A Plaza Miranda exclusive
By Raïssa Robles
I’m asking this question because a certain Renato C. Corona is linked to addresses in Tampa, Florida and Mountain View, California by US public records.
Take for instance this address in Tampa -
This is the property -
And here’s the close-up -
Another address mentioned is Mountain View in California, home of the internet giant Google.
No, I’m not saying that CJ Corona OWNS Bayshore or has a house in Mountain View. Heavens, no.
I’m only saying that a certain Renato C. Corona is being linked somehow to these two addresses by US public records.
It was Yvonne, one of the regulars in our Cyber Plaza Miranda, who first called my attention to this intriguing data.
Take a bow, Yvonne from California.
US records show a match
You might say there are many Renato Coronas in the world. You would probably be right. There’s a long list of them in California alone.
But how many Renato Coronas in the world have “C” as their middle initial; are 63 years old; was born in October 1948; and have relatives named Cristina, Carla, Francis and Charina?
These are the same names mentioned in the documents obtained by Yvonne from US public records:
Actually, I received this info from Yvonne some two and a half weeks ago but I decided to make haste slowly.
I did my own verification using myLife.com and got the same match:
I wasn’t able to get Charina’s short profile even though it was online because by then I had used up my quota of “free” search.
US-based Tomas “Buddy” Gomez helps out
To counter-check this further, I asked the help of Tomas “Buddy” Gomez III, a former Consul General for the Philippines during the administration of President Corazon Aquino. He now lives in the US.
Yvonne, Buddy and I separately confirmed that not only do the names of Chief Justice Corona’s children match those of the Renato C. Corona found in US public records. The ages of the children are also a perfect match.
I found their birth years in a feature on Renato and Cristina’s love story (see Corona through Corona’s eyes) – derived by the author from interviews with the loving couple.
According to Renato and Cristina Corona, their first-born child Carla was born in 1972 which makes her 40 years old today; Francis was born in 1977 which makes him 35 years old today; and Charina was born in 1978 which makes her 34 years old today.
This data matches the ages obtained by People Smart and Intelius. Both sites are sort of digital detectives that draw information on individuals from US public records.
According to Yvonne, who asked to remain unnamed:
The PDF file I sent to you – I bought the full report for $39.95 from PeopleSmart. You can go to www.peoplesmart.com and you can enter the name and it will give you a snapshot of the result. I also ordered the simple one page report from Intelius at www.intelius.com for $1.95 just to make sure that the data from PeopleSmart and Intelius are the same, and they are the same.
I also ordered the reverse phone tracking from Intelius to find out the name registered to the phone number in the report but that was unsuccessful. That was when I decided to call the phone number directly but got the message that the number is non-operational (or it could be fake because the reverse phone tracking should show the previous registered owner of the phone number.)
I also phoned the number stated and got the same recorded message.
Last night, another commenter named Robert S. forwarded me the following which he got independently from Intelius:
To verify further, I phoned two of CJ Corona’s lawyers but they did not pick up. However, Atty. Tranquil Salvador sent me a text message saying “Church lang sorry”.
Wow, CJ Corona’s lawyers are indeed a prayerful lot. Last time, it was Atty Ramon Esguerra who had sent me a similar text message. How can Corona not be acquitted when his lawyers are storming the heavens with their prayers?
If this is the Chief Justice, why would his name show up in US public records?
I posed this question to an American executive working in Makati. He replied that Renato Corona’s name could have been captured for any of the following reasons:
All properties have to be registered and we’re very good at that. When you own property, it’s in the name of the owner. If you live in a house for a long time, you would get mail there. You pay utilities like water, electricity and phone. If you buy a car, you pay a tax on that.
The executive noted that Mountain View was the home of Google and was a very wealthy community with expensive real estate.
Here’s how it looks.
Gosh, it sure is purty.
As I mentioned earlier, I tried asking CJ Corona’s lawyers – Is this true?
I texted Atty Ramon Esguerra the following query – “Does CJ Corona have any assets abroad? Thanks.”
But I got no answer. Perhaps he was too busy.
Again, I asked myself – Is this true?
Or is this a remarkable coincidence?
Or an alternate reality?
Or a black hole that has just opened?
Or is this the Renato C. Corona we all know about here in Manila?
Or are these documents a plant?
Buddy Gomez wrote to me and said he had asked himself similar questions:
How does an individual’s name end up in the public records of a particular state like Texas or Florida?…..categories could be by birth, marriage, divorce, death, criminal record, traffic ticket or ownership of vehicle and other assets? There are search websites that show names that may be familiar to us in relation to the impeachment proceedings of CJ Corona.
To be sure—-the Coronas do not have any piece of real estate registered in any of their names in the vicinity searched. However……..Renato C. Corona is reflected as ‘has lived in’ 1401 Bayshore Blvd. Tampa, Florida, 33606-3001.
And in connection with the name Renato C. Corona…….the search yielded related parties named ‘Cristina R. Corona’ with same address. Furthermore, Carla R. Corona—705 W Bay St. Apt # 3, Tampa FL 33606; Francis R. Corona—-121 Danube Ave.. Apt # 102, Tampa, FL 33606, and Charina R. Corona of 8900 Cortina Circle, Roseville, CA 95676. An additional name—Anne C. Corona likewise appears in connection with Francis R. Corona.
Pls. note that there are three properties related to the Coronas…..not shown as owners….but that are all in the same zip code—33606. It says ‘has lived in’ those addresses. Interesting?
For color, let me add that in September last year, a Melissa Marie Greene (age 27) was arrested by the Tampa police for being under the influence, possession of controlled substance and cocaine. Greene is 28, Caucasian, blonde and is a renter of 121 Danube Ave. Apt. # 102, Tampa. FL 33606!
Curiouser and curiouser, as Alice in Wonderland once said.
Maybe the people in our Cyber Plaza Miranda who are based in the US can help look for more answers.
Now more than ever I need the help of Our Plaza Miranda to verify the following:
Who is this Renato Corona found in US public records who is identified as being related to Cristina, Carla, Francis and Charina Corona and who is said to “live” in the US?
If this is indeed CJ, does this mean Corona is a US citizen or a greencard holder? He did stay for two years (1981-1982) in the US while studying in Harvard, but this university is in Massachusetts; and not in Florida or California where the addresses linked to one Renato C. Corona are located.
Does CJ Corona have a credit rating in the US?
I need all your help.