Corona disassembles

Update: Impeachment court won’t wait for Corona, who is now at the ICU of Medical City. Enrile gives defense up to Friday to present their evidence. Oral arguments will be on Monday. After that, voting.

Thanks to Inquirer.net for photo


Just when it seemed that Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona had scored with his almost three -hour long testimony, complete with tearful moments, at his impeachment trial he walked out of the trial!
He just declared: “And now, the Chief Justice of the Republic of the Philippines wishes to be excused.” Then he left the session hall.

A surprised and annoyed Presiding Judge Juan Ponce-Enrile ordered all the Senate building’s exit closed.

What a day!

My friend Marilyn Robles remarked: “Naluma ang theatrics ni Manang Miriam. May paiyak-iyak pa.Ayan nagalit si Manong Johnny.”

Dean Nilo Divina of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, who is one of ANC’s panelists, said it beats any Korean telenovela.

After some minutes of confusion Atty. Judd Roy, one of Corona’s defense lawyers, came back with the chief justice’s son-in-law, Constantino Castillo, who reported that Corona had “hypoglycemic episode.” He didn’t have lunch and drank only coke.

He said his father-in-law has diabetes and towards the end of his testimony he felt his vision blurred.
Roy said he hoped that the chief justice would be excused because of his “slight medical condition” and is now in a wheelchair. “Anyway, the testimony can continue later.”

He said Corona did not walk out quoting him as having said, “I want to be excused.”

At 6:02 p.m., Corona returned to the session hall slumped in a wheel chair, looking weak.

Enrile, with the consent of all senator-judges, ordered the head of the defense panel, Serafin Cuevas, to bring back Corona today (Wednesday). If Corona fails to return, Enrile warned that said he would order the striking out of his testimony and will decide on the basis of the evidence on record.

“Huwag kaming bastusin,” Enrile said.

The walkout was anti-climatic for what seemed to be a convincing testimony that debunked many of the allegations against him.

He washed the dirty linens of his wife’s family to explain why they did not invest in properties and instead put their resources in foreign currency deposits. He did not however, disclose, how much is his dollar deposits except that it is not $12 million as stated by Ombudsman Carpio-Morales.

He said he has only four dollar accounts and not 82 as Carpio- Morales said.

As to the core issue why it was not included in his Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Networth, he said he is not obliged to reveal his dollar accounts under Republic Act No. 6426 (Foreign Currency Deposit Act.)

At the conclusion of his narration, complete with a power point presentation on his dollar accounts, he declared: “I am not a thief. I am not a criminal. I have done no wrong.”

But, he said, “I am no fool.”

He dramatically brought out a piece of paper which turned out to be a waiver for the disclosure of all his peso and dollar deposits and signed it. The waiver authorized all government agencies –BIR,AMLAC, SEC, LRA – to disclose his assets and liabilities as well as that of his wife.

He also authorized the Supreme Court to release his SALN from 2002 to 2011.

Great! Wow!

But on condition that the 188 congressmen who signed the Articles of Impeachment and Sen. Franklin Drilon also sign the same waiver in the spirit of transparency and accountability that the public demands.

Then the walkout.

In the evening, he was brought to Medical City. Wednesday morning,Medical City doctors said he was brought to the Intensive Care Unit where he was being monitored for a possible heart attack for 48 to 72 hours.

Stay tuned as the drama which is the Corona impeachment unfolds.

Related articles:

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/22/12/corona-denies-having-82-dollar-accounts

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/22/12/corona-signs-waiver-opening-bank-accounts

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/22/12/corona-my-conscience-clear

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/22/12/jpe-warns-cj-come-back-tomorrow-or-we-decide

May 22, 2012 6:57 pm  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Malaya, Supreme Court

498 Responses

  1. bayonic - May 22, 2012 7:15 pm

    … another wheelchair defense

  2. Oblak - May 22, 2012 7:21 pm

    Ibang klase ang paawa effect sa wheelchair habang nagmamakaawa si cueva kay JPE..

    It was a splendid testimony because he was allowed to narrate. No questions, no objections, nothing except himself. A direct testimony is always the best testimony until the cross examination.

  3. bayonic - May 22, 2012 7:27 pm

    Hypoglycemia pala …. akala ko CORONAry.

  4. Ellen - May 22, 2012 8:03 pm

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/22/12/erap-reacts-corona-walkout-senate-lockdown

    Through a text message sent by Estrada’s spokesperson Margaux Salcedo, the former president also said the lockdown that Enrile ordered to prevent Corona from leaving the Senate building should have been done during his impeachment trial in 2001.

    “’Yan ang dapat ginawa noong nag-walkout ang prosecution sa impeachment ko, pinasara ang mga pinto. That’s a blatant disrespect to the impeachment court, especially to the presiding officer,” said Estrada.

    Private prosecutors walked out during Estrada’s impeachment trial after senator-judges, in a vote of 11-10, decided against opening an envelope believed to contain evidence against Estrada.

  5. dan1067 - May 22, 2012 8:26 pm

    My simple understanding is that after his long and winding self-narration, the chief justice don’t really want to be cross-examined. Considering his health condition, indeed he can tell the court to excuse him in a dignified manner. The impeachment court is very cautious not to violate his rights but in return this CJ showed rudeness.

  6. Lurker - May 22, 2012 8:56 pm

    It was low drama and was planned. It was clear he wanted to get out of the senate and it was only Enrile’s quick response to the situation that saved the day.

    What a faker! And arrogant too. He was afforded too much leeway when he started his narration of events according to his own take of events––everybody’s lying except him.

    Now, he’s in Medical City, probably planning more delaying tactics.

  7. MrG - May 22, 2012 9:02 pm

    ‘Kala ko mayabang lang… bastos rin pala! And don’t tell me that Cuevas had nothing to do with the drama.

  8. rabbit - May 22, 2012 9:11 pm

    wow ..bravo!!! a masterpiece from the narration to the walkout ,,sinu kaya ang script writter..
    all along gusto lang nya lumabas sa tv..give him the best drama actor award, best drama actress gloria pandak..
    lahat pati defense team good actors and actresses
    dont tell me they did not know the script…
    nag bago lang ng kaunti un script nung pinasara ni sen enrile un pinto.. nag adlib kagad un best actor..un ang plan B.
    if he is not convicted after all these,, well i suppose lets not even try to get scarborough island..

  9. Phil Cruz - May 22, 2012 9:29 pm

    This is a lesson Enrile and the senators learned the hard way.

    They knew the man was a manipulator and a schemer. A man with no scruples and principles. And yet they treated him with kid gloves. They got burned big time.

    And so the man is snickering in his Medical City hospital suite.

    He is just too scared to face the prosecutors. Atty. Bautista must have rattled him. Baustita was like a bulldog straining on his lease just raring to go for Corona’s jugular. And he sure got scared silly at the thought of having to answer the Senators’ questions, too.

    The “Doctor, Doctor, I am sick” strategy is still the most effective ploy for big time thugs..

  10. triggerman925 - May 22, 2012 9:31 pm

    I’m sure Breanda would have gone ballistic if it was from the prosecution side who made a rude exit.

    Galing ng timing – tinapos muna ang talumpati bago sumama ang pakiramdam. Kaya lang as an actor he sucks!

  11. triggerman925 - May 22, 2012 9:34 pm

    I meant BRENDA

  12. theequalizerpost - May 22, 2012 9:34 pm

    Breaking News: Corona in medical city! (following script). Just confirmed with hospital.

  13. Phil Cruz - May 22, 2012 9:35 pm

    Corona’s narrative was so general and so vague.

    But he opened himself up to a lot of possible charges of ill-gotten wealth. Enrile warned him about it. But he still continued. I guess he didn’t mind.

    After all, he probably already had plans of walking out, feigning sick and scooting out of the building and into his fortress of solitude – Medical City.

  14. manuelbuencamino - May 22, 2012 9:42 pm

    A brief summary of Corona’s performance:

    Suntok, iyak, suntok, iyak, TAKBO! (Jab, cry, jab, cry, RUN!)

  15. Phil Cruz - May 22, 2012 9:44 pm

    The three stooges Quicho, Salvador, Jimeno and the mobster’s Judd were immediately all over the media saying “no, no, it was not really a walk-out. He just did not understand. He was just not feeling well. He did not understand the situation.”

    All that blabbering. Go soak your heads in the sand and talk to the ostrich.

    Clear as a sunshiny day. It was a WALK-OUT !

  16. bayonic - May 22, 2012 9:50 pm

    The Defense broke the Code alright …. They broke the Code of Professional Conduct .

  17. Phil Cruz - May 22, 2012 10:05 pm

    Corona’s going through the motion of signing his waiver, distributing copies of it to the senators…only to say immediately after that he would issue this waiver only if the 189 congressmen and the senators did the same..was the vilest most insulting slap on the face of the senators.

    He pawed them around like a cat would toy with a mouse. And the poor open-jawed senators looked like 23 jackasses had kicked them in the face.

  18. Phil Cruz - May 22, 2012 10:08 pm

    But the loudest slap was the WALKOUT ! You could hear it way over in China.

  19. Oblak - May 22, 2012 10:26 pm

    Re #4 news item – Mas ginusto ko na hindi pinasara ang mga exits ng Senate at hinayaan na lang tumakas si Chief. alam naman ni Chief kung ano consequences kung hindi sya magpapa cross examine. Para din ma spare na ang mga defense lawyers na maghabi pa ng mga kabulaanan. Nakakaawa na rin sila na pilit pinaniwala ang mga sarili nila na hindi nag walk out ang client nila.

    I just wonder kung sinong judge sa Pilipinas ang rerespeto pa sa Chief Justice na walang pakundangang “binastos” ang Court.

    Inday Miriam, ano ginahimo mo nang nag walkout si Chief?

  20. ocayvalle - May 22, 2012 10:46 pm

    naalala ko tuloy si norberto gonzales, nag drama din sa senado nuong imbestigasyon, binigyan siya ng saging, sana ganun din ginawa kay corona… di ba madaming saging ang pinas ngayon dahil reject na sa china iyong mga export…. sana nagdala sa senado para kay corona…

  21. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 22, 2012 10:49 pm

    Some years ago, it was Alan Peter Cayetano who was asked by FG to sign a waiver of his bank accounts after the pig signs his.

    Today, its Corona and Drilon’s turn.

  22. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 22, 2012 10:50 pm

    Justice on Wheels!

  23. chijap - May 22, 2012 10:52 pm

    Corona need not speak 3 hours long. Enrile reminded him many times. Enrile also scolded Cuevas who could have told his client to stop the long self confession of nothing. Cuevas excuse was no family member told the defense to tell Corona to stop it.

    Assuming totoo nga yung diabetic attack. Sino ba dapat sisihin?

    BTW nothing is new about what Corona has said, except about him claiming jose basa was an unemployed spoiled brat (makes me wonder what he thinks of his son if i remember reading Francis is currently unemployed); and that he sign the waiver na hindi pala.

    If Corona simply said thanks for your time, i will prove mali kayo lahat, and had Cuevas do the direct, pede naman magcoke si Corona sitting down.

    Corona will lived in our memories as one who applies Peanut Butter defense (biruin nyo huwes pa man sya), and that he makes terrible speeches. My barber makes and delivers better but truthful stories than him.

    That alone, he is not qualified to be a judge. A shame to have such a creature in the judicial system.

    Now as for his challenge, kalokohan. Had he the CJ interpretted the law requiring dollar accounts be required to be in the SALN, there is no need for a waiver.

    I call him BS!

  24. olan - May 22, 2012 11:32 pm

    All that TJ is saying, asking others to sign the waiver of their peso and dollar accounts, is that they are as corrupt as he is!!! Isinisiwalat na ng midnight appointee na iyaking punong mahistrado to let the people know how infected our system is with corrupt public servants!! Why don’t you just help instead of holding on to the position that is not yours to keep! di ka naman malinis katulad ng iilan sa gobyerno and yet you think kung iba ay katulad mo dapat parusahan din…know what their time will come just like yours!!! take a rest abd start over! Patawarin ka ng sambayanang kapinuyan!! (opinyon lang po)

  25. sai - May 23, 2012 12:33 am

    the son-in-law lied. corona had lunch and he even invited the reporters to join him.

    being hypoglycemic myself i know that coke or candy or anything sweet is the quickest cure. it was clearly a walkout because if he really had a hypoglycemic attack, he would not have been able to walk so calmly and deliberately as he did. pinagpapawisan ng malamig at manginginig ka pag inaatake ka ng hypoglycemia. and you feel weak. corona did not exhibit such symptoms as he stepped down of that witness stand.

    his final words after that long winded narration of his version of events “and now the chief justice of the philippines wishes to be excused”. what an arrogant sob.

  26. chijap - May 23, 2012 12:39 am

    @sai, Judd Roy backed up that claim and said Corona did not want to have lunch. If what you say is true, then its really a concert.

    Don’t you also find funny the doctor was in the house?

    Corona’s last word as you pointed out was also disrespectful because it appeared to be a statement than asking for a permission. Bumaba at naglakad na sya without waiting for his counsel or the court to react.

  27. chijap - May 23, 2012 12:44 am

    Locsin, be that he’s a die hard anti-Noynoy, said it best:

    “this chief justice was not the man who could prove the president wrong.”

    abs-cbnnews.com/video/-depth/05/22/12/teditorial-snatching-defeat-victory

    In short, he is not the man for the people. he is just a man on the lookout for himself.

  28. parasabayan - May 23, 2012 1:26 am

    Clap,clap,clap…Best Actor Award! May props pa…wheel chair. All staged! Obviously, ginawa lang niyang speech venue ang senate court. I wonder how the impeachment court will deal with this arrogant thief!

    If Corona does not come back to be cross examined, I wonder how Brenda and her friends would vote, still in favor of acquitting him?

  29. baycas2 - May 23, 2012 1:40 am

    Dr. Constantino Castillo knows it well. His father-in-law’s case was…

    malingering“.

  30. parasabayan - May 23, 2012 1:45 am

    His lawyers were also shocked of his actions. Looked like they do not even know that he was goig to deliver an over two hour speech.

  31. baycas2 - May 23, 2012 1:47 am

    Funny thing also is that Cuevas almost forgot to mention “dizziness” during his explanation to the Presiding Officer.

  32. chijap - May 23, 2012 2:09 am

    ANC reporting Corona in ICU from possible heart attack.

    abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/22/12/corona-brought-hospital-icu

    *sigh* how i wish i can believe pero with his attics, its so hard to believe.

  33. Jojo - May 23, 2012 2:23 am

    Tila may katwiran ang bloger na nabasa ko sa kabilang pahayagan two days ago. Sabi niya baka raw ang ending ng impeachment trial ay sa Saint Luke’s Hospital. Parang si Jocjoc Bolante. Pagsayad ng mga paa sa Pinas ay naka wheel chair kuntodo dextrose kuno. After a while kumandidato pa. Buti na lang at natalo. Hay naku Pinas,,,,,,,,,kailan ka pa magkakaron ng tamang landas or tuwid na daan.

  34. Rudolfo - May 23, 2012 2:57 am

    What had happened in the Senate Court was the true picture of the JUSTICE SYSTEM in the Philippines. If your an elite y VIP, especially holding the highest position, they make the people damn ( look Brenda how she behaves, “nakaganti yata dito si Harvey Keh, “..e.g..) !.. They can break the laws they have to protect, and amended-made. ” The Philippines is run like Hell, than, by the Americans supposedly run like heaven”, per Manuel Quezon..Many 95% believed, it was all scripted from A-to-Z, just to have a chance for Corona ( I am not calling him anymore, CJ, after the historical very insulting event to the whole country who loves Justice,Peace and tranquility )for him to air his lies!..I wish the “locking” of the exits in the Senate perimeter was not part of the script ?..

  35. Lurker - May 23, 2012 3:14 am

    Midas marquez should also be called to task for his complicity in the shenanigans of the Crown of Thorns.

  36. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 23, 2012 3:24 am

    The defense lawyers knew of the plan.

    1. Cuevas has carefully stressed at the start and repeated several times that cross (examination) can only cover questions asked in the direct (examination) again citing a litany of several rules.

    2. After Enrile acknowledged the covering rules, Cuevas asked permission that Corona will be reading an opening statement.

    3. Corona’s codigo, a half inch thick compilation was given by a lawyer.

    4. They said they never rehearsed but the operator of the laptop for the PPT presentation was precise.

    5. When Enrile ordered the closure of the building’s doors and the return of Corona to the floor, the lawyer asked by Cuevas to follow Corona, Atty. Dennis Manalo proceeded to the glass door exit beside the folding steel gate and appeared to be waiting for Corona’s vehicle there. Little did he know that the doors were locked behind him. I saw this on Solar News and Ellen can get footage from Riza there. He was trapped outside and was only allowed to come inside much later.

    6. That was his whole testimony. If he never submits to cross, Atty. Bautista will move to strike it off the records. All the drama and the bluster were all for naught.

    I hope Trillanes, again, move to order a show cause to Cuevas and the rest of the defense, and later Corona himself for making the Impeachment hearing a sham.

  37. saxnviolins - May 23, 2012 3:30 am

    # 32

    Elevated troponin? Hindi malingering yan. Baka dala ng cumulative stress of all the days of the trial.

    “Cardiac troponin is the gold standard test for heart attacks. If a test finds that it’s significantly elevated, you’ve had a heart attack,” says Michael C. Kontos, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine and lead author on the article.

    news.vcu.edu/news/Gold_standard_test_for_heart_attacks_misses_mark_in_diagnosing

  38. chijap - May 23, 2012 3:54 am

    Tongue, yeah i don’t believe the defense did not know.

    The key pieces were said by the defense (Corona has bank accounts but FCDA overrules the SALN; no need to sign waiver; AMLC log should have not been available without a court order).

    Corona simply put the best performance of his life.

    I challenge Enrile to remind the court that Article 2 is indeed is not about the amount but the intent of not putting information willingly. Convict the undeserving man already.

    PS – here’s a good read by Tony La Vina.

    rappler.com/thought-leaders/5780-everything-but-the-truth

  39. joeseg - May 23, 2012 4:26 am

    @#1 Bayonic: another wheelchair defense..

    Ang mga dorobo sa ngayon, palaging may nakahandang wheelchair.. Ganyan ang nasaksihan na nating scenario sa kaso nina nina GMA, FG, Jocjoc, Ampatuan, delos Angeles (riP)…

  40. chijap - May 23, 2012 5:34 am

    Coco Alcuaz asks a question to Corona:

    abs-cbnnews.com/video/business/05/22/12/corona-says-betting-against-peso-not-wrongdoing

  41. vonjovi1 - May 23, 2012 5:36 am

    Hanep talaga ang walang Galang fake thief justice na Ito. Kapag gusto niyang mag rally ang mga employAdo ng SC ay di nag kakasakit etong pa witness stand ay ang daming drama.

    Na isahan ang mga senator judges at binaboy kayo ni Baboy fake thief justice. Matagal pa mamatay iyAn dahil masamang damo katulad ng Barkada niyang mag asawang arroyos. Sa dami ng Sakit ng mag asawang arroyo ay Buhay pa rin.

    Pa iyak iyak si Thief Justice pati ako ay na iiyak na rin sa galit, sa inis kung bakit di pa rin mahatulan Itong guilty at sa dami ng malalakas na ebidensiya laban sa kanya.

  42. chijap - May 23, 2012 5:43 am

    @sax thanks for clarifying.

    While i agree that the “sakit” he experienced maybe honest, sino ba dapat sisihin? He has no one else but himself to blame.

    Was it not that he was reminded many times to shorten/get to the point his storytelling?

    So after three brutal hours or accusing people left and right, claiming innocence and not providing a single shred of document (puro word lang nya), pati naman ako as a spectator nahilo at napagod kagabi watching this man make a circus of the system he promised to protect and interpret correctly.

    Pero at the end of day, my conscience is clear and i can relax knowing i did not make a fool of myself nor lie. I however can’t say the same for Corona.

  43. joeseg - May 23, 2012 6:04 am

    A day before his appearance sa impeachment trial, sabi ni Corona: “Walang kakaba-kaba [No fear at all].”

    Yun pala, walang kaabog-abog, magwo-walk out!

  44. parasabayan - May 23, 2012 6:47 am

    Dapat magpatayo na lang ng hospital ng mga kurakot. Yung may mga suites para singilin sila ng malaki para mabawi natin yung bahagi ng kinurakot nila.

  45. parasabayan - May 23, 2012 6:49 am

    Kay siguro sinabi niya “see you next year” dahil may balak siyang tumira sa hospital until next year. Manang mana kay pandak.

  46. chijap - May 23, 2012 7:11 am

    #36, here’s the photo of Manalo getting locked outside:

    twitter.com/raffytima/status/204863722173374464/photo/1

  47. chijap - May 23, 2012 7:28 am

    I wanted to raise a point.

    Hypothetically, maganda nga isign yun WAIVER as Corona challenged.

    But did we all forgot to ask, bakit 189 people lang? Bakit mga opposing force ni Corona lang?

    That was the failure in that ploy. The waiver should have been asked to be signed by everybody, not simply 189 people who are not on Corona’s side.

  48. chijap - May 23, 2012 7:33 am

    Dapat ang sumunod na nagpirma ng waiver si Toby Tiangco.

    Tapos dapat chinallenge ni Corona si Enrile to sign a waiver. (Of course you know he won’t because that would earn him the ire).

    That is the character of Corona. Not transparency, but being self-serving.

    Yan ang ating kinakahiya na supposedly chief magistrate.

  49. rabbit - May 23, 2012 7:48 am

    all the while ang sinabi nya un 82 account nya ay 4 nalang un iba close na,, di ba in fact ay inaadmit nya na may 82 account nga sya..

  50. Amba - May 23, 2012 8:49 am

    #37 Heart attack, perhaps. Actually, a number of followers of this impeachment soap opera have predicted this heart attack gimmick. Most likely it’s faked.

    I agree with #36′s contention that the defense knew of the plan. The senator judges, with the exception of Miriam, are probably also wise to it. The question is whether they let this slide just like the other dirty tricks Coronas defense team have done or really do something about it.

  51. chijap - May 23, 2012 9:31 am

    very good point rabbit!

  52. Phil Cruz - May 23, 2012 9:42 am

    I was still up past midnight last night reviewing the scenes of the day’s trial. It was surreal.

    The man spreading chismis and half-truths and lies was our Chief Justice? He was making a mockery of the justice system. He was treating the senator-jurors like s___t. He pretended to now bare all and sign a waiver but all the time he had plans to exit without even the courtesy of waiting to be dismissed as a witness.

    His Highness merely declared to the senators that he was the Chief Justice and that he wants to leave already..and proceeded to stand and leave the hall. Bastos.

    This was one of the most blatant disrespectful acts I’ve ever seen. Bastos talaga. Walang manners.

    His Royal Thug-ness lost any chance to be acquitted. No senator would now dare to vote for his acquittal after His Royal Ass-ness spat on them.

    But maybe some like Miriam, Joker and Bongbong would still enjoy a second round of being spat upon.

  53. Phil Cruz - May 23, 2012 10:33 am

    I believe Cuevas was in on it..the whole teledrama was trying to elicit public and senate sympathy.

    When His Royal Thug-ness acted out his pained look trying to squeeze out a tear or two which never came, the Royal Defender Cuevas, as if on cue told the Senate to note that Corona was “on the verge of tears”. Then he asked for a break so his client would regain his composure. Naks!

    These two could probably make it in Grade B movies.

  54. dan1067 - May 23, 2012 10:40 am

    The witness stand is not a place for declamation. Our system of justice subjects all evidence to the test for truth.

    When a witness is presented, the testimony is subjected to cross-examination to see if it can withstand close examination. Truth should withstand scrutiny and the job of lawyers is to find it. But what Mr. Corona did, instead, was to make a speech.

    The man tasked with being the defender of the Constitution and upholder of the law, denied the pro­secution as the impeachment court, the opportunity to challenge his testimony.

    This is not the behavior of the chief magistrate of the land. His walkout sent the message that his is the only voice that is important; and that furthermore, that he considers himself exempt from the basic processes of confronting testimony — the process by which courts discover the truth.

  55. Phil Cruz - May 23, 2012 11:01 am

    Here’s one question for the Craven 13:

    “What say you all now? Still want to respect the Supreme Court’s TRO on you?”

    Miriam, Joker? Walang kibo?

  56. Phil Cruz - May 23, 2012 11:34 am

    23 Senators elected by millions of Filipinos but treated like donkeys by one un-elected midnight appointee.

  57. alesdea - May 23, 2012 11:42 am

    Bwiset ka Corona…sinayang mo oras ko kakamonitor sayo.habang nagkukwento kas tungkol sa baho ng pamilya nyo e panay iling ng mga taong dinugas nyo.walang dating ung ginawa mong script kahapon.di ka mukhang nakakaawa o naapi.antay ko na lang ung q&a mo sa senado ngayon.kung tingin mo magnanakaw din mga tongressman e dapat lahat sila hamunin mo di ung against lang sayo.tsaka ikaw ung issue di sila.antayin na lang natin na makasuhan din sila.

    nasan na ang INC ngayon?andaming lumalabas na kesyo nakipagmeeting daw sila sa ilang senator-judges pero walang sagot sa kanila.tama ung comment ni macasaet ata un.na di naman sila tunay na kingmakers.ginagawa nila aantayin muna results ng surveys tapos kung sino ung malaking chance na manalo un din ieendorse nila.di ko talaga maintindihan kung bakit pa din sila dapat pangilagan ng mga reelectionists na senator-judges.pati na din sa simbahang katoliko.nagamit na nga ni corona ung INC pati ba naman kayo.isama mo na jan ung anti corona.wag nyo idiscuss mga political issues sa loob ng simbahan.manahimik na lang kayo.

  58. Robert - May 23, 2012 11:47 am

    Corona’s speech yesterday at the Impeachment Court is like the ravings of a derange man, ranting for hours signifying nothing and without provative value, accusing a dead man (Basa)of wrongdoing who could not anymore defend himself, calling the Ombudsman a liar, hurling personal attacks on the President, signing a waiver with incredible condition, and finally declaring himself the Chief Justice and therefore has the right to walk out of the court, then walk out of the court without permission.

    Is this man fit to sit as judge in the court, any court?

    I think not, not even in a basketball court, :).

  59. triggerman925 - May 23, 2012 11:54 am

    We just saw a preview of how this man operates at the Supreme Court.

    He said he wanted to show to the Filipino peeople who he is. And he did.

    Now everybody knows that he is one big pathetic fool (contrary to what he claims) unfit to be Chief Justice. Heck he is not even mentally and morally fit to be barangay captain

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King’s horses And all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again!….

  60. Phil Cruz - May 23, 2012 11:56 am

    Robert, agree.

    “Whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make deranged.”

    Look at Miriam.

  61. Tilamsik - May 23, 2012 12:14 pm

    The end of the story… and they live happy ever after

    Credits:

    Corona
    Gloria
    Ligot
    Bolante
    etc..etc…

    Habang ang masa ay namimilipit sa gutom.

    (background music continues…)

  62. chijap - May 23, 2012 12:16 pm

    I loved how Farinas responded to Corona’s challenge.

    abs-cbnnews.com/video/insights/05/23/12/punto-por-punto-sa-waiver-ni-corona-mga-kongresista-dapat-gumaya

    Oo nga naman.

  63. Phil Cruz - May 23, 2012 12:25 pm

    Corona obviously decided his was already a losing case in court after Morales exposed his 82 bank accounts.

    He was going to make his last stand before the public.

    And the widest audience possible was if he appeared in the Senate on nationwide TV. But he would not allow himself to be cross-examined. Never. He would get ripped to shreds.

    Then the feigning sick. Then the hospital check-in. Then maybe resignation because he is physically unfit?

  64. romyman - May 23, 2012 12:45 pm

    Very Nice defense strategy CJ !!!

    1. The hoodlum caught in the ACT defense. When a hoodlum is cornered he sings like a bird and points to other hoodlums. This defense is also the ‘nguso or turo defense’.

    2. The doctor, doctor I am sick defense. Nice one and very convincing. But the sickness choosen is so lame. Hypoglycemia can easily be cured by a can of sugarful soda.

  65. chijap - May 23, 2012 12:51 pm

    @romyman, kasalanan ng isang senador yung item number 2. Corona remembered watching the movie ni senador kaya he said, hmmm… magamit nga.

    goo.gl/QwDVa

  66. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 23, 2012 12:53 pm

    #46 thanks for the link, chijap. Manalo went outside because obviously he knows Corona is going to escape. What he didn’t know, the parking driveway’s steel gates were already pulled down and locked. So was the glass door. By this time, Cuevas sent Judd Roy to check on Corona because Manalo was missing. Hahaha.

  67. MrG - May 23, 2012 12:54 pm

    Three hours of explaining why he is no “Thief Justice (TJ)” lost whatever points he made to the people he wanted to impress. It reminded me of the “Oreta Gig” in the previous Impeachment Trial. Now, we have the “TJ Walk”!!! Both performances are brief and vulgar body statements very similar to flashing a dirty finger to the public.

  68. Phil Cruz - May 23, 2012 1:03 pm

    Corona is being treated for “possible acute CORONAry syndrome or heart attack”.. SABI NG DOKTOR.

  69. Phil Cruz - May 23, 2012 1:04 pm

    Corona is being treated for “possible acute CORONAry syndrome or heart attack”.. sabi ng doktor. He cannot attend today’s trial.

  70. chijap - May 23, 2012 1:05 pm

    MrG — oo nga.

    Dati may kumembot
    Ngayon may nagwheelchair

    Talagang circus.

  71. bayonic - May 23, 2012 1:12 pm

    I’ll Be Back or Hasta La Vista ???
    http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b118/bayonic/Excuse.jpg

  72. langhab - May 23, 2012 1:22 pm

    he was reading from something that was not even submitted and/or exhibited as evidence.

    reading his daughter’s recount of events was also technically hearsay.

    ….

    oth, imho, there’s no question it was a WALKOUT. and it was part of the script. the man was reading from the prepared opening statement when in the end he read [quote]“Maraming salamat po. Pagpalain po tayo ng ^buong pong^ maykapal. And now, the Chief Justice of the Philippines, wishes to be excused.” [/quote]

    replay the videos. up to his last words he was reading! if the script he was reading from were ever recovered, i bet one can find the words ‘Walkout’ cued at the end.

  73. MrG - May 23, 2012 1:39 pm

    Walking out of a formal Constitutional Impeachment Hearing is an impeachable offense. Is it so difficult now to find the TJ unfit for the position? Go ahead and finish the charade. Calling Lady Mirriam.

  74. xman - May 23, 2012 1:51 pm

    Bakit hindi pumipirma ng WAIVER yong 188 + Drillon, na katulad ng pag pirma ng waiver ni CJ?

    Samakatuwid yong uma akosa kay CJ ay yong mismo ang magnanakaw ng pera ng bayan.

    Kahit kalahati lang ng 188 ang pumirma,,,,sige…condiser na naming mga truther na talo na si Corona.

    O kahit wag na yong 188 ang pumirma ng waiver si Drillon na lang, payag na kami na talo na si Corona pag ginawa nya yon.

    Pero, wala puro kurap yong mga yan lalo na si Drillon at Tupas, mga magnanakaw ng pera ng bayan.

  75. Ellen - May 23, 2012 1:53 pm

    From Lito Velasquez:

    I am also a diabetic (living in Fairfield, CA) for over 21 years. Countless of times i experienced that hypoglycemic episode but you are aware and you will feel it before it happens. First you will feel getting hungry and you just have to do is “EAT” and your will be perfectly fine.

    What wheel chair?He should be given an award – Best Dramatic Actor.

    If hypoglycemic happens while you are sleeping, you will feel body shaking due to hungryness. Again, Solution – Just Eat and again you will be Fine.

    So, what’s Corona’s problem?

  76. Rudolfo - May 23, 2012 1:56 pm

    Enough is Enough !, let this wasting of Money, Time and Energy of “Juan de la Cruz be arrested” already. It found out the highest CJ, they called in the SC, have shown not worthy to head that Judicial Office. I am just surprise why people close to him, family, friends, associates, were not honest to confront, and advise or be vigilant, to this product of questionable appointment. Anything may happen to him, risking the life, and probably death,they are part to be blame. I think it is not right to enhance a person whose records from the very start are questionable,and would bring at the end, exactly what we have witness on the Senate Impeachment Court ( one of the negativism in a bureaucratic government,e.g..). Let everyone of us, aim and work for an honest, strong, credible government..A penny worth of comment for a change..

  77. xman - May 23, 2012 2:03 pm

    Sino ang guilty ngayon?

    Si Corona na nag sign ng WAIVER o yong 188+Drillon na ayaw mag sign?

    Sino ngayon ang magnanakaw?

  78. Lurker - May 23, 2012 2:05 pm

    I think he suffered some sort of mental/nervous breakdown, seeing that his defense consisting only of him saying allegations against him were all lies, will not be believed by all.

    There was something about his expression when he was making his “narrative testimony.”

  79. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 23, 2012 2:19 pm

    si xman!

  80. Mike - May 23, 2012 2:26 pm

    Is it just me? Why do I have this feeling that some people wants CJ d… :P

  81. Mike - May 23, 2012 3:19 pm

    Corona signed the waiver before giving out the challenge to the 189. SIC can use itto pry open his account. Why won’t they?

  82. langhab - May 23, 2012 3:20 pm

    holy cow! i now see xman’s point of view. even more, i think Atong Corona is fit for president. he should be elevated to the presidency.

    Atong to the Hu: your excelency, as president of the republic of the philippines, i hereby sign a waiver, ceasing sovereignty over the disputed shoals, sa inyo na yan, provided and on the condition that you too can produce 188 species of marine life and one merman, to sign this waiver… and remember i’m no fool. eheheh.

  83. langhab - May 23, 2012 4:47 pm

    ms. Ellen, after a few video playbacks, ito po yong kahuli-huliang binasa ni kagalang-galang Atong sa kanyang prepared opening statement:

    “And now, the Chief Justice of the Republic of the Philippines, wishes to be excused.”

  84. Phil Cruz - May 23, 2012 5:39 pm

    #83,

    Clearly from that last sentence of his, he did not want to be cross-examined. He went there therefore with a plan to talk about any and all matters he wants to for three hours, then just walks out?

    The man appears to have lost all sense of propriety and ethics. Is he a lawyer? He doesn’t even sound like one. He sounds like he never graduated from law school. How could he have been appointed a Chief Justice of the highest court of the land? How does he now gain the respect of all the lawyers and judges?

    The man is a joke.

  85. Ellen - May 23, 2012 5:41 pm

    Thanks, Langhab.

  86. dan1067 - May 23, 2012 6:04 pm

    Sira ulo sila pag pumirma sa waiver ng mas baliw sa kapangyarihan. Top 3 sa bar si Drilon hindi niya yon maiisahan.

  87. dan1067 - May 23, 2012 6:12 pm

    re #85
    Ms. Ellen ito naman sa akin;

    “And now the end is near
    and so I face the final curtain
    my friend I’ll say it clear
    I’ll rest my case of which I’m certain”

  88. koko - May 23, 2012 8:15 pm

    Ang tindi ng hamon ni Corona sa mga prosecutors,nakakagulat!”ilalabas ko ang akin pero ipakita din ninyo ang inyo” parang bata,naalala ko tuloy ‘yung picture na pinost ni Tongue sa nakaraang thread hek hek hek! Anu kaya ang reaksyon ni Drilon sa hamong eto ni TJ? Kung si Mirriam di pipwede yan,bawal nga sa kanya ang makipag argue man lng,how much more ‘yung hamunin ka pa na isang judge.

  89. BOB - May 23, 2012 8:51 pm

    .. I dont know kung ako lang nakarinig… “The camera was focus on Cj Corona seating on a wheelchair.. When somebody with microphone is besides him , parang may sinasabi kay cj.. Then i heard cuevas saying to defense team or to somebody … O BAKIT LUMALAPIT NA NAMN YAN, ANO NA NAMAN SINASABI MO? .. KANA KA NG KANA EH ! Then nawala… I think parang kay atty. roy niya sinasabi yon.

  90. chijap - May 23, 2012 9:20 pm

    @datinglalaki,

    hindi yung 188+1 yung nasasakdal. si Corona.
    pinirma nga ni Corona ang isang document pero di naman nya pinakita at inabot sa court. in short he did only something for show.

    before you conclude, isip muna. kung kaya mo lang.

  91. saxnviolins - May 23, 2012 9:20 pm

    # 75

    Ellen:

    In the video of the doctors at abs-cbn, the doctor stated that the symptoms for hypoglycemia were alleviated with a can of soda (soft drink – Soda daw sabi ng Kano. Kala ko naman pang mix sa scotch, noong bagong salta ako.)

    Plain diabetes is easily taken care of with diet, and the proper medication. I know, I used to give my brother his insulin shots.

    But diabetes complicated with two previous bypass surgeries, and the elevated troponin levels is something else. I cannot fault the doctors for wanting to observe. Troponin levels are checked every eight hours, to ensure that no “cardiac event” occurred. In the article I posted above, the cardiologist recommends other tests. Nandiyan na yung echocardiogram, EKG, etc. In fact, usually, may nakasukbit na portable EKG, what they call an event monitor, para nakikita kung oks ang kalagayan.

    The doctors are just doing their jobs. They want to be sure that, if ever, Corona will be removed by a guilty verdict, not by nature.

  92. saxnviolins - May 23, 2012 9:36 pm

    By the way. The complaint of Oliver Lozano was dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman because there were not enough leads?

    What?

    Di pa ba sapat yung nakatiwangwang na bahay as lead?

    If Carpio-Morales moves on Tupas, saka lang ako maniniwala that she is doing her job, and not doing it selectively.

    While she’s at it, buklatin uli yung issue ni Panlilio regarding the quarrying during the term of Lapid.

    At yung Mindanao power plant construction? Malinis ba yan? Wala bang favoritism sa mga Aboitiz at Alcantara? The Ombudsman can investigate motu propio, any act which “appears to be illegal, unjust, improper, or inefficient.”

    Sa Pilipinas, ang piring ni Lady Justice ay see-through. Kaya siya ay na-e-L (nalilito). Minsan, pumapalo, dahil kalaban. Maya-maya, atras, dahil bumalimbing, at kakampi na.

  93. chijap - May 23, 2012 10:07 pm

    Eto na labasan na ng baraha:

    gmanetwork.com/news/story/259173/news/nation/cuevas-if-senate-abuses-discretion-we-go-to-sc

    The “CJ” would ask his kingdom for backup. The same person who insist on not following the ruling of the Impeachment Court, a process initiated by two branch of government that was directly appointed by the people through an election, of which they can be removed in such a manner as well.

    And here is the Judiciary, the only branch that is appointed by the other two branches, walking out of the process, given so much leeway, and now claims oppression?

    Let me ask any lawyer, sa kahit anong kaso ba, nakakita ka ba ng hamon galing sa isang nasasakdal sa huwes at sa prosecution, and then tries to run away from any type of punishment?

    Its high time members of the Judiciary disown this creature known as Corona. Kalokohan na to. Corona should be remember as a man who is not about transparency and unity, as he so said. But rather as he did say, he is a tinik sa lalamunan ng bansa. He is indeed a thorn that should be pricked out.

  94. Oblak - May 23, 2012 10:12 pm

    #75 Re – Medical condition

    Kung totoong may sakit ayon sa doctor, wala namang magagawa dun at doctor na ang nagsabi. Sino ba namang ordinaryong tao (hindi doctor) ang makaka kontra dun.

    Nagkakaroon lang ng kulay yung sinasabing sakit ni Chief kung itatabi mo sa mga personalities na may legal problems na nagpa wheel chair at na “diagnosed” na may sakit din ayon sa doctor, tulad ni GMA, Bolante, Leandro Mendoza at even yung rayuma noon ni Erap. Convenient escape na lang palagi ang pagkakasakit ng mga akusado/respondent.

    Kahit naman hindi doctor, yung nakapanood sa TV, mahihirapang maniwala na may sakit sya bago tumayo at umalis. Idagdag pa yung sinabi ng Sgt. at Arms na si Gen. Balajadia na nung pinigil nya lumabas si Chief at si Mrs., may “Are you arresting me” pang pandarag si Chief. then nang dumating ang mga media, bigla na lang nahilo at kailangang umupo.

    Ang punto lang, maaring may sakit nga si Chief, ayon sa doctor pero parepareho sila ng style nila GMA and company.

  95. bayonic - May 23, 2012 10:16 pm

    #89 what i heard was ” TIRA KA NG TIRA ” …… interesting to know who this was addressed to

  96. vic - May 23, 2012 10:21 pm

    A day or so before the CJ took the Stand, President Aquino together with his sisters graced the INC leaderships with the Presidential visit…what were discussed we don’t know…but we can speculate because that is what we are good at…they both may have come to an agreement that Corona must go, but in a Gentler way…maybe for the Reason of POOR HEALTH?

  97. Oblak - May 23, 2012 10:33 pm

    #93 Alam ba ng Roy faction ang balak ni Cuevas na yan?

    Sa palagay ko, huli na yan kung gagawin ni Cuevas. Sa pinakitang liberality ni JPE kay Chief, ano pang abuse of discretion ang gusto nilang palabasin. Idagdag pa na ang daming beses na pinagbigyan ng impeachment court ang defense.

  98. vic - May 23, 2012 10:33 pm

    And my suspicion is that CJ Corona will submit his resignation to the President before the Verdict and the President will Accept it…for the above reason…unconditional this time.

  99. rabbit - May 23, 2012 10:56 pm

    saw this on abs-cbn
    see how they rty to escape,and the defense keep telling us that there is no walkout,,.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/-depth/05/23/12/cj-senate-sgt-arms-are-you-arresting-me

  100. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 23, 2012 11:00 pm

    .. I dont know kung ako lang nakarinig… “The camera was focus on Cj Corona seating on a wheelchair.. When somebody with microphone is besides him , parang may sinasabi kay cj.. Then i heard cuevas saying to defense team or to somebody … O BAKIT LUMALAPIT NA NAMN YAN, ANO NA NAMAN SINASABI MO? .. KANA KA NG KANA EH ! Then nawala… I think parang kay atty. roy niya sinasabi yon. – BOB

    and

    #89 what i heard was ” TIRA KA NG TIRA ” …… interesting to know who this was addressed to – bayonic

    It was Cuevas who was berating co-Defense Lawyer Judd Roy not knowing his microphone was switched on. This was later confirmed by Roy in an interview saying Cuevas was asking him why he has holding the mic. Roy said Cuevas thought he was going to make a manifestation but he wasn’t.

    I think Roy was trying to give the mic to Corona so that he can answer Enrile. That pissed Cuevas. The defense was in total disarray and looked like anything other than highly-priced lawyers they lost it right there and then. The confident, okay, the bumptious, insolent Judd Roy wasn’t in on the script that day, he is too loud and talkative to trust with the unfolding drama. But their problem is Manalo, the one who knows, was trapped outside.

  101. Lurker - May 23, 2012 11:27 pm

    There doesn’t seem to be a graceful exit for Corona except to say that he’s seriously ill and taking a leave of absence. Is this a possible scenario?

  102. saxnviolins - May 24, 2012 1:55 am

    # 101

    No. The Senate will decide with or without the cross-examination.

    In fact, were I with the prosecution, I would not cross. The substance of the charge, is the failure to disclose. And as Enrile says, the amount is immaterial. Proven naman na yung failure to disclose, as far as the real property.

    Proven din ang failure to disclose, as far as the dollar accounts. Corona says he has 4 dollar accounts. Panalo na, as far as proving the facts.

    What will be the battleground is the legal interpretation. Is the failure to disclose a culpable violation, or betrayal of the public trust, or both?

    In reality, of course, the Senators have decided already, as Jinggoy intimated. There is just the hard work, on the part of the Senator’s researcher, to say why it is a culpable violation, or betrayal of public trust, or why it is not.

    How many truly weighed the factual and legal issues during the trial? Maybe a handful – if you have a few fingers missing.

  103. cocoy - May 24, 2012 2:10 am

    Kapag mapawalang sala si Corona ng mga Senador, magiging P100 ang palit ng $1 dahil mag aagawan ang mga kurakot sa gobyerno na ipalit ang PESO nila sa DOLLAR.. Ayun kay Corona–”Di raw kailangang ideklara ang dolyar sa SALN dahil daw sa foreign currency deposits secrecy law..”

  104. chijap - May 24, 2012 2:29 am

    @rabbit — eto may video pa:

    abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/05/23/12/cj-senate-men-who-stopped-him-are-you-arresting-me

  105. chijap - May 24, 2012 2:39 am

    Not to question reality. But i’m astonished that Corona, a 63 year old fellow who is supposedly CJ and showed up on stand on his trial just once for three hours, got sick, naICU na, could not match up to the physical strength and stamina of:

    (a) his lawyer, the 84 year old Serafin Cuevas nor
    (b) the presiding judge, the 88 year old Martial Law figure JP Enrile.

    Maybe Corona should take physical, mental, and dietary advice from the two legal luminaries?

    Just sayin’

  106. BOB - May 24, 2012 2:43 am

    o yes you’re right ..#95 and # 100… …i heard Cuevas say the word” Tira ka ng Tira “”

  107. cocoy - May 24, 2012 2:50 am

    Nakakalumpo pala ang pangungurakot, sa wheelchair ang huling hantungan.

  108. cocoy - May 24, 2012 2:58 am

    Talo na ang defense, pinaghahandaan na nila ang MISTRIAL na iakyat sa Supreme court.

  109. cocoy - May 24, 2012 3:00 am

    Magiging CITIZEN na naman ang Medical City iyang si Corona kapag ma impeached siya, hinihintay na siya ni Ombudswoman na posasan kapag lumabas.

  110. cocoy - May 24, 2012 3:01 am

    Gagamit din kaya ng Wheelchair si Grace Padaca? pinapaaresto na siya.

  111. xman - May 24, 2012 3:09 am

    Pls SHARE with ur friends: Philstar columnist Carmen Pedrosa talked to one Senator-judge whom she knows for a long time and trusts , THAT ALL SENATORS WERE VISITED AND PERSUADED BY MALACANANG during the Holy Week, TO VOTE FOR THE CONVICTION of CJ CORONA in exchange of P100-M pork barrel. The impeachment trial is just a moro moro and full of hypocrisy. In addition, the yellow media is hell bent on demonizing the Chief Justice and the Judiciary. Hanggang kelan tayo magpapaloko sa rehimeng Aquino?

    Showbiz Government

  112. saxnviolins - May 24, 2012 3:10 am

    # 105

    Yung abusado sa katawan at a young age, sinisingil ng katawan after 50. Fatty food, sweets, etc., produce diabetes, cardiac problems, etc.

    Baldado na yung tao, twice over. He has had two bypass surgeries; one in 1995, when he was a mere 44 years old, and then again in 2008.

    The two octogenarians may have been less abusive of their health in their youth. That carefulness is yielding dividends now, in their continued good health.

    A good example of health dividends is this 93-year old man doing Bagua Zhang (soft martial arts like Tai Chi).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFwV5_vvKaA&feature=related

    Yan daw ang ihaharap ng China laban kay Lito Lapid.

  113. Jojo - May 24, 2012 3:12 am

    Go to other website. See for yourself. Napalis lahat ang mga bayaring blogers. Blogers na kung tawagin sa TV Patrol ay BRIGADA. Why,,kasi wala nang magbabayad sa kanila. Tsugi na si Corona.

  114. cocoy - May 24, 2012 3:13 am

    Malapit sa katotohanan ang post ko noon sa ibang thread..

    ocoy – May 20, 2012 11:11 am

    Abangan natin ang sasabihin ni Jingoy at Trillanes sa kanya.Baka atakehin sa puso at mag pa confine na naman iyan sa Sta Lucia.

  115. xman - May 24, 2012 3:28 am

    “The side drama was how the Basa family showed up in full force in the VIP gallery of the Senate session hall—just two seats away from where the Corona family sat, and there was no greeting either way. The loud buzz in the Senate was that Sen. Serge Osmena financed the trip of a number of the Basa family members from Las Vegas, Nevada and that his office arranged the VIP seats for them. On an afternoon when those seats were premium—in fact some House impeachment signatories were heard complaining over radio how they had to scramble for the scarce passes—all ten of the Basa family had VIP seats!”

    http://www.polbits.com/

  116. Amba - May 24, 2012 5:08 am

    Renato Corona’s fate with be decided by the end of this month, thank goodness. All the intrigues should then shift to the mother of all corruption, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

    If Renato Corona is convicted, Gloria and her herd are doomed. If not, then we are doomed.

  117. parasabayan - May 24, 2012 5:49 am

    All these orchestrated move of Corona will have a mis-step somewhere and he will not recover from his fall.

    Yun palang tatay ni Midas eh malaking tao sa Medical City and Corona’s son in-law is also a doctor in the hospital. Ayos na ang buto buto. Lahat ng medical records ni Corona will just be like his dollar bank accounts. NOBODY will ever see these!

  118. parasabayan - May 24, 2012 5:54 am

    Xman, di ka na ba nag-sawa sa sobra sobrang panloloko ng pandak and company? You still have the audacity to defend her crook cronies? Tsk tsk tsk. At least kay Pnoy, may nasisilip na konting pagasa. I see big projects being done when I was there.

    Padaca was affiliated with Pnoy so why is she being prosecuted? Kung tunay man na ang mga yellows protect their own eh di sana walang kaso si Padaca.

  119. chijap - May 24, 2012 6:06 am

    Here is Rappler’s report on Corona’s walkout and subsequent standoff with General Balajadia

    rappler.com/nation/special-coverage/corona-trial/5844-behind-the-scenes-of-corona-s-walk-out

  120. chijap - May 24, 2012 6:35 am

    @datinglalaki.

    Assuming totoo yung sinasabi ni Corona regarding the Basas,

    (assuming lang dahil Mrs. Corona debunked her own husband accusation when she testified in court: rappler.com/nation/80-special-coverage/5787-6-inconsistencies-in-corona%E2%80%99s-testimony)

    there is no need to speak ill of the dead who can’t defend himself. Number 1, remember the lupa is a supposedly the root of the squabble between Corona’s mother in law, and Corona’s uncle by law. Its not a squabble between Corona’s wife or the Basa sisters. In short di nila away yan.

    The irony of Corona’s message when he said inheritance of real estate is the root of all problems; is that Corona injected themselves into the problem. He, his wife, and his daughter got themselves involved in inheritance squabble that should have been between the mother-in-law and the uncle. Dapat di na sila nakialam or invest money to it. And yet they did (Php28K lang daw = 91% of the company), and they tried to leave the last word by pushing this out in this impeachment court and insulting the other party.

    2. What if Francis (i’m uncertain if he is employed right now) also lost his job in this economy and had to seek dad and mom’s financial support (and his inheritance or as Corona said: “simple lang, divide the US dollars into three”). Would he then feel like Jose Basa’s dad? Since Jose Basa was relying on his parent’s money and inheritance?

    Bago sya magsalita na mayabang, magisip muna sya. Parang asal kanto si Corona when he speak of other families as if hindi sya Kristyano.

    or that ang kaya lang manindak are those who did not have the opportunity to speak to defend themselves, like the Basa’s who are not part of the impeachment.

    Sa akin lang, the Basas should file cases against Corona, and the irony, they can only do so when this court kicks him out of the office.

    Tignan natin ang tapang ni Corona when that happens. Baka naman pahospital lang sya by then, paubos ng dollars.

  121. vonjovi2 - May 24, 2012 8:32 am

    Kung ang ibang Serators ay iboboto nila ng Not Guilty si Thief ay dapat sa kanila ay mag resign na rin. Napakalakas ng ebidensiya laban sa fake na SC.
    Sama mga bata ni Arroyo na kasama niyang magnakaw ay bumilib ako kay Germ-neral Angie Reyes kesa mabisto ng husto at mabawi ang ninakaw ay nag pakamatay na lang. Di tapos agad ang asunto niya.

    Dapat gayahin ito ni Bedt Actor Thief Justice marami pang matutuwa sa kanya. Mag pa Sakla na lang at kikita pa ulit sila.

  122. chijap - May 24, 2012 9:18 am

    It would be awesome if the Senate votes 23-0 for conviction.

    That would definitely humble the judiciary and get that branch in shape.

  123. hawaiianguy - May 24, 2012 10:49 am

    What can I say? Gloryang glorya talaga. Sayang itong si Corona, hindi depensa ginawa nya.

  124. parasabayan - May 24, 2012 11:13 am

    Aanhin ni Corona ang milyones niya kung wala naman siyang katahimikan. Baka yang milyones na yan ang maghahatid sa kanya sa hukay.

  125. dan1067 - May 24, 2012 11:47 am

    re #122
    it would be awesome if the Senate votes 23-0 for conviction.

    I think it would be more possible a 21-2 vote, because Arroyo and Santiago will remain on defense side.

  126. xman - May 24, 2012 11:47 am

    “During one of the impeachment sessions last week, Senator-judge Miriam Defensor-Santiago raised the issue of the legality of how Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales obtained records of the alleged bank accounts of Chief Justice Renato Corona. Specifically, Santiago focused on how the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) obtained and released the evidence to the Ombudsman.”

    “This is a very crucial question because, if the evidence was obtained in a manner contrary to law, whatever evidence was found would be inadmissible evidence “for any purpose in any proceeding.” The Bill of Rights is categorical about this: “Any evidence obtained in violation of this (privacy of communication) or the preceding section (search and seizure) shall be inadmissible for any purpose in any proceeding.” Thus, if the investigation should be shown to be illegal, the consequence would be devastating for the prosecution. Was it legal or was it not?”

    “…….the Senate will have to decide whether the evidence presented by the Ombudsman was obtained following both the substantive and procedural requirements of the Foreign Currency Law and the Amla. Or should the Senate disregard the issue of legality or illegality of the manner in which the evidence was obtained?”

    http://opinion.inquirer.net/29137/inadmissible-evidence

  127. dan1067 - May 24, 2012 12:17 pm

    Its been a practice now that hospitals are being used as the haven of high profile government official to elude accountability that he/she committed. Why don’t we adopt a Mubarak fate on trial.

  128. parasabayan - May 24, 2012 12:33 pm

    Paano mo makukuha ang katotohanan kung sa “legalidad” ka lang aasa. Expert sa taguan ng nakaw na yaman ang mga tao ni pandak. Marunong silang magnakaw ng pera, dapat marunong din ang gobiernong mag-counter spy, marunong din magkalkal ng mga information on these cheats. Alangan namang sila pandak lang ang magaling. Matalino man daw ang matsin, napaglalamangan din.

  129. xman - May 24, 2012 1:08 pm

    Dapat sa lahat ng kakandidato sa Lower House at Upper House, presidente at bise presidente ay require na mag sign ng WAIVER….LOL.

    Pnoy pagkakataon mo na ito na ipakita sa bayan na talagang gusto mo ang “matuwid na daan.” Mag sign ka na ng WAIVER pati na ang mga opisyales mo. Ang lahat ng miyembro ng Congress ay dapat din mag sign.

  130. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 24, 2012 1:20 pm

    The truth is out: Corona is DIABOLIC not DIABETIC. Proof: he was evading the CROSS!

  131. xman - May 24, 2012 1:26 pm

    Federaciones de mujeres….hahhahaha

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=361320633922033&set=a.110423725678393.22123.110296245691141&type=1&theater

  132. Lurker - May 24, 2012 2:24 pm

    xman,

    Doesn’t really matter if those people are gay. Are you homophobic?

    Manolo Quezon already said before that he was gay. Again, it doesn’t really matter. it’s not the issue at hand.

  133. dan1067 - May 24, 2012 3:22 pm

    dragging bloggers out of the issue! Again, misleading your honor!

  134. rabbit - May 24, 2012 3:29 pm

    latest from cuevas,, aatend na raw si thief sa friday..
    i think mag papa direct exam yan no doubt.. but pag dating na mag cross exam may mangyayari nanman..
    that way sasabihin nila (kita nyo dumating namn sya un lang di na kaya un katawan) doctor to the rescue.
    and i hope that the prosecution will not be too soft hearted as not to cross exam.. hindi pa sila nakak sigurado.dont be too confident.. try let put the true colr of the thief

  135. langhab - May 24, 2012 4:09 pm

    cuevas (4/22/12): in so far as cross examination of an accused in a criminal case, to which respondent honorable chief justice is concerned, his cross examination shall be limited only to matters taken up in the direct.

    [criminal case ba 'kamo? eheh]

  136. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 24, 2012 4:25 pm

    The Corona family, Cuevas added, is also against having the chief justice face the senator-judges once more, but Corona himself agreed to come back tomorrow.

    “Papipirmahin na lang siya ng [medical] waiver, ano pang magagawa niya kung hindi ang pumunta,” he said.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/24/12/cj-return-friday-cuevas

    There’s one small problem. According to Corona, he will only sign the waiver if all his doctors will also sign the waiver.

    Amfootah hahahaha!

  137. dan1067 - May 24, 2012 4:43 pm

    Tongue, as I look at it all his life “sigurista” siya walang tiwala sa kapwa. Baka bago siya umupo sa witness stand may iikot na papipirmahang waiver para sa mga senator-judges kalakip ng mga kondisyones to protect him.

  138. duane - May 24, 2012 5:53 pm

    @Lurker: Baka “supot” kaya homophobic.

  139. MPRivera - May 24, 2012 5:56 pm

    Where in any court in the Philippines has one seen an accused challenging court members and all his accusers? Where in any court, even a tiniest one anywhere in the world has one seen a witness arrogantly dismissing himself without asking permission from the presiding officer/judge? Where in any trial has an accused allowed to pass blames and malign others instead of submitting himself to a cross examination? With what Renato Corona did after reading his “valedictory address” where he clearly destroyed the memory of a dead who, not even in any impossible way can defend itself, he (Corona) should be slapped with contempt and also members of his defense team for not stopping him walk out from the court.

    Renato Corona is the highest magistrate, thanks to that highly irregular appointment from his then outgoing never-president not voted by the people but the way he acted the other day after his lengthy oration showed he does not even fit for a post of a garbage collector. He always boasts of his (all bloated) academic records, his schools, his awards, his rich family background but his person is that only of a stinking garbage not even worth floating in any murky river. He was assured of respect and recognition being a chief justice once he present himself (as he used to promise “in due time”) and disprove all allegations leveled against him but he was the one who blatantly smashed the honor and integrity of the impeachment court as well as the institution he represents.

    What if an ordinary accused/witness happened to do what this chief magistrate did? Do the likes of Miriam and Jinggoy just let it pass unaddressed? How long shall he receive bashing and stay locked up? Will not Brenda’s shrieking “gago ka, ah” be heard as far as the farthest planet?

    This is not the kind of humility and nobility in law profession any law student must emulate, I guess!

    With all what he did, does Corona still fit to remain in his post and be called a chief justice?

  140. MPRivera - May 24, 2012 6:30 pm

    Corona Testimony: DUTY VS. PRIVILEGE

    “…………..It is clear that a CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY of a public officer is so fundamental such that it cannot be circumscribed, qualified , superseded or rendered ineffective or nugatory by a mere STATUTORY PRIVILEGE. Anything that is protective of public interest for the paramount good must prevail over private privileges merely providing personal protections.

    In this case, duty must win over privilege.”

    http://www.interaksyon.com/article/32679/corona-testimony-duty—vs–privilege

  141. Lurker - May 24, 2012 6:58 pm

    It’s not Corona’s heart that’s the problem now, it’s his kidneys. Are we going to see a multi-organ failure defense?

    Even if his medical condition is real, it’s difficult to believe him because he’s such a liar.

    The best option for him now is to RESIGN!

  142. baycas2 - May 25, 2012 2:13 am

    @saxnviolins,

    Ok, doktor ka na rin?

    Kumusta ang Troponin ni Corona? Falsely elevated pala. No, as in N-O, cardiac event.

    They also checked Troponin-I and CPK-MB. Both normal. No, as in N-O, cardiac event.

    Troponin-T only got elevated because of elevated Creatinine due to diabetic nephropathy (Chronic Kidney Disease). Creatinine is kidney function blood test.

    Sa akin, yung Troponin-T ay tumaas dahil sa “T”, as in Tago.

    May TINATAGO si Corona!

  143. saxnviolins - May 25, 2012 3:24 am

    I know because asawa ng kainuman ko ay nurse sa Beth Israel, New York. Sabi, kapag nag-negative sa Troponin, tigil na lahat ng test. Ruled out agad ang cardiac event.

    If it is positive, then they do other tests. Kaya nga ginawa yung Troponin I.

    Hindi ako doctor. Marunong lang akong dumoktor ng pirma ng Lola ko – excuse slip kapag nag-absent noong high school.

  144. Rudolfo - May 25, 2012 4:53 am

    # 139, MPRivera, Amen !..You get the right descriptions, picture of this CJ-made by a “fake president “..In addition, its a shame to some Senate Judges who are trying to shield him. It seems they have the same virtues-characters and colors ( High Blooded, Arrogant,One sided,destroyer, unbecoming, name them…It found out at the end result, or the last summary, they are Trash, garbage !..,too much proud, too much selfishness, and “advantage takers-users”. They were given all the chance to “talk”, but, they used their time to destroy the whole system, the 3-branches of government, especially the people who they seems did not have the proper education…They thought, they are extra-ordinary leaders, yet, they are all, “unbecoming” and do not earn the highest respect, as what they are….my analysis, for a change..Enough is enough, get away with these “chameleon leaders”, to move forward and make a difference..

  145. triggerman925 - May 25, 2012 9:18 am

    #141
    First it was his SUGAR, then HEART, and now KIDNEY naman. I think the real problem is with his BRAIN

    #139 and #144
    I suspect that the people, and perhaps a good number of senators, are no longer interested whether corona committed an impeachable crime. The question they are most likely asking themselves at this point is if this man, with so many character flaws, should continue to head the judiciary

    I was waiting for the eloquent and scholarly jinggoy to manifest how the midnight appointee had the GALL and TEMERITY (apparently jinggoy’s 2 favorite english words as it kinda makes him feel intelligent when he uses them) to walk out of the IC. I guess inaantay nya munang magalit si brenda bago sya makigaya.

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