Palace aide dares Corona lawyers to answer allegations

Abigail Valte

Undersecretary Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—A Malacañang Palace aide called on Chief Justice Renato Corona’s defense panel to answer the Anti-Money Laundering Council’s finding that he has millions of dollars stashed in 82 bank accounts instead of attributing the report to an administration conspiracy against the magistrate.

Abigail Valte, one of President Benigno Aquino’s spokespersons, said it was Corona’s lawyers that subpoenaed Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to discuss her basis for investigating the magistrate’s alleged $10 million in bank deposits.

“The defense should remember they were the ones who asked for Ombudsman Carpio-Morales to testify. Now that she has done so and her testimony does not favor them, they should not drag in other government agencies that are simply carrying out their mandate,” Valte said in a text message.

“It would be better for them to answer the accusations against their client instead of continuing to malign President Aquino,” she added.

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  • Justtalkinghere


  • amado_guerero

    Bravo bravo bravo….

  • Pauline

    gusto ko makausap yung pari na nagnonovena sa supreme court kasama si thief justice corona kung hindi ba siya nakokonsensya sa pinaggagagawa niya na pati Dios pinagagamit niya sa isang kurakot na alagad ng (batas)? 

    • Observer18


    • Jose

      Ang laking tulong ng pari.  Dinadasal kasi nila na magkaroon ng hustisya.

      • AllaMo

        Hostess siya para kay corona.

  • Littlefox131

    Natatakot kayo eh kayo gumawa ng sarili niyong multo.

  • -XO-

    It might be better for all palace spokespersons to respond (to reporters) that there are only twenty persons in the country whose opinions matter with respect to the impeachment proceedings, and leave it at that. 

    If they want to go beyond that simple approach, they might be better commenting that the country needs to establish a higher level of honor and probity for those in public office today than those levels which were acceptable to prior administrations, and to trust the Senators to exemplify the necessity for selfless service to the benefit of the country. 

  • goodguy

    Why lawyers depend obviously guilty personalities? These lawyers are more criminals than the criminals for helping them to escape the wheel of justice. Kaya maraming bad elements sa society natin dahil sa mga lawyers na katulad nyo!

    • Ramses

      syemper, may pambayad ako sa kanila eh… i have over $10M total in my 82 bank accounts…

      • Joon Famoso

        $12M….correction your honor!….GARAPAL TALAGA!

    • SimounIbarra

      Each of us have a right to have a lawyer when we are going to court. Malamang trabaho ng abogado na i-defend ka.

      Madaming bad elements kasi madaming lawyers na di kaya i-defend yung tama.

      • AllaMo

        O dili kaya, maraming huwes ang nababayaran, para panigan ang mga lawyer nang hindi tama. FASAP case in point.

    • opinyonlangpo

      Obviously Corona needs all the best lawyers available to twist the law into his favor. Otherwise, he himself will be enough to face all the accusations…if he is that innocent.

  • ting0508

    Cuevas has always been like that. He blames other people for his misery.

    When he was booted out of the SC during the revolutionary government of Cory Aquino he also blamed Cory.

    When Erap lost the impeachment trial and Cuevas being one of the lawyers of Erap, he blamed EDSA2.

    Now that the testimony of the OMB has practically demolished their position, he blames government conspiracy, etc.

    Who else to blame?

    • Ramses

      he will now blame MMDA for unknown reasons..

      • latino_boom

         I love your comment mate …it made my day

    • SimounIbarra

      He is a lawyer. He will do anything legal to win. :)

      Di sa kampi ako kay Corona, but you have to understand that Cuevas is doing his job to defend his client. Daming pasikot sikot, delays, etc.

  • $20722540

    valte wagkanang makisawsaw

    • AllaMo

      Para mo’ng sinabi na di ka na dapat mag-blog. LOL.

    • latino_boom

       Hello? it’s her job to answer questions and inquiries kc spokesperson sya…syonga ka naman too much

      • $20722540

        really noob!

  • Le Commentor

    In my opinion, Morales is waiting for this this moment for a long time. She’s always against anything that will contribute corruption when she’s still in the SC. She’s even in favor of a truth commission that will investigate former president GMA’s ill gotten wealth back then, But sad to say, thief justice Corona was against it. We now know why.. kasi pati yung mga kurakot nya mapupurnada kung napasa yun!

  • Jon

    Usec Baltik,
    Problemahin mo na lang yung gusot natin sa China.
    Imbes na kung ano-anong walang katuturan na inaatupag ninyo,
    Gumawa kayo ng paraan para di tayo ma-agrabyado sa mga Instik.

    • Joon Famoso

      Palibhasa wala na kayong lusot sa thief justice nyo kaya ganun na lang….ipaliwanag nya ang 82 dollar accounts nya…..kahit isang simpling taong bayan mag tataka sa dami ng dollar account……mga MAGNANAKAW LANG GUMAGAWA NYAN PARA MAHIRAP MAHULI…tsk tsk tsk…

    • barangayboso


      read this line in the article..”Valte said in a text message.”

      U think she will send a message without anybody asking a question??  She is the spokesperson.. and its her job to relay answers..

      You are barking at the wrong tree my friend…

      • AntiAko

        barking UP the wrong tree….

      • barangayboso

        I stand corrected.. thanks!

    • AllaMo

      Gawin mo din ang parte mo para sa bayan. Iwaksi ang kabalahuraan nina corona at gloria. Magkaisa pa tayong lahat laban sa iba pang balahura.

    • wilfredalbornoz

      Paano nahakut na lahat. Kung hindi nahakut ,nakabili na sana ang Pinas 10-F 16,10-Hornets at iba pa.Ngayong second hand na lang ang nabibili ng Pinas at kadalasan wala pang gamit ang mga peace keeper natin sa iban bansa . Sana po wala nang corruption sa atin para naman may pabahay na libre ang pamahalaan,libre ang pag-papagamok , libre ang education at may child care pa .Hindi ba maganda po yan.

  • Phil

    Its a no brainer question naman its as simple as this

    Lets start with Properties hmmmm….

    Let me first go to the search engine “properties of Corona” wow! 45 I will tell the whole world about my search and will inform malacanang for my possible promotion

    After reviewing all of the properties named after Corona ” Sorry it turned out to be 6 na lang sorry tao lang nag kakamali

    This is my time to take vengeance

    Let me go to the search Engine again hmmmmm….

    I will search from AMLC search engine Renato Corona

    Wow 82 bank accounts I will tell the wh.. wait a minute will tell malacanag first makakaganti narin ako ngayon. I will tell malacanang to make a press conference for CJ to explain I am sure the President will jump

    But wait your honoors why is it that the widthrawal is more than the deposit mali yata yung computation na ginawa ng iba  negative ang lumalabas why? nakarma na yata ako

    Bakit after refining my search engine 2 nalang yung lumalabas whaaa? 


    • AllaMo

      LOL! Waaa.

    • Luthmar

      Hindi quantity ang pinaguusapan dito.  Maski isa lang yung na identify out of 45 it is still cheating and lying.  It was not declared in his SALN.  And for his dollar accounts kahit 2 lang yung lumabas sa search engine mo  kung itinatago, lying and cheating pa rin tawag dun.

      Bakit hindi naiintindihan ng marami na ang pag testify ng Ombudsman ay dahilan sa
      pagpilit ni Corona himself and his battery of lawyers.  They miscalculated her.  They thought they could humiliate her but to their surprise she was so sharp.  Cuevas
      really appeared to be suffering from dimentia.  Their plan backfired.

    • Bernie

      Good, you admitted and your boss will admit that he has 2 dollar accounts! What did Enrile say? Kahit 1 dollar lang yan na wala sa SALN nya GUILTY na sya! Are you brain-dead or what? Ang saya mo pa kasi may 2 dollar accounts amo mo! LOL! By the way, saan mo kinuha yung 2 accounts left? And another by the way, you can NOT do a search sa mga search engines for highly-classified infomation from AMLC. You are spreading wrong information. Tsk tsk tsk. Pareho kayo ng amo mo at mga abodago nya – SINUNGALING! Pwe!

  • ztefertilizerscam5

    Corona Game Over..

    Just shoot yourself

  • ozkid


  • ozkid

    Theres always one day for the master…..

  • barangayboso

    Its just a matter of “sayo ba to or hindi?”

  • DondonSantosJr

    Valteliling na-hurt ba tayo?

    • AllaMo

      LOL! Si bosing rene mo yung nahurt, e. Op kors, pati din si dyosa gloria.

      • William Tyre

        korni mo boy.

      • AllaMo

        Tsaket ba, kid? Suck it up. Doomsday draws nigh.

  • ozkid

    This dollar deposit is enough to pay out the next Hamilton class navy boat plus accessories.

    • Martin

       No way…it may pay for the propeller which cost 12.8 million dollars.

  • palompon

    Reyes shot himself when he was dragged to controversy…because he once had an integrity until he made allegiance with GMA.

    Corona will never do this (despite all the facts surfacing in the impeachment) because he never had this thing called integrity…

    He will do anything to stay in SC to protect his ill-gotten wealth 

  • Paliwaweng

    These ladies in Aquino administration are finding their mark on the minds of Filipinos. Their grace and superb performance of their mandated tasks were just too much to be ignored. Ombudswoman Conchita Carpio Morales, COA Heidi Mendoza, and this feisty Palace spokeswoman Abigail Valte. 

    Your are the ones that give us hope that there is light at the end of these mayhem being wrought by the past administration.

    Mabuhay po kayong lahat!!!

  • Paliwaweng

    Cuevas et al are not interested in the pursuit of what is true or immoral. Cuevas et. al are not interested if Corona had done the country wrong or served his duty as mandated him to do. Cuevas et. al are neither concerned for this country to move out from the mire of poverty that was at one time blamed to corruption that allegedly begins from our highest court of the land or to be on that pit of damnation forever.


  • doublecross

    luma man ang .45 ni itay pwede kung iphiram kay cj…ala reyes ang dating.

  • la mona segrestat

    tama ka teh!

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