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View Poll Results: Senate's verdict on CJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by galant E SS View Post
    yes bro., i'm a gov't employed lawyer na connected sa judiciary. personally, ang saloobin ko about this impeachment case against CJ Corona is that, at the beginning, I sympathized and supported him, bago pa magsimula ang impeachment trial, thinking that the charge against him was politically motivated. why, ano ba ng pinagmulan nito? from the very beginning, the pres. elect did not respect him kasi nga, midnight appointee daw si CJ. At nagsabi pa sya na mas bubutihin nya pang mag-take oath sa brgy. captain kaysa kay cj. but with due respect to mr. president na binoto ko rin nong 2010 pres. elections, hwag nya naman sanang personalin si cj, kasi nagkataon lang na applicant sya in that position at na-resolve na ng supreme court yong issue wheteher or not the outgoing pres. GMA could appoint a CJ considering the fact na mako-compulsory retire na si former CJ Puno on May 17, 2010, March 2010 pa po naresolve ng supreme court yon issue na yan. kaya di rin ako natuwa sa present administration because they are not respecting the decisions of the supreme court/judiciary which is the last bulwark of democracy. That's why I am one of those who said that "we must uphold the rule of law and not the rule of yellow. pero ngayong nagsisimula na ang impeachment proceedings, medyo nakukumbinsi rin ako na baka nga may valid ground din to impeach the cj because of his unexplained wealth, in relation to his SALN, etc. so, ngayong andyan na yan, we'll just let the decision to the impeachment court but i'm just praying na sana naman, the rule of law and justice will prevail at hwag yong pamulitika, kawawa naman kasi si cj pag nagkataon, just like the poor convicts, i do believe po na may mga taong nagdurusa sa piitan na walang kasalanan. pero kung talagang mapatunayang may sala sya, aba eh, dapat lang syang ma-impeach. this is just my unbiased honest opinion po as a lawyer who also have the duty to assist in the administration of justice.

    well said bro. after the prosecution has presented all the SALN, ITR, properties, etc.... I'm interested on how the defense team could come up a valid explanation or evidences on how CJ Corona could have acquired those material wealth.

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    #842
    SALN 'expert' to testify for Corona — lawyers | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere


    The counsel of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona is planning to present as witness an “expert” to testify that the chief magistrate did not violate the Constitution and pertinent laws in the submission of his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

    “We will present an expert who can tell the Senate that CJ Corona did not violate the Constitution and pertinent laws on SALN, and that his assets listed came from sources that are legitimate and that the values he used have legal basis,” said Atty. Ramon Esguerra, one of the spokespersons of the defense counsel, Sunday.

    Esguerra, however, refused to identify the so-called expert, only saying that the witness would disprove the claims of the House prosecutors that Corona obtained properties and assets beyond his means. He also said the witness is not an employee of the Supreme Court, but an independent resource person with a reputation and credibility to protect.

    Corona’s counsel met Sunday afternoon to finalize the list of witnesses that they would submit when the trial in the Senate, which is sitting as the impeachment court, resumes on Monday afternoon.

    Second appearance

    The defense panel said it intends to recall as its own witness SC clerk of court Atty. Enriqueta Vidal, who had earlier been called to the witness stand by the prosecution.

    Esguerra said Vidal’s testimony as defense witness will be relative to the submission of Corona’s SALN, as well as on the issue of disclosure to the public of the SALN of justices and judges.

    He noted that when the prosecution called Vidal as its witness, it did not delve much on the resolutions and guidelines prescribed by the Supreme Court in the submission of the justices’ SALN. He alleged that this was to mislead the public into believing that there was intent on the part of the high court to hide Corona’s true income and assets.

    In her first appearance before the Senate impeachment court, Vidal initially refused to release Corona’s SALN, saying she is bound by the high court’s rules on the disclosure of SALNs. She was, however, compelled to release Corona’s SALNs fromn 2002 to 2011 upon questioning by Sen. Franklin Drilon.

    Substance, not numbers

    Meanwhile, the defense said their list of witnesses will be "lean" compared to the 93 the House prosecutors are planning to present, but Esguerra said they are not bothered.

    “Number alone does not amount to substance,” he said. “Again, sheer number of witnesses is unassuring of conviction. We cannot equate a hundred and even truthful witnesses to relevance, materiality, connection or admissibility.”

    For his part, Atty. Tranquil Salvador III said the list of witnesses for the defense may be lean, but their testimonies will be substantial on the case.

    “We are to decide based on importance, relevancy and quality of witnesses to be presented, meaning, they should only testify on matters which have a direct relation to the fact in issue. We do not want to overburden the impeachment court with unnecessary witnesses who will only prolong the trial,” he said.

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    100 witness for the prosecution. Mag testify today for the prosecution an official of the megaworld properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retz
    100 witness for the prosecution. Mag testify today for the prosecution an official of the megaworld properties.
    Maganda rin yan mag salita megaworld, Bakit ang mura ng benta nila...if they can publicly say na ganun talaga Ang pricing nila ng penthouse unit 300+ sq/mtr...

    Again BIR pressure niyo na rin megaworld, look into their books, Meron hinde nag decalre ng tama Sa BIR either them or corona...

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    naka subpoena din kaya si andrew tan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow View Post
    Maganda rin yan mag salita megaworld, Bakit ang mura ng benta nila...if they can publicly say na ganun talaga Ang pricing nila ng penthouse unit 300+ sq/mtr...

    Again BIR pressure niyo na rin megaworld, look into their books, Meron hinde nag decalre ng tama Sa BIR either them or corona...
    Nakaka duda din yang presyo na yan. Ano ang kapalit?

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    #847
    Quote Originally Posted by CoDer

    Nakaka duda din yang presyo na yan. Ano ang kapalit?
    Diba Meron daw pending case megaworld sa SC...

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    ^

    alam na.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow View Post
    Diba Meron daw pending case megaworld sa SC...
    Meron nga daw, todas nanaman Corona dyan.

    Parang yung sa case ng PALEA, sulat lang eh overturned agad.

    Kawawa SC nito pag di sya na impeach.
    Last edited by CoDer; January 30th, 2012 at 11:34 AM.

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    hmmm.... interesting. cguraduhin lang hindi sasablay itong "expert" witness.

Impeachment against CJ Corona..