REnato Corona - updates

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What karma? Aquino says Sereno ouster different from Corona's

Jun 04, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says that unlike ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the late Renato Corona underwent the constitutional process of impeachment

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Lest we forget, the Supreme Court is a human institution

May 19, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Oust her if you must, but oust her in accordance with the law.

Cyber libel charges 'unfounded' – Rappler's Maria Ressa

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:52 PM

'The allegations against me are baffling and unfounded,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa in her counter-affidavit filed with the DOJ on her behalf by her lawyers

COUNTER-AFFIDAVIT. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on April 24, 2018, swears to the truthfulness of the counter-affidavit that her lawyers will file on her behalf the next day. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Aftershocks in the Supreme Court

Mar 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Arroyo’s midnight appointment of Corona as chief justice and Aquino’s choice for his replacement caused tectonic shifts

NBI summons Rappler CEO Ressa, reporter over cybercrime complaint

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The complaint is filed by Wilfredo Keng, a businessman Rappler reported on in 2012 for alleged favors given to impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona

Sereno impeachment: RCAO, JDO, and Midas Marquez

Nov 30, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The Regional Court Administrator's Office and Judiciary Decentralized Office involve a complex issue of decentralization that has hounded the Supreme Court for years

How similar are the Sereno and Corona impeachment cases?

Nov 28, 2017 - 8:28 AM

The impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno comes 5 years after her predecessor, the late Renato Corona, was removed from office

Sandiganbayan gives Ombudsman go signal to probe Corona bank accounts

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The anti-graft court reverses its earlier ruling that quashed the subpoenas for the bank records of the late Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife

CORONA WEALTH. After being ousted in May 2012 for non-declaration of assets, the Office of the Ombudsman is now going after P131 million worth of assets by the late former chief justice Renato Corona.

The misuse of impeachment

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Impeachment cannot be used as a tool to persecute or silence perceived political opponents or critics or to subject presidents or other officials to harassment for performing their duties. This can never be the intent of the framers of the Constitution.

The making of a scandal: Comelec chair Andy vs Patricia Bautista

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:45 AM

For at least 10 months poll chief Andres Bautista and wife Patricia try to negotiate an amicable separation and division of properties She runs to the President when talks collapse in July and days later gives an explosive media interview

ACCUSED. Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista is accused of obtaining ill-gotten wealth. Rappler file photo

No to impeaching Duterte and Robredo

Mar 28, 2017 - 6:09 PM

What is a good thing – making top officials accountable – has now been distorted as a way of defeating the will of the people

CEU associate law dean to JBC: Yes to Marcos burial

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:50 PM

My view has nothing to do with my being an Ilocana It is my respect for the rule of law which tells me the Supreme Court s decision should be respected says asosciate dean Rita Linda Jimeno

NOMINEE. Rita Linda Ventura Jimeno answers questions from the Judicial and Bar Council. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

Aguirre visits Miriam's wake: We need to reconcile with our enemies

Sep 30, 2016 - 9:08 PM

The wife of the late Chief Justice Renato Corona Cristina also goes to see Santiago s remains

AGUIRRE. File photo by Edward Ganal/Senate PRIB/Pool

Corona's widow asks SC to dismiss forfeiture case

May 31, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Cristina Corona files a motion asking the court to order the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the civil case filed against them and nullify a joint resolution and joint order from the Ombudsman s office

CORONAS. Former Chief Justice Renato Corona and wife Cristina Corona. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Jonvic Remulla, Trillanes vs Duterte, Facebook’s profit | 6PM wRap

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:43 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Palace, ex-colleagues send condolences to Corona family

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Lawyers Rico Quicho and Karen Jimeno members of former Chief Justice Renato Corona s defense team during his 2012 impeachment trial mourn the passing of the former chief justice

PASSED AWAY. The former chief justice succumbs to cardiac arrest on Friday, April 29, 2016. File photo by Senate pool

Renato Corona, Zambales LP bets, China’s warning | 12PM wRap

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Ex-chief justice Renato Corona dies

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:08 AM

UPDATED Renato Corona succumbs to cardiac arrest Friday morning April 29 He was 67

LINGERING ILLNESS. A file photo of former chief justice Renato Corona.

Terror threat, electoral fraud, children with same-sex parents | 6PM wRap

Feb 22, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Ombudsman wants bank execs to testify on Corona's dollar account

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The Ombudsman asks the Sandiganbayan to summon bank officials to verify documents as it conducts an investigation on former Chief Justice Renato Corona

DOLLAR ACCOUNT. The Ombudsman has asked the Sandiganbayan to summon 2 bank officials to verify the authenticity of bank documents of dismissed Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife Cristina. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Do you know the SET that will decide Grace Poe's fate?

Sep 05, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Know how the Senate Electoral Tribunal works and who sits in the body that is expected to decide on Poe s disqualification case

Filipino: 'Pambansang wika, pero hindi wikang opisyal'

Aug 08, 2015 - 6:08 PM

Pangunahing balakid upang maging wikang opisyal ang Filipino ang kahirapang isalin ang mga opisyal na terminolohiya na kadalasang ginagamit sa pamamalakad pangangasiwa at sa usaping batas

Roxas blasts Binay for defending Corona

Aug 05, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says he once advised President Aquino against pursuing the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona

5 years of Aquino: Highs and lows

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Rappler looks back at the most criticized and most applauded statements and actions of President Aquino

LAST SONA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III smiles during a signing ceremony between Philippine's Department of Trade (DTI) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on business promotion cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

PH independence day, Supreme Court’s richest, NBA finals 2015 | 12PM wRap

Jun 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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3 years post-Corona, lawmakers averse to release SALNs

May 29, 2015 - 2:51 PM

UPDATED Most House staff are unaware of a resolution that refers SALN requests to the offices of individual lawmakers

Leadership: We deserve better

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Leaders see the big picture and how everything else fits in They move forward fast enough constantly innovating and looking for innovators thinking there is no time to waste

Two more Corona bank accounts almost drained

Apr 08, 2015 - 2:19 PM

The Sandiganbayan finds only a couple of thousand pesos in two of former Chief Justice Renato Corona s bank accounts

GARNISHED. In this file photo, former chief justice Renato Corona and wife Cristina attend the meeting of group calling for the ouster of President Benigno Aquino II in Lipa, Batangas, on February 26, 2015.

Junjun Binay stays, Usman’s coddler arrested, Murray for Mayweather | The wRap

Mar 16, 2015 - 7:18 PM

A court stops Junjun Binay s suspension Troops arrest Usman’s coddler Andy Murray says Floyd Mayweather has the edge over Manny Pacquiao

Few thousands left in Corona couple's bank accounts

Mar 16, 2015 - 1:18 AM

The attachment orders which effectively freeze accounts might have come a little too late

Bishops split on 'moral basis' for Aquino to quit

Feb 28, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma says the Catholic Church is not in the position to push the President to quit for it is beyond her competence

'MORAL BASIS.' Catholic bishops find themselves in a key position as critics urge the President to quit. In this file photo, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines holds its bi-annual plenary assembly in January 2014. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

'Aquino quit' group: We have no leader, financier

Feb 27, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The National Transformation Council denies it is plotting a coup and says it s looking for a David to replace President Benigno Aquino III

ARROYO-LINKED. Norberto Gonzales (left) and Renato Corona (right), who both served under the Arroyo administration, belong to the National Transformation Council. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Hollande PH visit, Corona joins ouster, Enrile at Makati Med | The wRap

Feb 26, 2015 - 8:23 PM

French President Hollande visits the Philippines to fight climate change Former chief justice Corona says “Oust Aquino ” Senator Enrile is rushed to Makati Medical Center

Ex-chief justice Corona joins event for Aquino ouster

Feb 26, 2015 - 3:38 PM

UPDATED Up to 1 000 people join an event organized by Arroyo allies to call for the ouster of President Benigno Aquino III

'OUST AQUINO.' Former chief justice Renato Corona and wife Cristina attend the meeting of group calling for the ouster of President Benigno Aquino II in Lipa, Batangas, on February 26, 2015. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

MILF surrender, MERS-COV free, Pacquiao-Mayweather | The wRap

Feb 20, 2015 - 7:44 PM

The MILF can’t guarantee the surrender of troops involved in Mamasapano A Filipina nurse diagnosed with MERS COV is in the clear Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight could be coming soon

Why a presidential resignation won’t matter

Feb 07, 2015 - 9:15 AM

There is only one way a perceived good leader can succeed in a bad system situation or institution: he must reform it first if not transform it

Filipino students hold placards calling for the resignation of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III after he delivers his second televised address regarding the killing of 44 police officers in a clash in southern Philippines inside the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines, 06 February 2015. The Philippine government vowed there would be no cover-up in an investigation into a botched anti-terrorism operation that left 44 police officers dead. Police have formed a board of inquiry to look into the clash with Muslim rebels in the town of Mamasapano in Maguindan province, 960 kilometres south of Manila, on January 25. Some legislators have called for the creation of an independent truth commission to look into the fighting, amid speculation that the investigation would not be fair.

Remulla out, Corona lawyer in as Binay spokesman

Jan 06, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Lawyer Rico Quicho who was once part of impeached chief justice Renato Corona s defense team is now Vice President Jejomar Binay s spokesman for political concerns

VP'S MAN. Lawyer Rico Quicho is the newest addition to Vice President Jejomar Binay's team of spokesmen. Rappler photo

Corona asks Sandiganbayan to dismiss P137M forfeiture case

Nov 09, 2014 - 1:26 PM

The Corona couple belies allegations they acquired their assets illegally

Miriam wants banks to bare corrupt politicians' dummies

Oct 30, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago has filed Senate Bill No 2438 mandating banks to practice enhanced due diligence and stricter monitoring of accounts beneficially owned by politically exposed persons

SCRAP VFA. Senator Miriam Santiago renews her call to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Political dramedy: Binay cakes and top Senate props

Aug 24, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Cakes toys and music videos have been ingredients in the recipe mixing comedy and drama with politics for a uniquely Philippine flavor

BIR: Gov't workers' tax not new, based on 1997 law

Aug 07, 2014 - 3:13 PM

The BIR says the tax exemption of government employees is only up to P30 000 of the 13th month pay and bonuses reminds them of their responsibility to pay the right taxes

INC lobbies for key gov't positions

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The INC makes it easy for their political allies to know what they want in the form of lists of appointive positions they want secured for their own members

INC: From rag-tag sect to influential wheeler-dealer?

Jul 27, 2014 - 1:11 AM

Known for their religious discipline INC leaders have managed to create an effective vote delivery system that rivals or even betters the vote delivery mechanism of even the most organized political party

Iglesia ni Cristo, Corona, and the RH bill

Jul 25, 2014 - 11:56 PM

Iglesia s political might may be tested when bills allowing divorce and the death penalty are pushed in Congress

Gov't seeks reversal of SC ruling on DAP

Jul 18, 2014 - 8:38 PM

Government lawyers argue that the good intent of accelerating spending for economic growth shows the administration s good faith

Aquino’s tirade vs SC seen to backfire

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM

This is the first time in Philippine history that a sitting President has publicly attacked a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court as legally wrong says an SC justice

Joker warns against ‘presidential autocracy’

Jul 15, 2014 - 4:28 PM

As the picture looks presently the President’s policy is to discredit the judiciary and render it impotent subjugate further Congress and make the President supreme Arroyo says

COA questions SC use of savings

Jul 15, 2014 - 8:25 AM

The COA says the Court declared savings in 2012 even with unpaid obligations that year and used funds from its 2013 budget to pay for accountabilities incurred in 2012

The fault in our system

Jul 12, 2014 - 3:00 AM

In his memoir Enrile decries how the selfish ambition and avarice of some have incessantly obstructed the road to meaningful change and reform

PLUNDER. Enrile is arraigned on plunder charges at the Sandiganbayan on July 11. Photo by Boy Santos/Sandiganbayan pool

House leaders lukewarm to SALN release

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:36 PM

3 years since the Corona impeachment trial the House of Representatives has yet to create clear rules on releasing lawmakers Statements of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth