Fire hits market on lot cited in Corona trial

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Fire struck early Sunday a public market that had been built on the former Basa-Guidote lot in Sampaloc, Manila, destroying around P3 million worth of property.

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim ordered a thorough investigation of the blaze which gutted nearly half of the market’s dry goods section.

The fire which started at 1:50 a.m. Sunday reached the third alarm before it was put out by firemen of the Manila Fire District at 4:30 a.m.

By then, the blaze had razed 80 of 292 stalls in the dry goods section of the Sampaloc Public Market at the corner of Legarda and Bustillos Streets.

MFD arson investigators said the fire started in stall 239, leased to footwear vendor Ely Morales, but the cause remained unknown.

Lim visited the site accompanied by city officials.

He said he had received information that witnesses reported seeing two men running from the market before the blaze broke out.

Fire Inspector Guillermo Firmalino Jr., Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) deputy chief, told Lim several witnesses had been invited for questioning.

The former Basa-Guidote property became the subject of controversy because of the ongoing impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

The purchase of the lot by the city of Manila under then Mayor Lito Atienza for P34 million from Cristina Corona, wife of the Chief Justice, has been questioned at the trial because its title has remained in the name of Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. 10 years after the sale.

Chief Justice Corona also had claimed making an P11-million loan from his wife’s family corporation to justify some of his bank deposits.

The sale was deemed irregular by the Commission on Audit two weeks ago and Cristina Corona has been ordered to return the money paid to her by the city government.

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  • EdgarEdgar

    Sounds all too familiar. The fire reached third alarm and yet Mayor Lim was nowhere to be found. He only appeared when the fire was out, property burned to ground and livelihoods destroyed. Sounds like Luneta Hostage Massacre. And the boy emperor playing Nero was spotted by some tambays to be enjoying the fireworks. Let’s pray he gets stuck in the Cambodian ruins and never returns.

  • jiroarturo

    @EdgarEdgar:disqus  Hindi ka ba sinama sa Cambodia ni Mayor Lim?

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

    wow, coincidence. LOL 

  • isellnuts

    it means the deal entered into by the ex-mayor Atienza is questionable.

  • leo paras

    Sa pagkasunog ng dating Basa-Guidote property, asahang iiral na naman ang matinding ispekulasyon, pabor o laban kay CJ Corona.

  • andrew lim

    During this break, watch this DVD:  “Akin ang Bustillos!!!!” starring Renato Corona and  Cristina Corona. Also starring Flory Basa, Ana Basa and Mang Indo. Hard core action! See the 31 guns and the famous scene, “Pasasabugin ko ang mukha mo!” .

  • oracle888

    I wonder to whom are the stall owners in the above mentioned public  paying their rent? Is it the Manila City government, the land title certificate owner, or the BASA family?

    You know in the Philippines, after many years of negligence, without transferring the title to its new owner, the original owner may use some unimagined way to fully reestablish his/her ownership. Of course, it has to have some connivance with the proper authority. The ordinary people will not even know about it.

    The same scenario could happen when the power grab was manipulated into the hand of Cristina.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Could be the work of arsonists trying to symbolically show the Coronas where they’re going.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPLWHPS7B5WPHPRAREXBIP2BIY renato

    “The sale was deemed irregular by the Commission on Audit two weeks ago
    and Cristina Corona has been ordered to return the money paid to her by
    the city government.”

    Sweet justice, sana magkatotoo nga. With connivance from this sleazy Atienza, the Corona’s made money from Manila, and still kept the property to themselves as it has been questioned at the trial because its title has remained in the name of Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. 10 years after the sale.  Same dirty tactics they applied to the Marikina property. Ibenta kuno but keep the title to their name.  So corrupt and so greedy these Coronas. Of course it can only happen if you deal with someone as corrupt as Atienza, one of Pacquiao’s best political friends. God help us.

    • Fakeimpeachment

      @renato…Typical dilaw propagandist…Sa mga hindi nakakaalam sa buong istorya ng impeachment madaling maniwala sa mga sinasabi mo, bakit kasalanan ba ng BGEI kung hindi pa naitransfer sa city of Manila ang title…hindi pa ba maliwanag sa yo na yung Marikina properties ay hindi na sa mga Corona kahit hindi pa nakatransfer sa pangalan ni Mang Demetreo Vicente…mismo sina Ombudsman Carpio-Morales at Justice Castillo ay makapagpatunay na si Mang Demetreo ang nagmamayari sa mga properties na yon dahil sila mismo ay nakapunta na doon dahil na rin sa mga hilig nila sa bonsai.

  • kilabot

    the fire was started by somebody playing with matches. the usual suspect is pnoy the patient president.

  • ztefertilizerscam4

    Atienza at Cristina naglalaro ng apoy..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VE7FOU3LEDDIOOB2GN2LQF2MGE Al

      Si Mr. Krown at Sexy Midas nahumaling na rin sa apoy!..hahaha..

  • curatolo

    Di  ba itong  si lito Atienza at  R. Corona ay parehong alipores ni GMA? So questionable talaga  kung bakit nilagay sa pangalan ni Cristina yun cheke na binayad ng City of Manila sa pag bili ng nasabing lote. Nun kasing time na nakaupo si GMA, lahat ng alipores  gumawa ng pagkakitaan kaya ayun isa na namang transaction itong lote at cheke na ito na parang nag magic na naman sila.

    • Fakeimpeachment

      Panay ka spekulasyon, sinusubaybayan mo ba ang impeachment trial?..or isa ka lang sa mga alagad ng dilaw na nagoovertime kahit holyweek.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBG3CSDWJH7MZ273WQV37H6DIA mario

         ikaw ang nag oovertime dahil bayaran ka ni thief injustice

  • curatolo

    Ang  tanong ko kay Lito Atienza, bakit mo pinalagay sa pangalan ni Cristina Corona ang  cheke na bayad sa property na nasa pangalan ng  Basa-Guidote? Hindi ba ito na question ng Auditor?Bakit pumayag ang mga taong dinaanan ng papeles ? May kalokohan ba na nangyari? Paki explain naman!!!!

    • Fakeimpeachment

      Si Cristina Corona ay may hawak na corporate certification mula sa BGEI na inissue ng kanyang ina na si Asuncion Basa Roco na corporate secretary ng BGEI, at inaawtorisahang makipagnegotiate in behalf ng BGEI, therefore sa kanya inissue ang cheque in trust sa BGEI..para sa iyong kaalaman wala ng natitirang buhay sa mga board members ng BGEI pati na ang mismong ama ni Cristina na presidente ng BGEI.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBG3CSDWJH7MZ273WQV37H6DIA mario

        Hoy!!! buhay pa sister Flory.. Napakatanga mong magcomment..

      • Pepe Smith

        Mario, buhay pa nga si Sister Flory pero si Cristina Corona ang may authority to sell. Ikaw ang napakabobo tapos mag co-comment ka. TANGA!

      • JosephNess

        sino po nagbigay ng authority to sell kay cristina, meron po bang board resolution na ipagbili na ang propiedad na ito na sinangayunan ng mga natirang mga tagapagmana ng corporasyong ito ? family corporation po ito, may karapatan din po ang mga natirang mga tagapagmana ng mga namatay nang mga unang nagmamayari nito di po ba ? so, kung di sila pumayag na ipagbili ang propriedad na ito, di po valid ang bintahan, at yan po ang sinasabi ng mga nabubuhay pang mga tagapagmana sa corporasyong ito…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juan-Miguel-Sanchez/100001422415468 Juan Miguel Sanchez

        bullshit kja

  • Karabkatab

    Faulty electrical wiring, most likely.  After 20 years most wiring should be replaced with new set. How many of us do this?  Especially public buildings, where maintenance is very poor or none at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    Sana napaso man lang si Corona :)

  • Pepe Smith

    The transaction with the local government of Manila was consumated 12-13 years ago ang the COA just found irregularities two weeks ago? HAHAHAHA.Or is it that Pnoy wanted COA to find “irregularities” in that consumated transaction kasi hindi siya binigyan ni Corona at Atienza ng commission? What a joke for a president.

    • CARMENROSALES

      Ipinagbabawal kasi ni GMA noong kapanahunan niya ang mga imbestigasyon lalo na kapag kasama o dawit siya o mga alipores niya.  Mabuti na nga lang at naunahan noong 188 kongresista nang pagsampa ng impeachment kay Corona at higit pa sa kailangang bilang ng pirma ang mga nagsipirma.

      Ang life-style check noon sa panahon ni GMA ay hindi para sa ikalilinis ng gobyerno kung hindi para sa kaniyang sariling agenda—- para pangblackmail niya.

      • penoykaw

        Sa ngaun, hindi rin kinakasuhan ang mga KKK ni Pnoy sa mga corruption nila. Walang nagbago.

    • JosephNess

      si pepe naman parang di alam ang panahon ng nakaraang administration, eh, wala ngang anomalyang nakakaso sa ombudsman noong panahong nakaraan…lahat absuwelto, may kaso man, pero di gumagalaw daig pa ang pagong sa paglakad…kaya nga’t nagresign si merci  ng naimpeached…di na nga siguro makikita ito kung walang impeachment…pero nagkaroon kaya bumalik ang nakaraan…pinagwitness pa ang dating mayor, so lalong nakita at nabisto ang anomalya sa nangyaring bilihan…di pa tapus ang cross at marami pa sigurong matutuklasan dito…antayin natin sa pagpatuloy sa May 7….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XQIPMGHIKFLIQX2GYRZPEV2VIY floydelyn

      di ka nagbabasa pepe. nuon pa na-question ng COA yan, panahon ni pandak pero malakas si corona ke pandak, kaya nabinbin. ngayon lang naungkat at mukhang magkakaroon ng positive results dahil si noynoy na ang nakaupo. please read or u will mislead many others. mandadamay ka pa.

  • JosephNess

    bakit sinunog, err, nasunog pala ? ano ang matinding pinagkakakitaang dahilan bakit sinunog, errr, nasunog ? karaniwan na dahilan sa nangyayaring sunog na ganito, ay para paalisin ang mga umuukupa, lalo na kapag may bagong planong gagawing pagbabago…sana mali ang karaniwang tingin ngayon sa nangyaring sunog na ito…anu kaya ang tama at tunay na dahilan ? kung tama ang nakita ng mga nakakita na may dalawang lalaking patakbong lumabas bago nasunog, ibig sabihin niyan ay sinadya…sa anong dahilan, yan ang dapat malaman ng lahat…may dahilan kaya ang impeachment sa nangyaring ito ? sana wala…

  • Andoy51

    Pati mga inosenteng stall owners at mga tindero’t tindera nahahawa sa kamalasang dala ni Corona.

    Bago maligaw ang isip ng mga readers, heto ang mga issue sa ma-anomalyang “sweet deal” ni Atienza at ng mag-asawang Renato at Cristina Corona:

    1. May malinaw na overpricing pabor sina Corona.

    2. Ang transaction ay para sa Basa-Guidote Enterprises, pero bakit ipinangalan ang tseke kay Cristina? Mayroon bang board authorization para si Cristina ang tumanggap ng bayad? Wala!

    3. Saan napunta yung P34 million pinagbentahan ng lupa? Sabi ni Corona umutang daw siya (cash advance) in P11 milyong para mambili ng condo. Sino ang nag-authorize ng cash advance. Saan ang mga resibo at documento?

    Lintak kayong mga Corona! Sarili ninyong kamag-anak ninanakawan ninyo. Di lalo na ninyong nanakawan ang taong bayan at ang kabang bayan. 

    Dapat lang buksan ang lahat ng peso at dollar accounts ng Corona family para mabawi ang kanilang unexplained wealth.

  • ztefertilizerscam4

    Naglalaro sa apoy..

    BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC( MARITAL TRUST)

    Thief Justice Renato Corona wants to project the image that he is a loving husband to his wife, Cristina. The fact is, the Chief Justice has not only betrayed the public trust but most importantly, has betrayed his marital vow.

    If the Thief Justice is man enough, He should admit the fact that he has a long-standing romantic relationship with a gentle lady named EVA with whom the Thief Justice has two (2) illegitimate sons. EVA also hails from Batangas and had her education from Assumption College just like his wife Cristina who also graduated earlier from the same school.

    For Chief Justice Renato C. Corona not to mention his children with EVA as if they do not exist at all, is the highest form of ignominy and immorality that he can commit not only against his legitimate wife and family but against his oath as the highest magistrate of the land.

    An inquiry into his relationship with EVA and his illegitimate children in connection with the on-going impeachment trial becomes extremely necessary in the light of the properties given by the Chief Justice to them. EVA, who has previously undergone a heart bypass operation, is known not to have worked from the time she had this romantic liaison with the Thief Justice nor does she have any known business of her own and yet, EVA is luxuriously living in the United States, together with her two (2) illegitimate children with the good Chief Justice.

    The SALN of CJ Corona does not indicate any such properties.

    And the reason for the frequent trips of CJ Corona to the United States, the latest of which was late last year, was to visit EVA and his children with her. That CJ Corona could afford to support the kind of luxurious lifestyle of EVA and her children in the U.S. is certainly for the Thief Justice to explain considering his small salary.

    A simple investigation on the identity and circumstances of EVA can easily be done by a simple inquisition in Batangas as well as from the classmates, relatives and friends of EVA and of CJ Corona.

    I know these facts because EVA is a relative of mine and it pains me immensely to see the Thief Justice professing his love for Cristina on nationwide television when he has confessed to my relative that he loves her far more than his wife. In fact, the Thief Justice made EVA believe that he was already separated from his wife Cristina. This probably explains why for the longest time, the Chief Justice has not reported in his SALN the fact of Cristina’s working in government and the fact that Cristina has not signed the SALNs as his wife.

    Betrayal of public trust? This is a small matter than what the Thief Justice has done to his wife and family which constitutes the highest form of immoral act – BETRAYAL OF MARITAL TRUST.

    Real name of CJ Corona’s girlfriend – Eva Auria; She hails from Rosario, Batangas; She graduated from Assumption College (not from Maryknoll College) She has two (2) sons with CJ Corona who are now in their teens; She is residing now in the United States. CJ Corona’s wife, Cristina, knows about the elicit relationship of her husband with Eva. To know more about the details on Eva, a simple investigation of Eva’s background in Rosario Batangas and Assumption College would elicit the necessary informations. Eva has plenty of properties in the US. They keep secret the exact address. The bagman of CJ Corona (who facilitates the transfer of funds from Corona to Eva is “Abet” who is a relative by affinity of Eva, being married to a stepsister of Eva. (The wife of Abet has the same mother as Eva but different Fathers). The biggest delivery to Eva involves the bribe money given by the Aguirres of Banco Filipino.

    If the bank accounts of CJ Corona and his wife are opened, it will not be a surprise to see a running balance of not less than P200M. The bribe from the owner of the previously closed alone was a whopping P200M. And most money went to Eva through the Assistance of Abet.

    The sons of Corona carry the name of the mother. But CJ Corona has openly recognized Ate Eva’s sons as his. A simple search at the NSO using “Renato C. Corona” would readily reveal this. For a time, when Eva was still in the Philippines, Renato and Eva lived as husband and wife. In fact, all our relatives in Rosario, Batangas and in the United States, knew the long-standing relationship. We all thought that Renato was already separated from Cristina. Some of Renato’s relatives in Tanuan, Batangas where he hailed from, know about this relationship. Some friends of Renato have seen the 2 sons and have been their ninongs. All our relatives thought really that Renato will never deny his relationship with Ate Eva. Sana hindi nya gagawin iyon kasi kawawa sya at ang mga bata.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBG3CSDWJH7MZ273WQV37H6DIA mario

    Tanong sa mga pro Corona
    1. Bakit nagkaroon ng kayamanan na di kaya suportahan ng sweldu niya?
    2. Bakit nasa kanila pa ang pera ng BGEI sa mahigit na 10 taon.. may buhay pa naman isa sa original na may ari ng BGEI bakit hindi ibinigay sa kanila?
    3. Bakit dinaya niya mga academic records niya?
    4. Bakit tinangap niya ang midnight appointment? kahit nakasaad sa batas na di na pwede mag talaga si pandak ng panahon na yon

  • penoykaw

    Ganun ba kadali yun ipasauli ang pera tapos ng 12 taon?  Sino may sabi?

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