property ay ginagawa na agad sa Deed of Sale pa lang. Ito ang usual practice dahil may malaking advantage. By undervalueing sa Deed of Sale ay liliit ang babayran na Capital Gain Tax at Documentary Stamps na ngayon ay umaabot na sa 9% from the the previous 7.5%. . Kung government employee ka at may itatago ay natural tendency mong ipababa ang acquisition cost in the Deed of Sale para liliit ang asset mo na ilalagay sa SALN…. . That is why the prosecution statements na acquisition cost lamang ang tamang basehan ng assets ay sinabi kong MORONIC. Sinabi ito ng prosecution dahil lamang sa hindi ito ang ginamit ni Corona sa SALN…. Kung nais natin ay di pulitika but uniform accountancy and accountability of assets sa SALN, then the most reasonable way ay gamitin ang value ng government appraisals sa property. Pero dahil sa ito ang ginamit ni Corona ay tiyak na aayaw ang iba na meron ng emotional attachment kay Pnoy at sa prosecution. Again, that’s moronic.

    • ofwme2807

      ang haba naman immaterial irrelevant non-sense…blah blah blah

    • KapitanBagwis

      Ang defense crab mentality…nandadamay lang..wala talagang defense sa kaso ni Corona..yung mga itinuturo hindi Chief Justice ang mga iyon…Chief Justice is very intelligent when it comes to understanding the law.. Si Abad he voluntarily gave information about his SALN mistake, that is the difference between Abad and Corona.

    • nalasnaville

      kung payagan natin na baguhin ni corona ang kanyang SALN at ilagay nya ang kanyang lahat na pag aari ang totoong halaga ng kanyang ariarian at lahat ng kanyang deposits e masasagot nya ba ito o lalo lang magdiin sa kanya?

  • parekoy

    MARAMING MGA LAW STUDENTS ANG GAGAYA ng ganitong style… direct from CUEVAS LAW SCHOOL LIVE ON TV..Libreng lecture and example how to handle cases involving SALN, SHADY BANK ACCOUNTS, etc…What a legacy from a former ASSOCIATE JUSTICE..He will go down into the pages of judicial history as somebody who has set a sure-fire winning strategy for future lawyers to follow…MABUHAY KA JUSTICE CUEVAS….

    • shalom shalom

      Legacy ni Ka Apin ito. kaya listen and watch very carefully. This will show you how to identify TRUTH AND FALSE, GOOD AND EVIL then make TRUTH FALSE and GOOD EVIL in exchange of pro bono. thanks Ka Apin. What a legacy!

      • parekoy

         what a SHAME REALLY..Yan na lang ang  kayang gawin ang magturo dahil huli na….magdadamay pa ng iba .Isama na rin nila yung SALN ng natanggal na nga judge at clerk of court dahil sa hindi pagdedeklara ng tama sa kanilang SALN…he he ..yan ang ipinagmamalaki ng depensa pero sinupalpal na ni ENRILE..PAMPAGULO LANG DAW….SAKIT NAMAN NUN HA HA HA!!!

  • KapitanBagwis

    Ano bang klaseng defense ang mga ito…nagtuturo…humahanap lang ng damay…sinabi na ni Enrile that defense will not hold water…sige pa rin ang mga liar

  • Gurruod

    Makinig kayo sa report ni Mikme Enriquez nagyon na sa GMA’s NewsTv. Maliwanagan kayo lahat halos ng mga senadores hindi ginawa ang SALNs nila ay tama.

    Hahahaha!

    Cige, si Corona lang ang mali!

    • shalom shalom

      sino ba ang naka impeach?nagtatanong lang po

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESOLZFVKAWYGCVFPVUANFVV4W4 Efren

        Naka-impeached kasi ang mga senadores, mga congressmen, at mga taga-Malacanang (at baka immune si Corona sa impeachment) ! Ha-ha !

    • pinklace88

      prove that Corona is right then, otherwise he is GUILTY!

  • 4kingdaddy

    “Defense lawyers earlier reminded impatient prosecutors, including some senator-judges, that they were still in the process of building their case to show that Corona committed no impeachable offense.”

    WHAT????…you went to trial unprepared????…there are so many of you….i am not a lawyer, but if i was (read this, cuevas), i will appoint each one to research this, research that, so that by the time the impeachment trial begins, the defense is all set….if all of you are pro-bonos, why the delays????…somehow, to me, it looks like the defense lawyers’ need is their 15-minute celebrity fame on tv and print media, not the alleged accused……oh, by the way, zip the mouth of your defendant….you’re all looking foolish when he opens his mouth…..synchronize your statements…..

  • Gurruod

    Ang sa Presidente naman ipalabas Mr. Enriquez. Taposin na natin itong usapin na ito. Wag tayong magplastikan, please!

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

    matindi ang pagkakalat ng defense lawyers..uuwi na raw sa Dhaka si Roy at mag-aalaga na lang ng rabbit..si salvador naman sa marinduque mag-aalaga na lang ng pagong, si Jimeno malamang bumalik na lang sa pagiging contra bida, si esguerra balik na rin sa pagtuturo sa kinder, si lolo cuevas magre-retire na lang ayaw na raw niyang magsinungaling.

    • parekoy

       HA HA HA….Ganun?…ayaw na ni LOLO magsinungaling?wala na siyang career nyan at lahat sila..goodbye sa mga bopols ha ha ha ha….

    • jedawi

      Bangladeshi pala si Roy he he

  • jumbopascual

    Before anything else, focus the discussion on the acquisition costs because these are the actual values that Corona paid to acquire the assets.  If the total acquisition costs all assets acquired can be justified from his personal income, end of the discussion.  Other basis of valuation are all subjective and defends on the declarer himself as long as it can always be traced back to the acquisition costs always.  The other item is the bank account – PH2.5 to PH3.5 Million, its almost stagnant within this range but the actual bank account if PHP32 Million excluding the dollar account, here is purely value for value, what is the reason for the mismatch, the discrepancy.  This one is quite difficult to explain, they might use the company money spin again.  First there was the PHP11 Million loan, now Corona will again explain the money in the bank is not his, its company money.  This is very hard to sell I think, the Filipino people are not that naive and we are not so enamoured with Corona to just believe what he wants us to believe. These are not even judgement call, its a pure case of black and white, the distinction is very clear.

  • Linanggilas

    the guilty ones cannot proved their innocence so they resort to logical fallacies, tsk2 i dont know why these lawyers, who in their bright minds could think they can get away with it..surely they were cheap tricks to muddle the issue..its a pity their career is in the balance, if they were in their true minds they could have let the cheap justice hang himself!   

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESOLZFVKAWYGCVFPVUANFVV4W4 Efren

    Wala na ba talagang defense strategy si Corona except FINGER-POINTING? Kung baga,  “Paano ninyo sasabihin na magnanakaw ako eh lahat naman kayo ay magnanakaw!”

    Ganito na ba talaga ang Justice in the Philippines ?  It is ok to commit a wrongdoing, basta marunong ka lang magbintang  !

    • parekoy

       That’s how CORONA does it..JUSTICE , CORONA STYLE..Its is only here in the PHIL..Kaya IT IS REALLY MORE FUN IN THIS COUNTRY….Kung may kaso ka, ano pa maasahan mo sa ganyang bulok na style kaya ALISIN NA ANG PROMOTOR NA INJUSTICE DITO…OUST CORONA NOW!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Willie-Banlaoi/1145492690 Willie Banlaoi

    It does not make it right if many are doing the wrong thing!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESOLZFVKAWYGCVFPVUANFVV4W4 Efren

    Point one forefinger and four other fingers will point at you !

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

       Only three fingers… try it to yourself.  The thumb has hard time pointing to yourself.

  • shalom shalom

    hindi naman po survey and impeachment para kunin ang sagot ng nakararami but instead it will be basically depend on the evidences being presented… kahit sino pa yan, CJ man o Pnoy, hindi po yan mahalaga. What matters is that justice must be served. For the mean time finish CJs case first, then, give the Coronatics their chance to impeach Noynoying president

  • filipinaskoh

    Ang MALI ba nagiging TAMA pag ang lahat ay ginagawa?
    Anong silbi pa ng batas kung ang MALI ay pwede naman palang ITAMA sa pamamagitan ng paggawa ng nakakarami. 

    He is the chief justice , he must uphold the “rule of law” and be obedient to the law, he must also be the ROLE MODEL OF LAW for he is the chief caretaker of the law.

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

       Ganyan nga ang gusto nilang mangyari, GAWING TAMA ANG MALI PARA MAKALUSOT!!!

      • KapitanBagwis

         Defense crab mentality….correcting a wrong with another wrong…sabi na ni JPE “that will not hold water”

      • roman_p

         Kaso, parang nagmadali din. Imbis na makatulong sa niloloko nilang client nila na si Thief Justice, lalo pa yatang mapapahamak ito. Para mo na ring inamin na dinaya niya ang SALN niya dahil gawain kasi ng iba. Kung ako kay Thief Justice, bawiin na nya yung bayad nya sa mga mga abogado nya.

    • Gurruod

      You want the CJ to be the only saint in this issue? You want to exempt all the others because they don’t deserve to be punished. Regain your senses!

      • Mark Suarez

        It’s not like exempting all the others. If you have grounds to file cases against the other officials w/ respect to their SALN then why not? Mistakes of Corona cannot be corrected by the same mistakes committed by others.

      • roman_p

         Oon nga naman. Kung may kaso sa iba, di kasuhan din sila. Pero bago pa man matatakot na ang iba na gumawa ng kalokohan sa SALN dahil kung masampolan itong si Thief Justice?

      • parekoy

        That’s really the line of thinking of people who support CORONA..twisted, full of illogical arguments, unacceptable reasoning…they really identify with HIM..in mind and in character…tsk tsk…

      • Mark Suarez

        exactly!

      • filipinaskoh

        you must remember, the constitution requires the Judiciary much more than it requires the  legislative and the executive. Wala sa legislative at executive and Article 8 section 7 paragraph 3 – ” justices must be a person of competence, probity, integrity and independence. Sa legislative and executive simply lang ang requirement – ” must able to read and write, Residence of… Citizen…”. Why the constitution requires such to judiciary because it is not unusual for the two branches not in any way will never commit corruption but not for the judiciary because the judiciary is the arbiter. Corruption has no place in the judiciary branch, if it does the nation will collapse, for truth and justice is the strong foundation of every nation. Kung wala ito para ka naring walang batas.

    • Gurruod

      At ang Presidente, Senate President, House Speaker exempted sila dito?

      • KapitanBagwis

         Makulit ka…sinabi na ni JPE na “that defense will not hold water”….sumama ka nga sa defense panel para mabayaran ka kung hindi ka pa nababayaran.

      • magsasakasanayon

        says who? puwede mo silang kasuhan kung may evidence ka. pero it’s irrelevant sa case na ito dahil si corona lang ang nililitis. gets mo na ba? or you need more detailed explanation?

  • Gurruod

    The wrongdoings of the senators, congressmen and cabinet secretaries that malou mangahas and mike enriquez have divulged in GMA’s News TV tonight, I am sure will not be carried by this news organ tommorow.

    PDI pa!

  • mangtom

    Gurruod: sika ti umuna na nga bitayen da. Wenno saan, makimat ka ken maguirruod ka pay.

    • Gurruod

      Apay ngay apo lakay tom?

  • Gurruod

    Thanks to GMA’s News TV! Hindi kayo napiligilan nga PDI and this e-news. Hahahahaha!

  • willbillywilly

    In short what the defense would like to do is for everybody serving sentences in jails present persons with similar cases but were not convicted to receive a not guilty verdict. Are you guys kidding? For once, can defense get real & provide proof of the thief justice innocence

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

      Mga ENGOT talaga kasi sila,e! mga bobo talaga, mangdadamay ng iba para sabihin innocent ang alipores nilang Thief Crown. Ano gusto nilang sabihin? yung tulad ng ginawa ni Thief Crown ay guilty at si Thief Crown hinde!!! Ano sila sinusuwerte??? Sayang lang ang natanggap  nilang milyones from Thief Crown kaya magtsumikap sila!

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Nahihirapan yatang magpalusot ang defense panel. Gusto nilang mangdamay ng iba. Sabihan niyo na kasing mag-resign na si Thief Crown para matapos na ito.  Tutal pro bono naman ang serbisyo niyo di ba?  Tama na yang pagpapa-cute. Wala namang kaming mahihita sa pa-cute-cute niyo, mga OGAG kayo.  Whaaaaaaaaaa!  (sabay lagay ng mga palad sa magkabilang tainga)

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    “There really are bank accounts under his name. I don’t know if they
    (amounts) really belong to him that’s why we’re awaiting his
    explanation. How much are they because they are assets? If they were not
    included (in the SALN), it should be explained why they were left out.”

    AAHHHHHH!!! NAGKA-IDEA AKO, PAKIKITAGO KO KAY THIEF CROWN ANG MGA DOLLARES KO, MAPAGKAKATIWALAAN NAMAN PALA SIYA.  WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! SINO’NG TANGANG MANINIWALA SA KANYA, NAKEPOOOO, MALI NA NAMAN ITO… ANG DEFENSE HINDI PREPARED MAG-DEFENSE!!!!!

    • harel_gem

      you quoted Enrile, not the defense group.

  • harel_gem

    if the verdict will be guilty because of the non-inclusion of acquisition cost in SALN, it might create a precedence to other impeachable officials.  magiging libangan ang pagsampa ng impeachment complaints if that will become an impeachable offense at hindi pwedeng tangihan ng congress ito dahil it will be seen as double standard kung tatangihan nila ang complaint based on that offense.

    • roman_p

       Why not? Kung ito naman ang magpapatino sa mga officials.

    • magsasakasanayon

      i don’t see any problems with that. time to change their unlawful ways.

    • damatannapo

      Magandang opurtunidad ito partner

      baka ito na yong blessing in disguise

      tumgo sa isang matinong bansang Pilipinas

    • queenbee100

      I see nothing wrong if the congress gets flooded with impeachment complaints. Maganda nga yan nang tumino mga nasa gobyerno eh.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_POBZSV5PGTGUS3YA2KR2NZI3HA Alex

      di nman laht ng public officials ay impeachable.. yung iba sa ombudsman na yun haharap.

  • willbillywilly

    Next thing defense will say since Marcos got away with his loot so shall the arroyo’s go scot free. What about Hitler, he was never convicted too, so does that mean all dictators are not guilty too!!!

  • roman_p

    Tingnan mo naman, katanga naman. Para mo nang inamin na may problem nga sa SALN. Dahil yung iba eh defective naman. Ano kalasing Chief Justice meron tayo kung ganoon – Thief Justice nga. Papano mo mapagkakatiwalaan sa hustisya ang ganyan?

  • pcosmachine

    THE THIEF JUSTICE MUST FOCUS THIS TRIAL ON HIMSELF AND NO ONE BUT HIMSELF ALONE BECAUSE HE IS THE ONLY ONE BEING IMPEACHED RIGHT NOW AT THE SENATE.

    KAPAG ANG ISANG AKUSADO AY NAGHAHANAP NG KADAMAY, IBIG SABIHIN AY INAAMIN NIYANG GUILTY SIYA KATULAD NG KANYANG MGA DINADAMAY.

    THE THIEF JUSTICE SAID, “BAKIT, AKO LANG BA ANG NAGKAMALI? SILA RIN.”

  • kasamarin

    Ang katuwiran ni Corona,marami  dyan ang hindi sumusunod sa batas na hindi nakukulong kaya dapat si Corona huwag din nyong ipakulong kahit hindi sya sumusunod sa batas.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36PRQQ7753IF2N2LB7RHNIVIAI kilroy

      ok sana kung simpleng mamamayan lng sya, problema e chief justice sya. jus miyo!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Ortega/100001937841086 Richard Ortega

    mga ogag talaga itong defnse, kasalanan ng magnanakaw kaya ayos lang magnakaw, palibhasa amo ni thief justice magnanakaw kaya silang lahat gusto magnakaw. ha ha ha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HAPQVQNMOOCNHB54ONDGD2KSRE esther

    Bakit pinapatagal ng defense lawyers ang kaso? Dahil ganito ba ang strategy nila sa mga hinawakan nilang kaso? Dapat ay maging firm si Senador Enrile sa pagbasura sa mga tinatapon nilang issues para tumgal lang ang kaso.

  • damatannapo

    Out of topic ang depensa

    sa ibang forum nyo i tackle iyang mga depektibong SALN ng kung sino man

    Si Corona  ang topic ng kasalukuyang impeachment

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UPA6B34NMPNYIOX2HHYNF4C4SU Paul

    For CJ Corona, it’s GAME OVER.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Ortega/100001937841086 Richard Ortega

    chief justice is the position of your client, my gosh chief justice should not commit mistakes. nasilaw kayo sa pera kaya yan ang napala ninyo mas minahal nyo ang pera kesa kahihiyan ng inyong angkan. yak kayong lahat defense team

     

  • Littlefox131

    Corona team really think their client is bigger that 1 individual. Impeach him and you are going against the entire judiary. Now his SALN error will be a challenge to all government employees.Sinali pa si mamang janitor.
    Madali na daw magpa impeach paf inaccept yung grounds nato? 1/3 of the House voting for it is easy? Madali mag convict? 2/3 of the Senate voting for it is easy?

    Pakinggan niyo nga si lakay JPE. Pinapalaki niyo yung issue ng valuation ng asset na dineclare
    , dahil hirap kayo sa pag explain ng hindi dineclare. Baka naman ang next na sasabihin eh naka declare yung dollars… nagkamali lang sa exchange rate. Instead na 42 ang nagamit eh 0.42.

  • KapitanBagwis

    Itong defense panel (lawyers) ipinahihiya ninyo ang eskwelahan pinagtapusan ninyo ng abogasya…ganyan ba itinuro sa inyo…ang mandamay na lang?

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

    if  renato CORONA committed a big mistake, why he is finding the fault of others? cabinet officials are co terminus with the president or at the discretion of the president the cabinet officials can go, and cabinet officials go with the rigorous scrutiny of commission on appointment.
    MALABO TALAGA ANG DEFENSE NG DEFENSE.   

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

    Palusot ng defense nahuli si chief justice corona nagnakaw din sabi hindi lang ako marami dyan nagnanakaw din bakit ako lang….to make the long story short sabi nya normal lang ang magnakaw tolerable…shame on you

    • MDLANHAM

       This scenario reminded me of Agelo Reyes, akala kasi ni Reyes komo lahat tumatanggap ng pabaon at pasalubong ay tama at pwede nya rin gawin. Huli sya and he did an honorable act. Ikaw Corona, kaya mo ba ang ginawa ni Angelo?

  • KapitanBagwis

    Kung baga  sa Pin Ball…TILT na ang defense, wala ng valid defense…magturo at mangdamay na lang.

  • spearheads

    Mas lalong walang mga sentido common itong mga yellow mobsters. Ipapakita ng Defense ang mga SALn ng ibang politiko hindi upang patunayan na mga salaula din ang mga ito kundi pagtibayin na ang “assessed value” ang pangkaraniwan, tunay, at tamang batayan na dapat ang ideklara sa SALn. Para sa mga di nakakaintindi o ayaw umintindi, simple lang naman ang paliwanagt dyan. Ihalimbawa na lang natin ang Hacienda Luidit na nabili ng mga inununo ng mga mayari ngayon sa halagang 5 milyon lang na “acquisition cost.” Ngayon ang halaga na ng Hacienda Luisita ay 10 billion. Kung ipipilit ng administrasyon ni noynoy na dapat acquisition cost ang ideklara eh di marerefund pa ang BIR ngayon sa Hacienda Luisita, ganun? Halos lahat ng haciendoro at mga mayayaman ay noon pang sinaunang panahon nila nabili ang kanilang mga ariarian. Mantakin mong ilang bilyon ang mawawala buwis at kikitain ng gobyerno kung ipagpipilitan ng mga payaso sa palasyo, sampo na ng kanilang mga alagad, na acquisition cost ang batayan. Naiintindihan nyo ba ito mga dilaw na kapanalig ni noynoying? Kaya nga tasma yang assessed value na batayan ng gobyerno sa buwis at kahit ano mang local government sa Pilipinas, dahil itinataas yan every three years to reflect the current market price. Susme. napakasimpleng isyu di maintindihan dahil sa kaka noynoying.

    • damatannapo

      Dapat si CJ humarap ng naka under oath sa impeachment

      sa media siya nanganga twiran hindi naman tamang forum iyon

    • KapitanBagwis

      Okey, ngayon ipaliwanag mo naman bakit wala sa declaration sa SALN ang US$$ account sa PSBANk na may TRO, millions of pesos in diffrent banks, other properties undeclared,,,,madali mo rin maipaliliwanag ito kasi magaling kang lawyer ni Corona.

    • Boboyboi

      Haha! Ang haba ng sinulat mo, wala naman sense at taliwas masyado sa isyu. 

      Ang isyu, bakit hindi dineklara ni CORONA (hindi sinuman) ang tamang halaga, tamang dami ng ari-arian, at tamang halaga ng pera nilang mag-asawa.

      Anong kinalaman ng hacienda luisita dito? 

      Ngayon kung bakit importante ang acquisition cost sa SALN, kasi dun makikita kung may kakayanan ba bumili ng ari-arian ang isang empleyado ng gobyerno batay sa kanyang kinikita. HIndi naman isyu kung magkano na halaga nya noon at ngayon. Kesyo tumaas o bumaba sya, hindi na yun mahalaga. Ang titignan pa rin e kung yung pinambayad nya ay pasok sa kinikita nya. 

      Kung yung mga kakampi ni P(e)NOY ay may pagkakamali, e di sila naman ang isunod na ihabla! Pero anong kinalaman nila sa impeachment case ni Corona? WALA!

    • pinklace88

      sabihin mo yan kay Enrile baka paniwalaan ka. good luck!

  • KapitanBagwis

    Ang sinungaling ay kapatid ng magnanakw…ano ba si Corona, sinungaling o magnanakaw?

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

       pareho ….

    • nes911

      pareho.

    • barako22

      sinungakaw

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2ZWA6IQOZ4ZC64HPQR7M4JPUM Arthur

      Kung ang pangalan mo ay Coronado Corona, siguro pwede din siyang sinungaling magnanakaw. 

    • parekoy

       MAGNANAKAWNUNGALING….humaba yata he he he!!!!

  • Boboyboi

    Wala naman problema kung may nakikita silang mali sa SALN ng ka-alyado ni P(e)NOY, mas mabuti nga yun para once and for all malantad na lahat ng mga tiwaling opisyal ng gobyerno. 

    Pero hindi sa impeachment trial ni Corona ang tamang lugar at oras para isiwalat lahat ‘to. Hindi naman sila ang nasasakdal e. Walang kinalaman kay Corona at hindi pwedeng gawing depensa nya, gaya ng hindi pagsama ng testimonya ng VP ng PAL sa pagtanggap ni Corona ng mga libreng ticket, etc. 

    Pagkatapos din nito, ilantad na rin yung mga SALN ng mga congressmen at senador!

    • parekoy

       Buti ka pa bro nauunawaan mo ang tama..itong mga magagaling na tagapagtangol ni CORONA, wala na sa huwisyo..kumbaga sa boksing nabilangan ng 8 mandatory count at hilo pa kaya hindi na alam kung paano sasalag sa suntok ha ha ha….

      • Boboyboi

        Hehe salamat bro! 

        Ang akala kasi ng iba pag kontra ka kay Corona, maka dilaw ka na. Ako naman, gaya siguro ng marami dito, ay dun lang sa kung ano ang tama. 

      • parekoy

        Yan ang pagkakaiba natin sa mga taga “CORONA-TION”..Kung ano lang ang tama dun tayo..Kahit si P’NOY pag  naging tiwali din, thindi siya makaiwas sa mga sasabihin ko sa kanya…but for now..OUST THE UNFIT,MISFIT,NON-FIT,MALUFIT, BADFIT at ANG MABAHONG FWIT NA CORONA…HA HA HA…

  • parekoy

    Parang bata na  nahuling nangupit at umiyak ang depensa…tapos nagturo ng ibang nangupit din..ha ha..very lame defense for high caliber lawyers like them…wala na bakit di na lang summurender..nagagalit tuloy si LOLO ENRILE..nasabi tuloy>>>>>

    “(They’re) immaterial, irrelevant to the case,” he said in an interview aired at Nimfa Ravelo’s radio program at DZBB on Sunday…tapos na boksing…parang point deduction na ito kumbaga sa boksing dahil gumagamit na ng foul na strategy..madami pang deductions ang susunod kung hindi magbabago ng takbo ang utak ng mga magagaling (daw) na mga abugado ni CORONA..ha ha ha….

  • rtgrtg

    The defense is running out of defense!  Ang nasasakdal dito ay ang Chief Justice. Ang Punong Hukom! Ang hukom sa lahat ng hakam. Ang taong dapat ay maging huwaran sa lahat ng bagay. The model of perfection, of probity of integrity and independense. Hindi isang Chief Justice na ay “nagkamali” sa SALN at ang depense..hindi ako nagiisa! Marami ring nagkakamali! PWE!!!

  • nes911

    ang nililitis dito ay yung maling saln ni corona, eh bakit naman ikukumpara sa iba. ang kasalann ni juan ay hindi kasalanan ni pedro.

    ang punong mahistrado ay  dapat  isang huwaran opisyal ng gobyerno. dapat siya malinis at tapat sa kanyang mga sinumpaang tungkulin. ang tanong: si corona ba ay tapat? siya ba ay mapagkakatiwalaan pa? ito ang dapat sagutin ng impeachment trial.

  • spearheads

    The quoted words “defective SALNs” in the front page banner heading of this news is misleading. The position of the Defense Team is such that “assessed value” and not the acquisition cost is the legal basis for tax declaration hence, omission of the acquisition cost in the SALn is immaterial. Perforce, by presenting SALNs of other government officials is in fact to present and show that what the other government officials were doing are correct, legal, and in good faith just like what CJ Corona did.

    • magsasakasanayon

      if the acquisition cost is not important, why is it included in the SALN form? proving one’s good faith is really hard. that’s why the SALN form is detailed.

      • Boboyboi

        Tama! Si Corona lang ang makakapagpaliwanag ng SALN nya, humarap sya sa impeachment court at ipakita nya sa taong bayan na wala syang kasalanan! Hindi yung baho ng iba ang gagawin nyang depensa! 

      • queenbee100

        Tama ka dyan, kung di pala importante ang acquisition cost, eh bakit nasa SALN form yan? Sana dalawa columns na lang, assessed value at market value. Anyone who uses his brain know the answer!

    • KapitanBagwis

       If the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the final arbiter to interpret the law…don’t you think it is peanuts for Corona to interpret and do the SALN correctly since that is very simple, you yourself can explain it to us and you are not even an associate justice…Corona did that omissions in bad faith, intentionally to hide something.

  • Fernando Tagudin

    delaying tactics po ang depensa

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RCRALOOBIXDTB3A2YZCMXUTP5Y benny

      Sabi nga Pre, ng tusong abogado kapag tagilid ang laban patagalin mo….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QXRY5FFJHVBW2THD226CSOAXVA JanB

    why won’t the defense lawyer present there own net worth instead and tell the court that they too does not declare their net worth and income. they too won’t pay exact tax…This will be a strong case of defense that they too did not follow the Law and were able to get away from doing it!!! Para sama na sila sa bosing nila….

    • RomyLitz

      Agree 101% always!

  • sparrow13

    Kung sa Japan o South Korea nangyari ang ganyan….matagal na nagresign at di na makaladkad pa ang image ng bansa sa kahihiyan….tama man o mali….ayaw nila ng controversy sa buhay nila…

    Only in the Philippines, kapal muks na…kapit-tuko pa! Dahil iisa dahilan kaya sila na kampon ng maliit na may mole ay sama-samang nagpupumilit manatili sa pwesto si thief justice crown…upang wag sila makulong sa kanilang pagnanakaw…syempre iabswelto agad sila ni thief justice crown….kita mo nga..pati taga ka Diliman, nakikisawsaw…. dahil lahat sila ay nasanay na paikutin ang hustisya ng bansa pabor sa kanila…di nila matanggap na matatapos na ang kanilang maliligayang araw…lalo na wala na silang kapit sa DOJ at NBI……at sa Malacanang.

    Si thief justice crown na lang ang natitira nilang  alas………….yung mga naiwan…alaskador na lang….nagtitiyaga kahit dito sa blog….hehehe!

    Tapos na mga maliligayang araw ninyo mga kampon ng magnanakaw at kaaway ng katuwiran! 

    Kung may delicadeza lang si thief justice crown…..matagal na yang nag resign….ayaw talaga! grabeee….at ipipilit pa mga baluktot na katuwiran! Tandaan ninyo…kung bulag at di nag iisip ang mga taga sunod ninyo…’wag ninyo na idamay ang buong bansa. 

    Lahat ng kasamaan may hangganan…kahit si satanas nga…alam niya na talo na siya at naghahanap na lang ng damay…. na siya namang ginagaya ng mga alipores ni thief justice crown at ni little girl with big mole….haaays! 

     

  • batchmatters

    the defense is desperately picking on the SALNs of other government officials. They should not go yet as far without explaining the huge and secret dollar and peso accounts of the CJ.

  • batchmatters

    Or the defense might as well present their own Tax Returns for the entire years that they have been practicing their very lucrative legal profession. It is only when they can convince the public -or their ownselves- that they have religiously and honestly fulfilled their tax and other obligations can they go after those officials who have not filed or declared their true worth in their SALNs – and boot all them out for not deserving the trust required of their positions. And they have to be convincing first about the innocense of their client in this impeachment without taking a potshot on other people`s wrongdoing(s) as this too may happen or come sooner or later.

    • RomyLitz

      Tama ka pare. Present their own SALNs, but Sen.Enrile ruled out, they are irrelevant.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

        We are expecting another firework tomorrow when the defense tries to questions of other people. I do hope another CONTEMPT BE RULED against the Defense. Tralalala..

  • queenbee100

    Very educational talaga ang impeachment trial. For us who are in private firms, we get to know about SALN, its nature and purpose. We understand so easily what it is meant for: to check the financial status of each employee and see if there are unexplained gain of wealth disproportionate to his income while in office. So simple! And yet some twisted mind come up with a lot of excuses, na mali daw ang SALN form, or hindi klaro ang requirements ng SALN.. Kaya acceptable na daw ang assessed value or market value. Really now? Know the purpose of SALN, so u know how easy it is to complete one.

  • RomyLitz

    As we have been suspecting, the defense team have no defense. They look like little children where the arguments are very funny and hilarious. Corona said he has nothing to hide and open his dollar account and the Defense says they wont allow his dollars to be opened and there is no necessity for CJ to testify. Both client and the counsels are surely and visibly telling lies left and right. Sen. Enrile, luckily smells their rotten argument.

  • AllaMo

    Why was that lowly government employee deprived of all her retirement benefits, decided with finality by the supreme court, because she did not declare owning a market stall? Why should the chief justice be held to a lower standard of morality and character, if we follow the defense’ tack?

  • romfagen

    Sila-rin-nga Defense.

    The defense do make sense, pero its the Chief Justice thats on trial here.

    After this trial, nasa kulungan man o wala si Renato Corona, maybe he or sino man can start some sort of public movement/advocacy for scrutiny of SALN of public officials/employees/appointed and the elected ones.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      Corona will take preceedence and if he is convicted…this served as a WARNING TO OTHERS. If acquitted sabihin nang iba… ooo si Corona pinakawalan ninyo.. bakit pa ako.IF THE BIG FISH GET AWAY WITH THE CRIME WHY SHOULD I BE CONVICTED…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

    Enrile said he would question the “purpose” and “relevance” of these SALNs should defense lawyers present them this week. Trial is set to resume at 2 p.m. on Monday.
    “(They’re) immaterial, irrelevant to the case,” he said in an interview aired at Nimfa Ravelo’s radio program at DZBB on Sunday.
    “Just because others were at fault doesn’t mean that the one on trial also committed no violation. I’m not saying that the Chief Justice is guilty, but that’s not the way it is in trial,” he explained in Filipino. – SIMPLY BECAUSE OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE ERRONEOUS SALN’s DOES NOT MEAN THAT CORONA SHOULD GET AWAY WITH IT. Pagnahuli ang makawat… hindi iyon katuwiran na si ganoon nangawat rin. Baluktot na katuwiran.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bensopena Benito Sopena

      Very well said.  I hope Enrile will really be true to his words.

  • WAJ

    Ang reason out ng depensa tungkol sa SALN ay parang reasoning ng bata. Kasi ganito yon, “bakit siya ginagawa yon, ay di parehas lang kami magagawa ko rin” ganyan ang katuwiran ng mga batang musmos. Why presenting the SALN of other people as evidence whereby they are not the one being questioned in the trial. That’s a very poor tactics. If the submission of Corona SALN is wrong, so it’s wrong and that’s what the defense team should elaborate in the trial. They should not mingled with other people fault because that’s another matter outside the case of Corona. Ihambing natin sa USA, kapag nagsinungaling ka sa declaration mo ng Income Tax Return at the end of the year at na audit ka ng IRS no more explanation magbabayad ka otherwise kulong ka for Tax Evasion…period,

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      TAMA IYON PRE. WALANG PATAWAD ..AND JUSTICIA SA LABAS. i HOPE NA MAKAISIP ANG PAMAHALA-AN NA GAWIN PENAL COLONY ANG SPRATLY ISLAND… DOON DALHIN ANG LAHAT NA CRIMINALS… DOON HINDI SILA MAKATAKAS!

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LQHNG6CNBD47KGCWNNPP6O77UI Jun

         huwag naman ang Spratly island… ang ganda ng lugar na iyon, parar silang nasa paraiso sa ganda…ako mismo magpapakulong na!! Doon mo na lang ipatapon sa Iwahig or sa Muntinlupa. Pwede na iyon.

  • RomyLitz

    Corona’s ommisions and exclusions for ten years were intentional , deliberate and willfull! And the Defense says it is a small.error?? I thought the Bar Topnotchers wont go crazy? Now.they are in that condition.

  • aSwedishguy

    The Basa corporation 34 million should under this years normaly have generated at least 12 Million of  income of interest,, were are that tax declared?

    • jiroarturo

      Ibang kaso na yan SwedishGuy. Ang BIR na ang bahalang mag inbestiga niyan.

  • boypalaban

    Cuevas: kumusta ang SALN mo? tugma ba yan sa binibigay mong ikapu?

  • ofwme2807

    the strategy now of the defense lawyers are the same cries and reasoning of all the accused in a conspiracy theory mostly the expertise of the criminals, the underground, the thieves, the hoodlums in robes included….nagsusumbong na parang bata bakit ako lang ang hinahabol nyo eh ginagawa din nila ito thief justice ako i deserve respect and due process….weeehhh bakit ako lang unfair sa akin hindi patas ang batas….ginawa mo yan sa pinakaliit-liit na empleyado ng gobyerno noon pinatalsik mo sa pwesto dahil sa SALN ganun din ang gagawin at balik sau thief….

  • DerKommissar

    Pandora has a box that may have just been opened. This Defense tactic is a sideshow and attempt to distract attention form the real issue. There appears to be no doubt that Corona could not possibly have acquired the assets in question based on income earned. That said, this is the Philippines and corruption is endemic at all levels of the government. From the President to the MMDA officer down the street from you the majority are on the take. .Hire a third party firm to audit the SALN’s of every member of Congress and investigate any assets acquired and not divulged.

  • ofwme2807

    objection your honor they are immaterial irrelevant impertinent…..the thief is the one on trial and he alone should be convicted by the impeachment court period…ano ito naghahanap ng gulo panlito at sasabihing unfair nsaan na ang basang basa nilang argumento the law must be applied equally to all, equal protection of laws banat ni cong. lagman sa SC para kay GMA????

  • boypalaban

    NOYNOYING na NAMAN ANG DEPENSA: TURO NANG TURO, AYAW MAGTRABAHO

    examples of Noynoying:
    Mendoza – Moderate Noynoying
    Gen Reyes – Extreme Noynoying
    Arrovo – fashion Noynoying ( papauso ng style sa leeg)
    Corona – worst Noynoying ( ayaw humarap, puro fans ang nagtatanggol, TAMAD TALAGA, INUTIL, MAY MGA AWARDS KAHIT DI NAGSIKAP MAG ARAL, MAY PROPERTY  KAHIT DI KANYA, MAY SHARES SA STOCK KAHIT IBA ANG NAGPUNDAR AT NAGPAGOD, ETC….HAAAAY NOYNOYING NG MGA KAMPON NI GLORIARROVO….ANG TAGAL NIYO NA SA MUNDO…MALAPIT NA NAMIN KAYONG IHATID SA INYONG PANGINOONG SI SATANAS!

  • boypalaban

    uuuy di lang naman ako ang magnanakaw e….yung kapitbahay ko….rapist din yun….sila ang ikulong niyo….meron pa….may tamad na tao…siya ikulong mo…ako wala akong kasalanan….

    URUR  KA CORONABOBO!

  • Rizal Bonifacio

    Parang sinasabi ni thief justice na “Bakit ako lang ba ang magnanakaw?”:-)) Sabihin na nating mali mali din ang SALN ng ibang kawani ng gobyerno pwede pa silang pagpasensyahan pero sya dapat ang nakaaalam at nagpapatupad ng batas, Ang tanong ngayon ng taong bayan, dapat pa ba syang maging Chief Justice ng ating Supreme Court?

    • boypalaban

      SA BABUYAN PWEDE SIYA

    • Mighty_Me

      True this, Rizal.

      And “Being the country’s chief magistrate, he must be whiter than white.
      Corona holds a position that exacts greater demand of moral
      righteousness and uprightness.” TUMPAK! Nothing is simpler than this. He is the Thief Justice, the highest position in our judiciary, but a thief, exactly!

      As the impeachment trial stretches more and more, it’s becoming clearer to the public that Thief Justice is a thief, a subservient of the Arroyos, and not more, not capable of a true Chief Justice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWGZY3FRXJBAWBZGRFDYD2RTPQ fred fredito alfred

    dapat lang ipakita sa public ang mga SALN ng mgapoliticos to see kung sino ang honest sa goverment. pati si enrile pkita rin ang kanyang SALN. bato ng bato ang mga tongressman kay corona bakit sila ba honesf????????? kung walang tinago nag mga to,, ipublic ang inyong mga SALN!!! nakakasawa na ang circus na to, alam naman ng taong bayan kung ano at sino ang politicos talagang makabayan..mayroon abng tongressman o senatong na pulubi????????????????

    • boypalaban

      wala, at di rin pulubi si renatong coronoynoying

  • boypalaban

    DI PA NAGPO-POST YUNG MAPAGMURANG TEHOT
    NOON PA YAN MURA NANG MURA UTAK MURA KASI E, LUSAW ANG UTAK NI KUPSMEDYO INAANTOK NA AKO, BAKA DI KO NA MAHINTAY SI KUPSSA YO TEHOT : ETO : DIRTY FINGER!AKO KALABANIN MO, HINGI KA NA RIN NG BARIL SA AMO MONG BOBONG KAGAYA MO SI CORONABOBO! CORONABABOY! 
    KITA TAYO MINSAN…NA SIGURADONG HULI NA….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    They were proud to be called topnotch Defense Team for Corona. Why are they messing up their defense now?

    Corona and he alone is the one impeached and under trial. Why implicate other people?

    These team should now be called TOPNUTS and PRO BONUS Lawyers.

    Just let CJ Corona personally answer and explain  the charges against him. Ok?

    This is the clamor of everybody, the public, the presiding officer of the Impeachment Court, the senators-judges, the prosecutors and the media.

    • RomyLitz

      It is really difficult to mess up with the TRUTH. Corona has to confess his hidden dollar accounts. He should cancel all his speaking engagements to lawyers, judges and graduating students this month of March. Sen. Enrile should tell Corona to stop all his nonsense speeches!!

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

      Super Like ko ang Topnuts and ProBonus!

  • WAJ

    Senator Enrile was right. Despite the fact that they are dealing with “Impeachment trial” which entirely different from judicial trial, he insisted that they should go direct to the point at hindi na kailangan magpaligoyligoy pa. Strictly important here is, they should explain Coronas’ assets to include his dollar accounts…(is he hiding money of other people under his name?) 

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

    I guess even the pro-Coronas are dismayed by the showing of the defense. Perhaps they are expecting some brilliant move but on the contrary this is all the defense can offer, the SALN of other corrupt government officials for comparison purposes.. Tsk

  • ofwme2807

    extreme act of desperation of the defense and virtual surrender, short of admitting the impeachable offense committed by the thief….lesson learned : he who judged the poor and small government employees before due to failure to disclose other sources of income in his SALNs is now being judged by the very same decision he made….that is the law…. what a poor and sad fortune given by the fate on the thief…..big big lesson in life….

  • D_BystandeR

    Showing SALN’s of other government officials as a way to drag other names into the mess is absolutely not in accordance with how defense lawyers are supposed to defend the midnight CJ Corona, that is how JPE reacts to the defense plan. The Cabinet names the lawyers want to drag along are not a party to the impeachment case at hand. If they think they run out of “alibis” they better tell the truth; to surrender their client’s case so his replacement as CJ of the SC will not take too long. The people now get bored. They want him replaced the earlier the better!

  • McOlans

    Ang kasalanan ni Pedro ay hindi pweding gamiting defensa ni Renato!

    • boypalaban

      KASALANAN  DIN NI CRISTINA ANG SWAPANG NA ASAWA NG BUWAYA

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

    nagalit na si lolo JPE hindi na mahintay ang in due time ni corona.

    • Htee

      EEhhh, kasi naman 87 na si JPE, kung hintayin pa nya yung “IN DUE TIME” eh baka wala na sya para mag preside…
      baka pumalit si Brenda….Sus Mariopes…

  • RomyLitz

    The issue is simply like this: Corona committed culpable violation of the constitution. His.deliberate, willfull and intentional.ommissions and exclusions are considered ” culpable “. Now check the meaning of the word ,culpable.

  • goldilock

    If a defendant were allowed to escape legal responsibility for his acts,
    merely by saying “I didn’t know it was wrong/illegal”,
    the system of using law to regulate human conduct would collapse.
    So the doctrine is a practical necessity.- rbs dot com

    Ignorance of the law excuses no one. Absorb it and realize who is on trial.

  • masternoiyel masternoiyel

    kung sana nung una palang nagresign ka ha cjc di sana nabuyangyang yan mga bank account mo..nakinig kapa kasi ke small lady na wag bumitiw…ayan nasa huli pag-sisisi

  • sparrow13

    On-going Impeachment Trial of CJ Corona

    Prosecutor: Mr. CJ, Pakibasa nga po, for the record, kung kanino nakapangalan ang mga bank accounts na ito?

    Corona: Sa akin po.. But let me explain why those monies are in my accounts.Ito po ay pag aari ng BGEI, na kung saan ay kabahagi naman po ang aking maybahay. Inilagak po lamang ito sa account ko for safekeeping.

    Prosecutor: Is that so.. Let me get that straight.. hindi mo pera, pero inilagay mo sa pangalan mo?

    Corona: Opo, ganun nga po.

    Prosecutor: Hindi sayo, pero ipinangalan mo sa iyo?

    Corona: Opo, ganun nga po.

    Prosecutor: Hindi ba pagnanakaw yun?

    Corona: Opo, ganun nga p.. este… hindi po.. sandali lang…

    Prosecutor: No more questions, Your Honor, witness dismissed….

    Si Corona ang Alas ni little girl with big mole at ng mga taga ka-Diliman upang patuloy na mabaluktot ang hustisya ng bansa…pigilan sana sila ng DIOS!

    • RomyLitz

      If the Basa denies the permission given to deposit under Corona’s name, that is a non bailable Qualified Theft offense.

  • kayanatwo

    19mar2012

    esguerra is so typical of some of the motherland’s skewed selfish agendas.  for esguerra’s argument to some point that is near to the idea to if the other person had done the intent to do an unlawful acts and not got caught and did not suffered no consequences from doing the unlawful acts, he should not be penalized from doing the same unlawful acts even though he got caught with the smoking guns in his hand.

    this type of maligned philosophical arguments are the roots of all problems in the motherland.  the thought or the concepts of –  if my neighbors are all doing it and get away with it, i should have the rights to do it.

    in order to stop this concepts, the roots of the idea must be cut.  cut the roots, the whole tree (idea)  would surely die.  cj. corona is the root example.  cj. corona gone the rest of the tree, branches,twigs and leaves would follow to fall.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Ortega/100001937841086 Richard Ortega

      it only shows not to get his services and law office for any reason. let them fall with the robbers.

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

    If I were Sec Butch Abad I will resign on the basis that his SALN was also inaccurate, meaning not listing the acquisition costs of his properties. In this way, it will obliterate the defense’s argument that  others who did the same are not punished… Anyway he can run for Senate next year. Mag sacrifice ka na Butch Abad for a higher cause.. the conviction of Thief Justice or is it Cheap Justice Coronaroyo.

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

      The big difference is Corona should be the shining example of truth and transparency being the chief magistrate.  His position is likened to a Pope.  Can you imagine a Pope lying?  Abad, on the other hand holds a position where he can be terminated anytime.  He admitted his omission and corrected it in no time. Filipinos are generally forgiving when one humbly admits wrong doing. but Corona has lied, manipulated, wielded his power to suppress evidences, delayed, pointed at other people instead of just telling the truth and making a mockery of justice.  

    • maxbeep1

      i think all top leaders of all the 3 branches of gov’ t are guilty of one way or the other and should be kicked out of office or resign.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XUWXIES7SL42HS3QL2FBBIZXRI Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

    Sen. Enrile, i hope dalhin mo yang conviction mong yan hanggang sa huling sandali ng impeachment trial na eto. Kelangan talagang malaman ng taong bayan ang buong katotohanan. Hindi matatahimik ang bansa kapag pakiramdaman nito ay nautakan sila ng isa na namang corrupt govt official. Tapusin na natin sa history ng ating bansa na ang mga corrupt ay nakakalusot sa hustisya. In fact, the higher is/was the position of an alleged corrupt official, the harder that he/she must fall down and pay for the consequences of his/her action. 

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

    It’s very simple, if Corona has nothing to hide, then he should present himself as witness.  He’s the only one who can truly explain his SALN.  Showing someone’s else’s omission is a pathetic way to defend himself.  Abad on the other hand, admitted immediately his omission and wasted no time correcting it.  CJ had to drag the whole country in  court, suppressing evidences, issuing TROs,  delaying  and pointing fingers at other people.  Why can’t they just tell  us straight?   

  • ofwme2807

    the defense, either nato or tina or both of them, couldn’t explain the unexplainable amounts of wealth they have amassed through the years while nato is serving in the SC from 2002 – 2011….the big jump in their net worth as reflected in their SALN’s filed yearly is simply too big and grossly disproportionate to their legal incomes as shown by the SC disbursing officer even including his allowances and perks as CJ….the discrepancies are simply too much to be reconciled and so it becomes unexplainable wealth plain and simple…

  • boypalaban

    NAKATULOG NA YATA SI KUPS TEHOT, ANG MAPAGMURANG TAGAPAGTANGGOL NI CORONABABOY.
    TEHOT KANINA PA KITA HINIHINTAY, AKO ANG KALABANIN MO, MURAHAN TAYO..IDAMAY NA NATIN PAMILYA MO PATI MGA KAMAG ANAK MO.
    NOON KA PA, DI NA KITA PWEDE PALAMPASIN.
    PAGUNTUGIN KO KAYA KAYO NG AMO MONG SIRAULO SI CORONAMPATUAN,CORONABABOY,CORONARROVO

  • cogito728sum

    You’re right Atty. Esguerra.  You can’t impute bad faith and malice to anyone. However, in case you have forgotten,  Art. 19 of the Civil Code mandates that “every person must, in the exercise of his rights and in the performance of his duties, act with justice, give everyone his due, and observe honesty and good faith.” Your client, with all his lies, has certainly violated this cardinal rule. From that night when his benefactor-an equally congenital liar signed his  questionable appointment as the CJ-he has uttered nothing but lies.  Sincerity is always subject to proof Atty. Esguerra and even if your client faces the senators, he won’t be able to overcome his lack of sincerity in his words, a clear sign of unimputed bad faith. 

  • RomyLitz

    To Gen. Balajadia,
    In case Corona miraculously will appear at the witness stand, check if he is armed with his 31 firearms like Uzi or 45 caliber. Either he will commit suicide or shoot all senator judges. Safety precaution lang ho.

    • boypalaban

      KUNG GAGAWIN NI BABOY YAN,,,ANDITO LANG KAMI…TATAGOS UTAK NIYAN SA PADER

  • ofwme2807

    anumang ginawa mo sa pinakamaliit mong kapwa ay babalik din sau nato….iyan ang masakit na tadhana lahat ng mga pinatanggal mo sa pwesto sa gobyerno ay humihingi ng justice unfair unfair sa knila kung sila lamang ang mapaparusahan ng batas at decisions na ginawa mo laban sa knila…..napakasakit naman kuya eddie at ate charo ng kapalaran ni nato tina

  • ofwme2807

    how can you explain the unexplainable nato, lolo cuevas, atty tranquilizer, esguerra, roy (who??), ms. karen jimeno and the rest of the corona defense dream team???HOW HOW HOW????

  • oracle888

    Defense lawyer, Ramon Esguerra, on Friday said Corona had no intention to conceal the acquisition cost of his properties.He noted that the figures were available in public records, such as deeds of sale available at the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the register of deeds.

    What kind of logic is that? Mr. Esquerrra?

    All the SALN entries information are available in public records, if that is your excuse, then why do we need a SALN?

    SALN is a summary of the government employer’s asset and liability net worth statement. It is prepared under oath and sworn to be true which the proper authority will use to discourage corruption by reviewing the reasonable and explainable change in net worth. Any omission is incomplete and is presumed to be hiding something.

    The availability in public record of the data and the sworn statement’s data are legally quite different. The latter signifies the truthfulness of the information and should be held responsible by the submitter if it is fraudulent since it is a sworn document. The omission of the acquisition cost is tantamount to fraud because they hope that they can get away with it. The intention is very clear.

    For example, a question like:

    Have you ever convicted with felony? Yes [ ] No [ ]

    What do you think if  I left it blank?

    Is it not obvious that some thing smells fishy here?

    Can you say, “Oh well, I left it blank because the data is available in public record. Check it out!”

    Mr. Esquerra, don’t you ever under estimate the intelligence of the senate-judges.

    • johndcross1

      Amen to that!

  • patriot2008

    Manloloko talaga ang mga defender ni Corona. Hindi nila dinedeny na marumi si Corona, kundi gumagamit ng squid tactics, as in when attacked throw out a smokescreen of squid ink, para lang hindi makita ang obvious na katotohanan na marumi si Corona. I still affirm that the main reason corona is being impeached is because he attempted to allow his patron Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to escape trial for electoral fraud, corruption and also helping allies who committed a massacre. If idiots say that there are other Supreme Court justices who want to take his place. Well, that has not happened yet and only has the potential of becoming a crime in the future. But right now, Corona and Gloria have already committed their crimes and must be punished.

  • Anggoy

    JPE  a nobleman a vintage military, politician lawyer in his twilight years can very well leave this world, stand 10 feet tall and be remembered by next generation as a real patriot by holding off these pseudo “defender of  justice”  defense lawyers. and convicting the THIEF JUSTICE.

    • boypalaban

      NICE ANGGOY…TAMA ANG TERM NA GINAMIT MO: PSEUDO DEFENDER OF JUSTICE
      MGA PSEUDO INTELLECTUALS YANG NASA DEFENSE…

  • hmangontawar

    CJ corona still hold on to his position despite overwhelming evidence that he committted graft and corruption. What he is thinking? He bought the position? REMEMBER! The people through their representatives continued to cry for his removal from office……….

    • boypalaban

      I AM CRYING FOR HIS BLOOD

  • gray_c

    At last !!  some simple sense prevails !! just present the full, honest, and substantiated accounts to permit a determination as to whether the CJ’s SALN is a true statement or not. the impeachment decision turns on that point.  As CJ there can be no mitigation for false statements. The CJ stands tallest at the pinnacle of Philippine justice.

    Either he is perfectly aware that has the furthest to fall should his conduct be found not to be beyond reproach, or perhaps he should have never accepted the poisoned chalice of an unconstitutional midnight appointment in the first place?No matter what others may or may not have done, the CJ must be the one who sets the standard. Furthermore there can be no convenient shroud of secrecy granted to the SC as some kind of exclusive  case!

    Just put the real facts on the table! It’s not law – just simple arithmetic after all?

  • boypalaban

    PAHABOL: LOLO CUEVAS KUNG ISA AKO SA MGA APO MO ISINUMPA NA KITA, WALA KANG KWENTANG TAO, NAKAKAHIYA KA…YER HENER

  • boypalaban

    TEHOT KUPAL  MAY APPOINTMENT KA SA AKIN BUKAS
    UNANG POST MO PA LANG NA MABASA KO, MUMURAHIN NA KITA
    TUTAL MURA LANG ANG UPA SA YO NI CORONABABOY

  • oracle888

    Enrile, the presiding officer in the impeachment trial, says to the defense panel, ” Explain Corona’s bank accounts, including his dollar deposits.”

    Serafin Cuevas answers, ” Your honor, my client and his wife count the money first which was given in a sport daffy bag. They count them the whole night because there are millions. Luckily it is in 100 pesos bill. The following day his driver drove them to the PSB and they  deposited the money into various accounts. As for the dollars account, my client asked the source to directly deposit to his dollar account..”

    Enrile, puzzled, he removes his hand from his mouth and reaches to his earphone, said, “What did you just say?!”

    • anak_mahirap50

      A good short story again that thief Corona will use to reason out  his dollar account just like other his other short stories: He used his wife money to buy expensive condo, his second cousin bought his lots in Marikina, etc. LOL. Bayan ko, see the highest court magistrate generated a lot of short stories to justify his ill gotten wealth!

  • boypalaban

    TO ALL CORONABABOY FANS: ANDITO ANG TINIK NYO…SI BOYPALABAN…HANDANG MAKIPAGMURAHAN…HANDANG IPAG-UNTOG KAYO NG AMO NYONG SIRAULO…HELL NIGHT! BABOOO…BABOY!

  • Ilonggobyblood

    Now that Corona is exposed, we should be careful that he may result to his expertise in law and seek refuge in the SC which ironically is the office he heads. Let us be reminded that what we are facing is a very smart person and he knows how to manipulate the law. Let us remain vigilant mga kababayan, this is a step towards justice for our country and jailing GMA and Mike Arroyo for their crimes against the Filipino people!

    • boypalaban

      CORONA IS NOT ONLY A FAKE CHIEF JUSTICE BUT A FAKE DILIGENT STUDENT AS WELL. HE IS NOT SMART…WITH FAKE AWARDS WHICH HE BRAGS…HE MANIPULATES HIS FANS HERE IN FORUM…WHICH HE PROMISES TO PAY “IN DUE TIME”…

  • tra6Gpeche

    Delaying tactic is the most important defense by Mr. Renato Corona’s lawyers. Why? It gives them time to hide & evade the truth by manufacturing lies, lies, lies and lies. Pretty soon, they, themselves, will believe these manufactured lies as truth about the accused, Mr. Corona. They have one problem, though. Honest and incorrupt Filipinos will never succumb to believing Mr. Corona’s deception. Again, Mr. Corona does not have the intangible qualifications such as honesty, probity, independence of mind and incorruptibility to keep the most respected position of Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court.

    • boypalaban

      MAY QUALIFICATION SIYA…PAGIGING BABOY SA BABOY NA PRESIDENTE…SI BABOY GLORIARROVO

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

    naaksaya ng oras itong si lolo cuevas. ang kulit talaga ng matandang hukluban na ito. una , isinalang pa si congressman tobi maski  na na impeach na si corona ng  house of representatives  .anu pa ang saysay ng sinabi ni tobi ? wala !

     ngayon naman , gusto naman iprisinta ang mga SALNs ng ibang opisyales. para ano pa ? si corona ang hiahatulan , lolo cuevas . hindi ibang officials ! wha…

  • cute79

    tama ang presiding oficer,wag na kayong maligoy ligoy pa defense team para mtapos na,ipaliwag na ni cj kanyang peso acct at buksan na rin ang kanyang dolar acct.pagod na ang mga tao s kapanonood sa inyo,kung wla nman tinatago si cj bakit kelangan pa may tro.ang isip ng mga tao may tinatago sya kasi kung wlang tinatgo ang tao wlang dpat ikatakot.

    • jan lim

      from the time PNOY took his oath in office, he already judged Corono as corrupt and ally of GMA. and that is probably the reason why you are saying that the filipinos are tired of watching the impeachment.

      i think you are wrong the people are still interested in the proceedings, eventhough that the a guilty verdict would be the outcome, not because he is guilty but because they simply have the numbers to convict. our senator-judges are not dumb enough to acquit him, not because for lack of evidence, but because, if they did, they would just simply file it again in December.

      impeachment will always be a political arena for revenge from the past administration and not because of justice and democracy. our impeachment court is very young, in fact its only there 2nd case, and in those 2 cases its all politically motivated and not in the interest of justice as they always claim.

      it has been numbers game all along, they filed impeachment case against GMA almost every year, but because they lack numbers they failed to fimpeach her. in the impeachment of Erap and CJ Corona, its the same thing they were not permitted to face their accusers, because 3/4 of congressman have already signed. and its violative of our basic right to face our accusers, as guaranteed in the 1987 constitution.  

      in Erap’s case, they were not able to prove anything, you know why, it because there case was hastily done and lacks substance in form, but because they have the numbers, to do it.  its the same case as CJ Corona,

      • Delights

        Hey dude, mukhang ikaw lang yata sa mga kaalyado ni Thief Justice ang naliligaw dito ngayon! We do not need to refute what you are saying because we all know the truth. But if you continue to suck your boss Corona’s Lies then by all means do it for yourself – huwag mo lang idamay ang mga matitino sa mga KALOKOHAN ninyo!!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V5VHQBOCVKHSTJNHNES75BJKGA allan

        jan lim. impeachment is indeed a political process and requires numbers all along to proceed and it is guaranteed in the constitution. it was made to remove officials who are perceived as corrupt, inept and has lost integrity. there is always a first and this case it is the second one. means democracy is working very well. check and balance are in process whatever you look at it. when are we going to utilize that powerful political proceedings that is warranted in the constitution to rid out corrupt official if we always see it as revenge or vendetta??? This is the only tool the people of the country has against the culture of corruption that wrecking havoc in the lives of our country for yearsss.

  • Hey_Dudes

    But your most honorable judge of this court.  You are out of our order. My  client has the protection of the Constitution under section M as in magnanakaw and revise code under K as in kurakot.  Therefore it is  essential his most honorable cheap justice of the fish is accorded full trial until we are all black and blue in the face and merry christmas 

  • alwayslate

     The Defense is getting desperate. So far all their witnesses just pinned
    Corona even more.  Now they’re resorting to pointing fingers.  Don’t
    they realize that just because an act is common practice doesn’t mean
    it’s lawful?  All it means is that all the other officials who are not
    filing true and accurate SALN under oath are also violating the
    constitution.  It doesn’t exonerate Corona in any way. What a pathetic
    defense strategy!   

    • jan lim

      they only want to show that its common in all gov’t agencies, and i think its a brilliant defense, because if they can prove it, then they can change their SALN. SALN’s is subject to change and can be changed anytime.

      no one has really been fired from not filling their true assets in their SALN’s. the one that PNOY exampled in one of his speech was not fired because of his SALN, but because of double compensation…

      pre-impeachment SALN’s are just another requirement to get your salary, nobody is really paying attention to its authenticity!!!!

      • Htee

        Dismissal from service. In Rabe vs Flores (May 14, 1997), the Supreme Court en banc unanimously dismissed from the service—with forfeiture of all retirement benefits and accrued leaves and with prejudice to reemployment—a Regional Trial Court (RTC) interpreter for dishonesty and for failure to disclose in her SALNs her business interest, which was “a stall in the market.”

    • alwayslate

       Let’s dissect this.  There are two major bank deposits they really need to explain.
      1. P30M they withdrew during the impeachment trial.
      – Corona claims it belongs to BGEI.  But it’s under his account.
      – The Basa family claimed they never got a centavo or any distribution after Christina forcibly took over the Corporation.  The Basa family has proof of this via the filing of estafa case against the Coronas.
      –  BGEI corporation no longer exist as per the SEC.
      – The Corona’s were the ones who liquidated the assets of BGEI.  Obviously paid to them  and not BGEI.  They can’t possibly deposit the check if it’s paid to BGEI.   It needs to be deposited to BGEI Inc. bank account.
      –CJ Corona on live TV even stated that the Basa family are no longer shareholders and that they already got their distributions.  So in order for his alibi to work, there has to be other existing shareholders that the money still needs to be distributed to.  But who?  BGEI is a family owned corporation.  So it’s clear that the Corona took and owned the P30M.  If you deposited it and withdrew it from an account under your name, by law it is yours!

      2. P11M BGEI loan to CJ Corona.
      – The SEC said BGEI no longer exists, so how can BGEI loan him the money?  It looks like Corona loaned the money to himself.  No corporation, no other shareholders, and no loan documents this alibi is completely trashed!

      3. Dollar Accounts
      – PS Bank already testified that Corona owns dollar accounts, no more denying this as fact.  It’s up to Corona to prove that the deposits are from his earnings.  But to prove this, he needs to open it, including the opening deposits and all transactions under that account. This is a major predicament for Corona.  Especially if it is indeed true that he has $700M deposited in the dollar accounts. 

  • tagasampaloc

    Houston we have a problem. The integrity of the SC has been destroyed by its own chief justice. It has become the breeding place of thieves, robbers and the corrupt unless they can prove otherwise.
    These are the facts:
    1. Corona thru Bayuga’s testimony reinforced the general belief that all justices are corrupt by revealing the hidden allowances and emolument they get.
    2. Corona’s action to drum up support from the SC employees has caused these people to have “court holiday” to advance his defense. In a effect they used govt time to serve Corona’s non related work interest.
    3. Corona used govt time and resources when he used a govt vehicle to transport his cousin to testify on his behalf.  
    4. He is the first appointment to the SC without experience. As a lawyer, he had no trial experience. As a judge, he hadn’t rendered acquittal or guilty verdict to anyone. He is a political operator having work with Kit Tatad during the Marcos years. He is good in areglaw, and abuse of govt resources.
    Houston what do we do?!

    • wyl5326

      I like the tern AregLaw ! thanks a lot.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6EYWXPCA7CHP3576353KWTULI Ed Celis

    Dismissal from service. In Rabe vs Flores (May 14, 1997), the Supreme Court en banc unanimously dismissed from the service—with forfeiture of all retirement benefits and accrued leaves and with prejudice to reemployment—a Regional Trial Court (RTC) interpreter for dishonesty and for failure to disclose in her SALNs her business interest, which was “a stall in the market.”
    The Supreme Court held: “Section 8 of Republic Act No. 6713 provides that it is the ‘obligation’ of an employee to submit a sworn statement as the ‘public has a right to know’ the employee’s assets, liabilities and net worth and financial and business interests. Section 11 of the same law prescribes the criminal and administrative penalty for violation of any provision thereof. Paragraph (b) of Section 11 provides that ‘(b) Any violation hereof proven in a proper administrative proceeding shall be sufficient cause for removal or dismissal of a public official or employee, even if no criminal prosecution is instituted against him.’”
    In Concerned Taxpayer vs Doblada (June 8, 2005), an RTC sheriff was dismissed for “his failure to declare a true and detailed SALN” for several years. “There were discrepancies, inconsistencies and omissions in his SALNs, consisting of properties and business interests acquired but which were declared in his SALNs only two or more years later.”
    Accuracy of entries required. Flores vs Montemayor (June 8, 2011) reiterated the penalty of dismissal for the respondent’s unjustified failure to declare “two expensive cars” in his 2001 and 2002 SALNs. Ruled the Supreme Court:
    “Pursuant to Section 11, paragraph (b) of RA No. 6713, any violation of the law ‘proven in a proper administrative proceeding shall be sufficient cause for removal or dismissal of a public official or employee, even if no criminal prosecution is instituted against him.’ Respondent’s deliberate attempt to evade the mandatory disclosure of all assets acquired … was evident when he first claimed that the vehicles were lumped under the entry ‘Machineries/Equipment’ or still mortgaged, and later averred that these were already sold by the end of the year covered and the proceeds already spent.
    “Under this scheme, respondent would have acquired as many assets never to be declared at any time. Such act erodes the function of requiring accuracy of entries in the [SALN], which must be a true and detailed statement. It undermines the [SALN] as ‘the means to achieve the policy of accountability of all public officers and employees in the government’ through which ‘the public [is] able to monitor movement in the fortune of a public official, [as] a valid check and balance mechanism to verify undisclosed properties and wealth.’”
    Integrity, uprightness. Indeed, Ombudsman vs. Peliño (April 14, 2008) held: “Under the laws governing civil service, dishonesty is classified as a grave offense the penalty of which is dismissal from the service at the first infraction. A person aspiring to public office must observe honesty, candor and faithful compliance with the law. Nothing less is expected. This ideal standard ensures that only those of known probity, competence and integrity are called to the challenge of public service. It is understood to imply a disposition to lie, cheat, deceive, or defraud; untrustworthiness; lack of integrity; lack of honesty, probity or integrity in principle; lack of fairness and straightforwardness; disposition to defraud, deceive or betray. Dishonesty is a malevolent act that puts serious doubt upon one’s ability to perform his duties with the integrity and uprightness demanded of a public officer or employee.”
    In sum, the penalty for the failure to disclose assets is dismissal if such omissions amount to dishonesty and are not due to clerical errors done in good faith. Otherwise, it is suspension. To stress, the Supreme Court decided the above administrative cases on the basis of strict legality. For impeachment cases, the Senate, after hearing the parties, has a wider policy discretion to decide whether the respondent is still fit and qualified to remain as the highest magistrate of the land.
    * * *
    by: chiefjusticepanganiban 

  • BacolodBoy

    Mga Aquino fanatics, si CJ hasn’t killed any but Aquionos did the hda. lusita massacre and the mendiola massacre!!!

    • built_for_the_kill

      bacolodboy, so what do you mean? that corruption is not a crime? PAMPAGULO KA DIN EH.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V5VHQBOCVKHSTJNHNES75BJKGA allan

        bacolodboy. you are out of order..

    • Reyjohn

      Isa pa ito sa kampo ng katangahan, dami mo pala alam e di mag file ka ng kaso against Aquino alam mo pa la yan masaker na yan, ano ginagawa mo? Ikaw ang tsismoso ng bayan, salot ng lipunan!

    • TataRamonKo

      Just to remind you, the case is Corona’s impeachment. You’re no different from his defense team: kung anu-anong pinupukol, pero ang sagutin ng deretsahan ang mga charges ‘di magawa!

      ‘Yan ang tinatawag na “NGA-NGA!”

  • anu12345

    ” Esguerra noted that the figures were available in public records, such
    as deeds of sale available at the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the
    register of deeds.”

    Of course. It is also shown in the payment check, bank withdrawal and deposits. Why people complain so much when the figures are always available except the SALN?

    • Htee

      eeeehhhh, kung ganyan pala, all gov’t officials, pangalan na lang ang isulat nila sa SALN at isubmit na nila agad…
      Bahala na ang taong bayan maghanap ng kung saan-saan ng networth nila…

      OK din ang katuwiran nila…

      BERI BRAYT MGA PANYERO….

  • Alajero

    …slammed door?…wow…where did the pdi reporter got that?…

  • PeteJrfern

    anim na magnanakaw nahuli ang isa, malas nong isa, may-araw din yong lima.

  • pcosmachine

    BAKIT KAYA HIRAP NA HIRAP ANG DEFENSE NA ISALANG ANG MAG-ASAWANG CORONA SA WITNESS STAND?

    BAKIT KAYA PINATATAGAL NG DEFENSE ANG TRIAL SA PAMAMAGITAN NG PAGSALANG NG MGA WALANG KUWENTANG WITNESSES AT DUMMIES KAGAYA NILA TIANGCO AT VICENTE?

    KUNG TUTUUSIN, SINA THIEF JUSTICE AT CRISTINA CORONA LANG TALAGA ANG KAILANGAN NG DEFENSE PARA MAG-TESTIFY SA MGA UNDECLARED OR UNDERDECLARED BANK ACOOUNTS AT PROPERTIES SA SALN.

    THE MORE THEY DELAY THE TRIAL, THE MORE IT APPEARS THAT THEY’RE GUILTY OF OR HIDING SOMETHING.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVOHKPIWQSANVIMDIYNJCPYYZ4 oscar

       Well,it is not easy to act.It takes time to memorize lines.wala namang many takes sa witness stand di tulad ng sa movie set.Kaya medyo hirap isalang pag di pa kabisado ang script,besides baka sakaling mag rescue ang SC or last resort, resignation na lang without admission of guilt before paghuhukom ng verdict.

  • Alajero

    …i am sure CJ Corona have a valid reason why they are not included….
    …i agree with Sen Enrile…let’s hear about it…before we start …making up things…

  • quirinomayer

    “Defense lawyers earlier reminded impatient prosecutors and some
    senator-judges, that they were still in the process of building their
    case to show that Corona committed no impeachable offense.”

    And these lawyers have decided that the best way to do that is to prove that everybody else is lying in their SALNs hahahaha. This really what you get when you have brilliant lawyers and a guilty client. Their brilliance and all their skills go for naught because in their desire to save their client, they will come up with something that is the height of ineptness and foolishness. You save  a murderer by saying that everyone is killing anyway and that others have killed even more? Hakhakhak. But of course they are just wasting their breaths because Enrile is not interested in their brilliant move hahahaha.

    • Good_Governance

      I agree.  Corona’s lawyers are too “smart” for their own good and for the good of their client.

    • indiots

      naisip mo pa ‘yon…

  • fasoriamd

    How could a lawyer of Corona’s caliber acquire such a huge amount of money and property? I am just asking. And how could a congressman or senator or any government official or relative of a government official like Miguel or the late Iggy Arroyo  have so much money if they are only depending on their own salaries. Miguel Arroyo does not even work and yet if we believe the news report he has billions. 
    Let us stop kidding ourselves. 

  • built_for_the_kill

    mag resign nalang sya for the sake ng mga mamamayang pilipino, masyadong tumatagal…kung mahal nya ang pinas at ginagalang nya ang pagiging hukom nya mas mabuti pa ung mag resign kse ma impeach sya, para na din sa nakakarami..tagal mag aral ng pagiging hukom tapos mag loloko ka lang tsk..tsk…

  • Concur_Dissent

    “Esguerra noted that the figures were available in public records, such as deeds of sale available at the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the register of deeds”

    He didn’t say that the assessment and market values are also available in public records.

    Following his line of thinking, pwede pala na wag na mag lagay ng values, available naman to the public daw eh…. tsk tsk tsk

  • joeldcndcn

    THIEF JUSTICE CORONA HAS “ILL GOTTEN WEALTH & LOOTED BANK DEPOSITS” WHICH HE CANNOT EXPLAIN BECAUSE THESE ARE ILLEGALLY ACQUIRED, AS SEEN IN TV, THE FILIPINOS ALREADY HAVE CONVICTED HIM GUILTY OF “GRAFT & CORRUPTIONS AND BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST”, HE SHOULD BE KICKED OUT AND CHARGED CRIMINALLY BY THE OMBUDSMAN, NO MERCY FOR THIS CORRUPT AND IMMORAL MAN, WHO USED HIS FAMILY, DAUGHTERS, SON IN LAW AND COUSIN TO HIDE AND COVER UP HIS “ILL GOTTEN PROPERTIES & ASSETS” PWE’!

    • indiots

      finders keeper… kanya na ang kayamanan na yon nakaw man o hindi.

      ang problema bakit di n’ya binuwisan. kita mo sina ligot at mikey arroyo, BIR na lang ang naghahabol, matapos mabuwisan yon kanila na.

    • anak_mahirap50

      Relax, nag hahanap pa si thief Corona ng good authors para maka generate cya ng another short story para sa explanation ng bank accounts nya, same short stories sa expensive condo, marikina lots, etc. Baka my idea ka, contakin mo cya, may 10% ang bayad, LOL!

  • farmerpo

    Kung ginawa ni cheap justice ang di paglagay ng acquisition cost with unfailing consistency, ito lang ang patunay sa kanyang moral attitude.. cheap din.. pagtapos e insinuate pa ng defense na gawa din ito ng iba….. Galing.!!. ang mali e mali kahit gawing ng sangrekwang  di nakakaintindi ng batas.. lalo na kung ito ay ginagawa  intentionally e ala kayong karapatang sumali sa gobyerno. Siguro ang Civil Service Commission ang isalang para maliwanagan tayong lahat….TKO na si cheap justice…. sundan ang susunod na kabanata.  

  • built_for_the_kill

    alam mo ang bata, pag may kinupit pinapaamin ng magulang, sumasagot agad…bakit etong mga matatandang toh napaka tagal sumagot…you are hiding something, thats the truth..dapat pag tinanong sagot ka agad…kung inosente ka sagot agad…di tanga mga pinoy…kahit 100 pesos pa yang kinuha mo…you belong pa din kagaya ng mga magnanakaw sa kalye…thats it..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RCRALOOBIXDTB3A2YZCMXUTP5Y benny

    Kung baga sa final exam…may pointer na ang defense….pag di pa nila mapagtuunan ng pansin yan… kayo din baka di maka pasa yang ipinagtatanggol nyong si CJ R. Corona sa mata ng taong bayan. Itigil na muna yang pagtuturo, alalahanin natin kapag nagturo ka mas maraming daliri ang nakaturo sa iyo.

  • http://twitter.com/Tomahawk_001 Datu Magusa

     With the huge amount…it’s clearly a willful neglect….

  • Good_Governance

    No less than Senator Enrile, the presiding officer of Corona’s impeachment trial, is losing patience and urging Corona’s defense lawyers to cut to the chase. They can ignore Enrile’s suggestion to address directly the bank deposits issue only at their peril.  Hopefully, Enrile can knock some sense into the heads of Cuevas and company. It would help if the other senator-judges were to express their own impatience with the foot-dragging of the defense. 

  • ERIKOLANG

    KATULAD NG NASABI KO, SANA MAGKAROON NG BATAS NA ANG MAGTANGGOL NG SINUNGALING KAPAG NAPATUNAYAN AY KASAMANG MAHATULAN AT  MAPARUSAHAN NG BATAS, IMPOSIBLE NA DI ALAM NA SINUNGALING ANG KLIENTE MO, MATAPANG KA LANG KASI ALAM MO PAIKUTIN ANG BATAS

  • http://twitter.com/Isagani_Ibarra Ramses

    With all the revelations against him, CJ Corona should have resigned a long time ago if he had even the slightest trace of decency and delicadeza in him.

    And those who continue to defend him despite of all of the evidence against him should be ashamed of themselves!

    • tagasampaloc

      …also Corona should apologize to these people for making them look like idiots for believing him hehehe.

    • JasminCubacub

      IS IT THE REVELATION OF HENARES YOU ARE REFERRING TO? IF Henares could be proven not to have violated anything, then we talk about the possibility of Corona apologizing..  

  • ERIKOLANG

    Sana magkaroon ng batas na ang abugado at kliente nya sabay makulong kung mapatunayan na nagsisinungaling sila

  • ERIKOLANG

    kasi nga katwiran nila innocent dw sila until proven guilty, kaya sabi nga ng magagaling na abugado kaya nila yan ipagtanggol,eh di ba nga ang justice eh kung gaano kagaling ang abugado mo at kung gaano kadami ang pera mo na pantustos sa kaso 

  • Patas

    Pro-bono ba ang defense lawyers? Baka pro-bobo….hek! hek! hek!
    Panay ang alaska ninyo noon sa mga taga-prosecution dahil sila ay bagito o kaya naman kinakalawang na….pero itong mga nasa defense, mga batikan itong mga ito. Isa ang ex-justice, isa harvard ba yun, yun isa law professor, yung isa dati bang IBP president?

    Ibig lang sabihin niyan, kapag ang akusado ay may mantsa, kahit anong laba gawin mo, babakat pa rin yung dumi.
     

    • tagasampaloc

       ”Baka Pro-bobo” ang defense to quote.
      Oo, baka matalino pa si Lapid sa kanila. hehehe

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V5VHQBOCVKHSTJNHNES75BJKGA allan

      magaling magpaligoyligoy.

  • bombador

    Now your talking mr. senate president.  defense is buying time for we know what for,  wasting time on silly claims like assessed networth

  • RomeoAC

    This is a very simple problem. The Chief Justice must be removed from office by impeachment while Sec Abad should be removed from office by the CSC or by the President.  It is time that there is honesty in government. This is good for the people.

  • simpleng_mamamayan

    Bakit nung ang prosekusyon ang nagpresenta ng kanilang mga witness, lintik sabunin ni Miriam D.Santiago sila, ngayong ang Defense ang nagpapaliguy-ligoy… tameme sya! Ano ba yan Miriam  … me kinikilingan ka ba?

  • bombador

    talagang ang galing  ni enrile, walang  saysay ang pinagsasabi ng defense panel,  ang networth ay base sa acquisition cost oh zonal valuation pero hindi sa assessed value na pang compute land ng realty taxes

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

    high caliber lawyer kuno ..eh pang ordinaring abogado mga hirit nila yung mga hinde hi calber attorney hinde hihirit ng ganyan..baka kailangan ehh ikalibrate  muna mga abogado ni corona …baka gusto nila ilabas ng mahigit 200 na congressman million empleyado ng gobierno 23 senador.presidente vice o lahat ng saln ng boong gobierno ritired na si corona at lahat ng nasa supreme court o 10 palit na ng presineinte si cuevas tigok na bago pa mahatulan guilty or not guilty si corona..ano ba naman strategy jan..kung gusto nila matapos agad paharapin na agad si corona ..guilty or not guilty..di tapos ng usapan

  • MonMayuga

    WAY TO GO, MR,. SENATE PRESIDENT!

    Enough with your squid tactics, Chief Justice Corona and your defense lawyers! You are the one on trial, not the other government officials who may have committed the same obviously “intentional inadvertence.”

    Yu cannot use them as your excuse of having committed premeditated omissions filing your SALNs.

  • Htee

    ILAGAY SI CORONA SA WATCH LIST ORDER AT HOLD DEPARTURE LIST…

    BAKA SA SEMANA SANTA SYA MAWALA NG BIGLA…

    MAYBE THE REASON WHY THEY ARE DELAYING THE COURT PROCEEDINGS….

    • wyl5326

      Oo nga ano ! Kung mag-TRO uli siya, harangan na lang natin ! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V5VHQBOCVKHSTJNHNES75BJKGA allan

    Where is Miriam?? Malinaw na kagagohan itong ginagawa ng defense panel. Bakit di nya tawaging mga bobo???? waaah

  • SeanPhilippe

    Since the beginning of this impeachment process, the defense lawyers and CJ Corona had tried to undermine or question the validity of the impeachment. They tried to discredit the bank deposits with their allegations of the fruit of a poisoned tree. All their attempts had been blocked by the impeachment court and rightly so.

    The only course for CJ Corona really is with the Supreme Court. This is the only place he can manipulate and control. With millions of pesos of judiciary funds under his control, he can still wield some influence and make things happen for him.

    And what makes them more pathetic is the way they want to use other government officials’ SALN to simply prove that it has been the practice not to declare the acquisition cost. Enrile is right to say it is irrelevant. Tanada is right to say he must be whiter than white. But to us, it is a LAME attempt to make excuses after being caught of lying under oath.

    With the defense lawyers saying CJ Corona and his wife will not testify until it is absolutely necessary, it seems that they are waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court in regards to CJ Corona’s petition challenging the validity of the impeachment proceedings against him.

    Thus, one thing is left before the final verdict of GUILTY be imposed to CJ Corona and that is the long-awaited decision of the Supreme Court on Corona’s petition. Their decision will either seal his guilty verdict or will cause a Constitutional showdown between the Executive and the Impeachment Court or Congress in one hand and the Supreme Court on the other hand.

    Just a reminder to the Supreme Court, people power can be use to settle the impasse on this impeachment.

    • victorts

      Please start your people power.  I would like to see how powerful are your people, if you have any.  Remember, it was  not Cory  who started EDSA I.  She gained from it.  She was hiding at the height of the commotion.  You yellows have been overrating yourselves. 

      • SeanPhilippe

        People power is born out of frustration. And everything will depend on the impeachment court integrity and how Corona conduct himself in this impeachment.

        Clearly, you are not a participant of either EDSA 1 or the infamous EDSA 2.

      • Joe Danio

        Just like your Thief Justice’s excuse. We will do it when the right time comes. And yes the Yellows are overrated. Pnoy did not become president if not for the yellows. You are true to the saying that “birds in the same feather flock together”. Its ok, you might call Pnoy clinically retarded but there’s nothing worse the CRAB MENTAL RETARDS who are blinded by money and pride. You’re right about Cory, it was the yellows that put her as President. She did not hide, she was picked, she was the only one that can be trusted. 

      • KapitanBagwis

         We cross the bridge when we get there…that is for sure.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

    kita mo pati si karen sa sobrang pag sisiningalin .mukhang lusyang na ngayon dati ang ganda ng dating sabi nga nila pwedi raw mag artista (MERON DAW)..hinde na rin siguro pinatutulog ni konsensiya napasubo lang kasi sa laki ng fee..yung mawala na yung beauty…si tranquil naman pumapel sabi ng mga pro ang galing daw talo si quimbao ehh yun pala presentasyon lang ano ba yan ngayon si seguira lahat daw naman ginagawa yun ginawa ni corona ihaharap pa yun saln ng mga senador at congressman pati kay abad ..good stratigy ..he he he ampaw yata ang kinakain ng depensa

  • digihaus

    the senator judges, like enrile, should just listen to what the defense witnesses are saying, afterall, IT IS THEIR DUTY TO LISTEN TO BOTH SIDES. kung ayaw makinig ng senator-judges, the people are VERY INTERESTED in what the defense is saying.

    to recap the 4-day presentation of the defense, nalaman na:

    1. ORDER pala ni noynoy ang impeachment vs. corona.  pine-personal lang ni noynoy si corona at ginagamt ni noynoy ang kaban ng bayan (PORK BARREL) para siraan si corona.

    2. wala naman palang 45 properties. hindi rin pala 24 or 21 properties.

             a) yun 7 properties sa marikina ay pag-aari pala ni mr vicente at hindi ni corona kaya
                 hindi dapat nakalagay sa SALN. 
             b) yun property sa la vista ay pag-aari pala ni castillo at hindi ni corona kaya
                 hindi dapat nakalagay sa SALN .
             c) yun property sa mckinley hill ay pag-aari pala ng anak at hindi ni corona kaya.
                 hindi dapat nakalagay sa SALN

    3. meron naman palang kakayahan si corona. umabot naman pala ng P26M ang tinanggap nyang income at allowances.

    4. yun entries pala ni corona sa SALN nya ay based sa valuation na binigay ng gobyerno. tama pala ang ginawa nya.

    kung hindi makikinig sa sasabihin ng defense, paano maiintindihan ang issue.
        anyway 4 days palang naman ang defense. ang prosecution nga 2 months ang presentation
        na puro kasinungalingan lang naman at out of topic lang ang sinabi.

     

  • ztefertilizerscam3

    Midnight appointment of a Fake President Arroyo,Renato Corona, as Fake SC Chief Justice- 200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    Renato Corona Profile

    Corona earned his law degree at the Ateneo de Manila Law School but there is no records from Ateneo archives of his name ?

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    College Degree without honors. Masters Degree without thesis. Doctoral degree without dissertation. SALN without acquisition cost.

  • ztefertilizerscam3

    CHEAP Justice Renato Corona has withdrawn a total of P36.2 million from three accounts at Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) on Dec. 12, 2011, the day he was impeached by the House of Representatives

    The three accounts he was referring to were 089-121023848 (opened on June 29, 2011 with an initial deposit of P17 million); 089-12101593 (opened on Dec. 22, 2009 with an initial deposit of P8,500,000 and ending balance of P12,580,316.56 as of Dec. 31, 2010) and 089-121021681 (opened on Sept 1, 2007 with an initial deposit of P7,090,099.45). All three accounts were closed on Dec. 12, 2011

  • ztefertilizerscam3

    The Fake Chief Justice’s ’19-0′ votes for Former Fake President Arroyo

    1.EO 464
    2.THE MEGA PACIFIC DEAL
    3.BYPASSING THE COMMISION ON APPOINTMENTS
    4.OAKWOOD MUTINY
    5.DISQUALIFYING FPJ
    6.NATIONAL ID SYSTEM
    7.EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE AND JPEPA
    8.VAT REFORM ACT
    9.GAG ORDER IN MILITARY OFFICERS
    10.TRUTH COMMISSION
    11.MIDNIGHT APPOINTEE
    12.CAMARINES SUR DISTRICTS
    13.KOKOY ROMUALDEZ CASE
    14.DANIEL SMITH RAPE CASE
    15.MORO REBELS AND THE MOA-AD
    16.NERI AND THE NBN-ZTE SCANDAL
    17.HELLO GARCI
    18.PROCLAMATION 1017
    19.CHARTER CHANGE

  • ztefertilizerscam3

    BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC( MARITAL TRUST)

    Thief Justice Renato Corona wants to project the image that he is a loving husband to his wife, Cristina. The fact is, the Chief Justice has not only betrayed the public trust but most importantly, has betrayed his marital vow.
     
    If the Thief Justice is man enough, He should admit the fact that he has a long-standing romantic relationship with a gentle lady named EVA with whom the Thief Justice has two (2) illegitimate sons. EVA also hails from Batangas and had her education from Assumption College just like his wife Cristina who also graduated earlier from the same school.
     
    For Chief Justice Renato C. Corona not to mention his children with EVA as if they do not exist at all, is the highest form of ignominy and immorality that he can commit not only against his legitimate wife and family but against his oath as the highest magistrate of the land.
     
    An inquiry into his relationship with EVA and his illegitimate children in connection with the on-going impeachment trial becomes extremely necessary in the light of the properties given by the Chief Justice to them. EVA, who has previously undergone a heart bypass operation, is known not to have worked from the time she had this romantic liaison with the Thief Justice nor does she have any known business of her own and yet, EVA is luxuriously living in the United States, together with her two (2) illegitimate children with the good Chief Justice.
     
    The SALN of CJ Corona does not indicate any such properties.
     
    And the reason for the frequent trips of CJ Corona to the United States, the latest of which was late last year, was to visit EVA and his children with her. That CJ Corona could afford to support the kind of luxurious lifestyle of EVA and her children in the U.S. is certainly for the Thief Justice to explain considering his small salary.
     
    A simple investigation on the identity and circumstances of EVA can easily be done by a simple inquisition in Batangas as well as from the classmates, relatives and friends of EVA and of CJ Corona.
     
    I know these facts because EVA is a relative of mine and it pains me immensely to see the Thief Justice professing his love for Cristina on nationwide television when he has confessed to my relative that he loves her far more than his wife. In fact, the Thief Justice made EVA believe that he was already separated from his wife Cristina. This probably explains why for the longest time, the Chief Justice has not reported in his SALN the fact of Cristina’s working in government and the fact that Cristina has not signed the SALNs as his wife.
     
    Betrayal of public trust? This is a small matter than what the Thief Justice has done to his wife and family which constitutes the highest form of immoral act – BETRAYAL OF MARITAL TRUST.
     
    Real name of CJ Corona’s girlfriend – Eva Auria; She hails from Rosario, Batangas; She graduated from Assumption College (not from Maryknoll College) She has two (2) sons with CJ Corona who are now in their teens; She is residing now in the United States. CJ Corona’s wife, Cristina, knows about the elicit relationship of her husband with Eva. To know more about the details on Eva, a simple investigation of Eva’s background in Rosario Batangas and Assumption College would elicit the necessary informations.  Eva has plenty of properties in the US.  They keep secret the exact address.  The bagman of CJ Corona (who facilitates the transfer of funds from Corona to Eva is “Abet” who is a relative by affinity of Eva, being married to a stepsister of Eva.  (The wife of Abet has the same mother as Eva but different Fathers).  The biggest delivery to Eva involves the bribe money given by the Aguirres of Banco Filipino.
     
    If the bank accounts of CJ Corona and his wife are opened, it will not be a surprise to see a running balance of not less than P200M.  The bribe from the owner of the previously closed alone was a whopping P200M.  And most money went to Eva through the Assistance of Abet.
     
    The sons of Corona carry the name of the mother.  But CJ Corona has openly recognized Ate Eva’s sons as his. A simple search at the NSO using “Renato C. Corona” would readily reveal this.  For a time, when Eva was still in the Philippines, Renato and Eva lived as husband and wife.  In fact, all our relatives in Rosario, Batangas and in the United States, knew the long-standing relationship.  We all thought that Renato was already separated from Cristina.  Some of Renato’s relatives in Tanuan, Batangas where he hailed from, know about this relationship.  Some friends of Renato have seen the 2 sons and have been their ninongs.  All our relatives thought really that Renato will never deny his relationship with Ate Eva.  Sana hindi nya gagawin iyon kasi kawawa sya at ang mga bata.
     

    • victorts

      Tell your relative to reform.

    • READMENOW2011

      Should CJ Corona’s children with EVA (if it could be proven) also need to be included in his SALN?

      If it is true, substantial portion of his income may go to them especially they are reportedly residing in the US. He needs dollars to finance their schooling, etc. 

      Is this the reason why CJ Corona maintains several dollar accounts?

    • johndcross1

      If this is really true, can you show more proof of his immorality?

  • green_archer09

    Another mindless tactic of the Corona cohorts.  Pwede bang itigil niyo na ang itago si Corona sa saya ng ibang tao!  Itinagao niyo na sa saya ni Cristina, ngayon naman sa salwal ng ibang opisyales.  Ano susunod? Sa underwear ni GMA? Pathetic!

  • victorts

    Why then is Noynoy’s psychiatric test results not publicized considering that he is the highest official of the land?  Shouldn’t Noynoy’s SALN be scrutinized too because he is whiter t han whiter than white?  How about the Senate President and the Speaker of the House?  They are the heads of the other branch of the government.  Being the counterparts of the CJ, Enrile, Belmonte, and Noynoy should also be held to the highest standard in preparing their SALNs.  If any of them is found not using acquisition cost in his SALN, the penalty should be commensurate to any sanction they will give Corona.

    The lesser whites, those senators and congressmen and cabinet men should have their salaries and perks reduced because they cannot be held to the same standards as the CJ, the Senate president, the Speaker of the House, and the President.  As such, they are expendable. 

    • green_archer09

       File an impeachment complaint against them: if they are impeachable.  Or stop ranting here.

    • johndcross1

      You are out of line! You file cases against these people if you have the evidence.  The issue here is Corona. Let us finish this case first.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K4ZU3F4UHKD3JVMTDNUBHSXSXY Erlinda Brave

      victorts   the one accused here is the CJ huwag mo ng kaladkarin pa ang iba….lets go to the point na lang..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OG6MRT3FVJJMP4SIYIDZOTZTZU kabalens – titan

        kaya nga victorts ang inilagay nyang pangalan eh malapit sa kanyang mga pinag gagawa…he distorts coz yan lang ang abot ng kanyang  ”tort-adong” utak

  • Truthheretostay

    Defense lawyer Esguerra should explain the P37M peso deposits,the five US$ accounts, the grossly underpriced Bellagio Penthouse,the Bonifacio Ridge,the Columns.This lawyer is muddling the issues.

  • zahraff

    A million thanks to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to shut the mouths of the DEFENSE TEAM OF CORONA. It’s not because Manong Johnny hates the DEFENSE TEAM OF CORONA, but Manong Johnny knows that the Senate Impeachment Court needs to know the truth by letting CORONA testify to rebut all the charges in the Articles of Impeachment. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court whether in the Philippines or anywhere in the world must be “BEYOND REPROACH” as to his integrity and credibility. Labeling the crime of CORONA as “HIGH CRIME or LOW CRIME, IMPEACHABLE or NOT IMPEACHABLE” is IMMATERIAL, IMPERTINENT & IRRELEVANT. As the Supreme Court has already spoken by a decision, once a SALN has been filed, IT CANNOT BE CORRECTED, and CORONA has also concurred with a decision on the same issue of a discrepancy in someone’s SALN that convicted and sent to prison said individual. Said decision was penned down by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, ROBERTO ABAD on March 23, 2011. Justice must be the same for everybody, whether you are the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or not. Silence on the part of CORONA is a very clear indication of guilt, wherein CORONA was lambasted by President Aquino in a speech about last year somewhere around December 2011. Somebody asked CORONA as to what is his reaction. CORONA answered back and said – HAYAAN MUNA, MAGPAPASKO NA! What a funny answer to such a question. The reason why CORONA did not react at all – is because President Aquino was right in lambasting CORONA in front of the audience. Kung walang kasalanan si CORONA sa oras na iyon, siguradong SINAMPAL niya si President Aquino, but CORONA did not do it, because CORONA is very much guilty – THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE!  

    • johndcross1

      Amen to that!  You hit the nail right on its head!!!!!

    • READMENOW2011

      If CJ Corona will not testify and will refuse to open his dollar bank records, there are so many things that will be left unanswered and will remain hanging. 

      How could the senator-judges acquit him? 

      Whereas, at the very least, it would be easy for them to justify to to convict him. 

       At the end of the day, they’ve GOT TO DECIDE. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVOHKPIWQSANVIMDIYNJCPYYZ4 oscar

         It will be a lot easier to convict him if he open his bank records.And he knows that.

      • jashs

        cj corona must explain his bank accounts, if not then the ombudsman must file appropriate actions against the cj corona.  sa impeachment court na kung saan ang mga judges ay ang mga senador … sila ang huhusga kung may kasalan si cj corona o wala, di ito nangangahulugan na di na puedeng sampahan ng kasong criminal at civil si cj corona.  kung walang magandang paliwanag si cj corona then by all means the office of the ombudsman should file the actions against cj corona … ibang usapan na ito

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CTAGS7GIZR5UNZMPRPDLHWGUA ros

      hindi mo ba naisip na kaya ganun ang reaction ni corona e dahil presidente ang nagsalita? ano naman ang masasabi mo kung pinagsisigawan nya si AB? DEFENSIVE? :))…at dahil me utak sha di tulad ng abnoy nyong presidente na basta na lang babanat na parang queen of talk show e me iba na agad meaning?…believe me, whenever your president opens his mouth about corona, para shang palengkera…not because you are tactful e me kasalanan ka na….sa totoo lang, your president turned the philippines into one big telenovela…pa bottom line bottom line ka pa….:)) :))

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OG6MRT3FVJJMP4SIYIDZOTZTZU kabalens – titan

        wala ka na bang ma-reply na me kahulugan tungkol sa issue  ng impeachment…kawawa naman kayong mga alipores ni corona at nauubusan na yata ng kasinungalingan para siya idepensa. tulog ka na lang ulit at baka me mangyari pang maganda lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DY52WCMTSHOUG5SRAJJEQNLHHU Tarhata

    The defense team is dilly-dallying the case.  Why dont they just present corona to answer for his misdeeds and get it over with?

  • johndcross1

    Huwag mong bulabugin ang issue!  Si Corona ang naka-impeach dito.  Kung may katotohanan kang hawak magdimanda ka sa kanila.  Pero ang ating tapusin ay kay Corona muna.

    • Leonardof

      Hey Juan . alwayslate is just reminding Cuevas of an existing law that prohibits him from acting as counsel  in cases involving the government. It is good that someone cares for cuevas who may get into trouble in the near future. Don’t be angry or your blood preesure might hit you and you can no longer say your piece and have fun in this forum. 

  • alwayslate

    Retired Justice Cuevas, paalala lang sa yo.  Meron atang batas na nagbabawal sa
    mga retired justice na tumatanggap ng pension sa gobyerno na tumanggap ng kaso
    laban sa gobyerno. Dahil dyan puwede kayo ihabla at tanggalan ng pension. 
    Paalala lang po baka sakali nakalimutan nyo.

    Para dina kayo mapagod mag research, eto po yun:

    Under  RA 910, Sec. 1, as amended, a retired justice or judge receiving a pension from the government, cannot act as counsel in any civil case in which the Government, or any of its subdivision or agencies in the adverse party or in criminal case wherein an officer or employee
    of the Government is accused of an offense in relation to his office.

    • oracle888

      Can anybody from the government or civic organization INITIATE the process to implement the said RA910 Sec 1 against retired justice Serafin Cuevas? Is so-called “free” service an exemption to the law?

      It is nice to know but somebody with proper authority needs to take action.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OG6MRT3FVJJMP4SIYIDZOTZTZU kabalens – titan

      kinalimutan..ehe..nakalimutan yata ni lolo apin iyon. ang defensa niya ay—irrelevant to the issue your honors he he he

  • wazgoingon

    I guess the Defense team is just waiting for an opportune time to walk out of the trial and take the case to the Supreme Court where friendly forces await them with open arms.  That’s the only way they can squeeze Atong out of this mess.  It truly is now a No-Win situation for them.  Atong, despite his earlier pronouncements, will not take the witness stand.  Testimony coming from anyone will therefore just be hear say. It really doesn’t looking good for Cuevas and company.

  • ztefertilizerscam3

    Coronang Swapang, Puno ka ng grassa, Pinandidirihan ka ng tao Ang yaman ng bayan ay, kinurakot mo lahat Bukod kang mandaraya at sinungaling Kahit kamag-anak mo tinalo mo. Sasambahin ka lahat ng sip-sip mong bayaran?  Sumaimpierno sana ang kaluluwa mo At pinagmumura din ang lahat ng mga anak mo at asawa mong mabaho pa sa bilasang isda Ang yaman na ninakaw mo Ay sindami ng kasalanan mo Ikaw ay sasantohin ng lahat ng demonyong nakapaligid sa iyo, Dahil sa nakaw(MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT) mong puwesto… ANG TAWAG SAYO SC Thief justice

  • el_latigo

    The defense team should concentrate and explain  the controversial allegedly  underdeclared SALN alone. If the discrepancies are great, which appear to be they  are, no use prolonging  the inevitable and expected. One conviction alone is enough to remove Corona from his dubious high perch at the SC, no need to tackle the other articles. But if after the trial the gov’t decides to pursue a criminal case against him,  perhaps continuing the trial to its end will help if only for the purpose of gathering and discovering more evidences of wrongdoing. But the trial is becoming more and more boring as it plods on.  The defense’s strategy is to prolong and delay the trial but it will only be an exercise in futility. 

  • Ulipur

    Bernard Baruch, the famous Speculator, Financier of Wall Street retold the ancient story of the “The Flying Horse.” 

    A King sentenced a man to death. The man begged a reprieve saying he’d teach the King’s horse to fly within a year. He was spared on the condition that the Horse would be able to fly by the year’s end.

    Asked by his friends and guards about his plea the man later explained:

    1. Within a year, the King may die,
    2. Or I may die,
    3. Or the horse may die,

    4. Furthermore, who knows? May be the horse will learn to fly.

    Relevance:
    Senators, there is much to gain
    By simplifying the proceedings
    By not allowing the Defense
    The Tactics of Delay.

  • Templar Society

    I don’t want to make any conclusions. I’d rather finish the trial before I say whether the CJ is guilty or not. It’s the right and decent thing to do as a spectator. :)

  • oracle888

     Enrile tells defense: “Explain Corona deposits”

    Cuevas: “Yes your honor. Aaaa…aaa….eh….i…..o….u…..”

  • spearheads

    The Defense has been rationalizing their position that just like building a house, you canot start by building the roof without first building the foundation. To the consternation and objections of the Defense, Sen. Enrile has been saying time and again that “you cannot control the way how the party presents their theory of their case.” That is why the impeachment court has been very lenient for the Prosecution to jumble the presentation of the articles of impeachment, in any order. Why deny this now to the Defense? Is this justice and fair play Manong Johnny?

    Furthermore, as regards Enrile’s pronouncement that the testimonies of other government officials who asllegedly committed the same “errors in their SALNs” like CJ Corona, are irrelevant, I respectfully but strongly beg to disagree. Contrary to popular belief, the Defense have no intention to malign, insult, or ridicule the government officials sought to be subpoenaed with their SALNs. Be aware that to do so will destroy the Defense own theory of their case. Contrary to popular belief, what the Defense would want to show and prove to the Impeachment Court is that these government officials who are alleged to have “defective SALNs” like DBM’sButch Abad and DOH’s Enrique Ona have not committed any errors in the filing of their SALNs JUST LIKE CJ CORONA. In fact, their SALNs were filed in good faith and in accordance with the law, rules, or any regulations pertinent thereto. In this light, the testimonies of other government officials sought to be subpoenaed by the Prosecution are pertinent, material, and definitely very relevant Manong Johnny.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SGC2JDPC5ZP4LM22LLX4KTLPVA red

    Ay naku!  sasabihin ni Corona ..”sa anak ko yan account..ipinabukas kasi pinadadalhan ako dollars kasi.” Masama ba un”…or sasabihin niya internatioanl corp na kasi Basa Quidote..sa kanila itong pera….Caveman atty anong strategy gagamitin mo ha?.

  • fixfaxboom

    enrile should give both sides equal time to explain their side. kaya minamadali ng mga yellow ang proceedings ay dahil ayaw nila mabigyan ng chance ang defense i-clear ang mga kasinungalingan at paninira na kinalat ng mga yellow.

    mga yellow – tuloy ang paninira kay corona.

    may karma yan.

  • Leonardof

    It’s heartwarming to know that Senator Enrile is showing more teeth in getting at the truth. Earlier in the impeachment trial, there were contradictory decisions he made that are not in keeping with his repeated assertions that the impeachment court is the sole power in an impeachment trial. There were times that he applied the rules of a criminal court to the detriment of truth from coming out of evidences being  presented by  the prosecution to prove the culpability of the chief justice. And that he allowed more leeway to the defense to  obstruct the evidences being presented by the prosecution.

    Hopefully, Senator Enrile will remain steadfast in the search for truth and justice. He will surely reap the admiration of the Filipino people, and possibly be one of the brightest star in the present Philippine political arena..

  • thadeothadeo

    PNoy is just a ceremonial president, good as a guest speaker for ceremonies like PMA graduation.  Whether he does the function of a president or not, the Philippines will move on.  Noynoying has never been more appropriate depiction of a do-nothing accidental president.  As congressman and senator, he has been Noynoying already since no bill or law is ascribed to his efforts.  Thanks to his dad and his mom, and to his campaign promise to jail GMA, he has become the most famous laid-back and lazy president the Philippines ever had.  Keep on Noynoying and don’t steal from the government.  You can be the subject of ridicule by many of your critics like me, but you will not be as hated as GMA.

    Just remember a famous saying: “IF YOU DON’T RISK ANYTHING, YOU STAND TO RISK MORE.”  Noynoying is not risky as it does not involve work.  He can stand being called a “dunce president” than a corrupt president.

  • cdcdrvcr

    if the prosecutors did not go out of topic in their presentation thru the aid of the yellow senators, the defense will not have to answer any of those.

    but too many irrelevant issues were raised by the prosecutors, thus all these should be addressed one way or the other by the defense.

    since the senate allowed the prosecutors to vent those irrelevant issues, the senate should also allow the defense the approprite answer, even if the defense’s answer may seem irrelevant to the yellow senator judges like drilon, trillanes, lacson, etc.

    let the truth come out.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OG6MRT3FVJJMP4SIYIDZOTZTZU kabalens – titan

      yes. let the truth come out,,, but it seems the corona’s “truth” is perceived as lies to majority of the filipino people. besides, he is hiding under the skirt of his wife, cowering in fear to testify…wake up troll

  • 100% freedom of navigation

    “Being the country’s chief magistrate, he must be whiter than white.Corona holds a position that exacts greater demand of moral righteousness and uprightness”. -Rep Tanada III

    Very well stated Rep Tanada. 

     
    “So far, the defense has not presented anything that could help the case of CJ”. -Rep Tupas

    Brimming with confidence.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HH2RMFC5RI6CVRVMZUFU2EGELM Mark

    It appears Enrile has succumbed to Malacanang’s pressure to save his Senate President seat and get support from this administration for his son Jack’s senatorial bid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/oustcorona ILL_HIT_YOUR_FACE

      Kalokohan! 

  • Gurruod

    Enrile is a psywar expert. His vote, along with 14 other sentors, is for the aquittal of the CJ from the very start. Of course, the CJ can explain his wealth.

    • Grade6langpo

      Yes only Corona and Cristina can explain their wealth!!!

      • http://twitter.com/gregson8000 Gregory Robinson

        Yes, Corona and Cristina COULD explain their wealth, but they won’t, because if they tell the truth, they will go to jail.

  • JasminCubacub

    GOOD MORNING.. I got a lot of replies from many bloggers on my suggestion about presenting to the IC the SALN of PNOY so that ENRILE will be convinced to take into consideration, in rendering the decision in the impeachment case against Corona,  the material fact that   “THE SALN FORM  IS TOO RIGID & 99% of the impeachable officials must have certainly not been able to fill it out perfectly”  [stated by Senator-Judge Escudero].   However, this is sill early and I don’t want to get into heated argument if the same could be avoided.  

    Nevertheless, I stand by my abovestated suggestion.. and I would like to tell my co-bloggers that this effort is not to trap PNOY. WE have valid reasons thereto. The CSC’s SALN Form is certainly  a product of undue delegation of power, for it went beyond the scope of Constitutional provision. At any rate, JPE himself has admitted that “Constitution is superior to Special Laws”, i.e., CSC’s SALN Form has no standing in the Constitution hence the same must be nullified.   

    MAY I PLEASE REQUEST JOURNALIST MALOU  MANGAHAS  of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCJJ) to  give to Justice Quevas the copies of the SALNs of PNOY from 1998-2010, about which she has published several articles?

    Perhaps it is also possible for Journalist Rafael Robles of the GMA NETWORK to give to the DEFENSE the copies of the SALNs of  ANTONIO CARPIO and MARIA LOURDES SERENO!!

    I JUST REQUEST THE DEFENSE TO PRESENT TO THE IC THE SALNs OF IMPEACHABLE OFFICERS, BECAUSE JPE HAS SAID HE WILL NOT ADMIT THE SALNS OF CABINET MEMBERS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT IMPEACHABLE OFFICERS. PLEASE LET US BE CONSISTENT IN OUR POSITIONS. 

    • roman_p

       Yes, but these should be done in the proper forum, not on the Chief Justice Trial. As stated, they are irrelevant. If you have your case, you should file as another. The defense should just explain, not bring up another irrelevant case.

      • JasminCubacub

        Sir, I just don’t understand why you have to panic that the defense is trying to bring up another case? Are you implying that PNOY, Sereno and Carpio could be held liable on their SALNs? Because those are questionable too? But please realize that the Senate can’t initiate any case against these 3, because it is the sole jurisdiction of the House to “initiate impeachment case” and the House won’t investigate these 3. Because these 3 are the Lords of the House.

        Presentation of the SALNs of other impeachable officers is just part of the defense presentation of evidence to clear the CJ of the charges.

      • http://twitter.com/grandpaber mel bercel

         jasmin, as a private citizen you can initiate an impeachment case against those officials  you mentioned. my advise is get a hi caliber pro-bono lawyer to prepare your case. then ask reps toby and suarez to sponsor your complaint. go to the process and your voice shall be heard. what you are doing right now are all irrelevant, immaterial and dilatory. it is mr corona who is being tried if he is still fit to remain in office. simple numbers game lang eto, and the numbers that corona is showing is very telling. yes, your accusations maybe right but you are barking at the wrong tree, bring it to the right forum and follow the process.

      • JasminCubacub

        I have no interest to prosecute any impeachable officer.. at any rate, it is alleged by the public that the prosecutors or the judges are as corrupt as the respondent.. I already said in my comment that my suggestion is not a trap against anyone.. THE DEFENSE SHOULD NOW FORTHWITH PRESENT TO THE IC THE SALNs OF PNOY, SERENO AND CARPIO!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3FMJUO5W7XECKTHQQIN7XLVWYE jamesbond

        i agree with you bro  ha ha ha they are barking on the wrong tree first thing first resolve the corona impeachment trial    then congress should file another case for pinoy so that the SALN of the president would be divulge.  mam jasmin bakit iba ang yong paningin bagong gising ka ba or binayaran ka na naman ni corona.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OG6MRT3FVJJMP4SIYIDZOTZTZU kabalens – titan

        kakukuha lang ng tseke ng mga iyan charged sa dollar account ni corona para maubos na ito at d na maungkat sa trial he he he

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SMODPUD2OUIMP7HHR6H54IKS5I Roehl

      JPE was correct on not allowing the SALNs of other government officials, that are NOT subject to impeachment to the trial. However, you do have a point on the possibility of comparing the SALNs of impeachable public officials for purposes of determining if indeed it is a practice not to complete all information on the form. Can the President of the Philippines be impeached in case he omitted the acquisition value of his properties in his SALN? Is it already considered a betrayal of public trust? Can you imagine impeaching Pnoy on a mere procedural infraction? But of course, the Filipino people consider the President as immaculate as the Pope in Rome! He is infallible as far as “morals” is concerned and cannot be compared to the CJ, as the latter has already been declared guilty even before the start of the trial.

       But let us not stray too far from the conditions of the grounds for impeachment. Does the inaccurate declaration of assets and liabilities on the SALN, has the same gravity as culpable violation of the constitution, treason, bribery, and other high crimes? The SALN was conceived to serve as a tool to guard against the accumulation of wealth through ill-gotten means (as explained by the author of the measure, former Senator Saguisag). The charge of ill-gotten wealth had already been taken-out from the complaints of the prosecution. So what is now left is the f the betrayal of public trust, through the inaccurate declaration of the SALN. Now, is the SALN a special law, or is it a provision on the Constitution? Which is far superior?

      • JasminCubacub

        The Constitution is superior to Special Law like RA 6713. The Constitution requires mere declaration under oath by the public officer, not filing, of his “assets, liabilities and networth”.  The Constitution does not specify which value of the assets [i.e., acquisition cost, fair market price and assessed value of the properties] must be declared. However, the Special Law RA 6713  pursuant to which the CSC came up with its SALN requiring the indication of all said values of properties.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SMODPUD2OUIMP7HHR6H54IKS5I Roehl

        Thanks for the feedback Jasmin. These are the points now being discussed in the trial, and Senator Santiago had summarized it very well yesterday during her “manifestation” — prosecution to prove intent of malice (Constitutional aspect) on the filing of the SALN, while defense to prove propriety in the declaration of Coronas true worth (Special Law). While RA 6713 requires the completion of all information related to the assets, does partial compliance to this procedure constitute the the intent to misinform, especially when the other information (e.g. acquisition cost) can easily be verified through another public document (i.e. Deed of Absolute sale)?

         Accuracy is a question of interpretation and RA 6713 does not provide specific references when completing  the information relative to the fair market value on the SALN. It is a fact that the fair market value is much higher than the acquisition cost, and the former is determined by the city assessor in calculating the assessed value (following a graduated matrix of percentage by value). Now, if an independent public officer detemined the values on the SALN (i.e. FMV and the assessed value), did the CJ commit grave misconduct or dishonesty in completing the form?

         I think more than accuracy, COMPLETENESS, weighs more in accomplishing the SALN. Did Corona include all those assets that belong to him and his wife in the form?
        Example: Was the dollar account (assuming it has a balance) included in the SALN? Is he the true owner of the account?

         In summary, it is harder to prove malicious INTENT, than PROPRIETY in this case.

  • Joaquin Fernandez

    Presenting other people’s SALN as line of defense has convinced us that defense has nothing anymore to justify Corona’s discrepancies in his SALN. When a crime is committed could the accuse point to another as guilty of doing the same thing and then expect to be acquitted? JPE is right, defense must attack the issue head-on otherwise all these witnesses and evidences may just delay the inevitable.   

  • JasminCubacub

    “Constitution is superior to Special Law, i.e., CSC’s SALN FORM”, Juan Ponce Enrile. 

  • chiefsiop

    The effort of our present government to fight corruption is bearing fruits. Personally, i have high hopes for our economy. The Stock market is bullish and it is fast becoming a tiger market. The impeachment trial is a tool to fight corruption. The faster  it can be finished the better for our economy. let us hope for the  best! CJ CORONA will be removed from office because of our economy. ITS THE ECONOMY JUSTICE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UPA6B34NMPNYIOX2HHYNF4C4SU Paul

    It’s GAME OVER for Corona.

  • digihaus

    i feel sorry for the prosecution. after failing to prove anything during their presentation, here they are trying to distort everything.

    pity pity pity

    • roman_p

       I’m sorry for you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001220539352 Ernesto Castro

      rephrase natin. kung palpak ang prosecution, mas palpak pala ang depensa..lol. mahirap kalabanin talaga ang katotohanan..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OG6MRT3FVJJMP4SIYIDZOTZTZU kabalens – titan

      very pathetic person… you must wake up to the reality dude cause what is unveiling in this corona impeachment is very glaring or you are part of the web of lies that your idol corona is spinning to fool the filipino people?

  • Roycats

    ang bobobo talaga ntong mga defense lawyers?? eh bat ayaw nlang aminin na mataas ang acquisition ni corona ng kanyang mga properties?? tapos e declare ng mura?? eh anong tawag dyan di perjury?? bat ayaw e declare ang totoong value ng bawat property?? dahil ayaw pahalata na marami cyang pera?? at saan nman kya galing ang mga perang ito?? naging abogado pa ang mga ito?? sangkatutak na mga bobo nman?? gusto pa yata tayong litohin ng mga ito?? palibhasa ang pingtanggol nila ang kanilang ama?? ang am ng mga sinungaling??

    • roman_p

       Sya nga. Pinagtawanan pa naman ang mga prosecutor noon una, eh mas masahol pa pala itong mga ito. Para mo na ring kasing inamin na may violation ang kliyente nila na ginaya sa iba. Kung may kaso sila sa iba, di dapat kasuhan nila.

    • AntiGMArroyo

      i sumbong mo kay brenda para papagalitan din cla mamaya.

  • http://twitter.com/gregson8000 Gregory Robinson

    Corona’s statement that his wealth came from an “extraordinary family” is full of pride and deception. The truth is, he has “extraordinary ability” to lie and conceal the truth even when under oath. I’m hoping Corona and his “team” will swallow their pride and admit their offenses.

  • reyAragon

    Starting March 23 when the impeachment court goes into a recess, defense will have more than one month to search for strategies and maneuvers to enable it to mount effective counter-measures in May. The time, I believe, is more than ample enough to make us hope for an exciting if not interesting show from them. The occasion will surely be a breather for us who follow the proceedings since we certainly don’t want to watch again another series of their past lackadaisical performances. Therefore, to the defense: I wish you luck and May the FARCE be with you!

  • ushldcallme

    takot na malaman ng bayan ang katotohanan kaya tago ng tago sa mga technicalities; halatadong halatado

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    That’s impossible Enrile, How can you explain something that’s beyond human mind’s comprehension.

    CORONA GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BimboCabidog

    Corona’s consistent non-disclose of facts about the true nature of his assets (remember this was done many times in his SALNs) does not speak of an honest mistake. That this is in an official document sworn to in accordance with law makes matters worse. It speaks of hiding illegally obtained wealth. I don’t need to be a lawyer to see now that the defense camp is just beating around the bush, adverting to other stories irrelevant to the case, like the invalidity of the impeachment trial (already resolved) and other people’s SALNs..

  • AntiGMArroyo

    wow, nice one senator enrile…direct to the point dapat, magaling kasi ang defense pag pa sikot sikot. no more lies please…don’t deceive the people. much better if he just resign now.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KNCRPDU3VZZ3HAOL53SO3UZ3NU Juan

    Whether Corona explained or not his bank account, he is already guilty in the minds of the people. 

  • yousef

     Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Guest

    What happened to the hotshot lawyers? Run out bullets?

    Now hard reality has set in to the minds of these arrogant lawyers that it is impossible to fight against the truth.

    Good luck to your careers!

    • el_latigo

       You may have the best lawyers in town. But they are no match against strong  concrete in-your-face evidences. The defense team  may lie and lie until they die,  but they can’t hide cold truth and it will always prevail in the end. Especially if the people are watching the trial every step of the way. There is only one strong reminder  that I can give Corona’s team: Altho Filipinos are fractious, but THEY ARE NOT STUPID! 

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    Kung sino mang kasing genius ang may pakana niyang eye for an eye approach sa SALN presentation ng ibang government official out of spite, ayan nag-back fire tuloy.

    Corona…….Slow…….

    You will never be a Chief Justice without Gloria’s help.

    NO wonder kailangan mong doktorin credentials mo dahil mahina ka.

    NO wonder Gloria got the better of you dahil you’re so SLOOOOOOOOOW. And you’re the pecfect puppet for her crime.

  • marivon

    “Yes, the figures may be incomplete, but was there bad faith? There’s none.” – esguerra.

    I totally agree with this lawyer, corona missed it by about 28 million; declaring 3 million in cash assets but really had something like 31.5 million that is excluding the dollar accounts which the cheap just tiis promised to divulge in due time. Due time siguro pag patay ng lahat ang prosecutors. These lawyers are brilliant with words but lousy in mathematics. Hello, how can you miss 28 million?

    • Reyjohn

      Esguerra & Roy put their client on bad position: they admitted Corona’s SALN is untruthful and they are talking about it in newspapers. Sad, but Corona these lawyer of yours should be fired.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FVA7HZCBHSHMIWT2VMPOIHPD5A ricardo

    Doing what is wrong, even if done by all the high officials of the government, doesn’t make it right!

    The defense should compare CJ’s SALN with the correct SALN submitted by a lowly government employee.

  • reydomingo

     hope corona is not buying time to afford him a chance for a backdoor negotiation so he can have a honorable exit… tama si jpe, go direct to the point.. paikot ikot pa..

  • jayemdee_412

    As Senate President Enrile stated the SALN of other government officials is not the issue in the Impeachment Trial but of CJ Corona. To the Defense Team of CJ Corona: just explain the SALN of your client. No more delaying tactics so we can get over with this trial that is costing millions of taxpayers’ money.

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

    tapos ka na coronakot …wala ka nang kawala…malapit ka na ring maghimas ng rehas katulad ng amo mong gloriang mandarambong….

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

    Naka ready ang defense sa presentation ng SALN…Bakit ba minamadali? Di ba’t sinabi ng defense na ang 1st part ay papatunayan muna nila na walang ill-gotten wealth?
    Then next part ay papatunayan ang saln?

    Nagkabayaran na ba at minamadali na?

    • antonioluna

      hindi naman pinayagan ang article 2.4 na patungkol sa ill-gotten wealth kaya bakit ka magdedepensa tungkol doon kung hindi naman kasama sa mga nilitis ang mga ito.

    • KatotohanAngMagpapalayaSaAtin

      tungaw k b? sinabi n nga ni enrile n hindi n dapat sila mag present sa article 2.4( ill-gotten wealth) complain. Puro irrelevant ang mga presented nang mga katulad mong tungaw n defense lawyer. ang dami nilang tinuturong tiwali, si CJ naman ang sentro nang impeachment. tungaw k albin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Na contempt na nga si mr fat lawyer judd roy na orange ang laptop e. He he he anu pa ang saysay ng nagkabayaran daw o. Hindi naman si GMA or Marcos si Pnoy e!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JMIY3BAK6WSUU4QYNGGDD5D4BU berong

       during the presentation ng prosecution,di ba napag-usapan na sa caucus ng senado na wag ng isali at pag-usapan ang ill-gotten wealth as stated sa 2.4?

      bakit pilit itong pino-prove ng depensa? yan ang dahilan kaya minamadali sila ni enrile…go directly to the point.

  • el_latigo

     You may have the best lawyers in town. But they are no match against
    strong  concrete in-your-face evidences. The defense team  may lie and
    lie until they die,  but they can’t hide cold truth and it will always
    prevail in the end. Especially if the people are watching the trial
    every step of the way. There is only one strong reminder  that I can
    give Corona’s team: Altho Filipinos are fractious, but THEY ARE NOT
    STUPID! 

  • antonioluna

    ganyan talaga kapag guilty ang akusado at ang daming paligoy ligoy, tama si manong johny, ipaliwanag nyo ang mga dolyares ni cheap dog para maibaba na ang hatol.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    Tama si Gandhi. Ito ang sabi niya “When I despair, I remember that all throughout history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, despots and murderers and for a time they are seemed invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it – always!

  • Arlie85

    O, akala ko ba brilliant lawyers itong mga nasa defense. When crunch time came, the explosion I was waiting for turned out to be dud! Toby as their first witness? That doesnt bode well for the defense at all……why not put Corona and wife on the stand now and be done with it!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

      Bakit, dahil hindi pa naka stand as witness sila Corona & his wife, nakita mo ba tagilid na ang defends? Hindi mo ba nakita ngangamote na ang mga tao ni ABNOY?

      • Arlie85

        Defends kamo Obetz? Wag kang nakikipag debate sa mga adults… Sinong Abnoy ang sinasabi mo? Kapag civil ka na ang marunong ka ng mag English, puwede ka ng bumalik ha? For the meantime, mag aral muna mabuti ha.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

         ok po mam’ pero yan lang ba akita mo sa katangahan ko?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

         mas kong nakita ka bobobohan mo arlie

      • Arlie85

        Ganon? No smart alecky comeback? Insult na lang ang kaya mo? Tungaw ka nga…. if you dont know what that means, go back to school. You dont know jackshit!

      • Arlie85

        hindi, eto pa real estate po… di ko pa nababasa yong ibang postings mo eh.. ala akong panahon. Hamo na, lagay na lang natin sa typo error, guilty din ako ng ganyan minsan lalo na at hindi ko gamit ang aking antipara!

      • TesFaustino

        mag-Filipino ka na lang o Tagalog Obetz, hindi naman bawal dito. Kesa naman trying hard ka mag-English, mali-mali naman, kaya huwag na lang, please. 

      • KatotohanAngMagpapalayaSaAtin

        Tungaw k Obetz

      • http://twitter.com/enerinuj enerinuj

        nangamote????baka ang defense ang nangamote kaya kung sino-sino ang itinuturo na ipakita ang SALN…lawyer ba ang mga yan????mukhang hindi gumagana ang utak ng mga defense pati kay ka apin kasi kahit irrelevant sa kaso pwede daw para sa kanila….akala nila ang senado ay korte suprema…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • rapas_gamrud

    There are three kinds of liars:

    1. The man whom others can’t believe. He is harmless. Let him alone.

    2. The man who can’t believe others. He has probably made a careful
       study of human nature. If you don’t put him in jail, he will find out
       that you are a hypocrite.

    3. The man who can’t believe himself. He is a cautious individual.
       Encourage him.

    • spearheads

      There is another new category. People call it noynoying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

    The SALN of Aquino, the senators and congressman should be presented. I know they’d been in a long term of handling office and i know how they long in power, but for money. They’re receiving / handling so much P-millions worth of projects… how’d, where they’d got their wealth?

    • Taiko_Kauna

       si Corona ang nililitis, huwag mong ililihis, cr*ckp*t, isunod mo sila later kung talagang intresado ka; meanwhile unahin muna natin si corona

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

         oo nga, uunahin nga natin si Corona, pero tingnan mo nman ang mga taong nag aakusa sa kanya… lalo na si Aquino at SALN nya, si TUPAZ at SALN niya…. hahahahahahahaha….

      • KatotohanAngMagpapalayaSaAtin

        Kulit mong tungaw k, sinabi n ngang tapusin muna si CJ bago lahat nang tinuturo mong magnanakaw. Kung may utak k, gamitin mo kahit sandali lng. Tungaw k

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36PRQQ7753IF2N2LB7RHNIVIAI kilroy

      e di pa impeach mo kung me ebidensya kang hinahawakan.

    • Arlie85

      O di simulan mo na kaya ang imbestigasyon eh sadyang napaka interesado mo. Galing mo talaga….

    • parekoy

       iimpeach/ihabla mo muna tapos saka imbestigahan..sumunod ka sa due process…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

    Was CJ Cororna have PORK BarrelS?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OG6MRT3FVJJMP4SIYIDZOTZTZU kabalens – titan

      no, he doesn’t. but he has lots of world bank loans to tinker with

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

         loans? e pulubi pala itong si corona?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/2GYMTYV3NGFV4SOPTAVLA7CSOU Max

        hinde..inutang ng Supreme Court yun..tinatago lang nya sa account nya..kasi maraming kaso sa SC..

      • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

        obetz, ang slow slow mo noh?

        Gusto mo mag loan ng brain?

    • Barak_O

      he have gun barrels

  • Ed Molina

    just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t make a wrong right. come on corona lawyers, do we really still need to spell that out to you? that’s the best defense strategy that you can come up with?!!

    poor corona, with all his millions, these are the kind of lawyers he got to defend him.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

       hahahahahahaha…

      • KatotohanAngMagpapalayaSaAtin

        Tungaw k Obetz

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTCJLT6TF3ZDZCP6MMI6NDMYA Alfonso D

      That is what they called S.O. P. standard operating procedure. Pabor sa nag file hindi sa gobeyerno. Sabi ni Senador Angarra ang SALN ay multiple choice. Meaning mamili ka kung ang ang gusto mong sagutin. Kung hindi gusto ng administrator ang sagot mo, ibalik nila ang SALN para mayroon kang panahon na baguhin. Since 2000, yan na ang style ni C.J. Corona. Hindi naman binalik ang kanyang SALN para baguhin. Kaya makita mo ang consistency. Sa 10 taon hindi sinita ang style ni C.J. Corona. Bakit ngayon lang? Kung mayroong mali ang sistema ng SALN kasalan ba ni Corona? Karamihan ng public opisyal ay guilty rin ng pag sumite ng SALN sabi ni Winnie Monsod at Malou Mangahas ng Phil Center for Investigative Journalism. Ngayon nga ayaw ni Pnoy ilabas ang kangyang SALN. Mas marami siyang sasagutin dahil tumaas ang kanyang assets for 40 milyon in one year na nakaupo bilang presidente. Ladlaran ng  mga SALN, baka pati si Enrile ay mabuking din.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JS3RT4LED3KK6XU4FEK3E7CIQY kupal-ka!

        wag isingit ang usapan ng ibang SALN, SALN ni corona ang pinag uusapan. after ng impeachment trial ni Corona saka kasuhan isa-isa yung dapat kasuhan na hindi nag submit ng tamang SALN. 

        Sabi mong 10 taon na hindi sinita si CJ sa kanyang SALN? Sa 10 taon na yun ilan taon yung naka upo si Gloria bilang pangulo? tapos ngayon magtataka ka pa?

  • boykomentaryo

    This is it! =)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_36PRQQ7753IF2N2LB7RHNIVIAI kilroy

    mg HDO kna De Lima. Bka nkabili na yan ng ticket c Corona. NyaHahaha..

  • Taiko_Kauna

    inadvertent omission of the acquisition cost or deliberate and willful concealment of how much he paid for it? Corona lawyers, I suppose you don’t like a population of simpletons right? So don’t play as for fools with your justifications. Mga abogadong BOBO, keep your BOBOISM to yourself!

  • Barak_O

    “Yes, the figures may be incomplete, but was there bad faith? There’s none.”

    there is. not only bad faith but bad religion and bad acting with a bad voice

    • Arlie85

      with bad supporting actors and pretenders out to milk this sordid episode as best as they can!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

    ang 45 real state properties na kinewkwestyon ay naging ilan na lang?… kawawa naman mga tga ABNOY

  • kilabot

    everything will be explained satisfactorily little by little. this way, pnoy’s house of bullies will agonize slowly seeing its case crumble day by day. it will be emotional torture for the ppp’s which they did unto themselves. look at the pain in their faces nowadays.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XKEVZRT5LQUNKQKWA7SQHGZHDY Roel

      tanga ka kilabot. isa ka din sa mga kurap.

    • Mamang Pulis

      yeah right–delaying tactics.

  • Hey_Dudes

    But indeed your honorable judge of this court.  While I still find you out of order for insisting my client’s bank accounts be investigated, I challenge you to cite constitutional provision stating anyone can investigate bank accounts that already read “0″ balance?  nyah……..
    Therefore and that’s the way it is with the professional crooks lording over this imperiled land, judge not by the bank loot and more of any CASHsunduans and FEEnaguusapan the rest of us can negotiate when this session is over your honorable judge of this respectable court.

    • Count du Fount de Cakes

      hmmmm… I am also challenging you to cite a constitutional provision stating that anyone CAN NOT investigate bank accounts that already read “0″ balance. 
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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMZQXHLNLZIXQYDL4AU74YBUI4 Obetz

    kawawa naman tayong mga tutoong PNOY. 

    • KatotohanAngMagpapalayaSaAtin

      Tungaw k Obetz

      • Arlie85

        funny…. i haven’t heard that for such a long time!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kikita-Karin/100002900802900 Kikita Karin

    Madam jasmin, buti pa maghain ka na rin ng complaint laban kay pinoy, Sereno and Carpio for not disclosing or untruthful  of their SALN which constitute betrayal of public trust. Cge na go ahead bilissss…….

    Huwag mo isama dito sa Impeachement case ni corona, please. Irrelevant kasi.

    • Joon Famoso

      just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t make a wrong right. come on corona lawyers, do we really still need to spell that out to you? that’s the best defense strategy that you can come up with?!!poor corona, with all his millions, these are the kind of lawyers he got to defend him.

  • Hey_Dudes

    But your honor, only the lowly ‘dukhas’ of this country are mandated and ordered to list down all their assets including bank assets.  The high and mighties – the ‘kilala mo ba kung sino ako’ hoodlums are exempted?  Hence, we of the defense team find your argument with respect to our client the most honorable cheap justice of the fish very questionable in lieu of his exemption to the rule.  I move this case declared dismissed your honor…..yikeesssss.

  • Guest

     teh, sa susunod na sila. pansamantala, si corona ang nakasalang sa impeachment.  dapat mahusghana muna to.

  • parekoy

     Enrile said he would question the “purpose” and “relevance” of these SALNs should defense lawyers present them this week.

    “(They’re) immaterial, irrelevant to the case,” he said.

    “Just because others were at fault doesn’t mean that the one on trial
    also committed a violation. I’m not saying that the Chief Justice is
    guilty, but that’s not the way it is in trial,” he explained in
    Filipino.
    Enrile said presenting the SALNs of government officials, like Cabinet
    members, in the impeachment court would only serve as “nuisance”
    (pampagulo) in the trial.

    Magpresent na lang ng mga relevant na ebidensya para patunayan na talaga walang sala si CORONA..Wag na magturo sa iba….parang mga bata itong depensa…pag naimbestigahan ka pala, gawin mo magturo ka rin ng kagaya mo para makalusot…not acceptable ito kay LOLO ENRILE kaya hanap ulit ng iba paraan defense…esep esep pa kung may esep nga kayo talaga!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTCJLT6TF3ZDZCP6MMI6NDMYA Alfonso D

      SALN ni Pnoy.

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

        wala din laman saln ni penoy.

      • parekoy

         irrelevant talaga mga taga CORO”NATION”….HA HA HA..magisip naman kayo at tulungan ang defense..mapapagalitan pati kayo ni LOLO ENRILE…IMMATERIAL, IRRELEVANT ang tatama sa inyo nyan he he he…

    • leubas

      That is why they are still building the case eh!…LIES!

  • Fulpol

    baka kasi halungkatin ang mga SALN ng senador… baka kasi wala ding acquisition cost..

    co-equal daw sila ng SC pero ayaw ilabas mga SALN nila…

    kaloko… Bayani talaga si CJ Corona… 

    hhhhhahaha
    ahhah
    hahahhh

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JW3SV7ZIGLJCJMECO2IUN7GCCU smiley

      the senators are not the ones on impeachment trial here. the ombudsman will take care for that innocent mistakes in another venue. doon pumunta ang pera ng mga pulubi. marami na nga silang pera, sakim pa.

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    ‘defense is set to present the SALNs of other government officials who had likewise omitted the acquisition cost in their declarations’

    sino ba nasasakdal dito?

    mandadawit pa ng iba

    corona as cj
    has to answer to
    moral specifications
    befitting a judge leading
    a court of last resort

    if not or
    found wanting
    corona resign

  • edleon

    “Defense lawyers earlier reminded impatient prosecutors and some senator-judges, that they were still in the process of building their case to show that Corona committed no impeachable offense.” 

    WHA!  Maybe what the defense is asking is more time to build their FALSE ALIBIS…  :)

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

    Kung hindi ill-gotten ang wealth, at hindi naka declare sa SALN, hindi iyan high crime or impeachable offense, Nilinaw na ‘yan ni JPE sa start ng trial.

    Kasi ang SALN, pwede namang i-correct IF mapatunayan na hindi intentional ang error.
    Kaya from the start, pinapakita ng Defense na walang ill-gotten wealth si Corona…

    Puro kasi noynoying yung iba sa pagsubaybay sa impeachment…

    • http://twitter.com/enerinuj enerinuj

      eh ang tanong hindi ba intention ni CORONA na itago ang milyones…

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

        Hindi.

      • http://twitter.com/enerinuj enerinuj

        eh ano ang tawag mo doon katangahan…

      • humberto45

        Alvin..Alvin… parang kang c Polpol … walang brain!!! hahaha wala pang mata…

  • diegogo

    depensa ni Corona: “hindi lang naman ako ang hindi nagfile ng tama ah…dapat yung iba din kasuhan nyo”.

    bwahahahaha….take it easy yer ener….IKAW ang nasasakdal….wag ka ng mangdamay ng iba….kung gusto mo pagkatapos ng kaso mo magfile ka rin ng kaso sa iba….sasamahan pa kita….pero sa ngayon….just ekspleyn yer selp yer ener….bwahahahaha

    • leubas

      PARANG BATA..PARANG HINDI CHIEF JUSTICE HAHAH KAKATAWA!

  • Mamang Pulis

    yari ka

    dali na explain mo na at ng matapos na ang coronavela

  • Fulpol

    “Corona’s lawyers cannot compare the Chief Justice with other people in government. Being the country’s chief magistrate, he must be whiter than white. Corona holds a position that exacts greater demand of moral righteousness and uprightness,” said Quezon Rep. Lorenzo Tanada III.
    —————————
    may puputi pa ba sa puti??? ang polpol…

    sabihin mo, pwede siya puti ang iba itim..

    pwede magnakaw ang kanyang co-equal, pero hindi pwede magnakaw si CJ Corona..

    goodbye Pilipins na talaga..

    hhhahhah
    hhahah
    hhhhh

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JMIY3BAK6WSUU4QYNGGDD5D4BU berong

       meron syempre—yung nilabhan sa tide.ibang klase ang kaputihan.

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    This is so unfair, the prosecution had their time now let the defense use theirs.

    Please proceed with your presentation of evidence, defense team:

    The history of bonsai (pronounced bon-sigh) is cloaked in the mist of
    the past but it is now widely accepted that it was the Chinese who
    first created the miniature landscapes and trees that we now know as
    bonsai. In Japanese, bonsai can be literally translated as “tray
    planting”, but since originating in Asia so many centuries ago – it has
    developed into a whole new form. Called penjing by the Chinese, bonsai
    was believed to have had its start in the Han Dynasty. In this essay I
    will discuss some of the legends and facts surrounding the beginning of
    bonsai.

    One
    of the earliest Chinese legends contends that it was in the Han Dynasty
    (206 B.C. – 220 A.D.) that an emperor created a landscape in his
    courtyard complete with hills, valleys, rivers, lakes and trees that
    represented his entire empire. He created the landscape so that he
    could gaze upon his entire empire from his palace window.
     

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JMIY3BAK6WSUU4QYNGGDD5D4BU berong

       irrelevant and immaterial sa discussion ang post mo fafa.why dont you post that sa arts and culture section?

      • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

        That’sexactly what Enrile and the rest of the normal citizens of this nation think about the way the defense is presenting their case: Irrelevant and immaterial.

        The defense is hitting around the bush, in short a delaying tactics.

        Corona is guilty. But out of respect for the rule of law, i’ll play along with this charade.

        bless you mama.

  • parekoy

    Umalis na tayo sa issue ng SALN….calling the attention of LOLO CUEVAS and CO…Heto tip ni LOLO ENRILE sa inyo >>>>

    “Enrile, the presiding officer in the impeachment trial, said the defense
    panel should instead focus on explaining Corona’s bank accounts,
    including his dollar deposits.”

    I will explain every centavo ( and cents for the dollar account ) in DUEEEEEEEE TIME…COME ON CORONA..FACE THE MUSIC…wala na paligoy-ligoy…pakikialaman mo pa SALN ng iba yung sau mga hindi maitama..itama mo muna sa iyo bago iba..yan angkagalang galang na magagawa mo CJ ka pa naman..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ESOLZFVKAWYGCVFPVUANFVV4W4 Efren

    Ganyan talaga, when an accused runs out of valid arguements, he will just resort to 
    (1) finger-pointing – - – senators, congressmen, cabinet officials (2) name-calling – - – Abnoy, Noynoying, etc , and (3) making false promises – - – “handa ako humarap sa . . . “, “that due time is next week”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SS36UV5JGDGV2KAKNQKZJSASCA Hernando

    hoy atty esguerra … puede ba tumigil ka na at diretsuhin nyo na … tama si manong SP enrile , doon na lang kayo magconcentrate sa bank accounrs ni thief corona .. pag hindi ninyo pinabuksan yan , ibig sabihin , may baho kaya … GUILTY …

  • tulfotumbong

    Patay na si Corona! Si Enrile na ang nagsalita na he must explain his SALN. Kaya ang defense huwag ng ilayo pa sa ibang issue ang kaso. JUST EXPLAIN SALN ! !

  • Fulpol

    “The trial has therefore evolved beyond the Chief Justice as the conscience of everyone mindful of the public’s trust must be truthful of his true net worth,” he told the Inquirer in a text message. “This is a challenge for the President to the lowly janitor or clerk in the government.”———————-

    hindi papayag ang mga Senador na ilabas ang kanilang mga SALN… mabubuking sila..

    they are trying their co-equal but presuming they are innocent of the crime of Corona…

    kaloko na… Corona, the true HERO, ang totoong BAYANI..

    GO Corona…

    • humberto45

      Bagay sa iyo ang users name mo…POLPOL … very poor mag isip … dehins maka isip … mali magpili ng hero … wawa c polpol… 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    Noynoying – v.  The act of doing nothing.  Taken from the President of the Philippines Noynoy Aquino who is notorious for knowing nothing and doing nothing

  • Fulpol

    ilabas daw dapat ang bank accounts…

    ang challenge dyan, maglabas lahat ng bank records…

    papayag ba ang mga senador?? hindi..

    Corona, ang totoong BAYANI.. the true HERO…

    Go Corona…

    • Crisostomoibarra47

      Pulpol ka talaga!!!! hahahahahahahaha

  • Handiong

    It’s very clear that the defense won’t be able to explain the discrepancies in Corona’s SALNs. Not even if Corona himself is put on the witness stand. That’s why they are trying to portray the discrepancies as something normal and acceptable since Corona is not the only one guilty of them. 

    The notion that there is no bad faith or malice in Corona’s failure to disclose the acquisition costs of his properties because he did it consistently is ridiculous. His consistent failure to disclose only means consistent bad faith or malice on his part.

    Let’s picture Corona filling up his SALN form in front of him. He comes to the portion that says, “Acquisition Costs”. He has only two options: to fill up or not to fill up the blanks. To fill up the blanks means he will be disclosing the true amount of money he paid for the properties. To not fill them up means he will be hiding the true amount of money he spent for the properties. Deciding one way or the other is a very conscious and deliberate action. There’s absolutely no room for inadvertence, so Corona cannot claim good faith.

    Failing to disclose the acquisition costs of the properties means hiding the true value of the assets. Hiding the true value of the assets means hiding the true net worth. The constitutional provision mandating the filing of a SALN is all about declaring a government employee’s true net worth. Deliberately hiding the true net worth is a culpable violation of the Constitution.

    For deliberately hiding his true net worth, Corona is guilty of culpable violation of the Constitution.

    Kailangan pa bang i-memorize yan?

  • http://twitter.com/enerinuj enerinuj

    Delaying tactic ng mga defense…Mas malala pa sila sa prosecutor kung sino-sino ang itinuturo…Nakaline-up na naman ang mga witness nila na irrelevant sa kaso…HAY DEFENSE WAG NGA KAYONG MAG MAGALING…MGA PULPOL DIN NAMAN KAYO BIRO MO IPAWITNESS SI TIANGCO ABOUT SA IMPEACHMENT EH MAY RESOLUTION NA ANG IMPEACHMENT COURT….KUNG FLIP-FLOPPING SI CORONA ANG MGA SENADOR HINDI……KAYA FOCUS KAYO SA BANK ACCOUNT NI CORONA PARA MATAPOS NA ANG KASO NG KLIYENTE NYO NA SABI NYO EH WALANG ITINATAGO….

  • parekoy

    Sa mga taga CORO”NATION”Isa isa lang..pagkatapos na ni CORONA….calling  LOLO CUEVAS, tulungan mo yung maghahabla sa lahat ng may pagkakamali sa SALN, SHADY BANK ACCOUNTS ETC para fair kay CORONA….Dapat PROBONO at baka hindi makaya ang bayad saiyo hindi masampahan ng kaso…pls lang LOLO CUEVAS para magkaroon talaga ng fair treatment sa lahat ng mga kumukurakot sa gobyerno..pero ngayon, hanap ka pa ibang depensa sa kliyente mo at baka gamitin din ng mga bago isasakdal ang katuwiran mo e mahahalata na talaga…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kikita-Karin/100002900802900 Kikita Karin

    Gustong palabasin ng defense na nagkamali lang si corona sa pag fill up ng SALN, particularly acquisition cost. Kaya lang chief justice siya.  Acceptable ba ang ganitong reasoning? Di ba nya alam kung ano ang purpose ng SALN? Acquisition cost is very important entry in SALN. Another thing is his peso bank deposits na di rin nya idene-declare sa SALN. Sabi ng defense sa Basa Guidote ang pera, eh wala na ang basa duidote na inangkin na ni cristina (legally or illegally). Matagal na. So, kanila pa rin yon and it must be included in the SALN. Eto pa isa, Dollar accounts ( five accounts yata yon) na sya dahilan nagpa presscon ang defense that malacanang bribed the senator judge with 100M para di sundin ang TRO against dollar account disclosure in PSBank na reliable source daw pero di naman and the defense lawyer was in contempt of court. I believe Dollar Accounts ni corona is really a big issue to the defense probably because it contains significant amounts that would cause an instantaneous TKO of Corona kung nabuksan noon. So, kahit na di sya madali doon sa unang issue sa acquisition cost (which I think very slim possibility), mayron pang dalawang mabibigat na issues stated above both article 2 alone. The best thing to do for CJ  corona is to resign now para magiging moth and academic na itong impeachment proceeding and avoid guilty verdict dahil mas masakit ang guilty verdict kay sa resignation. On the other hand naman, magandang experience ito sa lahat ng nanunuod at nakikinig at sa political history ng bansa kung darating tayo sa botohan. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LGTIDKIIQ4MDI22S4GDJL4CDAM Robert

    double standard pala ang gov’t kung kung ganun. wala namang pagkakaiba. they were both gov’t leaders. dahil ayaw sa u, ung mali ng ksama mo makatwiran. kung pwede nilang icorrect sa ngaun, kay corona di pwede. ang mali d2 gov’t agency na may jurisdiction sa SALN. kc lumilitaw lahat ng ng gov’t employees d nkksunod proper filing ng SALN. en ung dollar account naman pala talaga not includede sa filing ng SALN. pinagluluko lamang tau ng  ilang senators en congressmen. at mga Pnoy zombies, sarado na pang-unawa.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

      ikaw ang nag papaluko sa depensa kung ganyan paniniwala mo sabi nga ni boss erap weder weder lang yan..wag na silang mag damay oo madami gumagawa niyan ang kasabihan nga eh hinde siya nag iingat ehh di ikaw ang nahuli..kung nahuli ka ika nga sa presento ka na mag paliwanag

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LTIDVCWXJQN5WASAIEIIAQ7N6Y yahoo-LTIDVCWXJQN5WASAIEIIAQ7N6Y

         so eto ang “daang tuwid” na gusto ninyo mangyari.  Na bawal lang ang isang bagay pag nahuli ka, pero pag hindi ka nahuli, ayos lang.  hahaha.  kaya naman pala ganito ang bansa natin ngayon…..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

        eh alangan naman boss bat ako hinuli ninyo di lang naman ako nag nanakaw..madami diyan katwiran ba yun

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LTIDVCWXJQN5WASAIEIIAQ7N6Y yahoo-LTIDVCWXJQN5WASAIEIIAQ7N6Y

    now why will I listen to the opinions of the prosecutors. They themselves have displayed their utter stupidity and incompetence in presenting and proving their own case.  How can they now pass judgment on the way the defense are handling their case? Obviously the prosecutors cannot understand it — kasi nga, stupid and incompetent sila.   

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

      i dont dont care if you wont listen kasi matagal ng balukttot ang isip kung stupid sila at incompetent gaya ng sabi mo bat nahihirapan mag counter ang depensa kuh yung ngan pangalan mo di mo m straight isa pa wala naman mawawala kung di ka maniwala..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LTIDVCWXJQN5WASAIEIIAQ7N6Y yahoo-LTIDVCWXJQN5WASAIEIIAQ7N6Y

          “bat nahihirapan mag counter ang depensa”

        - paano mo nasabi na nahirapan sila? Wala pa nga sila sa kalagitnaan ng pagpresenta nila. Kung tutuusin nga ang bilis nila magpresenta ng ebidensiya at witnesses kasi di sila tinatalakan ng senator-judges.  Kasi nga maayos ang pagpresenta nila.  Masyado lang mainipin ang taong bayan at mga senator-judges kaya gusto nila dollar account na pagusapan.  Impeachment still follow the Rules of Court.  So there’s a process to follow, a process that the prosecutors failed to abide by.

        “isa pa wala naman mawawala kung di ka maniwala..”

        - eh ba’t parang affected ka?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SA2KECQKQNV25WSBQ2BISGAYUE Benito

        Daniel, hwag mo nang patulan yan ‘pre. Baliktad din ang pag-iisip nyan gaya ni Miriam…

      • walangusername

        mahirap nito, incompetent na nga ang prosecutors, nahihirapan pa rin ang defense. proof na talagang guilty si manong corona. 

  • butilngbayan

    As the highest official of judiciary branch, the CJ must be the perfect role model of honesty and highest standard of transparency.  With all the cast of doubts, he failed miserably.  Save the SC, convict the CJ!  

  • cruel168

    Grabeng panloloko na to sa part ng depensa, wala na kasi maisip na paraan para makalusot, nandadamay na ng iba. Mag isip naman kayo ng ibang paraan, ang laki ng bayad sa inyo ni corona. Mas ibinabaon nyo sya sa komunoy sa mga mababaw na depensa. Kawawa naman. Kung sabagay, mahirap talaga kalaban ang katotohanan. Natural Law ito. 

    • FernandoBusi

      Hindi pang loloko ang mailabas din ang SLN ng ibang public official kasi trial by publicity naman lahat ng ito at hindi pure technicalities … ako gusto ko rin makita ang SALN ni Tupas di ba sabi nya sa isang reported in an interview for her bibigay nya pero nung nag follow up na eh sabi di daw pwede.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

        HUNGHANG..KUNG GUSTO MONG MAKITA PUNTA KA SA CONGRESS …bakit naman isasama yun iba kung may ebidensiya mag filed ng kaso sa ombudsman..o kung meron ebedinsiya kay pinoy mag file ng inpeachment..kesa manturo ng iba sagutin na lang ni corona kung guilty o hinde..yun lang naman

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LTIDVCWXJQN5WASAIEIIAQ7N6Y yahoo-LTIDVCWXJQN5WASAIEIIAQ7N6Y

         sinubukan na pumunta sa Congress.  Ayaw din ilabas.  Si Tupas sa harap mismo ng camera ng GMA tinuro sa secretary na lang daw kunin ang SALN.  Ang secretary naman, sabi sa GMA walang authority na binigay si Tupas para i-release ang SALN. 

        Ano ba yan? Hindi ba madali lang naman maglabas ng SALN ika nga ninyo?  Eh bakit ganoon.  Pati PCIJ hindi binibigyan ng Congress ng mga SALN nila. Halatang may tinatago.

        Daniel, isip isip muna bago magsalita. 

      • FernandoBusi

        if i have to explain it to you then ikaw yung Hunghang ha ha ha

      • http://twitter.com/enerinuj enerinuj

        magfile ka muna ng kaso bago ka magdemand na ipakita rin ang kanilang SALN….si corona may kaso na kaya dapat lang na ipakita nya ang SALN nya

      • FernandoBusi

        the SALN of congress and other officials is a public document kaya nga nag file against Corona kasi di nilalabas … bopols talaga oo

      • http://twitter.com/enerinuj enerinuj

        ikaw ang bopol….eh kung si corona nga na may kaso na ayaw pang ipakita ang SALN nya yong wala pa kayang kaso…paandarin mo ang motor ng uatk mo baka may kalawang na at masyado ng nakakbobo ang mga sagot mo….kung wala kang maisagot manahimik ka na lang….

      • FernandoBusi

        Actually the SALN of Corona has been released already di mo na kita? were you so blinded of the yellow fever you started commenting here without even checking?

      • http://twitter.com/enerinuj enerinuj

        anong nakita mo??????di mo ba nkita ang discrepancies??????BULAG KA YATA O MAY PERANG TAKIP ANG MATA MO…..ALISIN MO ANG PERA NA NAKAPIRING SA MATA MO PARA MAGANDANG KINABUKASAN ANG MAKIKITA MO…

      • FernandoBusi

        Ha ha ha unlike some here i don’t depend on any employer to make money … you haven’t even heard the person explain the alleged discrepancies … why the caps? could it be that you are running out of a good argument don’t you think the congressmen also needs to explain the discrepancy in their own SALN that is if they even make it public as the law requires

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SA2KECQKQNV25WSBQ2BISGAYUE Benito

        …I R R E L E V A N T !!!!

      • FernandoBusi

        aba if this were a court of law you have to explain why its irrelevant … lol

  • casaysay

    Ang pinakaugat ng buong issue about Corona ay hindi ang mga pinag-uusapang technicalities ng SALN kung hindi ang hangarin ng isip-batang presidente na maglagay ng kanyang lapdog Chief Justice para madiktahan niya ang Supreme Court gaya ng ginagawa niyang pagdidikta ngayon sa Congress.  All these na pagbubusisi ng SALN at bank records, at family affairs, at private lives ng mga relatives ni Corona ay marka ng isang unbalanced state of mental health ng kasulukuyang gobyerno. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

      casaysay ka nga ba o WHWAASAYSAY

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNTTI4OOQRZFKOPDDMHI26JLII roy

         daniel bro, tumbok na tumbok hehehe!!
        whaa!saysay mamundok ka na lang kung gusto mo! isama mo na rin si corakot ..este thief justice coronakot  wahahahahahahahahaha…….

      • befighteous

        Daniel, you’re absolutely right. Iyan ang sinasabing walang kasaysay-saysay na argumento. Ha! Ha! Ha!

  • walangusername

    “The defense is set to present the SALNs of other government officials who had likewise omitted the acquisition cost in their declarations.”

    parang sinasabi ng defense na may nahuling magnanakaw, then magpe present ang magnanakaw ng ebidensiya na hindi siya dapat kasuhan dahil marami ring magnanakaw na katulad niya. 

    this will be the worst time for the defense. NAKAKAHIYA!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      If a non-declaration of acquisition cost is a form of pagnanakaw, then for you Abad is also a magnanakaw who should not be in Malacanang, the architect of this impeachment case?

      • walangusername

        not a pagnanakaw per se, but a form of not following the law. Anyway, i like your guts. you are pointing fingers to anybody, but not corona. giving an impression that everybody is guilty so let’s let corona walk away, even if he is the chief magistrate of the land and he do something illegal, just because everybody is doing it.   

        You need a lot of courage to defend a crook official and good for you, you can swallow it. .

  • casaysay

    Ang tanong bakit sa iisang tao naka focus ang state of mind ng presidente, bakit kanyang pinagalaw ang pwersa ng gobyerno para pag-initan ang taong ito, bakit nilustay ang pera ng bayan para mangalap lang ng pwedeng maka-demonize sa isang taong ito, bakit sinakripisyo ang Constitution at binalewala ang independence ng Congress at Supreme Cour, bakit walang pakundangan at garapalan na ang pakikialam ng malacanang sa Corona trial sa pagsasabing guilty ang akusado……  ang mga ito ay iilan lamang sa mga tanong na may abnormal na kasagutan. Onli en da pilipins, onli during abnormal times, onli dito sa bayan ng tele-novela fans.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lloyd-Alomarde/591557407 Lloyd Alomarde

      sasagutin ko yung tanong mo..walang silbi ang makukuha nating pag-unlad kung hindi natin tatangalin ang korupsyon sa ating kultura. Si GMA na nagnakaw sa atin at gustong panagutin sa kanyang mga kasalanan pero hindi ito magagawa dahil ang mismong punong mahistrado ay dinuduraan ang ating sistema sa pag protekta sa kanya.

      Imbes na tanungin mo iyan, tanungin mo kung bakit walang hiya si Corona at imbes na mag resign ay nagagawa pang sayangin ang pera ng bayan para lang dumikit sa posisyo n. Bakit tuta siya ni GMA imbes na maging partial sa desisyon.

      Paano matatakot ang mga kriminal kung mismong ang Chief Justice ay isang magnanakaw na kurakot?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

        LLOYD O YUNG MGA NASA KATWIRAN HAG NA KAYONG SUMAGOT KAHIT ANO PA ANG NAPATUNAYAN YUN PA RIN ANG SASABIHIN NIYANG MGA IYAN YANG ANG KUNG TAWAGIN AY TIMAWA O BALUKTOT ANG KATWIRAN PARANG YUNG MGA ABOGADO NI CORONINGNING..PINIPILIT MANIWALA SA KANILA ANG TAONG BAYANGAYON BUKING NA BUKING NA   
        MGA PILUSUPO PA..BUTI DI PA NAG MUMURA YANG MGA YAN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WVJPWHNIZIOGWU2O4Z6PJTXXBM Roberto

      casaysay, hindi sa iisang tao lang naka focus. Dalawa sila. At ang dalawang ito ang pinakamasiba sa lahat, at pinakamarumi. Sa dalawang ito talaga dapat umpisahan ang paglilinis, ‘di ba?

      Nasanay kasi tayong mga barya lang ang nililinis. Ngayon lang tayo sumusubok na maglinis ng malaki, at ang napili pa ng Presidente ay ang pinakamalaki. Tulungan natin siya.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YS6HVLOE3KKB56JOYXNT4TLTCQ Hanidave G

       dimo alam.. kung di niya kinunsinte ang gustong pag labas ni GMA sa pinas, at nanahimik lang siya, plagay dre di siya magkaroon ng kaso,,, Eh nagpahalata. akalain mong sabihin niya na mlaki ang utang na loob niya kay GMA, simple kaibigan,

      • casaysay

         Para sa iyo ay tama si Pnoy na isigaw sa masa na sisihin si Corona sa pag issue ng TRO para payagang makaalis si GMA. Ang katotohanan ay 15 silang justices na nag disccussed at pagkatapos ay nagbotohan kung ano ang pasiya ng SC. Majority ng justices ay pabor sa TRO at kahit pa alisin ang nag-iisang boto ni Corona ay ganoon pa rin na pabor ang resulta…. Hindi gusto ni Pnoy ang resulta pero who cares sa abnormal niyang pananaw na dapat ang gusto niya ang maging resulta ng botohan sa SC….. Tulad din iyan sa maging botohan sa Impeachment trial. Paano pag ang boto ng majority, including ng boto ni Enrile, ay hindi guilty si Corona. Dapat din ba sisihin si Enrile tulad ng ginawa kay Corona dahil  sa majority decision na di pabor sa gusto ng presidente? Think, think, think.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1106972697 Dario Collamat

       i just wish that the defense would make up their mind to really hit what is really the issue…i mean go directly to what to defend and that is the SALN  of the CJ corona,..and then those little things that really doesn’t matter can be tackle later.we know that they can manage those pampatagal issue kasi mga dekalibre ang mga abogado ni corona instead of focusing on that issue,maybe they can do better if they just presented  cj para matapos na kasi kung wala namang dapat katakutan si corona im sure kaya nyang ipagtangul ang sarili nya ..and beside the senators judge surely handle corona with full  respect.sana lang…kasi yan lang ang nakikita kung best move na magagawa ni corona to clear his name..kasi kung hindi kahit mag stay pa xia jn habang buhay sa supreme court at di nya nabigyan ng hustisya ang sambayanang pilipino,later on he will face the consequences..and that is..the filipino would not trust him at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • noypisiTED

    This nonentity supports the call of the Senate Prez to bare all the Corona money stashed away in the vault of a Kalayaan bank. To the Defense lawyers, bring the Chief cook errr…justice at the witness stand and let him be the one to talk. It’s his turn on the floor. Don’t anymore regale us with all those funny crap such as the bonsais and all that property stuff, with how much were the assessed and fair market value, etc etc. The nation wants to hear about the money tales. The “due time” that the Chief cook errr…justice says is ticking away fast. The Filipino people’s patience are wearing thinner by the day. Talk now chief and let’s get over with this impeachment trial and all its accompanying noises soon.

  • JosephNess

    “There really are bank accounts under his name. I don’t know if they (the amounts) really belong to him that’s why we’re awaiting his explanation. How much are they because they are assets? If they were not included (in the SALN), it should be explained why they were left out.”

    there’s just no other reasons for the defense to hide the truth to these undeclared bank accounts, than to bare the truth about them…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UPA6B34NMPNYIOX2HHYNF4C4SU Paul

    For CJ Corona, it’s GAME OVER. Pls don’t waste our time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5GRTCH676OFEK7ELOJBBA6EMCE Bonifacio Aquino

    CORONA SHOULD INVOKE THE “EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE” OF THE CONSTITUTION IN HIS DEFENSE FOR IT WOULD BE GROSS INJUSTICE TO ZERO-IN ONLY ON CORONA AND SPARE “NON-IMPEACHABLE OR ANY OTHER  IMPEACHABLE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS” FROM ANY VIOLATION OF THE LAW ON SALN OR EVEN THE CONSTITUTION. KUNG GRAFT AND CORRUPTION ANG DAHILAN PARA DAPAT PAALISIN SI CORONA, ANG DAPAT PATUNAYAN NG PROSECUTION AY KUNG MAY NINANAW NA YAMAN NG BAYAN SI CORONA. CORRUPTION EXISTS IN ALL SECTOR OR OFFICE MASKI SA MALAKANYANG, SENADO O KONGRESO AT LAHAT NA SANGAY NG GOBYERNO PATI MGA PRIBADO. GARAPALAN NA AT HALATANG-HALATA NA NG ANG “TANTRUM-AUTISTIC” GOVERNMENT NI PENOY AY FOCUSED LANG KAY CORONA NA PATULOY NAMAN NA PINAGSISIGAWAN ANG: “WALA AKONG KASALANAN SA INYO GINOONG PANGGULO”! HINDI MAGAGAMOT ANG PROBLEMA SA CORRUPTION SA PAGHABOL SA MGA NAKARAANG ADMINISTRASYON. MAS MALALA ANG CORRUPTION SA GOBYERNONG PENOY NGAYON! 

    • antonioluna

       irrelevant, immaterial and illogical hehehe

    • Count du Fount de Cakes

      Corona can invoke that later. For the meantime, he should explain the discrepancies in his SALN. 

      In addition to that (based on the evidence presented by the defense), Corona should also explain how and why he made an “income” out of the “reimbursements” he declared.   nyhahahaha!           

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    • sk2tk

      EH BUNGAL KA PALA EH! BWAHAHAHA…

  • casaysay

    Ang issue sa SALN ay walang nailagay sa values ng acquisition cost ng assets, kasi ang ginamit ni Corona na values para sa assets ay ang values na mula mismo sa Assessor’s Office ng gobyerno.  Kung ano ang gagamiltin mong values ng assets, whether its acquisition cost or assessed value or market value, ay hindi clear dahil walang specific instruction ang CSC na siyang gumawa at nag-issue ng SALN form. The argument ng prosecution na dapat basahin muna ng filer ang SALN LAW para maintindihan kung ano ang dapat isulat sa Form ay abnormal argument encouraged by abnormally thinking governance. Nobody among millions ang nagbabasa muna ng relevant Law bago mag file ng isang Form. Rather, it is the rsponsibility ng issuing deparment na CSC na magbasa ng Law at gumawa ng Form with specific instructions. Well, ang mga abnormal argumentations ay nauuso sa ngayon at pinakakain sa masang gutom. Di magtatagal baka maging asal-mongloid na ang mga kababayans kasi dito lang sa forum ay mas marami ang incoherent at illogical postings.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q44WFP7HTON4ZBYFABS6FEPEBI diemhang

      objection!.

  • kawatancila

    D PO MAHIHIRAPAN NA SI CORONA PALIWANAG KUNG ASAN GALING ANG DOLLAR DEPOSIT NYA… REPEATEDLY ” SAY NYO IN DUE TIME” THIS IS THE TIME…
     THE MORE NA NA DE DELAY..THE MORE DUMADAMI ANG DUDA…D PO BA ..SO THEY WILL SUSPECT NAG PA FABRICATE PA NG DOCUMENTS OR ALIBIS OR NAG PA PA TRAIN PA NG MGA WITNESS NA TURUAN … 

      UNA NA TANONG SA DOLLAR DEPOSIT ” SAAN GALING ANG PERA”
      LEGAL NA KINITA… ASAN ANG INCOME TAX.. KC PAG LEGAL… ITO PO AY BAYAD NG TAX OR NAKA FILE SA ITR….
      KUNG NAG BENTA KA NG PROPERTY … AT DUN GALING ANG PERA..
     ITO NA NAMAN ANG QUESTION” SAAN GALING ANG PERA NA PINAMBILI MO PROPERTY NA BININTA MO..” 
     
    IF CJ CORONA EARNED 21 MILLION IN 10 YRS… EVERY YEAR .. 2.1 MILLION ANG LEGAL NA PERA NYA..LESS TAXES OR EXPENSES…. ASSUMING WALANG BAWAS …NETO NA PO ANG 2.1… SO TO BUY A 10 MILLION CONDO..5 YRS BAGO NYA MABUO ANG 10MILLION…. 

       WE ALSO NEED A BANK CERTIFICATE OR DATA KUNG ANG DOLLAR DEPOSIT AY TALAGANG SIYA ANG NAG DEPOSIT IN CASH… WHAT IF .. THE MONEY IN THE FORM OF A CHEQUE CAME FROM OTHER ACCOUNTS… THEN ME PAPER TRAIL PO … 

      IF EVER THE MONEY CAME FROM PRIVATE CITIZEN… CHANCES ARE BAKA NAG ISSUE SILA NG CHEQUE KAY CORONA… IF MR X ISSUED MR CORONA A CHEQUE ,,, ONE QUESTION THAT MAY BE ASK IS WHY DID MR X GAVE YOU THAT CHEQUE…
      
      i do believe … some of the deposits could come from private citizens … so we can check the bank records how or who made the deposit to mr corona’s account…

        knowing that mr corona has an account in PSBank  is not enough we can check who made the deposit ..si mr corona ba mismo… kung cheque binigay sa kanya..then we can get the identity of the person who issued the cheques… kc d naman cguro cash ibibigay sa kanya..

        pag cash ang binigay … wow ..medyo walang evidence tau… kc ang nasa bank staement ay cash ang masusulat….d po ba..

           time to clear your name mr corona…kita po ninyo andaming hinala….

     KAYA DAPAT ILABAS NA PO NINYO… MADAMING HAKA HAKA… HANGGAT D NYO ILALABAS….. KELAN.. TO BE FAIR … AT MALINIS ANG NAME NI MR CORONA… ILABAS NA….   DEN WE WILL DECIDE OR ANALYZE …

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NCWYMBLSORV3RZLFNPFDFFIFBI Ric

    why is it so hard for people to realize that the man has committed grievous act … power and money!  the man is beyond unconscionable. he is out of touch with reality.  he has already admitted he committed “estafa”.  money deposited in the withdrawal of accounts in Dec 2011 belongs to his wife… supposedly, the wife is the majority owner of the dissolved BGE&I corporation.  Calls a nun a “liar” …. lols…. a nun who doesn’t care about worldly possessions.  
    when you want to change/reform government corruption, you have to change it one piece at a time, until public employees realized that their job is to serve the public vice extorting money from the populace that need some service or assistance.  

  • UrHONOR

    SAPUL na kasi, ILAG-PA-DIN-NG-ILAG!!!

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    Sino naman kaya ang witness mamaya, hair-stylist Corona.

    GUILTY

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      Yes hair stylist. But it would be Noynoy’s hair stylist not Corona’s to testify on how the few remaining strands of Noynoy’s hair are falling due to his crumbling ambition to oust Corona and save Hacienda Luisita.

      • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

        Compare the population of Hacienda Luisita to the total population of the Philippines who will have eggs on their faces once Gloria and the gang succeeded in their quest to have Corona acquitted? I’d sacrifice Hacienda Luisita for now and deal with it later.

        You cannot sacrifice a whole nation to save a part of it called Hacienda Luisita.

        Wala nabang ibang arguments????

        BANAT PA.

        Napaka-BOBO ng mga CORONARIANS

        GAYA NI CORONA…….. NAPAKABOBO KAYA GINAMIT NI GLORIA

      • befighteous

        HA! HA! HA! Correction please. Don’t underestimate Corona’s intelligence. He knows his law, that’s what he said. Aba eh, magkakamal ba siya nang over 80 million peso plus assets kung talagang bobo siya hindi pa kasama ang dollar accounts nito. Wa-es at ganid ang tawag dito.

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

    It’s now the turn of the defense to fumble in the court. Before, it’s even trumpeted as composed of top-notch experienced lawyers but now it seems its performance by far is worse than the prosecution’s. All they got is a fake witness and the SALNs of some corrupt officials to prove the innocence of their client.. Tsk

    • Reyjohn

      Buti na lang pro-bono (libre) mga lawyers ni Corona otherwise sa sama ng performance nila sana si Corona na lang nag-defend sa sarili nya. Corona should fire his lawyers except Cuevas.

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

        Agree.  Si Cuevas lang ang nagdadala sa Defense.  Other Defense lawyers are not even good at arguing and as articulate. 

  • parefrank

    to Ric
    How yellow are you? You just follow the prosecution in presenting sole accusations as proven facts, for mindsetting of the public.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I53LLAEZF6WT5EIWHJW5TGOGD4 joaqs

     Sige. Hilutin nyo pa. Nang lalong mapilay. I thought all the while the defense was very brillant. Pero bakit ganun? Parang noong bata pa ako nakita ko na ang mga Objeczeun yer ener

    • parefrank

      The defense is bright and brillant. But even if they can explain anything, the CJ can be removed by insisting that impeachment is not a riminal but a political procedure. Only, for what then the time and immende money swallowing trial? And the prosecution has all the administrative resources and near all the nationwide media to condition the public mind and then say “we just decide what the people wants and the people is the boss”. It is like fighting with a bamboo stick against machine guns.

  • parefrank

    So good as Enrile is, here he is badly wrong. There is nowhere in laws or constitution any hint that what is common and accepted for cabinet members, the highest executive officials, is at the same time an impeachable crime to impeachable officials like the CJ.
    If putting the assessed value, good for taxation, instead of the acquisition costs, in a SALN is OK for the one, then it is also OK to the others. Otherwise there are double interpretations of laws or, like here, a singling out of people which is unlawful and unconstitutional. As the CJ had reasoned when opposing the Truth Commission for singling out only the Arroyo administration.
    Lastly, the real price is anyway open to public with the registered purchase papers and deed of sale. Nothing is hidden, except seller, buyer and the involved lawyer are work together and put wrong amounts in these documents. But then still all matches. Putting a rather fictive market vakue is senseless because it can change every day on reasons beyond the reach of an owner.

    • sk2tk

      hahaha. So you really think you can out-smart ENRILE huh?!! hahaha… think again!!! hahaha…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNTTI4OOQRZFKOPDDMHI26JLII roy

       anong double interpretation of law??? isa isa lang parefrank..darating din tayo dun..wag
       mo muna guluhin kasi wala pa kaso naisampa sa mga sinasabi mong “others”..nagmamadali ka naman eh, ipasagot mo muna kay thief justice ang akusayon sa  kanya..ok??? NUISANCE pati argumento mo eh..Pampagulo sabi ni JPE..bwahahahaha..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kikita-Karin/100002900802900 Kikita Karin

      pare, di kasama ang iba dito. si corona dapat mag reason out why di nya inilagay sa SALN ang aquisition cost. So dapat humarap siya sa korte. Sorry but your line of argument ay parang gusto mong lang idamay ang ibang dishonest sa kanilang SALN kasi it would be irrelevant. 
      Di pwede yon. 
      Si Corona lang ang nasasakdal. Kung gusto mo, maghain ka rin ng kaso laban sa kanilang mga dishonest in their SALN. Sang ayon ako na maraming hindi nag declare ng wasto sa SALN, pero ano gawin natin? Somebody has to initiate actions at pweding gamiting basehan ang impeachment rulings.     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GVANQHP6VJ2MSGAJB46GUUNISE Jozz

    Corona doesn’t know the law and he is Chief Justice? Kaya pala ang bagal ng justice natin dito sa Pilipinas. Best for him na talaga to step down (while there is still time) and perhaps go back to law school muna.He can also have bonsai growing as hobby.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kikita-Karin/100002900802900 Kikita Karin

    di magkasundo ang chief executive and chief justice. Kailangan isa sa kanila mawala para gaganda naman ang takbo bayan and dapat may team work in these three government branches. Sino ba dapat ang mawala? S pnoy na binoto ng bayan by landslide, or si CJ corona, na beside na questionable ang pagkaupo as Midnight Appointee in SC, ay sira-sira na dahilan sa mga accusations at ebedensya naiharap laban sa kanya? Sa akin lang, in the interest of the entire nation, CJ Corona should be out in Supreme Court, i.e. guilty or not… Why not pinoy ang dapat mawala? Eh, wala namang kaso laban sa kanya at may tiwala ang taong bayan and malinis naman ang kanyang pagkatao compared to corona. Di na pweding ayusin ang dalawa. Nagkasiraan na and walang magandang maidudulot kung both of them ay manatiling nakaupo sa kani-kanilang pwesto. Kawawa ang pinas kung both pnoy at corona remain in their post. I also believe the senator judge ay may rationale din na similar dito at boboto para maalis si cj corona sa pwesto… 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Betz-Chui/100002310507085 Betz Chui

       Greed my friend….corona power ….kapit tuko…kapal mukha…yan ang dahilan.

  • OFW_Dubai

    daming dakdak ng mga maka TJ dito…bakit ba hindi nyo nalang kumbinsihin yang si corona na sya na mismo ang magpaliwanag ng matapos na tong impeachment na to…. MAGKAISA KAYO NA KUMBINSIHIN SYA PARA SYA NA MISMO ANG MAGPALIWANAG KUNG TALAGANG WALA SYANG TINATAGO…

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

       oo nga naman, bakit hindi na siya mismo ang magpaliwanag at sabihin niya na HULOG NG LANGIT ANG MGA HINDI NIYA ISINALI SA SALN NIYA.   WHAAAAAAA!

  • kawatancila

    Senator enrile is absolutely correct’. direct to the point na….

       everybody knows mr corona has dollar accounts, peso accounts… 
       be brave mr corona … show them to the people…. how much money you have  and where all those money came from…..

      .. we all know producing evidence is so hard ,, but we all know the truth can not be concealed…
        bank records is hard to alter , income tax return can not be fabricated, but witnesses can be produced or trained…. Mr corona can not hide his dollar deposit… the bank has documents on their files… I am just wondering how an impeachment court can function effectively if Mr Corona can prevent them from getting his bank records .. Mr corona is the Chief Justice ,, so naturally he can control the SC from divulging his secret deposits… 
      what if after MR CORONA IS REMOVED .. NAG FILE NAMAN SIYA SA SC NA UNCONSTITUTIONAL ANG PAG KAKA ALIS SA KANYA…

      BAKIT PINIGILAN NYA ILABAS ANG DOLLAR ACCOUNT NYA… AT GINAMIT NYA ANG SUPREME COURT PARA MA PIGILAN ANG PAG LABAS NG BANK DOCUMENT ..
     
       GINAWA BA ITO NG SC NG WALA SIYANG ORDER NA MAG ISSUE SILA NG TRO…

     CGURO PO SING LINAW NG SIKAT NG ARAW E ..ALAM NA NATIN ANG SAGOT…
      
         I admire secretary angelo reyes … he loves his family… to shield them from further scrutiny and humiliattion… nag sacrifice na siya…. he is a real military man…   
     
        ngaun pati personal na buhay ni cj corona ay kina kalkal na…. taposin na nya..
        lumabas na siya sa witness stand… harapin ang mga prosecution..

       if you did nothing wrong… you can defend your self.. you dont need those dozen of lawyer…
       porke  mali pag gawa ng SALN ni Corona .. ang depensa .. pati din daw mga senator at ibang politico ganun din kung mag file ng SALN…..parang isip bata… nag tuturo…

       ang client nyo ang naka habla … or hinuhusgahan … kaya wag mag tuturo…

       me araw din para sa kanila kung sila din ay me sala..but for now…
       asa inyo ang bola…. wag nag ipasa pa…. dungis nyo muna bago dungis ng iba….
       

      

  • ztefertilizerscam3

    Midnight appointment of a Fake President Arroyo,Renato Corona, as Fake SC Chief Justice- 200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    Renato Corona Profile

    Corona earned his law degree at the Ateneo de Manila Law School but there is no records from Ateneo archives of his name ?

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ‘Chief Justice Corona’s fortune worth P80M’+$$$$ account estimated to range from $300,000 to $700,000. 
    + hidden ill-gotten wealth 

     Corona Saln 
     2002 P14.9 million; 
     2003 P7 million
     2004 P7 million
     2005 P8 million
     2006 P9 million
     2007 11 million
     2008 P12 million
     2009 P14 million
     2010 P22.9 million

    College Degree without honors. Masters Degree without thesis. Doctoral degree without dissertation. SALN without acquisition cost.

  • alner

    Even a layman will never agree that fair market value is less than acquisition cost when it comes to land properties…

    • queenbee100

      sometimes it does, depending on the economic situation at a given time.

  • jespercorp

    Fair and simple, how the law was intended to.

  • kismaytami

    Sabi na nga ba, delaying tacticians itong mga pro bono ni Corona.

  • Batangueno

    Sana matapos na ang Impeachment trial so we can move forward.  This trial has already cost too much than what we can probably gain by removing CJ.

    • NE5560TOR

       There is a lot to gain by removing Corona and the cost is justified. The position of CJ is for people whose integrity and probity is beyond question. One who stands out among the rest. If we will allow someone of questionable integrity to be CJ and leads the Judiciary, the long term consequence by far out weights the cost that we are incurring now. Sad to say Corona failed and therefore if he does not resign, he should be removed. If he has shame left in him, to save the country from the cost, he should voluntarily resign.

      • queenbee100

        I agree. We can never quantify the gains of removing the CJ from office. Once the CJ is impeached, the clear message that, “everyone in government service is ACCOUNTABLE to the Filipino people, hence they should clean up their act”, is more valuable than anything else. Obviously, this milestone will lay a foundation for future governance, that will benefit us all in the long run. NA HINDI NA PWEDE ANG ABUSADO!

  • kawatancila

    mga senator judges,,, tignan ang pulso ng bayan… at doon kayo …para sa ganun..
     sa susunod na halalan.. maaalala naman nila kayo na isa kayong …. intelehenteng senator…

        What happen to senator miriam …noong pumanig siya sa d pag bukas ng envelope noon caso ni erap.. .. laglag siya sa pag ka senador…. tama po ba…. 

         

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

    You can say anything you want. But at the end of the day, all these efforts by Aquino to demolish the credibility of Corona (and Malacanang is using millions of taxpayers’ money for the demolition job alone) will simply go to waste. Why? Simple, everything the prosecution would be able to prove in the impeachment court are offenses that are not impeachable, e.g. non declaration of acquisition cost.

    Next, let’s face the fact that this exercise is a pure political exercise masquerading as a judicial process. The judges are politicians who will act based on party affiliation and not based on what they’ve proven in court.

    Aquino used his political might in his controlled lower house to impeach Corona (in a railroaded process that resulted in a terribly flawed articles of impeachment or charges), but the Senate is not his bailiwick. Based on previous votes on various issues relating to the impeachment case, Aquino wouldn’t be able to get the needed 16 votes in the Senate to convict Corona.

    This is just a political maneuver by Aquino so this brat president has to face the painful truth there’s no way for him to oust Corona and control the Supreme Court given the current compostion of the Senate.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7BI67MGPB2ORBZRI6ZIWB4XPTA strider

      conviction? i thought removal from the office only? :p

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        Corona could only be removed from his post if he is convicted of the charges (articles of impeachment) in teh impeachment court (Senate).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      Meantime, if Aquino is really sincere in his bid to rid graft and corruption in government, then he should:

      1) Start looking into his own Cabinet and stop justifying graft and corrupt practices of his own men as “standard industry practice”. This is something he could easily do as they are only his political appointees, but I’m really dismayed by his inaction and justifications on his men’s actions that are inconsistent with his much-publicized Tuwid na Daan.

      2) Don’t simpy withold the pork barrel of oppostion lawmakers. Scrap instead the pork barrel fund as this is discretionary and simply being used by Malacanang to buy poltical patronage, an act that in itself is a form of graft. This pork barrel has been a source of corruption in Congress and Noynoy being a lawmaker for more than 10 years know this very well. Again I’m dismayed by his inaction on this and instead he used it in a very trapo way: as suhol to congressman who will support the impeachment case against Corona.

      Stop noynoying, Noynoy. Apat na taon ka pa sa Malacanang so please use the taxpayers’ money for the greater good of the country and not for politcal vengeance.

    • Mark Suarez

      ” to demolish the credibility of Corona”

      The moment  Corona accepted his midnight appointment as CJ from the fake president, his credibility was already demolished..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        on midnight appoint (for you to know some facts not coming from the poisonous and murky well of lies of Malacanang):

        “SEC 15. Two months immediately before the next presidential elections and up to the end of his term, a President or Acting President shall not make appointments, except temporary appointments to executive positions when continued vacancies therein will prejudice public service or endanger public safety.”

        On the other hand, appointments to fill vacancies in the Supreme court during the period mentioned in the provision just quoted could seemingly be justified by another provision of the same Constitution. Section 4(1) of Article VIII which states:continuation from above”

        SEC 4 (1) The Supreme Court shall be composed of a Chief Justice and fourteen Associate Justices.***. Any vacancy shall be filled within ninety days from the occurrence thereof.”

      • Mark Suarez

        Come back to your basic English for you to understand SEC 15. The ban is applicable for all including justices. The executive position mention is for the exemption of temporary appointments only. If the clause is like this:

        SEC 15. Two months immediately before the next presidential
        elections and up to the end of his term, a President or Acting President
        shall not make appointments, except temporary appointments, to executive
        positions when continued vacancies therein will prejudice public
        service or endanger public safety.

        I added comma after “except temporary appointments”, then that clause applies only to executive positions, temporary or permanent.

        removing or adding comma will change the meaning of a sentence.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        That is correct because you are doing selective reading. Read the entire post. But if you have problem in comprehension, wala na akong magagawa.

      • Mark Suarez

        you pointed other the others, then ano susundin?… Therefore, you cannot blame the others to stand to their position that CJ was illegaly appointed because they have their basis. The SC decision is self-serving…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        The point is clear, there’s an exemption stipulated in the Constituion. If you think that is wrong, then tell Congress to change the Constitution.

        Until the law is like that, the declaration that Corona’s appointment is illegal will be nothing but a bankrupt and malicious propaganda by Aquino

      • Mark Suarez

        The decision was made to favor Corona that’s it. They can even interpret it that the executive position is for temporary appointment only, and that permanent appointment ban is applicable for all.  But they didn’t interpret that way.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        Your point is simple. You find the ruling wrong because the supreme court interpreted the law not based on Aquino’s preference. That’s your only point. End of argument.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1106972697 Dario Collamat

       yah your right…but lets give this one a chance to proceed and finish the whole stuff..because this is for our country  and for once…we can stand up to the whole world that at last we did finish this historical trial for the highest official of the land..and maybe the next time we will face again same issue we have a strong guidelines and all that..and for our corrupt official to be conscious that if their planning to betray the filipino people they will face the consequences,and that our government is serious to serve the people.we must be OPTIMISTIC!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNTTI4OOQRZFKOPDDMHI26JLII roy

       Not so fast bigote…masyado mababaw ang analysis mo pre..You are about to get the surprise of your life!!!..Ikaw na rin nagsabi this is a political exercise..Wait lang natin ha??? hehehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        at nasan naman ang malalim mong analysis? debunk my points one by one to prove me wrong than simply making sweeping generalization, ala Noynoy style.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZYHEOJICSK7H4W5AJHLKIIDWM Reginald

      Corona has displayed unacceptable acts like accepting the midnight appointment, and manipulation in his SALNs. Not only he demolished the future of our countrymen, he also portrayed our country as the land of “injustices”…. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        please refer to my post below this thread on the so-called midnight appointment. thanks 

  • Littlefox131

    Everyone needs to be vigilant.
    Defense is accumulating instances where they were no allowed to proceed with their witnesses so they could run to the supreme court riding on these.

    That is why the Cuevas has predicated time and time again that “…they have no recourse but to run to the Supreme Court.”

  • fer1973

    GAME OVER CORONA JUST STEP DOWN, YOUR DEFENSE LAWYERS IS NOW ACTING LIKE A CHILD..ARE THEY THE MODERN MAKAPILI?? HE DID THAT, I’LL DO IT ALSO..C’MON SETTLE THIS WITH YOUR BALLS IN YOUR TITS…JUST EXPLAIN WHERE DOE’S THIS DOLLAR ACCOUNT COME FROM?? WHY YOUD DID NOT INCLUDE ALL IN YOUR SALN?? OR DON’T EXPLAIN JUST QUIT AND SAY SORRY TO ALL FILIPINO PEOPLE AND RETURN THE MONE, AND LIVE WITH A SIMPLE LIFE.. IT’S BETTER TO LEAVE WITH ON PIECE OF LAND AND SMALL HOUSE THAN LIVE IN LUXURY WITH CONSCIENCE IRRITATING YOU  WHILE SLEEPING..

    • parefrank

      What sorry? That he drid what all his accusers do the same? Look at the haciends, was it at any time declared for taxes worth 10 billions as what they want now just for a part of the land? Not even the gov. loan was ever repaid, so who really owns it?

  • IronMan8888

    LOL! The ropes noose is tightening up with Cheap Justice Corona neck. No matter how his defense team tries to delay and maneuver, it is very obvious to the people watching the trial that Corona screwed-up his SALN. And the Senator-Judges knows this and the only way to wiggle himself out is to make a personal appearance in the Impeachment Court and explain his SALN. Since he lied and hide, he will not. The defense are delaying and muddling up the case.

    If I were a member of the defense team, they should just give up. There is no honor defending Corona.  Who knows, the other defense members might have a brighter future for standing up against Corona. Forget Cuevas, the guy is smart and intelligent but the guy has no honor and integrity. He’s been a SC justice during Marcos time but did he “DID NOT OBJECT” to Marcos in the SC.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    Is Corona fit to continue as Chief Justice? I WANT MY CHIEF JUSTICE AS AN HONEST, CREDIBLE AND HONORABLE.

    Apparently, si RENATO CORONA ay isang  mapagnipula, madaya at corrupt na tao.

    GUILTY!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

    Another very valid point for argument sake. If Corona identified Vicente’s land (Marikina) as his own (and not Vicente) in his SALN then Corona commited perjury which Corona knows being a lawyer. Corona knows also that the uneducated relative has no legal basis to stand on the ownership of the Marikina land because Christina had been paying for Land Tax after Vicente failed to continue “paying” his taxation obligation to Assesor’s Office. As admitted by Vicente, he consented to be driven to Makati and be persuaded that the bogus lawyer (now we knew) to arrange notarial service. There is no doubt that the said bogus lawyer was acting on Corona’s behest…. which means that in the future should Vicente had the means for rebuttal in Court it would be deemed fake document. I will be surprise if the Marikina property is one of the Basa-Guidote inheritance seing that Miriam Basa (Christina’s sister) owns the adjacent land. Corona have never expected that in his life truth will catch up with him eventually. And the Impeachment Trial is a “pandora’s box” that opened Coronas’ woes.

    • parefrank

      Stupid. If Vicente could not pay anymore the permanent INCREASING TAXES AND A RELATIVE (CHRISTINA) helped him, she is not taking over ownership. If you own a property and I go and pay the taxes, would you agree that I am now the owner? Then I am very willing to pay your taxes….

  • f35

    “ Corona should not be impeached for something which practically all government officials practice in filling up their SALN forms—they use fair market value as a basis for their net worth which was lower than the acquisition cost”———>Corona defense team

    Sumalosep, aba’y parang mga batang paslit kung mangatwiran itong mga taga-depensa kay Ka Atong !! Wala, desperado na talaga ! Kung ganyan ang katwiran nila, parang sinabi na nila na GUILTY si Thief Dyastis Corona kasi lahat ng opisyal ng gobiyerno eh ginagawa ito.
    Pero sa tutuo lang, alam naman natin ito eh. Kaya lang sa ngayon, ang una nating iihawin ng buhay eh si Corona. Yoong iba, sa susunod na. Isa-isa lang……mahina ang kalaban.

  • warpiglets

    ABNOYNOYing..

  • tonto_ka

    Kudos to you senate president. DEFENSE LIARS must prove how CORONA amassed his wealth. Get to the POINT. No more DELAYING TACTICS on TV as well as PINOCCHIO STORIES!!! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

    The prosecution has presented to the Senate 10 accounts the Chief Justice had opened with the Philippine Savings Bank’s Katipunan branch, five of them dollar accounts, to substantiate Article 2 of the impeachment complaint. Article 2 charges that Corona failed to make public his SALN, omitted to include a number of properties from his declarations, and might have accumulated ill-gotten wealth, including “keeping bank accounts with huge deposits.”

  • PaengSaAmerika

    Mr. Senate President Enrile, your honor, it is very unlikely the defense will explain such bank deposits, because primarily your honor, this representation believes that those bank deposits, wether they are in peso nor dollar deposits, will fall on the category of ‘unexplained wealth’ your honor. So therefore, your honor, it’s ‘unexplainable’. Unexplained wealth is very hard to explain, your honor.

    • Karabkatab

      Minus the voice, I can hear former AJ Cuevas doing the manifestation your honor…

      • PaengSaAmerika

        With due respect to my fellow netizen Karabkatab, your honor, I accept his humble opinion, Mr. President… If I may, your honor, I hope I will not be mistaken, former AJ Cuevas, your honor, will do everything he can to engage in many technicalities, just to succeed in delaying the process of this impeachment trial, your honor, and prolong the agony of my beloved Filipinos, your honor.

        This representation, your honor, with prayers, hopes that this trial would not last until you celebrate your 90th birthday your honor.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZYHEOJICSK7H4W5AJHLKIIDWM Reginald

      Mr. Senate President: Your honor, considering logics or philosophy in this trial, the defense team cannot explain something unexplainable..The verdict for Cheap Justice Corona is therefore “Guilty Beyond Reasonable Doubt”. Please consider my honor…

      • PaengSaAmerika

        Mr. President: Your honor, I truly acknowledge this humble opinion of my fellow netizen Reginald, for the record, your honor.

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    Compare
    the population of Hacienda Luisita to the total population of the
    Philippines who will have eggs on their faces once Gloria and the gang
    succeeded in their quest to have Corona acquitted? I’d sacrifice
    Hacienda Luisita for now and deal with it later.

    You cannot sacrifice a whole nation to save a part of it called Hacienda Luisita.

    Wala nabang ibang arguments????

    BANAT PA.

    Napaka-BOBO ng mga CORONARIANS

    GAYA NI CORONA…….. NAPAKABOBO KAYA GINAMIT NI GLORIA
     

    • PaengSaAmerika

      Pasensiya na po kayo kasi wala nang ibang mabibigat na isyung ikukulapol kundi HCL. Nung mga nakakaraang araw pa rin po ako nagtatanong: WALA NA BANG IBA? Meron silang naisip na bago; “Noynoying” daw – to no effect.

      • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

        Iyan pong name calling pero walang argument na mailatag, no effect iyan.

        Kahit ano itawag niyo diyan useless kasi maging presidente man iyan or hindi kakain sa tamang oras iyang mga milyonaryong iyan. Ang kagandahan niyan tumutulong siya sa paghabol duon sa malalaking kawatan. Kung ayaw niyo sa kanya huwag niyong iboto, ilang taon nalang naman iyan election na. Si Gloria at kampon niya iyan ang maraming itinakbo na dapat mahabol at pag nakatakas ng bansa iyan ay magiging JOMA SISON na rin ang style nila. Mangugulo from a distance habang nilulustay yung mga kinurakot nila.

        Iyang mga nagbabansag ng mga noynoying noy-ngaling iyan din yung mga nagpipintura sa mga pader ng kulay pula ng mga salitang “IBAGSAK, ITAPON, LABANAN etc.” pero nung magkaroon na ng pagkakatapon para magrepresent sa party list system wala rin naman nabigay na solution. Ganyan parin, Name calling, ibagsak or iwaksi. Puro ingay walang laman.

      • PaengSaAmerika

        I agree with you. At least this president is making sure that the government coffers are not corrupted by crooks in the government.

  • PaengSaAmerika

    I admire the consistencies of Mr. Vicente’s statements during the cross-examination. However, I was just wondering if I would be wearing his shoes, I would definitely process everything to get the title(s) of the properties I bought transferred to my name. Yun nga lang ‘sangla’ eh kung medyo malaki na, eh dapat kahit yung title man lang eh hawak na nung pinagsanglaan. Deed of absolute sale I think isn’t good enough.

    • antonioluna

       malamang totoong binenta kay mang vicente ang lupa pero hindi alam ng matanda na walang balak si cheap dog na ilipat sa pangalan nya ang lupa.

      • PaengSaAmerika

        I believe so. So it means that the transaction is also known as “bentang laway”.

      • antonioluna

        malamang nga ganon ang nangyari kasi sanay silang manloko ng kahit kadugo nila eh hehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XQIPMGHIKFLIQX2GYRZPEV2VIY floydelyn

        hinayupak na corona – pinapatos lahat, que matatanda na tito/tita nga asawa nya, que sariling pinsan nya, iniisahan nya lahat. walang patawad, walang pinipili. yan ba ang nag-aral? and to think, teacher sya before. sana di nag-ruboff pagka-masiba nya sa students nya.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      Sa paniwala ni matanda sa kanya na ang lupang ito habang buhay. Hindi niya akalain na niloloko pa la siya ng marurunong na kamag-anak. Maari na ang lupang ito ay kahati pa sa inheritance ng mga Basa (kasi sa tabi nito pag-aari pa ni Miriam).

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

        Naghihintay lang sina Corona matigok yung matanda para mapasa kanila uli yung property.  Parang style BGEI, hawak nila lahat yung pinagtatalunan eh 2 na lang ang hindi namamatay at sobrang tatanda na. Sanay na silang maghintay kaya itong impeachment pahahabain lang nila hanggang eleksyon at di na maasikaso ng mga Senators, yun ang dahilan kaya ni ayaw mag file ng leave of absence.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

    Corona declared his properties in his 2010 SALN, but only after hiding them for years.”
    He was commenting on the assertion of Corona’s lawyers that they showed in last week’s impeachment trial that he had reported his condominium units.
    Angara said the Coronas acquired their condominium units at Bonifacio Ridge in Global City, Taguig and The Columns in Makati City in 2004 and 2005.
    “But the Chief Justice did not declare the two condos in his SALNs for those years, nor in the succeeding years until 2010,” he said.
    “He filed his 2010 SALN in April 2011 after the House of Representatives impeached then Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, and when he was already feeling the heat. His declaration was almost an afterthought,” he added.
    PLEASE NOTE: Here in western developed countries (Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands…etc.etc. Every citizen are required to file YEARLY his/her income tax. In the Philippines the ruling elite like Corona thinks and acts that he is ABOVE the law.  (That is Chief’s definition of Rule of Law).

  • ztefertilizerscam3

    The Fake Chief Justice’s ’19-0′ votes for Former Fake President Arroyo

    1.EO 464
    2.THE MEGA PACIFIC DEAL
    3.BYPASSING THE COMMISION ON APPOINTMENTS
    4.OAKWOOD MUTINY
    5.DISQUALIFYING FPJ
    6.NATIONAL ID SYSTEM
    7.EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE AND JPEPA
    8.VAT REFORM ACT
    9.GAG ORDER IN MILITARY OFFICERS
    10.TRUTH COMMISSION
    11.MIDNIGHT APPOINTEE
    12.CAMARINES SUR DISTRICTS
    13.KOKOY ROMUALDEZ CASE
    14.DANIEL SMITH RAPE CASE
    15.MORO REBELS AND THE MOA-AD
    16.NERI AND THE NBN-ZTE SCANDAL
    17.HELLO GARCI
    18.PROCLAMATION 1017
    19.CHARTER CHANGE

    • ztefertilizerscam3

      and many more..

      1. NBN ZTE Scandal

      2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors 

      (October 2007)

      3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

      4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

      5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 

      Million)

      6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

      7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

      8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 

      Million)

      9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

      10. Extra Judicial Killings

      11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

      12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

      13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) 

      (P1.3 Billion)

      14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

      15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

      16.  NAIA-3

      17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

      18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

      19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

      20. EURO GENERAL’S

      21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

      22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

      23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ 

      Welfare Administration (OWWA).

      24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

      25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

      26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

      27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy 

      Ampatuan 

      28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties 

      from 2002 to May this year.

      29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED 

      HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

      30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from 

      India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to 

      Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for 

      the rice importation. 

      31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

           70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit 

      No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy 

      Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown 

      San 
      Francisco.

      32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of 

      two franchise bills

      33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  

      advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to 

      P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for 

      Arroyo’s achievements.

      34. The report said the PIA received from the Department 

      of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations 

      amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
      million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

      35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political 

       enemies

      36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of 

      extra judicial killings of militants

      37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo 

       critic, Cory Aquino

      38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of 

       Pag-Ibig

      39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  

      Administration.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3NLWSMXCGCEWCVMF3ZVWFZ4FBU Nick

        Dapat e Freeze din ang asset ni Aruyko?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNTTI4OOQRZFKOPDDMHI26JLII roy

       thanks for the info..

  • ALDEA

    DEFENSE Lawyers and Renato Corona is just buying some time to hide their unexplained wealth in a more safe place… after awhile they will submit to show those bank account… the amount stated will only be enough and they can proudly explain how it was earned… BETTER more to issue a FREEZE ORDER to all of Corona’s Bank account from Appari to Jolo… we will only get surprise later to find out that those money was deposited to an ordinary Thrift Bank in a far away provinces under different name…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

      Good idea! Contact the prosecution on that respect… There is no point to say this to many stupid people here who are paid to defend Corona.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3NLWSMXCGCEWCVMF3ZVWFZ4FBU Nick

      Akala ko silyado na talaga, kasi dapat naman inuna sana yan bago pa binuksan ang imbestigasyon sa bank account, di ba? Hmmm! nakakasawa na ang kasong ito, parang walang patunguhan dahil sa mga alibi at delaying taktiks ng defense. Marami ng nasayang na panahon at pera. Isipin na lang yung sinahod ng mga Senator judge, Congerssman prosecutor at marami pang mga professional na natali sa kasong ito? Dapat e charge din kay Corona at mga Atty niya ang lahat ng ginastos sa kasong eto, para di masayang ang taxes na binayad ng taong bayan. 

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Then if you are so convinced these are true then why not go to DOJ and tell them that you have personal knowledge of what is going on, and what CJC is doing with his money.

      I’m sure since these are personal knowledge, and irrefutable, they would listen to you, investigate and as you conclude…freeze whatever accounts CJC has.

      • ALDEA

        Wow… if i have some blueprint proof to show that these is what Corona’s and his battery of lawyers are planning, then i’ll post it outside the perimeter wall of the Impeachment Court… this is a forum place kidoh… all posted comments in here are personal thoughts only… iyon nga lang, iba’t-ibang knowledge and philosophy level…

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Then state it as your opinion, not as a fact.

        True this is an open forum, and this is the place for airing both opinion and facts. Just clarify which is which.

      • ALDEA

        I admire you for being all over this forum depending CJC to any negative comments that will pop-up… it’s like you’re monitoring this forum… maybe… on my own analysis…you’re a she, young and a student… practicing and replying to all comments sharpens your thougths to provide imprumto answers… that’s good, but don’t show any softness in any argument… hey, don’t take it personally, reply nicely with lots of thoughts in it… good luck! 

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Sorry ALDEA

        Male, 40+, Makati,

        Working at the moment. hahahaha
        Thanks anyway

  • mar10scorz

    throw the fat pig in jail already…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K6T7LG2PMDL77QEGEAZWPJD6DA Mabuhay!

    Noynoying is the best person  to explain CJ Corona wealth since he already knows a lot through all his lapdogs at the AMLC and BSP secret agents. Put Noynoying in the witness stand as he loves to talk a lot about the CJ issues in the media. Alternative is also to put Lamierda, AK47 Lalamasin, Balte and de Lamas are all even more effective witnesses.

    Kung walang CJ Corona, Meron Hacienda Luisita……………

    Now listen to this: The replacement of Corona as chief justice
    will neither be senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio nor Aquino appointee
    Ma. Lourdes Sereno. It will be Senator and Liberal Party stalwart Franklin
    Drilon.

    With Drilon as chief justice, President Aquino will be assured
    of at least five “friendly” justices.

    This will only validate what I have been saying all along that
    Malacañang will do anything to get Corona out of the Supreme Court so the
    President could control the Judiciary.

    The President’s statement that Corona’s conviction is the only
    outcome acceptable to him does not help dispel the rumor.

    • rockinLeon

       What are the requirements to become a CJ? I don’t see Sen. Drilon qualified for the job or is he? Educate me my friend.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Stop with HLI already. Its like a broken record. Face the fact nobody is believing that crap except proCORONA lapdogs, ooppps, let me take that back, proCORONA lapdogs who are PAID to believe. Focus on your defense and not misinformation. Corona’s clock is ticking. You’ll soon be out of work.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KISP4XFWDO7PMCBCIAG5XEYQ7M Peregrino Natividad

    Maraming pang katutuhanan punta lang sa You Tube:NatividadRP subscribed to agapitobagumbayan581

    • adrenalyn_high2011

      thanks!

  • EdgarEdgar

    Wise Old Men on learning from the secret success of Luisita:

    Enrile:   As the presiding officer, it bears repeating that the defense must explain CJ’s money.
    Cuevas: Your honor, in due time we shall the matter to the full satisfaction of the viewing public.
    Enrile:   I only remind you because if you explain CJ’s money well, his children can have it.
    Cuevas: Like the descendants of Luisita who now stand to inherit 10B without breaking a sweat.

    • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

      Meanwhile:

      Corona: Do you have a tissue? *Sobs*.
      Christi Fermin: Startalk will be back after these messages.

  • Guest

    Hindi porke’t si Juan ay nagkasala din ay hindi maaring ipagpatuloy ang paglilitis ng kaso ni Pedro. Ituloy lang ang kaso ni Corona ayon sa merito nito, at kung may iba pang opisyal ng pamahalaan na nagkasala din, sampahan ito ng kaso. Hindi ito dapat maging hadlang sa kaso ni Pedro.

  • rockinLeon

    Enrile can’t preside…he’s all over! His mindset is old school…he’s snail mail.

    Mr. Enrile, why not treat this impeachment trial as a project…why don’t you set-up milestones…implement deadlines and assign deliverable for the prosecution and the defense to complete…for instance, the
    prosecutor and defense will be given 3 days to present their arguments
    with witnesses. Say, for article 2, the prosecution has 5 days…or the
    impeachment must be completed in 1 month but a 10% buffer in scheduling will be provided to
    each team for emergency purposes…something like that.

    I for one, is getting impatient…the arguments are ridiculously
    irrelevant at times and over-the-top analysis, it’s becoming technical, which is not suppose to. Common people don’t see this trial as complicated as it is.

    Wrap it up! Let the country move on to the other
    priorities like  trade policy–tariff tax ,or new laws to lure foreign investments in the country, the cost of electricity here is the highest in Asia–do something about it… education issues, anti-poverty… or an effective ANTI-CORRUPTION policy.

    And lastly, don’t
    forget to make a list about the “Lessons Learned” of this impeachment
    trial…I know this impeachment process needs reform—change the old ways to a new but efficient and robust process. So if ever another one comes, stakeholders will be more comfortable with the new impeachment process…no more second guessing…no more trial and error.

    • adrenalyn_high2011

      this is sound practical systematic suggestion…do we need technicalities to solve this case? it is said many times that “removal from office”is at stake here…this is NOT a criminal  trial that need to be proven beyond reasonable doubts…this is a trial that calls for “clear, acceptable” evidences…numbers/ figures have exact meanings…all persons with average intelligence will agree that 1 + 1 = 2 in any normal mathematical computations…the prosecutions had been able to produce it…then, refute it as instructed by Mr. Enrile…madaling gawin kpag nasa inyo ang katotohanan…mahirap ipaliwanag kung ang isang tao ay may itinatago o pagsisinungaling…I AGREE 100%  …GIVE THIS TRIAL…SPECIFIC DEADLINES…let the defense panel answer these allegations…POINT per POINT…tapos ang usapan….

  • aldhins

    Wag ng ilihis ang issue sagutin ng punto for punto  saan  galing ang pera sa mga accounts ni CJ Corona kung gusto naman nilang  mag ka tugma ang kita ni CJ Corona sa mga ari-arian nya at mga accounts nya  yung sobra u i donate na lang sa charity.

  • IronMan8888

    LOL! The ropes noose is tightening up with Cheap Justice Corona neck. No matter how his defense team tries to delay and maneuver, it is very obvious to the people watching the trial that Corona screwed-up his SALN. And the Senator-Judges knows this and the only way to wiggle himself out is to make a personal appearance in the Impeachment Court and explain his SALN. Since he lied and hide, he will not. The defense are delaying and muddling up the case.If I were a member of the defense team, they should just give up. There is no honor defending Corona.  Who knows, the other defense members might have a brighter future for standing up against Corona. Forget Cuevas, the guy is smart and intelligent but the guy has no honor and integrity. He’s been a SC justice during Marcos time but did he “DID NOT OBJECT” to Marcos in the SC.  

  • hazeleyes555

    GUILTY! GUILTY ! GUILTY!

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      yes, that is true, let us dispense with allowing the defense to finish their cases. Lets just pronounce ‘GUILTY as charged.’

      In fact, Lets dispense with sentencing of the IC all together, and sentence him just as if he was in a CRIMINAL Court, then crucify him.

      After all, we do not need any kind of explanation, since after all, we do not listen before we judge.

      And there are so many of us, that it must be true. They say the voice of the people is the voice of God.(Vox populi, vox dei)

  • adrenalyn_high2011

    It is highly irregular that the defense team is trying to “build their case” in order to prove the innocence of Mr.Corona….if they have really proofs of the “truths” they claim, why do they need to prolong this trial? It is commendable that Mr. Enrile is directing the course of action by requesting the defense to answer directly the allegations…why do they still need to lay the grounds if they are telling only truths, nothing but truths?…mga abogado ng depensa, wag nman ninyo maliitin ang kakayanan ng ordinaryong mamamayan sa usapin ng pagsasabi ng katotohanan….maaaring nde po nila naabot ang antas ng inyong mga pinag-aralan, PERO, alam naman nila husgahan kung nagsisinungaling o hinde ang isang tao… 

  • samarutan

    I couldn’t agree more with the Impeachment Presiding Judge. If JPE continues to do things right, I’ll forgive him for conspiring with Marcos and the RAMboys. You can still redeem yourself Mr. Senate President. 

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Hmm..

      You mean if he does what you say he should do, then its OK.

      But if he does as he think he should, then he’s in cahoots with Marcos or the RAM boys(?!?) which implies that he is guilty of something you would be ready to forgive him.

      Hmmm….

      Isn’t that like:

      Hey CJC, if you allow me to create a truth commission focused solely on GMA, and if you allow me to have Hacienda Luicita thru SC reversal, then you’re OK. If not then I think you’re in cahoots with GMA…and so on.

      • rockinLeon

        @eeescalona:disqus you walk with a stick up your arse…relax! Samaturan was actually mocking Enrile…hehehe

  • Rae_E

    “Let’s not complicate things anymore. Let us finish this case. Go direct to the point. You just explain the charges against you. Then it’s done,”

    Way to go JPE! The more defense delay directly answering the charges against Corona,  the more they’re confirming what most Filipinos knew all along since his midnight appointment by the fraudulent ex-president.

  • GreenStallion

    Good JOB Mr. Senate President. Thanks for being such a great impartial, competent and excellent adjucator in this historic IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE. We are counting so much on your great wisdom and firm decisions. KEEP IT UP SIR!

    • rockinLeon

       Liar…

  • RomyLitz

    Congrat Sen. Enrile,
    I thought that when you dismissed the PAL’s VP testimony on Corona’s perks, that’s our finish line to give up, but with this recent comments that the Defense are irrelevant in their presenting of SLANs of other people like the congressmen or cabinet men, we can conclude that the Defense has no definite defense.

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

    Yong mga pro-Corona wag na kayo mag post ng mga comments, gawin nyo na lang ang sinasabi ni JPE.  Baka puede nyo aminin na inyo yong bank account gaya ng ginawa ni Iggy para kay Mike.

    • Gina_Cole

       Mag ka iba yong kay Iggy at Corona. Jose Pidal ang account kaya inako agad ni Iggy. Sa kaso ni Corona nasa pangalan niya mismo ang $ accounts

  • Jamm3r

    “You can’t impute bad faith, you can’t impute malice to anyone who, in the execution of accounting forms, has followed the same pattern from beginning to the very end,” Esguerra said.
    “Yes, the figures may be incomplete, but was there bad faith? There’s none.”

    what happened to technicalities now mr. defence team? now that technicalities showed flaws you will now resort to human imperfections. are you trying to defend corona with gut feelings and in good faith because you now see the “simple negligence” in corona’s part?

    “sabi ng nasa kanto okay lang daw maging pusher at mag-adik sa droga kasi madami namang pusher at adik sa lugar namin eh.”  tipong ganyan ang dating ng argumento ng mga taga defence.

    • RomyLitz

      Ordinary motorcycle drivers when committing wrong parking offense, judges and policemen were quick to say, ” Ignorance of the law ,excuses no one”. Is this law applicable to a Chief Justice to be ignorant or erroneous in filling up the SALN forms and be excused? ( after doing it 10 times in a row, 2001-2011?)

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        First point of my rebuttal classifies what the offense was. As the Prosecutor Mr. Braganza stated, the difference between ‘Malum Prohibitum’ and ‘Malum in se.’ a google quote:

        “a malum in se offense is “naturally evil as adjudged by the sense of a civilized community,” whereas a malum prohibitum offense is wrong only because a statute makes it so. State v. Horton, 139 N.C. 588, 51 S.E. 945, 946 (1905)”

        Does negligence in filing the SALN constitute morally evil, such as murder, robber, or any other offenses with malice and bad faith involved?

        Second point, if we are to compare the offenses as equal in nature, then let me revise your question to “If an impeachable government officer, who drives a motorcycle, commits a parking offense, can this be grounds for impeachment, or would the necessary fines and penalties suffice?”

      • RomyLitz

        The first offense he may be excused, but he deliberately, willfully and repeatedly makes the wrong parking, he should be impeached! Any similar case? A judge in USA was impeached for repeated drunkeness. That for me it is a universal law, that culpable or deliberate commission of wrong parking like Corona did in his SALN for TEN YEARS is an impeachable offense for grave abuse of the excuse, inadvertetnly committed? No way Jose.

  • RomyLitz

    Brenda,
    Where are you? where are thou ballistic comments against Prosec Team? Is it fair now to give equally to the always confused Defense Team?

    • rockinLeon

       So true! Old school mentality like most of our politicians definitely is ruining the political system in our country, like the mindsets of Meriam…oops Brenda pala and Enrile. These politicians must be ousted! No ifs, no buts, they must go. They are the excess of the old regime. We need new breeds that are in synch with the global world views.

    • shalom shalom

      si brenda, natatakot na kasi baka di matupad dream niya sa Int’l court dahil sa sama ng ugali niya.

  • malek_abdul

    At this point in the course of the impeachment proceedings…its almost pretty obvious that the verdict on the CJ is “GUILTY” unless the Defense will be able to make a twist and convince the Senator Judges to acquit the respondent. I still hope for a fair and just trial wherein if the verdict is either Guilty or Not Gulity the senator-judges can walk heads up with a clear conscience and feel within themselves that they were able to lay down the right verdict. Allahu Akbar!!!

  • RomyLitz

    “Ignorance of the Law excuses no one !!”. If the ignorant people are not excused, how much more for a Chief Justice who talks about law everyday 24-7 ?? Corona wants to take refuge that he inadvertently erred in filing his SALN?? But he did it repeatedly, willfully and deliberately more than twice or thrice. Hence he “culpably” violated the constitution, right? Culpable violation of the constitution is an impeachable offense.Period.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Negligence here is not being able to put in the exact amount. It is an offense that is not directed on anyone.

      A “culpable violation” would be similar, except there is malice, or bad faith in mind, which usually is directed to advance oneself, to the detriment of others.

      I believe a similar example would be.. A government official who doesn’t include assets, so that his children can qualify for welfare, or scholarship limited to students where families earn within a certain bracket.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        wrong reply. sorry

      • RomyLitz

        Culpable means deliberate. Whether there is malice or bad faith it is not the point. He did it more than thrice, there is deliberate or culpability act. The father who hides his assets for scholarship purposes is still liable for falsification or perjury.

      • RomyLitz

        This negligence is directed to saving Gloria. In saving Gloria’s looted billions of pesos millions and millions of children died because of govt limited funds for health care and benefits. The looting of billions is the reasons millions of husbands work to a distant land as Saudi. Dont you get it?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Oh I do get it.

        Just convince me with evidence that you can prove in court.

        I don’t like GMA any more than you do.

        But everything should be well within reason and well within the confines of the law.

        If she broke the law, either thinking it was the best interest of the people (and incidentally, herself) then I don’t have to be like her. I don’t have to use, or change, or interpret the law simply to accommodate my hatred for her.

        I may hate her, but the law forbids me act with prejudice.

        Lest, then next government will accuse me of what I now accuse GMA, twisting the law to suit my ends.

  • marionics

    there she goes…there she goes again hahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XQIPMGHIKFLIQX2GYRZPEV2VIY floydelyn

    worst time for his big-ticket defense lawyers – and Brenda Defensor Santiago as well; have they ran out of arguments this early? as to Brenda, this is the time to berate the defense; will she do it? she should if she is to be consistent and fair? yung magagaling sa batas i’m sure, will not envy Brenda’s predicament now.

  • RomyLitz

    Defense has actually no defense in sight. In fact their lead counsel former justice and rules of court walking encyclopedia apparently skipped the hearing for the FIRST TIME. Sen. Enrile was focused and firm, one standard for high and low official is ” To tell the truth and nothing but the TRUTH” . Corona and Cuevas cannot simply do some magic or do some juggling of the TRUTH.

  • tonto_ka

    Drug lords at smugglers nde nag declare ng income kasi ILLEGAL source of income. Sina nere, abalos, gma et al nde nag declare sa commission sa NBN ZTE deal kasi galing sa illegal na transaksyon…
    si CORONA nde nag declare ng DOLLAR ACCOUNT kasi ILLEGAL din yun…gets mo Brenda?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Betz-Chui/100002310507085 Betz Chui

    Ang dapat lang sagutin ng depensa ay 30 million pesos ++ in the bank, why was it not declared sa SALN. Five dollar accounts, why five? at magkano ang laman nito per account? Why are they in dollar accounts? Kong ang laman nito ay 1,000 dollars lang, why put them in five different accounts? If the content was 10 million dollars – saan galing? Why only disclose in his 2011 SALN the condos when in fact he acquired them five years ago!

    • RomyLitz

      These dollar accounts are Corona’s power over the SC justices. Everytime a high profile case at SC is under en banc meeting,it goes like this, those who opposed Corona will not get any dollar bonus to their accounts. The 8 SC justices “maybe” have dollar accounts in the same bank for easy transfer. Recently, the CA ruled that the Banko Sentral should give aid to Banco Filipino the sum of 25-Billion pesos. What is 1% of that as commission? There are other billion peso cases, the Marcoses, the COCO levy in SMC, , FALEA of PAL,the Hacienda Luisita and etc. Saan mo itago ang ill-gotten wealth  via commissions? Logically, put it into dollar account, right? . Protected by RA 6426 and PDIC.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Is this your opinion, or do you have proof?

      • RomyLitz

        If in truth and in reality.he has this hundreds of millions of dollars but cannot open them due to Secrecy Law is he guilty or not?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Do you have personal knowledge that there is indeed 700K USD in the accounts.

        Are you sure its 700K USD and not amounting to something regular like 2K-7K?

        Do you know who it is from? Are you proof positive that its not from her daughter from the states, funding the payment for the condominiums? Is he not the Attorney in Fact which represents the daughter, to include payment for the properties?

        IF the USD account is HIS, and its unusual like 700K USD, or it comes from dubious sources, then I too will believe that he is guilty.

      • goavan

        rumour mongering!!!

      • RomyLitz

        Then how can you explain Corona’s motive of TROing his dollar account via his eight comrades in crimes at the SC?

      • parekoy

        Very well said…this will explain a part of the source of CORONA’S dollar account..there might be other sources that need to be uncovered yet…IN DUE TIME….When the right time has come….when he ran out out alibis and found himself cornered with no way to scape, when he doesn’t have any alternative anymore but to speak before the IC and say…..I AM GUILTY YOUR HONOR……. that’s the most gallant way of accepting defeat…if he is indeed honorable…from that point, he can start picking up the broken pieces of his life. heal his wounds  and live a quiet life as a completely changed person…a person humbled by the real judge of all, GOD…

  • biznizdok

    di ba pwedeng use in a Sentence muna bago Explain? baka sakaling andun na ang paliwanag ng teleseryeng ito sa ANC at PTV.

  • RomyLitz

    Once the dollar accounts are opened, the Defense Team will be buried 6,000 feet below the ground. It is a defenseless defense. Case is finished.Corona will be evicted.

    • goavan

      oo nga kasi ikaw ang unang nakita ng corona dollar acct good for you

  • stanfordmillbrand

    wag naman na tong umabot ng Holy Week. ibang season na ang mahal na araw

  • adamson11

    That is the problem, if he is a decent man he would not put himself and his family in this mess, coronaroyo is obviously wants to protect gma and her legacy of piracy and crookedness much as like the marcoses… what kind of chief justice of the land is this? If he was not a midnight appointee of his former boss it would be really be unbelievable…

    • alice_in_chains

       Come to think it, what is in it for the CJ to protect GMA?

  • jumbopascual

    Total accquisition costs of all properties should be within the means of Corona based on his salary.  They said he earned PHP21 Million plus in 10 years, cool.  Now compare this with the acquisition value of the properties he bought plus the money left in all his bank accounts. The discrepancies must be fully explained, then tapos na ang hearing, judgement na.  Mahirap talaga ipaliwanag to, pilit nilang pinagkakasya ang isang toneladang kargada sa isang maliit na kahon.  The defense made the fatal mistake of going through the earnings of Corona in very detailed to include all kinds of allowances imaginable.  Now they have to do the same for all the properties bought and the bank accounts.  They must show the year to year balances and transactions. Its a losing plan already, they should have stuck to their original strategy of attacking the impeachment case from being technically errorneous and sought right away the internvention of the supreme court.  Now that they have started showing futile evidences, there is no going back.  Their last salvo will be most likely copies of SALN’s of various elected officials showing that its not only Corona who is doing it so why single out Corona.  Its like Jesus telling a crowd about to throw stones to a woman, “those without sin, cast the first stone”.  Pwedeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!  Kaya lang sa husgado di pwede to, magagalit (sana nga magalit) si Miriam.

    • Epherjenny

      super agree!…malas lang ni thief justice na nasingle out siya kasi siya napunta sa hotseat at siya yung nabuking…kaya napag iinitan na sya ngayon…so pagkatapos ni corona, next naman ung ibang di nagcomply sa pagfill ng SALN ng tama…

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      hmmmmm.

      However, if you do not factor into the equation that

      a) He has earning from over 20+ years in private practice
      b) Afforded to graduate from Ateneo, plus graduate school.
      c) Has a wife also of means.
      d) Inherited from parents.

      If you take that into consideration, then I would say that you do not have enough information to form said conclusion.

      Take for instance PNoy has been serving as president for how many years now.

      Would how would you explain, based on his salary as president
      a) The 52M Asset he has.
      b) The porsche worth a few millions.

      • alice_in_chains

        then the CJ must explain his wealth including his dollar accounts to prove his innocence. 

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        I agree

      • RomyLitz

        The issue is Corona, not Abnoy, stick to the topic.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        I beg your pardon, the example was an analogy to better paint the picture.

        Please leave it out, and just let me stand by my argument enumerated (a-d):

        a) He has earning from over 20+ years in private practice
        b) Afforded to
        graduate from Ateneo, plus graduate school.
        c) Has a wife also of
        means.
        d) Inherited from parents.

        If you take that into consideration, then I would say that you do not
        have enough information to form said conclusion.

    • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

       Si Meream magagalit??? tatalon ako sa eroplano kapag nagalit siya sa defense panel. DIDN’T YOU KNOW THAT SHE IS A MEMBER OF THIS PANEL???

      • coronapig6

         Hehehe! Natumbok mo sir… Laglag ang panty ni Miriam na lukaret kay Corona. Itaga mo yan sa bato.. pag nagpakita si Coronangbaboy  sa senado asahan mo 
        kakarengkeng pa yan sabay laglag ang panty niya. Hahaha!

  • goavan

    noon ko pa sinasabi that these gov’t officials including enrile is just submitting salns for the sake of compliance.  they will fill-up the forms according to their liking.  so these people are equally guilty as corona.  why is noynoying and his cohorts only after corona?  being selective and vindictive, yes

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kikita-Karin/100002900802900 Kikita Karin

      kasuhan mo sila including enrile… Kasi ang issue is corona ang nasasakdal dito. Let corona answer and likewise let those gov’t officials that you mentioned answer in the proper forum and in the proper time. But remember CJ Corona is chief justice.

    • I_kabod

       lahat naman ng politiko na yan may issue sa SALN.

    • coronapig6

      Go ahead!  File a case against them…if you are able to do it…  meanwhile,  let that cretin Corona bite the bullet!

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

      Wala yatang naglike sa sinasabi mo. di pumatok.

  • http://twitter.com/akosijapney Al Japney J. Loredo

    I get what the defense team is saying, whether or not an “honest mistake” would be sufficient enough as to a ground of impeachment of CJ Corona, which should also be look into consideration. However, this wouldn’t mean that such an honest mistake is forgivable, and he can literally get away with it instantly. The people are not that dumb, we’re also thinking. Let’s finish CJ Corona’s problem with this matter Mr. Defense, then we’ll get after those whom you were pertaining to in the government, committing same “honest mistakes” as well. 

    • ALDEA

      HONEST MISTAKE is synonyms to INNOCENT/IGNORANT OF THE LAW… That won’t make Renato Corona to ask the Impeachment Court to pleaded him NOT GUILTY cause being INNOCENT/IGNORANT OF THE LAW won’t make you EXCUSE in what VIOLATION you had committed, even more the Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court… and who happened to be a high caliber lawyer of the land…. I can’t believe that Renato Corona is trying to play INNOCENT/IGNORANT of how the SALN will be rightfully fill-in… to that, prosecutors may file another case of behavioural INSANITY case against Chief Justice Renato Corona… for fooling the People of the Republic of the Philippines…

      • http://twitter.com/akosijapney Al Japney J. Loredo

        Alexander Aldea is this you? =)) Well, I would say that your comment seem to bear an idea that you’re already convicting the CJ, don’t get me wrong, I’m in no side of the coin here. All am saying is, let him have his day in court and prove himself otherwise. It wasn’t that of the big mistake (the cost declaration of his properties, whereas they’ve used the market value of it, instead of the real acquisition cost as per news read) for it’s complicated to elaborate here for the technicalities of it are profound that only them would be able to explain, which in due right of the accused for him to explain it. As to label him insane and stuff like that, is a misjudgment, for it seems to me that you make no sound judgment when you have said that.

      • michael_angelo

        CORONA: I KNOW MY LAW… hahaha

      • Lapaz_guardians

        he might be suffering from amnesia

  • coronapig6

     …Enrile asked Corona: Reveal your dollar accounts. Tanong ng madla: Saan nanggaling ang million million na pera niya? Hindi nakapagtataka kung nagbenta ng kasong hawak ng animal na ito di ba?  Pati ang pera at ari-arian ng BUONG ANGKAN ng asawa niya ay ninakaw niya paano niyang hindi magawa iyan sa iba? Hindi ba alam ng mga tagatahol ni Corona ito??

    • shalom shalom

      sa anak nila yun. basta. I am not privy your honor. sa anak nila lahat.kawawa naman sila. mahirap lang sila mag-asawa

      • JasminCubacub

        Why can’t you be happy that they have 5 properties?

  • Pitbulldog

    Ngingiti ngiti na naman mga maka-Pnoy.  OGAG, pinapadama lang kayo nyan.  Baka maglupasay na naman kayo sa pusali nyan pag nag-apir na yan. APIRR!!!

    • michael_angelo

      Ang topic dito si CORONA hindi si PNOY, mga BAYARAN talaga

  • white scorpion

    i 2nd the motion ni enrile. kaya ito mga defense lawyer, kung anu ano paikot ang ginagawa. nang dradrag pa ng ibang tao. pinapaikot-ikot nila ang presentation, baka sakaling may lumusot. they are boring us to death. i know corona is very intelligent. there’s no reason for him to have mistaken acquisition value to market value. so then why, ganyan ang ginawa niya. it is simply INTENSIONAL.

  • BatangSingapore

    sumakay na naman kayo sa sirko at pinaigting na damdamin ng Abnoy administrasyon.  Siempre ipapaliwanag yan ng depensa.  lahat ng demanda ng mga bobong congressman/prosecutor ay ipapaliwanag.

    ang ibig sabihin lang dito ni Enrile na natitira na lang na question ay saan galing ang laman ng mga account na sinasabing kay CJ.  then tapos na yan at tapos na din ang impeachment, absuwelto si Corona.

    higit sa lahat tapos na rin ang paghihirap ng mga magsasaka sa Hacienda Luisita at hindi babayaran ng 10Bilyon ang mga Cojuangco period!

    • michael_angelo

      may natira pa pa lang budget si Corona para sa mga BAYARAN katulad mo hahaha…

      Akala ko naubos na ni Mirriam saka ni Joker :)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BOP47XP3EPK7NQGMUF5GSCM4P4 ruperto

        hayaan muna yan.. taga singapore eh kamo

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNTTI4OOQRZFKOPDDMHI26JLII roy

         wala nang ibang argumento ang mga kurakot na kampon ni thief justice..hehehe..waaah!!!

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

      Tulongan mo na kaya magpaliwanag.  Puede mo aminin na iyo yong mga bank accounts mas malaki ang kikitain mo kasi sa iyo pupunta yong pera.

    • gikiness

       dapat ng maimbistigahan yang Macapagal Highway na yan.  Anak ng teteng 1.1B limang kilometro lang?  Napakapangit at wala pang traffic light sa intersection.  1.1B o katumbas ng 1100 Million Pesos.  Mala HALIMAW talaga si LITTLE GIRL

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNTTI4OOQRZFKOPDDMHI26JLII roy

       di ka ba nagtataka wala na ang mga kampon ni thief justice corona dito…hehehe…nag iisa ka na..waahhh!!!

      • maria_t11

        oo  nga  Roy  very  loyal ang batang roy huh! bakit  kaya sino kaya ang nag-
        pipinance sa kanya? at  andyan  pa siya? hay naku ano ba corner na kayo kitang-kita na ang katibayan, bulok pa sa kabulok-bulukan si TJ Corona and wife? na 
        pati kamaganak tinalo for being  so “Greedy” kaya nga loyal din kay GMA and Family diba? asa ka pa bibitaw kapareho niya eh!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWXDMZBYPCZJK7PEQEG5UHEFB4 Ace Grave

      ikaw ba yan?.masakit yata loob mo ah..hehe..wag mo na ilihis ung issue..gus2 mo mgsampa ka rin ng kaso jan sa mga cojuangco…paki name mo nga kung cnu  yang mga bobo na cnasabi mo..baka mas bobo ka pa jan…haha..losssssseeeeer…

  • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

    i agree. the defense is skirting round the real issue from the very start. why can’t they just answer how the thief justice accumulated a whopping PHP 80M on his salary and allowance.

  • DWAYNE11

    TAMA SI ENRILE
    Sinabi ni Enrile kanina, the same standard na ginamit sa SALN ng ordinaryong emplayado na tinanggal sa serbisyo ay dapat the same standard din ang gamitin sa Chief Justice…lahat ay pantay pantay…
    Sabi nga ng talagang tunay na Chief Justice at hindi Midnight appointee..
    By: Artemio V. Panganiban  Philippine Daily Inquirer

    8:46 pm | Saturday, February 25th,
    2012

     OMISSIONS IN SALN

    Article II of the impeachment complaint charges Chief Justice
    Renato Corona with failure to include “some of [his] properties” in his
    statements of assets, liabilities and net worth. If proven, what is the penalty
    for such omissions? So readers ask.

    Dismissal from service. In Rabe vs Flores (May 14, 1997), the
    Supreme Court en banc unanimously dismissed from the service—with forfeiture of
    all retirement benefits and accrued leaves and with prejudice to reemployment—a
    Regional Trial Court (RTC) interpreter for dishonesty and for failure to
    disclose in her SALNs her business interest, which was “a stall in the market.”

    The Supreme Court held: “Section 8 of Republic Act No. 6713
    provides that it is the ‘obligation’ of an employee to submit a sworn statement
    as the ‘public has a right to know’ the employee’s assets, liabilities and net
    worth and financial and business interests. Section 11 of the same law
    prescribes the criminal and administrative penalty for violation of any
    provision thereof. Paragraph (b) of Section 11 provides that ‘(b) Any violation
    hereof proven in a proper administrative proceeding shall be sufficient cause
    for removal or dismissal of a public official or employee, even if no criminal
    prosecution is instituted against him.’”

    In Concerned Taxpayer vs Doblada (June 8, 2005), an RTC sheriff
    was dismissed for “his failure to declare a true and detailed SALN” for several
    years. “There were discrepancies, inconsistencies and omissions in his SALNs,
    consisting of properties and business interests acquired but which were
    declared in his SALNs only two or more years later.”

    Accuracy of entries required. Flores vs Montemayor (June 8, 2011)
    reiterated the penalty of dismissal for the respondent’s unjustified failure to
    declare “two expensive cars” in his 2001 and 2002 SALNs. Ruled the Supreme
    Court:

    “Pursuant to Section 11, paragraph (b) of RA No. 6713, any
    violation of the law ‘proven in a proper administrative proceeding shall be
    sufficient cause for removal or dismissal of a public official or employee,
    even if no criminal prosecution is instituted against him.’ Respondent’s
    deliberate attempt to evade the mandatory disclosure of all assets acquired …
    was evident when he first claimed that the vehicles were lumped under the entry
    ‘Machineries/Equipment’ or still mortgaged, and later averred that these were
    already sold by the end of the year covered and the proceeds already spent.

    “Under this scheme, respondent would have acquired as many assets
    never to be declared at any time. Such act erodes the function of requiring
    accuracy of entries in the [SALN], which must be a true and detailed statement.
    It undermines the [SALN] as ‘the means to achieve the policy of accountability
    of all public officers and employees in the government’ through which ‘the
    public [is] able to monitor movement in the fortune of a public official, [as]
    a valid check and balance mechanism to verify undisclosed properties and
    wealth.’”

    In Pleyto vs PNP-CIDG (Nov. 23, 2007), “petitioner was negligent
    for failing … to provide a detailed list of his assets and business interests …
    and for relying on the family bookkeeper/accountant to fill out his SALN and in
    signing the same without checking or verifying the entries therein.” Here, the
    Supreme Court ruled that petitioner’s negligence was “only simple and not
    gross, in the absence of bad faith or intent to mislead or deceive on his part
    … his SALNs actually disclose[d] the full extent of his assets … and his wife
    had other business interests.” Hence, the penalty imposed was only suspension
    for six months, without pay, not dismissal. Since petitioner had already
    retired, an amount equivalent to six months’ pay was “forfeited from his
    retirement benefits.”

    In OCA vs Usman (Oct. 19, 2011), the Supreme Court imposed only a
    fine of P5,000 even if the “respondent clearly violated (Sec. 7, RA 3019 and
    Sec. 8, RA 6713) when he failed to file his SALN for the years 2004-2008.” It
    seems that failure to disclose assets, when proven to show dishonesty, is more
    severely penalized than the failure to file the SALN.

    Integrity, uprightness. Indeed, Ombudsman vs. Peliño (April 14,
    2008) held: “Under the laws governing civil service, dishonesty is classified
    as a grave offense the penalty of which is dismissal from the service at the
    first infraction. A person aspiring to public office must observe honesty,
    candor and faithful compliance with the law. Nothing less is expected. This
    ideal standard ensures that only those of known probity, competence and
    integrity are called to the challenge of public service. It is understood to
    imply a disposition to lie, cheat, deceive, or defraud; untrustworthiness; lack
    of integrity; lack of honesty, probity or integrity in principle; lack of
    fairness and straightforwardness; disposition to defraud, deceive or betray.
    Dishonesty is a malevolent act that puts serious doubt upon one’s ability to
    perform his duties with the integrity and uprightness demanded of a public
    officer or employee.”

    In sum, the penalty for the failure to disclose assets is
    dismissal if such omissions amount to dishonesty and are not due to clerical
    errors done in good faith. Otherwise, it is suspension. To stress, the Supreme
    Court decided the above administrative cases on the basis of strict legality.
    For impeachment cases, the Senate, after hearing the parties, has a wider
    policy discretion to decide whether the respondent is still fit and qualified
    to remain as the highest magistrate of the land.

     

    • jimmy48

      for 1 item mis declare in saln is alrealy against the law….so whyy take so long to judge…. 2 3 7 9 etc the same rin hindi ma kolong…sana after impeachment…the BIR should continue filing for tax evasion…

  • DWAYNE11

    TAMA SI ENRILESinabi ni Enrile kanina, the same standard na ginamit sa SALN ng ordinaryong emplayado na tinanggal sa serbisyo ay dapat the same standard din ang gamitin sa Chief Justice…lahat ay pantay pantay…Sabi nga ng talagang tunay na Chief Justice PANGANIBAN at hindi Midnight appointee CORONA..
    OMISSIONS ON SALN
    By: Artemio V. Panganiban  Philippine Daily Inquirer
    8:46 pm | Saturday, February 25th,2012
     Article II of the impeachment complaint charges Chief Justice
    Renato Corona with failure to include “some of [his] properties” in hisstatements of assets, liabilities and net worth. If proven, what is the penaltyfor such omissions? So readers ask.
    Dismissal from service. In Rabe vs Flores (May 14, 1997), theSupreme Court en banc unanimously dismissed from the service—with forfeiture ofall retirement benefits and accrued leaves and with prejudice to reemployment—aRegional Trial Court (RTC) interpreter for dishonesty and for failure todisclose in her SALNs her business interest, which was “a stall in the market.”
    The Supreme Court held: “Section 8 of Republic Act No. 6713provides that it is the ‘obligation’ of an employee to submit a sworn statementas the ‘public has a right to know’ the employee’s assets, liabilities and networth and financial and business interests. Section 11 of the same lawprescribes the criminal and administrative penalty for violation of anyprovision thereof. Paragraph (b) of Section 11 provides that ‘(b) Any violationhereof proven in a proper administrative proceeding shall be sufficient causefor removal or dismissal of a public official or employee, even if no criminalprosecution is instituted against him.’”
    In Concerned Taxpayer vs Doblada (June 8, 2005), an RTC sheriffwas dismissed for “his failure to declare a true and detailed SALN” for severalyears. “There were discrepancies, inconsistencies and omissions in his SALNs,consisting of properties and business interests acquired but which weredeclared in his SALNs only two or more years later.”
    Accuracy of entries required. Flores vs Montemayor (June 8, 2011)reiterated the penalty of dismissal for the respondent’s unjustified failure todeclare “two expensive cars” in his 2001 and 2002 SALNs. Ruled the SupremeCourt:
    “Pursuant to Section 11, paragraph (b) of RA No. 6713, anyviolation of the law ‘proven in a proper administrative proceeding shall besufficient cause for removal or dismissal of a public official or employee,even if no criminal prosecution is instituted against him.’ Respondent’sdeliberate attempt to evade the mandatory disclosure of all assets acquired …was evident when he first claimed that the vehicles were lumped under the entry‘Machineries/Equipment’ or still mortgaged, and later averred that these werealready sold by the end of the year covered and the proceeds already spent.
    “Under this scheme, respondent would have acquired as many assetsnever to be declared at any time. Such act erodes the function of requiringaccuracy of entries in the [SALN], which must be a true and detailed statement.It undermines the [SALN] as ‘the means to achieve the policy of accountabilityof all public officers and employees in the government’ through which ‘thepublic [is] able to monitor movement in the fortune of a public official, [as]a valid check and balance mechanism to verify undisclosed properties andwealth.’”
    In Pleyto vs PNP-CIDG (Nov. 23, 2007), “petitioner was negligentfor failing … to provide a detailed list of his assets and business interests …and for relying on the family bookkeeper/accountant to fill out his SALN and insigning the same without checking or verifying the entries therein.” Here, theSupreme Court ruled that petitioner’s negligence was “only simple and notgross, in the absence of bad faith or intent to mislead or deceive on his part… his SALNs actually disclose[d] the full extent of his assets … and his wifehad other business interests.” Hence, the penalty imposed was only suspensionfor six months, without pay, not dismissal. Since petitioner had alreadyretired, an amount equivalent to six months’ pay was “forfeited from hisretirement benefits.”
    In OCA vs Usman (Oct. 19, 2011), the Supreme Court imposed only afine of P5,000 even if the “respondent clearly violated (Sec. 7, RA 3019 andSec. 8, RA 6713) when he failed to file his SALN for the years 2004-2008.” Itseems that failure to disclose assets, when proven to show dishonesty, is moreseverely penalized than the failure to file the SALN.
    Integrity, uprightness. Indeed, Ombudsman vs. Peliño (April 14,2008) held: “Under the laws governing civil service, dishonesty is classifiedas a grave offense the penalty of which is dismissal from the service at thefirst infraction. A person aspiring to public office must observe honesty,candor and faithful compliance with the law. Nothing less is expected. Thisideal standard ensures that only those of known probity, competence andintegrity are called to the challenge of public service. It is understood toimply a disposition to lie, cheat, deceive, or defraud; untrustworthiness; lackof integrity; lack of honesty, probity or integrity in principle; lack offairness and straightforwardness; disposition to defraud, deceive or betray.Dishonesty is a malevolent act that puts serious doubt upon one’s ability toperform his duties with the integrity and uprightness demanded of a publicofficer or employee.”
    In sum, the penalty for the failure to disclose assets isdismissal if such omissions amount to dishonesty and are not due to clericalerrors done in good faith. Otherwise, it is suspension. To stress, the SupremeCourt decided the above administrative cases on the basis of strict legality.For impeachment cases, the Senate, after hearing the parties, has a widerpolicy discretion to decide whether the respondent is still fit and qualifiedto remain as the highest magistrate of the land.
     

    • jimmy48

      there r 2 statement which seem uncomfortable 1. remember we r empeaching a cj…..does dis mean kong isang barangay captain  ano?   2…… if its only a car park space not declare in saln mayb puedi e condideral…why a car park now in a condo wil cost no less than 300T….how about kong isang barangay captin mis to declare his haus for (a true value of 299T) 300T..puedi rin e consideral?? so in dis case walang issang corupt oficial ma empeacdh nor e tangal sa position….thanks for reading

  • michael_angelo

    Hoy mga Defense Lawyer, ang dami nyo pang pasikot sikot- bat di nyo paupuin ang nag umpisa ng lahat si TJ CORONA para matapos na eto, 

    bakit nyo pa hintayin ang Holy Week, akala nyo may Miracle pa mangyari?

  • michael_angelo

    Sa mga Senador naman, ok lang sa amin palampasin sa Holy Week… baka ang mga iba dyan makapag reflect kung saan ba sila tatayo- The Dark side or the Light Side … :)

    Pero ang iba dyan, side by side- dark talaga… :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2J4DJQPQ4PON73N3KBZYXCNCM Francis

    nakalimutan na si gma..ang ugat ng katiwalian..

  • ceegonzaga

    Kay mahirap kampihan si PNoy, dahil sa mga Abad at mga Llamas. Corona need to go so does Llamas and Abad.

    • filipinaskoh

      hindi naman sa kampi-kampi ito, we are talking of moral righteousness and uprightness. The chief justice is demanded by law to be a person of competence, probity, independence and integrity. None is being required by law to Llamas and to Abad, they are not justices, whatsoever decision they have it could be retracted and under the approval of the president and the people.

      • ceegonzaga

        I do believe in “daang matuwid” crap. I’m an advocate for real. I just hope he get rid of the Coronas the abads.. the Llamas and all the S.o.B’s in rhe govt. I support him. Pero linis tayo ng bakuran din para maganda. Peace!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNTTI4OOQRZFKOPDDMHI26JLII roy

       wag ka mag alala, darating din tayo dun..isa isa lang muna ..ok??? waaahhhh!!!

  • ofwvnpsh

    this is the best disposition the senate president ever made so far in this impeachment hearing. please explain the bank accounts including dollar deposits. wag na kau paligoy-ligoy pa corona et al.

  • wvillaro822

    The accounting information & data data used by Corona on his SALN are the most important issue that should be looked at on this Trial.  So the question of “Does the ‘mistakes’ of the Chief Justice rise to the level of an impeachable offense?” is debatable. How do you define mistake?   You can literally interpret the defenition or meaning of Mistake, (not interpret the SALN law) and, if in your opinion Corona should be set free, then let Corona rape your country.

  • Andoy51

    Dapat lang ipaliwanag ni Corona ang kanyang bank accounts — both his peso and dollar deposits.

    Magkano ang kanyang pera sa bangko? Saan galing ito?

    Ano man ang mangyari sa impeachment trial ni Corona, dapat habulin pa rin siya ng Anti-Money Laundering Task Force at ng Ombudsman for unexplained wealth.

    • RomyLitz

      Sen.Enrile had told the Defense, opening others accounts is irrelevant and pampagulo. Period.

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

    In the end, Enrile shall vote to acquit Corona.  Honasan would follow his boss.  Mark my word.

    • KapitanBagwis

       Pwede ba hulaan mo din kailan magugunaw ang mundo?

    • Diablo_III

      So manghuhula ka pala? Totoo ba yung 2012 na movie?

    • Guest

      Senator-Presiding judge Enrile is not stupid like you.

  • agxo3

    “they use fair market value as a basis for their net worth which was lower than the acquisition cost.”

    So this means they overpay – by a lot. Really? That would mean they are really poor money managers. either that or they are lying and they seriously undervalue their properties.

    • muddygoose

      Fair market value is a tax avoidance (not tax evasion, which is illegal) scheme perpetrated by property owners (i.e. the non-poor) and government regulators themselves.

  • McOlans

    Di lang yung nakadeposito, pati yung hindi nakadeposito.  May benenta siyang lupa kina Castillo at Medina na P18M at P8M noong 2010, sabi ng isang witness.  Ang mga ito ba diniclara niya sa kanyang SALN? bilang kabayarang ng mga lupa?

  • cleanphilippines

    the impeachment case against Mr Corona has already reached  the discussion of approximate values (which values will be finally used in SALN) but the fact that the value of his dollar deposits is still nowhere to be found due to legal technicalities, to me,  is sickening. Let all his dollar deposit values come out first, before we even discuss this approximate values. And most importantly , from where did this dollars dollar deposits came from ?. A Chief Justice who is supposed to be reposed with a 100% public trust should be transparent in all his dealings, otherwise, he does not deserve to be there.

  • alwayslate

    Explain mo na kasi.  Kaw naman o, pakipot ka pa.  Promise, peks man, cross our hearts, pag na impeach ka ang ipapalit namin na CJ sisiguraduhin namin na accurate and true ang SALN niya.  Di rin kami papayag na gawin nya ang ginawa mo.  O yan ah, promise yan!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XDGQLWLEBWEKHQ7PHLPX6JBVPE Sir SD

    Please spare us the unnecessary and souped up presentations. Just answer the question, then explain, not the other way around. The senate president hit it right on the head when he said that there is no need to complicate things anymore, and that to finish this case, the defense needs to be direct to the point. Then it’s done,

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3NLWSMXCGCEWCVMF3ZVWFZ4FBU Nick

      Sus, alam nyo na, pera ang pinag-usapan dito. Kung patagalin at mapatagal ng defense and kaso, sa araw-araw, lumaki ng lumaki ang masingil nila, at      magka bonus pa pag nai-panalo, di ba?

      • allandel

        yung abogado ni corona, pro bono. tumagal o hindi, pareho ang bayad – wala!

  • mijacogeo

    I think the reporter, as many young reporters do, failed to grasp the whole context and appreciate the questions of Senator Enrile when he questioned the Defense on the relevance of the presentation of the witness’ testimony. I suspect the reporter did not listen well to the whole proceedings yesterday.

    First of all, the title of this article is erroneous, Mr. Enrile was not asking the Defense to “explain Corona deposits.”=which implicates article 2.4 or ill-gotten wealth. He was asking why certain assets were not included in the SALN=which invokes article 2.3.

    (The following is a repost on another PDI article.)

    This, as you recall, is on Article 2 of which only two subarticles were deemed admissible; first, that Mr. Corona failed to file a SALN; second, that there were assets which he failed to disclose.
    The issue of the first subarticle is already resolved-the prosecution admits that he has filed his SALN-otherwise there is nothing anymore to talk about.
    The issue of the second subarticle is why there are assets which the prosecution alleges he owns that was not included in the sworn statement. 
    The Defense by a witness testimony has shown that the real estate in Marikina Heights is actually owned by Mr. Demetrio Vicente.
    Yesterday it was brought out that one of the condominiums had been sold several years back. 
    On the issue of the condo at the Columns (I think), it was alleged that Mrs. Corona is in the midst of a ?legal battle with Ayala since 2004 so much so that the Coronas deemed it unjustified (I believe that is what they were trying to show) to manifest this in Mr. Corona’s SALN. 
    The legal question therefore is whether they intentionally hid the Columns property with malice. and second, if it was not done so (with malice)=therefore unintentional or in our parlance “an honest mistake”, if this is an impeachable offense.
    Senator Lacson pointed out that the fact that they revealed the property in the 2010 SALN, several months before the initiation of the impeachment proceedings, may be taken as proof that there was no malice intended.
    The people of the Philippines as well as the commentators within the blogs of this newspaper should remember that the Court has deemed that they will NOT touch or involve themselves with the issue of ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH. Comments therefore “encouraging” the Defense to talk about the bank accounts, unfortunately for some, are not relevant. The refusal to touch this issue was REITERATED by comments of some senators on the first day of the presentation of the Defense when they were showing that there were other monetary vehicles available to them–but as we all know, most of the people (judging from the comments here-if the PDI is reflective of the population) is engrossed with this issue and I believe that was the basis of the Defense’ opening presentation.
    I think it would be helpful for us to understand the issues if we watch the proceedings in their entirety? I also would like the Prosecution to summarize after the proceedings and tally the “accounts” and likewise, the Defense to put their rebuttal-where the property went and why it was not placed in the SALN–side by side with the accusations. (end of repost)

    On the issue of the Cabinet members’ SALN, it is correct that this is irrelevant however on the principle of equal protection under the law, “the sauce of the goose should be the sauce of the gander.” Therefore it is unnerving for leaders in government, specially the Executive, to apply a different set of rules for different people; lest they agree that friends of the present dispensation hold an advantageous position in law.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JERRIXDILGTSWZ43WTHPAF4RF4 Rodger

      Lame reasoning, erroneous assumption. He was replying to an interview in dzBB. The article is correct. Go back to the drawing board.

    • magsasakasanayon

      if anyone failed to grasp anything, it is you. enrile did not say this in the impeachment trial. he said this in a radio interview. before you accuse anyone of anything, try reading the article first with comprehension.

  • cooldoods

    we should not forget what the SALN really represents and why it is required of public officials to disclose it

  • mijacogeo

    Unfortunately, sirs, you have missed my point. To directly quote FROM THE ARTICLE ITSELF–
    “There really are bank accounts under his name. I don’t know if they (the amounts) really belong to him that’s why we’re awaiting his explanation. How much are they because they are assets? If they were not included (in the SALN), it should be explained why they were left out.”
    Ergo, Mr. Enrile was asking why there are assets which was not included in the SALN. So, he therefore is not asking for an explanation of the assets — AS THE TITLE OPINES — but it’s non-inclusion in the SALN.
    On another note, if for argument’s sake Mr. Enrile was concerned of “explaining the deposits,” (as Ill-gotten wealth then he would have been inconsistent — primarily because this is part (as I have said) of article 2.4 .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N4NOF6AUXV4UGAHZV7O5P5YCF4 Pedro

    apong enrile, wag ka lang mainip sa dollar account ni corona, ilalabas din daw yata nila ito —”IN DUE TIME.” kasi sa ngayon baka GINAGAPANG pa nila ang pag retoke ng dollar account… baka kino-convert pa nila sa hongkong dollar, or baka inaareglo pa nila ang mga taga bangko baka may paraan pa na ma-”RETOKE” ito, diyan “MASTER” ang pinoy sa GAPANGAN ng mga witnesses at RETOKEHAN ng mga ebedensya,e…. HEHEHEHE!

    • JosephNess

      baka palalabasin…kapangalan nya lang ang renato corona na nagmamayari nito…ulk !!! nakalusot na naman !!! just read the due time expression…what is seems to be hiding in this statement ? …eerie !!!

      • pinklace88

        i guess ang palalabasin ay deposits ito ng anak nya, at meron syang SPA n naman to be in charge of her finances & disposal… we’ll see…

      • JosephNess

        cover up nga gagawin ng mga ito sa dollar accounts na  ito…let’s if it will sell…sana naman di mapapaikot ang mga senator judges… 

    • obionekenobi

      i will be the BOMB for abnoy

  • JosephNess

    these various bank accounts will be the real battle ground in this impeachment trial, let’s see who has the more ammunition to load their guns and fire unceasing to hit every target, bullseye…the first to expire their guns losses…the spectators just would like to know how this solid fortress built by the prosecution can be turned to rubble by the cannons of the defense, let’s see if they have enough big ammunition to fire their cannons at this fortress and destroy its solid foundation…the prosecution is just waiting for their frontal attack…but, by the way everyone perceived it, they seem to be reluctant to use their major ammunition to fire their cannons at this fortress, their just merely technically firing… 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QNY75VSKM4I35WA2R6Q7B7TZGE RubenC

      The problem is that the defense’s first volleys were blanks. That’s why the Senators are agitated by the defense lack of substance and diltory tactics. 

      • JosephNess

        yes, that’s why these identified senator judges came into their rescue…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WN5TKEXEJ2VHQVNGP2CJEDLJH4 Jess

    ANG ALAM NAMIN ANG CHIEF JUSTICE  AY DAPAT MAS ALAM ANG LAHAT NG BAWAL, ANG LAHAT NG IMMORAL AT DAPAT UNANG-UNANG SUMUNOD SA BATAS. SI CORONA BA SUMUNOD SA LAHAT NG BATAS? SINUNOD BA NIYA NG PROVISIONS NG RA 6713 AT WALA BA SIYANG NILABAG SA MGA TADHANA NG RA 3019? NAGING MATAPAT BA SIYA SA PAGDEKLARA NG KANYANG TUNAY AT AKTWAL NA MGA PAG-AARI, TULAD NG PERA SA BANKO? HINDI BA SIYA NAGSISINUNGALING NGAYON AT PILIT NA PINAGTATAKPAN ANG KANYANG MGA PAGLABAG SA BATAS?

  • bilango71

    Hindi na naawa si Corona sa kanyang saraili.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leon-Yobar/100002513487017 Leon Yobar

    The truth will set you free………..hope the senator – judges price is way below the bank deposits of Corona or else he will be willing to let go his deposits buying the senator – judges to get acquittal.

  • obionekenobi

    CJ to Enrile: Hindi ka ba nakikinig Mr Senate President Sir.. Relax ka lang  .. I did said in Due Time.

    • ofwtunaynapinoy

      kailan naman kaya ung due time na yan. almost 3 weeks ago snabi nya next week magpaliwanag. asan na? delaying lang kaya nyo eh. magpaliwanag na sya para matapos na ito. the truth will set him free if ever.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QNY75VSKM4I35WA2R6Q7B7TZGE RubenC

        Yes, the truth will set him free from his position for he will be kickd out. The truth will also free us from the ravages of this midnight appointee.

  • Francis81

    Galing talaga ni Manong Johny. Magaling maglaro, sa huli boboto din ng noot guilty!

  • mikerocky

    Booom Yaaaaah! Ano pa kaya ang dahilan bakit ayaw pa mag-resign? Ang lupeeeeeet!

  • pasaway008ako

    Mr. JPE, the senate president is still in control of this impechment trial. He still has the senses so let’s wait further for the outcome of this trial.Someday, someone will receive the bravado; however, we don’t know it yet.

  • Pepe Smith

    How can we impeach Corona because of the reason the president’s congress puppets says it is so? Pnoy is impeachable more than the Chief Justice that he’s after.



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  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
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  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
  • Filipinos, Dutch re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  • Sports

  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
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