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Corona trial suspended with hanging question: Where did P34M go?

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MANILA, Philippines—The Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, suspended its trial on Thursday for a month long break with senators still clueless where the P34 million payment for a property sold by a corporation owned by the family of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s wife went.

The defense team presented former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza to prove that Corona’s wife, Cristina, was authorized by the Basa-Guidote Enterprise Inc. (BGEI) to negotiate the sale of the property.

The property, located in Sampaloc,  Manila, was sold at P34,703,800 on June 5, 2001 to Mrs. Corona “in trust” for the corporation.

After few hours in the testimony, however, Senator Joker Arroyo stood up and asked the relevance of the transaction in the ongoing impeachment case against Corona.

Prosecution chief and Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. explained that the issue falls under Article 2 of the impeachment complaint, which alleges Corona’s failure to disclose to the public his statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN).

“The theory of the prosecution is that it was misappropriated by Mrs Corona… (and) deposited it in her personal account,” Tupas said.

“And therefore and if we follow the line of reasoning by the defense, it ended up in the account of the Chief Justice. Therefore, it should have been included and declared in the SALN so it would fall under Article 2,” he said.

But Arroyo noted there was no admission from the defense team that the money ended up in the bank account of the Chief Justice.

The senator then directed the question to Corona’s lead counsel, former Supreme Court Justice Serafin Cuevas, who said the money could be in the Chief Justice’s account since it did not even belong to his wife.

“This money does not belong to even Mrs. Corona herself because the check will show that it is for Basa-Guidote and received by Mrs. Corona only in trust. So if she received it in trust, there’s nothing that she can transfer to his husband,” Cuevas pointed out.

But Tupas insisted that Mrs. Corona treated the money as “her own” and therefore, it should also be declared in the SALN of the Chief Justice.

“But Mrs. Corona is not being charged her. It’s Chief Justice Corona,” said Arroyo.

Senator Ralph Recto also stood up and said that based on the evidence presented by the prosecution, the sale of the property went to the Chief Justice’s three banks accounts – two from the Philippine Savings Bank and one from the Bank of the Philippine Island.

Recto specifically referred to the testimonies of prosecution witnesses that the Chief Justice withdrew some P34 million last December 12, the same day the impeachment complaint was transmitted to the Senate.

But Cuevas protested at how Recto supposedly formed his own conclusion based only on the evidence presented by the prosecutors .

“We have not yet started presenting evidence in this regard so how can there be an evaluation, an appraisal, a conclusion? I hope as a judge in this case, I will plead most respectfully that kindly receive the evidence with an open mind,” said the defense team’s chief.

And if indeed the money was received by Mrs. Corona “in trust”, Cuevas said, “Is it hers? Even if we follow your logic, your honor. Is it hers?”

“I’m not saying it is hers,” said Recto.

Cuevas: “Precisely. So why the husband be accountable for that?”

Recto: “I’m not even saying that.”

But Cuevas retorted that Recto made him “understood that way because my objection is this, you’re making a summation of fact but solely on the basis in favor of one party.”

“Why? Because there’s no evidence on our part. We have not even discussed the deposits. The only concept that you have is the concept coming from the prosecution…Very unfair,” said Cuevas.

At that point, Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile intervened and said that the issue where the money went has yet to be established.


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  • queenbee100

    Then why is this sale being presented by the defense in the first place? Can someone please clarify the purpose of the defense for presenting Lito Atienza? Kung irrelevant naman pala sa kaso.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XO225YM7NIA7IULXCKUIJLXXXE Kawawa

      Hmm, it’s one of the reasons I’m asking myself din.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1844226950 Ric Rosales

      to verify that the land owned by basa guidote enterprise inc was indeed sold to manila govertment at that time… that`s why , that said property was not indicated in the Chief justice SALN…

      • queenbee100

        no, i don’t think prosecution is claiming that the PROPERTY should be indicated in CJ’s SALN. not at all

    • filipinaskoh

      Because it is about the SALN if  this was properly reflected in the SALN. The defense claimed it should not be reflected because it is from BGEI.

      But from the nature of the transaction you will noticed it was actually DISHONESTLY AND ILLEGALLY claimed by Cristina. Deposited in her account landed in the 3 peso account of Corona, withdrawn on the day Corona was impeached, none of the shareholders knew about the sale, for 11 years it stayed in with the Coronas it was never and no intention of distributing to the shareholders, the authority was 14 years old.

      The prosecution claimed it must be reflected because either you acquired your assets through fraudulent means or by good faith still it must be reflected because that is the very essence of the SALN to know if the one handling the position is worthy of it, if there is no corrupt practices done. 

    • dreamur

      Funny when one can’t see sarcasm as it happens…

    • Gina_Cole

       Apparently the defense seems to be following a different strategy lines this time contradicting the early testimonies made by the defense spokesperson thru media interviews and that of the CJ.

      Kailangan siguro balikan ng prosec at defense panel ang lahat ng video clips mula ng nag umpisa ang trial.

      Tama ang clarificatory question ni Recto kanina at malamang sa media blitz ni CJ niya narinig ang tungkol sa 34M  Don ko nakita na di alam ni Lolo Cuevas ang objection niya at sinundan ang mga binitawang salita ni Cj Corona.

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

      Actually, parang inamin na ng defense na 1. Nagkaroon sila Corona ng pera and ito ang malaking source ng income nila kaya wag na kayong magulat kung paano sila nakabili ng mga properties. 2. Since it was Mrs. Corona who deposited the money on CJ’s account he shouldn’t be held liable. 3. Everything now is between BGEI and Mrs. Corona and walang alam si CJ sa transactions ng Mrs. Niya.

      Pati timing ng presentation kay Atienza, sakto for the long break, parang testing the waters kung papaano magrereact ang prosecution, they have more than month to study what transpired this afternoon. Pati questions that were raised. yehey.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

    binalik sa may ari. in trust lang un..  parang tanga si tupak

    • jiroarturo

      Paanong nabalik sa BGEI? Nasa pangalan pa ni CJ ang P34M at nasa PSB na hanggang ngayon. Hindi nga alam ni Sister Flor na naibenta na ang lote. P30M lang ang budget ng Manila sa anim na lote na may sukat na 4K sq m.. Ng nagkabayaran na naging P34.7M  sa lote lang ng BGEI na may sukat na 1K sq m. Nakakapagtaka kung bakit lomobo ang ibinayad sa BGEI gayon ang budget lang pala ay P30M para sa anim na lote at pinangalan pa kay Cristina in trust for BGEI. Dineposito naman ni Cristina sa Land Bank sa account niya lang. Nakakapagtaka rin kung bakit na deposit ang P34.7M na walang pirma ng BGEI. Kung sasabihin naman ni Cristina na noon 2001 (taon ng bentahan) na siya na ang may ari ng kompania bakit hindi niya sinama sa SALN ni Corona ang P34.7M?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

        halata ang tanga mo . may authorization si mrs corona from bgie.

      • jiroarturo

        Ang authorization binigay noon 1987 pa. Marami ng namatay na may ari ng kompanya. Benenta ni cristina ang lote noon 2001. Alam mo naman siguro kung ilan taon na ang nakalipas. Kung hindi mo alam 14 years na ang nakalipas. Outdated na masyado ang authorization. Kung walang sabwatan si Atienza at Corona, hihingi ng bagong authorization si Atienza. Kung narinig mo sinabi ni Atienza na ang budget ay P30M sa anim na lote na may sukat ng 4,000 sq m. Noon nagkabayaran na naging P34.7M na para lang doon sa 1,000 sq m. Kadudaduda kung paano lumaki ang bayaran. Makinig o magbasa ka ng maigi bago ka magsalita. Iyon P34.7M nasa pangalan ni cristina itf BGEI. Deneposito ni Cristina sa sarili niyang bank account yon buo at hanggang ngayon nasa corona family pa ang pera. Hindi nga malaman kung bakit napunta iyon pera from Land Bank sa Philippine Savings Bank at nakapangalan na mismo kay CJ Corona.

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        albert wrote, in response to jiroarturo:
        halata ang tanga mo pala.. may authorization si mrs corona from bgie. Link to comment

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

        walang expiration date un authorization kaya valid un..

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

       ikaw ang tanga. eto nga at nagalit ang mga basas ng malamam nila ang binenta ni cristina ‘yung lote ng P34 million ng ‘di nila alam kung asan napunta yung pera. magbasa ka nga bopol…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

        mas tanga ka pala.. may authorization si mrs corona from bgie

      • pinklace88

        anung klaseng authorization?? nanonood k ba kanina? paki replay mo kung may authorization siya to negotiate the sale of the property and act in behalf of BGEI to accept payment. kung meron kang proof dito tulungan mo si cuevas kasi ang defense wlang mapakita.

  • Gurruod

    Gusto kasi ng mga prosecution aided by LP senators na bilisan ng taga defense ang pagluto ng kanilang putahe. Gusto ng prosecution ipagsabaysabay nang ilagay ang mga sangkap ng putahe. Guton na po sila e. Gusto na nilang kumain. Anong mangyari kung ganun? Pakbet a no kua apo Farinas.

  • False_Prophet

    This is another case where the staggering level of corruption in the Philippines is revealed. Certain corrupt senators (Santiago, Marcos, Honosan, Arroyo, Revilla, Villar) are diverting blame on some party just doing their job of getting the information on the vile pig faced Corona’s property transactions, plentiful, however they were later hidden under different names. Whether it was 21 or 45 is irrelevant after a certain point. Meanwhile, they coddle this snake Corona as he were some saint, Enrile even evoking comparisons to Jesus Christ. With all the overwhelming evidence presented, how can one doubt that Corona will get impeached so that he could not set Arroyo free from stealing the Billions of pesos from the Nation. But then this is the Philippines. What is happening here is, the corrupt politicians, guilty of complicity to different degrees, are circling their wagons to acquit Corona since they do not want to face similar charges of which they are guilty of. Sooner or later, they will pay for their mistakes, and they should not evoke their demise in the name of Jesus.  This closet case Arroyo supporting group is why the Philippines is still the laughingstock of world politics. What the world will watch is how much of this nonsense the People will accept.

    • Gurruod

      From 45 properties to 5. Aritmetik.

      • filipinaskoh

        CORRECTION PLEASE 21! 

        5 is what Corona claimed, still 16 is to be accounted by Corona, TRUTHFULLY.

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

      even if it is only 1 property , if corona did not truthfully , timely and accurately declare it his SALN that is wrong for the chief justice of the philippines to do !

      • pinklace88

        big check!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUJ2THUKRDEOCO2ZJ7D3E6KGHQ Calvin

      WHAT OVER-WHELMING EVIDENCE ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE? I DON’T SEE ANY EVIDENCE THAT WILL EVEN CONVICT HIM OF A SERIOUS CRIME..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WVJPWHNIZIOGWU2O4Z6PJTXXBM Roberto

        No problem, Calvin. All you have to do is open your eyes.

  • filipinaskoh

    Why is it Cuevas was allowed to debate with the senator judges, when Santiago clearly stated this that you cannot debate with the senator judges.

    Recto was right if this is from BGEI why did it land in the 3 peso account of Corona.

     If this is STILL from BGEI why is it  with the Coronas after 11 years and why none of the shareholders knew about the sale. They claimed it, uses it and now disclaimed it because it is being questioned in the trial.

    This couple are very DEVIOUS and DECEITFUL.

    Corona has a lot of explaining to do.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1844226950 Ric Rosales

      As what Justice Cuevas said, they have yet to explain their side of the story… only the prosecution has presented their evidences.. let`s wait for the defense first and be open-minded.. then, well see what happens next

      • dreamur

        I agree, let us wait for Corona and the defense to explain everything. I remember CJ saying he will disclose his bank account in due time and that that due time was 2 weeks ago. Until now I am still waiting so please be patient!

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

        The only making sense to all of this especially of the defense panel is they allow Corona be on the witness stand and let him self explain. Then it can be settled right there and then if Corona deserve acquittal or conviction. Bakit maraming paligoy ligoy????

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CORG5SS4JLP5L55UKFCEYKTNK4 Peter

      Because technically It isn’t theirs!!! If they used it for their own purposes, eh labas na siguro tayo duon.  Kasi pera iyan ng pamilya nila.  Hindi naman nanggaling sa nakaw sa pera ng taong bayan.  Pera iyon ng BGEI!!!

      Ang mali lang siguro dito is bakit nilagay sa pangalan ni CJ at hindi sa pangalan ng wife nya, since pera naman iyon ng family company nila. 

      But is that really an impeachable offense? 

      • filipinaskoh

        If it was used for their own purposes, then they have to declare it in SALN. The whole amount is 34.7 M then they have to declare it as a liability. But they didn’t, they only declare 11M and as of 2010 there has been no liability. What happen to the 34.7? Actually they don’t have any intention of declaring it all because they obtain the 34.7 M through fraudulent means, they claimed it as their own. They don’t have any intention in distributing it to the shareholders because none of the shareholders knew that the property was sold. That is betrayal of public trust- an impeachable offense. 

        This was not properly reflected in the SALN. The SALN requires that you have to reflect your assets either you acquired them through fraudulent means or by good faith because that is the essence of the SALN to make sure that the person in that position is worthy of trust. 

      • DaangTuwid

        inutang pa kamo sabi nila ang 11 M ,kanino napunta interst ng utang, sino reciepient,base from the secretary certificate,allowed lang sya magbenta, pero kung pinautang ito, another board resolution is needed,panu kaya yun e sarado na at that time ang basa ??? hmmmmm

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

      korek

    • oracle888

       Because JP Enrile is afraid of Serafin Cuevas.

    • DaangTuwid

      pati interest ,kanino napunta, it seems, 34 M pa rin nung withdrawal ,considering na time deposit it ito and earning at most mga 3.5 % per annum hmmmmm..magkakasakit nito si cuevas

  • dreamur

    During CJ’s many TV interviews, he confirmed that he withdrew P34M from PS bank because he has lost confidence with the bank and that the money is not theirs because it belongs to BGEI. So who is lying – Cuevas or Corona?

    • Gina_Cole

       Tama ka dapat balikan yong video clip interview kay TJ at isaksak sa mukha ni lolo cuevas

  • ofw2011

    we can easily determine now those senators who are  against  and in favor of coronas conviction.  

  • Rightthingtodo

    The execution of a dated/undated deed of trust is the one scheme used by lawyers to hide something.  In the same vein, holding a property/money in trust for somebody is a common defense of people trying to hide something.
    For all the posturings of the defense counsels, the Coronas will find it hard to explain everything because the money trail will not lie.  I long for the day Corona will testify and be unmasked totally for what he truly is, a lying, scheming, and unethical justice of the SC.

  • tagasampaloc

     Tupas: Mrs. Corona treated the money as “her own” and therefore, it should also be declared in the SALN of the Chief Justice.
    Joker: But Mrs. Corona is not being charged her. It’s Chief Justice Corona
    Joker got it wrong. If Cristina treated the BGEI money as her own, it becomes a conjugal property and as such Corona should have it included in his SALN. It is simple as that, husband and wife assets should not be omitted in the SALN.
    The old Joker, who said during the ERAP trial that he can’t allow this country to be ruled by a thief, is gone. The new joker will now allow the SC ruled by a thief.
    We are truly in deep $hit.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUJ2THUKRDEOCO2ZJ7D3E6KGHQ Calvin

      But then again, it’s just one side of the story.. Let’s wait for the other party to present their case.. Let’s not be another “Recto” here.. Let’s be open-minded.. God, even after the  admission of LRA Administrator and even after the admission of the Prosecution about their properties, I still couldn’t believe that your brain shouts “YELLOW”!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUJ2THUKRDEOCO2ZJ7D3E6KGHQ Calvin

      Why are we so quick in making assumptions? Why do we, FIlipinos, judge with due haste? With bias? What happened to the “Great Malay Race”? 

      Let’s say Corona gets acquitted or convicted.. What’s next for the whole country? What betterment does this impeachment case offer us in the long run? What do we achieve from this search for “Truth”? Quite frankly, what I can only assume right now is it is CAUSING MORE HARM THAN GOOD TO THE NATION.. Nothing more.. Nothing less..

      Quo Vadis, Filipinas?

    • relojero1

      Tagasampaloc tag constancia ako pakilinaw diba intact parin ang pera ng BGEI, he can declare it as trust account. Matagal na tayong in deep $hit ngayon mo lang alam? Si Panot ang punot dulo nito ininililigaw ang mga Pilipino.:-)

  • tatabu

    and why buying the alibi of the defense as regard the sale of BGEI? it is as simple as the money in Corona’s account belong to corona and he failed to declare it in his SALN. He is just using BGEI as cover up.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CORG5SS4JLP5L55UKFCEYKTNK4 Peter

      BOBO!

      • boytz

        Don’t want to be unkind, but were you looking at yourself in the mirror when you uttered that?

    • idsrapil sangaban

       That is absolutely right! It is my observation based on the testimony of Lito Atienza that it was all impossible to have had the king of transaction being that he could not justify the circumstantial evidence as to the legal and proper means of buying such kind of property. The pattern of his(Atienza) testimony is something to cover-up the 34 million pesos not declared by Renato Corona in his SALN.

  • FernandoBusi

    Madali naman i explain yan kung mag iisip ka … the money was in his bank account held in trust until whatever squabble in BGEI is resolved. Since BGEI was dissolved by the SEC it could no longer open an account. These things happen, kung magaaway kayo magkapatid at pera involve hanap kayo ng trustee nag mag tatago ng pera hanggat di kayo nag kakasundo. 

    • Rex_Ranhilio

      Why did have to be in “his” account?
      Why not in “her” account?
      Or why not in an account in trust for BGEI?

      • FernandoBusi

        you cant open a corporate account if you don’t have SEC papers any more. it would not be right to put it in her account since she was a direct party to the dispute ideally someone neutral na lawyer but I guess they couldnt even agree on that … we’ll know on May I guess.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CORG5SS4JLP5L55UKFCEYKTNK4 Peter

        Na-dissolve nga ang BGEI as an entity.  Eh di syempre hindi na pwedeng mag-open ng account iyon. 

        And ano ba pakielam ng taong bayan sa pera ng BGEI?  Wala lang kasing mahanap na ibabato itong bobong prosecution kay Corona. 

        To be honest, as this trial progresses, it just seems that Corona, is cleaner than most of this so called “daang matuwid” officials!  Decades in public service and he just accumulated 34Million?  Ang hina naman nya atang magnakaw.  Maybe it’s more believable that the money is really theirs,  Eh anak mayaman si corona at ang wife nya.  He studied in Harvard for Christs sake!!!

      • pinklace88

        panu nkapag loan ng 11M kung dissolved ang BGEI?? di ba sabi n Corona nag loan siya?? paki answer

      • Rex_Ranhilio

        Assuming for the sake of argument that the money belongs to BGEI:

        As far as I know there is nothing in the SALN form that states that you do not need to declare a bank account in your name if the money there does not belong to you.

        I did not say that the money could have been deposited in the BGEI account. I said it could have been deposited “in trust for” BGEI. Or, it could have been deposited in the account of Mrs. Corona.

        Kung anak mayaman si Mr. and Mrs. Corona ay hinding hindi sila mahihirapan sa pag explain ng yaman nila. So relax ka lang. Pero kahit mayaman sila mukhang walang bank account si Mrs. Corona kaya sa account ni Mr. idineposito ang pera.

        So what if he studied in Harvard?

  • JosephNess

    the 34M was the 3 bank accounts withdrawn at PSB on Dec. 12, 2011, when the articles of impeachment were filed, and the defense deny belonging to Corona’s money in PSB bank accounts, but from the BGEI sale of the property at Manila…this was disowned by the defense in their counter media denial of these bank accounts of Corona…now, they are denying again, that this was the 34M paid by the Manila government to BGEI…they’re really get used to flip plopping…if they deny these 3 bank accounts to be not from the BGEI sales, then, it will be true that these bank accounts were of Corona… 

  • epros

    Kaya nag react si Justice Cuevas kay Recto kasi noon si Vicente ang witness nai benta ni Cristina yun lupa niya ka Vicente daw last 1999 o 2000 yata at tinanong ni Recto bakit nasa SALN ni CJ sa 2003 yun mga lote pa? Hindi makasagot si Cuevas aaah aahh hindi ko masasagot yan. Ayaw masupalpal uli si Justice Cuevas.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DEPCCS5H4JA7WLAAPMZA2MLSQM jenna

    March 7, 2012
    (on CJ closing PSBank accounts)

    “The bulk of the funds are owned by my wife’s family corporation which is subject of 3 pending cases before the Manila Regional Trial Court and ultimately, my wife, being the president of the corporation is accountable for those funds,” Corona said.
    “Given that situation that you have to protect those funds, you cannot blame us for doing that,” –Renato Corona

    Today:

    “…the money could not end up in the Chief Justice’s account since it did not even belong to the wife–Atty. Cuevas

    HULI KA! Why deny now that the money is in CJ account? Kasi may bago na silang naisip na dahilan kung saan galing yung mga pera ni CJ na nasa PSBank?

    The lenten season break will be spent wisely by the defense. They will have to invent, fabricate and rehearse lies to tell the senators and the people.  Hoooy!  Magtika kayo ng kasalanan niyo, Holy Week na!

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

      Korek ka dyan jenna Oo nga. Kaya pala ayaw isalang ni Cuevas si Corona sa witness stand at magbabanggaan lang sila ng counsel nya. Nalintikan na, Tapos ang estorya right there and then. Full of conflict statements.

    • JosephNess

      will that be a holy hour for them to recollect, retreat……move back and rediscover  themselves ? ( not to count cuevas, he’s not a Christian for Christians believe in Jesus Christ as the son of GOD and HE is GOD )….maybe, unholy if they can’t find themselves in their self soul searching…too bad this Impeachment trial has changed lots of innocent soul to forget who really they were….

      • Morskie52

        Better said, crucify themselves.

    • honorable_guest

      hanggang ngayon walang nagtatanong: yung 34M na bayad ni atienza, hanggang ngayon 34M pa rin. nasaan na na yung interest? after all those years, magkano n interest nun?   

    • DaangTuwid

      time deposit pa kamo yan, kanino kayang account pumapasok ang interest.. 34 M pa rin nung na withdraw..hmmmm

  • JosephNess

    Defense lawyer Tranquil Salvador III explains in a press conference why Chief Justice Renato Corona had to close 3 peso accounts in Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) on December 12, 2011, the day he was impeached by the House of Representatives. Salvador said the monies in these accounts are not personal funds of Corona but are owned by Basa Guidote Enterprises Inc. (BGEI), a company owned by his wife, Cristina,. BGEI won an expropriation case from the City of Manila in 2001. — ANC, Prime Time, February 16, 2012

    were these banks accounts not discovered by the prosecution,  will these be known that these existed ???

  • TGM_ERICK

    Actually, Sen Arroyo was not questioning the relevance of the transaction with the trial but the nitty- gritty of proving that the transaction between the ity government of Manila with Basa- Guidote Enterprise was flawed.   Does an erroneous or a criminal transaction by the CJ’s wife have anything to do with his  impeachment taking for granted that it is true? That was just done to malign former  mayor  Atienza and Mrs. Corona.

    Where does it put the CJ with these  conditions?
    If Mrs. Corona misappropriated  roughly  35 M for herself and the CJ allows it to be indicated  in his SALN,  he will be accused of conniving in stealing  and if he does not put it in his SALN,  .unfaithful disclosure of asset.

    • Morskie52

      If it is deposited in their accounts then it is theirs and therefore must be reflected in their SALN. I f the money is not theirs, then it should be deposited in the account of the real owner.

      • TGM_ERICK

         But just this evening it seems like that the 37M being cleared by Sen Recto is not the payment of the negotiated property.  I am of the belief that an acceptable explanation will be offered by the defense when the time comes. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUJ2THUKRDEOCO2ZJ7D3E6KGHQ Calvin

    Why are we so quick in making assumptions? Why do we, FIlipinos, judge with due haste? With bias? What happened to the “Great Malay Race”? 

    Let’s say Corona gets acquitted or convicted.. What’s next for the whole country? What betterment does this impeachment case offer us in the long run? What do we achieve from this search for “Truth”? Quite frankly, what I can only assume right now is it is CAUSING MORE HARM THAN GOOD TO THE NATION.. Nothing more.. Nothing less..

    Quo Vadis, Filipinas?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WVJPWHNIZIOGWU2O4Z6PJTXXBM Roberto

      “Let’s say Corona gets acquitted or convicted.. What’s next for the whole country?”—Calvin

      Good question, Calvin, here’s the answer. If he’s acquitted, then the whole country will still be having a rotten Chief Justice rooting for his benefactor GMA. If he’s convicted, well, I think you know the answer already.

  • oracle888

    Obviously, the Corona couple had maneuver in bad faith to sell the BGEI property for 34.7 million to the City of Manila under former Mayor Atienza in 1987.

    (1) Who are the BGEI board members at that time?
    (2) How is the authenticity of the Resolution papers? Who are the signatories?
    (3) Why is the money kept in Corona’s bank account? Instead of BGEI account?
    (4) Where is the interest from the 34.7 millions deposits since 2001 (not 1987) ? A simple 5%  time deposit (not compounded) interest calculation for 10 years (2011-1987) shall
    give approximately 17.35 million pesos. Where did this interest payment go?
    (5) If Corona claimed all this money, about 52 million, (34.7+17.35) are theirs, why did he not include them in his SALN and ITR?
    (6) Since he “borrowed” 11 million from BGEI, it follows that the 34.7 millions money is not fully theirs, right? Did he pay the interest? Who approved the loan to him?

    Apparently there are, and will be many questions that cannot be resolved without the testimony of the other members of the BGEI family stockholders.

    A very typical story of greed, and betrayal that happened in a family corporation.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CORG5SS4JLP5L55UKFCEYKTNK4 Peter

      Yes it’s a [story of greed, and betrayal that happened in a family corporation.] Emphasis on family corporation!  Ano ang pakielam ng Philippine government and the Filipino people sa nangyayari sa isang corporation?  And it’s not even the CJ’s corporation

      • AlyasPogi

        Meron pakialam ang Philippine Govt. on both Private and Public corporations.

        Please rethink your statement. You are making yourself look funny.

      • tsugtsug

         1st – corona became a public servant and is owned by the filipino people the moment he took oath of office, that is regardless of the manner of his appointment.
        2nd – it’s corona who opened the topic re: bgei which lead to this issue of where the 34 M went.
        3rd – since it is an impeachment trial and we are talking about a position which requires integrity, bgei therefore becomes relevant to the trial.  on the other hand, the defense continues to employ their double standard technique – that it’s ok for them to talk about bgei for corona’s defense but claims it is not relevant for prosecution to talk about; that prosecution cannot call sc employees as witnesses but they can and did use them as defense witnesses.

  • imnotstupid

    The impeachment trial prosecutors could present Ana Basa and Sister Flory to testify against the CJ. CJ Rene had claimed earlier that the P32.6 million from three PSBank (Philippine Savings Bank) accounts that he withdrew on the very day when the impeachment case was sent to the Senate belonged to BGEI. The CJ cannot retract that now and point to another “source” for all those millions. taken from an article..The Nun that floored the Chief Justice dated March 10, 2012…..Cuevas is just simply an objectionable sneaky lawyer..he got sick but still so ardent in hiding the truth…baka galit na ang maykapal sa kanya???

  • boypalaban

    nasaan na ngayon yung 34.7M?

  • shalom shalom

    “Why? Because there’s no evidence on our part. We have not even
    discussed the deposits. The only concept that you have is the concept
    coming from the prosecution…Very unfair,” said Cuevas.

    parang ito din sinabi kay Drillon ah… Hmm, we’ll see. Ang chapter 2 ang magiging madugo, for the mean time, magnilay-nilay muna ang lahat para sa katotohanan.

    • sierra_1

      Deny to death na naman si Cuevas na may evidence na regarding the P34M. Pero noong pumutok yung isyu ng withdrawal of 3 PSB accounts of Renato Corona on the date the impeachment case was filed, anong sabi ni Mr. & Mrs. Corona sa media? Na ang laman ng 3 PSB accounts ay sa BGEI.

      Tapos ngayon, sabi ni Cuevas unfair daw ang line of questioning ni Recto when Recto sought to clarify the issue on the P34M or the 3 closed PSB accounts. Baka natulog na naman si Cuevas noong nagpapogi sa media ang Corona spouses. Yan kasi excuse ni Cuevas noong tinanong siya kung kelan i-didisclose ni Corona ang foreign accounts, as boasted by Corona to the media.

      Granted, di pa evidence ang pampa-pogi points ni Corona sa media (as to his dollar accounts and as to the P34M being BGEI’s). Pero ang kapal ng mukha ni Cuevas na mag-complain ng lack of fairness. Eh di ba palagi niyang pinapamukha ang pagkakamali ng prosecution na gumamit sa media? Pero kung si Corona ang nagpapapogi sa media, ok lang? Tapos pag itatanong kay Cuevas ang isang bagay na paulit-ulit nang binabanggit at pinapangunahan ni Corona sa media, eh unfair na ang Senator-judge?

      Schizo itong si Cuevas.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WRXGU6LTL6AVY27TDSIB5EV6VA Chris

        You said it na sa BGEI nga ang sabi ng mag-asawa on your first paragraph. What the defense says now is that the money was received by Mrs. Corona “in trust”.

        We can make a lot of argument here but let us keep an open mind. Once naibigay ng defense ang response nila about this which includes the corresponding evidences, tsaka tayo humusga.

        The only problem here is if the money is deposited in a personal account. From the prosecution side, they said it was deposited in a corona account. Pero hintayin natin ang defense, malay natin may ibang pinaglagyan at hindi sa corona account.

        Let’s keep an open mind here.

      • sierra_1

        You said: “The only problem here is if the money is deposited in a personal account.”

        For your info, Corona and his spokespersons have already ADMITTED TO THE MEDIA as of Feb. 16 that the THREE PSB PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF RENATO CORONA totaling P30M which he simultaneously closed last Dec. 12 (or on the day the impeachment case was filed) WAS NOT HIS, but was BGEI’s.

        In your own words, there is a problem.

        Now, if Corona will eat his words, and instead claim that the P30M in his 3 personal accounts were not BGEI’s, then he is lying through his teeth. His press releases will prove him a liar.

        You say, Let’s keep an open mind. I say, there is a difference between keeping an open mind and KEEPING A BLIND EYE.

  • pipsirho

     “But Mrs. Corona is not being charged her[e]. It’s Chief Justice Corona,” said Arroyo. JOKER ARROYO is just being TRUE to  his NATURE AS A JOKER. True, Cristina Corona is not being tried in the Impeachment Court, but if she deposited the money to her personal account, and the account does not say it is in trust for BGEI, then she is treating the money as her own or subject to her own personal disposition. The money BECOMES CONJUGAL ASSET and must be included in “Rich-na-to” Corona’s SALN. Anyway, all Joker wanted was to be EDIFIED; we hope he got FULL EDIFICATION!

    The Impeachment Trial IS FUN!

    • sierra_1

      Joker was really at the height of ignorance. Or worse, at the height of FEIGNED ignorance.

      How convenient of him to forget that RA 6713 mandates all public officials to declare in their SALN their assets and net worth, “INCLUDING THAT OF THEIR SPOUSES.”

      How convenient of him to forget the Family Code that, unless there was a pre-nuptial agreement to the contrary, the property regime between spouses is that of absolute community of property. Hence, properties of both husband and wife are conjugal.

      Cristina Corona’s money and personal accounts are indeed RELEVANT to the issue of Renato Corona’s SALN. Mambabatas pa naman si Joker. At abogado pa naman din. Nakakahiya.

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

        Nagtataka lang ako sa prosecution at bakit di nila ito sinabi kay joker?? napaka basic na argumento. Nagpapakabobo ba si joker o ano ba??

      • Morskie52

        Joker is not just ignorant but also a stupid judge in this trial, acting as senator defense judge that is why he feigned ignorance.

    • pinklace88

      actually talaga this impeachment trial lets us open our eyes more to the kind of senators we have in this country. nakakahiya!
      well not all naman kaso lang why can’t we have the best of the crop, we the filipino people deserve more than this kind of mentality roaming around the senate hall. we pay taxes, we have the right to demand better if not the best… namann….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VUJ2THUKRDEOCO2ZJ7D3E6KGHQ Calvin

    Let’s say Corona gets acquitted or convicted.. What’s next for the whole country? What gain does this impeachment case offer us in the long run? What do we achieve from this search for the “Truth”?
    Quite frankly, what I can only assume right now is it is CAUSING MORE HARM THAN GOOD TO THE NATION..

    Nothing more.. Nothing less..Quo Vadis, Filipinas?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WVJPWHNIZIOGWU2O4Z6PJTXXBM Roberto

      “Let’s say Corona gets acquitted or convicted.. What’s next for the whole country?”—Calvin

      Calvin, please refer to my answer to your same question below.

    • AlyasPogi

       no pain. no gain.

    • MikeCrisologo

      when a proceeding like this begins,  no matter what the outcome is , i think corruption will start to lessen at leastto this administration ,dont expect too much for the coming administration coz corruption is too rampant in this country that only the newborn babies dont accept bribes.

    • JosephNess

      first, you should do your share helping this government like all others, supporting its various programs, then, be a constructive critiques to the wrongs you will see done by our government officials, respect your own people, respect the president and all our government officials, pay your taxes delegently and honestly, etc…we know that this government is working hard fighting corruptions to solve our problems, 

  • JosephNess

    this BGEI revelations coming from the cross examinations, have contradicted themselves to admitting  the money coming from the sale not to belong to the coronas and a possibility also to implicate the former mayor of manila for the illegal sale…what a complicated case this has become ? thanks to the defense but no thanks with respect to the good mayor, whom they exposed…too bad and too late…now the defense is in deep deep discomfort…

  • nalasnaville

    palusot na naman si lolo. boooooooo halata na masyado

  • Diablo_III

    Mga CORONA boys, ano masasabi nyo dito? Mukhang wala ng pupuntahan ang amo nyo dito. hmmmm

    • sierra_1

      Where are they? They’re still waiting for directions/script from Cuevas. Mukhang di pa tapos ang midnight meeting nila. Ang hirap daw kasi ipagtanggol ang midnight appointee.

  • noypisiTED

    Sanamagan, now it’s no longer Justice Cuevas who got stricken with vertigo but the Senators too. Oh come on, you were not born yesterday, most especially the octogenarian Senate Prez. The Coronas have a lot of explaining to do to the only surviving original stockholder of Basa-Guidote Enterprises, Inc. Sister Flory. Perhaps that was her last mission to her long deceived family – to lead in the search for truth.

  • wazgoingon

    Sa lahat nang akusado, itong si Atong Corona ang di nagmamadaling matapos ang paglilitis. Bagkos, alang ginawa mga abogado niya kung hindi pigilan ang paglabas nang ano mang katibayan laban sa kanya. Kelan ba ga matatapos areng Coronavela na ito. O, sadya yatang gusto nilang tayo’y tuluyang mainip at mawalan nang interes.

  • oracle888

    Here are the possible events leading to the BGEI unfortunate problem:

    (1) An income property was acquired by the grandparents.
    (2) One of the daughters was either given or volunteer to administer the property
    (3) There are alleged mismanagement of the said property
    (4) The other stockholders wanted to take the management back; the daughter refused, and the conflict worsen.
    (5) The majority stockholders published a notice on a Newspaper warning the tenants but were sue for libel by the daughter.
    (6) Through the daughter’s husband connection, she won the libel case and was awarded with unreasonable huge amount of millions for damages. The case was overturned later allegedly.
    (7) Again, through some legal manipulation and jurisprudence misinterpretation, the couple psychologically believe they now “virtually” owned the property. With the husband’s connection to the ex-president GMA, the couple are untouchable.
    (8) The couple sold the property to the City of Manila for 34.7 millions while there are cases pending in the court.
    (9) The couple uses the money for themselves without the consent of the other stockholders.
    (10) The couple used the situation in their advantage; treated the money as their own but did not report to the proper authority (such as SALN & BIR) as their money for whatever reasons that a person with a legal mind and accounting background could think of.

    Still, it will not answer the following questions?
    (1) Where is the source of the dollars income in the Corona’s various dollar accounts? How much are there?
    (2) Why are there discrepancies in the number of property in his SALN? Including their declared values and their net worth?
    (3) Did Corona and Cristina filed complete and correct income tax returns? How can it reconcile with the SALN?
    (4) Who is (are) the real owner(s) of the 34.7 millions + the interests?

    No matter how the questions were answered, the many events pointed to a few things that signify the flaws in the behavior of a person; and these flaws are contradicting to the required integrity of a Chief Justice. These very few things are: Greed, Dishonest, Unfair, Injustice, Arrogant, Immoral and Unethical.

    They maybe few, but they are deadly serious flaws of a very bad person.

  • Russell Ariola

    Joker Arroyo kakahiya ka tsong.

  • Morskie52

    The word clueless is a wrong choice of word. Of course these senator judges already know where the 34M went. It is in Corona’s bank accounts. They just pretend they do not know really to hide their biases. 

  • pinklace88

    Sen joker arroyo could not relate the supposed BGEI funds to this impeachment trial? hehehehe.. ung mga karaniwang nanonood nga alam eh.

    • JosephNess

      kaya nagmukhang joker lalo…hahahahahahaha..

  • JosephNess

    bakit hindi nagpilahang nagtulongtulong magtanong yong mga senador na nagtanong kahapon at kinastigo muli ang mga prosekusyon ???? kasi mapapahiya sila kaya di pumila sa pagtatanong…halatado talaga kayong mga senador kayo…kitam, tumayo the joke at naging joker nga…siguro, kaya nga di nagtayuan yong mga nagtanong kahapon…LOL.

    • Morskie52

      Dahil sabi ni Cuevas irespeto and witness dahil Mayor. Yon lang mga ordinaryong witness ang kastiguhin ng mga senator defense judges.

      Pag mataas sa puwesto irespeto. Pag mababang ordinaryo bababoyin lalo na kung si Santiago ang makaasta.

      • JosephNess

        ganoon nga ginagawa nila, eh malayo pa ang paghuhusga nila, parang hinuhusgahan na nila na walang kaso ang ginawa ng prosekusyon na article of impeachment…ganon sila kapag nakakakita ng ikakahiya ng prosekusyon at makapunto sa akala nila ang defense sa mga tao sa mga panghihiya nila…buti na lang mahinahon magsalita si Tupas kaya di masyadong makakuha ng simpatiya sa mga tao itong defense sa tulong ng mga senador, lalo lang nagngingitngit ang mga tao sa ginagawa nila…

      • pinklace88

        hehehe halata mo rin? sabagay engot n lang di makahalata sa style ng mga senador lalo na ung mga dapat eh nakaupo na sa tabi ni Cuevas. nung nagka vertigo si Cuevas sana si Sen Miriam na lng nag proxy pareho lang naman eh. 

  • Anggoy

    Atienza testimony today made more questions than clarification and it exposes the irregularity in the BGEI land sale to the city of manila. Also Cuevas loosing his cool to Sen. Recto asking clarification about the 34M which was withdrawn by CJ in PS Bank. How i wish Sen. Recto has the temper of Meriam.

    • pinklace88

      Ung mga senators na objective at may good manners alam natin sinu mga yan. Sigurado hindi ksama si Sen Miriam jan. hehehehe.
      As usual naman ang mga witnesses ng defense eh nag iiwan ng mas maraming tanung, puro documents lang naman dala dala ng mga yan para  i mark as exhibit pero asan ang pera…? bakit hindi naka declare ung ganito ung ganun>.??? hehehe, walang nasasagot.

  • JosephNess

    PDI please republish your articles pertaining to the defense, when they take their air time, for their press release of their explanation regarding the closed 3 bank accounts of Corona from PSBank, that will make them recall their short memory to remember what they say in that press release…thank you….

  • dodong1

    “your Honor i am only joking.. i know exactly where the money went and who has it.”..said Joker Arroyo

  • Ulipur

    SENATORS CLULELESS?

     Ang author ng article na ito ang clueless.

    Ang PhP34.7 million nasa pangalan ni Cristina na inilagay niya sa aacount ni Renato.

    ANO ANG RELEVANCE NG ACQUISITION NG AMOUNT NA ITO?

    Kinaamkan ni Cristina ang PhP34.7  million sa mga kamag-anak niya.

    Katulong si Renato sa pagkamkam…sa influensya niya dahil Malakanyang legal staff member siya.

    Tagal na itinago ng mga Corona ang perang ito sa sa mga BASA.

  • rotcivaliva

    Sayang lang oras sa trial pag tumayo na si joker at miriam mga senador pa naman… pero wala naitutulong sa impeachment trial.. ung isa gusto lang maubos ang oras sa mga walang kwentang tanong.. ung isa para magpasikat na sobra talino nya…sa totoo lang nakakaasar na kayo panoorin…

    • pinklace88

      sinabi mo pa.. ung isa sumisigaw, ung isa naman ang bagal magsalita wala naman palang relevance.. hayss..

  • oracle888

    What’s next for the whole country if Corona gets acquitted or convicted?

    Acquitted ==> Our SC is doomed, Arroyos and her cohorts get free, graft and corruptions become worsen, ill government officials and authorities become embolden to do bad things than good, the pro-Corona Senator were voted out of the office, the Administration lost its momentum for socio and economic development, Filipino people suffer more, hope for the future filipino children become dimmer, church become more popular with many poor families seeking refuge and huge political donations from officials with sins, NPA hit men become active once more to serve justice for the poor and the abused victims, Moro rebels become bold and Mindanao could be lost, People revolution is very possible.

    Convicted ==> Justice is served, Philippines steps into the road of recovery and prosperity.

    • EngrhansTeh

      i dont agree with you? …because if Corona will be acquited and he will not do his best for the good of the people…only a fool will continue doing what will lead again to his misery. An acquittal will start a competition of who is the best person in the country. An acquittal may force PNOY to make Freedom of Information a no.1 priority to save the image of PNOY and the Congress. Ratification of FOI will surely be supported by majority of the populace.

    • pinklace88

      If ever Corona gets aquitted, he might take revenge, believe me.. mukhang nasa personality nya un at kawawa ang pilipinas, mga tao ang sasalo nyan.
      On the other hand magbabait baitan kasi may dec 12 2012 pa parating para mag file uli ng impeachment… hehehehe :)

  • pinklace88

    I heard one of the anchors asked… if 11M was loaned to Corona to puchase the Bellagio condo, bakit intact pa rin ung 34.7M????
    Sabi ni Cuevas, wala pang proof na ung 34.7M sa bank account ni Corona ay ung BGEI sold property. ok, so san pala galing ung 34.7M na isinara ni Corona on the day he was impeached? either way, hindi pa rin ito reflected sa SALN kahit account nya ito. so, may violation n naman. kahit saan tingnan, may mali eh…

    • JosephNess

      oo nga ano…huli na naman sila…kung ang prosekusyon kaya ay nagbabasa ng mga comments dito, tiyak, makakakuha silang additional idea kung papaano nila haharapin ang kanilang pag atake sa mga sasabihin ng defensa…maraming marurunong dito na nagbibigay ng matinong opinion….

      • boypalaban

        AT MERON D!NG MGA NAGDU-DUNONG-DUNUNGAN…PERO ANG LAG!NG !SSUE AY PANOT,ABNOY,HAC!ENDA LU!S!TA…WALA NA KAS!NG !BANG MAGAM!T NA DAH!LAN…SA TOTOO LANG, GUSTO KO NANG TURUAN ANG MGA YAN NG PWEDE N!LANG MAGAM!T NA !SSUE NA H!ND! PAUL!T UL!T…KASO D! KO NA PROBLEMA YON.
        S! RENATONG AYAW N!LANG MAPAHAMAK, SAYANG NGA NAMAN ANG BAYAD !N DUE T!ME.

      • JosephNess

        kulang lang sa pansin ang mga iyon, siguro turuan ni tiglao…

      • pinklace88

        Naku eh yang mga yan naman natural paulit ulit, ayaw paganahin ang isip eh ganun  at ganun pa rin ung isip nila… kahapon, nung isang araw, nung isang linggo, un pa rin ngayun, bukass, sa isang linggo, hanggang amagin n lang mga yan, di na dapat pinapatulan.

      • noeltabaz2

        You said it right. 

    • KapitanBagwis

      Nagpa fabricate pa sila ng more lies to justify their earlier lies…they have one month to create more lies…mag lulubid pa sila ng buhangin, so to speak.  hehehe

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

    walang kawala si corona dito maski ano’ng palusot ang gawin ni lolo cuevas. pag sinabi niyang yung P 34 million na ibinayad ng city of manila ay in trust . bakit wala sa SALN ni corona ?? sabi ng CS manual , dapat kasama ang trust fund sa i de declare sa SALN !

     

  • bgcorg

    If the money was received in trust for BGEI, the money is not Mrs. Corona’s, much less the CJ’s. The only money going to Mrs. Corona should be her commission.  Having been authorized to sell the property, she can, according to the terms of her authority, receive in her name the money for BGEI, but ITF the owner of the property still.  As such, it is not her money at that point in time and could not be part of the assets of the very person on trial.  There are loose ends thereafter, but it should be the defense which could clarify them.  It goes without saying that the burden of proof of ill gotten wealth rests on the prosecution but since this is not included in the articles of impeachment, such could be stricken off the records for being irrelevant and immaterial. 

    • TGM_ERICK

      Amen!

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

         isa pang tanga ito !

      • noeltabaz2

        Don’t be rude.

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

      basahin mo ang Civil Service manual tungkol sa pag fi fill up ng SALN. dapat i di declare din ang trust fund sa SALN !

      at isa pang tanong , e ano yung P34 million na nasa bank account ni corona ?? 

    • noeltabaz2

      There are conflicting claims regarding the 34M proceeds of the BGEI.  The BGEI was first claimed by Mrs. Corona as hers before the coming out of the Basa’s.  Be as it may, that the proceeds was received by Mrs. Corona in trust for BGEI, the fund should have been deposited under Mrs. Corona’s name ITF BGEI.  But would it only be coincidental that the amount withdrawn by CJ Corona on the day he was impeached also amounted to 34M, the same as the proceeds of the BGEI?  Or was the 34M proceeds deposited to CJ Corona’s accounts treating the same as their own as earlier claimed by Mrs. Corona? That being the case puts the integrity of CJ Corona in question.  

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

      Ah ah, Corona’s ruling with the Marcos wealth, the burden of proof rest on the accused if their wealth could not be supported by their income.  Double standard!  No matter how you justify this, naturingang lawyer si Corona, a former SGV employee and he could not do the right thing about these matters, and he is the Chief Justice?

      • bgcorg

        That, I think, is just what the defense team is trying to do and as the lead counsel for the defense repeatedly emphasized they have not even started yet.  The burden of proof always rests with the prosecution: this is the hornbook rule in trials because the accused is always presumed innocent until proven guilty.  Once, the prosecution has rested its case, it is the turn of the defense to show the opposite or that the onus of proof has been insufficient to merit a conviction.  Winning a case depends a lot on the strategy taken by the panels, pro and con.  Who will succeed?  Let us wait for the final outcome. 

  • Fulpol

    bakit isama sa SALN niya eh hindi naman nila pagmamay-ari..

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahahahha

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

      e hindi pala sa kanila e bakit hawak ni cristina ang fund na ibinayad ng lungsod ng manila ? at i dineposito pa ‘ata nya sa bank account ni chief justice ! lol

  • oracle888

    Something is wrong but not funny with the line of thought and logic in Joker Arroyo’s mind. It is a symptom of a senile, confused, dementia mind that was developed and progressing through many years of unethical and immoral usages.

    And there is no cure for the disease except dead.

    • Fulpol

      akala ko si Conrado de Quiros ang ganyang may line of thinking..

      hahah
      hahaha
      hahahaha

      • KapitanBagwis

        hmmm talagang obsessed ka kay CDQ…di mo siya maalis sa isip mo  kahit isang sandali….talaga ikaw Fulpol may itinatago ka pareho ni Cheat Justice Corona hehehe

      • oracle888

        In love na in love si Fulpol kay CJ Corona…..
        You know, love is blind….sadly speaking, he cannot differentiate right from wrong. Everything he sees in CJ is good, even when it is evil.

  • Fulpol

    nag-conclude na si Sen Recto eh wala pang inilalabas ng depensa laban sa alegasyon ng prosecution..

    hahaha
    ahahaha
    hhahaha

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

      Di ba sinabi ni CJ na sa BGEI ang kanyang niwithdraw on the day he was impeached.  Bakit hindi magtanong si Recto, dahil the information comes from CJ’s media blitz?  Pakireview mo na rin ang statement nang mga spokepeople  nang defense.  Naawa ako sa depensa, they are in a situation where they bring up something it will conflict with what was said in the past, if not, it opens another issue.  Hehehe ehehehe hhehehe back to you

  • Rathbumo

    Prosecution chief and Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr. explained that the issue falls under Article 2 of the impeachment complaint, which alleges Corona’s failure to disclose to the public his statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN).
    “The theory of the prosecution is that it was misappropriated by Mrs Corona… (and) deposited it in her personal account,” Tupas said.
    “And therefore and if we follow the line of reasoning by the defense, it ended up in the account of the Chief Justice. Therefore, it should have been included and declared in the SALN so it would fall under Article 2,” he said.
    But Arroyo noted there was no admission from the defense team that the money ended up in the bank account of the Chief Justice.The senator then directed the question to Corona’s lead counsel, former Supreme Court Justice Serafin Cuevas, who said the money could be in the Chief Justice’s account since it did not even belong to his wife.“This money does not belong to even Mrs. Corona herself because the check will show that it is for Basa-Guidote and received by Mrs. Corona only in trust. So if she received it in trust, there’s nothing that she can transfer to his husband,” Cuevas pointed out.But Tupas insisted that Mrs. Corona treated the money as “her own” and therefore, it should also be declared in the SALN of the Chief Justice.“But Mrs. Corona is not being charged her. It’s Chief Justice Corona,” said Arroyo.
    Ganito ba ang argument ng isang lawyer? Tsk,tsk,tsk. No wonder, the Prosecution Team is self-destructing. 

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

      lolo cuevas , the SALN of CJ corona was supposed to contain husband and wife’s assets ! very elementary ….

    • gilrene

      Pakinggan mo ang depensa at si Mr. Atienza. Wala ka bang napapansin? Naghuhugas ng kamay si Corona na hindi siya nakikialam sa kompanya ng asawa niya pero kasama siya sa negosasyon. Sabi pa nga ni Atienza pumayag din sila. Di ba one on one ni Atienza at Cristina ito. Si Cristina lang kasama sa certification noong 1987. Naguguluhan ako, paki paliwanag baka may sagot ka.

  • gilrene

    Naku mga abogado ng depensa, may maling malaki sa inyong script. Di ba naghuhugas kamay si Corona sa ari arian ng mga Basa Guidote, bakit ninyo siya isinama sa pakipagnegosasyon ni Cristina kat Atienza, dapat one on one. At sa bunganga pa ni Mr. Atienza na sinabihan niya ang mag-asawa dahil nandoon na si Corona. Tapos sabi pa niya pumayag na sila, di ba dapat one on one. Si Cristina lang kamo ang reprentative ng kompanya. Naku malaking kamalian. Mga depensa patalsikin ninyo na ang script writer, lulubog na. Ngayon 60% ang ayaw na kay Corona baka 90% na sa susunod. Mga senador, yong mga papogi dyan, yong matalino dyan, yong parang nagmamakaawa na kuha nyo ba ito? Napakasimple ano? Ibig sabihin matalino din ang Mamayang Pilipino.

  • oracle888

    Where’s Waldo?

    In Philippines, Where is the P34.7 million?

    It is not in my bank statement last time I checked. Neither do I think it is in your bank or possession. The last time I know is in Corona’s PSBank account until Dec 12, 2011. Then it disappeared and nowhere to be found.

    The only places I have not checked are the pro-Senator-judges and Serafin Cuevas. I heard they have allegedly obtained a TRO from the SC.

    Hah?

    • acdc4ever

       i heard!!! pwede ba yun tapos meron pa allegedly… hindi concrete ang sagot mo.. Yellow media ka siguro

  • calgary2526

     memory serves me right three ebank accounts were closed on the day Corona was impeached and it was even admitted that the 30some mil ‘belongs’ to Corona’s wife which were proceeds from the sale of the Bustillos property and which is owned by BGEI  BUT it’s ownership is ‘cornered’ by Cristina. Now why on earth after all of these revelations are they saying that they are not the owners of the amount but BGEI and that they are holding the money in trust??? Is it not true that Crsitina’s relatives were stripped of their share on said corporation??? So who are the real owners now??? 
    Mag-asawang Corona tamaan na kayo ng kidlat ASAP!!!

    • KpTUL

      Memory wont serve you right coz it is only reserved to people who at least have IQs higher than those of dogs. So sorry, you are wrong !

      • noeltabaz2

        His memory is right.  So he may have an IQ higher than those of dogs.  What level of IQ does a person, whose memory is poor, have?  Can we say, lower than those of the dogs?

    • noeltabaz2

      Lies, lies, lies.  That’s all the Corona’s and defense camp can tell the court in trying to absolve CJ Corona.  CJ Corona is not taking the witness stand for he knows he cannot afford to tell a lie under oath.  The defense also knew it that they are now singing another tune.  Before they said CJ Corona will be presented as witness in “DUE TIME” but now they said CJ Corona will no longer be presented as witness.  What is it?  Another lie?

  • dadwel

    Senator Joker P. Arroyo

    Senate Office:Rm 511 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay CityTrunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5567-68Direct Lines: (632) 552-6730 / (632) 812-1323Fax No.: (632) 552-6790Email:office_sen_jokerarroyo@yahoo.com

    • noeltabaz2

      Don’t mind Sen. Arroyo.  He is fond of joking.

  • Fulpol

    pinalitan na ni Sen Recto si Drilon..

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahahaha

    • pinklace88

      at pinalitan na ni joker si miriam,, bagay sila

  • Fulpol

    “Why? Because there’s no evidence on our part. We have not even discussed the deposits. The only concept that you have is the concept coming from the prosecution…Very unfair,” said Cuevas.
    ———————
    di kasi makahintay ang mga yellow supporters..

    sabi ni Corona: in due time…

    pang-asar talaga… mas nakakaasar kasi suspend ng isang buwan ang trial..

    ano na ang gagawin ni NOynoy at de Quiros para buhayin ang interest ng tao sa impeachment?

    no problem, andyan naman ang mga yellow media..

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahahah

    • gilrene

      Brod pwedeng magtanong bakit nakasama sa negosasyon samantalang sinabi niyang wala siyang pakialam sa ariarian ng kanyang asawa.

      • Fulpol

        hintayin natin ang sagot ng depensa..

        hahah
        hahaha
        hahahah

  • nahehelo

    If the proceed from the sale of the property belonging to the BGEI could not have been possibly deposited in the Corona’s account, then how would they explain now the money withdrawn by corona last December just as the impeachment trial was about to begin . where did the money from the proceed of sale of property went. Sabi kasi ng depensa yung pera daw na winidraw ni Corona was from the sale of BGEI property. ang labo naman. halatang maraming pinagtatakpan at kasinungalingan lahat.

    • Gina_Cole

       march 7 sa you tube –>media blitz ni corona don niya sinabi na yong 3 accounts na isinara nila sa psbank ay pag aari ng BGEI.

      • pinklace88

        hindi ata napanood ni Cuevas???

  • gilrene

    Ito pa bakit kasama si Corona sa negosasyon. Isang naghuhugas kamay na wala siyang pakialam sa ari arian ng mga Basa at Guidote tapos kasama ng misis niya nakipagnegosasyon. Tandaan ninyo salita ni Mr. Atienza, PUMAYAG DIN SILA, sinong sila? Sa certification na lumang luma 1987, si Cristina lang ang representative. MALI ATA SCRIPT NINYO. Patalsikin na ang script writer, mali mali.

  • dadwel

    Yup Defense-Judge Joker Arroyo is a big Joke.  Maybe we can call his attention:
    Senator Joker P. ArroyoSenate Office:Rm 511 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay CityTrunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5567-68Direct Lines: (632) 552-6730 / (632) 812-1323Fax No.: (632) 552-6790Email:office_sen_jokerarroyo@yahoo.com

  • Fulpol

    hintayin ninyo ang paliwanag ng depensa kung saan napunta ang 34M..

    after 1month…

    nakakaasar naman…

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hhahahah

    • KapitanBagwis

      Oo nga naman….sa May….May kalabuan pa din yun  hehehe

    • pinklace88

      mangungumpisal daw muna ang mag asawang Corona sa biyernes santo sabay penitensiya.

      • boypalaban

        VOLUNTEER AKO NA TAGA-HAMPAS…MERON D!TONG KALAWANG!N NA BARBED W!RE

      • pinklace88

        hahaha araykupo ang sakit nyan … hahahaha tagos… :)

  • KapitanBagwis

    Kasi naiinip na si Recto….dati kampi siya kay Corona ngayon inis na kasi puro “in due time, in due course, right time, soon, eventually” nga naman ang sinasabi ni Lolo Cuevas…ngayon hindi pa raw siya nagpapalabas ng evidence…eh kailan po Lolo…inip na inip na mga judges sa bagal ninyo…baka kailangan ninyo ng wheel chair para bumilis bilis ng kaunti…hehehe

  • Tsinito

    hehehe now ko lang nalaman na talagang napaka biased netong inquirer, i posted a video regarding the aquino-cojuangco clan but it seems ayaw tanggapin ng inquirer ang comment kasi alam nila kasama sila sa sindikato ng aquino-cojuangco clam pati ang abs-cbn. tsk tsk

    • boypalaban

      ALAM NA NG MARAM! YAN, YANG P!NOY MONKEY PR!DE…WALA BANG BAGO?
      E YUNG BAHO N! CORONA..ALAM MO NA?

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

      bawal ang links.

      palitan mo yung . ng word na “dot” kami na bahala. Post mo ulit.

      example
      wwwDOTyoutubeDOTcom/watch?v=5nlqd6DwUsQ

    • Mark Suarez

      first time sa forum?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WPMPXNPY6Z5KQ5S32NAA23O45Q Charlize

       because its irrelevant.

  • JosephNess

    now, the BGEI is deeply involved in this case, then, the two surviving Basa heirs are now involved through this revelations, now, they can be invited to rebut the claim of the coranas…it’s time to clear this Basa case and indirectly pin down the CJ for his involvement to this case, when he tinkered the money coming from the illegal sale of the BGEI property depositing them into his personal bank accounts and closing them for the intention to hide them or when found again, deceive the impeachment court into believing that the money was indeed saved in a trust funds where these closed bank accounts were deposited…….

    • steven0214

      yes, let the good prevail against evil.  

  • Fulpol

    But Arroyo noted there was no admission from the defense team that the money ended up in the bank account of the Chief Justice.———————-

    hindi kasi makahintay ang mga yellow supporters..

    sabi nina Corona at Cuevas: in due time..

    nakakaasar, isang buwan ba suspended ang trial?

    nakakainis naman..

    hhahaha
    hahaha
    hahahaha

  • dadwel

    - A 14y/o certification- 34M worth of transaction- Payment made to Mrs Corona not to BGEI
    kahit na Grade1 lang natapos mo you can smell there is something wrong here.And to think big role of this transaction was made by Mr&Mrs CJ Corona.
    Mother of good Heaven.  Asan ang konsensya nyo?

    • pinklace88

      At ang first offer – 50M… na wlang alam ang ibang stockholders, ang galing..! sarap pag untugin ng mag asawang ito.

      • KapitanBagwis

        Atienza honored a 14 years old certification saying Certification is Certification….sounds like he is in cahoots with the Coronas.

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

      idagdag mo na dyan ang dating mayor na himod sa puwet ni pekeng presidente…

  • dadwel

    hoy fulpol…. pag na convict si corona fufulpulin kita…. bayaran!

    • boypalaban

      WALA KANG MAPUPULPOL SA LUSAW NA UTAK…OK NA SANA KUNG PWEDENG PARES W!TH UTAK,KASO HND!.

    • Fulpol

      dadwel,

      bagong term yan gaya ng Noynoying…

      ma-convict man o ma-acquit si Corona, isang siyang Bayani..

      hahah
      hahaha
      hahahah

      • pinklace88

        cge bayani sa iyo basta patay muna hahahaha

      • tsugtsug

         hahahaah! i d i o t !

  • KapitanBagwis

    The impeachment court will take a recess for a month giving the defense a chance to fabricate more lies to present at the resumption of the trial in May…..May kalabuan pa rin ang pag witness ni Corona sa May.

  • rosamistika16

    my P34M question is this. 

    WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO PRESENT YOUR EVIDENCE TO REFUTE THE CHARGES FILED AGAINST THE CHIEF JUSTICE?! POR PABOR BILISAN NYO NA PO!

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

    Senator-judge Ralph Recto has made a breakthrough today when the almost forgotten admission by no less than the respondent Renato Corona was brought out in the open.

    The chief justice clearly stated and admitted that the peso bank accounts discussed in the impeachment trial were his. Emphasis is HIS.

    So, when lead defense counsel Serafin Cuevas was trying to sidetrack Recto with his usual tactic to complain that the “defense has not even presented anything about the bank accounts”, I saw the panic in Cuevas’ face. Unfortunately, it was “saved by the bell” since the presiding chair Juan Ponce Enrile called for ceasefire until after a month.

    In any angle that you look at the admission of Corona that he owned those peso bank accounts testified by witnesses from PSBank and BPI, the money trail of the “unaccounted for” cash proceeds from sale of Bustillos property of the BGEI to the city government of Manila will end up in the bank accounts under the name of Renato Corona or spouses Renato & Cristina Corona.

    “In trust for” (ITF) accounts require a notarized document authorizing the deposit of 34 million plus under Cristina Corona’s name. This is going to be the damning evidence that will incriminate the pathological liar(s) of the spouses Corona. I hope that senator-judge Recto will not back down  from questioning defense panel where this document is to prove that Cristina had the authority to sell the property of the BGEI and to accept proceeds from the sale to her “ITF” bank account.

    • Gina_Cole

       paper trail from landbank malacanang then the 3 accounts closed 12 december 2011 sa psbank will link the money trail together. 7 march yong declaration ni CJ sa gma7 with mike enriquez interview na yong 3 accounts na yon belong to BGEI.

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

    panalo ang defese team umabot sa lenten brake.marami na silang oras para makagawa ng kapanipaniwalang kasinungalingan. babala lang pag semana santa malakas ang karma…

  • oracle888

    This is what I have heard on how Corona and his legal team will spend their lenten season (Holy week) together:

    On Good Friday, or Biyernes Santo, Corona and his gang will participate in the processions with Corona, who will self-flagellate and at the end of the procession he will have himself nailed to cross to fulfil what JP Enrile’s comparing him in his Asia Pulse survey, as expressions of penance. The marathon chanting or “pabasa” of the Pasyon will be sang by Joker and Brenda. The other two thieves who will be nailed beside him will be played by Kuevas and deRoy. I heard that the cross for deRoy has to be special ordered to withstand his heavy weight.

    This is just an unverified preview leaked out by a trusted informer.nickname “The Golden Touch”.

  • dadwel

    kahit itago pa sa ilalim ng dagat ang katotohanan lalabas at lalabas yan… kung hindi sa trial na ito baka katulad sa nangyari kay late JOSE PIDAL.  

    Wala silang dadalhin sa yaman na yan sa kabilang buhay baskos baka ito pa ang maglaglag sa kanila sa IMPIYERNO kasama ang mga DEFENSE-JUDGE-SENATORS and bayaran na WITNESSES.

    Hi to:  Miriam, Joker, Pia at Loren (God is watching!)

    • Fulpol

      sabihin mo sa mga sakim na oligarkiya yan… ang 1987 COnstitution ni Cory para protektahan ang oligarkiya…

      hahaha
      hahaha
      hahaha

  • Fulpol

    mga yellow suporters, hindi maintindihan ang phrase na “in due time”..

    hahah
    hahah
    hahahah

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

      Fulpol, naputol ba ng daang matuwid ang pag nanakaw mo, kaya galit ka kay PNOY?

      • Fulpol

        sino ba ngayon sa mga tauhan ni Noynoy na hindi magnanakaw?

        hahhaha
        hahha
        hahahaha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QCIARNM7BMGBEJR52IDQBONMZI Orlan

      from the start of the impeachment trial, i have believed in due process as repeatedly espoused by the allegedly learned mr. cuevas. but now, as i have observed, mr. fulpol is perhaps  mr. cuevas himself. why? just connect the smirk and tha simulated hahah ha and you may see the image of a decaying evil. panigurong punto, pag nabasa ko uli si fulpol with his patented hahahah. i rest my case your honor

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

      Kaya ka nagkakaganyan kasi may gusto ka kay Pnoy na hindi niya agad sa iyo naibigay. Hiningi mo sa kanya na mag-resign siya and sinabihan ka niya ng: “IN DUE TIME”

      hahah

      hahah

      Hahahah

  • http://www.myspace.com/cocowine ngipingrabbit

    Parang nakikita ko na!  Si Sister Flory kaya ang heroine?

    “In the following spirit drawing, we invoked the ancestors to give their take on the outcome of the Corona impeachment trial in the Philippines.  This was done January 16, 2012 at Brooklyn, New York.

    wwwdotsanpascualcentennialplusdotnet/2012/03/21/san-pascual-baylon-divination-the-world-premier/

    “There is a figure of a creature lying face up, incapacitated and seemingly lifeless, indicating Corona himself.  To the left is a female figure with hair morphing into a flag, indicating a heroine  As in a female hero will emerge.  Also on the bottom left is a chicken running shocked or in a state of agitation.”

  • dadwel

    in “due time” pag nakagawa na sila ng SCRIPT…
    in “due time” pag naitago na ang iba pang ebidensya…
    in “due time” pag naitago na sa ibang bansa ang mga peso at dollar account…
    in “due time” pag takot ng humarap si CJ Corona…
    in “due time” pag i-se-save na sya ng SC dogs ni CJ
    in “due time” when time is convenient and the issue is not hot topic anymore…

    by the way i did not vote noynoy… 
    but filipino deserves more credible chief justice…

    • http://twitter.com/doggoneson Maverick

      Irrelevant & impertient. Sa magaspag na salita, wala sa hulog ang ugok! LOL!

    • oracle888

       In “due time”, the future of our country will be doomed if Corona is acquitted.

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

    after the recess defense team will call coronas children to testify and that they all have money to buy properties.

  • http://twitter.com/doggoneson Maverick

    patience is virtue. maghintay kayo o manigas!!! LOL!

    • boypalaban

      MAN!GAS? ENJOY S! T!TA M!DAS NYAN….

  • http://twitter.com/doggoneson Maverick

    If Pnoy wins in this impeachment, the verdict in Hacienda will be reversed or P10B will be paid to the Cojuangcos. Mga ugok na Yellows, magsiing kayo. huwag kayong emosyonal (matagal nang patay si Cory). Hueag uto uto. 

    • boypalaban

      PEACH? PEACH MANGO?
      S! RENATONG LANG PALA ANG SC KAS! MARE-REVERSE ANG DES!SYON KAPAG NA-CONV!CT SYA…(PANG UGOK NA ARGUMENTO TO,TSK TSK)
      HOY MGA D!LAWAN, G!S!NG NA RAW KAYO AT MAGSA!NG!
      WAG RAW UTO UTO SA ABNOY, PERO PWEDE RAW MAGPAUTO SA !YAK!NG MAGNANAKAW.

  • CourtEmployeeRTC

    I just have one wish for the impeachment trial, uphold the political process in arriving the verdict, taking consideration not only evidence but the majority will of the sovereign people.

  • Fulpol

    ano ba ang ginawa nila kay Erap, nag-judge agad ang mob na may sala si Erap na hindi hinintay matapos ang impeachment..

    yan ang gusto ng mga yellow supporters.. hindi makahintay matapos ng depensa na ilahad ang kanilang ebidensya..

    pero hindi na basta nadadala ang tao ngayon sa mga panawagan ng yellow mob…

    sabi ng iba: manigas kayo!

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahahaha

  • Anqui

    Senator Recto, like most of Senators is no BRAINER.  To be safe, just go to sleep during the impeachment,  and let Senators  who sat on ROW ONE while in HIGH SCHOOL participate, because Serafin Cuevas would eat you up. Here is a process that   SHOW and TELL to the Filipino people what kind of people  have  they voted in Congress…PURO PAPOGI AT MGA WALANG OTAK!!!  WAH WAH WAH!!!

  • Fulpol

    gustong madaliin..

    gustong i-judge agad..

    gustong patalsikin agad..

    ayaw tapusin ang impeachment…

    pero magkaiba si Sen. Enrile kumpara kay Nene Pimentel at Hilario Davide..

    sabi ni Corona: in due time..

    sagot ni Enrile: sige hintayin ka namin…

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahahaha

  • padrefaura

    But Tupas insisted that Mrs. Corona treated the money as “her own” and therefore, it should also be declared in the SALN of the Chief Justice.

    ——-

    even if Mrs Corona treated the money as “her own”, it is still not hers. it cannot be an Asset. so there is no point to declare it in the SALN.

    • Fulpol

      kung technicality, kahit sabihin pa niyang “her own”.. hindi niya pwedeng i-possess yung pera..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QCIARNM7BMGBEJR52IDQBONMZI Orlan

     mr. fulpol cuevas, i am missing your delusional “intelligent comments”. kumusta ka na?

    • Fulpol

      orlan,

      ako ang avatar ni Conrado De Quiros at hindi kay Cuevas.. kaya lang tumiwalag ako kasi puro twisted na ang pag-iisip ni CDQ..

      hahaha
      haahha
      hahahaha

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QCIARNM7BMGBEJR52IDQBONMZI Orlan

         tsk tsk tsk.

  • Fulpol

    sabi nila 45 properties.. naniwala ang marami… gusto nila na mag-resign na si Corona kahit hindi pa nagsimula ang impeachment trial..

    pero kasinungalingan pala…

    bakit hindi sila makahintay matapos ang impeachment? kasi naman, ang hilig nila, mob style, mafia style… power grabbing by means of force, pambabastos, paninira at people power kuno…

    hahah
    hahah
    hhahah

    • kolambogan

      Eh yung power and control continuation thru stealth and in the middle of the night appointment, anong tawag mo roon?

  • PHtaxpayer

    Hidden Wealth is illegal!

    • Fulpol

      hidden motive is illegal din kaya?

      hidden motive pa yung 10 bilyong compensation para sa Hacienda Luisita?

      hahah
      hahaha
      hahahah

      • PHtaxpayer

        Over-ruled! That is irrelevant!

      • kolambogan

        Saan mo nalaman at nakuha na ang hidden motive ay illegal? Ikaw lang yata ang may alam niyang sinasabi mo FULPOL. Bilib na ko sayo gumagawa ka ng sarili mong batas.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/U7CNNKOEHOHOTACPEFNQCU5MPM CRISTY

        huwag kang makadaan-daan sa office bukas para kumuha ng sweldo…..napaka-walang kwenta ng mga post mo ngayon!

  • ARRANCAR

    napaka simple namn itong problema bakit pa kasi pianhahaba pa ng prosecution as if namn napaka BOBO at ENGOT sila simple logic lang!! if you own the money, why will you loan by yourself and pay by yourself is that outrageous isn’t that very uncommon sense if you people think the logic of the prosecution?? why will corona write in his SALN a liability of 11 million and pay the 11 million when the prosecution think that 34 million are his when it clearly stated in the SALN he loaned and paid that loan!! COMMON SENSE naman eto  di kailangan pa kadami dami tanong ng mga prosecution eh simple case the manila city bopught the property and paid BGEI 34 million and deposited that money either in their account joint or single account yet that money its still intact and earned interest in that 10 years time. surely, if i own that money i will spend it and use it in other ways i seem its profitable yet that money is still there the coronas has never used up all the money or divested all that 34 million to other forms of investment like properties of other forms of physical asset. the coronas clearly knows that 34 million its not their money and it belongs to the BGEI they recognize it as BGEI money!! now this question of who are its owner the 34 million why can’t the senator judges see this simple answer and simple logic to their dilemma when all along the answers is in front of them and the evidence is in the bank accounts. 

  • Fulpol

    huwag magalit..

    huwag magmadali..

    hintaying matapos ang presentation ng ebidensya ng depensa..

    saka na kayo mag-judge..

    pero sa akin, isang Bayani si Corona… imagine, SC Chief Justice, nahubaran dahil sa political persecution.. pero kahit ganun pa man, naging modelo siya na hindi natatakot mahubaran, di gaya nina dating Ombusdman Mercy Guiteres at Gen. Angelo Reyes… nag-resign at nag-suicide..

    hahaha
    hhaha
    hahahah

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QCIARNM7BMGBEJR52IDQBONMZI Orlan

       mr. fulpol cuevas, if you could only refrain from your cackles, and comment intellectually and grossly unbiased, perhaps……..

  • calgary2526

    The prosecution team is inept…inutile, to say the least, they seem to be in the eyes of many observers BUT what we are witnessing now mga Kababayan is a classic case of our saying ‘nahuli sa sariling bibig’ ,of thievery and deceit being found out – that NO MATTER how many and what stories you come up with and twist them to your heart’s desire…that  NO MATTER how much you pay your lawyers to play with words and newspaper columnists to sway public opinion – all these efforts would be naught against what is real and true.
     
    I would even dare to say that ANY prosecution team – polished or not, will effortlessly overcome any suppression  for TRUTH is who’s KING
     

    • Fulpol

      di pa tapos ang depensa..

      paano nila masasabing, eto ang katotohanan?

      kaya sabi ni Cuevas kay Recto, maghintay ka, prosecution side pa lang ang narinig mo..

      hahaha
      hahaha
      hahahaha

      • kolambogan

        Bakit kailangang paghintayin, eh kung masasagot naman kaagad, ganyan ba ang strategy, kunyari may ibibigay na paliwanag, pero lutong paliwana pala o iwas pusoy?  Kung baga sa nobela, siyempre sila, corona et al ang bida, ganyan lang yan, pero hindi lang mga bayaran, vested interests, bobo, bulag at pipi ang sumusunod sa impeachment marami pa rin ang mga tunay na concerned sa kalagayan ng Pilipinas, kaya kung ako sa iyo, huwag ka munang tumawa at baka sa huli ang mga idolo mo ang tinatawanan mo. 

        Parang away ng bata na kapag hinamon ay , sasagutin na “paglaki ko kawawa ka sa akin,” huwag lang mapasabak agad. Hindi kayang aminin na takot o duwag sa tunay na laban. Si Clinton sagot lahat ang tanong at hindi nag sabing I will answer you in due time, si Nixon, si Erap resign agad, maski may mga karagapalan, may mga hiya at malasakit pa rin sa bayan, si Corona, hanggang ngayon “IWAS PUSOY”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MIQDQTQUTZG2IKF73OODCLQMPY R

    Supalpal si Recto!

    • sacrebleau

      It is not a smart move to supalpal one of the judges.

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

        I thought Miriam said a counsel can not argue with a senator-judge?

  • ARRANCAR

     if the you people think the 34 million are own by the coronas why is the money still intact and the amount has never gone down for sure when one buys properties the balance of money in their bank must go down as well yet WHY IS IT the whole amount of 34 million is still INTACT!!?? if i were the coronas for almost 10 years ago i will buy here and there properties and investments and use up all that 34 million hmmm…. common sense and logic lang kailangan dito!! hay naku ang prosecution panel are really toast all their charges are getting one by one lost!!

    • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

      i’ll tell you why the money’s still intact, because thief justice corona has more than enough money to support his real-estate buying spree, which leads us to the question of : where did he get the money he used to buy those sprawling properties?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4CFT7TRAW6O4RCQNZJR3OOKPN4 Cricket

      kung buo pa ang pera, ano ang ginamit na pambili ng condo?  sa liit ng di-neclare niya sa SALN sa umpisa ng serbisyo niya, at sa halaga na kinita niya as chief justice, hindi sapat pang-bili nung mga condos!  sino ang toast ngayon?

  • UrHONOR

    GANITO yon:  Si Boy Faura ay na sa isang kwarto…siya lang.  May PhP1000.00 na nakalagay sa mesa sa kwarto.  Matapos ang araw, nang umalis sa kwarto si Boy, nawala ang pera na nakalagay sa mesa.   

    Prosecution: Tinangay ni Boy yong pera.  

    Depends:  Nakita ba ninyo na kinuha ni Boy ang pera?  Hindi ba naghuhula lang kayo?  Wala kayong ebidensya na tinangay ni Boy ang pera.  Sinuyod baq ninyo yong kwarto sa paghahanap ng pera?

    Prosecution:  Hindi na kailangan pang suyurin ang kwarto dahil nakita namin si Boy na bumili ng T-shirt na nagkakahalaga ng PhP1000.00.  Alam-na-alam namin na walang ganung pera si Boy para bumili ng PhP1000.00 na T-shirt.  Isa pa, siya lang ang taong naiwanan sa kwarto kung saan ang PhP1000.00 ay nakalagay sa ibabaw ng mesa.  Wala ng kailangan pang imbistigasyon  dahil malinaw na si Boy ang gumarnatsa ng pera.

    Depends:  Objection, yer ener! Kung hindi nakita, HINDI kumita.  Pwedeng linipad ng hangin.  Pwedeng may ibang pumasok sa kwarto.  Maraming pwede.  Kaya huwag ninyong itutok ang lahat ng bintang kay Honorable Faura….at yong pinangbili nya ng T-shirt na PhP1000.00, bigay yon ng tiyo nya.

    Prosecution:  Anong tiyo….sinong tiyo yon???  Nakita ba naman ninyo na binigyan siya ng PhP1000.00 ng tiyo nya?  Walang ibang pumasok  sa kwarto at wala ding hangin na makakapasok sa kwarto dahil walang bintana ang kwarto.

    Depends:  We will now present our next witness…..Mr Pichay.

  • KapitanBagwis

    Hi people didn’t you notice? I think DISQUS is back to it’s former/original format !!!

  • taga_labas

    The circus gets a little bit more exciting!  After reading a couple of your posts about the 34 mil., I can’t help but smirk.  I remember the comment of Esquera a while back about CJ’s bank accounts and it went something like this:  “The accounts may be under his name, but are the pesos (never mind the dollars) really his?”  Am I so blind not to see that the defense is laying a foundation here to prove that the 34mil is intact as an amount but only in different accounts? Here is a take from a non-lawyer:   A good argument that I am sure the defense is looking at to prove this point is by dividing the amount into smaller accounts in so many banks.  By doing so, the smaller amounts in different banks are well protected by federal insurance in case the banks go belly up.  It might be an accounting nightmare but then again the CJ is a CPA.  Thus, there is no need to put all those bank accounts in the SALN because CJ does not own it.  He is a mere caretaker.  However, the prosecution might argue that if the CJ or the Mrs. used the accounts as their own by using the accounts to pay for the child’s condo, then it is only but proper that the CJ puts those accounts that he used in his SALN.  

    Oh I could almost see Mr. Cuevas in his naughty smirk saying, “That’s precisely what we are talking about, your honor.  The accounts that the good prosecutors claim to have been used by the Coronas as their own to pay for the condos, homeowners fees, households, cars, dinners, vacations, etc. are not in the CJ’s SALN due to the fact that the amount left at the end of the year is so small, in the tune of 10 pesos, that it is negligible..  Any talks of where the CJ got the pesos to fund those accounts could tantamount to infringing on atricle 2.4, your honor, and you have a ruling that we are respectfully abiding by, your honor.”     

    Both sides have good arguments.  It’s a matter of who is presenting the best evidence to prove their points.  At the end of it all, it is the individual juror’s opinion that matters most.  Abangan na lang po natin ang susunod na kabanata.   

  • sacrebleau

    I hope Corona will soon be removed so we can have a Supreme Court that could work harmoniously with other branches of government, especially the Executive and its agencies – so that it could effectively clean our government.

  • simondj

    i am glad that one of the orignal owner of the BGEI, the auntie of mrs. CORONA is still alive and is ready to testify. and also one of the cousin of mrs. CORONA to shed light. you know in the bible, the testimony of two person is enough. aywan ko ba bakit sa batas ng tao ang daming ceremony and procedure na sinabi ni Jesus Christ na pabigat lang. kaya nga tama ang sabi ni Jesus Christ tungkol sa mga teachers of the law,,Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy loads and put them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Matthew 23:1-4

    ayan MIDAS hindi pa totoo eto? ang amo mo gumawa ng TRO, RESOLUTION O MEMORANDUM, na gusto niyang tuparin ng tao, pero iyong saligang batas nilabag niya. (BAN ON ELECTION APPOINTMENT) 

  • Hey_Dudes

    Your very honor, to show how respectable the honorable cheap justice of the fish is, the P34 million in question was never deposited to any of his or his wife’s bank accounts. The money were all donated to charitable institutions such as Corona Chiseling Club, Coronas Club of Loot & Claim etc. etc. They were all for good causes your honor!

  • Hey_Dudes

    The way justices and employees of the supreme court  are acting they are not a third branch of government.  They consider themselves another ‘republic’ all on their own except still being spoon fed by taxpayers money but accountable to no one.  Hurray for this whackko club.  I bet they are all ready to trek to their Baguio retreat residences for the holy week.

  • calgary2526

    Pumunta ka sa palengke. bumili ka ng karne o isda, masdan mo at madalas matapos ang bentahan ay dudukot sa apron ang tindero/tindera ng maliit na notebook at lapis at ililista ang pinagbentahan. ika nga eh ang IN and OUT ay naka-record kahit gaano man kaliit o kalaki ang benta-accounting in its simple and functional form. Pero dito sa kaso ni Corona na milyones ang ari-arian at pera sa bangko ay hindi ba dapat mas maayos ang libro??? Pero sa ating nakikita ay ‘LARONG BUKO’ ang accounting. HIndi mo malaman kung inutil ang may gawa OR sinadyang hocus-pocus kasi may tinatago

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

      Kung hindi malaman, why not give him benefit of the doubt instead of condemning him by publicity.

      • calgary2526

        Harry, I am only speaking from experience. You see my family has several biz in manila and income properties and I have mine too. Ngayon nandito ako sa North America may Biz din ako toronto, with several partners and while here in calgary I am on contract with an oil exploration company. Needless to say I really keep track of all my transactions- i keep receipts, checks, invoices – cash flow in general. may ledger ako record everything para yung tindera sa palengke para kung dumating man yung time na silipin ng CRA (canada revenue agency) ang libro ko ay may ipapakita ako and would be able to defend my income with corresponding taxes na kakambal ng income ko or loss maybe. pag maayos lahat hindi aabot sa ganito na paikot-ikot ang explanation. kung black and white lahat walang dapat ikatakot. hindi ko kakailanganin ng lawyer to defend me just in case SIMPLY BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN DILIGENT AND TRUTHFUL

        But should time come that I’ll be needing the sevice of a lawyer it would be a breeze to explain to him/her the circumstances because nakalista lahat sa ledger

  • oracle888

    Being compassionate and kind, I visited a cuckoo house (mental facility) to render my volunteering services. As I enter the dining area, most patients are under sedation and well behave except one sitting at the far end corner starring blankly at me. Then I heard him saying repeatedly:

    “hahah
    hahaha
    hahahah”

    “hahah
    hahaha
    hahahah”

    I told myself, “What he uttered sounds so familiar. It did resemblance exactly some one from the PID Impeachment forum.”

    I said to myself, “It is him! Now I know where I can find him.”

  • Nic Legaspi

    Ang aga naman ng holy week break na ‘to! Bakit kaming mga pribadong empleyado ay dalawang araw lamang ang bakasyon tuwing semana santa?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W4HIXRAMS5DRO6LEWGA3V25WPQ jimjones111

    Corona trial suspended with hanging question: Where did P34M go? daming tanong nandito sa akin ang hinahanap nyo.

  • tata_boy

    Can we put a trace on this P34.7M from the time it was deposited to cristinas’s bank account up to the point that it was withdrawn from the 3 atong corona’s BSP accounts? 

    • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

      if the defense allow it – but knowing too well that it will be their death knell, it’s highly unlikely.

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

      It is not your money nor anybody’s except BGEI, so let BGEI owners run after the Corona couple and you have no business to be worried where the funds went?

      If BGEI can prove that the funds were embezzled by Cristina and Corona, then the more grounds for the impeachment.

  • oracle888

    On the 45 days of Impeachment trial hearing:

    Prosecutor: “Mr. Chief Justice, why did you deposit the 34.7 million pesos in your name instead of BGEI?”

    Corona: “Because my wife Cristina is the “virtual” owner of BGEI. That’s our money.”

    Prosecutor: “If that’s your money, why did you not report them in your SALN and ITR?”

    Corona: “Because the money belongs to BGEI”

    Prosecutor: “Did you know your answer is flip-flopping?”

    Corona: “That’s normal. I did it many times in my SC rulings. Beside, I even  …”

    JP Enrile interrupt: “Let’s stop it here. Witness’s last statement is stricken out.”

    • calgary2526

      This conversation, in essence, is what the defense, of course with the blessing of Renato, is peddling to the public – a vicious cycle of lies upon lies upon lies. That when you exercise it so often it becomes the truth so much so the person, in this case Renatto and his lawyers fully converts and lo and behold… ALL OF THEM subscribes and professes in their lies as being the TRUTH.

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

        oracle888 distorted the facts. 

        Corona explicitly stated that the money belongs to BGEI and he borrowed 11 millions out of that fund.
         Now that we know that the ownership of the corporation is in dispute, the funds still belongs to BGEI technically until the matter is resolved. And, in the meantime, Cristina maybe still holding it “in trust for” the BGEI, i.e., she is not the owner of the money either.

      • humberto45

        NO HARRY… AT ONE TIME HE SAID HER WIFE IS THE “VIRTUAL OWNER!”… NO DISTORTION AMIGO!

      • rosamistika16

        para bang negative x negative = positive? hehe!

    • hatecorrupt

      AMAZING LIES…WAHH…!!!!

    • hatecorrupt

      WOW! GOOD COVERSATION. WAHH…!!!

    • humberto45

      HAHAHA… OK KA ORACLE888… GANON NA NGA AND SINABI NILA CORONA…”VIRTUAL OWNER!”… 



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