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Ombudsman wants Corona assets back

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and former Chief Justice Renato Corona. SENATE POOL FILE PHOTOS

The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan to freeze and seize over P130 million worth of allegedly ill-gotten assets of former Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife Cristina, saying that the value of the properties they had acquired over a nine-year period was out of proportion to their lawful income.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman denies Corona’s bid to dismiss forfeiture case

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales denied on Wednesday an appeal by former Chief Justice Renato Corona to review its previous ruling finding probable cause to indict him and his wife Cristina in connection with their alleged P130-million ill-gotten wealth case.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corona confident he’ll be cleared in tax case

Former chief justice Renato C. Corona.   FILE PHOTO

Ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona is confident the Department of Justice (DOJ) will throw out the P150-million tax evasion case against him, his daughter and son-in-law after the panel handling their case had completed its preliminary investigation on Friday.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate surprise: Basas, Coronas reconcile

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ANSWERED PRAYERS. Cristina Corona (center), wife of Chief Justice Renato Corona, and daughter Carla (second from right) pose for a photo with Cristina’s previously estranged Basa cousins—Carmen, Ana, Isabel, Francesca and Eric—inside the Senate session hall following their reconciliation during a break in the impeachment trial on Friday.  The lone surviving owner of BGEI, Sister Flory, FMM, has told the Inquirer that she’s been praying without ceasing for family unity. SENATE POOL

After treating the public to a press airing of family problems better kept private, the Basa relations feuding with their cousin Cristina Corona dramatically reconciled on Day 42 of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: May 26th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coronas, Basas reconcile

A member of the Basa family talks to Chief Justice Renato Corona as the feuding clan reconciles  at the Senate session hall Friday. SENATE POOL

In a surprise move on Friday, the feuding family of the wife Chief Justice Renato Corona has reconciled right inside the session hall of the Senate trying the impeachment case of Corona.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Other side of BGEI feud: ‘Basas oppressed us’

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FAMILY FEUD The Basa family— Carmen, Ana, Isabel, Francesca and Eric— occupy the VIP seats in the gallery. They were a few seats away from the Corona family. RICHARD A. REYES

Chief Justice Renato Corona spoke of his family’s preference to keep its financial assets and invest them in “foreign exchange” when he finally took the witness stand at his impeachment trial.

Posted: May 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘We’ll get back what is ours’


Chief Justice Renato Corona, whether found guilty or acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial, along with his wife Cristina and daughter Carla, will be made liable for usurping Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. (BGEI) from its stockholders and squandering its finances, according to an heir of the corporation’s majority stockholders.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ana Basa: We will get back what is rightfully ours

ANA BASA in an earlier interview on how the Coronas acquired Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. INQUIRER file photo

Guilty or not in the impeachment trial, Chief Justice Renato Corona, along with his wife, Cristina, and daughter Carla, will have to pay for their “illegal takeover” of the Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. (BGEI) from its stockholders and for “squandering” its finances, an heir of the corporation’s majority stockholders said.

Posted: May 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Basa-Guidote: A story of betrayal in the family

Ana Basa and Cristina Corona

It all started when Cristina Roco-Corona entered the picture at Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. (BGEI). Since 1963, her father, Vicente Roco, served as BGEI president and her mother, Asuncion Basa, was board secretary. The stockholders never questioned the propriety of the actions of Cristina’s parents. For over two decades, everything was silent on the BGEI front. It turned out that it was only the lull before the storm.

Posted: May 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘We were in Palace to ask about Mrs. Corona’


They went to the Palace by the Pasig to verify reports that Cristina Corona, the wife of Chief Justice-on-trial Renato Corona, is about to fly the coop.

Posted: May 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Spain-bound’ Mrs. Corona will attend Mass for husband till Sunday

Screenshot of the text message about Mrs. Cristina Corona allegedly leaving abroad on May 19.

On Thursday, Cristina Corona belied circulating text messages that she will be leaving for Spain on May 19. After the Thanksgiving Mass and Octave Novena for her husband, Chief Justice Renato Corona, Crisina invited those who attended to join them at the succeeding Octave Novena Mass for the Chief Justice, which will end on Sunday.

Posted: May 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chief Justice ready to bare all–lawyer


“He has reached a point of no return. If he gets convicted, he would gladly accept it. If he gets acquitted, that will be a blessing from God.”

Posted: May 10th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Corona daughter now owns Basa-Guidote

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The wrangling between Cristina Corona and her relatives over the family-owned Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. (BGEI) Tuesday took center stage on Day 36 of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial.

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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