Corona arms cache ‘overblown’
THE Supreme Court downplayed Monday Chief Justice Renato Corona’s alleged ownership of some 31 firearms.
Court spokesman Jose Midas Marquez said the reported armory of the chief magistrate was overblown, just like the supposed 45 properties listed by the Land Registration Authority (LRA) in his name.
“Most of the guns belong to Corona’s father and some of them where already sold,” the court official said, after a mass offered for Corona and his defense team on Monday.
Marquez, who is also the Supreme Court administrator, likened the issue to the list of properties named to Corona by the LRA, which had been used by the House prosecution panel in bolstering the impeachment complaint against the chief magistrate, alleging that these properties were not reflected in the latter’s statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).
Of the 45 properties, Corona had claimed ownership of only five. The rest, he said, had already been sold, were owned by his children and/or their spouses or in-laws, or were mere fabrications.
Corona had admitted to owning a gun, but denied allegations that he had tried to threaten with it a caretaker of a member of his wife Cristina’s relative in 1997.
A report earlier cited records of the Philippine National Police–Firearms and Explosives Office, which showed that Corona owned at least 31 firearms, including a high-powered Uzi machine gun and a vintage Winchester popularized by American cowboys in the 19th century.
However, the licenses for said firearms have already expired except for a .380-caliber pistol (Serial No. 374-2900), which expires October 15, 2015; and a 9mm machine pistol (T0624-07V0060978), which expires on October 15, 2014.
Malacañang, meanwhile, declined to comment on the reported arms cache of the chief magistrate.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, in a news briefing, said Malacanang did not check on the legality of Corona’s owning of different guns and if there was possible abuse or misuse of privileges on the part of the Chief Justice.
“We did not verify. We don’t see the need. We don’t want to be drawn again into that issue on the firearms of Chief Justice Corona,” he said.
Over the weekend, however, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Corona has to answer why he did not declare on his SALN the substantial number of firearms that he allegedly owns. (JCV/SDR/Sunnex)
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Spa is not the only way to unwind for people who are stressed out by Manila traffic and noise pollution.
In a city like Manila, most residents rely on visits to spa and beauty parlor to unwind and relax. But with a short getaway to Angeles City Clark Pampanga one can de-stress by enjoying beautiful outdoor amenities of this beach resort, savoring what nature can offer. Clearwater Resort & Country Club offers several styles of accommodation from US$65 up inclusive of breakfast for two at the beautiful Breakfast Garden Restaurant overlooking the large Clearwater lake and beach. This is a good rendition of the lifestyle that the Americans left behind after they left the Clark Airbase.
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After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.
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