it was senator jinggoy estrada who addressed defense counsel yesterday and strongly urged that chief justice renato corona testify, the sooner the better, so we can all get to the truth and not waste time, or something to that effect. he cited his father, president joseph estrada, who in 2001 was willing, waiting, to testify at his trial, he had nothing to hide.
we all know what happened to erap. before he could take the witness stand, the prosecution walked out and edsa dos erupted. even then, i was suspicious of the walk-out. the testimonies were just beginning to get really interesting – naungkat na ang disappearance ni bubby dacer, ang kaso ni hubert webb, ang milun-milyong kinita ng isang senator-judge sa bw shares, at kung anoano pa. what else might have been revealed had the trial continued, had the president told all, let the chips fall where they may, as in, laglagan blues. and what if, after he had told all, we had seen that he was the least guilty pala.
so what’s in it for corona. it would seem he’s feeling confident that he can prove the $10M accounts to be bogus. if so, tapos na ang boksing; the president, the prosecution, and the media vultures eat crow.
but it does seem like everyone who’s anti-corona – including the president and the ombudsman – are convinced that the chief justice has hidden, unexplained wealth that must have been illegally acquired, or he would have declared it, and how else does a judge get so rich if not by accepting bribes (in exchange for favorable decisions) from, among others, gma and cohorts maybe?
again, what would be in it for corona? at least ma-e-explain niya ang circumstances behind the hidden wealth? he’s the least guilty? or at best, he won’t go down alone? at hindi lang si gma ang maaaring ilaglag? o baka rin, he’s been offered an ex-deal he can’t refuse, as in, testify against gma and he can keep the $10M? or maybe he’s being promised immunity from suit, like we-know-who? i smell a rat.