Quantcast
pope ph

Senator Angara asked to inhibit from sitting as judge

Defense: Senator can’t be impartial

By |


Loading the player...

CONFLICT OF INTEREST.  Defense team confirms that it has filed a motion to inhibit Senator Edgardo Angara from the impeachment trial citing a possible conflict of interest. Video by INQUIRER.net's Cathy Miranda


Senator Edgardo Angara. INQUIRER file photo

Citing conflict of interest, defense lawyers on Monday moved to inhibit Senator Edgardo Angara from sitting as a judge in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

In a seven-page motion, the defense counsels said recent events, including the approval by the government of multibillion-peso projects in Angara’s home province of Aurora, may affect the senator’s “partiality in favor of the Liberal Party and President Benigno C. Aquino.”

Corona’s lawyers also noted that Angara’s son, Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, was a member of House prosecution panel as a spokesman.

“Without doubt, the grounds for the inhibition of [Angara] are clear and unequivocal,” the lawyers said.

“The mere participation of [Angara’s son] in any aspect of these proceedings places [the senator] in a position of potential conflict. What seems to be missed in all this is that [Sonny] is the son and direct descendant of Senator-judge Angara,” they added.

The defense earlier called for the inhibition of Sen. Franklin Drilon, who had been accused of working with the prosecution lawyers.

The petition against Angara was signed by Corona’s lead counsel, retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Serafin Cuevas, and defense lawyers Noel Lazaro, Jose Roy III and Dennis Manalo.

“I won’t inhibit myself because it’s my constitutional duty, it’s a duty imposed on us not because we like it but because the Constitution says that senators be the judges in case of impeachment,” Angara told reporters.

“I had nothing to do with the appointment of my son as a spokesperson, even as a prosecutor,” he said. “Sonny is not a party litigant nor is he going to be substantially benefited by whatever is the outcome of the impeachment,” he said. “There’s no such conflict of interest. The grounds that they are citing … are without basis.”

The defense said “it cannot be denied” that Angara’s son had signified his intention to join the Liberal Party’s senatorial lineup in the 2013 elections.

It said the approval of the infrastructure projects that Angara “successfully worked for” would help Sonny’s political ambition and “will surely be claimed as accomplishments of the Angara political leadership in Aurora province.”

These projects included the P1.66-billion Baler-Casiguran Road Improvement Project and the P798.56-million Umiray Bridge Construction Project in Aurora and the P1.81-billion Samar Pacific Coastal Road Project in the Visayas region.

“The scale and timing of these projects appear more as political favors and inducements, rather than just honest-to-goodness responses to development concerns,” the defense said.

“While such projects may involve legitimate infrastructure projects, their approval seems timed to coincide with the voting period of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Corona and in preparation for the forthcoming 2013 national elections.”

The defense stressed that the Code of Judicial Conduct clearly stipulated that a judge related by “consanguinity or affinity to a party litigant within the sixth degree or to counsel within the fourth degree” should not participate in a case involving relatives.

“There is no question that this mandatory prohibition applies to the instant case. This ground is singularly sufficient to warrant the recusal of Senator-judge Angara,” Corona’s counsels said.

They said that it was a “well-known rule that the lawyer and his agents are inseparable in legal effect and the conduct of one binds the other.”

In a press briefing, the younger Angara said the defense move was unfair and could mean a vote of acquittal for Corona.

Sonny Angara said it was also a strategy of the defense to prevent the prosecutors from getting the required 16 votes to convict Corona for betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution.

He also dismissed speculations that his inclusion in the prosecution team as spokesman as well as President Aquino’s endorsement of him in a town fiesta as a Liberal Party senatorial candidate recently was meant to boost his chances in the 2013 elections.

“I don’t see it as an out-and-out endorsement because I don’t think the political season has begun,” he said.—With a report from Cynthia D. Balana


Follow Us


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Chief Justice Renato Corona , Corona Impeachment , President Benigno C. Aquino , Senator Angara


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

    I personally want Corona convicted if he’s indeed guilty.  But if only for delicadeza, Angara should inhibit not only because of the favors he received from the administration, but his son is with the prosecution and running for senator under the administration ticket.  However, delicadeza is not in Angara’s vocabulary.  His diary caused Erap’s ouster.  Illegal logging continues in his Province.

    • dgboy

       style  mo, hgas kamay kapa dyan. Inhibit mo narin lolo mong si arroyo. Kulang nalang halikan niya paa ni Corona.

    • AllaMo

      Everone and anyone sane would want a guilty individual to be convicted. But, for delicadeza, corona and gloria should not have conspired to corrupt the post of chief justice from the outset.

  • filipinaskoh

    If Angara inhibits that is a point for Corona. To convict Corona it needs 16 votes from the senators and that is a fixed figure, while it needs 8 votes to acquit him. If there are only 22 senators to vote, corona needs only 7 votes to acquit him. 

    The defense team are so shrewd. Its either they hide through technicalities, delaying tactics or discrediting the judges to force them to inhibit.

    They will do anything to win their case either by hook or crook.
    Wah! Mirriam and Joker better do something to save your beloved Corona. His defense team are running out of tactics and running out of lies while Cuevas is running out of hair.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      The Defense Team is just doing its job to defend its client.  We cannot blame the defense counsels.  I think it’s Cuevas who’s saving the day for the Defense with his skills and experience.  Without him, the Defense Team is weak.  Other lawyers in the team are not as impressive even in litigation.

      • filipinaskoh

        That’s why he is running out of patience. Well anyway the defense team are well paid and I am sure Cuevas is very much well paid, kahit malugos pa ang lahat ng buhok nya.

      • dgboy

        defend kahit baluktod na, kalokohan yan. Cge paiginitan niyo pa iba pang senators para magiit din sainyo. Si tandang arroyo lang ata sipsip kay corona kapagnagkataon since tumatandang paurong nayan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        respeto lang sa matanda, pero I salute JPE for saying “if you(Cuevas) believe his client has no case, he has a problem- it is his problem.” the Cuevas said in an interview, “lumamig na daw si JPE sa kanila, mukhang may nangyari during the break.” napaka praning talaga.. heto na naman ang Pinoy trait, walang natatalo puro dinaya… they can feel it.. they are running out of gimmicks.. what next? pa inhibit si JPE?

  • joeldcndcn

    ALL THESE “CIRCUS” BY THE CORRUPT CORONA DEFENSE LAWYERS ARE JUST WASTING THE TAXPAYERS’ MONEY, BUT WHY IS SEN ENRILE SO SOFT ON THEM, AND SO HARD ON THE PROSECUTION,  ITS VERY OBVIOUS IN TV, TSK, TSK, TSK?  the filipino people will take note on this during 2013 election, he, he,he!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      Enrile is not soft now.  Something was cooked between him and Pnoy during the recess.

      • dgboy

         ano yun, bubwit

      • filipinaskoh

        Still, he is not soft it was quite obvious from the very start , especially when the defense presented their witnesses that he leans towards the defense. 

        It is very obvious that the Defense are trying to prolong the trial, but the senate has a lot of pending bills to discuss, debate and settle that prompts Enrile to admonish the defense to present relevant evidences to speed the trial. But still he is too soft to them by giving them all the time to present all the witnesses they want to present. So far they already presented 17 witnesses and yet nothing directly disclaimed or shaken the allegations hurled against Corona. Until now they are still battling with the properties when what the Judges and public wants are the bank accounts especially the dollar.   

      • wyl5326

        sorry for you Martin that JPE was really after Justice and tried his best to be fair to all and followed Due Process as Thief Justice have been sloganeering. Too bad that Thief Justice wants special rules for himself and another set of rules for the others ! Unfortunately for pro-Thief Justice like you, his goose is cooked and you can only pray for his Bayag then ! LOL !

      • Concur_Dissent

        dapat ikaw ang mag inhibit sa sarili mong mag post dito kasi panay haka haka ang mga tirada mo… something intelligent naman ang i-post mo…

  • filipinaskoh

    Well at least ung favor na nakuha ni Sen Angara mula kay PNOY ay para sa kapakanan ng bayan nya. Wagi ang mga taga -Aurora sa mga infrastracture nila, eh kahit na sabihing political motivation pa iyon. 
    Ung favor na nakuha ni Corona mula kay Gloria ay para sa kapakanan ng bank accounts nya.

    • dgboy

       si angara at pnoy tunay na nagamamalasakit sa Aurora yan, pumunta kasi yang mga defense lawyers ayan doon malaman nila ang mga nagagawa nila Angara doon. Another desperate move sa mga depensa.WAWA naman!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      Kapakanan ng bayan ng Aurora?  Patawa ka ano.  Ipagtanong mo kung ano ang ginagawa ng pamilyang Angara sa probinsiya.

      • Concur_Dissent

        bat hindi ikaw ang mag tanong?  parang sinabi mong mahina ang mga villar sa las pinas.  Kahit na natalo sa presidential election si villar solid pa rin sila sa las pinas kasi kitang kita ang development… same yan sa aurora..

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

    Pina-iinhibit nang Defense kasi iyan din ang gawain nila… so they are expecting others are just the same…

  • tamakajan

    Tell it to Senator Joker ARROYO. :)) Sali mo na rin si Miriam DEFENSE sor Santiago. :))) 

  • opinyonlangpo

    Again the defense wants to impose its will on the senate – another BS for breakfast maybe. Hopefully the senate has some respect for itself otherwise one day the defense would want all Senators who wants to convict Corona to inhibit from sitting as judges.

  • al gero

    inhibit din nila and pro corona na sina santiago, arroyo, marcos,villar, recto, sotto.

    • dgboy

       si recto mukhang hindi pro corona yan pr. Sigurado lang dyan na dapat inhibit rin  arroyo, marcos,villar, sotto.

    • wyl5326

      when the votes are finally cast, you might just be surprise to know that maybe only Bongbong might cast for acquittal !

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

    inhibit your face! paupuin nyo si corona! wag nyo siya iinhibit from the witness stand!

  • ztefertilizerscam5

    Open your Dollar account Corona..

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

    pag umapir kaya si Corona sa impeachment hearing, magkaroon kaya ng Thrilla in the Senate? hehehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2V5ZV5LL7BSDH6B77IWJX62IJA Fudge

    Ang suggestion ko sa defense panel inhibit ang lahat ng senator judge maliban kay Senadora Brenda Defensor-Santiago. jejejeje!

  • anak_mahirap50

    Inhibit everyone, lahat naman yan alam na nila ang boto nila! LOL

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

    Mukhang hindi nag-click yung depensa na “noynoying, abnoying, HLI, in due time, etc ” – – –  So, nag-shift na ng strategy ang defense : Now, it is  ” inhibit ” !  Ang babaw !

  • AllaMo

    So, this is the newest underhanded tactic of this pack of lie-yers. They will now start character assassinating individuals they know are able to stand for truth and justice. Wheras, before, they were only too glad to lump all the senators altogether as bribable. Brilliant! Contemptible even…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    Given that logic, ALL senators should be inhibited.  All senators need to work with the administration, after all, and P-Noy can influence how much each gets for their projects.  This isn’t a standard trial, and the standards for inhibition aren’t as strict.

    How about this one?  Miriam should inhibit herself because she’s completely insane?  Or Bongbong Marcos should inhibit himself because his father ORDERED THE MURDER OF THE CURRENT PRESIDENT’S FATHER?

    It’s completely dumb, and it’s like the Defense are trying to catch up to the ineptness the Prosecution has displayed

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AOKOZS6STCAQGFYWSKENC7Y4KU lance g

      galing mo a hehe… tas si Lito lapid mag inhibit kc d marunong sa english e baka di nia naintindihin ung mga ibang debate hahaha cge inhibit lahat!…

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/DWRHqlNoppBOATBbtwpQkaAEQdMOmejmkPJb#24a25 jeff

    Hoy,  de-fence layers of dishonest corona, style nyong inhibitions ay bulok.  

    Ipa-inhibit nyo na rin yong sampong senador na bomoto laban sa TRO ng supreme court para tapos na ang impeachment trial, at di na kailangang ipaliwanag ni dishonest corona yong $10 million hidden wealth nya. 

    Nakakaloko na kayo. Kung di nyo kaya ang kaso ni dishonest corona, buti pa matulog na lang kayo. 

  • Tama Lang

    These approved projects are for the people of the province of Aurora.  These senators and congressmen are for the service of the people.  Defense lawyers are exhibiting a narrow minded mentality of pure political greed and self centered. Talk to the people of Aurora and you will be chastised.

  • AntiAko

    Chill lang, mga pipz. Bakit  ba napaka emotional at affected ang lahat sa motion na ito ng defense. Of course gagawin ng defense ang lahat para maprotektahan si Corona, yun ang trabaho nila eh…

    in the meantime, let the impeachment court do its job…. watch lang tayo and enjoy sa show. owkies?

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

    lolo cuevas is high sa kakahimod ng wetpu ni corona kaya tuloy kung anu-ano ang sumasagi sa isip ng defense lawyers..next move they would ask estrada to inhibit naipit na ang depensa puro irrelevant ang witness sa kaso ni thief.

  • johnllander

    It should be interest of the people should be protected and not the self-vested interest of corona.

  • sacrebleau

    Cuevas is overrated, I don’t see any brilliance in what he is doing. He’s done this before with Drillon, but Drillon was having none of it. Cuevas has so far been successful in p|ss|ng everyone off. Where is Karen? Team Baboy is too harsh on the eyes without her, tranquil looks like a gay p|mp.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      Cuevas is not overrated.  He has nothing more to prove.  Drilon was very bias from the very beginning of the trial.  It took someone like Cuevas to stop this Yellow Pig from helping the Prosecution.  One thing I don’t understand Cuevas, though.  He shouldn’t have taken this case at all.  The case has affected his credibility and reputation.

      • sacrebleau

        He is overrated. All his story telling sounds phony. Example: The dollar accounts belong to Corona’s children; the P32M is Basa-Guidote’s money held for safe-keeping.

        Safe-keeping? Did anyone tell CJ Piglet that the Basa family loathe him for hi-jacking their inheritance? Suddenly, because of the impeachment, what was stolen has become for “safe-keeping.” That is so baboy, not to mention hysterical.

      • turkak

        sacrebleau  KAMUSTA NA MALIGNONG BAKLA ?  bwahahahahaha

        buhay ka na naman bayot ka ? ahahahahahaha

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        This is uncalled for. Stick to the topic puede ba.. nakikisawsaw lang tayo sa usapan mahirap bang magpakatao? This is an intelligent exhange, dinudumihan mo. Let us respect each other so we can focus on the discussion. It is ok to disagree but to hit the other person below the belt shows you are very small, otherwise sa mukha mo tatamaan.. comprende? 

      • AllaMo

        Lmfao! You should try stand-up comedy. You have the gift – if, you’re being facetious, right?

  • wyl5326

    This is another clear sign that even Thief Justice’s defense panel is seriously doubting his chances for acquittal as they may have probably seen the head count for conviction ! What they are doing was to nitpick or penny-pinching in the hope of an acquittal when there is one less vote during Judgment day !  Prior to that, Thief Justice’s supporters issued statement that coalition of PMP and PDP-Laban (UNA) is a signal for his acquittal and that could have backfired as Jojo vehemently denied it ! That was their last desperate attempt to turn the tide around.

  • arthur1401

    The defense panel sucks. Everytime it feels that a senator, like angara, will judge against its client corona, it will ask for his inhinbition just like what it did few months when it asked drilon to inhibit.
    Going by its logic, then Joker and miriam must be asked also to inhibit for obviously being pro-corona.
    To sweeten the pot, those LP senators and friends like guingona, lacson, cayetanos, trillanes, osmena, lapid, jinggoy, pimentel, drilon, must also inhibit for being anti corona.
    In the same manner, those pro corona senators like miriam, joker, marcos, villar, enrile, sotto, revilla, honasan, and others who are either pro or anti corona. That will leave no senators-judges. This will favor corona for a none vote means a vote for corona as per ruling.
    Is this what corona wanted? 
    hay naku,tagilid na kasi kaya kung ano-ano ang pumapasok sa ulo ni corona, ang hindi lang pumapasok sa ulo niya ay magresign or gawin ang ginawa ni reyes.

    • wyl5326

      I beg to disagree with your vote count, because I could only sense that Bongbong may be the only one who’d vote for acquittal or may even stay neutral ! That is my prediction but I’m no seer nor gifted with prophesy, but just a long time political observer since my elementary days. 

  • Htee

    HAHAHA!!!
    NAHIHIBANG NA ANG CAMPO NI CORONA…
    ANG IBIG NILANG SABIHIN, HABANG NILILITIS SI CORONA, TIGIL MUNA LAHAT NG GAWAIN NG GOBIYERNO…

    Tagapagsalita lang si Sonny…wala syang input sa paglilitis…
    Ang infrastructure funds para sa Aurora ay para sa taong bayan…
    Ang Senador Angara hindi na kailangang himukin pa ni Pinoy, matagal nang nakaumang ang paa ng Senador sa puwet ni corona…hehehe

    BAKIT??? NAKINIKINITA NA BA NG CAMPO CORONA ANG RESULTA????

     

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    The prosecution might as well petition for Brenda to inhibit herself for lawyering for the defense. Or more approriately, for reason of insanity and therefore incapable of rational thought.

  • Love God

    This defense panel of fools are 99.9% sure they are totally failed to defend corona.. Worse, they took Miriam on their side. (how they got her on their side: God knows) She is defending Corona with tooth and nail from the very beginning of the trial. The nation witnessed how cheap a lady senator judge can be,,, berating the congressmen many occasions and calling them ga go 

    She is more active than anyone else in the defense panel to protect Corona. To be fair, the prosecution should file a motion to inhibit Miriam.Remind, she took side of Erap during his impeachment and the very reason Erap fallen.. Expect the Same fate for Corona…

  • w33k3nd3r

    then you, as the defense, should be asking each senator to inhibit since they MAY vote against you. Let it take its course, people! I want this done ASAP and with each vote given light of reason.

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

    Senator Angara you better than that!  We were not born yesterday.

  • quirinomayer

    Defense in desperation na bwahhahaha. They know that the motion will not prosper like in the case of Drilon but they filed it anyway. Basta may magawa na lang. 

    Even their hacks in these forums are feeling the desperation because usually, at this early hour they would be all over the place spewing venom but I do not see any of them here. They might be saying it’s already futile to defend their idol hahahah.

  • turkak

    Sen. Santiago pinatitigil na ang impeachment trial  hahahahah meaning acquitted na si CJ Corona. Prosecution sermon na naman ang inabot kanina. Nakakasawa na talaga hangang dulo bobo pa din ang prosecution. De Lima sabi nila matapang ngayon naduduwag na humarap sa impeachment trial. Request ng prosecution na wag ng sumipot si De Lima DENIED hahahahaha Humanda ka ngayon Baboy ka !!!!!   

  • turkak

    Tao di na interesado sa impeachment trial kasi prosecution walang mai-prove hangang sa ngayon. Tama si Senator Santiago the impeachment court has the authority to wrap up this nonsense impeachment case tainted by corruption in Congress by 188 tongressmen.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

      nananaginip ka kapatid… bali na leeg nu Cuevas… mukhang hindi mo dinibdib yung kahapon… in denial ka na rin… ok sige feel good while it last.. naihi na sa salawal ang amo niyo.. 

  • oracle888

    The defense team of CJ Corona is still did not get it yet?! They tried before to inhibit Sen Drilon. They failed miserably. Now they try to inhibit Sen Angara. WTF are they thinking? The first person needed to inhibit is Cuevas himself for having several high profile cases pending in the Supreme Court. Without Cuevas, the defense team is like a snake with its head cut off….don’t know which way to go, and will be bleeding to death.

    Apparently, Cuevas has run out of tricks in his bag minus the appearing of CJ Corona to testify as witness in his own impeachment trial. It shows how desperate the team is currently. His dream of getting bias and favorable ruling on his cases in the future at the SC is dying softly & fading away..

    When that day for Corona to testify as witness arrives (and if it ever happen), Corona will have to sing the “Impossible Dream” this time in the Impeachment Court. Maybe Miriam Santiago can volunteer to be his background support singer. And Joker will just be his trumpet player?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      What Cuevas is applying are not tricks but legal remedies and arguments.  Still, Cuevas should not have accepted the case.  Obviously, he just obeyed the order and instruction from his church.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3ANNZ7CJLUGJL5ZWVWQQUBWJPE emmanuel

    Alam ba ni TJ (thief jud) Corona ang salitang “INHIBIT? or DELICADESA? Nag inhibit ba sya as CJ inspite his ongoing impeachment trial?  There should be a law dapat,  that will put on “forced leave of absence” any government official on trial lalo na for  corruption offenses.

    Let us not presume na mag inhibit ang akusado. Kita naman natin ang Kapal Muks nang kumag na ‘to… ha ha ha ..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5XZ7DG3V4IM5BX3ZX5GTPDTU4 cane-juice

    The Defense Panel are so quick to call attention for “conflict of interest”on a Senator-Judge…, forgetting the fact that one of the main reasons for this Impeachment Trial is “a conflict of interest” charge on the Chief Justice as being a close “ally” of the former president GMArroyo.

  • EdgarEdgar

    Inhibit or not, Angaras Inc. will not get the funding they need to build their economic zone and free port in Aurora. They may however secure the designation of Aurora as model location for renewable energy projects. By some off chance, if Aurora becomes a free port, it might compete with Port Irene in the eastern seaboard one way or another. Good luck to Ed & Sonny. They’ll need lots of it.

  • oracle888

    The greatest sin of a traitor is to hold & delay the progress of his own country.

  • KapitanBagwis

    So this is one of the defense tactics, move to inhibit the senators/judges one by one until only Miriam and Joker and maybe Recto is left who will vote for the acquittal of Corona. Dumb lawyers, delaying tactics and just waiting for a miracle from the devil to acquit Corona.

  • http://twitter.com/ZelZerimar Zel Zerimar

    Baliw na talaga tong si Tandang Cuevas.  Kung ganon ang iniisip mo na porke nagpondohan ng gobierno ang project ni Angara so lahat pala ng senador dapat mag-inhibit kasi lahat ng project ng mga senador ay gobierno ang nagpopondo.  Masaya ka Tandang Cuevas para nga naman makaligtas ang Ama ng Magnanakaw na si Thief Justiis Corokot este Corona pala.

  • http://twitter.com/ZelZerimar Zel Zerimar

    Tandang Cuevas delaying tactics na naman ang maniobra mo.  Talaga ka gusto mong mabayaran ng malaki ni Thief Justiis Corokot este Corona pala no?  Wala ng lusot kapag nagnakaw ang isang tao nasa gobierno man ang privadong mamayan eh kailangan magdusa sa kulungan. 

    • AllaMo

      Oo nga ano. Habang nakasalang pa rin ang kaso ay tuloy pa rin ang “pro bono” nila. Tuloy ang ligaya. Manalo o matalo si corona, panalo pa rin ang mga abogado niya. 

  • farmerpo

    Di na lang kaya mag concede ang defense panel. Di logical or malinaw ang basehan nila para sa gusto nilang inhibition ni Sen Angara.  Mga LAWYERS nga kaya ang mga ire o lihim ang galit sa Chief Justice….hhmmmm!

  • saintleonardo

    Ang tapang ng hiya ng defense, mag file muna ng leave of absence si thief justice bago kayo magrequest ng kung ano ano. He is using the money and his position for his own benefit. You are in impeachent court and not in jury court where you can select the jury. You only like crazy M, Ungasan and the crooked old A. You are just making your selves as laughing stock in the eyes of Filipino people.

    • AmBoy24

      hehehe…laughing stock daw.ang kapal mo rin magsabi niyan eh mas lalong nakakatawa ang mga pinaggagawa ng prosecution at ni panot.hindi na ninyo mauuto ang mamamayan at alam na alam na nila ang style ni panot at ng kanyang maitim at buktot na hangarin para matanggal si corona.

      • AllaMo

        Lmfao! E, paano naman yung maitim at buktot na hangarin ni corona, at nang kanyang korte, na mailusot ang diyosa nilang si gloria mula sa kaukulan niyang hustisya?

      • alejandro9am

        ito na si amboy staff ni corona wala naman masabi sa isyu puro panot,yellow zombie,bading, what else …  

  • saintleonardo

    For the defence show as the money, come on thief justice be brave enough to testify para kang hindi Batangenyo.

    • AmBoy24

      super atat ka talaga kay corona na mag-testify.wait lang kayo at darating din iyan.for the meantime,makipag-noynoying ka muna sa amo mong panot.

      • alejandro9am

        amboy palubog na amo mo kaya mawalan ka na ng raket

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKMASTZ6ILTZXOG42337ZESS4I ray

    ah, tigil nang bangayan…..sa tantya ba nyo,makaka convince ng 18 votes ang prosecution? eh ilan lang liberal party sa senado? tumiwalag nang iba at bumuo na panibagong partido….ibig sabihin,kalaban na….na kung matanggal si corona eh lalagyan ng penoy administration ng sarili nyang chief justice….madali na nyang gawin lahat ng gusto nyang paninira sa kalaban….simpleng mathematics di ba?

  • reyAragon

    Why doesn’t defense not just ask to inhibit all senator-judges deemed inimical to Corona? In that way, the IC will be left with “friendlier” judges  who would only be all too willing to abide by each and every capricious whim and wish it wants.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    Kung gusto ng defense panel na maginhibit si Angara, dapat ganon din si Miriam.  Si Miriam ay laging binabanatan ang prosecution at lumalabas na makadefense siya.  Dapat magresign na lang si Corona at kung ayaw niya, sumipot siya at magwitness sa kaso niya para malaman ang katotohanan.  Nasaan ang mga Dollars at Euros accounts mo na nakadiposito sa iba-ibang banko?  Lumalabas, napakaraming withdrawals ang ginawa ni Corona para mag zero balance ang mga dollar accounts niya.  Dimonyo talaga!

    • AmBoy24

      eto pa ang isang buwang at may EUROS pa na binabanggit.iyong ngang dollr deposit kuno ay hindi mapatunayan at eto at may euro ka pang sinasabi.kumain ka nga kung may makakain ka at baka nalilipasan ka lang gutom.

  • Eddie AAA Calderon

    I have a gut feeling that the decision on the Corona case will be delayed and perhaps when a decision is to be rendered is anybody’s guest if we analyse the political culture of the Philippine Republic.

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

    Sa ngayon, iba na ang timpla ng ilang  senator-judges :  Malapit na kasi ang 2013 elections, kaya kahit 2 (or possibly 3) ang political parties, lahat sila laban kay Gloria ; wala kumakalaban
    kay Pres Noynoy !  Si Maceda lang at si Mitos  ang baligtad pero wala naman kumukuha sa kanila !  2013 election will be the deciding factor sa conviction ni Corona !

  • Lapu_lapu

    Political ploy lang ito ng depensa. Suntok sa buwan!

  • john clark

    Is the defense desperate or what!

  • francoalminolibre

    hometown decision of course , what else do you expect from him? where can you find a tribunal where the judge and one of the lawyers are father and son to one another? you can visit every nook and crany in this planet , you cant’t find one and only in the philippines. the senator should have inhibited himself long time ago. kapal!

    • AllaMo

      Lmfao!

    • dgboy

       wala  ng kakapal sa amo mong cheap justice, desperado na kaya last move attack the judges. Haha!

  • catmanjohn

    WOW!  these legal creeps are trying to rig the decision right in front of our eyes. 

  • KapitanBagwis

     As the Buddha said, “three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

      Buddha has not considered lunar and solar eclipse.s

      • KapitanBagwis

        When Buddha said “can not be long hidden” he is must be referring to solar and lunar eclipses.

  • quphal

    another cheap-shot by cuevas and company.

  • Beguine

    This is as preposterous as every move and action and witness for the
    defense presented by Corona’s defense team.

    And what about inhibiting the senators strongly suspected of
    having Corona acquittal leanings and tendencies?

    It’s already quite a tremendous hurdle to get 16 votes for conviction, a yes to impeachment
    of Corona and only merely 8 votes for acquittal.

    But the defense need not fret. The vote will be unanimous or almost
    unanimous for impeachment!

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

    The defense team should be afraid of the people not of the senator. The people should unite and lobby for the impeachment for Corona. The defense lawyer are afraid that Corona will be out in the SC because their works will become nothing. Millions will be lost in prospective counselling after the Corona case. They work pro-bono but in the future their’s a lots of money. . Sabihin nila sa lolo at lola. . .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RBKL5STVHNUIFIHNCRKLRTOUVM Derrek

    Pinoys are stupid… they enjoy the rape of these politicians. So long as it it showbiz worthy stupid pinoy will appreciate it… Justice is yours if you are tisoy like me.

    • john clark

      Ok… So why dont you just post where ever you come from…
      And comment on the state of your country…
      Why do you bother with this country?
      You are fine where you are?
      Are you fising for trolls? If you are… Just hang around maybe you’ll catch some…
      It takes a troll to catch a troll and I maybe looking at one!

    • KapitanBagwis

       You must be in the wrong forum. Showbiz is Claudine Barreto and husband.

    • KennonKid

      I have sons and daughters and many grandchildren in America. So I know very well how tisoys and tisays post their English in commentary forms such as here. Their sentences and phrases are different but grammatically right. And you my friend is obviously pretending to be one. Please try harder.

    • kismaytami

      @Derrek, you sound more like a trying hard, than the ’tisoy’ you’re dreaming of.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Palpak ang defense.

    Ayaw tumestigo ni corona dahil takot syang sumablay sa tinahi tahing script nila.hahaha!

    Ang taong nagsasabi ng totoo hindi takot magsalita sa proper forum.

    Hindi maipaliwanag ni corona ang kumpirmadong dollar accounts na hindi nya nilagay sa sinumpaang SALN.

    Hindi sya mapagkakatiwalaang maging huwes kahit sa pinakamamabang korte.
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W4RTNUSX3BQCWCDQAA562BFC5I Lito G

    Another desperate move by Thief Justice Corona and Corona et al…

  • http://twitter.com/wilfredohvillen wilfredo h. villena

    Wag na kayong magtampo mga defense atty, talagang ganyan ang politika sa Pilipinas. Si chief justice naman ay sumakay din sa mga politiko, dapat alam ninyo yan mga kumpanyero. Kung hinayaan na lamang ba niya si Carpio ang CJ ay hindi sana nagka paste peste ang buhay niya at ang kanyang pamilya. Kung ma acquit siya, baka naman ma people power ang kasunod. Hangang malakas ang mga politikong kalaban niya ay hindi ito patatalo sa kanya at baka taon taon may impeachment case siya. Maawa naman yayo sa taong bayan, O Diyos ko po! Ano ba ito?

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Wala palang binatbat ang defense!hahaha!

    Nahahalatang desperado na ang corona camp.hahaha!

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    It is becoming clearer, corona’s tactic now is to destroy the judges.

    • Gina_Cole

       Maybe next, they will ask Sen Enrile to inhibit because his son Jack Enrile in the congress voted for the impeachment of CJ. The same case goes with Jinggoy whose brother JV supported the impeachment of CJ.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WKULLE6N6KVLY72ZQW4QC5A4QE J

    The only surprise here, really, is the length of time that it took the defence – from the beginning of the trial to now, the resumption after the interval –  to make the request for inhibition; and  the prosecution, not for the first time, not anticipating it. The prosecution should have seen this coming and also to be frank Senator Angara, too, and son.

    My guess is most of the Senators, being shrewd politicians as they are, were expecting this but were keeping mum lest they be accused of being prejudicial.

  • LAMBFORGOVERNOR

    Your honor, would you suspend yourself from these proceedings.  We believe that because you chastised us yesterday that you are unable to proceed over this impeachment.  We also understand that you are friends of the Angaras and would like to replace key Senators with those who are indebted to our client, Corona.

  • kulittwit

    Irrelevant defense witnesses.

    The smell of guilt is getting stronger…

  • Maldi2

    Except for a few, there is no such thing as National Interest, but self interest for POLITICOS!

  • tadasolo

    None of the defense lawyers nor the presiding judge nor the supreme court nor an act of God, can asked a senator from inhibiting themselves on this proceeding. They are duly elected representative of the Filipinos. Of course they are biased towards the interest of the Filipino people and not corona and his deceits

  • yesyesyo

    After one month break, the defense is still very weak… A losing case in the making.

  • TheMightyOne

    HAHAHAH tulog pa si thief justice, ay mali si fulpol pala hahaha… nakakatulog pa kaya si dorobo (thief) ? after 2 hours buhay nanaman si fulpol at shinigami, tignan nyo. sasabihin nanaman nya na champion nang agrarian reform si thief justice, paulit ulit na lang parang sirang plaka! ahhahahaha bwhahahaha bwahahahahah – the mightyone

    • raffyb0i

      hahaha
      hahhahahaha
      hahahahahahhaa

  • -XO-

    Legal smoke and mirrors from an increasingly dubious defense. Angara is right, this is not a court cas, it is an impeachment.  Corona should have anticipated such things at the onset. Just because something is a legal tactic doesn’t mean one should rely on it. More and more, this looks like the defense of the guilty, not of the innocent. 

  • MariusDejess

    Well, certainly another delaying tactics, just like the guy who
    keeps delaying the payment of his association due in his condominium hoping
    that tomorrow will be the end of the world.

  • casaysay

    “He also dismissed speculations that his inclusion in the prosecution team as spokesman as well as President Aquino’s endorsement of him in a town fiesta as a Liberal Party senatorial candidate recently was meant to boost his chances in the 2013 elections.” THIS SHAMELESS DENIAL IS DEDICATED TO READERS WITH UTAK BUDOY.

    • dgboy

       buti pa sibudoy nakakatulong eh si casaysay puros kabaduyan lang

  • thunderbolt01

     Walang delikadesa. Maraming natanggap kay penoy kaya kailangang bayaran niya yon sa pamamagitan ng pag convict kay corona. Lumilitaw ang ang tutoong kulay kapag sila na ang nasa situation na kailangang pag isipan ang katarungan at kalinisan. Lumabas din ang natural na  kagaya ng iba na mas importante ang pera kaysa sa integridad.

    • gerrkits

      kung ganun ang opinion ng mga depensa na may ibang dahilan kung bakit iconvict ng mga judges c corona  ay dapat iaplay din ang opinion na iyan sa pagtanggap n corona sa midnight appointment nya , na tinanggap n corona ang pwsto na hindi dahil  sa gusto nyang magsilbi sa kapakanan ng bansa kundi dahil sa mapngsariling dahilan. kaya kung mag inhibit c angara sa pag ka judge nya ay dapat din umalis c corona bilang chief justice dahil sa nakapanghihinalang motibo ng pag kaappoint sa kanya. 

      • thunderbolt01

         Ang midnight appointment ay hindi issue. Ginagawa lang itong dahilan ni penoy upang bigyan ng dahilan ang layunin niyang ipatanggal si corona sa kanyang mga tagasunod. Walang issue ang midnight appointment dahil kung mayroon ay isinama ito sa impeachment complaint. Pero wala ito dahil ito’y pinalalaki lang ni simeon para matigil ang pamimigay sa HaCIENDA at hindi siya nagtagumpay dahil naipamigay din ito. Alam ng mga mamamayan kung sino ang tama at hindi at dapat tigilan na niya ang pananakot na tumawag ng people power dahil wala ng susunod sa kanyang magpeople power kungdi ang kanyang mga loyalists. Nakita mo ba yung grand rally ng Iglesia ni Kristo na hindi man siya kinumbida? 

      • Karina Carinosa

        hindi na po mabebenta yang hacienda luisita na yan dahil nadesisyonan na na ipamahagi.. sawang sawa na ang mga tao dyan at ang lahat ay naghihintay na maipaliwanag na ni corona ang laman ng kanyang SALN. bilang isang mamamayan alam ko ang tama at iyon ay dapat may chief justice tayo na sumussunod sa batas, may delikadesa, mapagkakatiwalaan at lalong lalong hindi sinungaling.. e kahit saan po tingnan yung mg transaksyon nya puro may problema e.. ang katotohanan kase diretso yan at hindi balibaliko.. 

    • AllaMo

      Lmfao! E, si corona, wala ba’ng debt inside kay gloria?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XNBUUMFGHLCZQMA2UV7YPTKKX4 Margie

    I think Noynoy should change the budgeting system in the Philippines. He should let the congress do all the task of preparing the budget for any projects or expenditures of the government. That way he will not be accused of using government money to gain the vote of senator or congressman. I never heard of these happening in the US to gain the vote of a senator or congressman, maybe because their congress do all the budgeting.

    • ralph sagarino

       the whitehouse does the budget preparation.. lol

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XNBUUMFGHLCZQMA2UV7YPTKKX4 Margie

        But maybe there is no pork barrel and any project is approved by congress. 

      • rosamistika16

        the budget is conceived because of projects that all these legislators have proposed. the executive is just the executor.

  • Amboypinoy1

    ANG GUSTO KO LANG SA DEFENSE AY SI ATTY KAREN JIMENO. ANG SARAP JUMERBAK KAPAG NAKIKITA KO SIYA. HA HA HA 

  • WAJ

    The defense is citing inhibition of those members of the Senate Judges so that the probability of  votes for guilty verdict won’t be enough to outs Corona as Chief Justice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Kaya sa election iboto lahat ng kakandidatong magkakamaganak. Lolo, Lola, Ama, Ina, anak, apo kamaganak. Ilagay na sila lahat sa puwesto ang mga ganid sa posisyon sa politika hangang magsawa (kung). Kunwari magsisilbi sa bayan e karamihan pansarili at mangungurakot lang.

  • KennonKid

    Another move to kill time Atty. Cuevas?

    This was answered months ago when it was insinuated that Drilon will be asked to inhibit himself. The senators respect each other and for sure the senate as a whole will deny this.

    And why just Angara? Senator Joker Arroyo has repeatedly shown again and again his one-sidedness and blind support for GMA and CJ Corona.

  • Littlefox131

    What did you expect when you’re judged by senators? Sa criminal proceedings na lang kayo humirit ng ganyan. Dipo to regular court… ni wala nga jurisdiction ang highest court eh.

    Ika nga ni JPE… We are all liars here!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NMCOSCCEL42MIWK7Y3HWZHV54I DMS

    And what about the pro CJ Senators, okay lang? 

  • magsasakasanayon

    then joker arroyo and mirriam-defensor santiago should inhibit themselves too.

    • jurbinsky77

      Exactly.. they should be asked to be inhibit themselves for they consistently take the sides of the defense to the extreme that in almost all instances, elementary propriety and courtesy are effectively thrown out of the windows.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AS7ZS3RG454EKLDPVX3UR3MLGE rick

    napakasama at malicious naman ng defense…kasi sanay sila sa mga ganyang lagayan kaya laht binibigyan nila ng kulay….

  • bahog_itlog

    “These projects included the P1.66-billion Baler-Casiguran Road Improvement Project and the P798.56-million Umiray Bridge Construction Project in Aurora and the P1.81-billion Samar Pacific Coastal Road Project in the Visayas region”

    Laking pera. Bumili muna kayo ng military hardware, kahit frigate man lang. Mas importante ang sovereignty kaysa sa kalsada. 

    • virgoyap

      I don’t care if huge amount of projects are given to the Angaras by the government as long as they are wisely and honestly spent for improvement projects. He he I’m just intrigue by your name “bahog_itlog” which literally in english it merely meant “smelly egg” but for cebuano it means “smelly scrotum”. Joker kayo talaga .

  • im_not_convinced

    Grabe naman defense binubuking niyo naman sila e. ganyan lang  talaga ang politika and remember an impeachment is a political exercise more than a judicial one.

    Justice is not the point. public perception and political ramifications is the goal.

    LP also subscribes to the Philosophy that : “in order to serve the law, we have to break it some times ourselves”.

  • maylah1969

    It is evident that the defense is not interested in the truthful outcome of this trial. They dance around and evade presenting Corona so the truth can exacted from the core of the korruption. Their objective is to deny the senator judges the truth, hence, there will be doubts and no conviction. Smart or foolish? The sovereign people will make the decision and hang the culprit, we cannot afford corrupt government officials anymore, they must be eliminated at all cost.

  • 0429OH

    Yes to prevent the procecutors to acquire 16 votes to convict CJ Corona

  • Bad_Ong

    You mean only this time the defense counsels realized the relationship by consanguinity or affinity of the Angaras thus this late inhibition motion? Where’s the reputation of the defense lawyers as the most experienced and pool of top notch legal luminaries of the country? 

    Just like what the Presiding Officer (PO) said with reference to their witnesses presented, the defense is only wasting IC’s time with this like of desperate motion headed by an alleged well known veteran lawyer Cuevas who was lectured by the PO on the same matter yesterday!

    They just eaten the words they’ve thrown earlier esp. Atty Cuevas, being the chief, to the prosecution team about being unprepared and presenting impertinent, immaterial and irrelevant witness/evidence, despite of the long break they’ve got!

    • kismaytami

      ‘despite of the long time to prepare and rehearse their scripts’

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IS6KI2U7EDZS6D2Q7MZ3Z6CAME Lila

    it’s very clear the tactics the defense used.. they are now playing number games.. they are very convinced themselves that withholding the truth to come out and playing this game of number will set their client free.. is this justice? or we’re just playing around with people’s lives at stake? how do you expect ordinary people to abide with the law where you yourselves is over the LAW?? if Corona will be acquitted because of this bullshit show of lawyering I will never respect the law of this land ever again

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

    How about the senators (including the known pro-corona ones) who received their pork barrels
    released by DBM in Malacanang ?   Very irrational !  Parang sinabi na mag-inhibit na lang ang buong Senado sa impeachment !

  • kismaytami

    Kung magi-inhibit din si Brenda, bakit hindi?

    • rosamistika16

      cge, ipa-inhibit mo silang pro or anti-corono senator-judges pra hindi na maabot ang 16votes for conviction kahit walang nag vote for pro-corona.

      eh di sino ngayon ang panalo? e parang sinabi mo na din na abswelto na din c corona dahil wala namang 16votes eh!

      unless the 24 senators will say 2/3 of the remaining senator-judges is needed to convict corona and not 2/3 of 24, eh di cge, khit mag-inhibit sila.

  • marivon

    Using the defense lawyer’s argument, dapat mag inhibit din sina Joker, Bong bong, and brainda who are obviously bent on clearing Corona’s mess come what may. The truth really hurt and the truth will always come out no matter how hard you try to hide under technicalities. Corona could be acquitted from this proceeding with the help of his 8 clowns and patrons in the senate but the law of the universe he definitely can not escape.

  • les21reago

    I have to tell you the truth. We are quite disappointed with the witnesses presented to testify on the collection of (association) fees or identify records. What has that got to do with the trial,” Enrile said at the resumption of the impeachment trial of Corona after a six-week Lenten break.
    Enrile said the court expected witnesses who would dispel accusations in Article 2 of the impeachment complaint that Corona had failed to disclose high-end properties in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).
    “The question here is Article 2 (yet) all of those witnesses presented this afternoon were irrelevant to that particular issue. That’s why we feel a little disappointed,” Enrile said.

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

    This is where corona’s so called top notch defense team is known for, “crafted technicalities ” to eliminate identified impeachment judges not sympathetic to Corona.

    They have done this to Senator Drilon but failed.

    Is this all this supposed super team knows & can do?

    Everybody is anxiously waiting for your move to present your client to personally explain his dollar and peso bank accounts, real estate properties, and the flip flopping decisions of Corona’s Supreme court.

    This is the bottom line issue of the day..

  • kruger

    Typical defense tact:  Grasping at straws.

    The Senate has been taken to task by the constitution to act as an impeachment court.

    Having a father or a relative within that court means nothing, because as the court of last resort for impeachable officials, the Senate is expected to act fairly, strictly and in consonance with the will of the people.

    On the contrary, if a Senator inhibits himself, he will be remiss of his constitutional duties and will be in violation of the constitution.

    This latest impertinence by the defense only shows how lost their cause is.

    Their only hope is for the SC to declare the impeachment trial as illegal.

    Now that will be fun! ☠

  • thunderbolt01

    Nagpapatunay lamang na ang gubyernong ito ay hindi naniniwala sa batas at integridad ng mga opisyal ng gobyerno. Kung kinakailangang  gamitin ang pera ng gubyerno para makabili ng boto para maconvict si corona ay gagawin nito. Pagpapatunay lamang na ang gubyernong ito ay mas marumi kesa sa naunang mga adminitrasyon. Ang mga Angara pal ay ipinagbibili ang kanilang dangal kayat ito sigurado ay makakasira ng kanilang reputasyon.

    • Karina Carinosa

      talaga po? mukhang natutulog po kayo sa panahon ni little girl ano po? bakit, may pruweba po ba kayo na may iregularidad at kinurakot nila yung pondo? 

    • AllaMo

      Lmfao! you funny.

  • yesyesyo

    The defense is a big disappointment. Defense fails to clear corona.

    • AllaMo

      No worries for the d-pack. They still get pro-bono’ed, even if, deservedly, corona is found guilty. 

  • les21reago

    The DEFENSE is starting making noise stating that NOTHING SORT of IMPEACHABLE in CHARACTER going on the TRIAL.
    The defense were TALKING of Fishing expedition by the prosecution and those FISHING is HURTING now CORONA…
    Further take a look NOTE on this remarks by JPE to Cuevas :

    “I will be frank with you, if you think that there’s no case presented here in this court, then that’s your problem. We are all lawyers. We respect your skills and your ability to appreciate evidence but we equally expect you to respect our ability to appreciate the evidence presented to us,” Enrile added.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Palpak ang defense.

    Ayaw tumestigo ni corona dahil takot syang sumablay sa tinahi tahing script nila.hahaha!

    Ang taong nagsasabi ng totoo hindi takot magsalita sa proper forum.

    Hindi maipaliwanag ni corona ang kanyang dollar accounts na nakumpirma sa trial na hindi nya nilagay sa sinumpaang SALN.

    Hindi sya mapagkakatiwalaang maging huwes kahit sa pinakamamabang korte. 

  • Garote

    Why should Angara inhibit himself? This is a political trial and the senate-judges are not bound by grounds on inhibition, which only apply to judges and justices in the judiciary. (Corona did not and even refused to inhibit himself from cases where GMA was a party to the case.)

    The defense lawyers are damned if they do not present Corona as a witness; and they are more damned if the do. So the defense next ploy is to inhibit as much as senate-judges as they can so that the 2/3 votes would not be reached. I think this is dumb move — a BLUNDER bordering on stupdity. The defense has faltered a lot and the only good  move left is for Corona to RESIGN.

  • Noy2

    NOW THEY’RE SAYING CONFLICT OF INTEREST… WELL, WHY NOT ASK ALL SENATOR-JUDGES TO  INHIBIT BECAUSE ALL OF THEM ARE RELATED, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, TO PNOY, CJ, DEFENSE COUNSELS AND PROSECUTORS. TSK, TSK, TSK… AFRAID TO SEE THEIR OWN GHOST!

    • TeabagDeluxe

      Conflict of interest dahil kapamilya, hindi kaibigan. Bopol.

      • Noy2

        hahaha! pikon talo! aray naku po!

  • SignTheWaiverNow

    It is clear as the sun will rise in the east that there exists a conflict of interest…. the Father is a Judge and the son is part of the prosecution team….

    If only for delicadeza, I definitely agree that Angara should inhibit himself from the trial!

    But of course, why should he inhibit when he can vote for the conviction of the person whom gave them billions and billions of project in Aurora plus having his son run as LP’s senator…

    Why would a TRAPO like the Angaras trade gold for honor? tsk tsk tsk…. God Bless the Philippines!

    • Atheist

      Tama na, Maglampaso kana sa dun sa Faura exit. Wag ka ng makikialam ng computers dito ha.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W3SWAQXUZL7OCMOOEL6AHN4L6E Tito

       “If only for delicadeza, I definitely agree that Angara should inhibit himself from the trial!”

      natumbok mo sir!!

      ganito rin sana ginawa ng ating honourable chief justice bago nya tinanggap yung appointment sa kanya or when people were calling for him to inhibit himself from all arroyo cases.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        boss, don’t mix things….

        if cj will inhibit himself from all arroyo cases due to the appointing powers of the president, then don’t u think all cjs and justices should likewise do the same?

        it will set a bad precedent and also, arroyo is not the son of corona? lol

        i suggest that you don’t try to f ool us by deviating from the topic which is the clear conflict of interest of Senator Judge Angara.

        tell me, don’t you see a clear conflict of interest with Senator Angara whose son is part of the prosecution team?

      • AllaMo

        Lmfao! The topic remains the none delicadeza of corona. Keep fooling yourself.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        Sure whatever you say…. readers here will decipher what is the real topic and keep making yourself look like a fool.

        Lmfao!

      • AllaMo

        Keep fooling yourself, fool. Lmfao!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/W3SWAQXUZL7OCMOOEL6AHN4L6E Tito

        ah ok nakuha ko na.

        conflict of interest if ang anak ng senator-judge is nasa prosecution team or ang province ng senator-judge ay nakakuha ng favor from the administration.

        but hindi coi kung ikaw mismo ang direct judge sa kaso ng boss or ex-boss mo na nag-appoint sayo sa pwesto at sa misis mo?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Hmm.

        Kung mag papa inhibit ang lahat ng judges na inappoint ni GMA sa mga kasong nasasankutan nya, eh di wlang judge na makikinig ng kaso, out of your so called ‘delicadeza.’

        If ever you will be appointed to the SC, would you give much ‘utang ng loob’ sa nag appoint sa iyo na presidente, or would you serve the position of justice regardless of the person who appointed you? Did it ever occur to you that one day you may find yourself judging the very person who appointed you?

        It seems ang belief ninyo ay beholden masyado si CJC kay GMA. Pero, from the prosecutors themselves during IC, its not 19-0, its 80% judgement.

      • muddygoose

        I agree. Corona has no delicadeza and has no place in government, particularly the SC.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        keep muddling the issue and soon enough people will start believing you that there is no conflict of interest with father angara as a judge and son angara as a prosecutor…

        keep it up!

        tsk tsk tsk….

      • muddygoose

        Yeah totally agree. Corona should just resign and prepare himself for the criminal cases he is bound to face.

    • AllaMo

      Lmfao!

      you seek delicadeza of Angara. While, you gloss over the thoughts, words, and, actions of corona, that have become his habit. And, now, characterize his obscene departure from being anywhere near a whit of delicadeza. you would only uphold the coronarroyo version of rule of law: one is the state. the other, the law. All else be damnned.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        tell me, what habit characterize his obscene departure from being anywhere near a whit of delicadeza?

        i believe you are just assuming a lot of things where in fact there is no iota of evidence that can prove what u just told us…

        Lmfao!

      • AllaMo

        From grade school through grad school, corona has been jazzing his academic excellence. Then, he decides to accept a Constitutionally proscripted appointment from an out-going fake president.

        you can believe anything you want. you won’t let facts get in the way of your belief. Understandable, since you already believe in coronarroyo. Lmfao!

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        AllaMo, i don’t mean to butt in with your discussion with Up, but you seem to have knowledge of CJC academic achievements.

        Would you state some factual resources so we can verify these information.

        Not that I don’t believe you, but rather, I would like to conduct my own research into the matter and your most likely the lead I need.

        Just refer to the source document if it is found in the internet or the people both in UST and Ateneo which you say was the source of said irregularities on his academic achievements.

      • AllaMo

        You need’nt go far. It was available at the Supreme Court website, before it was yanked. You can also find an article, or articles, about corona’s elementary and high-school in back-issues of PDI. As you said, you can conduct your research.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Independently I did.

        Regarding CJC’s academic PDI’s article by Ma Ceres Doyo (PDI, On Corona’s claims of Ateneo honors, March 29, 2012) is an opinion, and based on some body else’s research. Among other sources.

        The supreme court website is complete as far as I know, perhaps you can supply me the GR, or whatever reference number. You were specific that CJC supplied with erroneous decision. Perhaps you can use keywords like ‘Playto’ or ‘Marcos vs.’ or anything quite specific.

        You know I respect your opinion, if its an opinion. But if you can provide factual basis, then I can appreciate it even more.

      • AllaMo

        I respect your respecting my belief, not opinion, that corona has tweaked his resume, posted in the supremecourt site. Only to pull it out when it came under scrutiny. It underscored corona’s extreme lack of delicadeza from the get-go.

        Please continue with your independent research, as it will be the best way for you to appreciate how devious corona has been. I look forward to reading up on any new information you find and share in this re. Thank you very much. 

      • AllaMo

        Thank you for respecting my conclusion, not opinion, that corona tweaked his resume, posted in the supreme court site. And, unceremoniously taken off, when it came under scrutiny and criticism.

        You should continue your independent research on corona’s development of characteristic deviousness. As this will ensure that you can most appreciate your own research and conclusions, based on what you discover, And, not on someone ele’s research.

        If it pleases you, kindly share whatever new facts you discover in this regard. Thank you very much.

  • kulittwit

    As the conclusion nears, defense presents irrelevant witnesses.

    The smell of guilt is getting stronger…
     

  • Mickey

    Sure just like when the Thief Justice inhibited himself from all SC cases pertaining to GMA right?… oh wait……….

  • Garote

    The “Dream team,”  “De campanilla” were some of the titles the defense lawyers of Corona were labeled in the print and broadcast media. Now we know these were the persona their expensive suits and cars exuded, and not their trial skills in court. In the core, they are just “squeaking court rats”  and ‘tyro” in court practice.

    An old, experienced provincial trial lawyer  was right when he commented earlier on on the defense lawyers performance during the beginning stages of the impeachment trial. He said, “These defense lawyers performed like they are just beginning to learn the ropes of law practice.” I did not believe him at first. However, after the defense had presented 17 witnesses, I began to see the truth in his statement.

  • EvenlyObserving

    What about the timing of Corona being appointed as CJ? Did Corona think about delicadeza and honor to refuse the appointment? We all know he did not… Let him have a taste of his own medicine… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

    It is safe to say that  most of  the senator-judges in the Corona impeachment trial will cast their votes on the guilt or innocence of  Corona based on their selfish vested interests. This principle states that what is good for the senators’ political careers, as well as their families’, is good for the country. In the article above, the younger Angara already telegraphed which way his vote would go. Nevertheless, it is refreshing  to see due process of law in action in the Senate, although each senator-judge  is a law unto himself and its application is as each senator-judge  sees it.        

    • Alajero

      …CJ Corona’s team…shows us the proper procedure…their actions are all logical…it cannot be said later…that they have not exhausted all means necessary to have the defendant acquitted…
      …obviously, Sen Angara…decline to inhibit himself…in the court of public opinion…it can be inferred that any judgement unfavorable to CJ Corona …is tainted by Sen Angara’s refusal to inhibit….

  • yesyesyo

    After one month break, the defense is still very weak. Clearly a losing case in the making.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      It’s the Prosecution that’s weak.  Ang tagal ng impeachment bago and break eh puro palpak ang ginawa nila di ba?  Defense has nothing to prove dahil mahina ang ebidensiya ng prosecution na may kasamang pekeng documento pa mula sa Land Registration at Banko.

      • filipinaskoh

        as what Enrile said” you got a problem”

  • kulittwit

    The defense is defenseless regarding corona’s dollar accounts because it was corona himself who petitioned his supreme court to issue a temporary restraining order to stop the opening of HIS DOLLAR ACCOUNTS.

    Corona himself confirmed that he owns the dollar accounts.

    Corona did not declare those dollar accounts in his sworn SALN. Where is his honesty, integrity, and credibility?

    Indeed, he is not trustworthy to be a judge even in a municipal trial court.

    • Atheist

       Not even in street level beauty contest.

  • Fulpol

    na kay Noynoying na lahat ang resources para ma-convict si Corona…

    resources gaya ng pera, projects at political machinery..

    ang problema lang ni Noynoying ay ang ayusin niya ang issue kay Binay, sa protesta ni Marr Roxas sa Supreme COurt…

    pag nagawa lahat ito ni Noynoying, sure na ma-convict si Corona… in the first place, hindi political ang position ni Corona, at wala siyang political party affiliation..

    pag na-acquit si Corona, isang malaking katatawanan kay NOynoying…

    hahh
    hahaah
    hahahha

    • Atheist

       Iba na po yata tono natin ngayon ha, dati may score ka pa ng mga senator na mag-aacquit ngayon inaakusahan mo na silang masusuhulan. LOL

      • Fulpol

        baguhan ka ba sa blogging dito sa PDI?

        ni minsan wala akong sinasabing mga ilang Senador ang mag-acquit kay Corona.. o mag-convict…

        ni minsan wala akong sinabing sure na ma-acquit si Corona…

        magbasa ka!!!

        hahha
        hahaha
        hahahah

      • Atheist

        denial stage. sabay pa kayo ni Corona

      • Fulpol

        newcomer, mag back read ka..

        hahaha
        haahha
        hahahaha

      • Atheist

        Hindi po ako newcomer actually nandito na po ako nung “ungas” palang kayo, at nasubaybayan ko po yung promotion nyo from “ugok” to “Fulpol”. Actually isa ako sa mga naniniwala na dinaya nyo lang credentials nyo para appoint kayo bilang Fulpol.

        hahaha
        ahahhaha
        ahahahhaah

  • Atheist

    Obvious na obvious na delaying tactics. Bakit?

    Bakit ngayon lang nagrereklamo, ngayon lang nila nalaman na magkamag-anak iyan?

    Akala ko pa naman bright ang defense.

    • SignTheWaiverNow

      Kasi ngayon lang ginrant ang multi billion project sa Aurora. at ngayon lang din sinama ang anak sa Senatorial line up ng LP.

      Akala ko pa naman bright ka. basahin mo mabuti ang article ha.

      tsk tsk tsk….

      • Atheist

        Ah, ok. sampahan mo na ng kasong brivery. Ikaw narin mag witness, dahil alam na alam mo nangyayari diba?

        kung hindi ka magsasampa ng kaso ngayon kasabwat ka sa krimen. Naisip mo ba iyon? akala ko naman bright ka.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        one piece of advise…. read the article first before you start opening your mouth!

      • Atheist

        one piece of advice…. don’t use your mouth when blogging, use your fingers instead.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        As expected, you are going to reduce the level of discussion to grammar and spelling….

        when one don’t have any more argument left, just try to question grammar and spelling…

        tsk tsk tsk…..

      • Atheist

        Naniniwala ka talagang may argument ka?

        If you’ll preach about inhibition dapat lahat, hindi lang yung nagugustuhan mo, ok?  Commonsense dictates Dapat dati pa si Corona nag Inhibit. Do I need to explain why?

        Bakit tahimik ka about that?

        No, i’m no Pnoy supporter either, kaya hindi mo magagamit saki yang HLI Gracelee Pnot etc

        Next time you’ll post, please, have it checked by someone smarter than you. That means anybody.

        There, a big smack on your so called argument. tata

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        Nag inhibit saan? honestly, you really have to explain why and where…

        simple lang ang tanong… kailangan ba mag inhibit si Angara sa impeachment trial na ang kanyang anak ay prosecutor?

        yun lang, huwag mo ng pahabain pa ang usapan na si corona dapat, si penoy dapat, HLI, i am not a penoy fan and etc..

        just answer the simple question… does Angara needs to inhibit himself due to conflict of interest?

        tsk tsk tsk… dami mo pa sinabi e….

      • Atheist

        Kung siya(Angara) ang inaakusahan ng pagnanakaw at siya ay CJ ng SC dapat lang.

        Pero as per JPE kanina lang: We respect the opinion of others regarding
        each one of us. None of you can sway us one way or another and if you
        believe that we are dishonest, say so candidly and we are able to defend
        ourselves. Let us forget about this sad incident, let us proceed with
        the case.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        hehehe

        still no direct answer to my question right?

        just answer the question, yes or no…

        Should angara inhibit due to conflict of interest?

        Do you see conflict of interest when the father is a judge of a case where his son is part of the prosecution team?

        Yes? or No?

        for sure, dami mo na naman isasagot… lol

      • Atheist

        Enrile already answered that question. If you can’t accept it then you have a problem. try google translate. LOL

  • Fulpol

    Angara, multi-billion project from government funds…

    Noynoying, paano naman yung ibang Senador at yung mga Congressmen na bumoto ng yes sa impeachment?? 

    barya lang ba sa kanila??

    hahaha
    haahaha
    hahahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

    Ako ang tunay na Martin.  May gumagamit ng pangalan ko dito.  Hindi lang si Angara ay may bahid sa Senado pati na si Enrile na nag-iba ang tono pagkatapos ng break.  His son Jack Enrile, the notorious killer during the Marcos regime, is running for Senator.  To those who were around during those times, the younger Enrile killed many people including the matinee idol Alfie Anido who was shot while kneeling down.  Who knows what kind of arrangement Enrile did to help his son to replace him in 2013.  Iba na nga ang tono niya sa impeachment kahapon at medyo kontra Corona na.  Matigas ang grupo niya na kinabibilagan nina Honasan, Jinggoy at Sotto.  Ano kaya ang usapan nila ni Pnoy?

    • AllaMo

      Huus! Ex ka ba ni Pops? Baka ni hindi ka Marfil.
      Paano namin masisiguro na ikaw ang tunay? Para maka-sigurado, tumakbo ka muna nang hubo paikot-ikot sa supreme court. Kapag nai-televise ka, sigurado ka na na ikaw nga si martin.

  • Fulpol

    conflict of interest??

    tama!!! multi-billion project plus yung anak ni Angara miyembro ng prosecution…

    Noynoying, paano naman yung ibang Senador at mga Congressmen na bumoto ng yes sa impeachment ni Corona??

    barya, barya lang ba sa kanila??

    kawawa naman sila….

    hahahaha
    ahhahaha
    ahaahhaha

  • Fulpol

    na kay Noynoying na lahat ng resources para ma-convict si Corona..

    ang problema lang na malaki ni Enrile at Jinggoy ay ayaw ni Corona na magtestify..

    pag conviction ang kanilang desisyon, magmumukhang silang katawa tawa…

    kaya Corona, huwag kang mag-testify kahit pa kulitin ka pa nina Jinggoy at Enrile..

    hahaha
    haahha
    ahhahaha

  • Noriel Bernabe

     The alleged dollar accounts of the chief justice is now the subject of the ongoing inquiry of the office of the ombudsman. this is the new weapon of pnoy and his administration in his organized and well funded effort to defame the good name of the chief justice. the chief justice should expect more of this kind of issues sprouting from nowhere that is comparable to a “tsismis”and government bodies riding to the administration propaganda.  

    the issue of the alleged bank accounts of corona is something that the prosecution did not even alleged in their impeachment complaint. the information being circulated to the yellow media like abs-cbn is nothing but mere scrap of papers that has no bearing to the on-going impeachment yet abs-cbn gives prime space and airtime to “incredible” people who got nothing to do with their lives. abs-cbn gives time to any person who can throw accusations against the chief justice using manufactured documents that doesn’t even pass the lowest form of evidence which is prima facie evidence.

    abs-cbn news, the inquirer, yellow journalist like ted failon, henry omaga diaz, paid columnist like conrado de quiros, william esposo, paid blogger like raissa robles are just very few of the people that are part of the smear campaign against the chief justice. these people have no credibility whatsoever. these people pretending to be journalist. they are nothing but modern day tsismosos and tsismosas. they use all sorts of documents with questionable validity. they play the role of an expert in examining documents. they claim to have information against the chief justice when infact, all they got was garbage and manufactured information coming from faceless people who constantly circulate damaging information against the chief justice. all the handywork of the mentally handicapped president! he used gerry leal of BSP to look into corona’s bank accounts violating the law in bank secrecy. he used the DOJ and the useless hog de lima. he used the prostituted congress and the pork barrel to get back at the chief justice. however, he is having a hard time using the senate.

    CJ we are with you in this fight! pnoy can never reclaim SC and appoint a subservient CJ to reclaim the hacienda!!!

     

    • AllaMo

      Desperation tirades time.

  • oracle888

    Every time I see the picture of the defense panel giving media interview, it reminds me of the Beauty and the Beast. The Liar, and the Dumb & Dumber.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNTTI4OOQRZFKOPDDMHI26JLII roy

       100% agree…hehe

    • filipinaskoh

      it’s unfair for the beauty and the beast character. The beast is kind and honest. The defense are not.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Palpak ang defense.

    Ayaw tumestigo ni corona dahil takot syang sumablay sa script nila.hahaha!

    Ang taong nagsasabi ng totoo hindi takot magsalita sa proper forum.

    Hindi maipaliwanag ni corona ang kanyang dollar accounts na nakumpirma sa trial na hindi nya nilagay sa sinumpaang SALN.

    Hindi sya mapagkakatiwalaang maging huwes kahit sa pinakamamabang korte. 
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BNTTI4OOQRZFKOPDDMHI26JLII roy

    These self-serving Amateur Defense Team better ask the Thief Justice to take a leave of absence first before even thinking of asking the senator judges to inhibit…That would be great.

  • Fulpol

    ang problema ni Noynoying ay sa issue ni Binay about sa protest ni Mar Roxas..

    ang problema naman nina Sen Enrile at Jinggoy ay ayaw magtestify si Corona..

    kaya dapat may crying lady o crying man na magdra-drama sa Senado at mag-walk out kung ayaw ni Corona na magtestify..

    gaya ng ginawa nila kay Erap noong ayaw pa-buksan ang envelope..

    hahaha
    hhahaha
    ahahhaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NZD4E4C6WQD7S4QNMNTIPAAAC4 Mark ferry john Lamsen

    To cite Code of Judicial Conduct to a senator is like citing a Biblical verse to a dog.. it never applies..

    Why? Simple. Impeachment court is a political exericse, not (and never) a judicial one…

  • Fulpol

    Problem: may problema si Noynoying kay Binay about sa protest ni Mar Roxas…
    Solution: i-sacrifice si Mar Roxas…

    Problem: may problema ang ilang Senador dahil ayaw magtestify si Corona
    Solution: gayahin ang drama sa impeachment ni Erap, na mag-iyakan at mag-walk out.. dahil ayaw magtestify si Corona…

    Consequence:: katawa tawang bansang Pilipinas…

    hahha
    hahaha
    hahahaha

  • marlaw

    Akala ko ba malinis at walang bahid ng anomalya itong si midnight CJ. Bakit puro delaying tactics, technicalities at heto gusto pang ipa-inhibit si Angara. Kung talagang wala siyang kasalanan at malinis ang pinanggalingan ng kanyang yaman kahit pa saan siya iharap wala siyang dapat ikatakot. Panay sabi niya na inosente siya sa mga akusasyon sa kanya bakit parang inaaswang niya sarili niya ngayon? Magresign ka na kapalmuks!!!

  • alice_in_chains

    hindi pa ba due time?

  • Fulpol

    de ja vu sa impeachment ni Corona sa impeachment ni Erap

    Problem kay Erap: ayaw buksan ang envelope
    Problem kay Corona: ayaw magtestify

    Solution: drama, iyakan at mag-walk out sa Senado at mag-People Power…

    Consequence: isa naman bagong katawa tawang yugto ng kasaysayan ng Pilipinas dahil sa kagagawan ng yellow na protektor ng oligarkiya..

    hhaha
    hahaha
    haahha

  • markx2012

    these bunch of stupid and idiot lawyers knew but refused to understand or maybe just sooo bobo or its part of their dirty tricks or whatever protect-the-immoral tactics that impeachment is a political process! 

    • Fulpol

      dirty tricks ba yung maliwanag na conflict of interest ni Angara???

      hhhaha
      ahhaha
      ahahhaha

  • Fulpol

    kaya ang focus ngayon ng mga yellow Senador, media, survey firm at foot soldiers ay:

    Corona should testify…

    kung hindi magtestify si Corona, gagawa ng drama sa Senado, mag-iyakan at mag_people power gaya noong ginawa nila kay Erap dahil sa envelope..

    hahahah
    hhahaha
    ahhahaha

  • Fulpol

    bakit gustong gusto nila magtestify si Corona lalo na si Jinggoy??

    dahil kung hindi magtestify si Corona, magkakaroon ng drama sa Senado, may iyakan at mag-walk out.. tapos mag-People Power..

    ganyan ang istilo nila kay Erap noong ayaw buksan ang envelope..

    same problem… same strategy…

    katawa tawang istilo…

    hahaha
    hahaha
    haahahha

    • Mr.JAy88

      hahahah
      hahahh
      hahahh
      haha…
      tsk tsk

  • yesyesyo

    The defense is a big disappointment. Still very weak after one month break. Defense fails to clear corona. Clearly, a losing case in the making.

    • Fulpol

      na refute ng depensa ang alegasyon ng prosecution.. anong hindi clear doon??

      hahaha
      ahahh
      hahahah

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/S4W5SH35C5W6LRS23WA6UEMAYM Brian

    Why only now?  From the start Angara father and son are involved in the impeachment trial. 

    Defense smells of desperation.

    Can the prosecution also ask to inhibit Miriam & Joker?  The Defense have always stated confidence in their ability to defend their client.  Then let them prove just that.  Why not stick to that premise.  Let their work in the Impeachment Court do the walking and talking as well as let the evidence stand and prove its worth.

    • Fulpol

      maliwanag naman na bagong approved yung multi-billion project ni Angara.. recent news…

      hahaha
      ahahah
      hahahah

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZEI6SHG7MUONC75TPXZRCMQIII Dominic

    We sometimes lack delicadeza, that is what is happening right now with mr. Angara.

  • Fulpol

    ganito ang strategy…

    1. laging isisingit ng mga Senador na gustong i-convict si Corona na magtestify si Corona…
    2. palalakihin ito ng media at survey firm
    3. sasabihin nila na maraming pilipino na gusto magtestify si Corona
    4. tapos yan ang ipo-protesta ng mga Senador sa depensa na dapat magtestify si Corona
    dahil iyon daw ay kagustuhan ng majority.. court of public opinion na..
    5. ayaw magtestify si Corona..
    6. magagalit mga Senador, magkakaroon ng drama, iyakan at walk out gaya noong nangyari sa impeachment ni Erap.. tapos mag-People Power…

    lumang strategy…. paano naman kasi, maliwanag na na-refute lahat ng depensa ang allegasyon ng prosecution… paano i-co-convict si Corona kung innocent siya base sa presentation of evidence.. kaya daanin na lang sa drama..

    hahaha
    ahhaha
    haahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TXX7TLDY2U2NSF524I3CWSSENY anonymous

    FULPOL

    bakit gustong gusto nila magtestify si Corona lalo na si Jinggoy??dahil kung hindi magtestify si Corona, magkakaroon ng drama sa Senado, may iyakan at mag-walk out.. tapos mag-People Power..ganyan ang istilo nila kay Erap noong ayaw buksan ang envelope..same problem… same strategy…katawa tawang istilo…hahaha
    hahaha
    haahahhakaya ang focus ngayon ng mga yellow Senador, media, survey firm at foot soldiers ay:Corona should testify…kung hindi magtestify si Corona, gagawa ng drama sa Senado, mag-iyakan at mag_people power gaya noong ginawa nila kay Erap dahil sa envelope..hahahah
    hhahaha
    ahhahahade ja vu sa impeachment ni Corona sa impeachment ni ErapProblem kay Erap: ayaw buksan ang envelope
    Problem kay Corona: ayaw magtestifySolution: drama, iyakan at mag-walk out sa Senado at mag-People Power…Consequence: isa naman bagong katawa tawang yugto ng kasaysayan ng Pilipinas dahil sa kagagawan ng yellow na protektor ng oligarkiya..hhaha
    hahaha
    haahhaProblem: may problema si Noynoying kay Binay about sa protest ni Mar Roxas…
    Solution: i-sacrifice si Mar Roxas…Problem: may problema ang ilang Senador dahil ayaw magtestify si Corona
    Solution: gayahin ang drama sa impeachment ni Erap, na mag-iyakan at mag-walk out.. dahil ayaw magtestify si Corona…Consequence:: katawa tawang bansang Pilipinas…hahha
    hahaha
    hahahahaang problema ni Noynoying ay sa issue ni Binay about sa protest ni Mar Roxas..ang problema naman nina Sen Enrile at Jinggoy ay ayaw magtestify si Corona..kaya dapat may crying lady o crying man na magdra-drama sa Senado at mag-walk out kung ayaw ni Corona na magtestify..gaya ng ginawa nila kay Erap noong ayaw pa-buksan ang envelope..hahaha
    hhahaha
    ahahhahana kay Noynoying na lahat ng resources para ma-convict si Corona..ang problema lang na malaki ni Enrile at Jinggoy ay ayaw ni Corona na magtestify..pag conviction ang kanilang desisyon, magmumukhang silang katawa tawa…kaya Corona, huwag kang mag-testify kahit pa kulitin ka pa nina Jinggoy at Enrile..hahaha
    haahha
    ahhahahaconflict of interest??tama!!! multi-billion project plus yung anak ni Angara miyembro ng prosecution…Noynoying, paano naman yung ibang Senador at mga Congressmen na bumoto ng yes sa impeachment ni Corona??barya, barya lang ba sa kanila??kawawa naman sila….hahahahaahhahahaahaahhaha

    • Fulpol

      bagong istilo mo Anonymous..

      hhahaha
      hahha
      ahahahha

  • Noriel Bernabe

     the prosecution’s case against CJ has no meat to start with. they’ve been asking CJ to testify on his impeachment when they themselves failed to prove all the boast of evidences and testimonies against the chief justice. what happened was the reversed. the prosecution dropped five articles of the impeachment. the remaining articles standing on shaky ground. now, the gullible people, the ridiculous administration of pnoy and his prostituted allies are asking corona to prove something they did not alleged in the impeachment complaint. they’ve been asking corona to explain an issue that they’ve accuse of him but failed to prove. the yellow media aiding this media savvy government to poison the minds of gullible peeps bereft of knowledge to the impeachment complaint.

    personalities, people,organizations and other interested parties that would benefit from the impeachment of CJ are now closely working to consistently assassinate corona’s character in public. pnoy is suing government funds, machinery and influence to get back at CJ.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TXX7TLDY2U2NSF524I3CWSSENY anonymous

    Noriel Bernabe
     the prosecution’s case against CJ has no meat to start with. they’ve been asking CJ to testify on his impeachment when they themselves failed to prove all the boast of evidences and testimonies against the chief justice. what happened was the reversed. the prosecution dropped five articles of the impeachment. the remaining articles standing on shaky ground. now, the gullible people, the ridiculous administration of pnoy and his prostituted allies are asking corona to prove something they did not alleged in the impeachment complaint. they’ve been asking corona to explain an issue that they’ve accuse of him but failed to prove. the yellow media aiding this media savvy government to poison the minds of gullible peeps bereft of knowledge to the impeachment complaint.personalities, people,organizations and other interested parties that would benefit from the impeachment of CJ are now closely working to consistently assassinate corona’s character in public. pnoy is suing government funds, machinery and influence to get back at CJ. 

  • Fulpol

    problema:: malaking problema:

    na-refute ng depensa ang mga alegasyon ng prosecution…

    paano na i-co-convict si Corona kung mukhang inosente siya base sa presentation of evidence??

    eh di daanin sa drama gaya ng ginawa nila kay Erap dahil ayaw buksan ang envelope..

    gusto nila magtestify si Corona para daw sa dollar account… kung ayaw magtestify si Corona… daanin sa dating istilo ng envelope ni Erap..

    kaya in dilemma sina Sen Enrile, Jinggoy at Ombudsman dahil alam nilang ma-violate ang isang batas ng pilipinas kung nagpupumilit sila… ang problema mukhang ayaw ni Corona..

    sakit sa ulo… 

    hahahah
    ahahaha
    ahahhaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TXX7TLDY2U2NSF524I3CWSSENY anonymous

    FulpolCollapse
    problema:: malaking problema:na-refute ng depensa ang mga alegasyon ng prosecution…paano na i-co-convict si Corona kung mukhang inosente siya base sa presentation of evidence??eh di daanin sa drama gaya ng ginawa nila kay Erap dahil ayaw buksan ang envelope..gusto nila magtestify si Corona para daw sa dollar account… kung ayaw magtestify si Corona… daanin sa dating istilo ng envelope ni Erap..kaya in dilemma sina Sen Enrile, Jinggoy at Ombudsman dahil alam nilang ma-violate ang isang batas ng pilipinas kung nagpupumilit sila… ang problema mukhang ayaw ni Corona..sakit sa ulo… hahahahahahahaahahhaha

  • joshmale2004

    We have to differentiate an Impeachment Court with a Judicial Court. The Code of Judicial Conduct applies to Licensed and Practicing lawyers under the jurisdiction of the IBP. The same Code can not be fully applied to the judges in the impeachment as not all of them are licensed and practicing lawyers. Their powers as judges come and mandated by the Constitution and not by the IBP. This explains why in our constitution, it is clarified that impeachment proceedings are more of a political in nature and not judicial. Although, at the discretion of the Impeachment Court, they can employ and adapt judicial process in conducting their proceedings. I guess only the defense and CJ supporters do not understand what this means in layman’s term that’s why they keep dragging the proceedings using all judicial tactics they can implore. Imagine Atty Cuevas castigating Senator Estrada on judicial matters when Sen. Estrada is not even a Lawyer covered by the IBP. He is sitting as judge because he is mandated by the constitution to act as judge (whether he is a lawyer or not) and not by the IBP. And why was Sen. Miriam was so silent while cuevas was trampling a co-equal judge of the Senate. Miriam should know that her mandate as a sitting impeachment judge (even if she is a lwayer) did not come from IBP but from the Constitution of which nature of this proceeding is political and not judicial.

  • kulittwit

    Corona himself petitioned the supreme court to stop the opening of his dollar accounts.

    Definitely an affirmation of his dollar accounts which was clearly established in the trial that he did not declare in his sworn SALN.

    • Mr.JAy88

      magsama sila ni Mickey Arroyo na di mapaliwanang ang SALN nya…

      mas tanga lng nga si Mickey kc pinagyabang nya donations sa kanya noong tumakbo sa 

      sa election…

  • joshmale2004

    Dapat tong si Fulpol unahin na niyang singilin bayad ni Corona sa kanya. Malapit na matapos impeachment, baka di na niya masingil si CJ pag na convict. Pasensiyahan nyo na siya. Anyway, pag natapos impeachment, di nyo na siya mababasa kasi tapos na rin pambayad internet niya. Hehehe.

    • Fulpol

      habang nandyan si Noynoying, andyan si Fulpol..

      pag naging Presidente si Binay, andyan si Fulpol to support Binay..

      hahha
      hhaha
      hahaa

      • filipinaskoh

        kawawang Binay!

      • Mr.JAy88

        di ka ba nahihiya sa mga comments mo d2…
        pag tingin mo sa salamin ano ang nakikita mo?

      • Atheist

        kahihiyan ng magulang, iyan ang makikita nyan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JVNTCIME57OARVX76J75DT7XHU benjie

    MAG-INHIBIT KA NA SEN. ANGARA! BINUHOS NA MALALAKING PROJECT SA AURORA NI NOYNOY AT KAPALIT NIYAN CONVICTION LABAN KAY CORONA SA IMPEACHMENT AT SLOT NG ANAK NIYA SA LP SENATORIAL LINE-UP!

    • Mr.JAy88

          ibig mong sabihin na OK lng na manakawan tayu ng chief justice?
      mahiya ka namn sa balat mo, maliwanang pa sa sikat ng araw na ayaw nya humarap kasi paano nya mapapaliwanag ang perang nakatago sa banko nya… mga bayaran lng at low life citezen ang maniniwala sa kanya…

  • kulittwit

    Corona did not declare his dollar accounts in his sworn SALN. No honesty, integrity, and credibility of a judge. He is not trustworthy to be a judge even in a municipal trial court.

  • gerp

    for me if I am CJ Corona …I will think about my family and my reputation…I will step down from my post before the actual start of the impeachment…but why he did not do this noble act?…. he knows what will happen in court proceedings…and the cost of hiring lawyers to defend him as well will be costly…because if I am CJ Corona, I will be thinking this way….pero hindi ako si CJ Corona..kaya sorry na lang siya hehe

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Fearless forecast, not a single senator judge will inhibit. If somebody should inhibit, it should be the only senator judge who uttered “g a g o” during the trial. so unbecoming of a senator judge.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Lam mo, i agree with you.

      Conduct unbecoming of a senator of the land. The senator may have a point, but her delivery is deplorable.

    • Atheist

      Iyan ang isa sa sumisira sa image senado. Basta santiago basagulero

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        I hate to say it. pero ‘palenkera’ comes to mind. Not the honest working women who works at palenke, as the name may imply, but the loud, boorish, uncouth people that gives a ‘palenkera’ a bad name

      • Atheist

         tama, that’s the word “palengkera”. Thanks

  • butilngbayan

    A desperate move by Defense team.  Guilty verdict is inevitable.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DBOO7W3CHG4SS6LZKQYEJYMEZA Phil

    PNoy will not let CJ go out off the hook considering the huge amount of money that their family corporation lost. I think it is time for the Angara’s to pour more infrastructure projects in Aurora so their constituients will benefit make Aurora as a tourist destination and they have to do it now and not after May 31. Politics is more fun in the Philippines!

  • Gurruod

    Di na mabago. 9 : 14 in favor of CJ Corona.

    • Atheist

       I Agree… 14 in favor of CJ Corona’s conviction.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Ah, but its still not 16.

      • Atheist

        Yung 9 kasi sure na eh

  • Atheist

    Kung ako kay Corona, ipa-convert na nya sa YEN para wala na siyang DOLLAR Account.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      O kaya Glico’s tokens.

      • Atheist

         HAHAHAHA

  • pinoyusa2012

    I hate Chinese…..opps iba palang news.

    I have one question, bakit si Corona lang ang iniimpeach? Vendetta?

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      racial!

      lol.

      • pinoyusa2012

        just kidding :). madami kasing China haters sa global news.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Ah, shhhhhh!!! join the club (whisper mode)

        may club meeting mamayang 12mn. Pag uusapan natin yung pano palubugin yung mga shipping vessels na nag ppoach.

        lol.

      • pinoyusa2012

        ok. pre mahina akong lumangoy. kailangan ko ng solbabida.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        pay plano ako pre, hagisan natin ng tikoy ang dagat paligid ng scarborough hangang lumaput ang tubig.

    • Atheist

      yung iba kasi inaapple, yung iba mini-mango, yung iba ino-orange or gini-grapes.

      • pinoyusa2012

        ahhh. fruit salad pala. sori ah. gunggong!

      • Atheist

        at hindi po siya bini-Vendetta, bini-Blender po

      • pinoyusa2012

        Ngayon me-blender pa. You are so witty…….corny mo galunggong!

      • Atheist

        Sorry, something caught my attention, can you repeat everything again?

      • pinoyusa2012

        Pull my finger…..

      • AllaMo

        Huus, ala ka lang binatbat. LOL.

      • pinoyusa2012

        Isa kapab sa mga gugngong na madaling maloko.

      • AllaMo

        Lmfao! Tulad nung lolo mo.

  • Neo Colours

    Why does Fulpol finish his posting with “hahahaha”?  Is he serious or joking?  Reminds me of a senator before who said to the media – I was only joking, hahahaha…

    • Atheist

      Sabi ko nga sa kanya kahit yung hahaha nalang itype nya, ganun din ang effect, kahit ano explanation gawin niya sibak parin si Corona, pinapahirapan nya payung sarili nya eh.

    • pinoyusa2012

      OO nga bakit kaya. hahahahahahahah..

    • SignTheWaiverNow

      Tama ka… bakit nga ba?

      hahahaaahah
      hahahahahaah
      hahahahaahaha

    • Fulpol

      tanungin mo din si Conrado de Quiros kung bakit si Arroyo at Corona lagi ang laman ng kanyang puso at isipan..

      o di kaya, tanungin mo si DOT Sec Jimenez…

      hahaha
      ahhaha
      hahahah

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BQ3ZZ7UKLRGHXAV7LMDSXWM5IQ Nong

    atty ng defense

    …tama ang theory mo kung transfer of ownership ang issue
    pero walang saysay yan… kung asset for inclusion in the SALN ang pinag-usapan..
    parang diniin mo pa ang cj

    tama si enrile dyan.
    me pera noong 2005… cash included as asset… dapat isama sa 2005 SALN.

    the same pera noong 2005,, naging condo (fixed asset) in 2006… ayaw tanggapin ang ownership..ang cash naging deposit or receivable..asset pa rin… dapat isama sa 2006 SALN.

    ayaw tanggapin ang ownership in 2007..ang cash naging deposit or receivable..asset pa rin… dapat isama sa 2007 SALN.

    ayaw tanggapin ang ownership in 2008..ang cash naging deposit or receivable..asset pa rin… dapat isama sa 2008 SALN

    ayaw tanggapin ang ownership in 2009..ang cash naging deposit or receivable..asset pa rin… dapat isama sa 2009 SALN

    tinnanggap ng 2010.. completos recados..ang cash naging deposit or receivable..naging condo (fixed asset) in 2010…asset pa rin… viola nasama sa 2010 SALN.

    ang 9 million noong 2005…nawala sa SALN ng 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009….IYON ANG ISSUE
    GETS MO..
    di na kailangan  kung sino ang bumayad ng monthly dues..o kailan na transfer ang ownership… pinagusapan dito…reportorial requirement sa SALN.

    tulad ng bgei… me natanggap na pera…ang dapat i establish lang ay kung sino ang me ari ng pera…kung si mrs….dapat isama sa SALN ang 34 m…kung in trust…pwede dalawa option…huwag isama..(magkaroon pa ng explanation tulad nito.. o isama sa SALN as cash in bank (asseet) at sabay isama sa liabilities……zero  offsettting effect.

    Parang palpak ang cross dito…with the theory leading to the discrepancy in the amouunt sold…ibang forum yaan…ang importante ano amount ang napunta ke corona…wag namang maepal.. porma..palpak…
    HERE is a situation were LAWYERS are pretending to be experts in ACCOUNTING.
    WHAA
    DAPAT SA ISSUE GANITO… CPA-LAWYERS ANG MAGBANATAN…DOON MO MAKITA ANG BRILLANCE..
    sa  mga tv commentators nanam..ng GMA … CPA LAWYERS namn ang resourse person nyo…wag yoon lawyers lang.. maski dean pa sya…malamang matisod pag accounting na ang subject..
    mahirap ata pumasa sa CPA  ano..

    • pinoyusa2012

      Ako nga minsan hindi ko alam me hidden cash pala ko under the coach. Siguro yun ang argument ng defense.

      • Atheist

        Karamihan ng coach magugulang pag pinahawak mo yung wallet mo ag balik kung na.

        Couch po.

      • pinoyusa2012

        Sori ha. Couch hoo. spell checker ka pala. check this. Fcuk u.

      • Atheist

        F then U po muna bago yung C followed by K po.

      • pinoyusa2012

        kulang ng YOU.

      • Atheist

        since you already know how to spell YOU, hindi na po kailangan ituro.

      • pinoyusa2012

        I did not mean spell you , I meant you. Do yourself. You been hoodwink, bamboozled!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        Ha-ha siguro naman hindi kayo magtatago ng P9M under the couch? If I have P9M o $10M and i want to hide it, I will hide it under the sea…magpapanggap akong seahorse… for once feeling dyesabel…. 

      • pinoyusa2012

        Sirena ka ba? Sirena sa gabi?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DBOO7W3CHG4SS6LZKQYEJYMEZA Phil

      Hanga ako kay Nong ang galing mag analyze siguro he will be on the same boat with PNoy who made the conclussion by saying that CJ Corona should explain $10M in his bank account. The question now is, if the defense have proven that there is no $10M in CJ dollar bank account and properties can only be declared in SALN once you have it in your  possession then people will then have second thought whether they are still credible or not

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

      Padagdag lang po. Yung ITF account dapat lumabas din sa SALN kasi sa wife niya yun DAW. if we go back to the statement of the thief he said “wala ng habol ang sinoman sa mga kamaganak ni madam kasi binayaran na share nila” di malinaw 100% kay madam yung P34M, ano mahirap intindihin dun? dapat nasa SALN! ganun! no more comment your hener….

  • pinoyusa2012

    Impeach Corona? Does that mean we have to impeach all corrupt officials. O yun kalaban lang.

    • Mr.JAy88

          pinoyusa2012 na tumawid lng mula sa mexico! pag nahuli ka bang nag jaywaling , sang 

      rason mo paano yung nauna sa iyu na ng jaywalking?magpatulong ka namn sa iba pra magkaron ka ng maayos ayos na komento, or pakyawan ba ang pag blog mo na kailangan makarami…tsk tsk…

      • pinoyusa2012

        I think the questions I posted were legitimate. Why Corona? Why not the others? If you could provide me with some insights, it would be greatly appreciated.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        yes, we will get to them but please help us get this one first para hindi puro dilis ang nahuhuli natin.. let us show the tulingans na kaya nating humuli ng blue marlin… don’t look at the others para focused muna tayo.. oh gusto mo unahin natin others para makaligtas itong idolo niyo? Aminen :) 

        ninenerbyos na kayo ano? sino ba naman ang hindi eh mismong CJ Panganiban nagsabi may prima facie case nga… nood na lang tayo ha? friendship?

      • pinoyusa2012

        catch a blue marlin and replace it with my own blue marlin?

      • Karina Carinosa

        hannah, pinapaikot ka lang ni pinoyusa2012.. ang gusto lang nya, tantanansi corona..

      • Mr.JAy88

        why not him?
            he has a lot of questionable decisions in the Supreme Court…

      • pinoyusa2012

        Ah yes. good answer. Pero bakit siya lang? Sa mga questionable decisions, siya lang ba ang nagdesisyon nito. Meron ding iba di ba?

        Bakit na appoint si Corona? Hindi ba kailangan approbahan ng impartial na senado ito? Could you explain this to me?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        nag rule po ang SC na legitimate ang midnight appointment niya.. and SC is the final arbiter that not even the senate can over rule unless in an impeachment trial..

      • pinoyusa2012

        I understand. Midnight appointment? No senate vetting?

    • Fulpol

      yung iba kasi walang kinalaman sa Hacienda Luisita… kahit pa corrupt sila..

      hahahah
      hahaha
      hahahaha

      • pinoyusa2012

        Ayun! ang tumpak na kasagutan. Siguro naiintindihan ng nakararami ito. Hindi lang sigaw ng sigaw na bitayin ang nasasakdal.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        talagang yan lang ang issue mo ha? nadikit kana dyan… sige enjoy :)

      • pinoyusa2012

        It is the only reason.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        it is not true. The real reason is the thief’s allowing GMA to escape. That is the same reason why many are here in this forum.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        do you know that the time that SC granted the TRO vs HDO, there is no single case filed yet vs GMA?

        just a question.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        taga saan ka ba? di ba nga ang tagal ng may kaso kay GMA pero dahil sa mga puppet niya sa  SC lagi siya nakakalusot.. muntik na nitong bago mag impeachment. bilib na sana ako sa pangalan mo.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        hehehehe

        research mo lang kung kailan nagsampa ng kaso ang gobyerno laban kay GMA…. para hindi ka mahirapan. tuturuan kita paano magresearch…

        1. go to google
        2. type electoral sabotage GMA
        3. tingnan mo ang date kung kailan naifile ang kaso
        4. go to google
        5. type TRO vs hold departure order GMA
        6. tingnan mo ulit ang date kung kailan nagbaba ng TRO ang SC
        7. i-compare kung ano ang nauna sa dalawa.

        tsk tsk tsk…. bilib na sana ako sa iyo, nagtanong ka pa na taga saan ako… ano relevance ng tanong mo?

        tsk tsk tsk….

      • pinoyusa2012

        I understand Hannah. GMA did bad things. She controlled the Supreme Court.

        Now that Noynoy is doing it, it’s justified?

        I am not saying vindicate Corona. I am merely saying prosecute all corrupt officials.

      • Atheist

         hahahaha, Corny daw pag inungkat nya yung sinusubaybayan niyang “Pnoy” in love.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

        Fulpol ipahinga mo naman ang pagtatanggol sa Thief Justice mo. Magtrabaho ka naman para naman may maipakain ka sa pamilya mo 24/7 ka lagi dito sa forum pulos wala namang kuwenta ang mga sagot mo ugok!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        Edwin Edwin, retired na po yan kaya 24/7 kaya niyang ubusin… isa na lang siya sa 3 matyaga.. yung 2 kunwari lang anti para lang may masabing oposisyon pero wala namang tunay na puntos.. puro sa nagsulat ang comments… tignan mo lumang issue na… nadesisyunan na ang hacienda, ididistribute na kaya walang magagawa ang impeachment kahit maconvict pa siya.. yun na yun…  kaso ang taong may dementia nadidikit sa huling maalala..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

      lahat po, step one pa lang tayo… if we succeed here, chicken na yung iba.. tiyak mag uunahan mag resignan yang mga yan.. puro aspalto mukha ng matitira pero wala ng kakapal pa sa isang ito kaya kayang-kaya na…

      • pinoyusa2012

        Yun naman pala. Sana tutuo. Kailangan patas. Kahit kapartido, kung may sala, parusahan.

        Kung hindi baka maggantihan nalang ng maggatihan depende kung sino ang nakaupong presidente.

        Sa ngayon don’t think it’s happening.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

        we can make a difference here… in as much as we all want only good governance, we can keep an eye on the erring officials; but let us appreciate when things are working for the better to inspire others to follow. Let us not just focus on the the bad, let us lift up the good, like talk about the good things you experience, give credit where credit is due. Let us make use of forum to build each other up. It is a long process but it is worth a try. Let us work together tayong matatapang magkipagaway.. let us not fight against each other, let us agree to disagree and fight for what is good.

      • pinoyusa2012

        I hear you. Who’s fighting? I am merely asking questions because it is hard for me to understand why Corona is being singled out.

        The only good this proceedings have is its symbolic show of figthing corruption. Maybe that is all we need. I beg to differ my friend.

        I am a lover not a fighter. PEACE.

      • Atheist

         also a Michael Jackson fan.

      • pinoyusa2012

        Not really. More like a Rodney King fan. Can we all just get along….. before a patriotic nincompoop corrects every reply I make. 

      • Atheist

        I agree, Miranda law is “foreign” stuff for some nincompoops.

      • pinoyusa2012

        Thats why you dont have a right to remain silent? Problem is some local idiots think by hanging Corona it would solve all of PH ills. He is not the problem, YOU are, because you are easily fooled.

      • Atheist

        You have the right to remain silent, what you lack is the capacity. Get over it. Luma nayang news na yan. tata

      • Atheist

        shh

  • billygunn23

    angara saying there is no conflict of interest with him sitting as a judge and his son as a member of the prosecution panel is not just an obvious conflict of interest. it’s either angara is a fool or a liar to the nth!

  • SignTheWaiverNow

    If the prosecutors are telling us that they have a strong case against cj corona and are to confident that they can win because of the merits of the case. why don’t they ask Angara to inhibit where there is a clear conflict of interest?

    If the Angaras are so holy as pointed by our President when he endorses Sonny to run as LPs senator, why can’t they inhibit in a case where the Father is a Judge and the son is part of the prosecution team?

    Of course, who can blame them? given the amount of money involved, who would like to trade gold for honor?

    This impeachment trial will set a precedent to all impeachment complaints to be filed in the future and if this clear conflict of interest is to be tolerated by our good senators, i believe the next generations will have no bright future to look forward to….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DBOO7W3CHG4SS6LZKQYEJYMEZA Phil

      What if the Angara’s can bring more infrastructure projects in Aurora so that their constituients will get the benefits from the allotment to be given by PNOY will it be considered conflict of interest?

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        there are more circumstances that merits a conflict of interest as pointed out by the defense:

        1. father angara is the judge of an impeachment case where son angara is part of the prosecution (this alone already merits an inhibition from whatever case in this country due to the cold neutrality and impartiality expected from a judge)
        2. multi billion pesos project was granted before the resumption of the impeachment trial
        3. son angara was recently endorse by the main proponent of the impeachment complaint (mr. penoy) to run as a senator for LP (mr. penoy’s party)

        will these facts constitute conflict of interest?

        Your argument that the Angaras projects can benefit Aurora is beyond the point. If it is true that these projects are not born out of their support for the trial, the more reason for father angara should inhibit to prove their critics wrong. don’t you think so?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        This actually makes sense.

        Would you go and defend yourself in a courtroom where the Judge is the father, and the son the prosecutor?

        +1 like

  • Fulpol

    former UP President si Sen. Angara…

    isang magandang ehemplo sa mga graduates at students ng UP… go for conflict of interest…

    hahhaha
    hhaha
    hahaha

    • Atheist

      Huy, mag Inhibit kana, hindi kaba napapagod? 24/7 ka

      • atong_mangongotong

         Kabayan, huwag kang mag-alala, pinag-overtime ko talaga si-ya para naman bumango-bango ng kunti ang aking magandang pangalan. Ako namay galanti sa mga masisipag kong tauhan.

      • Atheist

        Sorry your Honor. I was just trying to prove that anything that occupy space and has mass is a sentence and therefore needs to rest.

      • Karina Carinosa

        your honer, dapat bawasan mo ang bonus ni fulpol dahil everytime na may nagbabasa sa pinopost nya, mas lalong nawawalan ng tiwala sainyo..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

      U – stands for uto -uto and P-stands for pulpol, walang common sense , magaling lang mag-memorya pero very poor sa logic and reasoning.

  • SignTheWaiverNow

    “I had nothing to do with the appointment of my son as a spokesperson, even as a prosecutor,” he said. “Sonny is not a party litigant nor is he going to be substantially benefited by whatever is the outcome of the impeachment,” he said. “There’s no such conflict of interest. The grounds that they are citing … are without basis.”

    1st, of course you have nothing to do with your son’s appointment… that’s not the point Mr. Angara! you are the father of sonny and you are the judge of the case. who cares if you have nothing to do with his appointment?

    2nd, again, of course who can say that the mutli billion peso project for Aurora is a payment of gratitude of Malacanang for your son’s vote in the transmittal of a defective impeachment complaint? but the fact remains that you are the father of sonny and you are the judge of his case….

    Can you tell us that you can render a verdict with cold neutrality and impartiality when your son is a prosecutor?

    If you can’t see a clear violation of conflict of interest in this situation, you are nothing but a TRAPO and believe me, people will see that you don’t deserve any elective post in the country!

    • Atheist

      I’m happy sa naging result ng verdict HLI.

      Maaring tama nga na maginhibit si Senator Angara.

      Pero bakit hindi mo nakita iyan nung mag rerender ng verdict ang SC? Bakit hindi nag-inhibit si Corona, since personally inaakusahan niya ang government ng panggigipit sa kanya even before the verdict? You don’t see the conflict of interst there? Actually dapat mag-inhibit siya ngayon dahil sa under impeachment siya. Para hindi ka magka influence (TRO on Employees of SC to testify), but instead ang sinabi niya “over my dead body”.

      Bakit hindi kita nakitang nag lecture dito about inhibition and delicadeza nung mga panahon na iyan?

      Like Fulpol and other CJ’s Defendants here, you’re just a bunch of Hypocrites.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        liwanagin ko lang mabuti ang sinabi mo….

        ang tinutukoy mo ba ay ang pagrender ng verdict ng SC sa HLI? kung bakit hindi nag inhibit si cj corona nung dininig ang kaso vs HLI?

        Unang tanong ko sa iyo, bakit kailangan nya mag inhibit kung ang sinasabi ni PENOY ay hindi siya kasali at walang kung ano mang kaugnayan sa HLI….

        Pangalawa, baka ang tinutukoy mong pag inhibit ay mag resign… kaya mo nasabing “over my dead body”… magkaiba po ang magresign at mag inhibit… ang tanging hinihiling kay Angara ay mag inhibit kasi klarong klaro na may conflict of interest sya sa kaso na hinahawakan ng kanyang anak…

        Ikaw ba? hahayaan mo bang matalo ang anak mo sa kaso na kanyang hinahawakan? kaya nga may kasabihang…. “blood is thicker than water”

        di po ba? sana maliwanagan ka na at tigilan mo na ang pag aakusa sa ibang tao tulad ko at Fulpol ng kung ano anong klaseng panlalait… at sana masaya ka na sa pagtawag sa amin ng “hypocrites”

        tsk tsk tsk….

      • Atheist

        Sorry, kung panglalait dating nung, it was meant to be a “praise”. Please accept my sincere apology.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        at least you have the decency to apologize not like Angara who do not have any delicadeza to inhibit himself where there is a clear conflict of interest….

        apology accepted.

        tsk tsk tsk…..

    • atong_mangongotong

       Malaki bunus mo sa akin utoy, sige galingan mo pa!

  • http://twitter.com/kuneho23 cenen tomas

    Defense lawyers, just a reminder, you are not in the position to do what your caprices dictates you to do. Just present the Thief Justice and let the Impeachment Court do its job.

    • atong_mangongotong

      Utoy, di ba ang sabi ko ay ‘in due time’, naiintindihan mo ga? Ang ‘in due time’ ay walang hanggan…

  • Handiong

    The defense is clutching at straws. Anything to ward off conviction. Why this sudden urge to oust Angara from the Impeachment Court? They should have done this at the start of the trial. Why only now? They must have made a headcount and suddenly realized that there are at least 16 senators who will convict.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

      korek! 

    • SignTheWaiverNow

      Another one who keeps on yanking without reading the article.

      Please read the article first. I suggest that you stop assuming things and start looking at the facts more.

      If you can’t see a conflict of interest with senator judge angara, i think you are either blind or sleeping.

      tsk tsk tsk….

      • atong_mangongotong

         Kagaleng naman ng tauhan ko nare! Sige utoy, bakbakan mo sila at ako bahala sa i-yo!

      • Handiong

        What is the personal interest of Rep. Sonny Angara in this case?

        What is the personal interest of Sen. Angara in this case?

        Only the interests of Corona and the Filipino people are at stake in this impeachment trial, nobody else’s. 

        What conflict of interest are you talking about? What conflict of interest is the defense talking about?

        Why should we ascribe personal motives to everything that a public official does? Why should we ascribe personal motives to Sen. Angara? How do we know that the other senator-judges will or will not decide on the basis of personal interests?

        We just have to rely on the judgment of the senators as the representatives of the sovereign people. That’s what representative republican government is all about. If the people are not happy with that, they can change the system. 

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        so for you there is no conflict of interest? is that what you are saying?

        or are you saying that we must just ignore the truth that there is a conflict of interest?

        a good quote for you…. “blood is thicker than water”. one can not render judgement with impartiality when his son is the lawyer for another party. don’t you get it?

        tsk tsk tsk…

      • Handiong

        So, is that it? The interest is blood relationship? Who are you to pontificate that Sen. Angara cannot render impartial judgment just because his son Sonny is the spokesman, not even a prosecutor, of the prosecution panel? What catastrophic damage would Sonny suffer if Corona were acquitted that would impel Sen. Angara to vote for conviction at all costs? Embarrassment? Nobody would even blame Sonny if Corona were acquitted.

        We elect public officials on the premise that they will uphold public interest over personal interest. As I’ve said, that’s what representative republican government is all about. Again, if the people cannot live with that, they can change the system.

        How do you know Sen. Miriam, or Sen. Joker, does not have personal interest in Corona’s trial? We’ll never know, right?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        in any form of govt, there is always that so-called delicadeza and conflict of interest….and how ideal and good to hear that, “we elect public officials on the premise that they will uphold public interest over personal interest”. Which in reality, philippine politicians always do the reverse, it is always personal over public interest.

        re meriam and joker, i don’t think that anyone of them has a relative in the prosecution or that anyone of them or their relatives were offered by Pnoy with a senatorial slot or infrastructure proj in their provinces.

        again, the issue is plain and simple conflict of interest and delicadeza…..

      • Handiong

        Again, tell me specifically what the personal interest of Rep. Sonny Angara is in the impeachment trial of Corona. What will he lose? What will he gain? Nobody but nobody either in the defense or the prosecution has any personal interest in the impeachment trial of Corona. Only Corona and the Filipino people have interests in this trial.

        The son of Sen. Enrile signed the impeachment complaint. Should Enrile inhibit?

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        hehehe i believe you are digging your own grave with your biased arguments…

        for your question, who am i to pontificate that Sen. Angara can not render impartial judgement just because his son Sonny is the spokesperson, not even a prosecutor, of the prosecution panel? – my simple question is, would you like your son to lose a case he is part of?

        lets put it in more simplier analogy, lets say you are a judge of a beauty contest where your son is the make up artist of one contestant… will you allow your son’s contestant lose?

        it is not even rocket science, but just plain old common sense that will tell you that no father will allow or like to see their son to lose.

        tsk tsk tsk…..

      • Handiong

        If my son were a lawyer handling a case, I’d be happy if he won, but it would not be the end of the world for me if he lost. If he were a party to a case in court, I’d like him to win definitely.
        But, your analogy is all wrong. Rep. Sonny and Sen. Angara are elected public officials with constitutional responsibilities. Sonny is not a party to the impeachment trial and has no personal stake in it. They are adults and presumably responsible public officials. To accuse them of inability to discharge their constitutional duties on account of blood relations is, as Sen. Angara said, malicious.

        If we continue ascribing personal motives to everything that our public officials do, pretty soon, they won’t be able to perform their functions at all.

      • SignTheWaiverNow

        like i told you, it is not ascribing but it is common sense…

        a judge is expected to handle a case with cold neutrality and impartiality, if he can not do this then he can inhibit himself…

        take the example of the cebu judge handling the STC case… he inhibit himself because he can not any more handle the case with cold neutrality just merely because he got so angry with the defiance of the STC lawyer on the TRO.

        if this defiance of the TRO can cause a judge to inhibit himself, what more a judge whose son is part of the prosecution team?

        i am assuming that you are arguing based on what is right and wrong and not just defending a result you want to see eventhough it is wrong….

      • Handiong

        Has it ever occurred to you that  a person can decide with cold neutrality and impartiality despite blood relations? Why should partiality be automatic just because of blood relations? In my province, a father and his son who are both in public service are at loggerheads over what is good for the people. Blood relation is not the be all and end all when it comes to public service. People can transcend personal interests for the public good.

      • AllaMo

        Keep fooling yourself, fool. Lmfao!

  • marionics

    aba aba aba ang mga dating mura and namecalling gang ngayon e mahinahon at maayos mag post a. either next shift na ang nagkokomento o naka diazepam na sila ngayon kaya kalmado na. kung ganyan ba naman parati e di ayos ang discussion he he

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

      may sore throat…

      • marionics

        so dehin pala diazepam kundi lozenges ang kelangan he he

    • atong_mangongotong

       Pinagsabihan ko na ang mga tauhan ko kabayan. Ang sabi koy iwasan hanggat maari ang magmura dahil ako naman ang nasisira sa mga ginagawa nila eh. Isa pang habilin ko sa kanila ay iwas-iwasan na ang pagbanggit ng mga salitang Abnoy, Penoy, Yellow Zombies, Luisita, at iba pang salita na nakakaumay ng masyado sa pakilasa ng mga tao.
      Kami namay magigiting din at nakakalilala ng palabra de honor. Ang huling salita ko sa mga binayaran kong tigapagtanggol ko ay huwag ng magmura at ang sino mang magmura sa kanila ay tatawagin naming PANGEEEEETTT!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        corny ka na bodoy ha…..hehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRVAJUYIO6PRIAPQHNE6MYKNEQ Lando

    bribery in the form of multi-billion projects….. haaay corruption hindi matanggal

  • pinoyusa2012

    Non-sense. Inhibit all judges for the impeachment trial. O kaya get the UN to judge.

    A waste of taxpayers money.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    If EVERYONE in govt (Angaras included) is SINCERE in its desire to get rid of corruption then it should also understand the meaning of DELICADEZA. The son is the SPOKESPERSON of the Prosecution while the father is a JUDGE. Pnoy went to the Angara’s turf, offered/showered (read: BRIBED) the son a SENATORIAL SLOT, lots of roads, bridges, etc etc etc. Isn’t that clear CONFLICT OF INTEREST or GARAPALAN nalang talaga?

    So where is CHANGE? Where is TUWID NA DAAN?

    I am not a fan of Gringo, the coup plotter. But I believe him when he said that this govt is FULL of SELF-RIGHTEOUS HYPOCRITES.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FUZFCTDRWIHEIRG43S6EGL626Y Ruel D

    no 1 na WALANG DELIDADEZA si CORONA

    • atong_mangongotong

       Nasaktan akong masyado sa sinabi mo kabayan, hinay-hinay laang…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    So the same PAREHO lang pala. So where is CHANGE? slogan LANG?

  • teraytaray

    yan ang panabla nila sa hindi pagpayag ni Corona na mag testify. 

  • teraytaray

    inhibit kayo jan, e di ngayon nakakaramdam kayo ng karma.

  • bahog_itlog

    Ganda talaga ni Atty. Karen Jimeno.

    • caliber45

      curious lang, may retokado ba sa mukha ni atty karen? pero tama ka, ayos nga

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2FEJ6QCZW7BVHQOSDMWWNATIG4 sMiles_nd_bLues

       one million likes

  • repapips

    senator angara was representing the votes of the people. he is a public servant, as what he has done during his decades of being a gov’t official. i don’t think that just because his son became one of the spokesperson, senator angara would be biased. 

  • caliber45

    Of all people, Corona has no moral authority to invoke conflict of interest. Dose of his own medicine. Pareho lang sila ni angara; ang magnanakaw galit sa kapwa magnanakaw. Convict Corona!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

      CJ is an appointed SC justice and Sen Angara is an elected gov’t politician.There is no comparison here how they become wealthy. There is an ongoing Impeachment trial and let the legal process finish ,We are all entitle to be heard in the proper forum (Court) Do you want to be judge by hearsay without concrete proof or evidence?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

    It is a conflict of interest ,both father and son cannot practice fairness and just for the Chief Justice Impeachment trial, kahit sino na  may tamang pag-iisip , di dapat papayagan  , ano yan “double jeopardy”  the son represents the 188 Congressmen prosecutor and the father is a Senate judge for the Senate, that is a clear violation of  legal due process .

  • Atagalong

    Reading about the inclusion of the son of Senator Angara as part of the the Liberal Party senatorial line up, should give people from the Visayas and Mindanao a good reason to start their own senatorial lineup. The proliferation of political parties, party-list representation and the sangunian kabataan, all creation by influential people of Luzon, complete a perpetual stranglehold of the political life and destiny of the country. My! Why can’t the Visayans and people from Mindanao see what is happening here? Historically, political tokenism made the Visayan politicians as second fiddles and Mindanao was left behind. VP Osmena and VP: Garcia became presidents because of the death of President Quezon and President Magsaysay. President Roxas is the exception. The president appoints justices of the supreme court aside from his/her cabinet members. You will notice just by reading that the same families are holding almost all the high positions, except for some token ones. We have a dictator Marcos, Congresswoman wife, Imelda, senator son, Bongbong, governor daughter, Imee. President GMA and now congresswoman, two congressmen sons; two senators siblings, Cayetano, soon Senator Enrile will have a senator son. Estrada!! Wow! President, senator wife, senator son, congressman son, mayor son and now mayor mistress. What a way to go, eh? The Aquinos/Cojuangco, same old, same old. Then they elect two noted coup ‘d etat experts, Honasan and Trillanes. Those are few that is mentioned here. Visayans and people from Mindanao should and must p[ush for a regional election of senators as a start. Get rid of the local political dynasties. I read that Bohol is starting to change the mentality of voters by fielding no nonsense candidates, as Torribio, Lim and Jala. Good move. Visayans and Mindanao should follow suit.

    • asantoni

      You got it right!!!! that is the reality of politics in the Country….and look what kind of Country we got but made no mistake pretty soon there will be no more Philippines. China will get half of it, the NPA will officially claim the portion they have jurisdiction, and the MILF will get the whole of Mindanao. Oh I can wait for that to happen!!! Let us see what the Filipinos will do.

  • My_Behind

    Parang going south ang depensa. Dapat nun pa nila nai-push yung pag inhibit. Nagyon nila ipu-push lalabas lang na tagilid ang case nila.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      Ngayon lang nalaman na malaking pondo ang ibinigay ni Pnoy kay Angara para sa kanyang boto.

      • My_Behind

        Dynastic politicians. Maling tingnan. Kahit malinis ang kalooban nya nasa isang panig ang anak nya. Push came to shove then what? Politiko ang ama, natural para sa anak yun ang most honorable job kaya politico din ang anak and things like this happened. “What monkey see, monkey do”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2J4DJQPQ4PON73N3KBZYXCNCM Francis

    Asan na si mirriam..bakit di sya ngayon mag pa epal pag defensa ang ag present ng witness..

  • JunPalafox

    Nag-inhibit na ba si Kapal Angara. 

    • AllaMo

      Hindi pa. Hinihintay niya na numipis ang corona.

  • JunPalafox

    Conflict of interest nga naman. Kung may natitira ka pang delicadeza, maginhibit ka na. 

    • Nutting Moore

      Ano ang tawag mo kay Thief Justice Corona na bilang chief justice eh siya pa ang kauna-unahang lumalabag sa batas?  Kung ako si Angara, magi-inhibit ako pero hamunin ko na bumaba na sa puwesto si Corona.. 

  • Nutting Moore

    Seems the defense has ran out of defenses and alibis for TJ.. so now its the Angaras they are eyeing or toying around to inhibit.. what about the defense counsels who have pending complaints in the SC to inhibit themselves first or better yet quit as counsel for TJ?.. 

  • Yahilawod

    The defense is 100% sure that Angara is for removal of Corona and they are doing all they can to make him inhibit. Besides, they also need all the distractions they can find to delay Corona’s appearance in the Impeachment court. Their strategy is simple: make sure Corona doesn’t sit in the witness stand until the end of this month when, as Enrile has stated, this trial has to end to make way for other legislative agenda; and make sure that the pro-conviction group don’t have the numbers by seeking for inhibitions.

  • Kite Kate

    Let us wait not for Angara to inhibit.. let us wait for CORONA TO TESTIFY SOON!

  • JamesBond2

    I believe Senator Angara in his own right, in his own words and actions so far showed independence of mind.  In perception and based on the motion of the Corona defense team,
    he is not independent.  

    He is still one of those senators whom we can still call honorable.

    I think we should respect his decision not to inhibit himself.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HR6ZUASYQVJDOQZXV7ROMEF2YI Abnoy tupak

    si drilon dapat mag inhibit..
    hindi siya judge
    prosecutor siya. 



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace
Advertisement