Fariñas’ ‘Palusot, most compelling in closing arguments

Fariñas: Several ‘palusots’ in CJ defense
ABS-CBN News Online

House prosecutor Rodolfo Fariñas on Monday described as “palusot” (excuse) Chief Justice Renato Corona’s explanations on why he did not declare some of his assets, including multimillion peso and multimillion dollar accounts, in his statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

Fariñas said Corona made several excuses in his impeachment trial: that he was being persecuted because of President Aquino’s loss of Hacienda Luisita, that he had been collecting dollars since the late 60s, that he need not declare his dollar deposits and peso deposits because it would violate Republic Act 6426 and because they are commingled funds.

The lawmaker said congressmen would not allow themselves to be used – to gather evidence, interview witness, and study on their jurisprudence – for the political vendetta of 1 man.

He said if Corona’s claim was correct – that he started collecting dollars when the exchange rate was just $1:P2 — then he would already be collecting dollars between 1948-1959 when he was still in grade school.

He described as “palusot” Corona’s defense that he need not declare his dollar deposits because of RA 6426.

He said he does not believe that Corona’s P80 million in cash are commingled funds because they are all in his name.

He said Corona’s behavior was inconsistent. He said that while Corona had dollar accounts, he was also converting his daughter’s dollars into pesos.

He also described as “kalokohan” the chief magistrate’s claim that he was paying back Basa Guidote Enterprises Inc. yearly for an P11 million “cash advance” he got in 2003.

He said that it was illogical that he would pay back the loan when the Basa Guidote funds were also in his bank account.

He said that for lying under oath, “Renato Corona should not only be given his wish to be excused, he should be removed.”

“It would be the greatest disservice to our nation and people to allow him to stay any minute longer as the head of the judicial department,’ he added.


Culpa, dolus? JPE gives hint of vote?

ABS-CBNnews.com

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile may have shown a glimpse of his vote when he pressed lead defense counsel Serafin Cuevas for the meanings of the words, “culpa” and “dolus.”

Before the close of the last impeachment hearing on Monday, Enrile asked Cuevas if there was a law that would impose a penalty on a government official if he or she opts to disclose his foreign-denominated assets in his or her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN).

Cuevas was not able to completely answer when Enrile interjected and said that the Foreign Currency Deposit Act (FCDA) only prohibits third parties, and not the depositor himself or herself, from revealing a depositor’s foreign-denominated assets.

Enrile, whose vote and those of his allies are seen by some analysts to be the swing votes, then proceeded to quote a Constitutional provision that says “a public officer or employee shall, upon assumption of office, and as often thereafter as may be provided by law, submit a declaration under oath his assets, liabilities and net worth.”

He then asked Cuevas, “Do you consider this a command or something that can be disregarded?”

Cuevas said it is not something that should be disregarded, but “if there are rights that can arise from a different law, I don’t see a reason why it can’t be availed of.”

The defense has insisted that the FCDA provides absolute confidentiality of a person’s dollar deposits.

Early in his extemporaneous speech, Cuevas said: “As of date, I am not aware of any law or any case that even merely challenges the constitutionality of RA [Repulic Act] 6426 [Foreign Currency Deposit Act]. What does that imply? It is certainly valid, effective and subsisting. Therefore, any and all repositories of foreign currency may avail thereof with no fear that they have lost the confidentiality enshrined in the said law.”

Culpa, dolus

Enrile then asked Cuevas whether disobeying the command to declare all assets constitutes “culpable” violation of the Constitution.

Cuevas said circumstances would be different for each case, adding it would thus be hard to give an answer.

Enrile then asked Cuevas for the meanings of the Latin terms “culpa” and “dolus”.

Cuevas, who wasn’t sure about the answers, joked he could not recall what the terms mean, “maybe because I was absent when it was discussed.”

Enrile then said, “That’s your bad luck…It’s material in the consideration of the provision in the Constitution.”

Culpa, according to University of Sto. Tomas Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina, means “mere fault.” Dolus, on the other hand, means there is “intention.”

Asked what he thought of Enrile’s queries, Divina told ANC the presiding judge’s line of questioning is not good for Corona’s case.

“I’m afraid for CJ, the presiding judge basically wants the defense to say that failure to disclose dollar assets need not be intentional,” Divina said.

The Constitution provides that a person can be removed from office if there is “culpable” violation or “mere fault” of its [constitution] provisions.

Cuevas’ extemporaneous speech

Cuevas, in his closing speech, said the FCDA has never been interpreted as violative of the Constitution.

“I do not know of any case whatsoever nor any proceedings before the Supreme Court questioning the legality and the constitutionality of that law and simply because a senator or a justice says that the law is unconstitutional is no dictum to the effect that it is really unconstitutional unless there is a pronouncement on the unconstitutionality of the law, it remains valid, it is effective and it is enforceable against everybody within the Philippines,” he said.

Defense lawyer Dennis Manalo also said the Senate would contradict itself if it says that the secrecy provision in the FCDA is unconstitutional since it was the the legislative department which approved it.

Hiding loot via dollar deposits?

Addressing the argument that absolute confidentiality would prompt corrupt officials to hide their loot via dollar deposits, Cuevas said: “That may be true although I do not subscribe entirely to the correctness of such a view.”

He said the remedy to such a problem is not judicial, but legislative. “Let us amend the law, let us remove all these exceptions.”

In the meantime, the law exists, he said.

He reminded the senators: “The legislature or Congress never envisioned a situation where, in the process of allowing foreign currency deposits and its depositors to claim confidentiality, it would result in violation of the law, for instance, smuggling, kidnapping with ransom and so on down the line.”

Questionable verified complaint

Cuevas also took a jab at the “blitzkrieg” fashion congressmen took in approving the impeachment complaint against Corona last December.

“My point is this: the number of the complainants, whether they may be more than 200 congressmen affixing their signatures, assuming their signatures were voluntary and personal, that does not nullify the provision on due process because it is a time-honored principle of our Constitution that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law,” he said.

Cuevas earlier said Corona can run to the Supreme Court if there is grave abuse on the part of the Senate.

Cuevas commends Corona

He commended Corona for facing the Senate last week, even if there was no need for him to do so.

“I would like to commend CJ Corona because notwithstanding the several advices during the conferences that we had, that it is his right not to testify because he cannot be compelled to testify in this proceedings being akin to a criminal case.”

He ended his arguments with a plea for senator-judges’s enlightenment and a just decision.

“Hinihiling po namin na kung maaari ay tanglawan po ninyo ang pag-iisip, ang puso at damdamin ng mga senador na huwes na hahatol sa kasong ito,” he prayed.

“Sana po umiral ang buong katarungan sa ikaliligaya hindi lamang ng impeachment court, hindi lamang ng nasasakdal, kundi ng buong republika ng Pilipinas at sana po ito’y maging mitsa na para magkasundo-sundo ang buong nagkakaalit at lumigaya na ang buong Pilipinas.”

Enrile: No law preventing disclosure of dollar accounts in SALN

By Joseph Holandes
Interaksyon

Is there any law barring a public official from disclosing his dollar accounts in his statement of assets liabilities and networth (SALN)?

Apparently none, according to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile when he quizzed both defense and prosecution teams regarding the disclosure of foreign currency deposits, which Chief Justice Renato Corona did not include in his SALN.

According to Enrile, there is no law prohibiting a depositor from disclosing his/her dollar account in accomplishing the SALN.

“There is no monetary secrecy law that prohibits or inhibits the depositor from revealing his own deposit,” Enrile said. “What is prohibited is the third party to reveal it… the depositor is not.”

Enrile also asked Chief Defense lawyer former Justice Serafin Cuevas if there was any harm to any public official if such dollar accounts are declared. Cuevas said harm is always present especially in these troubling times.

“The probability of kidnapping, extortion may come into the picture,” Cuevas said. “There is no assurance that one may be immune to those.”

Enrile then quoted the Constitution, which stated that a public official upon assumption of office must ” submit a declaration under oath of his assets liabilities and net worth.”

“Do you consider that a command of the people or was it something that can be disregarded?” The senate leader asked Cuevas.

Cuevas said that it can’t be disregarded but that there are other laws that arise, which also protect an individual’s right to that law.

For House Speaker Sonny Belmonte, who became the prosecution’s ‘surprise’ third speaker during the closing arguments, the non-disclosure of assets, especially of foreign deposits, cannot be a mere “lapse in judgement.”

“Hindi mistake of judgment yan, that’s your call. Tinago mo talaga all the way,” he said.

Dollar account secrecy trumps public officials’ asset disclosure requirement, defense says

Abigail Kwok and Karl John Reyes, InterAksyon.com

Confidentiality of dollar deposits trumps legislation that requires public officials to fully disclose their assets.

This is according to the defense counsel of Chief Justice Renato Corona, who said that their client acted in good faith when he didn’t declare his foreign currency and peso deposits in his statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN).

During his closing arguments on Day 43 of the Chief Justice’s impeachment trial, lawyer Eduardo de los Angeles pointed out that Corona could not be faulted for his interpretation of two laws—the Code of Conduct for Public Officials and Employees and the Foreign Currency Deposits Act.

The first, also known as Republic Act 6713, requires public officials to fully disclose their cash, assets, and properties while the second, Republic Act 6426, mandates absolute confidentiality of foreign currency deposits.

De los Angeles cited jurisprudence wherein in case of doubt, “confidentiality of bank deposits should be upheld.”

Even if RA 6426 were enacted earlier than RA 6713, it does not automatically mean that the SALN law has repealed the FCDA, he stressed.

“Confidentiality under RA 6426 justifies a public official from disclosing his dollar accounts in his SALN. RA 6426 provides that all foreign currency deposits, without any qualification as to whether they are owned by a private or public person, are absolutely confidential except upon written waiver of depositor,” de los Angeles said. “Even if Sec. 8, RA 6713 requires public officials to file SALN under oath, this provision does not amend the confidentiality of dollar deposits, which is a specific law.”

De los Angeles added that Corona could not be held liable for his own interpretation of the law, since there was no existing SC ruling to dispute that ruling. Further, no legislative amendment to the law has been made.

“The Chief Justice cannot be made answerable for his interpretation of the law prior to a Supreme Court ruling or legislative amendment explicitly declaring his interpretation as erroneous,” de los Angeles said.

The defense lawyer noted that a Bureau of Internal Revenue director Estrella Martines, in 32 years of SALN examination, did not find a single public officer who disclosed a dollar deposit.

“Plainly, all these public officials understood RA 6426 and RA 6713 in the same manner as the Chief Justice,” de los Angeles said. “We are all aware that the separation of powers requires us to look only to the SC decisions as definitive interpretations of the law. To this day, however, there is no ruling that squarely applies to the confidentiality provided under RA 6426 with respect to SALN. The alternative to filling this lacuna is through an expressed repeal to a mandatory legislation.”

Not an impeachable offense

Even if Corona did not disclose his dollar and peso accounts, de los Angeles said this did not constitute a high crime nor an impeachable offense.

He added that under the SALN law, corrections could be made in the SALN when an error was done in good faith.

“We have painstakingly shown that the real properties are not actually his and therefore need not be disclosed in his SALN. The remaining issue is whether the non-disclosure of his other peso or dollar deposits amount to a culpable violation of the Constitution and/or betrayal of public trust,” de los Angeles said. “Defense has also shown that peso holdings were disclosed in his SALN. The other peso accounts do not belong to him but either owned by his children or held in trust as Basa Guidote or part of common fund. The Chief Justice relies on the basic principle what he does not own cannot be declared in his SALN. His dollar accounts were not included for reasons earlier stated.”

In his oral argument, de los Angeles said that under the 1987 Constitution, impeachable offenses are enumerated as culpable violation of the Constitution, treason, and other high crime, bribery, graft and corruption and betrayal of public trust.

“Article 11 of Constitution, the President, Vice President, member of the Supreme Court and Constitutional commission and the Ombudsman are impeachable officers and can be impeached and be removed from office for culpable violation of the Constitutional, treason, bribery and other high crimes, graft and corruption and betrayal of public trust,” de los Angeles said.

Corona should be acquitted since he did not violate any one of these violations, he said.

“Certainly, Chief Justice Corona should not be impeached or removed from office by a small crime or crimes which does not fall under the violations mentioned by the Constitution,” Angeles said.

Malacanang hand assailed

De los Angeles also criticized the prosecutors for the “unusual rubber stamping” of Corona’s impeachment complaint, where the “blitzkrieg endorsement” was led by partymates of President Benigno Aquino III.

De los Angeles said government agencies such as the BIR, the Anti-Money Laundering Council, the Ombudsman, and even the Commission on Audit were involved in efforts to remove Corona from his post.

“Such undue interference by executive department is clearly intended to weaken and then control the latter department, to do away with effective checks and balances,” de los Angeles said. “The President aims to remove the Chief Justice and make the Supreme Court subservient to his whims. It is our fervent hope the Senate will not lend assistance to this plot.”

Retired Justice Serafin Cuevas also raised the question of the validity of the impeachment complaint.

“We noticed the blitzkrieg maneuver in which the impeachment case was filed,” Cuevas said in his closing arguments, adding that Corona was denied his rights under the Constitution.

Corona’s lawyers also assailed the testimony of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, saying it was hearsay since the AMLC report she presented was not properly authenticated and verified by the body.

“The Ombudsman’s testimony on the AMLC report is inadmissible, not authenticated,” Cuevas said. “We noticed and we gather upon examination of documents and it is a mere scrap of paper. The attestation required by law is not present and therefore not admissible in evidence. Totally useless, totally irrelevant,” he added.

Lawyer Dennis Manalo also criticized the prosecution for waiving cross-examination on Corona when he took the witness stand.

“Why not did they choose not to cross-examine him and pose this question when he was here? The man responded here but they chose to waive. Our rules are very clear that when cross-examination is waived, testimony of the witness is un-impeached,” Manalo said.

Defense lawyers reiterated that Corona is innocent and deserves an acquittal.

May 28, 2012 6:55 pm  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Supreme Court

213 Responses

  1. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 28, 2012 7:13 pm

    He wants us to believe that when he was in Grade 4 in 1959, he was such a visionary he had already started buying dollars. – Fariñas

  2. Lurker - May 28, 2012 7:34 pm

    Good job, Rep. Fariñas! We all knew that it was just all palusot but only you said it in the impeachment court. ;-)

  3. MPRivera - May 28, 2012 7:36 pm

    sabi ni cuevas, hindi daw impitsabol ‘yung ginawang pagtatago ni corona ng kanyang mga dolyares na inipon mula pa noong bago pa lamang siyang tinuli:

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/05/28/12/cuevas-non-disclosure-cj-dollars-not-impeachable

    ginoong cuevas, mawalang galang na nga po, hane? kayo baga ay nasa katinuan pa? aba’y matay man naming isipin ay kahit siguro sinong bobo ang tanungin ninyo ay siguradong sasabihing PNALOLOKO hanggang ngay-on ang inyong gustong aming paniwalaan, eh.

    saka hindi naman ho ‘yung hindi niya pagsisiwalat niyon ang pinupunto ngay-on, eh. ‘yun hong bakit napakatagal mula pa noong unang umarangkada ang impitsment sa kanya bago niya iyan inamin at paligoy ligoy pang kung ano anong dahilan ang ginawa? ay, hindi ga ho kaya kayo ay dapat ng bigyan ng isang bigwas at baka sakaling kayo ay matauhan?

    o, baka naman gusto pa ninyong halibasin nireng aking sinampalok?

    kunsabagay ho ay naniniwala kaming kapag gay-an ang katwiran at katakot takot na pagtatakip at pagsasanggalang katulad nang ginagawa ninyo kay corona ay maliwanag la’ang na hindi ninyo gustong tumino ang korte suprema at sa halip ay natutuwa kayong mangibabaw ang mga katulad ninyong saliwang halang na ang kaluluwa.

    katwiran ho ninyo ay masahol pa sa isang gagong hindi gustong aminin ang kagaguhan.

    ay, matanda na ho kayo, kinakawayan na ng lupa. dapat baga sa inyo ay LUMALAGAY na sa tama, aba!

  4. MPRivera - May 28, 2012 7:43 pm

    para pa rin kay mamay apen:

    kung gay-an ho baga, mamay apen, aasa pa baga kayong kami ay magtitiwala pa sa katulad ninyong mga mahistrado?

    ay, kayo ho ang dapat unang maging matino ang interpretasyon sa batas dahil baga kayo ay nagpakadulbhasa na diyan, eh. hindi iyang gay-ang kayo pa mismo ang nagpupumilit likuin ang tuwid at iginigiit na diretso ang liko. hindi naman ho nakikita ang pagiging matalino sa panlalamang at panloloko, eh.

    kasama ho baga ang gay-an sa inyong pinag-aralan sa abugasya?

  5. chi - May 28, 2012 7:50 pm

    “He said if Corona’s claim was correct – that he started collecting dollars when the exchange rate was just $1:P2 — then he would already be collecting dollars between 1948-1959 when he was still in grade school.”

    Ang bobo din sa matimatik ni Atong, kapapanganak pa lang sa kanya ng magsimula syang mag-exchange ng dolyar.

    Sapul in Farinas!

  6. chi - May 28, 2012 7:53 pm

    “He said that while Corona had dollar accounts, he was also converting his daughter’s dollars into pesos.”

    Inconsistency king ang thief magistrate!

  7. chi - May 28, 2012 7:55 pm

    Castrate Corona before removing because he is not a man. Supot ang putragis na magsabi at harapin ang katotohanan.

  8. chi - May 28, 2012 7:58 pm

    Enrile: No law preventing disclosure of dollar accounts in SALN

    Ayayay kay Atong!

    Panalo na si Jackie! :)

  9. chi - May 28, 2012 8:02 pm

    “…the non-disclosure of assets, especially of foreign deposits, cannot be a mere “lapse in judgement.”” -Belmonte

    Gloria Arroyo take two!

  10. MPRivera - May 28, 2012 8:24 pm

    decision of each senator juror MUST not lean on party affiliation nor animosity with any sides but merely on what he/she THINKS and FEELS would affect the interest of the public expecting a CLEAN and FAIR judiciary.

  11. chi - May 28, 2012 8:32 pm

    “Palusot”, the force that binds together prosecutors issues against Corona. Compelling indeed!

  12. MPRivera - May 28, 2012 8:36 pm

    Corona’s ‘virtues’

    ‘The man does not have, or probably has lost, the humility of examining himself. He was arrogant from Day One. He will be arrogant up to the end.’

    ………..Chief Justice Renato Corona is not just short in knowledge of law. He is simply of a character that does not befit an ordinary lawyer. He was an ordinary lawyer who became heady with power and started believing he is the law.

    That may have been true in the time of Gloria Arroyo. It does not look that way any more.

    http://www.malaya.com.ph/index.php/opinion/4922-coronas-virtues

    kababayan na ang MISMONG sukang suka sa pagiging sinungaling at walang kahihiyan ni corona.

    aren’t these words enough to draw a decision?

  13. MPRivera - May 28, 2012 8:52 pm

    another palusot:

    “…….Enrile then asked Cuevas whether disobeying the command to declare all assets constitutes “culpable” violation of the Constitution.

    Cuevas said circumstances would be different for each case, adding it would thus be hard to give an answer.

    Enrile then asked Cuevas for the meanings of the Latin terms “culpa” and “dolus”.

    Cuevas, who wasn’t sure about the answers, joked he could not recall what the terms mean, “maybe because I was absent when it was discussed.”

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/-depth/05/28/12/culpa-dolus-jpe-gives-hint-vote

    ‘ayan! sobra kasing panggugulang at ginagawang tanga ang mga tagasubaybay, eh.

    akala mo’y alam na lahat ang tungkol sa batas. ay, may sabit din pala at ‘anga din ng konti!

  14. xman - May 28, 2012 9:06 pm

    OFF TOPIC:

    Another smear campaign of evil forces:

    Baby Nebrida, who was instrumental to the Basa reconcilation is now a target of a smear campaign.

    http://www.facebook.com/notes/ninjaone-perez/baby-nebrida-who-was-instrumental-to-the-basa-reconcilation-is-now-a-target-of-a/316172021796216

  15. xman - May 28, 2012 9:11 pm

    Confidentiality of dollar deposits trumps legislation that requires public officials to fully disclose their assets:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEggZtVGdCA&feature=relmfu

  16. triggerman925 - May 28, 2012 9:12 pm

    Corona’s Dollar Account: $2,400,000

    Corona’s Peso Account: P80,000,000

    Cuevas’s face when being pressed for the definition of culpa: PRICELESS

  17. Oblak - May 28, 2012 9:33 pm

    Base sa closing argument, ang defense ay effective, medyo technical ang dating pero pang Supreme Court ang style ng ganitong presentation. Ang prosecution, as usual, medyo malasado pa rin sa presentation mabuti na lang, may Farinas na kasama sa closing argument. Ang presentation ng prosecution ay may connect sa mga tao. Ang score ay in favor of the prosecution with Farinos scoring several booming three points.

    I doubted JPE but his last questions directed to Cuevas will indicate where his vote will go. Sana nga JPE, mag convict ka dahil gusto mo happy kami.

    Finally, Ms. Ellen, si Ms. Chi nag post ng

    “#7 Castrate Corona before removing because he is not a man. Supot….”

    Nabastos ang pagkalalaki ko sa post ni Ms. Chi. Hehehe

  18. bayonic - May 28, 2012 10:03 pm

    #17 – di ba pag ang isang lalaki ay na kapon or na castrate …. Umiiba ang boses at katawan ? Nagiging dating tao ? Sa wikang english ay ….. .

  19. Lurker - May 28, 2012 10:23 pm

    So, Corona is still at the hospital awaiting the verdict. If it’s guilty, he’ll be able to bide his time while they strategize.

    This is absolutely exciting!

  20. chi - May 28, 2012 11:05 pm

    Oblak and bayonic, yun na! :)

  21. bayonic - May 28, 2012 11:10 pm

    Chi – baka ang ibig mong sabihin ay ” yun nuch” ? ;-)

  22. vonjovi2 - May 28, 2012 11:31 pm

    Okey alisin na ang dollar account na iyan.

    Bakit ang pesos ay P80 milyons ay di nasama sa SALN niya. Dahil ba hindi daw sa kanya lahat ang pera. Kalokohan pinag aawayan nga nila ang pera dahil kinurakot niya ang pera ng BASA Family eh. Sa kanyang name lang naka lagay ang account at wala man lang joint or groups, inc. Account.

    Mas maliwanag ang pag papaliwanag ng prosections at ang Dependsa ay puro pag tatago ang paliwanag. Kung makakaligtas itong batik sa SC ay tiyak na lahat ng kawaning mag nanakaw sa gobyerno natin ay mag mamadaling palitan ang pera nila or convert sa dollars na agad. Lalo na ang mga anak ni Pandak na nakaupo sa tongress. Buti nabawasan ng isang arroyo na nag paalam na or na karma na sa mga kawalanghiyaan ginawa nila sa bansa natin.

    Guilty 101 %

  23. J - May 28, 2012 11:32 pm

    Farinas provincial accent resonated well with public, I think. Belmonte’s presence adds the whole weight of HOR behind the complaint. It was telling Senate before the people: We’ve done our part, now do yours.

    Cuevas, I think, was addressing not the senators but the SC justices. Good thing JPE sternly told SC to back off.

    Afterall, SC will lose in a constitutional crisis.

  24. Rudolfo - May 29, 2012 12:22 am

    What Cong. Rudy Farinas, said, ” Palusot ” is the best description to Corona’s Impeachment case, or good as “tele-novela scripted scenarios..If, found guilty, I or we have to wish, it would not create Constitutional Crisis, a conflict between the Senate and the SC. If acquitted, since Corona would be able to find his way, via “Palusot”, he should find a way out to resigned, because being a CJ is already tainted, or no longer credible, to head the SC. It will just create more and further, “uneasy public reactions”, and would lead to more conflict, to arrive into probably another “Peoples Power “.

  25. xman - May 29, 2012 12:26 am

    The testimony of Corona is unimpeach since the prosecutions waived to cross examine him.

    The AMLA refused to testify because there is no court order allowing the inspection of the bank deposit of a respondent.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFr_uXt0Z6Q&feature=relmfu

  26. brewsterbaker - May 29, 2012 12:45 am

    E.. e… nasa grade school pa lang pala e sinungaling na.. sa tunay ka naman. di ga dapat sa mga gay an e ini-huhuyo na?

  27. Reyna Elena - May 29, 2012 1:37 am

    compelling and highly effective.

    Farinas was really smart. His audience? Mga senador na kapwa-Geronimo who will be able to better appreciate the nuts and bolts of it all.

    Better, his audience is the Filipino people. Sabi dun sa wall ko, very well appreciated daw ang summation ni Farinas by jeepney, tricycle drivers at mga barbero. This is the language they understand. Proper use of Pilipino in a very effective way.

  28. chijap - May 29, 2012 1:40 am

    @datinglalaki

    “The AMLA refused to testify because there is no court order allowing the inspection of the bank deposit of a respondent.”

    That is a lie. The Defense did not want to call for the AMLA already when they got bitten too much by their previous witness, the Ombudswoman.

  29. chijap - May 29, 2012 1:44 am

    As Enrile said to Rudy Farinas: nalaing ka.

    and as he said to Cuevas: Well that is your bad luck.

    ————

    Enrile and Farinas, characters of the 70s and 80s seems to be redeeming themselves for their past.

  30. parasabayan - May 29, 2012 4:26 am

    Ilocanos rock! Enrile and Farinas. They are both brilliant!

    The “palusot” analogy of Farinas connected with the people and the senators. I bet you maraming swing voters (amongst the senator judges) na nabago ang pagiisip dahil dito. No amount of the Corona drama made an impact on these judges the same way that the Farinas closing did. Nalaing ka Farinas. I certainly concur with Enrile.

  31. xman - May 29, 2012 4:39 am

    PALUSOT?

    Sino ang nagpapalusot ng makakuha ng ebidensya na galing sa small lady kuno?

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na ang mga ebidensya ay galing sa mga anonymous kuno?

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na may 45 properties kuno si CJ?

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na hanggang ngayon ay wala pang nag sign ng waiver sa 188+Drillon?

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na sabi ni Carpio ay hindi daw sya nagpapagamit sa Malakanyang?

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na hindi daw sya hawak ng komunista, sabi ni comrade Pnoy?

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na ang impeachment ay hindi dahil sa Hacienda Luisita at dahil sa kagustuhan na maging virtual diktador?

    Sino ang mga sinungaling at laging nagpapalusot? MGA YELLOW COWARDS

  32. parasabayan - May 29, 2012 4:40 am

    Sa sobrang pag-proprotekta ni Corona ng kanyang mga “savings” kuno, yan natiklo tuloy siya. It really would have been prudent for Corona to have have his wife, children in his bank accounts and put “and/or” sa mga accounts kung totoong kasama sila sa mga perang ito.

    The kids converting their money to pesos and Corona converting his money to dollars does not make sense to me either.

  33. vonjovi2 - May 29, 2012 4:59 am

    Galing kay X-manding

    PALUSOT?

    Sino ang nagpapalusot ng makakuha ng ebidensya na galing sa small lady kuno? – Si Corona

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na ang mga ebidensya ay galing sa mga anonymous kuno? – Si Corona

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na may 45 properties kuno si CJ? – Si Corona pa rin.

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na hanggang ngayon ay wala pang nag sign ng waiver sa 188+Drillon? – Si Corona

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na sabi ni Carpio ay hindi daw sya nagpapagamit sa Malakanyang? – Si Corona

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na hindi daw sya hawak ng komunista, sabi ni comrade Pnoy? – Si Corona

    Sino ang nagpapalusot na ang impeachment ay hindi dahil sa Hacienda Luisita at dahil sa kagustuhan na maging virtual diktador? – Si Corona pa rin

    Sino ang mga sinungaling at laging nagpapalusot? MGA YELLOW COWARDS – Si Corona pa rin

    Ayan may sagot na ang tanong mo.

  34. vonjovi2 - May 29, 2012 5:02 am

    Eto pa

    Sino ang nag papalusot na palpak naman ang paliwanag – Si Corona pa rin.

    Sinong Gago ang kumakampi pa rin hanggang ngayon kay Corona – Si X-man just kidding :)

    Peace

  35. xman - May 29, 2012 5:03 am

    Sino yong nagpapalusot na ang diyos nya daw ay ang asawa nya at laging nagpapalusot tuwing gabi?…lol

  36. Rudolfo - May 29, 2012 5:04 am

    Believable and credible ang pinagsasabi ni Congressman Rudy Farinas, at 360-ang agwat-na pawang di totoo ( excuses ), ang nasa kampo ni Corona, saka ang kanyang defense lawyers. Matauhan na sila, o magising na sa paglumpo ki Juan de la Cruz..Kung mananatili na panalo sila, at mapa-walang sala, wala ng tiwala ang Taong Bayan sa SC ?..Sana naman, maliwanagan ang mga tao-tauhan sa Senado, sa mga pa-totoo na binigas ni Rudy F. para naman sila ay may-mukhang humarap sa Taong Bayan, lalo na sa darating na election, 2013 ! >>..

  37. vonjovi2 - May 29, 2012 5:19 am

    Ayan ang tagalog na halos lahat ang pag lilitis kay Corona at sana naman ay maunawaan ni Sen. Lapid at di na siya mag tumbling pa. he,he kailangan ang Guilty na hatol ninyo Ginoong Lapid.

    Kina Villar, Miriam at Joker ay sana maka karma kayo kung ang boto ninyo ay not guilty.

    MAs dadami ang mag nanakaw sa gobyerno natin kapag napawalang sala si Tinik Corona. Gagayahin nila ang style at Patay si Juan De La Cruz nito.

  38. chi - May 29, 2012 6:39 am

    psb, agree ako na sa katatago ng kanyang pagkaperan ay nalisot si Corona at sa sariling bibig mismo nya nasabit. What a shmuck!

  39. juggernaut - May 29, 2012 8:37 am

    “Älleged” pa lang yan and ayaw nila ng “palusot”-”technicalities” …kaya nga maraming nakakawalang may sala gawa ng mga abogago.

  40. Phil Cruz - May 29, 2012 8:57 am

    It was a spectacular display of legal sword-fencing yesterday from prosecutor Farinas. I saw Bruce Lee toying with the thugs before smashing them dead silly.

    And Enrile was the matador setting the bull for a kill. The defense should not have angered Enrile. Don’t get him mad, you won’t like him when he’s mad. But that’s what Corona did when he walked out on Enrile. That’s what Cuevas did when he threatened again on a radio interview and in the impeachment court that he would go to the Supreme Court if Corona is convicted.

    And so Enrile made the legal titan Cuevas look like an oaf yesterday by giving him a very basic lecture on the meaning of culpa, culpable and the legal implications of the word “shall” in the constitution.

    Enrile’s seemingly innocent questions helped clarify the confidentiality of assets and deposits and damaged Cuevas’ chattering arguments.

    A fitting denouement to the impeachment trial. Like matador’s final fatal thrust into the bull’s heart.

  41. cocoy - May 29, 2012 9:40 am

    The Best na clossing ang narinig ko kay Farinas, iyung defense inantok ang nakikinig sa kanila. Kay Farinas napukaw ang lahat pati sangol na natutulog.

  42. TonGuE-tWisTeD - May 29, 2012 10:06 am

    How do you slay a Titan? With a crude slingshot.

    Enrile: We are lawyers from UP. What is the meaning of “Culpa”?
    Cuevas: “Culpa”?
    Enrile: Yes, “Culpa”.
    Cuevas:(Discombobulated) I believe I was absent when the matter was discussed.
    Fariñas: Boo! Palusot.
    Enrile: O sige, “Kupal” na lang. “Kupal”.

  43. Phil Cruz - May 29, 2012 10:39 am

    The direct in-your-face language of the prosecutors were both elegant and in-your face. It cut deep. It drew blood.

    It left the defense looking desperate. Sad forlorn faces and sagging shoulders walked out from that side of the room after the trial.

    Meanwhile my favorite shrieking senator always seated nearest the prosecutor’s rostrum was seen silent but smoldering. She looked like a Mayon about to erupt but couldn’t.

    The volatile one was pouting the whole time. Her much-vaunted legal interpretations that supported the Corona camp’s legal arguments was being demolished in a swashbuckling fashion.

    How dare they do this to her..mere mortals.

  44. joeseg - May 29, 2012 10:56 am

    Few hours na lang at boboto na ang mga senators/jduges. I would like to see Senator Lito Lapid, in casting his vote, say something in a few words but in English:

    I am a senator of the Republic of the Philippines. I wish Renato Corona to be removed as Chief Justice of the the Republic of the Philippines!

  45. joeseg - May 29, 2012 11:00 am

    Few hours na lang at botohan. I would like to see Sen. Lito Lapid, in casting his vote, say a few words but in English:

    I am a senator of the Republic of the Philippines. I wish Renato Corona to be removed as Chief Justice of the the Republic of the Philippines.

  46. chi - May 29, 2012 11:12 am

    Enrile has done excellent in telegraphing his vote to the senator-judges. Nabusalan tuloy si Miriam.

  47. MrG - May 29, 2012 11:32 am

    Perhaps the volatile Lady B has found the appropriate medication for her famous “coniptions”. Or, is her condition something that is triggered only when she hears poor logic and improper use of the English language and suppressed when she hears eloquent Tagalog from an Ilokano?

    Wha happen!!! Naubusan ng palusot.

  48. Phil Cruz - May 29, 2012 12:24 pm

    It was a beautiful day yesterday. Like I had a full steak. But will I be eating mud today?

  49. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 12:28 pm

    one does not have to be a genius nor acquire a dinoktor know how of the law to understand and appreciate the facts and evidences presented as well as the body language of each concerned during that tiring five months impeachment. one needs only a heart in order to reach a decision and judgment.

    alalahanin nilang nakatutok hindi lamang ang buong Pilipinas KUNDI ang buong mundo sa patapos nang paglilitis laban sa GALAMAY ni gloria arroyo.

    sakali mang nagkaroon ng konting paglabag sa pinagpipilitan nilang rules on evidence ay pangibabawin ng ating mga hurado ang interes ng nakararaming Pilipino na naging biktima ng pang-aagaw, kasinungalingan, pandaraya AT malawakang pagnanakaw ng nakaraang administrasyong SIYANG dahilan upang italaga bilang punong mahistrado si renato corona NANG sa gayon ay HARANGIN ang lahat ng kasong ihahain laban sa kanyang kapwa magnanakaw na si gloria arroyo gayundin ang pamilya, kaalyado at mga kakutsaba sa katiwalian.

    gawing matibay na batayan ang mga pag-antala, panlilinlang at maliwanag na pag-iwas ni renato corona upang sumalang sa paglilitis at magtago sa likod ng legalidad (na kanya mismong niyuyurakan) nang sa gayon ay makatakas sa pananagutan sa kanyang mga kasalanan.

  50. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 1:02 pm

    “culpa” and “dolus”.

    hindi pala alam ni mamay serafin ang kahulugan ng mga ito kaya tutulungan ko na la’ang siya’t baka nga ang mga salitang ‘are ay kanya nang nalimutan.

    culpa – ito ‘yung keso na galing sa hindi pa tinuleng baka.
    dolus – ginagamit ng mga gumagamas sa pag-aalis ng damo sa palayan.

    ala’y kung ang mga ya’an ay hindi pa matandaan ni mamay serafin ay talagang kupal nga siya (sabi ni TT).

  51. dan1067 - May 29, 2012 1:27 pm

    re #50
    Culpa a spanish word as an act of neclect,fault or guilt. Dolus a french word as an evil intent or embracing both malice & fraud courtesy of google translator. I don’t think atty. Cuevas missed the arguments between Brenda & the Omdudman when the latter used the word “culpa” as an aplogy to her.

  52. Oblak - May 29, 2012 2:38 pm

    Mag papaalam lang ako kay Ms. Ellen, iupdate ko ang blog sa boto ng bawat senador.

    Alphabetical ang botohan at bawat senador ay binigyan ng laya (no time limit) ipaliwanag ang boto:

    Angara – Guilty

  53. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 2:38 pm

    #51. dan1067, iba pala ang pinag-aralan mo, eh. ay, maliwanag naman ‘yung sa aken na ‘yun ang mga termino namen sa amen, ah.

    ay, kahit itanong mo pa sa aking yumao nang mamay ay iyon din ang ipapaliwanag sa iyong mga kahulugan ng kupal este, “culpa” at dulos, este “dolus” pala. ay, dahil sa matagal na nga palang namayapa ang aking mamay at maaaring hindi mo na makausap nang maayos ay doon na lamang kita sasamahan sa aming piping kapitbahay, hane?

  54. Oblak - May 29, 2012 2:42 pm

    Joker Arroyo – Not Guilty

    Guilty – 1
    Not Guilty – 1

  55. Oblak - May 29, 2012 2:57 pm

    Allan Cayetano – Guilty

    Guilty – 2
    Not Guilty – 1

    First surprise as Cayetano is identified with the Villar Bloc.

  56. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 2:58 pm

    CJ has ‘sense of entitlement’: Saguisag

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/05/29/12/cj-has-sense-entitlement-saguisag

    kaya pala nga sinabi niya na “and now the end is near, teka mali. eto nga pala “and now, the Chief Justice of the Republic of the Philippines wishes to be excused.” then he left the session hall. hindi na hinintay na ma-ekskyus siya.

    iba nga talaga ang tingin niya sa sarili niya NA dapat bigyan ng IMPORTANSIYA.

  57. Oblak - May 29, 2012 3:03 pm

    Pia Cayetano – Guilty

    Guilty – 3
    Not Guilty – 1

  58. MrG - May 29, 2012 3:16 pm

    Lady Buang is at it again! 3-2

  59. Oblak - May 29, 2012 3:34 pm

    Miriam Defensor Santiago – Not Guilty

    Guilty – 3
    Not Guilty – 2

    Frank Drilon – Guilty

    Guilty – 4
    Not Guilty – 2

    Chiz Escudero – Guilty

    Guilty – 5
    Not Guilty – 2

  60. triggerman925 - May 29, 2012 3:35 pm

    Go Chiz. One swing vote down

  61. triggerman925 - May 29, 2012 3:36 pm

    Interestingly, first 7 are all lawyers

  62. koko - May 29, 2012 3:37 pm

    patalastas from twitter!

    Sen. Lapid will reportedly vote for Jessica Sanchez. ayayayay! joke lng po…

  63. Oblak - May 29, 2012 3:57 pm

    Jinggoy Estrada – Guilty

    Guilty – 6
    Not Guilty – 2

    Second Surprise, Jinggoy voting for conviction.

    TG Guingona – Guilty

    Guilty – 7
    Not Guilty – 2

    Gringo Honasan – Guilty

    Guilty – 8
    Not Guilty – 2

    Third Surprise. is this a sign that JPE will vote Guilty?

    Kalahati na ng 16 votes, with 11 senators left to vote.

  64. koko - May 29, 2012 4:10 pm

    In fairness to idol Lito Lapid.he voted GUILTY, i salute you sir, this means a lot for us your constituens..

  65. Oblak - May 29, 2012 4:15 pm

    Ping Lacson – Guilty
    Guilty – 9
    Not Guilty – 2

    Lito Lapid – Guilty
    Guilty – 10
    Not Guilty – 2

    Three and a half surprise.

    Loren Legarda – Guilty
    Guilty – 11
    Not Guilty – 2

    Bongbong Marcos – Not Guilty
    Guilty – 11
    Not Guilty – 3

  66. bayonic - May 29, 2012 4:33 pm

    is that the fat lady preparing to sing ?

  67. Oblak - May 29, 2012 4:35 pm

    Serge Osmena – Guilty
    Guilty – 12
    Not Guilty – 3

    Kiko Pangilinan – Guilty
    Guilty – 13
    Not Guilty – 3

    Koko Pimentel – Guilty
    Guilty – 14
    Not Guilty – 3

  68. koko - May 29, 2012 4:38 pm

    Sen Koko; Ang batas kay Juan ay batas din kay Renato.

    well said sir.

  69. bayonic - May 29, 2012 4:38 pm

    ilan pa kailangan for a majority vote ? Recto and Trillanes ?

  70. Oblak - May 29, 2012 4:59 pm

    Ralph Recto – Guilty
    Guilty – 15
    Not Guilty – 3

    Bong Revilla– Guilty
    Guilty – 16
    Not Guilty – 3

    Tapos ang boksing. Susmaryosep si Revilla pa ang pang 16. Wah!!!!

  71. koko - May 29, 2012 5:01 pm

    it’s done,see you next year CJ Corona,perhaps in jail?

  72. Oblak - May 29, 2012 5:36 pm

    Tito Sotto– Guilty
    Guilty – 17
    Not Guilty – 3

    Sonnny Trillanes IV – Guilty
    Guilty – 18
    Not Guilty – 3

    Manny Villar– Guilty
    Guilty – 19
    Not Guilty – 3

    Last surprise, but no impact.

    It is ironic that, substantially, Corona was convicted, not on the basis of the evidence presented by prosecution but based on Corona’s admission. The defense tactics backfired, big time.

  73. Oblak - May 29, 2012 5:56 pm

    Juan Ponce Enrile – Guilty (with emphasis)

    Manong Johnny, happy kami sa iyo

    Final Score:

    Guilty – 20
    Not Guilty – 3

  74. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 6:10 pm

    alam ba ninyo kung sino ang MAS nangangatog ngayon sa nerbiyos bunga ng GUILTY’ng hatol kay renato corona?

    oras na ng paniningil sa mga utang at pagpitas ng mapaklang bunga ng mga katiwalian:

    “……ang Korte Suprema, ang nagru-rule in favor, lagi siyang pinoproteksyunan ‘pag siya ay nagigipit. Bigla siyang poproteksyunan ng ruling ng Korte Suprema, so ‘pag nawala na si Corona, kakabahan na sila na magtuluy-tuloy na ang kaso laban sa kanila,”……..”

    http://abante.com.ph/issue/may2912/news03.htm

  75. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 6:24 pm

    Corona was convicted, not on the basis of the evidence presented by prosecution nor on Corona’s admission BUT based on the senators’ conscience.

    joker, brenda, bongbong, ala’y maghanda kayo. lagi kayong titingin sa itaas dahil baga baka kayo’y ulanin ng dayapers ng mga beybi’ng binalak ninyong agawan ng maayos na kinabukasan. kung nanaig at sinunod ang inyong mga boto’ng pag-absuwelto, ipinta ninyo sa inyong balintataw ang nagkalat na kabulukang magiging bunga ng pagkampi ninyo sa kampon ng magnanakaw.

    kunsabagay, KAHIT nga kayo ay wala kaming tiwala, eh. kahit ipusta ko pa ng pukpukan ng bayag ang aking kapitbahay, pagbalibaliktarin man ang inyong mga pagkatao, katulad din kayo ni renato corona – mga halang ang kaluluwa!

  76. Aurore de Breizh - May 29, 2012 6:30 pm

    Seems like the man who led the prosecution of a moral misfit is one who was also rumoured to have been a woman abuser and responsible for battering his wife who jumped from the top of a building:

    http://www.pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69826

  77. Aurore de Breizh - May 29, 2012 6:32 pm

    The impeachment trial of SC Chief Justice Corona was not only concerned with the technical legalities of whether the charges presented against Mr Corona were technically well formulated or not (as Senator Miriam Defensor would have liked us all to believe) but it had been also more concerned with the moral fitness of the man to continue sitting as the highest magister of justice in this land. Because the ordinary Joes of this country could not vote directly, the Senators, in their stead, pronounced a verdict that reflected the nation’s desire to rid the nation of the corrupt and the misfits.

    Bravo Senators!

  78. chi - May 29, 2012 6:41 pm

    Oblak, salamat sa update. Just woke up and it’s a very good morning, drinking my warm water with a big smile. :)

  79. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 6:41 pm

    ‘ayan, natapos na rin ang impitsment. puwede na tayong humayo at harapin ang panibagong tsapter ng ating kasaysayan. malaking bagay ang nagawa ng pagiging “matapang” ni ginang morales sa pagkakabunyag ng mga tinatagong salapi ni renato corona. sa halip na tapyasan ang kanyang kapangyarihan bilang ombudsman gaya ng binabalak ng ilang mambabatas na obyus na kinakalambre sa pangambang ang kanilang kayamanan ay mabusisi, BAKIT hindi bumuo ng panukalang susugan ang batas na nagtatadhana sa mga tungkulin ng ombudsman at dagdagan ang pangil ng anti-graft court subalit lagyan ng pasubaling mananagot siya sa taong bayan sakaling umabuso sa katungkulan?

  80. Aurore de Breizh - May 29, 2012 6:41 pm

    Hey Kambal… How are you na?

  81. Aurore de Breizh - May 29, 2012 6:42 pm

    Senator Trillanes said it well: “Transparency and accountability as principles in governance take precedence over legal technicalities.”

  82. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 6:45 pm

    “………..drinking my warm water with a big smile.”

    nag-gargol ka ga bago uminom ng tubig? bakin ga mainit ang iyong iniinom? ano ka, nakapayong para hindi mainitan o may guwantes para hindi mapaso habang umiinom?

    siguradong ngiti la’ang, ha? huwag kang hahalhal di’yan at baka pasukan ng ligaw na langaw.

  83. chi - May 29, 2012 6:58 pm

    Heto Kambal, slow recovery from life’s pain. :) I replaced my computer, lost all data. I asked Magno for your email addy but don’t want to use the yahoo which he has. Email me privately sometime.

    Mags, ‘kaw talaga. Thanks for making most of my days happy with your kalokohan. Nyahaha!

    Gotta go for a check up, again. But before that…. YEHEY to the 20 senators for making pinoys life worth living (for now).

  84. Aurore de Breizh - May 29, 2012 7:15 pm

    Oh, very good to hear that… take it easy in preparation for a potential travel to Pinas to see Ellen. Would be nice to have a mini-Ellenville jamboree :-) :-) :-) Am seriously planning for a trip to Pinas this year.

    Will email you details.

  85. Aurore de Breizh - May 29, 2012 7:16 pm

    Cross fingers things are well during the next check-up!!! Take very good care of yourself.

  86. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 7:26 pm

    you know naman what we’ve been through nitong nakaraang ilang araw, di ga?

    what do you want me to do? dwell into those painful part of reality?

    kung ganu’n ang gusto mo padalhan mo ako dine ng matibay na lubid at bibigtihin ireng aking katabi.

  87. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 8:21 pm

    do we have to regret losing this kind of chief justice with a character of not only passing blames to others but also drags the name of God when it was himself he should have laid all the blames for accepting a highly irregular appointment to the highest seat at the supreme court which was the main reason of the filing of cases against him?

    he became identified, associated and too close to the arroyos thinking their heydays will not end and his position as chief justice can shield himself from the long arm of the law which he tried to circumvent since the very beginning of his trial. he now realized that he has to pay is more than of what he tried to hide. that honor and integrity are priceless compared to material cravings.

    http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/-depth/05/29/12/statement-cj-corona-guilty-verdict

  88. MrG - May 29, 2012 8:37 pm

    I have come to admire Sen. Lapid and his candid explanation of his vote and I would like to think that a lot more Filipinos shared his admiration for the summation of Cong. Farinas. The same could not be said about Lady B’s lecture on the constitution. Now, I know why it is far better to have the likes of Lapid in congress than self-centered scholars like Lady B.

  89. MPRivera - May 29, 2012 8:46 pm

    habang binabasa ko ang sinulat na pamamaalam ni renato corona ay hindi maiwasang bumaliktad ang aking sikmura:

    1. “……simula’t sapul naman, ay handa na akong mag-alay ng sariling buhay para sa bayan….

    2. ……“Lahat po ito ay tinanggap ko, alang-alang sa kasarinlan ng Hudikatura, upang maitaguyod ang kalayaang magpasiya ng mga hukuman, na isang napakahalagang sangkap ng ating demokrasya,”…..”

    3. “…..inaanyayahan ko kayong talikuran ang naging sentro ng palabas na ito nitong nakaraang limang buwan, upang buuin ang hiblang nagkawatak-watak, at ibaling muli ang ating pansin sa lahat ng mga pagsubok at pangako ng Pilipinas sa susunod na siglo,”….”

    4. “Supilin na po natin ang lason na dulot ng labis na kampi-kampihan, labis na pagkakawatak-watak, at hindi mapigilang poot at galit. Hindi po ito ang nararapat para sa ating bayan. Hindi po ito ang buod ng bansang Pilipinas. Panahon na upang isulong ang ating buhay bilang isang bansa.” …..

    tila HINDI alam ni renato corona na ang lahat ng kanyang tinuran ay SILA mismo nina gloria arroyo ang naging puno’t ugat. ang pagkukutsabahan nila ang sanhi ng kabikabilang pagkakawatak lalo na sa pulitika at mga sangay ng gobyerno. sila ang UNANG sumupil sa hustisya.

    sa simula pa lamang ng tagumpay nila nang agawin ang liderato at malakanyang ay sinira nila ang tiwala at paniniwala ng taong bayan. lahat ng kasinungalingan ay walang gatol nilang ibinando sa bayan. lahat ng hungkag na pangako ay kanilang binitawan habang walang kabusugan nilang hinuthot ang kaban. habang dumarami ang naghihikahos na umaasa na magkakaroon ng SAMPUNG MILYONG trabaho ay walang patid ang kanilang pagpapasarap sa ibang bansa. kumakain sila sa mamahaling restawran, milyong piso ang halaga. tumutuloy sila sa pinakamaringal na otel habang maraming naninirahan sa bangketa. binubusog nila’t pinagtatakpan ang mga kaalyadong kriminal katulad ng mga ampatuan sa gitna ng pamimighati at pagkakait ng katarungan sa mga naiwan ng mga biktimang walang awang pinaslang. parepareho silang nagpasasa’t nagpakabundat sa mga ninakaw na yaman.

    ngayong panahon na ng paniningil, ang panaghoy ni renato corona ay pagkaapi at kawalang hustisya sa kanyang mga kasinungalingan?

  90. Ellen - May 29, 2012 9:12 pm

    Re # 79. That’s correct, Anne

  91. Oblak - May 29, 2012 9:27 pm

    You are welcome, Ms. Chi. Bago ako umuwi, kinakabahan ako sa result. Nung 20 minutes before the session, makikita sa TV na ang atmosphere ay upbeat ang mga nasa side ng prosecution at nanlulumo ang sa defense. Ang nasa isip ko, bago mag umpisa, convicted si Corona ng 16-7. Ang akalang mag acquit ay sina Arroyo, Allan/Pia Cayetano, Defensor, Estrada, Honasan, Marcos at Villar.

    I was thinking mag split ang mga Cayetano, isang guilty at acquit kaya nagulat ako na magkasunod na Guilty sa mga Cayetano.

  92. joeseg - May 30, 2012 3:40 am

    I’m mad dahil ang tinayaan kong 18-5 ay hindi tumama. Kasi ang lumabas sa jueteng ay 20-3.

    Yung 5 na perceived boboto to acquit:

    Tinotoong maging MAD nitong 3 nina Marcos, Arroyo, Defensor.

    Natakot mag acquit si Bong Revila dahil lalangawin ang pelikula sa takilya.

    Biglang kambyo si Villar from Acquit to Convict. Pinuri pa niya si Corona at nag-emote nang husto nang mag story telling sa kanyang karanasan bilang olat sa pagka-panggulo.

  93. parasabayan - May 30, 2012 8:34 am

    Anna, I heard the story about the death of Rudy’s wife. Naging drug addict daw siya.

    I saw one of the children in the senate assisting Rudy. She was actually featured as one of the beautiful faces im the impeachment court. She had high regard for her dad per her inteview.

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