• Palace condoles with family of ex-CJ Corona


    THE Presidential Palace expressed Friday its condolences to the family of former Chief Justice Renato Corona, who died of cardiac arrest early this morning. He was 67.

    “We extend our condolences to the bereaved family of the late CJ Renato Corona and join them in fervent prayers for his eternal repose,” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said in a statement.

    On its Facebook account, the National Transformation Council (NTC) said: “It is with deep sorrow that [we]announce the demise of Council member Chief Justice Renato C. Corona. At 1:48 a.m. today, April 29, 2016, Chief Justice Corona succumbed to cardiac arrest.”

    The NTC, which has described itself as “collegial body” driven by a common sentiment, added, “Please pray for the eternal repose of his soul as he joins his Creator.”

    Corona served in various capacities. He was in the Cabinet of Presidents Fidel V. Ramos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo before being appointed to the bench as associate justice and, eventually, chief justice of the Supreme Court.

    Corona was impeached by the House of Representatives on Dec. 12, 2011 for failing to disclose certain bank deposits in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN).

    On May 29, 2012, the Senate, voting 20-3, found Corona guilty. As a result, he was removed from public office and given a perpetual ban from holding public office.

    After the impeachment trial, Corona lived a life away from the public eye until his untimely death.

    Born on Oct. 15, 1948, Corona is survived by his wife, the former Cristina Roco, and three children. CATHERINE S. VALENTE



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    1. The hypocrite PNoy admnistration never stops. Not even a Magnum 44 bullet can penetrate the faces of these liars because they have faces thicker than a 1 inch armored plate.

    2. It could be stressed related, shame for the 20 Senators and more than a hundred congressman who conspired to impeached him because of his strong Pro-Farmer stand. Who masterminded his impeachment by the way?

    3. What a fake!This spokesman has temerity to say that they are fervently praying in Malacanang for the eternal repose of the soul of CJ Corona! Do not believe Coloma because Mr Aquino should not be taken seriously he does not mean to condole with the family of CJ Corona!

    4. Ang Plastic ng Malacanang! Kayo dahilan nyan kaya inatake sa stress. Binayaran nyo mga senator judges para ma-impeach si Corona sa kasalanan sa pag declare ng SALN na alam naman naten lahat na kahit sinong nasa Gobyerno, president hanggang brgy captain ay hindi talaga honest na nag di-declare ng lahat ng yaman nila sa SALN. kahit ikaw Coloma alam mo sa sarili mo na may kinikita ka sa gobyerno at hindi mo nilalagay sa SALN mo.