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AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR
By William M. Esposo
The Philippine STAR
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE) offered President Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy) unsolicited advice last Sunday, saying that P-Noy shouldn’t be bothered by the recent “Noynoying” gimmick of the militants branding the president as lazy and clueless.
JPE said in Filipino over DZBB: “I have gone through that in past years. There are groups that have nothing better to do than engage in name-calling. Yet if you put them in posts of responsibility, they are not likely to produce results.”
JPE recounted how he too had been called several names especially during the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship where he served as defense minister. Enrile narrated how he had been labeled as a “matador” (butcher), “diktador” (dictator) and “Martial Law administrator.”
JPE is right – it’s not worth P-Noy’s time to bother with inanities like this latest Leftist noynoying gimmick. If P-Noy gives this gimmick a response, it might become counterproductive. Presidential response will give it a semblance of hitting a sensitive nerve, thereby inviting more public attention. Noynoying is absolutely baseless, if not outright insulting to a head of State, and doesn’t deserve presidential rebuttal [...]Read the full story >> ‘Noynoying’ shames its perpetrators, not P-Noy
ALSO IN THE NEWS
By Ana Marie Pamintuan
The Philippine Star
During his presidency when insults were heaped on everything from his English proficiency to his ’60s pompadour and his late-night (till early morning) carousing, Joseph Estrada said he heeded an advice to ignore the carping.
“Ang napipikon, talo,” Estrada famously said in April 2000, attributing the advice to El Shaddai spiritual leader Mike Velarde.
The one who gets peeved, loses: it’s an advice that the incumbent Chief Executive would do well to heed.
Erap, for all his formidable natural charm and infectious sense of humor, was only human; he could also be pikon, and onion-skinned about criticism. He was known to be particularly sensitive to comments about his women [...]
Read the full story >> Noynoying**************************
By Perry Diaz
Attempts by Chief Justice Renato Corona’s defense lawyers to present witnesses and evidence to prove that Corona has other sources of income backfired and only solidified the prosecution’s case against him. Indeed, after failing to convince the senator-judges after six days of testimonies by witnesses and disclosure of evidence, there is a consensus among the senator-judges that only Corona could explain the discrepancies in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs). But taking the witness stand would only expose him to questions that he might not be able to satisfactorily explain.
Last March 19 – Day 31 of the impeachment trial – Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said that if the House prosecutors could show “intent to commit dishonesty,” then they have won their case. On the other hand, she said that if the defense panel could show that Corona had acted in good faith and declared all deposits — both peso and dollar – in his SALNs, then he would be [...]Read the full story >> It’s time for Corona to face the music
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
First, to former Associate Justice Serafin Cuevas who said that the impeachment trial is not intended for the Filipino people. I must assume that he just did not have enough time or energy to say that the impeachment trial is intended for the Senate sitting as an impeachment court.
Second, to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile who said that surveys caused the crucifixion of Jesus Christ who, after so many centuries, is still worshiped.
Third, to Senator Gringo Honasan who said that the senators will not be influenced by surveys by will judge individually and collectively.
I beg your pardon.
The impeachment trial is by the will of the people, not by the choice of Serafin Cuevas, not by the choice of [...]
Read the full story >> I Beg Your Pardon**************************
BY ELLEN TORDESILLAS
To those who follow the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, Eulalio Diaz III, a classmate of President Aquino whom he appointed administrator of the Land Transportation Administration, bungled his job, big time, in releasing a list of 45 properties credited to Corona.
But if you look at it from the point of view of the Aquino administration’s crusade against Corona and his benefactor, Gloria Arroyo, Diaz did a great job.
Imagine, with a phone call from Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupaz, head of the prosecution panel, he produced the list as his Jan 10, 2012 letter to Tupaz indicated: “Pursuant to your official request for the information relative to real estate properties registered in the name of Renato Corona et al, please find enclosed herewith certified true copies of titles registered in their names.”
Diaz related that he employed a “name search” in the LRA data base. He said that it was not Renato Corona’s name that he punched in. He also searched for real estate with the name of Cristina Roco Corona, Francis Vincent Corona, Charina Corona, Maria Carla Corona Castillo and Constantino Castillo III [...]
Read the full story >> Great job by LRA’s Diaz**************************
By Cathy Yamsuan, Cynthia D. Balana, TJ Burgonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The capital gains tax and the value-added tax had not yet been paid 11 years after the sale of the Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. (BGEI) property between Cristina Corona, wife of Chief Justice Renato Corona, and the Manila city government.
The title is also still in Cristina Corona’s name.
This was pointed out by Senator Franklin Drilon to former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, a witness for the defense, on the 34th day of the impeachment trial of Corona.
The lead defense counsel, Serafin Cuevas, later pointed out that no capital gains tax may be levied on the property.
The certificate from the corporate secretary of BGEI did not say that Cristina Corona was authorized to receive the P34.7-million payment for the sale of the company’s property, Atienza said Thursday [...]Read the full story >> Day 34 of Corona trial: How BGEI lot was sold to Manila
By Marites Dañguilan-Vitug
Lead defense counsel Serafin Cuevas has confidently told reporters that Cristina Corona, wife of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona, would testify before the Senate. So far, this hasn’t happened and it looks like the idea, like soufflé, has slowly collapsed.
Perhaps, Cuevas’s initial burst of enthusiasm came from the fact that Cristina has many years of experience as a witness in various court cases which she filed versus her uncles and aunts to gain control of Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. (BGEI), the family corporation.
For over 2 decades, she has lived the life of a litigant, appearing to be comfortable in courts, and more importantly, winning almost all of her cases.
Since the late 1980s, she has filed the following [...]
Read the full story >> The litigious Mrs. Corona**************************
By Inquirer Research, Kate Pedroso, Marlon Ramos
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The majority of Filipinos not only disapprove of the performance of Chief Justice Renato Corona but also distrust him, results of the latest survey by Pulse Asia Inc. show.
Corona’s disapproval rating rose to 58 percent in March from 24 percent last November as his approval rating slipped to 14 percent from 38 percent.
The survey was conducted from Feb. 26 to Mar. 9 using face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adult Filipinos, at a time when the impeachment trial against the Chief Justice filled the headlines. The opinion poll had a margin of error of plus-minus 3 percentage points.
As expected, the defense panel belittled the Pulse Asia survey, with Corona’s lead defense counsel dismissing the results as “very unreliable.”
Serafin Cuevas, the head of Corona’s legal team, surmised that the respondents of the survey may have little understanding of the issues being discussed in the Senate impeachment trial [...]
Read the full story >> Corona approval score dips to 14% in latest poll**************************
By Sheila Crisostomo
The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines – The Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) yesterday criticized the Supreme Court (SC) for upholding its ruling that recalled an earlier decision declaring as illegal the retrenchment of over 1,400 flight attendants of Philippine Airlines (PAL).
In a statement, FASAP president Bob Anduiza said the SC had “hijacked justice for the 1,400 victims of PAL’s illegal retrenchment.” “This ruling serves more of a cover-up of the justices’ tracks in suddenly recalling the Sept. 7, 2011 decision last Oct. 4. This latest ruling attempts to justify the meddling of CJ (Chief Justice Renato) Corona despite his assertion that he did not participate in this case, all at the expense of justice for the 1,400 flight attendants,” he said.
Anduiza added the high tribunal was supposed to have ruled on the case with finality.
With the recall, he said the case has again been re-opened “and it sets us up for tragedy [...]
Read the full story >> FASAP slams SC**************************
A Cup O’ Kapeng Barako
By Jesse JoseHe speaks from the gut, they said.
He’s got a lot of gut alright. Lotsa gut. Big protruding gut. Big belly. Fat belly. Rolly polly. Would you want a president that’s a rolly polly? Not only is his belly that’s fat about him. He’s also got a fat ego. Y’all know who I am talking about, right? Yeah, Newt, the Grinch, I mean Newt Gringrich, the disgraced and despicable Speaker of the House, during the time of President Bill Clinton, and who STOLE the “halo” of Bill.
In an interview with America’s elite media, Newt’s second wife, Marianne, revealed that Newt had asked her for an “open marriage,” when he was having an affair with a young House aide, named Calista Bisek, who later became Newt’s wife. And that according to Marianne, the shagging of Calista even took place in the bedroom of their apartment in Washington, DC. Can you imagine that? Shagging your mistress in the bedroom that you share with your wife? [...]
Read the full story >> The Clowns of GOP’s … and the Mormon
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