Basa hails Corona conviction
Impeachment Court sets new standard for accountability
All is not yet well apparently between convicted Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife Cristina on one hand and her Basa cousins on the other despite the so-called televised reconciliation at the Senate impeachment hall last May 25, 2012.
The weekend after what was thought to be a dramatic development, blogger-journalist Raissa Robles came out with this post: “Mukhang nauto yata tayo: Cecilia Basa” in her blog raissarobles.com.
Shortly after Sen. Bong Revilla became the 16th senator-judge to vote guilty yesterday (20 senator-judges voted guilty with three not guilty), I received this forwarded email:
More than my agreement with Carmen Basa, allow me to post this message that I texted to friends in media:
“Let’s look at the silver lining in this exercise. It will hopefully usher in genuine accountability and a new standard by which public officials will be measured. Nobody is above the law and every public official must dutifully and truthfully declare his/her assets, liabilities, and net worth.
“The PNoy administration must now focus on the urgent task of jumpstarting our economy and improving the lot of our countrymen, as the President promised during the campaign. We cannot afford to further neglect the worsening economic situation we are in — almost one-third of our workforce remain unemployed, 80 percent do not have any savings, and 34 million rate themselves as living below the poverty threshold.”
Corona conviction, a triumph of justice (www.philstar.com)
Corona’s statements are false: Carmen Basa (www.youtube.com)
Coronas and Basas kiss and make up (www.manilatimes.net)