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Defense to present 5 witnesses as impeachment trial resumes

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Renato Corona, Corona SALN, Supreme Court

Chief Justice Renato Corona. INQUIRER PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Chief Justice Renato Corona will present five witnesses when the impeachment trial resumes this Monday.

Corona’s lawyer Ramon Esguerra said the five were Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, Amelia Rivera , Noel Kintanar, Efleda Catsro and a certain Atty. Cadangen.

Esguerra said all five witnesses will testify on the alleged properties of Corona, which falls under Article 2 of the impeachment complaint pertaining to his alleged failure to disclose to public his statement of assets , liabilities and net worth (SALN)

Atienza was already presented by the defense team before the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, in connection with the sale of a property in Manila owned by the family of Corona’s wife, Cristina.

Rivera’s name on the other hand was mentioned in the trial as the alleged owner of a property in Ayala, which is being linked to the Coronas.

Esguerra said Kintanar will testify in connection of another property in Taguig City while he identified Castro as Manila market administrator and Cadangen as the law division chief of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

The trial will resume at 2:00 in the afternoon this Monday.


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Tags: Chief Justice Renato Corona , Corona Impeachment , impeachment trial , SALN , Senate impeachment court


  • ApoLapullapu

    Hopefully the prosecution team will improve its skills in cross-examination.

    • indiots

      minsan parang di pinag-aaralan ng proscution ang mga itatanong. mas matalas pa mag-isip ang mga senator-judges.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKIKXLTZATX3UJQM2OE4PED2UE Shinigami

         Esp. Drilon and Panghilinan. You can see from their line of questioning that they are directing the prosecution to the correct path. Needless to say, in my opinion, they are biased against Corona due to ties with Pnoy, they are showing it in this trial.

      • indiots

        wala tayong magagawa dahil they want to know more kaya sila nagtatanong, at dahil medyo favor sa prosecution, bias ang dating sa atin.

        kung hindi naman sila magtatanong wala silang mai-extract para maging bases ng kanilang hatol.

      • atong_mangongotong

         Apolapulapu, shinigami, at idongsr, salamat at present kayo ngayon. Salamat sa inyong tatlo at medyo kumakampi kayo sa akin. Ah, medyo tindi-tindihan lang ng konti pa ang banat sa mga umaalipusta sa gandang lalake ko at kayoy hinding-hindi ko makakalimutan, babalatuhan ko kayo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JOQHH2NQ2PIYETLOKBAPQVZSKU GP

        Needless to say, in my opinion, Miriam, Joker and Honasan side with Corona.  Now it’s even, don’t you think so?  I’d rather listen to those senator judges who you say have ties with Aquino in ferreting out the truth, rather listen to others who can’t see truth if it stares at them.

      • atong_mangongotong

         GP naman, huwag ka ng maingay…kampi ka na lang sa akin at babayaran din kita. Sa akin me mapapala ka pa, kung me kaso ka sabihin mo sa akin at aregluhin natin, pumanig ka lang sa akin. Pasyal ka mamaya sa opisina ko sa faura at tayoy mag-barik ng konti at pag-uwi mo, me sobre ka pa…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JOQHH2NQ2PIYETLOKBAPQVZSKU GP

        Ayaw.  Iba na lang alukin mo.  Dami mong kakampi di ba.  Siguraduhin mo lang na puno yung sobre na ipamimigay mo sa kanila, hane.

      • ApoLapullapu

        Padre Faura or Jose Laurel?

    • Rolly257

      No need, the defense will do things for them.
      Witnesses they presented so far, tend to be for the prosecution.

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

    Mahina ang case ng prosecution.
    Kaya mamaya magtetestify na si Corona. 
    Hindi na nya patatagalin ang kasong ito.
    Hindi na niya ilalagay sa alanganing kalagayan ang kanyang pangalan.
    HIndi na niya titiisin ang pang yuyurak sa pamilya nila.
    Dahil “walang itinatago” si Corona, mamaya ay pupunta na siya sa senado para matapos na ang lahat.

    • indiots

      akala mo mamo-motivate mo si corona na humarap, ha….

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

        LOL. baka ma-heart attack siya pag mismo ang nag basa ng mga comments dito, but i’m sure kahit isa sa mga kaibigan or close sa kanya ay nagbabasa dito online, kahit papaano may kumikiliti na sa isip nila to think otherwise, sipa ng natitirang konsensya.

      • atong_mangongotong

         Wala akong sakit sa puso Kamu-kamu, wala! Malakas ang aking pagkalalake at wala akong sakit sa kataw-an! Sa utak lang merong konti…

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

        Hahahaha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

       Yes! Sigorado ako na mamaya bigla na lang sisipot si Corona sa trial. Dramatic entrance! Mabibigla ang lahat! hahahaha

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

        Naloko na, mapapahiya pala ako ng wala sa oras. LOL

    • atong_mangongotong

       He! Marunong ka pa sa akin! Hinding-hindi ako haharap diy-an, Andami-daming hihingi ng balato at uutang sa akin kapag napatunayan nilang totoo ang tinatago kong dolyares.
      Hindi! Hindi ako pupunta diy-an sa senado, tawasin man ako!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_27PPDGBKQ7LTIPGINBCF7556UQ GeorgeR

        Mahina kasi kayo putak nang putak at walang ebidensya ..Yan ang mga utak NOYNOYING…nakatuganga pag bilog ang buwan…

      • atong_mangongotong

         GeorgeR! Nagagalit ka ba sa akin? Sa akin ka ba galit? Tukuyin mo lang kung kanino ka galit hane? Kung nagagalit ka sa akin, di kita babayaran mamaya!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_27PPDGBKQ7LTIPGINBCF7556UQ GeorgeR

        ikaw din nakahanda na ang bonus sa kay lacierda…yeloowtardz…!!!

  • asarin

    kailan naman daw ang dramatic entrance ni renato! sabik na kaming malaman ang katotohanan galing mismo sa malaking isda na may corona: si nato! tuparin mo ang pangako mo sa amin na ilalahad mo ang katotohanan.

    kailangan ilagay din sa witness stand ang aking hinahangaang si Sister Flor Maria Basa. palagay ko kahit sigaw sigawan sya ni mirriam ng kung anu ano…. magdadasal na lang si Sister Flor ‘in French’! take note in French, huh… sabi ni ceres doyo, fluent daw si sr. flor sa french! ano masasabi mo mirriam? 

  • billygunn23

    Full moon pala kagabi kaya naghahanap ng away si el presidente. LOL

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

       Baka nagkamali ka. Si Miriam ang lunatic hindi si PNoy!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_27PPDGBKQ7LTIPGINBCF7556UQ GeorgeR

        Mali ka,,,, si Simeon ang may sayad at hindi si Merriam…!!

      • atong_mangongotong

         Salamat, salamat GeorgeR, kakampi tayo. Pasyal ka mamaya sa opisina ko sa Faura.

  • atong_mangongotong

    Sa mga nagmamahal at nagtatanggol sa akin, pagbutihin lang ninyo at akoy nakahandang bahaginan ko kayo sa nakatago kong dollar accounts. Sa mga nagtatrabaho sa mga korte na walang sawang nagbibigay ng magandang comments sa akin, excuse na kayo sa trabaho, basta tumutok lang kayo dine at banatan ang mga nagsasabing ako ay isang magiting na mandarambong. Panatilihin po natin ang ang pagiging matibay ng judiciary sa pakikilahok nyo sa pagtatanggol sa akin. Maraming salamat po at mabuhay ako.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

       hahahaha! Very good! will you allow me to copy and paste your comment dun sa ibang articles na madaming mga trolls? Of course with due recognition sa iyo. hehehe

      • atong_mangongotong

         Ala, eh ikaw bahala. Post at your own risk lang naman hane?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

         LOL! Thanks!

    • indiots

      sa alyas mo pa lang convicted ka na!

    • Rolly257

      Ang galing mo abay.

    • Rolly257

      pa kopya din please…saka baka pwede ding i-share sa Facebook.

  • joshmale2004

    I dont think CJ is afraid to testify. My personal opinion is that the Senator Judges who are pleading for the CJ to testify have accepted the facts and evidences presented already against the CJ and are inclined to give a conviction. Unless otherwise, the CJ himself refute the facts and explain well in order to get an acquittal. However, CJ is aware of this and even the defense team have already said, they will live and die with their documents and witnesses. CJ probably knows and maybe has accepted his faith if convicted. What he is trying to protect is any self incrimination which may be used against him once he is removed from office and filed criminal charges in the Sandiganbayan. He knows that even if he will testify in the impeachment court, he will not have an assurance of being acquitted. So the next defense is to defend himself from the next stage of his battle which is the Sandiganbayan. Without self incrimation he knows that Sandiganbayan will have a tough time to find him guilty beyond reasonable doubt. So this will be his next line of defense and just let the impeachment make its decision whether favoring him or not.

    • gikiness

       THIEF JUSTICE WILL NEVER JUSTIFY.  IN DUE TIME.

  • WeAry_Bat

    hm, wala pa si Mr. Bad Ghost, T2 and the rest.  bakasyon ba o gulp, este golf.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKIKXLTZATX3UJQM2OE4PED2UE Shinigami

    @atong_mangongotong:disqus
    I appreciate your comment sir. I would suggest you go find a better way
    of shooting down my legitimate comments. I can see from your activity
    that your account was created today. Carandang’s media center might have
    had a new opening, your doing a good job at discrediting my opinion as
    what your team does. Go on sir, go cover up the real sentiments of the
    people. If you think no one knows your group exists, think again. You should be ashame of yourself wiping Pnoy’s arse from all the crap 
    he’s been doing to our country. And again, the salary increase for the
    government workers never did disappoint, right?

    • Rolly257

      Tht’s right  Shinigami 

      Go on sir, go cover up the real sentiments of the people. If you think no one knows your group exists, think again…surveys told so.

  • noypisiTED

    You may  not  believe this nonentity (it’s guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, not to believe someone else’s points of view )  but these defense witnesses won’t count a bit and win the battle for Chief cook errr…justice Corona. Why? It’s because the Filipino nation is only waiting for one guy and it’s no other than the Chief cook errr..justice. He can haul and bring to the Impeachment court every (paid and unpaid) witness in town but at the end of the day (it’s night! Renato) only the Chief’s personal appearance in the trial would make the difference between acquittal and conviction. If he doesn’t show up it means one thing – that he’s guilty and had no face to confront his accusers, the senators and the Filipino people!

    • billygunn23

      you’re right. you’re a non-entity so why would i believe you now..



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