Corona: I leave it up to God

This is a repost from Noisy Minority Facebook page

“Ipapasa- Diyos ko na lang sila.”

This was the curt answer of Chief Justice Renato Corona in response to the refusal of the prosecution not to apologize on the leaks of the alleged 45 Corona properties.

Earlier, the Chief Justice said that his personal feelings and emotions don’t matter as he is in the business of serving the public.

Calls have been mounting for the prosecution to issue a public apology as Senator Loren Legarda joined fellow Senator Jinggoy Estrada and asked the need to issue a public correction for the “damage” done to the CJ Corona.

“You cannot go to town with unverified information, especially given the big difference between the reported number of properties and what was submitted…. If they made the correction in a press conference, the correction should also be made in a press conference,” Legarda told Senate reporters.

“Reputations should not be diminished due to incompetence, flaws, or computer error,” Legarda said.

Earlier, Senator Jinggoy Estrada urged Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas, Jr., to correct the wrong impression created in the minds of the public after parading documents of the so-called 45 properties.

“May I tell you, to advise your spokesmen to rectify the error and take back what they said in the media that indeed, the properties of Chief Justice Corona are not 45, because I think the damage has already been done. It was already instilled in the minds of the public, in the minds of the people, or even in the minds of the court that Corona has 45 properties, when in fact, they are not 45,” said Estrada in an open court.

This prompted Senator Joker Arroyo to call such act of misleading the public “sickening.”

“I’m talking about the fairness principle.” the senior lawmaker added.

“I thank Senators Estrada, Legarda and Arroyo for carefully weighing the facts on the erroneous report on the 45 properties. Much as we want to get an apology, we cannot force this to the prosecutors. Saying sorry for a harm done is a personal decision,” Corona noted.