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MANILA, Philippines – Senate minority floor leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Wednesday challenged all government officials to sign a waiver opening up their bank accounts.

Cayetano said that the waiver should be amended into the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) Law.

“I have appealed and I am appealing to [President Benigno Aquino III], ask your Cabinet members to start by signing a waiver opening up their bank accounts to the Ombudsman, for example,” Cayetano said.

Chief Justice Renato Corona, in his testimony Tuesday, signed a waiver allowing the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to probe his bank accounts and business interest. But he said he will only submit it if the 188 lawmakers who signed the impeachment complaint against him and Senator Franklin Drilon will sign a similar waiver.

Prosecutors and Drilon said Tuesday that they have no intention of signing a waiver because it was not related to the impeachment trial.
“I believe it’s a valid issue, but the timing was not right,” Cayetano said.

“Perhaps after [the impeachment court renders] a decision, all government officials should sign a waiver to show that it’s not true [the government] was only going after the enemies of [President Benigno Aquino III],” Cayetano added.

‘Tuwid na daan’

He said that the waiver for government officials to open all bank accounts was “the next logical step in the “tuwid na daan” (straight path) campaign of President Aquino, since there was already the Anti-Red Tape Law, the Freedom of Information bill, and the impeachment trial of the Chief Justice.

Cayetano agreed that the waiver would “muddle the issue” if it was done during the impeachment trial “but right after this impeachment case, if [government officials] are not hiding anything, what is wrong with signing a waiver?”

Cayetano said that when he challenged former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo to open up his bank accounts, he did it first and without condition, unlike Corona who would only sign his waiver with the condition that the 189 others would do it first.

Part of his proposed amendment to the SALN law was to include bank account records in the waiver of the SALN.

“The banking system will not be ruined if a small elite group, let’s say from the Office of the Ombudsman or it can be a composite group in [the Anti-Money Laundering Council], that will also look into these bank accounts,” Cayetano said.

Waiver challenge snow balls
Meanwhile, a Catholic school official and some bishops also supported the challenge to government officials to open up their bank account records.

Fr. Ranhilio C. Aquino, chair of Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy of the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) and Dean, Graduate School of law, San Beda College , said those who accused Corona of not disclosing bank records must also show that they are not guilty of committing the same offense, otherwise it is hypocritical, said.

“There is a condition, those who accused him (the Chief Justice) of not disclosing his bank records should come to court with clean hands,” Aquino said.

“That’s a principle of equity. He who comes into equity must come with clean hands. They have to make sure that they are not guilty of non-disclosure, otherwise it is hypocritical,” he added.

During Wednesday’s impeachment trial, lead prosecutor Niel Tupas said they will not sign the waiver. The prosecutors added that they have nothing to hide and their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth will be available after the impeachment trial.

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said government officials should take Corona’s challenge and sign a waiver .

“Those accusing him should also set the example by disclosing their dollar accounts,” Pabillo told church-run Radio Veritas Wednesday. “That’s why the challenge of the Chief Justice is good for other lawmakers to show their assets.”

“There is really something wrong when they want a person to disclose his dollar accounts but his accusers refuse to do the same or don’t want to be transparent,” he said.

Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles said government officials accepting Corona’s challenge would erase doubt on every public servant’s credibility.

“The nation will benefit a lot if they will sign a waiver,” Arguelles told the CBCP news.

Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz said Corona’s dare “is but a statement that those accusing him of dishonesty in making his SALN are dishonest themselves.”

“That’s why the basis of this is let us know who have no sin and throw the first stone. That’s the message,” Cruz said.


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  • la mona segrestat

    i totally agree with you Mr Cayetano..

  • alkatipunero

    What a GREAT idea !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Ke pula o puti ka man, lahat dapat sumang-ayon sa tawag na ito.
    Ipaglaban ninyo ito Sen. Cayetano.
    Para lahat sila ay mapasailam sa tunay na hustisya.
    At hindi lang ang piling tao ang dinidiin ng batas. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      can’t wait…!!!

  • saintleonardo

    Why not Allan Peter Cayetano and Pia Cayetani start the waiver if they are really sincere?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      dapat sabay-sabay,walang una o huli…

  • alkatipunero

    Is this really possible? Everybody’s going all in for the betterment of the country. Nothing to hide. Everything taxed. Salaries then can be increased soon. Especially Policemen ! Hmmmm, at bigyan na sila ng walkie talkie para lahat ng galaw nila recorded.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Maganda ang adhikain,ngunit hindi nagtatapos sa pagbubukas lamang ng mga tagong yaman ng mga kawani ng gobyerno.marapat din na kasuhan ang mga nagkasala at ipiit sa bilibid at hindi sa isang magarang ospital o malabundukin resthouse!!!! matuto na sana tayo,na huwag bigyan ng pribiliheyo ang isang pinunong kurap at tiwali!!!!

  • Ommm

     Cayetano you are dreaming…this is not “true confessions” but impeaching one scoundrel.

    You sir,wimp, reminds me of the guy during a good internet fight who stands up and says…”can’t we all just get along?”…get  a life for God’s sake….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

      just show me the money !!!

  • Ralph Evan Gesta

    Even if it’s not related to impeachment in signing the waiver, show us in good faith that you hide nothing. I like this move by Sen. Cayetano. I hope it will be supported by other politicians. Huwag ‘nyong gamitin ang rason na hindi kayo ang nasasakdal kundi si Corona. We are your boss and we want to see your bank accounts. At this moment, it’s not only about CJ but TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY.

  • BacolodBoy

    Proud of you Sen. Cayetano!!!

  • alexdgreat

    go allan! we can see now who has the balls to do it.we filipinos deserve to have a transparent government as pnoy promised us….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQ3V4TLQ4MTVI7CQVNJBEKVQUE Roberto

    You are absolutely correct Mr. Senator, the new SALN must cover the bank deposit of all government employees open to the Ombudsman or to the AMLC. Saludo ako sa yo Senator pero pagkatapos na ng impeachment ni Corona para naman hindi madivert ang issue at dumami ang makisawsaw.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CLAVQNJZWFOPV654ZF6OPYMCAI Manny

    I concur your honor. This is a brilliant idea.  

  • JanetNaporkless

    so…. 99% makukulong…
    sino na lang maiiwan?

    • Swordsman

      I like!

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

      The 1%.

      ahahahah

  • Viktorio Ungasis Coronel

    dapat ginawa na ni penoy ito nuon. sabi nya malinis mga tao nya. Hahaha! Si grace padaca gusto nyang ipwesto sa COA nun. pero kanina nasa balita siya na may arrest warrant na dahil sa corruption! btw, isa ito sa founding member ng KAYA NATIN!

  • adminmycom

    Actually, kulang yung kwento ni Senator Peter Cayetano.

    Ang buong kwento niyan, binulgar niya sa isang privelege speech (para nga naman hindi siya makasuhan), na si FG Mike Arroyo daw ay may SECRET BANK ACCOUNTS sa GERMANY.

    Hinamon siya ni FG Mike Arroyo na sabay silang sumakay ng eroplano papuntang Germany, pupuntahan yung bangko, para malaman kung totoo nga yung bintang niya.

    Ayaw niyang sumama. (Bluffing siguro??? or trial-by-publicity?). Sabi nung German banks, wala naman daw bank accounts si Mike Arroyo dun.

    Matapos manalo sa eleksyon bilang Senador itong si Peter Cayetano, nagkalimutan na tungkol dyan sa German bank accounts accusation na yan. Wala namang pinatunguhan yan. Puro laway lang at media publicity. Maybe ginamit niya para makakuha ng sympathy sa mga tao para iboto siya sa Senado?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    I think filipino people are very excited to see how our taxed money being divided amongst them and it should covered to all branches of governments.Lets starts from the Congress,senate then to BOC,DepEd,DAR,AFP,DPWH,DOT,Mayors,Governors etc.Let start from the top executives,most likely to have the biggest share !!!…I am excited, start rolling now !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    malamang si Manny unless ma-settle ang kaso sa BIR…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JMIY3BAK6WSUU4QYNGGDD5D4BU berong

    sige,pero paunahin mo yung amo mong si villar.

    • bagombong

       Pare, si Villar nakita na nila ang yaman nya siya ang pinakamayaman sa sa lahat ng pulitiko sa gobyerno at billiones ang pera niya..alam mo naman na mayaman na sya bago pumasok sa politics, bakit siya pa ang gusto mong makita eh sa dami ng pulitiko na yumayaman na wala naman pagkakakitaan bago pumasok sa pulitika…kagaya ng pinsan ko, high school graduate lang , naging councilor siya ng bayan namin noong panahon ni Ramos, tapos brgy. captain ng panahon ni Erap then naging sangguniang member siya ng si PGMA na..bago mag-2005 ay may magara na siyang bahay at pajero at may pick-up pa sya..samantalang ako na graduate ng arkitecto hirap pag-ipunan yan dahil 1982 pa graduate at nagtatrabaho…paano niya nakuha ang lahat na yan…di ba malaking katanungan..ng tanungin ko ang pamankin kung kasama rin sa sanggunian…sabi ng pamankin ko…uncle kailangan lang kumapit ka at susunod sunoran ka sa iuutos ng mayor para maambunan ka ng grasya..eh bakit ikaw..sabi ko..ang sabi nya lagi kasi akong kontra sa mga gusto nila…so that is how politics work in PI.

  • billygunn23

    DIYAN AKO BIBILIB A PRESIDENTE KUNG PAKIKINGGAN NIYA ANG SUHESTIYON NA ITO. KUNG HINDI, ABA’Y WALA NA RIN SIYANG PINAGKAIBA SA LAHAT NG MGA MAGNANAKAW!

  • eroldpinoy

    pumapapel n naman itong c cayetano…huwag mo ilihis ang issue….tapusin nyo na muna yang kaso kay corona…tapos saka ka magdadakdak ng ganyan…pa pa cute ka lang …hayzzz

  • Rex_Ranhilio

    Great soundbite, Senator Cayetano. And after this, I challenge you to campaign for the passage of an Anti-Dynasty Law.

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

      agreed…200%

  • orlyrondo

    mabuhay ka alan!  sana lahat ng kawani ng gobyerno eh open and kanilang bank accts,  , dollar o peso at sana hindi lang ombudsman ang puede makasilip kundi pati karaniwang mamamayan. naniniwala akong 99% sa mga politico em itinatagong dolyar na hindi nakalagay sa saln. 

  • eroldpinoy

    isa pa tong mga bishops na ito..nangengelam n nman…abay ang dapat sinasabi nila ngaun pabalikin si corona sa witness stand at tigilan ang pag drama. Halatang halata naman na sinusuportahan nila ang mandarambong na c corona. ASAN NA ANG DIGNIDAD NYO.

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

      just sign the waiver…dami mo pang satsat!!!

    • orlyrondo

      ano ba ang ninakaw niya eh ang kaso yata eh hindi paglalagay sa saln yung dollar na matagal na palang ini-ponipon. inamin niya na me dollar siya at hindi niya inilagay sa saln dahil jsa confidentiality ng dollar deposit. kung ilalagay mo sa saln ehwala ng confidentiality dahil kayang kunin ni morales ang inpormasyon di ba? mga taong me dignidad ang humihiling ngayon na pumirma sila ng waiver kung talagang sila ay walang itinatago eh papayag, pero sabi ko nga 99% sa mga politico me hidden dollars. 

      • eroldpinoy

        yun na nga .bakit ba ayaw mag sign ng waiver eh d may tinatago. Ipon???…ano ginastos nya sa pag aaral ng anak nya? ano pinambili nya ng mga condo? wow ano yun galing sa hangin lahat? nagpapabola ka nman kay corona..

  • manggoding

    Tama ang suhestiyon ni Cayetano.
    At least si Cayetano,malinis dahil wala siyang itinatago.
    Seguro unahin maglabas ng SALN si Tupaz, kabatabata nagpagawa ng bahay 50M.

    Ika nga He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.
    Alangan naman na sa dami ng politiko at tao sa gobyerno,si Corona lang ang may dungis.

    • orlyrondo

      wow naman kung 50m! saan niya kaya na-hanapbuhay ito. kung ordinary person ka laang kahit ilang taon di ka makakaipon. unless smuggler ka o hueteng oprator o nag 15% ka sa pork          barrel. kunan ngfa ng paliwanag si tupaz saan galing yung 50m!

    • pangitbudhiko

      Cayetano when he was making that speech he should have signed the waiver and then tell his  counterpart to also sign the waiver. I like the idea of Cayetano for media mileage but he should have sign the document when he was suggesting that, If he sign the document   mas malaki ang epekto ng kanyang suhestion. Bonga ang dating

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2B7LI3JSKHATUAA6N4IOQP2X4 Estenieta

    Yeah! sa wakas  people  heard the message of  the chief Justice. ayan si Tupas na iyan, hindi raw siya pipirma, dahil SEGURADONG  mayroon iyang tintago. Pustahan pa !

    • pangitbudhiko

      kaibigan, walang pupusta sa iyo dahil siguradong talo, kahit na ang betting odds is
      100 to 1

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

    Once they signed the waiver, they should not be ALLOWED to travel abroad without escort…

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

    Correct na correct. All public officials should sign a waiver. Isang palatandaan na walang tinatago si Corona ay ang pagpirma niya ng waiver. Ang tanong kaya niyo ba Drilon????/ 188 buwaya sa congress?????? Sinira niyo ang tao sa public opinion. Wala siyang choice kundi patunayan di sya guilty sa pamamagitan ng waiver. Ngayon kaya niyo ba yung ginawa niya???? TAKOT NIYO LANG KAYA MARAMING ALIBI!!!

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

    They are not in trial daw??? Sino naman kaya ang magdadala sa inyo sa impeachment? Kayo kayo mismo ay nagtatago ng mga baho. 

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Ako rin.
    I will sign a waiver to open up my bank accounts.
    Kahi’t na iisa ang bank account ko at halos wala nang perang laman pagdating ng sahuran.
    In fairness to our lawmakers, who don’t even play fair most of the time, I will sign a waiver.
    I swear.

  • quphal

     “I believe it’s a valid issue, but the timing was not right,”

    sayo na mismo nanggaling yan senator. maganda ang idea mo pero hindi napapanahon. maliwanag namang nililihis lang ni corona ang IC at pinatatagal ang proceedings. sa bandang huli, taumbayan na naman ang talo dito.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L2CUVK7UBTUTKTGD35WSJHDCUE ernie

      ungas talaga itong si allan cayetano . sasabihin valid issue pero wala sa timing e bakit isinalang mo sa usapan ngayon ? e kung sabihin ko sa iyong ikaw sana si pia cayetano kaya lang may ti ti ka . ano’ng say mo ngayon ?

  • athenapallas

    naku, lagot si Bobong Revilla, Lito Lapid, Bobong Marcos, Miriam Santiago,  at almost all the members of the senate and congress, and even the governors and members of local government pag ganyan. Bistuhan na! pero unahin muna at tapusin ang kay Corona para hindi chaotic. First things first dapat.

    • eroldpinoy

      tama!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H65CQCAAYP7QM7FOQLJDCKA67I Pete

    brilliant idea !  pero ayaw ni drilon at 188 congressmen how much more the cabinet secretaries…ang anti corruption campaign ni Noynoy applicable lang sa poltical enemies. :)

  • adminmycom

    BAKIT KAILANGAN PA NG WAIVER ???? Eh pare-pareho naman silang mga LAWMAKER. Gumawa sila ng BATAS, or i-amend nila yung batas.

    Ang hirap kasi, yung ilang LAWMAKERS diyan puro paggawa ng pelikula ang inaatupag, nakikisawsaw pa sa mga noontime game shows, at syempre pa, 5 months na training sa BOKSING!!!!! Yan ang mga mambabatas sa Pilipinas!!!

    • Karabkatab

      You nailed it Troy.  Sana tanggalin na rin nila ang kanilang “pork barrel” at bawasan ang sangkatutak na allowances.  

      • Let’s go, Bob!

        Bulls eye Karabkatab. At sana kung may projects sila dapat may feasibility study,  documentation from blue prints to estimated budgets and announced bidding at ipag bawag na ang pag lalagay ng initials and names ng kandidato sa mga projects nila and lakihan ang ang multa.

  • pangitbudhiko

    a very brilliant move on the part of Corona, he who has not sin cast the first stone.

    And this tupas and drillon without batting an eyelash quickly answered they will not sign a waiver. This shows that tupas and drillon are hiding something.

    One of the 188 tongressman signed the waiver he is a party list representattive from kalinga-apayao, 187 and drillon, please take the lead.

    • eroldpinoy

      nagpadala ka nman sa pambobola ni corona para matakasan ang kasalanan nya…hayzz…pilipino nga naman…hayaan mo na muna matapos yung usapin kay corona , then after nun saka n yng sa iba…d pa nga tapos…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    This is a step in the right direction. 

    The number of individuals involved are around 500, namely, Supreme Court Justices, all legislators and the president with his Cabinet members.

    The number is so small that it will not affect the banking system unless they hold billions of dollars altogether.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/H64OMUZZAV6WFG3XNO4SUAYSJU bobski43

       Well said, start from TOP to BOTTOM and not from bottom to top….lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RY4BZS3XSTKBCNHPD2FWFVQYPY Jose

    Ito ang tamang paraan para maging makatotohanan ang DAANG MATUWID. Pumirma ng WAIVER ang 189. Isulong ang WAIVER 189 MOVEMENT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L2CUVK7UBTUTKTGD35WSJHDCUE ernie

    bumanat na naman ‘tong si archbishopia oscar ‘supot’ cruz. hoi , magtinda ka na lang ng bangus sa pangasinan . ‘wag ka ng makialam pwede ba !

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/H64OMUZZAV6WFG3XNO4SUAYSJU bobski43

       In that case, kayo na mga archbishop puede ba ipa labas nio rin kung ano ginagawa nio sa pera nang simbahan catholico? lalo sa SMC stocks nio?

      • raymund de mesa

        hindi naman taxpayers money ang gamit ng simbahan, abuloy yun hindi obligasyon tulad ng tax natin.
        pwera na lng kung gawin din nilang mandatory ang pag bigay sa simbahan buong mamayang pilipino.
        isip isip muna

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H64OMUZZAV6WFG3XNO4SUAYSJU bobski43

    Am I missing something here? I have the impression that the CJ is the one being tried in the impeachment court and not the prosecutors. Is Sen A. Cayetano putting the cart ahead of the horse ? he! he!

    • beatmanny

      corona cant be compelled to show his dollar accounts. what he is trying to do is beyond the scope of impeachment already. hehehe.. tapos ang prosecution.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RB77HFWKYPOOSGRUY4BZD6RJ4U Ronald

    Iboboto ko si cayetano tama sya, dapat lahat ng govt officials mag-waiver if we are serious against corruption. 

    • Karabkatab

      Bakit mag waiver pa? Gawa na lang sila ng batas with the same essence and effect.  Total mga mambabatas naman sila.  Ibawal na rin nila ang pork barrel at sangkatotak na allowances.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        Don’t expect the legislators to enact laws that kill their goose that lays golden eggs.

  • valentinlbonite

    Ok maging mapagrespeto ako ng kunti sa mga obispo kahit sa tutuo wala ako nito para sa marami sa kanila, bakit sila hindi rin sumali sa pagpirma ng waiver para magkaalaman na.  Kung magsalita sila akala mo hindi rin mga corrupt.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    Another step in the right direction is for the Ombudsman to initiate investigations on Drilon and Tupas. Those two legislators publicly expressed their refusals to sign the waivers and should be consider prime suspects.

    Like Corona, the Ombudsman can use the waivers of those two legislators’ SALN to get the AMLC reports.

    Since all legislators are receiving pork from the government, the Ombudsman must also secure search warrants to see if any of them are hiding the pork under their beds.

    • Karabkatab

      I think to initiate preliminary investigation from the Ombudsman, one must file a case first against a government employee or official.  I know a friend who filed a case with a government official, complete with evidences and findings from COA.  Sad to note the case is yet to commence after seven years without further action from OMB. The last action done by the OMB was after required the respondents to file an answer to the allegation. (Wala na after that, despite several follow ups)  The mighty hands of the politicians and high ranking officials known to the accused are stalling the progress of the case.  It’s frustrating and expensive if you file a case against government officials.  Meanwhile, the accused enjoyed all the perks such as free legal assistance, supplies and clerical supports, transportation allowance in traveling to and from the court, etc.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

        Anybody can investigate anybody as long there is no violation of rights. That is why people employ private investigators.
        The Ombudsman is powerful, she can investigate whenever there is suspicion that a crime is committed by a government officials. Theoretically, there is no necessity for a complaint.

      • Karabkatab

        “The Ombudsman is powerful, she can investigate whenever there is suspicion that a crime is committed by a government officials. Theoretically, there is no necessity for a complaint.”
        Well, you are correct on this score.  But, in practice its different. In my narration above, a private citizen prepared and filed a case with OMB.  And yet, OMB would not do its job.  How much more, OMB initiating a move.  Their usual problem is the lack of personnel to attend to the cases at hand.  The ideal is, let the ordinary citizen participate in the build up of cases.  Provide support to the complainant and for OMB to do timely action.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2VJNO44HPPVY5JID5Q3RHEXQA Rex

      Pano mangyari yan eh protektado sila ni BS Aquino ? Kaya nga niluklok dyan si Ombdusman Morales para sa proteksyon nya at mga kaalyado…weather weather lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z4XN2F37PK27HU7F563XVDD6TY Che

    First things first. Si TJ ang nasasakdal sa impeachment because of betrayal of public trust for not disclosing all his assets in his SALN. His call to have all the 189 others to sign a waiver before he gives his own waiver is very much misplaced and void of right reasoning. Para bang sinasabi nya na tutal marami namang magnanakaw sa gobyerno, wag nyong pakialaman ang pagnanakaw ko.if TJ is really sincere and believes that he has nothign to hide, then he should give the waiver without any condition. Siguro kun ginawa nya yun, mas makuha pa nya simpatya ng tao at mapatunayan na wala talagang tinatago. But i think sincerity is not part of TJ’s vocabulary. So his conditional waiver is just a big joke.
    On the other hand, i agree that on separate issue and independent of the impeachment proceedings, public officials should have unconditional waivers to accompany their SALN for full transparency. 

    • beatmanny

      excuses na nman

  • quirinomayer

    “Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz said Corona’s dare “is but a statement that those accusing him of dishonesty in making his SALN are dishonest themselves.”

    “That’s why the basis of this is let us know who have no sin and throw the first stone. That’s the message,” Cruz said.”

    Okey let’s put this in context, Padre Damaso. You do not know your Bible. It was not the accused woman who said that. It was Christ. Here it’s the accused who is making a demand which does not approximate the Biblical situation.  

    Furthermore, if you want to apply the Biblical story to actual life, then we might as well abolish the courts because according to the Bible, every man including you is a sinner so who is qualified to go to court?

    Finally, Oscar, what is the legal basis for the preposterous demand of Corona? The time has not yet come for the ideals of Christianity to resolve secular issues. Wait until your dream of wielding political and spiritual powers is attained.

    • superpilipinas

      You missed the point and context. The Bible is for Christians to follow the message of Christ. The message is about sinners throwing stones to accused sinners.

      I agree with with Bishop Cruz. The accusers should also open up their SALN and sign waivers on their deposits. 

      However since Corona is the accused in this impeachment trial, he should do it first.

      After the trial, I am one with Bishop Cruz to dare not only the accusers but all officials in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VIUM4BBODLUXNPTDSND4FVX4ZQ dodot

    no legal basis if u dont have kurakot money to hide why are u afraid to open ur bank accounts or are u just hiding from the BIR?

    • bbguevara

      Cayetano should address this tio his fellow Senators, sariling bakuran niya munang linisin, before he demands the same from the other branches of goverment. Kaya niya kaya ito, or papogi lang ito.

  • Rocky6076

    mabuhay ka Cayetano I will not only vote for you I will campaign and spend some of my hard earned money to make sure you’ll be in the government office,until you become President we need an honest man like you in this country.

    • pribadongmamamayan

      What we need is more than an honest man… we need someone who can follow through. Gawa hindi salita.

  • bbguevara

    How do expect other goverment officials to open their bank accounts when the Supreme Court wont even reveal their SALN ?

    • beatmanny

      anu yan una unahan hehe… 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      In his statement, Corona already instructed the SC to disclose his SALNs from 2001 to 2011.

      • bbguevara

        I’m talking about the entire SC, not the CJ alone. Besides the CJs statement is conditional.

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

    Siguradung magsisiskip ang selda sa mga bilanguan sa dami ng may tagong yaman na galing sa iligal na paraan na nasa gobyerno.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rotidreamer Io And-Io

    strongly support this initiative to avoid govt officials from singling out others and exempting themselves. 

  • MANGLUCIO

    This TJ Corona is the one on trial here. Not Drillon, not the 188 congressmen who signed his the article of impeachment. Dragging others is like a Robber on trial saying ok you can search my house for stolen properties on the condition that you have to search the house my victim/accuser and the Judge on this trial. What’s this? A joke? I dont know about you all but I do not have a symphaty to this scumbag regardless of his health conditions who would resort to all kind of B.S. so not to confront the judges and prosecutors. Why? Because he has nothing  in evidence to prove that he’s innocent..Simple as that. His next scripted drama will be treatment abroad because filipino doctors are incompetent and could not do what abroad doctors could..An insult to the PMA.

  • rburke

    so let’s start opening the accounts of the bishops, the catholic church, how are these church people getting rich?.. for gov’t employees,  they already signed a waiver, its included when they filed their SALN..

    • superpilipinas

      hahaha. catholic church financial books are open for anyone with a reasonable purpose to read anytime. so you can go now and read them if you want.

      • rburke

        oh really? have you seen a priest declaring the amount collection they’re getting and how much they take for themselves, tax free..

      • superpilipinas

        yes. have you asked them? hahaha. they do not and would not need to take collections for themselves. there have allowances and kind hearted catholics are happy to provide for their priests separately. if you have proof that they take from the collection, go provide it to the media. it will be a sensational story to read.

  • mahuli

    kahit kulayan mo man ng puti ang uwak, uwak pa rin yan…  ang magnanakaw, magnanakaw pa rin kahit anong rason meron pa sya, kung sinungaling, busalan mo man ang bibig sinungalin pa rin yan.  kung gustong buksan, bubuksan at hindi marami pang rason na wala namang katuturan.

  • superpilipinas

    Papogi nanaman itong trapong senador. Bakit hihintaying pa kung sino ang mauuna? Ginagaya niya si Corona. Bakit niya tinutoro ang administrasyon na mauna? Co-equal branches sila. Dapat pagkatapos ng impeachment trial, mag set sila ng deadline na lahat sila sabay-sabay mag-sign ng waiver.

    If he is sincere, he should set an example by initiating the waiver and not initiating the pointing to someone else. Bad senator!

    Tayong mga botante, dapat ang pag sign ng waiver ang isa sa ating batayan sa susunod na election kung sino ang iboboto.

    • pribadongmamamayan

      Tama… bakit puro salita. Gawin na. Let him become the first example — o kung sino man ang opisyal na walang itinatago (o tinging nila e hindi sila mahuhuli) dapat ang magumpisa nito. Pero hindi sa salita kundi sa gawa!

  • Let’s go, Bob!

    NOW WE”RE TALKING!!!

  • agoroy12

    Why Niel Tupas won’t sign the waiver? lol. AS an Ilonggo  we knew what this family are been hiding. If he’s not guilty of corruption then let him sign the waiver. The Tupas family is one the most corrupt family in Iloilo and asked him too about his dad. 

  • $25214711

    OK yan. Pero yung hamon ni CJ, naghahanap nalang sya ng damay. Simulan nya muna at may reason na ang taong bayan para sumpain yung ibang hindi mag si-sign ng waiver. First thing first, si CJ muna. Then yung malilinis na mambabatas hangang kay panot.

  • Karabkatab

    Ok yan Sen. Cayetano. Sang ayong ako sa kaisipan mo. On friday, ikaw mismo mauna mag sign ng waiver, lalo ako bi bilib sayo.

  • eroldpinoy

    papansin ka na nman….pumapapel ba…puro nman copy cat lng mga pinagsasabi mo…walng originality..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FPGLAYFLIRUSI2NAEG3Q5E6PGU R

    Sign the waiver now.

    Sign or get out of government.

    SIGN THE WAIVER NOW.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    hindi pipirma si GMA nyang waiver na sinasabi mo!!!

    • pribadongmamamayan

      E bakit… quits lang naman siguro sila ni Noynoy at sangkatutak na iba pang opisyal ng gobyerno!

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

    ALL GOVT OFFICIALS MUST SIGN A WAIVER 



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