GUILTY!

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History has just been made in the Republic of the Philippines.

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Senate impeachment court Presiding Office Juan Ponce Enrile

Senate impeachment court presiding officer Juan Ponce Enrile has just cast his vote of “GUILTY” at 5:55 p.m. of May 29, 2012.

Twenty (20) senator-judges have voted to convict the highest magistrate of the land - Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.  

My source got it right – that 20 senators would convict. See –

My observations on the impeachment trial pre-climax

Now the hard work begins.

And I am expecting Filipinos the world over, including those in the country, to help out.

Corona’s bitter legacy to all Filipino public servants from hereon: “Learn from me.” 

Raissa

P.S. Alan says –

“Chief Justice, you’re hereby demoted to Renato.”

***

Alan also suggested -

What if somebody nominates Senator-Judge Miriam  to become the Honorable Chief Justice of the Scream Court?

***

I just got a text from a cab driver named Geoffrey Olmoges soon after the conviction came through. He said:  

Hay salamt! convicted na din. 

Grbe mam tlagang huminto ako sa pagpapasada dhl,nakatotok ako mula umpisa

I texted him back: 

Mamasada ka na. :)

Geoffrey texted back: 

Dbaling short sa boundary at least guilty.

[Geoffrey was the cab driver I interviewed after the horrific car accident of ex-senator Rene Saguisag and his wife Dulce who was killed then. ] 

***

Senator Bong Revilla is consistent in his political switching. In 2001, he left the Erap camp and publicly called for his ninong to step down from the presidency. Today he voted to convict Corona, knowing that would deprive his party chief,  Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, of her only legal shield.

Perhaps he deserves the pinwheel award -

 

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  1. 400
    baycas says:

    Remember Corona’s bank waiver? He revoked it

    BY AYEE MACARAIG
    Posted on 08/30/2012 10:19 AM  | Updated 08/30/2012 1:55 PM

    MANILA, Philippines – It was one of the most dramatic moments of the impeachment trial. Then Chief Justice Renato Corona signed a waiver on his bank documents, allowing government agencies to look into his bank accounts.

    It turns out Corona soon revoked the waiver after he was removed from office on May 29, Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares told a press conference on Thursday, August 30, announcing tax evasion charges against Corona, his daughter and son in law.

    http://www.rappler.com/nation/11443-henares-corona-revoked-waiver

  2. 399
    Mel says:

    Coronas charged with tax evasion

    By Tetch Torres
    INQUIRER.net
    10:53 am | Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    MANILA, Philippines–The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday filed a tax evasion case worth P150.68 million at the Department of Justice against former Chief Justice Renato C. Corona.

    Aside from Corona, also included in the complaint are his daughter, Ma. Carla Beatriz C. Castillo, and son-in- law, Constantino T. Castillo III.

    Corona, a registered taxpayer of Revenue District Office No. 32 that covers Sampaloc, Sta Mesa and San Miguel, served as former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Chief of Staff, presidential spokesman and acting executive secretary before she appointed him as Associate Justice in the Supreme Court and as Chief Justice.
    As a public official from 2002 to 2010, Corona was required to submit under oath his statement of assets, liabilities and networth annually including that of his spouse and children under 18 years of age.
    In his SALNs, Corona’s net worth ranged between P7 million to P22 million in the nine-year period.

    But BIR Commissioner Kim Henares said Corona did not declare all his assets in his SALN.

    “Aside from the bank deposits, he also did not declare two real properties he acquired during his stint in government: a condominium unit at the Columns, along Ayala Avenue that he bought for P3.6 million in 2004 and a property in Fort Bonifacio that he bought for P9.16 million in 2005,” Henares added.

    After examining Corona’s bank records and compared it with his networth, Henares said they discovered a substantial disparity between the acquisition cost of the properties declared in his SALNs and the cost declared in the certificates authorizing registrations.

    Using the “expenditure method,” the BIR found that Corona’s deficiency income tax liability amounted to P120.5 million for the nine-year period.

    The method used was based on the theory that if a taxpayer’s expenditure in a given year exceeded his reported income, the excess spending would represent unreported income.

    Corona’s daughter, meanwhile, was charged for violating section 254 of the National Internal Revenue Code or attempting to evade or defeat taxes in 2010 and violating section 255 or failing to file an income tax return for the same year.
    Castillo is also facing the same violation for attempting to evade taxes in 2003 and 2009 and violating section 255 of the NIRC or failing to file an income tax return in 2003.
    Based on the complaint, Castillo registered with the BIR in 1998 but filed his income tax returns only from 2005 to 2009.
    Castillo declared a total income of only P1.933 million for the five-year period. His wife, on the other hand, only filed income tax returns for only 2008 and 2009 where she declared a total income of only P228,040.

    While the Castillo couple’s declared income amounted to less than P3 million, they were able to acquire three properties: a P10.5-million property in Project 3, Quezon City, a P15-million commercial property in Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City and an P18-million mansion in La Vista, Quezon City.

    The BIR said Castillo’s tax liability was P20.25 million while the deficiency income tax liability of Corona’s daughter amounted to P9.93 million.

    Originally posted at 09:41 am | Thursday, August 30, 2012

    • 399.1
      Mel says:

      ADDENDUM

      Remember Corona’s bank waiver? He revoked it

      BY AYEE MACARAIG
      Posted on 08/30/2012 10:19 AM
      Updated 08/30/2012 1:55 PM

      It turns out Corona soon revoked the waiver after he was removed from office on May 29, Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares told a press conference on Thursday, August 30, announcing tax evasion charges against Corona, his daughter and son in law.

      Henares said the BIR discovered this after it asked the Banco De Oro for bank records of Corona “approximately one or two months ago.”

      “Their legal wrote us and said the lawyer of Chief Justice Corona said that CJ Corona is revoking the waiver. So we were questioning that because the waiver was executed by the Chief Justice and therefore the only one who can revoke it is the Chief Justice. That is our argument with Banco De Oro. However, Banco De Oro brought us to court, asking the court whether they can legally give us the certification,” said Henares.

      Henares added, “Based on my last information, it seems the Chief Justice was asked to comment and he confirmed that he is revoking the waiver he executed.”

      The BIR chief said the issue with Banco De Oro is now a subject of a case at a Regional Trial Court in Makati.

      READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE AT www rappler com/nation/11443-henares-corona-revoked-waiver

    • 399.2
      Mel says:

      Tupas, Quimbo laud BIR for tax case vs Coronas

      By Karen Boncocan
      INQUIRER.net
      3:32 pm | Thursday, August 30th, 2012

      MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers on Thursday backed the P150.68 million worth tax evasion case lodged by the Bureau of Internal Revenue against ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona, his daughter Ma. Carla Beatriz Castillo and son-in-law Constantino Castillo III.

      Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr., who served as lead prosecutor during the impeachment trial against Corona, believes that it was only right that the government go after the former chief justice.

      “Cases against the former CJ should be pursued by the agencies of the government if there are prima facie cases against him based on their investigation and the evidence submitted by the prosecution during the impeachment trial.”

      Such cases “show the government’s commitment in pursuing the public accountability provisions of the Constitution,” he added.

      Marikina Representative Romero “Miro” Quimbo, a spokesman of the House prosecution team, shared Tupas’ views, noting the case was part of the political process.

      Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption Representative Sherwin Tugna, who was a member of the House prosecution team, said that he believes that the justice department “should rule according to the facts and evidence presented.”
      Like Tupas, Tugna felt that “sufficient pieces of evidence were shown during the impeachment trial that former CJ Corona earned income that he did not declare in the BIR.”

      ——–

      Palace: No settlement with Corona on tax evasion case

      By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News
      Posted at 08/30/2012 2:20 PM
      Updated as of 08/30/2012 5:07 PM

      MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is closing the possibility of entering into a settlement with former Chief Justice Renato Corona over the tax evasion case filed against him.

      The Palace said there is enough evidence against Corona to warrant the filing of charges.

      “Naging isyu na po noon iyan e, kung kailangan ba mag-amnesty. Ang posisyon po ng gobyerno is let’s file the tax evasion case to set examples talaga because this is the only administration that has consistently filed tax evasion cases against personalities, individuals who under-declare their income. So this is an ongoing policy po ng ating administrasyon,” presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said.

      “This is our commitment to plugging the leakages in the tax administration system. This is not something extraordinary. It just so happens that the personality involved is the former Chief Justice. Like we said, every other week, the BIR files a tax evasion case against personalities.”

  3. 398
    duquemarino says:

    @CPMers

    The cat (or cats) is (are) out of the bag! The JBC has shortlisted eight nominees for the Chief Justice.

    “PNoy to choose from 8 nominees as next Chief Justice; De Lima not on shortlist”
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/269501/news/nation/pnoy-to-choose-from-8-nominees-as-next-chief-justice-de-lima-not-on-shortlist

    Out of the 20 chief justice aspirants, the JBC voted to include acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Roberto Abad, Arturo Brion, Teresita De Castro, and Lourdes Sereno on the shortlist.

    Also included were Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza, Ateneo De Manila University Law Dean Cesar Villanueva, and former Executive Secretary Ronaldo Zamora.

    Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who is facing a disbarment case before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and is widely seen as the palace choice for the post, was not included on the shortlist.

    • 398.1
      duquemarino says:

      @CPMers

      “PNoy to choose from 8 nominees as next Chief Justice; De Lima not on shortlist”
      Rappler Updated 08/13/2012 2:22 PM

      Out of the 20 chief justice aspirants, the JBC voted to include acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Roberto Abad, Arturo Brion, Teresita De Castro, and Lourdes Sereno on the shortlist.

      Also included were Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza, Ateneo De Manila University Law Dean Cesar Villanueva, and former Executive Secretary Ronaldo Zamora.

  4. 397
    arbee says:

    Hi Raissa,

    I love reading the Supreme Court decisions even before the impeachment trial of ex-CJ Corona. This morning while scouring the SC’s decisions in April, I came upon this:

    G.R. No. 189434 & G.R. No. 189505. April 25, 2012

    Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. Vs. Republic of the Philippines, represented by the Presidential Commission on Good Government/Imelda Romualdez-Marcos Vs. Republic of the Philippines

    [the link:]
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2012/april2012/189434.htm
    This is a very informative piece and, well, it may partly or fully explain the younger Marcos’s vote to acquit the ex-CJ.

    All I can say is: hmmmmmmmm!

    • 397.1
      jjvillamor says:

      To excerpt or highlight that April 2012 decision certified by CORONA on APRIL 25, 2012:

      Promulgated:        
      April 25, 2012

      Thus, in determining whether the presumption of ill-gotten wealth should be applied, the relevant period is incumbency, or the period in which the public officer served in that position. The amount of the public officer’s salary and lawful income is compared against any property or amount acquired for that same period XXX (The Philippine government) was able to establish the prima facie presumption that the assets and properties acquired by the Marcoses “were manifestly and patently disproportionate to their aggregate salaries as public officials.”[
      XXX
      This means petitioners are unable to account for or explain more than two-thirds of the total net worth of the Marcos spouses from 1965 to 1984.
      Thus, for the final time, we soundly reiterate that the Republic was able to establish the prima facie presumption that the assets and properties acquired by the Marcoses were manifestly and patently disproportionate to their aggregate salaries as public officials. XXX Petitioners herein thus failed to overturn this presumption when they merely presented vague denials and pleaded “lack of sufficient knowledge” in their Answer.
      XXX
      With the myriad of properties and interconnected accounts used to hide these assets that are in danger of dissipation, it would be highly unreasonable to require the government to ascertain their exact locations and recover them simultaneously
      XXX
      the lawful income of the Marcoses is only USD 304,372.43 XXX The entirety of the lawful income of the Marcoses represents only 9% of the entire assets of Arelma, which petitioners remain unable to explain.
      In their Answer to the Petition for Forfeiture, petitioners employ the same tactic, consisting of general denials based on a purported lack of knowledge regarding the whereabouts of the Arelma assets.
      XXX
      In the case at bar, petitioners give the same stock answer to the effect that the Marcoses did not engage in any illegal activities, and that all their properties were lawfully acquired. They fail to state with particularity the ultimate facts surrounding the alleged lawfulness of the mode of acquiring the funds in Arelma (which totaled USD 3,369,975.00 back in 1983), considering that the entirety of their lawful income amounted only to USD 304,372.43, or only 9% of the entire Arelma fund.
      XXX
      Petitioners cannot escape the fact that there is manifest disparity between the amount of the Arelma funds and the lawful income of the Marcoses as shown in the ITRs filed by spouses Marcos.

      C E R T I F I C A T I O N
       
                Pursuant to Section 13, Article VIII of the Constitution and the Division Chairperson’s Attestation, I certify that the conclusions in the above Decision had been reached in consultation before the case was assigned to the writer of the opinion of the Court’s Division.
       
      RENATO C. CORONA
                                                             Chief Justice

    • 397.2
      jjvillamor says:

      Based on that recent SC decision certified by Corona, shouldn’t Corona explain the great disparity between his assets and lawful income? Based on the disparity and Coron’a failure to explain his wealth, shouldn’t they be presummed ill-gotton?

      What I am afraid of is that criminal cases will be dragged on and on into oblivion beyond the next President’s term

    • 397.3
      ron says:

      @arbee #397, Kindly elaborate why in your opinion this court decision party or fully explain the younger Marcos’s vote to acquit the ex-CJ. My simple take on his vote is that the coconut does fall away from the tree, that is why I like to know what you and other CPMers think.

      • 397.3.1
        jjvillamor says:

        The way I understand arbee #397, it is not the decision. If Cj is acquitted, petitioner Bong bong’s believe or hope that it would strengthen their own argument(in an appeal) using CJ’s impeachment argument or defense as basis.

  5. 396
    chijap says:

    abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/06/08/12/reconciliation-basas-no-gimmick-corona-wife-says

    Natawa ako dun sa comment ni Roy. Yung punishment daw wag isagad.

    Anak ng… so kung nagnakaw ka, sa ok na yung mapagalitan?

    Roy should be disbarred for his attics and wisdom of the law. Scriptwriter sya, di sya abogado. People like him are the reason why the profession is assumed evil and criminal and dishonest at the start.

    Clear yung constitution. Article 6, Section 3.7:

    “Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than removal from office and disqualification to hold any office under the Republic of the Philippines, but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to prosecution, trial, and punishment, according to law.”

  6. 395
    concerned citizen says:

    Just flabbergasted by this article:

    Bongbong Marcos: Won’t Bow, Be Bullied, or Be Bought!

    Much to President Noynoy Aquino and company’s chagrin, the unintended winner of the impeachment trial was not him but his nemesis Senator Bongbong Marcos. Bongbong was one of only three out of 23 senator judges who voted for acquittal in the Chief Justice Corona Impeachment Trial. In a culture where people like to bandwagon with the incumbents, to the detriment of the existence of any real opposition party, Bongbong Marcos earned the respect of many for not bowing to, being bullied, or being bought by the intense pressure of pork and perks reportedly applied by the President on the Senator Judges. Noynoy’s increasing megalomania may have given Bongbong the viability as a credible contender in the coming presidential elections that he otherwise may not have had.
    There were many Senator Judges who are being looked at as presidential timbers: namely, Jinggoy Estrada, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Bong Revilla and many others. Had those voted to acquit, then Bongbong would have been just one of many and not stood out. Moreover, the other two Senator Judges who acquitted Corona, Joker Arroyo and Miriam Santiago, are in the twilight years of their careers. Had they been in their prime, then they would have been contenders along with Bongbong. As fate would have it, Bongbong Marcos looked every bit the independent, principled, strong and competent leader people had been hankering for.
    Overnight he became the hero of the rule of law and checks and balances which is the battle cry of pro-Corona forces. He also became a figure of refuge for the many victims of the President’s political witch hunts and galvanized the fractured opposition party into a frenzy of excitement with the possibility of unity under this man. Undetected by a heavily biased media, Bongbong’s leap in popularity is indicative of the true sentiment of Filipinos about the verdict. It is commonly reported by local media that “the people” wanted to convict an unpopular Corona. Of course this is reported by media and survey firms owned by relatives and cronies of the President and party in power. The shoe is most definitely on the other foot as the son of the “hero,” is now reviled as a dictator, and the son of a “reviled dictator” now hailed as a hero.

    This entry was posted on June 4, 2012 at 4:36 am and is filed under Opinion, San Francisco, View from the Ivory Tower. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

    • 395.1
      andrew lim says:

      May we know the personalities behing this “View from the Ivory Tower” ?

      Any Marcos loyalists in San Francisco? Perhaps Boying Pimentel can shed light on this.

      • 395.1.1
        andrew lim says:

        Did a quick research on this, and I dont think it’s something to be too concerned about at the moment. My view is it’s a fringe lunatic group, in the same category as the gang at Get Real Phils.

        A group of self-loathers and self-bashers whose only commonality is sarcasm, cynicism and hatred. Perhaps trying to gain fame by espousing a radical view. No clear direction though, on where the group intends to go.

        It’s a good idea, though to keep tabs on them. Might need decisive action in the future.

        • 395.1.1.1
          concerned citizen says:

          The full text of the article by Teddy boy Locsin landed today on my FB:

          http://www.geemiz.com/politics/teditorial-teddy-locsin-jr.html

          • 395.1.1.1.1
            baycas says:

            Like I said…

            An impeachable offense depends on the composition of Congress (the like-minded members of each House) AND the exigencies of the time.

            It is alleged by the members of the HOR by way of initiating the impeachment process. An impeachable offense always exists in the Lower House.

            Final determination of it is done by the members of the Senate via the impeachment trial. An impeachable offense ceases to exist in the Upper House when its members vote an acquittal.

            —–

            ‘Yan ang nangyari kamakailan…

            20 ang nagsabing guilty si Corona sa Article 2.

            It does not matter if it was Culpable violation of the Constitution AND/OR Betrayal of public trust. What is clear is that impeachable offense booted Corona out of office.

            —–

            Sa hindi makapaniwalang hindi impeachable offense ang nagpatanggal kay Corona sa puwesto, suportahan niyo na lang sina Adaza at Paguia sa kanilang hiling sa Korte Suprema…

            Wala daw kasing jurisdiction ang Senado na dinggin ang impeachment complaint laban Kay Corona.

            Baka mapa-TRO n’yo pa ang pagkakaalis kay Corona bilang Punong Mahistrado.

            Dali kayo bago pa makapagligpit nang husto si Renato ng kaniyang mga gamit sa dating mesa niya.

            • Rochie says:

              basta ako, hindi ko na kailangan pang malinawan kung ano ang impeachable offense at ano ang hindi. sa lengguahe pa lang ni Corona sa tingin ko ni hindi siya dapat nakapasa sa bar. sabagay, noong panahon nila, basta kabisado mo ang batas at mga definition of legal terms, pasado ka na. unlike today, law students really do have to go through a lot of studies kasi hindi simpleng memory work ang law. aside from his language, yung ginawa nyang drama does not fit well with the office of the CJ. dapat nagpakita siya ng talino, sa salita at sa gawa, sa halip, nagpahuli pa siya sa mga statements niya. hindi ganyan ang dapat na maging CJ.

              • jorge bernas says:

                @ Rochie,

                Kahit nga yong pagbenta nila nang BGEI property ay maliwanag pa sa sikat nang araw na dinaya at ginamitan nang kapangyarihan at kahit si mayor atienza ay nagpapatotoo dito, ano ngayon masasabi nang mga kakampi ni thief justice nato corona.

                Maliwanag na binalasubas ni nato maging ang pamilya nito sa BGEI shares.

          • 395.1.1.1.2
            jjvillamor says:

            If we apply the quantum of proof required in a criminal law I am certain that TJ would have gotten away with it. although that should still raises issues on the impeachment or removal from office or from a position is indeed too harse a remedy for misdeclaration, or is it too harse only for Corona.

            Delsa who failed to declare her market stall was not allowed to self-correct her declaration. Neither did ex-Mayor Ong of Cebu and his 2 cousins when they mis-declared for 4 years that they do not have relatives in the government. But Corona also did not declare that his wife holds a position at Camp John Hay for 7 years?

            Shouldn’t the SC en-banc review these cases especially if Corona is to get his SC benefits?

            • Mafe says:

              adequate direct and circumstantial evidences were elicited, proof beyond reasonable doubt was established. but then, who has not an unprejudiced mind?

              Corona does not need his “benefits”, he has more than enough stashed in the banks to last him ten lifetimes. Asking the SC to award him his benefits is strategic. If he is awarded his work benefits, he will say later on that the SC believes he was wrongfully convicted such that they had to give him what he deserves. Knowing his penchant for lip service and propaganda and (un)creative rhetoric, he will do just that.

              • jjvillamor says:

                I agree that for me, there is a layman’s proof beyond reasonable doubt. However, the legal system works in mysterious ways and their proof beyond reasonable doubt lies in hard evidences which usually means written and authenticated evidences. In reality, truth often gave way to legal technicalities. Some of these as raised by the defense will be upheld by a regular court of law.

                For example, the testimony of CMC and the unsigned AMLC documents may have been declared inadmissible in a regular court. Corona would then not be prompted to testify and incriminate himself.

                That is just an opinion based on my personal observations of cases dismissed due to technicalities.

                In my personal case, which involved a retired police (a reporter of a broadsheet tried to influence or muscle his way around), our case was dismissed because our lawyer filed for a case for malicious mischief and not destruction of property. So after 2 long years (where cases before the fiscal usually takes only 6 months) the fiscal simply ruled that it is unlikely that there was no “malicious mischief”.

                We instructed the policemen to be careful, before and after he dropped a certain part of the item, but instead of exerting due care he proceeded to pull off a certain part damaging the item. This is the basis of our lawyer’s malicious mischief.

                The technicality here is that an item was still damaged. So in that respect we lost although sa fiscal pa lang ito.

              • jjvillamor says:

                Some correction: I think the fiscal’s decision said (1) it was unlikely that there is malicious mischief, (2) we failed to prove or establish malicious mischief, or (3) both

        • 395.1.1.2
          Mr. Anonymous says:

          Yes. Might need to prepare another set of anonymous documents against them too.

    • 395.2
      Alan says:

      Paid for propaganda spadework. Unfortunately (or fortunately for the Philippines) the intended beneficiary of the propaganda is turning out to be a mediocre, lazy and politically tone deaf brat. I really do think all the political acumen passed to Imee not to her good for nothing brother

    • 395.3
      alpome says:

      Sino ba itong tinamaan-ng-lintik na nagsulat nitong “hogwash” na ito? Dinaig mo pa si Joseph Goebbels ah! Magkano ba ang binayad sa iyo, ha?

    • 395.4
      jjvillamor says:

      “Bongbong Marcos earned the respect of many for not bowing to, being bullied, or being bought by the intense pressure of pork and perks reportedly applied by the President on the Senator Judges.”

      I hope that this is true. In a country where politicians unashamedly switch parties before elections, and form alliances with pre-election opponents for political conveniences rather than ideology, politicians fight only for what they think is to their best political and financial interest.

      There is no certainty in politics and it is always clouded by personal agenda. An opposition today does not necessarily mean someone fighting for his principles. Being an opposition can get you votes too and is a good way to get some public sympathy and support.

      For example, Corona: I do not regret making a stand
      http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/03/12/corona-i-do-not-regret-making-stand

      As if he really stood and fought for something other than his own interest.

      No wonder some Filipinos do not know who to vote anymore and just vote for familiar names and faces. Tutal parepareho lang naman sila so yung idol na lang nila ang magpapakayaman.

    • 395.5
      Lumad says:

      may isang kwento na galing sa isa sa kanyang PR team.

      Minsan na “daw” pinasara ni bongbong ang isang airport sa Ilocos sa pamamagitan ng paglalagay ng blockage sa runway nito. ginawa “daw” ito ni bong bong dahil parating ang isang foreign businessman na kaaway nya.

      di ko lang alam kung totoo ito o hindi. Kung meron pang mga kwento na kagaya nito e dugtungan na lang ninyo. sa bandang huli malalaman ninyo kung totoo nga ito o hindi.

      gaya na lang ng isang kwento kung papano nila gamitin ang mga foundations para sa kapakanan daw ng mga bilanggo. sa pamamagitan ng foundations na ito nairerelease ang malalaking assets nila marcos. di ko rin lang alam kung totoo man ito o hindi pakicheck na lang ninyo ang mga paper trails dun sa muntinlupa.

    • 395.6
      vander anievas says:

      @concerned citizen,
      whoever wrote such a crap is dreaming.
      what an insinuation!…no to another marcos!
      what the father did to our country is irreparable.
      bongbong “Won’t Bow, Be Bullied, or Be Bought”, my ass.
      he’s just as moronic as brenda and jokah…all in the twilight.
      ibig diyang sabihin, mas tama pa ang boto ng 3 vis-a-vis sa 20?? wtf…
      “indicative of the true sentiment of Filipinos”…maybe yes, for the people who are unaware of what his father did to our nation?
      oh gosh! no wonder RP will become RIP…
      this thought if really shared by many a people is alarming…
      WE must do something, CPMers, this is one of a challenge…

      • 395.6.1
        angie says:

        i suggest to ignore that article. it is not a broadsheet article and not from a famous blog as Raissa’s.

        • 395.6.1.1
          jjvillamor says:

          ANG LAKAS…

          Corona to devote time to judicial independence advocacy
          http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/-depth/06/08/12/corona-devote-time-judicial-independence-advocacy

          Dapat

          Corona to devote time to independent corruption advocacy – don’t touch my loot.

          • 395.6.1.1.1
            jjvillamor says:

            Corona goes on to say:

            “This, in fact, is just the beginning… The verdict is for me to step down from office. It is not for me to give up the fight for the Rule of Law, Judicial Independence, and transparency in government service… My path may have veered away significantly from where it once was, but the destination is still the same, even clearer now than it was before,”

            Puro rhetorics talaga at ayaw pa tumigil. So continuous pa ang judgement ng mamamayan.

            Ano kaya Rule of Law ang sinasabi niya? Delsa’s Law or Renato’s Law?

            Transparency like hiding assets under a self serving (mis)interpretation of “absolute confidentiality”

            Ano kaya ang “destination is still the same”? $ accounts, com-mingled funds, condos, etc?

            • jorge bernas says:

              HAYAAN NALANG NINYO SI NATO CORONA DAHIL WALA NANG NANINIWALA DIYAN NGAYON LALO NA ATY HINDI NA SIYA ABOGADO AT ANG PERA NITO AY UNTI UNTI NANG IILITIN NANG GOBYERNO….

              DAHIL ITO AY ILL GOTTEN WEALTH…. GALING SA NAKAW/SUHOL…

    • 395.7
      aquamanila7 says:

      You should change your “name” to “unconcerned” citizen!

    • 395.8
      ellatovara says:

      Looking at the presidential timbers that you suggested … May I suggest Lacson. Maybe we need a president like him. Look at all the criticisms that Pnoy is getting while exactly doing his “daang matuwid” campaign. Maybe we will try Lacson …. I think he is tough enough to deal with all kinds of groups. Just a thought.

  7. 394
    jjvillamor says:

    AYAN NA. POLITICIAN REARING ITS UGLY HEAD

    Enrile hits JBC on bank waiver requirement
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/206635/enrile-hits-jbc-on-bank-waivers-requirement

    “It’s like telling the nominee we do not trust him so he needs to waive his right [to the secrecy of his bank accounts],” he explained.

    XXX

    Enrile said he would not agree to such a condition if he were the nominee.

    “I will be serving the country and immediately you suspect my motives,” he said.

    If we make it a policy to trust all would be government “servants”, then we might as well s scrap the anti-corrupt practices and other anti-corruption acts. I can only agree with JPE insofar as the contents of the waiver goes – to allow the Ombusdman to investigate my accounts IF AND WHEN a case has been filed against me, that there is actually PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF WRONG DOING, and after DUE PROCESS.

    And “serving the country” my A$$. Politics is a big business and gleaned from the impeachment trial, so is the Supreme Court.

    ********************************************************************************************
    NOTE: This is my second post under the wrong comment in as may days. Can posts here be edited or deleted?

  8. 393
    jjvillamor says:

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/206041/aquino-warned-on-choosing-close-ally-as-chief-justice
    HEADL;INE: Next Chief Justice must not be Corona foe—Santiago

    XXX “it’s about time” a female Chief Justice presided over the high court, she noted that De Lima and Henares faced the disadvantage of having testified against Corona in his impeachment trial.

    “There will be that moral question mark, that they witnessed against the Chief Justice. People might say, ‘Probably you testified against him because you’re interested in his position,’” Santiago said on radio station dzBB.

    “Leila is a member of the Aquino Cabinet. So there would be a perception that she is very close to the President. We can say the same thing about Kim,” Santiago said.

    The senator pointed out that the country was not wanting in competent females for the job. “Right now, I can think of Ameurfina Herencio-Herrera as a possible Chief Justice. She’s good! Trouble is, she is not close to the administration, she’s not into politics,” she said.

    ONE INTERPRETATION:
    Yoohoo PNOY. I am here. I am available. I am not anti-Corona like Henares, De Lima or Antionio Cario. I am into politics. I am not 90 years old like Herrera. I can make more money here than the ICC because they are so strict there the Hague.

  9. 392
    Kajames says:

    Shock ako! can anybody please confirm if it is true that brenda got 75% only sa bar exam?

    • 392.1
      Kajames says:

      my apologies to Sen Santiago. Her bar exam result is not 75% naman as alleged in one newspaper it is actually 78%.

      • 392.1.1
        Julito P Sio says:

        3% above passing mark

        • 392.1.1.1
          raissa says:

          Could you cite source, pls?

          • 392.1.1.1.1
            • Joseph Benigno says:

              Wow! 78% lang pala ang nakuha ni Sen. Santiago sa bar exam. Tingnan mo lang talaga ang taong mayabang. She seems to have belittled others of not knowing what they are doing during the impeachment proceedings. Ngayon, nabuko na siya. 78% lang pala ang kanyang ipinagmamalaki. Ano kaya kung nakakuha siya ng 85%, siguro di mo na makita sa taas ng kanyang upuan.

              • Kajames says:

                sa dami nating mga brilliant lawyers na summa cum laude, cum laude, bar topnotchers bakit ipapadala sa international court iyong pasang awa sa bar? We should send the cream of the crop not the damaged crop. Hindi si PNOY mapapahiya kundi si Pinoy. Baka maapektuhan pa kaming mga kaawa-awang OFW. It is time to pull the plug.

      • 392.1.2
        raissa says:

        Pls. cite source.

        • 392.1.2.1
          ArielD says:

          Yes… anyone? This grade has assumed the status of an urban legend, “everyone knows” it but I’ve never seen a definitive source cited.

          It’s a government exam so the results can’t be a secret…

          • 392.1.2.1.1
            jjvillamor says:

            Well, we never hear MDS’ denial or comment so while not a proof of the accuracy of the.78 grade it does lend much credence

            • marithe says:

              oo miriam didn’t really do well but there was somethng worse she allegedly claimed to have finished his phd in harvard

              • marithe says:

                her phd but she was exposed by de quiros so she had to change her cv to studied “summer class” in Harvard

              • jjvillamor says:

                Innocent mistake. O iyan ang interpretation niya sa pagattend sa Harvard class na iyan?

                Pero layo ng PhD sa summer class. Malamang hindi pa nga class iyan but something like a short program where everyone who attended passes.

                I read somewhere that she claimed to have won 2 beauty contest pero hindi naman daw?????? can;t remember the deails though

        • 392.1.2.2
          angie says:

          http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/bar/bar%20topnotchers/1969-1972.php

          one thing is clear, wala si MDS a sa top 10.

      • 392.1.3
        Victin luz says:

        Pasang awa pala he he he Baka nagkamali Lang nang addition sa LEGAL ETHICS Nya at nadagdagan ng passing points he he o Baka NASA LUCID INTERVAL SYA NANG NAG TAKE NG BAR he he.

    • 392.2
      jjvillamor says:

      WOW. That would be a bombshell.

      Are those records kept at the SC library?

      • 392.2.1
        jjvillamor says:

        http://opinion.inquirer.net/24313/contempt

        There’s The Rub
        Contempt
        By: Conrado de Quiros
        Philippine Daily Inquirer

        xxx
        Santiago’s antics during the Erap trial would already have shown how the provocation tends to lie completely with her. It’s a good reminder that her pretensions to brilliance, which is where she gets off thinking she has a right to lecture others on the finer points of law or ethics, are just that: pretensions. It’s neither borne by her legal nor political life. Getting a grade of 76 in the bar exams is not a masterful legal achievement, and I don’t know why the lawyers she waylays in the impeachment court do not demur by saying, “I’m sorry, Madame, but having gotten 77 in the bar exams, I do not see myself as needing your hectoring to pass this test.” xxx

        Indeed, the way Santiago harangued Banal, if not Aguirre, would already have shown the stuff she’s made of: “You and I and all UP law graduates virtually pursue the same career path after graduation—we try and get the highest salary we can get.” I wonder what the other UP graduates, of law or not, would have to say to that. But that she did, that she keeps doing, turning to the highest bidder faster than the speed of her mouth. It’s the story of her life. Her post in an international juridical body, which has made her even more insufferable than she already is, is not a measure of her ability to show a mastery of the law, it is a measure of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s capacity to reward slavish behavior.

    • 392.3
      jjvillamor says:

      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6epY4heD88A/T1YGoi-tTpI/AAAAAAAAAyA/-U1TcQZs0yI/s1600/santiagovsaguirre.jpg

      6th paragraph http://www.uprotc.org/1969/directory/corps-sponsors/miriam-defensor-santiago.html
      Miriam took the 1969 Bar Exams and received a 78% average grade, to her great dismay.

      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
      78 % grado ni miriam sa bar exams ibinuking..

      NAIS ng dalawa sa apat na mga kongresistang binatikos ni Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago na personal na saksihan ang pagbaril sa sarili sa loob ng session hall ng Senado habang ibinuking rin ang mababang marka na nakuha nito sa 1969 Bar examinations kasabay naman ng babala ng isang kongresista na pinsang-buo ng senadora sa napipintong panibagong bombang papasabugin nito.

      Sa magkakahiwalay na panayam, sinabi nina Akbayan Rep. Loretta Rosales at Iloilo Rep. Rolex Suplico na wala silang aaksayahing panahon dahil sabik na rin silang makita ang pagbaril nito sa sarili.

      “Sasaksihan ko talaga iyan,” ani Rosales, kinutya ni Santiago nang tanungin kung nakapasa ito ng English 101 sa University of the Philippines (UP), na sinundan naman ni Suplico, dating estudyante ni Santiago na binanatan nitong may mababang marka sa Private International Law sa UP College of Law, ng: “Sabihin lamang niya kung anong oras at darating
      Gusto siyang makitang magbaril sa sarili?
      ako.”

      Hindi nakuntento si Suplico nang ibuking na mas mataas ang nakuha niyang marka kay Santiago dahil naitala niya ang 79 marka sa Bar examinations habang 78 lamang ang kanyang propesora sa 1969 Bar Examinations kung saan naging topnotcher si San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora habang nasa ika-apat na posisyon naman si Senate President Franklin Drilon.

      Bukod dito, sinabi ni Suplico na seatmate ni Santiago sa UP College of Law ang kontrobersiyal na si Atty.
      Ely “Spike Boy” Pamatong at hindi naman nakapasa sa parehong panahon ng pagsusulit sa abogasya ang asawa nitong si Presidential Assistant on Revenue Enhancement Narciso Santiago.

      Ryan Ponce Pacpaco
      Taliba

      Wednesday, October 05, 2005
      6:58:33 PM

      http://www.pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230869
      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      Hehe. Kaya pala may proposal si MDS na I_ABOLISH ang BAR EXAM (http://gervacio.wordpress.com/2008/04/01/amazing-feat-philippine-bar-exams-trivia/)

      • 392.3.1
        jjvillamor says:

        Dito din sa http://www.uprotc.org/1969/directory/corps-sponsors/miriam-defensor-santiago.html, takot siya makipagdebate kay Mareng Winnie at kay late Sen Roco?

        xxx in the 2001 Senatorial race, she refused to debate with economics professor and broadcaster Solita Monsod, another feisty and knowledgeable debater. Also, during the 2000 Estrada Impeachment Trial, she refused to debate with then Senator Raul Roco after a heated argument with a lawyer-witness.

        xxx. Her classmates Zamora and Drilon were first and third respectively, getting high grades, eventually landing in top law firms. In stark contrast, Santiago ended up teaching Political Science to undergraduates at Trinity College of Quezon City.

      • 392.3.2
        pelang says:

        nakakahiya! ito ba ang ipinagmamalaki natin na International judge? He-he-he! ang daming magagaling na lawyer sa pinas, ito pang 78% lang ang grade ang ipadadala doon. okey sana, kung hindi mayabang na ang lahat ay gago kuno, siya lang ang hindi. dapat magsama sila ni corona, mahilig mag dagdag ng mga achievements.

    • 392.4
      jjvillamor says:

      ALAM PALA NILA DRILON AT ZAMORA

      Feb 28, 2012 by June at Philippine Laws

      F. In 1969 Bar exams, Miriam Defensor Santiago passed with a 78% bar rating. Her classmates include the former Senate President Franklin Drilon and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora. Ronaldo B. Zamora became the 1st placer, while Franklin M. Drilon became the 3rd placer on that year. Nevertheless, it is Santiago who became the most popular and admired lawyer among the three.

      G. In 1953, Juan Ponce Enrile (future Defense Minister and Senate President) of the University of the Philippines College of Law, earned 100% in Mercantile Law and placed 11th in the bar exams of that year.

      H. Corona passed the bar examination in 1974 and ranked 25th place with 84.6% grade.

      Source: http://businesstips.ph/november-2011-philippine-bar-exam-results-2012/

      At http://fil.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Miriam_Defensor-Santiago

      Noong 1969, nagtapos siya ng Bachelor of Laws na may karangalang cum laude sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas sa Diliman. Naging kamag-aral niya sina dating Senador Franklin Drilon, San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora, at Eli Pamatong. Kumuha si Miriam ng Bar Exam noong 1969 at nakakuha ng 78% average grade, na nagdulot sa kanya ng kalungkutan. Ang kanyang mga kaklase na sina Zamora at Drilon ay nasa una at ikatlong puwesto.

  10. 391
    baycas says:

    Nadale ni Enrile si Cuevas nang ipinalutang niya ang AUSTINIAN Theory of Law na inaral ng lahat ng abogado.

    Ang batas ay may TATLONG KATANGIAN:

    1. It is a type of command.
    2. It is laid down by a political sovereign.
    3. It is enforceable by sanction.

    Ang batas ay utos. Ito’y ibinalangkas ng kapangyarihan ng soberenya. Ipinatutupad ang batas sa lahat ng nasasakupan at ang paglabag nito ay may kaparusahan.

    Sundin ang batas kungdi may parusa. ‘Yan ang takot natin sa pagsuway.

    Dalawang batas: FCD Law at SALN Law

    Ang FCD Law ang ipinairal ni Corona upang itago ang yaman gayong puwede naman niyang ilantad ito nang walang parusa.

    Walang takot niyang ginawa ito.

    Sa pagtago niya ng kaniyang yaman, sinuway naman niya ang SALN Law.

    Walang takot rin niyang ginawa ito.

    Nakapagtataka ito sa isang masunuring mamamayan.

    Kaduda-duda ito sa isang abogado.

    Hindi natin maubos-isipin na nagawa ito ng isang Punong Mahistrado.

    Ano kaya ngayon ang ituturo niya sa mga estudyante kapag nag-ikot na siya sa mga paaralan?

    Maging matapang sa pagsuway sa batas kaya?

    • 391.1
      raissa says:

      Wow, Baycas,

      Salamat sa pagturo mo.

      Online teaching ito, a.

    • 391.2
      Jun2 says:

      @Baycas

      Sana matuloy ang campus tour niya para makita natin kung anong magiging reception sa kanya ng mga estudyante. Sana pwede ring magtanong ang mga estudyante, esp. regarding SALN law and FCD Act, kaya lang baka mag-hypogly na naman siya. I suggest kunin nilang sponsor ang coca-cola para in case mag-hypogly siya meron agad softdrinks na available. Lastly, sana kasama ang UP, La Salle, at Ateneo sa campus tour niya, bka kasi sa UST lang niya balak mag-lecture.

      • 391.2.1
        Jun2 says:

        By the way, I meant no disrespect to UST grads and students. It’s just that Corona obtained his doctorate degree in UST and he would probably have a warmer reception from the UST faculty compared to other schools. I’m not sure if he would receive a warm reception from Ateneo, since he is also an Ateneo alumnus.

    • 391.3
      Davvun says:

      Kapag kinuha si Mr. Corona para maglecture sa ” Transparency ” sa pagpapatupad at pagsunod sa batas…eh mainam pang kunin si Mr. Ampatuan na maglecture tungkol sa Criminal Justice.

    • 391.4
      Dimasalang says:

      ang mga subjects na bagay ituro ni Atty. Corona ay ang mga sumusunod;

      a) Legal and Judicial Ethics
      b) Banking Laws
      c) Statutory Construction
      d) Rules of Evidence
      e) Taxation Law

      goodluck sa mga magigi nyang students, lalo na sa bar exams.

  11. 390
    Rene-Ipil says:

    It appears that up to now many still believe that the decision of the defense to put Ombudsman Morales at the witness stand remains a mystery.

    In his article “And Now the End is Not Near”, Conrado Banal wrote on June 4, 2012 at PDI.

    “Still, the big and still unsolved mystery was the move of the defense to call Morales to the witness stand. Word now goes around that it was the call of Corona himself against the advice of the defense team. It seemed that, at the latter part of the trial, some documents on his alleged dollar accounts started to circulate. They were supposedly manufactured documents—as in “fake.” And it is still hard to say up to now which camp floated those fake documents, whether the defense or the prosecution.

    “It was possible, nonetheless, somebody in the Corona camp thought that Morales actually possessed those fake documents. There should be a way to show the trickery of the prosecution in the trial—dramatically. Why not expose the sham through the testimony of the Ombudsman! What impact on the senators!

    “According to JPE, the exact opposite happened, and the testimony of Morales weighed heavily in the decision of the senators, particularly the 17-page report from the Anti-Money Laundering Council, or the AMLC.”

    In my post @427.1 “More questions about . . . . his  SALNs”, I said:

    “The information in the documents personally handed by ALMC Executive Director Vicente Aquino to OMB. Morales was given in a “need to know basis”. The panel of investigators cannot access it from ALMC. It is only for the eyes of OMB. Morales who has the option to dispose of such info.  In this case it was OMB. Morales who informed her subordinates about the ALMC info.”

    In my post @299 on “More questions about . . . his SALNs”, I said:

    “Conrad de Quiros wrote in his article in PDI:  

    “You truly have to wonder what madness persuaded the defense lawyers to shoot themselves in the head by subpoenaing Morales.”

    A sage said:  “knowledge is power and many people were destroyed for lack of knowledge”.

    Ignorance plus hubris set the destruction of Corona by Ombudsman Morales (CCM). The defense did not know that CCM already possessed a “strictly confidential” document from AMLC detailing Corona’s bank transactions in peso and dollar.  To ensure its confidentiality, the AMLC document was hand carried  by Executive Director Vicente Aquino and handed over to CCM. 

    So, what Corona learned from their contacts at ALMC was about the response of the ALMC to the request for assistance from the Ombudsman.   According to the report (May 10, 2012) of a special panel of investigators created by the ombudsman, ALMC sent a reply-letter dated March 7, 2012 to the ombudsman asking for more information and supporting documents showing unlawful activities of Corona to warrant an application for inquiry before the court.

    It appears that CCM kept her cards close to her chest.  She made sure that her report to congress was delivered after receiving the subpoena from the senate.  The first delivery was made on Friday afternoon of May 11 at speaker Belmonte’s residence, which report was likewise kept secret by Belmonte from everyone except Cong. Gonzales, his majority floor leader and trusted ally, until CCM testified in the senate.  The second set of report was delivered to the senate on Tuesday, the last day of her testimony.”

    • 390.1
    • 390.2
      alpome says:

      1) “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.” – Anonymous
      2) “For those whom God to ruin has design’d, He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.” – John Dryden

    • 390.3
      Joseph Benigno says:

      If the testimony of the Ombudsman put Corona inside his coffin, and, Ex CJ Corona was the one who ordered his lawyers to include the Ombudsman as a witness of the defense, this adds to the excruciating agony of not only being removed from office but the humiliation on the part of the ex-CJ and his family. His millions in the bank (if the deposits are still there) are not enough to ease or relieve the torture he suffers from the day and night shouts of a guilty mind. I hope that the impeachment of the exCJ will open the gate for more cleansing moves by the people in removing some (if possible all) graft and corruption tainted elected and non elected government officials. This is the only way in making the Philippines great in all areas and to be comparable to our neighboring nations.

    • 390.4
      maddog says:

      feeling powerful can distort one’s sense of reality. and up to that point all evidence introduced by the defense were, at best, very weak and were full of questionable practices (breaking all sorts of law). they probably thought that they were going to lose if they don’t take the main problem of hidden accounts head on. they did and the rest is history. but it’s not over yet since there is no real punishment yet.

    • 390.5
      chijap says:

      Dennis Manalo said in this interview, it was CJ who made the call:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL3yUJnodgw

      I think the theories said above could be true ranging from forcing the issue open to them thinking Ombudswoman has nothing definite or factual, thereby them winning this impeachment case and the possible criminal case.

      Yun nga yung kapalpakan nila.

      One thing is for certain, walang kapit or connection si Corona sa Ombudsman since he and his team wasn’t sure of what that office has on him.

      So that’s a good sign.

  12. 389
    Sam says:

    Mr. corona is again in the public, He said that he will continue to fight for Judicial Independence..

    Is there no Judicial Independence? Maybe he means the check and balance system of the government. Eh Mr. Corona, I’m not a lawyer … pero check and balance is one of the factor for a good governance.

    Kala ko naka move on ka na and you have accepted the verdict?

    • 389.1
      jjvillamor says:

      What he really means is CORRUPTION INDEPENDENCE.

      Judicial independence is just his battlecry and attempt to rally his supporters and anti-Aquino forces behind him. That was during the impeachment trial. Now, the same battlecry is used maybe simply trying to save face or a prelude to what his trial or that of GMA or a conviction will be portrayed as – lack of judicial independence because of an Aquino appointed CJ and pressure or influence on SC judges. Heralding himself as the man who stood up to Aquino. At the same time insisting his “independence” is the reason for the fate that has befallen him.

      I think this guy is on a warpath and should indeed be convicted for his unexplained, hence ill-gotten, wealth.

      • 389.1.1
        AngLagay says:

        @jjvillamor & Sam

        I wholeheartedly agreed to your comment guys. I strongly want to see this demoted to “renato,” wearing a uniform of Muntinglupa condo. Sana, together with gloria and mike “tabachoy” in one block for LIFE. Magiging magandang sample ito sa mga susunod nating henerasion. Para mabawasan naman ang mga kurakot kay Juan dela Cruz. Mabuhay Pilipinas……!

    • 389.2
      jjvillamor says:

      Is this the article you refer to? http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/03/12/corona-i-do-not-regret-making-stand

      CORONA: I DO NOT REGRET MAKING A STAND

      haha. He is indeed portraying himself as someone who stood up for Judicial Independence and got impeached instead. Trying to make people forget about his 4 posh condo units, P80million bank accounts and$2.4million deposits, favoring of GMA, among other things

      He even thanked the Doctors for playing into his hands on his “heart attack” trick.

      Hindi convincing yung Hypoglycmia-induced walkout niya kaya shortness of breath daw eh syempre gusto maging safe yung mga Doctors kaya pina-ICU siya na negative naman sa heart complications. And what the doctors are really saying is that possible lang mauwi sa heart attack eh kahit hindi naman sabihin, considering yung pressure sa kanya na magtestify, ay possible talaga. As in possible na mastroke si MDS sa senate floor during any of her outbursts.

      Parang sabi nga ni Farina on why the prosecution did not cross examine TJ, eh paano mo nga naman ikocross yung taong galing straight from the hospital in a wheel chair at may 2 hear bypass? Syempre you give him the benefit of the doubt.

      Pero the Doctors are also overly cautious or maybe just do not want to take the risk. And syempre pera iyan from professional fee, to lab tests, to rooms, etc. Plus free publicity.

      • 389.2.1
        Kajames says:

        @jjvillamor: may I sir? Just a message to Ranato?
        Renato, correction: you went to the senate standing and came out in a wheelchair…ha ha

    • 389.3
      jjvillamor says:

      He could mean check and balance, or savings and deposits :D

      Oh yes, he has accepted the verdict without any ill-feelings at all. He is just fighting for judicial independence SO WE CAN ALL HAVE JUSTICE like Delsa and the Basas.

    • 389.4
      Victin luz says:

      What Corona wants for the SC is a judicial independence in all aspects without considering if our Laws are being violated. Like SC wrong interpretation in the submission/posting of their SALN. SC Fiscal Autonomy and considered juggling of Funds Lawful to SC. NON TRANSPARENCY OF SC SALN and many others, in violation of RPC and Spe. Laws. NEPOTISM are also rampant at SC.

  13. 388
    jjvillamor says:

    I believed I posted this(although from another source) about an hour ago pero parang nawawala, anyway, I don;t want to be perceived as hitting someone who is down pero may public interest din naman.

    CORONA’S NEST STOP: CAMPUS LECTURE CIRCUIT
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/205573/coronas-next-stop-campus-lecture-circuit

    Sabi ni Atty Roy III, he was “sure” the top universities would find Corona lectures “interesting.”

    Parang sinasabi nila forgive and forget na lang (the $2.5M, P80M, 4 posh condos, etc). What the hell is he going to lecture? Maybe the PCCr will find lectures on how to detect hidden wealth “interesting”

    CORONA MULLING TEACHING JOBS http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/361072/corona-mulling-teaching-job

    The article starts with “Teaching law loomed as a big option for Renato C. Corona following his ouster as Chief Justice in an impeachment trial last week.”

    Will he be teaching his interpretation of the FCDA which no Senators agreed with? And putting it mildly is a “misinterpretation” but according to some is a “palusot”?

    I really think that Corona should stop trying to save his face and do ammends first.

    • 388.1
      jjvillamor says:

      make amends pala

    • 388.2
      jjvillamor says:

      The fifth to the last paragraph reads:

      Right now, Corona was more concerned about reports that the Supreme Court has been considering of giving him his pension and retirement benefits, the lawyer said.

      Did Delsa got her pension and retirement benefits?

      • 388.2.1
        Kajames says:

        nada!

        • 388.2.1.1
          jjvillamor says:

          Ang kapal talaga.

        • 388.2.1.2
          jjvillamor says:

          AYAN NA. POLITICIAN REARING ITS UGLY HEAD

          Enrile hits JBC on bank waiver requirement
          http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/206635/enrile-hits-jbc-on-bank-waivers-requirement

          “It’s like telling the nominee we do not trust him so he needs to waive his right [to the secrecy of his bank accounts],” he explained.

          XXX

          Enrile said he would not agree to such a condition if he were the nominee.

          “I will be serving the country and immediately you suspect my motives,” he said.

          If we make it a policy to trust all would be government “servants”, then we might as well s scrap the anti-corrupt practices and other anti-corruption acts. I can only agree with JPE insofar as the contents of the waiver goes – to allow the Ombusdman to investigate my accounts IF AND WHEN a case has been filed against me, that there is actually PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF WRONG DOING, and after DUE PROCESS.

          And “serving the country” my A$$. Politics is a big business and gleaned from the impeachment trial, so is the Supreme Court.

      • 388.2.2
        Sam says:

        hindi naman siya nag retire eh. If corona will be my lecturer, i’ll drop the subject

    • 388.3
      Kajames says:

      Let me guess. Corona will be lecturing on how to interpret the law according to self interest and how to cheat the BIR.

    • 388.4
      Sam says:

      wala bang “clients” itong si Judd Roy? why don’t he go back to his work?

      • 388.4.1
        jjvillamor says:

        Iyan ang tanong. PRO BONO pa rin kaya or may bayad ang mga ito from the very start? From funds drawn from certain bank accounts

        • 388.4.1.1
          Mafe says:

          hindi pro bono kundi puro bonus :)

          • 388.4.1.1.1
            rey mazon says:

            ..from what i’ve heard..each of his leading lawyers were promised 5M each…depending on how good and or/ successful they MISLED the court…

            i read many said..’nakakaawa naman’…HAAAAA????..meron syang more than 2.4M $ and more than 80M pesos..
            .nakakaawa raw…hoyyyy!!! pwede ba tigilan nyo na yang ka plastikan niyo ha???..nakakaawa….MAAWA KAYO SA SARILI NIYO..!!!..dahil wala kayong M$s and Mpesos……..

            thank you very much raissa; JUSTICE PREVAILED IN THE PHILIPPINES…

            • jjvillamor says:

              And the P80M as well as the $2.4M may be just the tip of an ill-gotten iceberg. At the least, there could be more as the AMLC reports shows movement of funds. Plus other assets.

    • 388.5
      maddog says:

      next stop should be jail, not more propaganda. if not, this impeachment will be for naught.

    • 388.6
      Vibora says:

      @jjvillamor,

      “CORONA’S NEST STOP: CAMPUS LECTURE CIRCUIT”

      Maybe the lecture will be on how to use wheelchair or maybe he has an inside information that universities will sponsor Paralympics.
      And to those politicians “naawa” kay Corona, give him a job, “make him your campaign manager”, nakatulong pa kayo sa mga botante, they will know whom not to vote.

  14. 387
    baycas says:

    Ukol pa rin sa SALN…

    Patas-patas daw sabi ni Chiz (Escudero). O, sige, bantayan n’yo kung maco-confirm ang appointment ni Philippine ambassador to Syria Nestor Padalhin.

    Hindi niya dineklara ang property sa Seattle, Washington dahil hinuhulugan pa daw ito mula 1992. Hindi pa daw ganap ang pagmamay-ari n’ya dito.

    Ganyan din naman ang palusot noon ni Montemayor sa kaniyang mga luxury vehicles (G.R. No. 170146, August 25, 2010). Tinanggal sa puwesto si Montemayor dahil nagsinungaling sa Sworn Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SSAL).

    Ito pang lampas 30 years na nasa government service na si Padalhin ay patatawarin n’yong mga nagmamagaling na senador kayo?

    Palibhasa pa-pogi lang kayo sa mga susunod na eleksiyon…kayo, Chiz at Alan Peter (Cayetano). Gusto n’yo pang higitan (o idiskarel?) ang crusade ni P.Noy!

    Tapos ito pang si Loren (Legarda) na sinang-ayunan din ni Chiz…at ni Miriam (Defensor-Santiago) sa panayam sa radyo kanina lang…na may CORRRECTIVE ACTION daw sa SALN:

    Rep. Rodolfo Antonino, for his part, had a hard time believing Padalhin’s defense because the envoy has been in government service for more than 30 years. “It is to me a very serious thing since you have been in government service for 32 years,” he said.

    However, Senator Loren Legarda, chairman of the Senate foreign relations panel, said she believes that the non-declaration was done “in good faith” and was clearly a mistake.

    “We are learning this process of SALN.  I don’t think this should be in my view an impediment in the confirmation of this nominee.  The SALN law allows us to correct our SALN,” she said.

    Because of this, Escudero said they will just ask Padalhin to correct his SALN and then he can be recommended for confirmation.

    Hay, naku! Magbasa naman kayo mga pulpol na senador. Falsification of public documents ang ginawa ni Pleyto at Carabeo. Pati na rin siyempre si Nestor Padalhin.

    Hindi puwedeng palitan ang SALN pag nagsinungaling na ang gumawa. Ang CORRECTIVE ACTION ay limitado lang sa porma (formal defects) at hindi sa sustansiya (substantial defects) nito.

    Basahin ang R.A. 6713, ang G.R. No. 176058 ukol kay Pleyto, at ang G.R. Nos. 190580-81 ukol naman kay Carabeo.

  15. 386
    baycas says:

    Ukol pa rin sa SALN…

    Patas-patas daw sabi ni Chiz (Escudero). O, sige, bantayan n’yo kung maco-confirm ang appointment ni Philippine ambassador to Syria Nestor Padalhin.

    Hindi niya dineklara ang property sa Seattle, Washington dahil hinuhulugan pa daw ito mula 1992. Hindi pa daw ganap ang pagmamay-ari n’ya dito.

    Ganyan din naman ang palusot noon ni Montemayor sa kaniyang mga luxury vehicles (G.R. No. 170146, August 25, 2010). Tinanggal sa puwesto si Montemayor dahil nagsinungaling sa Sworn Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SSAL).

    Ito pang lampas 30 years na nasa government service na si Padalhin ay patatawarin n’yong mga nagmamagaling na senador kayo?

    Palibhasa pa-pogi lang kayo sa mga susunod na eleksiyon…kayo, Chiz at Alan Peter (Cayetano). Gusto n’yo pang higitan (o idiskarel?) ang crusade ni P.Noy!

    Tapos ito pang si Loren (Legarda) na sinang-ayunan din ni Chiz…at ni Miriam (Defensor-Santiago) sa panayam sa radyo kanina lang…na may CORRRECTIVE ACTION daw sa SALN:

    Rep. Rodolfo Antonino, for his part, had a hard time believing Padalhin’s defense because the envoy has been in government service for more than 30 years. “It is to me a very serious thing since you have been in government service for 32 years,” he said.

    However, Senator Loren Legarda, chairman of the Senate foreign relations panel, said she believes that the non-declaration was done “in good faith” and was clearly a mistake.

    “We are learning this process of SALN.  I don’t think this should be in my view an impediment in the confirmation of this nominee.  The SALN law allows us to correct our SALN,” she said.

    Because of this, Escudero said they will just ask Padalhin to correct his SALN and then he can be recommended for confirmation.

    Hay, naku! Magbasa naman kayo mga pulpol na senador. Falsification of public documents ang ginawa ni Pleyto at Carabeo. Pati na rin siyempre si Nestor Padalhin.

    Hindi puwedeng palitan ang SALN pag nagsinungaling na ang gumawa. Ang CORRECTIVE ACTION ay limitado lang sa porma (formal defects) at hindi sa sustansiya (substantial defects) nito.

    Basahin ang R.A. 6713, ang G.R. No. 176058 ukol kay Pleyto, at ang G.R. Nos. 190580-81 ukol naman kay Carabeo.

    • 386.1
      jjvillamor says:

      Kalokohan naman talaga itong “good faith” pagdating sa SALN at ITR. Napakasimple naman intindihin yung assets (ari-arian o anumang bagay na may halaga) ay dapat ideclare para basehan kung nagnakaw ka o hindi habang nakaupo. Nagon kapag nahuli na tsaka magtangatangain na hidi alam, ibang interpretation, at good faith.

      Hindi ba ignorance of the law excuses no one? Pwede din ba tayo maexcuse kung mali o iba ang interpretation natin sa traffic laws?

    • 386.2
      jjvillamor says:

      At bakit pala mga matatalino nating mga opisyales naging tanga sa interpretation ng batas? Para lang makalusot?

      Mali ang sinasabi nila na ang CCP-NPA ay dahil sa social problem o gutom ang mga tao. Political problem din iyan para sa mga tao na nawawalan na ng pagasa sa gobyerno – sa pagbabago.

  16. 385
    Marina B. Tasarra says:

    “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)

    As much as I can, by God’s grace, the word of God is my standard of measure in all my decisions. Paul’s admonition from the above verses will help all of us fight for justice and truth for our country. God bless us all.

  17. 384
    jjvillamor says:

    Jinggoy hints at VP bid

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/01/12/jinggoy-hints-vp-bid

    Courting pro-corona and anti-PNoy with “STOP CORONA PERSECUTION” statements?

    • 384.1
      Alan says:

      also wants some of that lovely Binay funding and support

    • 384.2
      AngLagay says:

      @jjvillamor

      Jinggoy… is a typical and same species of binay. Playing politics up and down or we can say: namamangka sa dalawang ilog. Me and all my relatives will give him a “O” vote.

  18. 383
    kalakala says:

    hi ms. raissa & sir alan, hope makatulong itong link sa nawawalang fb acct ni ms. raissa
    Anonymous claims responsibility for Facebook ‘attack’
    June 2, 2012 2:31pm
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/260378/scitech/socialmedia/anonymous-claims-responsibility-for-facebook-attack

  19. 382
    Eber Redi says:

    WAIVER- MALAKING KAPLASTIKAN GINOONG MGA SENADOR

    Ngayon lumalabas yung call to waiver ni chiz at iba pa na plastic lang pala, kunwari malinis…
    oo nag naman, bat ngayon lang? ha chiz? ang tagal mong nanungkulan? ganon ka rin alan peter,ikaw din jinggoy. pinalalabas niyong mas malinis kayo kay Pnoy,e kung hindi inumpisahan ni Pnoy yung laban kay corona, asan ang mga waiver papel nyo? pareho lang kayo ni Brenda…ginagalit nyo naman ang bayan, ngayon ayaw nyo ng ituloy yung imbestigasyon laban kay corona, bakit, sasabit din ba kayo? tinatakot ba kayo ni tuko na baka ituro kayo?

    kala ko pa naman malalakas ang dibdib nyo sa pagharap sa katotohanan, ngayon “pitiful naman si Corona, please stop”, …. ano to, nagka baklaan na…biglang umurong ang mag buntot nyo..

    • 382.1
      curveball says:

      dapat tuloy na ang pagsampa ng mga kaso at ng malaman kung meron nga sasabit din o isasabit ni corona. malamang ito ang iniiwasan nila dahil may “connect” sa kanila.

    • 382.2
      jjvillamor says:

      For first steps mas importante ang SALN kaysa waiver because I don’t think any government agencies would(or should) just investigate anyone without a case being filed against them. Importante ang waiver para maimbestigahan ang financial transactions pero the first thing to do is to identify the assets of say, politician “A” and then seen if these assets are in the SALN. Normal folks like us can start with local officials.

      Then kung may malaking disparity that is when the importance of the waiver comes in.

      Eto personal lang pero kung politician ako without anything to hide I would not sign a open-ended waiver given about just any government agency to check my financial transactions. this is what some sectors are concerned with – that waivers can be used to harass political enemies. SALN lang medyo delikado na what more a open-ended waiver.

      Sana baguhin nila ang SALN form at patibayan ang waiver doon explicitly and automatically granting some specified government agencies, the ombudsman for one, to check their financial transactions if and when a case is filed against them and if there is prima facie evidence of ill gotten wealth or other irregularities.

      My personal opinion is that too much attention on the waiver, rather than proper disclosure of SALNs, is diverting our attention.

      • 382.2.1
        jjvillamor says:

        An example is OR or Official Receipts which can be likened to the waiver. Kahit naman may OR (waiver) at ginagawa ito ng maraming kumpanya ay hindi naman sila nagbabayad ng buwis. Why? Because they did not report the correct sales so the OR (waiver) is nothing if the BIR does not inspect the ORs. And they do not do this as a matter of practice, kahit na random checking of a month’s sales as reported versus the OR duplicates of the business establishment. But this does not happen or happen only rarely because the BIR examiners are over worked or are interested in bigger fishes so some small companies which are really making lots and lots of money are getting away with it. Other cases are simply negotiated (CASHsunduan).

        So, may OR nga but the people are still the losers. Ang also “tanga”(sorry for the use of the word) kasi hawak hawat natin ang OR (waiver) thinking that the company is paying taxes pero ayun pala hindi. And some companies have 2 sets of ORs.

        The BIR should really randomly check the reported monthly sales (SALN) against the ORs of the business establishment. If they do not do this then the OR (waiver) is of no use.

        And then, as mentioned, there are fake copies of ORs which is a little bit difficult to deal with. But while they exist such cases are relatively rare so they’re more of exceptions rather than the rule.

        Anyway, I honestly believe that a properly filled-up SALN, with a rewritten waiver. couple with a lifestyle check is are the best weapon to start with.

        The difference between the 2 waivers is that the first, a signed waiver, seems like a impossibility at this point. Those who have nothing to hide(or those who hid there assets well) will sign it. But those who have something to hide, unless they take a Corona style gamble, will not sign it. And we cannot really do anything about it. On the other hand, a reworded waiver on the SALN is automatic upon the filing of the SALN. We may not be able to use such waiver now and dirty politicians may simply be given a chance to “clean-up” their next SALN but I think it will still more effective as you cannot really hide everything.

    • 382.3
      AngLagay says:

      @eber redi… tama ka kabayan. Hinde puwede iyang puro simula lang at walang katapusan. Ang style na gusto nila ay tulad ng kay gloria “maarte” na matapos mahatulan ng plunder si erap eh pinawalang sala agad. Style ng mga trapos at mandarambong sa kaban ng bayan. Kond ganyan din lang na pawawalang sala agad, mabuti pa huwag ng gumawa ng action sa simula pa. (waste of time and money by Juan dela Cruz)

      Itong mga senador na nagsa-suggest na huwag ng kasuhan pa si corona, dapat sa kanila ay ibasura sa darating na election. Ganoon din ang dapat na gawin kay joker, bongbong at brenda y tililing. Kapag hindi mo pinarusahan ang taong nagkasala, wala ng katapusan ang mga magnanakaw sa gobyerno. Hinde sila madadala na gumawa ng anomalya.

      • 382.3.1
        jjvillamor says:

        parang masatrsfy lang ang public clamor o consuelo de bobo na lang ang “conviction”. Tapos either hindi na magprogress ang case o pardon

  20. 381
    kalakala says:

    Kim says:
    June 2, 2012 at 8:25 am

    CMC for Prez – that would clean to a good degree the decades old dirt in government …

    Binay or CMC – who would you choose ??
    ——————————————————————-
    STRONGLY CHOOSE CMC for a change based on integrity in the workplace… hindi lang taga makati ako kungdi kapitbahay namin sila noon sa pio del pilar mkti. kaya alam namin ng buong community ang buhay nila… bcoz of money & power nananalo at nananalo parin ang pamilyang binay tuwing may election.
    binay family: mukhang BINAY CITY na nga ang mkti eh.noong mayorsya he groomed junjun mula sa pagka councilor, hindi pa hinog ang bata, after his term pinatakbo ang asawa, ayon mayroon pang unresolve case si dra. now that he is vp, congresswoman ang isang anak at mayor naman ang isa…same as the estradas family….baka mamaya BIRAP na ang tawag sa ating inang bayan…WHAAAAAAAAA

    • 381.1
      jjvillamor says:

      Binay is too much of a politician. Between them I’d choose CMC. But we need to observe CMC as well. We need a prez who is very strong willed and to a certain extent feared (and respected) by politicians. Someone from the judiciary must be willing to come out from its legal-technical cocoon and like Dirty Harry willing to be “controversial”.

      I hate to say this but for things to get accomplished, especially concerning graft and corruption, the president needs some extraordinary powers.

      • 381.1.1
        Victin luz says:

        He must control the POLICE and AFP to GUARD BIR’s. KIM HENARES toFULLY INPLEMENT the CORRECT and LAWFUL TAXATION by her subordinates in every districts without CONIVANCE to the LOCAL and CITY OFFICIALS and to the BUSINESSMEN within the LOCALITY.

        It makes two to TANGGO, without the TAX-EVADER. offeror , BIR EXAMINERS the acceptors has nothing to deal with or in the other way around. ” kaawawa ang fixed income earners bawas kaagad ang tax nila ”

        Politicians who are most of the time at the same time businesmen in the localities PAY YOUR TRUE INCOME TAXE’s being a good father of a Town.

        Increase the salaries of your CPA BIR EXAMINERS who are only receiving 24th mo. Income because the tendency for them is to accept bribes to the TAX EVADERS, lalo na pag MAYOR, GOBERNADOR at iba pa.ang BRIBER.

        Naumpisahan na natin Kay CORONA kaya ituluy tuloy na natin sa iba pang agency ng PAMAHALAAN. Ang number games GINOONG ROBLEDO ano na PO BA ang nangyayari? BIsop CRUZ balita namin mayroon padin HUETING DYAN SA DAGUPAN

      • 381.1.2
        AngLagay says:

        Who is CMC…?? Sorry, can’t think of any name with CMC. Masyadon yatang matagal akong nawala si Phil., kaya hindi ko maisip kong sino ito.

    • 381.2
      Leona says:

      The 2016 is still far…4 years! Too early to speak on this issue. Btw, by that time some are over aged and many can’t be as qualified, etc.

      Let us focus and deal on the direct problems at hand now. Not the prez elections!

      • 381.2.1
        Ella Tovara says:

        I agree with you Leona. yes 2016 is4 more years to go … but we should remember the statements of these people … Like Jinggoy … his statement of awa for Corona helped me made up my mind not to even consider him for any political position … kasi … naku naman personally he convicted him GUILTY and now he is asking the people or the diffferent agencies of government to maawa to corona.

        Sa akin pag guilty sino man siya should be punished … walang awa … I mean it was proven that Corona has no awa to anyone, even to the members of his wifes family, pag pera at kapangyarihan ang pag-usapan.

        Jinggoy just showed his true character: HE IS NOT FAIR AND BELIEVES THAT THOSE IN POWER AND IN POSITION AND HAVE MONEY SHOULD BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY than a lowly Juan De la Cruz.

        He is an astute politician and FILIPINOS SHOULD WATCH OUT.

  21. 380
    Lamosto says:

    TAMA si Mirriam Defensor Santiago!

    GAGO ang KARAMIHAN ng mga pulitiko, KASAMA siya sa mga GAGO

    KASUHAN si Corona para maibalik ang mga kinurakot niya at malaman ng lahat kung sinu-sino ang mga nagbigay sa kanya.

    Teka, paano na ang pabaon kay ANGELO REYES?

    Waiver-waiver! Katarantaduhan!

  22. 379
    Minda Nao says:

    AWANG AWA SILA KAY CORONA, HINDI NA SILA
    NAAWA SA AMING OFW NA KAILANGAN IWANAN NAMIN ANG PAMILYA PARA LANG MAY KITAIN NA HALOS DURA LANG NI CORONA SA MGA MILYONES NYA.

    KAYA KAMI UMALIS WALANG MAAAYOS NA TRABAHO AT PALAKASAN AT KURAKOT DAHIL SA MGA KATULAD NI CORONA

    NGAYON AWANG AWA SILA KAY CORONA….PUTARAGIS NA MGA SENADOR TO

    • 379.1
      Eber Redi says:

      Subukan kaya nilang sumakay ng barko, mawalay sa pamilya ng walo hanggang 2 taon at makatatanggap ng balitang may sakit si tatay, o si inay o hindi pa nakapagbayad ng tuition yung bunso na kailangan huminto muna sa pagaaral-ang hapdi ng sakit nila galing sa awa kay corona.

      Kung yung awa ba nila inilalagay nila sa pagkuha ng milyones ni corona para sa pagpapatayo ng nga training centers o pautang ng maluwag sa mga katulad ng mga OFW. matutuwa pa ako.

      Yung awa nila, parang awa sa katropa, bahala na yung bayan.

      Ang sakit magbiro nitong mga Senador na to.

      • 379.1.1
        vander anievas says:

        @minda nao,
        kaaawaan ba natin ang mga iyan sa election? aba, HINDE.
        kung naaawa sila, hindi ko iboboto ang enrile, estrada, chiz…
        o sino pa ang naaawa diyang senador?
        ang opinion ko ay iba , hindi sila naaawa kundi natatakot…
        baka mabulatlat din ang nakasubi nila..LOL

  23. 378
    Parekoy says:

    pinagpipilitan ni Jinggoy na hindi daw galing sa gobyerno ang multi milyones ni Corona, kaya wag na daw habulin?

    Siempre hindi napatunayan sa impeachmentntrial dahil yung article 2.4 na hidden wealth aybhindi nila pinayagan na talakayin.

    Naanggit din ni Sen Osmena na simot na daw yong $2.4milyon saka P80milyon at wala a sa bangko bago pa nagbigay ng waiver. Kaya naman pala pumayag dahil wala na…

    Sabi ni Enrile at Chiz at Angara at Enrile wag na daw habulin?

    I think kailangan habulin kahit na wala na ang pera dahil dapat magkaron ng forensic examination sa ins and outs ng mga deposits at withdrawals, para sa ganon malaman natin ang misteryo kung paano sya nagkaron ng ganyang kalaking halaga.

    Papayag ba tayo na maniwala sa CREDIBILITY ni Corona dahil sa kanyang kwento at dahil din sa mga PAGPA-PALUSOT din nila Jinggoy, Chiz , Angara at Enrile?

    Mukhang maraming masasagasaan pag nabulgar kung saan galing ang mga deposito at transfer of funds ni Corona, kaya pala inaapura ang anti-media bill ni Angara para wala ng pumuna sa mg PALUSOT nila dahil ang mga netizens ay matatalino na at masyaong actibo sa pagtuligsa sa mga PALUSOT nila.

    Baka lumitaw sa imbestigasyon ang mga donors ni Corona.

    • 378.1
    • 378.2
      jjvillamor says:

      Yung nga ang mahirap sa mga pulitika.

      Hindi nga napatunayan sa impeachment court dahil hindi iyan ang purpose ng impeachment court. Ngayon na natapos na ang impeachment court ay sana hayaan na nila ang ombudsman at BIR ang magtrabaho independently and without undue influence or pressure kagaya ng mga comments na ito.

      Assets grossly disproportionate to one’s official income should be presumed ill-gotten. Dapat si Corona ang magprove na legal ito.

      Are they now implying na malinis si ERAP kasi hindi naman galing sa gobyerno ang pera niya at sa galing sa Jueteng.

    • 378.3
      Leona says:

      It is out of their hands. They have delivered the case. The new game is in a different ball park.

      Unfortunate for them to be making side-remarks like that. Why didn’t they include those remarks in their “speech” as they delivered the verdict against Corona?

      After a “good swing” now they appear drunks!

      Everybody up there really like to be the president! PNoy is enjoying his siesta!

  24. 377
    Lim A. Hong says:

    Ok sana si Jinggoy ngunit ang kanyang paliwanag ay palaging binabalik sa impeachment ng kanyang tatay. Parang inosente ang tatay nya. Ngunit ang tatay niya ay guilty sa Sandiganbayan. Gusto bang baliktarin ang kasaysayan?

    • 377.1
      Leona says:

      A person like him that is never “satisfied” what he got can never be satisifed at all. Imagine his Dad was convicted for plunder. He was due for a longer residency at Muntinlupa. Lukcy enough, GMA pitied him and gave him a wonderful gift…absolute pardon!

      Jinggoy should shut up on talking about his Dad. Sino si Jinggoy? He’s lucky he got the surname of his Dad. That’s all.

      VP later with Binay? These two can expect, if not wait, for a backlash or whiplash on that from the people!

      That will be day when the zombies will come out to prove their worth.

    • 377.2
      AngLagay says:

      @Lim A.

      Si jinggoy at bobong marcos ay parang pinagbiyak na kamatis. Parehong maysakit na amnesia. Gusto nilang pilit na malimutan ng mga tao ang tunay na istorya ng kanilang ama. Gusto nilang bolahin tayong mga Pilipino. Parehong hindi karapat-dapat bigyan ng katungkulang ang dalawang ito. Ibasura sa darating na election.

  25. 376
    baycas says:

    hi50 says:
    May 31, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Now that the Corona impeachment trial is over, has anyone kept track of the Latin phrases that were thrown around (by MDS)?

    EIUSDEM or EJUSDEM GENERIS

    I already made my explanation in raissarobles.com/2012/03/26/coronas-daughter-bought-california-and-the-fort-properties-22-days-of-each-other/ at Comment No. 428 entitled “The RULE of Law”.

    It was a bit disappointing that MDS was not corrected in her view of “betrayal of public trust” parroting Fr. Bernas’ assertion that only a high crime constitutes an impeachable offense.

    The Constitutional Framers never meant it that way for they inserted “betrayal of public trust” as the sixth and last ground for impeachment.

    Interpretation of the plain language of the text (the letter of the law) must be done ahead of the “ejusdem generis” rule. That’s the rule.

    Fr. Bernas (and, MDS) was betrayed by a punctuation mark “comma” and a word “or”.

    The “comma” set “betrayal of public trust” apart from the first five impeachable offenses which are all high crimes.

    While the conjunctive word “or” set “betrayal of public trust” as an alternative impeachable offense same as the first five impeachable offenses. “Betrayal of public trust” is never a high crime BUT may be chosen as a ground for impeachment when the situation calls for it.

    Further statutory construction will easily bear me out on this explanation.

    However, what I find to be a blessing for us is the fact that the true intention of an impeachment prevailed. The next Latin word will make us understand…

    QUASI

    MDS said impeachment is quasi-judicial and quasi-political. “Kung wari judicial at kung wari political.

    Wrong. Impeachment may be quasi-judicial because Rules of Court are suppletorily applied but NEVER quasi-political because impeachment IS political!

    One of her colleagues represented the political side of impeachment while MDS the judicial side as she bragged too much about it…with the “preponderance of evidence, blah, blah, blah”.

    One of her colleagues even said, “Hindi na ako magmamarunong-marunong…”

    Yes, he need not pretend great knowledge in judicial proceedings for impeachment as a political process will prevail…and, true enough, had prevailed.

    This goes to show that Latin phrases or words are really for the erudite; but used inappropriately, the erudition is replaced by idiocy.

    • 376.1
      Leona says:

      @Baycas, MDS is beyond any “correction.”

      Let us wait what happens at the Hague when she assumes her post as judge there.
      I have good suspicions that she will shamefuly clash with many of the judges there as soon as her seat gets warm.

      The accused in that Hague court are very high profile VIPS…people who commit genocides, murderers, thieves of the highest disorder, name it, it is in that court.

  26. 375
    Ella Tovara says:

    Oh dear, if Jinggoy and Binay will be the candidates for the 2016 elections and will win, all the efforts of the present administration to fight curroption will go down the drain.

    Please Ms. Raissa Robles and all the CPMs … please can we all help educate the electorate. ay Mga Kurap din po and dalawang kumag na ito eh. Please no to them.

  27. 374
    Juan Macipag says:

    GUILTY!!!!

    Proud to be part of CPM.

    More Power Raissa and Alan.

    Onward CPM! Onward Pinoy!

  28. 373
    kalakala says:

    @Bonifaciokatipunero says:
    June 2, 2012 at 1:46 am
    No to Binay and Junggoy! pag umupo yan tyak na abswelto na si gma at corona! Back to zero ulit tayo. I hope pinoy push and support conchita morales for president and Kim henares or Lila de Lima to run for vp .
    ————————————————————————————————————————————

    i strongly agree with you bonifaciokatipunero… let us support the TATLONG MARIA; for president, vice and cj

    • 373.1
      Victin luz says:

      Ok tayo dyan , magandang combinasyon. But for HENARES she has to clean all the grafters-employees of BIR first above anything else.sobra sobra ang yaman ang mga examiners nya. Do something madam.

      • 373.1.1
        vander anievas says:

        @kalakala,
        yes, i go for the tres marias in 2016.
        cmc as prez, de lima as vp and kim in the dilg.

      • 373.1.2
        jjvillamor says:

        That will be a herculean task requiring martial law powers. The commissioner or the BIR will be deluged with court cases filed by disgruntled or dismissed employees. If we stick by our regular criminal or civil system naman, it will take MORE than 10 successive dedicated Commissioners to clean the BIR. It will take more than a generation.

        Mabagal sobra ang legal system natin. Ano na ang progress sa Maguindanao Massacre? Ano na ang progress sa overpriced helicopter scam? etc

    • 373.2
      curveball says:

      ako din between trapos at tatlong maria sa mga kagalang-galang na CMC,LDL at KH na. bukod na maganda ang track record ay sumubok naman tayo ng bago kaysa ang mga datihan na at magaling na sa pagpapaikot-ikot.

  29. 372
    Sam says:

    here is a little bit of good news …
    ———————————————
    BIR gets Corona waiver for tax probe

    ABS-CBNnews.com
    Posted at 06/01/2012 5:05 PM | Updated as of 06/01/2012 8:00 PM

    MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief on Friday said it will use the unconditional bank waiver signed by former Chief Justice Renato Corona to look into his dollar accounts.

    The BIR has already received a copy of Corona’s unconditional bank waiver, which allows government agencies to look into his dollar and peso accounts.

    BIR Commissioner Kim Henares said they will use Corona’s bank waiver to look into his bank records. The BIR is currently collecting and reviewing financial records of the former chief justice and his family, and looking into the source of Corona’s multimillion peso and dollar accounts, and whether correct taxes were paid.

    Opening the bank accounts, Henares said, will present a complete picture of his net worth. “Based on this, we can determine whether proper taxes were made. As complete a picture as we get, the more accurate the findings will be,” she told ANC.

    The Foreign Currency Deposit Act (FCDA) provides absolute confidentiality of dollar deposits unless waived by the depositor.

    Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile authorized the release of Corona’s waiver to the BIR for its tax probe.

    Nothing personal

    “We are constrained by our legal obligation to make sure that proper taxes are paid by whoever. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a government official or not, whether you’re rich or poor, as long as there’s a tax liability, the BIR has to make sure that the tax credit has been paid for,” Henares added.

    Henares maintained that the BIR’s probe for possible tax evasion has nothing to do with the just-concluded impeachment trial.

    “It has nothing to do with his impeachment case. It’s just the function of the BIR to make sure proper taxes are paid,” she added.

    Henares testified for three days in the Corona impeachment trial in February, where she revealed that there is an on-going probe into whether his wife, daughter and son-in-law evaded taxes.

    Dollars gone?

    Senator Serge Osmeña, however, doubts whether the waiver will still be useful. He said Corona’s $2.4 million may have already been withdrawn.

    ”Believe me, wala na yun. Come on. If I were him, natural I’d send it to Hong Kong already or Singapore. How will we dig that up now?” he asked.

    Osmeña also said the government must pursue cases against Corona or else the impeachment will have been pointless.

    Corona admitted on the witness stand last May 25 that he has US$2.5 million in his dollar accounts and P80 million in commingled peso deposits.

    He only declared between P2.5 million to P3.5 million cash in his bank/investments in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth from 2002 to 2010.

    Corona had initially signed a conditional waiver, but changed it to an unconditional one saying he had nothing to hide.

    He testified that his $2.4 million dollar deposits came from savings and interest earnings from dollar trading since the late 1960s when he was still in the private sector.

    Corona also claimed he did not declare all his peso deposits since these were “commingled” with money of his children and funds held in trust by his wife for Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc.

    Money laundering probe

    After getting a report from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), the Ombudsman asked Corona to respond to complaints that he may have ill-gotten wealth and may have been engaged in money laundering.

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales testified before the impeachment court that Corona had $10 million to $12 million in “transactional balances” in 82 dollar accounts over an 8-year period.

    Corona denied the charge and called the Ombudsman’s presentation to the impeachment court a “lantern of lies.” However, he admitted not declaring his dollar deposits, citing the secrecy provision in the FCDA law.

    Last Tuesday, the Senate found Corona guilty of betrayal of public trust for not disclosing his true wealth in his SALNs, and removed him from the Supreme Court.

    His defense lawyers said Corona is ready to face any criminal raps that may be filed against him. – with reports from ANC; RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News; and Ruby Tayag, dzMM
    ———————–
    lagot si kolona! …

    • 372.1
      parekoy says:

      Si Kim Henares ay proven na walang sinasanto.

      In fact banas sa kanya ang mga kaklase nya sa Ateneo Law dahil binabangga niya kahit na classmates nya. Isa na doon yong abogado ni Pacquiao.

      Ang usual decorum, yong mga kaklase ay huli sa priority na banggain kasi sila ang mga support group mo kahit na sino ang umupo na presidente may kaklase ka na supporter din ng kalaban ng presidente mo, insurance kumbaga.

      Pero ito si Kim Henares ay masyadong tuwid at lalong pinapatunayan na hindi nagcompromise. Sana yong mga empleyado nya ganon din kasi mahirap ang laban nya dahil endemic na ang kurapsyon sa BIR.

      —————————
      Ano daw ang kaibahan ng lagay sa BIR saka sa Customs?

      Ang lagay sa BIR ang tawag ay ————> Crying Money :-(

      (Yong BIR kasi ang nangingikil sa taxpayer.)

      Ang lagay sa Customs ang tawag ay ————–>Laughing Money :-)
      (Yong Taxpayer ang nakikiusap sa Customs na kunin ang kanilang lagay kahit hindi humihingi.) -Nasan na ang 3000 container na parang na David Copperfield dahil biglang nawala on transit at yong mayari ng mga containers ay hindi lang naman nagreklamo na yong mga containers niya ay nawala?

    • 372.2
      Lu Tsih says:

      Another ray of hope for the Filipino people that lady justice could still be restored back to life. My admiration for Kim Henares for her vigilance and her genuine efforts to deliver the services she was hired for.

      • 372.2.1
        Victin luz says:

        Yes KIM HENARES was doing everything to get those HIGH and MEDIUM profile TAX EVADERS……………..but she needed HELP from the Local and City Officials to go against the well entrenched YEARLY QUOTA’s of BIR EXAMINERS and COMMUNITIES TAX EVADERS………………………….Habang nandyan padin ang mga BIR EXAMINERS na KASABWAT ng mga TAX EVADERS ( karamihan negosyante at may mga Local Officials lalo na ang may negosyo din) taon taon FIXED ang binabayaran nilang BUSINESS TAX o lumaki man , malaki ang kakulangan sa dapat na totoong babayaran nilang BUWIS. ESTATE TAXES… CAPITAL GAIN TAXES…..and etc. are NOT BEING ASSESED and PAID PROPERLY because of these CONIVANCED.

        LOCAL and CITY OFFICIALS DO YOUR PARTS IN HELPING KIM HENARES. PAGBAYARIN NINYO ANG TAMANG TAXES ANG MAYAYAMAN NA PAMILYA SA INYONG LUGAR LALO NA PO KAYO MGA MAYORES, GOBERNADORES, BGY? KAPITAN PARA SA GANOON AY MAGBABAYAD DIN NANG TAMANG BUWIS SINA MAGBABALOT, MAGSOSORBETES, MAGTITILAPIA AT IBA PA NA MAGBAYAD DIN NANG KANIKANILANG TAMANG BUWIS.

    • 372.3
      jjvillamor says:

      Malakas ang loob nila sa criminal cases kasi ang ilalaban nila ang mga legal technicalities. Isa na yung illegal ang pag-obatain ng documents. At sigurado sila na hindi pa matatapos ang kaso sa pagtapos na termino ni Aquino at kahit na sa susunod na Presidente.

  30. 371
    kalakala says:

    @366-367 jjvillamor

    ang galing mo naman junggoy gumawa ng script bawat scene: scene 1: CONVICTION; scene 2: COMPASSION…anong compassion? baka ibig mong sabihin WHEELCHAIR FASHION; scene 3. VP BID under BINAY

    hwag mong pasayawin ang mga taong bayan sa marumi mong palad….

    jinggoy hints at VP bid
    By David Dizon, ABS-CBNnews,com

    • 371.1
      Victin luz says:

      Too much if this two BINAY and JINGOY are aiming for VP and PRES. Ngee he he we have to stop them early now. Balik tayo sa nakawan nyan pag nagkataon.

      • 371.1.1
        Kajames says:

        Hindi na kumita ang tambalang politiko + artista noong 2010, uulitin na naman?

      • 371.1.2
        Bonifaciokatipunero says:

        No to Binay and Junggoy! pag umupo yan tyak na abswelto na si gma at corona! Back to zero ulit tayo. I hope pinoy push and support conchita morales for president and Kim henares or Lila de Lima to run for vp . That will be the greatest tandem of the Philippines will ever have!

  31. 370
    kalakala says:

    @ 366 – 367 jjvillamor

    ang galing mo naman junggoy gumawa ng script bawat scene. scene 1: conviction; scene2: compassion…anong compassion? baka ibig mong sabihin WHEELCHAIR FASHION; scene 3. VP bid
    LOL!!!

    Jinggoy hints at VP bid
    By David Dizon, ABS-CBNnews,com
    abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/01/12/jinggoy-hints-vp-bid

  32. 369
    connie chang says:

    this is my opinion on Ombudsman Carpio Morales , not only is she intelligent and beautiful,
    she is also calm and collected. So graceful under pressure , truly a LADY.

  33. 368
    jorge bernas says:

    Ngayon siguro ay wala nang masasabi ang isang OBISPO si ARGUELLES na ang gusto ay itigil na ang impeachment trial na ito nang senado. Boring daw at walang patutunguhan? Baka ikaw ang boring archbishop TUTA Arguelles. ikaw ngayon ang nakakahiya sa inyong nasasakupan sa batanggas.

    Magresign ka na archbishop Arguelles dahil kumakampi ka sa taong sinungaling at mandarambong. Baka mayroon kana namang pakinabang kay thief justice nato corona kaya kahit alanganin kampi ka pa rin dahil sa pansariling pakinabang.

    Check nga kon isa itong si archbishop ARGUELLES sa naka tanggap nang SUV noon? Alis ka na diyan sa nasasakupan mo?

    • 368.1
      jjvillamor says:

      What is happening to the “Separation of Church and State” with many religious personalities and priests claiming they are doing it for the good of the people? What if the State steps in or the SC issues a TRO on church policy of not allowing men in sandos or shorts or siippers, in churches citing violation of human rights?

      • 368.1.1
        Leona says:

        We seem to know the meaning of separation of Church and State.” But do we practice or follow such separation? No. In fact, everybody (Catholics, et al.,) violates such thing, gov’t officials and private citizens alike.

        In short, it is only “written” in our Constitution but it is never heeded or observed. We copied this thing from the USA of America. There, no religious “anything,” even prayers, Jesus, Mary, Joseph or saints’ statues, anything about religion, is allowed in federal and state buildings. The Americans knows how to believe it. We know how to “copy it” and “not to believe it.”

        In Spain, their Constitution says that the official religion is Roman Catholic.

        When GMA allowed “state funds and properties” given to religious people, that was a culpable violation of the Constitution under that “separation” policy.

        Sub. SEC. (2) SEC. 29 ART.VI says -
        No public money OR PROPERTY shall be appropriated, applied,
        PAID, or employed, DIRECTLY or INDIRECTLY, for the use, benefit,
        or SUPPORT of ANY sect, church, denomination, sectarian
        institution, or SYSTEM OF RELIGION, or of ANY PRIEST, PREACHER,
        MINISTER, or other religious teacher, or DIGNITARY as such,
        EXCEPT when such priest, preacher, minister or dignitary is
        assigned to the armed forces, or to any penal institution, or
        government orphanage or leprosarium.”

        1987 Constitution.

        “The separation of Church and State shall be inviolable.” SEC. 6 ART. II Principles and State Policies.

        Rather than observing this “separation” it is more violated by everyone including the gov’t and officials. Not that, it is abused at certain critical times by both sides. Priest, bishops, etc. wants to “interfere” in the affairs of the State and its gov’t. Or heads of gov’ts abuses state funds and properties for and in behalf of religious people, etc.

        And no one either of them is held accountable. What is our day to day reaction to this? The answer is: Who cares!

    • 368.2
      Sam says:

      I have nothing against the bishops, but look at the history, it has always been those clergies taking over the government. They always wants to join in.

      Look at the monks or other religious organizations, they have keep their opinion to themselves. Don’t be surprised, they will try to be heard in the process of choosing the next CJ,

    • 368.3
      tongue in, anew says:

      Before we even start with the separation of the church and state, let us first separate the priests from the altar boys…with a crowbar!

      • 368.3.1
        jjvillamor says:

        “They say (the Pledge of Allegiance) violates the separation of church and state. How about the separation of church and altar boy? That’s what I’m worried about.”
        —Jay Leno

        “As you’ve probably heard, the Pope has asked all the Cardinals to return to Rome. You know how they got them all to come back? They told them that there was going to be a performance by the Vienna Boys Choir.”
        —Jay Leno

        “After all these scandals in the church, many Roman Catholics are calling for an end to celibacy. And end to celibacy, how about starting celibacy? Let’s at least try it to see if it works.”
        —Jay Leno

        “The Catholic Church is finally cracking down. Here’s the deal now: if a priest is transferred to another parish, he cannot take his live-in boyfriend.”
        —David Letterman

        “The big Vatican summit wrapped up, closing ceremonies were Harry Connick Jr. The Vatican is taking a tough stand now, three strikes and you’re transferred.”
        —David Letterman

        More Jokes here http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/blpedophilepriests.htm
        But hey, they’re jokes not for nothing

    • 368.4
      Kabalyero01 says:

      Ilang Arguelles pa na nakasuot ng sotanang puti ang mayroon pa ang simbahan na kapwa nakasuot din ng sotana (ibang kulay nga lang) ang kinikilingan?

      Ilang opisyal pa ng simbahang Katoliko, INC at mga charismatic group ang pilit na nakikialam sa isyu ng pulitika at gawain ng gobyerno upang ipatupad ang batas na nagdudulot lamang ng kalituhan at dagdag na gusot sa pambansang kamalayan?

      mas nakakahigit ba sila sa ordinaryong mga mamamayan tulad natin?

      ang walang humpay na pakikialam at pagkampi nila sa mga magnanakaw, sinungaling
      at mandarambong sa kaban ng bayan ay patunay sa kanilang pagkabigo upang isapraktika
      ang turo at laman ng Bibliya.

      soluyon ba sila o kaparte ng problema kung bakit ganito ang kinasadlakan ng bansang
      Pilipinas?

      nasaan ang kanilang moral, konsensiya at pagtalima sa salita ng Dios?

      sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2011/08/11/mike-arroyo-told-skip-senate-probe-172242

    • 368.5
      simon olivares says:

      As far as I know these bishops and their ilk who are supposedly the guardians of morality never raised a peep against Corona’s obvious lies and some even sided with Thief Justice. Remember Oscar Cruz blessing the crook?
      In this fight against an obvious crook, we never heard from the church, at least never heard the church condemn Corona for NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.
      There are few exceptions like Robert Reyes.
      But generally, the bishops were not heard from AT ALL. If they were heard at all, they were on the side of the Thief Justice.
      What does this say about our bishops? Ok lang pala maging dishonest, basta nagbibigay sa simbahan? Ok lang maging sinungaking basta suportahan ang simbahan at ang kanyang mga adhikain? Did i hear the word hypocrite bandied about?

      • 368.5.1
        Bonifaciokatipunero says:

        Tamang tama nga yung pagka salaysay ni Rizal sa katauhan ni Padre Damaso. Hanggang ngayon madam pa ding Padre Damaso at kumalat pa, naging padre arguelles, padre bernas and the likes! Mga father, NAKAKAHIYA po kayo! Please pray AMA namin for 2.4 million x 42 + 80 million bilang parusa para mapatawad kayo ng milyong pilipino. OK, start now!

        • 368.5.1.1
          Victin luz says:

          @bonifacio, BORGIA’s of ASIA mga karamihan ng BISHOP’s sa PILIPINAS sir at ang leader nila ay ang magkapatid na DEMONYO si BERNAS at ARGUELLES

      • 368.5.2
        Leona says:

        “Bishops” our guardians of our morality? In all of life I have been guided by my own conscience and faith but never by bishops or priests. And why should I entrust my salvation to them? My success or downfall is at my hands alone.

        Don’t entrust your salvation to them. Use your conscience and your faith. The history of the Catholice church will shock you my friend and it continues up to now.

        That why before leaving this world, the Lord said: Be Careful of Prophets in Sheep’s Clothing! He was already referring to them.

        Be careful!

        • 368.5.2.1
          taurus513 says:

          yes you are right. The supposed guardian of morality failed us again. From around the world, Filipinos rallied and bonded in spirit and prayers to push for conviction of CJ. It is not out of vengeance or anger but out of love for our country and countrymen, for today’s generation and subsequent
          Gen. the impeachment is an exercise to right what is wrong. This is just a start. To push for accountablity for all government officials, to send a message that government service is not a business endeavor but rather a sacrifice for other people. We have won the fight but we have to keep our focus to win the battle for good governance. To make the Philippines a better country is our gift to the next generations. Be vigilant, be safe.

        • 368.5.2.2
          jjvillamor says:

          I don’t want to give the impression of hitting a man while he is down but I just can;t resist this

          BACK TO TEACHING FOR CORONA
          http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=813476&publicationSubCategoryId=63

          What is he gonna teach? MONEY LAUNDERING 101?

          The article goes on to say the following

          “An online profile of the former chief justice showed he had served as a member of the faculty of the Ateneo Law School for 17 years, teaching Commercial Law, Taxation and Corporation Law.”

          Or will he be teaching taxation(that dollar accounts are absolutely confidential and not taxable?) Or corporation law (Borrowing from a non-existent corporation)?
          Maybe this time, he’ll remember what DEBIT is.

          • 368.5.2.2.1
            jjvillamor says:

            Nandito pala yung comment ko na “nawawala”. Sorry at sa maling section pala nakapost

    • 368.6
      Deng says:

      Same old story, these bishops (not all but many) who were deaf and blind during the time of Gloria’s insatiable greed is doing it again. CBCP at that time chose to remain silent, where silence presupposes support.

      Worse, they even persecuted the late President Cory and Jun Lozada during some of their campaigns against corruptions. I will not forget what they did in UST, Sto. Domingo Chuch and Cebu. Distorted na yata ang kanilang discernment between what is good and evil. Hayyzzz

      When will they ever learn.

      • 368.6.1
        Victin luz says:

        @Deng. pls relay to us anong ginawa nila sa UST at STO. DOMINGO……….Ty

      • 368.6.2
        jjvillamor says:

        It is an open secret that Bishops accept illegal and immoral money. I believe the late Cardinal Sin (but do correct me if I am wrong) publicly stated that the end justifies the means by saying that if gambling money were channeled to help people then so be it.

        Ask anyone in the know about job opportunities in PAGCOR – a casino operator which is supposedly to be against church teachings. Recommendations by a priest or bishop will certainly merit a sure approval (hiring).

        Maybe GMA was more generous

      • 368.6.3
        jjvillamor says:

        Double Standards and Personal Interest

        excerpts from http://news.yahoo.com/catholic-order-head-admits-hiding-priests-scandal-164038592.html

        The order, still reeling from revelations that its founder was a sex abuser and drug addict with two secret families, suffered another major blow last week when it admitted that Father Thomas Williams, an American based in Rome, also had led a double life.
        xxx
        Williams was the public face of the order, appearing often on American television networks to explain Church teachings. He was the author of more than a dozen books, including one called “Knowing Right From Wrong: A Christian Guide to Conscience”.
        xxx
        In a letter to members published on the order’s website, the order’s leader, Father Alvaro Corcuera, said he found out about Williams’s child “early in my new assignment” as director-general, which began in 2005.
        xxx
        Corcuera said in his letter that he did not give Williams an “explicit indication to full withdraw from all public ministry” until March 2012. By that time it was an open secret to a number of television journalists. (Parang admissions ni Corona – Kasi nabuking na)
        xxx
        The order and its leaders have been at the centre of controversy since 2009 when they were forced to admit that their charismatic Mexican founder, Father Marcial Maciel, had led a double life for decades.

        Maciel, who made huge financial contributions to the Vatican, secretly fathered children with at least two women, used drugs, misused donations and sexually abused seminarians.

        He had enjoyed the support of the late Pope John Paul and was spared official censure for years despite what critics say was overwhelming proof of his crimes.

        excerpts from : http://www.sundancechannel.com/sunfiltered/2010/04/a-catholic-church-sex-scandal-round-up/

        Last week we mentioned Dr. Lothstein, a psychologist who’s treated more than 300 priests who was interviewed for a New York Times article; more recently he was interviewed by NPR, with more revelations about pedophile priests being reinstated.

        This 2003 This American Life story, recently re-aired, profiles a priest who was a “fixer”, sent in by the Catholic Church to places rocked by sex scandals, in order to restore order via deception — he eventually flipped and worked for lawyers prosecuting abuse cases! (It’s Act 1, so you won’t have to weed through the entire episode)

        Politics and Church seems to be one and the same in cover-ups and protecting their own.

    • 368.7
      vander anievas says:

      will it be proper na makialam din ang masa sa paglinis ng hanay ng relihiyon?
      maliwanag na nagkakamutan sila ng mga likod nila. kung nanahimik ang mga bishop at mga ministro sa isyu ni TJ..
      may koneksyon kaya iyan sa mga Parejo and the like?
      marami talagang sakit ang ating inang bayan na dapat gamutin.
      ikalat natin ang krusadang ito sa lahat nang nagmamahal sa bayan.
      hikayatin natin ang lahat na makibahagi sa pagtatakwil sa mga magnanakaw at manlilinlang…
      humingi tayo ng tulong sa Diyos at gabay upang makamit ang ating mga mithiin…

  34. 367
    jjvillamor says:

    Jinggoy to PNoy: Stop Corona persecution. But agrees Ombudsman should file charges if evidence warrants http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/01/12/jinggoy-pnoy-stop-corona-persecution

    Is this some kind of double talk? Do Corona EURO-ACCOUNTS exists?
    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/08/12/palace-mum-cjs-euro-accounts

    I don’t see any persecution but I’m a bit suspicious(or concerned) that there may be an attempt to cover-up other crimes.

  35. 366
    jjvillamor says:

    Jinggoy: NO PROOF THAT CORONA STOLE MONEY.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/06/01/12/jinggoy-no-proof-corona-stole-money

    What is the law on unexplained wealth?

    Isn’t it the person with the unexplained wealth the one burdened to prove that his unexplained wealth is legal? Especially if he is a government official?

    I believe Corona himself said, in relation to the Marcos Wealth, (and as posted here somewhere) that the unexplained wealth of the Marcoses which the Marcoses cannot explain, is therefore ill-gotten?

    • 366.1
      TOL says:

      Junggoy, what proof? Is this the same proof for the riches stolen by your father? Ikaw naman. Kung makapagsalita ka parang kung sinong matalino ka. Don’t be overconfident. The only reason you are a Senator is that your name rings a bell….nothing more.

    • 366.2
      Sam says:

      @jjvillamor

      If a AMLC will do a report as of this month, I’m definitely sure that they can see heavy transactions with corona’s account. kaya naging 2M dollars and 80M pesos na lang.

      AMLC’s report against corona’s word … i’ll choose AMLC

    • 366.3
      net says:

      hay nako jinggyoy. kahit magmumog at maligo kayo ng holy water, pag talagang pakitang tao lang ang convictions ng angkan nyo, kawatan pa rin kayo. ba’t di ka nag acquit? kasi pakitang tao lang lahat ng palabas mo. umaasa ka na pumogi ka sa on cam vote mo pero sa likod ng lahat, gagapangin mo rin at gamitin ano mang impluwensya meron kayo kasi pareho naman kayo talaga sa totoong buhay, dupang, kawatan. magkabulsa nga kayo ni binay kaya ginagapang mo na ngayon kasi nagbibilang na kayo ng 2016. ang masama pa nyan, magkamukha pa kayong dalawa, ang saklap

    • 366.4
      Kajames says:

      How can Junggoy say NO PROOF, nag-imbestiga na ba sya? Ba’t ‘di niya hayaan na tapusin ng ombudswoman ang kanyang trabaho and let her decide kung dapat kasuhan pa si Corona o hindi. Hayyyyyy! :(

    • 366.5
      idde says:

      @jjvillamor:
      That’s right. See RA1379 on forfeiture proceedings regarding ill gotten wealth. Sections II and VI.

      As a short summary, burden of proof is with the accused public official to assure the people that his wealth is not ill-gotten. Prima Facie, the wealth is assumed ill gotten.

      http://www.doj.gov.ph/files/ra1379.pdf

    • 366.6
      Deng says:

      Jinggoy who? Well apparently, Villar and Jinggoy ‘s hearts were for Renato. Not going against the people was just a cheap political moved, indeed!

  36. 365
    Leona says:

    The Constitution provides:

    Judgement in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than removal
    from office and disqualification to hold any office unde the Republic of the
    Philippines, but the party CONVICTED SHALL NEVERTHELESS BE LIABLE
    AND SUBJECT to prosecution, trial, and PUNISHMENT ACCORDING TO LAW.

    ART. XI SEC. 3 (7).

    The above says: shall nevertheless be liable and subject to prosecution, trial, and PUNISHMENT ACCORDING TO LAW.

    Thus, for senators to say otherwise, is not in accordance with that provision. The word “SHALL” is mandatory and must be obeyed. The intent is clear. What is the reason to get a conviction but the party is not LIABLE AND SUBJECT to prosecution, trial and punishment according to law?

    The Senate or the Lower House as prosecutors might just as well should not have impeached Mr. Corona in the first place if it is the stand of some senators not to subject Mr. Corona to liability and prosecution, etc.? Such after conviction would render of no constitutional value to the efforts, energy and actions made in the impeachment proceedings.

    If crimes were committed by Mr. Corona, his conviction attaches afterwards the consequence of liability, prosecution and trial with punishment if found guilty according to law. It cannot be brush aside. No valid arguments can be maintained otherwise, specially by the senators themselves who rendered the verdict of guilty. Such contrary proposals is preposterous and contradictory to the language and intent of that SECTION 7 provision.

    It is like turning back the clock!

    Sa Tagalog URONG AT SULONG at URONG ULI AT SULONG NAMAN! What is this some SENATORS? Are you losing something, your minds or what? A very bad reflections of personal characters are starting to emote from this episode. Very sad. Very bad. Don’t make the people say YOU SENATORS ARE DISGUSTING!

    • 365.1
      Bert Linis says:

      I fully agree with you. The law is law however it is harsh !!

      • 365.1.1
        jorge bernas says:

        @ Bert Linis,

        Tama, Kaya dapat tuloy pa rin ang kaso laban sa thief justice para hindi na ito pamarisan. dahil magsasaya pa rin itong si thief justice nato corona sa mga napakaraming PERA na kanyang napakinabangan….

      • 365.1.2
        Leona says:

        @Bert Linis… punishment under the law is not “harsh.” It is justice. What did Mr. Taylor of Liberia get as his sentence at the Hague?…50 years of life imprisonment.

        He will serve all of that. No “good behavior” will be given to reduce that sentence. No parole or pardon is granted. That is justice.

        If after finding a public official guilty, we give compassion rather than justice, we are uselessly wasting our efforts.

        Compassion is correct when maltreatment, cruel or other inhuman ways of treating a person or prisoner in violation of the law is done. Some senators are not using correctly this word “compassion.”

    • 365.2
      jjvillamor says:

      Ang batas para kay Juan ay dapat batas din para kay Renato.

      I believe some senators are seeking pogi points from the sentimental masses and from Corona supporters as well as anti-PNoy. They are posturing themselves. Namamangka sa dalawang ilog. 1 ilog is the conviction and the 2nd ilog is public sympathy. Pinapalabas nila na nakakaawa ang fallen Corona..

    • 365.3
      Bonifaciokatipunero says:

      Isampal nyo nga yang constitution book Kay Junggoy at dun sa dalawa pang Senador! Make sure na yung ihahambalos nyo eh yung pinakamalaki at pinakamakapal na book ng constitution para matauhan sila. what they want to do is a clear violation of the constitution!

  37. 364
    Deng says:

    Wow! 36,00+! mayroon kaya nito si Tiglao? Si Ninez? Ang GRP? :)

    kaya lang pandalas ngayon ng error. Hirap ang server.

    • 364.1
      Sam says:

      @Deng

      The error does not stop people from coming it. dyan mo makikita ang tunay na support

    • 364.2
      Dexter says:

      I’m trying to keep an open mind about stuff written by Mr Tiglao and the GRP crowd.. its really tough I tell you… must be my instincts working… that same force that tells me not to step on poop…
      Pero wag sila magsawa.. lesson learned from the recent trial , hayaan mo lang magsalita, madudulas din yan…

      • 364.2.1
        raissa says:

        :)

        • 364.2.1.1
          jjvillamor says:

          who is Mr Tiglao and what is the GRP crowd?

          • 364.2.1.1.1
            net says:

            get real philippines – parang ito yun. ang slow ko. @jjvillamor, kung tama ako, check mo ang mga creatures na yan. most likely sila ang masugid na naninira kay ma’am raissa. yang mga grupong yan, sobra ang galit kay pnoy, sa delicadeza at common sense. marami na rin naman sila nakaaway sa internet lalo na yung feeling nila kakampi ni pnoy. bongga mag-english ang mga yan, wala nga lang sense ang pinagtuturan, sakit sa split ends intindihin ang mga rason. kung masaya ka ngayon at gusto mo magalit, check them out.

    • 364.3
      rafael l. vidal says:

      Just like in Egypt where Mubarak was ousted by the arab spring thru the cyber space, we have our own Pinoy Spring that allow people with common goals to congregate here in Raissa’s blog and share common interest.

      We are entering a new era of change where the people are conscious of their new-found muscle to to expose malfeasance and misfeasance in the government.

      We’ll watch PNoy whether his daang matuwid will not swerve after corona’s ouster.

    • 364.4
      net says:

      pardon my ignorance, ano po ang grp? hindi naman siguro ‘to yung sa peace talks di ba? with tiglao and ninez as you written above as part of that group, most likely, peace won’t be found with them but confusion. thank you po

  38. 363
    Lu Tsih says:

    GUILTY AS HELL! INDEED!

    Now, that the Obudsman and BIR offices are conducting their respective investigations on Corona’s filthy riches, and Corona was reported to be hiring a new battery of lawyers, should Corona’s guilt be established by these two agencies, could the country retrieve the handsome fees Corona paid to his lawyers for his defense as well? After all, once declared guilty, then he was would still be spending monies that did not belong to him, right? I just want to see if there’s a way to prevent money-hungry lawyers from also indirectly milking the nation, though in the end, it would just be a drop in the bucket.

    Could Corona’s accountants be held liable as well? Will they lose their license too?

    What about monies already spent on personal spending sprees? Would Corona be held liable for them as well?

    Would the Ombudsman have the right to extract detailed info from Corona on how he spend SC funds?

    How about Coronna’s license? Could he be disbarred as well as a result of the impeachment?

    Will the Ombudsman allow for the rightful inheritance of the Basas too, lest they be again “lost and forgotten” in the financial maze Corona is good at devising?

    These are all the questions I have right now. Can somebody please shed light on the above? Thanks in advance.

    • 363.1
      Sam says:

      from my understanding (but i am not totally sure). If submitted documents were signed by CPA, the said signatory will also be held liable.

  39. 362
    Sam says:

    Salbahe talaga si Mon Tulfo

    His headline on Inquirer
    ——————————-
    Maid Miriam and pretty Morales

    • 362.1
      jjvillamor says:

      I did not see any tulfo article on inquirer.net

      Talking about salbahe. I remember a first hand sotry about a reporter who managed to squeeze some money from the late Gov Aguinaldo before he was ambushed.

      • 362.1.1
        Sam says:

        @jjvillamor

        Here is the link, its on inquirer’s “newsinfo” section

        http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/203779/maid-miriam-and-pretty-morales

      • 362.1.2
        Alan says:

        the public loses twice whenever a journalist gets bribes from a politician. First, because the journalist can’t be trusted; second because the politician is using the taxpayer’s money. Aguinaldo, btw was notorious as a Marcos-era torturer, I interviewed him personally when he was governor of Cagayan. A weirdo

        • 362.1.2.1
          Sam says:

          @Alan

          During the Marcos era, where speech and information was suppressed, journalist were hanging on a a thin line. And … very sad that some were into “PAYOLA”. Its good that the word “PAYOLA” is now not as famous as before.

          • 362.1.2.1.1
            Alan says:

            one of the hilarious, minor, outcomes of 1986 was that Marcos fled so hastily he left a lot of documents in the Palace, which was partly looted by enraged crowds. Among the documents that were unearthed was a master list of reporters who were getting payola from the regime, one of them was a prominent business reporter (dead now I think)

        • 362.1.2.2
          jjvillamor says:

          I know or heard that much about Aguinaldo. I am just not sure if the literal pocketsfull of money was an extortion or did he need some favors from the reporter..

        • 362.1.2.3
          jcc says:

          @alan,

          “During the twelve years that he led the MISG (1974-86), Col. Rolando Abadilla, in the words of his obituary, ‘towered over other heavies in that closed, tight-knit psychotic club of martial-law enforcers.’ With his allure of unchecked power, Abadilla recruited bright, young Philippine Military Academy graduates and transformed them into brutal operatives, each of whom later achieved his own notoriety: Reynaldo Berroya (class 1969), Panfilo Lacson (1971), and Rolando Aguinaldo (1972). Under Abadilla and his Deputy Commander Lacson, the MISG emerged as the most ruthless of the regime’s antisubversion units during the last six years of martial rule. Abadilla and Aguinaldo cultivated a lethal aura; both were gunned down in precision communist assassinations years after the dictator’s fall. Berroya and Lacson were the faceless bureaucrats of state terror; they survived to rise unchecked in the post-Marcos period.
          When Marcos tried to cleanse his human rights image, the regime filed two well-publicized torture lawsuits against MISG officers, giving the unit a certain notoriety. In July 1977, just before the Word Peace Trough Law Conference in Manila, the military court-martialed lieutenants Edward Martillano and Prudencio Regis for the torture of Mrs. Trinidad Hererra, the leader of the Zone One Tondo Organization (ZOTO) whose slum work had made her an internationally-known figure. After her arrest that May, she told U.S. Embassy officers that after being stripped naked, she was forced to wind an electrode wire around her nipple. Once the publicity faded, the officers were found not guilty. A year later the military charged three MISG lieutenants with the torture of Mrs. Melvin Cayabyab, then two months pregnant, who alleged that she had been beaten, sexually molested, given electric shocks through wires placed on her thumbs and threatened with rape and application of electric shocks to her vagina and nipples. Although the court sentenced the officers to prison terms and discharge from service, within a year two of them were back on duty at MISG. (McCoy, Policing America’s Empire, p. 406).

    • 362.2
      meg fuentes says:

      SO APT! also: ‘THE BEAUTY & THE BEAST’….

  40. 361
    concerned citizen says:

    Read the comments from one of our readers:

    http://opinion.inquirer.net/29825/facebook-and-the-impeachment-trial

    • 361.1
      Victin luz says:

      Nag comment na ako. My irrelevant pa sya , Hindi ko tuloy MAINTINDIHAN ang gusto yang palabasin . Sa una maganda ang write ups Nya sa huli hindi kuna nagustuhan, hilaw si Atty R.P. @352@ concerned citizens

  41. 360
    Sam says:

    “As far as the BIR is concerned, kung ang obligasyon, ang duty namin, kolektahin ang tamang buwis para sa bayan. Walang condition ang pagsisingil whether mayaman ka o hindi, kung nasa position ka o hindi,” Henares

    • 360.1
      Victin luz says:

      It’s not a good LAW especially for our journalist .clipping powers ito

      • 360.1.1
        Victin luz says:

        Sorry wrong posting, dapat sa@357@parekoy

      • 360.1.2
        Leona says:

        the law on Libel was an idea under the Spanish regime and carried on up to now. The law was intended to muzzle the mouths of people who wanted justice and reforms. It is obsolete already. Corruption in gov’t is at highest points not only here but all over the world.

        The criminal aspect of the Libel law should be repealed. Our Congress should do it. Make only civil damages as the liability. To maintain the law is against freedom of speech and of the press. We have had already change our constitution 3X, the 1935, 1973 and 1987 but Libel law in the penal code now was there long before those constitutions came in.

        This libel law is one I now call a harsh law.

    • 360.2
      jjvillamor says:

      I do not doubt Kim Henares’ sincerity but what about the people around her? She does need people to help her and BIR(and.or BOC) is easily the most corrupt government agency(ies).

      From first hand experience magbabayad ka na tama sasabihin sa iyo ng examiner P500k na lang(instead of 700k+) pero P200k lang ireresibo natin.

      Baka kapag nakipag-CASHsunduan na sila ng person being examined OK na ang report sa itaas which means clean na at walang unpaid taxes o masmaliit na lang. Or in the case of a prominent businessman, sa korte na nga, biglang natalo ang goverment sa technicaliity dahil late nag file ng position ang government lawyers

      • 360.2.1
        TOL says:

        That is so true. Garapalan ang corruption sa BIR. At least I can speak of BIR during Pandak”s admin. I don’t know now. Had an experience with them. Akala mo mga mukhang school principal pumorma, yun pala mga corrupt din. Nakakahiya.

        • 360.2.1.1
          Victin luz says:

          Until now it’s happening because personnels position especially qBIR examiners stayed longer for many years in an AREA, where camaraderie with taxpayers-grafters keeps on continuing. RESHUFFLE THEM to a far DISTRICTS madam HENARES not an adjoining places or not within the Provinces or Cities where they are now assigned. INCREASE their MONTHLY PAY for them to FELL that losing their job after say 10yrs. Service ” AY NAKAKHINAYANG “. But receiving a mere 24th a month for a CPA EXAMINERS……………. How can they live with that amount ????……………naturally they will connive with tax evaders like Filipino/Chinese entrepreneurs.

          LET THE WEALTHY FAMILIES PAY THEIR CORRECT TAXES FIRST SO THAT LOWLY OWNERS OF SARI- SARI STORES, MGA NAGTITINDA SA MGA TALIPAPA NG TILAPIA AT MAGSOSORBETES AT IBA PA AY MAGBAYAD NANG KANIKANILANG TAMANG BUWIS MADAM HENARES.

          IT TAKES TWO TO TANGGO MADAM HENARES YOU KNEW IT………………and you are in the right TRACK………………………RESHUFFLE/INCREASE SALARIES…………GO AGAINST BIG TIME TAX EVADERS/ DISTRICTS MEDIUM
          BUSINESSES TAXPAYERS and SMALL TIME MAGBABALOT WILL FOLLOW….

  42. 359
    Parekoy says:

    Angara’s new bill would be more restrictive to the netizens and journalists in exposing illegal activities of politicians?

    Please see Ellen Tordesillas article:

    http://www.ellentordesillas.com/2012/05/31/after-corona-impeachment-legislators-push-anti-media-bills/

    Mukhang dahil sa blogsite na ito ng isang ‘pekeng’ journalist kaya natatakot ang mga pulitiko sa impluensya ng mga kumentaryo dito at mga opinyon ng mga mamamayang galing sa iba-ibang sektor ng lipunan na nagpapahayag ng mga tunay na damdamin sa mga isyung importante sa kapakanan ng nakakaraming Pilipino.

    Pag naging batas ang bill na ito, hindi ako magtataka kung isa si Raissa sa masampolan ng mga pulitikong balat sibuyas at mga ipokrito.

    Sana hindi maging batas ito dahil madali magsampa ng libel sa mga tulad nating nagpapalitan ng mga kuro-kuro tungkol sa mga maiinit t importsnteng isyu ng ating bayan…

    • 359.1
      Sam says:

      kala ko ba they are into finalizing the Freedom of Information?

    • 359.2
      Lu Tsih says:

      Ano pa ang magiging pagkakaiba nito sa panahon ng Martial Law ni Marcos when there was pervasive intimidation of all forms to clamp down freedoms, especially the freedom of expressions and ergo, the freedom of the press?

      Even current history bears a long record of intimidation and brutal slayings of journalists. What little windows of opportunity the nation may have to exercise the freedom of expression, there are always lawmakers A.K.S. law breakers that will find ways to curtail such freedoms.

      Would these proposed laws not run counter to our basic freedoms as provided for by the Constitution and the UN? What recourse do we have right now? MASS ACTIONS? Letter writing to our lawmakers, letter signing online and offline, full blown coverage on these anti democratic proposals and the exposure of personalities behind it?

    • 359.3
      Vibora says:

      Same as “Narvasa Resolution regarding SALN”?
      Angara can be a Joker too, isn’t it?

    • 359.4
      max says:

      Many countries have strong privacy legislations but have strong freedom of information measures in place as well. It’s a remarkable balance that many citizens enjoy. We need to know more about this legislation that is being proposed. I can tell you that many politicians are more careful with those systems in place because they know that they can be exposed at any given time.

      For other countries, e.g. Canada and US, privacy is sacred and has utmost protection. However, Freedom of information allows them access to a vast array of information that keeps many politician on their toes and accountable…because they know that they will be exposed. Example: their expenses, the processes and lobbying that took place, etc.

      Raissa and Alan are masters of their field and they know their way around. I sense that they have been around the block a few times. From that angle I am not worried about Raissa and Alan. However, I keep them in my daily prayers as I am very worried about those other evil doers and their henchmen. I hope that our collective, fervent prayers will always provide them the shield against those evil forces around.

    • 359.5
      vander anievas says:

      o e di wag nating iboto ang magtutulak ng bill na iyan sa 2013…

    • 359.6
      Leona says:

      @Parekoy…read the proposed act. It focus on “breach of confidentiality.” What does it mean? Is an act of a public official cloth with “confidentiality” ? Does it mean a private property or matter? Isn’t it that acts of public officials are more of “public concerns” and should be public property? Why make such as confidential? To whom? To the official concerned?

      The only example I can think would be “military secrets re miliatry camps, etc.”

      There is already a Libel law. Will these proposed acts be separate law from that law? If so, we are courting a situation of complex interpretations later on. To have so many of it would definitely just accomplish harrassments on freedom speakers and the press. A sorry state.

      Repeal the Libel law then. Don’t pass these proposed laws with imprisonment and fines as penalty. It violates the freedom of speech and of the press, etc.

      Every public act is the concern of the nation and the people.

  43. 358
    Sam says:

    here a little news from Inquirer
    ————————————–

    No mercy: Government to hound Corona

    After his conviction in the Senate impeachment trial and ouster as Chief Justice for dishonesty in submitting statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), Renato Corona is facing an investigation for alleged ill-gotten wealth and tax evasion, administration officials said Thursday.

    “As a result of revelations made during the course of the impeachment trial, certain agencies like the Office of the Ombudsman and the Bureau of Internal Revenue had initiated their own processes to look into possible violations of laws and rules over which they have jurisdiction and mandate to look into,” Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said.

    “I don’t think that now that judgment has been rendered by the impeachment court, these processes will also terminate,” Abad said in a text message to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “The administration will not, I believe, interfere in that.”

    Assistant Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan said that the agency would use Corona’s waiver on his bank accounts, issued when he appeared in the Senate on Monday, to investigate complaints against him.

    One of the complaints involve the forfeiture of assets allegedly disproportionate to the income he had declared in his SALN.
    ————————————–

    Sana pag nakita ang mga ill-gotton wealth, the govt may make good use of that to help those TRULY needs help

    • 358.1
      jjvillamor says:

      This is the right way – let the wheels of justice spin. Hindi yung opinion ng ibang senador, who after their guilty verdict seems like courting corono supporters or anti-aquinos for their own benefit – suggesting that the government stop at the mere removal.of Corona and stop further legal actions. Meaning, kay Corona na algn yung 4 na Condo unit, yung bahay sa US, yung $2.4 dollars which could be more, yung P80 million pesos which could also be more, etc.

      As Corona himself has said, not the exact words but something like: assets disproportionate to ones income is (presumed to be) ill-gotten.

    • 358.2
      jjvillamor says:

      That’s the right conclusion to the impeachment case. Otherwise, if left with 4 posh condo units, at least P80 million, and probably more than $2.4 million, the message would be CRIME PAYS.

      I don’t subscribe to some politician’s appeal for awa.

      • 358.2.1
        TOL says:

        Yup, it is unfair. Ako, being an ordinary office worker, magkano lang ang pwede kong manakaw sa opisina? Unlike these dirty politicians na limpak limpak tapos ganun ganun lang? Palibhasa they are in the same practise. Gusto nila, ganun lang din ang mangyari sa kanila just in case mahuli sila…..talsik lang sa pwesto…and continue to enjoy the loot. Ano kayo…sinuswerte?

      • 358.2.2
        Alan says:

        It would be really ironic if Corona, who as Chief Justice was supposed to embody the majesty of the law, ended up escaping from its grasp

        • 358.2.2.1
          Leona says:

          What happened to the “civil aspect” or claim for recovery in the ERAP case of plunder? We have not heard if the gov’t was able to recover the money side of it. Yes, ERAP was given absolute pardon. My understanding is with that pardon, it does not include the civil damages or claims for recovery.

          I have not heard anything after that.

          Our gov’t including the SOL Gen and DOJ, works only up to a certain point and forgets or abandons to recover the money side of the cases they won in court. Look, what about the money side in the late Angelo Reyes’ case? Did the gov’t file a claim against his Estate to recover? None that I heard of. Is that it? His family keeps what did not belong to him?

          It can happen now again with the Corona case: file a criminal case (maybe) later. If convicted by the court, among the punishments, is also recovery of the money. Will our gov’t again forego with that? I am banking they may not try to get it back. How much money did the gov’t spend to prosecute? A lot! So why not also get the money? Expect the answer: hayaan muna! Tama na! Pabayaan muna!

          If you remember that case of the US known criminal lawyer F. Lee Bailey who was contacted by a drug client to defend him and gave (or “paid”) $60M of the drug money, the US Fedeeral Prosecs demanded from Mr. Bailey to return the money but Mr. Bailey refused contending that the money is his attorney’s fee! The federal court ordered him to return the money but was refused so he was held in contempt of court, handcuffed and stayed in jail until he return the money. Finally,Mr. Bailey had no choice he returned the money $60M of it after a week in jail.

          There was also a very good case of a big law firm in the US that was fined by the Attorney General’s Office for unethical conduct in its actions, the fine was $600M as the case involved more than a billon worth of it. Ganyan sana dito. Or our gov’t lawyers are not yet aclimatize to thinking that far to recover when you can and should recover money claims?

          Government lawyers should start moving in that direction where there is money involved in the case, work on it just as working on the criminal aspect of the case.

    • 358.3
      Lu Tsih says:

      To the disgraced Renato Corona: You do the crime, you do the time, and in your case, retrieval of your ill-gotten wealth back to the Filipino nation. Any amount you have used up for your personal quirks and perks, you pay back to the Filipino nation. After all, you said you led a very simple lifestyle, hmmmn…so you must have stashed them somewhere else, and the Ombudsman will come and get them from you.

      Those senators who are very vocal about letting you off after your IC conviction and removal from office verdict, surely, they will make more noise, and those are alarms they are sounding off, indicative of their own personal and political worries by virtue of their own share of similar crimes against the Filipino nation. They too, should be examined.

  44. 357
    Mashe Dah says:

    WITNESSES VS GMA NAGKAKAWALAAN, PROSECUTORS NAGKAKASAKIT?

    magmatyag mga kapatid, napanalo natin ang laban kay corona, parang sasabit tayo kay
    GMA…pano na..we can’t win this? parang hirap ang prosecutors….
    not much info available on this case …

    • 357.1
      Sam says:

      sana … hindi ito dahil sa CASHsundoan

      • 357.1.1
        jjvillamor says:

        Sana hindi. Pero possible din ng mawala si Corona o noong feel na nila na mawawala si Corona ay tinaasan yung price ng cashsunduan.

        But I hope not.

      • 357.1.2
        AngLagay says:

        @sam

        That’s a good possibility… higher CASHsunduan. Mas makapal ang bulsiko at matinik si gloria and company.

  45. 356
    imec says:

    ms. raissa and to all cpmers – thank you very much! :) God bless!

  46. 355
    Odadsoid says:

    HERE IT IS, from The Professional Heckler (in part):
    (The COITUS AWARDS, hosted by Kris Aquino)
    *********************************************************** :)

    Our next category is the “Most Damaging Testimony” Award. The nominees are…
    - Ombudsman Conchita “Mea culpa” Carpio-Morales. In fairness, nakipagsabayan siya kay Senator Miriam! Bongga! (Canned applause)

    - Land Registration Authority Administrator Eulalio “45 Properties” Diaz III. Love siya ni Noy. Go Ateneo! (Canned applause)

    And lastly, Chief Justice Renato “Hypoglycemia” Corona. Matapos umamin sa ‘di nadeklarang dollar accounts, mega-walkout?? Rudeness!!! Imbyerna ang judges! I’m sure!

    Sino sa palagay n’yo ang winner??! Envelope please.

    (Voice Over: This award is brought to you by Philippine Weekly Inquirer: Balanced Views, Fearless News Or So They Claim)

    And the “Most Damaging Testimony” Award goes to… Any guesses guys?

    (Drum roll)

    Journalist/blogger Raissa Robles!!! Yeeeey! Congratulations!

    Is Raissa here? Wala? Anyway, you have done a tremendous job Raissa – better than the congressmen and the private prosecutors combined! Walang bola! You so deserve this! I am accepting the Coitus on your behalf. I love youuuu! Congratulations!

    Teka, bakit ang sama ng tingin sa akin ni Atty. Judd Roy?! I hate you naaa. You’re scaring me!

    With all due respect, I am not scaring you Kris. Ito ang aking natural look. Goddamn it!

  47. 354
    Odadsoid says:

    THIS IS IT, from the PROFESSIONAL HECKLER (in part):
    ******************************************************************
    Our next category is the “Most Damaging Testimony” Award. The nominees are…
    - Ombudsman Conchita “Mea culpa” Carpio-Morales. In fairness, nakipagsabayan siya kay Senator Miriam! Bongga! (Canned applause)

    - Land Registration Authority Administrator Eulalio “45 Properties” Diaz III. Love siya ni Noy. Go Ateneo! (Canned applause)

    And lastly, Chief Justice Renato “Hypoglycemia” Corona. Matapos umamin sa ‘di nadeklarang dollar accounts, mega-walkout?? Rudeness!!! Imbyerna ang judges! I’m sure!

    Sino sa palagay n’yo ang winner??! Envelope please.

    (Voice Over: This award is brought to you by Philippine Weekly Inquirer: Balanced Views, Fearless News Or So They Claim)

    And the “Most Damaging Testimony” Award goes to… Any guesses guys?

    (Drum roll)

    Journalist/blogger Raissa Robles!!! Yeeeey! Congratulations!

    Is Raissa here? Wala? Anyway, you have done a tremendous job Raissa – better than the congressmen and the private prosecutors combined! Walang bola! You so deserve this! I am accepting the Coitus on your behalf. I love youuuu! Congratulations!

    Teka, bakit ang sama ng tingin sa akin ni Atty. Judd Roy?! I hate you naaa. You’re scaring me!

    With all due respect, I am not scaring you Kris. Ito ang aking natural look. Goddamn it!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    the COITUS AWARDS, hosted by Kris AQUINO. :)

  48. 353
    Alan says:

    because of political and financial considerations in the coming elections certain senators are hereby commanded to Binays to fallen Corona

    • 353.1
      baycas says:

      Befriend all.

      Binays to all.

      Now na!

      ——

      There’s no such animal as “premature election campaigning” when it’s not yet election months.

      —–

      Befriend all.

      Binays to all.

      Now na!

      —–

      One may ask about the non-existent “premature election campaigning” from Acting CJ Antonio Carpio. What’s premature anyway when there are “no” candidates yet!

      —–

      Befriend all.

      Binays to all…

      • 353.1.1
        Victin luz says:

        @baycas………………..sorry sir if we are of different opinion but I will always admire you ” kaya lang ang pagtahimik kasi ni BINAY nitong impeachment trial ay hindi maganda para sa akin at karamihan sa ating PILIPINO ”

        Again sir Baycas sir Alan…….. Humihingi ako sa inyo nang PASENSYA uli, because I will not be with you this time. And if I will be a hindrance to your conviction then I can stop criticizing VP BINAY sir but my assessment on him STAYS.thanks po

        • 353.1.1.1
          sakura girl says:

          @Victin luz, I think what Baycas and Alan mean is “be nice” to all, with a touch of sarcasm.

          • 353.1.1.1.1
            baycas says:

            Sarcasm may be the right word…

            But I want “panlilibak”, “pangungutya”…

            “Pang-aasar!”

            —–

            To all,

            Please look deeper.

            Lumalaro si Binay sa gitna. Ulterior motive ang inaalagaan.

            • duquemarino says:

              @baycas

              Kaya nga, the more reason we have to find and open more cans of worms and help each other connect the dots.

            • Inna Egdio says:

              Nagkakampihan ang pare-parehong mga corrupt at mga magnanakaw sa Kaban ng Bayan na sina Binay, Corona, Arroyo, Estrada and Marcos. Now that Coronarroyo is no longer in power to save her from the consequences of her crimes against the Filipino people, Gloria Arroyo is now pinning all her hopes on the Binarroyo alliance. Patay ang Pilipinas kay Binay!

              Save the Philippines from this power-obsessed, corrupt-as-hell trapo – say “HELL, NO!” to Binay!

            • Tomas Gomez III says:

              “libak” is a waray-waray term……

            • vander anievas says:

              is that politics or positioning?
              tama lang na maging vigilant tayong lahat…
              let’s join together to discern all what is good for our country and disseminate important and urgent info to all…
              @victin luz,
              i’m with you too.
              don’t leave us here.
              our country needs you..

        • 353.1.1.2
          baycas says:

          UNA sa lahat, ayokong am-UNA si Binay…’pagka’t HULI siya sa akin.

          Hindi mo ako naintindihan, kaibigan. Marahil hindi rin ganap ang pagkakilala mo sa akin. Pasensiya na. Alaskador din ako kung minsan. Maaari month itanong ‘yan kay @chijap na minsan ko nang nakasagutan sa Ellenville.

          Baka nalimutan mo lang ang aking patutsada kay “Binarroyo” sa aking akdang “PAKUWENTO NAMAN DIYAN”.

          Ang komento sa itaas ay isa ring patutsada sa “premature election campaigning” na pinayagan ng Korte Suprema sa ponencia nino?

          Tadaah…

          Ponencia ng Acting Chief Justice ngayon.

          • 353.1.1.2.1
            Victin luz says:

            Nako pasensya na po uli sa inyong lahat, sorry PO Hindi ko PO kayo na gets agad. Akala ko ay nag iisa ako sa akin conviction. Sir Baycas Sir Allan @ Sakura nahingi PO ako nang paumanhin sa inyo.

            • sakura girl says:

              No problem. Mabuti rin napaliwanag ni Baycas kaagad, whom we highly respect. Marami sa atin frustrated at nanggigigil di ba, pero hindi tayo puedeng mag-give up. Kaya huwag kang mag-alala, sama-sama tayo sa paglaban. Yun nga lang, napakahaba pa ang daan kaya dapat tuloy tuloy tayong magsikap para sa Inang Bayan.

            • baycas says:

              @Victin luz,

              “Hindi ka nag-iisa.”

          • 353.1.1.2.2
            chijap says:

            uy special mention ako!

            baycas, tinadaan mo talaga ah.

        • 353.1.1.3
          Inna Egdio says:

          Nagkakampihan ang pare-parehong mga corrupt at mga magnanakaw sa Kaban ng Bayan na sina Binay, Corona, Arroyo, Estrada and Marcos. Now that Coronarroyo is no longer in power to save her from the consequences of her crimes against the Filipino people, Gloria Arroyo is now pinning all her hopes on the Binarroyo alliance. Patay ang Pilipinas kay Binay!

          Save the Philippines from this power-obsessed, corrupt-as-hell trapo – say “HELL, NO!” to Binay!

    • 353.2
      Victin luz says:

      @Alan ……..that’s not good for the Filipinos @Alan , those senators must be identified and as I said before the SILENT POSTURING of VP BINAY during the IMPEACHMENT TRIAL will be the SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO’s GAGE tha BINAY is not capable/trustful even to be a candidate for PRESIDENT on the year 2016.

      TAHIMIK. na TAHIMIK tapos biglang TUTUKLAW iyan. DELICADO iyan sir, sa akin at karamihan sa ating Pilipino ay ayaw naman talaga dyan kay BINAY . Nanalo sya last election dahil sa image nya noon na galling sa mahirap at nadamay sya sa sympathy votes ni ERAP…….. I think PINOY must AX him now as HUMAN SETTLEMENT SECRETARY . Magiging POGI POINTS ni BINAY pag inalis sya after this mid term election at POGI POINTS sa mga senatorial candidates ng UNA , Kung next year mopa aalisin.

      PINOY must sacrifice his uncle PEPING for the sake of TUWID NA DAAN na INUMPISAHAN Nya. At any rate wala naman naniniwala na wala silang HIDWAAN na dalawa.

      He has to talk one by one with BINAY, the fact the he formed a coalition party ahead of PINOY dapat siguro Alisin na sya sa SECRETARY POSITION NYA.

      • 353.2.1
        Alan says:

        certain parties are worried that if Corona is tried more accounts might be revealed and Corona might start singing names of those who deposited money in those accounts

        • 353.2.1.1
          Ancient Mariner says:

          That scenario would be the ideal ending to the Corona drama.

        • 353.2.1.2
          Victin luz says:

          Naku @sir Allan , helping the FILIPINOS in CONVICTING CORONA is ONE THING but SENATORS/POLITICIANS and THEIR RELATIVES WHO COMMITTED CRIME’S in the PAST is ANOTHER THING that should not be FORGOTTEN and to be prosecuted with DUE PROCESS.

        • 353.2.1.3
          vander anievas says:

          the more the cans must be opened.
          i believe corona will not just sing but he’ll do a declamation or an oratorical piece.
          at iyan ang maganda para sa bayan.
          binay can stay pa naman siguro sa cabinet. he is bright naman and a “doer”. he can iron-out and tidy a lot of mess pa rin.
          and coining JPE, “we are intelligent people naman(wow! kasama ba ako dun?), we know whom to vote coming 2016″
          the least we can do is stay in this blog, post comments or critique when necessary.
          let’s join hands altogether. we must commit to this perpetual crusade/advocacy…

      • 353.2.2
        baycas says:

        Agree.

        Ulupong na tumutuklaw…

        • 353.2.2.1
          Alan says:

          The next step is to ask people like Harvey Keh to publicize those bank documents — the ones that the Senate didn’t want to touch. Might be interesting stuff in there

      • 353.2.3
        Leona says:

        VP Binay is a lawyer…he wouldn’t or couldn’t have done any public posturing on the impeachment trial while it was “sub judice”…anything he would make to the Media would be surely quoted “out of context,” to his damage and political ambition. So, what did he do instead? KEEP MUM as a much safer course. He followed the saying “a wise man is one who keeps silent.” If he “was just a cabie driver,” o.k. lang whatever he would publicly comment. But he is the VICE PRESIDENT!

        For me, I can’t say anything yet about that “silence” of his. He’s not like any of us here, or out there revealing himsellf to his stand during that impeachment trial.

        The picture was that different then. After that conviction, it is up to him what if any has he to say. . . tapos na ang “sub judice” sensitivity of the case.

        • 353.2.3.1
          Sam says:

          sabi ng ombudsman, they will make use of the waiver signed by corona in their investigation. Lagot!

          • 353.2.3.1.1
            Alan says:

            the important thing about the bank statements is not the opening or closing balances but the MOVEMENT of cash in and out of the accounts. I heard that Corona did not give a waiver to monitor those movements, which would mean even to the end he was still playing games

        • 353.2.3.2
          baycas says:

          UNA o UNO…

          Basta alam ko kung ANO si Binay.

        • 353.2.3.3
          Inna Egdio says:

          Lintang-lupa Binay’s silence is deafening (in the same manner that his silence was deafening as well at the height of the AFP Plunder Scandal and during the impeachment of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez because Binay was, in fact, secretly lobbying for AFP Comptroller Carlos Garcia, which in turn would help Merceditas Gutierrez) because he himself is EXTREMELY CORRUPT AND A BIG FAT PLUNDERER just like his allies Corona, Arroyo, Estrada and Marcos.

          NEVER let corrupt-as-hell parasite Binay worm his way up to the presidency – say “HELL, NO!” to Binay!

          http://www.rappler.com/nation/4227-binay-lobbied-for-general-charged-with-plunder

      • 353.2.4
        anton says:

        I guess CPMers should start looking on the personal and political records of Binay who was the first person to come out of his desire to run for president. Let us check if Binay is physically, mentally, psychologically and morally qualified. There were rumors that he enriched himself while sitting as mayor of Makati. Did Binay just like Corona try to hide his properties thru his children? Let’s find out..

      • 353.2.5
        Deng says:

        Binay is an OUT AND OUT Trapo! I just don’t like this opportunistic animal.

    • 353.3
      rafael l. vidal says:

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – NO TO TRAPOS – NO TO BINAY AND BONGBONG.

      The daang matuwid will be daang baluktot when the trapos are in power.

      It’s has been said and it will be done.

    • 353.4
      Victin luz says:

      To tell the TRUTH and VOTE for the TRUTH and to be OPEN the TRUTH to the PUBLIC needs no MATERIALS/FINANCIALs/POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  49. 352
    Victin luz says:

    Atty Pagalangan ………karamihan po sa amin ay pumunta dito sa blog ni Mam RAISSA DAHIL po sa kagustuhan nang MAMAYANG PILIPINO na LUMABAS ang KATOTOHANAN sa PINAKAMAIKLING PARAAN na PAGLILITIS sana Kay CORONA.

    MATURITY……IRONY……..we don’t know about tha DEAN….Hindi namin alam kung papaano marinig ang SIMPLING PANANAW NAMIN TUNGKOL SA KITANG KITA NANG TAONG BAYAN NA KASALANAN NI CORONA kaya kami NAPADPAD at PUMUNTA sa BLOG na Ito ATTY. ” KONSENSYA ” din po ang nagtulak nang karamihan sa amin dito na IHAYAG ang nalalaman namin.

    TRUTH……TRUTH…..TRUTH……..sana ang gusto namin ay sumulat ka ng ARTICLE mo at tanungin ang mga kapwa mong ABOGADO/POLITICIANS kung papaano LITISIN nang mabilisbilis ang mga gumawa ng kasalanan sa ating BATAS at hindi lang sa IMPEACHMENT…..without sacrificing DUE PROCESS na sinasabi nyong mga LAWYERS.

    MATURITY……..IRONY……….hindi PO namin alam iyang sinasabi mo ATTY.

    • 352.1
      Victin luz says:

      FACEBOOK or BLOG users…………..the same Atty…. I admire you that you are with us , interpreting what was happening during the impeachment trial but we being a non-lawyer and not a journalist either to go straight to the point what do you mean by MATURITY……….IRONY…………in your article today at DAILY INQUIRER.

      IYONG MALINAW NA MAINTINDIHAN NI SEN. LAPID AT KAMI ATTY RAUL PAGALANGAN. TAGALUGIN MUNALANG KAYA ATTY.

  50. 351
    Den says:

    The Supreme Court of the Philippines will be the laughing stock of the world’s justice systems if it provides farewell honors to a midnight chief justice who had been discharged dishonorably by the people through their representatives.

    The Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines will be trampling on its own integrity and decency if it decides to give the discredited Renato C. Corona a tribute through a retirement ceremony and millions of pesos in retirement benefits. What it should be doing instead is exorcising the office of the Chief Justice, reclaiming the millions of pesos and dollars that may been pilferred from its coffers and purging itself of misfits and kleptos who now mourn the departure of their patron ang protector.

    Let the man account for his sins. Let this be the start of real justice in our country. There can be compassion without having to give up just retribution. For the sake of the poor who were denied justice, for the sake of the powerless who were oppressed by the mighty, for the sake of people who have lost trust in our justice system, let justice be served equally and without delay.

    The people expect no less and demand no less from our Supreme Court.

    • 351.1
      jts27 says:

      I agree 1000%! No retirement benefits, no send-off for Corona please. Just remember Delsa Flores, justices of the Supreme Court!

    • 351.2
      Alan says:

      i agree

    • 351.3
      sakura girl says:

      @Den, please repost this (if you haven’t yet) on the Inquirier/Phil Star news articles on the Senators beseeching the government to exercise compassion towards Corona.

      Even Enrile should just shut up, if he doesn’t want people to remember his past omissions. Jinggoy doesn’t have to run next year so he thinks he doesn’t have to watch what he is saying. As for Angara, I don’t think he can run again, as he will have served 2 consecutive terms already. (Someone please correct me if I am wrong). But if he wants his son (one of the spokespersons for the prosecution) to be successful in politics, he should allow him to do so in his own right. Yet that also calls upon the father to restrain himself from making pronouncements that may be prejudicial to the son. Certainly, the sins of the father are visited upon the son.

      • 351.3.1
        sakura girl says:

        It should have been “past sins and omissions”. If memory serves me right, it was largely talked about then that Angara’s law firm was one of those retained by the Marcoses, creating layer upon layer of offshore companies to hide their ill gotten wealth.

        Mabuti pa si Sen. Alan Cayetano, he said we are a government of laws and not of men.

      • 351.3.2
        vander anievas says:

        @sakura girl,
        gotcha!
        i am again revisiting my inner self on my retake of JPE
        coz he is again reminding me of his part n the dark era, tsk,tsk,tsk.
        to be empathetic and sympathetic is okay…
        forgiveness is after repentance and penance…
        correct, he can shut his mouth…and to keep his redeemed image…

    • 351.4
      Ella Tovara says:

      Seriously, Supreme Court? Di ba kayo nag-iisip. Convicted na nga siya ng mga senador-judges (20) at inimpeach ng mga congressman/woman more than 180 … na meron full support ang pangulo.

      ang mga taong ito ay itinalaga ng taong bayan at nakinig sila sa taong bayan sa paghusga kay Corona … pwede ba … makinig kayo sa taong bayan … Just let coronakot go without anything. He does not deserve anything. After all his yabang and animal na character .. just let him and those people co-terminous with him go without any funfare.

      Commission on Audit … please disallow any use of govenment fund for such occassion. Civil service commisson, please tell the staff of the Supreme Court to report on duty and do their jobs and not to attend parties para sa kumag na coronakot.

    • 351.5
      janine says:

      i agree also. kahit po aq nanggigil nung narinig q po ung news about that. Sobrang abuso na yan! dapat qng ano dinanas ni Mam Flores e yun din gawin sa kanya. Lagyan nman po sana nila ng pangil ung batas natin, dapat po pantay2x ang batas para sa lahat, walang mayaman, mahirap, palakasan, at position. for those politicians who support the farewell honor, SORRY, you will not have my vote! There are a lot of ways for showing compassion without being STUPID!
      Kaya malakas ang loob ng mga trapong yan e…

    • 351.6
      Deng says:

      Den,

      Renato’s case is very similar to a Dishonorable Discharge in the military. Loss of certain freedom and loss of benefits were just some of them. He is essentially a convicted felon without being jailed. Why the honors?

  51. Mel says:

    Coronas charged with tax evasion

    By Tetch Torres
    INQUIRER.net
    10:53 am | Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    MANILA, Philippines–The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday filed a tax evasion case worth P150.68 million at the Department of Justice against former Chief Justice Renato C. Corona.

    Aside from Corona, also included in the complaint are his daughter, Ma. Carla Beatriz C. Castillo, and son-in- law, Constantino T. Castillo III.

    Corona, a registered taxpayer of Revenue District Office No. 32 that covers Sampaloc, Sta Mesa and San Miguel, served as former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Chief of Staff, presidential spokesman and acting executive secretary before she appointed him as Associate Justice in the Supreme Court and as Chief Justice.
    As a public official from 2002 to 2010, Corona was required to submit under oath his statement of assets, liabilities and networth annually including that of his spouse and children under 18 years of age.
    In his SALNs, Corona’s net worth ranged between P7 million to P22 million in the nine-year period.

    But BIR Commissioner Kim Henares said Corona did not declare all his assets in his SALN.

    “Aside from the bank deposits, he also did not declare two real properties he acquired during his stint in government: a condominium unit at the Columns, along Ayala Avenue that he bought for P3.6 million in 2004 and a property in Fort Bonifacio that he bought for P9.16 million in 2005,” Henares added.

    After examining Corona’s bank records and compared it with his networth, Henares said they discovered a substantial disparity between the acquisition cost of the properties declared in his SALNs and the cost declared in the certificates authorizing registrations.

    Using the “expenditure method,” the BIR found that Corona’s deficiency income tax liability amounted to P120.5 million for the nine-year period.

    The method used was based on the theory that if a taxpayer’s expenditure in a given year exceeded his reported income, the excess spending would represent unreported income.

    Corona’s daughter, meanwhile, was charged for violating section 254 of the National Internal Revenue Code or attempting to evade or defeat taxes in 2010 and violating section 255 or failing to file an income tax return for the same year.
    Castillo is also facing the same violation for attempting to evade taxes in 2003 and 2009 and violating section 255 of the NIRC or failing to file an income tax return in 2003.
    Based on the complaint, Castillo registered with the BIR in 1998 but filed his income tax returns only from 2005 to 2009.
    Castillo declared a total income of only P1.933 million for the five-year period. His wife, on the other hand, only filed income tax returns for only 2008 and 2009 where she declared a total income of only P228,040.

    While the Castillo couple’s declared income amounted to less than P3 million, they were able to acquire three properties: a P10.5-million property in Project 3, Quezon City, a P15-million commercial property in Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City and an P18-million mansion in La Vista, Quezon City.

    The BIR said Castillo’s tax liability was P20.25 million while the deficiency income tax liability of Corona’s daughter amounted to P9.93 million.

    Originally posted at 09:41 am | Thursday, August 30, 2012

    • Mel says:

      ADDENDUM

      Remember Corona’s bank waiver? He revoked it

      BY AYEE MACARAIG
      Posted on 08/30/2012 10:19 AM
      Updated 08/30/2012 1:55 PM

      It turns out Corona soon revoked the waiver after he was removed from office on May 29, Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares told a press conference on Thursday, August 30, announcing tax evasion charges against Corona, his daughter and son in law.

      Henares said the BIR discovered this after it asked the Banco De Oro for bank records of Corona “approximately one or two months ago.”

      “Their legal wrote us and said the lawyer of Chief Justice Corona said that CJ Corona is revoking the waiver. So we were questioning that because the waiver was executed by the Chief Justice and therefore the only one who can revoke it is the Chief Justice. That is our argument with Banco De Oro. However, Banco De Oro brought us to court, asking the court whether they can legally give us the certification,” said Henares.

      Henares added, “Based on my last information, it seems the Chief Justice was asked to comment and he confirmed that he is revoking the waiver he executed.”

      The BIR chief said the issue with Banco De Oro is now a subject of a case at a Regional Trial Court in Makati.

      READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE AT www rappler com/nation/11443-henares-corona-revoked-waiver

    • Mel says:

      Tupas, Quimbo laud BIR for tax case vs Coronas

      By Karen Boncocan
      INQUIRER.net
      3:32 pm | Thursday, August 30th, 2012

      MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers on Thursday backed the P150.68 million worth tax evasion case lodged by the Bureau of Internal Revenue against ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona, his daughter Ma. Carla Beatriz Castillo and son-in-law Constantino Castillo III.

      Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr., who served as lead prosecutor during the impeachment trial against Corona, believes that it was only right that the government go after the former chief justice.

      “Cases against the former CJ should be pursued by the agencies of the government if there are prima facie cases against him based on their investigation and the evidence submitted by the prosecution during the impeachment trial.”

      Such cases “show the government’s commitment in pursuing the public accountability provisions of the Constitution,” he added.

      Marikina Representative Romero “Miro” Quimbo, a spokesman of the House prosecution team, shared Tupas’ views, noting the case was part of the political process.

      Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption Representative Sherwin Tugna, who was a member of the House prosecution team, said that he believes that the justice department “should rule according to the facts and evidence presented.”
      Like Tupas, Tugna felt that “sufficient pieces of evidence were shown during the impeachment trial that former CJ Corona earned income that he did not declare in the BIR.”

      ——–

      Palace: No settlement with Corona on tax evasion case

      By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News
      Posted at 08/30/2012 2:20 PM
      Updated as of 08/30/2012 5:07 PM

      MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is closing the possibility of entering into a settlement with former Chief Justice Renato Corona over the tax evasion case filed against him.

      The Palace said there is enough evidence against Corona to warrant the filing of charges.

      “Naging isyu na po noon iyan e, kung kailangan ba mag-amnesty. Ang posisyon po ng gobyerno is let’s file the tax evasion case to set examples talaga because this is the only administration that has consistently filed tax evasion cases against personalities, individuals who under-declare their income. So this is an ongoing policy po ng ating administrasyon,” presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said.

      “This is our commitment to plugging the leakages in the tax administration system. This is not something extraordinary. It just so happens that the personality involved is the former Chief Justice. Like we said, every other week, the BIR files a tax evasion case against personalities.”

  52. duquemarino says:

    @CPMers

    The cat (or cats) is (are) out of the bag! The JBC has shortlisted eight nominees for the Chief Justice.

    “PNoy to choose from 8 nominees as next Chief Justice; De Lima not on shortlist”
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/269501/news/nation/pnoy-to-choose-from-8-nominees-as-next-chief-justice-de-lima-not-on-shortlist

    Out of the 20 chief justice aspirants, the JBC voted to include acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Roberto Abad, Arturo Brion, Teresita De Castro, and Lourdes Sereno on the shortlist.

    Also included were Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza, Ateneo De Manila University Law Dean Cesar Villanueva, and former Executive Secretary Ronaldo Zamora.

    Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who is facing a disbarment case before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and is widely seen as the palace choice for the post, was not included on the shortlist.

    • duquemarino says:

      @CPMers

      “PNoy to choose from 8 nominees as next Chief Justice; De Lima not on shortlist”
      Rappler Updated 08/13/2012 2:22 PM

      Out of the 20 chief justice aspirants, the JBC voted to include acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Roberto Abad, Arturo Brion, Teresita De Castro, and Lourdes Sereno on the shortlist.

      Also included were Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza, Ateneo De Manila University Law Dean Cesar Villanueva, and former Executive Secretary Ronaldo Zamora.

  53. arbee says:

    Hi Raissa,

    I love reading the Supreme Court decisions even before the impeachment trial of ex-CJ Corona. This morning while scouring the SC’s decisions in April, I came upon this:

    G.R. No. 189434 & G.R. No. 189505. April 25, 2012

    Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. Vs. Republic of the Philippines, represented by the Presidential Commission on Good Government/Imelda Romualdez-Marcos Vs. Republic of the Philippines

    [the link:]
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2012/april2012/189434.htm
    This is a very informative piece and, well, it may partly or fully explain the younger Marcos’s vote to acquit the ex-CJ.

    All I can say is: hmmmmmmmm!

    • jjvillamor says:

      To excerpt or highlight that April 2012 decision certified by CORONA on APRIL 25, 2012:

      Promulgated:        
      April 25, 2012

      Thus, in determining whether the presumption of ill-gotten wealth should be applied, the relevant period is incumbency, or the period in which the public officer served in that position. The amount of the public officer’s salary and lawful income is compared against any property or amount acquired for that same period XXX (The Philippine government) was able to establish the prima facie presumption that the assets and properties acquired by the Marcoses “were manifestly and patently disproportionate to their aggregate salaries as public officials.”[
      XXX
      This means petitioners are unable to account for or explain more than two-thirds of the total net worth of the Marcos spouses from 1965 to 1984.
      Thus, for the final time, we soundly reiterate that the Republic was able to establish the prima facie presumption that the assets and properties acquired by the Marcoses were manifestly and patently disproportionate to their aggregate salaries as public officials. XXX Petitioners herein thus failed to overturn this presumption when they merely presented vague denials and pleaded “lack of sufficient knowledge” in their Answer.
      XXX
      With the myriad of properties and interconnected accounts used to hide these assets that are in danger of dissipation, it would be highly unreasonable to require the government to ascertain their exact locations and recover them simultaneously
      XXX
      the lawful income of the Marcoses is only USD 304,372.43 XXX The entirety of the lawful income of the Marcoses represents only 9% of the entire assets of Arelma, which petitioners remain unable to explain.
      In their Answer to the Petition for Forfeiture, petitioners employ the same tactic, consisting of general denials based on a purported lack of knowledge regarding the whereabouts of the Arelma assets.
      XXX
      In the case at bar, petitioners give the same stock answer to the effect that the Marcoses did not engage in any illegal activities, and that all their properties were lawfully acquired. They fail to state with particularity the ultimate facts surrounding the alleged lawfulness of the mode of acquiring the funds in Arelma (which totaled USD 3,369,975.00 back in 1983), considering that the entirety of their lawful income amounted only to USD 304,372.43, or only 9% of the entire Arelma fund.
      XXX
      Petitioners cannot escape the fact that there is manifest disparity between the amount of the Arelma funds and the lawful income of the Marcoses as shown in the ITRs filed by spouses Marcos.

      C E R T I F I C A T I O N
       
                Pursuant to Section 13, Article VIII of the Constitution and the Division Chairperson’s Attestation, I certify that the conclusions in the above Decision had been reached in consultation before the case was assigned to the writer of the opinion of the Court’s Division.
       
      RENATO C. CORONA
                                                             Chief Justice

    • jjvillamor says:

      Based on that recent SC decision certified by Corona, shouldn’t Corona explain the great disparity between his assets and lawful income? Based on the disparity and Coron’a failure to explain his wealth, shouldn’t they be presummed ill-gotton?

      What I am afraid of is that criminal cases will be dragged on and on into oblivion beyond the next President’s term

    • ron says:

      @arbee #397, Kindly elaborate why in your opinion this court decision party or fully explain the younger Marcos’s vote to acquit the ex-CJ. My simple take on his vote is that the coconut does fall away from the tree, that is why I like to know what you and other CPMers think.

      • jjvillamor says:

        The way I understand arbee #397, it is not the decision. If Cj is acquitted, petitioner Bong bong’s believe or hope that it would strengthen their own argument(in an appeal) using CJ’s impeachment argument or defense as basis.

  54. chijap says:

    abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/06/08/12/reconciliation-basas-no-gimmick-corona-wife-says

    Natawa ako dun sa comment ni Roy. Yung punishment daw wag isagad.

    Anak ng… so kung nagnakaw ka, sa ok na yung mapagalitan?

    Roy should be disbarred for his attics and wisdom of the law. Scriptwriter sya, di sya abogado. People like him are the reason why the profession is assumed evil and criminal and dishonest at the start.

    Clear yung constitution. Article 6, Section 3.7:

    “Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than removal from office and disqualification to hold any office under the Republic of the Philippines, but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to prosecution, trial, and punishment, according to law.”

  55. concerned citizen says:

    Just flabbergasted by this article:

    Bongbong Marcos: Won’t Bow, Be Bullied, or Be Bought!

    Much to President Noynoy Aquino and company’s chagrin, the unintended winner of the impeachment trial was not him but his nemesis Senator Bongbong Marcos. Bongbong was one of only three out of 23 senator judges who voted for acquittal in the Chief Justice Corona Impeachment Trial. In a culture where people like to bandwagon with the incumbents, to the detriment of the existence of any real opposition party, Bongbong Marcos earned the respect of many for not bowing to, being bullied, or being bought by the intense pressure of pork and perks reportedly applied by the President on the Senator Judges. Noynoy’s increasing megalomania may have given Bongbong the viability as a credible contender in the coming presidential elections that he otherwise may not have had.
    There were many Senator Judges who are being looked at as presidential timbers: namely, Jinggoy Estrada, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Bong Revilla and many others. Had those voted to acquit, then Bongbong would have been just one of many and not stood out. Moreover, the other two Senator Judges who acquitted Corona, Joker Arroyo and Miriam Santiago, are in the twilight years of their careers. Had they been in their prime, then they would have been contenders along with Bongbong. As fate would have it, Bongbong Marcos looked every bit the independent, principled, strong and competent leader people had been hankering for.
    Overnight he became the hero of the rule of law and checks and balances which is the battle cry of pro-Corona forces. He also became a figure of refuge for the many victims of the President’s political witch hunts and galvanized the fractured opposition party into a frenzy of excitement with the possibility of unity under this man. Undetected by a heavily biased media, Bongbong’s leap in popularity is indicative of the true sentiment of Filipinos about the verdict. It is commonly reported by local media that “the people” wanted to convict an unpopular Corona. Of course this is reported by media and survey firms owned by relatives and cronies of the President and party in power. The shoe is most definitely on the other foot as the son of the “hero,” is now reviled as a dictator, and the son of a “reviled dictator” now hailed as a hero.

    This entry was posted on June 4, 2012 at 4:36 am and is filed under Opinion, San Francisco, View from the Ivory Tower. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

    • andrew lim says:

      May we know the personalities behing this “View from the Ivory Tower” ?

      Any Marcos loyalists in San Francisco? Perhaps Boying Pimentel can shed light on this.

      • andrew lim says:

        Did a quick research on this, and I dont think it’s something to be too concerned about at the moment. My view is it’s a fringe lunatic group, in the same category as the gang at Get Real Phils.

        A group of self-loathers and self-bashers whose only commonality is sarcasm, cynicism and hatred. Perhaps trying to gain fame by espousing a radical view. No clear direction though, on where the group intends to go.

        It’s a good idea, though to keep tabs on them. Might need decisive action in the future.

        • concerned citizen says:

          The full text of the article by Teddy boy Locsin landed today on my FB:

          http://www.geemiz.com/politics/teditorial-teddy-locsin-jr.html

          • baycas says:

            Like I said…

            An impeachable offense depends on the composition of Congress (the like-minded members of each House) AND the exigencies of the time.

            It is alleged by the members of the HOR by way of initiating the impeachment process. An impeachable offense always exists in the Lower House.

            Final determination of it is done by the members of the Senate via the impeachment trial. An impeachable offense ceases to exist in the Upper House when its members vote an acquittal.

            —–

            ‘Yan ang nangyari kamakailan…

            20 ang nagsabing guilty si Corona sa Article 2.

            It does not matter if it was Culpable violation of the Constitution AND/OR Betrayal of public trust. What is clear is that impeachable offense booted Corona out of office.

            —–

            Sa hindi makapaniwalang hindi impeachable offense ang nagpatanggal kay Corona sa puwesto, suportahan niyo na lang sina Adaza at Paguia sa kanilang hiling sa Korte Suprema…

            Wala daw kasing jurisdiction ang Senado na dinggin ang impeachment complaint laban Kay Corona.

            Baka mapa-TRO n’yo pa ang pagkakaalis kay Corona bilang Punong Mahistrado.

            Dali kayo bago pa makapagligpit nang husto si Renato ng kaniyang mga gamit sa dating mesa niya.

            • Rochie says:

              basta ako, hindi ko na kailangan pang malinawan kung ano ang impeachable offense at ano ang hindi. sa lengguahe pa lang ni Corona sa tingin ko ni hindi siya dapat nakapasa sa bar. sabagay, noong panahon nila, basta kabisado mo ang batas at mga definition of legal terms, pasado ka na. unlike today, law students really do have to go through a lot of studies kasi hindi simpleng memory work ang law. aside from his language, yung ginawa nyang drama does not fit well with the office of the CJ. dapat nagpakita siya ng talino, sa salita at sa gawa, sa halip, nagpahuli pa siya sa mga statements niya. hindi ganyan ang dapat na maging CJ.

              • jorge bernas says:

                @ Rochie,

                Kahit nga yong pagbenta nila nang BGEI property ay maliwanag pa sa sikat nang araw na dinaya at ginamitan nang kapangyarihan at kahit si mayor atienza ay nagpapatotoo dito, ano ngayon masasabi nang mga kakampi ni thief justice nato corona.

                Maliwanag na binalasubas ni nato maging ang pamilya nito sa BGEI shares.

          • jjvillamor says:

            If we apply the quantum of proof required in a criminal law I am certain that TJ would have gotten away with it. although that should still raises issues on the impeachment or removal from office or from a position is indeed too harse a remedy for misdeclaration, or is it too harse only for Corona.

            Delsa who failed to declare her market stall was not allowed to self-correct her declaration. Neither did ex-Mayor Ong of Cebu and his 2 cousins when they mis-declared for 4 years that they do not have relatives in the government. But Corona also did not declare that his wife holds a position at Camp John Hay for 7 years?

            Shouldn’t the SC en-banc review these cases especially if Corona is to get his SC benefits?

            • Mafe says:

              adequate direct and circumstantial evidences were elicited, proof beyond reasonable doubt was established. but then, who has not an unprejudiced mind?

              Corona does not need his “benefits”, he has more than enough stashed in the banks to last him ten lifetimes. Asking the SC to award him his benefits is strategic. If he is awarded his work benefits, he will say later on that the SC believes he was wrongfully convicted such that they had to give him what he deserves. Knowing his penchant for lip service and propaganda and (un)creative rhetoric, he will do just that.

              • jjvillamor says:

                I agree that for me, there is a layman’s proof beyond reasonable doubt. However, the legal system works in mysterious ways and their proof beyond reasonable doubt lies in hard evidences which usually means written and authenticated evidences. In reality, truth often gave way to legal technicalities. Some of these as raised by the defense will be upheld by a regular court of law.

                For example, the testimony of CMC and the unsigned AMLC documents may have been declared inadmissible in a regular court. Corona would then not be prompted to testify and incriminate himself.

                That is just an opinion based on my personal observations of cases dismissed due to technicalities.

                In my personal case, which involved a retired police (a reporter of a broadsheet tried to influence or muscle his way around), our case was dismissed because our lawyer filed for a case for malicious mischief and not destruction of property. So after 2 long years (where cases before the fiscal usually takes only 6 months) the fiscal simply ruled that it is unlikely that there was no “malicious mischief”.

                We instructed the policemen to be careful, before and after he dropped a certain part of the item, but instead of exerting due care he proceeded to pull off a certain part damaging the item. This is the basis of our lawyer’s malicious mischief.

                The technicality here is that an item was still damaged. So in that respect we lost although sa fiscal pa lang ito.

              • jjvillamor says:

                Some correction: I think the fiscal’s decision said (1) it was unlikely that there is malicious mischief, (2) we failed to prove or establish malicious mischief, or (3) both

        • Mr. Anonymous says:

          Yes. Might need to prepare another set of anonymous documents against them too.

    • Alan says:

      Paid for propaganda spadework. Unfortunately (or fortunately for the Philippines) the intended beneficiary of the propaganda is turning out to be a mediocre, lazy and politically tone deaf brat. I really do think all the political acumen passed to Imee not to her good for nothing brother

    • alpome says:

      Sino ba itong tinamaan-ng-lintik na nagsulat nitong “hogwash” na ito? Dinaig mo pa si Joseph Goebbels ah! Magkano ba ang binayad sa iyo, ha?

    • jjvillamor says:

      “Bongbong Marcos earned the respect of many for not bowing to, being bullied, or being bought by the intense pressure of pork and perks reportedly applied by the President on the Senator Judges.”

      I hope that this is true. In a country where politicians unashamedly switch parties before elections, and form alliances with pre-election opponents for political conveniences rather than ideology, politicians fight only for what they think is to their best political and financial interest.

      There is no certainty in politics and it is always clouded by personal agenda. An opposition today does not necessarily mean someone fighting for his principles. Being an opposition can get you votes too and is a good way to get some public sympathy and support.

      For example, Corona: I do not regret making a stand
      http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/03/12/corona-i-do-not-regret-making-stand

      As if he really stood and fought for something other than his own interest.

      No wonder some Filipinos do not know who to vote anymore and just vote for familiar names and faces. Tutal parepareho lang naman sila so yung idol na lang nila ang magpapakayaman.

    • Lumad says:

      may isang kwento na galing sa isa sa kanyang PR team.

      Minsan na “daw” pinasara ni bongbong ang isang airport sa Ilocos sa pamamagitan ng paglalagay ng blockage sa runway nito. ginawa “daw” ito ni bong bong dahil parating ang isang foreign businessman na kaaway nya.

      di ko lang alam kung totoo ito o hindi. Kung meron pang mga kwento na kagaya nito e dugtungan na lang ninyo. sa bandang huli malalaman ninyo kung totoo nga ito o hindi.

      gaya na lang ng isang kwento kung papano nila gamitin ang mga foundations para sa kapakanan daw ng mga bilanggo. sa pamamagitan ng foundations na ito nairerelease ang malalaking assets nila marcos. di ko rin lang alam kung totoo man ito o hindi pakicheck na lang ninyo ang mga paper trails dun sa muntinlupa.

    • vander anievas says:

      @concerned citizen,
      whoever wrote such a crap is dreaming.
      what an insinuation!…no to another marcos!
      what the father did to our country is irreparable.
      bongbong “Won’t Bow, Be Bullied, or Be Bought”, my ass.
      he’s just as moronic as brenda and jokah…all in the twilight.
      ibig diyang sabihin, mas tama pa ang boto ng 3 vis-a-vis sa 20?? wtf…
      “indicative of the true sentiment of Filipinos”…maybe yes, for the people who are unaware of what his father did to our nation?
      oh gosh! no wonder RP will become RIP…
      this thought if really shared by many a people is alarming…
      WE must do something, CPMers, this is one of a challenge…

      • angie says:

        i suggest to ignore that article. it is not a broadsheet article and not from a famous blog as Raissa’s.

        • jjvillamor says:

          ANG LAKAS…

          Corona to devote time to judicial independence advocacy
          http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/-depth/06/08/12/corona-devote-time-judicial-independence-advocacy

          Dapat

          Corona to devote time to independent corruption advocacy – don’t touch my loot.

          • jjvillamor says:

            Corona goes on to say:

            “This, in fact, is just the beginning… The verdict is for me to step down from office. It is not for me to give up the fight for the Rule of Law, Judicial Independence, and transparency in government service… My path may have veered away significantly from where it once was, but the destination is still the same, even clearer now than it was before,”

            Puro rhetorics talaga at ayaw pa tumigil. So continuous pa ang judgement ng mamamayan.

            Ano kaya Rule of Law ang sinasabi niya? Delsa’s Law or Renato’s Law?

            Transparency like hiding assets under a self serving (mis)interpretation of “absolute confidentiality”

            Ano kaya ang “destination is still the same”? $ accounts, com-mingled funds, condos, etc?

            • jorge bernas says:

              HAYAAN NALANG NINYO SI NATO CORONA DAHIL WALA NANG NANINIWALA DIYAN NGAYON LALO NA ATY HINDI NA SIYA ABOGADO AT ANG PERA NITO AY UNTI UNTI NANG IILITIN NANG GOBYERNO….

              DAHIL ITO AY ILL GOTTEN WEALTH…. GALING SA NAKAW/SUHOL…

    • aquamanila7 says:

      You should change your “name” to “unconcerned” citizen!

    • ellatovara says:

      Looking at the presidential timbers that you suggested … May I suggest Lacson. Maybe we need a president like him. Look at all the criticisms that Pnoy is getting while exactly doing his “daang matuwid” campaign. Maybe we will try Lacson …. I think he is tough enough to deal with all kinds of groups. Just a thought.

  56. jjvillamor says:

    AYAN NA. POLITICIAN REARING ITS UGLY HEAD

    Enrile hits JBC on bank waiver requirement
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/206635/enrile-hits-jbc-on-bank-waivers-requirement

    “It’s like telling the nominee we do not trust him so he needs to waive his right [to the secrecy of his bank accounts],” he explained.

    XXX

    Enrile said he would not agree to such a condition if he were the nominee.

    “I will be serving the country and immediately you suspect my motives,” he said.

    If we make it a policy to trust all would be government “servants”, then we might as well s scrap the anti-corrupt practices and other anti-corruption acts. I can only agree with JPE insofar as the contents of the waiver goes – to allow the Ombusdman to investigate my accounts IF AND WHEN a case has been filed against me, that there is actually PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF WRONG DOING, and after DUE PROCESS.

    And “serving the country” my A$$. Politics is a big business and gleaned from the impeachment trial, so is the Supreme Court.

    ********************************************************************************************
    NOTE: This is my second post under the wrong comment in as may days. Can posts here be edited or deleted?

  57. jjvillamor says:

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/206041/aquino-warned-on-choosing-close-ally-as-chief-justice
    HEADL;INE: Next Chief Justice must not be Corona foe—Santiago

    XXX “it’s about time” a female Chief Justice presided over the high court, she noted that De Lima and Henares faced the disadvantage of having testified against Corona in his impeachment trial.

    “There will be that moral question mark, that they witnessed against the Chief Justice. People might say, ‘Probably you testified against him because you’re interested in his position,’” Santiago said on radio station dzBB.

    “Leila is a member of the Aquino Cabinet. So there would be a perception that she is very close to the President. We can say the same thing about Kim,” Santiago said.

    The senator pointed out that the country was not wanting in competent females for the job. “Right now, I can think of Ameurfina Herencio-Herrera as a possible Chief Justice. She’s good! Trouble is, she is not close to the administration, she’s not into politics,” she said.

    ONE INTERPRETATION:
    Yoohoo PNOY. I am here. I am available. I am not anti-Corona like Henares, De Lima or Antionio Cario. I am into politics. I am not 90 years old like Herrera. I can make more money here than the ICC because they are so strict there the Hague.

  58. Kajames says:

    Shock ako! can anybody please confirm if it is true that brenda got 75% only sa bar exam?

    • Kajames says:

      my apologies to Sen Santiago. Her bar exam result is not 75% naman as alleged in one newspaper it is actually 78%.

      • Julito P Sio says:

        3% above passing mark

        • raissa says:

          Could you cite source, pls?

            • Joseph Benigno says:

              Wow! 78% lang pala ang nakuha ni Sen. Santiago sa bar exam. Tingnan mo lang talaga ang taong mayabang. She seems to have belittled others of not knowing what they are doing during the impeachment proceedings. Ngayon, nabuko na siya. 78% lang pala ang kanyang ipinagmamalaki. Ano kaya kung nakakuha siya ng 85%, siguro di mo na makita sa taas ng kanyang upuan.

              • Kajames says:

                sa dami nating mga brilliant lawyers na summa cum laude, cum laude, bar topnotchers bakit ipapadala sa international court iyong pasang awa sa bar? We should send the cream of the crop not the damaged crop. Hindi si PNOY mapapahiya kundi si Pinoy. Baka maapektuhan pa kaming mga kaawa-awang OFW. It is time to pull the plug.

      • raissa says:

        Pls. cite source.

        • ArielD says:

          Yes… anyone? This grade has assumed the status of an urban legend, “everyone knows” it but I’ve never seen a definitive source cited.

          It’s a government exam so the results can’t be a secret…

          • jjvillamor says:

            Well, we never hear MDS’ denial or comment so while not a proof of the accuracy of the.78 grade it does lend much credence

            • marithe says:

              oo miriam didn’t really do well but there was somethng worse she allegedly claimed to have finished his phd in harvard

              • marithe says:

                her phd but she was exposed by de quiros so she had to change her cv to studied “summer class” in Harvard

              • jjvillamor says:

                Innocent mistake. O iyan ang interpretation niya sa pagattend sa Harvard class na iyan?

                Pero layo ng PhD sa summer class. Malamang hindi pa nga class iyan but something like a short program where everyone who attended passes.

                I read somewhere that she claimed to have won 2 beauty contest pero hindi naman daw?????? can;t remember the deails though

        • angie says:

          http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/bar/bar%20topnotchers/1969-1972.php

          one thing is clear, wala si MDS a sa top 10.

      • Victin luz says:

        Pasang awa pala he he he Baka nagkamali Lang nang addition sa LEGAL ETHICS Nya at nadagdagan ng passing points he he o Baka NASA LUCID INTERVAL SYA NANG NAG TAKE NG BAR he he.

    • jjvillamor says:

      WOW. That would be a bombshell.

      Are those records kept at the SC library?

      • jjvillamor says:

        http://opinion.inquirer.net/24313/contempt

        There’s The Rub
        Contempt
        By: Conrado de Quiros
        Philippine Daily Inquirer

        xxx
        Santiago’s antics during the Erap trial would already have shown how the provocation tends to lie completely with her. It’s a good reminder that her pretensions to brilliance, which is where she gets off thinking she has a right to lecture others on the finer points of law or ethics, are just that: pretensions. It’s neither borne by her legal nor political life. Getting a grade of 76 in the bar exams is not a masterful legal achievement, and I don’t know why the lawyers she waylays in the impeachment court do not demur by saying, “I’m sorry, Madame, but having gotten 77 in the bar exams, I do not see myself as needing your hectoring to pass this test.” xxx

        Indeed, the way Santiago harangued Banal, if not Aguirre, would already have shown the stuff she’s made of: “You and I and all UP law graduates virtually pursue the same career path after graduation—we try and get the highest salary we can get.” I wonder what the other UP graduates, of law or not, would have to say to that. But that she did, that she keeps doing, turning to the highest bidder faster than the speed of her mouth. It’s the story of her life. Her post in an international juridical body, which has made her even more insufferable than she already is, is not a measure of her ability to show a mastery of the law, it is a measure of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s capacity to reward slavish behavior.

    • jjvillamor says:

      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6epY4heD88A/T1YGoi-tTpI/AAAAAAAAAyA/-U1TcQZs0yI/s1600/santiagovsaguirre.jpg

      6th paragraph http://www.uprotc.org/1969/directory/corps-sponsors/miriam-defensor-santiago.html
      Miriam took the 1969 Bar Exams and received a 78% average grade, to her great dismay.

      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
      78 % grado ni miriam sa bar exams ibinuking..

      NAIS ng dalawa sa apat na mga kongresistang binatikos ni Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago na personal na saksihan ang pagbaril sa sarili sa loob ng session hall ng Senado habang ibinuking rin ang mababang marka na nakuha nito sa 1969 Bar examinations kasabay naman ng babala ng isang kongresista na pinsang-buo ng senadora sa napipintong panibagong bombang papasabugin nito.

      Sa magkakahiwalay na panayam, sinabi nina Akbayan Rep. Loretta Rosales at Iloilo Rep. Rolex Suplico na wala silang aaksayahing panahon dahil sabik na rin silang makita ang pagbaril nito sa sarili.

      “Sasaksihan ko talaga iyan,” ani Rosales, kinutya ni Santiago nang tanungin kung nakapasa ito ng English 101 sa University of the Philippines (UP), na sinundan naman ni Suplico, dating estudyante ni Santiago na binanatan nitong may mababang marka sa Private International Law sa UP College of Law, ng: “Sabihin lamang niya kung anong oras at darating
      Gusto siyang makitang magbaril sa sarili?
      ako.”

      Hindi nakuntento si Suplico nang ibuking na mas mataas ang nakuha niyang marka kay Santiago dahil naitala niya ang 79 marka sa Bar examinations habang 78 lamang ang kanyang propesora sa 1969 Bar Examinations kung saan naging topnotcher si San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora habang nasa ika-apat na posisyon naman si Senate President Franklin Drilon.

      Bukod dito, sinabi ni Suplico na seatmate ni Santiago sa UP College of Law ang kontrobersiyal na si Atty.
      Ely “Spike Boy” Pamatong at hindi naman nakapasa sa parehong panahon ng pagsusulit sa abogasya ang asawa nitong si Presidential Assistant on Revenue Enhancement Narciso Santiago.

      Ryan Ponce Pacpaco
      Taliba

      Wednesday, October 05, 2005
      6:58:33 PM

      http://www.pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230869
      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      Hehe. Kaya pala may proposal si MDS na I_ABOLISH ang BAR EXAM (http://gervacio.wordpress.com/2008/04/01/amazing-feat-philippine-bar-exams-trivia/)

      • jjvillamor says:

        Dito din sa http://www.uprotc.org/1969/directory/corps-sponsors/miriam-defensor-santiago.html, takot siya makipagdebate kay Mareng Winnie at kay late Sen Roco?

        xxx in the 2001 Senatorial race, she refused to debate with economics professor and broadcaster Solita Monsod, another feisty and knowledgeable debater. Also, during the 2000 Estrada Impeachment Trial, she refused to debate with then Senator Raul Roco after a heated argument with a lawyer-witness.

        xxx. Her classmates Zamora and Drilon were first and third respectively, getting high grades, eventually landing in top law firms. In stark contrast, Santiago ended up teaching Political Science to undergraduates at Trinity College of Quezon City.

      • pelang says:

        nakakahiya! ito ba ang ipinagmamalaki natin na International judge? He-he-he! ang daming magagaling na lawyer sa pinas, ito pang 78% lang ang grade ang ipadadala doon. okey sana, kung hindi mayabang na ang lahat ay gago kuno, siya lang ang hindi. dapat magsama sila ni corona, mahilig mag dagdag ng mga achievements.

    • jjvillamor says:

      ALAM PALA NILA DRILON AT ZAMORA

      Feb 28, 2012 by June at Philippine Laws

      F. In 1969 Bar exams, Miriam Defensor Santiago passed with a 78% bar rating. Her classmates include the former Senate President Franklin Drilon and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora. Ronaldo B. Zamora became the 1st placer, while Franklin M. Drilon became the 3rd placer on that year. Nevertheless, it is Santiago who became the most popular and admired lawyer among the three.

      G. In 1953, Juan Ponce Enrile (future Defense Minister and Senate President) of the University of the Philippines College of Law, earned 100% in Mercantile Law and placed 11th in the bar exams of that year.

      H. Corona passed the bar examination in 1974 and ranked 25th place with 84.6% grade.

      Source: http://businesstips.ph/november-2011-philippine-bar-exam-results-2012/

      At http://fil.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Miriam_Defensor-Santiago

      Noong 1969, nagtapos siya ng Bachelor of Laws na may karangalang cum laude sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas sa Diliman. Naging kamag-aral niya sina dating Senador Franklin Drilon, San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora, at Eli Pamatong. Kumuha si Miriam ng Bar Exam noong 1969 at nakakuha ng 78% average grade, na nagdulot sa kanya ng kalungkutan. Ang kanyang mga kaklase na sina Zamora at Drilon ay nasa una at ikatlong puwesto.

  59. baycas says:

    Nadale ni Enrile si Cuevas nang ipinalutang niya ang AUSTINIAN Theory of Law na inaral ng lahat ng abogado.

    Ang batas ay may TATLONG KATANGIAN:

    1. It is a type of command.
    2. It is laid down by a political sovereign.
    3. It is enforceable by sanction.

    Ang batas ay utos. Ito’y ibinalangkas ng kapangyarihan ng soberenya. Ipinatutupad ang batas sa lahat ng nasasakupan at ang paglabag nito ay may kaparusahan.

    Sundin ang batas kungdi may parusa. ‘Yan ang takot natin sa pagsuway.

    Dalawang batas: FCD Law at SALN Law

    Ang FCD Law ang ipinairal ni Corona upang itago ang yaman gayong puwede naman niyang ilantad ito nang walang parusa.

    Walang takot niyang ginawa ito.

    Sa pagtago niya ng kaniyang yaman, sinuway naman niya ang SALN Law.

    Walang takot rin niyang ginawa ito.

    Nakapagtataka ito sa isang masunuring mamamayan.

    Kaduda-duda ito sa isang abogado.

    Hindi natin maubos-isipin na nagawa ito ng isang Punong Mahistrado.

    Ano kaya ngayon ang ituturo niya sa mga estudyante kapag nag-ikot na siya sa mga paaralan?

    Maging matapang sa pagsuway sa batas kaya?

    • raissa says:

      Wow, Baycas,

      Salamat sa pagturo mo.

      Online teaching ito, a.

    • Jun2 says:

      @Baycas

      Sana matuloy ang campus tour niya para makita natin kung anong magiging reception sa kanya ng mga estudyante. Sana pwede ring magtanong ang mga estudyante, esp. regarding SALN law and FCD Act, kaya lang baka mag-hypogly na naman siya. I suggest kunin nilang sponsor ang coca-cola para in case mag-hypogly siya meron agad softdrinks na available. Lastly, sana kasama ang UP, La Salle, at Ateneo sa campus tour niya, bka kasi sa UST lang niya balak mag-lecture.

      • Jun2 says:

        By the way, I meant no disrespect to UST grads and students. It’s just that Corona obtained his doctorate degree in UST and he would probably have a warmer reception from the UST faculty compared to other schools. I’m not sure if he would receive a warm reception from Ateneo, since he is also an Ateneo alumnus.

    • Davvun says:

      Kapag kinuha si Mr. Corona para maglecture sa ” Transparency ” sa pagpapatupad at pagsunod sa batas…eh mainam pang kunin si Mr. Ampatuan na maglecture tungkol sa Criminal Justice.

    • Dimasalang says:

      ang mga subjects na bagay ituro ni Atty. Corona ay ang mga sumusunod;

      a) Legal and Judicial Ethics
      b) Banking Laws
      c) Statutory Construction
      d) Rules of Evidence
      e) Taxation Law

      goodluck sa mga magigi nyang students, lalo na sa bar exams.

  60. Rene-Ipil says:

    It appears that up to now many still believe that the decision of the defense to put Ombudsman Morales at the witness stand remains a mystery.

    In his article “And Now the End is Not Near”, Conrado Banal wrote on June 4, 2012 at PDI.

    “Still, the big and still unsolved mystery was the move of the defense to call Morales to the witness stand. Word now goes around that it was the call of Corona himself against the advice of the defense team. It seemed that, at the latter part of the trial, some documents on his alleged dollar accounts started to circulate. They were supposedly manufactured documents—as in “fake.” And it is still hard to say up to now which camp floated those fake documents, whether the defense or the prosecution.

    “It was possible, nonetheless, somebody in the Corona camp thought that Morales actually possessed those fake documents. There should be a way to show the trickery of the prosecution in the trial—dramatically. Why not expose the sham through the testimony of the Ombudsman! What impact on the senators!

    “According to JPE, the exact opposite happened, and the testimony of Morales weighed heavily in the decision of the senators, particularly the 17-page report from the Anti-Money Laundering Council, or the AMLC.”

    In my post @427.1 “More questions about . . . . his  SALNs”, I said:

    “The information in the documents personally handed by ALMC Executive Director Vicente Aquino to OMB. Morales was given in a “need to know basis”. The panel of investigators cannot access it from ALMC. It is only for the eyes of OMB. Morales who has the option to dispose of such info.  In this case it was OMB. Morales who informed her subordinates about the ALMC info.”

    In my post @299 on “More questions about . . . his SALNs”, I said:

    “Conrad de Quiros wrote in his article in PDI:  

    “You truly have to wonder what madness persuaded the defense lawyers to shoot themselves in the head by subpoenaing Morales.”

    A sage said:  “knowledge is power and many people were destroyed for lack of knowledge”.

    Ignorance plus hubris set the destruction of Corona by Ombudsman Morales (CCM). The defense did not know that CCM already possessed a “strictly confidential” document from AMLC detailing Corona’s bank transactions in peso and dollar.  To ensure its confidentiality, the AMLC document was hand carried  by Executive Director Vicente Aquino and handed over to CCM. 

    So, what Corona learned from their contacts at ALMC was about the response of the ALMC to the request for assistance from the Ombudsman.   According to the report (May 10, 2012) of a special panel of investigators created by the ombudsman, ALMC sent a reply-letter dated March 7, 2012 to the ombudsman asking for more information and supporting documents showing unlawful activities of Corona to warrant an application for inquiry before the court.

    It appears that CCM kept her cards close to her chest.  She made sure that her report to congress was delivered after receiving the subpoena from the senate.  The first delivery was made on Friday afternoon of May 11 at speaker Belmonte’s residence, which report was likewise kept secret by Belmonte from everyone except Cong. Gonzales, his majority floor leader and trusted ally, until CCM testified in the senate.  The second set of report was delivered to the senate on Tuesday, the last day of her testimony.”

    • alpome says:

      1) “Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.” – Anonymous
      2) “For those whom God to ruin has design’d, He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.” – John Dryden

    • Joseph Benigno says:

      If the testimony of the Ombudsman put Corona inside his coffin, and, Ex CJ Corona was the one who ordered his lawyers to include the Ombudsman as a witness of the defense, this adds to the excruciating agony of not only being removed from office but the humiliation on the part of the ex-CJ and his family. His millions in the bank (if the deposits are still there) are not enough to ease or relieve the torture he suffers from the day and night shouts of a guilty mind. I hope that the impeachment of the exCJ will open the gate for more cleansing moves by the people in removing some (if possible all) graft and corruption tainted elected and non elected government officials. This is the only way in making the Philippines great in all areas and to be comparable to our neighboring nations.

    • maddog says:

      feeling powerful can distort one’s sense of reality. and up to that point all evidence introduced by the defense were, at best, very weak and were full of questionable practices (breaking all sorts of law). they probably thought that they were going to lose if they don’t take the main problem of hidden accounts head on. they did and the rest is history. but it’s not over yet since there is no real punishment yet.

    • chijap says:

      Dennis Manalo said in this interview, it was CJ who made the call:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL3yUJnodgw

      I think the theories said above could be true ranging from forcing the issue open to them thinking Ombudswoman has nothing definite or factual, thereby them winning this impeachment case and the possible criminal case.

      Yun nga yung kapalpakan nila.

      One thing is for certain, walang kapit or connection si Corona sa Ombudsman since he and his team wasn’t sure of what that office has on him.

      So that’s a good sign.

  61. Sam says:

    Mr. corona is again in the public, He said that he will continue to fight for Judicial Independence..

    Is there no Judicial Independence? Maybe he means the check and balance system of the government. Eh Mr. Corona, I’m not a lawyer … pero check and balance is one of the factor for a good governance.

    Kala ko naka move on ka na and you have accepted the verdict?

    • jjvillamor says:

      What he really means is CORRUPTION INDEPENDENCE.

      Judicial independence is just his battlecry and attempt to rally his supporters and anti-Aquino forces behind him. That was during the impeachment trial. Now, the same battlecry is used maybe simply trying to save face or a prelude to what his trial or that of GMA or a conviction will be portrayed as – lack of judicial independence because of an Aquino appointed CJ and pressure or influence on SC judges. Heralding himself as the man who stood up to Aquino. At the same time insisting his “independence” is the reason for the fate that has befallen him.

      I think this guy is on a warpath and should indeed be convicted for his unexplained, hence ill-gotten, wealth.

      • AngLagay says:

        @jjvillamor & Sam

        I wholeheartedly agreed to your comment guys. I strongly want to see this demoted to “renato,” wearing a uniform of Muntinglupa condo. Sana, together with gloria and mike “tabachoy” in one block for LIFE. Magiging magandang sample ito sa mga susunod nating henerasion. Para mabawasan naman ang mga kurakot kay Juan dela Cruz. Mabuhay Pilipinas……!

    • jjvillamor says:

      Is this the article you refer to? http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/03/12/corona-i-do-not-regret-making-stand

      CORONA: I DO NOT REGRET MAKING A STAND

      haha. He is indeed portraying himself as someone who stood up for Judicial Independence and got impeached instead. Trying to make people forget about his 4 posh condo units, P80million bank accounts and$2.4million deposits, favoring of GMA, among other things

      He even thanked the Doctors for playing into his hands on his “heart attack” trick.

      Hindi convincing yung Hypoglycmia-induced walkout niya kaya shortness of breath daw eh syempre gusto maging safe yung mga Doctors kaya pina-ICU siya na negative naman sa heart complications. And what the doctors are really saying is that possible lang mauwi sa heart attack eh kahit hindi naman sabihin, considering yung pressure sa kanya na magtestify, ay possible talaga. As in possible na mastroke si MDS sa senate floor during any of her outbursts.

      Parang sabi nga ni Farina on why the prosecution did not cross examine TJ, eh paano mo nga naman ikocross yung taong galing straight from the hospital in a wheel chair at may 2 hear bypass? Syempre you give him the benefit of the doubt.

      Pero the Doctors are also overly cautious or maybe just do not want to take the risk. And syempre pera iyan from professional fee, to lab tests, to rooms, etc. Plus free publicity.

      • Kajames says:

        @jjvillamor: may I sir? Just a message to Ranato?
        Renato, correction: you went to the senate standing and came out in a wheelchair…ha ha

    • jjvillamor says:

      He could mean check and balance, or savings and deposits :D

      Oh yes, he has accepted the verdict without any ill-feelings at all. He is just fighting for judicial independence SO WE CAN ALL HAVE JUSTICE like Delsa and the Basas.

    • Victin luz says:

      What Corona wants for the SC is a judicial independence in all aspects without considering if our Laws are being violated. Like SC wrong interpretation in the submission/posting of their SALN. SC Fiscal Autonomy and considered juggling of Funds Lawful to SC. NON TRANSPARENCY OF SC SALN and many others, in violation of RPC and Spe. Laws. NEPOTISM are also rampant at SC.

  62. jjvillamor says:

    I believed I posted this(although from another source) about an hour ago pero parang nawawala, anyway, I don;t want to be perceived as hitting someone who is down pero may public interest din naman.

    CORONA’S NEST STOP: CAMPUS LECTURE CIRCUIT
    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/205573/coronas-next-stop-campus-lecture-circuit

    Sabi ni Atty Roy III, he was “sure” the top universities would find Corona lectures “interesting.”

    Parang sinasabi nila forgive and forget na lang (the $2.5M, P80M, 4 posh condos, etc). What the hell is he going to lecture? Maybe the PCCr will find lectures on how to detect hidden wealth “interesting”

    CORONA MULLING TEACHING JOBS http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/361072/corona-mulling-teaching-job

    The article starts with “Teaching law loomed as a big option for Renato C. Corona following his ouster as Chief Justice in an impeachment trial last week.”

    Will he be teaching his interpretation of the FCDA which no Senators agreed with? And putting it mildly is a “misinterpretation” but according to some is a “palusot”?

    I really think that Corona should stop trying to save his face and do ammends first.

    • jjvillamor says:

      make amends pala

    • jjvillamor says:

      The fifth to the last paragraph reads:

      Right now, Corona was more concerned about reports that the Supreme Court has been considering of giving him his pension and retirement benefits, the lawyer said.

      Did Delsa got her pension and retirement benefits?

      • Kajames says:

        nada!

        • jjvillamor says:

          Ang kapal talaga.

        • jjvillamor says:

          AYAN NA. POLITICIAN REARING ITS UGLY HEAD

          Enrile hits JBC on bank waiver requirement
          http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/206635/enrile-hits-jbc-on-bank-waivers-requirement

          “It’s like telling the nominee we do not trust him so he needs to waive his right [to the secrecy of his bank accounts],” he explained.

          XXX

          Enrile said he would not agree to such a condition if he were the nominee.

          “I will be serving the country and immediately you suspect my motives,” he said.

          If we make it a policy to trust all would be government “servants”, then we might as well s scrap the anti-corrupt practices and other anti-corruption acts. I can only agree with JPE insofar as the contents of the waiver goes – to allow the Ombusdman to investigate my accounts IF AND WHEN a case has been filed against me, that there is actually PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF WRONG DOING, and after DUE PROCESS.

          And “serving the country” my A$$. Politics is a big business and gleaned from the impeachment trial, so is the Supreme Court.

      • Sam says:

        hindi naman siya nag retire eh. If corona will be my lecturer, i’ll drop the subject

    • Kajames says:

      Let me guess. Corona will be lecturing on how to interpret the law according to self interest and how to cheat the BIR.

    • Sam says:

      wala bang “clients” itong si Judd Roy? why don’t he go back to his work?

      • jjvillamor says:

        Iyan ang tanong. PRO BONO pa rin kaya or may bayad ang mga ito from the very start? From funds drawn from certain bank accounts

        • Mafe says:

          hindi pro bono kundi puro bonus :)

          • rey mazon says:

            ..from what i’ve heard..each of his leading lawyers were promised 5M each…depending on how good and or/ successful they MISLED the court…

            i read many said..’nakakaawa naman’…HAAAAA????..meron syang more than 2.4M $ and more than 80M pesos..
            .nakakaawa raw…hoyyyy!!! pwede ba tigilan nyo na yang ka plastikan niyo ha???..nakakaawa….MAAWA KAYO SA SARILI NIYO..!!!..dahil wala kayong M$s and Mpesos……..

            thank you very much raissa; JUSTICE PREVAILED IN THE PHILIPPINES…

            • jjvillamor says:

              And the P80M as well as the $2.4M may be just the tip of an ill-gotten iceberg. At the least, there could be more as the AMLC reports shows movement of funds. Plus other assets.

    • maddog says:

      next stop should be jail, not more propaganda. if not, this impeachment will be for naught.

    • Vibora says:

      @jjvillamor,

      “CORONA’S NEST STOP: CAMPUS LECTURE CIRCUIT”

      Maybe the lecture will be on how to use wheelchair or maybe he has an inside information that universities will sponsor Paralympics.
      And to those politicians “naawa” kay Corona, give him a job, “make him your campaign manager”, nakatulong pa kayo sa mga botante, they will know whom not to vote.

  63. baycas says:

    Ukol pa rin sa SALN…

    Patas-patas daw sabi ni Chiz (Escudero). O, sige, bantayan n’yo kung maco-confirm ang appointment ni Philippine ambassador to Syria Nestor Padalhin.

    Hindi niya dineklara ang property sa Seattle, Washington dahil hinuhulugan pa daw ito mula 1992. Hindi pa daw ganap ang pagmamay-ari n’ya dito.

    Ganyan din naman ang palusot noon ni Montemayor sa kaniyang mga luxury vehicles (G.R. No. 170146, August 25, 2010). Tinanggal sa puwesto si Montemayor dahil nagsinungaling sa Sworn Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SSAL).

    Ito pang lampas 30 years na nasa government service na si Padalhin ay patatawarin n’yong mga nagmamagaling na senador kayo?

    Palibhasa pa-pogi lang kayo sa mga susunod na eleksiyon…kayo, Chiz at Alan Peter (Cayetano). Gusto n’yo pang higitan (o idiskarel?) ang crusade ni P.Noy!

    Tapos ito pang si Loren (Legarda) na sinang-ayunan din ni Chiz…at ni Miriam (Defensor-Santiago) sa panayam sa radyo kanina lang…na may CORRRECTIVE ACTION daw sa SALN:

    Rep. Rodolfo Antonino, for his part, had a hard time believing Padalhin’s defense because the envoy has been in government service for more than 30 years. “It is to me a very serious thing since you have been in government service for 32 years,” he said.

    However, Senator Loren Legarda, chairman of the Senate foreign relations panel, said she believes that the non-declaration was done “in good faith” and was clearly a mistake.

    “We are learning this process of SALN.  I don’t think this should be in my view an impediment in the confirmation of this nominee.  The SALN law allows us to correct our SALN,” she said.

    Because of this, Escudero said they will just ask Padalhin to correct his SALN and then he can be recommended for confirmation.

    Hay, naku! Magbasa naman kayo mga pulpol na senador. Falsification of public documents ang ginawa ni Pleyto at Carabeo. Pati na rin siyempre si Nestor Padalhin.

    Hindi puwedeng palitan ang SALN pag nagsinungaling na ang gumawa. Ang CORRECTIVE ACTION ay limitado lang sa porma (formal defects) at hindi sa sustansiya (substantial defects) nito.

    Basahin ang R.A. 6713, ang G.R. No. 176058 ukol kay Pleyto, at ang G.R. Nos. 190580-81 ukol naman kay Carabeo.

  64. baycas says:

    Ukol pa rin sa SALN…

    Patas-patas daw sabi ni Chiz (Escudero). O, sige, bantayan n’yo kung maco-confirm ang appointment ni Philippine ambassador to Syria Nestor Padalhin.

    Hindi niya dineklara ang property sa Seattle, Washington dahil hinuhulugan pa daw ito mula 1992. Hindi pa daw ganap ang pagmamay-ari n’ya dito.

    Ganyan din naman ang palusot noon ni Montemayor sa kaniyang mga luxury vehicles (G.R. No. 170146, August 25, 2010). Tinanggal sa puwesto si Montemayor dahil nagsinungaling sa Sworn Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SSAL).

    Ito pang lampas 30 years na nasa government service na si Padalhin ay patatawarin n’yong mga nagmamagaling na senador kayo?

    Palibhasa pa-pogi lang kayo sa mga susunod na eleksiyon…kayo, Chiz at Alan Peter (Cayetano). Gusto n’yo pang higitan (o idiskarel?) ang crusade ni P.Noy!

    Tapos ito pang si Loren (Legarda) na sinang-ayunan din ni Chiz…at ni Miriam (Defensor-Santiago) sa panayam sa radyo kanina lang…na may CORRRECTIVE ACTION daw sa SALN:

    Rep. Rodolfo Antonino, for his part, had a hard time believing Padalhin’s defense because the envoy has been in government service for more than 30 years. “It is to me a very serious thing since you have been in government service for 32 years,” he said.

    However, Senator Loren Legarda, chairman of the Senate foreign relations panel, said she believes that the non-declaration was done “in good faith” and was clearly a mistake.

    “We are learning this process of SALN.  I don’t think this should be in my view an impediment in the confirmation of this nominee.  The SALN law allows us to correct our SALN,” she said.

    Because of this, Escudero said they will just ask Padalhin to correct his SALN and then he can be recommended for confirmation.

    Hay, naku! Magbasa naman kayo mga pulpol na senador. Falsification of public documents ang ginawa ni Pleyto at Carabeo. Pati na rin siyempre si Nestor Padalhin.

    Hindi puwedeng palitan ang SALN pag nagsinungaling na ang gumawa. Ang CORRECTIVE ACTION ay limitado lang sa porma (formal defects) at hindi sa sustansiya (substantial defects) nito.

    Basahin ang R.A. 6713, ang G.R. No. 176058 ukol kay Pleyto, at ang G.R. Nos. 190580-81 ukol naman kay Carabeo.

    • jjvillamor says:

      Kalokohan naman talaga itong “good faith” pagdating sa SALN at ITR. Napakasimple naman intindihin yung assets (ari-arian o anumang bagay na may halaga) ay dapat ideclare para basehan kung nagnakaw ka o hindi habang nakaupo. Nagon kapag nahuli na tsaka magtangatangain na hidi alam, ibang interpretation, at good faith.

      Hindi ba ignorance of the law excuses no one? Pwede din ba tayo maexcuse kung mali o iba ang interpretation natin sa traffic laws?

    • jjvillamor says:

      At bakit pala mga matatalino nating mga opisyales naging tanga sa interpretation ng batas? Para lang makalusot?

      Mali ang sinasabi nila na ang CCP-NPA ay dahil sa social problem o gutom ang mga tao. Political problem din iyan para sa mga tao na nawawalan na ng pagasa sa gobyerno – sa pagbabago.

  65. Marina B. Tasarra says:

    “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)

    As much as I can, by God’s grace, the word of God is my standard of measure in all my decisions. Paul’s admonition from the above verses will help all of us fight for justice and truth for our country. God bless us all.

  66. jjvillamor says:

    Jinggoy hints at VP bid

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/01/12/jinggoy-hints-vp-bid

    Courting pro-corona and anti-PNoy with “STOP CORONA PERSECUTION” statements?

    • Alan says:

      also wants some of that lovely Binay funding and support

    • AngLagay says:

      @jjvillamor

      Jinggoy… is a typical and same species of binay. Playing politics up and down or we can say: namamangka sa dalawang ilog. Me and all my relatives will give him a “O” vote.

  67. kalakala says:

    hi ms. raissa & sir alan, hope makatulong itong link sa nawawalang fb acct ni ms. raissa
    Anonymous claims responsibility for Facebook ‘attack’
    June 2, 2012 2:31pm
    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/260378/scitech/socialmedia/anonymous-claims-responsibility-for-facebook-attack

  68. Eber Redi says:

    WAIVER- MALAKING KAPLASTIKAN GINOONG MGA SENADOR

    Ngayon lumalabas yung call to waiver ni chiz at iba pa na plastic lang pala, kunwari malinis…
    oo nag naman, bat ngayon lang? ha chiz? ang tagal mong nanungkulan? ganon ka rin alan peter,ikaw din jinggoy. pinalalabas niyong mas malinis kayo kay Pnoy,e kung hindi inumpisahan ni Pnoy yung laban kay corona, asan ang mga waiver papel nyo? pareho lang kayo ni Brenda…ginagalit nyo naman ang bayan, ngayon ayaw nyo ng ituloy yung imbestigasyon laban kay corona, bakit, sasabit din ba kayo? tinatakot ba kayo ni tuko na baka ituro kayo?

    kala ko pa naman malalakas ang dibdib nyo sa pagharap sa katotohanan, ngayon “pitiful naman si Corona, please stop”, …. ano to, nagka baklaan na…biglang umurong ang mag buntot nyo..

    • curveball says:

      dapat tuloy na ang pagsampa ng mga kaso at ng malaman kung meron nga sasabit din o isasabit ni corona. malamang ito ang iniiwasan nila dahil may “connect” sa kanila.

    • jjvillamor says:

      For first steps mas importante ang SALN kaysa waiver because I don’t think any government agencies would(or should) just investigate anyone without a case being filed against them. Importante ang waiver para maimbestigahan ang financial transactions pero the first thing to do is to identify the assets of say, politician “A” and then seen if these assets are in the SALN. Normal folks like us can start with local officials.

      Then kung may malaking disparity that is when the importance of the waiver comes in.

      Eto personal lang pero kung politician ako without anything to hide I would not sign a open-ended waiver given about just any government agency to check my financial transactions. this is what some sectors are concerned with – that waivers can be used to harass political enemies. SALN lang medyo delikado na what more a open-ended waiver.

      Sana baguhin nila ang SALN form at patibayan ang waiver doon explicitly and automatically granting some specified government agencies, the ombudsman for one, to check their financial transactions if and when a case is filed against them and if there is prima facie evidence of ill gotten wealth or other irregularities.

      My personal opinion is that too much attention on the waiver, rather than proper disclosure of SALNs, is diverting our attention.

      • jjvillamor says:

        An example is OR or Official Receipts which can be likened to the waiver. Kahit naman may OR (waiver) at ginagawa ito ng maraming kumpanya ay hindi naman sila nagbabayad ng buwis. Why? Because they did not report the correct sales so the OR (waiver) is nothing if the BIR does not inspect the ORs. And they do not do this as a matter of practice, kahit na random checking of a month’s sales as reported versus the OR duplicates of the business establishment. But this does not happen or happen only rarely because the BIR examiners are over worked or are interested in bigger fishes so some small companies which are really making lots and lots of money are getting away with it. Other cases are simply negotiated (CASHsunduan).

        So, may OR nga but the people are still the losers. Ang also “tanga”(sorry for the use of the word) kasi hawak hawat natin ang OR (waiver) thinking that the company is paying taxes pero ayun pala hindi. And some companies have 2 sets of ORs.

        The BIR should really randomly check the reported monthly sales (SALN) against the ORs of the business establishment. If they do not do this then the OR (waiver) is of no use.

        And then, as mentioned, there are fake copies of ORs which is a little bit difficult to deal with. But while they exist such cases are relatively rare so they’re more of exceptions rather than the rule.

        Anyway, I honestly believe that a properly filled-up SALN, with a rewritten waiver. couple with a lifestyle check is are the best weapon to start with.

        The difference between the 2 waivers is that the first, a signed waiver, seems like a impossibility at this point. Those who have nothing to hide(or those who hid there assets well) will sign it. But those who have something to hide, unless they take a Corona style gamble, will not sign it. And we cannot really do anything about it. On the other hand, a reworded waiver on the SALN is automatic upon the filing of the SALN. We may not be able to use such waiver now and dirty politicians may simply be given a chance to “clean-up” their next SALN but I think it will still more effective as you cannot really hide everything.

    • AngLagay says:

      @eber redi… tama ka kabayan. Hinde puwede iyang puro simula lang at walang katapusan. Ang style na gusto nila ay tulad ng kay gloria “maarte” na matapos mahatulan ng plunder si erap eh pinawalang sala agad. Style ng mga trapos at mandarambong sa kaban ng bayan. Kond ganyan din lang na pawawalang sala agad, mabuti pa huwag ng gumawa ng action sa simula pa. (waste of time and money by Juan dela Cruz)

      Itong mga senador na nagsa-suggest na huwag ng kasuhan pa si corona, dapat sa kanila ay ibasura sa darating na election. Ganoon din ang dapat na gawin kay joker, bongbong at brenda y tililing. Kapag hindi mo pinarusahan ang taong nagkasala, wala ng katapusan ang mga magnanakaw sa gobyerno. Hinde sila madadala na gumawa ng anomalya.

      • jjvillamor says:

        parang masatrsfy lang ang public clamor o consuelo de bobo na lang ang “conviction”. Tapos either hindi na magprogress ang case o pardon

  69. kalakala says:

    Kim says:
    June 2, 2012 at 8:25 am

    CMC for Prez – that would clean to a good degree the decades old dirt in government …

    Binay or CMC – who would you choose ??
    ——————————————————————-
    STRONGLY CHOOSE CMC for a change based on integrity in the workplace… hindi lang taga makati ako kungdi kapitbahay namin sila noon sa pio del pilar mkti. kaya alam namin ng buong community ang buhay nila… bcoz of money & power nananalo at nananalo parin ang pamilyang binay tuwing may election.
    binay family: mukhang BINAY CITY na nga ang mkti eh.noong mayorsya he groomed junjun mula sa pagka councilor, hindi pa hinog ang bata, after his term pinatakbo ang asawa, ayon mayroon pang unresolve case si dra. now that he is vp, congresswoman ang isang anak at mayor naman ang isa…same as the estradas family….baka mamaya BIRAP na ang tawag sa ating inang bayan…WHAAAAAAAAA

    • jjvillamor says:

      Binay is too much of a politician. Between them I’d choose CMC. But we need to observe CMC as well. We need a prez who is very strong willed and to a certain extent feared (and respected) by politicians. Someone from the judiciary must be willing to come out from its legal-technical cocoon and like Dirty Harry willing to be “controversial”.

      I hate to say this but for things to get accomplished, especially concerning graft and corruption, the president needs some extraordinary powers.

      • Victin luz says:

        He must control the POLICE and AFP to GUARD BIR’s. KIM HENARES toFULLY INPLEMENT the CORRECT and LAWFUL TAXATION by her subordinates in every districts without CONIVANCE to the LOCAL and CITY OFFICIALS and to the BUSINESSMEN within the LOCALITY.

        It makes two to TANGGO, without the TAX-EVADER. offeror , BIR EXAMINERS the acceptors has nothing to deal with or in the other way around. ” kaawawa ang fixed income earners bawas kaagad ang tax nila ”

        Politicians who are most of the time at the same time businesmen in the localities PAY YOUR TRUE INCOME TAXE’s being a good father of a Town.

        Increase the salaries of your CPA BIR EXAMINERS who are only receiving 24th mo. Income because the tendency for them is to accept bribes to the TAX EVADERS, lalo na pag MAYOR, GOBERNADOR at iba pa.ang BRIBER.

        Naumpisahan na natin Kay CORONA kaya ituluy tuloy na natin sa iba pang agency ng PAMAHALAAN. Ang number games GINOONG ROBLEDO ano na PO BA ang nangyayari? BIsop CRUZ balita namin mayroon padin HUETING DYAN SA DAGUPAN

      • AngLagay says:

        Who is CMC…?? Sorry, can’t think of any name with CMC. Masyadon yatang matagal akong nawala si Phil., kaya hindi ko maisip kong sino ito.

    • Leona says:

      The 2016 is still far…4 years! Too early to speak on this issue. Btw, by that time some are over aged and many can’t be as qualified, etc.

      Let us focus and deal on the direct problems at hand now. Not the prez elections!

      • Ella Tovara says:

        I agree with you Leona. yes 2016 is4 more years to go … but we should remember the statements of these people … Like Jinggoy … his statement of awa for Corona helped me made up my mind not to even consider him for any political position … kasi … naku naman personally he convicted him GUILTY and now he is asking the people or the diffferent agencies of government to maawa to corona.

        Sa akin pag guilty sino man siya should be punished … walang awa … I mean it was proven that Corona has no awa to anyone, even to the members of his wifes family, pag pera at kapangyarihan ang pag-usapan.

        Jinggoy just showed his true character: HE IS NOT FAIR AND BELIEVES THAT THOSE IN POWER AND IN POSITION AND HAVE MONEY SHOULD BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY than a lowly Juan De la Cruz.

        He is an astute politician and FILIPINOS SHOULD WATCH OUT.

  70. Lamosto says:

    TAMA si Mirriam Defensor Santiago!

    GAGO ang KARAMIHAN ng mga pulitiko, KASAMA siya sa mga GAGO

    KASUHAN si Corona para maibalik ang mga kinurakot niya at malaman ng lahat kung sinu-sino ang mga nagbigay sa kanya.

    Teka, paano na ang pabaon kay ANGELO REYES?

    Waiver-waiver! Katarantaduhan!

  71. Minda Nao says:

    AWANG AWA SILA KAY CORONA, HINDI NA SILA
    NAAWA SA AMING OFW NA KAILANGAN IWANAN NAMIN ANG PAMILYA PARA LANG MAY KITAIN NA HALOS DURA LANG NI CORONA SA MGA MILYONES NYA.

    KAYA KAMI UMALIS WALANG MAAAYOS NA TRABAHO AT PALAKASAN AT KURAKOT DAHIL SA MGA KATULAD NI CORONA

    NGAYON AWANG AWA SILA KAY CORONA….PUTARAGIS NA MGA SENADOR TO

    • Eber Redi says:

      Subukan kaya nilang sumakay ng barko, mawalay sa pamilya ng walo hanggang 2 taon at makatatanggap ng balitang may sakit si tatay, o si inay o hindi pa nakapagbayad ng tuition yung bunso na kailangan huminto muna sa pagaaral-ang hapdi ng sakit nila galing sa awa kay corona.

      Kung yung awa ba nila inilalagay nila sa pagkuha ng milyones ni corona para sa pagpapatayo ng nga training centers o pautang ng maluwag sa mga katulad ng mga OFW. matutuwa pa ako.

      Yung awa nila, parang awa sa katropa, bahala na yung bayan.

      Ang sakit magbiro nitong mga Senador na to.

      • vander anievas says:

        @minda nao,
        kaaawaan ba natin ang mga iyan sa election? aba, HINDE.
        kung naaawa sila, hindi ko iboboto ang enrile, estrada, chiz…
        o sino pa ang naaawa diyang senador?
        ang opinion ko ay iba , hindi sila naaawa kundi natatakot…
        baka mabulatlat din ang nakasubi nila..LOL

  72. Parekoy says:

    pinagpipilitan ni Jinggoy na hindi daw galing sa gobyerno ang multi milyones ni Corona, kaya wag na daw habulin?

    Siempre hindi napatunayan sa impeachmentntrial dahil yung article 2.4 na hidden wealth aybhindi nila pinayagan na talakayin.

    Naanggit din ni Sen Osmena na simot na daw yong $2.4milyon saka P80milyon at wala a sa bangko bago pa nagbigay ng waiver. Kaya naman pala pumayag dahil wala na…

    Sabi ni Enrile at Chiz at Angara at Enrile wag na daw habulin?

    I think kailangan habulin kahit na wala na ang pera dahil dapat magkaron ng forensic examination sa ins and outs ng mga deposits at withdrawals, para sa ganon malaman natin ang misteryo kung paano sya nagkaron ng ganyang kalaking halaga.

    Papayag ba tayo na maniwala sa CREDIBILITY ni Corona dahil sa kanyang kwento at dahil din sa mga PAGPA-PALUSOT din nila Jinggoy, Chiz , Angara at Enrile?

    Mukhang maraming masasagasaan pag nabulgar kung saan galing ang mga deposito at transfer of funds ni Corona, kaya pala inaapura ang anti-media bill ni Angara para wala ng pumuna sa mg PALUSOT nila dahil ang mga netizens ay matatalino na at masyaong actibo sa pagtuligsa sa mga PALUSOT nila.

    Baka lumitaw sa imbestigasyon ang mga donors ni Corona.

    • jjvillamor says:

      Yung nga ang mahirap sa mga pulitika.

      Hindi nga napatunayan sa impeachment court dahil hindi iyan ang purpose ng impeachment court. Ngayon na natapos na ang impeachment court ay sana hayaan na nila ang ombudsman at BIR ang magtrabaho independently and without undue influence or pressure kagaya ng mga comments na ito.

      Assets grossly disproportionate to one’s official income should be presumed ill-gotten. Dapat si Corona ang magprove na legal ito.

      Are they now implying na malinis si ERAP kasi hindi naman galing sa gobyerno ang pera niya at sa galing sa Jueteng.

    • Leona says:

      It is out of their hands. They have delivered the case. The new game is in a different ball park.

      Unfortunate for them to be making side-remarks like that. Why didn’t they include those remarks in their “speech” as they delivered the verdict against Corona?

      After a “good swing” now they appear drunks!

      Everybody up there really like to be the president! PNoy is enjoying his siesta!

  73. Lim A. Hong says:

    Ok sana si Jinggoy ngunit ang kanyang paliwanag ay palaging binabalik sa impeachment ng kanyang tatay. Parang inosente ang tatay nya. Ngunit ang tatay niya ay guilty sa Sandiganbayan. Gusto bang baliktarin ang kasaysayan?

    • Leona says:

      A person like him that is never “satisfied” what he got can never be satisifed at all. Imagine his Dad was convicted for plunder. He was due for a longer residency at Muntinlupa. Lukcy enough, GMA pitied him and gave him a wonderful gift…absolute pardon!

      Jinggoy should shut up on talking about his Dad. Sino si Jinggoy? He’s lucky he got the surname of his Dad. That’s all.

      VP later with Binay? These two can expect, if not wait, for a backlash or whiplash on that from the people!

      That will be day when the zombies will come out to prove their worth.

    • AngLagay says:

      @Lim A.

      Si jinggoy at bobong marcos ay parang pinagbiyak na kamatis. Parehong maysakit na amnesia. Gusto nilang pilit na malimutan ng mga tao ang tunay na istorya ng kanilang ama. Gusto nilang bolahin tayong mga Pilipino. Parehong hindi karapat-dapat bigyan ng katungkulang ang dalawang ito. Ibasura sa darating na election.

  74. baycas says:

    hi50 says:
    May 31, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Now that the Corona impeachment trial is over, has anyone kept track of the Latin phrases that were thrown around (by MDS)?

    EIUSDEM or EJUSDEM GENERIS

    I already made my explanation in raissarobles.com/2012/03/26/coronas-daughter-bought-california-and-the-fort-properties-22-days-of-each-other/ at Comment No. 428 entitled “The RULE of Law”.

    It was a bit disappointing that MDS was not corrected in her view of “betrayal of public trust” parroting Fr. Bernas’ assertion that only a high crime constitutes an impeachable offense.

    The Constitutional Framers never meant it that way for they inserted “betrayal of public trust” as the sixth and last ground for impeachment.

    Interpretation of the plain language of the text (the letter of the law) must be done ahead of the “ejusdem generis” rule. That’s the rule.

    Fr. Bernas (and, MDS) was betrayed by a punctuation mark “comma” and a word “or”.

    The “comma” set “betrayal of public trust” apart from the first five impeachable offenses which are all high crimes.

    While the conjunctive word “or” set “betrayal of public trust” as an alternative impeachable offense same as the first five impeachable offenses. “Betrayal of public trust” is never a high crime BUT may be chosen as a ground for impeachment when the situation calls for it.

    Further statutory construction will easily bear me out on this explanation.

    However, what I find to be a blessing for us is the fact that the true intention of an impeachment prevailed. The next Latin word will make us understand…

    QUASI

    MDS said impeachment is quasi-judicial and quasi-political. “Kung wari judicial at kung wari political.

    Wrong. Impeachment may be quasi-judicial because Rules of Court are suppletorily applied but NEVER quasi-political because impeachment IS political!

    One of her colleagues represented the political side of impeachment while MDS the judicial side as she bragged too much about it…with the “preponderance of evidence, blah, blah, blah”.

    One of her colleagues even said, “Hindi na ako magmamarunong-marunong…”

    Yes, he need not pretend great knowledge in judicial proceedings for impeachment as a political process will prevail…and, true enough, had prevailed.

    This goes to show that Latin phrases or words are really for the erudite; but used inappropriately, the erudition is replaced by idiocy.

  75. Ella Tovara says:

    Oh dear, if Jinggoy and Binay will be the candidates for the 2016 elections and will win, all the efforts of the present administration to fight curroption will go down the drain.

    Please Ms. Raissa Robles and all the CPMs … please can we all help educate the electorate. ay Mga Kurap din po and dalawang kumag na ito eh. Please no to them.

  76. Juan Macipag says:

    GUILTY!!!!

    Proud to be part of CPM.

    More Power Raissa and Alan.

    Onward CPM! Onward Pinoy!

  77. kalakala says:

    @Bonifaciokatipunero says:
    June 2, 2012 at 1:46 am
    No to Binay and Junggoy! pag umupo yan tyak na abswelto na si gma at corona! Back to zero ulit tayo. I hope pinoy push and support conchita morales for president and Kim henares or Lila de Lima to run for vp .
    ————————————————————————————————————————————

    i strongly agree with you bonifaciokatipunero… let us support the TATLONG MARIA; for president, vice and cj

    • Victin luz says:

      Ok tayo dyan , magandang combinasyon. But for HENARES she has to clean all the grafters-employees of BIR first above anything else.sobra sobra ang yaman ang mga examiners nya. Do something madam.

      • vander anievas says:

        @kalakala,
        yes, i go for the tres marias in 2016.
        cmc as prez, de lima as vp and kim in the dilg.

      • jjvillamor says:

        That will be a herculean task requiring martial law powers. The commissioner or the BIR will be deluged with court cases filed by disgruntled or dismissed employees. If we stick by our regular criminal or civil system naman, it will take MORE than 10 successive dedicated Commissioners to clean the BIR. It will take more than a generation.

        Mabagal sobra ang legal system natin. Ano na ang progress sa Maguindanao Massacre? Ano na ang progress sa overpriced helicopter scam? etc

    • curveball says:

      ako din between trapos at tatlong maria sa mga kagalang-galang na CMC,LDL at KH na. bukod na maganda ang track record ay sumubok naman tayo ng bago kaysa ang mga datihan na at magaling na sa pagpapaikot-ikot.

  78. Sam says:

    here is a little bit of good news …
    ———————————————
    BIR gets Corona waiver for tax probe

    ABS-CBNnews.com
    Posted at 06/01/2012 5:05 PM | Updated as of 06/01/2012 8:00 PM

    MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief on Friday said it will use the unconditional bank waiver signed by former Chief Justice Renato Corona to look into his dollar accounts.

    The BIR has already received a copy of Corona’s unconditional bank waiver, which allows government agencies to look into his dollar and peso accounts.

    BIR Commissioner Kim Henares said they will use Corona’s bank waiver to look into his bank records. The BIR is currently collecting and reviewing financial records of the former chief justice and his family, and looking into the source of Corona’s multimillion peso and dollar accounts, and whether correct taxes were paid.

    Opening the bank accounts, Henares said, will present a complete picture of his net worth. “Based on this, we can determine whether proper taxes were made. As complete a picture as we get, the more accurate the findings will be,” she told ANC.

    The Foreign Currency Deposit Act (FCDA) provides absolute confidentiality of dollar deposits unless waived by the depositor.

    Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile authorized the release of Corona’s waiver to the BIR for its tax probe.

    Nothing personal

    “We are constrained by our legal obligation to make sure that proper taxes are paid by whoever. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a government official or not, whether you’re rich or poor, as long as there’s a tax liability, the BIR has to make sure that the tax credit has been paid for,” Henares added.

    Henares maintained that the BIR’s probe for possible tax evasion has nothing to do with the just-concluded impeachment trial.

    “It has nothing to do with his impeachment case. It’s just the function of the BIR to make sure proper taxes are paid,” she added.

    Henares testified for three days in the Corona impeachment trial in February, where she revealed that there is an on-going probe into whether his wife, daughter and son-in-law evaded taxes.

    Dollars gone?

    Senator Serge Osmeña, however, doubts whether the waiver will still be useful. He said Corona’s $2.4 million may have already been withdrawn.

    ”Believe me, wala na yun. Come on. If I were him, natural I’d send it to Hong Kong already or Singapore. How will we dig that up now?” he asked.

    Osmeña also said the government must pursue cases against Corona or else the impeachment will have been pointless.

    Corona admitted on the witness stand last May 25 that he has US$2.5 million in his dollar accounts and P80 million in commingled peso deposits.

    He only declared between P2.5 million to P3.5 million cash in his bank/investments in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth from 2002 to 2010.

    Corona had initially signed a conditional waiver, but changed it to an unconditional one saying he had nothing to hide.

    He testified that his $2.4 million dollar deposits came from savings and interest earnings from dollar trading since the late 1960s when he was still in the private sector.

    Corona also claimed he did not declare all his peso deposits since these were “commingled” with money of his children and funds held in trust by his wife for Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc.

    Money laundering probe

    After getting a report from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), the Ombudsman asked Corona to respond to complaints that he may have ill-gotten wealth and may have been engaged in money laundering.

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales testified before the impeachment court that Corona had $10 million to $12 million in “transactional balances” in 82 dollar accounts over an 8-year period.

    Corona denied the charge and called the Ombudsman’s presentation to the impeachment court a “lantern of lies.” However, he admitted not declaring his dollar deposits, citing the secrecy provision in the FCDA law.

    Last Tuesday, the Senate found Corona guilty of betrayal of public trust for not disclosing his true wealth in his SALNs, and removed him from the Supreme Court.

    His defense lawyers said Corona is ready to face any criminal raps that may be filed against him. – with reports from ANC; RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News; and Ruby Tayag, dzMM
    ———————–
    lagot si kolona! …

    • parekoy says:

      Si Kim Henares ay proven na walang sinasanto.

      In fact banas sa kanya ang mga kaklase nya sa Ateneo Law dahil binabangga niya kahit na classmates nya. Isa na doon yong abogado ni Pacquiao.

      Ang usual decorum, yong mga kaklase ay huli sa priority na banggain kasi sila ang mga support group mo kahit na sino ang umupo na presidente may kaklase ka na supporter din ng kalaban ng presidente mo, insurance kumbaga.

      Pero ito si Kim Henares ay masyadong tuwid at lalong pinapatunayan na hindi nagcompromise. Sana yong mga empleyado nya ganon din kasi mahirap ang laban nya dahil endemic na ang kurapsyon sa BIR.

      —————————
      Ano daw ang kaibahan ng lagay sa BIR saka sa Customs?

      Ang lagay sa BIR ang tawag ay ————> Crying Money :-(

      (Yong BIR kasi ang nangingikil sa taxpayer.)

      Ang lagay sa Customs ang tawag ay ————–>Laughing Money :-)
      (Yong Taxpayer ang nakikiusap sa Customs na kunin ang kanilang lagay kahit hindi humihingi.) -Nasan na ang 3000 container na parang na David Copperfield dahil biglang nawala on transit at yong mayari ng mga containers ay hindi lang naman nagreklamo na yong mga containers niya ay nawala?

    • Lu Tsih says:

      Another ray of hope for the Filipino people that lady justice could still be restored back to life. My admiration for Kim Henares for her vigilance and her genuine efforts to deliver the services she was hired for.

      • Victin luz says:

        Yes KIM HENARES was doing everything to get those HIGH and MEDIUM profile TAX EVADERS……………..but she needed HELP from the Local and City Officials to go against the well entrenched YEARLY QUOTA’s of BIR EXAMINERS and COMMUNITIES TAX EVADERS………………………….Habang nandyan padin ang mga BIR EXAMINERS na KASABWAT ng mga TAX EVADERS ( karamihan negosyante at may mga Local Officials lalo na ang may negosyo din) taon taon FIXED ang binabayaran nilang BUSINESS TAX o lumaki man , malaki ang kakulangan sa dapat na totoong babayaran nilang BUWIS. ESTATE TAXES… CAPITAL GAIN TAXES…..and etc. are NOT BEING ASSESED and PAID PROPERLY because of these CONIVANCED.

        LOCAL and CITY OFFICIALS DO YOUR PARTS IN HELPING KIM HENARES. PAGBAYARIN NINYO ANG TAMANG TAXES ANG MAYAYAMAN NA PAMILYA SA INYONG LUGAR LALO NA PO KAYO MGA MAYORES, GOBERNADORES, BGY? KAPITAN PARA SA GANOON AY MAGBABAYAD DIN NANG TAMANG BUWIS SINA MAGBABALOT, MAGSOSORBETES, MAGTITILAPIA AT IBA PA NA MAGBAYAD DIN NANG KANIKANILANG TAMANG BUWIS.

    • jjvillamor says:

      Malakas ang loob nila sa criminal cases kasi ang ilalaban nila ang mga legal technicalities. Isa na yung illegal ang pag-obatain ng documents. At sigurado sila na hindi pa matatapos ang kaso sa pagtapos na termino ni Aquino at kahit na sa susunod na Presidente.

  79. kalakala says:

    @366-367 jjvillamor

    ang galing mo naman junggoy gumawa ng script bawat scene: scene 1: CONVICTION; scene 2: COMPASSION…anong compassion? baka ibig mong sabihin WHEELCHAIR FASHION; scene 3. VP BID under BINAY

    hwag mong pasayawin ang mga taong bayan sa marumi mong palad….

    jinggoy hints at VP bid
    By David Dizon, ABS-CBNnews,com

    • Victin luz says:

      Too much if this two BINAY and JINGOY are aiming for VP and PRES. Ngee he he we have to stop them early now. Balik tayo sa nakawan nyan pag nagkataon.

      • Kajames says:

        Hindi na kumita ang tambalang politiko + artista noong 2010, uulitin na naman?

      • Bonifaciokatipunero says:

        No to Binay and Junggoy! pag umupo yan tyak na abswelto na si gma at corona! Back to zero ulit tayo. I hope pinoy push and support conchita morales for president and Kim henares or Lila de Lima to run for vp . That will be the greatest tandem of the Philippines will ever have!

  80. kalakala says:

    @ 366 – 367 jjvillamor

    ang galing mo naman junggoy gumawa ng script bawat scene. scene 1: conviction; scene2: compassion…anong compassion? baka ibig mong sabihin WHEELCHAIR FASHION; scene 3. VP bid
    LOL!!!

    Jinggoy hints at VP bid
    By David Dizon, ABS-CBNnews,com
    abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/01/12/jinggoy-hints-vp-bid

  81. connie chang says:

    this is my opinion on Ombudsman Carpio Morales , not only is she intelligent and beautiful,
    she is also calm and collected. So graceful under pressure , truly a LADY.

  82. jorge bernas says:

    Ngayon siguro ay wala nang masasabi ang isang OBISPO si ARGUELLES na ang gusto ay itigil na ang impeachment trial na ito nang senado. Boring daw at walang patutunguhan? Baka ikaw ang boring archbishop TUTA Arguelles. ikaw ngayon ang nakakahiya sa inyong nasasakupan sa batanggas.

    Magresign ka na archbishop Arguelles dahil kumakampi ka sa taong sinungaling at mandarambong. Baka mayroon kana namang pakinabang kay thief justice nato corona kaya kahit alanganin kampi ka pa rin dahil sa pansariling pakinabang.

    Check nga kon isa itong si archbishop ARGUELLES sa naka tanggap nang SUV noon? Alis ka na diyan sa nasasakupan mo?

    • jjvillamor says:

      What is happening to the “Separation of Church and State” with many religious personalities and priests claiming they are doing it for the good of the people? What if the State steps in or the SC issues a TRO on church policy of not allowing men in sandos or shorts or siippers, in churches citing violation of human rights?

      • Leona says:

        We seem to know the meaning of separation of Church and State.” But do we practice or follow such separation? No. In fact, everybody (Catholics, et al.,) violates such thing, gov’t officials and private citizens alike.

        In short, it is only “written” in our Constitution but it is never heeded or observed. We copied this thing from the USA of America. There, no religious “anything,” even prayers, Jesus, Mary, Joseph or saints’ statues, anything about religion, is allowed in federal and state buildings. The Americans knows how to believe it. We know how to “copy it” and “not to believe it.”

        In Spain, their Constitution says that the official religion is Roman Catholic.

        When GMA allowed “state funds and properties” given to religious people, that was a culpable violation of the Constitution under that “separation” policy.

        Sub. SEC. (2) SEC. 29 ART.VI says -
        No public money OR PROPERTY shall be appropriated, applied,
        PAID, or employed, DIRECTLY or INDIRECTLY, for the use, benefit,
        or SUPPORT of ANY sect, church, denomination, sectarian
        institution, or SYSTEM OF RELIGION, or of ANY PRIEST, PREACHER,
        MINISTER, or other religious teacher, or DIGNITARY as such,
        EXCEPT when such priest, preacher, minister or dignitary is
        assigned to the armed forces, or to any penal institution, or
        government orphanage or leprosarium.”

        1987 Constitution.

        “The separation of Church and State shall be inviolable.” SEC. 6 ART. II Principles and State Policies.

        Rather than observing this “separation” it is more violated by everyone including the gov’t and officials. Not that, it is abused at certain critical times by both sides. Priest, bishops, etc. wants to “interfere” in the affairs of the State and its gov’t. Or heads of gov’ts abuses state funds and properties for and in behalf of religious people, etc.

        And no one either of them is held accountable. What is our day to day reaction to this? The answer is: Who cares!

    • Sam says:

      I have nothing against the bishops, but look at the history, it has always been those clergies taking over the government. They always wants to join in.

      Look at the monks or other religious organizations, they have keep their opinion to themselves. Don’t be surprised, they will try to be heard in the process of choosing the next CJ,

    • tongue in, anew says:

      Before we even start with the separation of the church and state, let us first separate the priests from the altar boys…with a crowbar!

      • jjvillamor says:

        “They say (the Pledge of Allegiance) violates the separation of church and state. How about the separation of church and altar boy? That’s what I’m worried about.”
        —Jay Leno

        “As you’ve probably heard, the Pope has asked all the Cardinals to return to Rome. You know how they got them all to come back? They told them that there was going to be a performance by the Vienna Boys Choir.”
        —Jay Leno

        “After all these scandals in the church, many Roman Catholics are calling for an end to celibacy. And end to celibacy, how about starting celibacy? Let’s at least try it to see if it works.”
        —Jay Leno

        “The Catholic Church is finally cracking down. Here’s the deal now: if a priest is transferred to another parish, he cannot take his live-in boyfriend.”
        —David Letterman

        “The big Vatican summit wrapped up, closing ceremonies were Harry Connick Jr. The Vatican is taking a tough stand now, three strikes and you’re transferred.”
        —David Letterman

        More Jokes here http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/blpedophilepriests.htm
        But hey, they’re jokes not for nothing

    • Kabalyero01 says:

      Ilang Arguelles pa na nakasuot ng sotanang puti ang mayroon pa ang simbahan na kapwa nakasuot din ng sotana (ibang kulay nga lang) ang kinikilingan?

      Ilang opisyal pa ng simbahang Katoliko, INC at mga charismatic group ang pilit na nakikialam sa isyu ng pulitika at gawain ng gobyerno upang ipatupad ang batas na nagdudulot lamang ng kalituhan at dagdag na gusot sa pambansang kamalayan?

      mas nakakahigit ba sila sa ordinaryong mga mamamayan tulad natin?

      ang walang humpay na pakikialam at pagkampi nila sa mga magnanakaw, sinungaling
      at mandarambong sa kaban ng bayan ay patunay sa kanilang pagkabigo upang isapraktika
      ang turo at laman ng Bibliya.

      soluyon ba sila o kaparte ng problema kung bakit ganito ang kinasadlakan ng bansang
      Pilipinas?

      nasaan ang kanilang moral, konsensiya at pagtalima sa salita ng Dios?

      sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2011/08/11/mike-arroyo-told-skip-senate-probe-172242

    • simon olivares says:

      As far as I know these bishops and their ilk who are supposedly the guardians of morality never raised a peep against Corona’s obvious lies and some even sided with Thief Justice. Remember Oscar Cruz blessing the crook?
      In this fight against an obvious crook, we never heard from the church, at least never heard the church condemn Corona for NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.
      There are few exceptions like Robert Reyes.
      But generally, the bishops were not heard from AT ALL. If they were heard at all, they were on the side of the Thief Justice.
      What does this say about our bishops? Ok lang pala maging dishonest, basta nagbibigay sa simbahan? Ok lang maging sinungaking basta suportahan ang simbahan at ang kanyang mga adhikain? Did i hear the word hypocrite bandied about?

      • Bonifaciokatipunero says:

        Tamang tama nga yung pagka salaysay ni Rizal sa katauhan ni Padre Damaso. Hanggang ngayon madam pa ding Padre Damaso at kumalat pa, naging padre arguelles, padre bernas and the likes! Mga father, NAKAKAHIYA po kayo! Please pray AMA namin for 2.4 million x 42 + 80 million bilang parusa para mapatawad kayo ng milyong pilipino. OK, start now!

        • Victin luz says:

          @bonifacio, BORGIA’s of ASIA mga karamihan ng BISHOP’s sa PILIPINAS sir at ang leader nila ay ang magkapatid na DEMONYO si BERNAS at ARGUELLES

      • Leona says:

        “Bishops” our guardians of our morality? In all of life I have been guided by my own conscience and faith but never by bishops or priests. And why should I entrust my salvation to them? My success or downfall is at my hands alone.

        Don’t entrust your salvation to them. Use your conscience and your faith. The history of the Catholice church will shock you my friend and it continues up to now.

        That why before leaving this world, the Lord said: Be Careful of Prophets in Sheep’s Clothing! He was already referring to them.

        Be careful!

        • taurus513 says:

          yes you are right. The supposed guardian of morality failed us again. From around the world, Filipinos rallied and bonded in spirit and prayers to push for conviction of CJ. It is not out of vengeance or anger but out of love for our country and countrymen, for today’s generation and subsequent
          Gen. the impeachment is an exercise to right what is wrong. This is just a start. To push for accountablity for all government officials, to send a message that government service is not a business endeavor but rather a sacrifice for other people. We have won the fight but we have to keep our focus to win the battle for good governance. To make the Philippines a better country is our gift to the next generations. Be vigilant, be safe.

        • jjvillamor says:

          I don’t want to give the impression of hitting a man while he is down but I just can;t resist this

          BACK TO TEACHING FOR CORONA
          http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=813476&publicationSubCategoryId=63

          What is he gonna teach? MONEY LAUNDERING 101?

          The article goes on to say the following

          “An online profile of the former chief justice showed he had served as a member of the faculty of the Ateneo Law School for 17 years, teaching Commercial Law, Taxation and Corporation Law.”

          Or will he be teaching taxation(that dollar accounts are absolutely confidential and not taxable?) Or corporation law (Borrowing from a non-existent corporation)?
          Maybe this time, he’ll remember what DEBIT is.

    • Deng says:

      Same old story, these bishops (not all but many) who were deaf and blind during the time of Gloria’s insatiable greed is doing it again. CBCP at that time chose to remain silent, where silence presupposes support.

      Worse, they even persecuted the late President Cory and Jun Lozada during some of their campaigns against corruptions. I will not forget what they did in UST, Sto. Domingo Chuch and Cebu. Distorted na yata ang kanilang discernment between what is good and evil. Hayyzzz

      When will they ever learn.

      • Victin luz says:

        @Deng. pls relay to us anong ginawa nila sa UST at STO. DOMINGO……….Ty

      • jjvillamor says:

        It is an open secret that Bishops accept illegal and immoral money. I believe the late Cardinal Sin (but do correct me if I am wrong) publicly stated that the end justifies the means by saying that if gambling money were channeled to help people then so be it.

        Ask anyone in the know about job opportunities in PAGCOR – a casino operator which is supposedly to be against church teachings. Recommendations by a priest or bishop will certainly merit a sure approval (hiring).

        Maybe GMA was more generous

      • jjvillamor says:

        Double Standards and Personal Interest

        excerpts from http://news.yahoo.com/catholic-order-head-admits-hiding-priests-scandal-164038592.html

        The order, still reeling from revelations that its founder was a sex abuser and drug addict with two secret families, suffered another major blow last week when it admitted that Father Thomas Williams, an American based in Rome, also had led a double life.
        xxx
        Williams was the public face of the order, appearing often on American television networks to explain Church teachings. He was the author of more than a dozen books, including one called “Knowing Right From Wrong: A Christian Guide to Conscience”.
        xxx
        In a letter to members published on the order’s website, the order’s leader, Father Alvaro Corcuera, said he found out about Williams’s child “early in my new assignment” as director-general, which began in 2005.
        xxx
        Corcuera said in his letter that he did not give Williams an “explicit indication to full withdraw from all public ministry” until March 2012. By that time it was an open secret to a number of television journalists. (Parang admissions ni Corona – Kasi nabuking na)
        xxx
        The order and its leaders have been at the centre of controversy since 2009 when they were forced to admit that their charismatic Mexican founder, Father Marcial Maciel, had led a double life for decades.

        Maciel, who made huge financial contributions to the Vatican, secretly fathered children with at least two women, used drugs, misused donations and sexually abused seminarians.

        He had enjoyed the support of the late Pope John Paul and was spared official censure for years despite what critics say was overwhelming proof of his crimes.

        excerpts from : http://www.sundancechannel.com/sunfiltered/2010/04/a-catholic-church-sex-scandal-round-up/

        Last week we mentioned Dr. Lothstein, a psychologist who’s treated more than 300 priests who was interviewed for a New York Times article; more recently he was interviewed by NPR, with more revelations about pedophile priests being reinstated.

        This 2003 This American Life story, recently re-aired, profiles a priest who was a “fixer”, sent in by the Catholic Church to places rocked by sex scandals, in order to restore order via deception — he eventually flipped and worked for lawyers prosecuting abuse cases! (It’s Act 1, so you won’t have to weed through the entire episode)

        Politics and Church seems to be one and the same in cover-ups and protecting their own.

    • vander anievas says:

      will it be proper na makialam din ang masa sa paglinis ng hanay ng relihiyon?
      maliwanag na nagkakamutan sila ng mga likod nila. kung nanahimik ang mga bishop at mga ministro sa isyu ni TJ..
      may koneksyon kaya iyan sa mga Parejo and the like?
      marami talagang sakit ang ating inang bayan na dapat gamutin.
      ikalat natin ang krusadang ito sa lahat nang nagmamahal sa bayan.
      hikayatin natin ang lahat na makibahagi sa pagtatakwil sa mga magnanakaw at manlilinlang…
      humingi tayo ng tulong sa Diyos at gabay upang makamit ang ating mga mithiin…

  83. jjvillamor says:

    Jinggoy to PNoy: Stop Corona persecution. But agrees Ombudsman should file charges if evidence warrants http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/01/12/jinggoy-pnoy-stop-corona-persecution

    Is this some kind of double talk? Do Corona EURO-ACCOUNTS exists?
    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/08/12/palace-mum-cjs-euro-accounts

    I don’t see any persecution but I’m a bit suspicious(or concerned) that there may be an attempt to cover-up other crimes.

  84. jjvillamor says:

    Jinggoy: NO PROOF THAT CORONA STOLE MONEY.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/06/01/12/jinggoy-no-proof-corona-stole-money

    What is the law on unexplained wealth?

    Isn’t it the person with the unexplained wealth the one burdened to prove that his unexplained wealth is legal? Especially if he is a government official?

    I believe Corona himself said, in relation to the Marcos Wealth, (and as posted here somewhere) that the unexplained wealth of the Marcoses which the Marcoses cannot explain, is therefore ill-gotten?

    • TOL says:

      Junggoy, what proof? Is this the same proof for the riches stolen by your father? Ikaw naman. Kung makapagsalita ka parang kung sinong matalino ka. Don’t be overconfident. The only reason you are a Senator is that your name rings a bell….nothing more.

    • Sam says:

      @jjvillamor

      If a AMLC will do a report as of this month, I’m definitely sure that they can see heavy transactions with corona’s account. kaya naging 2M dollars and 80M pesos na lang.

      AMLC’s report against corona’s word … i’ll choose AMLC

    • net says:

      hay nako jinggyoy. kahit magmumog at maligo kayo ng holy water, pag talagang pakitang tao lang ang convictions ng angkan nyo, kawatan pa rin kayo. ba’t di ka nag acquit? kasi pakitang tao lang lahat ng palabas mo. umaasa ka na pumogi ka sa on cam vote mo pero sa likod ng lahat, gagapangin mo rin at gamitin ano mang impluwensya meron kayo kasi pareho naman kayo talaga sa totoong buhay, dupang, kawatan. magkabulsa nga kayo ni binay kaya ginagapang mo na ngayon kasi nagbibilang na kayo ng 2016. ang masama pa nyan, magkamukha pa kayong dalawa, ang saklap

    • Kajames says:

      How can Junggoy say NO PROOF, nag-imbestiga na ba sya? Ba’t ‘di niya hayaan na tapusin ng ombudswoman ang kanyang trabaho and let her decide kung dapat kasuhan pa si Corona o hindi. Hayyyyyy! :(

    • idde says:

      @jjvillamor:
      That’s right. See RA1379 on forfeiture proceedings regarding ill gotten wealth. Sections II and VI.

      As a short summary, burden of proof is with the accused public official to assure the people that his wealth is not ill-gotten. Prima Facie, the wealth is assumed ill gotten.

      http://www.doj.gov.ph/files/ra1379.pdf

    • Deng says:

      Jinggoy who? Well apparently, Villar and Jinggoy ‘s hearts were for Renato. Not going against the people was just a cheap political moved, indeed!

  85. Leona says:

    The Constitution provides:

    Judgement in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than removal
    from office and disqualification to hold any office unde the Republic of the
    Philippines, but the party CONVICTED SHALL NEVERTHELESS BE LIABLE
    AND SUBJECT to prosecution, trial, and PUNISHMENT ACCORDING TO LAW.

    ART. XI SEC. 3 (7).

    The above says: shall nevertheless be liable and subject to prosecution, trial, and PUNISHMENT ACCORDING TO LAW.

    Thus, for senators to say otherwise, is not in accordance with that provision. The word “SHALL” is mandatory and must be obeyed. The intent is clear. What is the reason to get a conviction but the party is not LIABLE AND SUBJECT to prosecution, trial and punishment according to law?

    The Senate or the Lower House as prosecutors might just as well should not have impeached Mr. Corona in the first place if it is the stand of some senators not to subject Mr. Corona to liability and prosecution, etc.? Such after conviction would render of no constitutional value to the efforts, energy and actions made in the impeachment proceedings.

    If crimes were committed by Mr. Corona, his conviction attaches afterwards the consequence of liability, prosecution and trial with punishment if found guilty according to law. It cannot be brush aside. No valid arguments can be maintained otherwise, specially by the senators themselves who rendered the verdict of guilty. Such contrary proposals is preposterous and contradictory to the language and intent of that SECTION 7 provision.

    It is like turning back the clock!

    Sa Tagalog URONG AT SULONG at URONG ULI AT SULONG NAMAN! What is this some SENATORS? Are you losing something, your minds or what? A very bad reflections of personal characters are starting to emote from this episode. Very sad. Very bad. Don’t make the people say YOU SENATORS ARE DISGUSTING!

    • Bert Linis says:

      I fully agree with you. The law is law however it is harsh !!

      • jorge bernas says:

        @ Bert Linis,

        Tama, Kaya dapat tuloy pa rin ang kaso laban sa thief justice para hindi na ito pamarisan. dahil magsasaya pa rin itong si thief justice nato corona sa mga napakaraming PERA na kanyang napakinabangan….

      • Leona says:

        @Bert Linis… punishment under the law is not “harsh.” It is justice. What did Mr. Taylor of Liberia get as his sentence at the Hague?…50 years of life imprisonment.

        He will serve all of that. No “good behavior” will be given to reduce that sentence. No parole or pardon is granted. That is justice.

        If after finding a public official guilty, we give compassion rather than justice, we are uselessly wasting our efforts.

        Compassion is correct when maltreatment, cruel or other inhuman ways of treating a person or prisoner in violation of the law is done. Some senators are not using correctly this word “compassion.”

    • jjvillamor says:

      Ang batas para kay Juan ay dapat batas din para kay Renato.

      I believe some senators are seeking pogi points from the sentimental masses and from Corona supporters as well as anti-PNoy. They are posturing themselves. Namamangka sa dalawang ilog. 1 ilog is the conviction and the 2nd ilog is public sympathy. Pinapalabas nila na nakakaawa ang fallen Corona..

    • Bonifaciokatipunero says:

      Isampal nyo nga yang constitution book Kay Junggoy at dun sa dalawa pang Senador! Make sure na yung ihahambalos nyo eh yung pinakamalaki at pinakamakapal na book ng constitution para matauhan sila. what they want to do is a clear violation of the constitution!

  86. Deng says:

    Wow! 36,00+! mayroon kaya nito si Tiglao? Si Ninez? Ang GRP? :)

    kaya lang pandalas ngayon ng error. Hirap ang server.

    • Sam says:

      @Deng

      The error does not stop people from coming it. dyan mo makikita ang tunay na support

    • Dexter says:

      I’m trying to keep an open mind about stuff written by Mr Tiglao and the GRP crowd.. its really tough I tell you… must be my instincts working… that same force that tells me not to step on poop…
      Pero wag sila magsawa.. lesson learned from the recent trial , hayaan mo lang magsalita, madudulas din yan…

      • raissa says:

        :)

        • jjvillamor says:

          who is Mr Tiglao and what is the GRP crowd?

          • net says:

            get real philippines – parang ito yun. ang slow ko. @jjvillamor, kung tama ako, check mo ang mga creatures na yan. most likely sila ang masugid na naninira kay ma’am raissa. yang mga grupong yan, sobra ang galit kay pnoy, sa delicadeza at common sense. marami na rin naman sila nakaaway sa internet lalo na yung feeling nila kakampi ni pnoy. bongga mag-english ang mga yan, wala nga lang sense ang pinagtuturan, sakit sa split ends intindihin ang mga rason. kung masaya ka ngayon at gusto mo magalit, check them out.

    • rafael l. vidal says:

      Just like in Egypt where Mubarak was ousted by the arab spring thru the cyber space, we have our own Pinoy Spring that allow people with common goals to congregate here in Raissa’s blog and share common interest.

      We are entering a new era of change where the people are conscious of their new-found muscle to to expose malfeasance and misfeasance in the government.

      We’ll watch PNoy whether his daang matuwid will not swerve after corona’s ouster.

    • net says:

      pardon my ignorance, ano po ang grp? hindi naman siguro ‘to yung sa peace talks di ba? with tiglao and ninez as you written above as part of that group, most likely, peace won’t be found with them but confusion. thank you po

  87. Lu Tsih says:

    GUILTY AS HELL! INDEED!

    Now, that the Obudsman and BIR offices are conducting their respective investigations on Corona’s filthy riches, and Corona was reported to be hiring a new battery of lawyers, should Corona’s guilt be established by these two agencies, could the country retrieve the handsome fees Corona paid to his lawyers for his defense as well? After all, once declared guilty, then he was would still be spending monies that did not belong to him, right? I just want to see if there’s a way to prevent money-hungry lawyers from also indirectly milking the nation, though in the end, it would just be a drop in the bucket.

    Could Corona’s accountants be held liable as well? Will they lose their license too?

    What about monies already spent on personal spending sprees? Would Corona be held liable for them as well?

    Would the Ombudsman have the right to extract detailed info from Corona on how he spend SC funds?

    How about Coronna’s license? Could he be disbarred as well as a result of the impeachment?

    Will the Ombudsman allow for the rightful inheritance of the Basas too, lest they be again “lost and forgotten” in the financial maze Corona is good at devising?

    These are all the questions I have right now. Can somebody please shed light on the above? Thanks in advance.

    • Sam says:

      from my understanding (but i am not totally sure). If submitted documents were signed by CPA, the said signatory will also be held liable.

  88. Sam says:

    Salbahe talaga si Mon Tulfo

    His headline on Inquirer
    ——————————-
    Maid Miriam and pretty Morales

    • jjvillamor says:

      I did not see any tulfo article on inquirer.net

      Talking about salbahe. I remember a first hand sotry about a reporter who managed to squeeze some money from the late Gov Aguinaldo before he was ambushed.

      • Sam says:

        @jjvillamor

        Here is the link, its on inquirer’s “newsinfo” section

        http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/203779/maid-miriam-and-pretty-morales

      • Alan says:

        the public loses twice whenever a journalist gets bribes from a politician. First, because the journalist can’t be trusted; second because the politician is using the taxpayer’s money. Aguinaldo, btw was notorious as a Marcos-era torturer, I interviewed him personally when he was governor of Cagayan. A weirdo

        • Sam says:

          @Alan

          During the Marcos era, where speech and information was suppressed, journalist were hanging on a a thin line. And … very sad that some were into “PAYOLA”. Its good that the word “PAYOLA” is now not as famous as before.

          • Alan says:

            one of the hilarious, minor, outcomes of 1986 was that Marcos fled so hastily he left a lot of documents in the Palace, which was partly looted by enraged crowds. Among the documents that were unearthed was a master list of reporters who were getting payola from the regime, one of them was a prominent business reporter (dead now I think)

        • jjvillamor says:

          I know or heard that much about Aguinaldo. I am just not sure if the literal pocketsfull of money was an extortion or did he need some favors from the reporter..

        • jcc says:

          @alan,

          “During the twelve years that he led the MISG (1974-86), Col. Rolando Abadilla, in the words of his obituary, ‘towered over other heavies in that closed, tight-knit psychotic club of martial-law enforcers.’ With his allure of unchecked power, Abadilla recruited bright, young Philippine Military Academy graduates and transformed them into brutal operatives, each of whom later achieved his own notoriety: Reynaldo Berroya (class 1969), Panfilo Lacson (1971), and Rolando Aguinaldo (1972). Under Abadilla and his Deputy Commander Lacson, the MISG emerged as the most ruthless of the regime’s antisubversion units during the last six years of martial rule. Abadilla and Aguinaldo cultivated a lethal aura; both were gunned down in precision communist assassinations years after the dictator’s fall. Berroya and Lacson were the faceless bureaucrats of state terror; they survived to rise unchecked in the post-Marcos period.
          When Marcos tried to cleanse his human rights image, the regime filed two well-publicized torture lawsuits against MISG officers, giving the unit a certain notoriety. In July 1977, just before the Word Peace Trough Law Conference in Manila, the military court-martialed lieutenants Edward Martillano and Prudencio Regis for the torture of Mrs. Trinidad Hererra, the leader of the Zone One Tondo Organization (ZOTO) whose slum work had made her an internationally-known figure. After her arrest that May, she told U.S. Embassy officers that after being stripped naked, she was forced to wind an electrode wire around her nipple. Once the publicity faded, the officers were found not guilty. A year later the military charged three MISG lieutenants with the torture of Mrs. Melvin Cayabyab, then two months pregnant, who alleged that she had been beaten, sexually molested, given electric shocks through wires placed on her thumbs and threatened with rape and application of electric shocks to her vagina and nipples. Although the court sentenced the officers to prison terms and discharge from service, within a year two of them were back on duty at MISG. (McCoy, Policing America’s Empire, p. 406).

    • meg fuentes says:

      SO APT! also: ‘THE BEAUTY & THE BEAST’….

  89. concerned citizen says:

    Read the comments from one of our readers:

    http://opinion.inquirer.net/29825/facebook-and-the-impeachment-trial

    • Victin luz says:

      Nag comment na ako. My irrelevant pa sya , Hindi ko tuloy MAINTINDIHAN ang gusto yang palabasin . Sa una maganda ang write ups Nya sa huli hindi kuna nagustuhan, hilaw si Atty R.P. @352@ concerned citizens

  90. Sam says:

    “As far as the BIR is concerned, kung ang obligasyon, ang duty namin, kolektahin ang tamang buwis para sa bayan. Walang condition ang pagsisingil whether mayaman ka o hindi, kung nasa position ka o hindi,” Henares

    • Victin luz says:

      It’s not a good LAW especially for our journalist .clipping powers ito

      • Victin luz says:

        Sorry wrong posting, dapat sa@357@parekoy

      • Leona says:

        the law on Libel was an idea under the Spanish regime and carried on up to now. The law was intended to muzzle the mouths of people who wanted justice and reforms. It is obsolete already. Corruption in gov’t is at highest points not only here but all over the world.

        The criminal aspect of the Libel law should be repealed. Our Congress should do it. Make only civil damages as the liability. To maintain the law is against freedom of speech and of the press. We have had already change our constitution 3X, the 1935, 1973 and 1987 but Libel law in the penal code now was there long before those constitutions came in.

        This libel law is one I now call a harsh law.

    • jjvillamor says:

      I do not doubt Kim Henares’ sincerity but what about the people around her? She does need people to help her and BIR(and.or BOC) is easily the most corrupt government agency(ies).

      From first hand experience magbabayad ka na tama sasabihin sa iyo ng examiner P500k na lang(instead of 700k+) pero P200k lang ireresibo natin.

      Baka kapag nakipag-CASHsunduan na sila ng person being examined OK na ang report sa itaas which means clean na at walang unpaid taxes o masmaliit na lang. Or in the case of a prominent businessman, sa korte na nga, biglang natalo ang goverment sa technicaliity dahil late nag file ng position ang government lawyers

      • TOL says:

        That is so true. Garapalan ang corruption sa BIR. At least I can speak of BIR during Pandak”s admin. I don’t know now. Had an experience with them. Akala mo mga mukhang school principal pumorma, yun pala mga corrupt din. Nakakahiya.

        • Victin luz says:

          Until now it’s happening because personnels position especially qBIR examiners stayed longer for many years in an AREA, where camaraderie with taxpayers-grafters keeps on continuing. RESHUFFLE THEM to a far DISTRICTS madam HENARES not an adjoining places or not within the Provinces or Cities where they are now assigned. INCREASE their MONTHLY PAY for them to FELL that losing their job after say 10yrs. Service ” AY NAKAKHINAYANG “. But receiving a mere 24th a month for a CPA EXAMINERS……………. How can they live with that amount ????……………naturally they will connive with tax evaders like Filipino/Chinese entrepreneurs.

          LET THE WEALTHY FAMILIES PAY THEIR CORRECT TAXES FIRST SO THAT LOWLY OWNERS OF SARI- SARI STORES, MGA NAGTITINDA SA MGA TALIPAPA NG TILAPIA AT MAGSOSORBETES AT IBA PA AY MAGBAYAD NANG KANIKANILANG TAMANG BUWIS MADAM HENARES.

          IT TAKES TWO TO TANGGO MADAM HENARES YOU KNEW IT………………and you are in the right TRACK………………………RESHUFFLE/INCREASE SALARIES…………GO AGAINST BIG TIME TAX EVADERS/ DISTRICTS MEDIUM
          BUSINESSES TAXPAYERS and SMALL TIME MAGBABALOT WILL FOLLOW….

  91. Parekoy says:

    Angara’s new bill would be more restrictive to the netizens and journalists in exposing illegal activities of politicians?

    Please see Ellen Tordesillas article:

    http://www.ellentordesillas.com/2012/05/31/after-corona-impeachment-legislators-push-anti-media-bills/

    Mukhang dahil sa blogsite na ito ng isang ‘pekeng’ journalist kaya natatakot ang mga pulitiko sa impluensya ng mga kumentaryo dito at mga opinyon ng mga mamamayang galing sa iba-ibang sektor ng lipunan na nagpapahayag ng mga tunay na damdamin sa mga isyung importante sa kapakanan ng nakakaraming Pilipino.

    Pag naging batas ang bill na ito, hindi ako magtataka kung isa si Raissa sa masampolan ng mga pulitikong balat sibuyas at mga ipokrito.

    Sana hindi maging batas ito dahil madali magsampa ng libel sa mga tulad nating nagpapalitan ng mga kuro-kuro tungkol sa mga maiinit t importsnteng isyu ng ating bayan…

    • Sam says:

      kala ko ba they are into finalizing the Freedom of Information?

    • Lu Tsih says:

      Ano pa ang magiging pagkakaiba nito sa panahon ng Martial Law ni Marcos when there was pervasive intimidation of all forms to clamp down freedoms, especially the freedom of expressions and ergo, the freedom of the press?

      Even current history bears a long record of intimidation and brutal slayings of journalists. What little windows of opportunity the nation may have to exercise the freedom of expression, there are always lawmakers A.K.S. law breakers that will find ways to curtail such freedoms.

      Would these proposed laws not run counter to our basic freedoms as provided for by the Constitution and the UN? What recourse do we have right now? MASS ACTIONS? Letter writing to our lawmakers, letter signing online and offline, full blown coverage on these anti democratic proposals and the exposure of personalities behind it?

    • Vibora says:

      Same as “Narvasa Resolution regarding SALN”?
      Angara can be a Joker too, isn’t it?

    • max says:

      Many countries have strong privacy legislations but have strong freedom of information measures in place as well. It’s a remarkable balance that many citizens enjoy. We need to know more about this legislation that is being proposed. I can tell you that many politicians are more careful with those systems in place because they know that they can be exposed at any given time.

      For other countries, e.g. Canada and US, privacy is sacred and has utmost protection. However, Freedom of information allows them access to a vast array of information that keeps many politician on their toes and accountable…because they know that they will be exposed. Example: their expenses, the processes and lobbying that took place, etc.

      Raissa and Alan are masters of their field and they know their way around. I sense that they have been around the block a few times. From that angle I am not worried about Raissa and Alan. However, I keep them in my daily prayers as I am very worried about those other evil doers and their henchmen. I hope that our collective, fervent prayers will always provide them the shield against those evil forces around.

    • vander anievas says:

      o e di wag nating iboto ang magtutulak ng bill na iyan sa 2013…

    • Leona says:

      @Parekoy…read the proposed act. It focus on “breach of confidentiality.” What does it mean? Is an act of a public official cloth with “confidentiality” ? Does it mean a private property or matter? Isn’t it that acts of public officials are more of “public concerns” and should be public property? Why make such as confidential? To whom? To the official concerned?

      The only example I can think would be “military secrets re miliatry camps, etc.”

      There is already a Libel law. Will these proposed acts be separate law from that law? If so, we are courting a situation of complex interpretations later on. To have so many of it would definitely just accomplish harrassments on freedom speakers and the press. A sorry state.

      Repeal the Libel law then. Don’t pass these proposed laws with imprisonment and fines as penalty. It violates the freedom of speech and of the press, etc.

      Every public act is the concern of the nation and the people.

  92. Sam says:

    here a little news from Inquirer
    ————————————–

    No mercy: Government to hound Corona

    After his conviction in the Senate impeachment trial and ouster as Chief Justice for dishonesty in submitting statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), Renato Corona is facing an investigation for alleged ill-gotten wealth and tax evasion, administration officials said Thursday.

    “As a result of revelations made during the course of the impeachment trial, certain agencies like the Office of the Ombudsman and the Bureau of Internal Revenue had initiated their own processes to look into possible violations of laws and rules over which they have jurisdiction and mandate to look into,” Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said.

    “I don’t think that now that judgment has been rendered by the impeachment court, these processes will also terminate,” Abad said in a text message to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “The administration will not, I believe, interfere in that.”

    Assistant Ombudsman Asryman Rafanan said that the agency would use Corona’s waiver on his bank accounts, issued when he appeared in the Senate on Monday, to investigate complaints against him.

    One of the complaints involve the forfeiture of assets allegedly disproportionate to the income he had declared in his SALN.
    ————————————–

    Sana pag nakita ang mga ill-gotton wealth, the govt may make good use of that to help those TRULY needs help

    • jjvillamor says:

      This is the right way – let the wheels of justice spin. Hindi yung opinion ng ibang senador, who after their guilty verdict seems like courting corono supporters or anti-aquinos for their own benefit – suggesting that the government stop at the mere removal.of Corona and stop further legal actions. Meaning, kay Corona na algn yung 4 na Condo unit, yung bahay sa US, yung $2.4 dollars which could be more, yung P80 million pesos which could also be more, etc.

      As Corona himself has said, not the exact words but something like: assets disproportionate to ones income is (presumed to be) ill-gotten.

    • jjvillamor says:

      That’s the right conclusion to the impeachment case. Otherwise, if left with 4 posh condo units, at least P80 million, and probably more than $2.4 million, the message would be CRIME PAYS.

      I don’t subscribe to some politician’s appeal for awa.

      • TOL says:

        Yup, it is unfair. Ako, being an ordinary office worker, magkano lang ang pwede kong manakaw sa opisina? Unlike these dirty politicians na limpak limpak tapos ganun ganun lang? Palibhasa they are in the same practise. Gusto nila, ganun lang din ang mangyari sa kanila just in case mahuli sila…..talsik lang sa pwesto…and continue to enjoy the loot. Ano kayo…sinuswerte?

      • Alan says:

        It would be really ironic if Corona, who as Chief Justice was supposed to embody the majesty of the law, ended up escaping from its grasp

        • Leona says:

          What happened to the “civil aspect” or claim for recovery in the ERAP case of plunder? We have not heard if the gov’t was able to recover the money side of it. Yes, ERAP was given absolute pardon. My understanding is with that pardon, it does not include the civil damages or claims for recovery.

          I have not heard anything after that.

          Our gov’t including the SOL Gen and DOJ, works only up to a certain point and forgets or abandons to recover the money side of the cases they won in court. Look, what about the money side in the late Angelo Reyes’ case? Did the gov’t file a claim against his Estate to recover? None that I heard of. Is that it? His family keeps what did not belong to him?

          It can happen now again with the Corona case: file a criminal case (maybe) later. If convicted by the court, among the punishments, is also recovery of the money. Will our gov’t again forego with that? I am banking they may not try to get it back. How much money did the gov’t spend to prosecute? A lot! So why not also get the money? Expect the answer: hayaan muna! Tama na! Pabayaan muna!

          If you remember that case of the US known criminal lawyer F. Lee Bailey who was contacted by a drug client to defend him and gave (or “paid”) $60M of the drug money, the US Fedeeral Prosecs demanded from Mr. Bailey to return the money but Mr. Bailey refused contending that the money is his attorney’s fee! The federal court ordered him to return the money but was refused so he was held in contempt of court, handcuffed and stayed in jail until he return the money. Finally,Mr. Bailey had no choice he returned the money $60M of it after a week in jail.

          There was also a very good case of a big law firm in the US that was fined by the Attorney General’s Office for unethical conduct in its actions, the fine was $600M as the case involved more than a billon worth of it. Ganyan sana dito. Or our gov’t lawyers are not yet aclimatize to thinking that far to recover when you can and should recover money claims?

          Government lawyers should start moving in that direction where there is money involved in the case, work on it just as working on the criminal aspect of the case.

    • Lu Tsih says:

      To the disgraced Renato Corona: You do the crime, you do the time, and in your case, retrieval of your ill-gotten wealth back to the Filipino nation. Any amount you have used up for your personal quirks and perks, you pay back to the Filipino nation. After all, you said you led a very simple lifestyle, hmmmn…so you must have stashed them somewhere else, and the Ombudsman will come and get them from you.

      Those senators who are very vocal about letting you off after your IC conviction and removal from office verdict, surely, they will make more noise, and those are alarms they are sounding off, indicative of their own personal and political worries by virtue of their own share of similar crimes against the Filipino nation. They too, should be examined.

  93. Mashe Dah says:

    WITNESSES VS GMA NAGKAKAWALAAN, PROSECUTORS NAGKAKASAKIT?

    magmatyag mga kapatid, napanalo natin ang laban kay corona, parang sasabit tayo kay
    GMA…pano na..we can’t win this? parang hirap ang prosecutors….
    not much info available on this case …

    • Sam says:

      sana … hindi ito dahil sa CASHsundoan

      • jjvillamor says:

        Sana hindi. Pero possible din ng mawala si Corona o noong feel na nila na mawawala si Corona ay tinaasan yung price ng cashsunduan.

        But I hope not.

      • AngLagay says:

        @sam

        That’s a good possibility… higher CASHsunduan. Mas makapal ang bulsiko at matinik si gloria and company.

  94. imec says:

    ms. raissa and to all cpmers – thank you very much! :) God bless!

  95. Odadsoid says:

    HERE IT IS, from The Professional Heckler (in part):
    (The COITUS AWARDS, hosted by Kris Aquino)
    *********************************************************** :)

    Our next category is the “Most Damaging Testimony” Award. The nominees are…
    - Ombudsman Conchita “Mea culpa” Carpio-Morales. In fairness, nakipagsabayan siya kay Senator Miriam! Bongga! (Canned applause)

    - Land Registration Authority Administrator Eulalio “45 Properties” Diaz III. Love siya ni Noy. Go Ateneo! (Canned applause)

    And lastly, Chief Justice Renato “Hypoglycemia” Corona. Matapos umamin sa ‘di nadeklarang dollar accounts, mega-walkout?? Rudeness!!! Imbyerna ang judges! I’m sure!

    Sino sa palagay n’yo ang winner??! Envelope please.

    (Voice Over: This award is brought to you by Philippine Weekly Inquirer: Balanced Views, Fearless News Or So They Claim)

    And the “Most Damaging Testimony” Award goes to… Any guesses guys?

    (Drum roll)

    Journalist/blogger Raissa Robles!!! Yeeeey! Congratulations!

    Is Raissa here? Wala? Anyway, you have done a tremendous job Raissa – better than the congressmen and the private prosecutors combined! Walang bola! You so deserve this! I am accepting the Coitus on your behalf. I love youuuu! Congratulations!

    Teka, bakit ang sama ng tingin sa akin ni Atty. Judd Roy?! I hate you naaa. You’re scaring me!

    With all due respect, I am not scaring you Kris. Ito ang aking natural look. Goddamn it!

  96. Odadsoid says:

    THIS IS IT, from the PROFESSIONAL HECKLER (in part):
    ******************************************************************
    Our next category is the “Most Damaging Testimony” Award. The nominees are…
    - Ombudsman Conchita “Mea culpa” Carpio-Morales. In fairness, nakipagsabayan siya kay Senator Miriam! Bongga! (Canned applause)

    - Land Registration Authority Administrator Eulalio “45 Properties” Diaz III. Love siya ni Noy. Go Ateneo! (Canned applause)

    And lastly, Chief Justice Renato “Hypoglycemia” Corona. Matapos umamin sa ‘di nadeklarang dollar accounts, mega-walkout?? Rudeness!!! Imbyerna ang judges! I’m sure!

    Sino sa palagay n’yo ang winner??! Envelope please.

    (Voice Over: This award is brought to you by Philippine Weekly Inquirer: Balanced Views, Fearless News Or So They Claim)

    And the “Most Damaging Testimony” Award goes to… Any guesses guys?

    (Drum roll)

    Journalist/blogger Raissa Robles!!! Yeeeey! Congratulations!

    Is Raissa here? Wala? Anyway, you have done a tremendous job Raissa – better than the congressmen and the private prosecutors combined! Walang bola! You so deserve this! I am accepting the Coitus on your behalf. I love youuuu! Congratulations!

    Teka, bakit ang sama ng tingin sa akin ni Atty. Judd Roy?! I hate you naaa. You’re scaring me!

    With all due respect, I am not scaring you Kris. Ito ang aking natural look. Goddamn it!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    the COITUS AWARDS, hosted by Kris AQUINO. :)

  97. Alan says:

    because of political and financial considerations in the coming elections certain senators are hereby commanded to Binays to fallen Corona

    • baycas says:

      Befriend all.

      Binays to all.

      Now na!

      ——

      There’s no such animal as “premature election campaigning” when it’s not yet election months.

      —–

      Befriend all.

      Binays to all.

      Now na!

      —–

      One may ask about the non-existent “premature election campaigning” from Acting CJ Antonio Carpio. What’s premature anyway when there are “no” candidates yet!

      —–

      Befriend all.

      Binays to all…

      • Victin luz says:

        @baycas………………..sorry sir if we are of different opinion but I will always admire you ” kaya lang ang pagtahimik kasi ni BINAY nitong impeachment trial ay hindi maganda para sa akin at karamihan sa ating PILIPINO ”

        Again sir Baycas sir Alan…….. Humihingi ako sa inyo nang PASENSYA uli, because I will not be with you this time. And if I will be a hindrance to your conviction then I can stop criticizing VP BINAY sir but my assessment on him STAYS.thanks po

        • sakura girl says:

          @Victin luz, I think what Baycas and Alan mean is “be nice” to all, with a touch of sarcasm.

          • baycas says:

            Sarcasm may be the right word…

            But I want “panlilibak”, “pangungutya”…

            “Pang-aasar!”

            —–

            To all,

            Please look deeper.

            Lumalaro si Binay sa gitna. Ulterior motive ang inaalagaan.

            • duquemarino says:

              @baycas

              Kaya nga, the more reason we have to find and open more cans of worms and help each other connect the dots.

            • Inna Egdio says:

              Nagkakampihan ang pare-parehong mga corrupt at mga magnanakaw sa Kaban ng Bayan na sina Binay, Corona, Arroyo, Estrada and Marcos. Now that Coronarroyo is no longer in power to save her from the consequences of her crimes against the Filipino people, Gloria Arroyo is now pinning all her hopes on the Binarroyo alliance. Patay ang Pilipinas kay Binay!

              Save the Philippines from this power-obsessed, corrupt-as-hell trapo – say “HELL, NO!” to Binay!

            • Tomas Gomez III says:

              “libak” is a waray-waray term……

            • vander anievas says:

              is that politics or positioning?
              tama lang na maging vigilant tayong lahat…
              let’s join together to discern all what is good for our country and disseminate important and urgent info to all…
              @victin luz,
              i’m with you too.
              don’t leave us here.
              our country needs you..

        • baycas says:

          UNA sa lahat, ayokong am-UNA si Binay…’pagka’t HULI siya sa akin.

          Hindi mo ako naintindihan, kaibigan. Marahil hindi rin ganap ang pagkakilala mo sa akin. Pasensiya na. Alaskador din ako kung minsan. Maaari month itanong ‘yan kay @chijap na minsan ko nang nakasagutan sa Ellenville.

          Baka nalimutan mo lang ang aking patutsada kay “Binarroyo” sa aking akdang “PAKUWENTO NAMAN DIYAN”.

          Ang komento sa itaas ay isa ring patutsada sa “premature election campaigning” na pinayagan ng Korte Suprema sa ponencia nino?

          Tadaah…

          Ponencia ng Acting Chief Justice ngayon.

          • Victin luz says:

            Nako pasensya na po uli sa inyong lahat, sorry PO Hindi ko PO kayo na gets agad. Akala ko ay nag iisa ako sa akin conviction. Sir Baycas Sir Allan @ Sakura nahingi PO ako nang paumanhin sa inyo.

            • sakura girl says:

              No problem. Mabuti rin napaliwanag ni Baycas kaagad, whom we highly respect. Marami sa atin frustrated at nanggigigil di ba, pero hindi tayo puedeng mag-give up. Kaya huwag kang mag-alala, sama-sama tayo sa paglaban. Yun nga lang, napakahaba pa ang daan kaya dapat tuloy tuloy tayong magsikap para sa Inang Bayan.

            • baycas says:

              @Victin luz,

              “Hindi ka nag-iisa.”

          • chijap says:

            uy special mention ako!

            baycas, tinadaan mo talaga ah.

        • Inna Egdio says:

          Nagkakampihan ang pare-parehong mga corrupt at mga magnanakaw sa Kaban ng Bayan na sina Binay, Corona, Arroyo, Estrada and Marcos. Now that Coronarroyo is no longer in power to save her from the consequences of her crimes against the Filipino people, Gloria Arroyo is now pinning all her hopes on the Binarroyo alliance. Patay ang Pilipinas kay Binay!

          Save the Philippines from this power-obsessed, corrupt-as-hell trapo – say “HELL, NO!” to Binay!

    • Victin luz says:

      @Alan ……..that’s not good for the Filipinos @Alan , those senators must be identified and as I said before the SILENT POSTURING of VP BINAY during the IMPEACHMENT TRIAL will be the SAMBAYANANG PILIPINO’s GAGE tha BINAY is not capable/trustful even to be a candidate for PRESIDENT on the year 2016.

      TAHIMIK. na TAHIMIK tapos biglang TUTUKLAW iyan. DELICADO iyan sir, sa akin at karamihan sa ating Pilipino ay ayaw naman talaga dyan kay BINAY . Nanalo sya last election dahil sa image nya noon na galling sa mahirap at nadamay sya sa sympathy votes ni ERAP…….. I think PINOY must AX him now as HUMAN SETTLEMENT SECRETARY . Magiging POGI POINTS ni BINAY pag inalis sya after this mid term election at POGI POINTS sa mga senatorial candidates ng UNA , Kung next year mopa aalisin.

      PINOY must sacrifice his uncle PEPING for the sake of TUWID NA DAAN na INUMPISAHAN Nya. At any rate wala naman naniniwala na wala silang HIDWAAN na dalawa.

      He has to talk one by one with BINAY, the fact the he formed a coalition party ahead of PINOY dapat siguro Alisin na sya sa SECRETARY POSITION NYA.

      • Alan says:

        certain parties are worried that if Corona is tried more accounts might be revealed and Corona might start singing names of those who deposited money in those accounts

        • Ancient Mariner says:

          That scenario would be the ideal ending to the Corona drama.

        • Victin luz says:

          Naku @sir Allan , helping the FILIPINOS in CONVICTING CORONA is ONE THING but SENATORS/POLITICIANS and THEIR RELATIVES WHO COMMITTED CRIME’S in the PAST is ANOTHER THING that should not be FORGOTTEN and to be prosecuted with DUE PROCESS.

        • vander anievas says:

          the more the cans must be opened.
          i believe corona will not just sing but he’ll do a declamation or an oratorical piece.
          at iyan ang maganda para sa bayan.
          binay can stay pa naman siguro sa cabinet. he is bright naman and a “doer”. he can iron-out and tidy a lot of mess pa rin.
          and coining JPE, “we are intelligent people naman(wow! kasama ba ako dun?), we know whom to vote coming 2016″
          the least we can do is stay in this blog, post comments or critique when necessary.
          let’s join hands altogether. we must commit to this perpetual crusade/advocacy…

      • baycas says:

        Agree.

        Ulupong na tumutuklaw…

        • Alan says:

          The next step is to ask people like Harvey Keh to publicize those bank documents — the ones that the Senate didn’t want to touch. Might be interesting stuff in there

      • Leona says:

        VP Binay is a lawyer…he wouldn’t or couldn’t have done any public posturing on the impeachment trial while it was “sub judice”…anything he would make to the Media would be surely quoted “out of context,” to his damage and political ambition. So, what did he do instead? KEEP MUM as a much safer course. He followed the saying “a wise man is one who keeps silent.” If he “was just a cabie driver,” o.k. lang whatever he would publicly comment. But he is the VICE PRESIDENT!

        For me, I can’t say anything yet about that “silence” of his. He’s not like any of us here, or out there revealing himsellf to his stand during that impeachment trial.

        The picture was that different then. After that conviction, it is up to him what if any has he to say. . . tapos na ang “sub judice” sensitivity of the case.

        • Sam says:

          sabi ng ombudsman, they will make use of the waiver signed by corona in their investigation. Lagot!

          • Alan says:

            the important thing about the bank statements is not the opening or closing balances but the MOVEMENT of cash in and out of the accounts. I heard that Corona did not give a waiver to monitor those movements, which would mean even to the end he was still playing games

        • baycas says:

          UNA o UNO…

          Basta alam ko kung ANO si Binay.

        • Inna Egdio says:

          Lintang-lupa Binay’s silence is deafening (in the same manner that his silence was deafening as well at the height of the AFP Plunder Scandal and during the impeachment of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez because Binay was, in fact, secretly lobbying for AFP Comptroller Carlos Garcia, which in turn would help Merceditas Gutierrez) because he himself is EXTREMELY CORRUPT AND A BIG FAT PLUNDERER just like his allies Corona, Arroyo, Estrada and Marcos.

          NEVER let corrupt-as-hell parasite Binay worm his way up to the presidency – say “HELL, NO!” to Binay!

          http://www.rappler.com/nation/4227-binay-lobbied-for-general-charged-with-plunder

      • anton says:

        I guess CPMers should start looking on the personal and political records of Binay who was the first person to come out of his desire to run for president. Let us check if Binay is physically, mentally, psychologically and morally qualified. There were rumors that he enriched himself while sitting as mayor of Makati. Did Binay just like Corona try to hide his properties thru his children? Let’s find out..

      • Deng says:

        Binay is an OUT AND OUT Trapo! I just don’t like this opportunistic animal.

    • rafael l. vidal says:

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – NO TO TRAPOS – NO TO BINAY AND BONGBONG.

      The daang matuwid will be daang baluktot when the trapos are in power.

      It’s has been said and it will be done.

    • Victin luz says:

      To tell the TRUTH and VOTE for the TRUTH and to be OPEN the TRUTH to the PUBLIC needs no MATERIALS/FINANCIALs/POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS

  98. Victin luz says:

    Atty Pagalangan ………karamihan po sa amin ay pumunta dito sa blog ni Mam RAISSA DAHIL po sa kagustuhan nang MAMAYANG PILIPINO na LUMABAS ang KATOTOHANAN sa PINAKAMAIKLING PARAAN na PAGLILITIS sana Kay CORONA.

    MATURITY……IRONY……..we don’t know about tha DEAN….Hindi namin alam kung papaano marinig ang SIMPLING PANANAW NAMIN TUNGKOL SA KITANG KITA NANG TAONG BAYAN NA KASALANAN NI CORONA kaya kami NAPADPAD at PUMUNTA sa BLOG na Ito ATTY. ” KONSENSYA ” din po ang nagtulak nang karamihan sa amin dito na IHAYAG ang nalalaman namin.

    TRUTH……TRUTH…..TRUTH……..sana ang gusto namin ay sumulat ka ng ARTICLE mo at tanungin ang mga kapwa mong ABOGADO/POLITICIANS kung papaano LITISIN nang mabilisbilis ang mga gumawa ng kasalanan sa ating BATAS at hindi lang sa IMPEACHMENT…..without sacrificing DUE PROCESS na sinasabi nyong mga LAWYERS.

    MATURITY……..IRONY……….hindi PO namin alam iyang sinasabi mo ATTY.

    • Victin luz says:

      FACEBOOK or BLOG users…………..the same Atty…. I admire you that you are with us , interpreting what was happening during the impeachment trial but we being a non-lawyer and not a journalist either to go straight to the point what do you mean by MATURITY……….IRONY…………in your article today at DAILY INQUIRER.

      IYONG MALINAW NA MAINTINDIHAN NI SEN. LAPID AT KAMI ATTY RAUL PAGALANGAN. TAGALUGIN MUNALANG KAYA ATTY.

  99. Den says:

    The Supreme Court of the Philippines will be the laughing stock of the world’s justice systems if it provides farewell honors to a midnight chief justice who had been discharged dishonorably by the people through their representatives.

    The Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines will be trampling on its own integrity and decency if it decides to give the discredited Renato C. Corona a tribute through a retirement ceremony and millions of pesos in retirement benefits. What it should be doing instead is exorcising the office of the Chief Justice, reclaiming the millions of pesos and dollars that may been pilferred from its coffers and purging itself of misfits and kleptos who now mourn the departure of their patron ang protector.

    Let the man account for his sins. Let this be the start of real justice in our country. There can be compassion without having to give up just retribution. For the sake of the poor who were denied justice, for the sake of the powerless who were oppressed by the mighty, for the sake of people who have lost trust in our justice system, let justice be served equally and without delay.

    The people expect no less and demand no less from our Supreme Court.

    • jts27 says:

      I agree 1000%! No retirement benefits, no send-off for Corona please. Just remember Delsa Flores, justices of the Supreme Court!

    • Alan says:

      i agree

    • sakura girl says:

      @Den, please repost this (if you haven’t yet) on the Inquirier/Phil Star news articles on the Senators beseeching the government to exercise compassion towards Corona.

      Even Enrile should just shut up, if he doesn’t want people to remember his past omissions. Jinggoy doesn’t have to run next year so he thinks he doesn’t have to watch what he is saying. As for Angara, I don’t think he can run again, as he will have served 2 consecutive terms already. (Someone please correct me if I am wrong). But if he wants his son (one of the spokespersons for the prosecution) to be successful in politics, he should allow him to do so in his own right. Yet that also calls upon the father to restrain himself from making pronouncements that may be prejudicial to the son. Certainly, the sins of the father are visited upon the son.

      • sakura girl says:

        It should have been “past sins and omissions”. If memory serves me right, it was largely talked about then that Angara’s law firm was one of those retained by the Marcoses, creating layer upon layer of offshore companies to hide their ill gotten wealth.

        Mabuti pa si Sen. Alan Cayetano, he said we are a government of laws and not of men.

      • vander anievas says:

        @sakura girl,
        gotcha!
        i am again revisiting my inner self on my retake of JPE
        coz he is again reminding me of his part n the dark era, tsk,tsk,tsk.
        to be empathetic and sympathetic is okay…
        forgiveness is after repentance and penance…
        correct, he can shut his mouth…and to keep his redeemed image…

    • Ella Tovara says:

      Seriously, Supreme Court? Di ba kayo nag-iisip. Convicted na nga siya ng mga senador-judges (20) at inimpeach ng mga congressman/woman more than 180 … na meron full support ang pangulo.

      ang mga taong ito ay itinalaga ng taong bayan at nakinig sila sa taong bayan sa paghusga kay Corona … pwede ba … makinig kayo sa taong bayan … Just let coronakot go without anything. He does not deserve anything. After all his yabang and animal na character .. just let him and those people co-terminous with him go without any funfare.

      Commission on Audit … please disallow any use of govenment fund for such occassion. Civil service commisson, please tell the staff of the Supreme Court to report on duty and do their jobs and not to attend parties para sa kumag na coronakot.

    • janine says:

      i agree also. kahit po aq nanggigil nung narinig q po ung news about that. Sobrang abuso na yan! dapat qng ano dinanas ni Mam Flores e yun din gawin sa kanya. Lagyan nman po sana nila ng pangil ung batas natin, dapat po pantay2x ang batas para sa lahat, walang mayaman, mahirap, palakasan, at position. for those politicians who support the farewell honor, SORRY, you will not have my vote! There are a lot of ways for showing compassion without being STUPID!
      Kaya malakas ang loob ng mga trapong yan e…

    • Deng says:

      Den,

      Renato’s case is very similar to a Dishonorable Discharge in the military. Loss of certain freedom and loss of benefits were just some of them. He is essentially a convicted felon without being jailed. Why the honors?

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