It’s up to Senate to let presentation of Aquino SALNs


MANILA, Philippines—It is up to the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, if it would allow the defense to present the statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of President Benigno Aquino III and other government officials during the proceedings.

This was how the spokesmen of the prosecution panel saw the issue on discussing other officials’ SALNs through the defense panel’s request for subpoena of testimonies from members of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), specifically for the purpose of baring documents used in three stories “SALN: Good law, bad results,” “Great filers, big barriers” and “House of Secrets”.

Marikina Representative Romero Quimbo said that if allowed, the Senate would fall into “the very trap that is being laid out by the defense” which sought to “divert the attention” of the public by trying to expose whether other government officials have failed to declare assets in their SALNs.

“I think what is important is that the Chief Justice is not just accused of omitting entries… [he] is accused of completely lying under oath.”

Quimbo pointed out that Corona, for years, skipped the declaration of his properties in his SALNs “which he is supposed to do under oath. This is a clear act on the part of the Chief Justice to completely violate the SALN law and actually lie under oath. That is the accusation as far as we are concerned.”

“I think the Senate has also mentioned that the SALNs of the different other public officials are irrelevant to this case,” Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III said, adding that should the impeachment court approve the request for subpoena, the prosecution “will just have to abide by whatever the impeachment court will decide.”

“We’ve always said that the SALNs of other public officials are not an issue here [but that of Corona].”

Prosecutors filed on Monday, an opposition on the said request for subpoena by Corona’s lawyers, and Quimbo said that they would continue to “oppose any diversionary tactic on the part of the defense.”

He said that it was irrelevant to the case whether other officials violated the SALN law since for them “there’s always a remedy. Bring them to the Ombudsman, file an ethics case.”

In Corona’s case, there was only the impeachment, explained the spokesman. “We are going through that today, let us not be distracted.”

He said that if the defense really wanted to bare SALNs of other public officials, “tingin ko pinakamaganda nilang ipakita ay iyong mga SALN na hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa natin nakikita. Iyong SALN ng iba pang mahistrado ng Korte Suprema.”

“Buksan ang SALN ng iba’t ibang opisyal. Simulan kaya natin doon sa SALN ng mga Supreme Court justices na up to today ay hindi pa rin nakikita.”

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  • dtszero_cool

    Bakit takot ata prosecution na ipakita din ang SALN ni PNoy. Material to the case or not, it will be very interesting for the people to see it being scrutinized.

    • JordanSantos

      Some other time pwd…Focus muna tayo kay Corona..

      • padrefaura

        bakit paisa-isa lang? kung accountable si corona sa SALN, dapat accountable ang lahat. kung iisa-isahin natin ang mga yan, aabutin tayo ng deka-dekada para lang dyan.

      • roy

         darating din tayo dun, isa isa lang talaga..desisyunan muna yan kay CORONAKOT..tapos kaw na magsampa ng kaso sa mga iba pa..samahan pa kita..saan mo gusto sa ombudsman o sa impeachment court?

      • rosamistika16

         kaya nga dapat tapusin muna ang kay corona. to open the SALN of all govt officials will only delay the trial because after PNoy all justices will also b required then the senators then the prosecutors, etc. walang katapusan eto kya dapat concentrate muna tau sa subject.

        remember, corona s in trial alone such that prsenting t SALN of anyone is irrelevant.

  • Manuel_II

    This is not venue to show those SALN, i for one wanted to see those SALN but this is not the place.

    Show them in public newspaper or what since this should be open to the public, but this should not be use on the Defense in other Impeachment trial.   If for some reason other government SALN is mis declared, then file impeachment proceeding against them too.

    • KenKhoy

       (from pcij for your ref) “Similarly, President Aquino himself filled out his SALNs for June 2010 and December 2010 by simply typing “various” on and on under the columns for personal and other properties, leaving out many important details like his purchase of a second-hand Porsche (that he later sold), and the firearms he owns”.

  • shalom shalom

    ganito lang yan, pag na impeach si CJ, ang defense naman ang babalangkas ng impeachment case contra kay Pnoynoying para patas. dali na, i-impeach na si CJ para maayos na ng prosecution ang ganti nila kay Pnoynoying at Carpio

  • Green_Latern

    “Buksan ang SALN ng iba’t ibang opisyal. Simulan kaya natin doon sa SALN ng mga Supreme Court justices na up to today ay hindi pa rin nakikita.”

    –> Dapat simulan sa mga excutive at legislative branch kasi sila nasa kanila ang pera ni “juan dela cruz” …..

    • Guest

      Alin ang uunahin ang mga officials na mayroon mandate ng taongbayan  because they are elected directed by the people kaya naging mga officials sila o iyong ina appoint lang na walang mandate ang taong bayan? If those officials appointed by the Pres Aquino in to positions and found there SALN have not disclosed properly puwede silang kasohan sa Ombudsman, pati iyong mga prosecutors, congressmen and even senator-judges kung mali mga SALN nila. Ang suggestion mo GREEN AY BULOK na uunahin magpakita ng SALN ang mga officials na elected ay idea mo lang iyan, kasi isa ka siguro sa mga justices na “hoodlum in robe”, ano sa tingin mo ang mga justices ba malilinis tulad ng idolo mong CJ Corona? Hindi ba iyan tumatangap ng mga grease money sa mga kasong mga  controvercial?

      • Green_Latern

        Mas bulok ka….hindi ibig sabihin binoto ng tao hindi corrupt !
        Sana wala ng corrupt sa atin….at bakit ang cabinete ba binoto ng taongbayan?

  • BacolodBoy

    HMMM change teh constitution, never again foa n an Aquino whose family is deeplu involved in killing the farmers in hda. lusisita>>>>>

  • Mario_Garcia

    Corona’s legacy would be for the country to realize that the SALN is no joking matter and should be taken with respect and dignity.

  • Guest

    Defense team has run out of tactics that’s why using others SALN although not relevant to CJ Corona’s trial is sign of guilt that the CJ Corona is no longer fit to continue serving as Chief Justice of the country therefore he must be oust and replaced from his position. Other officials of the legislative (Congressmen & Senators)  and executive including the Pres Pnoy if committed errors in declaring their SALN have their time to face the same music. Kaya dapat na hatulan na si CJ Corona ng guilty at masarado na ang kaso at abangan na naman ang sino ang susunod na mai impeach…

  • shalom shalom

    As Pnoynoying is aiming for “DAANG MATUWID”, he must not
    become an obstruction to this desire of his, but instead, he must welcome these
    circumstances as it will finally divulge every distrust the nation placed upon the
    politicians of our time and finally correct everything that has been twisted
    for years due to corrupt and self-interested ambitions of these people who were
    placed into positions by the people, for the people, to the people.

    What is happening to CJ impeachment trial is the chance that
    the entire political system is waiting for. If nothing is to be hidden, then be
    it made known with pride and delight. I remember Pnoynoying saying that he will
    serve the people –“Kayo ang boss ko!” and I believe that this is the ultimate
    cry of the people – To know the truth not only about CJ but to the entire

    I cannot blame some leftist who are always against him
    because they have been deprived of their confidence and trust by so many
    promises of transformations and reforms by the past leaders many times. Pnoynoying
    must win it back! Now is his chance.

    Enough of the doubtful reign of these ignoble public
    servants! Put an end to the traditional politics! And once and for all show no
    bias and put into your priority the benefit of the whole country instead of some people.

  • San Miguel

    Hamunan tayo kung talagang si PNOY ay tunay na daang matuwid ang tinatahak… DARE… Ipakita rin ang kanyang SALN kung wala syang tinatago…. Cgurado ako… TATANGGIHAN NYA ITO…

    • roy

       di na kailangan, public document naman mga yan..anytime pede mo request yan para makita mo..o kaya mag search ka sa pcij, nandun lahat ng saln ng mga yan..
      ang tanungin mo ay kung bakit hindi public ang saln ng mga justices ng SC?..internal rules, kuno…

      • simplengmamayan

        Nakita mo na ba? Pa upload nman patingin kami? Kailangan nmin eh..

      • uliran

        marunong kang magcomment  pero hindi ka marunong magresearch or upload. ano ka hilo

      • simplengmamayan

        I was the one asking for the link Sir. I know how to research but cant find it that’s why I ask. Please comment with manners without insult. Can you help?

      • uliran

        right. self serving for sc justice kasi marami rin silang kurakot

  • sacrebleau

    Akala ko ba concerned ang kampo ni Corona sa due process? Why do they want to present and question other SALNs in the impeachment process? If other SALNs are presented and questioned, that would not give the owners of these SALNs the right to refute, explain and present evidence as what is afforded Corona in his impeachment.

    • billygunn23

      is that really a question? even my gardener can answer that.

      • uliran

        yes, then why do’nt you answer it, stupid

      • sacrebleau

        Ang gusto mo lang sabihin sa comment mo e mey gardener ka. Alam mo na, mga paepek ng mga kupal.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Ano ba yang hirit ng defense…. Kaya nga iniwan na kayo ni lolo Cuevas. Ang gugulo nyo daw… At ang babantot ng hirit, no offense kay Roy.

    Abandon ship na daw kayo bago totally lumubog barko.

  • BatangSingapore

    Binay umupo ka na at saklolohan ang gobyerno sa kamay ng abnoy na presidente.

  • Mark

    NoyNoy is a big mess.

    Dapat nang itapon itong walang silbing sinto-sinto sa basurahan.

    Sunugin at huwag i-recycle.

    • shalom shalom

      at ipalit na si Mark! Mabuhay si Mark!

      • indiosbravos2002


    • jgl414567

      Sino ka para paniwalaan ng bayan ni hindi ka nga nanalo kahit kagawad sa barangay leche ka!

  • EdgarEdgar

    Too late Quimbo. If defense is disallowed to present the SALNs in the senate, those deliberately erroneous SALNs of Noynoy and his underlings and the prosecution team’s will find their way into the internet. There’s no stopping it now. Better present have them presented in the impeachment trial where the Congressmen will be given a chance to defend themselves.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Its public record, egay.

      • EdgarEdgar

        And yet GMA NewsTV could not obtain a copy since their first request last Mar 2011. Connie Sison reported on it again this afternoon before the trial resumed.

  • barangayboso

    Can we do the opening of the SALN’s of other officials later and focus first on the issue at hand??

  • ofwme2807

    that is what you call fishing expedition plain ang simple……damay damay na lang wala na warak na beyond repair and rescue ang kaso ni thief….nakakahiya ang mga rason ng defense lumalabas ang tunay na mga pagkatao at kalidad ng mga abogago ni thief….mga bugok na klaseng abogago

  • ofwme2807

    to the prosecution isama nyo na rin SALN’s ng lahat ng associate justices ng SC para magkalaman na yung mga crony ni GMA at corona mabusisi at mabalatan na din pati na si Midas achecheng marqueza …..

  • ofwme2807

    sige isama na rin ang SALN’s ni GMA at fat gentleman tutal damay damay na rin yan itigil na yang impeachment trial at patalsikin na lang ng pwersahan yang si corona…lets move on with our lives without the evil corona philippines

  • ofwme2807

    isama na lahat ng SALNs na nagtratrabaho sa SC para magkaalaman na kung may mga magnanakaw din dyan sa SC tutal ginagawa ng amo nila malamang ginagawa na rin yan sa SC iyan ang rason ng SC sige magkaalaman na

  • pinklace88

    Mag SALN presentation seminar na lang kau sa impeachment court, tapos na trial ni Corona.

  • pipsirho

    Tapusin mina si Corona! Isunod ang ibang governemnt at GOCC officials kasama lahat ng empleyado. Unahin ang mga Justices, judges, lahat sa Customs, BIR, military, at sunodsunod lahat ng mga ahensiya. Malintikan na ang mga tiwali! Kung walang matira, mabuti! Marami pang matitinong Filipino para sa TUNAY NA PUBLIC SERVICE! 

    Ang Defense Team ni Corona natataranta na sa pagdepensa kay “Rich-na-to” Corona hindi tama ang takbo ng isip. SALN muna ni “Rich-na-to” at ang kanyang kasinungalingan ang idepensa. Ang malaking peso at dollar accounts na hindi isinali sa SALN. Hirap ang Defense Team kaya NAGWAWALA!

  • Fulpol

    Corona ang totoong Bayani..

    Go Corona!

    • indiosbravos2002

      Wala ka atang tawa ngayon polpol


  • ofwme2807

    isama na rin SALNs ng lahat ng nagtratrabaho sa judiciary sa SC sa CA sa RTC’s MTC’s sa Ombudman sa Sandiganbayan sa DoJ sige na isama na lahat ng humaba ng humaba ng humaba ang listahan at ng di matapos ang trial ni evil corona….sige yan ang strategy ng defense isama lahat kahit hindi kailangan panggulo lang

  • KenKhoy

    fm pcij…… go figure

    ” quote//As for Tupas, his SALNs offer a curious case of constantly rising investments in “time deposits and money markets.”
    He reported a significant steady growth in his net worth, according to his disclosed SALNs for 2007, 2008, and 2009, or the years when he served in the 14th Congress.
    As of his latest available SALN – 2009 – “time deposits/money market” assets seem to be the pivot of Tupas’s wealth, even as it first appeared only in his 2008 SALN. It just kept growing, despite the fact of the global financial crisis that sent markets in Europe tumbling down in 2008 to the present.
    In July 2007, Tupas said he had P8.5 million cash in bank, but zero “investments” or “time deposits/money market” assets. In December 2007, his cash in bank stood at P11.5 million, but still he had zilch for “time deposits/money market.” By December 2008, however, his cash in bank slipped to P2 million, and a new entry, “investments,” came in, which Tupas valued at P11.7 million.
    In December 2009, the term “investments” disappeared in his SALN; in its place, Tupas reported he had “time deposits/money market” assets worth P22 million.
    The paper trail of real properties (i.e. land, houses, buildings) is fuller and stricter, thus easier to track. In contrast investment instruments could be shrouded in corporate veil, or brokered and sealed with agents, thus easier to hide.//unquote//

    • sacrebleau

      Anyone can file a case against Tupas, and someone should – if what PCIJ says is true. But that would be a different case from Corona’s impeachment.

      • KenKhoy

        thanks but no thanks,   ‘have no intention in filing one and waste my time…just posting it for the readers to digest

      • sacrebleau

        Fair enough. I wasn’t asking you to file a complaint anyway, but anyone could. Just putting it out there as well. Cheers!

  • albert

    dapat unahin un saln ni tupacs…

  • jiroarturo

    Nilalabo lang ng defense ang issue. Tapusin muna ang kaso ni Corona. Kung tapos na yan ipa impeach na ang mga justices, Ombudsman at presidente.

  • Alex Leonidas

    Justice cannot allow double standard. The Senate should allow the defense to present the SALNs of Aquino and other high government officials. It has allowed hearsay testimony from De Lima so let us hear also testimony about the other SALNs.

    Then let us see how the defense lawyers establish the relevance of presenting the other SALNs to the defense of Corona.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Pre. Tagalog ka na lang. Grammar mo nakarindi.

      • Alex Leonidas

        Point out what is wrong with my grammar. I can oblige you. I taught English for 13 years.

      • indiosbravos2002

        You should thank me. I see you corrected your post an hour ago. 13 years teaching… ENGLISH. Come on! Hehehe. Public school. Kindergarten. Hehehe.

      • Alex Leonidas

         Writers do not have to be perfect in first attempts.  Writing textbooks advise students to write their first drafts without thinking of other things than just to give free flow to their ideas.  Then, they have to write another draft, this time paying attention to grammar and rhetoric and mechanics.  Further, they still have to write another draft for revision.

        The admirable outputs of great writers are not free from corrections.  Behind masterpieces are many corrections.

        I am not a great writer, only ordinary.  But I pay attention to the details of my writing, knowing that they can influence for better or for worse.  If I make mistakes , I correct them.  No big deal.

        Thank you for the attention. But you have not pointed out any error.

      • Alex Leonidas

         You should say, ” I saw you corrected your post an hour ago,” not “I see you corrected your post an hour ago.”  You should maintain the tenses in your sentences. The images in the minds of your readers should not jump from the present to the past.

      • Guest

        Alex Leonidas, Tama na kabadingan na to. Tuloy na sa diskusyon. Ano ba yan?

        Painglis inglis ka pa. BS.


        Hoy indio, o baka hindi mo siya naiiintindihan dahil bobo ka tulad ni Abnoynoying! Alex, I salute you!

      • indiosbravos2002

        Buti pa kayo nagkaintindihan ni english kindergarten teacher.

      • Alex Leonidas

         You should say, “kindergarten English teacher”. Place the modifier close to the noun that it modifies.

    • sacrebleau

       “Then let us see how the defense lawyers establish the relevance of presenting the other SALNs to the defense of Corona.”

      – – – –
      You mean you still don’t get the idea?

      • Alex Leonidas

         The prosecution has objected to the presentation of the other SALNs because it is irrelevant.

        That is why I have said that the Senate should allow the presentation and let us see whether it is irrelevant or not.

        What idea are you referring to that I do not get?

      • sacrebleau

        The idea that: “If everyone is doing it, then Corona is innocent.” That would be the only reason the defense would want to show other SALNs.

        But we could expand the logic a little more by saying: The reason why everyone is doing it is because the CJ is not only doing it, he also allows others to do it – when he, more than anyone, has the power to stop it.


        your name doesn’t fit you because you are a condemned gay!

      • Alex Leonidas

         I agree with you that that idea can be the reason why the defense wants to present other SALNs. 

        But I want to see how the defense can legally downplay the omission of the acquisition cost in Corona’s SALN. My hypothesis is that if it admits the omission, Corona’s failure is there but not as grave as to constitute an impeachable offense.

        Corona reflects in his SALN the assessed and fair market values of his properties. If the acquisition costs are not with the other values, they are with the other documents like the Deeds of Sale that have been processed in the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Registry of Deeds and the Assessor’s Office. Each of these government offices have copies of the acquisition costs.

        The acquisition costs are not hidden matters.  The reflection of the acquisition costs, therefore, in Corona’s SALN, a government document, is in a way confirmatory or supplementary. Their omission is not proof that Corona did not disclose them because he wants to hide wealth that are beyond his  means.

        This can also be the reason why other high officials do not give much weight to writing the acquisition costs in their respective SALNs. Again, the costs can be traced in other public documents.  Pres. Aquino, for one, has just written the word “various” for his properties in his SALN.

        If the impeachment Court needs to be strict, it can disallow the presentation of the other SALNs. It can always say that it is irrelevant; the defense should just focus on matters directly concerning Corona.  But the impeachment court has been liberal, allowing even hearsay testimony in the case of De Lima to be spoken out in the trial.  So, in keeping with this liberality, it should also allow the defense to present their piece on the SALNs of other officials.

        But if the impeachment court needs to be strict in not allowing the presentation of the other SALNs and even convict Corona for the omission, so be it. Strip Corona of his position.  But the same standard should be required of Aquino and other officials

        This means that Aquino’s allies in Congress should also allow him to be impeached for the same offense.  In the event that his allies prevent that to happen out of political loyalty, then the military and citizen forces hold the high moral ground to remove Aquino forcibly from his position.

      • sacrebleau

        If this was a litigation case where the outcome can be decided by the SALN alone, then yes, it would be weak. But since it is an impeachment where the CJ’s “competence, integrity and probity” is being tried, I think there’s enough there to convict him. There were several milestones that made me conclude that, some are the following:
        1. The CJ did not want to disclose his SALN, the Senate had to issue a subpoena.
        2. Upon verification of the contents of his SALN, it was revealed that he kept huge amounts in local currency and the existence of a mystery foreign currency account.
        3. Corona’s course of action was to nullify the impeachment.
        4. The Supreme Court was wittingly or unwittingly used for his defense: a) A gag order was issued banning all court employees from appearing in he trial. b) A TRO was issued by the SC barring the Senate from opening the dollar accounts.

        Corona’s overall demeanor with regards to this trial was one of confrontation, not in defense of the allegations made in the articles of impeachment. I think he revels in the possibility that he and his team of lawyers could trigger a Constitutional crisis which would put the ball in their court – with the Supreme Court as the interpreter of the law.

      • JasminCubacub

        RELEVANT OR NOT.. WE ARE AFTER THE TRUTH.. in the same manner as you are interested to know about Corona’s dollars.

      • sacrebleau

        So we should also open everyone’s dollar accounts? How is that relevant to the truth?

  • JasminCubacub

    If there is nothing to hide or fear about, why should the prosecution block the subpoenas for the SALNS of PNOY, et al? LET THE TRUTH COME OUT!

    • sacrebleau

       Because when Bill Clinton was impeached for his impropriety in the Oval Office, he did not grasp at straws at naghanap ng damay. He took it in the chin, he rolled with the punches, he took it as a man, he came clean (well, not really – he left a stain on Monica’s dress).

      Pero si Boy Bonsai, mapatapos mag hamon ng: Patayin daw siya para umalis sa pwesto; At pagnakita daw ang hidden wealth e sa inyo na – tapos hahagulgol siya sa balcony na parang inalipustang sioke na bagong gahasa, lol. Wtf is that??

      Ikaw Jasmin, you seem to be a level-headed person, bigyan mo ng advice ang amo mo. He should resign. Wala ng tiwala ang mga kababayan niya sa kanya. He should go quietly.

      • JasminCubacub

        why are you afraid to show your SALN?

      • sacrebleau

        The SALNs are available, but if you are going to question them in court and say they are wrong, then you should file individual complaints so that the owners of the SALNs could get due process. The same due process that Corona is enjoying (well maybe he’s saddened by it, I don’t know) right now.

      • JasminCubacub

        Just because BILL CLINTON didn’t do it, that doesn’ mean that CORONA CAN’T present other similar cases. Secondly, BILL CLINTON also knew that no one could have committed the irregularity which he did, i.e., denying the woman, under oath,  who claimed to have  extramarital  affair with  him and later however, apologized for such misconduct. Thirdly, why are you not proud to show your SALN to the public, anyway, you claim to have no irregularity in it.. vindicate your genuineness!

      • sacrebleau

        File a complaint, then tackle all SALNs. Without that you have no case, just a schoolyard dare.

  • sacrebleau

    Hmmm. . . . this is strange. So far, wala pang Corona boys na nagmumura. Change of tactics? O puro mga puyat at lo-bat. Ehe he he.

  • R

    The accusations are petty…Corona filed his SALN…he just missed one column but filled-out the other two…it seems the form was allowing them to select which column to fill-out…

    The defense will prove that it is a common practice that not all columns are filled-out. 

    • Mark Suarez

      “The defense will prove that it is a common practice that not all columns are filled-out. ”

      If they proved it, it doesn’t mean Corona is cleared.

      Unfortunately, the common practice that the defense wants to show to IC is not in the requirements under RA6713.

      I will suggest you to read RA6713 Sec 8(A). You will find out the mandatory way of disclosing SALN.

      Those who sought irregularities on the SALNs of other officials may file case against them.

  • lemon88


  • Gurruod

    Sige buksan lahat ang high officials ng executive, legislative and judiciary. Umpisahan kay Presidente at nang malaman kung sinosino ang mga bulok.

  • JasminCubacub

    The defense should get the salns of pnoy, tupas, colmenares, angara, pangiinan, drilon,osmenia and guingona

  • jeff

    Dishonorable corona and his powerhouse LAYERS are again engaging in vicious and 
    dilatory trickery. They want to present the saln of the president, then probably 
    move to subpoena the president to the witness stand to defend his saln, putting the 
    president on impeachment trial instead of corona. Fantastic!

    • lexsex

      abnoy should be the one being impeached he’s the real criminal

  • sacrebleau

    How are the SALNs of other gov’t officials relevant in the “. . . . . . . competence, integrity and probity of the Chief Justice,” which is on trial in this impeachment?

    So if Tupas, for example, also has questionable bank accounts, would that make Corona less dishonest?

    No wonder Cuevas chucked a sickie.

  • sacrebleau

    I think that the reason why everyone in gov’t is corrupt is because the final arbiter of the law, which is the Supreme Court, is itself corrupt. If no one gets punished because of our corrupt Supreme Court, then of course corruption will flourish.

    So now Corona wants to compare SALNs with others who he “claims” have also something to hide. But in the final analysis, isn’t this what Pnoy wanted? To get rid of Corona to clean the Supreme Court so that corruption cases are rightfully and judiciously arbitrated?

    We know there’s a lot of corruption in gov’t. That is the reason Corona should be removed, by claiming that he is just “one of the boys” with regards to his SALN is already a sign that his judgment leans towards impropriety.

    We have to remove and replace Corona and deal with “the boys” later.

    • lexsex

      why not remove and replace abnoy first? he’s a known criminal and murderer who is ruining our country. getting rid of abnoy and the cojuangcos would be a much better first step.

      • sacrebleau

        Criminal and murderer? Show proof. Otherwise, anyone can just call your father a rap!st and a ped0ph!l3.

  • Jim De Garman

    the defense has no way out, they have convicted thief corona with their own action naghahanap lang sila ng damay..kung totoo ang motibo nila bakit di umpisahan sa SC ng makita ng taong bayan ang itinatagong allowances na di magkasya sa alphabet sa dami ng tinatanggap.

  • hiphop69

    pa wikileaks nalang kaya natin mga saln nila abnoy makita natin lahat ng ninakaw ng mga cowangco

  • enerinuj

    LAHAT NG GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL SABAY-SABAY MAGPAKITA NG SALN NILA PARA MATAPOS NA ITO…ano ba itong ginagawa ng mga defense lawyer na ito kung anu-ano na lang ang maisip na paraan para madelay ang trial….bakit ang mga kriminal ba pinagkukumpara din nila ang kaso…HAY NAKU DEFENSE MGA DE KAMPANILYA BA KAYO NA ABUGADO O DE KAMPANILYA NA MGA OGAG

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