Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The true colors of Chief Justice Renato Corona have been exposed beyond the shadow of a doubt. Despite every effort to be liberal with the rules, giving him every opportunity to make a statement, his response was to try to manipulate the Senate and make fools of everyone in the impeachment trial.
Instead of being forthright he substituted the truth by maligning people who had no part in the case and no opportunity to defend themselves. At the end of all his drama was a cheap shot: to try to diminish Congress by attempting to put institutions in the dock.
One man is on trial; one man stands accused; and despite all his protestations that he would reveal all, to the bitter end he has resorted to sly trickery, by making a conditional waiver. That was a cheap trick.
He then tried a getaway in the grand GMA manner.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Let's suppose that sometime last week, Chief Justice Renato Corona sat at his desk and filled out his SALN form. Let's imagine that before he began filling it out, he decided to provide all the required information fully, truthfully and to disclose it publicly. He, after all, claims to be an honest man.
Now, what would Corona's SALN contain if he listed all the assets he failed to declare in past disclosures which were subsequently revealed during his impeachment trial? What of the recently alleged US$10M deposits? Do those dollar accounts exist? Only Corona can tell.
This is what Renato Corona's SALN would encompass if it had all the information gleaned from the impeachment trial plus the alleged dollar accounts. Remember, this is NOT his current SALN. We haven't seen it. But, hope springs eternal: