A lawyer and Makati-based businessman who was two years ahead of Chief Justice Renato Corona at the Ateneo Law School sent me a brief explanation on how could his family have afforded sending him there even though he supposedly came from a one-income household.
Asking not to be named, the lawyer said their tuition then (the early ‘70s) was approximately P500 per semester. He’s 100 percent sure of it because he had enrolled himself several times.
He noted that considering how cheap the prices of basic goods and commodities were then, it wouldn’t be really surprising that
’s family had the money to pay for his
studies at the Ateneo. Corona
I was in high school during the early ‘70s. I still remember then that on a budget of P1,000, my mother would go to the supermarket and come home with two to three big bags full of goodies, and I mean full.
The highest minimum jeepney fare that I went through was P1.50 (and I think my memory serves me right) until I graduated in 1976.
The lawyer added that even if
father was only a humble lawyer at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), his
detractors have not established any unlawful income on his part. Corona
He noted that
foes have not even established how much was his father earning, as against the
cost of living then. Corona
He emphasized that “Remember, the cost of education at the Ateneo during our time was 50 to 100 TIMES CHEAPER than what parents pay now for their kids per semester, regardless of the course.”
So it would be grossly unfair to the Chief Justice for anyone to drag his parents into the controversies he is facing, while casting malicious insinuations on their integrity and reputation.
The lawyer added: “In the interest of fair play, I hope everybody won’t forget that the issues in
impeachment trial are only for his stint as Chief Justice, and not for his
student days or private sector career, and most of all not about his parents or
I couldn’t thank the lawyer enough.
From our friends:
EVIL SCHEME BEHIND PNOY’S PRIVATIZATION BID!
Great work, Boyet!
ISABEL JUICO of
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Parang si Medusa itong si Abnoy et al ... Puro ahas at pahirap sa bayan at pagkakakitaan pa. Take care, Boyet. Good research!
The good thing about the energy summit in
Mindanao is that the various stakeholders have bonded
themselves not to follow BS Aquinos solution (is there?) to the crisis. They
said that that the Agus -Pulangi hydropower complex in Mindanao is
grossing P12 .3 billion. So why privatize it!? Why then is our government
insisting to sell it? Well, siguro, imagine the huge commission. Grabe, how
callous talaga! Que barbaridad!
They created an artificial shortage, to jack up prices...then, ,buy these power companies themselves. Hoard, then create an artificial shortage, then jack up prices.
LOLITA BELEN of Cabuyao, Laguna
Of course. Kasi, they don't have funds anymore. Why? Inuuna muna mga sarili nila! Instead of looking for funds, think, plan and do something about it! Sabagay, that's what they really want! Sino ang magpoprofit? Siya at mga KKK niya.
LUZ IMELDA MACARAEG of Moncada, Tarlac
"Democracy is a difficult kind of government. It requires the highest qualities of self-discipline, restraint, a willingness to make commitments and sacrifices for the general interest, and it also requires knowledge." – JFK (former
President John F. Kennedy). US
ROMEO UY of
Northern Las Vegas, Nevada,
You voted Pnoy to become president so suffer the consequences. He is the only president who cannot give a solution to the power crisis in
Mindanao (like mother,like son). He tossed back the problem
to the people of that region.....malas ng Pilipino.
None other than the evil Cojuangcos–Aquinos. Damned monsters, want to own the whole world
MYRNA LOPEZ of
Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Naninindigan pa ang Abnoy na privatization lang daw ang solusyon sa crisis sa kuryente kasi wala na daw funds ang gobyerno. lMay nakalaan sa impeachment ni CJ, pera ng kaban nang bayan ibinayad sa SWS and False Asia. Kapal ng mukha nang presidenteng iyan.
EVAN MANAL;ANG of Tondo,
Yan ang advantage ng malapit kay Noynoy, dahil wala siyang nalalaman sa pamumuno. Magtatanong lang siya sa mga KKK niya kung ano ang pwedeng solusyon. Of course, agad agad na gagawa sila ng solusyon na puwede silang kumita. Ano bang malay ni Noynoy kung me tongpats ang mga proposed projects ng alipores niya? Kung may alam man siya, siyempre may parte din siya doon.
ANN RUM of
Baka si Penoy diin mismo ang evil!
INTRIGUES UEEN RAISSA ROBLES RETURNS!
Please, don't call Robles queen of intrigues. That belongs to the late Ludy Carvajal/Inday Badiday. At least, Inday had facts to justify what she said or wrote. Let us not tarnish her memory. Let us call Robles Queen of Thieves, since di naman nya tinatanggi na kleptomaniac siya. Now, about the issues between her and the CJ, well Robles loves Justice Carpio so much that she is willing to turn to hell and the underworld just to make her beloved chief justice. But as i am always saying, some things are never meant to be. 30
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