Saturday, March 17, 2012
Here’s how DESPERATE and ARROGANT the prosecution is in CONDITIONIING the public mind that Chief Justice Renato Corona is guilty of the impeachment complaint he is facing.
Prosecutor and Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares told newsmen anything less than a satisfactory explanation of where
’s riches came cannot
result in an acquittal since it will render as questionable Supreme Court decisions
on graft and corruption. Corona
Colmenares also had THE NERVE to categorically declare that
failure to disclose the acquisition cost of his properties will prove to be
fatal, and that the defense should stop presenting witnesses and testimonies
that would only further incriminate the Chief Justice. Corona
So Colmenares thinks, and feels, that he’s SMARTER than the senator-judges that he can PREEMPT and ADVISE them on how to decide on the impeachment complaint.
He also sees himself as being smarter than the defense that he can ask them to stop presenting witnesses.
This is not just ARROGANCE. This is DELUSION to the MAX!
Colmenares added that
’s mistakes in the SALN are not an
impeachable offense was unacceptable to the people. Corona
Says who, Colmenares? Under what law?
You DON’T SPEAK FOR THE PEOPLE. You DON’T REPRESENT the entire Filipino race in the impeachment court. So don’t use the people in your BASELESS, SELF-SERVING pronouncements.
That is, if you know what shame means!
Prosecution spokesman and Marikina Rep. Romero Quimbo said the people should not forget that
not only failed to put the acquisition
cost but he failed to declare them at all for several years. Corona
bought condominium units in 2004, 2005
and 2009 but declared them only in his 2010 SALN. Corona
The people, and that includes you Mr. Quimbo, should not also forget that
has the RIGHT TO EXPLAIN this issue.
Until that happens, nothing less than the CONSTITUTION provides that the Chief
Justice is PRESUMED INNOCENT until proven guilty. Corona
And believe me, Mr. Quimbo, the people will NEVER FORGET that only the
Impeachment Court has the POWER, and the LEGAL AND
MORAL RIGHT, to judge on any and all matters pertaining to the case.
Definitely NOT YOU and your colleagues in the prosecution, or Pnoy or anyone else from Malacanang.
So you and your team had better save your breath.
You and your team, and especially Pnoy and your other bosses, are
CREDIBLE AND POPULAR as you think you
are. NOT AS
The people are a lot, lot smarter than you think. 30
Here’s the latest MALICIOUS GIMMICK of the prosecution in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.
The hotly-debated acquisition costs of the properties which
had declared in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) are
indicated in their deeds of absolute sale. Corona
The deeds of absolute sale are filed with the Bueau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for payment of capital gains.
And defense counsel Ramon Esguerra told newsmen copies of the deeds of absolute sale had been submitted as evidence by the prosecution.
Therefore, the prosecution KNEW the acquisition costs of
properties ALL ALONG. Unless they’ll say they’re suffering from SELECTIVE
But in the last hearing, the prosecution DID NOT SHOW ANY INDCTATION that they knew the acquisition costs of
’s properties. Corona
Instead, the prosecution immediately and MALICIOUSLY accused
of being UNTRUTHFUL for the missing figures. And their media allies readily
came out with supportive stories. Corona
When they, and their media allies, could have asked why was the acquisition cost not indicated in the SALN when it was in the deeds of absolute sale in the first place.
This is how DIRTY AND MALICIOUS the prosecution can get.
Considering that for the past several weeks, they and their boss in Malacanang have been arrogantly BOASTING in media that they have a solid case against
I’m not a lawyer. I don’t work for
either and anybody
can verify this anytime. Corona
But with the acquisition costs being in the deeds of absolute sale, it would be GROSSLY UNFAIR and PATHETICALLY MISLEADING for anyone to accuse
of bad faith or to insist on it. Corona
More than ever, the explanation of the Chief Justice must be heard, FIRST, in whatever manner he deems best before anyone passes his or her own judgment.
And the prosecution’s media allies should broadcast or print the explanation in the newspapers with THE SAME PROMINENCE given to their accusations against the Chief Justice.
As I’ve said before, we’re in a democracy. Fair play is a major component of democracy which listens to both sides of a story first before a verdict is rendered.
Anyone who doesn’t believe in fair play had better start packing their bags for communist countries like
Russia or . China
From the readers:
SO WHERE’S THE VAT ON OIL MAR. VALTE?
11 (profit) per liter of gasoline sold is so much \money.
DONN IDOS of
Posibleng sa bulsa nila. VAT is close to P2 billion a month so I don’t think that they do not know where the hell they are spending it. GMA then allocated it to infra and debt repayments as stipulated by the International Monetary Fund.
RODEL RAMIL of
, Hong Kong Kowloon City
So funny! Social services daw. Tama, karapatan ng buong sambayanan na malaman kung saang sector ginagamit ang pondo galing sa VAT. As I remember, during the time of GMA, hindi ba't halos magwala si Mar sa Senado na tanggalin ang VAT sa langis? Ngayon, iba na tono niya. Ipokrito rin ang isang ito!
CRISTY MARIE REYES of
Iyang si Mar Roxas, aristocrato yan. Mabuti lang yan pag election. Kasi may kailangan sa tao pero pag nakaupo na, wala nang pakialam.
Corrupt din pala sila. At sinolo pa lahat.
SAMUEL ROLDAN of
Ang mga pumansin sa pangungurakot noon,, siIa ang nangungurakot ngayon. Yan ang kagandahan ng nasa position ka, maeenjoy mo lahat ng mga pwedeng kurakutin.
CHRISTINE PORCIUNCULA of
Simple lang naman sagot diyan eh: KINAMKAM NA NILA.
DON’’T BE FOOLED WITH
SALN DISCREPANCY! CORONA
The problem here is that
should not have
been remiss in his SALN. A lot of lowly government employees have been
dismissed by the Supreme Court for being untruthful with their SALN. Being the
highest official in the Supreme Court, it is
expected that Corona
has dutifully and faithfully discharges the letters of the Constitution. If he
errs in filing, and admits the same, the Constitution provides for a leeway for
him to correct the entries in his SALN. 30 Corona
Friday, March 16, 2012
Malacañang says it will not lift the 12 percent (VAT) on oil despite calls by various sectors, many of whom come from the masses and the poor.
Even though the VAT on oil IS NOT the only source of the hundreds of billions of government revenues annually.
Ganiyan KAWALANG KONSIYENSIYA ang gobyerno ni Pnoy.
So we had better start asking the following questions to ALL concerned officials, from Malacanang officials to Cabinet members down to senators, congressmen, governors and mayors:
WHERE IS THE MONEY? HOW MUCH? HOW AND ON WHERE OR WHAT IS IT BEING SPENT? WHAT’S OUR ASSURANCE THAT IT’S NOT BEING STOLEN?
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte emphasized that the VAT on oil funds social programs for vulnerable sectors.
WHAT PROGRAMS, Ms Valte? For whom and where? You DID NOT SPECIFY EVEN ONE of these supposed social programs or vulnerable sectors.
You DID NOT also cite EVEN ONE example of how much has been spent on where or whom.
Don’t think that we, the people, are stupid enough to believe whatever you Malacanang mouthpieces declare. You’re not as credible as you think you are.
If you can’t give any specific detail, Ms. Valte, ano ang kasiguruan naming mamamayan na hindi NINANAKAW ang VAT?
Let’s ask these same questions, guys, to Transportation Secretary Marl Roxas II.
Roxas had announced in
that the Aquino administration had
no plans of cutting the VAT on oil because the money is being used to render
social services to the public. Zamboanga City
But like Valte, Roxas did not give details. He did not specify what social services, for whom and how much is involved. Instead, Roxas tossed the burden to proponents of VAT reduction by asking them to identify what supported by the VAT would they want stopped.
Somebody give me a milder term for this, please, other than ARROGANCE!
Unless Roxas has forgotten that he’s the one in government, not VAT reduction proponents.
BILYUN-BILYONG PERA ang pinaguusapan natin, mga kababayan. At WALA tayong kaalam-alam kung SAAN NAPUPUNTA!
Hanggang kalian natin pababayaan ang ganitong sitwasyon?
From the readers:
DON’T BE FOOLED WITH
SALN DISCREPANCY! CORONA
These prosecutors are LIARS in the highest order. So CONSCIENCELESS! How they can live with that is beyond me.
BIEN BALAJADIA OF
Maganda, ipasubpoena ang mga SALN ng prosecuton congressmen. para lang sa comparison.
Yes... we should begin to look at this not so much as a CJ Corona issue but more of a systemic issue on public accountability that begins with the President.
JOE BOY VERA
All of these discussions about fair market, assessed, and acquisition values are irrelevant to article of impeachment 2 as averred by presiding Senator-Judge Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE) What is important is if
declared it all in his SALN. Even Senator judges Recto and Escudero said they
themselves don't know the fair market value of their condominium properties. So
it just boils down to whether the CJ owned those properties he had been accused
of as his and if those were lawfully stated in his SALN! And it now appears that
he has been truthful to his declaration. Corona
Sen. Enrile is very much korek. How about Niel Tupas’ SALN?
LOLITA BELEN of Cabuyao, Laguna
Lahat naman sila assessed value lang ang dinideclare. Hamunin n’yo kaya sina Tupas, et all, para ipakita SALN nila.
EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO FAIR PLAY.I think FAIR PLAY is not in the vocabulary of the Yellow Mob!
CHRISTINE PORCIUNCULA of
Asa ka pa sa mga iyan. Feeling nila kasi, sila lang ang tama!
DONN IDOS of
I agree to that.....Abnoy followers are jumping into conclusion when the defense has not rested their case yet and just making the trial interesting.
SOLOMON BUYCO of
General Santos City
Do not get fooled by either the defense or by the prosecution. Stay clear but have the wit and knowledge to go along with those legal maneuvers.
Noynoy Aquino made it look that way!
DAN TAMARGO of
Stockton, California, USA
Isa lang ang ibig sabihin niyan. Ang mga kalaban ni CJ
, including the retarded president, has
a very thick ass face kaya kahit ilang beses pa sila MAPASO, hindi sila
tatablan ng hiya. Corona
‘NO-WIN’ FOR HOUSE ON TIANGCO!
WHISTLE BLOWER Toby Tiangco: Paano kaya siya mabibigyan ng protection from the congressmen and senators na binuko niya sa corruption at modus operandi ng Palasyo?
Congressman Tiangco, you’re a HERO in the hearts of the Filipino people and in the eyes of God. Mabuhay ka!
How nauseating when House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales charged that Tiangco besmirched the reputation of the House of Representatives. What reputation is he talking about?
Congressman Tiangco DID NOT besmirch the entire House of Representatives but only the 188 members who allowed themselves to be tamed, and dictated upon by Abnoy.
The sad truth about the 188 congressmen ay (sila ay) mga ‘robot.’ Imagine, no less than Congressman (Rudy) Farinas said he was not able to read the Articles of Impeachment at "talagang masama ang pagkakagawa” so that's why he didn't sign it. And now Congressman Tiangco is corroborating those statements.
IT’S NOW TOBY VS JV!
Nakakalungkot isipin na ang magkakampi ay nagkakaaway-away sa di malamang dahilan. Sa mga taga-suporta ng PMP, marami na rin nalulungkot sa balitang iyan.
, maayos ng maaga at
manaig ang katotohanan sa mga tunay na kaganapan. IT'S REALLY A DANGER SIGN. Sana
RICKY MATIAS OF
Toby. Who would believe that bastard JV!
This I want to see. For sure, taob si JV, sabay iiyak.
Tama ka, Boyet. I myself was disappointed with what JV said. Nanahimik na lang
siya. Ayaw ko na
kanya! Hintuan ninyo na ang kakakampi kay Abnoy. Siya ang hihila sa inyo
We root for Toby Tiangco..one man of courage is a majority!
SAMUEL ROLDAN of
What do you expect from JV Ejercito eh anak yan ng Lord of all Jueteng Lords.
Umeepal para sa free publicity because Congressman Toby Tiangco get miles and miles of publicity.
magkaalaman na talaga jung sino ang sinungaling! 30
Thursday, March 15, 2012
It’s now Toby (Navotas Rep. Tobias Tiangco) versus JV (San Juan Rep. Joseph Victor Ejercito).
Tiangco is challenging Ejercito to testify before the Senate and repeat his statement that House members were not forced into signing the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Renato Corona last Dec. 12.
Tiangco says “in order to protect my integrity and test the truthfulness of his statement, I must request him to swear to it under oath.”
In effect, Tiangco’s saying he’s challenging Ejercito so that the people will know once and for all who between the two of them is TELLING THE TRUTH.
Para magkaalaman na talaga kung sino ang
Ejercito should realize that Tiangco is indirectly telling him that he’s LYING! If he doesn’t accept the challenge, or present CONVINCING EVIDENCE to the contrary under oath, even if not in the Senate, he will be Tiangco’s best proof of the TRUTH!
Tiangco had told the Senate impeachment court, under oath, that the release of their pork barrel was used by House leaders to force them into signing the impeachment complaint. House leaders have denied this.
For his own sake, Ejercito had better not commit the grave mistake of accusing Tiangco of anything in issuing the challenge.
Tiangco had kept quiet after his testimony.
But Ejercito said in a TV interview Wednesday that the impeachment process was indeed “rushed,” but no coercion or threat was made by House leaders.
So the burden of proof is now on Ejercito.
If he’s telling the truth, there’s no reason for him not to accept Tiangco’s challenge.
If he doesn’t accept the challenge, Ejercito will cast a very huge blanket of doubt not only on his integrity but on those of the other House members who signed the impeachment complaint as well.
That will mean a hell of a damage control operation to do to save whatever credibility he and the others have left.
Huwag tayong bibitiw, mga kababayan. Integridad at karangalan na ng mga congressmen natin ang pinaguusapan dito. 30
In the interest of fair play, WAIT FIRST for the explanation of Chief Justice Renato Corona or the defense panel on the P5-million discrepancy in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) before you’re MISLED or FOOLED by the prosecution and their media allies.
Whether anybody likes it or not, they have the RIGHT TO EXPLAIN before any conclusion is made by anyone.
For those who missed today’s impeachment hearing, Sen. Panfilo Lacson noted in Corona’s SALN that the total acquisition cost for his declared condominium units at the Bonfiacio Ridge and the Bellagio was approximately P23 million.
But Lacson said the amount of P18,438,980 was also listed under the column “acquisition cost” for the five properties which
had declared as
Asked by Lacson to comment, lead defense counsel Serafin Cuevas assured the senator that: “We will definitely deal with it when our time comes in the presentation of presentation of our evidence.”
But private prosecutor Jose Panganiban CATEGORICALLY concluded: “Hindi po truthful. Hindi po accurate iyong pagkaka-declare ng SALN.”
And the Philippine Daily Inquirer readily supported Panganiban’s declaration with a story in their website which said: “Chief Justice Renato Corona’s failure to declare the actual acquisition cost of his properties in his SALN was highlighted on Day 30 of the impeachment trial.”
No need to wait for
’s explanation. Corona
Agad-agad, hindi truthful at hindi accurate si
. He failed. GUILTY na agad si Chief Justice, period! Corona
Ganiyan ka-UNFAIR ang laban, mga kababayan! I dare say so because, among others:
When the prosecution reduced the number of properties they claimed to be owned by
The prosecution claimed that a short lady whom nobody knew was the one who gave them copies of the bank documents of
at the Senate. Corona
But when Senate closed circuit television footage did not show any lady on the day and hour that they said she came, the defense did not call them LIARS!
Take note, people, I’M NOT DEFENDING
. All I’m saying is
we should all be FAIR enough to wait for his explanation before passing our own
Because whether or not the prosecution and their allies like it, EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO FAIR PLAY.
No exceptions! 30
The House of Representatives won’t punish Navotas Representative Tobias Tiangco for defying the chamber and testifying for Chief Justice Renato Corona at the impeachment trial.
If they think they’ve won, somebody wake them up quick form their nightmare.
By not punishing Tiangco, the only message the House conveyed was that they DON’T WANT their colleague from Navotas to keep on talking. Tiangco would have been on a rage and talked a lot more about how things run in the House if they had kicked him out.
House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II claimed Tiangco won’t be penalized because there are “priority measures” which they needed to focus on.
As if the unnamed congressmen whom Gonzales himself had claimed as ANGRY over Tiangco’s act is MAGNANIMOUS and CHIVALROUS enough to simply forget everything.
Give us a break, Rep. Gonzales.
If this were so, you shouldn’t have lambasted Tiangco in media in the first place. You shouldn’t have claimed that some congressmen, whom you NEVER NAMED were mad.
Most of all, you shouldn’t have declared in media interviews that Tiangco should brace for possible expulsion following his testimony in thje impeachment court.
You should have simply issued a denial and immediately declared that the House will not punish Tiangco for what he had done.
The mere fact that you declared twice that Tiangco may or should get ready for possible expulsion only means that even for a while, you guys had considered getting even with Toby and are NOT REALLY THAT FORGIVING.
Not everybody is as GULLIBLE and as die-hard for Pnoy as you think, Mr. Gonzales. We’re a lot smarter than you think.
Bottom line, congressman, Tiangco revealed DISHONORABLE CONDUCT by some of your colleagues in the preparation and passage of the impeachment complaint against Corona.
And you DID NOT EFFECTIVELY DISPROVE this by not penalizing Tiangco.
From the readers:
OSMENA GIVES DEVASTATING BLOW TO PROSECUTION!
Interesting... wonder what is shifting in Senator Osmena's head?
Good for them!
Sabi ko na nga ba, ang SINUNGALING kapatid ng MAGNANAKAW.
NEARZ SEREP of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
DEVASTATED ang mga isip ng mga PROSECUTORS - hindi na nagisip na mapapahiya sila sa huli. Anong klaseng pagiisip yan?!
EVAN MANALANG of Tondo, Manila
Still, we must be vigilant and smart enough with those personalities coming out like mushrooms.
LOLITA BELEN of Cabuyao, Laguna
Sila-sila lang naman ang nagpapaniwala sa kanilang mga sarili...and it's because they are not with the TRUTH.
Di ibig mong sabihin, yung mga kamag-anak namin na nakatira sa lupa naming magkapatid for 50 years sila ang me ari ng lupa.? Kahit na ang amilyar na binabayad nila taun -taon ay galing sa ani sa lupa?
GMA 7 sent a team to investigate the property, It's positive; Mang Demetrio really lives there and they were able to get additional info from Mang Demetrio's youngest brother who affirmed his eldest brother's ownership.
Prosecutioin style is bulok. Talo na kasi.
DIRTY TRICKS TIME FOR THE PROSECUTION!
I don’t think so.
SALVADOR OLEO of Iligan City
Ayon sa lady prosecutor, baka daw naisama sa voluminous file na di daw nila ma-identify. Check daw niya. Ano siya, hilo?
MARIA CRISTINA DE JESUS
Napanood ko yun, Ibinigay sa attorney na parang sanggano kung mag-cross-examine. Tapos, di na pala isinoli, Importante kasi ung papel na yun, These prosecutors are not only stupid. Malisyoso din at gagawin ang lahat ng dirty tactics, mapanalo lang ang bulok na mga akusasyon sa respondent.
EMMANUEL PASUIT of Doha, Qatar
Huwag ka magtaka. Kasi, ugali na nila iyan! Siguro pinagawan nila ng kopya tapos gagawan na naman ng istorya na peke yun! Sabi ko nga una, ‘ smalll lady’. Pangalawa, ‘multo,’ may nagiwan daw sa harap ng gate. Ngayon, MAGNANAKAW.
Tinatabunan lang ang bagong issue tungkol kay Corona.
Maraming magicians na porksecutors na pwedeng gumaya kay Houdini. Pati importanteng dokumento, nawawala. Prosecutors must be accused of infidelity.
SAMUEL ROLDAN of Olongapo City
Pati documentary evidence....kung yung mga bank documents nanakaw eh. Di na ako magtataka.
Hindi na naman natukuyan yung short lady. Baka siya ang kumuha sa mga dokumentong iyan! 30