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Monday, May 28, 2012

Code Red

Chief Justice Renato Corona has finally admitted to having four dollar accounts, not eighty-two as reported by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) and presented by Ombudsman Morales. That the accounts contain only $2.4 million, not $10-12 million as reported by the same. Be that as it may, he did not declare them in his statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) because declaring his dollar deposits would be going against the Foreign Currency Deposits Act (FCDA). Wow, what a genius!

Does Corona know any other government employee or officer who does the same? With whom does he exchange notes ? Seriously, is this a practice people in the government do, but just won't talk about it because it is ill? Ill and evil, but it's there? Not in the book, but it is there? Or is this just another legalistic alibi Corona uses to get away with crime?

What then is the use of issuing SALN if you can hide your other assets behind dollar accounts with the absolute protection of the foreign currency deposits act? Pray tell!

“I have more responsibility than you can fathom.           
You weep for Santiago and curse the Marines.           
You don't know what I know.
Santiago's tragic death saved lives.         
And my existence, while grotesque to you, saves lives!         
But deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, -           
- you need me on that wall.            
We use words like honour, code, loyalty.
They're the backbone of our lives.
You use them as a punchline!
I haven't the time or inclination to explain myself -
- to a man who needs my protection - but questions the way I do it.
Better just to thank me.
Or pick up a gun and stand a post.
But I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!”

“Did you order the Code Red?”

“You're goddamn right I did!”

Corona must have thought he could pull out a Jack Nicholson with his acting. But his excuses are lame and his acting pathetic.


  1. Let me just post it here too, thank you Mr. Enrile. If you have done nothing else in your entire career, this one act, is your brightest moment. Thank you for delivering on your campaign promise. Happy na kami.

  2. I mean to blog about Enrile too. Just finding the time. Happy rin ako! :)