Law dean wonders whether the Supreme Court defined “savings” the way Filipinos understood it when they ratified the Constitution

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Exclusive by Raïssa Robles - ABS-CBN's Doris Bigornia had a very insightful news report following President Benigno Aquino's combative speech last Monday. Doris covered the President's speech live in Tayuman Street, Tondo, Manila. When it was over, she asked what the residents thought of it. Few said they understood the controversy over the Disbursement Acceleration Program which the government insists has helped the nation's economy grow. The first woman whom Doris interviewed had a mouthful to say.

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Dear Students, please ask Renato Corona about his accounting skills

One topic for the sacked CJ’s school lecture series   Exclusive by Raïssa Robles I choose to celebrate today, our Independence Day, by exercising one of the most basic freedoms that we Filipinos fought so hard for with our blood, sweat and fears. Yes – fears. There have been moments in my life as a journalist that the very act […]

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Corona told Palace reporter Mia Gonzalez his dad was a BIR official

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SC spokesman, however, said Corona’s parents had money Exclusive by Raïssa Robles Chief Justice Renato Corona could afford to own luxury properties like the Bellagio penthouse because he was  a man “not of ordinary means”, Supreme Court spokesman Midas Marquez said. In one interview Marquez gave to ABS-CBN’ Umagang Kay Ganda last December, Marquez said: Dapat nating isipin, hindi sa […]

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A curious set of transactions surround McKinley Hill purchase for Charina

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Analysis By Raïssa Robles McKinley Hill in The Fort looks like a slice of California. It is therefore understandable that someone like Charina Corona, who has lived for nearly a decade in the United States, would want a unit here. In fact she holds the title to one of the units. How Charina came to hold the title is quite interesting. […]

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Corona’s daughter bought California and The Fort properties 22 days of each other

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A Plaza Miranda Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Soon after Chief Justice Renato Corona categorically denied that he and his family owned any property in the United States, a California lawyer sent me documentary evidence showing the purchase of a house in Roseville, California by the chief magistrate’s youngest daughter, Charina. This purchase was made 22 days before she allegedly bought […]

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Does Renato C. Corona have a clone living in the US?

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A Plaza Miranda exclusive By Raïssa Robles I’m asking this question because a certain Renato C. Corona is linked to addresses in Tampa, Florida and Mountain View, California by US public records. Take for instance this address in Tampa – This is the property – And here’s the close-up – Another address mentioned is Mountain View in California, home of […]

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Part II: Senator-Judge Recto says why CJ Corona has to testify at his own trial

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 Our Plaza Miranda Exclusive - By Raïssa Robles Senator-Judge Ralph Recto told lawyer Serafin Cuevas last week that his client, Chief Justice Renato Corona, must testify at his own impeachment trial. Recto made this statement after asking retired Justice Cuevas the following questions regarding Cristina Corona’s sale of a 1,700-square meter Marikina property in July 1990 to her husband’s cousin […]

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Part I: Corona listed Marikina lot in his SALN two years after sale to cousin

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Our Plaza Miranda Exclusive - By Raïssa Robles Chief Justice Renato Corona listed the Marikina property as an “Asset” in his 1992 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) two years after his wife Cristina sold it to his cousin. This point – raised by Senator Judge Ralph Recto – was probably the most interesting revelation in the four […]

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