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Corona bares alleged Palace plan to freeze accounts

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MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Renato Corona bared on Friday an alleged plan by Malacanang to freeze his bank accounts.

Testifying before the Senate, acting as an impeachment court, Corona said he withdrew his money from the Philippine Savings Banks on Dec. 12, 2011 or the day he was impeached in the House of Representatives after receiving information of Malacanang’s alleged moved to freeze his accounts.

“Sasabihin ko po sa inyo ang totoo. Kasi marami pa rin maman po aking naiwang kaibigan at kumpa-kumpare sa Malacanang. Ilan po sa kanila ang tumawag sa kain. Ipi-freeze daw ang mga deposits namin [I will tell you the truth. I still have a lot of friends in Malacanang. Some of them called to tell me that our deposits would be frozen],” he said, responding to Senator Francis Pangilinan’s query.

“Palagay ko kung kayo po ay nasa kalagayan ko, palagay ko ganun din ang gagawin nyo. Panganagalagaan din ninyo yung pinaghirapan nyo sa buogn buhay ninyo at yung mga perang hindi naman sa inyo [I think  if you were in my place, you will do the same. You will also protect what you’ve worked hard for all your life and the money that doesn’t belong to you],” Corona said.

Corona admitted having $2.4 million in four banks and about P80.7 million in “co-mingled” funds in three accounts.


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  • Rex_Ranhilio

    The defense counsels complained of the small lady, the person who allegedly left documents at congressman Banal’s gate, Harvey Keh’s anonymous source/s.

    And yet here comes their client who testifies about his unnamed “kaibigan at kumpa-kumpare sa Malacanang”.

    Pareho lang kayong chismoso.

    • OpinionKo

      if you were him, will you mention their names… They did not actually asked the names..

      • Rex_Ranhilio

        Yes I would. As a further sign of good faith. And I will not wait for the Senators to ask me for their names.

        But then I am not him.

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

        i don’t think you’ll do that, you’re not gonna be a Chief Justice right?

      • Rex_Ranhilio

         Me, Chief Justice? Who knows.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    Ang galeng talaga ni Hindi-na-Coronado! Biro mo nalaman niya na may balak na ifreeze ang kaperahan niya!Masaya siya at nakakuha siya ng manager’s check just in time … baka naman hindi mo pa na encash yan … siguaraduhin mo lang na hindi pwede i-block ng govt ang pagtransact against that cheque!!! hahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XAOQAB3SY5O4XMZHB4IEFWMGQQ Fehtuhs

    Pwede ba ma-freeze account kung wala kang criminal/administrative case? Di ko kasi alam kung kelan pwedeng ipa-freeze ang account. Eh ang alam ko sa kanya eh impeachment case lang.

    • beatmanny

      uh, walang imposible sa admin ni abnoy. ginawa nyang speed reader ang mga congressmn. ang galing!

  • marlaw

    Eh kung galing sa pinaghirapan mo yang pera na yan o kung ang pera nga ay sa BGEI, ano naman ang dapat mong ikatakot midnight CJ kung i-freeze yan? Mas lalong wala kang dapat ikatakot dahil sarili mong pera at pwede mo pa nga silang bweltahan dahil pinakialaman ang pera mong kinita galing sa malinis. Kaya mo seguro winidraw dahil natakot ka na mabusisi ito sa impeachment at maging ebidensiya pa laban sayo. Kaya ngayong nakawithdraw na ito malinis na ang krimen at wala ng ebidensiya. Kaso nga may report ang AMLAC sa naging galaw ng milyunes mo kaya hindi mo pa rin maitatago ang kaduda-dudang kayamanan mo. 

  • Filipinoflash

    Self serving assertions of the Thief Justice. Sana mag produce siya ng mga witnesses at documents na talagang may plano ang Malakanyang na i freeze ang kanyang deposits. Kwentong barbero at laway lang ang support ni Corona. 

  • EdgarEdgar

    Let this be a lesson to the senators up for reelection — Noynoy and the palace will cheat if they can.
    Let this be a lesson to UNA and other non-yellow parties — Noynoy and the palace will cheat if they can.
    Let this be a lesson to the Filipino people — Noynoy and the palace will cheat if they can. on anything & everything.

    • dan4321

      Are you talking about the Arroyo’s? Know your recent history,know your factsw

    • Filipinoflash

      Huwag mong ipahid ang mga gawain ng mga idol mo kay Pnoy. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q6WDUGD7HVFOQYC4ZSXAHQHD2A Brian

         naku di ka rin nakakasiguro n hindi mandaraya yang mga yellow team…..mga pulitiko p rin yan

  • gregandymar

    Pag ang isang tao magsabi na “sasabihin ko po sa inyo ang totoo”, ibig sabihin dati siya nagsisinungaling! Talagang nakakapagtaka kung papano ito naging Chief Justice? Sabagay…midnight appointee by a fake president.

  • Madam_Stella

    ay naku, hindi lang dramatista, chismoso pa! naniniwala sa mga sabi sabi, hearsay kung hearsay  ang lolo mo! hay naku magresign ka na lang corona, you do not deserved the ‘CROWN’

  • DonQuixoteDeRizal

    Ang babaw talaga mangatuwiran nitong si corona. Parang gangster na ang pera e galing sa illegal means.

  • vigilant_citizen

    How funny Corona has become, for the love of his money he became so paranoid. So I think this is the end for him. 

  • indiosbravos2002

    Freeze account… PANIC LOLO MO! Guilty kasi.

    Hindi ba nya alam na korte lang pwedeng gumawa neto at di rin pwedeng gawin ng IC kasi wala silang jurisdiction dito. AT Chief Justice pa mokong nato. Kaya pala flipflop sya ng flipflop sa PAL, kasi di sigurado sa batas. Hahaha. Bistado na naman FAKE JUSTICE.

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

    waiver sign waiver dali dali sign na…bakit ang tagal e kung business yan sigurado sign kaagad para kuha ang komisyon parang si Gloria.Waiver lang ang dami pang reklamo….SIGN NA 188+1!
    For polticians who will sign the waiver, you’ve got out VOTE!!!

  • Barak_O

    Sasabihin ko po sa inyo ang totoo.

    maawa naman kayo, paniwalaan nyo naman ang totoo nya

  • intsikbeho

    sinong lasing ang sumulat ng article na ito?! nobody bothered to proof read before publishing it online? 5 years old ba ang nag type nyan?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVTA3E7HU7Z5R2OPAUMX5CHG6M Kiko

    freeze ang account? dec siya na impeach, balak ng executive department i freeze ang account, sa kabagalan ng judiciary dep. para sa freeze request ng executive department mangyayari ba yun? ang BABAW NG ALIBI………………………NAKU NAMAN, PATI BA NAMAN SI JUAN GAGAWIN MONG TANGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • intsikbeho

    “marami pa rin maman po aking naiwang kaibigan”"ang tumawag sa kain.”
    “Ipi-freeze daw ang mga deposits”
    “Panganagalagaan din ninyo”
    “sa buogn buhay ninyo”

  • Rocky6076

    Freeze all the accounts of the incumbent politicians and open only the ones they put in their SALN,and believe me most of them will resign in no time.

  • Russell Ariola

    Napaka-TANGA naman na THIEF JU$TICE eto kung basta-basta lang ipre-freeze ng Malacanang ang kanyang pera at di sya gagalaw at wala syang kalaban-laban? Impossible naman. Tapos na panahon ni pandak kaya magpakatutuo ka na atong.

  • MariaVaerewyck

    Ang galing naman ng reasoning ni Corona, kasi gusto raw i-freeze ng malacanang yun account niya kaya niya winidraw noong Dec. 12 dahil ayaw niyang mawala yung buong buhay niyang pinaghirapan. hahahaha, oo nga naman, winidraw niya tapos idiniposito din niya sa the same bank na kung saan niya ito winidraw, hahaha, nalito ako sa reasoning niya, di ko ma get yun, doon din sa the same bank niya idiniposito uli yun winidraw niya, ano yun? LOL.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Why is it that I find Corona’s statements hard to believe? Conveniently there are lots of commenters explaining why.

  • galejan

    would you believe this?  this is called Panic attack.  withdraw, and deposit it in the same bank.first, he reasoned that he no longer trust this bank.then why deposit the money in another account with the same bank?  he is making so many contradictory statements and making a mockery of the filipino mentality. 



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