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Declaring dollar deposits would lead to double taxation, says former BIR exec

New SALN form. Photos by Karen Boncocan

Declaring foreign currency deposits as required in the new Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) form may not be a good idea for government officials and employees, a veteran tax collector claimed Saturday.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senator Pimentel doesn’t agree with Corona’s interpretation of law

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said Friday he does not fully agree with Chief Justice Renato Corona’s explanation on why he didn’t disclose the amounts in his bank accounts.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate won’t act on Corona waiver

Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile . JUNNY ROY/SENATE POOL

The Senate, acting as impeachment court, decided not to “act” on the waiver that Chief Justice Renato Corona has issued to allow the opening of all his dollar and peso bank accounts.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corona still won’t resign

Chief Justice Renato Corona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Standing firm, Chief Justice Renato Corona on Friday told the Senate, acting as an impeachment court, that he would not resign.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Annabelle’s gamble


An official of the Anti-Money Laundering Council confirmed the revelation made by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales at the impeachment trial in the Senate about the dollar accounts of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: May 20th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Issue vs Corona is non-disclosure of dollar accounts–prosecution

Former Quezon Rep. Lorenzo Tañada III   INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

It does not matter if Chief Justice Renato Corona had 4 or 82 dollar accounts. In the end, according to the spokesman of the prosecution in his impeachment trial, it will all boil down to the question: Why did he not declare these in his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth?

Posted: May 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corona urged to explain 82 dollar accounts

Senator Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Embattled Chief Justice Renato Corona should explain the alleged 82 dollar bank accounts disclosed by the Ombudsman and the Basa-Guidote Enterprise Inc. (BGEI) ownership in his testimony on Tuesday, Senator Sergio Osmeña III said Friday.

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Only Corona can redeem self from Ombudsman Morales’ testimony

SenateJinggoy Estrada  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Only Chief Justice Renato Corona can “redeem” himself from a “damaging” testimony of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales involving the multi-million peso bank accounts that he had allegedly owns, Senate Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said on Wednesday.

Posted: May 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corona denies resignation rumor

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Chief Justice Renato Corona: Will he tell all? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Chief Justice Renato Corona on Tuesday denied rumors he was stepping down following the testimony of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales that he has 82 dollar accounts in various banks with at least $12 million in deposits.

Posted: May 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Resignation rumors re-surface after Corona opts to testify

Chief Justice Renato Corona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Congressmen could not resist to speculate a day after lawyers of Chief Justice Renato Corona told the Senate impeachment court that the chief magistrate has decided to testify in his trial.

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corona to testify on $10M deposit, lawyer tells impeach court


Chief Justice Renato Corona will testify in his own impeachment trial if the $10 million bank deposit allegation against him will be brought before the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Posted: May 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Defense mulls calling Corona to witness stand

Renato Corona, Corona SALN, Supreme Court

The defense said Monday they were still studying if they would call Chief Justice Renato Corona to the witness stand.

Posted: May 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile: Corona must testify on dollars

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

On the eve of the defense panel’s presentation, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said he was open to summoning members of the House of Representatives but insisted that Chief Justice Renato Corona should testify in his impeachment trial and explain the existence of his dollar account.

Posted: March 12th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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