Corona’s challenge: Bank waivers



Ousted Chief Justice Renato C. Corona. SENATE POOL

During an appearance in his Senate impeachment trial on May 22, then Chief Justice Renato Corona signed a waiver on the confidentiality of his bank accounts.

He challenged the 188 House representatives who signed the articles of impeachment against him and Senator Franklin Drilon, who helped the prosecutors secure evidence against him in the course of his trial, to do the same.

“Join me in a moment of truth as a gesture of transparency and reconciliation with the Filipino people and to one another,” Corona said.

He signed a draft waiver authorizing all banking institutions, the Anti-Money Laundering Council, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Securities and Exchange Commission and the Land Registration Authority to disclose to the public any information showing his assets, business interests and financial connections, including his wife’s.

The waiver also authorized the Supreme Court clerk of court, with permission from the tribunal en banc, to release his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) from 2002 to 2011.

Corona then instructed his defense lawyers to distribute blank copies of the waiver he had just signed. He said that he would submit the waiver he signed to the appropriate agencies but only if the “189 waivers have been signed.”

Except for four lawmakers, the others rejected Corona’s challenge and branded the move as a stunt.

On May 25, on the second day of his appearance in the Senate trial, Corona submitted an unconditional waiver authorizing scrutiny of all his bank accounts.

“I will no longer wait for the waivers of the 189 (lawmakers). I’m submitting this without any conditions whatsoever,” Corona said.

The unconditional waiver prompted senators to halt the proceedings and tackle the matter in caucus. When the session resumed, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, the court’s presiding officer, told Corona that the court would only take “note of the waiver, but can’t act on it.”

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  • bautistaro

    In due time, truth and justice will prevail sana matapos na..purro press release na lang

  • bautistaro

    Next in line, mrs. Reyes,general and .mrs Ligot mrs Garcia,Ebdane,Ermita,Mendoza,and Perez. Also include ex Justice Gonzales..salamat po.God bless

    • VicenteBoticol

      What about the Pajero Bishops? Serafin Cuevas and eduardo manalo….are these millionaires paying the proper taxes?

      • doublecross

        isama muna ang SM corrupt officials nila.

  • prangka

    Those planning to run again. Bank waivers muna. 

    • Bert

      PNOY nga AYAW MAG SIGN ng waiver, itong ibang BUWAYA pa?! Follow the leader lang, di ba?

  • $17531445

    So, it was the Senate that rejected the waiver and now, the BIR needs it. Oh well, it was entertaining while the circus lasted.

    • RyanE

      Actually BIR has utilized the waiver in coming up with the tax evasion case against ex-CJ Corona.

      Senate impeachment court did not use the waiver then because it’s too late as the court was about to render its decision.

  • ztefertilizerscam5

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    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of

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    Chief Justice

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    • cowboys2

      Attention: Kidnappers for ransom syndicates….alam na nyo kung sino dapat ang titirahin nyo, wag yung mga legit na mga business people. Wag kayong tatangatanga, walang reason sa inyo na wala silang pang tubos. Maki share kayo sa mga mandarambong ng Pilipinas.

  • RyanE

    I guess this is not news anymore but history. Anyway, I think the author of this article is actually sending a challenge to CJ Sereno to also sign a bank waiver after her recent release of SALN. Perhaps the author is “sympathetic” to the former CJ.

  • DinngMae

    Flogging a dead horse? How much PDI? How much?

    • VicenteBoticol

      Dura est lex…sed lex…….Di nagbayad ng buwis…….dapat parusahan….Chief Justice pa naman…syempre alam nya ang batas sa tax evasion?   Corona….Karma na 2 lahat sa lahat na MILAGRO  na ginawa mo sa Supreme Court !

  • KenjiHimura

    “Corona’s challenge: Bank Waivers”??? 

    He has backed-out of his challenge already. He revoked/withdrawn his unconditional bank waivers after the BIR filed tax evasion cases against him.

    “DinggMae” and “RyanE” is right about their own respective comments on this news article.

  • doublecross

    TONTO…!!!!!….ang kasinungalingan mo ang nag-bagsak sa iyo…GET’s MO!!!!!!!

  • RomyLitz

    I enjoy blogging when some personalities of the Wheelchairs Association are the flavors of the week or the month like Corona, Mike and the generals Garcia and Lagot.! It makes my day.

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