Friday, March 23, 2012

The Impeachment's Redefining Moment

It's finally the turn of the defense to present their witnesses and evidences. To dispute the real ownership of Corona's Marikina properties, they presented Dimetrio Vicente, Corona's cousin who claims to owning the said lots. Armed with a deed of absolute sale, the defense said that this clearly proves ownership. Despite the title is still in Corona's wife's name, the tax receipts and even the account, they claim that that the deed of sale takes supremacy. Okay if you say so.

Then they presented the administrator and agent of the Columns. Another deed of absolute sale was presented. This time however, a transfer certificate was attached to it. The title of the condo unit was in the Coronas name. Because the building was still to be constructed, Renato Corona did not list it in his SALN. This time however, they say that despite a deed of sale, and a transfer certificate in Corona's name, ownership cannot be claimed as there was no physical unit yet. Wha? I thought a deed of sale is enough to prove ownership? Did they consider their first assertion with regards to the Vicente testimony?

I always thought thought, and as they always manifest, the document is the best evidence. It's absurd to say that the two cases are different. The fact of the matter is that they bought a condo unit. It is an asset just the same. It should be listed in his SALN period.


Arvin U. de la Peña said...

kailan kaya ma impeach si Corona..

manuelbuencamino said...

Babuyan na talaga