Mr. Corona, prove that you have nothing to hide

Code of Judicial Conduct, Rule 5.08 – A judge shall make full financial disclosure as required by law.

“Malaking kasinungalingan itong ginawa nilang ito. Ang sa atin ay lima po lamang. Lima.” – CJ Corona referring to properties he owns.

Chief Justice Renato Corona is being accused of not truthfully disclosing his assets in his SALN. The prosecution has successfully pointed out that he actually owns 24 properties. How does a Chief Justice amass so many properties if he has no other means save for his and his wife’s government salaries?

The tedium has not been caused by the prosecution. Mr. Corona’s defense lawyers have been delaying the trial through circuitous objections and motions, the latest being strenuous protest against the prosecution’s motion to subpoena their client’s bank records.

The Black and White Movement challenges Mr. Corona to authorize the impeachment court to give the prosecution access to his bank records to avoid being accused of willful non-disclosure. Doing this would not only speed up the pace, it will allow Mr. Corona to live up to his word.

BnW Executive Director Leah Navarro said, “Kung wala siyang tinatago, pabayaan niya ang mga bangko na ilabas ang accounts niya kung meron man. Mr. Corona has claimed that he has nothing to hide. This would be a good time to put his money where his mouth is.”

Editor’s note: republished with permission from Black and White.

Black and White Movement

  • Remusjakubauskas

    @UPnnGRD, I don’t know where you coming from but this is better than you can make it. When you’re being accused of any crime, (accused-innocent until proven guilty) don’t antagonize the prosecutors and the witnesses against you. Just answer the charges circumspectly and get out clean. That’s what criminals are doing that’s why they’re still free. If you talk and talk and talk chances are, everything you’re hiding -even personal- will come out in the open and that’s what happen now to CJ because of his defensive media blitz. I’m sure you know what great Confucius says. Do you? Filipinos are not plonkers.

    • Anonymous

       CJ Corona, unlike Mercy,   has balls, standing up to a Persidente of a country.   Again,  CJ Corona has no army nor such source of strength.  It is good that Persidente can realize that despite the Persidente having access to BIR lawyers andinvestigators plus army and police dudes with expertise in wiretapping and covert operations,  intimidastion has a limit — there are guys that will not make tupe in front of Malakanyang bragaddacio.  Maybe this is the first time that Persidente tried to flex his muscles against a man….   Mercy was easy-easy…

  • Mean_o

    This is not a shoclking story!! Most of our Senators and Tongressmen have mistrsses!!

  • Mxherrera

    Ang masasabi ko Lang as inyo ay Ito, about 99.9999999% of public officials in the Philippines ay puro corrupt, babaero, magnanakaw, sinungaling, and hypocrites. The only way this will change is to start a civil war in the Philippines, get rid of all of these bastards, and hopefully, replaced them with someone of good moral character, who really care about the poor Filipinos, not the Chinese and other foreigners who are using and abusing our country and the Filipina women. Sana ay magising na ang lahat ng filipino, God bless us all.

    • Remusjakubauskas

      Civil war?

      • Anonymous

        to MxHerrera:    The YellowArmy says no more need for civil war because  PersiNoynoy is already in Malakanyang and honesty, integrity and hard work (with occasional business invasion activities)  would be what comes from Daang Matuwid.  

        Oh… wait… I think PersiNoynoy has asked for some milder version of civil-war.  And against the Judiciary, too!! How many times already has PersiNoy voiced his plaint that Pilipinas Judiciary is in the way of  PersiNoynoy’s goals of justice against guuLLOO  and his economic and agrarian programs?

  • markoLawyeredU

    Why should he though? It’s not that he is trying to hide something but it is a question of whether he will succumb to those accusations which would only show that he is being defensive. A lot underestimated CJ Corona, they never thought that it would come this far and reach even to the point where the process undertaken within the trial could potentially result to a Constitutional Crisis. 

    But ultimately, this whole thing that has transpired has been the product of what GMA has conceived during her reign as president. She is one brilliant mind indeed. 

    • Anonymous

      I am impressed with the Malakanyang-Tupas move though, about the fake documents.   Tupas-team produced fake documents and now insist THAT the fake document is kind-of-true because the ffake document spelled Corona’s name right and because Persi-dente Noynoy knows that CJ should be fired, , then it is up to the Senate to PINPOINT which parts of the fake documents are false.

      Now Pilipinas is into “This FAKE DOCUMENT is evidence unless you prove which parts of the document are false!!!” (PS: It is evidence because an honorable Pilipinas congressman has brought it as evidence, ergo, the fake document is evidence.

      Malakanyang-Tupas-team move —> BRILLIANT!!!! because it looks like Enrile will take the bait, hook, line and sinker.

      • Anonymous

         I mean, just think of the possibilities on how useful fake documents submitted by honorable Pilipinas congressmen can be?

        PersiNoynoy can ask Tupas to submit a fake letter from guLO to Mar Roxas about a bank account in the Dominican Republic and then insist that Mar Roxas prove that the bank account number on the fake document is false.  Okay, a letter from guLO to Binay, not to Mar.  Or maybe a letter from guLLOO to JP-Enrile, why not that one?!

        YEY!!!!   Pilipinas.  Who says Persi-Noynoy’s Daang Matuwid is hard to implement?!!!!

        • Remusjakubauskas

           I don’t know if I know any deviant as you are. You’re a long way from home. Go home and sleep.

  • Anonymous

    Even Bikol governors, representing some 2.5 million voters are demanding that Corona reveal everything. What does he have to hide in his dollar deposits? 
    http://coronangtinik.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/bikol-governors-tutol-sa-tro-sa-bank-records-ni-corona/

  • Maybe this supposed “bribe” of the Aguirres influenced the Supreme Court’s decision in “Koruga vs. Arcenas”: 
    http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2009/june2009/168332.htm Here are the implications of that decision:  http://bancofilipinofailure.blogspot.com/2011/08/system-is-broken.html.  Here’s the legal timeline: http://bancofilipinofailure.blogspot.com/2011/09/incidents-prior-to-filing-of.html

    • Anonymous

      That case happened in 2003-2005, Corona assumed position as Chief Justice in 2010. So the bribe should have been given to Chief Justice Davide or Panganiban then. Plus the one who wrote the decision is justice Nachura, If you’re the respondent you would not waste P200M and you would bribe Nachura instead since he is the ponente.
      The case is also just from a minority stockholder who dissented with the BOD’s act and for inspection of records, its highly unlikely that the owners like Aguirre would bribe P200M to a justice for a case which does not even ask them for payment of money. Why would he waste P200M to bribe justices when the petitioner himself does not even ask for money.

      • The case began in 2003 but the Supreme Court Decision was penned in June 2009.
        http://bancofilipinofailure.blogspot.com/2011/09/incidents-prior-to-filing-of.html 

        Yes, Nachura penned the decision but Corona, Santiago, and Carpio concurred. 
        http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2009/june2009/168332.htmIf I were to bribe the Supreme Court, I would attempt to bribe the whole SC or at least enough justices to get the decision in my favor.The minority shareholders brought forth allegations of bank fraud in 2003 against BF management and they couldn’t get the BSP to move because BF management was constantly threatening them with an PHP 18 billion damage suit.  Given what happened to BF and that BSP has accused BF management of running a ponzi scheme and has filed criminal charges against BF management, bank fraud seems the likely culprit for the bank’s collapse.  http://bancofilipinofailure.blogspot.com/2011/08/system-is-broken.htmlThe SC decision more than just impacted the minority shareholders: it means that all bank fraud cases – not just BF – are the exclusive jurisdiction of the BSP.  So all bank minority shareholders, including foreign investors such as DBS in BPI, have no recourse to the Regional Trial Courts even if BSP does not act on their complaints.  The BSP is now the sole venue for resolving disputes among bank shareholders.Now what does this mean for people the likes of us?  It means that the entire banking system is at risk.  For if the Ayalas, the Sys, the Yuchengcos decide to steal from their own bank, they can do so with relative impunity.  And ordinary depositors like us will continue to keep their banks alive by funding bank losses with our deposits, just like we did with Banco Filipino, LBC Development Bank, Legacy Group, and countless other banks.  The BSP will be too scared to step on politically powerful toes and will be reluctant to face years of punitive litigation and legal harrasment.  Just ask the heirs of the late Central Bank Governor Jobo Fernandez.For bank owners, PHP 200 million to get a favorable SC decision may still be expensive but a license to steal from your own bank with relative impunity? Priceless!http://bancofilipinofailure.blogspot.com/2011/04/where-were-regulators.html 

        • Anonymous

          http://bancofilipinofailure.blogspot.com/2011/04/where-were-regulators.html – The 2011 BF case I was referring to that is still in the Court of Appeals is the 2011 closure ng BF.. nasa CA pa lang yan ngayon:
          http://business.inquirer.net/42523/ca-rules-closure-of-banco-filipino-illegal

          Re: That blog post, the petitioner did ask Nachura
          to inhibit but only Nachura. I found nothing about Corona nor the P200M.

          Besides, the SC was right and its decision had legal basis, that case was a sure win for BF, not worth of P200M because the law is clear, the Central Bank Act vests in the BSP authority to regulate and supervise banks. I’m not a lawyer but by the simple reading of the provisions it is clear that the case should be first lodged at BSP. And I can glean from the provisions of that law that the Congress intended the BSP to be independent as I read several provisions there prohibiting the courts from issuing injuctions against its acts. The ones that should be blamed here ultimately are the LAWMAKERS. They did not have the foresight to think of various scenarios that could happen when they enact laws.
          Why pass the buck to the SC/Corona when the ignoramuses at the Congress were the ones who caused this?

  • I heard too that Corona is a Drug Addict, Drug Runner, Pedophile, Smuggler, leader of crime syndicate involved with the kidnapping and murder of defenseless infants and puppies. He and his whole family are also members of a Satanic Cult. If this guy is really really innocent, then he should definitely submit to a public drug test, a urinalysis, submit a stool sample, a polygraph test, digging excavations on all his properties to find all those dead bodies, and an exorcism. 

    • Anonymous

       PresiNoynoy during the campaign provided copies of his medical records so Corona has no reason to refuse.  

    • Manuelbuencamino

      I heard Winky is the English word for Kirat

      • GabbyD

        what is kirat?

        • Perlahuber

          are you sure you don’t know what “kirat” is or nagkikiratkiratan ka lang? but maybe winky is like that, “Kirat”.LOL!

          • GabbyD

            i dont know it, but from the sound of your reply, it cant mean good things.

          • Anonymous

            An example of  “wink-wink” happened the first few days after SC court decided that the GuLO admin push regarding Hacienda Luisita.  Kris Aquino said  “wink-wink” that her clan will have no problems following the decisions of the Pilipinas Supreme Court.     “Wink-wink” may be what PersiNoynoy had also said during his inaguration and the words about “… following Pilipinas Supreme court”.    Little did anyone know that soon enough, Persinoynoy will say that he knows the law and he does not need any lawyer or judge or ex-judge to tell him how Pilipinas laws should be because his bosses and voices tell him what to do.

    • Anonymous

       Oh, wait…. some blogger from antiPinoy e-mailed.  He (she??) said —-> “Corona’s claim to privacy is okay since Corona is just following the super-rightenous example of Persi-Noynoy who did NOT release copies of his medical records.”  

      Now, I’m confused.  Did PersiNoynoy release copies of his medical records?    ( And a question I asked before — who was the previous owner of the Porsche?   A bigger question —- who are the top-five contributors to PersiNoynoy’s presidential campaign? )

    • Remusjakubauskas

       I want Corona out but your words against him didn’t fit. He’s guilty (forget the other charges, just close-in to the $ account) but he can’t be a devil like that.

  • Mcmacavinta

    BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC, ESTE, MARITAL TRUST

    Chief Justice Renato Corona wants to project the image that he is a loving husband to his wife, Cristina. The fact is, the Chief Justice has not only betrayed the public trust but most importantly, has betrayed his marital vow. 

    If the Chief Justice is man enough, He should admit the fact that he has a long-standing romantic relationship with a gentle lady named EVA with whom the Chief Justice has two (2) illegitimate sons. EVA also hails from Batangas and had her education from Assumption College just like his wife Cristina who also graduated earlier from the same school.

    For Chief Justice Renato C. Corona not to mention his children with EVA as if they do not exist at all, is the highest form of ignominy and immorality that he can commit not only against his legitimate wife and family but against his oath as the highest magistrate of the land.

    An inquiry into his relationship with EVA and his illegitimate children in connection with the on-going impeachment trial becomes extremely necessary in the light of the properties given by the Chief Justice to them. EVA, who has previously undergone a heart bypass operation, is known not to have worked from the time she had this romantic liaison with the Chief Justice nor does she have any known business of her own and yet, EVA is luxuriously living in the United States, together with her two (2) illegitimate children with the good Chief Justice.

    The SALN of CJ Corona does not indicate any such properties. 

    And the reason for the frequent trips of CJ Corona to the United States, the latest of which was late last year, was to visit EVA and his children with her. That CJ Corona could afford to support the kind of luxurious lifestyle of EVA and her children in the U.S. is certainly for the Chief Justice to explain considering his small salary.

    A simple investigation on the identity and circumstances of EVA can easily be done by a simple inquisition in Batangas as well as from the classmates, relatives and friends of EVA and of CJ Corona.

    I know these facts because EVA is a relative of mine and it pains me immensely to see the Chief Justice professing his love for Cristina on nationwide television when he has confessed to my relative that he loves her far more than his wife. In fact, the Chief Justice made EVA believe that he was already separated from his wife Cristina. This probably explains why for the longest time, the Chief Justice has not reported in his SALN the fact of Cristina’s working in government and the fact that Cristina has not signed the SALNs as his wife. 

    Betrayal of public trust? This is a small matter than what the Chief Justice has done to his wife and family which constitutes the highest form of immoral act – BETRAYAL OF MARITAL TRUST.

    Real name of CJ Corona’s girlfriend – Eva Auria; She hails from Rosario, Batangas; She graduated from Assumption College (not from Maryknoll College) She has two (2) sons with CJ Corona who are now in their teens; She is residing now in the United States. CJ Corona’s wife, Cristina, knows about the elicit relationship of her husband with Eva. To know more about the details on Eva, a simple investigation of Eva’s background in Rosario Batangas and Assumption College would elicit the necessary informations.  Eva has plenty of properties in the US.  They keep secret the exact address.  The bagman of CJ Corona (who facilitates the transfer of funds from Corona to Eva is “Abet” who is a relative by affinity of Eva, being married to a stepsister of Eva.  (The wife of Abet has the same mother as Eva but different Fathers).  The biggest delivery to Eva involves the bribe money given by the Aguirres of Banco Filipino.

    If the bank accounts of CJ Corona and his wife are opened, it will not be a surprise to see a running balance of not less than P200M.  The bribe from the owner of the previously closed alone was a whopping P200M.  And most money went to Eva through the Assistance of Abet.

    The sons of Corona carry the name of the mother.  But CJ Corona has openly recognized Ate Eva’s sons as his. A simple search at the NSO using “Renato C. Corona” would readily reveal this.  For a time, when Eva was still in the Philippines, Renato and Eva lived as husband and wife.  In fact, all our relatives in Rosario, Batangas and in the United States, knew the long-standing relationship.  We all thought that Renato was already separated from Cristina.  Some of Renato’s relatives in Tanuan, Batangas where he hailed from, know about this relationship.  Some friends of Renato have seen the 2 sons and have been their ninongs.  All our relatives thought really that Renato will never deny his relationship with Ate Eva.  Sana hindi nya gagawin iyon kasi kawawa sya at ang mga bata.

    • Companero:

      Very intriguing. Can you provide more facts? i) Can googling provide more facts? ii) What are the names of the children? iii) Which relatives of EVA would be willing to provide information? iv) Where in the U.S. does EVA live? Can her address be google mapped?
      v) Do Filipino-Amercians in her neighborhood sight him when he visits EVA? vi) Do Cristina’s children know? vii) Is EVA disgruntled with Corona? How about the children? viii) Do you have pictures of EVA and children? With Corona in the picture?

    • Anonymous

      Please provide more compelling evidence so that a person like Corona will be exposed for what he really is and so that he  will cease to hurt the nation’s interest more.

    • Wow best actor pala talaga c Thieft justice. Akala mu relihiyosong maka dios at mapagmahal na asawa. Dami nyang napapaniwala na tao. Sana mabulgar pang iba pang tinatago nya. Talagang makapal din mukha hanggang sa huli la2ban daw… Tignan natin kung kakampihan ka ng dios mu. Baka sa subrang pagkukunwari mu Makarma ka at mabalitaan nalng namin. NAGBARIL KA NA SA SARILI MU. Cnusundan mu bang yapak ng pandak mung amu? D kb natatakot corona cnungaling sa pinagssv mu? baka sumunod kn kay iggy at tatawagin kn sa imyerno. Wag kang magmalinis bugok bistado ka namin. Mahiya ka nman sa balat mu. Para kang tuko naka kapit sa pwesto mu. Sabagay kung d dahil kay gloria wala ka jan sa pwesto mu.

    • Angeline Ladao

      pictures or it didn’t happen! 😀

      • Anonymous

         Thats what PersiNoynoy said.   You didn’t see pictures of medical records,  ergo —-   elect me  because I have nothing to hide!!!!

    • trueveritas

       Reasons why I think you are lying:
      1. Assumption is the same as Maryknoll… bakit sinasabi mo not Maryknoll?
      2. Why would Banco Filipino bribe Corona?!? Their case is still in the Court of Appeals. That’s whats in the news recently, read the newspapers. Its NOT even with the Supreme Court.
      The last time Banco Filipino had a case in the SC was in the 1980s, Corona just assumed position in 2010.

      Granting for the sake of argument that your posts are true, having illegitimate children is not a ground for impeachment. Former President Estrada had lots of mistresses, illegitimate children, was he impeached because of that? No.

      • Anonymous

         Ok you’re right about Maryknoll- its Miriam, Assumption is in Makati. Still, Im doubting your Banco Filipino story, since their recent case is still in the CA.
        And granting he has a mistress, how sure are you that Corona “loves” his mistress more? He could’ve changed his feelings over time and who are you to force him to confess his love for his mistress? Anong magagawa mo kung mahal niya ang legal wife niya

        • Manuelbuencamino

          A mistress is either an asset or a liability. Corona should report it in his SALN if he has one

      • Anonymous

        The Court of Appeals is under the jusrisdiction and can be overturned by the SC so that Banco Filipino can well pay Corona and voila Banco Filipino won its case even at the CA!

        Having illegitimate children is a very valid ground for impeachment because it speaks volumes of one’s character and trustworthiness. If a person can betray even his family how much more other citizens of the country!

        • Anonymous

          You said “can” so you admit that BF have NOT paid anything to Corona. Nag-iimagine ka pa lang ng mangyayari. You’re watching too much telenovelas ang laki na ng imagination mo. Hindi pa nga inaakyat sa SC yung kaso. Feb 2012 pa lang nagdesisyon yung CA, busy na si Corona sa impeachment nun.

          Betrayal of public trust- sabi ng gumawa ng Consti natin ang meaning niya- “gross faithlessness against public trust, tyrannical abuse of power,
          inexcusable negligence of duty, favouritism and gross abuse of
          discretionary powers” – wala naman diyan pambababae, kung meron ngang babae si Corona.

          Sa America patterned ang Consti natin at yung provision about sa impeachment. Si Bill Clinton na-impeach (he was acquitted) hindi dahil sa pagkakaron ng relasyon kay Monica Lewinsky. It was because he lied under oath regarding his relationship with her. Its not having the relationship that’s impeachable, its not lying about it, but the lying under oath about it. Na hindi naman ginawa ni Corona

          • mayumodesanmiguel

            When Corona filed his SALN and did not disclose everything for so many years that was also lying under oath. You talked about the Clinton impeachment but you did not mention that Clinton appeared before the impeachment court when he was subpoenaed. The US Supreme Court did not lift a finger to meddle with the whole impeachment process because they know that it is a political process wherein Congress was exercising its duty as mandated by the constitution no matter how partisan the exercise was. Here in the US, once government officials get embroiled in  the slightest scandal, they chose to resign to protect and not weaken the institution they serve. To me that’s patriotism. Sa atin pakapalan kahit napatunayan na may kasalanan kapit tuko pa rin.

          • Mxherrera

            Trueveritas, mukhang batang gobyerno ka, kampi ka as mga magnanakaw as atin. You know damn well how our government officials work.Bawat isa as Kabila ay 110% corrupt.

    • mpc

      hi you wrote about eva? i would just like to confirm some details. how
      do i get in touch with you in private please? thank you really
      appreciate it

    • maji

      i can’t believe you’re a cousin as you can’t even spell her surname right. that is the wrong surname.