cguradong convicted pag yan naging sagot niya sa mga honorable senator judges.
i couldn't care less
cguradong convicted pag yan naging sagot niya sa mga honorable senator judges.
But anyways, let's see what will happen..
abangan ko diyan si brenda.
sabunin din kaya nya si corona, kung may "alanganing" sagot siya?
sa small lady galing nga eh.......
at idugtong pa nila.
bakit biglang lumala sakit ni pandak, at gusto pa magpagamot abroad......
Prosecutor asks: Is Gloria source of CJ
Prosecutor asks: Is Gloria source of CJ’s wealth?
MANILA, Philippines - A prosecutor in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona suspects the chief magistrate’s "unexplained wealth" may have come from his alleged political patron, former President and now Pampanga 2nd district Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
In a statement, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said: “The Ombudsman should then follow through with her investigation as for the sources of the funds, and another glaring question is did they come from Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo…”
In her testimony before the Senate impeachment court, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said her investigation, with the assistance of the Anti-Money Laundering Council, showed Corona had at least 82 dollar accounts with $10 million-$12 million in “transactional balances.”
In her investigation report submitted to the House of Representatives, Morales likewise stated Corona may have at least P677 million in unexplained wealth.
The AMLC only monitors transactions and could not go into the details of the bank accounts.
Arroyo's camp expressed readiness to be investigated, but asked that the Constitution be respected.
"It would appear that witch hunting and inquisition has become the currency of the realm under the Aquino regime. The Ombudsman, President Aquino's handpicked Torquemada, is welcome to probe all she wants in a vain crusade to look for alleged ill-gotten wealth. But we implore her to respect the Constitution, without which we cannot survive as a republic,” lawyer Ferdinand Topacio said.
Prosecution spokesman Lorenzo Tañada III wants a probe into the timing of the bank transactions and the promulgation of high court decisions that could have benefited the Arroyo administration.
Another spokesman, Rep. Sonny Angara, however, said the source of the money is for another forum, outside the impeachment court.
I just finish reading a news article from inquirer columnist Tiglao. This is the exerpt from the last paragraph from his news article:
"So how much did Corona have in his bank accounts, and did he report this in his SALN? While only a guess, it would be the biggest and last of Corona’s banking transactions reported: $687,433. That dollar amount is worth P29.4 million now. But in 2001 when the exchange rate was P51 to the dollar, that was equivalent to P35 million. Doesn’t that figure remind you of the P34.7 million payment by the Manila government for the Basa-Guidote property, which the Chief Justice’s better-half, Cristina Corona, received and claimed she was holding in trust, and therefore was not their asset?"
more likely, tulad ito sa 45 properties ng LRA. baka ma kuryente na naman ang prosecution nito when cheap justice testifies come tuesday.
i'm sure those dollar accounts can be explained. somebody's getting the whiplash when the dust finally settles.
either the defense is keeping their ace cards close to their chest. baka gusto nila tayo isurprise when they drop the bombshell come tuesday. or they're having a hard time strategizing coz even if those dollar accounts do not reveal the real deal, they might still risk exposing CJ in a negative light if he does in fact own significant dollars by the millions. which explains perhaps why CJ didn't follow his antic like he did on the LRA accounts when he stepped up high and above the pedestal and immediately debunked the claims with credible proof.
Thing is, the only way to contradict the Ombudsman's testimony is to show actual documents from the bank. The danger there, is that there is a very good chance that one or more of the transactions are deemed irregular, if not outrightly illegal.
ayan na sila, bubulong-bulong......
INC ‘lobbying’ for Corona acquittal
In what could be a test of its political clout, emissaries of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) have been working behind the scenes to try and sway senator-judges to acquit impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona, a legislative source said on Friday.
The impeachment trial is expected to reach its high point on Tuesday when the country’s highest magistrate is scheduled to testify and answer allegations against him, including his supposed failure to fully disclose in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) how much he really owns.
The congressional source, who asked not to be named for lack of authority to speak on the matter, said officials of INC, primarily Dan Orosa and Resty Lazaro, had been doing the rounds of senators since Congress went on its Lenten break. Orosa is a high-ranking INC official while Lazaro is a lawyer for the religious group.
The Inquirer source said the INC continued its hush-hush lobbying with other senators when the impeachment trial resumed last May 7, with two other individuals—Manny Cuevas and Victor Cheng—helping out in the group’s pro-Corona offensive.
Most senators reject feelers
Cuevas and Cheng touched base with several senators, requesting for a meeting to plead the case of Corona. But the source said most of the senators rejected their feelers for a meeting, being wary of their motives.
Cuevas, an INC member, is a brother of Serafin Cuevas, Corona’s chief defense lawyer and a former Supreme Court associate justice.
The primary targets of the approaches were allies of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) of Vice President Jejomar Binay and former President Joseph Estrada, according to the source.
The source claimed that Orosa and Lazaro met with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile in Cagayan and Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada in Manila during the congressional break.
The Inquirer sought Enrile’s comment but his staff said the Senate President declined to be interviewed. Officially, Jinggoy Estrada said he had not been approached.
The INC declined to comment on the report. The Inquirer also tried to contact Ferdinand Topacio, an INC lawyer, but he also refused to comment, saying he was not authorized to speak for INC.
Manny Cuevas and Cheng are also connected with the Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc. (Piatco), which has a pending case with the Supreme Court seeking to overturn a Pasay City judge’s decision awarding Piatco $176 million as just compensation for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, which it had built.
Corona has claimed that President Aquino wanted him ousted from the Supreme Court and replaced by Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, whose law partners in the Villaraza Cruz Marcelo & Angangco law firm serve as legal counsel of Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas II in the latter’s electoral protest against Binay’s election as vice president.
Corona chairs the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, which will decide Roxas’ two-year-old protest.
The Inquirer source said the supposed INC lobbying was an “open secret” among senators, who consult each other regularly on efforts to sway their votes.
“I’m not sure if there were other senators who met with the INC emissaries, but I’m sure at least two rejected them outright,” the source said. “They were telling the senators of their plans to set up a meeting between Erap and Corona at Polk Street (Estrada’s residence in Greenhills).”
Support for Corona
The 1.8-million-strong INC held a massive rally at Manila’s Rizal Park last February attended by more than half a million people, which some INC officials said was a show of support for Corona. Its members have also held smaller rallies outside the Supreme Court backing the Chief Justice.
The sect is one of several religious groups courted by politicians of all stripes during election campaigns for its massive block vote that gives it huge clout at the polls.
Political analysts say the INC’s big vote can have an impact in next year’s midterm congressional polls. With a report from Cathy C. Yamsuan
siguro hindi lang 10% sharing ni Corona sa INC?
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