It’s getting harder to believe that Sen. Franklin Drilon is not for the prosecution in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
DRILON TO THE RESCUE, AGAIN!
The prosecution miserably failed to prove that the reduced price given to
for his penthouse unit at the Belagio was anomalous or illegal. . Corona
The marketing boss of Belagio developer Megaworld categorically testified that the price reduction was not for any favor from
or the Supreme Court. Corona
He also explained the reasons for the reduced price.
When the defense was already cross-examining the witness, and other senators were questioning the relevance of the reduced price, Drilon rose and said the issue is the truthfulness and accuracy of Corona’s statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN)
I’m not saying that Drilon’s argument is wrong. However, take note, ladies and gentlemen:
Drilon stood up ONLY when it became obvious that the prosecution was being demolished by the witness’ testimony after more than 40 minutes of direct examination or questioning.
Whether he admits it or not, Drilon SAVED THE FACE, and the credibility, not only of the private prosecutor but of the entire prosecution with his reminder.
Anybody correct me if I’m wrong but as a judge, Drilon should only ask questions which are STRICTLY NEUTRAL and would not be of help in any way to either the prosecution or the defense.
Imagine what the public impression and perception on the prosecution would have been in the coming days of the trial had Drilon not spoken to the effect that they weren’t really wrong with their move.
Making t worse is it was the second time that Drilon had done something seemingly favorable to the prosecution.
Early in the trial it was Drilon, and NOT THE PROSECUTION, who questioned, and eventually elicited from the Supreme Court clerk of court the information that she had with her the SALN of Corona during her testimony.
Judge for yourselves, guys.
From the readers:
ANOTHER DECEIVING SWS SURVEY!
BERNADETTE SALAZER of Imus,
They said in the survey that the number of poor has gone down but mas dumami ang nagugutom. Parang may
ABDUL RAJEED MANAIN
It's a very predictable move.
RODEL BANARES of
Ginagawa tayong tanga ng SWS. The hunger rate is directly proportional to the poverty rate. If poverty goes up, hunger goes up. if poverty goes down, hunger goes down. Saan ka makakakita na bumaba ang poverty, pero tumaas ang hunger? Ano ito, akala ba nila bobo tayo?
GEMMIELY ONG of
Stockton, California, USA
Kaya bumaba yung number of poor kasi namatay na iyung iba at kaya tumaas yung nagugutom, kasi yung dating 3x a day kumakain, ngayon ay once na lang. Kung susuwertehin pa yun.
LOLITA BELEN of Cabuyao, Laguna
Penoy is worst than Hitler! He is killing the Filipinos inch by inch with his blatant inundations! THIS IS REALLY TOO MUCH!
Hoy, SWS, mga bulag ba kayo or d kayo marunong magbasa? Bakit, pinupuntahan n’yo ba ang lahat na nagugutom at pinapakain? Mga sinungaling kayo! Kung wala rin lang kayong maayos na ibabalita, manahimik na lang kayo. Puiro naman hula iyand mga sinasabi n’yo.!
It is SWS… enough said.
THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH RECEIVING DISCOUNTS!
GEM MIMA of
Covina, California, USA
I was just wondering. Here in the
, a Supreme Court justice, under the rules that the federal judicial system adopted, judges are free to accept gifts of unlimited value from people without official business before the court. Ganun din ba diyan sa Pilipinas? Does the Constitution allow the justices the same? US
Bottom line, there’s no way out for Mr. Corona.
All holes are sealed. No way out. One thing is certain, though. With this impeachment trial, the relationship between the President and the judiciary has been broken.
This discount is weird.
BAGO KAYO PAGAMIT KAY DINKY SOLIMAN,,,
Ang Dios pa rin ang Siyang nakakaalam ng lahat ng bagay sa mundo. Kahit ano man ang mangyari sa Impeachment trial, mapawalang sala man o may sala, ang mga mahihirap pa rin ang apektado sa mga pangyayari. 30