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Defense counsel Rico Paolo Quicho. PHOTO BY CATHY MIRANDA

MANILA, Philippines—After managing to wiggle himself out of more questions on the non-inclusion of his dollar and peso accounts in his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth, Chief Justice Renato Corona is headed for acquittal, defense lawyers said Saturday.

Corona’s testimony that his $2.4 million accounts were covered by confidentiality under the Foreign Currency Deposit Act and his P80.7 million peso accounts were “co-mingled” funds was his best defense yet, defense lawyer Rico Paolo Quicho said.

“He had been forthright and candid. With candor, he faced all the questions of the senators. All the signs lead to his acquittal,” he said on the phone.

Responding to claims that the unconditional waiver he executed on the secrecy of his bank accounts was an afterthought, Quicho said this was Corona’s response to the “clamor for accountability and transparency.”

“The chief justice showed he was open to public transparency and accountability,” he said.

After he executed the waiver, the impeachment court was prepared to subpoena the bank managers for Monday’s hearing, but the defense did not request it, Senator-judge Franklin Drilon said.

During their hastily-called caucus Friday afternoon, prompted by the waiver, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago inquired from lead defense counsel Serafin Cuevas if they would request a subpoena, but the latter said no, Drilon said.

“Why did Cuevas not request it? You know why. If they ask for a subpoena, whatever the bank managers will testify on or whatever bank documents they will produce will be binding on Corona. That indicates they were not prepared to be bound by what the bank records will show,” Drilon said by phone.

Quicho scoffed at this: “Why do we need to subpoena the bank managers? To prove that there was no ill-gotten wealth? If the prosecution wants to really confirm that testimony of the chief justice, they could use the waiver, but they opted not to because they’re afraid of the truth.”

Santiago said the bank managers could have bridged the gap between the claims by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales that Corona kept $10 million to $12 million in 82 accounts, and Corona’s counter-claims he had $2.4 million in four accounts.

“If the defense had requested a subpoena, the bank managers would have been able to settle easily the dispute between the defendant and the Ombudsman,” she said by phone.

She wondered: “Who is telling the truth? This is important because each one of these two antipathetic parties is still in government position. The liar should be removed from office and prosecuted at least for perjury. But without the bank managers, if Corona is acquitted there will always hang a cloud of doubt over the heads of these protagonists.”

In his testimony Friday, Corona claimed that Morales was used by Malacañang to investigate him over his alleged dollar accounts. Morales vehemently denied this, calling him a “certified liar.”

“She’s a pathetic liar,” Quicho shot back. “Where did she get the $10 million to $12 million? She needs to resign.”


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

    GOOD JOB ATTY QUICHO! OMBUDSMAN MORALES IS A PATHETIC LIAR! DAPAT NA SIYANG MAG RESIGN DAHIL SA KASINUNGALINGAN!

  • Let’s go, Bob!

    “Defense lawyers see Corona acquittal”

    Of course that’s what you’ll say, Kagagaling lang sa ICU nung tao pababalikin nyo na naman, maawa naman kayo.

    Pero kung Prosecution magsasabi niyan, aba, magkikita-kita kami sa ICU.

    • bbguevara

      Hindi sa ICU, sa psychiatiric ward.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_27PPDGBKQ7LTIPGINBCF7556UQ GeorgeR

    We salute the intelligent skills of defense panel… Now CJ must be acquitted..!!

    • Concur_Dissent

      in your dreams….good night!

  • $23455908

    No Acquittal for Corona…He doesn’t have the qualities of being the highest magistrate of the land considering his own behavior in the Impeachment court and the hidden wealth he has…Guilty for Corona.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E6XL4MSDPR4XAWB3DLNT5WSCKQ tony

      it’s not impeachable iho but i don’t like him either.  just becuase majority don’t like him it’s not justifiable to convict him.

      • Let’s go, Bob!

        It’s the manner he explains his side, the stories he tells, if he thinks that he was able to convince the nation by telling sobs stories without showing real evidence to back his story he’s mistaken, impeachable or not he was just very unfortunate na sa kanya natutuok yung spotlight and he has something to hide. I’m very sure the same thing will happen to any government officials, the lawmakers who didn’t take the Corona challenge malamang sila na ang susunod.

      • Concur_Dissent

        yung kabastusan ng amo mo is not impeachable kasi wala sa articles of impeachment nya. Pero yung unreported assets nya sa SALN impeachable under article 2….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IHYHR44MUEERWS74BQZZPXRU6M jesslyn

    alangan namang sabihin nilang guilty ang kanilang kliente…kayo naman…

  • Let’s go, Bob!

    Defense lawyers sees their client’s acquittal from murdering his former defense team…. or else……….

  • ukoysakabo

    quicho matulog ka nalang baka mawalan ka ng kleyente walang sense ung sinsabi mo..gusto ko makita si karen magsalita dahil may sense..tsupi na dali!!

  • andres1999

    Let us all hope for the acquittal of the CJ….ang kokontra dito —–Yellow….

      

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E6XL4MSDPR4XAWB3DLNT5WSCKQ tony

    i’m not pro corona but in fairness to him he and his defence team have been saying from the start that corona will bare all as he did by signing the waiver.

    • parekoy

      He did it as his last resort but to no avail..the timing is critical. He opted to do what he should have done the very first time the IC opened his trial..TOO LATE TO SAVE HIS FACE and HONOR..

      CORONA himself just confirmed also he’s the FLIP-FLOP KING of the SC..After he walked out unceremoniously from the IC and challenged his 189 accusers to sign a waiver he prepared during his first testimony, he came back on MONDAY with a different approach exactly the opposite of his first act  to regain the symphaty of the same people he dishonored and  disrespected..

      Pretending to be as meek as a lamb, his true color comes out each time he lash out at his enemies..No amount of dramatic pretensions can convince the court that he is still fit to continue in office.He has already shown his true color therefore.HES GUILTY YOUR HONOR!!!

  • sacrebleau

    If Corona is more concerned about the Bank Secrecy Law than the oath he took as a public official, then I suggest to the Senate to grant him his wish by convicting him. As a private citizen he need not worry about filing a SALN; as a private citizen he need not worry about transparency and accountability which is what the gov’t of Pnoy is pushing for right now.

    It is difficult to have a public official who doesn’t want to be a public official, a chief justice at that. So end this drama, convict the Piglet!

    • Let’s go, Bob!

       Oo nga naman.

      Sa tingin ko kaya he grabbed the position din when it was offered to him by GMA was because there will never be another chance na maging CJ siya ulit. Unfortunately it cost too him too much.

  • walaKA

    They are insisting na cover ng FCDA ang dollar deposit ni Corona..So ibig sabihin, the simplest way para maitago ng isang government official na corrupt ang mga ninakaw nya is to open a dollar account and put it all there, so it will be untouchable for scrutiny..NICE!!

  • archangel uriel

    pwede be atty.quicho, tanggapin nyo na….na conviction ang hatol…..ginagawa mo naman kaming viewers na tanga…..

  • barangayboso

    I’ll wait for the verdict…

     

  • http://twitter.com/BoyetMoral Boyet Moral

    Of course they are the defense lawyers! They will not tell us that the Thief will be convicted!

  • legnasagra

    Personally, I believe CJ is guilty but the IC decision will have a very slim margin for either convict or acquit. The amount of money CJ admitted is less than half of what he actually has in his possession. If he is convicted then OMB may pursue the investigation and only then will we find out. Although, many others in the government or in the past administration are also as  guilty of the same offense (amassing wealth illegally), it’s just that the CJ was at the wrong side of the fence at the wrong time. No matter what, hope this will bring reform to our very corrupt society.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    “Defense lawyers see Corona acquittal.”

    Blessed are the blind, for they shall see odd.

    Blessed are the cross-eyed, for they shall see odd twice.

    • cogito728sum

      Blessed are the deaf for they do not hear the sound of truth in the forest of Corona’s lies.  Howdy my friend!

      • mad_as_Hamlet

        Hello! Glad to read you! Nothing much going on in PDI now. No articles of “substance” from the dark side worth answering. Mostly news-props of the dullest and tasteless kind, like this present one. Might as well ridicule it to nothingness to keep one’s keyboard springy always. . I hope the good Father from the eagle’s nest comes up with one. Commented on a Doronila “analysis”: the other day, just to cut it down to size, that’s all I found a bit interesting. The recent events may have caused info-overload and the columnists are taking time.

  • parekoy

    Its the fruit of your wild imagination Atty. QUICHO..Your client doesn’t deserve to be a CHIEF JUSTICE therefore he will be removed from office by the senate..He is the THIEF JUSTICE in the MIDNIGHT HOUR..

    Do you mean, the stupid testimony of CORONA without any authentic, verified,certified true copy, valid documents to back up his statements is enough to fool the senators to acquit him.His long speech has no probative value at all that it is a shame to include them in the archives of the  IC ..all are just hearsay and as CUEVAS said only stands on the already lost credibility of your FLIP-FLOP KING Client..SHAME ON YOU!!!!! 

  • UPnnGrd

    Basta!!!   Ang sabi ni Presidente Noynoy ay alam na alam niya wala na dapat magsabi sa kaniya kung ano ang sabi ng Konstitutusyon at kung ano pa ang sasabihin ng sino mang abugado o huwes.  Eh di tapos na ang boksing — si Corona, sabi ni Persidente (at nuong “small lady”)  guilty, ganuon iyon!!!

  • alias777

     Corona said that the Foreign Currency Act is ABSOLUTE; absolutely, he should have disclosed his DOLLAR acct in his SALN coz in the Foreign Currency Act it states that info can be given with the consent of the account holder… no inclusion means NO INTENT … c CJ talaga … haist

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RCRALOOBIXDTB3A2YZCMXUTP5Y benny

    Nanghihinayang ako sa taon na ginugol mo sa pagsusunog ng kilay para maging abogado Atty Quicho…. sana hindi marami ang tribo mo sa Pilipinas…. 

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

    Quicho..seems you didn’t know the reason why corona has to take the witness stand at ngayun matapang ang apog mo magsabi ng acquittal.

    corona should go he is unfit at bobo wala siyang alam sa batas.

  • catmanjohn

    Dream On. If Corona is acquitted, the Philippines will be the laughingstock of the world, but more important, the corrupt Senators who acquit him will face retribution by the People. It is crystal clear, with legal technicality the Defense has abused throughout the trial, that Corona intentionally misled the facts on his SALN, and should be removed from the office of the Supreme Court. Considering his physical and mental state, it would be best for all.

    • linsanity17

      pathetic twisted arguments and vindictive attitude, very abnoy like…truth is, if Corona is acquitted, the lunatic president will be the laughingstock of the world…loser!

      • catmanjohn

        Only paid hacks could post such vile and psychotic comments like yours. Corona’s corruption machine must have a bunch of baboys like you and Theo trying to shift the opinion of the readers, but it ain’t working.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FDSPO5ELN5XXYTYZZKV2YGXN2U GGL

         It was never proven (beyond a reasonable doubt) that the SJ had gotten ill-gotten wealth.  It’s your opinion… and in your opinion, are there no corrupt senators seating as judges in the IC???

      • linsanity17

        lol..yellowtards like you are such hard losers…everytime someone express a point or argue your opinions, immediately you’ll say these are paid hacks…ganyan b gawin ng mga yellowtards gaya mo? really pathetic…seems you can’t really accept that your lunatic pres is losing the impeachment trial…better luck, see you next year tard

  • mantico

    I think the defense did a poor job or its plainly hard to cover up a string of lies. They’ve been trying to prevent Corona from testifying in the trial. They were put on the spot after the Ombusdman’s revelation about the dollar deposits. They were left cornered and had to reluctantly present Corona himself. Corona made matters worst after delivering a 3 hour lecture prior to his walkout.  As a last ditch effort gain credibility, Corona admitted having $2.4m and 80m pesos, which weren’t declared in his SALN.  He claimed that the dollar accounts shouldn’t be declared because of FCDA, but he also mentioned that his dollar savings grew big because he started converting his peso savings back in the 70s when the exchange rate was lower. Regarding the 80m peso account which he claimed is co-mingled and not his. Has he presented any evidence to support his claims? He should have submitted deposit slips to show dates and amounts. Otherwise, doubts wont be erased that he is lying. He is the Chief Justice of the SC and knows how litigation work, testimonies are should be substantiated with evidence. 

  • gerp

    when Pnoy seated as the President, he said in one of his informecials was “pwede na uli tayong mangarap”…anyway it is free… I agree no one can stop someone who wants to dream or what he has to dream…reality bites^^

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

    Defense is making a BIG BAIT :  Defense assumes that Senators  have  dollar deposits out there !  Therefore, if dollars are exempt from SALN disclosures, eh di libre na ang lahat ng corrupt !    In other words ,  “Lahat naman tayo ay may dollars, so,  mag-join forces na lang tayo at protectahan natin ang ating mga dollars ! ”

  • bbguevara

    The Ombudsman should get a copy of Corona’s waiver, and pursue his investigation if ill-gotten wealth by asking the banks for copies of all his bank accounts,balances and transactions.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    “Defense lawyers see Corona acquittal.”

    “Corona not convinced, denies any hand in the press release.”

  • quirinomayer

    Even if acquitted, Corona will still go down in history as the tenacious protector of the illegitimate and most corrupt president this country ever had.  19-0 votes in favor of Arroyo. He will also go down in history as the Supreme Court Chief Justice who opines that the FCDA prevails over the the Constitution. The absurdity of his position is that he would follow the letter of the FCDA even if that means violating the spirit of the Constitution. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JOSZ2TW24FKJLQA6R3D24RZ24Y freemystic

      Yes.  We’ll have a first-ever chief justice that’s clouded and shrouded by lies and lies.  

  • rosamistika16

    hello quicho?? the best thing to counter the accusation of the ombudsman is for you to present a valid document from bank and not just a mere presentation of a pie without basis (or only you know the basis). that is your (defense) job not with anyone else.

    how come you could say morales is pathetic liar but you couldn’t see corona as a pathological liar?!

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    “Defense lawyers see Corona acquittal.”

    “They say they have freedom of expression too”

  • imnotstupid

    What a bunch of pathetic defense lawyers…up to the last minute they are still playing the denial game..Everything they did was to hinder a smooth way to the truth and they threw every obstacle on the way so the truth won’t come out…But now nobody believe in them anymore except those avid followers of Corona..If you look at the survey..almost 80 percent vote for conviction..And if the senator judges will voted for acquittal then the Impeachment Court is just a waste of time and the people’s money…And it will be a political suicide…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3K35QXMOOTZZCO7LDV6SZPXX7Y Don Don

    corona must be acquited

    • parekoy

       BY QUICHO he he…

  • alias777

    Ang pag hinde pag sama sa dollar acct ni cj ay malaking paglabag
    sa saligang bastas .. dahil ito ang sandata natin sa mga tulad nya … gagamitin
    pa yung  FCDA ehhhh hinde naman ABSOLUTE
    yun .. kc naman pwede naman nya ilagay sa SALN nya .. hinde naman labag sa FCDA
    yun …sbi nga with sa FCDA pwede basta payag yun may-ari … eh kung di payag …
    ibig sabihin AYAW.. kung ayaw ibig sabihin bawal daw sabi ng FCDA … wehhhhhhhh.
    … lokohin mo sarili mo ..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FDSPO5ELN5XXYTYZZKV2YGXN2U GGL

       It had been reported that nobody ever declared their foreign currency accounts in their SALN.  So you mean all are guilty? So all of them should be impeach???

  • JosephNess

    “The chief justice showed he was open to public transparency and accountability,” he said.

    ha! ano raw?

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    “Defense lawyers see Corona acquittal.”

    “Will move for the inhibition of 21 Senator-Judges Monday morning”

  • Bansot

    If ever CJ is acquitted, it will not be attributed to a magnificient showing by his defense team , but rather as a result of the “LOUSY” works of the prosecution!!!. At the very start the prosecution has half hazardly crafted the “articles of impeachment” that it received so many rebuttals from members of the impeachment body. The evidences presented were so inaccurate and were gathered in dubious manners ( small lady that never existed, illegal properties from 85 to 4, $110m to $2.4) that made the charges more suspicious than the truths that the prosecution is trying to uncover. To date, the prosecution has failed to establish the onus that CJ has stolen from whom, how much, when, and how?? The “IMPEACHMENT BODY”, is not a trial court, so it can never try charges outside the scope of the “Articles of Impeachment” that was originally submitted before it. Whilst it is true that there are questions which remain unclear todate, but error in filling a “SALN”, was not defined as an ‘IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE”. At the onset of the trial , Estrada had said, be ready to be embarassed, but do not resign.  Again, when CJ walked out Estrada  also said , “that nearly sealed off his faith”-meaning he could still have a chance if only , he did not walk out, otherwise if he is guility, it is irrelevant whether he stay or walk out. Come Monday, I’m really interested to see if the writing in the wall the way I read it is correct.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JOSZ2TW24FKJLQA6R3D24RZ24Y freemystic

      Definitely not.  Regardless of what the prosecution and defense present to the Senate as evidence, the public knows that certain senators have already made up their mind even before they received the impeachment complaint .  Is that hard to see?  If not, you should take a look at the whole trial process.

      • Bansot

        Did you read and understand my comment properly?”  I said “if ever”, and lastly,” come Monday”!!!

  • alias777

    Pwede sa ilagay sa SALN and dollar acct … sbi sa FCDA basta
    payag yung may-ari … ang bawag ABSOLUTE  kailangan lagay lahat ng ari-arian sa SALN ..
    ang hinde paglagay ay KRIMEN … baliktad naman ang logic ni CJ.. chief justice pa man din
     

  • gising me

    OY, PRO BONO QUICHO, AN-ANO BANG KASO MO ANG HAWAK NI THIEF JUSTICE CORONA SA SUPREME KURAKOT?  

    GUSTO MO BANG ANG PINAKAPUNONG MAHISTRADO NG BANSANG ITO, MANDARAMBONG AT SINUNGALING?

    MAY IPINAKITA BA SI THIEF JUSTICE NA DOKUMENTO PARA SABIHIN TUTUO ANG MGA PINAGSASABI NIYA?

  • KapitanBagwis

    “Santiago said the bank managers could have bridged the gap between the
    claims by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales that Corona kept $10 million
    to $12 million in 82 accounts, and Corona’s counter-claims he had $2.4
    million in four accounts.”

    Brenda is messing up the issue.
    The issue is not how much. The issue is Corona have confirmed $$ accounts, is it declared in his SALN.

    The FCDA is for the bank, not for the owners of the account. So Corona is spinning the intent of the law.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FDSPO5ELN5XXYTYZZKV2YGXN2U GGL

       The impeachment was initiated in the premise that the SJ had ill-gotten wealth.  It was never proven in the impeachment court.  Yes, he admitted to have dollar accounts, but does it mean it was ill-gotten??? and how can you believe the prosecution when it had been shown that the evidences they have gathered were false?

      • Ceazar

        Where have you been all this time? Corona is not being tried for ill-gotten wealth. He is accused of non-disclosure of some assets in his SALN.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FDSPO5ELN5XXYTYZZKV2YGXN2U GGL

         But can you identify any high ranking gov’t official that had declared their foreign currency accounts in their SALN? If you can and show it, then you have convinced me…

      • KapitanBagwis

         You are jumping to another issue. Corona is the issue at hand.

        Nobody have to convince anybody.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FDSPO5ELN5XXYTYZZKV2YGXN2U GGL

         so you mean, it’s ok for others not to declare it and not for the SJ???  The SJ would be clearly at fault if majority of the officials are declaring their foreign currency accounts in their SALN, if they are not, then its standard practice and if it’s standard practice why single him out?

      • Ceazar

        Hindi ko na sana papansinin, pero paulit-ulit mong sinasabi. Ano bang ibig sabihin ng SJ?

      • KapitanBagwis

         I think it is a waste of time to argue with you. Your logic is something else.

      • Russell Ariola

        Emmanuel? Ahihihiiii…

        Bago username mo na naman??
        Anong napapala mo dito?
        Sinong niluluko mo?

      • KapitanBagwis

        No sir, ill-gotten wealth is not included in the original impeachment complaint. Ill-gotten wealth has nothing to do with the impeachment trial that is why I said Brenda is messing up the issue.

        It was already proven that his $$ accounts, millions of pesos and at least 4 properties are not included in his SALN.

        Anyway, both parties already rested their case, remaining is the oral arguments, then the verdict.

        The IC will declare if the evidences are false.

        Ill-gotten wealth issue will be taken up by the OMB.

      • Rex_Ranhilio

        All public officials are required by the Constitution to enumerate their assets in the SALN.

        If a public official has an asset that he did not declare in his SALN the asset is presumed to be ill-gotten. Thus it is the obligation of the said public official to prove that the asset came from legitimate sources.

      • Bansot

        Sorry, the ‘ONUS ” of proving that someone has ill gotten wealth rest with the prosecution and not on the defense. Todate, the prosecution has not established if there are ill- gotten wealth and how much.

      • KapitanBagwis

         The prosecution doesn’t have to establish ill-gotten wealth because Corona is not being tried for that offense.

        Corona is being tried for not declaring all his assets in his signed SALN under oath.

      • Bansot

        that’s exactly my point!! Just because it was not included in the SALN, it is not  abolutely ill-gotten, someone has to prove that it is and that’s the responsibility of the prosecution if they wish to use this as an evidence.

      • KapitanBagwis

         Let the OMB investigate the ill-gotten wealth.

        The prosecution is not interested in that offense.
        All the prosecution need to prove is if all assets of Corona is declared in his SALN.

      • Rex_Ranhilio

        The Supreme Court disagrees with you. In its 2011 decision in Office of the Ombudsman v. Racho, it said:

         
        “In the case of Carabeo v. Court of Appeals, citing Ombudsman v. Valeroso, the Court restated the rationale for the SALN and the evils that it seeks to thwart, to wit:

        ‘Section 8 above, speaks of unlawful acquisition of wealth, the evil sought to be suppressed and avoided, and Section 7, which mandates full disclosure of wealth in the SALN, is a means of preventing said evil and is aimed particularly at curtailing and minimizing, the opportunities for official corruption and maintaining a standard of honesty in the public service.  “Unexplained” matter normally results from “non-disclosure” or concealment of vital facts.  SALN, which all public officials and employees are mandated to file, are the means to achieve the policy of accountability of all public officers and employees in the government.  By the SALN, the public are able to monitor movement in the fortune of a public official; it is a valid check and balance mechanism to verify undisclosed properties and wealth.’

        Complimentary to the above-mentioned provisions, Section 2 of R.A. 1379 states that “whenever any public officer or employee has acquired during his incumbency an amount of property which is manifestly out of proportion to his salary as such public officer or employee and to his other lawful income and the income from legitimately acquired property, said property shall be presumed prima facie to have been unlawfully acquired.””

      • Bansot

        Thanks for your input. It is clearly stated here as” Prima Facie”, not absolute nor conclusive, so it is yet to be proven. Besides, for an act to be “impeachable”, it must be a “high crime”, which again is open for interpretation. I said, “if ever”, and come Monday, so I leave that outcome till next Monday. Meanwhile , any opinion on this issue is as as good as with that of anyone else. LET US  WAIT !!!,

      • Rex_Ranhilio

        That is correct, the provision states that the presumption is “prima facie”. Hence it is the obligation of the respondent to rebut it. If he fails to do so then the presumption becomes conclusive.
        You are correct, everybody is entitled to an opinion. So I hope you do not mind if I have one of my own, even if its different from yours.

      • Bansot

        Not at all!!, we’re equally entitled for our opinion..besides, you are a rationale blogger,  keep it up, that’s another form of learning

      • Rex_Ranhilio

         Likewise. best regards.

  • Juan De la Cruz

    Morales showed the AMLC report.  Corona just a hearsay, after being caught lying.  Remove Corona in office.  What he did was make the nation go through all the troubles and in the end,  “claim” how much he had when he could have told the court at the very first day.  He issued TRO and too many bruhahaha… Remove Corona…

  • magsasakasanayon

    if corona’s best defense is RA 6426, then he will be convicted. there is no single section in this law that prohibits a depositor from disclosing his dollar accounts in his SALN. corona and his idiotic lawyers misunderstand this law.

    • alias777

       tama .. pwede naman kc i disclose sa SALN .. ayaw lang

    • KapitanBagwis

       Not misunderstand the law. They are deliberately spinning the real intent of the law in their favor. Like the illegal appointment of Corona, the justices appointed by GMA made it legal by spinning the meaning of law in the Constitution

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

    As far as I remember the IC gave Corona 2 days to tell the public to explain his side of the story and so he did. The prosecutors asked for waiver and it was given at time alloted to him (excluding 2 days at the hospital)

    Prosecitors filed 8 articles which is now reduced to 1 and that is Article II

    Hidden wealth was also discarded as all sources and monies (peso (mingled) and dollar accounts) and properties are under his name and all accounted for.

    The only remaining issue is the omission of dollar account ( which he believes is covered by RA 6426 ) and some peso amount ( which he described as mingled) , in his SALN. Defense already submitted the aggregates of that amount

    I think the solution to this is for the Senators is to amend the law so that there is no more conflict of interpretation on how SALN should be filled up

    Does the CJ show “bad behavior” on the latter? I don’t think he does, this is just my opinion

  • AtcharaDepapaya

    another press release and mind conditioning for the acquital of Renato Corona from the defense team?, para po sa kaalaman ng lahat, eto po ang pag-iisip/interpretasyon ni renato corona tungkol sa bank secrecy law, lalong lalo na dun sa batas tungkol current foreign deposit account, sinomang kawani ng gobyerno na kakamal ng salapi galing man sa gobyerno / taong bayan / suhol man o kung saan kasamaan pa galing ay HINDI na maaari pang habulin pa ng gobyerno sa pamamagitan ng pag pa pa CONVERT ng SALAPING PILIPINO PESO PARA MAGING FORIEGN CURRENCY/ACCOUNT, dahil hindi daw dapat ito isama sa SALN dahil hindi daw ito asset, at ung sinasabi nilang co-mingled funds ay madami daw silang may-ari noon at hindi kanya lahat iyon, sa madaling sabi ito ay pedeng gawing alibi ng lahat ng mga magnanakaw na kawani ng gobyerno, lusot lusutan ang mga mandarambong sa pinas. kawawang pilipino, anong meron pag uutak ang iniluklok ni gloria sa sumpreme court, kung ma acquit si corona, ganito din ang pag-iisip ng mga pumabor sa kanila. Mga maiitim ang budhi. walang awa sa mga naghihirap na pilipino.

  • Rex_Ranhilio

    “Santiago said the bank managers could have bridged the gap between the
    claims by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales that Corona kept $10 million
    to $12 million in 82 accounts, and Corona’s counter-claims he had $2.4
    million in four accounts.”

    — Regardless of the true amount, the undeniable fact is that the $ accounts were not declared in the SALN. Whether or not $ accounts should be declared in the SALN is a legal issue and not a factual one. So there is no more need to present the bank managers.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    “Defense lawyers see Corona acquittal”

    “Will be seeing optometrists & psychiatrists asap.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQPF6XHIY2NTI64OLXRPABSMEE Tom

    Only CJ Corona, his defense team and his immediate family BELIEVE that he will be acquitted; the majority of the Filipino people THINK and DEMAND that he be CONVICTED, for his glaring “betrayal of public trust, omissions in his SALN declarations.”

    His defense, absolute secrecy of dollar deposits and co-mingled funds, ARE ABSOLUTELY INSULTING to the intelligence of the Pinoys.

    If we continue to have a Chief Justice who maliciously and intentionally MISINTERPRETS a law so it could suit his interests and save his own skin,  then we are damned as a nation.

    We will become the laughing stock of the world.

    Sa mga senator-judges, sana naman po ay mag desisyon kayo base sa NAPAKALINAW NA PAGLABAG SA BATAS ng Chief Justice, hindi idineklara ang 2.4 milyones na dolyares at 80 milyong piso sa kanyang SALN. Napakalinaw po nito sa aming simpleng mga mamayang Pilipino.

  • wvillaro822

    I am no lawyer but 30 or more times been a juror in the US and to say that Corona is not guilty after knowing his co mingling defense is brainless.  Corona knows better than that alibi.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FDSPO5ELN5XXYTYZZKV2YGXN2U GGL

    People, people…  Can any body show a SALN of any high ranking official that showed their foreign currency accounts… and don’t tell me that they have none…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JOSZ2TW24FKJLQA6R3D24RZ24Y freemystic

      Don’t divert the issue.

    • magsasakasanayon

      what for? they are not yet on trial, corona is. corona had his day in court. let others have theirs. 

    • samjf

      You simply convert the dollar amount into pesos and declare the same together with your other peso assets.

    • linsanity17

      haayy mga yellowtards…everytime someone is calling you to accept the challenge of signing the waiver and/or showing your saln, diversionary ang issue nyo…ang galing no…HYPOCRITES!

    • JosephNess

      go get them yourself…you’re very eager to know…why involve the people here of your worthless concern…

    • 1mainstream2

      assuming you are correct for the sake of argument, still it does not mean that
      corona should not be convicted. your kind of logic is childish if not imbecile.

  • samjf

    Atty. Quicho, ikaw na naman?

    In what universe did CJ Corona answer all the questions of the senators? Didn’t he excuse himself from the Impeachment Court before all Senator-Judges had the opportunity to ask him questions?

    In what galaxy was CJ Corona forthright and candid? Didn’t he say that he didn’t know about Assets and Liabilities? How could CJ Corona, who taught Commercial, Taxation and Corporation Law at the Ateneo Law School and took up Masters in Business Administration at the Ateneo Professional Schools, not know Assets and Liabilities?

    Here on Planet Earth, what’s clear is that CJ Corona falsely declared just a miniscule amount of his Total Assets in the SALN by hiding behind the supposed “Co-Mingled Funds”.

    No matter how foolish and incompetent he looked, he also misinterpreted the Constitution to justify chronic non-declaration of his dollar assets.

    Better come down to Earth, Atty. Quicho, and finally accept that no matter how highly regarded his lawyers are, CJ Corona is an indefensible client!!!

  • JosephNess

    “She’s a pathetic liar,” Quicho shot back. “Where did she get the $10 million to $12 million? She needs to resign.”

    why did you not subpoena the AMLC people to shame the pathetic ombudsman you called her, of her uncorroborated testimonies, lies you said? WHY ? for the simple reason that if you called them to testified, that will be another blunder, another wrong move that will further sink down your defense because the AMLC will confirm that the ombudsman did not lie…now, if you’re sure that she lied, why cry your heart out here…file a criminal case in court against her…crying here will not do you any good…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JCB4WTDPAGTDITCBVCKVJ34ESM Edgar

    Correct me if I’m wrong but I think I remember before in early interview w/ CJ that he doesn’t have any dollar account & then he admitted in the trial he has 4. How can anybody acquit him for his being forthright and candid answer during senators’ questioning when everybody knows he make a self serving interpretation of the law? If he’s no chief justice or even associate supreme court justice then maybe I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and acquit him. But to continue as Chief Justice? No way…..!!!

  • Car Dealer

    the Defense Lawyers seem to be suffering from schizophrenia, breaking their legal opinions from reality… or….

    they’re posturing as usual.

  • jr_06498

    Pag si THIEF JUSTICE CORONA nakalusot sa kaso mayroong nag kakuwarta at mag hahati sa mga nakaw na yaman ni CORONA.
    Ganyan lang naman ang takbo ng buhay sa Pilipinas, Nakalimutan na ba natin ang mga kaso ng mga Marcos? Sino ba nakinabang sila sila rin.
    Nasaan na ba ang mga nakinabang? nariyan pa rin kasalukuyang nag hahanap pa rin ng diskarte. sa gobiyerno.
    Wala na talagang pag asa ang Pilipina sa sandaling nakalusot itong si THIEF JUSTICE CORONA.

     

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

      Excuse me po. mayroon ka bang katibayan na ninakaw nga  ni chief Justice  and pera  na ini-ipon  nila.Kung wala,  magcomplain ka Kay Inday Conching Morales  dahil iyon  nakikinig  agad agad sa mga tsimis., eh iyon pala  ay wala siyang  KAILANGAN NA CONCRETE EVIDENCE  PARA  HIYAIN NIYA ANG ISANG TA-O.  Alam mo junior, ikaw , pag- nagtuturo  ka sa isang  tao na   sasabihin mo na makasalanan, tingnan mo ang  iyong kamay st mga daliri. When you point  one finger ( hintuturo  mo)  to somebody, tingnan mo  ( and try it now ) kung sa-an ang tatlong  fingers mo ( ang little finger , ring finger at middle finger )  kung sa-an sila nakatutok, kundi sa iyo.Subukan mo.Mahiya ka naman .It means  to say, ikaw mismo ay makasalanan. 

      • jr_06498

        Oh di sige na hintayin na lamang natin ang resulta, huwag mo mg gagamitin ang mga hintuturo mo at baka maputol ang mga iyan maganda ka pa naman at baka mag karoon ka tuloy ng kapintasan, sige ineng at matulog ka na, hintayin na lang natin ang susunod na estoriya ni LOLA BASYANG.

        At huwag mo kalilimutan ang pag darasal bago matulog at baka mag karoon ka ng masamang panaginip, ipag dasal mo si CORONA.

        Bukas pag kagising mo ngumiti ka at kumanta para hindi mag karoon ng lukot ang maganda mong kutis ok.

        2012/5/26 Disqus

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

        He, he, he  Ikaw talaga mang Bosyo ka.  mahilig ka talaga sa mangkukulit!,.Sigue matulog  ka na rin  at

      • jr_06498

        Iyan ang dapat mon gagawin tumawa ka at magsaya at tayo ay mag sayawan.
        Alam mo problema nila iyan, kahit ano naman ang gawin mo at gawin ko wala rin tayong magagawa.

        Sige good night and sweet dreams.

        2012/5/26 Disqus

  • JosephNess

    “He had been forthright and candid. With candor, he faced all the questions of the senators. All the signs lead to his acquittal,” he said on the phone.

    yes, right, with appealing tearjerker sensational dramatic interlude, yet not very credible…just no proof !!!!

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

      Joseph Ness , matanong naman kita, ang Prosecution team ba ay mayroong Proof na  ipinakita? Aba si Inday Conching  Morales, siya mismo nagsabi na  ang kanyang ipinipresent na presentations ( kuntodo me CHARTS PA kuno)  sabi ni Conchita Carpio Morales na ito, bigay lang daw sa kanya ng taga AMLC  pero SHE CAN NOT AUTHENTICATE THE VERACITY ( HINDI NIYA  MAPATUNAYAN KUNG TO-TOO ITO O HINDI  KUNDI  nag pressume lang siya na totoo ito, but she can not show  to the Impeachment court  any VERACITY  . Mag-sabi ka ng totoo, mayroon bang  CONCRETE EVIDENCE  ang Prosecutions  that was shown for this 4 months Trial na ninakaw ni Chief justice  and  pera  under his accounts? Hindi ba NAG -FISHING EXPDEITIONS  ANG PROSECUTIONS TEAM. I  follow religiously the Impeachment Proceedings pero NUNCA   that the prosecutions tea, showed PROOF BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT  that they have  really  evidence to show to the People. Yes, mayroon sila ni Tupas na iyan at iyang si Sonny Angara na ini-wagay way sa  madlang people na 45 properties daw ang  ari-arian ni Chief Justice  pero anong nangyari aba nakita naman natin 5 lang pala ! Nakakahiya ! Mga Sinungaling !

      • 1mainstream2

        estenieta,
             there is such a thing “presumption of regularity in law of report
        of govenment agencies”

      • Luthmar

        Do not even try to explain to this Estenieta this type of logic.  She has
        a very simple mind.  It will be beyond her comprehension.

      • magsasakasanayon

        akala ko nanonood ka ng impeachment trial? nung friday po nag-submit na ng documentary evidence ang defense at prosecution. what more do you want? and saan mo nakuha yung idea na walang concrete evidence? si enrile na nga ang nagsabi kay cuevas na, “if you think the prosecution was not able to build up a strong case against your client, then that is your problem.”

      • JosephNess

        anu ba isyu rito estenieta, ganda pangalan mo ah… pagnanakaw ba, hidden wealth ba, o simpling non-disclosure sa SALN? inamin na nga ng idolo mo na di niya sinama sa SALN mga bank accounts nya, anu pa bang pruweba ang kailangan mo? andyan na ang ebidensiya idolo mo mismo ang nagsabi…sasabihin mo na naman na hindi kanya ang pera kaya di nya nilagay sa SALN…babaw naman na dahilan ng isang chief justice ay kinakatwiran yong ibang taong nagfile ng maling SALN, eh, siya ay chief justice dapat siya ang nakakaalam ng tama at mali , tama ba? o nagdadahilan lang siya, ay siya pa nga ang chief justice eh, siya pang bumabaluktot ng batas…naku naman estenieta, makakuha lang ng katwiran ang idolo mo, kahit baluktutin ang kanyang pagka chief justice ay gagawin…
        at anu pa man ang sabihin mo sa 45 properties na yan, walang silbi na yan, at ang totoo, ang idolo mo sanay sa palusot….
        sa bndang huli, ang pagkakatawag kay omb. morales ay di kasalanan ng posekusyon kundi ng defense at lahat ng paninira nila sa ombudsman ay pang takip lamang sa kahihiyang pagkakamali nila na gusto pang ibangon, eh, sadyang malalim na ang kanilang pagkakabaon kaya wala nang paraan kahit anong gawin ay di na nga makabangon, kaya ganon na lang ang ngitngit at alispusta ang paninirang ginagawa kay omb. Morales…mahiya nga kayo, oy!!! LOL.

  • Let’s go, Bob!

    Kiss your Acquittal goodbye:

    6 Inconsistencies  sa testimony ni Corona

    1. They live a simple life?

    Corona said his family lives a simple life. They rarely use the air-conditioner and they don’t have any househelp.

    “Simpleng buhay at tahahan lamang. Hindi man kami gumagamit ng
    aircon sapagkat napakadali naming magkasakit sa lamig. Simpleng pagkain
    lamang ang kinakain namin sa bahay. Sa maniwala man kayo o hindi, kami
    po ay walang katulong sa bahay,” Corona said.

    But  Corona’s reimbursements in the Supreme Court   tell a different story. He dined in fancy restaurants and wore expensive Barong Tagalog, among others.

    Among the documents that the prosecution panel has are the following:

    Corona’s reimbursement of P15,362.37 for a meal at Century Tsukiji
    restaurant on June 20, 2010. The receipt was under the name
    “Renato/Cristina Corona.”Corona’s reimbursement of P20,400 and P25,000 for Barong Tagalog purchased at Rustan’s store Design Exchange Corp.A reimbursement of P100,000 for the “purchase Christmas gifts of the Chief Justice”

    Continue reading at:
    http://wwwDOTrapplerDOTcom/nation/80-special-coverage/5787-6-inconsistencies-in-corona%E2%80%99s-testimony

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

      Aba ,kung  mahusay na witness ka at mayroon kang  na-log  na expenses ni Chief Justice, bakit ngayon mo lang sasabihin iyan?  Santisima Santilmo naman !

      • UrHONOR

        BOINK!!!  Nansens.

      • Let’s go, Bob!

        Iha, naipasa na iyan ng prosecution sa I. court. contradictions sa “sob story” ni Cheapa Star Renato Corona based on documented facts.
        Nakakalimot na kasi yung mga supporting actors and actress sa mga actual na pangyayari. 

        Kaya nga nag walk out iyan ay dahil umiiwas sa cross-examination.

        ang malas lang ng Idol mo, yung mga inimbento niyang “sobs story” ay magkaiba duon sa testimony ng mrs niya sa ibang kaso SC, Yups, nahalukay yung ibang kaso sa SC and hindi sila nag- co-mingle ng story.

        ayaw niyang mag invest sa lupa dahil iniiwasan niya yung nangyari sa family ng misis niya kaya sa dollar/cash nalang, kailan siya nag-invest sa dollar? late 1960’s early 70’s? Kelan ba nangyari yung sigalot sa family ng misis niya “1983”. wow, may third eye si TJ.

    • andres1999

      Info coming from the small lady or from the garage?   Wala nang maniniwala sa inyo.  Harvey Keh style talaga….bulok na sinungaling.

      • Let’s go, Bob!

        “Sa inyo?” You’re really taking this as Pinoys versus Pinoys? I look at it as unsatisfied Pinoys vs a public servant. Kung ganyan ang mentality mo, sa OMB kana tumira para maharang mo lahat ng mag-file ng kaso against public servants.

        BTW: Those Infos coming from the small lady, from the garage, Yoda, Ernie Baron, Einstein are the reason why Corona switched career from being a CJ to a Dramatic Actor. : )

  • JosephNess

    Quicho scoffed at this: “Why do we need to subpoena the bank managers? To prove that there was no ill-gotten wealth? If the prosecution wants to really confirm that testimony of the chief justice, they could use the waiver, but they opted not to because they’re afraid of the truth.”

    no sir, if the prosecution do that, they will be helping you produce the documents which you yourselves don’t want to produce…why? because you yourselves know, thus this bait…for as long as there’s no bank documents to proved your client testimonies, that will stay uncorroborated, thus, more or less, that can be called, a witness talking to the wind, hearsay for sure, considering his questionable credibility…

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

      JosephNess, sino ba naman ang nagpasimuno dito sa Impeachment  na ito? Kung ang prosecution  team na iyan ay  nambi-bintang  ,sila mismo  ang  mag produce  na totoo ang mga sinasabi nila.Patunayan nila.Aba, baliktad na yata ang mundo ngayon!

      • UrHONOR

        BOINK!!! IRRELEVANT.

      • Let’s go, Bob!

        Try mo mag log-out. tapos hingi ka ng upuan.

      • JosephNess

        sino ba ang nagpasimuno madam, tanungin mo idolo mo…kung nakapag antay lamang siyang panandaliang tinali nya ang sariling ambisyon maging CJ sa dahilang bawal ang pag appoint at alam niya na binaluktot lamang ng mga tauhan ng huling tao sa malakanyang ang dating batas na gawa ng kanyang amang si former pres. Diosdado Macapagal tungkol sa midnight appointments,  at di nya tinanggap tulad ng ibang mga kasama sa listahan na umayaw nga sa appointment, sa tingin mo kaya madam, mangyayari ito? ngunit, wala na tayong magagawa roon, nangyari na kaya ito nga naimpeach na siya…dahilan ng kanyang sobrang ambisyon at di mapigil na excitement na makaupo agad sa position ng CJ..ito ang main isyu rito…

  • 1mainstream2

    for one, corona’s assets, as admitted and hopefully truthful, is mind boggling. If we are to take
    corona’s own words and admissions, his total net worth is at least P 300 million but he declared
    only P 22 m in his SALN. No one will believe he can make that much over the years even if
    calculation is started beginning 1960. He also offered NO evidence whatsoever to support
    his claim except his words. words coming from someone who lost his credibility by his own
    doing.  two glaring facts  –  unexplained wealth   and   culpable violation of constitutional
    requirement for truthful declaration of SALN.
    Secondly, his perverted interpretation of FCDA to hide his unexplainable wealth makes him
    very unfit to be a magistrate. as senator pimentel said, he will fail corona if he was his
    professor in law. for me , i will not only fail him, i will recommend that he re-enrol in basic
    courses of the english language. albeit, i am sure corona knows FCDA is directed to the
    banking system not to the depositor, moreover not to government officials consitutionally
    required to disclose all their assets in pursuit of transpareny and accountability

  • UrHONOR

    KAHIT na pagbali-baliktarin pa ng kahit na papaano, GUILTY as dobol L pa din si Boy Faura.  Sa Rhetorics, kapag nauubusan na ng solid arguments, ang ginagamit ay ad hominem o paninirang puri o mga personal na kababuyan ang binabato sa usapan,sabay ng emotional appeal o pakitang-awa.  Kuhang-kuha nii Boy Faura ang lahat ng ito na natutunan niya sa AMDG.  

    Sa masugid na sumusubaysay sa mga pagpapalahaad ko, lalo na doon sa mga na sa plantilla ng mga Summa at MAGNA (nakaw)…. ARF!  ARF!  ARF!  BOW WOW WOW!!!

  • Concur_Dissent

    Quicho claims that the ICJ (impeached corrupted justice) corona clamored for accountability and transparency…. this is the worst double talk if you ever heard one…did corona show proper accountability and transparency when he purposely did not disclose his dollar accounts from his SALN??

  • Kayang

    All this “it’s to late talks” are simply laughable. If the prosecution wanted to bare the truth, they could have made a cross examination and during ongoing cross and requested the summon of the bank managers. Since the accounts were brought up in the direct, they are subject to cross!
    Why did they not take that chance? Because they knew, that this is the amount they would get from the bank managers. That is why they thought its better to go with the AMLC report. 

    Hidden wealth is not the issue of this impeachment trial. Non inclusion in the SALN is. Since the CJ interpreted the discrepancy between the foreign currency law and the SALN law in his favor (and who of all our politicians and judges would have not done that) it is for the court to decide. The senators however won’t decide legal issues, so the question boils down to the “comingeled” peso accounts. Also here is a legal issue. Do you include it as a plus – minus with the same net as in an omission? I don’t think it is impeachable.

    So the outcome is as open as it can be…..

    Finally let me say this, I don;t believe Corona is a good CJ, but I don’t believe in Carpio as CJ either. We need an independent CJ and not a lapdog of the president. So in the meantime I prefer Corona…..

    As far as the argumentation constitution vs foreign currency act is concerned, I believe the constitutuion should reign supreme. However the constitution also says, that political dynasties are not allowed and a law has to be made. This law has never been enacted, but does the constitution reign supreme here? No, because we still have lots of political dynasties.

  • Luthmar

    The gall of this Quicho to call the Ombudsman a “pathetic liar.”  It is you who is pathetic to believe what your client Renato Corona divulged in his second appearance to the impeachment court.  Quicho, the issue here is not numbers.  It is honesty and truthfulness. Your clients vehemently denied about these accounts before, remember?  Now he has given the details of his co-mingled accounts with daughters, neighbors, etc, etc. and that would acquit him?  Since when that a co-mingled accounts should not be reported in the SALN?  It was in his own name, in his bank accounts.  Is there a law that says that a co-mingled accounts must be a secret, hence exempted in the SALN.  May I join this co-mingled account of Corona so I won’t pay taxes on my money?   Because BIR and anybody else have no business looking into our co-mingled accounts.  Most of all, it does not have to be declared in the SALN? Helloooooooo, where have you been.  

    • andres1999

      Create your own constitution, your own Impeachment court and you can have your own conviction.   Nobody will oppose..   

      • OZBOYS

        You just did ngork Zzzzz

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

     The defense team are over confident about the notion for acquittal.I call it wild imagination and pretentious.

      There are questions not ask by the prosecution team such as;
    What made the chief justice to create 82 accounts and start playing with it?
    What does he have in mind about judicial independence and the dictatorship that follows if not imposed to his own likeness?
    The checks and balances that demeaned freedom and independence
    Is it true that the chief justice have extra marital engagements,second wife and paid for “japayukis “on the side?

      Contrary to their wild presumptions,I consider all these non sense and it does not impress anybody…

    • andres1999

      I am sure the small lady, the ombudsman, the LRA,  or even your yellow president can answer that.   And their response will have no bearing in the trial anyway. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

        True but influential to the senator judges…

      • OZBOYS

        Regal Films and Viva Films is willing to take your Thief Justice. 

  • Pinoy_tayo

    Para sa aming mga masa, and taong nagsasabi ng totoo ay masayang hahaharap sa korte at kaninuman para pabulaanan ang mga akusasyon laban sa kanya. Hindi magiging matamlay, masakitin at parang aatakehin sa puso.

     

  • Pinoy_tayo

    Mawala talaga bilib ko sa mga senador na mag-aacquit kay Corona. Sasayangin nila and pagtitiwala ng mga tao. Sana hindi sarili lang nila ang kanilang iisipin kundi ang mga sentimyento ng nagboto sa kanila.

    • andres1999

      CJ will be acquitted, that’s fact.    Sino ba naman senador maniniwala sa small lady,  sa garahe,  sa isang Harvey Keh..  Halos masira na nga utak ng mga senador sa mga witness nyo…..  Sour graping is a sign of defeat.

      • Russell Ariola

         “I own 4 dollar accounts”
        “I did not include them in my SALN”- TJ Corona

        Malinaw po yan sa Article 2 ng Impeachment complaint.
        GUILTY at walang kinalaman sina white lady, small lady atbp.

  • OZBOYS

    Isa lang sigurado ako kapag bumoto si Santiago ng conviction bayani uli yan sa mata ng tao. 

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

    “Why did Cuevas not request it? You know why. If they ask for a
    subpoena, whatever the bank managers will testify on or whatever bank
    documents they will produce will be binding on Corona. That indicates
    they were not prepared to be bound by what the bank records will show,”
    Drilon said by phone.

    Sad day indeed for democracy when one of the supposed neutral judges works as an active prosecutor.
    This is how this administration has prostituted democracy for its own self-interest.
    Justice for sale, also known as Matuwid na Daan.



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