A curious set of transactions surround McKinley Hill purchase for Charina

Analysis

By Raïssa Robles

McKinley-Hill-photo-smallMcKinley Hill in The Fort looks like a slice of California.

It is therefore understandable that someone like Charina Corona, who has lived for nearly a decade in the United States, would want a unit here.

In fact she holds the title to one of the units. How Charina came to hold the title is quite interesting.

Charina gave CJ Corona an SPA to purchase McKinley

I’m going to be basing my observations on the actual testimonies given so far in the impeachment trial of Charina’s father, Chief Justice Renato Corona.

First, to prove that Charina owned McKinley, defense lawyers presented Atty. Perlita V. Ele, the Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court of Quezon City on March 21,2012. Ele bared for the first time that on March 16, 2007, Charina had executed a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and Declaration of Trust to her parents, Renato and Cristina to transact on her behalf.

Here is a portion of her testimony:

Defense lawyer Dennis Manalo: Your Honor, it is our theory that the property is in the name of Ma. Charina Corona and that the Chief Justice made the payments in trust for Ma. Charina Corona by virtue of the special power of attorney executed in his favor by the principal.

Presiding Officer Juan Ponce Enrile: All right, proceed. What year is that Notarial Register?

Ele: 2007, Sir.

Enrile: 2007.

Ele: Yes, Sir.

Enrile: The date of the inscription of the document.

Ele: What do you mean, Sir, date? The Declaration of Trust, March 16, 2007. The Special Power of Attorney, March 16, 2007.

Enrile: Both March 16.

Ele: Yes, Your Honor.

Enrile: All right.

But the SPA came after downpayments

However, previous to Ele’s testimony, a witness for the prosecution earlier testified that Charina’s parents had started paying for the McKinley property nearly a year before Charina had signed the SPA and the Declaration of Trust.

Giovanni Ng of Megaworld testified on January 30, 2012 that the “request for reservation and an offer to purchase” a McKinley lot came from Charina’s mother, Cristina.

Ng also said the buyer information sheet listed Renato and Cristina Corona as the buyer.

In fact, all 27 official receipts (O.R.s) issued by Megaworld for the purchase of Mckinley were issued in the name of Renato and Cristina Corona, Ng said.

He said the couple had given an initial downpayment of P200,000 on July 3, 2006. Note that this was eight months before Charina had issued her parents an SPA. The next payment of P494,016.40O. was made on August 8, 2006 – or seven months before Charina had issued them an SPA.

And all receipts for the purchase were issued to Charina’s parents

Ng of Megaworld said that from September 2006 to August 2008, payments of P57,834.70 each were made and O.R.’s were issued all in the name of Renato and Cristina Corona. Finally, on August 29, 2008, the unit was considered fully paid when the Corona couple shelled out P4,858,114.80 and obtained a receipt for that amount.

All throughout this financial transaction spanning two years and 27 O.R.s, Megaworld was never told in writing by the Corona couple that they were merely acting on behalf of their married 29-year-old daughter.

Finally, in the month of September, a letter dated September 8, 2008 came from the Chief Justice and his wife informing Megaworld that it was their daughter who had made all the payments for the lot; and therefore, the title to the property should be issued in her name.

Upon receipt of this, Ng said Megaworld executed a Deed of Assignment in favor of Charina on October 3, 2008.

McKinley Hill: A Slice of California

To bolster their assertion that Charina was the owner, the defense also presented on March 15, 2012 Roberto Villaluz, officer-in-charge of the Taguig City assessor’s office. He presented the original copy of the tax declaration with TCT No. 2093-P, Tax Declaration No. GL-019-01137, registered in the name of Ma. Charina R. Corona.

Charina described as “single” in the tax declaration

Defense lawyer Dennis Manalo told the impeachment court:

And we request that the name of the registered owner appearing in the document as a “Maria Charina R. Corona, of legal age, Filipino, single,” be encircled and marked as our Exhibit “158-A”—ah, “159-AI”.

Enrile: Mark it accordingly.

Charina was married when she purchased McKinley

Notice that the tax declaration for McKinley stated that Charina was “single” when in fact she was already married at that time.

How do we know this?

We know this because it was around the same time that Charina had also bought a unit in Roseville in Placer County, California. At that time, her husband Carlos Salgado had executed an “Interspousal Transfer Grant Deed” granting the Roseville unit to “Maria Charina Corona, a married woman as her sole and separate property.”

I asked University law professor Rowena Daroy-Morales what it meant legally for Charina to be identified as “single” in the tax declaration for the McKinley property.

Prof. Morales, who teaches law and family relations, replied:

Maybe it was overlooked. It doesn’t matter. Ownership is not dependent on whether or not one is described as single or married, but on when she was married and when the property was acquired.

Still, I found it interesting that only her name appears in the two pieces of properties she has acquired during her marriage.

I asked Prof. Morales whether she found it curious that Charina had issued the SPA to her parents eight months after her parents had started paying for the property. In addition, all receipts were issued by Megaworld in her parent’s names and Megaworld was not made aware during the entire payment period that it was actually Charina’s.

It was only after the lot was fully paid that Megaworld was told it was hers and that the daughter had paid for everything.

Professor Morales said that my observation was “very valid.”

She wondered:

Was there ever a copy of the Contract to Sell from the vendor (Megaworld) to the vendee? I don’t recall a contract to sell was ever shown (during the trial). She said the contract should state who the actual buyer was.

Why do you have to tell Megaworld that, ah – by the way, the money I paid you belongs to my daughter.

Three days ago, I wrote that Charina had bought her California and The Fort properties 22 days of each other.

I was wrong.

The two transactions were more like 11 days apart. Let me explain.

I based my calculation of 22 days on the January 26, 2012 testimony of Bureau of Internal Revenue Chief Kim Henares who told the Impeachment Court that Charina was able to buy a McKinley property on October 2, 2008 even if she had not filed any ITR (Income Tax Return) “to date.”

I should have based my calculation on the January 31, 2012 testimony of Ng from Megaworld. He said the lot was finally paid in full by Renato and Cristina Corona on August 29, 2008 upon their payment of P4.8 million.

Notice that on September 9, 2008 – or 11 days after the payment of P4.8 million to Megaworld – Charina also bought the Roseville unit in California and paid a down payment of US$24,356 (P1 million).

This means that following the line of the defense that Charina paid for both properties, she had to shell out a total of P5.8 million in cold cash for both properties within a span of 11 days – and not 22 days as I had earlier reported.

Prof. Morales said that the question that has to be asked is this:

Is this (behavior) consistent of human nature with regular means? Where a person involved is a Mr. (George) Soros, it is. They don’t care about money.

She also thought it was curious that Megaworld had to execute a Deed of Assignment:

It’s transferring the ownership from yourself to another. (But) you can’t give away something you don’t own. And if the Chief Justice was donating to Charina the property, where did the money come from?

In the end, only the Chief Justice and/or his daughter can explain the transaction.

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  1. 350
    jjvillamor says:

    The CORONAs are really masters of forged ante-dated transactions. Corona can now rent a space along Recto or Morayta selling fake birth certificates, diplomas, etc.

  2. 349
    kontrapilo says:

    The shortest distance between two points is a STRAIGHT LINE, the problem with corona defense lawyers they are making circles, turning round n round the circles,, making all the evidences blurred and crooked,, they are buying time thru the millions of corona dollar which they have practically won thru the help of the supreme court justices with their trademark TRO,, TRO maybe not the cheapest way to avoid a certain events that maybe for or against the person involve,, but it became an ordinary scheme of SC in helping TJ..when and how can we determine the length of time this TRO exist, is it temporary as the word suggest or a PANGSAMANTAGAL po lamang.

  3. 348
    kontrapilo says:

    RESIGNATION is not a FACE SAVING scenario for the TJ, only a GUILTY conviction can satisfy the wishes of Filipinos,, Why resign ? the best way is to bite the dust, staying alive will not make a difference, CONSCIENCE is cancer,, your days are numbered,, face the problem, be a man and not a half-half.. Yes the most difficult problem to FACE ,, is when the problem you have to face is the YOUR FACE ITSELF.

  4. 347
    Kabalyero01 says:

    another twist from the Corona camp to create a public impression that
    inaccuracies from his SALN is not an impeachable offense… the law is clear
    and the senator-judges should be blind with this ploy of Coronas’ defense team.

    http://www.rappler.com/nation/4033-corona-no-more-blanks-in-2011-saln

    Update:

    Corona: No more blanks in 2011 SALN
    BY PURPLE ROMERO

    Posted on 04/18/2012 7:19 PM | Updated 04/18/2012 10:05 PM

    BAGUIO, Philippines – Reeling from accusations he lied in his previous statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), Chief Justice Renato Corona said he will not leave any part of his 2011 SALN blank this time around.

    Corona told reporters on the sidelines of a media forum on judiciary coverage Wednesday, April 18, that he is “not hiding” anything and will provide all details in the public document due for filing on April 30.

    “I’ll just fill up everything. Wala naman tayong tinatago (We’re not hiding anything).”
    He said he will consult his accountant about this over the weekend.
    Incomplete SALNs

    Corona’s statement came amid his lawyers’ dilemma on whether or not it would be wise for the chief justice to amend his SALN to include all the properties he had acquired in the previous years.

    An Inquirer report cited defense lawyer Tranquil Salvador as saying that they have reservations about amending the SALN as they may be accused of admitting inaccuracies.
    Discrepancies in Corona’s declared assets are the most contentious issue in his ongoing impeachment trial.

    During one of the impeachment court sessions, it was discovered that a condominium unit Corona purchased in Makati City in 2004 was only declared in his SALN in 2010.
    Lawyers of the chief justice argued this was because the “defective” unit was only turned over to the Corona spouses that year.

    Corrections

    Corona is facing three articles of impeachment, including betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution for failing to truthfully fill out his SALN forms.
    Prosecutors claimed Corona did not list down several of his posh properties and some P30 million worth of bank accounts from 2002 until 2010.

    They also said he only specified the fair market value of the properties he acquired and not their acquisition cost.

    The defense has said that Corona could not be impeached based on missing information in his SALNs since the law provides room for corrections.

    It argued that each filing is a continuation of the previous ones, and can still be revised.
    The SC, in its past rulings, however, said that errors in SALNs could constitute simple negligence or dishonesty — the latter punishable by dismissal from office. – Rappler.com

    • 347.1
      JiroArturo says:

      @kabalyero01
      Is Corona going to declare his dollar accounts? Will it be available if somebody will ask for it?

      • 347.1.1
        Yvonne says:

        @JiroArturo

        CJ Corona has dollar bank accounts. That is not subject to dispute. Corona’s lawyers even secured a TRO from the Supreme Court to prevent the IC from opening his dollar bank accounts.

        The prosecutors should just concentrate on the fact that Corona has dollar bank accounts that he did not declare on his SALN.

        It is immaterial and irrelevant whether those dollar bank accounts are opened for examination, or not. Those accounts could very well just have minimum deposits required to open and maintain a doilar account but those amounts are immaterial and irrelevant as well.

        The undisputable fact is that Corona has dollar bank accounts that he did not declare on his SALN.. Period.

        • 347.1.1.1
          Yvonne says:

          It is immaterial and irrelevant whether Corona has one hundred dollars or one hundred million dollars in his accounts. The issue is not the amount of deposits. The issue is his having dollar bank accounts and his failure to declare them in his SALN. It is as simple as that.

          The prosecutors should held their ground on this basic legal argument and not let the defense misdirect the issue into some irrelevant side issues.

          • 347.1.1.1.1
            JiroArturo says:

            @Yvonne

            Na extend na naman ang TRO. Sa June na yata mag de-decide ang mga walanghiyang SC justices. Kaya hindi rin malalaman ng taong bayan kung magkano ang dollar account ni Corona. Hindi rin siguro ilalagay sa 2011 SALN ang dollar deposit niya. Ano kaya ang mabisang gawin para mawala na ang mga tiwaling government officials? Pabor na ako sa Martial Law ngayon kung yon lang ang mabisang solusyon sa ikakabuti ng bansa natin. Hindi naman siguro katulad ni Marcos si NoyNoy.

            • Mafe says:

              @Yvonne

              Ngayong kailangan na magdecide sila expeditiously, di nila ginagawa. Sana kasingbilis nila nung pag-isyu ng TRO sa hdo ni gma. di ba? ang inaantay ng SC eh mawalan ng interest ang mga pilipino sa impeachment. an aborted trial may come to their rescue and they would not even have to make a decision. but they’re just inviting scrutiny and ridicule instead. in another light, the delay may mean the SC is not really sold on the idea to deny the TRO. hindi sila solido kay CJ.

              • Yvonne says:

                @Mafe,

                You got it right. According to a “source” there is a simmering fissure among the insiders at the Supreme Court, and there are some justices even among those appointed by GMA that are considerring spilling the beans on CJ.

                The issue about CJ’s dollar bank account is a hot potato at the SC that no justice is really willing to take on, and this forces some justices to do some serious soul-searching.

                If there would be a next “People Power” revolt, it might not start at EDSA, but at Padre Faura, to be initiated by the most unlikely people – some justices of the SC, supported by auditors from COA.

                The Supreme Court is like a powder keg ready to explode at any moment now. The mess at the SC is taking a heavy toll in the mental and physical health of some justices and auditors from COA.

                It is for this reason that some quarters are quietly sending feelers for a possible CJ resignation to give everyone a face-saving exit and to diffuse the potential for chaos and disorder..

                Not my words, but according to a “source”..

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @Yvonne

                If this is true, then why the extension of the TRO for opening the dollar account of the thief? They might feel the hit now but I think the thief wants to slug it out in the impeachment trial. Does this not show that the cohorts of the thief still believe in him? Or is there other pressure from the outside? I mean the camp of pandak.

              • Yvonne says:

                @Elena Lemi

                They are avoiding to decide on the issue like a plague, Whichever direction the decision goes is going to be unpalatable to many parties involved.

                A decision NOT open the dollar bank account will be revolting to the Filipino people.

                On the other hand, a decision to OPEN the account will have a facifying effect among the people but it will establish some kind of precedent that some very influential people with similar dollar bank accounts do not want to happen.

                So the extension of the TRO is the only viable alternative to buy some time to see if a middle ground can be worked out to give these powerful groups not only a face-saving exit but also to protect their monetary interest (read: dollar bank accounts).

                A CJ resignation would effectively end the impeachment trial and would render the TRO moot and academic.

                In other words, it’s going to be the status quo, and to some quarters, happy days are here again.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @Yvonne

                Then it meant the pressure is coming from everywhere specially officials of gov’t that have dollar accounts. Personally, I don’t want the thief to resign but to be convicted. We had already spent lots of money in the IC. Another thing is I hope there would be no deal with the thief.

            • Chavydada says:

              @jiroarturo

              Hindi naman puede basta mag declare ng martial law. Dapat ma-justify niya sa congress within a number of days. In marcos’ martial law there’s a reason, kaya lang peke. The assassination attempt kay enrile was faked, and they said there was a communist revolt, kuno.

          • 347.1.1.1.2
            Alan says:

            exactly right Yvonne

          • 347.1.1.1.3
            duquemarino says:

            @Yvonne, tama ka. Aminado ang kampo ni Corona na may dollar accounts sya (in fact subject pa ito ng TRO) at ito ay nagpapatunay na hindi nga nya nailagay sa kanyang SALN. Kung ang Supreme Court sa ilalim ni Corona ay nagconvict sa isang pangkaraniwang kawani dahil sa hindi nya naisama sa SALN ang kanyang market stall (kung tama ang recollection ko), bakit hindi ang isang chief Justice na dapat ay huwaran sa pagtaguyod ng “rule of law” at makataong pagpataw ng katarungan.

            Public office is a public trust, para sa akin Corona has betrayed that public trust at sapat na ang mga ebidensya upang siya ay maconvict. Ayaw naman nya magresign dahil tila nakalimutan na nya ang kahulugan ng “delicadeza”.

            Kung ang Pangulo ng Hungary Pal Schmitt ay nagbitiw nito lamang April 2, 2012 dahil lamang sa bintang na “plagiarism” ng mga mamamahayag (Time magazine April 16 issue or this Yahoo link http://news.yahoo.com/hungary-president-resigns-plagiarism-scandal-133353943.html) bakit kaya hindi magawa ng “crowned crown” – Coronado Corona?

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @duquemarino

              What do you expect from a thief & liar? He will surely try anything to get out of this mess by hook or by crook.

        • 347.1.1.2
          JiroArturo says:

          @Yvonne

          Ang sasabihin lang naman ng defense ay pwede naman i-correct ang SALN ni Corona. Isa pa meron ng TRO para hindi mabuksan ang dollar account. Na postpone na naman hanggang June 2012 kung ili-lift ang TRO. Tapos na by then ang impeachment trial. Naka isa na naman si Corona. Matinik talaga.

          • 347.1.1.2.1
            Yvonne says:

            Pwedeng sabihin ng defense yun. Ang problema lang ay kung tatanggapin yun ng taong-bayan, especially knowing that there are ordinary people na naparusahan ng SC dahil sa maling declaration sa SALN.

            That would be the most glaring example of injustice kapag nangyari yun. Malamang magkagulo sa Pinas.

            At sa palagay mo hindi kaya lalaban ang taong-bayan lalu na yung mga nasa US? CJ may have a strong influence sa Pinas, pero sa US he is just an ordinary person like you and me. Palagay mo hindi kakalkalin ng mga tao ang ari-arian ni Carla at Charina sa Pinas at irereport yun sa US authorities? Eh, nasa official records na ng impeachment proceedings yung mga ari-arian na yun dahil yung defense counsel mismo ang naglabas nun. Baka maungkat din yung kay Miriam. Ang masasabi ko lang, CJ should not under-estimate the capability and will of the people.

            Personally, I don’t think it is too late for CJ to consider resigning. I think both the prosecution and the IC would still be amenable to such idea because it will give everybody a graceful exit, and everyone can all proceed with one’s normal day-to-day activities. As a father, CJ should make it his paramount concern to give Carla and Charina the peace and the privacy that they deserve.

            I think the Filipino people are, by nature, very forgiving if one chooses to do the right thing.

            • JiroArturo says:

              @Yvonne

              Ang gusto kong mangyari kay Corona ay ma forfeit niya ang lahat ng pag aari na galing sa masamang paraan. At gusto ko rin na makulong siya kasama si GMA, Mike at Mikey Arroyo. Too late na para mag resign siya.

              • Yvonne says:

                @JiroArturo

                BTW, the property in Flintridge that you said is fully paid, do you remember what year it was fully paid? Is it in the name of Cesar and Miriam, or was it in the name of their Trust?

            • duquemarino says:

              @Yvonne @JiroArturo Ang entry sa SALN ay pwede siguro i-correct kung agad-agad mong napansin na may pagkakamali. Pero kung ang non-entry ng mga assets na dapat ideklara ay patuloy na ginagawa sa maraming taon, para sa akin ito ay deliberate na hindi idinideklara ni Corona.

              Remember that the SALN is declared under oath, kung ano ang pinanumpaan mo dapat ay nakatitiyak ka na yun ang tama kahit na ito ay inihanda pa ng ibang tao para sa kanya. At uulitin ko, for the many years that he was filing his SALN Corona did these under oath.

              Please go over this article “BIR investigating Corona, family over tax deficiency’ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/140903/bir-investigating-corona-family-over-tax-deficiency

            • kontrapilo says:

              The most possibility that will happen, when things are not right for TJ,, HE WILL JUST disappear, or commit suicide (daw), cremate the body and leave no evidence…but of course it is not the real one…it happened before,,, REMEMBER ? guess who?

  5. 346
    kontrapilo says:

    i do not think pacquiao is serious about his latest pronouncement regarding his new role as a messenger of the word of God. There are other reasons behind all this gimmicks, if I may call it that way. How can he mix serving God and serving the people thru Politics, in politics there is no genuine GOOD , only lesser EVIL, serving God you must be a perfect GOOD, and no shortcuts, with the kind of politics we have here in the Philippines , only politician says he is good, because he gives money, food and everything he can afford to,, If manny would chose to be spiritually good, then he must totally be out in politics, after all he can afford anything he wants now …he can share his fortune to the poor with out going into the evil side of politics…

    • 346.1
      MahalinAngInangBayan says:

      Sa tingin ko ay ploy lang ni Pacquiao ang pagiging relihiyoso. Baka balak niyang magtayo ng sariling religious sect in the future para protektahan ang kanyang mga ari-arian at kayamanan dahil ang mga religious organizations ay tax-exempt.

      Hindi rin nararapat maging public official si Pacquiao dahil siya ay isang influence peddler. Inamin niya sa interview ni Ted Failon na siya ang namagitan kay Atienza (DENR Secretary during that time) at sa taong nagpatayo ng illegal na resort sa gilid ng bundok sa Boracay. Nasira ang natural beauty ng Boracay dahil tinapyas nila ang malaking bahagi ng bundok para lang maitayo ang structure ng resort. Sinira rin nila ang mga limestone formations para lang malagyan ng view decks na extensions ng malaking gusali sa gilid ng bundok. Pinatag nila at sinemento ang ibabaw at gilid ng mga limestones. May usap-usapan pa nga na isa si Pacquiao sa mga may-ari ng resort na ito. Baka kaya siya bumili ng luxury yatch ay para gamitin sa pagpunta-punta niya sa resort.

      Parang ipinagmamalaki pa ni Pacquiao sa interview ni Ted Failon na binibigyan siya ng libreng baril ng taong nagmamay-ari umano ng resort tuwing may boxing bout siya kaya tinulungan niya ito na makakuha ng pahintulot mula kay Atienza. Ayon din sa report ni Ted Failon ay naitayo ang building resort ng walang appropriate building permit.

      • 346.1.1
        kontrapilo says:

        Manny, is a neophyte, you can’t teach an old dog, kahit ano pang mga adviser nag meron si Manny, still his natural instinct will always prevail, Manny is an intelligent fighter as a boxer, that is a GOD given gift that nobody can duplicate , but to be a good politician, singer, gambler ,womanizer, is definitely not of Manny personality,, He is a Joker for that matter, look what he is doing now, he had short change the people of Sarangani when he was elected as their congressman, his attendance is one of the worst. He is bragging that he is giving honors to his countrymen, WHAT HONORS? it was his personal quest for personal glory and the prize money he won in his fight. The only consolations we have, at least he was born Filipino. Think about why did he ran for congressman when the brain he has is good for a boxer only,,, was the crash courses he got was enough to be an effective lawmakers? Now ,he is thinking another doubtful idea , to be a preacher of the word of God in the bible, or he is being used by those religious people for their personal interest ? common people, how many millions in terms of tithing will these people benefited just in case they will be able to convince Manny to become one of them… POOR MANNY, hirap talaga pag kalog na kalog na ang utak mo sa pag bo boxing…
        the very dangerous things to happen is when MANNY will be preaching the word of God not in the true content of what has been written but INVENTIONS OF MEN , to gain wealth .

  6. 345
    Johnny lin says:

    Latest News Philippine Star: Pacquiao joining Binay’s PDP-Laban party. According to report he will run for Governor of Saranggani under PDP.

    In the last 2 years, Pacquiao has been with GMA Kampi- Lakas, Villar Nacionalista Party, Aquino Liberal party and now Binay PDP party. Binay is now becoming the “street sweeper” gathering in his bin all dirty and opportunistic politicians. Who is next?

    Saranggani province probably has the most uninformed electorates in the Philippines if they vote for Pacquiao as their governor?

    Pacquiao action must be his interpretation of quoting the Bible “go forth and multiply”.

    He thinks by jumping to different parties he is multiplying his knowledge and power based on his latest biblical study, he he he.

    • 345.1
      raissa says:

      You hit the nail right on the head, Johnny.

    • 345.2
      Chavydada says:

      @Johnny lin

      Pacquiao jumps to different parties?

      Is he a GRASSHOPPER (tipaklong in Tagalog) ? A leaping plant-eating insects.

      • 345.2.1
        Elena Lemi says:

        @Chavydada

        Clown ang tawag ko dyan jumping up & down! Hehehe….

        • 345.2.1.1
          Chavydada says:

          @Elena Lemi

          Pacquiao wants to imitate some Senator-Judges who become successful who did the GRASSHOPPER DANCE (a dance craze that started a long time ago)

          • 345.2.1.1.1
            marina sato cad says:

            ‘wag na lang siyang pumasok sa pulitika! public servant kuno!! magboksing na lang sya o kaya mag showbiz! ‘wag na nating dagdagan ang mga walang alam…..’no ka!!..LOL..;

          • 345.2.1.1.2
            kontrapilo says:

            Manny may start to dance the elephant walk, a slow and jumping dance , he can jump ,but not that far, he is too heavy now with his money, he can buy everything, he does need the political party to fund his candidacy, in fact it will be the party that even may need him to fund the party. the only thing that Manny may self destruct are the people (crocs) that surrounds him, the women, gambling, and political adviser ,using Manny for their self- interest. A word of advise, Manny keep out of politics, it will never serve you, better do it in your own way, think it over Manny…

            • duquemarino says:

              @kontrapilo Before, traditional politicians were called turncoats but because of “principles”. Later they were called political butterflies for the same reason, to change parties where nectar is sweeter.

              In the case of Pacquiao, he is likened to a political grasshopper, leaping from one party to another so quickly just like a grasshopper. He started his political career in the 2007 elections as candidate of the Liberal Party for congressman of South Cotabato 1st district but lost to incumbent Darlene Antonino-Custudio. In 2008 he was sworn in as member of GMA’s KAMPI, joined the Nationalista Party in 2009 and won as congressman of Saranggani in 2010. After assumption he joined the Liberal Party “to ensure the entry of more projects to his province.

              As of this writing Pacquiao is to take his oath as member of the PDP-Laban in his bid for governorship of Saranggani in 2013.

              Pacquiao also heads the People’s Champ Movement, a regional political party in General Santos and Saranggani.

              Ay abaruray, abarinding, in the span of six years he has already joined four national parties and one regional party.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @duquemarino

                He got a very good mentor. He is Atienza forma Mla. mayor. Huwag ka nang magtaka dyan.

              • angie says:

                naaliw naman ako sa abaruray, abarinding… naririnig ko yan dati sa lola ko… hahaha

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @angie

                May I know what it means?

              • duquemarino says:

                @Elena Lemi It’s a Filipino folk song that goes this way, often sang in merry-making during a drinking spree:
                ABARURAY
                Abaruray, Abarinding
                Isauli mo ang singsing.
                At kung hindi mo isasauli—
                Magagalit ang may­ari.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @duquemarino

                Gee thanks!

              • kontrapilo says:

                Atienza on a witness stand was a total BLUNDER for the defense,, it was a garbage, atienza even open a case against him, I know the mayor now is blaming himself why he entered into that situation,,, This is my observation, Cuevas is not that good as we think he is, during the cross examination, he has shown his Achilles hill. Better Mr Cuevas its time to quit, it is a NO WIN SITUATION, in chess , RESIGN

              • jiroarturo says:

                Papa re-resign mo si Cuevas? Sayang ang P10M na ibabayad sa kanya ni Corona.

              • kontrapilo says:

                When you have reached the twilight zone of your manhood, when you have everything in life as a successful person, when all the members of your family is all settled down , TEN MILLION PESOS, is not a figure you have to be concern anymore. IT IS THE NAME , PRESTIGE and HONOR that we must all take into considerations which you will be leaving to your family. I believe what makes cuevas stays as lead defense is also the word he have sworn to corona,, but he must think it more on the morality of the case, he can return the money and say goodbye, mr corona you lied, i can no longer stomach the evidences that are presented. bye sir,, good luck

              • kontrapilo says:

                Nobody seems to notice, ARE WE GOING BACK TO A DYNASTY FORM OF GOVERNMENT
                where a KING passes the throne to his wife, then to his young son to rule their subjects forever and ever , AMEN…. think it over men….

              • jiroarturo says:

                @kontrapilo

                Matagal na ang Pinas under “dynasty form of government”. Dinaig pa natin ang China noon panahon ni “Tong Dynasty”

              • kontrapilo says:

                DYNASTY can not be consider as a strong and effective form of government, these are the government when people are helpless,unlearned, they are called SUBJECTS by their ruler, there is no FREEDOM, a citizen can not make his/her choice, precisely this form of government is diminishing, people revolted , no freedom.. LoOk at the Europeans where these form of government originated, can you still count if there are still that exist. Democratic is still better, only here in our country we have a DEMOCRAZY GOVERNMENT; TO BUY THE PEOPLE; TO FOOL THE PEOPLE

              • pabloo says:

                After jumping from one party to another, Pacquiao has yet to join one other group- the Lapiang Malaya of Valentin delos Santos.

              • chris says:

                hahaha are they still around? Groups from mid ’60′s or early ’70′s?

              • kontrapilo says:

                Sir,
                With Manny’s wealth, he can do everything he wants, he can jump from one party to any party (political) he wishes, do you think an ordinary politician will have that chance or opportunity to be accepted by a political party? MANNY IS MONEY TO POLITICS, so there is no question why Manny can be a GRASSHOPPER as what you may think..Poor Manny he is being used… Ang problema sa ngayon, mukhang iba na naman ang pumasok sa utak ni Mannny, naka usap nya daw ang PANGINOON, ano kaya/?

              • chris says:

                @kontrapilo hahaha what do u expect over the years na nasuntok ang ulo nya nakalog ang utak kaya akala nakita nya at nakausap ang Panginoon. Manny wants to do everything from being a boxer to politician, entertainer, actor, and now hinting to become a preacher. Who knows later on what he wants to do next? He is better off concentrating on being a boxer. You are absolutely right politicians are just using him like Atienza and Singson.

              • kontrapilo says:

                Baka po meron pa dyan na mga fans ni pakyaw, ples naman tell him sana mag hunos dili ka naman Pakyaw, wag mo basta basta gamitin ang Diyos sa mga hallucination mo,,, to serve God is not having a compromise , it must be a total surrender, no less , no more… yes we believe you as a boxer, but not as a messenger of the word of God, according to the Bible.

                Nauutakan ka lang Manny ng mga nasa paligid u,,, maraming RIDER po kami…

          • 345.2.1.1.3
            kontrapilo says:

            Pakyaw, does not need to be a GRASSHOPPER, with Manny status it is the political party that needs him, Manny has the money, fame and glory,, that is what Manny should know, these old and corrupt politician are the evils of Manny’s future, They want MANNY, to be hook, to enter deeper into the gates of HELL. Look at the trap they set in for Manny, i admire the people of Gensan, they did not allow Manny to win in that election, I think they are the most educated electorate in our country. They knew Manny is not for that position. But look what happened, those handlers of Manny got their wish, they look for other place where Manny had the chance to win, SARANGANI,, poor Manny, he had already entered into a place of no return, YOU CAN CHECK IN ANYTIME , BUT YOU CAN’T NEVER LEAVE.

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @kontrapilo

              He ought to know with his 1st lost to Darlene Custodio but he still continues to listen to the ill advise that he got. Then who is to blame? Isn’t it it is his own doings? Then my thought is what is his real agenda? Or is it from the others who wants to bank on his popularity?

              My 2 cent thought is he is to blame. He agreed with the advises that he got then so be it.

              • kontrapilo says:

                Madam, I have nothing personal with anybody, just want to show how bobo are the defense of the accused,, I believe those who stays are much guilty, with his appointment, eality comes easy..

              • JiroArturo says:

                @kontrapiko

                Tagalogin mo nang kaya ang sinulat mo. Hindi ko maintindihan. Ibig mo bang sabihin mahina ang defense ni Corona?

              • JiroArturo says:

                @elena lemi

                Huwag ka ngang mag aksaya ng oras kay Pacman. Isa rin siyang corrupt na politiko. Sayang lang ang binabayad sa kanya bilang isang kongresista. Binabayaran siya para mag ensayo ng pag bo-boxing. Ginugulangan pa ang gobyerno sa pagbabayad ng buwis. Anong klaseng tao iyan? Gusto pang maging presidente. Hesus Maria. Nakakakilabot pag naging presidente ito.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @JiroArturo

                Kaya nga di ako naniniwala sa kanya. If he loves our country why don’t he fight here in the Philippines para kumita naman tayo. May tinatago siya kaya ayaw niya dito lumaban.
                At sa pagiging preacher kuno di ako bilib dyan. Pakitang tao lang dahil election na next year kaya need niya ng good image. Yon hotel niya sa boracay dapat gibain. Deny pa siya na sa kanya yon eh obvious naman. Bumili ng yatch para mapasyalan niya yon hotel niya doon.

              • JiroArturo says:

                @elena lemi

                Babaero yan. Hindi na yan magbabago. Nakausap kono si God. Pati ang dios sinasama sa kabalastugan ni Pacman. Tama ka, kakandidato bilang governor kaya magpapakitang magaling ang image niya. Ambisyon pa nito maging senador then presidente. Posibleng manalo dahil maraming perang ipapamudmod. Kaya gusto munang maging gobernador para makapagnakaw ng malaki at yon ang gagamitin pang suhol sa mga botante.

              • kontrapilo says:

                Pacman is a very good example of a man from RUGS to RICHES,, lucky for him he was given a gift that perhaps can not be equaled in our times.. We can’t blame Pacman, if he is now in an overdosed of vices, he feels he can do everything money can buy, and there are these people who rides on his popularity, the best example are the MEDIA PEOPLE, how can you imagine a mother who had nothing can be manipulated by media and made her instantly a super mama …just the same with Pacman,, he was made to sing that only his mother can appreciate.. because of his money , his handlers even suggested to run as congressman, so Manny can have the best alibi from his wife Jinky for an escapade here in Manila.Poor Pacman, he has now entered into the gates of Hell..he can never leave…And now another political strategy of his handlers are on the making,, i just hope Pacman may open his eyes hear no more from his evil thinking handlers. I predict Pacman will LOST his fight …I have seen a SIGN,,,then pacman will retire and start a new era of his ambition to be a messenger of the word of God..hopefully he knows how to determine the real and true God of the bible, and not the god of men that are inventions for self interest .

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @kontrapilo

                I am of the same opinion as yours. Just don’t want to say it but since you started it then join ako dyan. I told my son a week ago that Pacman will lose this fight against Bradley. I will even pray to that para mauntog ang ulo niya. Baka magising pa!

              • kontrapilo says:

                That becomes the two of us, well anyway that is only my personal observation, a sort of a SIGN, there is always an end to everything, and i believe this the sign pacman must try to reconsider, one of the SIGN, that actually happened was when LOLONG the biggest croc was captured,, the biggest and most corrupt public officials starting with GMA are now facing their destiny ..PACMAN is line to the SIGN..

      • 345.2.2
        kontrapilo says:

        I am afraid you got it all wrong by calling Manny a GRASSHOPPER, or a BUTTERFLY, a politician who changes color where his interest are best applied. These are done by seasoned politician and sometimes neophytes that have no money yet to finance their own campaign, they need to change party because of party funding, a political party is of course very important for a politician in order to have an equal chance of winning, an independent have no personality in the comelec, he has no copy of election returns , to have it he must hire watchers to watch his votes if they are counted in every precinct. But for MANNY I believe he can afford it, and it is the party that needs Manny, poor Manny he will be used by these people and if the same thing happens from his first outing where he lost,, Poor Manny , he will lost all his money…MONEY, MONEY MONEY, it’s a rich man’s game….ahaaaaaa,,,hahhahahha

    • 345.3
      AngLagay says:

      I am still wondering if he can really read and fully understand the bible. Bible is not an easy reading material like comics. On the otherhand, I don’t think that a former “batang langsangan” like pacman can be easily reform. Sugarol, Lasenggero at babaero ang real trademark niya. Tingnan ninyo ang balbas at bigote ni pacman…. ganyan ba ang ayos ng isang honorable congressman at Lt. Koronel?

  7. 344
    Johnny lin says:

    Latest News Philippine Inquirer: Maceda says Corona acquittal will bolster the ptesidential candidacy of Binay. He cited Doronila column that Corona conviction will affirm the power of PNoy.

    Maceda is exerting psychological warfare to those senators who recently alignred with Binay’s UNA group. Undermining their intelligence that if senators would let Binay down they would go down with him by voting conviction.

    Maceda did the people a favor by revealing the true sentiment of Binay with the impeachment case. Maceda along with Tatad had been acting the quasi spokesmen of Binay since last year. Thru Maceda, Binay is sending the message to acquit Corona.

    Filipino people, accept the challenge of Maceda and Binay. Let Corona impeachmemt be the battleground for Aquino and Binay. They are pressuring the senators to acquit Corona thereby confirming the power of Binay.

    This is a chance to show our support to clean and good government. Convince the senators
    that the people have the sovereign power in the land to keep or kick out those senators in office. Write or text or phone their offices to convict Corona; their telephones and addresses are posted below in a separate posting #333.

    • 344.1
      chris says:

      @ Johnny lin I have a mixed emotion on what you are suggesting for us to do to text phone or email the Senators to vote CONVICT.
      Is this what we really want? We are sort of telling them how to do their job. It is a human nature that the more you bug them the more they will do the opposite. . We certainly don’t want to be labelled as MAKULET.
      They are pressured as it is already and they don’t want anymore pressure that may jeopardize the outcome of the Impeachment. They have all the information needed like the journal of the Impeachment trials and other relevant evidences as presented by both Panel for them to come up with a verdict.
      You have to remember that almost 80% CONVICTION is the verdict, so if they decided to vote the opposite, then they have to face a consequences to their actions.
      I suggest that we focus on what we have been doing to comment and analyze information dig up by Raissa and hopefully Prosecution can use it as an additional evidences to their rebuttal.
      Being quiet sometime is the best policy and let them vote with conscience.

    • 344.2
      duquemarino says:

      @Johnny lin Does height have something to do with good or bad governance? Ferdinand Marcos was shorter than Imelda who is 5’6″, GMA is 4’11″, and now Binay at 5’2″, just asking he he he!!!!!

    • 344.3
      pabloo says:

      I can’t believe how naive Pnoy can be. He lets Binay get the best of both worlds, as he gets to work in his cabinet and at the same time work with the opposition and known critics of his administration, whose only goal is undermine all his efforts at reforms.

      Binay was given the cabinet position in charge of housing and OFW concerns- a position better handled by a professional manager instead of a politician. With it comes all the publicity, funding and perks of the position. It is for this reason that he gets a very high acceptability rating, better than Pnoy himself. Come election time and Binay will be supporting the likes of Tatad, Maceda, Magsaysay and a host of other harsh critics of the administration.

      I really can’t believe this. What say you, Mar Roxas?

      • 344.3.1
        kontrapilo says:

        Binay is a political party adversary of P’noy, but not necessarily a personal foe .With P’noy it is just work, and accomplishment ,whether you belong to the other side of the wall, nothing personal for P’noy, the big problem is, there is a political party involve in this situation, and with the present manifestation of Binay, as early as this, trying to build a machinery for a big fight comes 2016, P’noy may be in the disadvantage position. He should also look first for the welfare of his party mates and should do something to strengthen his political party to offset whatever advantage Binay may generate.As observe Binay is trying to consolidate some of the politician that belongs to GMA , and try to imagine what will happen if these politician will take the power again, what will happen to the TUWID NA DAAN… business as usual…

  8. 343
    Tito says:

    Now, what can Raissa say to this?

    • 343.1
      raissa says:

      Sorry, Tito.

      I removed your link to Facebook because a warning on FB came out that it leads somewhere else. NOt in FB. Pls just send link to original newspaper article, not FB.

  9. 342
    Pedro says:

    News out today ” Corona says Palace want him to resign ”

    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/29397/corona-palace-wants-me-to-resign

    • 342.1
      marina sato cad says:

      @pedro: wala ng bago sa balitang ito!! ayaw lang aminin ni corona na ang taong bayan na ang nagsasalita na umalis sa dyan!! ang tawag dito sa kanya ay “KAPIT TUKO”.

    • 342.2
      J.A. says:

      Corona is lying again. Why would the palace ask him to resign now? C’mon…..

      • 342.2.1
        Elena Lemi says:

        @J.A.

        When did he tell the truth in his life?

      • 342.2.2
        kontrapilo says:

        When you are in a situations where you believe you have lost everything, what do you think you will do ? Of course you have to gamble, you have take every opportunities you can think of, even gambling your soul with the devil,,, and that is the TJ..he knows that he is in a NO WIN SITUATIONS, assuming he will be acquitted , what face he would face to the people?And that is the most difficult problem to FACE, when the problem itself is his FACE..
        TJ is presently survive because of TECHNICALITY, his lawyers are digging all in earth they have learned in law , the right approach to solve TJ problems,, this lawyers will be judged by the people not by their technicalities but the moral values they showed to the Filipino people by depending a liar, and a corrupt public officials,,Atty Jemino, you are young and talented, WHY? You even questioned the Midnight appointment of your clients, Is it because of MONEY?

  10. 341
    Rene-Ipil says:

    The Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and Declaration of Trust (DOT) were purportedly executed by Charina in favor of Corona on March 16, 2007.  Why not in July 2006 when Charina, through her purported Attorney-in-Fact Corona, started paying  Megaworld for the Mckinley lot?

    Facts:

    Since January 2012, Corona and his defense team have been pronouncing that Charina has been working as physical therapist (PT) for less than (why less than, why not about or around) 10 years in the US.

    Charina got her license to work as a physical therapist on December 8, 2006.  So it is true that Charina worked as P T for less than 10 years in January 2012.  In fact it is much less or about 5 years only.  And it is much much less or about 2 years only when she purchased the Roseville property and had the Mckinley lot titled in her name in late 2008.

    In the US (or may be elsewhere) a person cannot work as a physical therapist unless licensed as such.

    Corona paid Megaworld for the McKinley lot on his own behalf from July 2006 to August 2008.

    The SPA and DOT were both dated March 16, 2007.

    In September 2008, Charina paid $25,000.00 as down 
    payment for her Roseville property.

    My theory: 

    Since Charina already had her license to work as a physical therapist (PT) on December 8, 2006, she was able to find a job sometime after 2 months in March 2007 and started to earn money as such.

     Ths means that Charina did not have the money to pay Megaworld from July 2006 to February 2007. 

    So that the fabricated SPA and DOT could not be dated earlier than March 2007 or in July 2006 when Corona started paying Megaworld.  

    Charina began earning as a PT in March 2007, so that in September 2008, she was able to buy the Roseville property through a loan with the help of Corona in paying the $25,000.00 down payment.

    Charina  could not have saved enough money on her own and paid Megaworld about Php900,000.00 from July to November  2006 because she was not yet a licensed physical therapist in the US.  Remember that Corona proudly said that Charina had a lucrative practice as PT, not in any other job or profession.   And she could not have earned also any amount on her own up to February 2007 if she got a job as PT only in March 2007.

    In declaring that Charina has been working as PT for less than 10 years, Corona wanted to impress on us that his daughter had worked for a long time in a purportedly lucrative job.  And Corona wanted the public to believe that Charina had earned and saved enough money to purchase the Mckinley lot for 6M in 2008.

    But our Plaza Miranda found about the actual date of issuance of Charina’s license on December 8, 2006.  Worse, our Plaza Miranda discovered her purchase through a loan of the Roseville property on September 8, 2008 which is 11 days after full payment of the Mckinley lot on August 29, 2008.

    And the worst nightmare of Corona is yet to come if and when our Plaza Miranda ultimately finds that the Roseville property is fully paid already.

    Onward OPM!!

    • 341.1
      JiroArturo says:

      @Rene-Ipil

      Is someone searching if Charina’s condo mortgage is fully paid? Can I find that out on the internet? I am 8 hours away from Roseville. I can’t go there to go to Recorder-Registrar office to find out if her condo is fuly paid.
      At Zillow dot com there is a condo for sale with the same address as Charina’s condo. Is she selling it already?

      • 341.1.1
        Rene-Ipil says:

        @Jiro Arturo

        It could have been easy if the subject property is located and registered in the Philippines. The original certificate of title (CT) can be verified right away for a minimal fee with the register of deeds since it is a public document. The CT contains the annotations on the mortgage agreement as well as the mortgage cancellation upon full payment of the loan.

        I believe it would be easier in the US to verify the status of the mortgage loan annotated on the CT due to absence or minimal”red tape” there.

        • 341.1.1.1
          jiroarturo says:

          @rene-ipil
          Madali lang makita sa registrar-recorder kung bayad na ang mortgage loan. Malayo lang ako sa Roseville kaya hindi ko mapuntahan. Sino kaya taga Roseville para mag research?

          • 341.1.1.1.1
            Rene-Ipil says:

            Di ba si Nadia Trinidad of abs-cbn galing na sa Roseville. May picture taking pa sya ng bahay at may interview pa kuno ng isang expert. Hindi kaya na- verify na niya sa registrar ng Roseville?

            Veteran news reporter itong si Nadia. Dapat nasa kanya na ang information tungkol Sa mortgage loan ni Charina.

            • jiroarturo says:

              Dios lang ang nakakaalam kung tiningnan niya sa Registrar-Recorder kung meron pang utang ang bahay ni Charina.

            • maddog says:

              would not be surprising anymore if some reporters are also afraid of knowing the truth.

              someone commented somewhere that, via phone call, he/she was told there was no lien indicated. but whether this meant that the property was fully paid or not could not be elicited from that same person.

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @Rene-Ipil @JiroArturo

              Di rin niya nabanggit na ang John Lang (the seller of Roseville) nag declare ng bankcruptcy in 2006. So her report is selective & not complete.

              • jiroarturo says:

                @Elena
                Kung hindi lang ako malayo sa Roseville pinuntahan ko na ang recorder-registrar. Naguguluhan na rin ako. Hanggang ngayon hindi ko pa rin alam kung bayad na ba talaga ang bahay ni Charina.
                Sa July-Aug pa ako makakapunta ng Sacramento. By then tapos na ang kaso ni Corona.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @JiroArturo

                It’s never too late for anything about the truth! Again I really appreciate what you had done for CPM. Keep it up!

    • 341.2
      Elio Madama says:

      You forgot to said that 10% down payment plus closing cost. (maybe about 8.000 dollars).
      And maybe before she got her license, she was working part time in Mc Donald or as a cashier in a supermarket for 8 or 9 dollars per hour.
      Of course is just my personal opinion.
      I just worked 45 years in USA.
      Also from gross payment you have to pay taxes every week (about 25% of your salary).
      How about rent, car insurance, food, etc., etc, and how about children if you have any and you want to work?
      Who take care of them before they can go to a free school?

      • 341.2.1
        JiroArturo says:

        @Elio Madama

        Nasa Pinas ka na ba ngayon? Walang nakakaalam kung magkano talaga ang binayad ni Charina sa condo sa Roseville at kung nabayaran na ng buo ang utang niyang $243K. Wala pang lumalabas na ebidensiya.
        Mayaman naman ang mga Roco. Malay natin na binigyan ng pera ang mga anak ni Cristina pangbili ng condo at lupain sa Pinas. Maghintay na lang tayo kung ano pang rebuttal ang gagawin ng prosecution.

    • 341.3
      Rob Dapipol says:

      NAGKAKALOKOHAN na

      Could she be reported to the IRS for not declaring her properties, parang in the tax form it is required to declare all your assets local and foreign.
      Kung dineclare nya this means she has the money, if she has the money when she could not afford it, then would that not be money laundering?
      If pinautang siya ng magulang, then that money is part of Corona’s money, if that is part of Corona’s money, was it part of Corona’s SALN?
      If not, would that not be another violation of SALN law by corona?

    • 341.4
      Rene-Ipil says:

      Facts:

      Corona paid 6M to Megaworld from July 3, 2006 to August 29, 2008. Out of the 6M, he paid about Php900,000.00 from July To November 2006 or about 1M from July 2006 to February 2007.

      My theory:

      Charina could have secured a job as PT in March 2007 or after 3 months from issuance of her license.

  11. 340
    Elio Madama says:

    November 29 I will be 70 years old.
    My wish for my birthday is to meet Mr Aquino in person.
    Hello Manila, can my dream come truth?
    Thanks.
    Thanks Mrs. Raissa to give me permission to write in your wonderful blog.

    • 340.1
      raissa says:

      To anyone inside the presidential palace, here is a “Wish ko lang” from a 70-year-old man.

      As per his IP address, Elio is based in Zamboanga.

  12. 339
    Elio Madama says:

    I have one question:
    Who is paying for the defense team expenses?
    Even if they work for “free” (which I doubt it very much), there are a lot of expenses.
    Probably millions of pesos were already spent.
    Many defense lawyers are full time.
    They have no expenses, no family, no obligations?
    No bills to pay, no food to eat?
    No cases in the Supreme Court?
    Please, defense team, teach me how to live without income, without money.

    • 339.1
      JiroArturo says:

      @Elio Madama

      Pro bono kono ang mga abogado ni Corona. Pro bono din daw ang sa prosecution. KKB siguro ang bayad sa pagkain at merienda.
      Pero ako hindi ako naniniwala sa mga yan. Meron mga bayad yan. Ang bayaran pagkatapos na ng litis. Patago ang bayaran. Siguro ang kay Cuevas hindi bababa ng P10M.

      • 339.1.1
        Elio Madama says:

        Who is going to pay the ten million?
        Mr. Corona?
        MMMMMM……………..Where is he going to get that kind of money with his salary?
        $$$$$$$$$$ a lot here………..
        I insist in my question, I want to know from the defense team, how they pay for the own personal l expenses right now.
        We are only two people in my house in Dipolog City, we pay no rent, but our monthly budget is 25 thousand pesos.
        High scale people, living in Manila, like the defense team need about 100.000 pesos monthly.
        Right now, month by month, they can not wait for the case to finish.
        Somebody have a big pocket, and paying for all the expenses.
        This is bigger than everybody can think.
        Somebody is paying now, somebody who has open cases in the Supreme Court.n
        Of course this is my personal opinion.
        We need to backup the President of this wonderful country, Mr. Aquino.
        He need to clean up all the basura to bring prosperity and a good future for Philippines.
        Thanks Mr. President to try to make a better Country for all filipinos and foreigners alike living here.

        • 339.1.1.1
          Elena Lemi says:

          @Elio Madama

          Remember the loan that the World Bank gave? It is not yet accounted for. It was supposed to be used to upgrade the system of our judiciary.

    • 339.2
      Chavydada says:

      @Elio Madama

      Possibly, the small lady paid for all the defense’ expenses.
      She financed CJ Corona’s hospital bills when he underwent back operation.
      Maybe she also financed CJ’s heart bypass.

  13. 338
    concerned citizen says:

    Hi Raissa, simple check on the name of atty Reyes gives following: Résumé

    License

    20 years since Norberto Fidel Reyes III was first licensed to practice law.
    State License status Year acquired Last updated by Avvo
    California Active 1992 02/07/2012

    This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.
    State Citation type Year cited Last updated by Avvo
    California Discipline, probation; no actual suspension 2004 02/07/2012
    Education

    School Major Degree Graduated
    Western State Univ COL law

    See his disciplined staus, should be a warning and aside of this more or less the same house is for sale for a rough 160K US$, for what I give you the link below.
    As a former Realtor a price tag of 160KUS$ is the averidge instep level of property (1,000 units in Roseville only). and this cost a roughly 1,000+ US$

  14. 337
    ron says:

    Hi Raissa,

    I found out from FloridasHealth.com – license verification, that Charina and Carla do not have physical therapy license in Florida. They do not have a license as physical therapy assistant in Florida either. It appears the only license they have then is in California which they obtained in 2006.

    Did we find out who were the current and previous tenants at Charina’s Roseville property?

    I understand Charina lives in Flintridge, CA, in Los Angeles county about 6 hours from Roseville, CA.

    I am curious why someone who is not a sophisticated real estate investor invest in a property which 6 hours away from where she lives. Even if the property is paid for, the rental from such property will not be enough to finance the cost of living of a family living in Flintridge.

    I think there might be other motivations besides investment if the current or previous tenants have a connection with TJ. –Paging Cyber PMers out there for your input.

  15. 336
    Jepoy says:

    From ABS-CBNnews

    Expert: Charina Corona’s home not luxurious property
    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/04/11/12/expert-charina-coronas-home-not-luxurious-property

    • 336.1
      raissa says:

      I never said it was. And you have to connect this with the McKinley property she also allegedly “bought”.

    • 336.2
      netty says:

      Found this somewhere, but not sure.. I could provide the link if needed.. FIL-AMS FYI.

      #9. Passport Suspended For Not Paying Taxes?

      “A bill currently going through the U.S. Congress would allow the federal government to suspend your passport if you have unpaid taxes. If you are not able to pay the taxes that you owe, you could end up stuck in the United States indefinitely.”

    • 336.3
      Victin luz says:

      @jepoy

      Mam raissa is correct .connect it to the property she bought in the Philippines at 11days gap. And check if their is a pre-nuptial agreement before the celebration of marriage, if none and solemnized under philippine law, then they are bound by absolute community of property and VERY UN-COMMUN for a husband waiving his right to said purchased property in U.S.A..

      I am not a lawyer but I was also married in the Philippines under our law. HE HE
      LAWYERS in our group kindly explain profound marriage settlement in our country to jepoy
      My knowledge are limited about this, but on my own opinion the coronas have no trust to charinas husband to whatever criminal purpose the corona family it may serve.

      • 336.3.1
        Victin luz says:

        UN-COMMON po jepoyhe he lying is the best term for the news reporter in U.S.A.

    • 336.4
      maddog says:

      whether home is luxurious or not is irrelevant. what is relevant is if she could afford it. how was she able to shell out the money for those two properties at that specific point in time?

      where did the money come from?

      • 336.4.1
        kontrapilo says:

        hey pipol out there in America, is there a way to check it out how much did Charina really earned from the time she applied for work. Can’t it be check thru her income statement and how much TAXES she paid to the American government? CHARINA, could be in danger of TAX EVASION, and could land in jail instead.

        • 336.4.1.1
          JiroArturo says:

          @kontrapilo

          Alam mo ba kung saan nagtratrabaho si Charina? Alam mo rin ba ang Social Security Number niya? Ako na ang mag volunteer kumuha ng kopya ng income tax return niya for tax year 2010.

          • 336.4.1.1.1
            ArielD says:

            @JiroArturo, I looked up that form you mentioned (4506-T) and indeed one can secure tax transcripts for a requested period of time. My understanding though is that the information is available to the TAXPAYER, and any third party he or she authorizes to receive it. So Charina would need to fill out the form and either receive the records herself or specifically authorize someone else to receive them. It looks like standard practice is for someone applying for a loan to fill out the form and submit it along with other papers during the application stage, and part of the credit investigation would be to compare the applicant’s claimed income against the history of tax payments.

            A US social security number is very closely guarded as it is one of the key pieces of information by which someone can be identified and traced in most government and private sector records, so it isn’t something that is easily LEGALLY obtained unless the information is volunteered freely by the owner.

            At this point Charina is in a tough situation. Though her father CLAIMS the McKinley Hill lot was purchased by her in trust through him, I don’t think such a claim would go unchallenged by the prosecution in the trial. Documentary evidence of some kind would have to be produced to support that allegation. Everything that’s been discussed here indicates that though Charina has spent some time in the US, and has presumably worked hard to make a living, it would be difficult for her to have somehow saved up the money needed to initiate purchase of both properties within a couple of weeks of each other.

            In the wake of 9/11, the Americans have been pressing hard everywhere to make life very, very difficult for people engaged in money laundering. Having lived in the US for some time now, Charina would know this, and as an immigrant would need to be extra careful to keep her finances and taxes in complete order. My guess is that everything is indeed in order as far as her US transactions are concerned, and that proof that she earned the money to buy both properties is not forthcoming. She would be guilty of no crime in the US – assuming that no documents are presented to prove she truly is the owner of the McKinley Hills property – and it would fall to the CJ to cast about for some other explanation for the purchase.

            That she somehow managed in truth to save that sum of money is not in the realm of the impossible; it seems highly unlikely though. Let’s see how the defense will handle proving it.

            • JiroArturo says:

              @ArielD
              Is Charina an immigrant or naturalized US citizen? Form 1040 requires the taxpayer to indicate if he/she owns properties outside US. If he/she has an overseas income it needs to be declared and pay US taxes on it.
              I don’t know how long Charina has been working in USA as a PT. If she came here with just a dress on her body and started working, it is possible that she had saved to buy the condo in Roseville and the Mckinley lot in Pinas. She secured a loan for the condo and paid $10K as downpayment. She could have saved that amount and still buy the lot for P6M cash. Total cash outlay was about $143K.
              Is the defense going to present evidences to prove CJ does not own the McKingley lot? Will the prosecutor present evidences to prove it otherwise in their rebuttal? How? By presenting Charina’s income tax returns or earning statements from her employer?

              • chit navarro says:

                Defense had already presented evidentiary documents to prove that the McKinley property is owned by Charina, although all the payment receipts and another sale document were int he name of the father.

                It is hoped that the prosecution will question the financial capacity of charina in the rebuttal.

              • mynavy says:

                @JiroArturo
                Just to inform you…the proceeds of the “loan” for the condo that you mentioned was not received by Charina in cash. It was a loan payable in 30 years after putting up a $10K down payment. The total loan was paid off after 2 years, i think..

              • JiroArturo says:

                @mynavy
                Meron na bang papeles na nagpapatunay na bayad na ang condo ni Charina sa Roseville? Ang condo niya ay $163K na lang. Lugi si Charina dahil ang bili yata niya ay $269K.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @JiroArturo

                Blank ang nakalagay for the lien part. If there is a loan dapat may nakalagay dyan di ba?

              • mynavy says:

                10 percent DP, not $10K…my bad

            • maddog says:

              so far, corona’s camp have been presenting hypothetical figures under ideal conditions only.

              very doubtful that this is not about money laundering. despite the stricter enforcement of this law in the US, my hunch is that the attention is directed mostly towards known terrorists so not everyone will get caught. corona is also an expert in laws so he may know ways to circumvent around it.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @maddog

                Of course he knew how to circumvent. He works with SGV for years. He was never a trial lawyer.

  16. 335
    techburns says:

    Just a side thought, Remember mang Vicente….. I wonder if TF also bought properties and did not transfer the title to his name. Is there a way to find out if such transactions exist.

  17. 334
    Chavydada says:

    @raissa

    PROPERTIES….PARAMOUR

    Is it true that a certain EVA AURIA, of Rosario, Batangas and her 2 sons with CJ, are living lavishly and comfortably in the US?

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/02…E2%80%99-story

    Click Prosecution stands by ‘small lady’ story
    Look for the 5th commenter maria4

    • 334.1
      Chavydada says:

      @raissa

      Last night, I can open the site. Please try

      http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/02/14/12/prosecution-stands

      Thanks

      • 334.1.1
        Elena Lemi says:

        @Chavydada

        Can’t enter the link you’ve shown above.

        • 334.1.1.1
          Chavydada says:

          @Elena Lemi

          Pls try also

          http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/2/14/12/prosecution-stands-by ‘small lady’ story

          Click Prosecution stands by ‘small lady’ story
          It is in page 1
          Look for 5th commenter

          • 334.1.1.1.1
            Chavydada says:

            @Elena Lemi

            Another option

            Go to yahoo.com and at the search portion type

            abs-cbnnews.com/nation/02/14/12/prosecution-stands
            Enter then, click Prosecution stands by….
            at the bottom click 1
            Look for the topic TO THE PROSECUTION, 5th commenter, maria4

            • JiroArturo says:

              @Elena Lemi

              heto ang site:
              http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/list/nation?page=118
              Scroll down and click “prosecution stands by small lady story”. Scroll down until you find “22 comments”. Scroll down unti you find comment by Maria4.

            • Elena Lemi says:

              Sorry had tried any which way but the result is nil.

              • JiroArturo says:

                @Elena Lemi

                Post ko na lang ang buong comment. Parang istorya-istorya lang ito.

                READ THIS BLOG BY THIS PERSON WITH A NAME CANDYMINT!!!
                I WILL COPY AND BETTER LOOK INTO IT.
                by Candymint on Tue, 02/14/2012 – 03:08
                Liar, liar go to hell Thief Justice Corona. Here you go…

                .

              • raissa says:

                Sorry, Jiro.

                Had to cut short your posting because I have never been able to verify this story on CJ Corona and it maligns him. So there is as yet no basis for accusing him of this.

              • JiroArturo says:

                @raissa

                No problem. I was just re-posting what a blogger had posted. Have a nice day.

              • pabloo says:

                Try the comments portion of this article:

                Defense: Corona’s wife may no longer testify

                from a report by Jing Castañeda, ABS-CBN News

                Posted at 03/23/2012 9:12 PM | Updated as of 03/25/2012 10:14 AM

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @Chavydada

              Thanks! Read it na. It seems the bribe money came from banco filipino that was reopened again by a ruling in the SC.

              • Chavydada says:

                @Elena Lemi

                1. the P200M alleged bribe money?. . . .

                Can it be one of the sources of the P100M undeclared/understated amount of real properties plus the undetermined quantity of dollar deposits of CJ?

                2. 2nd family in the US?. . . .

                I talked to an Atenean, (one who is in the age group of CJ) and he confirmed that CJ has a second family in the US.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @Chavydada

                I strongly believe that the 200M might had been transferred out of the PI. Remember he went to the US last Dec according to that comment. One thing that I wonder most is how come our CPMers in the US have not trace anything about the mistress? I mean if there is one.

              • JiroArturo says:

                @Elena Lemi
                I read somewhere that CJ has a mistress living in the States. Corona has 2 kids with Eva Auria. What city they are residing I am clueless. I Googled Eva Auria. Nothing came out. The name might be fictitious. If someone from Batangas can verify her exact name and where they live I could do some more research.
                For all we know Eva might not exist at all. Calling OPM members from Batangas to verify Eva’s existence and residence.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @JiroArturo

                I surmised that the name is incorrect but the story itself might be true. Best way is to check with immigration when & what exact date did the thief left the country and to which airport in the US did he touched down.
                Anyone who has access with our immigration here? They have all the ins & outs and the manifest. From there, we can dig up further.

    • 334.2
      raissa says:

      I found no proof.

      Sorry.

    • 334.3
      Elena Lemi says:

      Had seen a blogger in the other sites REcto Part II about this.

    • 334.4
      Lim A. Hong says:

      The article is inconsistency with the school Cristina Corona went to, if it alleges that Eva and Cristina both went to Assumption. Cristina went to Maryknoll (now Mariam).

  18. 333
    anton says:

    Here are the contact informations of our senators:

    Senator Juan Ponce Enrile
    Rm. 606 6th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5552 – 53
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6691 / (63) 552-6786
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6690
    Email: senator_enrile@senate.gov.ph
    Website: http://www.jpenrile.com
    Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
    Rm. 602 6th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 2521 – 24
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6684-85 / 552-6774
    Telefax Nos.: (632) 552-6685
    Email: senjinggoyestrada@senate.gov.ph / jinggoy@senjinggoyestrada.com
    website: http://www.senjinggoyestrada.com

    Senator Vicente C. Sotto III
    Rm. 603 6th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 6501-05
    Direct Line:
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6601 loc. 6502
    Website: http://www.titosotto.com

    Senator Alan Peter “Compañero” S. Cayetano
    Rm. 601 6th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5518 / 5520
    Fax No.: (632) 832-5281
    Email: alancayetano@yahoo.com

    Senator Edgardo J. Angara
    Rm. 504 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5571 / 5593
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6779
    Telefax: No.: (632) 552-6852
    Email: edgardo_angara@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.edangara.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/edangara
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/edangara2

    Senator Joker P. Arroyo
    Rm 511 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5567-68
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6730 / (632) 812-1323
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6790
    Email:office_sen_jokerarroyo@yahoo.com

    Senator Pia S. Cayetano
    Rm. 505 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5556 / 5557 / 5588
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6683 / (632) 552-9003
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6684
    Email: pia@senatorpiacayetano.com
    Webs mail:office_sen_jokerarroyo@yahoo.com

    Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago
    Rm. 521-A 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5562 / 5590
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6692-93
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6692
    Email: miriam@miriam.com.ph, senmds@yahoo.com, mdsmediabureau@yahoo.com
    Website:www.miriam.com.ph

    Senator Franklin M. Drilon
    Rm. 525 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8592 / 8594 – 95
    Direct Lines: (632) 659-5841 / (632) 659-7479
    Telefax No.: (632) 659-5581
    Email: fmdrilon@yahoo.com

    Senator Francis Joseph “Chiz” Guevara Escudero
    Rm. 517 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 80 loc. 6537 / 6539 / 6540 / 6541
    Direct Lines: (632) 833-5034 / (632) 833-8765
    Email: sen.escudero@gmail.com, reachus@chizescudero.com
    Website: http://www.chizescudero.com

    Senator Teofisto “TG” D. Guingona III
    Rm. 502 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8560 – 63
    Direct Lines: (632) 986-2001 / (632) 986-8940 / (632) 986-5774
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6601 loc. 8560
    Email: senatorguingona.ph
    Website: http://www.guingona.ph

    Senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II
    Rm. 507 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5533 /5580
    Telefax No.: (632) 551-0525
    Email: gringobhonasan@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.gringohonasan.ph

    Senator Panfilo M. Lacson
    Rm. 510 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5534 / 5585
    Direct Line: (632) 552-6786
    Fax No.: (632) 834-6590
    Email: ospml@yahoo.com
    Website: http://www.pinglacson.com.ph

    Senator Manuel “Lito” Mercado Lapid
    Rm. 516 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunkline: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5536 / 5574 – 75
    Direct Line: (632) 552-6694 / (632) 832-7949
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6695
    Email: sen.litolapid@senate.gov.ph / sujo408@yahoo.com

    Senator Loren B. Legarda
    Rm. 209 2nd Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5537 / 5538 / 5539
    Direct Line: (632) 833-1434
    Telefax No.: (632) 833-4987
    Email: loren@lorenlegarda.com.ph
    Website: http://www.lorenlegarda.com.ph

    Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
    Rm. 518 5th flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8570-73
    Telefax No.: (632) 659-5045
    Email: inquiry.bbmoffice@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.bongbongm.com

    Senator Sergio R. Osmeña III
    Rm. 527 5th flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8525-26
    Direct Line:
    Telefax No.:
    Email: serge_osmena@yahoo.com

    Senator Kiko Pangilinan
    Rm. 502 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 6512 / 6514 / 6518 / 2344
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6732
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6747
    Email: kilosko2004@yahoo.com, kiko.pangilinan@gmail.com, kikopangilinan@kiko.ph,
    Website: http://www.kiko.ph

    Aquilino Martin “Koko” dela Llana Pimentel III
    Rm. 512 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5548 – 50 / 5586
    Direct Lines: (632) 832-1498
    Fax No.: (632) 832-2541
    Law Office: Unit 2106, Atlanta Center Bldg., No. 33 Annapolis St., San Juan, Metro Manila 1503, Philippines; Tel. No. 722-5473
    Email: Kokopimentel@hotmail.com
    Facebook: Koko Pimentel

    Senator Ralph G. Recto
    Rm. 508 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8543-44 /8546-47
    Direct Lines: (632) 659-5756 / (632) 804-0749
    Telefax Nos.: (632) 659-5756 / (632) 804-0749
    Email: ralphgrecto@gmail.com Website: http://www.recto.ph

    Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.
    Rm. 506 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 5521-23 / 5577
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6698
    Email: senbongrevilla@senate.gov.ph
    Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV
    Rm. 519 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: ((632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5559-60 / 5666-67
    Direct Line:
    Fax No.: (632) 833-2937
    Email: senateoffice@trillanes.com.ph / senate.office.trillanes@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.trillanes.com.ph

    Senator Manny Villar
    Rm. 503 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 6507-11
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6715
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6734
    Email: mb_villar@yahoo.com / mbv_secretariat@yahoo.com
    Website:www.mannyvillar.com.ph

    Or you may check the Philippine Senate Website thru this link:
    http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen15th.asp

  19. 332
    Maria A. says:

    Point – Counterpoint on issue of public surveys and impeachment proceedings:

    1. Atty. Tranquil Salvador pleads that surveys should be banned during the impeachment trial.

    http://opinion.inquirer.net/26297/should-surveys-on-corona-be-banned-during-his-trial

    2. Atty. Edsel Tupaz emphasizes that censorship of public surveys would be a violation of the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech.

    http://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/3565-on-impeachment-surveys-and-sen-miriam-santiago

    Very interesting point from the Tupaz article is that in 2007, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago herself authored a bill to invalidate the sub judice rule.

    Reputably the ‘legal luminary,’ ‘national treasure,’ and ‘constitutional expert’ that she is, one could assume that she knows her law, and knows that law very well. Let’s start with Senate Bill No. 1357 which she authored in 2007.

    That bill is entitled the “Judicial Right to Know Act.” Her bill seeks to treat court orders, writs, and injunctions which prohibit media reports and commentaries of court proceedings as “invalid.” “The sub judice rule,” says the Senator in her Explanatory Note of the bill, “must be acknowledged by Philippine courts as an impermissible incursion on the salutary constitutional precept that discussion of public affairs in a free society cannot depend on the preliminary grace of judicial censors. Hence, this bill provides for the elimination of the sub judice rule.”

    If we go by her legislative disposition, Senator Miriam can be a bit of an inconsistency.

    • 332.1
      blue4cor says:

      Ano nga ba ang role ng isang Senator Judge? Hindi ko maintindihan minsan kasi ang ilan ay parang bahagi ng defense team.

      • 332.1.1
        kontrapilo says:

        Wag po kayo mabahala, yang mga senador mga wang is yan, mga politiko po yan, sa politika NILALABO MUNA , BAGO LILINAWIN.. ganyan lang ang laro nila, Would you think they will gamble their POLITICAL LIFE in a NO WIN SITUATION…it is always a WIN-WIN situation sa mga politiko,, lalo na si JPE, he is the oldest and the wisest senator in the group, he plays POKER ever since, kunwari lang po yan lahat na sila ay kumakampi kay TJ… tapos na po ang laban, iisa lang ang mahirap sakyan dyan si BRENDA,,, iba po ang dimension nya,,, i think she is not even an EARTHLING,,,,relax lang, tapos na po ang laban

      • 332.1.2
        kontrapilo says:

        Atty Tranquilizer , I can not agree with you that survey must not be permitted during the impeachment trial,, wow naman torne, ano naman akala nyo sa mga senador natin mga BOBO, AT DI NAG AARAL NG evidensya, kaya nga tinatawag na survey, it is half true and half not true,, depende kung sino ang tinataman, masakit pakinggan pagkat di pabor sa inyo, ngayon kung gusto nyo pala ng ganyan, di IKUKULONG NYO ANG MGA SENADOR SA ISANG CHAMBER AT WAG ILABAS AT WAG BIGYAN NG ANY MEANS OF INFORMATION SA MGA NANGYAYARI SA LABAS, tulad ng mga JUROR sa america,ang hina nyo torne,,, kahit minsan di ko kukunin serbisyo nyo, kahit libre… alis dyan

      • 332.1.3
        maddog says:

        to decide whether it is in the best interest of the country, not their own self-interests, to allow or disallow corona to continue as chief justice.

    • 332.2
      Rene-Ipil says:

      @maria
      Atty. Salvador abhors surveys because they are not evidence. He defined evidence as the means sanctioned by the rules of court in a judicial proceeding to establish the truth.  His position is impertinent, immaterial and irrelevant.

      First, the senate is the upper house of congress manned by senators who are elected directly by the people nationwide to represent all of them.

      Second, the senate does not conduct a judicial proceeding.  Far from it, because the senators take their bearing  or follow the course towards the best interest of their nationwide constituents through senate rules.

      Third, each senator gathers facts from the testimonies and documents presented in the course of the trial by both parties to guide them and validate the information he receives from other sources.  

      Fourth, as an agent or representative of the people, each senator ascertains the sentiments of his or her principal and formulates a decision on the case.  Definitely, the consensus of the people on Corona’s guilt or innocence affects, to a large extent if not wholly, the vote of a senator. That is democracy in action in a republican form of government.

      Of course the suggestion of Atty. Salvador for a referendum is the ideal setup, wherein the majority vote of the  people would decide on Corona’s guilt or innocense.  But the people have already spent so much in establishing a constitution and in designating their agents or representatives to do that job for them.  

       But again there is a caveat, the people through the constitution needs a 2/3 votes of all their members to remove Corona from office.  If a senator fails to heed the wish of his or her principal, he or would be punished accordingly come election time.  No ifs, no buts, no evidence needed for the punishment which may even extend to any of his or her protege. And again that is democracy in action.

      Onward OPM!!

    • 332.3
      Mafe says:

      Oh my! And why has she been so vociferous in denouncing survey results, and with contemptuous rudeness, insulted the poor UP students who conducted one? Raissa, I hope you get to interview MDS and ask her why she is so inconsistent, selective in her application of jurisprudence, barbaric, etc.? You’re one of the very few who could stand up to her.

  20. 331
    jePRoCKs says:

    Hi Raissa, Keep up the good work. am one of the silent majority that decided to come out and support the OPM.
    All I can offer is my heartless thank you and encouragement that your doing something special.

  21. 330
    Pinoyparin says:

    @Rene-Ipil says:
    April 9, 2012 at 6:38 am

    EXCELLENT SUMMATION OF PROPERTIES and how he CHEATED AND LIED on his SALN for so many years. You do not expect this to the highest magistrate and INTERPRETER of the laws of the land and also tasked by law to decide on the accuracy of SALN of employees of 3rd EQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT.

    BORN LIAR AND CHEAT. imagine cheating his IN-LAWS, school credentials from grade school to college up to Post graduate(Sto Tomas). CITY OF MANILA by negotiating with a14years SPA executed by an already dead(during sale) MOTHER-IN-LAW without board resolution from BGEI and accepting payment and deposited in his Personal PSBANK account.

    The DEFENSE is concentrating on the justification of the properties and bank account. trying to show that CORONA has the means but as of now they are failing and instead backfiring.

    SENATOR HONASAN the original HYPOCRITE i am addressing this question. ang you are right i am not a LAWYER. but a sharp observer from CYBER PLAZA MIRANDA

    WHY is it that the defense is depending extensively article 2.4 (ILL GOTTEN) which is striken out in the inpeachment trial?

    WHY is it that the defense is throwing there hat on articles 2.2 and 2.3 by admitting that there are indeed descripancies but are not reason enough to CONVICT CORONA?

    WHY is it not similar to the GUILT of other low ranking judicial employee who were removed from office by no less than the SUPREME COURT with CORONA as PONENTE?

    MR. HONASAN and all senators these low ranking judicial employees did it for 1 year and booted out of service. CORONA DID IT SINCE HE JOINED PUBLIC SERVICE.

    WHY YOU CAN NOT SEE, UNDERSTAND THAT THIS “BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST” IN THE HIGHEST ORDER.

    AND WE THE SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO CONVICT HIM NOT BECAUSE OF PARTISANISM BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT WE HAVE SEEN, HEARD IN THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AND ITS PARALLEL TRIAL WHICH IS NECESSARY TO AVOID LEGALESE TRIAL BECAUSE YOU SENATORS DOES NOT FOLLOW THE INTENT OF THE FRAMERS OF OUR CONSTITUTION IN THE CONDUCT OF AN IMPEACMENT TO MORE POLITICAL ESPECIALLY THE ACCUSATION IS ” BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST”

  22. 329
    Rene-Ipil says:

    All that the defense is trying to do comprises of justifying Corona’s capacity to acquire the properties (real and php money) that are presently in his name, never mind if said properties have been disclosed or not through his SALN.  

    These justifications include:

    1.  Selling BGEI’s property for 34M and keeping the same money for himself, never mind if the sale was fraudulent and the money did not belong to him.

    2.  Borrowing 11M from BGEI, never mind if it was done immorally and illegally.
    According to the defense, the matter is between him and BGEI anyway and is not the concern of the senate and the public.

    3.  Buying La Vista property for 11M and selling it later to his daughter Carla for 18M, never mind if Carla did not have the money to buy such property.

    4.  Buying Mckinley lot for 6M and assigning it later to Charina, never mind if Charina did not have the money to purchase such property.

    5.  Buying Bonifacio condo for 9M in 2004 and inadvertently failing to disclose same in his SALN, never mind if he failed to declare it for 5 consecutive years.

    6.  Buying Columns condo for 3M in 2006 and intentionally declaring it in his SALN only in 2010, never mind if the deed of sale was already executed in his favor 4 years ago.

    7.  Establishing the sale of Marikina lots to Vicente in 1990, never mind if the property was still in the name of Cristina after 22 years and never mind if the notarization of the deed of sale was fake.

    On top of the above, Corona has to open still his dollar accounts, if his earlier pronouncements  would come true.  But I don’t believe him before and I don’t believe him now.  Why?

    So far established by Corona is his huge and brazen capacity to tell lies.  Pinoyparin and Johnny Lin have enumerated these lies which define Corona’s character.  Yes, it is in his character to lie. At the end of all these controversies, he will simply say ” I lied “.  Does it sound familiar? Birds of the same feather lie the same way. Yes, it’s in their character.

    • 329.1
      Rene-Ipil says:

      Additional justification:

      8. Buying Bellagio condo for 14.5M at a 40 percent discount in 2009 and intentionally declaring it only in 2010 SALN, never mind if the deed of sale was already executed one year ago.

  23. 328
    baycas says:

    A classmate of Rene (CJ Corona) at opinyondotcom writes

    The Coronas Erick San Juan knew…

    They also had two rows of apartments at Esteban Abada St., corner Chico St., in Loyola Heights, QC.

    That is where Rene built his home after College.

    He also engaged in real estate and build and sell.

    Erick San Juan finished his opinion column with…

    A week or two ago, I asked my wife, Baby, what she thought of Tina Basa Roco, Rene’s wife, in this whole equation.

    “She is tougher than Rene!” was her answer.

    • 328.1
    • 328.2
      tomas cruz says:

      heres no esteban abada corner chico. ang meron ay esteban abada corner xavierville ave. the corner lot is where
      d the home of the coronas is located

      • 328.2.1
        baycas says:

        Erick San Juan probably wrote an inaccurate article as regards the street names.

        (Xavierville Ave., btw, is actually a continuation of Chico St.)

        Anyone may refute or confirm his other assertions as regards Corona himself. I was particularly curious in Erick San Juan’s statement that Corona engaged in “real estate and build sell“.

        Hence the words highlighted in bold in the quotation.

  24. 327
    Vibora says:

    Conrado De Quiroz has just put a nail on the coffin of the recent Honasan’s interview.

    “We should have been a little kinder and not dragged Corona’s kids in the mud? Corona should have been kinder and not dragged his kids in the mud! You put your properties in the name of your kids so you can avoid paying taxes for them, indeed so you can avoid being seen to have acquired properties beyond your natural, professional, or occupational ability to do so, you drag your own kids in the mud. You pass off your legal liabilities to your kids, or indeed hide what would otherwise appear as ill-gotten wealth, or loot, or the fruits of corruption, in their names, you drag your own kids in the mud”

    Here’s the link: http://opinion.inquirer.net/26387/kind

  25. 326
    Chavydada says:

    @raissa

    Happy Easter to you and your family. Just arrived from family reunion. First thing I did, open this site.
    Happy Easter also to all OPM Members.

  26. 325
    Johnny lin says:

    Raissa, site download working like it was before, no more “awaiting moderation” lag time too.
    Good job!

    In GMA Online News, your blog was cited and its comments were 5x more than their regular news comment items.

    • 325.1
      raissa says:

      Really?

      It’s thanks to all you guys out there.

      My heartfelt thanks to you all.

      P.S. I can’t find it. Could you provide the link, pls.

      Thanks.

      • 325.1.1
        Johnny lin says:

        Cant attach link, but here is how:

        GMA NEWS TV, then scroll all the way down in front page look for “Top Commenters/ most discussed” under:
        “Corona Daughter bought PHL/US property in less than a month by blogger”

      • 325.1.2
        pinoy sa n.ireland says:

        @raissa

        Here’s the link that johnny lin mentioned to.

        http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/252834/news/nation/corona-daughter-bought-us-phl-properties-in-less-than-a-month-blogger

        In case you need to search for text on a particular web page that is currently open in your web browser and it’s quite long here’s a quick howto:

        Press CTRL+F

        Depending on your web browser a search bar will appear, then just input the specific text to be search. This is tested on Linux and Windows platform but I’m not sure if this is true on Apple Mac platform.

        Hopes this help.

  27. 324
    Johnny lin says:

    Latest News: Corona Easter message on interview: “Value Principles to the point of risking everything”

    Corona’s principles:

    Everybody, obey the law except me! When caught lying, Keep denying it. Greed is Good!

    Proofs:
    1. Ill gotten wealth: he opined that Marcos did not have ability to amass wealth with his government income yet when he was caught he claimed the law did not apply to him
    2. SALN Full Disclosure: he opined and affirmed the conviction of a government employee tgat non disclosurein SALN of assets is punishable byremoval from office yet when he was caught he claimed the law did not apply to him
    3. Dollar Deposit: he concurred in SC ruling that Foreign Currency Deposits are not protected when it involved probable cause of illicit gain from criminal activities but when he was caught of having large amount of dollar deposits most probably amassed from corruption, he refused to open his bank accounts despite many promises.
    4. Responsible public official: he gave advised to judges when he assumed the position of chief justice to facilitate trial of cases pending in their courts yet the Estafa charge against his wife is stalled forever in RTC court. His wife also did not file her SALN while receiving income from a government subsidiary corporation and did not file her income tax from the income tantamount to tax evasion.
    5. Loving parent: he had been telling everyone that he is an exemplary religious family man, loves his children……except when it comes to money. Instead of giving his wealth to his children he claimed he sold his properties to them despite the knowledge they dont have legitimate source of income gaining exorbitant profits to justify his money in the bank. Greed is more than good to him.

    Lent is past, his lawyers compared him to crucified Jesus which in reality he is more of Barrabas, an ordinary thief, more of who he is The Thief Justice.
    Resurrection, yes the people are raising up all the issues about his hidden wealth especially his dollar deposits.

    • 324.1
      sam says:

      @Johnny Lin

      and he claims that the administration is heading for a “one-man” rule

    • 324.2
      maddog says:

      defending something that doesn’t belong to him in the first place cannot be called principled.

  28. 323
    denzeldavid says:

    Hey Guys,

    Read Corona’s Easter message, here’s the link

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/04/08/12/corona-easter-began-story-persecution

    He liken his impeachment to Jesus’ persecution. KAPAL TALAGA!

    • 323.1
      duquemarino says:

      @denzeldavid Here is an excerpt from an interaksyon article about Corona’s Easter message – The suffering and death of Jesus Christ continue to be a “timely reminder” to Catholics everywhere, including the Philippines, that “principles” must be valued “to the point of risking everything for them.”

      So said Chief Justice Renato Corona in his Easter Sunday message which was sent via email on the evening of Black Saturday.

      “The sacrifice of Christ is a timely reminder to value our ideals and principles to the point of risking everything for them,” said Corona, who is facing an impeachment trial at the Senate.
      http://www.interaksyon.com/article/28822/coronas-easter-message-value-principles-to-the-point-of-risking-everything

      And he preaches about valuing principles, HIS PRINCIPLES??????????? Kapal talaga!!!!

      • 323.1.1
        rey reyes says:

        GRR, grr, grr Corona ang kapalmuks talaga gusto nakita kainin ng buog-buo. You are pathetic and lowest form of amoeba

        • 323.1.1.1
          duquemarino says:

          @rey reyes mukhang gigil na gigil ka na rin kay corona, he he he cool ka lang. With the tons of incriminating information against him, I see him already hanging by the thread and he will be a big kablag. I also want him convicted, kaya wag mo sya kainin ng buong-buo you might get infected by his coronamoebiasis, he he he. And who knows, there is such a thing as spontaneous combustion. It could happen to him. Happy Easter!!!!!

    • 323.2
      kontrapilo says:

      CORONA have lost everything in life including his morality. He is nothing, nothing and nothing………Ang kapal ng mukha, Yes you can be compared to LOLONG, the biggest crocodile in the world,,, so far..

    • 323.3
      pelang says:

      we never cared about a sitting supreme court justice before. not in my entire 57 years. the chief justices before never utter a word, not even tehankee during marcos time who was really supressed. who cares what Corona has got to say? ngayon lang tayo nagkaroon ng supreme court justice na namumulitiko. lahat ng payagan, tv station pinupuntahan at ang mga bayarang journalits, pinagbibigyan naman. noong bago umalis si marcos, nagkaisa ang mga tao, wala nang bibili ng mga produkto ng mga company na identified kay marcos, mga peryodiko, pati na ang san miguel beer wala nang umiinom. Effective iyon noon. Dapat ipaalam ang mga institutions na kumakampi sa kanila, katulad ng UST nagbigay ng Doctorate Degree sa kaniya na huwad naman, wala na sanag mag-enroll sa Inst. of Law nila. tirahin natin ang mga senators na halatang i-aabswelto ang Thief justice na iyan. tandaan natin ang mga abogado ni Corona at mga Partner at Company nila. tandaan ang mga pangalang Honasan, Pimentel, Cayetanos, legarda, estrada, joker, enrile (anak niya) marcos, revilla, escudero, pati na ang vice-president binay. walang importante sa kanila kundi ang sarili nila.

    • 323.4
      maddog says:

      thief justice corona must be lying again. it’s prosecute, not persecute. criminals are prosecuted for justice.

    • 323.5

      Wow, Corona is pretending to be Jesus, being prosecuted (and persecuted). How blasphemous! This guy doesn’t know what decency means, and he is even trying to make a “parallelism” between him and Jesus. Por dios por santo, CJ. Si Jesus po walang mga condo, banks accounts na peso at dollar, walang driver, walang bodyguard, walang baril at higit sa lahat hindi nangurakot. Aber, papaano ka namang maihahalintulad sa kanya ha?

      • 323.5.1
        Elena Lemi says:

        @Monsi Serrano

        That’s what you called thick faced sans moral!

      • 323.5.2
        chris says:

        @Monsi Serrano hahaha you are absolutely right. Well said and the only difference is Corona look like a DEMON with an invisible thorns on his head.

      • 323.5.3
        kontrapilo says:

        PAKI SABI NA LANG,,,,,, U L O L

  29. 322
    MahalinAngInangBayan says:

    I would like to suggest that we, members of Our Plaza Miranda (OPM), publish our own newspaper to be funded by willing and agreeable members. I hope Ms. Raissa, with her consent, would be our publisher and editor-in-chief. This independent newspaper will be the beacon of light, herald of truth, and advocate of checks and balances and justice in our government and in our society.

    I, myself, am willing to contribute financially to this pursuit. I hope, in my own little way, I would be able to help our country free itself from the clutches of the corrupt government officials and other immoral and evil members of our society and from the diabolical quagmire in which our country has suffered for so long. Let us save our country now for the sake of the future generations of Filipinos.

    Ang mga pahayagan ngayon sa atin ay hindi na independent at karaniwan nang nagsisilbi para sa interest ng mga tiwaling pulitiko at businessmen na walang pagmamahal sa bayan. Isa pa, limitado ang ating readers dito sa internet. Kailangan ay maabot din natin ang mas malawak na mambabasa at karaniwang mamamayan. Sana ay magtulung-tulong tayo para sa kabutihan, kapayapaan, at kaunlaran ng ating Bayan.

    P.S.

    Ms. Raissa, Happy Easter to you and your family!

    • 322.1
      raissa says:

      Thank you.

      I think publishing a brick-and-mortar thing like a newspaper may not be the best way to go.

      Let’s keep thinking.

      • 322.1.1
        Tomas Gomez III says:

        @Raissa.
        Agree with Raissa. Perhaps consideration ought to be given to something like the Huffington Post…….a cyber newspaper …..in a limited way, though I believe they now have a working arrangement with AOL.

        But, baby steps, muna. Patuloy lang muna ang alaga…..Patuloy ang pagmamasid. Let us build up on our vigilance and cooperation.

        Malipayon ng Pagkabanhaw sa iyo ngatanan……Happy Resurrection to y’all.

        • 322.1.1.1
          ArielD says:

          @raissa is probably right, and @Tomas Gomez III’s suggestion is a good one. @MahalinAngInangBayan has a point though, that Internet readership, though often vocal, is a miniscule part of the Filipino populace.

          For now, we can only keep spreading the word about our forum… readership is climbing as evidenced recently by the difficulty accessing the site, and it would be gratifying if the youth can become curious enough to spend a few minutes of their hour at the neighborhood Internet gaming place catching up on the topics we discuss here.

          So there’s another idea: print out a story that Raissa has written. Post with the URL at that neighborhood Internet gaming place, with the owner’s permission. Let those who want to, look the story up for more details. If printing the entire story is not desirable, then print out the headline and perhaps a bit of the lead, and the URL. Or clip a broadsheet story that references the blog, highlight the URL, and post that. It’s possible that the post will be ignored (it’s a gaming place after all, LOL), but I’m willing to be surprised :)

          • 322.1.1.1.1
            idde says:

            @ArielD:
            Nice one. We could target the Net Cafes near schools as well, for the studentry especially. It would be better to be able to post it within the school But I expect it will run into some trouble with the school admin. High School and College Campus NET Cafes could be a good target.

    • 322.2
      kontrapilo says:

      YES, COUNT ME IN…..

  30. 321
    Elena Lemi says:

    Read this!
    Chief Justice Renato Coronaâs Easter message: ‘Value principles to the point of risking everything..
    http://www.interaksyon.com
    What PRINCIPLES is this man talking about?

  31. 320
    rose cruz says:

    Happy Easter Ms Raissa and to all intelligent commenters!

  32. 319
    Elio Madama says:

    To you and family, Happy Easter Mrs. Raissa.
    From Dipolog City, Elio and Marites.

  33. 318
    Arnel says:

    Happy Easter to all OPM! Happy Easter to you Raissa and
    your family! God bless us all!

  34. 317
    rey reyes says:

    Gringo Honasan preaching about Hypocrisy those meddling thief Justice impeachment trial?

    Remember you are the original hypocrites and plotters. How many times you ruined our economy>? what combat experiences do you have? I remember your military carrier confided in a 4 corner airconditioned room of the office of Enrile since marcos time.

    Honasan, you are the real hypocrite to the max. Grrrrr , Grrrr, remember 2 body guards of Pnoy was killed

    • 317.1
      Chavydada says:

      @rey reyes

      I think not only 2, but 3 bodyguards were killed. And a shrapnel is still embedded in Pnoy’s shoulder. Operation is very risky.

  35. 316
    rey reyes says:

    Happy Easter Raissa and your Family

  36. 315
    • 315.1
      Elena Lemi says:

      @peregrinonatividad

      I had signed the petition since early March & had asked friends to do it likewise. I don’t want MDS to shame our country with her antics. Nakakahiya!

    • 315.2
      pabloo says:

      I completely believe in everything that is written in this petition. However, I am hesitant to sign it for the simple reason that should the ICC reject the election of MDS, she will remain a senator and continue wreaking havoc in the country.

      • 315.2.1
        Juan Macipag says:

        cguro nga mas mabuti doon nalang sya.

        malay natin baka maging matino sya doon at mabawasan “superiority complex” nya. hehe. hayy naku po!

      • 315.2.2
        kontrapilo says:

        i would rather chose MDS to stay here as a senator and let her do her own thing, anyway NOBODY would not have the guts to test her,, now if she will be there outside of our jurisdiction, she may do something worst and this is a possibility, our nation as a people will be the laughing stuff of the world. I JUST WANT TO SEE A SCENARIO WHERE SOMEBODY WILL DARE mds IN A DEBATE… NO HOLDS BAR

  37. 314

    I have been doing some research about this “crucifixation” of Jesus. I learned that he was noT the only one crucified on that day… there were also other criminals (thieves, murders, etc.) crucified. It was a common practice in Roman times that those who defied the Roman authorities are as we call today “terrorist”. Jesus was identified as a prominent leader of a movement to establish the Jewish religion and the higher priests felt threatened. Among the others crucified on that day is Barabas (according to the Bible). IF RENATO CORONA LIVED ON THAT PERIOD OF TIME, HE COULD ALSO BE IDENTIFIED AS A CRIMINAL AND BE CRUCIFIED.

    • 314.1
      pabloo says:

      Corona being identified with Jesus? That’s blasphemy.

      Corona being identified with Barabas? Barabas might turn in his grave.

    • 314.2
      kontrapilo says:

      IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BARABAS one of the criminal to be nailed on the cross, but he got lucky, Jesus and Barabas was presented to the crowd and let them choose who will be set free , it was actually the crowd that made the judgement , a day where THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE went wrong…
      VOX POPOLI ,VOX DIE

  38. 313
    Pinoyparin says:

    @Victin luz says:
    April 8, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Masyadong raw ang ginawa ko at dinagdagan ni @Rene-Ipil.

    I agree with you that this will be more comprehensive if RAISSA will do a summation article of all the facts including the evidences presented inside the IMPEACHMENT TRIAL and being a political exercise and a CLASS OF ITS OWN, the MEDIA pronouncement of CORONA, SISTER FLORY, ANA BASA and other person shall also be dissected and included in the summary.

    A compressed HARD COPY shall be printed and distributed nationwide as you had recommended.

    PLAZA MIRANDA PLEASE HELP, COMMENT AND WE SHALL AGREE AS TO THE BEST APPROACH WE SHALL PURSUE.

    RAISSA SHALL HAVE THE FINAL SAY BEING THE LIGHT AND GUIDE OF PLAZA MIRANDA

  39. 312
    alfred says:

    Happy Easter sa inyong lahat..Sana makatulong itong ginagawa nyo para malinis na ang corruption sa bansa..umpisahan kay Arroyo at Corona.. God bless you Raissa and Alan..and to all of you in this blog..

  40. 311
    kontrapilo says:

    JPE is comparable to a KUPAS NA MAONG. his worth had been tested by times and can be disposed anytime by anyone who does not want to use it, but because of the fashion , the KUPAS NA MAONG are always in the limelight, wear by either the rich and the poor,, and not only that there are fashion goer that even the fresh maong are intentionally modified to become KUPAS NA MAONG…yes there are many of those in the senate,, JPE, is a true blue KUPAS NA MAONG, because of his age and wealth,there is no reason why throw the kupas na maong into the waste basket,or sell them to UKAY UKAY. instead JPE will have to continue to protect the KUPAS NA MAONG tradition and fashion, He has a son to inherit the KUPAS NA MAONG , because KUPAS NA MAONG will live forever… MABUHAY ang KUPAS NA MAONG….

  41. 310
    Juan Macipag says:

    this holy week i pray na tigilan na ng mga senador ang mag marunong at self interest.

    sana po Panginoon ay ibolong mo sa kukuti nila na talagang nagkasala si TJ Corona. (dagadagn nyo din po ng konting batok. tigas kasi!)

    maraming salamat po. nawa ay makamtan namin ang kasaganaan at kapayaaan. Amen!

    onward CPM! have a blessed easter po sa lahat! (kasama na po mga trolls at lihis ang mga paniniwala…)

    salamat po Maam Raissa at GBU!

  42. 309
    jun 2 says:

    Pag sinabing mahina ka, ibig sabihin nun malakas ka! pag sinabing hindi tutuo ang sinasabi mo, ayan nag babago sila ng tono,,, hehehe! hayaan lang natin magpakilala sila! what we need is to unite, tinititira nila ang Plaza Miranda, kasi napipinsala sila nito!!!

  43. 308
    Pinoyparin says:

    @Rene-Ipil says:
    April 7, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I fully agree with your explanation that Senators shall consider the pulse of the people being more POLITICAL trial than JUDICIAL.

    WE MUST REMEMBER THAT ANY SENATOR WHO WILL ABSTAIN IS EQUAL TO A NON-CONVICTION VOTE.

    Now the latest PUBLIC SURVEY shows 73% for Conviction.

    60% do not trust CORONA, 11% trust him.

    why 73% for conviction?

    All evidences shown in the trial proves his guilt including the initial evidence shown by the DEFENCE.

    The public pronouncement of CORONA clearly caught him lying in all as follows
    1- hindi daw siya nakikialam sa BGEI.
    1.1 siya ang nakipag usap kay Mayor Atienza.
    1.2 Tinutukan ng baril si mang INDO at sinabing houseboy nina ANA BASA pero lumabas na katiwala pala nila CRISTINA
    1.3 lahat ng legal case ay siya ang involve pati pagpasok sa sala ng judge na dumidinig sa kaso
    1.4 nabenta ang BGEI property kahit kulang ng papeles kaya di malipat sa pangalan ng manila
    1.5 umutang siya ng 10million at walang maipakitang approval ng board sabi ni Sis FLORY, paano nangyari yun. THE ONLY LIVING original incorporator ng BGEI
    1.6 siya mismo ang nagsabi na nasa PSBANK account niya ang pera ng BGEI
    1.7 mga sinungaling daw sina Sis FLORY.

    2- Siya ang dapat magsabi kung tama o mali ang SALN ng mga kawani ng KORTE SUPREMA bilang PUNONG MAHISTRADO. nangangahulugan na siya ang pinakaexperto sa SALN sa buong bansa.

    2.1-Walong taon (2002-2010) na wala sa SALN niya ang ASAWA at di rin nagfile ng SALN noong nasa John Hay ito.
    2.2 Walong taon na hindi inilalagay ang Acquisition Cost ng kanyang ariarian sa kanyang SALN
    2.3 walong taon na di niya inilalagay ang kanyang bank deposit sa kanyang SALN.
    2.4 walong taon na hindi tama ang paglalagay sa kanyang SALN ang kanyang mga ariarian.

    Mga ebedensiya na inilatag ng DEPENSA ni corona
    1- Deed of sale sa kanyang pinsang VICENTE napatunayan na peke ang nag-notarise at di rin alam ni vicente ang ikalawang testigo. si CORONA ang unaqng testigo.
    2- Mayor ATIENZA. napatunayan na siya mismo ang nakipagusap tungkol sa bentahan. isang 14 years SPA (walang board resolutiuon) ang ginamit bilang ahente si CRISTINA. walang SPA at board resolution upang tangapin ang bayad at nagyon ay inamin mismo ni CORONA na ito ay nakalagak sa kanyang PSBANK account.
    3. Testimony ng Budget officer ng Korte Suprema 21m daw income pati 2011 na di kasama sa SALN. ayon sa trial halos kalahati nito lamang ang kanyang sweldo.
    ang iba ay dapat iliquidate sa ibang ahensiya ng gobeyrno subalit sa korte suprema ay hindi. pwede nilang ibulsa MGA HUKOM yan LEGAL NA PAGNANAKAW SA KABAN NG BAYAN.

    BAWAT EBEDENSIYANGF INILALATAG NG DEPENSA AY LALONG IBINABAON SI CORONA. AT LALONG NAWAWALA ANG TIWALA NG TAUMBAYAN.

    LALONG NAGIGISING ANG TAUMBAYAN SA MGA PAGNANAKAW SA KABAN NG TAUMBAYAN.

    SANA PO MGA SENADOR MAGPAKATOTOO KAYO AT PAHALAGAHAN ANG TIWALA NAMING TAUMBAYAN.HUWAG PO KAYONG MAGBULAG BULAGAN.

    PSBANK account withrawall

    • 308.1
      Rene-Ipil says:

      Dagdag pa nation yung condo Sa Bonifacio Ridge worth 9M may deed of sale na 2004 pa na-declare sa SALN 2010 na. Yung Columns condo Sa Makati, may deed of sale na 2006 pero na- declare sa SALN 2010 na. Kasi nag benta kuno ng La Vista property for 18M para pambayad Sa Bellagio Condo at Bonifacio Ridge condo. Yun pala kay Carla nabenta. At kumita pa kuno ng 7M dahil 11M Lang binili nang 2003 gamit ang pera ng BGEI.

      Sabi noon ni Corona. “I’m not stupid”. I do’nt believe you!

      Onward OPM!!

      • 308.1.1
        Elena Lemi says:

        @Rene-Ipil

        True that you’re (Thief Justice) not stupid BUT the CPMers are sharper. Too bad you were caught redhanded. You are not going to getaway with it! There are so many eyes watching.

      • 308.1.2
        Arnel says:

        Dagdag ko pa po….sabi nya in due time he will reveal
        his dollar account on the first week of defense presentation.
        Pero wala pa rin….tsk tsk may selective memory din yata si
        Corona!

      • 308.1.3
        Vibora says:

        @Rene-Ipil
        When Corona said “I’m not stupid” , it is the same as all of his pronouncements. HE IS LYING.

    • 308.2
      Victin luz says:

      @pinoyparin

      Pwedi kayang gawing detalyado ang ginawa mo na huling huli na si corona sa pagsisinungaling tapos tayo ay magkaisa na makiusap at tawagan ang mga media people para tumulong naman sila na pakiusapan ang mga may ari ng printing press to publish ang ginawa mo then ipamodmod sa buong pilipinas. Or somebody to solicit from the mama yang pilipino , pati tayo mag contribute para sa payment ng papers na gagamitin and for payment sa may ari ng printing press.people power thru Internet o kaya let mam raissa edit ang work mo then Kung saang lugar nakadistino ang ISA sa atin ay mag print ng tabulated sins and lying ni corona lalong lalo na sa kanyang SALN We have to used their local dialects in printing para Maintindihan ng sambayanan , ilagay nadin natin sa papeles na ang senador na DI boboto sa conviction ni corona ay wag iboto sasusunod na election. At Kung hindi na tatakbo kagaya ni joker at si walang etiquette na tupak na meriam Santiago , Kung sino ang manok nila o ikakampanya nila Lalo na Kung kamag anak nila ay ilagay din sa Mga papeles na wag ding iboto sa next election.1 or 2 pages will do para DI magastos. Mga Taga pilipinas , pwede nating umpisahan Ito sa lunes pag may paggagayahan na tayo. Reproduced and ipamodmod natin sa nga lugar natin. Ang mga taga bang bansa naman ay pay direct the owner of printing press by sending thru banks manager checks. Small amount but if we multiply it makakabayad tayo sa pagpriprint.

      • 308.2.1
        Rene-Ipil says:

        @pinoyparin, victin luz
        Napakaganda at doable na proposal. Kung puede ay gamitin pareho ang broadcast at print media. Gayahin natin ang ginawa ni Eggie Apostol nang magtayo siya ng Inquirer nang Panahon ni Marcos. Gumamit din tayo ng slot Sa TV at radyo para ma-ipaliwanag na mabuti Sa Mga karaniwang mamamayan ang kasalanan ni Corona at ang dapat Gawin Sa mga senador na Hindi boboto para Sa conviction ni Corona.

        Unahin ang pag-print at pag-broadcast ng mga comments Sa Our Plaza Miranda.

        Ituloy natin ito hanggang mawala lahat ng “hoodlums in robe”.

        Onward OPM!!

        • 308.2.1.1

          Aggree! our opinions expressed in Raissa’s blog have little effect to the general public. Your proposition that we reach out to the masses is a good one. In all radio stations like the BOMBO RADIO whole Philippines. But then these are commercial stations that need to be paid. If only we could find FUNDING for this. Perhaps through the backdoor we can sound out this idea to Malacanang!

          • 308.2.1.1.1
            Gigi says:

            Shouldn’t involve Malacanang here if the CPM “movement” is to remain credible.

            • Tomas Gomez III says:

              Please, let us keep Malacanang out of our Cyber Plaza Miranda. Any shade of affiliation will impact on our reputation for independence. This should not bar them from participating, either as commenter or defender, however. OWho knows, Malacanang may fumble (sana, Hindi naman)…..should that happen, sila naman ang pulutan natin!

    • 308.3
      Arnel says:

      Very nice po. Sana I publish natin sa lahat ng newspapers
      sa pinas para mas marami pang mga kababayan natin ang
      makaalam sa katotohanan. Email din natin sa mga senator!

  44. 307
    apat says:

    Raissa may I offer a suggestion I read earlier in one of the replies about sending a letter to the senators, Instead why do we not individually send to the prosec team an account of what you and others have uncovered in the U.S maybe they would be able to use the information in cross examination of defence witnesses all we have to do is send emails to the prosec team via the house of reps email addresses

    • 307.1
      jun 2 says:

      Tama!

    • 307.2

      Sounds a good idea that APAT suggested. All you bloggers whohave unearthed new evidence on the Corona family in the United States, coordinate with Raissa. She in turn should supply these information to the Prosecution. Gathering information is so tedious work but it will pay eventually.

      • 307.2.1
        jiroarturo says:

        @oeregrinonatividad

        So far what the bloggers unearthed was the condo Charina bought. They have not discovered whose money Charina used to buy the condo in California and the lot in Mckingley Hills. Only the opening in public CJ’s dollar accounts the prosecutors can trace the flow of dollars. The defense will fight to the death before CJ’s dollar account can be opened for scrutiny.
        Riassa has only written about the condo. Most likely the prosecutors have read her article. I doubt if the prosecutors could use this fact against Corona.

  45. 306
    connie says:

    gringo honasan was in on the latest survey of pulse asia maybe the reason why he is becoming bold with his opinion, before the survey we have not heard much from him . If you have seen the result of the survey, it is soooooooo dissapointing.
    As i have pointed out the last time , the intelligent voters are not the problem coz we can discern if we are for the evil or for the lesser evil , the problem is the masa , and majority of the population in the philippines is masa. They do not vote base on issues they vote base on name recall., time and again it has been proven to be true.
    So just like the song in the “sound of music” – How do you solve the problem of Maria?

    • 306.1
      chris says:

      Yes I agree with you the MASA vote for the well known names and not the issues. That’s why those celebrities even without a proper merits get voted in. Like those 4 clowns in the Senate and one soldier who sacrificed his man and ran away and hid.

      What is needed to be informed on the issues being presented and discussed is to have it publish in the newspaper and to have a televised session in the Upper and Lower house. That way they can tell how their representative is doing and what is their position on the debated issues for any Bills to pass. Attendance must be publish in the newspaper at the end of the sessions each year like how many sessions and how many sessions has attended. At election time we know who to retain or not. Another problem is vote buying. If I am the voter I will take the money and vote your choice of candidates. I think this will solve the problems we are facing.

      • 306.1.1
        pelang says:

        hindi raw ganyan ka simple ang vote buying. my brother told me that what the people (tauhan) of a candidate do is they wait at the exit of the voting place and the voter (who was given “lagay” to vote for their candidate) will be given a carbon copy (from carbon paper) of your ballot to prove to them that they have put their candidate in their ballots. and also they will find out when the counting of ballots of that particular voting center differ from what they expected.

  46. 305
    Rene-Ipil says:

    In constitutional terms, Corona may be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of:

    1. High crimes such as culpable violation of the constitution, treason, bribery, and graft and corruption, or
    2. Betrayal of public trust.

    Before Corona my be removed from office,  he must be impeached by the lower house first and then convicted by the senate.

    The lower house of congress impeached Corona on December 12, 2011 for betrayal of public trust, among other charges.  The senate is now determining whether or not to convict him of such charge.

    Now, there is a trial being conducted by the senate to help them decide the case brought to it by the lower house.  But we must remember that the process of impeaching Corona has already been completed.  And the process of convicting or not convicting him is undergoing.

    I refrain from using the word acquit or acquittal because the constitution never mentioned such word.  Conviction may be achieved by concurrence of 2/3 votes of all the members of the senate for removal, while non-conviction may be obtained simply  thru abstention or a no vote of a number of senators that is enough to reduce the number of votes needed for conviction.

    In other words, a senator need not submit a no vote.  All he or she has to do is to abstain from voting or to refuse to submit a yes or concurring vote for removal.  Of course, abstention or non-concurrence is not synonymous to declaration of innocence.  It is simply a declaration of the senator’s inability to comprehend and decide on Corona’s guilt or innocence.

    My point is that the senator does not become a judge in trying and deciding the case of an impeached official because a judge is supposed to decide and declare the guilt or innocence of an accused.  And since a senator may choose not to judge Corona by not submitting any vote, the senators  are not really judges but simply members of the senate tasked to try and decide whether or not to remove Corona from his office by 2/3 votes of all its members.

    My other point is that since the senators are not judges, they should not concern themselves at all by technicalities or the rules of court. This is so because the rules of court, primarilly or suppletorilly, are for judges of any tribunal, whether judicial or quasi-judicial.

    Loss of trust suffices for removal of an impeached official.  
    Moreso, a justice of the supreme court such as Corona may be removed from office once he betrayed and lost the trust of the people through their chosen representatives such as the members of the lower house and the senate.

    It is through the senate trial of Corona that facts are gathered and brought to the knowledge of the public by media and government and non-government entities.  

    Aside fom their personal understanding of the issues and facts of the case, the senators must endeavor to inform their constituents and feel their pulse to form an enlightened decision that is best for the country.

    The amount of trust on Corona cannot be measured alone by testimonies and documents presented in the trial.  Such information merely serve to guide the senators and the public on how much degree of trust they still repose on Corona.  

    More importantly, the decision for removal or retention of Corona  should be anchored on the opinion formed by an enlightened people as manifested in public forums, media, scientific surveys and pronouncement of their leaders in government and non-governmental entities.

    If their representatives fail to discern their wish, the people would then be justified in enforcing their collective decision by other means.

    • 305.1
      kontrapilo says:

      So much have been said about incompetent senators elected in the highest chamber of our legislative bodies, but if we try to look for a solution nobody in any government bodies can offer a solution. down from the local government we have members of the SANGGUNIAN that are elected with nothing in their head, we have congressman elected with nothing in their head,, but we have also senators with nothing in their head, NOW TELL US, what can we expect ? NOTHING is it not? I want to disregard the issue on this NOTHING syndrome in our local legislative branch of our government, I want to focus on the SENATORS with nothing in their mind,,, People expect much to them , we expect the most brilliant legislator to give better laws and order to our people,, but instead , where are we going?to the DOGS? the best solution: NO PERSON WITHOUT PROVEN CREDENTIALS to do a job as a SENATOR will be allowed to file his/her certificate of candidacy in any election. In short he/she must have a QUALIFICATION to show and prove..This is not against the constitution, I believe there is no RIGHT OF A PERSON violated in this, because what about the right of the million of people who may have voted for him and won, if that elected senator can not serve of what is expected from him…

      • 305.1.1
        ArielD says:

        @Rene-Ipil, I would only add to the points you have made, that Senators are elected by the whole Filipino nation, and they owe it to their constituents (that means each and every one of us, regardless of residence, age, educational attainment, religious affiliation, political outlook, and whether or not we actually voted for them) to listen to their sentiments and vote accordingly, in turn. The recent polls are an important tool for gauging the national sentiment on any issue, and it would be prudent to take the results into account. Now, from time to time an elected representative will get it into his or her head to exercise “independence” or perhaps vote according to his her “conscience”. That’s all well and good. It will be up to the people to remember if such actions proved wise or irresponsible, and take appropriate action, come the next election.

        @kontrapilo, I understand your sentiment, and you make a very valid point. However, our constitution deliberately sets minimal prerequisites for a person to run for public office. While the issue of rights is important, ultimately a candidate succeeds or fails in the quest for public office by the WILL OF THE SOVEREIGN PEOPLE. For new politicians, at election we stand in judgement of their potential; as they seek future terms of office, we stand in judgement of their proven (or disproven) worth. Alas, that we are served poorly by the people we elect is indicative of the ease with which our system is subverted by those with the resources to do so. It’s a vexing problem, but as a nation, with education and access to full, unbiased information, we can attain the political maturity to recognize charlatans on sight and not waste our precious vote on the POSSIBILITY that they will serve us well. I respect your opinion, and encourage everyone to speak up and share their thoughts on the matter.

        • 305.1.1.1
          kontrapilo says:

          I said ARE WE GOING BACK TO A DYNASTY FORM OF GOVERNMENT, there is a big difference between china and the philippines, here in pinas, at least we do it in an election exercise,(kuno) , not in china,,,I dream of a day that our lawmakers will pass a law prohibiting non educated persons to run in a legislative office, they must be technically qualified , and i do not see any reasons why we will be breaking a constitutional right of suffrage, that every citizens must have an equal rights to run in any elective office as long he is 21 years of age,,, because that law itself breaks the right of the majority of the citizens who voted for him at the end of he day he was proven to be inutil . and i dream of the day that lawmakers will pass a law, prohibiting relatives of a particular outgoing politician to inherit or to transfer their position .

  47. 304
    Yvonne says:

    @JiroArturo re your post below on April 6 at 5:05 am:

    Thanks for your offer – I’ll take a raincheck on that. One of these days I’m planning to go south and see Queen Mary and Catalina island, so I might get in touch.

    I’m based in SF and I can say that the Fil-Am community here is getting more engaged. Last week Rodel Rodis wrote the headline on Philippine News carrying Raissa’s blog and he noted that it was the SF Bay area Fil-Ams that called media’s attention to Arroyo’s ownership of a Foster City property that resulted in the widely followed Winnie Monsod interview with Mikey Arroyo. In all three Filipino newspapers I picked up last week (they are free, lucky us), Raissa’s blog was in the headlines.

    Tomorrow I’m travelling for a one month vacation to PH. (I might be posting from there if I have something interesting.) I wish I could visit the Supreme Court and the Senate, if they allow the public in, and take some souvenir photos for posterity – this is a momentous time in our country’s history and we don’t know what will happen next. Just the other day I heard a rumor that an insider might be willing to spill some beans on the Supreme Court.

    • 304.1
      JiroArturo says:

      @Yvonne

      Do call me at 951-352-7300 when you are in LA area. I live in Riverside. It will be nice to meet you. Enjoy your vacation in the Philippines.

      • 304.1.1
        Yvonne says:

        Thanks, I’ll try to make the most out of my short vacation.

        There is a special water fall at the Supreme Court that I really want to see if I could. I wonder if anyone can give me a lead on that.

    • 304.2
      Johnny Lin says:

      Yvonne
      With your untireless efforts to seek the truth and aid in the Impeachment, Prosecutors must pickup on your desire to tour government buildings and offer their assistance. You might as well include Malacanang in your tour. Secretary Valte might be reading this blog and should offerassistance thruRaissa.

      Bon voyage and be safe

    • 304.3
      Rene-Ipil says:

      @Den
      I think that your sentiment is shared by everybody in Our Plaza Miranda. Please carry on.

      My post @305 points out that these senators are merely our agents who must discern and follow our collective sentiment and desire for the best interest of the country. Otherwise, they will fall by the way side and be overtaken by smoldering events currently developing in our beloved motherland.

      Onward OPM!!

    • 304.4

      The strategy for all concerned Filipinos to band together and put pressure on the common enemy – Arroyo, Gloria, Miriam. I asked everyone to support the Petition campaign via internet to International Criminal Justice (The Hague, the Netherlands) to sign that petition and circular among your friends..This said petition was the brainchild of Atty Rodis Rodil of San Francisco. Let us help him and his group to raise the numbers of signaturees.

      • 304.4.1
        Victin luz says:

        Nakagandang idea po iyan. We have to move past otherwise tayo din ang nakakahiya pag nagkalat si meriam sa ICJ. Baka sabihin ng mga taga ibang bansa ay, we filipinos allowed to have a crazy senator and almost elected her as president of the republic.

  48. 303
    Den says:

    I sort of promised myself that I will rest from reacting and commenting on the Impeachment Trial this holy week, at least during the Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday period. However, like Herod blurting out profanities at the mock trial of Jesus, Senator Honasan came up with a statement that was just so hard to pass up.

    I must give it to Honasan for recognizing the work of his so called “organized hypocrites”. He must be alluding to the many groups, including this blog’s Plaza Miranda, which he said was meddling in the work of the Senate sitting as an Impeachment Court. How’s that again Mr Senator? Was their meddling in the search for truth hurting your effort at covering it up? Do these hypocrites’ valiant attempts at finding meaning and justice in the law even if they are not lawyers making it harder for the defense and sympathetic senator-judges to twist and bend the same laws to make Cornona’s alibis acceptable?

    The victim, Mr Senator, is not Corona. The victim is the Filipino people. The mob who cries “crucify him!” are not those who spend personal time and effort to make sure that honesty, decency and integrity shall remain the hallmarks of public service. The mob who turned their backs on the Filipino people are the senators, the court employees, the defense and those who would rather save the skin of one man rather than save the Judiciary as an institution. These mobs would rather free Barabbas and maintain the status quo than do what is right for the country.

    These people abhor the participation of the people in the democratic exercise of impeachment. Corona is like a mirror thrust in front of them. He reflects the very ills that beset each one of them. Condemning him would be to condemn themselves. Calling his actions wrong would be admitting their own guilt. Convicting him would be raising the standards of public service to a level they could never hope to attain.

    With the likes of Mr Honasan calling people vigilantly keeping watch over the Impeachment Trial an “organized hypocrisy”, I am proud to have been part of the Plaza Miranda Hypocrites.

    • 303.1
      Ramon Andrada says:

      @Den:

      Bravo! Nice piece there sir! Thank you!

    • 303.2
      Lamosto says:

      no doubt, the sins of the accused is also his.

      birds of the same feather flock together.

      their difference is the same.

    • 303.3
      sam says:

      when he pointed one finger out .. he is actually pointing 3 fingers back to himself

    • 303.4
      Rene-Ipil says:

      Rene-Ipil says:
      April 7, 2012 at 6:24 am
      @Den
      I think that your sentiment is shared by everybody in Our Plaza Miranda. Please carry on.

      My post @305 points out that these senators are merely our agents who must discern and follow our collective sentiment and desire for the best interest of the country. Otherwise, they will fall by the way side and be overtaken by smoldering events currently developing in our beloved motherland.

      Onward OPM!!

      Reply

    • 303.5
      idde says:

      @Den:
      An inspiring piece. Agree and like!

    • 303.6
      aces high says:

      @ Den

      Same here am proud to be called a Plaza Miranda Hypocrite

    • 303.7
      polaris says:

      what a piece to recon. very well said.

  49. 302
    JiroArturo says:

    @Yvonne @Maria A @Chit Navarro @ Sam

    The sale transactions on La Canada Flintridge were not actual sales. They were just name/ownership changes. There were no buyer and no seller.

    • 302.1
      Maria A. says:

      Thanks for doing the leg work, @JiroArturo. Appreciate the effort! We can now move on to other leads.

      • 302.1.1
        JiroArturo says:

        @Maria A.

        I am for it. Let me know if you have a new lead.

        • 302.1.1.1
          Twijfel says:

          Hmmm…are you for real????


          jiroarturo says:
          April 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm
          @chris

          Sana magkatotoo ang sinabi mo na ma-a-acquit si Corona. Ang gusto kong mangyari lalo ay kasuhan siya ng tax evasion ng BIR at graft and corruption ng Ombudsman, money laundering ng AMLAC.

          Reply

          chris says:
          April 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm
          I don’t want him ACQUITTED I want CONVICTED. Regardlessof what it has been decided BIR is after him and his family already and the rest are forthcoming.

          Reply

          • 302.1.1.1.1
            jorgebernas says:

            Dapat talaga ma convict si thief justice nato corona nang lmpeachment court para tuloy masampahan siya nang kaukulang kaso sa mga kawalanghiyaan ginawa nito sa kaban nang bayan at sa mga taong kanyang dinaya at ninakawan lalo na ang BGEI (Basa family).

            Dahil kapag na acquit si thief justice nato corona ay hindi na naman natin siya puwedeng kasuhan dahil sa kanyang immunity power being the chief justice of the supreme court, kaya nakikita natin kapit tuko sa kanyang puwesto si T.J. dahil kapag wala na si thief justice nato corona sa S.C. ay katakot takot @ tambak na kaso ang haharapin nito..

            .Maghihintay na naman tayo nang isang taong para ma impeach si thief justice nato corona kong hindi siya ma convict ngayon..kaya dapat siyang ma convict ngayon pa lang dahil malakas na talaga ang ibedensiya at sayang ang gastos sa taong ito na hindi naman kapaki pakinabang sa supreme court bagkus nagiging dagdag kahihiyan sa kanyang katayuan. Sana mamulat na itong taong ito para sa kapayapaan/katahimikan nang bayan ay umamin nalang si thief justice nato corona o kaya magpakamatay nalang ito tulad nang ginawa ni Angelo Reyes et al…at pag resign din ni mercidetas guittierez.

            Karma na tawag diyan thief justice nato corona, sayang ka dahil pati sarili mong asawa at anak ay idinawit mo sa kawalanghiyaan/pagnanakaw mo..Ginamit mo ang talino at galing sa pangungurakot at pandarambong.. Nakakahiya @ Nakakadiri kana….

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @jorgebernas

              I agree with you 1000% but I want him to be convicted not resigning nor killing himself. I wanted to see him in JAIL!

    • 302.2
      sam says:

      @JiroArturo

      thanks for the effort

    • 302.3
      Elena Lemi says:

      @JiroArturo

      Thanks for the effort. Happy Easter to you & family! God bless!

    • 302.4
      idde says:

      @JiroArturo:
      Thanks for this. Happy Easter!

  50. 301
    JiroArturo says:

    @johnny lin @raissa @Yvonne

    My research at LA County Registrar-Recorder office – no mention of CJ Corona, Cristina, Charina and Carla either as Grantors, Grantees, Beneficiaries, Administrators, Executors, and Owners. The property at 208 Saint Katherine La Canada Flintridge, CA is owned by Cesar B Guerrero and Miriam R Guerrero as husband and wife or as C&M Revocable Trust.
    I search all documents under Cristina Corona, under Renato Corona, under Charina Corona, under Clara Corona. No record found.
    I did not venture looking at any property in other county.
    The original loan taken by the Guerreros was for $800,000. It is fuly paid now

    • 301.1
      Yvonne says:

      @JiroArturo

      Thank you for your efforts. No need to look at other properties in other county. This is a dead end.

  51. kontrapilo says:

    The shortest distance between two points is a STRAIGHT LINE, the problem with corona defense lawyers they are making circles, turning round n round the circles,, making all the evidences blurred and crooked,, they are buying time thru the millions of corona dollar which they have practically won thru the help of the supreme court justices with their trademark TRO,, TRO maybe not the cheapest way to avoid a certain events that maybe for or against the person involve,, but it became an ordinary scheme of SC in helping TJ..when and how can we determine the length of time this TRO exist, is it temporary as the word suggest or a PANGSAMANTAGAL po lamang.

  52. kontrapilo says:

    RESIGNATION is not a FACE SAVING scenario for the TJ, only a GUILTY conviction can satisfy the wishes of Filipinos,, Why resign ? the best way is to bite the dust, staying alive will not make a difference, CONSCIENCE is cancer,, your days are numbered,, face the problem, be a man and not a half-half.. Yes the most difficult problem to FACE ,, is when the problem you have to face is the YOUR FACE ITSELF.

  53. Kabalyero01 says:

    another twist from the Corona camp to create a public impression that
    inaccuracies from his SALN is not an impeachable offense… the law is clear
    and the senator-judges should be blind with this ploy of Coronas’ defense team.

    http://www.rappler.com/nation/4033-corona-no-more-blanks-in-2011-saln

    Update:

    Corona: No more blanks in 2011 SALN
    BY PURPLE ROMERO

    Posted on 04/18/2012 7:19 PM | Updated 04/18/2012 10:05 PM

    BAGUIO, Philippines – Reeling from accusations he lied in his previous statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), Chief Justice Renato Corona said he will not leave any part of his 2011 SALN blank this time around.

    Corona told reporters on the sidelines of a media forum on judiciary coverage Wednesday, April 18, that he is “not hiding” anything and will provide all details in the public document due for filing on April 30.

    “I’ll just fill up everything. Wala naman tayong tinatago (We’re not hiding anything).”
    He said he will consult his accountant about this over the weekend.
    Incomplete SALNs

    Corona’s statement came amid his lawyers’ dilemma on whether or not it would be wise for the chief justice to amend his SALN to include all the properties he had acquired in the previous years.

    An Inquirer report cited defense lawyer Tranquil Salvador as saying that they have reservations about amending the SALN as they may be accused of admitting inaccuracies.
    Discrepancies in Corona’s declared assets are the most contentious issue in his ongoing impeachment trial.

    During one of the impeachment court sessions, it was discovered that a condominium unit Corona purchased in Makati City in 2004 was only declared in his SALN in 2010.
    Lawyers of the chief justice argued this was because the “defective” unit was only turned over to the Corona spouses that year.

    Corrections

    Corona is facing three articles of impeachment, including betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution for failing to truthfully fill out his SALN forms.
    Prosecutors claimed Corona did not list down several of his posh properties and some P30 million worth of bank accounts from 2002 until 2010.

    They also said he only specified the fair market value of the properties he acquired and not their acquisition cost.

    The defense has said that Corona could not be impeached based on missing information in his SALNs since the law provides room for corrections.

    It argued that each filing is a continuation of the previous ones, and can still be revised.
    The SC, in its past rulings, however, said that errors in SALNs could constitute simple negligence or dishonesty — the latter punishable by dismissal from office. – Rappler.com

    • JiroArturo says:

      @kabalyero01
      Is Corona going to declare his dollar accounts? Will it be available if somebody will ask for it?

      • Yvonne says:

        @JiroArturo

        CJ Corona has dollar bank accounts. That is not subject to dispute. Corona’s lawyers even secured a TRO from the Supreme Court to prevent the IC from opening his dollar bank accounts.

        The prosecutors should just concentrate on the fact that Corona has dollar bank accounts that he did not declare on his SALN.

        It is immaterial and irrelevant whether those dollar bank accounts are opened for examination, or not. Those accounts could very well just have minimum deposits required to open and maintain a doilar account but those amounts are immaterial and irrelevant as well.

        The undisputable fact is that Corona has dollar bank accounts that he did not declare on his SALN.. Period.

        • Yvonne says:

          It is immaterial and irrelevant whether Corona has one hundred dollars or one hundred million dollars in his accounts. The issue is not the amount of deposits. The issue is his having dollar bank accounts and his failure to declare them in his SALN. It is as simple as that.

          The prosecutors should held their ground on this basic legal argument and not let the defense misdirect the issue into some irrelevant side issues.

          • JiroArturo says:

            @Yvonne

            Na extend na naman ang TRO. Sa June na yata mag de-decide ang mga walanghiyang SC justices. Kaya hindi rin malalaman ng taong bayan kung magkano ang dollar account ni Corona. Hindi rin siguro ilalagay sa 2011 SALN ang dollar deposit niya. Ano kaya ang mabisang gawin para mawala na ang mga tiwaling government officials? Pabor na ako sa Martial Law ngayon kung yon lang ang mabisang solusyon sa ikakabuti ng bansa natin. Hindi naman siguro katulad ni Marcos si NoyNoy.

            • Mafe says:

              @Yvonne

              Ngayong kailangan na magdecide sila expeditiously, di nila ginagawa. Sana kasingbilis nila nung pag-isyu ng TRO sa hdo ni gma. di ba? ang inaantay ng SC eh mawalan ng interest ang mga pilipino sa impeachment. an aborted trial may come to their rescue and they would not even have to make a decision. but they’re just inviting scrutiny and ridicule instead. in another light, the delay may mean the SC is not really sold on the idea to deny the TRO. hindi sila solido kay CJ.

              • Yvonne says:

                @Mafe,

                You got it right. According to a “source” there is a simmering fissure among the insiders at the Supreme Court, and there are some justices even among those appointed by GMA that are considerring spilling the beans on CJ.

                The issue about CJ’s dollar bank account is a hot potato at the SC that no justice is really willing to take on, and this forces some justices to do some serious soul-searching.

                If there would be a next “People Power” revolt, it might not start at EDSA, but at Padre Faura, to be initiated by the most unlikely people – some justices of the SC, supported by auditors from COA.

                The Supreme Court is like a powder keg ready to explode at any moment now. The mess at the SC is taking a heavy toll in the mental and physical health of some justices and auditors from COA.

                It is for this reason that some quarters are quietly sending feelers for a possible CJ resignation to give everyone a face-saving exit and to diffuse the potential for chaos and disorder..

                Not my words, but according to a “source”..

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @Yvonne

                If this is true, then why the extension of the TRO for opening the dollar account of the thief? They might feel the hit now but I think the thief wants to slug it out in the impeachment trial. Does this not show that the cohorts of the thief still believe in him? Or is there other pressure from the outside? I mean the camp of pandak.

              • Yvonne says:

                @Elena Lemi

                They are avoiding to decide on the issue like a plague, Whichever direction the decision goes is going to be unpalatable to many parties involved.

                A decision NOT open the dollar bank account will be revolting to the Filipino people.

                On the other hand, a decision to OPEN the account will have a facifying effect among the people but it will establish some kind of precedent that some very influential people with similar dollar bank accounts do not want to happen.

                So the extension of the TRO is the only viable alternative to buy some time to see if a middle ground can be worked out to give these powerful groups not only a face-saving exit but also to protect their monetary interest (read: dollar bank accounts).

                A CJ resignation would effectively end the impeachment trial and would render the TRO moot and academic.

                In other words, it’s going to be the status quo, and to some quarters, happy days are here again.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @Yvonne

                Then it meant the pressure is coming from everywhere specially officials of gov’t that have dollar accounts. Personally, I don’t want the thief to resign but to be convicted. We had already spent lots of money in the IC. Another thing is I hope there would be no deal with the thief.

            • Chavydada says:

              @jiroarturo

              Hindi naman puede basta mag declare ng martial law. Dapat ma-justify niya sa congress within a number of days. In marcos’ martial law there’s a reason, kaya lang peke. The assassination attempt kay enrile was faked, and they said there was a communist revolt, kuno.

          • Alan says:

            exactly right Yvonne

          • duquemarino says:

            @Yvonne, tama ka. Aminado ang kampo ni Corona na may dollar accounts sya (in fact subject pa ito ng TRO) at ito ay nagpapatunay na hindi nga nya nailagay sa kanyang SALN. Kung ang Supreme Court sa ilalim ni Corona ay nagconvict sa isang pangkaraniwang kawani dahil sa hindi nya naisama sa SALN ang kanyang market stall (kung tama ang recollection ko), bakit hindi ang isang chief Justice na dapat ay huwaran sa pagtaguyod ng “rule of law” at makataong pagpataw ng katarungan.

            Public office is a public trust, para sa akin Corona has betrayed that public trust at sapat na ang mga ebidensya upang siya ay maconvict. Ayaw naman nya magresign dahil tila nakalimutan na nya ang kahulugan ng “delicadeza”.

            Kung ang Pangulo ng Hungary Pal Schmitt ay nagbitiw nito lamang April 2, 2012 dahil lamang sa bintang na “plagiarism” ng mga mamamahayag (Time magazine April 16 issue or this Yahoo link http://news.yahoo.com/hungary-president-resigns-plagiarism-scandal-133353943.html) bakit kaya hindi magawa ng “crowned crown” – Coronado Corona?

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @duquemarino

              What do you expect from a thief & liar? He will surely try anything to get out of this mess by hook or by crook.

        • JiroArturo says:

          @Yvonne

          Ang sasabihin lang naman ng defense ay pwede naman i-correct ang SALN ni Corona. Isa pa meron ng TRO para hindi mabuksan ang dollar account. Na postpone na naman hanggang June 2012 kung ili-lift ang TRO. Tapos na by then ang impeachment trial. Naka isa na naman si Corona. Matinik talaga.

          • Yvonne says:

            Pwedeng sabihin ng defense yun. Ang problema lang ay kung tatanggapin yun ng taong-bayan, especially knowing that there are ordinary people na naparusahan ng SC dahil sa maling declaration sa SALN.

            That would be the most glaring example of injustice kapag nangyari yun. Malamang magkagulo sa Pinas.

            At sa palagay mo hindi kaya lalaban ang taong-bayan lalu na yung mga nasa US? CJ may have a strong influence sa Pinas, pero sa US he is just an ordinary person like you and me. Palagay mo hindi kakalkalin ng mga tao ang ari-arian ni Carla at Charina sa Pinas at irereport yun sa US authorities? Eh, nasa official records na ng impeachment proceedings yung mga ari-arian na yun dahil yung defense counsel mismo ang naglabas nun. Baka maungkat din yung kay Miriam. Ang masasabi ko lang, CJ should not under-estimate the capability and will of the people.

            Personally, I don’t think it is too late for CJ to consider resigning. I think both the prosecution and the IC would still be amenable to such idea because it will give everybody a graceful exit, and everyone can all proceed with one’s normal day-to-day activities. As a father, CJ should make it his paramount concern to give Carla and Charina the peace and the privacy that they deserve.

            I think the Filipino people are, by nature, very forgiving if one chooses to do the right thing.

            • JiroArturo says:

              @Yvonne

              Ang gusto kong mangyari kay Corona ay ma forfeit niya ang lahat ng pag aari na galing sa masamang paraan. At gusto ko rin na makulong siya kasama si GMA, Mike at Mikey Arroyo. Too late na para mag resign siya.

              • Yvonne says:

                @JiroArturo

                BTW, the property in Flintridge that you said is fully paid, do you remember what year it was fully paid? Is it in the name of Cesar and Miriam, or was it in the name of their Trust?

            • duquemarino says:

              @Yvonne @JiroArturo Ang entry sa SALN ay pwede siguro i-correct kung agad-agad mong napansin na may pagkakamali. Pero kung ang non-entry ng mga assets na dapat ideklara ay patuloy na ginagawa sa maraming taon, para sa akin ito ay deliberate na hindi idinideklara ni Corona.

              Remember that the SALN is declared under oath, kung ano ang pinanumpaan mo dapat ay nakatitiyak ka na yun ang tama kahit na ito ay inihanda pa ng ibang tao para sa kanya. At uulitin ko, for the many years that he was filing his SALN Corona did these under oath.

              Please go over this article “BIR investigating Corona, family over tax deficiency’ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/140903/bir-investigating-corona-family-over-tax-deficiency

            • kontrapilo says:

              The most possibility that will happen, when things are not right for TJ,, HE WILL JUST disappear, or commit suicide (daw), cremate the body and leave no evidence…but of course it is not the real one…it happened before,,, REMEMBER ? guess who?

  54. kontrapilo says:

    i do not think pacquiao is serious about his latest pronouncement regarding his new role as a messenger of the word of God. There are other reasons behind all this gimmicks, if I may call it that way. How can he mix serving God and serving the people thru Politics, in politics there is no genuine GOOD , only lesser EVIL, serving God you must be a perfect GOOD, and no shortcuts, with the kind of politics we have here in the Philippines , only politician says he is good, because he gives money, food and everything he can afford to,, If manny would chose to be spiritually good, then he must totally be out in politics, after all he can afford anything he wants now …he can share his fortune to the poor with out going into the evil side of politics…

    • MahalinAngInangBayan says:

      Sa tingin ko ay ploy lang ni Pacquiao ang pagiging relihiyoso. Baka balak niyang magtayo ng sariling religious sect in the future para protektahan ang kanyang mga ari-arian at kayamanan dahil ang mga religious organizations ay tax-exempt.

      Hindi rin nararapat maging public official si Pacquiao dahil siya ay isang influence peddler. Inamin niya sa interview ni Ted Failon na siya ang namagitan kay Atienza (DENR Secretary during that time) at sa taong nagpatayo ng illegal na resort sa gilid ng bundok sa Boracay. Nasira ang natural beauty ng Boracay dahil tinapyas nila ang malaking bahagi ng bundok para lang maitayo ang structure ng resort. Sinira rin nila ang mga limestone formations para lang malagyan ng view decks na extensions ng malaking gusali sa gilid ng bundok. Pinatag nila at sinemento ang ibabaw at gilid ng mga limestones. May usap-usapan pa nga na isa si Pacquiao sa mga may-ari ng resort na ito. Baka kaya siya bumili ng luxury yatch ay para gamitin sa pagpunta-punta niya sa resort.

      Parang ipinagmamalaki pa ni Pacquiao sa interview ni Ted Failon na binibigyan siya ng libreng baril ng taong nagmamay-ari umano ng resort tuwing may boxing bout siya kaya tinulungan niya ito na makakuha ng pahintulot mula kay Atienza. Ayon din sa report ni Ted Failon ay naitayo ang building resort ng walang appropriate building permit.

      • kontrapilo says:

        Manny, is a neophyte, you can’t teach an old dog, kahit ano pang mga adviser nag meron si Manny, still his natural instinct will always prevail, Manny is an intelligent fighter as a boxer, that is a GOD given gift that nobody can duplicate , but to be a good politician, singer, gambler ,womanizer, is definitely not of Manny personality,, He is a Joker for that matter, look what he is doing now, he had short change the people of Sarangani when he was elected as their congressman, his attendance is one of the worst. He is bragging that he is giving honors to his countrymen, WHAT HONORS? it was his personal quest for personal glory and the prize money he won in his fight. The only consolations we have, at least he was born Filipino. Think about why did he ran for congressman when the brain he has is good for a boxer only,,, was the crash courses he got was enough to be an effective lawmakers? Now ,he is thinking another doubtful idea , to be a preacher of the word of God in the bible, or he is being used by those religious people for their personal interest ? common people, how many millions in terms of tithing will these people benefited just in case they will be able to convince Manny to become one of them… POOR MANNY, hirap talaga pag kalog na kalog na ang utak mo sa pag bo boxing…
        the very dangerous things to happen is when MANNY will be preaching the word of God not in the true content of what has been written but INVENTIONS OF MEN , to gain wealth .

  55. Johnny lin says:

    Latest News Philippine Star: Pacquiao joining Binay’s PDP-Laban party. According to report he will run for Governor of Saranggani under PDP.

    In the last 2 years, Pacquiao has been with GMA Kampi- Lakas, Villar Nacionalista Party, Aquino Liberal party and now Binay PDP party. Binay is now becoming the “street sweeper” gathering in his bin all dirty and opportunistic politicians. Who is next?

    Saranggani province probably has the most uninformed electorates in the Philippines if they vote for Pacquiao as their governor?

    Pacquiao action must be his interpretation of quoting the Bible “go forth and multiply”.

    He thinks by jumping to different parties he is multiplying his knowledge and power based on his latest biblical study, he he he.

    • raissa says:

      You hit the nail right on the head, Johnny.

    • Chavydada says:

      @Johnny lin

      Pacquiao jumps to different parties?

      Is he a GRASSHOPPER (tipaklong in Tagalog) ? A leaping plant-eating insects.

      • Elena Lemi says:

        @Chavydada

        Clown ang tawag ko dyan jumping up & down! Hehehe….

        • Chavydada says:

          @Elena Lemi

          Pacquiao wants to imitate some Senator-Judges who become successful who did the GRASSHOPPER DANCE (a dance craze that started a long time ago)

          • marina sato cad says:

            ‘wag na lang siyang pumasok sa pulitika! public servant kuno!! magboksing na lang sya o kaya mag showbiz! ‘wag na nating dagdagan ang mga walang alam…..’no ka!!..LOL..;

          • kontrapilo says:

            Manny may start to dance the elephant walk, a slow and jumping dance , he can jump ,but not that far, he is too heavy now with his money, he can buy everything, he does need the political party to fund his candidacy, in fact it will be the party that even may need him to fund the party. the only thing that Manny may self destruct are the people (crocs) that surrounds him, the women, gambling, and political adviser ,using Manny for their self- interest. A word of advise, Manny keep out of politics, it will never serve you, better do it in your own way, think it over Manny…

            • duquemarino says:

              @kontrapilo Before, traditional politicians were called turncoats but because of “principles”. Later they were called political butterflies for the same reason, to change parties where nectar is sweeter.

              In the case of Pacquiao, he is likened to a political grasshopper, leaping from one party to another so quickly just like a grasshopper. He started his political career in the 2007 elections as candidate of the Liberal Party for congressman of South Cotabato 1st district but lost to incumbent Darlene Antonino-Custudio. In 2008 he was sworn in as member of GMA’s KAMPI, joined the Nationalista Party in 2009 and won as congressman of Saranggani in 2010. After assumption he joined the Liberal Party “to ensure the entry of more projects to his province.

              As of this writing Pacquiao is to take his oath as member of the PDP-Laban in his bid for governorship of Saranggani in 2013.

              Pacquiao also heads the People’s Champ Movement, a regional political party in General Santos and Saranggani.

              Ay abaruray, abarinding, in the span of six years he has already joined four national parties and one regional party.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @duquemarino

                He got a very good mentor. He is Atienza forma Mla. mayor. Huwag ka nang magtaka dyan.

              • angie says:

                naaliw naman ako sa abaruray, abarinding… naririnig ko yan dati sa lola ko… hahaha

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @angie

                May I know what it means?

              • duquemarino says:

                @Elena Lemi It’s a Filipino folk song that goes this way, often sang in merry-making during a drinking spree:
                ABARURAY
                Abaruray, Abarinding
                Isauli mo ang singsing.
                At kung hindi mo isasauli—
                Magagalit ang may­ari.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @duquemarino

                Gee thanks!

              • kontrapilo says:

                Atienza on a witness stand was a total BLUNDER for the defense,, it was a garbage, atienza even open a case against him, I know the mayor now is blaming himself why he entered into that situation,,, This is my observation, Cuevas is not that good as we think he is, during the cross examination, he has shown his Achilles hill. Better Mr Cuevas its time to quit, it is a NO WIN SITUATION, in chess , RESIGN

              • jiroarturo says:

                Papa re-resign mo si Cuevas? Sayang ang P10M na ibabayad sa kanya ni Corona.

              • kontrapilo says:

                When you have reached the twilight zone of your manhood, when you have everything in life as a successful person, when all the members of your family is all settled down , TEN MILLION PESOS, is not a figure you have to be concern anymore. IT IS THE NAME , PRESTIGE and HONOR that we must all take into considerations which you will be leaving to your family. I believe what makes cuevas stays as lead defense is also the word he have sworn to corona,, but he must think it more on the morality of the case, he can return the money and say goodbye, mr corona you lied, i can no longer stomach the evidences that are presented. bye sir,, good luck

              • kontrapilo says:

                Nobody seems to notice, ARE WE GOING BACK TO A DYNASTY FORM OF GOVERNMENT
                where a KING passes the throne to his wife, then to his young son to rule their subjects forever and ever , AMEN…. think it over men….

              • jiroarturo says:

                @kontrapilo

                Matagal na ang Pinas under “dynasty form of government”. Dinaig pa natin ang China noon panahon ni “Tong Dynasty”

              • kontrapilo says:

                DYNASTY can not be consider as a strong and effective form of government, these are the government when people are helpless,unlearned, they are called SUBJECTS by their ruler, there is no FREEDOM, a citizen can not make his/her choice, precisely this form of government is diminishing, people revolted , no freedom.. LoOk at the Europeans where these form of government originated, can you still count if there are still that exist. Democratic is still better, only here in our country we have a DEMOCRAZY GOVERNMENT; TO BUY THE PEOPLE; TO FOOL THE PEOPLE

              • pabloo says:

                After jumping from one party to another, Pacquiao has yet to join one other group- the Lapiang Malaya of Valentin delos Santos.

              • chris says:

                hahaha are they still around? Groups from mid ’60′s or early ’70′s?

              • kontrapilo says:

                Sir,
                With Manny’s wealth, he can do everything he wants, he can jump from one party to any party (political) he wishes, do you think an ordinary politician will have that chance or opportunity to be accepted by a political party? MANNY IS MONEY TO POLITICS, so there is no question why Manny can be a GRASSHOPPER as what you may think..Poor Manny he is being used… Ang problema sa ngayon, mukhang iba na naman ang pumasok sa utak ni Mannny, naka usap nya daw ang PANGINOON, ano kaya/?

              • chris says:

                @kontrapilo hahaha what do u expect over the years na nasuntok ang ulo nya nakalog ang utak kaya akala nakita nya at nakausap ang Panginoon. Manny wants to do everything from being a boxer to politician, entertainer, actor, and now hinting to become a preacher. Who knows later on what he wants to do next? He is better off concentrating on being a boxer. You are absolutely right politicians are just using him like Atienza and Singson.

              • kontrapilo says:

                Baka po meron pa dyan na mga fans ni pakyaw, ples naman tell him sana mag hunos dili ka naman Pakyaw, wag mo basta basta gamitin ang Diyos sa mga hallucination mo,,, to serve God is not having a compromise , it must be a total surrender, no less , no more… yes we believe you as a boxer, but not as a messenger of the word of God, according to the Bible.

                Nauutakan ka lang Manny ng mga nasa paligid u,,, maraming RIDER po kami…

          • kontrapilo says:

            Pakyaw, does not need to be a GRASSHOPPER, with Manny status it is the political party that needs him, Manny has the money, fame and glory,, that is what Manny should know, these old and corrupt politician are the evils of Manny’s future, They want MANNY, to be hook, to enter deeper into the gates of HELL. Look at the trap they set in for Manny, i admire the people of Gensan, they did not allow Manny to win in that election, I think they are the most educated electorate in our country. They knew Manny is not for that position. But look what happened, those handlers of Manny got their wish, they look for other place where Manny had the chance to win, SARANGANI,, poor Manny, he had already entered into a place of no return, YOU CAN CHECK IN ANYTIME , BUT YOU CAN’T NEVER LEAVE.

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @kontrapilo

              He ought to know with his 1st lost to Darlene Custodio but he still continues to listen to the ill advise that he got. Then who is to blame? Isn’t it it is his own doings? Then my thought is what is his real agenda? Or is it from the others who wants to bank on his popularity?

              My 2 cent thought is he is to blame. He agreed with the advises that he got then so be it.

              • kontrapilo says:

                Madam, I have nothing personal with anybody, just want to show how bobo are the defense of the accused,, I believe those who stays are much guilty, with his appointment, eality comes easy..

              • JiroArturo says:

                @kontrapiko

                Tagalogin mo nang kaya ang sinulat mo. Hindi ko maintindihan. Ibig mo bang sabihin mahina ang defense ni Corona?

              • JiroArturo says:

                @elena lemi

                Huwag ka ngang mag aksaya ng oras kay Pacman. Isa rin siyang corrupt na politiko. Sayang lang ang binabayad sa kanya bilang isang kongresista. Binabayaran siya para mag ensayo ng pag bo-boxing. Ginugulangan pa ang gobyerno sa pagbabayad ng buwis. Anong klaseng tao iyan? Gusto pang maging presidente. Hesus Maria. Nakakakilabot pag naging presidente ito.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @JiroArturo

                Kaya nga di ako naniniwala sa kanya. If he loves our country why don’t he fight here in the Philippines para kumita naman tayo. May tinatago siya kaya ayaw niya dito lumaban.
                At sa pagiging preacher kuno di ako bilib dyan. Pakitang tao lang dahil election na next year kaya need niya ng good image. Yon hotel niya sa boracay dapat gibain. Deny pa siya na sa kanya yon eh obvious naman. Bumili ng yatch para mapasyalan niya yon hotel niya doon.

              • JiroArturo says:

                @elena lemi

                Babaero yan. Hindi na yan magbabago. Nakausap kono si God. Pati ang dios sinasama sa kabalastugan ni Pacman. Tama ka, kakandidato bilang governor kaya magpapakitang magaling ang image niya. Ambisyon pa nito maging senador then presidente. Posibleng manalo dahil maraming perang ipapamudmod. Kaya gusto munang maging gobernador para makapagnakaw ng malaki at yon ang gagamitin pang suhol sa mga botante.

              • kontrapilo says:

                Pacman is a very good example of a man from RUGS to RICHES,, lucky for him he was given a gift that perhaps can not be equaled in our times.. We can’t blame Pacman, if he is now in an overdosed of vices, he feels he can do everything money can buy, and there are these people who rides on his popularity, the best example are the MEDIA PEOPLE, how can you imagine a mother who had nothing can be manipulated by media and made her instantly a super mama …just the same with Pacman,, he was made to sing that only his mother can appreciate.. because of his money , his handlers even suggested to run as congressman, so Manny can have the best alibi from his wife Jinky for an escapade here in Manila.Poor Pacman, he has now entered into the gates of Hell..he can never leave…And now another political strategy of his handlers are on the making,, i just hope Pacman may open his eyes hear no more from his evil thinking handlers. I predict Pacman will LOST his fight …I have seen a SIGN,,,then pacman will retire and start a new era of his ambition to be a messenger of the word of God..hopefully he knows how to determine the real and true God of the bible, and not the god of men that are inventions for self interest .

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @kontrapilo

                I am of the same opinion as yours. Just don’t want to say it but since you started it then join ako dyan. I told my son a week ago that Pacman will lose this fight against Bradley. I will even pray to that para mauntog ang ulo niya. Baka magising pa!

              • kontrapilo says:

                That becomes the two of us, well anyway that is only my personal observation, a sort of a SIGN, there is always an end to everything, and i believe this the sign pacman must try to reconsider, one of the SIGN, that actually happened was when LOLONG the biggest croc was captured,, the biggest and most corrupt public officials starting with GMA are now facing their destiny ..PACMAN is line to the SIGN..

      • kontrapilo says:

        I am afraid you got it all wrong by calling Manny a GRASSHOPPER, or a BUTTERFLY, a politician who changes color where his interest are best applied. These are done by seasoned politician and sometimes neophytes that have no money yet to finance their own campaign, they need to change party because of party funding, a political party is of course very important for a politician in order to have an equal chance of winning, an independent have no personality in the comelec, he has no copy of election returns , to have it he must hire watchers to watch his votes if they are counted in every precinct. But for MANNY I believe he can afford it, and it is the party that needs Manny, poor Manny he will be used by these people and if the same thing happens from his first outing where he lost,, Poor Manny , he will lost all his money…MONEY, MONEY MONEY, it’s a rich man’s game….ahaaaaaa,,,hahhahahha

    • AngLagay says:

      I am still wondering if he can really read and fully understand the bible. Bible is not an easy reading material like comics. On the otherhand, I don’t think that a former “batang langsangan” like pacman can be easily reform. Sugarol, Lasenggero at babaero ang real trademark niya. Tingnan ninyo ang balbas at bigote ni pacman…. ganyan ba ang ayos ng isang honorable congressman at Lt. Koronel?

  56. Johnny lin says:

    Latest News Philippine Inquirer: Maceda says Corona acquittal will bolster the ptesidential candidacy of Binay. He cited Doronila column that Corona conviction will affirm the power of PNoy.

    Maceda is exerting psychological warfare to those senators who recently alignred with Binay’s UNA group. Undermining their intelligence that if senators would let Binay down they would go down with him by voting conviction.

    Maceda did the people a favor by revealing the true sentiment of Binay with the impeachment case. Maceda along with Tatad had been acting the quasi spokesmen of Binay since last year. Thru Maceda, Binay is sending the message to acquit Corona.

    Filipino people, accept the challenge of Maceda and Binay. Let Corona impeachmemt be the battleground for Aquino and Binay. They are pressuring the senators to acquit Corona thereby confirming the power of Binay.

    This is a chance to show our support to clean and good government. Convince the senators
    that the people have the sovereign power in the land to keep or kick out those senators in office. Write or text or phone their offices to convict Corona; their telephones and addresses are posted below in a separate posting #333.

    • chris says:

      @ Johnny lin I have a mixed emotion on what you are suggesting for us to do to text phone or email the Senators to vote CONVICT.
      Is this what we really want? We are sort of telling them how to do their job. It is a human nature that the more you bug them the more they will do the opposite. . We certainly don’t want to be labelled as MAKULET.
      They are pressured as it is already and they don’t want anymore pressure that may jeopardize the outcome of the Impeachment. They have all the information needed like the journal of the Impeachment trials and other relevant evidences as presented by both Panel for them to come up with a verdict.
      You have to remember that almost 80% CONVICTION is the verdict, so if they decided to vote the opposite, then they have to face a consequences to their actions.
      I suggest that we focus on what we have been doing to comment and analyze information dig up by Raissa and hopefully Prosecution can use it as an additional evidences to their rebuttal.
      Being quiet sometime is the best policy and let them vote with conscience.

    • duquemarino says:

      @Johnny lin Does height have something to do with good or bad governance? Ferdinand Marcos was shorter than Imelda who is 5’6″, GMA is 4’11″, and now Binay at 5’2″, just asking he he he!!!!!

    • pabloo says:

      I can’t believe how naive Pnoy can be. He lets Binay get the best of both worlds, as he gets to work in his cabinet and at the same time work with the opposition and known critics of his administration, whose only goal is undermine all his efforts at reforms.

      Binay was given the cabinet position in charge of housing and OFW concerns- a position better handled by a professional manager instead of a politician. With it comes all the publicity, funding and perks of the position. It is for this reason that he gets a very high acceptability rating, better than Pnoy himself. Come election time and Binay will be supporting the likes of Tatad, Maceda, Magsaysay and a host of other harsh critics of the administration.

      I really can’t believe this. What say you, Mar Roxas?

      • kontrapilo says:

        Binay is a political party adversary of P’noy, but not necessarily a personal foe .With P’noy it is just work, and accomplishment ,whether you belong to the other side of the wall, nothing personal for P’noy, the big problem is, there is a political party involve in this situation, and with the present manifestation of Binay, as early as this, trying to build a machinery for a big fight comes 2016, P’noy may be in the disadvantage position. He should also look first for the welfare of his party mates and should do something to strengthen his political party to offset whatever advantage Binay may generate.As observe Binay is trying to consolidate some of the politician that belongs to GMA , and try to imagine what will happen if these politician will take the power again, what will happen to the TUWID NA DAAN… business as usual…

  57. Tito says:

    Now, what can Raissa say to this?

    • raissa says:

      Sorry, Tito.

      I removed your link to Facebook because a warning on FB came out that it leads somewhere else. NOt in FB. Pls just send link to original newspaper article, not FB.

  58. Pedro says:

    News out today ” Corona says Palace want him to resign ”

    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/29397/corona-palace-wants-me-to-resign

    • marina sato cad says:

      @pedro: wala ng bago sa balitang ito!! ayaw lang aminin ni corona na ang taong bayan na ang nagsasalita na umalis sa dyan!! ang tawag dito sa kanya ay “KAPIT TUKO”.

    • J.A. says:

      Corona is lying again. Why would the palace ask him to resign now? C’mon…..

      • Elena Lemi says:

        @J.A.

        When did he tell the truth in his life?

      • kontrapilo says:

        When you are in a situations where you believe you have lost everything, what do you think you will do ? Of course you have to gamble, you have take every opportunities you can think of, even gambling your soul with the devil,,, and that is the TJ..he knows that he is in a NO WIN SITUATIONS, assuming he will be acquitted , what face he would face to the people?And that is the most difficult problem to FACE, when the problem itself is his FACE..
        TJ is presently survive because of TECHNICALITY, his lawyers are digging all in earth they have learned in law , the right approach to solve TJ problems,, this lawyers will be judged by the people not by their technicalities but the moral values they showed to the Filipino people by depending a liar, and a corrupt public officials,,Atty Jemino, you are young and talented, WHY? You even questioned the Midnight appointment of your clients, Is it because of MONEY?

  59. Rene-Ipil says:

    The Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and Declaration of Trust (DOT) were purportedly executed by Charina in favor of Corona on March 16, 2007.  Why not in July 2006 when Charina, through her purported Attorney-in-Fact Corona, started paying  Megaworld for the Mckinley lot?

    Facts:

    Since January 2012, Corona and his defense team have been pronouncing that Charina has been working as physical therapist (PT) for less than (why less than, why not about or around) 10 years in the US.

    Charina got her license to work as a physical therapist on December 8, 2006.  So it is true that Charina worked as P T for less than 10 years in January 2012.  In fact it is much less or about 5 years only.  And it is much much less or about 2 years only when she purchased the Roseville property and had the Mckinley lot titled in her name in late 2008.

    In the US (or may be elsewhere) a person cannot work as a physical therapist unless licensed as such.

    Corona paid Megaworld for the McKinley lot on his own behalf from July 2006 to August 2008.

    The SPA and DOT were both dated March 16, 2007.

    In September 2008, Charina paid $25,000.00 as down 
    payment for her Roseville property.

    My theory: 

    Since Charina already had her license to work as a physical therapist (PT) on December 8, 2006, she was able to find a job sometime after 2 months in March 2007 and started to earn money as such.

     Ths means that Charina did not have the money to pay Megaworld from July 2006 to February 2007. 

    So that the fabricated SPA and DOT could not be dated earlier than March 2007 or in July 2006 when Corona started paying Megaworld.  

    Charina began earning as a PT in March 2007, so that in September 2008, she was able to buy the Roseville property through a loan with the help of Corona in paying the $25,000.00 down payment.

    Charina  could not have saved enough money on her own and paid Megaworld about Php900,000.00 from July to November  2006 because she was not yet a licensed physical therapist in the US.  Remember that Corona proudly said that Charina had a lucrative practice as PT, not in any other job or profession.   And she could not have earned also any amount on her own up to February 2007 if she got a job as PT only in March 2007.

    In declaring that Charina has been working as PT for less than 10 years, Corona wanted to impress on us that his daughter had worked for a long time in a purportedly lucrative job.  And Corona wanted the public to believe that Charina had earned and saved enough money to purchase the Mckinley lot for 6M in 2008.

    But our Plaza Miranda found about the actual date of issuance of Charina’s license on December 8, 2006.  Worse, our Plaza Miranda discovered her purchase through a loan of the Roseville property on September 8, 2008 which is 11 days after full payment of the Mckinley lot on August 29, 2008.

    And the worst nightmare of Corona is yet to come if and when our Plaza Miranda ultimately finds that the Roseville property is fully paid already.

    Onward OPM!!

    • JiroArturo says:

      @Rene-Ipil

      Is someone searching if Charina’s condo mortgage is fully paid? Can I find that out on the internet? I am 8 hours away from Roseville. I can’t go there to go to Recorder-Registrar office to find out if her condo is fuly paid.
      At Zillow dot com there is a condo for sale with the same address as Charina’s condo. Is she selling it already?

      • Rene-Ipil says:

        @Jiro Arturo

        It could have been easy if the subject property is located and registered in the Philippines. The original certificate of title (CT) can be verified right away for a minimal fee with the register of deeds since it is a public document. The CT contains the annotations on the mortgage agreement as well as the mortgage cancellation upon full payment of the loan.

        I believe it would be easier in the US to verify the status of the mortgage loan annotated on the CT due to absence or minimal”red tape” there.

        • jiroarturo says:

          @rene-ipil
          Madali lang makita sa registrar-recorder kung bayad na ang mortgage loan. Malayo lang ako sa Roseville kaya hindi ko mapuntahan. Sino kaya taga Roseville para mag research?

          • Rene-Ipil says:

            Di ba si Nadia Trinidad of abs-cbn galing na sa Roseville. May picture taking pa sya ng bahay at may interview pa kuno ng isang expert. Hindi kaya na- verify na niya sa registrar ng Roseville?

            Veteran news reporter itong si Nadia. Dapat nasa kanya na ang information tungkol Sa mortgage loan ni Charina.

            • jiroarturo says:

              Dios lang ang nakakaalam kung tiningnan niya sa Registrar-Recorder kung meron pang utang ang bahay ni Charina.

            • maddog says:

              would not be surprising anymore if some reporters are also afraid of knowing the truth.

              someone commented somewhere that, via phone call, he/she was told there was no lien indicated. but whether this meant that the property was fully paid or not could not be elicited from that same person.

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @Rene-Ipil @JiroArturo

              Di rin niya nabanggit na ang John Lang (the seller of Roseville) nag declare ng bankcruptcy in 2006. So her report is selective & not complete.

              • jiroarturo says:

                @Elena
                Kung hindi lang ako malayo sa Roseville pinuntahan ko na ang recorder-registrar. Naguguluhan na rin ako. Hanggang ngayon hindi ko pa rin alam kung bayad na ba talaga ang bahay ni Charina.
                Sa July-Aug pa ako makakapunta ng Sacramento. By then tapos na ang kaso ni Corona.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @JiroArturo

                It’s never too late for anything about the truth! Again I really appreciate what you had done for CPM. Keep it up!

    • Elio Madama says:

      You forgot to said that 10% down payment plus closing cost. (maybe about 8.000 dollars).
      And maybe before she got her license, she was working part time in Mc Donald or as a cashier in a supermarket for 8 or 9 dollars per hour.
      Of course is just my personal opinion.
      I just worked 45 years in USA.
      Also from gross payment you have to pay taxes every week (about 25% of your salary).
      How about rent, car insurance, food, etc., etc, and how about children if you have any and you want to work?
      Who take care of them before they can go to a free school?

      • JiroArturo says:

        @Elio Madama

        Nasa Pinas ka na ba ngayon? Walang nakakaalam kung magkano talaga ang binayad ni Charina sa condo sa Roseville at kung nabayaran na ng buo ang utang niyang $243K. Wala pang lumalabas na ebidensiya.
        Mayaman naman ang mga Roco. Malay natin na binigyan ng pera ang mga anak ni Cristina pangbili ng condo at lupain sa Pinas. Maghintay na lang tayo kung ano pang rebuttal ang gagawin ng prosecution.

    • Rob Dapipol says:

      NAGKAKALOKOHAN na

      Could she be reported to the IRS for not declaring her properties, parang in the tax form it is required to declare all your assets local and foreign.
      Kung dineclare nya this means she has the money, if she has the money when she could not afford it, then would that not be money laundering?
      If pinautang siya ng magulang, then that money is part of Corona’s money, if that is part of Corona’s money, was it part of Corona’s SALN?
      If not, would that not be another violation of SALN law by corona?

    • Rene-Ipil says:

      Facts:

      Corona paid 6M to Megaworld from July 3, 2006 to August 29, 2008. Out of the 6M, he paid about Php900,000.00 from July To November 2006 or about 1M from July 2006 to February 2007.

      My theory:

      Charina could have secured a job as PT in March 2007 or after 3 months from issuance of her license.

  60. Elio Madama says:

    November 29 I will be 70 years old.
    My wish for my birthday is to meet Mr Aquino in person.
    Hello Manila, can my dream come truth?
    Thanks.
    Thanks Mrs. Raissa to give me permission to write in your wonderful blog.

    • raissa says:

      To anyone inside the presidential palace, here is a “Wish ko lang” from a 70-year-old man.

      As per his IP address, Elio is based in Zamboanga.

  61. Elio Madama says:

    I have one question:
    Who is paying for the defense team expenses?
    Even if they work for “free” (which I doubt it very much), there are a lot of expenses.
    Probably millions of pesos were already spent.
    Many defense lawyers are full time.
    They have no expenses, no family, no obligations?
    No bills to pay, no food to eat?
    No cases in the Supreme Court?
    Please, defense team, teach me how to live without income, without money.

    • JiroArturo says:

      @Elio Madama

      Pro bono kono ang mga abogado ni Corona. Pro bono din daw ang sa prosecution. KKB siguro ang bayad sa pagkain at merienda.
      Pero ako hindi ako naniniwala sa mga yan. Meron mga bayad yan. Ang bayaran pagkatapos na ng litis. Patago ang bayaran. Siguro ang kay Cuevas hindi bababa ng P10M.

      • Elio Madama says:

        Who is going to pay the ten million?
        Mr. Corona?
        MMMMMM……………..Where is he going to get that kind of money with his salary?
        $$$$$$$$$$ a lot here………..
        I insist in my question, I want to know from the defense team, how they pay for the own personal l expenses right now.
        We are only two people in my house in Dipolog City, we pay no rent, but our monthly budget is 25 thousand pesos.
        High scale people, living in Manila, like the defense team need about 100.000 pesos monthly.
        Right now, month by month, they can not wait for the case to finish.
        Somebody have a big pocket, and paying for all the expenses.
        This is bigger than everybody can think.
        Somebody is paying now, somebody who has open cases in the Supreme Court.n
        Of course this is my personal opinion.
        We need to backup the President of this wonderful country, Mr. Aquino.
        He need to clean up all the basura to bring prosperity and a good future for Philippines.
        Thanks Mr. President to try to make a better Country for all filipinos and foreigners alike living here.

        • Elena Lemi says:

          @Elio Madama

          Remember the loan that the World Bank gave? It is not yet accounted for. It was supposed to be used to upgrade the system of our judiciary.

    • Chavydada says:

      @Elio Madama

      Possibly, the small lady paid for all the defense’ expenses.
      She financed CJ Corona’s hospital bills when he underwent back operation.
      Maybe she also financed CJ’s heart bypass.

  62. concerned citizen says:

    Hi Raissa, simple check on the name of atty Reyes gives following: Résumé

    License

    20 years since Norberto Fidel Reyes III was first licensed to practice law.
    State License status Year acquired Last updated by Avvo
    California Active 1992 02/07/2012

    This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.
    State Citation type Year cited Last updated by Avvo
    California Discipline, probation; no actual suspension 2004 02/07/2012
    Education

    School Major Degree Graduated
    Western State Univ COL law

    See his disciplined staus, should be a warning and aside of this more or less the same house is for sale for a rough 160K US$, for what I give you the link below.
    As a former Realtor a price tag of 160KUS$ is the averidge instep level of property (1,000 units in Roseville only). and this cost a roughly 1,000+ US$

  63. ron says:

    Hi Raissa,

    I found out from FloridasHealth.com – license verification, that Charina and Carla do not have physical therapy license in Florida. They do not have a license as physical therapy assistant in Florida either. It appears the only license they have then is in California which they obtained in 2006.

    Did we find out who were the current and previous tenants at Charina’s Roseville property?

    I understand Charina lives in Flintridge, CA, in Los Angeles county about 6 hours from Roseville, CA.

    I am curious why someone who is not a sophisticated real estate investor invest in a property which 6 hours away from where she lives. Even if the property is paid for, the rental from such property will not be enough to finance the cost of living of a family living in Flintridge.

    I think there might be other motivations besides investment if the current or previous tenants have a connection with TJ. –Paging Cyber PMers out there for your input.

  64. Jepoy says:

    From ABS-CBNnews

    Expert: Charina Corona’s home not luxurious property
    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/04/11/12/expert-charina-coronas-home-not-luxurious-property

    • raissa says:

      I never said it was. And you have to connect this with the McKinley property she also allegedly “bought”.

    • netty says:

      Found this somewhere, but not sure.. I could provide the link if needed.. FIL-AMS FYI.

      #9. Passport Suspended For Not Paying Taxes?

      “A bill currently going through the U.S. Congress would allow the federal government to suspend your passport if you have unpaid taxes. If you are not able to pay the taxes that you owe, you could end up stuck in the United States indefinitely.”

    • Victin luz says:

      @jepoy

      Mam raissa is correct .connect it to the property she bought in the Philippines at 11days gap. And check if their is a pre-nuptial agreement before the celebration of marriage, if none and solemnized under philippine law, then they are bound by absolute community of property and VERY UN-COMMUN for a husband waiving his right to said purchased property in U.S.A..

      I am not a lawyer but I was also married in the Philippines under our law. HE HE
      LAWYERS in our group kindly explain profound marriage settlement in our country to jepoy
      My knowledge are limited about this, but on my own opinion the coronas have no trust to charinas husband to whatever criminal purpose the corona family it may serve.

    • maddog says:

      whether home is luxurious or not is irrelevant. what is relevant is if she could afford it. how was she able to shell out the money for those two properties at that specific point in time?

      where did the money come from?

      • kontrapilo says:

        hey pipol out there in America, is there a way to check it out how much did Charina really earned from the time she applied for work. Can’t it be check thru her income statement and how much TAXES she paid to the American government? CHARINA, could be in danger of TAX EVASION, and could land in jail instead.

        • JiroArturo says:

          @kontrapilo

          Alam mo ba kung saan nagtratrabaho si Charina? Alam mo rin ba ang Social Security Number niya? Ako na ang mag volunteer kumuha ng kopya ng income tax return niya for tax year 2010.

          • ArielD says:

            @JiroArturo, I looked up that form you mentioned (4506-T) and indeed one can secure tax transcripts for a requested period of time. My understanding though is that the information is available to the TAXPAYER, and any third party he or she authorizes to receive it. So Charina would need to fill out the form and either receive the records herself or specifically authorize someone else to receive them. It looks like standard practice is for someone applying for a loan to fill out the form and submit it along with other papers during the application stage, and part of the credit investigation would be to compare the applicant’s claimed income against the history of tax payments.

            A US social security number is very closely guarded as it is one of the key pieces of information by which someone can be identified and traced in most government and private sector records, so it isn’t something that is easily LEGALLY obtained unless the information is volunteered freely by the owner.

            At this point Charina is in a tough situation. Though her father CLAIMS the McKinley Hill lot was purchased by her in trust through him, I don’t think such a claim would go unchallenged by the prosecution in the trial. Documentary evidence of some kind would have to be produced to support that allegation. Everything that’s been discussed here indicates that though Charina has spent some time in the US, and has presumably worked hard to make a living, it would be difficult for her to have somehow saved up the money needed to initiate purchase of both properties within a couple of weeks of each other.

            In the wake of 9/11, the Americans have been pressing hard everywhere to make life very, very difficult for people engaged in money laundering. Having lived in the US for some time now, Charina would know this, and as an immigrant would need to be extra careful to keep her finances and taxes in complete order. My guess is that everything is indeed in order as far as her US transactions are concerned, and that proof that she earned the money to buy both properties is not forthcoming. She would be guilty of no crime in the US – assuming that no documents are presented to prove she truly is the owner of the McKinley Hills property – and it would fall to the CJ to cast about for some other explanation for the purchase.

            That she somehow managed in truth to save that sum of money is not in the realm of the impossible; it seems highly unlikely though. Let’s see how the defense will handle proving it.

            • JiroArturo says:

              @ArielD
              Is Charina an immigrant or naturalized US citizen? Form 1040 requires the taxpayer to indicate if he/she owns properties outside US. If he/she has an overseas income it needs to be declared and pay US taxes on it.
              I don’t know how long Charina has been working in USA as a PT. If she came here with just a dress on her body and started working, it is possible that she had saved to buy the condo in Roseville and the Mckinley lot in Pinas. She secured a loan for the condo and paid $10K as downpayment. She could have saved that amount and still buy the lot for P6M cash. Total cash outlay was about $143K.
              Is the defense going to present evidences to prove CJ does not own the McKingley lot? Will the prosecutor present evidences to prove it otherwise in their rebuttal? How? By presenting Charina’s income tax returns or earning statements from her employer?

              • chit navarro says:

                Defense had already presented evidentiary documents to prove that the McKinley property is owned by Charina, although all the payment receipts and another sale document were int he name of the father.

                It is hoped that the prosecution will question the financial capacity of charina in the rebuttal.

              • mynavy says:

                @JiroArturo
                Just to inform you…the proceeds of the “loan” for the condo that you mentioned was not received by Charina in cash. It was a loan payable in 30 years after putting up a $10K down payment. The total loan was paid off after 2 years, i think..

              • JiroArturo says:

                @mynavy
                Meron na bang papeles na nagpapatunay na bayad na ang condo ni Charina sa Roseville? Ang condo niya ay $163K na lang. Lugi si Charina dahil ang bili yata niya ay $269K.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @JiroArturo

                Blank ang nakalagay for the lien part. If there is a loan dapat may nakalagay dyan di ba?

              • mynavy says:

                10 percent DP, not $10K…my bad

            • maddog says:

              so far, corona’s camp have been presenting hypothetical figures under ideal conditions only.

              very doubtful that this is not about money laundering. despite the stricter enforcement of this law in the US, my hunch is that the attention is directed mostly towards known terrorists so not everyone will get caught. corona is also an expert in laws so he may know ways to circumvent around it.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @maddog

                Of course he knew how to circumvent. He works with SGV for years. He was never a trial lawyer.

  65. techburns says:

    Just a side thought, Remember mang Vicente….. I wonder if TF also bought properties and did not transfer the title to his name. Is there a way to find out if such transactions exist.

  66. Chavydada says:

    @raissa

    PROPERTIES….PARAMOUR

    Is it true that a certain EVA AURIA, of Rosario, Batangas and her 2 sons with CJ, are living lavishly and comfortably in the US?

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/02…E2%80%99-story

    Click Prosecution stands by ‘small lady’ story
    Look for the 5th commenter maria4

    • Chavydada says:

      @raissa

      Last night, I can open the site. Please try

      http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/02/14/12/prosecution-stands

      Thanks

      • Elena Lemi says:

        @Chavydada

        Can’t enter the link you’ve shown above.

        • Chavydada says:

          @Elena Lemi

          Pls try also

          http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/2/14/12/prosecution-stands-by ‘small lady’ story

          Click Prosecution stands by ‘small lady’ story
          It is in page 1
          Look for 5th commenter

          • Chavydada says:

            @Elena Lemi

            Another option

            Go to yahoo.com and at the search portion type

            abs-cbnnews.com/nation/02/14/12/prosecution-stands
            Enter then, click Prosecution stands by….
            at the bottom click 1
            Look for the topic TO THE PROSECUTION, 5th commenter, maria4

            • JiroArturo says:

              @Elena Lemi

              heto ang site:
              http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/list/nation?page=118
              Scroll down and click “prosecution stands by small lady story”. Scroll down until you find “22 comments”. Scroll down unti you find comment by Maria4.

            • Elena Lemi says:

              Sorry had tried any which way but the result is nil.

              • JiroArturo says:

                @Elena Lemi

                Post ko na lang ang buong comment. Parang istorya-istorya lang ito.

                READ THIS BLOG BY THIS PERSON WITH A NAME CANDYMINT!!!
                I WILL COPY AND BETTER LOOK INTO IT.
                by Candymint on Tue, 02/14/2012 – 03:08
                Liar, liar go to hell Thief Justice Corona. Here you go…

                .

              • raissa says:

                Sorry, Jiro.

                Had to cut short your posting because I have never been able to verify this story on CJ Corona and it maligns him. So there is as yet no basis for accusing him of this.

              • JiroArturo says:

                @raissa

                No problem. I was just re-posting what a blogger had posted. Have a nice day.

              • pabloo says:

                Try the comments portion of this article:

                Defense: Corona’s wife may no longer testify

                from a report by Jing Castañeda, ABS-CBN News

                Posted at 03/23/2012 9:12 PM | Updated as of 03/25/2012 10:14 AM

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @Chavydada

              Thanks! Read it na. It seems the bribe money came from banco filipino that was reopened again by a ruling in the SC.

              • Chavydada says:

                @Elena Lemi

                1. the P200M alleged bribe money?. . . .

                Can it be one of the sources of the P100M undeclared/understated amount of real properties plus the undetermined quantity of dollar deposits of CJ?

                2. 2nd family in the US?. . . .

                I talked to an Atenean, (one who is in the age group of CJ) and he confirmed that CJ has a second family in the US.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @Chavydada

                I strongly believe that the 200M might had been transferred out of the PI. Remember he went to the US last Dec according to that comment. One thing that I wonder most is how come our CPMers in the US have not trace anything about the mistress? I mean if there is one.

              • JiroArturo says:

                @Elena Lemi
                I read somewhere that CJ has a mistress living in the States. Corona has 2 kids with Eva Auria. What city they are residing I am clueless. I Googled Eva Auria. Nothing came out. The name might be fictitious. If someone from Batangas can verify her exact name and where they live I could do some more research.
                For all we know Eva might not exist at all. Calling OPM members from Batangas to verify Eva’s existence and residence.

              • Elena Lemi says:

                @JiroArturo

                I surmised that the name is incorrect but the story itself might be true. Best way is to check with immigration when & what exact date did the thief left the country and to which airport in the US did he touched down.
                Anyone who has access with our immigration here? They have all the ins & outs and the manifest. From there, we can dig up further.

    • raissa says:

      I found no proof.

      Sorry.

    • Elena Lemi says:

      Had seen a blogger in the other sites REcto Part II about this.

    • Lim A. Hong says:

      The article is inconsistency with the school Cristina Corona went to, if it alleges that Eva and Cristina both went to Assumption. Cristina went to Maryknoll (now Mariam).

  67. anton says:

    Here are the contact informations of our senators:

    Senator Juan Ponce Enrile
    Rm. 606 6th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5552 – 53
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6691 / (63) 552-6786
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6690
    Email: senator_enrile@senate.gov.ph
    Website: http://www.jpenrile.com
    Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
    Rm. 602 6th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 2521 – 24
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6684-85 / 552-6774
    Telefax Nos.: (632) 552-6685
    Email: senjinggoyestrada@senate.gov.ph / jinggoy@senjinggoyestrada.com
    website: http://www.senjinggoyestrada.com

    Senator Vicente C. Sotto III
    Rm. 603 6th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 6501-05
    Direct Line:
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6601 loc. 6502
    Website: http://www.titosotto.com

    Senator Alan Peter “Compañero” S. Cayetano
    Rm. 601 6th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5518 / 5520
    Fax No.: (632) 832-5281
    Email: alancayetano@yahoo.com

    Senator Edgardo J. Angara
    Rm. 504 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5571 / 5593
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6779
    Telefax: No.: (632) 552-6852
    Email: edgardo_angara@hotmail.com
    Website: http://www.edangara.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/edangara
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/edangara2

    Senator Joker P. Arroyo
    Rm 511 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5567-68
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6730 / (632) 812-1323
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6790
    Email:office_sen_jokerarroyo@yahoo.com

    Senator Pia S. Cayetano
    Rm. 505 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5556 / 5557 / 5588
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6683 / (632) 552-9003
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6684
    Email: pia@senatorpiacayetano.com
    Webs mail:office_sen_jokerarroyo@yahoo.com

    Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago
    Rm. 521-A 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5562 / 5590
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6692-93
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6692
    Email: miriam@miriam.com.ph, senmds@yahoo.com, mdsmediabureau@yahoo.com
    Website:www.miriam.com.ph

    Senator Franklin M. Drilon
    Rm. 525 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8592 / 8594 – 95
    Direct Lines: (632) 659-5841 / (632) 659-7479
    Telefax No.: (632) 659-5581
    Email: fmdrilon@yahoo.com

    Senator Francis Joseph “Chiz” Guevara Escudero
    Rm. 517 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 80 loc. 6537 / 6539 / 6540 / 6541
    Direct Lines: (632) 833-5034 / (632) 833-8765
    Email: sen.escudero@gmail.com, reachus@chizescudero.com
    Website: http://www.chizescudero.com

    Senator Teofisto “TG” D. Guingona III
    Rm. 502 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8560 – 63
    Direct Lines: (632) 986-2001 / (632) 986-8940 / (632) 986-5774
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6601 loc. 8560
    Email: senatorguingona.ph
    Website: http://www.guingona.ph

    Senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II
    Rm. 507 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5533 /5580
    Telefax No.: (632) 551-0525
    Email: gringobhonasan@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.gringohonasan.ph

    Senator Panfilo M. Lacson
    Rm. 510 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5534 / 5585
    Direct Line: (632) 552-6786
    Fax No.: (632) 834-6590
    Email: ospml@yahoo.com
    Website: http://www.pinglacson.com.ph

    Senator Manuel “Lito” Mercado Lapid
    Rm. 516 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunkline: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5536 / 5574 – 75
    Direct Line: (632) 552-6694 / (632) 832-7949
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6695
    Email: sen.litolapid@senate.gov.ph / sujo408@yahoo.com

    Senator Loren B. Legarda
    Rm. 209 2nd Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5537 / 5538 / 5539
    Direct Line: (632) 833-1434
    Telefax No.: (632) 833-4987
    Email: loren@lorenlegarda.com.ph
    Website: http://www.lorenlegarda.com.ph

    Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
    Rm. 518 5th flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8570-73
    Telefax No.: (632) 659-5045
    Email: inquiry.bbmoffice@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.bongbongm.com

    Senator Sergio R. Osmeña III
    Rm. 527 5th flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8525-26
    Direct Line:
    Telefax No.:
    Email: serge_osmena@yahoo.com

    Senator Kiko Pangilinan
    Rm. 502 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 6512 / 6514 / 6518 / 2344
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6732
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6747
    Email: kilosko2004@yahoo.com, kiko.pangilinan@gmail.com, kikopangilinan@kiko.ph,
    Website: http://www.kiko.ph

    Aquilino Martin “Koko” dela Llana Pimentel III
    Rm. 512 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5548 – 50 / 5586
    Direct Lines: (632) 832-1498
    Fax No.: (632) 832-2541
    Law Office: Unit 2106, Atlanta Center Bldg., No. 33 Annapolis St., San Juan, Metro Manila 1503, Philippines; Tel. No. 722-5473
    Email: Kokopimentel@hotmail.com
    Facebook: Koko Pimentel

    Senator Ralph G. Recto
    Rm. 508 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 8543-44 /8546-47
    Direct Lines: (632) 659-5756 / (632) 804-0749
    Telefax Nos.: (632) 659-5756 / (632) 804-0749
    Email: ralphgrecto@gmail.com Website: http://www.recto.ph

    Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.
    Rm. 506 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 99 loc. 5521-23 / 5577
    Telefax No.: (632) 552-6698
    Email: senbongrevilla@senate.gov.ph
    Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV
    Rm. 519 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: ((632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5559-60 / 5666-67
    Direct Line:
    Fax No.: (632) 833-2937
    Email: senateoffice@trillanes.com.ph / senate.office.trillanes@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.trillanes.com.ph

    Senator Manny Villar
    Rm. 503 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 6507-11
    Direct Lines: (632) 552-6715
    Fax No.: (632) 552-6734
    Email: mb_villar@yahoo.com / mbv_secretariat@yahoo.com
    Website:www.mannyvillar.com.ph

    Or you may check the Philippine Senate Website thru this link:
    http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen15th.asp

  68. Maria A. says:

    Point – Counterpoint on issue of public surveys and impeachment proceedings:

    1. Atty. Tranquil Salvador pleads that surveys should be banned during the impeachment trial.

    http://opinion.inquirer.net/26297/should-surveys-on-corona-be-banned-during-his-trial

    2. Atty. Edsel Tupaz emphasizes that censorship of public surveys would be a violation of the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech.

    http://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/3565-on-impeachment-surveys-and-sen-miriam-santiago

    Very interesting point from the Tupaz article is that in 2007, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago herself authored a bill to invalidate the sub judice rule.

    Reputably the ‘legal luminary,’ ‘national treasure,’ and ‘constitutional expert’ that she is, one could assume that she knows her law, and knows that law very well. Let’s start with Senate Bill No. 1357 which she authored in 2007.

    That bill is entitled the “Judicial Right to Know Act.” Her bill seeks to treat court orders, writs, and injunctions which prohibit media reports and commentaries of court proceedings as “invalid.” “The sub judice rule,” says the Senator in her Explanatory Note of the bill, “must be acknowledged by Philippine courts as an impermissible incursion on the salutary constitutional precept that discussion of public affairs in a free society cannot depend on the preliminary grace of judicial censors. Hence, this bill provides for the elimination of the sub judice rule.”

    If we go by her legislative disposition, Senator Miriam can be a bit of an inconsistency.

    • blue4cor says:

      Ano nga ba ang role ng isang Senator Judge? Hindi ko maintindihan minsan kasi ang ilan ay parang bahagi ng defense team.

      • kontrapilo says:

        Wag po kayo mabahala, yang mga senador mga wang is yan, mga politiko po yan, sa politika NILALABO MUNA , BAGO LILINAWIN.. ganyan lang ang laro nila, Would you think they will gamble their POLITICAL LIFE in a NO WIN SITUATION…it is always a WIN-WIN situation sa mga politiko,, lalo na si JPE, he is the oldest and the wisest senator in the group, he plays POKER ever since, kunwari lang po yan lahat na sila ay kumakampi kay TJ… tapos na po ang laban, iisa lang ang mahirap sakyan dyan si BRENDA,,, iba po ang dimension nya,,, i think she is not even an EARTHLING,,,,relax lang, tapos na po ang laban

      • kontrapilo says:

        Atty Tranquilizer , I can not agree with you that survey must not be permitted during the impeachment trial,, wow naman torne, ano naman akala nyo sa mga senador natin mga BOBO, AT DI NAG AARAL NG evidensya, kaya nga tinatawag na survey, it is half true and half not true,, depende kung sino ang tinataman, masakit pakinggan pagkat di pabor sa inyo, ngayon kung gusto nyo pala ng ganyan, di IKUKULONG NYO ANG MGA SENADOR SA ISANG CHAMBER AT WAG ILABAS AT WAG BIGYAN NG ANY MEANS OF INFORMATION SA MGA NANGYAYARI SA LABAS, tulad ng mga JUROR sa america,ang hina nyo torne,,, kahit minsan di ko kukunin serbisyo nyo, kahit libre… alis dyan

      • maddog says:

        to decide whether it is in the best interest of the country, not their own self-interests, to allow or disallow corona to continue as chief justice.

    • Rene-Ipil says:

      @maria
      Atty. Salvador abhors surveys because they are not evidence. He defined evidence as the means sanctioned by the rules of court in a judicial proceeding to establish the truth.  His position is impertinent, immaterial and irrelevant.

      First, the senate is the upper house of congress manned by senators who are elected directly by the people nationwide to represent all of them.

      Second, the senate does not conduct a judicial proceeding.  Far from it, because the senators take their bearing  or follow the course towards the best interest of their nationwide constituents through senate rules.

      Third, each senator gathers facts from the testimonies and documents presented in the course of the trial by both parties to guide them and validate the information he receives from other sources.  

      Fourth, as an agent or representative of the people, each senator ascertains the sentiments of his or her principal and formulates a decision on the case.  Definitely, the consensus of the people on Corona’s guilt or innocence affects, to a large extent if not wholly, the vote of a senator. That is democracy in action in a republican form of government.

      Of course the suggestion of Atty. Salvador for a referendum is the ideal setup, wherein the majority vote of the  people would decide on Corona’s guilt or innocense.  But the people have already spent so much in establishing a constitution and in designating their agents or representatives to do that job for them.  

       But again there is a caveat, the people through the constitution needs a 2/3 votes of all their members to remove Corona from office.  If a senator fails to heed the wish of his or her principal, he or would be punished accordingly come election time.  No ifs, no buts, no evidence needed for the punishment which may even extend to any of his or her protege. And again that is democracy in action.

      Onward OPM!!

    • Mafe says:

      Oh my! And why has she been so vociferous in denouncing survey results, and with contemptuous rudeness, insulted the poor UP students who conducted one? Raissa, I hope you get to interview MDS and ask her why she is so inconsistent, selective in her application of jurisprudence, barbaric, etc.? You’re one of the very few who could stand up to her.

  69. jePRoCKs says:

    Hi Raissa, Keep up the good work. am one of the silent majority that decided to come out and support the OPM.
    All I can offer is my heartless thank you and encouragement that your doing something special.

  70. Pinoyparin says:

    @Rene-Ipil says:
    April 9, 2012 at 6:38 am

    EXCELLENT SUMMATION OF PROPERTIES and how he CHEATED AND LIED on his SALN for so many years. You do not expect this to the highest magistrate and INTERPRETER of the laws of the land and also tasked by law to decide on the accuracy of SALN of employees of 3rd EQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT.

    BORN LIAR AND CHEAT. imagine cheating his IN-LAWS, school credentials from grade school to college up to Post graduate(Sto Tomas). CITY OF MANILA by negotiating with a14years SPA executed by an already dead(during sale) MOTHER-IN-LAW without board resolution from BGEI and accepting payment and deposited in his Personal PSBANK account.

    The DEFENSE is concentrating on the justification of the properties and bank account. trying to show that CORONA has the means but as of now they are failing and instead backfiring.

    SENATOR HONASAN the original HYPOCRITE i am addressing this question. ang you are right i am not a LAWYER. but a sharp observer from CYBER PLAZA MIRANDA

    WHY is it that the defense is depending extensively article 2.4 (ILL GOTTEN) which is striken out in the inpeachment trial?

    WHY is it that the defense is throwing there hat on articles 2.2 and 2.3 by admitting that there are indeed descripancies but are not reason enough to CONVICT CORONA?

    WHY is it not similar to the GUILT of other low ranking judicial employee who were removed from office by no less than the SUPREME COURT with CORONA as PONENTE?

    MR. HONASAN and all senators these low ranking judicial employees did it for 1 year and booted out of service. CORONA DID IT SINCE HE JOINED PUBLIC SERVICE.

    WHY YOU CAN NOT SEE, UNDERSTAND THAT THIS “BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST” IN THE HIGHEST ORDER.

    AND WE THE SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO CONVICT HIM NOT BECAUSE OF PARTISANISM BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT WE HAVE SEEN, HEARD IN THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AND ITS PARALLEL TRIAL WHICH IS NECESSARY TO AVOID LEGALESE TRIAL BECAUSE YOU SENATORS DOES NOT FOLLOW THE INTENT OF THE FRAMERS OF OUR CONSTITUTION IN THE CONDUCT OF AN IMPEACMENT TO MORE POLITICAL ESPECIALLY THE ACCUSATION IS ” BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST”

  71. Rene-Ipil says:

    All that the defense is trying to do comprises of justifying Corona’s capacity to acquire the properties (real and php money) that are presently in his name, never mind if said properties have been disclosed or not through his SALN.  

    These justifications include:

    1.  Selling BGEI’s property for 34M and keeping the same money for himself, never mind if the sale was fraudulent and the money did not belong to him.

    2.  Borrowing 11M from BGEI, never mind if it was done immorally and illegally.
    According to the defense, the matter is between him and BGEI anyway and is not the concern of the senate and the public.

    3.  Buying La Vista property for 11M and selling it later to his daughter Carla for 18M, never mind if Carla did not have the money to buy such property.

    4.  Buying Mckinley lot for 6M and assigning it later to Charina, never mind if Charina did not have the money to purchase such property.

    5.  Buying Bonifacio condo for 9M in 2004 and inadvertently failing to disclose same in his SALN, never mind if he failed to declare it for 5 consecutive years.

    6.  Buying Columns condo for 3M in 2006 and intentionally declaring it in his SALN only in 2010, never mind if the deed of sale was already executed in his favor 4 years ago.

    7.  Establishing the sale of Marikina lots to Vicente in 1990, never mind if the property was still in the name of Cristina after 22 years and never mind if the notarization of the deed of sale was fake.

    On top of the above, Corona has to open still his dollar accounts, if his earlier pronouncements  would come true.  But I don’t believe him before and I don’t believe him now.  Why?

    So far established by Corona is his huge and brazen capacity to tell lies.  Pinoyparin and Johnny Lin have enumerated these lies which define Corona’s character.  Yes, it is in his character to lie. At the end of all these controversies, he will simply say ” I lied “.  Does it sound familiar? Birds of the same feather lie the same way. Yes, it’s in their character.

    • Rene-Ipil says:

      Additional justification:

      8. Buying Bellagio condo for 14.5M at a 40 percent discount in 2009 and intentionally declaring it only in 2010 SALN, never mind if the deed of sale was already executed one year ago.

  72. baycas says:

    A classmate of Rene (CJ Corona) at opinyondotcom writes

    The Coronas Erick San Juan knew…

    They also had two rows of apartments at Esteban Abada St., corner Chico St., in Loyola Heights, QC.

    That is where Rene built his home after College.

    He also engaged in real estate and build and sell.

    Erick San Juan finished his opinion column with…

    A week or two ago, I asked my wife, Baby, what she thought of Tina Basa Roco, Rene’s wife, in this whole equation.

    “She is tougher than Rene!” was her answer.

    • tomas cruz says:

      heres no esteban abada corner chico. ang meron ay esteban abada corner xavierville ave. the corner lot is where
      d the home of the coronas is located

      • baycas says:

        Erick San Juan probably wrote an inaccurate article as regards the street names.

        (Xavierville Ave., btw, is actually a continuation of Chico St.)

        Anyone may refute or confirm his other assertions as regards Corona himself. I was particularly curious in Erick San Juan’s statement that Corona engaged in “real estate and build sell“.

        Hence the words highlighted in bold in the quotation.

  73. Vibora says:

    Conrado De Quiroz has just put a nail on the coffin of the recent Honasan’s interview.

    “We should have been a little kinder and not dragged Corona’s kids in the mud? Corona should have been kinder and not dragged his kids in the mud! You put your properties in the name of your kids so you can avoid paying taxes for them, indeed so you can avoid being seen to have acquired properties beyond your natural, professional, or occupational ability to do so, you drag your own kids in the mud. You pass off your legal liabilities to your kids, or indeed hide what would otherwise appear as ill-gotten wealth, or loot, or the fruits of corruption, in their names, you drag your own kids in the mud”

    Here’s the link: http://opinion.inquirer.net/26387/kind

  74. Chavydada says:

    @raissa

    Happy Easter to you and your family. Just arrived from family reunion. First thing I did, open this site.
    Happy Easter also to all OPM Members.

  75. Johnny lin says:

    Raissa, site download working like it was before, no more “awaiting moderation” lag time too.
    Good job!

    In GMA Online News, your blog was cited and its comments were 5x more than their regular news comment items.

    • raissa says:

      Really?

      It’s thanks to all you guys out there.

      My heartfelt thanks to you all.

      P.S. I can’t find it. Could you provide the link, pls.

      Thanks.

      • Johnny lin says:

        Cant attach link, but here is how:

        GMA NEWS TV, then scroll all the way down in front page look for “Top Commenters/ most discussed” under:
        “Corona Daughter bought PHL/US property in less than a month by blogger”

      • pinoy sa n.ireland says:

        @raissa

        Here’s the link that johnny lin mentioned to.

        http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/252834/news/nation/corona-daughter-bought-us-phl-properties-in-less-than-a-month-blogger

        In case you need to search for text on a particular web page that is currently open in your web browser and it’s quite long here’s a quick howto:

        Press CTRL+F

        Depending on your web browser a search bar will appear, then just input the specific text to be search. This is tested on Linux and Windows platform but I’m not sure if this is true on Apple Mac platform.

        Hopes this help.

  76. Johnny lin says:

    Latest News: Corona Easter message on interview: “Value Principles to the point of risking everything”

    Corona’s principles:

    Everybody, obey the law except me! When caught lying, Keep denying it. Greed is Good!

    Proofs:
    1. Ill gotten wealth: he opined that Marcos did not have ability to amass wealth with his government income yet when he was caught he claimed the law did not apply to him
    2. SALN Full Disclosure: he opined and affirmed the conviction of a government employee tgat non disclosurein SALN of assets is punishable byremoval from office yet when he was caught he claimed the law did not apply to him
    3. Dollar Deposit: he concurred in SC ruling that Foreign Currency Deposits are not protected when it involved probable cause of illicit gain from criminal activities but when he was caught of having large amount of dollar deposits most probably amassed from corruption, he refused to open his bank accounts despite many promises.
    4. Responsible public official: he gave advised to judges when he assumed the position of chief justice to facilitate trial of cases pending in their courts yet the Estafa charge against his wife is stalled forever in RTC court. His wife also did not file her SALN while receiving income from a government subsidiary corporation and did not file her income tax from the income tantamount to tax evasion.
    5. Loving parent: he had been telling everyone that he is an exemplary religious family man, loves his children……except when it comes to money. Instead of giving his wealth to his children he claimed he sold his properties to them despite the knowledge they dont have legitimate source of income gaining exorbitant profits to justify his money in the bank. Greed is more than good to him.

    Lent is past, his lawyers compared him to crucified Jesus which in reality he is more of Barrabas, an ordinary thief, more of who he is The Thief Justice.
    Resurrection, yes the people are raising up all the issues about his hidden wealth especially his dollar deposits.

    • sam says:

      @Johnny Lin

      and he claims that the administration is heading for a “one-man” rule

    • maddog says:

      defending something that doesn’t belong to him in the first place cannot be called principled.

  77. denzeldavid says:

    Hey Guys,

    Read Corona’s Easter message, here’s the link

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/04/08/12/corona-easter-began-story-persecution

    He liken his impeachment to Jesus’ persecution. KAPAL TALAGA!

    • duquemarino says:

      @denzeldavid Here is an excerpt from an interaksyon article about Corona’s Easter message – The suffering and death of Jesus Christ continue to be a “timely reminder” to Catholics everywhere, including the Philippines, that “principles” must be valued “to the point of risking everything for them.”

      So said Chief Justice Renato Corona in his Easter Sunday message which was sent via email on the evening of Black Saturday.

      “The sacrifice of Christ is a timely reminder to value our ideals and principles to the point of risking everything for them,” said Corona, who is facing an impeachment trial at the Senate.
      http://www.interaksyon.com/article/28822/coronas-easter-message-value-principles-to-the-point-of-risking-everything

      And he preaches about valuing principles, HIS PRINCIPLES??????????? Kapal talaga!!!!

      • rey reyes says:

        GRR, grr, grr Corona ang kapalmuks talaga gusto nakita kainin ng buog-buo. You are pathetic and lowest form of amoeba

        • duquemarino says:

          @rey reyes mukhang gigil na gigil ka na rin kay corona, he he he cool ka lang. With the tons of incriminating information against him, I see him already hanging by the thread and he will be a big kablag. I also want him convicted, kaya wag mo sya kainin ng buong-buo you might get infected by his coronamoebiasis, he he he. And who knows, there is such a thing as spontaneous combustion. It could happen to him. Happy Easter!!!!!

    • kontrapilo says:

      CORONA have lost everything in life including his morality. He is nothing, nothing and nothing………Ang kapal ng mukha, Yes you can be compared to LOLONG, the biggest crocodile in the world,,, so far..

    • pelang says:

      we never cared about a sitting supreme court justice before. not in my entire 57 years. the chief justices before never utter a word, not even tehankee during marcos time who was really supressed. who cares what Corona has got to say? ngayon lang tayo nagkaroon ng supreme court justice na namumulitiko. lahat ng payagan, tv station pinupuntahan at ang mga bayarang journalits, pinagbibigyan naman. noong bago umalis si marcos, nagkaisa ang mga tao, wala nang bibili ng mga produkto ng mga company na identified kay marcos, mga peryodiko, pati na ang san miguel beer wala nang umiinom. Effective iyon noon. Dapat ipaalam ang mga institutions na kumakampi sa kanila, katulad ng UST nagbigay ng Doctorate Degree sa kaniya na huwad naman, wala na sanag mag-enroll sa Inst. of Law nila. tirahin natin ang mga senators na halatang i-aabswelto ang Thief justice na iyan. tandaan natin ang mga abogado ni Corona at mga Partner at Company nila. tandaan ang mga pangalang Honasan, Pimentel, Cayetanos, legarda, estrada, joker, enrile (anak niya) marcos, revilla, escudero, pati na ang vice-president binay. walang importante sa kanila kundi ang sarili nila.

    • maddog says:

      thief justice corona must be lying again. it’s prosecute, not persecute. criminals are prosecuted for justice.

    • Wow, Corona is pretending to be Jesus, being prosecuted (and persecuted). How blasphemous! This guy doesn’t know what decency means, and he is even trying to make a “parallelism” between him and Jesus. Por dios por santo, CJ. Si Jesus po walang mga condo, banks accounts na peso at dollar, walang driver, walang bodyguard, walang baril at higit sa lahat hindi nangurakot. Aber, papaano ka namang maihahalintulad sa kanya ha?

  78. MahalinAngInangBayan says:

    I would like to suggest that we, members of Our Plaza Miranda (OPM), publish our own newspaper to be funded by willing and agreeable members. I hope Ms. Raissa, with her consent, would be our publisher and editor-in-chief. This independent newspaper will be the beacon of light, herald of truth, and advocate of checks and balances and justice in our government and in our society.

    I, myself, am willing to contribute financially to this pursuit. I hope, in my own little way, I would be able to help our country free itself from the clutches of the corrupt government officials and other immoral and evil members of our society and from the diabolical quagmire in which our country has suffered for so long. Let us save our country now for the sake of the future generations of Filipinos.

    Ang mga pahayagan ngayon sa atin ay hindi na independent at karaniwan nang nagsisilbi para sa interest ng mga tiwaling pulitiko at businessmen na walang pagmamahal sa bayan. Isa pa, limitado ang ating readers dito sa internet. Kailangan ay maabot din natin ang mas malawak na mambabasa at karaniwang mamamayan. Sana ay magtulung-tulong tayo para sa kabutihan, kapayapaan, at kaunlaran ng ating Bayan.

    P.S.

    Ms. Raissa, Happy Easter to you and your family!

    • raissa says:

      Thank you.

      I think publishing a brick-and-mortar thing like a newspaper may not be the best way to go.

      Let’s keep thinking.

      • Tomas Gomez III says:

        @Raissa.
        Agree with Raissa. Perhaps consideration ought to be given to something like the Huffington Post…….a cyber newspaper …..in a limited way, though I believe they now have a working arrangement with AOL.

        But, baby steps, muna. Patuloy lang muna ang alaga…..Patuloy ang pagmamasid. Let us build up on our vigilance and cooperation.

        Malipayon ng Pagkabanhaw sa iyo ngatanan……Happy Resurrection to y’all.

        • ArielD says:

          @raissa is probably right, and @Tomas Gomez III’s suggestion is a good one. @MahalinAngInangBayan has a point though, that Internet readership, though often vocal, is a miniscule part of the Filipino populace.

          For now, we can only keep spreading the word about our forum… readership is climbing as evidenced recently by the difficulty accessing the site, and it would be gratifying if the youth can become curious enough to spend a few minutes of their hour at the neighborhood Internet gaming place catching up on the topics we discuss here.

          So there’s another idea: print out a story that Raissa has written. Post with the URL at that neighborhood Internet gaming place, with the owner’s permission. Let those who want to, look the story up for more details. If printing the entire story is not desirable, then print out the headline and perhaps a bit of the lead, and the URL. Or clip a broadsheet story that references the blog, highlight the URL, and post that. It’s possible that the post will be ignored (it’s a gaming place after all, LOL), but I’m willing to be surprised :)

          • idde says:

            @ArielD:
            Nice one. We could target the Net Cafes near schools as well, for the studentry especially. It would be better to be able to post it within the school But I expect it will run into some trouble with the school admin. High School and College Campus NET Cafes could be a good target.

    • kontrapilo says:

      YES, COUNT ME IN…..

  79. Elena Lemi says:

    Read this!
    Chief Justice Renato Coronaâs Easter message: ‘Value principles to the point of risking everything..
    http://www.interaksyon.com
    What PRINCIPLES is this man talking about?

  80. rose cruz says:

    Happy Easter Ms Raissa and to all intelligent commenters!

  81. Elio Madama says:

    To you and family, Happy Easter Mrs. Raissa.
    From Dipolog City, Elio and Marites.

  82. Arnel says:

    Happy Easter to all OPM! Happy Easter to you Raissa and
    your family! God bless us all!

  83. rey reyes says:

    Gringo Honasan preaching about Hypocrisy those meddling thief Justice impeachment trial?

    Remember you are the original hypocrites and plotters. How many times you ruined our economy>? what combat experiences do you have? I remember your military carrier confided in a 4 corner airconditioned room of the office of Enrile since marcos time.

    Honasan, you are the real hypocrite to the max. Grrrrr , Grrrr, remember 2 body guards of Pnoy was killed

    • Chavydada says:

      @rey reyes

      I think not only 2, but 3 bodyguards were killed. And a shrapnel is still embedded in Pnoy’s shoulder. Operation is very risky.

  84. rey reyes says:

    Happy Easter Raissa and your Family

    • Elena Lemi says:

      @peregrinonatividad

      I had signed the petition since early March & had asked friends to do it likewise. I don’t want MDS to shame our country with her antics. Nakakahiya!

    • pabloo says:

      I completely believe in everything that is written in this petition. However, I am hesitant to sign it for the simple reason that should the ICC reject the election of MDS, she will remain a senator and continue wreaking havoc in the country.

      • Juan Macipag says:

        cguro nga mas mabuti doon nalang sya.

        malay natin baka maging matino sya doon at mabawasan “superiority complex” nya. hehe. hayy naku po!

      • kontrapilo says:

        i would rather chose MDS to stay here as a senator and let her do her own thing, anyway NOBODY would not have the guts to test her,, now if she will be there outside of our jurisdiction, she may do something worst and this is a possibility, our nation as a people will be the laughing stuff of the world. I JUST WANT TO SEE A SCENARIO WHERE SOMEBODY WILL DARE mds IN A DEBATE… NO HOLDS BAR

  85. I have been doing some research about this “crucifixation” of Jesus. I learned that he was noT the only one crucified on that day… there were also other criminals (thieves, murders, etc.) crucified. It was a common practice in Roman times that those who defied the Roman authorities are as we call today “terrorist”. Jesus was identified as a prominent leader of a movement to establish the Jewish religion and the higher priests felt threatened. Among the others crucified on that day is Barabas (according to the Bible). IF RENATO CORONA LIVED ON THAT PERIOD OF TIME, HE COULD ALSO BE IDENTIFIED AS A CRIMINAL AND BE CRUCIFIED.

    • pabloo says:

      Corona being identified with Jesus? That’s blasphemy.

      Corona being identified with Barabas? Barabas might turn in his grave.

    • kontrapilo says:

      IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BARABAS one of the criminal to be nailed on the cross, but he got lucky, Jesus and Barabas was presented to the crowd and let them choose who will be set free , it was actually the crowd that made the judgement , a day where THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE went wrong…
      VOX POPOLI ,VOX DIE

  86. Pinoyparin says:

    @Victin luz says:
    April 8, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Masyadong raw ang ginawa ko at dinagdagan ni @Rene-Ipil.

    I agree with you that this will be more comprehensive if RAISSA will do a summation article of all the facts including the evidences presented inside the IMPEACHMENT TRIAL and being a political exercise and a CLASS OF ITS OWN, the MEDIA pronouncement of CORONA, SISTER FLORY, ANA BASA and other person shall also be dissected and included in the summary.

    A compressed HARD COPY shall be printed and distributed nationwide as you had recommended.

    PLAZA MIRANDA PLEASE HELP, COMMENT AND WE SHALL AGREE AS TO THE BEST APPROACH WE SHALL PURSUE.

    RAISSA SHALL HAVE THE FINAL SAY BEING THE LIGHT AND GUIDE OF PLAZA MIRANDA

  87. alfred says:

    Happy Easter sa inyong lahat..Sana makatulong itong ginagawa nyo para malinis na ang corruption sa bansa..umpisahan kay Arroyo at Corona.. God bless you Raissa and Alan..and to all of you in this blog..

  88. kontrapilo says:

    JPE is comparable to a KUPAS NA MAONG. his worth had been tested by times and can be disposed anytime by anyone who does not want to use it, but because of the fashion , the KUPAS NA MAONG are always in the limelight, wear by either the rich and the poor,, and not only that there are fashion goer that even the fresh maong are intentionally modified to become KUPAS NA MAONG…yes there are many of those in the senate,, JPE, is a true blue KUPAS NA MAONG, because of his age and wealth,there is no reason why throw the kupas na maong into the waste basket,or sell them to UKAY UKAY. instead JPE will have to continue to protect the KUPAS NA MAONG tradition and fashion, He has a son to inherit the KUPAS NA MAONG , because KUPAS NA MAONG will live forever… MABUHAY ang KUPAS NA MAONG….

  89. Juan Macipag says:

    this holy week i pray na tigilan na ng mga senador ang mag marunong at self interest.

    sana po Panginoon ay ibolong mo sa kukuti nila na talagang nagkasala si TJ Corona. (dagadagn nyo din po ng konting batok. tigas kasi!)

    maraming salamat po. nawa ay makamtan namin ang kasaganaan at kapayaaan. Amen!

    onward CPM! have a blessed easter po sa lahat! (kasama na po mga trolls at lihis ang mga paniniwala…)

    salamat po Maam Raissa at GBU!

  90. jun 2 says:

    Pag sinabing mahina ka, ibig sabihin nun malakas ka! pag sinabing hindi tutuo ang sinasabi mo, ayan nag babago sila ng tono,,, hehehe! hayaan lang natin magpakilala sila! what we need is to unite, tinititira nila ang Plaza Miranda, kasi napipinsala sila nito!!!

  91. Pinoyparin says:

    @Rene-Ipil says:
    April 7, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I fully agree with your explanation that Senators shall consider the pulse of the people being more POLITICAL trial than JUDICIAL.

    WE MUST REMEMBER THAT ANY SENATOR WHO WILL ABSTAIN IS EQUAL TO A NON-CONVICTION VOTE.

    Now the latest PUBLIC SURVEY shows 73% for Conviction.

    60% do not trust CORONA, 11% trust him.

    why 73% for conviction?

    All evidences shown in the trial proves his guilt including the initial evidence shown by the DEFENCE.

    The public pronouncement of CORONA clearly caught him lying in all as follows
    1- hindi daw siya nakikialam sa BGEI.
    1.1 siya ang nakipag usap kay Mayor Atienza.
    1.2 Tinutukan ng baril si mang INDO at sinabing houseboy nina ANA BASA pero lumabas na katiwala pala nila CRISTINA
    1.3 lahat ng legal case ay siya ang involve pati pagpasok sa sala ng judge na dumidinig sa kaso
    1.4 nabenta ang BGEI property kahit kulang ng papeles kaya di malipat sa pangalan ng manila
    1.5 umutang siya ng 10million at walang maipakitang approval ng board sabi ni Sis FLORY, paano nangyari yun. THE ONLY LIVING original incorporator ng BGEI
    1.6 siya mismo ang nagsabi na nasa PSBANK account niya ang pera ng BGEI
    1.7 mga sinungaling daw sina Sis FLORY.

    2- Siya ang dapat magsabi kung tama o mali ang SALN ng mga kawani ng KORTE SUPREMA bilang PUNONG MAHISTRADO. nangangahulugan na siya ang pinakaexperto sa SALN sa buong bansa.

    2.1-Walong taon (2002-2010) na wala sa SALN niya ang ASAWA at di rin nagfile ng SALN noong nasa John Hay ito.
    2.2 Walong taon na hindi inilalagay ang Acquisition Cost ng kanyang ariarian sa kanyang SALN
    2.3 walong taon na di niya inilalagay ang kanyang bank deposit sa kanyang SALN.
    2.4 walong taon na hindi tama ang paglalagay sa kanyang SALN ang kanyang mga ariarian.

    Mga ebedensiya na inilatag ng DEPENSA ni corona
    1- Deed of sale sa kanyang pinsang VICENTE napatunayan na peke ang nag-notarise at di rin alam ni vicente ang ikalawang testigo. si CORONA ang unaqng testigo.
    2- Mayor ATIENZA. napatunayan na siya mismo ang nakipagusap tungkol sa bentahan. isang 14 years SPA (walang board resolutiuon) ang ginamit bilang ahente si CRISTINA. walang SPA at board resolution upang tangapin ang bayad at nagyon ay inamin mismo ni CORONA na ito ay nakalagak sa kanyang PSBANK account.
    3. Testimony ng Budget officer ng Korte Suprema 21m daw income pati 2011 na di kasama sa SALN. ayon sa trial halos kalahati nito lamang ang kanyang sweldo.
    ang iba ay dapat iliquidate sa ibang ahensiya ng gobeyrno subalit sa korte suprema ay hindi. pwede nilang ibulsa MGA HUKOM yan LEGAL NA PAGNANAKAW SA KABAN NG BAYAN.

    BAWAT EBEDENSIYANGF INILALATAG NG DEPENSA AY LALONG IBINABAON SI CORONA. AT LALONG NAWAWALA ANG TIWALA NG TAUMBAYAN.

    LALONG NAGIGISING ANG TAUMBAYAN SA MGA PAGNANAKAW SA KABAN NG TAUMBAYAN.

    SANA PO MGA SENADOR MAGPAKATOTOO KAYO AT PAHALAGAHAN ANG TIWALA NAMING TAUMBAYAN.HUWAG PO KAYONG MAGBULAG BULAGAN.

    PSBANK account withrawall

    • Rene-Ipil says:

      Dagdag pa nation yung condo Sa Bonifacio Ridge worth 9M may deed of sale na 2004 pa na-declare sa SALN 2010 na. Yung Columns condo Sa Makati, may deed of sale na 2006 pero na- declare sa SALN 2010 na. Kasi nag benta kuno ng La Vista property for 18M para pambayad Sa Bellagio Condo at Bonifacio Ridge condo. Yun pala kay Carla nabenta. At kumita pa kuno ng 7M dahil 11M Lang binili nang 2003 gamit ang pera ng BGEI.

      Sabi noon ni Corona. “I’m not stupid”. I do’nt believe you!

      Onward OPM!!

      • Elena Lemi says:

        @Rene-Ipil

        True that you’re (Thief Justice) not stupid BUT the CPMers are sharper. Too bad you were caught redhanded. You are not going to getaway with it! There are so many eyes watching.

      • Arnel says:

        Dagdag ko pa po….sabi nya in due time he will reveal
        his dollar account on the first week of defense presentation.
        Pero wala pa rin….tsk tsk may selective memory din yata si
        Corona!

      • Vibora says:

        @Rene-Ipil
        When Corona said “I’m not stupid” , it is the same as all of his pronouncements. HE IS LYING.

    • Victin luz says:

      @pinoyparin

      Pwedi kayang gawing detalyado ang ginawa mo na huling huli na si corona sa pagsisinungaling tapos tayo ay magkaisa na makiusap at tawagan ang mga media people para tumulong naman sila na pakiusapan ang mga may ari ng printing press to publish ang ginawa mo then ipamodmod sa buong pilipinas. Or somebody to solicit from the mama yang pilipino , pati tayo mag contribute para sa payment ng papers na gagamitin and for payment sa may ari ng printing press.people power thru Internet o kaya let mam raissa edit ang work mo then Kung saang lugar nakadistino ang ISA sa atin ay mag print ng tabulated sins and lying ni corona lalong lalo na sa kanyang SALN We have to used their local dialects in printing para Maintindihan ng sambayanan , ilagay nadin natin sa papeles na ang senador na DI boboto sa conviction ni corona ay wag iboto sasusunod na election. At Kung hindi na tatakbo kagaya ni joker at si walang etiquette na tupak na meriam Santiago , Kung sino ang manok nila o ikakampanya nila Lalo na Kung kamag anak nila ay ilagay din sa Mga papeles na wag ding iboto sa next election.1 or 2 pages will do para DI magastos. Mga Taga pilipinas , pwede nating umpisahan Ito sa lunes pag may paggagayahan na tayo. Reproduced and ipamodmod natin sa nga lugar natin. Ang mga taga bang bansa naman ay pay direct the owner of printing press by sending thru banks manager checks. Small amount but if we multiply it makakabayad tayo sa pagpriprint.

      • Rene-Ipil says:

        @pinoyparin, victin luz
        Napakaganda at doable na proposal. Kung puede ay gamitin pareho ang broadcast at print media. Gayahin natin ang ginawa ni Eggie Apostol nang magtayo siya ng Inquirer nang Panahon ni Marcos. Gumamit din tayo ng slot Sa TV at radyo para ma-ipaliwanag na mabuti Sa Mga karaniwang mamamayan ang kasalanan ni Corona at ang dapat Gawin Sa mga senador na Hindi boboto para Sa conviction ni Corona.

        Unahin ang pag-print at pag-broadcast ng mga comments Sa Our Plaza Miranda.

        Ituloy natin ito hanggang mawala lahat ng “hoodlums in robe”.

        Onward OPM!!

        • Aggree! our opinions expressed in Raissa’s blog have little effect to the general public. Your proposition that we reach out to the masses is a good one. In all radio stations like the BOMBO RADIO whole Philippines. But then these are commercial stations that need to be paid. If only we could find FUNDING for this. Perhaps through the backdoor we can sound out this idea to Malacanang!

          • Gigi says:

            Shouldn’t involve Malacanang here if the CPM “movement” is to remain credible.

            • Tomas Gomez III says:

              Please, let us keep Malacanang out of our Cyber Plaza Miranda. Any shade of affiliation will impact on our reputation for independence. This should not bar them from participating, either as commenter or defender, however. OWho knows, Malacanang may fumble (sana, Hindi naman)…..should that happen, sila naman ang pulutan natin!

    • Arnel says:

      Very nice po. Sana I publish natin sa lahat ng newspapers
      sa pinas para mas marami pang mga kababayan natin ang
      makaalam sa katotohanan. Email din natin sa mga senator!

  92. apat says:

    Raissa may I offer a suggestion I read earlier in one of the replies about sending a letter to the senators, Instead why do we not individually send to the prosec team an account of what you and others have uncovered in the U.S maybe they would be able to use the information in cross examination of defence witnesses all we have to do is send emails to the prosec team via the house of reps email addresses

    • jun 2 says:

      Tama!

    • Sounds a good idea that APAT suggested. All you bloggers whohave unearthed new evidence on the Corona family in the United States, coordinate with Raissa. She in turn should supply these information to the Prosecution. Gathering information is so tedious work but it will pay eventually.

      • jiroarturo says:

        @oeregrinonatividad

        So far what the bloggers unearthed was the condo Charina bought. They have not discovered whose money Charina used to buy the condo in California and the lot in Mckingley Hills. Only the opening in public CJ’s dollar accounts the prosecutors can trace the flow of dollars. The defense will fight to the death before CJ’s dollar account can be opened for scrutiny.
        Riassa has only written about the condo. Most likely the prosecutors have read her article. I doubt if the prosecutors could use this fact against Corona.

  93. connie says:

    gringo honasan was in on the latest survey of pulse asia maybe the reason why he is becoming bold with his opinion, before the survey we have not heard much from him . If you have seen the result of the survey, it is soooooooo dissapointing.
    As i have pointed out the last time , the intelligent voters are not the problem coz we can discern if we are for the evil or for the lesser evil , the problem is the masa , and majority of the population in the philippines is masa. They do not vote base on issues they vote base on name recall., time and again it has been proven to be true.
    So just like the song in the “sound of music” – How do you solve the problem of Maria?

    • chris says:

      Yes I agree with you the MASA vote for the well known names and not the issues. That’s why those celebrities even without a proper merits get voted in. Like those 4 clowns in the Senate and one soldier who sacrificed his man and ran away and hid.

      What is needed to be informed on the issues being presented and discussed is to have it publish in the newspaper and to have a televised session in the Upper and Lower house. That way they can tell how their representative is doing and what is their position on the debated issues for any Bills to pass. Attendance must be publish in the newspaper at the end of the sessions each year like how many sessions and how many sessions has attended. At election time we know who to retain or not. Another problem is vote buying. If I am the voter I will take the money and vote your choice of candidates. I think this will solve the problems we are facing.

      • pelang says:

        hindi raw ganyan ka simple ang vote buying. my brother told me that what the people (tauhan) of a candidate do is they wait at the exit of the voting place and the voter (who was given “lagay” to vote for their candidate) will be given a carbon copy (from carbon paper) of your ballot to prove to them that they have put their candidate in their ballots. and also they will find out when the counting of ballots of that particular voting center differ from what they expected.

  94. Rene-Ipil says:

    In constitutional terms, Corona may be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of:

    1. High crimes such as culpable violation of the constitution, treason, bribery, and graft and corruption, or
    2. Betrayal of public trust.

    Before Corona my be removed from office,  he must be impeached by the lower house first and then convicted by the senate.

    The lower house of congress impeached Corona on December 12, 2011 for betrayal of public trust, among other charges.  The senate is now determining whether or not to convict him of such charge.

    Now, there is a trial being conducted by the senate to help them decide the case brought to it by the lower house.  But we must remember that the process of impeaching Corona has already been completed.  And the process of convicting or not convicting him is undergoing.

    I refrain from using the word acquit or acquittal because the constitution never mentioned such word.  Conviction may be achieved by concurrence of 2/3 votes of all the members of the senate for removal, while non-conviction may be obtained simply  thru abstention or a no vote of a number of senators that is enough to reduce the number of votes needed for conviction.

    In other words, a senator need not submit a no vote.  All he or she has to do is to abstain from voting or to refuse to submit a yes or concurring vote for removal.  Of course, abstention or non-concurrence is not synonymous to declaration of innocence.  It is simply a declaration of the senator’s inability to comprehend and decide on Corona’s guilt or innocence.

    My point is that the senator does not become a judge in trying and deciding the case of an impeached official because a judge is supposed to decide and declare the guilt or innocence of an accused.  And since a senator may choose not to judge Corona by not submitting any vote, the senators  are not really judges but simply members of the senate tasked to try and decide whether or not to remove Corona from his office by 2/3 votes of all its members.

    My other point is that since the senators are not judges, they should not concern themselves at all by technicalities or the rules of court. This is so because the rules of court, primarilly or suppletorilly, are for judges of any tribunal, whether judicial or quasi-judicial.

    Loss of trust suffices for removal of an impeached official.  
    Moreso, a justice of the supreme court such as Corona may be removed from office once he betrayed and lost the trust of the people through their chosen representatives such as the members of the lower house and the senate.

    It is through the senate trial of Corona that facts are gathered and brought to the knowledge of the public by media and government and non-government entities.  

    Aside fom their personal understanding of the issues and facts of the case, the senators must endeavor to inform their constituents and feel their pulse to form an enlightened decision that is best for the country.

    The amount of trust on Corona cannot be measured alone by testimonies and documents presented in the trial.  Such information merely serve to guide the senators and the public on how much degree of trust they still repose on Corona.  

    More importantly, the decision for removal or retention of Corona  should be anchored on the opinion formed by an enlightened people as manifested in public forums, media, scientific surveys and pronouncement of their leaders in government and non-governmental entities.

    If their representatives fail to discern their wish, the people would then be justified in enforcing their collective decision by other means.

    • kontrapilo says:

      So much have been said about incompetent senators elected in the highest chamber of our legislative bodies, but if we try to look for a solution nobody in any government bodies can offer a solution. down from the local government we have members of the SANGGUNIAN that are elected with nothing in their head, we have congressman elected with nothing in their head,, but we have also senators with nothing in their head, NOW TELL US, what can we expect ? NOTHING is it not? I want to disregard the issue on this NOTHING syndrome in our local legislative branch of our government, I want to focus on the SENATORS with nothing in their mind,,, People expect much to them , we expect the most brilliant legislator to give better laws and order to our people,, but instead , where are we going?to the DOGS? the best solution: NO PERSON WITHOUT PROVEN CREDENTIALS to do a job as a SENATOR will be allowed to file his/her certificate of candidacy in any election. In short he/she must have a QUALIFICATION to show and prove..This is not against the constitution, I believe there is no RIGHT OF A PERSON violated in this, because what about the right of the million of people who may have voted for him and won, if that elected senator can not serve of what is expected from him…

      • ArielD says:

        @Rene-Ipil, I would only add to the points you have made, that Senators are elected by the whole Filipino nation, and they owe it to their constituents (that means each and every one of us, regardless of residence, age, educational attainment, religious affiliation, political outlook, and whether or not we actually voted for them) to listen to their sentiments and vote accordingly, in turn. The recent polls are an important tool for gauging the national sentiment on any issue, and it would be prudent to take the results into account. Now, from time to time an elected representative will get it into his or her head to exercise “independence” or perhaps vote according to his her “conscience”. That’s all well and good. It will be up to the people to remember if such actions proved wise or irresponsible, and take appropriate action, come the next election.

        @kontrapilo, I understand your sentiment, and you make a very valid point. However, our constitution deliberately sets minimal prerequisites for a person to run for public office. While the issue of rights is important, ultimately a candidate succeeds or fails in the quest for public office by the WILL OF THE SOVEREIGN PEOPLE. For new politicians, at election we stand in judgement of their potential; as they seek future terms of office, we stand in judgement of their proven (or disproven) worth. Alas, that we are served poorly by the people we elect is indicative of the ease with which our system is subverted by those with the resources to do so. It’s a vexing problem, but as a nation, with education and access to full, unbiased information, we can attain the political maturity to recognize charlatans on sight and not waste our precious vote on the POSSIBILITY that they will serve us well. I respect your opinion, and encourage everyone to speak up and share their thoughts on the matter.

        • kontrapilo says:

          I said ARE WE GOING BACK TO A DYNASTY FORM OF GOVERNMENT, there is a big difference between china and the philippines, here in pinas, at least we do it in an election exercise,(kuno) , not in china,,,I dream of a day that our lawmakers will pass a law prohibiting non educated persons to run in a legislative office, they must be technically qualified , and i do not see any reasons why we will be breaking a constitutional right of suffrage, that every citizens must have an equal rights to run in any elective office as long he is 21 years of age,,, because that law itself breaks the right of the majority of the citizens who voted for him at the end of he day he was proven to be inutil . and i dream of the day that lawmakers will pass a law, prohibiting relatives of a particular outgoing politician to inherit or to transfer their position .

  95. Yvonne says:

    @JiroArturo re your post below on April 6 at 5:05 am:

    Thanks for your offer – I’ll take a raincheck on that. One of these days I’m planning to go south and see Queen Mary and Catalina island, so I might get in touch.

    I’m based in SF and I can say that the Fil-Am community here is getting more engaged. Last week Rodel Rodis wrote the headline on Philippine News carrying Raissa’s blog and he noted that it was the SF Bay area Fil-Ams that called media’s attention to Arroyo’s ownership of a Foster City property that resulted in the widely followed Winnie Monsod interview with Mikey Arroyo. In all three Filipino newspapers I picked up last week (they are free, lucky us), Raissa’s blog was in the headlines.

    Tomorrow I’m travelling for a one month vacation to PH. (I might be posting from there if I have something interesting.) I wish I could visit the Supreme Court and the Senate, if they allow the public in, and take some souvenir photos for posterity – this is a momentous time in our country’s history and we don’t know what will happen next. Just the other day I heard a rumor that an insider might be willing to spill some beans on the Supreme Court.

    • JiroArturo says:

      @Yvonne

      Do call me at 951-352-7300 when you are in LA area. I live in Riverside. It will be nice to meet you. Enjoy your vacation in the Philippines.

      • Yvonne says:

        Thanks, I’ll try to make the most out of my short vacation.

        There is a special water fall at the Supreme Court that I really want to see if I could. I wonder if anyone can give me a lead on that.

    • Johnny Lin says:

      Yvonne
      With your untireless efforts to seek the truth and aid in the Impeachment, Prosecutors must pickup on your desire to tour government buildings and offer their assistance. You might as well include Malacanang in your tour. Secretary Valte might be reading this blog and should offerassistance thruRaissa.

      Bon voyage and be safe

    • Rene-Ipil says:

      @Den
      I think that your sentiment is shared by everybody in Our Plaza Miranda. Please carry on.

      My post @305 points out that these senators are merely our agents who must discern and follow our collective sentiment and desire for the best interest of the country. Otherwise, they will fall by the way side and be overtaken by smoldering events currently developing in our beloved motherland.

      Onward OPM!!

    • The strategy for all concerned Filipinos to band together and put pressure on the common enemy – Arroyo, Gloria, Miriam. I asked everyone to support the Petition campaign via internet to International Criminal Justice (The Hague, the Netherlands) to sign that petition and circular among your friends..This said petition was the brainchild of Atty Rodis Rodil of San Francisco. Let us help him and his group to raise the numbers of signaturees.

      • Victin luz says:

        Nakagandang idea po iyan. We have to move past otherwise tayo din ang nakakahiya pag nagkalat si meriam sa ICJ. Baka sabihin ng mga taga ibang bansa ay, we filipinos allowed to have a crazy senator and almost elected her as president of the republic.

  96. Den says:

    I sort of promised myself that I will rest from reacting and commenting on the Impeachment Trial this holy week, at least during the Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday period. However, like Herod blurting out profanities at the mock trial of Jesus, Senator Honasan came up with a statement that was just so hard to pass up.

    I must give it to Honasan for recognizing the work of his so called “organized hypocrites”. He must be alluding to the many groups, including this blog’s Plaza Miranda, which he said was meddling in the work of the Senate sitting as an Impeachment Court. How’s that again Mr Senator? Was their meddling in the search for truth hurting your effort at covering it up? Do these hypocrites’ valiant attempts at finding meaning and justice in the law even if they are not lawyers making it harder for the defense and sympathetic senator-judges to twist and bend the same laws to make Cornona’s alibis acceptable?

    The victim, Mr Senator, is not Corona. The victim is the Filipino people. The mob who cries “crucify him!” are not those who spend personal time and effort to make sure that honesty, decency and integrity shall remain the hallmarks of public service. The mob who turned their backs on the Filipino people are the senators, the court employees, the defense and those who would rather save the skin of one man rather than save the Judiciary as an institution. These mobs would rather free Barabbas and maintain the status quo than do what is right for the country.

    These people abhor the participation of the people in the democratic exercise of impeachment. Corona is like a mirror thrust in front of them. He reflects the very ills that beset each one of them. Condemning him would be to condemn themselves. Calling his actions wrong would be admitting their own guilt. Convicting him would be raising the standards of public service to a level they could never hope to attain.

    With the likes of Mr Honasan calling people vigilantly keeping watch over the Impeachment Trial an “organized hypocrisy”, I am proud to have been part of the Plaza Miranda Hypocrites.

    • Ramon Andrada says:

      @Den:

      Bravo! Nice piece there sir! Thank you!

    • Lamosto says:

      no doubt, the sins of the accused is also his.

      birds of the same feather flock together.

      their difference is the same.

    • sam says:

      when he pointed one finger out .. he is actually pointing 3 fingers back to himself

    • Rene-Ipil says:

      Rene-Ipil says:
      April 7, 2012 at 6:24 am
      @Den
      I think that your sentiment is shared by everybody in Our Plaza Miranda. Please carry on.

      My post @305 points out that these senators are merely our agents who must discern and follow our collective sentiment and desire for the best interest of the country. Otherwise, they will fall by the way side and be overtaken by smoldering events currently developing in our beloved motherland.

      Onward OPM!!

      Reply

    • idde says:

      @Den:
      An inspiring piece. Agree and like!

    • aces high says:

      @ Den

      Same here am proud to be called a Plaza Miranda Hypocrite

    • polaris says:

      what a piece to recon. very well said.

  97. JiroArturo says:

    @Yvonne @Maria A @Chit Navarro @ Sam

    The sale transactions on La Canada Flintridge were not actual sales. They were just name/ownership changes. There were no buyer and no seller.

    • Maria A. says:

      Thanks for doing the leg work, @JiroArturo. Appreciate the effort! We can now move on to other leads.

      • JiroArturo says:

        @Maria A.

        I am for it. Let me know if you have a new lead.

        • Twijfel says:

          Hmmm…are you for real????


          jiroarturo says:
          April 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm
          @chris

          Sana magkatotoo ang sinabi mo na ma-a-acquit si Corona. Ang gusto kong mangyari lalo ay kasuhan siya ng tax evasion ng BIR at graft and corruption ng Ombudsman, money laundering ng AMLAC.

          Reply

          chris says:
          April 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm
          I don’t want him ACQUITTED I want CONVICTED. Regardlessof what it has been decided BIR is after him and his family already and the rest are forthcoming.

          Reply

          • jorgebernas says:

            Dapat talaga ma convict si thief justice nato corona nang lmpeachment court para tuloy masampahan siya nang kaukulang kaso sa mga kawalanghiyaan ginawa nito sa kaban nang bayan at sa mga taong kanyang dinaya at ninakawan lalo na ang BGEI (Basa family).

            Dahil kapag na acquit si thief justice nato corona ay hindi na naman natin siya puwedeng kasuhan dahil sa kanyang immunity power being the chief justice of the supreme court, kaya nakikita natin kapit tuko sa kanyang puwesto si T.J. dahil kapag wala na si thief justice nato corona sa S.C. ay katakot takot @ tambak na kaso ang haharapin nito..

            .Maghihintay na naman tayo nang isang taong para ma impeach si thief justice nato corona kong hindi siya ma convict ngayon..kaya dapat siyang ma convict ngayon pa lang dahil malakas na talaga ang ibedensiya at sayang ang gastos sa taong ito na hindi naman kapaki pakinabang sa supreme court bagkus nagiging dagdag kahihiyan sa kanyang katayuan. Sana mamulat na itong taong ito para sa kapayapaan/katahimikan nang bayan ay umamin nalang si thief justice nato corona o kaya magpakamatay nalang ito tulad nang ginawa ni Angelo Reyes et al…at pag resign din ni mercidetas guittierez.

            Karma na tawag diyan thief justice nato corona, sayang ka dahil pati sarili mong asawa at anak ay idinawit mo sa kawalanghiyaan/pagnanakaw mo..Ginamit mo ang talino at galing sa pangungurakot at pandarambong.. Nakakahiya @ Nakakadiri kana….

            • Elena Lemi says:

              @jorgebernas

              I agree with you 1000% but I want him to be convicted not resigning nor killing himself. I wanted to see him in JAIL!

    • sam says:

      @JiroArturo

      thanks for the effort

    • Elena Lemi says:

      @JiroArturo

      Thanks for the effort. Happy Easter to you & family! God bless!

    • idde says:

      @JiroArturo:
      Thanks for this. Happy Easter!

  98. JiroArturo says:

    @johnny lin @raissa @Yvonne

    My research at LA County Registrar-Recorder office – no mention of CJ Corona, Cristina, Charina and Carla either as Grantors, Grantees, Beneficiaries, Administrators, Executors, and Owners. The property at 208 Saint Katherine La Canada Flintridge, CA is owned by Cesar B Guerrero and Miriam R Guerrero as husband and wife or as C&M Revocable Trust.
    I search all documents under Cristina Corona, under Renato Corona, under Charina Corona, under Clara Corona. No record found.
    I did not venture looking at any property in other county.
    The original loan taken by the Guerreros was for $800,000. It is fuly paid now

    • Yvonne says:

      @JiroArturo

      Thank you for your efforts. No need to look at other properties in other county. This is a dead end.

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