Mistake in Corona SALN without malice?

Thanks to Interaksyon.com for the graph.

It seems that the strategy of the defense in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona ’s strategy is leading towards admission that yes, he made “inadvertent mistake” in the filing of his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth but that is not an impeachable offense.

This line of reasoning first surfaced in the March 14 hearing when Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano followed up on the point raised by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV that the issue is not whether the income of the chief justice was huge, or his wealth was earned legitimately or not, but whether what was stated in the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth are true and accurate.

Cuevas replied, “Even assuming there is discrepancy or quite a difference in the making of the return which may be considered inaccurate, Your Honor, that is not a ground, in our thinking, for impeachment.”

Cuevas would repeat the same argument in the succeeding days last week saying that the mistake could be “inadvertent” and “without malice.”

The same argument was echoed by Karen Jimeno, one of the defense team’s spokesperson, during a press conference on Corona’s failure to declare the acquisition cost of his properties in his SALN.

Jimeno said, “If the other government officials, including impeachable officers, failed to fill out everything (including the acquisition cost column), the question that arises is, is that an impeachable offense?”

Corona is charged of betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution.
Jimeno further said the law allows an official to correct figures in his or her SALN. If there were errors, she said, in the Chief Justice’s SALN, he could still rectify them.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson in the March 14 hearing reminded the Court of the provision in the Constitution on the “Accountability of Public Officers.”

Article XI, Section 17, states “A public officer or employee shall, upon assumption of office and as often thereafter as may be required by law, submit a declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities and net worth.”

A portion of Corona's 2010 SALN

Lacson said when one submits “ a declaration under oath,” the data should be true and correct.
Cuevas agreed:” Tama po. Sapagkat kung hindi ganoon, walang katuturan, walang kahulugan ang provision na yan. (Correct. Because if not, that provision is useless.)”

On the follow up question of Sen. TG Guingona, Cuevas said, “By accurate we do not mean centavo per centavo, peso per peso.”

He added,” Because there are cases on the point already wherein the exact amount do not tally and yet it was considered filed through mere inadvertence, simple negligence. It is not a ground for administrative case.”

The problem with the excuse that the defense is laying down – that the mistake was not intentional and it was committed without malice- is that, the discrepancy is HUGE.

There were a few properties worth millions that were not included in his SALN.

The discrepancy in the cash and investment is so glaring. The amount Corona stated was P3.5 million. What was uncovered so far in his peso accounts in Philippines Savings Bank and Bank of the Philippine Islands totals P31.7 million.

That does not include the dollar deposits which is a subject of a temporary restraining order by the Supreme Court. The document that the prosecution got showed $700,000 which sources said was just the initial deposit. Unverified reports said the account now contains $1.8 million. If true, that would not be less than P70 million.

A VERA Files source said the total amount of the dollar accounts is “mind boggling.”
If the discrepancy is in the tens of millions of pesos, I doubt if the mistake is “inadvertent” and “without malice.”

March 18, 2012 10:13 pm  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Supreme Court

50 Responses

  1. chi - March 18, 2012 10:19 pm

    The problem with the excuse that the defense is laying down – that the mistake was not intentional and it was committed without malice- is that, the discrepancy is HUGE. – Ellen

    Mismo!

    Hindi kapanipaniwala na walang malisya at itinatago!

  2. chi - March 18, 2012 10:34 pm

    If Cueavas decided to pick up from where Sen. Trillanes (or Jimenez) was coming from re intent of omission of HUGE items in Corona’s SALN, it only meant one thing… wala ng maisip na technical na lusot ang master defender. Hindi na maitugma ang salary, properties at SALN ni Corona using exact numbers.

  3. Reyna Elena - March 18, 2012 10:48 pm

    Article XI, Section 17, states “A public officer or employee shall, upon assumption of office and as often thereafter as may be required by law, submit a declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities and net worth.”

    Maliwanag naman ang nakasulat Constitution di ba? Na-interpret na to nang SC nung meron silang pinakulong. Then again, ang sinasabi nila eh, yong mga nakulong were in bad faith at etong si Corona eh walang bad faith.

    Ang tanong, bakit ni-re-re-interpret nang Defense ang Constitution?

  4. chi - March 18, 2012 10:51 pm

    So Corona is now being pictured by Cuevas as being human only as ‘to err is human’.

    Hindi mabibili ito kasi si Corona does not show a human side. Peke ang credentials at qualifications, nanuntok ng caretaker, nanloko ng matatanda sa BGEI, most of all the excessive pride and arrogance knows no bounds.

    Kapag palpak at hindi nakalusot ang una, ang susunod na line of reasoning nila ay ‘aksidente’ lang ang lahat na hindi naisama ni Corona sa SALN ang HUGE amount.

  5. J - March 18, 2012 10:52 pm

    Who would buy this, considering Corona is a tax expert and a ponente of a highly technical ruling re SALNs?

  6. vonjovi2 - March 18, 2012 11:11 pm

    Hanep ang palusot ni Cuevas..

    Sige na nga kung Honest Mistake si T J,.. Pero ang pera ay masasabi natin na galing sa nakaw talaga. Dahil ang paliwanag nila una ay galing sa mga allowance at gastos ng SC. Binulsa niya ang pera laan para sa pag gamit lang sa SC at di pag gamit sa pang sarili.

    “Honest Mistake” pero milyon milyon ang halaga ng di nilagay sa “SALn SALn” niya.

  7. etheldeborja - March 18, 2012 11:14 pm

    tama nga marahil ang obserbasyon na ang mga abogado, mahina sa mathematics! :D

    may qualification na ngayon… pwedeng magkamali sa SALN ng with malice and without malice… eh di lahat na magclaim na ay sorry! di ko nadeclare ang 100M kong property sa timbuktu, nakalimutan ko lang… walang malisya yan. :D

  8. chijap - March 18, 2012 11:19 pm

    #5 +1

  9. chi - March 18, 2012 11:42 pm

    Kasi naman vonjovi #6, di rin pwede ang palusot na allowance na isinama sa sweldo ni Corona, hindi nya binayaran ang tax, hahabulin sya ni Kim Henares. Walang lusot talaga e kaya napurnada ang technicality ng kaso na sya nilang sinasandalan sana.

    #5. Nalimutan yata yan ni Cuevas.

  10. baycas2 - March 19, 2012 12:43 am

    In the case of Delsa Flores, there was deliberate attempt to conceal her business interest. It is not a case of negligence.

    It is unconstitutional

    A public officer or employee shall, upon assumption of office and as often thereafter as may be required by law, submit a declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities, and net worth.

    - First sentence of Section 17, Article XI, 1987 Constitution

    and corresponds to penalties provided by law…

    Section 11. Penalties. – (a) Any public official or employee, regardless of whether or not he holds office or employment in a casual, temporary, holdover, permanent or regular capacity, committing any violation of this Act shall be punished with a fine not exceeding the equivalent of six (6) months’ salary or suspension not exceeding one (1) year, or removal depending on the gravity of the offense after due notice and hearing by the appropriate body or agency. If the violation is punishable by a heavier penalty under another law, he shall be prosecuted under the latter statute. Violations of Sections 7, 8 or 9 of this Act shall be punishable with imprisonment not exceeding five (5) years, or a fine not exceeding five thousand pesos (P5,000), or both, and, in the discretion of the court of competent jurisdiction, disqualification to hold public office.

    (b) Any violation hereof proven in a proper administrative proceeding shall be sufficient cause for removal or dismissal of a public official or employee, even if no criminal prosecution is instituted against him.

    - R.A. 6713

    Paragraph (b) of Section 11 of RA 6713 was the one applied to Delsa Flores.

    In the case of Renato Corona, there were inconsistencies and omissions in the SALN which amount to negligence. Cuevas et al plays it down to simple negligence thereby making it a less grave or light offense. This will render the offense an UNimpeachable ground.

    However, in Corona’s SALNs there were also attempts to conceal his true assets at a given period of time, e.g., delaying the disclosure of a property, diminishing the amount of a property way below the acquisition cost.

    We must be reminded that not only “betrayal of public trust” (in his case, inexcusable negligence of duty) was alleged in Article 2 of the AOI but also “culpable violation of the Constitution“.

    Corona is guilty on BOTH charges! (remembering Cong. Barzaga telling this to Presiding Officer Enrile).

  11. baycas2 - March 19, 2012 12:54 am

    My previous post at Pro Pinoy Project:

    —–

    The members of the HOR, in the impeachment trial represented by the prosecutors, must therefore be knowledgable on this enormous power of determining what an impeachable offense constitutes. Their role is the first step in removing an impeachable officer from office, in this case, a Chief Justice.

    “Betrayal of public trust” is the meat of Article No. 2. Constitutional Commissioner de Los Reyes defined it by stating the purpose and by giving examples:

    MR. DE LOS REYES.

    xxxxx

    And so the term “betrayal of public trust,” as explained by Commissioner Romulo, is a catchall phrase to include all acts which are not punishable by statutes as penal offenses but, nonetheless, render the officer unfit to continue in office. It includes betrayal of public interest, inexcusable negligence of duty, tyrannical abuse of power, breach of official duty by malfeasance or misfeasance, cronyism, favoritism, etc. to the prejudice of public interest and which tend to bring the office into disrepute.

    xxxxx

    The keywords (or “magic words” — as I would like it to be present in the minds of Cong. Tupas et al but, alas, magic can only do that!) is INEXCUSABLE NEGLIGENCE OF DUTY.

    Corona did just that.

    Dean Tony La Viña aptly taught us (and hopefully the perceived inept, bungling, g_go prosecutors) what Constitutional Commissioner de Los Reyes had explained:

    xxxxx, the mere fact of failing to file a true, genuine and accurate SALN by a chief justice is a serious matter. Such omission can be considered rendering him:

    - unfit to continue in office (since he is called to uphold the law and not violate it)

    - prejudicial to public interest (not giving a good example to other officers of the court of lower rank than him who he is supposed to lead)

    - tending to bring his office into disrepute (since the judiciary wields influence through moral ascendancy and if the Chief Justice himself is found to have violated the laws and the Constitution, there will be a loss of public trust in the institution tasked with dispensing justice)

  12. baycas2 - March 19, 2012 12:57 am

    The members of the HOR, in the impeachment trial represented by the prosecutors, must therefore be knowledgable on this enormous power of determining what an impeachable offense constitutes. Their role is the first step in removing an impeachable officer from office, in this case, a Chief Justice.

    “Betrayal of public trust” is the meat of Article No. 2. Constitutional Commissioner de Los Reyes defined it by stating the purpose and by giving examples:

    MR. DE LOS REYES.

    xxxxx

    And so the term “betrayal of public trust,” as explained by Commissioner Romulo, is a catchall phrase to include all acts which are not punishable by statutes as penal offenses but, nonetheless, render the officer unfit to continue in office. It includes betrayal of public interest, inexcusable negligence of duty, tyrannical abuse of power, breach of official duty by malfeasance or misfeasance, cronyism, favoritism, etc. to the prejudice of public interest and which tend to bring the office into disrepute.

    xxxxx

    The keywords (or “magic words” — as I would like it to be present in the minds of Cong. Tupas et al but, alas, magic can only do that!) is INEXCUSABLE NEGLIGENCE OF DUTY.

    Corona did just that.

    Dean Tony La Viña aptly taught us (and hopefully the perceived inept, bungling, g_go prosecutors) what Constitutional Commissioner de Los Reyes had explained:

    xxxxx, the mere fact of failing to file a true, genuine and accurate SALN by a chief justice is a serious matter. Such omission can be considered rendering him:

    - unfit to continue in office (since he is called to uphold the law and not violate it)

    - prejudicial to public interest (not giving a good example to other officers of the court of lower rank than him who he is supposed to lead)

    - tending to bring his office into disrepute (since the judiciary wields influence through moral ascendancy and if the Chief Justice himself is found to have violated the laws and the Constitution, there will be a loss of public trust in the institution tasked with dispensing justice)

  13. schumey - March 19, 2012 12:58 am

    Without the acquisition cost, Corona’s net work is considerably less. Hidden wealth? Why on earth would there be items there if you can opt to leave them blank? May consistency daw kaya in good faith. He is a lawyer kaya alam niya lahat ng palusot.

  14. vonjovi2 - March 19, 2012 4:20 am

    Wala na at matanda na si Cuevas at dating SJ pa naman. Parang bata ang paliwanag niya or palusot. Mangdadamay pa ng ibang tao na di naman nasasakdal.

    Teka nga pala, sana sinagot ni Enrile or ni Sonny na huwag ikumpara ang Saln Saln ni TJ sa iba at kung gusto niya na itulad ay ipakita na lang niya ang Saln niya noon. Dahil tiyak na ganoon rin ang ginawa niya na may kulang at di tapat.

  15. vonjovi2 - March 19, 2012 4:29 am

    Parang nakikita ko na ang susunod na pa interview ni Mr. TJ ay parang style ni Pandak noon ng mabuko na kinausap niya si Garci para mangdaya sa boto.

    Sasabihin ni TJ sa interview niya ulit ay

    “SORRY LAPSE OF JUDGEMENT” ang pag pirma ko sa SALN KO.

  16. vonjovi2 - March 19, 2012 4:40 am

    Parehong pareho sila talagA ng amo niyang pandak. Isasangkalan ang kanilang asawa para lang sa kapakanan nila.

    Si Pandak ay pumunta ps sa china para makakurakot at iniwan ang asawa na open heart surgery pa sa hospital.

    Si TJ ay ganoon rin ang gagawin at ipapa ubaya niya sa Mrs. Niya at ayaan mapahiya huwag lang siyang mabuko at di uupo sa witness chair.

  17. chi - March 19, 2012 6:45 am

    #10. Cuevas et al plays it down to simple negligence thereby making it a less grave or light offense. This will render the offense an UNimpeachable ground.

    Nagkalimutan lang pala kaya yung poor SALN preparer ni Corona ang dapat sisihin, sya ang dapat tanggalin sa trabaho at hindi si Corona na “tax expert and a ponente of a highly technical ruling re SALNs” (quote from #5).

    Anak ng tokwa, sorry for lapse of memory lang ba ang kakahinatnan ng impeachment ni Corona?

  18. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 19, 2012 8:40 am

    Sabihin na nating ibalato na natin kay Corona yung di pagsagot sa column ng “Acquisition Cost”. Tila naghahanap ng damay at maraming senador ang maba-blackmail kung sakali.

    E paano naman yung dollar accounts?

  19. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 19, 2012 8:48 am

    Diyan siya gigibain ng mga senador, yung kanyang pinakahihintay na appearance, itaga ninyo sa mamon, para iyan sa dollar accounts.

    Sabi niya at sabi ng mga abugado niya “in due time”. Kung hindi siya lalabas dahil akala nila nahilot na nila ang problema dahil sa Acquisition Cost issue pipiliin na nilang hindi siya ilabas.

    Pero hangga’t merong nangungulit patungkol sa isyu ng dollar accounts, ang pinakaiiwasang isyu ni Cuevas, nandiyan pa rin ang possibility na kailangang iharap si Corona.

    Yung “due time” ay malapit na.

  20. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 19, 2012 8:52 am

    In due time, haaay. Jutay daw, dako pala. ;-)

  21. chi - March 19, 2012 9:48 am

    Bakit hindi magbigay ng deadline ang appearance o non-appearance ni Corona tutal sabi ni Enrile ay nasa bank accounts ang interes ng Impeachment Court? Kung ayaw umapir i-convict na! Corona and his defense team are just stretching the boring days of trial.

  22. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 19, 2012 10:09 am

    Cong. Neri Comenares couldn’t have explained it better.

    “This anomaly cannot be explained as a mere mistake. The threshold question for CJ Corona is ‘if you were allowed to correct your SALN by enumerating the acquisition cost of all your properties, will it tally with your income?’ If his total acquisition cost is more than his supposed income, then he lied in his SALN and should be convicted,” he said.

    In fact, if it were admitted that Corona’s mistake was inadvertent and then allows him to correct it, the new SALN will carry a difference will even be astronomically magnified, considering the Acquisition Costs were substantially toned down in the presentation of evidences on Fair Market Value.

    It will be even more difficult to explain how his income was enough to cover the purchase of such gimongous assets.

    http://www.malaya.com.ph/03192012/news1.html

  23. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 19, 2012 10:17 am

    Nor Ellen Tordesillas ( ;-) ):

    A paragraph at the bottom of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) form serves as a waiver that, when signed by government officials and employees including Corona, empowers the Ombudsman to access from government agencies relevant records needed to examine their networth declarations.

    The waiver reads, “I hereby authorize the Ombudsman or his duly representative to obtain and secure from all appropriate government agencies, including the Bureau of Internal Revenue, such documents that may show my assets, liabilities, networth, business interests and financial connections, to include those of my spouse and unmarried children below 18 years of age living with me in my household covering past years, to include the year I first assumed office in the government.”

    http://www.malaya.com.ph/03192012/news4.html

  24. juggernaut - March 19, 2012 10:18 am

    Corona will probably end up challenging the senators and congressmen “sige, ipakita ko lahat kung pati kayo din, maglantaran na lang tayo lahat!” sige nga sino ang kukurap?

  25. Ellen - March 19, 2012 2:28 pm

    Thanks, Tongue re #23. I’ll make a separate post of that article I did for VERA Files.

  26. MPRivera - March 19, 2012 5:53 pm

    #24: “Corona will probably end up challenging the senators and congressmen “sige, ipakita ko lahat kung pati kayo din, maglantaran na lang tayo lahat!” sige nga sino ang kukurap?” – jug

    bah, bakit naman gusto mong ilantad namin lahat? teka ka nga, bading ka ba, corona?

  27. MPRivera - March 19, 2012 6:07 pm

    For first time, Cuevas calls in sick

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/03/19/12/first-time-cuevas-may-call-sick

    paki-read also the comments.

  28. MPRivera - March 19, 2012 6:14 pm

    Miriam says Article 2 ‘defective’

    http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=788813&publicationSubCategoryId=63

    naloko na!

    lumalabas ang tunay na kiling ni brenda. may kasama pang tililing!

  29. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 19, 2012 9:31 pm

    Ano bang balita yan Magno, “Article 2 says Miriam defective?”

  30. dan1067 - March 19, 2012 11:19 pm

    Miriam who’s defective not the article 2

  31. dioresca - March 20, 2012 12:41 am

    Dito sa atin, kung gusto kang ibagsak, ibabagsak ka lalo na at di ka nila kapartido, o KKK. Bakit di natin tingnan ang ibang mas importanteng problema ng bayan. Andyan ang mga nagugutom na mga bata sa kalye, mga natutulog na mga pobreng tao sa kalye, ang mga lubak na lubak na daan, na di na nga maayos, puro humps pa. tingnan natin ang mga basura sa gabi ng cubao, ng Quiapo, ng Pasay, ng Baclaran. Ang mga pinapatay at ni rarape na mga babae. Mga baril na nagkalat, kahit sino pede makakuha ng baril at mamaril, tulad ng mga teenager na namaril nalang ng mga klassmates. Presyo ng gasolina at krudo patuloy ang pagtaas. Bakit ang dumi dumi ng maynila ang carriedo, ang avenida, ang mabini, ang cubao at iba pang lugar. Imulat kaya natin ang ating mga mata, na kahit isang kusing ay di tayo makikinabang sa impeachment na yan! Ang daming problema mas higit pa riyan ng ating bansa.

  32. dioresca - March 20, 2012 12:57 am

    Pasensya na kayo. Nilalabas ko lang ang daing ko at ng ibang mga nakakasabay ko sa dyip at bus. Araw araw milyon milyon ang gastos sa impeachment, sana igastos na lang yan sa mga mahihirap, sa mga nangangailangan ng gamot na mga senior citizens tulad ko, tulad namin. Ang mahal mahal ng mga gamot sa atin. Ang mga pharmaceutical companies ay patuloy na yumayaman at ang mahihirap biktima nila at walang magawa kundi gumawa ng paraan para makabili ng gamot. Kaya nagnanakaw, nanghoholdap para me makain, pambili ng gamot.

  33. bayonic - March 20, 2012 6:39 am

    I missed the discussions on why the Impeachment process was rushed… With the waiver at the bottom of the SALN form, wouldn’t it make sense to have the Ombudsman pbtain and secure necessary documents first ?

    Bakit nga ba minadali ang proceso ?

  34. chijap - March 20, 2012 7:47 am

    I think it was “rushed” since the admin congressman knows if it was done in a more slowly-but-surely manner, Team GMA would have done the same delaying tactic (TRO, etc) on then Corona’s impending impeachment much like how they did it with the former Ombudwoman Merci.

    I also don’t think it was entirely rushed. The articles should have been written better; but given the circumstances (like Corona’s SALN was not readily available) the prosecution team have very little to work on.

    Buti nga may nakuha pa sila.

  35. Nathan - March 20, 2012 9:10 am

    Ang gustong palabasin ni Legal Council Serafin Cuevas na tao lang si Corona na nagkakamali.

    To err is human to forgive is devine.

    Walang problema non… mag advice sya kay Thief Justice Corona na pumunta sa Church at humingi ng tawad sa panginoon sa kanyang pandarambong. Pagkatapos mag resign sya!!!!!!!!

    Tapos ang problema!!! Di ba mga Igan?????????

  36. Nathan - March 20, 2012 9:17 am

    Tapos ang impeachment!

    Sa Ombudsman ulit…. doon ulit sya magsinungaling tapos sabihin nya na tao lang sya.

    Heheheheehe!

  37. Ellen - March 20, 2012 9:25 am

    Dioresca, welcome to this blog.
    May paala-ala akong mga patuntunan dito para sa maayos na talakayan.

    1. Huwag gawing all capital ang pagkasulat ng comment. Ordinaryo lang na sentence. Huwag gawing puro capital dahil hindi maganda basahin. Para kang sumisigaw kapag naka capitalize lahat.

    Tingnan mo ang comments mo, pinalitan ko lahat.Maayos basahin.

    2. Huwag masyadong mahaba. mga three or five sentences lang. Nakakawalang gana basahin ang mahabang comment.

    3. Stick sa topic.

    4.Isyu ang pagusapan. Walang murahan, walang personal na insultuhan.

    Salamat.

  38. parasabayan - March 20, 2012 10:20 am

    Dioresca, panagutin muna natin ang mga magnanakaw ng pera ng bayan at tiyak na marami tayong perang gagamitin sa mga sinasabi mo. Hanggat nasa pwesto ang mga magnanakaw at walang nagagawa ang gobiyerno para panagutin sila sa kanilang mga pagnanakaw at pangaabuso sa kanilang mga pwesto, wala tayong magagawa para sa bayan. Ubos lahat ang pera ng kaban ng bayan. If every politician and those in high government positions become rich all of a sudden, kinukuha nila ang perang dapat ay napupunta sa mga projects na katulad ng mga eskwelahan para sa mga bata at mga ibat ibang projects para sa mga mamamayan.

  39. langhab - March 20, 2012 11:01 am

    nasa defense panel ba si mirriam?

  40. langhab - March 20, 2012 12:11 pm

    “… daming problema mas higit pa riyan …” -dioresca

    kababayang dioresca,

    salamat sa iyong malasakit para sa ating mga kababayan.

    nguni’t hindi din naman makakatulong, sa mga matitinding suliranin na hinharap ng ating bayan, ang hinihiling mong (1) ihinto o itigil na ang impeachment. hindi ito ang gamot.

    kung tinututulan mo ang kasalukuyang impeachment, tinututulan mo na rin ang laban kontra katiwalian o kurapsyon. payag ka ba na ang pundo na inalaan para sa serbisyo sa taong bayan ay ibulsa ng mga iilang ‘lobong’ ganid sa pera? alam naman natin na ang kurapsyon ang siyang nangungunang dahilan ng paghihirap nating lahat.

    kaya dapat tuloy lang ang pakikibaka. di bale na kung gagastos ng malaki kung sa huli ay malinis ang hanay gobyerno, mapatalsik ang mga di karapatdapat at di tapat sa serbisyo publiko. tayong lahat din ang makikinabang dito.

    sana pagisipan mong maigi.

    kapwa nagmamalasakit para sa bayan,

    langhab

    ps.

    abangan na lang nating ang patutunghan nitong impeachment case. dalangin ko rin na sana patnubayan ng maykapal ang mga hurado at sa huli sana maging tama ang kanilang pasya o hatol.

    kababayan mong tapat,

    langhab

  41. dan1067 - March 20, 2012 1:34 pm

    Dioresca unanimous tayong lahat sa layunin mong linisin ang dumi at masasama sa lipunan at marapat lamang na kasama dyan ang pagpapanagot sa mga high profile “hoodlums in robes” by giving them a day in court as a due process kaya wala akong nakikitang salungat na dahilan para ka tumutol sa impeachment trial.

  42. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 20, 2012 1:57 pm

    Narinig ko na yang reklamong iyan ni dioresca, sa mga INC, sa mga makakaliwang nagpauso ng “Noynoying”, sa mga tropa ni Bongbong na mga produkto ng lumang mga rehimen, at itong mga tagapagtanggol ni Putot.

    1960s pa yang reklamo na yan. Binata pa siguro si dioresca noon. Tama ba ako? Sa loob ng limampung taon, ano na ang nangyari? May solusyon bang nagawa sa pagsasawalang bahala sa kurapsyon? Yumaman ba ang Pilipinas sa ganitong “kalakaran”? Umunlad ba ang taumbayan sa pagsawalang-bahala sa ganitong masamang gawi? WALA!

    Itong pagharap sa problema ng kurapsyon at paghanap ng solusyon upang tuluyan nang ito’y talunin ang siya na lang hindi nasusubukan, at siya rin namang hinagap ng mas nakararami. Kung may katiyakan na ang bawat isang gawaing kurap ay may kaparusahan, titino na siguro nang mga Pilipinong kung sa ibang bansa nakadestino ay uliran sa pagiging masunurin sa batas, samantalang sa sariling bayan ay tuso at baluktot.

    Sa aking opinyon, kapag nagmarka na sa pag-iisip ng bawat Pinoy na ang tiwali ay SIGURADONG HAHABULIN NG BATAS at PAPARUSAHAN, saka pa lang maayos ang bansa.

    Kaya mahalaga ang hustisya ay patas para sa lahat. Hindi yan mangyayari kung ang mismong mga mahistrado ay mala-sindikatong binabaluktot ang batas para umayon sa kanilang interes.

    Dapat silang tanggalin. Ngayon na.

  43. dan1067 - March 20, 2012 2:28 pm

    Kaya mahalaga ang hustisya ay patas para sa lahat. Hindi yan mangyayari kung ang mismong mga mahistrado ay mala-sindikatong binabaluktot ang batas para umayon sa kanilang interes.

    The law must not be twisted, tongue! well said!

  44. MPRivera - March 20, 2012 5:49 pm

    dan, ang masaklap nga lang wala ng patas ngayon,eh.

    ang hustisyang ipinagpipilitan nina corona ay katulad ng mga hostess na sumasama’t nakikipaglandian sa mga merong salapi lamang!

    kahit itanong mo kay Tongue.

  45. MPRivera - March 20, 2012 6:30 pm

    Itigil na ang diversionary tactics

    http://abante-tonite.com/issue/mar2012/editorial.htm

  46. chi - March 20, 2012 7:59 pm

    Sa aking opinyon, kapag nagmarka na sa pag-iisip ng bawat Pinoy na ang tiwali ay SIGURADONG HAHABULIN NG BATAS at PAPARUSAHAN, saka pa lang maayos ang bansa. – Tongue

    Agree ako ng walang katapun-tapon!

  47. vic - March 20, 2012 10:42 pm

    I for a moment would never believe it was a mistake but an intentional consistent Manipulation of criminal malice to hide the unexplained wealth from sources “UNKNOWN”…Any one who understand what a Net Worth means knows what it means and those Defense Lawyers, knew what it means…

  48. duane - March 21, 2012 2:21 am

    “Pasensya na kayo. Nilalabas ko lang ang daing ko at ng ibang mga nakakasabay ko sa dyip at bus”.- Dioresca

    Taga Maynila ka dahil sa mga lugar na nabanggit mo. Meron palang mga usap-usapan ang hindi magkakakilalang pasahero sa loob ng bus at jeep sa Metro Manila kontra sa impeachment?

    “Araw araw milyon milyon ang gastos sa impeachment, sana igastos na lang yan sa mga mahihirap, sa mga nangangailangan ng gamot na mga senior citizens tulad ko, tulad namin.”- Dioresca

    Ang sweldo ng mga senador at mga congressman at iba pang staff ng IC ay ganun pa rin, may impeachment man o wala. Ganun din kung gastos sa koryente o tubig ang paguusapan. Ang sigurado akong nakadagdag sa gastos ng impeachment ay yung gastos sa gasolina nang sunduin at ihatid si Demet ng kotse ng SC.

    Senior citizen na pala si Dioresca, at marami sila na nangangailangan nang murang gamot. Saan po kayo nag post ng comment nyo, sa internet shop o sa bahay lang?

  49. olan - March 21, 2012 10:23 am

    Mistake in Corona SALN without malice?…parang i am sorry ni goyang!!! ano na nangyari sa pag sunod sa batas kung puro sorry, or unintentional matapos magkaroon ng milyon milyon na walang malinaw na pagpapaliwanag. looks like magaling na palusot ng mga korap na di kanais nais sa gobyerno! pakiusap lang po…interpret the law as it should be…apply what the law dictate. sana tama na kunsintihan!!!

  50. henry90 - March 21, 2012 7:15 pm

    @34:

    Kung di inapura ang impeachment? Malamang nagbibilang pa hanggang ngayon si Oliver Lozano ng bayad sa kanya for filing a sham impeachment ahead of everybody else. :-)

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