WHAT WENT BEFORE: Mrs. Corona in John Hay Management Corp.
Here is the sequence of events from the time Chief Justice Renato Corona’s wife was appointed director of John Hay Management Corp. (JHMC) up to the issuance by the justice department of a subpoena for her to appear in a preliminary investigation next week:
May 19, 2001. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo appoints Ma. Cristina Corona to the board of directors of John Hay Management Corp.
April 9, 2002. Arroyo appoints her former legal counsel, chief of staff and executive secretary, Renato Corona, associate justice of the Supreme Court.
April 12, 2007. Mrs. Corona is appointed chair of the JHMC board.
July 28, 2007. Mrs. Corona assumes the concurrent position of JHMC president.
August 2008. Frank Daytec is appointed JHMC operations group manager. Daytec reviews JHMC’s records of financial transactions and finds alleged anomalies beginning March that year.
May 1, 2009. Four former JHMC employees sue Mrs. Corona and the JHMC before the Department of Labor and Employment for illegal termination of their employment.
January to March 2010. The National Labor Relations Commission directs Mrs. Corona to reinstate and compensate the four JHMC employees.
April 2010. JHMC employees protest a directive requiring them to sign a waiver indicating they have no tenure in JHMC in exchange for receiving their pay.
April 21, 2010. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) questions Mrs. Corona’s employment. Council members interview Associate Justice Corona regarding his nomination as Chief Justice. Corona tells JBC members his wife is about to resign from JHMC.
May 12, 2010. Associate Justice Corona assumes the post of Chief Justice.
July 10, 2010. Supreme Court announces Mrs. Corona’s resignation from JHMC.
July 16, 2010. Daytec files criminal complaint against Mrs. Corona for misuse of public funds in the Department of Justice. He leaves for Canada with his family hours after filing complaint.
Dec. 14, 2011. JHMC receives subpoena from DOJ requiring Daytec and Mrs. Corona to attend preliminary investigation.
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