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Senators tackle penalty for Corona in case of guilty verdict

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Senator Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos. AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Renato Corona can only either be removed from office or be cleared of all charges and will not be meted out with other penalties like admonition or reprimand.

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told reporters Monday that “the only decision that we can make is either to impeach or not impeach.”

The 1987 Constitution states that the penalty for a conviction “will not go farther than removal from public office,” which Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said during the trial could include penalties of admonition, reprimand or censure.

The Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, heard on Monday the closing arguments of both prosecution and defense panels on the impeachment case against Corona.

The verdict will be issued Tuesday by the senator-judges whether to convict or acquit Corona on the charges of culpable violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust for not disclosing his dollar and peso deposits in several bank accounts under his name

“The option of only to admonish the Chief Justice or to somehow put on his record that he has committed some wrong-doing but not to impeach [him], I think that has been dismissed [by the Senate],” Marcos said.

Senator Franklin Drilon said in a separate interview that “conviction will result in removal and disqualification from holding office”

The penalty for being impeached as stated in the constitution was that “it shall not go farther than removal from public office and perpetual disqualification from public office” only meant that imprisonment cannot be a penalty in an impeachment trial, Drilon said.

Supreme Court Intervention

Senator Marcos said that the Senate will defy the Supreme Court should the defense panel appeal to the Supreme Court and decide in favor of Corona.

“I think we will defy [the Supreme Court] because [Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile] has made it very clear that the impeachment court’s decision cannot be appealed [and] cannot be questioned,” Marcos said.

He said he also agrees with Enrile’s position that “there is no higher court in the land when it comes to an impeachment [case] than the impeachment court itself.”

“There will be a verdict tomorrow (Tuesday) and I do not believe that verdict can be questioned even by the Supreme Court,” Marcos said.


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Tags: Corona Impeachment , corruption , Ill-gotten wealth , Juan Ponce Enrile , Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales , Senate , Serafin Cuevas , Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    merriam; dapat kung mapatunayan na dapat may conviction,,,paRA SA AKIN …ANG PARUSA ..FACE THE WALL….  kasi mabait naman  yan,,,may saket pa,,,o kaya paluin na lang sa pwet…

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

      tama para kung sakaling si ABnoy ma impeach ganun din gagawin.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

        tama at saka paluhurin sa asin…para masatisfy ang amo mong si brendang tililing…

      • KapitanBagwis

         Bakit hindi na lang ibitin ng patiwarik.

      • filipinaskoh

        Sobra naman kayo!!! Ang sasama nyo!
        bakit hindi na lang gawin sa kanya ang ginagawa sa Japan sa nahuhuling nagnanakaw.
        PUTULIN: Sampung mga  daliri  kamay at paa, dalawang tenga
                          

      • KapitanBagwis

        Parang kanta sa kinder yun ah ! hahaha

    • Concur_Dissent

      dapat nga FACE THE WALL  yang si corona… basta-basta na lang lumalabas ng room yan ni hindi man lang mag paalam ng…..MAY I GO OUT MAAM?

  • fugeee

    patawan na lang daw ng kurot sa singit sabi ni amigang miriam…LOL

  • athenapallas

    pwede ng magpakabit ng aircon at mag-aircon si Corona pag na-impeach.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ON7OVYELIEWW7U25MAF7XD36WU Cubano

      At kumuha ng kasambahay……

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

        PAra hindi na si Cristina ang maglaba at magplantsa

      • Pusang Gala

        Hindi narin kailangan mag declare ng kung ano ano

      • mherr

        hindi na rin maging malungkot si Karla…madami na syang makasabayang bidders sa BASA-GUIDOTE Auction Sale

      • aspirin200

        Hindi na kailangang dalawa ang trabaho ni Czarina sa America.

      • filipinaskoh

        Hindi na rin kailangan mag pa confine sa ICU si Corona. Sigurado gagaling na sya. Kasi wala na syang iisipin at makakatulog na rin ng mahimbing.

      • Uragorn

        At hindi na niya kailangang mag-wish ng “excuse me” kasi hindi na siya ang “Chief Justice of the Republic of the Philippines”. (^_^)

  • Pusang Gala

    Reprimand is out of the question.

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

    Mr Marcos, do something good for the Filipinos, convict Corona!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

      asa ka pa…

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

    marcos,bukas,chance mo na maipakita na useful ka sa taongbayan.dont waste your chance boy…

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

    If the chief justice is found guilty on the charges.The government or the impeachment court has every right to collect  6-7 million pesos for the expenses in prosecution of the case…

  • ashleybulls

    Hope you’re like your father..decisive!

    • Pusang Gala

      Name. That’s the closest he can get.

  • cute79

    Mr marcos,sana ang boto mo ay para sa kabutihan ng ating bansa.ipakita mo n may panindigan ka at malinis ang hangarin mo sa bayan at d ka kampon ni Gloria.aabangan namin ang boto mo bukas.

    • KapitanBagwis

       It’s clear Bong Bong is voting for conviction.

  • Pusang Gala

    Mr Lapid, do something good for the Filipinos, convict Corona……. then forget politics!!!

  • quirinomayer

    Wala sa isip ni Bongbong iwan ang politika at balak pa yata babalik sa Malacanang kaya boboto siya ng conviction maski marami siyang puna laban sa Prosecution dati. 

    • KapitanBagwis

       Malabo lang ang utak ng boboto ng acquittal. Political suicide yun.

  • mherr

    CJ’s wife : Hon, bakit naman di puedeng gawing joint account, yung may “and/or” yung 80-million COMINGLED FUNDS natin? Nakadalawang  heart bypass ka na. If suddenly, mamatay ka due to heart attack, aba delikado yan. Baka, ma freeze pa ang millions natin?

    CJ: Ssshh…Bago na ang Presidente ngayon. Palusot lang ito. Smuggled ito, di COMINGLED, tanga…

  • KapitanBagwis

    The 1987 Constitution states that the penalty for a conviction ”will not
    go farther than removal from public office,” which Senator Miriam
    Defensor-Santiago said during the trial could include penalties of
    admonition, reprimand or censure.

    Talaga itong si Brenda walang kahihiyan. Corrupt coddler itong walang utak na ito.

    Now we rest assured that Bong Bong is for conviction.

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Para ano pa ang halaga ng conviction kung hindi rin lang sisibakin… SIRA!

      • KapitanBagwis

        Diyan mo makikita kung anong klaseng utak si Brenda. Kung sabagay, kaya nga tinawag na Brenda

      • filipinaskoh

        May utak pala iyon, akala ko wala.

      • KapitanBagwis

        Utak abo na baligtad pa position lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2V5ZV5LL7BSDH6B77IWJX62IJA Fudge

    Its unanimous conviction tomorrow!!! Sana may bets para kumita tayo ng husto laban sa mga pro-Corona!

    • KapitanBagwis

       Matatalo ka kasi si Brenda at Arroyo acquittal ang boto nung mga yun.

  • aspirin200

    Marcos will vote for acquittal and will parrot the line of the defense to justify his position. The agenda is to make it hard for Pnoy to govern and succeed so in 2016, he can claim: “See, nobody can succeed to govern the Filipinos except a Marcos’.

    Villar will also vote to acquit and will tell us: “You should have voted for the guy who knows how to swim in garbage. We wouldn’t be in this position have you voted for me”. and “don’t forget to vote for Cynthia. She will continue my legacy as a defender of judicial independence.”

    Miriam will vote to acquit: “I’m going to the ICC, so bahala kayo dyan.” also “I didn’t succeed, so why should you.”

    Joker Arroyo is for acquittal: “I prosecuted Erap and orchestrated the walk out and GMA became the beneficiary. You think that GMA did not take care of me through Rene when he was her Executive Secretary? What hypocrisy if i will vote to convict.”

    So, watch out folks, these people are foxy.

  • pilipino

    Nagmaang-maangan na naman ang kalahi ni Thief J sa Senado, as if they don’t know the purpose of the Impeachment process.

    Art. XI Section 2 of the highest law of the Republic says “…the Members of the Supreme Court…may be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, culpable violation of the Constitution, …or betrayal of public trust.”

    Pag-isipan pa daw kung anong penalty? Huwag na kayong magpakahirap Marcos at Bren.da hahaha ipakurot nyo na lang kay Midas sa loob ng isang buwan. Isama mo si Manoling baka type niya makikurot.

    • Concur_Dissent

      normal sa kanila yan talaga…they don’t know a lot of things….including  the purpose why there are provisions against MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT which started all these nightmares of corona!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PAR5DV2Q44SR6LL75BOAF4XF6I Doods Abala

    Senator Marcos, ipakita mo ang tunay na Legacy ni Manong Ferdie, CONVICT CORONA!

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Mag-milagro sana ang pangarap mo.

    • pilipino

      Delikado tayo niyan, nakaw na yaman ang legacy nung wax look-alike na nakahiga doon sa glass box sa Batac!

  • lemon88

    BAKIT MUKHANG NAGBABAGO NG PANANALITA NI MARCOS JR.  NAPAGTANTO BA NYA NA MALI ANG KANYANG PINAGSASABI NITONG MGA NAKARAANG ARAW. TALAGANG ME BALAK BUMALIK ANG MGA MARCOS. SEN. MARCOS JR. HINDI KITA SINISISI SA GINAWA NG MGA MAGULANG, PERO IKA NGA NILA”BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER. SORRY TO THIS, PERO NI KATITING WALA AKONG TIWALA SA YO.

    • KapitanBagwis

       Narinig niya ang sinabi ni JPE kay Lolo Cuevas, kaya natauhan siya.

      Si Brenda lang talaga ang sarado isip.

      • lemon88

        SAYANG LANG PANAHON KO PAG PINANSIN KO C BRENDA DAHIL TALAGANG WALA NG PAG-ASANG MAGBAGO PA.  DINA DAPAT SYA IBOTO PANG MULI KAHIT MGA KAPANALIG NYA.  MADALAS WALA SA LUGAR KUNG MANG INSULTO AT MAMBASTOS AS IF SYA  ANG PINAKAMARUNONG.

      • KapitanBagwis

        Inis nga ako sa sarili ko kung bakit ko pinapansin.

  • filipinaskoh

    Santiago left the senate, because of high blood pressure.
    Is that so???
    Mukhang napikon lang sya at mukhang nag-iisa lang syang ang vote nya ay Conviction pero – reprimand lang.
    With the way Marcos is talking he is for CONVICTION!

    Sino naman kayang Senador ang nasa tamang pag-iisip na ACQUITTED ang verdict gayong overwhelming ang evidence galing pa mismo sa BIBIG NI CORONA.
    Si Santiago lang ang mag-a-ACQUIT sa kanya, kasi sya lang naman ang wala sa tamang pag-iisip.

    Sorry WA-EPEK ung  matinding drama sa RECONCILIATION. Nawalan din bigla ang kasikatan ng mga BASAs para lang silang nabasa. kasi naman wrong timing  para sa  sambayanang Filipino pero perfect timing para kay Corona, kaya lang wa -effect.

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

      Wishful thinking in your part. CORONA WILL  BE ACQUITTED. ALL  IT NEEDS  ARE  9  SENATORS TO VOTE FOR ACQUITTAL. i COUNTED 14 FOR  Acquittal. ANYWAY,LET US SEE TOMORROW . QUE SERA,SERA!

      • KapitanBagwis

         hehehe..yours is wishful thinking. After hearing what JPE said to Lolo Cuevas, all senators knew JPE’s stand and they are all voting for conviction except Brenda and the Clown.

      • Concur_Dissent

        Estenieta, how many times do I need to reprimand you for your lack of knowledge about these proceedings??  All corona needs are 8 votes for acquittal not 9.

        the other day sabi mo hindi si PNOY ang nag nominate kay brenda sa ICC.  I had to cut and paste a newsclip from ABS-CBN reporting the fact that it was PNOY who nominated brenda for the ICC job!! 

        As usual, you didn’t do your assignment again!!  Please CENSURE yourself from joining topics requiring intellect…

      • HEEEEY2011

        In denial ka. Samahan mo na rin si Corona sa hospital. Pareho kayong mental hospital ang bagsak ninyo. Isama na rin ninyo si Santiago.

      • filipinaskoh

        Que sera sera!
        masera kang magisa mo noh!

  • MonMayuga

    “Slap-on-the wrist,” punishment ang gustong mangyari ni Senator Defensor-Santiago. Akala ko ba marunong sa batas ang babaing ito? O gusto lang niyang manatili sa tungkulin si Corona at nang sa ganoon ay mapangalagaan ang kapakanan ang common patroness nilang Gloria Arroyo?

  • Concur_Dissent

    Voting results:

    Santiago – Censure
    Arroyo – Reprimand
    Marcos – Abstain
    All the rest 20 senators – Guilty!!

    • KapitanBagwis

       Marcos is for conviction now.

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

      Well here is also my thought in answer to your  Guesses;
      My Crytal Ball says like this:

           A . For ACQUITTAL:                                         B. FOR CONVICTION

                     1. ARROYO                                                     1.  ANGARA

                     2. CAYETANO ,ALLAN                                    2.  DRILLON

                     3. CAYETANO ,PIA                                         3.  GUINGONA
       
                     4. ENRILE                                                        4.  OSMENA

                     5. ESCUDERO                                                 5.  PANGILINAN

                     6. ESTRADA                                                    6.  PIMENTEL

                     7. HONASAN                                                   7.  LACSON

                     8.  LAPID                                                         8.  RECTO

                     9.  LEGARDA                                                  9. TRILLANES

                  10 .  MARCOS

                   11.  REVILLA

                   12.  SANTIAGO

                   13.  SOTTO 

                   14.  VILLAR

            O, AYAN IYAN ANG SINASABI NG crystla ball ko. i-check ninyo bukas!                 

      • Opet Mabunga

        in your dreams..

      • indiosbravos2002

        you are in a lot of disappointment friend.

      • hatecorrupt

        IN YOUR NIGHTMARE DREAM. LOL, LOL.

      • Concur_Dissent

        sige tulog ka muna…. antok lang yan!

      • HEEEEY2011

        Kahit 25 cents hindi kita babayaran sa hula mong iyan puweeee!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

        at saka ito.. si estenieta,,,grabe ang ginawa sa akin na panggugulang,,,,sinamantala nya ang aking kahinaan…yung pagiging mapagbigay….hinde ko sya siningil…pero umabuso…..dapat magbayad sya,,,mamang mana sya sa mga amo nyang si coronakot at gloriang mandarambong….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

        aha,,,yung energy mo… naging madam auring ka,,,pagkatapos mong sairin yung kahinaan ko…sininghut mo ng sagadsagaran ang utot ko ng walang patumangga ,,,wala ma lang patenkyu ,,,kapal ng mukha mo …magbayad ka,,,estapador,,,,

      • parekoy

        A . For CONVICTION
        1. ANGARA
        2. CAYETANO ,ALLAN
        3. CAYETANO ,PIA
        4. ENRILE
        5. ESCUDERO
        6. ESTRADA
        7. HONASAN
        8. LAPID
        9 . MARCOS
        10. SOTTO
        11. VILLAR
        12.DRILLON
        13. GUINGONA
        14. OSMENA
        15. PANGILINAN
        16. PIMENTEL
        17. LACSON
        18. RECTO
        19. TRILLANES

        B. FOR ACQUITTAL

        1. ARROYO
        2.SANTIAGO
        3. LEGARDA
        4. REVILLA

        HETO AKIN….CORONA GUILTY FOR REPORTING ONLY 1.98% OF HIS
        SALN FOR MANY MANY MANY YRS…HE IS A CONSISTENT LIAR AND CHEATER !!!

      • Russell Ariola

         Si Sotto.. linta yun kay pandak. Bulag yun na boboto ng acquittal.
        Ganun din si Marcos. Ang lalim ng galit nyan key Pnoy.
        Si Legarda loyal pa rin yan key FPJ kaya tingin ko for conviction yan.

        18-5 sa kin pare.
        Sama si Marcos kina Joker, Brainda,Revilla at Sotto.

  • sheldonbot

    Corona has already been Impeached by the House of Representatives. What is Marcos talking about????

    Because he has been impeached, meaning he has been accused, this trial shall determine whether he is guilty of the accusations (Articles of Impeachment). If found guilty by two-thirds votes, the Senate Impeachment Court must convict him and the only sentence that can be rendered is removal from office.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6PL6MTGJSGMGZ3FMIKNVMPGEL4 John

    the only hold outs: I AM SAM (santiago, joket and makoy jr).

    makoy will vote guilty because he has no choice. brenda will vote not guilty because she owes GMA a lot. arroyo also not guilty brcause its payback time and hes retiring anyway legacy be d@mmed!

  • bornpinoy

    I BELIEVE MIRIAM SANTIAGO IS A REAL NUT-CASE. THE MORE I READ ABOUT HER, THE STRONGER I BELIEVE SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH HER WAY OF THINKING. HOW IN THE WORLD CAN YOU REPRIMAND THE HEAD OF THE SUPREME COURT? IF THAT HAPPENS, WHO WILL RENDER FAIR AND UNBIASED DECISION ON SENSITIVE ISSUES THAT MAY COME TO THE SUPREME COURT, A REPRIMANDED THIEF JUSTICE? MIRIAM, IN THE NAME OF COMMON SENSE, PLEASE SHUT-UP AND DON’T OPEN YOUR MOUTH UNTIL ASKED. AND THEN, ONLY THEN YOU MAY ANSWER THE QUESTION THROWN AT YOU. YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THE SENATE. YOU SHOULD BE IN THE SANITARIUM….

    • HEEEEY2011

      Baliw talaga ityang si Miriam. Buti at hindi siya naging president noon. Sana mawala na iyan sa senado.

      • HEEEEY2011

        Huwag na ninyong iboto ang baliw na iyan. Ibinoto ko pa naman siya noong naging candidate siyang president. Buti na lang hindi nanalo kundi malaki sanang pasanin ng aking kunsensiya ang pinaggagagawa niya.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GAMHA43JHH74XLZOLUEAUO2OT4 P G

      PAGPASENSYAHAN MO NA PASANG AWA LANG KASE SA BAR KAYA MALI MALI ANG INTERPRETASYON SA BATAS NG TAO AT DIYOS.
      BRENDA KASE KAYA WALANG COMMON SENSE AT DI NATUTO SA KANYANG MGA PAGKAKAMALI. GANYAN DIN GINAWA NYA SA ERAP IMPEACHMENT KAYA NATALO NUNG 2001. PARA SYANG SI DANCING ORETA NUNG 2001.
      MASWERTE TAYO AT TINALO SYA NI RAMOS.

    • http://twitter.com/tguinto2003 teri wright

       Sya nga mismo hindi ny matake yung mga palusot ng defense, kaya yun! umuwe! sumakit ang ulo at na highblood daw!

  • Ulipur

     TRO = Take Renato Out.

  • Yahilawod

    Wary of the dominant public opinion that he is pro-acquittal, Marcos had to speak now to show that his verdict later for removal was premeditated and not a last minute change of mind due to peer pressure.

  • UsoUso82

    UsoUso82,
    this is a politcal move and why their is penalty? CJ Corona does not want to quit bec he is also safeguarding the democracy of this nation. This is suppose to be a 3-way guards of presidential type of governance. Change into parliamentary so their will be no more impeachment. Mabuhay si CJ Corona bec he is a hero in balancing the power of governance today.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    I forgive Miriam’s recent gaffaws.  The woman is suffering from mental hallucination.  This is a woman who cannot speak without raising her voice and having a dagger eyes.  Her attitude during the course of the impeachment trial is so pathetic.  She is a disgrace to the Senate.

  • basilionisisa

    Mukhang finally ‘growing up’ and learning from experience na ang batang Marcos! Good on you to show some hint of the former statesmanship of your Dad. And you, too, Sen Drilon, for your most valuable contribution! And to Sen Santiago, what a shame that you will retire from the Senate with your brilliance tarnished by your arrogant ‘defense’ of an undeserving person. We just hope you won’t embarrass your country in the International Court the way you embarrass the Filipino people in the Impeachment Court. And to the other Senators, we hope you won’t let the People down.

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

    tomorrow the verdict will be deliver by the 23 senators to:  CORONA IS GUILTY AND HEREBY CONVICTED.. umiiyak at naglulupasay si cristina kayakap si brenda hindi nila matanggap na hindi nag 10x ang boto niya para maisalba ang mga palusot ni coronatik.

    sa isang banda umiiyak si renato..nahulog dahil napatid ang lubid na itinali sa kanyang leeg mula ceiling fan ng kanilang kubeta..hehe

  • Man_e

    Hope our senators are not stupid!,,,evidence already spoken by CJ Corona and that’s it period!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

    Itong si Brenda is truly a nut case! Kaya nga i-impeach ang isang gov’t official for the purpose of removing him/her from office di ba? Anong pinagsasabi pa nya na admonish or reprimand? sira ulo talaga!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

    The purpose of an impeachment is to remove a public official from office? There’s no ifs and buts. There’s no such thing as admonishment or plain reprimand if the accused is found guilty! If found guilty, immediate removal from office is the only penalty!.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NU25UAHRAOFV3M63M2XTFBQIFI bong

    Sen. Meriam is fighting for lower penalty just only reprimand to the CJ because she knows already that her colleagues has made up all their minds and felt that there is no power on earth can stop the majority senators to give conviction to Corona…..

    • Mario_Garcia

      We should not let this pass with a mere reprimand, we should use this impeachment proceedings as a deterrent to all public officials that no matter how small a wrong, it is still a wrong done more so that the defendant is the Chief Justice who is suppose to be undoubtedly and immaculately clean before all of us.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/C2VAB4I5KTVDU52WWAGKKZVVOM Dennis

        Yes, I do agree. The real Chief Justice is the epitome of uprightness, morale conscience and interpret the law not or NEVER in his vested interest. I remember, the late General Reyes who killed himself before the tomb of his mother-I believed this General Reyes is a man who realized his wrongdoings and to his regrets HE KILLED HIMSELF. He can’t afford to be humiliated and likewise his family. He (General Reyes) was a man of principle and with conscience, UNLIKE GMA’s Chief Justice Corona who appeared to be certified liar and doesn’t care for whatever people will call or tell him. Talagalng  walang conciense at parang makapal and MUKHA. He doesn’t ashamed to tell a lie and worse, he (CORONA and FAMILY) EVEN uses the name of GOD in vain. OMG! Maawa naman kayo sa Pilipinas!

  • zahraff

    Assuming not admitting that CORONA is a smart lawyer, his biggest BLUNDER was to call on the OMBUDSMAN, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to testify regarding his 82 Dollar Bank Accounts. CORONA was banking on the notion that his Dollar and Peso Accounts CANNOT be opened because of the SECRECY LAW, which is the reason why he did not resign from the very start. In an Impeachment Trial, your secrets and your life WILL BE AN OPEN BOOK. In this case, CORONA, who is the subject will /cannot hide for him to just walk away. When a person is guilty (which is CORONA), you will not be able to connect the dots to arrive at a perfect crime, no matter how you manipulate your evil deeds, because the reality is that “THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL!”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

      Yes, it was the biggest blunder on their part but not for the reason you stated. The truth of the matter (and this came from a very reliable source) is that the documents that were given by Harvey Keh to JPE were fakes and the data are all wrong (gawa-gawa lang nila). Noticed that Keh had to bring in media when he presented the sealed envelope to JPE? That is to make sure that the defense knows about it.

      The defense got hold of copies of the documents Keh gave to JPE. They assumed now that the documents the Ombudsman was holding was the same as that of Keh, so they excitedly called the ombudsman to the witness stand expecting to make mincemeat out of her while at the same proving corona’s assertion that there are people out there who is trying to demolish or bismirch his reputation. But Lo and behold, the ombudsman has in her position the AMLC report (the correct and true document)!

      That my friend was a stroke of genius by the prosecution! By this, they were able to achieve their goal in getting the chief justice to take the witness stand!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXTJXMBA24KTV764367C4OD5EU Kortes Vicente

         Wonder though if that’s accurate but that’s possible since the defense were so confident to even challenge the OMB to resign should she be found wrong.
        Here’s another one: The Basa Guidote business and money story could have been fabrications from the very start just to jsutfy the sources of the money and claim it didn’t come from the Government or any other illegal source. Then , just like a telenovela, it was bound to end “And they lived happily ever after”. The photographs are still there with their sweet smiles courting smiles from the Senator judges to pen the smiling verdict “Not Guilty”.
        Well, let’s see you guys tomorrow. Whatever the outcome, let’s be ready.

  • UrHONOR

    NEXT STOP is the OMBUDSMAN for graft and corruption.  THEN, Munti to flock with all his fine feathered friends.  May the force and luck of the UNANO be with you! 

    • Russell Ariola

      Hehee.. wag lang magdrama na naman si TJ at sa VMMC bagsak nya.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

    Remember guys that Abstention is a vote for acquittal.

    Let’s see who among the senator’s will abstain from voting tomorrow. This will just show us how little they think of us Filipino people. They think that by abstaining instead of directly acquitting corona, they can already pacify the anger of the people towards them.

  • Sarkasmos

    There is a street in Diliman which has been renamed in Miriam’s honor: Miriam Defensor Santiago Street (formerly Matino)

    • isidro c. valencia

      You made my day Sarkamos. I really like it. 80M and 2.4M likes for you.  

    • Pusang Gala

      BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      Actually she was the brain behind the trip “U.P. Toki”.

    • Russell Ariola

      Hahahaaa..
      Lemme guess… dead end no?

      • Pusang Gala

        Yes!!!

        and “NO CURVES”

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    All that the phrase “Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than removal from office” means, as applied to Mr. Corona once he is convicted, is that even if he had declared publicly before that the only way to remove him is to kill him, the officers enforcing the judgment of removal cannot and should not believe and take his words literally.  Hence, they are precluded from throwing him out the window of his office nor can they push him headlong down the stairs.

    If Mr. Corona refuses to physically leave his office, all that the Sheriff and his Assistants can legally do is to lift him bodily and carry him outside the Supreme Court and place him on the pavement or sidewalk of Padre Faura directly outside the gate of the Supreme Court. They cannot carry him any further.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P5NDZRH42ZS6DD6PFAKITVULHE Renlyn

    Bongbong parang puwede kitang idol! Akala ko panig ka sa mga corrupt pero parang may common sense ka na. he he he.

    • Russell Ariola

       Sana nga… sana manaig ang katutuhanan sa kanya di yung tagong galit nya kay Pnoy.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JZYQHSCVGAIMSSNTTI5RGCAFAA Francis

      He is a Marcos and the Marcoses have dignity.

      Stand up and be like your old man, Bongbong.

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Corona’s undeclared assets should be confiscated in favor of the government since they were clearly not earned from legal activities.

    • pinoydinako

      I agree with you….kaya lang sabe ni Corona before “if you find them, sa inyo na”….so, Tupas and company will get them para sa mahirap.
      By the way, siThief Justice talagang nagkulang……nagwaiver pa….puro palusok lang.
      Salamat po.  I enjoyed reading your postings here.

  • Taiko_Kauna

    Mga senador, lalo na ikaw brenda, huwag na ninyong paglaruan pa ang provision sa impeachment; kahit hindi abogado naiintindihan ito. Tama ang pronouncement ni Drilon dahil ito ang nakasaad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7VS6I6OYLOECGFVM33DVMA5PXA Sergio

    I heard recently that no Filipino saints have ever been selected and feelthis is a wrong that must be righted. I know of at least one Filipinowho has passed the criteria for sainthood (performing three miracles),Ferdinand Marcos. The miracles he performed are:
    1) He took millions, possibly billions of dollars out of one of theworld’s poorer nations.
    2) He stayed married to Imelda for over 30 years.
    3) He died of natural causes.

    • calipso_2100

      except the phil was not poor when he stole those billions.

      4) His wife and children were voted by the people in high gov. positions c/o Ferdie’s intercession.

    • Russell Ariola

      Mukha nga. Di pa nga nailibing eh
      Nakafreezer lang.. hahaaa..

  • Russell Ariola

    Heheee.. asar na si pandak ngayon. Wala na si Mercy. Mawawala na rin si TJ.

    Pag-asa na lang ng mga Arroyo yung 8 associate judges na appointed nya sa SC.

    • Roose Bolton

       They’ll be next one after the other starting with SC Justice Mariano del Castillo’s pending impeachment in the House of Representatives.

      • Russell Ariola

        Sana naman. Halatang one-sided justices yung mga yun. Sina Sereno at Bernabe, kabago-bago pa lang pero ilang beses nang sumalungat sa “side” ni Pnoy. Yun ang mga hukom na talagang ginagamit ang isip, di ang bulsa.
        Teka, si Reyes yata bdsm buddy ni TJ ah… ahihihiii..

  • Renato Cozener

    CONVICT CORONA!

  • markx2012

    WHA! read it again miriam and think! use your mind! you misinterpret “will not go further than” miriam! OMG!
    HAHAHAHA

    matalino ka ngang naituring, B O B A naman kung ang hangad ay palusutin ang mga sinungaling at korapt!

    KAKAHIYA KA!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYSEPM7BIAEMCNNASWOWQ5RTKY Ang Kampanero

    “… senate to defy SC if …”,  siguro paltan na lang ang pangalan ng Supreme Court kung pwede rin palang idefy at di irespeto ang ruling nito. delikado ang ganyang pananaw na kahit sinong legislator o cabinet member ay pwedeng magkaroon ng sariling nilang interpretasyon ng batas or legalidad na hindi dumadaan sa proseso

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JZYQHSCVGAIMSSNTTI5RGCAFAA Francis

      “there is no higher court in the land when it comes to an impeachment [case] than the impeachment court itself”

      If the impeachable official is the chief of the Supreme Court and it will be decided by the Supreme Court, where is the check and balance?

      Probably, the check is with Corona and he won’t care about the balance of his peso and dollar accounts because it is growing without him knowing it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UDJSZS5F3YXWMTZETKY5EHMI7I Ibrahim

    corona is guilty period

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UDJSZS5F3YXWMTZETKY5EHMI7I Ibrahim

    matalino talaga si tililing ok lang ang mag nakaw pag guilty ka ay aalisin ka lang sa serbesyo iyo lahat ang ninakaw mo, magaling ……

  • doublecross

    miriam……hahahahahhahhahhahahaha….tawa na lang ako, kht di ako matalino, nakakaintindi ako ng maayos.

  • Sid Marcel

    Not Guilty! Hahahaha

  • Wadav

    ang suggestion ni miriam n reprimand lng di nakalusot! ay naku miriam mahirap tlaga magpalusot! c bongbong mukhang…boboto ng conviction dah! cge lng makita natin maya maya ang resulta..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SKIOLCJAEBNFN7EF5RL6UMTM4E Lexmark

    Sira ulo itong si Miriam . Dapat alisin ito sa IC. Nakakahiya! Masahol pa sa basura ang bunganga nito. Miriam is one of the problem of this country. tamaan na lang daw siya ng kidlat. hahaha.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SALRW672NRCQ2SUWONVJCPCHSQ Ronald D

     Miriam, Joker,Marcos- mga tanga kayo kung inaakala nyo na makakalusot pa kayo sa publiko sa pagboto nyo ng NOT GUILTY sigurado sa kangkungan nyo pupulutin yan POLITICAL career nyo. hehheeehe hindi rin namin kelangan sa Senado ang may TUPAK, BASTOS at KURAKOT.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TB26HT5YZNFX7XT3WBYD5JKWJI James

    Miriam is the best senator of the Philippines…brave, genius, educated, fearless, morally upright, spotless, very honest, beautiful, smart, knowledgeable of laws, I wish Philippines will have more of her.Unlike some of your senators are D-lister actors, low IQ, corrupt, greedy, lacks education to be a senator. Mariam Santiago for President of the Philippines..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/V7Y7KSUYDBXOLXJHRWIU4QHSA4 Hala-hala

      Yes, I like your comment about Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. Her mouth when open to speak especially during the impeachment of CJ Corona is like thunder and lightning. She does not deserve to be reelected to the Senate dahil sa kanyang pagkiling sa maling ginawa ni Corona. She, Joker and Marcos does not deserve to be re-elected!

  • kritikong

    wala pa akong balita sa mga kaso nila and his husband nong chief cya ng Bureau of Immigration,.. mali ako , may resulta na pala .. dumami ang chinese national taking over phil. business oppurtunities, including drug issues, at pagmamalabis sa mga pilipina kabits. 



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