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Honasan hails Ombudsman’s move to testify

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Conchita Carpio Morales, Ombudsman, Renato Corona

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

MANILA, Philippines—Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales’ swift decision to heed the Senate impeachment court’s subpoena drew an unexpected praise from a senator-judge.

“It means that the good Ombudsman looks at this with a proper constitutional perspective. She recognizes the mandate and the power of the impeachment trial court,” said Sen. Gregorio Honasan in a phone interview with the Inquirer.

Carpio Morales, along with four others, is scheduled to take the witness stand when the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona resumes on Monday.

Not known for extending compliments, Honasan was generous in his praise of Carpio Morales for honoring the subpoena although she could have invoked the constitutional independence of the Office of the Ombudsman.

Aside from Carpio Morales, complainants Rep. Walden Bello, losing 2010 senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros, Harvey Keh and Emmanuel Tiu Santos have been summoned by the Senate in connection with the so-called $10-million dollar accounts purportedly belonging to the Chief Justice.

The Ombudsman had earlier asked Corona to respond to the allegation of the complainants that he kept foreign currency deposits.

Corona has repeatedly denied the allegation but refused to reply, saying the Ombudsman had no jurisdiction over him because of his constitutional status as an impeachable official.

Corona, however, has finally agreed to testify at the trial.

Honasan said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the decision of Corona to heed the clamor of senator-judges and the public for him to testify at his own trial.

“We’ve been making calls from the very start that he should voluntarily testify. There were mixed signals from the defense, so this is very positive and welcome,” said Honasan.

In an all-senator caucus on Monday, the impeachment court will still ascertain whether Corona’s willingness to testify on his dollar accounts means that he has already waived his rights under the Bank Secrecy Law, said Honasan.

The Senate can’t touch the foreign currency deposits of the Chief Justice, particularly his accounts with Philippine Savings Bank, after the high court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on Feb. 9.

The high court cited Republic Act No. 6426 (Foreign Currency Deposits Act), which treats as “absolutely confidential nature” all foreign currency deposits, except upon “the written permission of the depositor.”

“The issue is still with the SC. But the TRO is not indefinite. That issue was raised during the last hearing, and we cannot make that conclusion until we discussed that on Monday … that the Chief Justice is willing (to waive his rights),” said Honasan.

“What is admirable about this is it’s voluntary (in nature)—that’s an import issue. If he was forced to do, that’s another story,” said the senator.

The earlier refusal of the Chief Justice to testify had raised a lot of “questions and issues in the minds of senator-judges and the people,” said Honasan.


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Tags: Chief Justice Renato Corona , Corona Impeachment , Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales , Sen. Gregorio Honasan


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WEBQQWQDFI3HXAMQFTUHVVUHNU ame mojica

    Corona’s decision to testify is sort of no choice for him. It is better for him to face the charges head on rather than hide under the skirt of Cuevas.

    • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

      Skirt of Cuevas, scary thought, but I like the image. :)

      • green_archer09

         Mop-wig must have been more appropriate.

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

    ano naman kayang mukha ang ihaharap nila kung ang mga paratang nila ay puro HEARSAY na naman…sana , magpapakita sila ng totoong ebedensya,para hahatulan nang si corona na yan.. SANA…..

  • quirinomayer

    Gringo, napalitan na si Merciditas. At Ilocana ang ipinalit. Lahi ni Gabriela Silang. Palaban. Walang atrasan.

    Kaya ikaw Renato, i-invokena ang iyong heart ailment kagaya ng amo mong si Mike. 

    • thunderbolt01

      Tingnan natin kung mayroon ka ngang ipagmamalaki sa pagsalang ni carpio sa witness stand. Baka gawin lang niyang replay ang ginawa ni daldalima.

    • green_archer09

       Merciditas?  You must mean Conchita.

  • thunderbolt01

     Honasan is right on this move to motivate carpio to appear as a witness. Now let’s see what she’s going to say on the trial. 

  • Russell Ariola

    Wahahaaa.. ayan na! Lalabas na yung pinakatagotago ni THIEF JU$TICE.

    Uyy paalala pala sa mga bayaran at mga poser ni Thief Ju$tice CoroCORRUPTna dito sa forum.
    Maningil na kayo at kunin nyo na umento nyo bago i-freeze ng Ombudsman yung dolyares milyones ni Thief Ju$tice CoroCORRUPTna.

    Kayo rin sayang yung mga pagsisikap nyong ipaglaban si Thief Ju$tice dito sa forum.

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

      ikaw, siningil mo na ba si Carandang? OT ka ngayon ah, malaki-laki siguro no? hehe

      • Russell Ariola

        Sana nga eh tignan mo over na ko sa phone usage ko.

        Buti ka pa unlimited DSL yang bigay sa yo ng boss mong THIEF JU$TICE.

        Tas me bayad ka pa bawat post. Pasali naman pards pano ba?

      • dannyflorencio

        Russell Ariola  ayaw mo na talagang bumiyahe ng jeepney mo ah ? mukang malaki pasweldo ni Rica Carandang sa inyong mga bloggers niya ha ?  double time kayo ha ! malapit ng maabswelto si Corona. Tanong makakauha ba kayo ng 16 votes na guilty ?  hahahahaha malabo ata jeepney boy !!!

      • Russell Ariola

        Malabong makawala ang boss THIEF JU$TICE mo pards.

        SALN pa lang nya naiiyak na si Cuevas dahil sya mismo di nya maipaliwanag.

        At di lahat ng senador mey pag-iisip tulad nyong mga troll at mga poser na bayaran.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGOLQYXZYKFYARUMLTLRPUCYKU nestor

        Russell Ariola,wala ka tlagang kadala dala, ipinagyabang mo pa phone ginamit mo?yes huli ka,yan yong Black Berry na ipinagbibigay sa inyo ni CARANDANG, ha ha ha…sabi ko nga sa yo eh,recommend mo ako sa kanya,tapos bigyan nya ako pamasahe pauwi ha? back in port ok?

      • Russell Ariola

        Hahaaha..bilib talaga ako sa yo. Dami mo talagang username. Pero sige sasagutin kita dahil civil ka ngayon.
        Di ko alam yang blackbery na sinasabi mo pero ang gamit ko iphone4s at ang plan ko sa smart
        1500 lang.
        Ow ano kelan ka magpapainom?
        Si boss mong THIEF JU$TICE ginagawa lang nyang panghugas kamay yung Stolichnaya. Dumiskarte ka naman para shat tayo pare.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y73MRDKY67UTYE6AU27KW6DXBE Grace

    kapag nag appear sina Ombudsman Morales at iba pa na nag file ng kaso laban kay Corona dapat mag sworn statement sila, Ang dapat itanong sa kanila ng mga senador ” nasan ebidensya niyo na may $10M. si Corona’? “ipakita niyo ang ebidensya niyo!’ naloko na, paano nila ipapakita ang physical evidence? wala! kaya lalabas na hearsay paninira lang, kapag walang maipakitang ebidensya dapat i dis-bar ang mga sangkot na abogado kasama na si Morales ( Ulyanin) ipa contempt sila mas maganda ipa kulong sila ng 1 Linggo sa sanado at kasuhan sila ng civil case ng mga abogado ni Corona.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=767982837 Basang Sisiw

      paano maipakita kung may TRO. Corona should sign a waiver para mabuksan ang dollar account. iyon ang physical evidence. palagay ko wala na ring laman yon. kaya panibagong habol na naman ang batas doon sa mga nag withdrew. dahil ang mga Coronas ay may “in trust” habit sila.

    • ukoysakabo

      manood ka nalng ng avenger eneng..tanong tambay yang mga tanong mo…lol

    • scorpio15

      Grace kabarangay mo pala si Amboy24. Barangay “Katiwali-an”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Hi Grace once you appear in the Senate Impeachment Trial as a witness, all your statements are under oath thus it is officially entered in the records. And a sworn statement of the witnesses are already filed in the Ombudsman, Understand?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZVAUJSOBEZZMZ2QE7JZ23ORAY Ricardo

      Hi Grace how old are my dear. hindi naman ganyan kababaw ang pag-iisip ni Modam Morales. hindi naman kukuha ng batong ipopokpok niya sa kanyang ulo. matalinong tao yan, at hindi yan maglalabas ng ganyang akusa kung wala siyang ebidensiyang pinanghahawakan. sa akala mo ba kahit na may sinasabing bank secrecy hindi malalaman ni Morales yong dollor account ni Corona. madaling pakiusapan ang may ari ng bangko para sa katotohanan at para sa bayan. by secret arrangement din naman, pero sa bandang huli lalabas din ang katotohanan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y73MRDKY67UTYE6AU27KW6DXBE Grace

    Kapag tumestigo si Corona baka 20 senador boboto para ma-Acquit siya.Kabado na ang Prosecution Panel,lalo na mga kandidato nila sa pagka senador na ginawang scape goat sina  Gloria at Corona para sa political mileage

    • green_archer09

       You have a conclusion without stating your premises.  I hope you realize there is NO argument here.  LOGIC 101 pls.

      • Russell Ariola

        Wala pong logic yang mga yan. Kung meron man, pera, pera, pera at pera lang. Pareho ng boss nilang si THIEF JU$TICE.

    • marivon

      Are you for real? It seems like you were born yesterday with your statements. Or wala ka lang magawa.

      • Russell Ariola

        Halata ba? Dami po yan dito… kinakausap ang sarili. Sabi nga ni Morpheus sa Matrix ” welcome to the real world”.
        translation: Huwag na pong patulan dahil siyay poser at bayaran.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Prosecution nga ang nanghihingi na mag testify si Corona, tapos ngayon paanu mo sasabihin na takot na tako na ang prosecution? 

      Anung klaseng logic yan? Mag isip isip ka naman ng mas malalim! He he he

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGOLQYXZYKFYARUMLTLRPUCYKU nestor

        Totoo yang sinabi ni Grace, tingnan nyo ngayon,tumahimik ang prosecution,kc napasubo na cla,pumatol na si CJ mag testigo, kasabay ng pagtawag ng senado sa mga nag akusa,ha ha ha…lahat yan mag tuturuan, na ang balita nakuha lang sa unanimous character, ala Banal at si Kalbong Tongressman, tapos sabay tira ng mga Senatong pag open ng ibat ibang akusasyon, para magmukhang kawawa si CJ,pero nagkamali kayo,kc andyan si Ka Juan,at si Idol Meriam, wait nlang sa Monday, at cgurado lalabas na naman ang pangalan ni SEmiona, na syang nag utos sa lahat,dahil sa Hacieda Luisita… bwa ha ha ha…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2OGCQGFL6ZFWQAB6HMJBGD3NWE Lorelei

       Hindi ko yata ma getz ang idea mo. Eversince gusto nilang tumestigo si Corona tapos ngayon eh sila pa ang kabado… Ano ba yan!!! Si corona ang wala ng masulingan ikamo kaya di na siya makatago, di na makatulog. Last card na ni Corona yan para patunayan ang mga kasinungalingan niya ay maging katotohanan. Kaya abangan ang susunod na kabanata.

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

    Keh, Bello, Hontiveros, et al are not expected to give evidence on the case; they just provided the leads ;  The evidence to be evaluated will be those coming from Omb Morales and CJ Corona – – – Between the 2 , sino ang maglalabas ng ebidence at sino ang magtatago ng evidence ?

    • scorpio15

      Kaya nga sila ay pumunta ng Ombudsman para humingi ng tulong para sa imbistigasyon. Dahil merong kakayahan ang Ombudsman sa ganitong mga reklamo.

      Ngayon sila ang iimbistigahan. Mahirap palang magreklamo sa Pinas dahil yong nagrereklamo ay siya ang gigisahin.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYRKSX4IWITB6LAMKDQVNDASQE ferdie

        Hindi naman kaibigan scorpio. In fact, the ombudsman is investigating the CJ.

        THe problem is madaling gumawa ng accusations, lalo na kapag malaking pera ang involved.

        Kahit saan namang demokratiko at sibilisadong bansa, dapat ay may batayan ang imbestigasyon, hindi naman pwede na iimbestgahan na lang ang lahat ng tao at aakusahan mo ng pagnananakaw, koropsyon at iba pang high crime ang isang public official, kung wala ka namang evidence.

        Let us wait for the trial this Monday. Kung talagang may evidence sina Hontiveros, Bello at Keh hinggil sa akusayon nila na nagnakaw si CJ ng $10 million dollar, ngayon na ang panahon para ilabas para ma impeach na si Corona dahil hindi pwede na mayroon tayong chief justice na maganananakw.

        Subalit kung walang kahit na katiting na evidence itong sina Keh at nag sagawa ng akusayon na ito, dapat ay magpaliwanag sila kung bakit nila nais siraan sa publiko ang Chief justice at mag sorry.

        Tandaan natin na ANG IMPEACHMEN TRIAL IS ALL ABOUT DECENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

        Lahat tayong mga sibilisadong tao ay dapat maging responsable sa mga aksyon natin

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

        Simple lang naman kasi yan e. Kung walang itinatago si Thief Justice, ibigay na niya ang consent nya sa pag open ng dollar and euro accounts nya, e di tapos, di ba?

        Kaso, may itinatago kasi kaya ayun ayaw malaman ng tao ang dollar accounts niya, di ba?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYRKSX4IWITB6LAMKDQVNDASQE ferdie

        yan ang tinatawag na fallacy of complex question at false assumption.

        Bibigyan kita nang halimbawa:

        Kung talagang hindi baliw si Noynoy at wala syang TINATAGO, dapat ay pumirma sya ng waiver AUTHORIZING RELEASE OF ALL HIS MEDICAL RECORDS

        Kaso may itinatago sya tungkol sa KANYNG PSYCHIATRIC RECORDSA KAYA AYUN AYAW MALAMAN NG TAO ANG KANYANG MEDICAL RECORDS.

        Kung walang tinatagong PSYCHOLOGICAL ILLNESS SI NOYNOY, bakit hindi sya mag sign ng waiver to release his medical records, di ba?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HUM77DUBLEOWKV73AYZBIJV3LQ Khaye

         Wrong. PNOY is not being subjected to any proceeding bakit naman siya magsasagawa ng waiver for the release of all his medical records? Anung ground, yung mga malisyosong tsismis tungkol sa kanyang alleged “Psychological Illness?” Tsismis? Sufficient ground na ba yun sayo to compel another to bare all his medical records?

        Corona, on the other hand, is under scrutiny in an Impeachment trial. Ikaw na ang nagsabi na “ANG IMPEACHMEN(T) TRIAL IS ALL ABOUT DECENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY,” so dapat lang, although he is not under any legal compulsion, na ipakita niya ang nilalaman ng lahat ng accounts niya to show that he is not hiding anything to the public.

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

        Khaye, it was an example of a debate fallacy.  Its called a complex question.

        Nobody is questioning PNoy.

        Its the use of the argument that is in question.

        At sinasabi ng poser na ang halimba ni Constatine ay fallacious.  This is not  how you argue a debate.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGOLQYXZYKFYARUMLTLRPUCYKU nestor

        Khaye, ganon ba ang theory mo? ang alam ko kung sino ang nag akusa ay dapat nyang patunayan,he/she have a convencing evidence to prove all the accusation to convict the accuse, pero sa theorya ng Malakanyang at ng mga Yellows, si CJ ang magpatunay ha ha ha ha….. gumawa muna kayo ng bagong Contitution, para lahat kulong..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/2OGCQGFL6ZFWQAB6HMJBGD3NWE Lorelei

         Ang impeachment na nagaganap ay hindi lamang tunkol sa $10M na iniimbistigahan ng ombudman. At ang sabi ng ombudsman kay CJ ay magpaliwanag tunkol dito. Maaring wala pang lahat ang mga ebidensiya para patotohanan ito. May hawak silang mga dokumento na naging batayan upang imbistigahan si CJ. Sana klaro ito lahat sa atin. Isa pa, hindi nangangahulugan na dahil sa hindi napatunayan ang $10M dollar account ni CJ ay  absuwelto na ito. Dahil sa bukod ba doon, ang pera lang niya sa PSBank ay sobra sobra na para sa conviction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=767982837 Basang Sisiw

    either the CJ has to testify without a waiver to the dollar account or not to testify but sign a waiver to the dollar account. if however, in the end, dollar account becomes an open book then perhaps the account is dried up. by whom? then Corona will say “I told you those were just in trusted to me”. 
    Corona has always a “in trust” alibi or delayed transfer of title/ownership or named to another trusted person reasons. if the CJ will be removed from office, those accessories will be in trouble including the pretentious sheriff who helped the Coronas auctioned the BGEI properties.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      The ITF or In Trust For alibi of corona is a broken record and nobody believes it anymore. the people will no longer believe if he will still use the ITF as a reason for his unexplained dollar and euro accounts. The ITF alibi is being floated by Tranquil Salvador in the hope that people will bite it and at the same time save the career of the defense lawyers. But it’s too late. Bumenta na dati ang ITF sa BGEI although in the last two previous hearings it turned out that it was maneuvered by corona himself which in simple language, Corona showed us how to steal a Corporation.

  • tra6Gpeche

    Dapat namang papurihan si Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Sumusunod siya sa nakatataas sa kanya. Kung wala siyang delicadeza, nagbuluntaryo na sana siya na tumestigo kahit na walang utos ang Impeachment Court para “magpakitang gilas” sa gobyerno ni Pangulong Aquino. Kaibang-kaiba siya kay Mr. Renato Corona na ni katiting ay walang delicadeza at walang pagpapahalaga sa malinis na karangalan ng buo niyang angkan.

    • green_archer09

       Well stated. I agree.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYRKSX4IWITB6LAMKDQVNDASQE ferdie

        TEKA TEKA TEKA,

        Di ba trabaho nya bilang ombudsman ang LABANAN ANG GRAFT AND CORRUPTION?

        Ang sinasabi nyo ay MAY EVIDENCE SI OMBUDSMAN MORALES LABAN KAY Corona na nagnakaw ito ng $10 million, pero HINDI SYA MAG TETESTIFY laban kay CJ?  Maghihintay pa sya ng subpoena?

        Paano kung hindi sya ma subpoena? Hindi na nya ihahain ang evidence nya laban kay CJ?

        Si CJ Corona mismo ang nag subpeona kay Morales, hindi ang prosecution.

        Hindi naman kailangang ang subpoena para mag testify. Sabi nga ni Enrile, lahat ng may evidence laban kay CJ ay pwedeng magtestify, OBLIGATION nila ito bilang Pilipino na labanan ang corruption.

        Si Morales, fighiting corruption is his job. Hindi pwede na she will remain silent and wait to be called before she will present evidence.

        NATATANDAAN MO BA SI CLARISSA OCAMPO during erap impeachemnt? Wala syang SUBPEONA. BASTA PUMUNTA NA LANG SYA SA SENATE BILANG SUPRISE WITNESS.

        Yan ang MATAPANG AT TUNAY NA MAKABAYAN

        Lalot higit kay Morales, lahat ng SINO MANG MAY EVIDENCE LABAN SA CJ AY DAPAT PUMUNTA NA SA SENADO DAHIL MALAPIT NANG MATAPOS ANG IMPEACHMENT. Dapat ay dalhin na nila sa SENADO ANG LAHAT NG EVIDENCE NILA

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

        I agree. Many posters here who are anti-CJ can help on the quest to find the truth. They have been yakking all day long about CJ’s guilt. They can help by volunteering their evidence to the IC. There is one poster here, his name is fertilzerscam(?), who has been listing the CJ’s alleged scams. It’s his time to shine. Go to the IC and present all those evidences. Many posters here, myself included, are also interested to know the unadulterated truth.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

        their minds is set to convict with/without facts…

      • tra6Gpeche

        Kabayan, hindi mo yata binasa ang una kong blog. Uulitin ko. Mayruong delicadeza si Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Kung nagbuluntaryo siya, sasabihin ng mga nagmamahal sa kurakot at walang dangal na si Mr. Renato Corona na nagpapakitang “gilas” si Ombudsman kay Pangulong Aquino. Kaiba siya sa iyong ipinagtatanggol na si Mr. Renato Corona na ni katiting ay walang delicadeza (tanggap agad niya ang pagluluklok sa kanya ni Mrs Gloria Arroyo ang puesto kahit alam niyang iligal ito). Siya lang ang taga Tanauan, Batangas na alam kong sagpang agad sa ibinibigay na puesto kahit masama sa paningin ng bayan. Katungkulan talaga ng Ombudsman na lipulin at labanan ang korupsyon. Subalit ang Ombudsman ay tao rin na puedeng maging masama at hindi pansinin ang nakawan sa gobyerno. Isang halimbawa ay si Mrs. Merceditas Gutierrez na naging tagapagtanggol ni Mrs. Gloria Arroyo at ng mga tauhan nito at ng asawa niyang si Mr. Miguel Arroyo na sangkot sa napakaraming anomalya. Minabuti ni Mrs. Gutierrez na magbitiw ng kusa upang hindi mabulatlat ang bulok niyang pagiging Ombudsman. Dapat mong tandaan, kabayan, nasa uri ng tao ang pagiging malinis at tapat sa bayan na Ombudsman.

  • zahraff

    All documents that are/were computer generated will/can always be retrieved. So, if there is a record that shows the name of RENATO CORONA and his account number, any transaction such as DEPOSITS/WITHDRAWALS, etc. will always be retrieved by a computer expert. With the announcement that CORONA is willing to testify, then the Senator-Judges of the Senate Impeachment Court must see to it that all the bank accounts of CORONA must be opened without any precondition so that the FILIPINO PEOPLE will see how CORONA can rebut or refute all the allegations that he has been denying all the time. Mere statement of denial from CORONA without credible, supporting evidence or evidences will be “INADMISSIBLE!”   

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=767982837 Basang Sisiw

      kung meron pang laman ang dollar account ni corona, madali nyang sabihin na “in trust lang sa akin yan” katulad ng ginawa nya sa pera ng BGEI at yong P11M kunyari loan nya sa BGEI, yon pala pera ng anak nya na siyempre galing din sa kanilang magasawa. pina paikot lang tayo ni thorny crown.

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

      “Mere statement of denial from CORONA without credible, supporting evidence or evidences will be “INADMISSIBLE!””

      Agreed.

      The two should be there. The printout and CJC himself.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    I bet Corona will clamp up in the trial. He will invoke his constitutional right against self incrimination and deny everything. He will not also give his consent to open up all his dollar and euro deposit accounts.

    Thus, there is an urgent need for the Senate to revisit their earlier stand whether to respect or not the TRO issued by the SC on Corona’s dollar account. I am all in favor of the suggestion of Sen Koko Pimentel to discuss this matter in their caucus on Monday. As a matter of fact, I salute Sen Pimentel in withdrawing his earlier vote and now sides with those opposing the SC TRO. The current consensus now stands at 12-11 in favor of the TRO from the previous 13-10. If Senators Recto and Escudero change their vote to not in favor, the tide will suddenly turn to the side of the truth.

    Thus, there is no longer need for Corona to testify and that of the Ombudsman, etc.  This will shorten the trial and probably will end by next Thursday May 17, 2012.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYRKSX4IWITB6LAMKDQVNDASQE ferdie

      Subalit paano naman Constantine kung magtestify si Corona at sagutin ng maayos at diretso ang lahat ng katanungan?

      Maaari mo bang bawiin ang sinulat mo at aminim na walang tinatago si Corona at inocente sa lahat ng accusations?

      Dapat ay bukas ang isipan natin. Hintayin natin ang trial. Kung makita natin na evasive si CJ sa lahat ng mga questions sa kanya at walang convincing na answers, dapat ay ma impeach sya.

      Subalit kung sakali na magsabi sya ng totoo at wala naman palang evidence sina Ombudsman, Hontiveros, at Keh na nagnakaw sya ng $10 million, dapat ya mag sorry sila kay CJ.

      Madaling gumawa ng mga accusations, subalit ang tao na ang akakusa ang dapat mag present ng evidence. Hindi si CJ.

      Malalaman naman natin kung mga evidence ang ombdusman kay CJ, dahil lahat sila ay under oath.

      Madali rin malalalaman kung nagsisinungaling ang mga ito. Natandaan mo ba si BIR Henares at LRC Diaz na kaibigan  ni Noynoy sa kanilang testimony? Nahuli ng mga senador na ang sisinungaling sa kanilang testimony.

      Magaling magtanong at matalino si Sen. Legarda. Huling huli na si Diaz na nagsisinungaling. Napa buntong hininga na lang nga si Enrile sabi ni Enrile, mahirap talaga paniwalaan ang sinasabi ng kababata na ito ni Noynoy

      Matapos ang impchment trial ay kakasuhan ng integrated bar of the Philippines si BIR Henares dahil nagsinungaling sya sa kanyang statement. Tawag dito ay PERJURY. Dala kasi ng clerk of court ang alpha list ng mga SC justice na pirmado na na na received nya, pero sa testimony ni Henares, sabi nya wala syang na tanggap.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

        May naniniwala pa ba kay Libarios? Ikaw lang siguro, he he he!

        That’s why in the betting game I don’t think that Corona will testify about his dollar accounts!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYRKSX4IWITB6LAMKDQVNDASQE ferdie

        OK lang yun Constanine, entitled ka sa iyong sariling belief.

        Walang pumipigil sa yo sa mga gustong mong paniwalaan.

        Hindi ako interesado sa belief mo at kahit sino man.

        Interesado ako sa mga konkretong evidence at testimony under oath na napapanood ko sa Senado.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

        Ganun din ako kaibigan. Sa totoo lang tayo interesado! 

        Hindi tayo interesado sa mga taong kagaya ng mga abogadong sinungaling!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYRKSX4IWITB6LAMKDQVNDASQE ferdie

        Agree ako jan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WEBQQWQDFI3HXAMQFTUHVVUHNU ame mojica

        Papano niya masasagot ng maayos yung mga properties niya na hindi nakasama sa SALN niya at bakit hindi niya inilagay ang acquisition cost ng mga properties niya. At bakit ang pera sa banko na inilagay niya sa SALN ay walang pang 1/4 doon sa pera niya sa banko. At isa pa bakit ayaw niyang buksan agad ang dollar accounts niya? Bakit niya ito tinatago gayong siya ay Chief justice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=767982837 Basang Sisiw

      good analysis.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WEBQQWQDFI3HXAMQFTUHVVUHNU ame mojica

      I have a feeling that Enrile has a hand on this one to subpoena the Ombudsman and the rest . He wants to embarass this people so that the Thief Justice will not feel bad. Enrile and , Santiago will embarass these people especially.Santiago on to Risa Hontiveros. Santiago has an axe to grind with Risa
      I think Enrile deep down inside wanted to acquit Corona but because of so many damning evidence it will be impossible.

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

        Interesting, very interesting indeed.

        You know, if your theory materializes, this is better drama that any of those crappy telenovelas they show on primetime. Really interesting.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

    Ramon Esguerra is floating around that Corona is recovering from a heart bypass done not so many years ago. I tell you this is like saying that Corona is slim and handsome, as analogy.

    The fact that he accepted the midnight appointment is already a confirmation that he is physically fit like a bull.

    Is Esguerra just laying the foundation that they will reason out this coming week that despite Corona’s willingness to appear as a witness his failing health prohibits him to do so?

    Again, this is another alibi that will not sell to the prying eyes of the public!

    • $17531445

      Really??? –  why, I didn’t know the guy could levitate!

  • http://twitter.com/FilipinoPower2 Filipino Power

    DO YOU THINK RENATO CORONA WILL PROCEED TO TAKE THE WITNESS STAND AS WHAT HE PROMISED?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK THE REASON WHY TEAM CORONA  TELL THE PUBLIC THAT CORONA IS STILL RECOVERING FROM A HEART BYPASS DONE A YEAR AGO?
     
    THE PRESENT OF RENATO CORONA IN THE WITNESS STAND
    THIS IS NOW THE RIGHT TIME WE KNOW EXACTLY CORONA’S TRUE CHARACTER, INTEGRITY,TRUTHFULNESS, TRUSTWORTHY BASE ON HIS ANSWER TO ALL QUESTIONS.

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

      “DO YOU THINK RENATO CORONA WILL PROCEED TO TAKE THE WITNESS STAND AS WHAT HE PROMISED?”

      Maybe Yes, Maybe No. He promised so I believe he will.

      If he doesnt testify, then the Senate will decide without that testimony.  If he does testify, the Senate will still decide with that testimony.

      “WHAT DO YOU THINK THE REASON WHY TEAM CORONA  TELL THE PUBLIC THAT
      CORONA IS STILL RECOVERING FROM A HEART BYPASS DONE A YEAR AGO?”

      I didn’t know that. Oh my.

      “THE PRESENT OF RENATO CORONA IN THE WITNESS STAND
      THIS IS NOW THE
      RIGHT TIME WE KNOW EXACTLY CORONA’S TRUE CHARACTER,
      INTEGRITY,TRUTHFULNESS, TRUSTWORTHY BASE ON HIS ANSWER TO ALL QUESTIONS.”

      Assuming he is only telling the truth, can you get that all while sitting in a witness stand?

      I can tell you all about my integrity while sitting for days on end. Somehow ‘telling you’ and ‘showing you’ how I lived my life are two different things.

      That’s is why integrity, truthfulness, trustworthiness are subjective characteristics that is quite difficult to show in court.

      I’d settle for just plain facts. Like, This is the PSBank Dollar Acct #1, Opened this date, Initial deposit this amount. This is the check that was the initial deposit coming from this account # from the United States, opened by one C Corona on so and so…..

      • RomyLitz

        If he backs out from his promise to testify , tigok sigurado ang conviction.

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

    It is a big surprise why chef corona suddenly become so brave to take the witness stand 
    with condition that the ombudsman and many others be summoned and testify about the 
    mysterious $10 million deposits, and for him to answer only questions pertaining to the 
    said deposits. With the supreme court TRO still in effect, some people may have been 
    taken for a dirty ride by the tricky chef corona and his de-fence layers. 

    Waah-ever, the Filipino people wants the truth nothing but the whole truth. Questions 
    must be asked also about his 21 real estate properties, millions-pesos accounts, the 
    dollar accounts confirmed by PS Bank, his involvement in the oppression and bullying of 
    the basa-guidote stockholders.

    Chef corona must also be asked whether justice sereno was telling the truth in her 
    dissenting opinion that he made handwritten corrections to the TRO and ordered it 
    immediately effective despite the non-compliance of the conditions just to hurriedly 
    allow gloria/mike to escape prosecution.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

      wait for my subpoena, you will be the 6th man of the year !!!

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

    Nagpapagamit lang itong Ombudsman sa Malacanang! Eh sa simula pa lang kontra na si Carpio Morales na maging Chief Justice si Corona at ang pinsan na si Antonio Carpio ang gustong ipalit!

    • Luthmar

      Seguro dapat ka munang mag-isip bago ka magbitiw ng salita.  Paano ma nasabi na nagpapagamit ang Ombudsman sa Malacanang?  Ang prosecturos ba ang nagpa subpoena sa Ombudsman?  Hindi!  Defense lawyers ni Corona ang nagdemand nyan.

      Swift reply from the lady Ombudsman that she will testify.  Yan ang isang tao na hindi takot sa katotohanan.  Di tulad ni Corona na kung ano ano pang kundisyon ang hiningi for him to take the witness stand.  Good things came of the exposure (even if the evidence is weak) of those witnesses that Corona’s lawyer want to testify.  Corona, apparently,  got annoyed at this revelation; hence, his decision to take the witness stand.  Hopefully, it will not be a  problem for Corona to tell only the truth and nothing 
      but the truth. 

  • RomyLitz

    Until now since January this year, the SC justices who issued a TRO on opening Corona’s dollar accounts are in comatose. The Bank Secrecy Law on dollar deposits contravenes the spirit of SALN provisions. All govt officials must declare their networth assets and liabilities and common sensically, the dollar accounts are ASSETS !

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

      then ask your 188 tongressmen to amend the BSL pronto so we can open the $ accounts of all high ranking govt officials, not just the CJ but also neil tupacs, angara, even enrile and the other senatongs and tongressmen …..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/2OGCQGFL6ZFWQAB6HMJBGD3NWE Lorelei

         Are they not you tongressman as well? oh! I”m sorry, maybe you are from another homeland…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGOLQYXZYKFYARUMLTLRPUCYKU nestor

        di namin tongressman yan,kc puro utak PERA mga yan,mana sa mga Bossing sa hacienda luisita.. he he he..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGOLQYXZYKFYARUMLTLRPUCYKU nestor

      bakit ayaw mo sigawan si Abnoy na ilabas na nya ang SALN nya? pati na ang 188 TONGRESSMAN, bakit si CORONA lang ba ang Goverment official? one sided lang kayo mga yellows..

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

    I will RESERVE my further comments on the issue until THE DAY on MONDAY next week. I am hoping though that the ACCUSERS are man enough to stand to their allegation against the CJ, show their evidences. This early, some of them are admitting that they don’t know about the $ account, they are clueless and are washing their hands like Pontio Pilato….

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J4X5RZIRHCGVSXJWSH7DEFN6WI rodger66

    on the other headline, the prosecutors are now gearing up for the next impeachment if Corona is acquitted???…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mario_Garcia

    Bank secrecy law is Marcos’ law to protect his hidden wealth.

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

      “Bank secrecy law is Marcos’ law to protect his hidden wealth.”

      Not that I do not agree, but..

      Did Marcos hold a gun against the heads of the assemblymen or congressmen who agreed with the bill.

      During the time of Cory and the administrations after, why did we overlook that this is a bad law, and did not do anything about it.

      Actually, the simple answer is that we wanted to be competitive with other Asian countries. Had we no secrecy laws, people might have deposited their money somewhere else.

      Then again, bank secrecy laws can be opened thru court. Foreign currency, thats another matter.

      • Mario_Garcia

        In short, politicians would favor this law and use capital flight as its basis. If your money is clean then what are you afraid of? Do you want our country to become a haven for illegally acquired funds?

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

        ” Do you want our country to become a haven for illegally acquired funds?”

        No.

        Do you?

        I just stated some of the reasons why. 

        It just goes to show you how a simple peace of mind (no one prying into your financial information as a private citizen) could be used to be something so bad as a depositing ill gotten wealth.

        Just as if a gun is used to provide security for your country, it can also be used in illegal activities.

        I guess the managers of our land realized that it can be used for both good and evil. And that the reason for the good outweighs the bad, otherwise, they would have repealed it.

        I ask you this, Knowing that there’s two sides to the it, should we do away with Bank secrecy laws?

      • Mario_Garcia

        YES

      • Mario_Garcia

        With large scale corruption happening around us, I say a resounding YES to your question.

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

        Hmmm, please excuse me for being skeptical, but its my nature to re check everything that has been told me.  A mere ‘YES’ is not enough when trying to prove your beliefs.

        May I ask you to bear your Name, Bank/Branch, Bank Account, and Bank Balance, simply on the idea that a) you are not hiding anything, and that ‘Bank Secrecy’ law is outdated, and should be repealed.

        Now I address the people reading this post:

        Be like Mario Garcia, he will divulge personal banking information simply because he believes in something, and is willing to prove his principles.

      • Mario_Garcia

        NO problem, but I believe that there are certain protocols to be followed before viewing your personal account. But my point is that whatever it takes, we should not have a bank secrecy law strictly enforced.

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

        conditions? protocols? but I thought…..

        It seems I thought incorrectly.

        Anyway, what are your conditions and I will provide them if I can.

        You might also want to re-think that possibly, even if baring your account is a good thing, people might take advantage of your information, which is a bad thing.

        Oh wait, this is the very topic of this thread. How a good thing could be used as a bad thing, but then I know you already know that.

        Personally, im really excited someone here in this forum is willing to do something that would prove his beliefs, without conditions, oh wait let me retract that.. to prove his beliefs, in this case that Bank Secrecy is antiquated.

        Not others here in the forum who just says the believe this and that, but when put to the test, they shrink in anonymity.

        Kudos to you Mario, you are a man among men. Can’t wait to read your next post.

      • Mario_Garcia

        I wish to venture into the possibility that everyones account be transparent so that there will be no fraud in business transactions, no hidden agendas but just plain honest to goodness business transactions.

      • taeng maycorn

        dapat lang tanggalin yang bank secrecy law in regards to foreign currency. dahil sineseperate nito ang karapatan ng mga pilipino para paboran ang dayuhan o di kaya mga mayayaman. 2nd class citizen sa sariling bansa

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

        “dapat lang tanggalin yang bank secrecy law in regards to foreign currency.”

        Bank secrecy and Foreign currency deposit secrecy are two diff things. Look at last sentence of post #2. You are correct.

        Best answer so far. Pero sakin, should pertain to local nationals lang and juridicial persons. Sayang naman ang business generated sa pera ng mga banyaga na gustong mag save dito ng pera nila. If these persons want to invest their money naman, they become juridicial person which, has no secrecy din.

        “dahil sineseperate nito ang karapatan ng mga pilipino para paboran ang dayuhan o di kaya mga mayayaman. 2nd class citizen sa sariling bansa”

        This i partially agree. The problem stems from the fact that filipinos would rather invest somewhere else than here in the country. Take for instance mga foreign companies investing here, which revitalizes the lifeblood of the economy. kasi pag sa mga pilipino mismo ang iintayin mong mag invest, eh, baka mamatay ang economiya.

        If we change our laws too much that investors don’t feel safe, we feel it in the stomachs of fellow filipinos. We have to find a balance.

        No one wants to become 2nd class citizens in their own country, agreed.

      • Mario_Garcia

        Questions like, what is the purpose of your inquiry to my personal account; does it affect national security; it is involved in any illegal activities and what is your premise on the allegation; and questions asked prior to opening my private details.

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

        Questions like, what is the purpose of your inquiry to my personal account;

        The very purpose it to PROVE the point that Bank Secrecy law should be repealed since it can be taken advantage by illegal means, and that without it life continues as if there never was a bank secrecy law.

        “does it affect national security;”

        Not that I know of. But should it matter.

        Oh wait, it is good for national security.  Think of it this way, if anyone can know of each others bank account, then any slight increase can alarm those who monitor your bank account for the ‘possibility’ of wrong doing.

        For example, you earn 100k a month, then all of a sudden there’s 200k there. We can start allegations of wrong doing the instant we see that additional 100K. Now that’s a deterrent for anyone thinking of pilfering funds from anywhere, government or otherwise.

        “[does]it is involved in any illegal activities and ”

        no, purely academic. No malice intended on my part. Again, just to prove the point that Bank Secrecy is antiquated.

        “what is your premise on the allegation;”

        what allegation? ah, No allegations. Just plain and simple, academic in nature, proof that Bank Secrecy is antiquated.

        ” and questions asked prior to opening my private details.”

        Like, What Banks? What Branches? What account numbers? When opened? Opened with how much? What was the source of funds?

        I dont understand this question. But no matter, it doesn’t affect the purpose which is to prove that bank secrecy IS antiquated and should be repealed.

      • Mario_Garcia

        Therefore, it is my opinion that the Bank Secrecy Law should be repealed to deter corruption or at least make it harder for them to corrupt.

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

        parang baliktad ano. yung order ng posts.

        and conclusion ang nauna, wala yun premise na, ‘My bank accounts are…’

        Anyway, thanks for your time and your responses.

      • Mario_Garcia

        Sorry my friend, just wrote what I thought without arranging it first. Thank you for your valuable education and insights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anne-Milan-Ortega/100001557943036 Anne Milan Ortega

    NOYNOYING

    • Leonardof

      Di ba dating lalake ka? Nagpa-transgender ka baka sakaling magkamamili si Pres. Aquino at ligawan ka, di ba?

      • Russell Ariola

        Hahaahahaa.. sige barahin mo yan pards mamamangha ka sa dami ng username na sasagot sa yo.
        Mga bayaran yan ng Arroyo-Corona Troll,Inc. ang grupo ng mga poser.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGOLQYXZYKFYARUMLTLRPUCYKU nestor

        Russell, ako kaya di bayaran? naghanap nga ako eh,recommend mo ako sa Idol mo ha?

      • Russell Ariola

        Si THIEF JU$TICE at si pekeng pangulong Arroyo lang ang nangangailangan ng troll at poser dito sa forum. Dahil kung mapapansin mo, tutuong mga username ang bumabanat sa mga eto.. tignan mo lang ang estilo, yung iba makikita mo pang sangkatirbang personal na mga larawan sa twitter, facebook at google+.

      • thunderbolt01

         Ano ba naman yan. Kilala mo ba yan at sinasabi mong transgender siya?  May katok ka nga sa ulo ano?

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

    sa Lunes siguradong iiyak si corona sa mga tanong na ibabato sa kanya dahil di niya kayang aminin ang katotohanan na magnanakaw siya.

    • thunderbolt01

       Mali yan. Ang tutoo niyan ay tatawa pa siya ng malakas sa mga kasinungalingang isasagot ni conchaba morales. Abangan mo ang pagtestigo ni conchaba.

      • Leonardof

        Masama yang humuhusga agad na kasinungalingan ang sasabihin ng isang tao kasi ang lintik na kasing lakas ng thunderbolt20x ay tatama taong mahilig  manhusga. 

      • thunderbolt01

        Bobo lang ang maniniwala sa mga gawagawang tsismis. Sabihin mo yang sinasabi mong panghuhusaga sa mg retards na nagko comment dito. basahin mo lang kung ano ang pinagsasasabi nila. Isa ka pang self righteous na walang moral values.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZVAUJSOBEZZMZ2QE7JZ23ORAY Ricardo

      Uupo kaya yan sa withness stand sa lunes. wari ko’y hindi darating yan. biglang magkakaroon yan ng kakit. dahil ang pag upo niyan sa hearing ay parang pagpapatiwakal narin niya yan. palaga’y ko’y susumpong ang naoperahan niyan sa puso. hinsi sisipot yan sa palagay ko.

  • Russell Ariola

    Nabulabog ang datiy tahimik na parte ng Taguig kanina.

    Mey nagsisigaw daw umiiyak at humahagolgol bandang hatinggabi sa mey Bellagio.

    Nung nagembistiga ang SPD napag-alaman nila si THIEF JU$TICE pala yun nag-eensayo sa kanyang pagharap sa senado.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGOLQYXZYKFYARUMLTLRPUCYKU nestor

      Russell Ariola, puede ka na pang palit kay corona pag nagkataon he he he..pang pelikula yang isip mo ah…

      • Russell Ariola

        Salamat pare. Pagkaiba lang namin ni THIEF JU$TICE di ako umiiyak.

  • catmanjohn

    Let us hope that Senator Honosan, has finally seen the light, and is stepping out from the dark shadows of Arroyo’s corruption. Either that, he is worried about his future election. We will see how he votes when all is said and done.

  • Beguine

    Here comes Honasan again talking as if he’s a sane and wise old man.

    But we know better. He’s corrupt and rotten and evil through and through.
    He will do anything and say anything if he thinks it’s gonna benefit
    him personally for political expediency.

    But just look at Honasan, just look at his persona. Just look at the way
    he smiles, the way he bites his lower lip as if worried if your are listening
    or not, the way he picks his words and expresses his worthless opinions
    and dumb ideas. Would you trust this man? Not on your life!  

  • Boy_PickUp

    Hehe, halatadong halatado ka Honasan, maski walang laman ang mga sinasabi mo lagi kang tumatawag sa press para magbigay ng opinyon mo.  Para sa 2013 election ba ang lagi mong pa-media exposure? Hindi ka nakakaramdam maski konting hiya? Sa totoo lang, hindi ba talaga?
    Kung ganun, resetahan kita para sa sakit na iyan. Ipahid mo sa mukha mo ang isang baldeng KAPALMOXICILLIN…



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