Malacañang breathes down neck of Karen Jimeno

Poor Malacañang, again caught grasping at straws as they pick on the intriguing past of Karen Jimeno who is the star spokesman of the defense team in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona. In a “report” issued by ABS-CBN News yesterday, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte haughtily announces Malacañang’s looking forward to Jimeno’s “explanation” of a “statement” she signed “from the University of the Philippines College of Law faculty dated January 2010 urging then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo not to appoint a chief justice since it would be considered a midnight appointment”.

Just because Malacañang “expects” an explanation does not necessarily compel Jimeno to provide it, specially considering that the fact that Corona is being impeached implies that his being Chief Justice is de facto true in the eyes of the law — a fact that any position Jimeno held on the matter back in 2010 does not diminish. Perhaps Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III being the gated-village-raised politician’s son that he is has no concept of how true professionals deliver their service as per the terms of the engagement of their services regardless of what they think of the client.

Then again, Jimeno can simply say, “Well I’ve changed my mind since. Deal with it.”

Mr President, women have been known to change their minds, if you hadn’t noticed yet. Then again perhaps it becomes less surprising now why the President of the Philippines remains a swinging bachelor at 52.

Interestingly, this comes as new prosecution head Rudy Fariñas revealed yesterday what he really thinks of the Articles of Impeachment document that guides the prosecution’s case against Corona…

I read slowly and when the complaint was presented to us … when the last one had signed — there are many speed readers there — because so many had already signed, 188, my signature was no longer needed and the complaint was badly done.

[Translation by Interaksyon.com reporter]

Compared to a document signed by Jimeno in her capacity as a UP faculty member (which has no relevance to the dispensation of her duties now in her capacity as a member of the impeachment trial defense team), it is quite reasonable to presume that Fariñas’s interesting revelation would be the one that would require a bit more “explanation”.

Of course, how Noynoy chooses to spend his time, whether it be on making Valentines Day plans with current squeeze Grace Lee or digging up irrelevant dirt on impeachment defense lawyers is really up to him. Indeed, what he spends his time on provides the public with a good sense of what his priorities are and what constitutes his personal character

Perhaps a tad too late now, Lee hopes that she and the President be given the chance to privately “grow this relationship.”

“Privacy sana…a little bit of it so that the president and I could enjoy as we develop what we have now,” Lee said.

I’m sure the Philippine banking system, can relate Ms Lee.

[Photo courtesy MyPinoy.tv.]

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58 Comments on “Malacañang breathes down neck of Karen Jimeno”

  1. Siguro may malaking kapalit siyang makukuha kapag bumalimbing sya kay Corona. Corruption tlga ang problema ng bansa at dpat mawala na sa serbisyo ang mga ito.

      1. Cguro kpag umamin dito si Jimeno na balimbing siya, lalo pang tataas ang pagdududa ng taumbayan sa mga ito.

        1. Only Yellow Idiots like you who will think of it. Bravo for your sheer idiocy and ignorance. Sorry if I’m not drinking the Yellow Kool-aide like you do.

        2. Umiyak ka nalang vincenzo dahil malapit na malapit na magsawa ang taong bayan sa kapalpakan ng tito noy mo.
          Bilang na bilang na ang araw ng panot mong pang-gulo.

        3. Hey Vincenzo, maybe if you quit masturbating over that Grace Lee, you’d have some zinc left for your brain to work right.

          And your retard SFB president better do the same.

        4. balimbing si jimeno kay corona para pag makaso sya siguradong panalo isang tawag lang kay corona

    1. At IKAW dapat mawala sa bansang Pilpinas. Dahil it’s not corruption ang problema ng bansa kundi ang dysfunctional culture that you’re uplifting.

      Worshiping the Aquinos as demigods are just nothing but a sign of delusion. And you’re a very good example.

    2. Oh yeah, dapat mawala sa serbisyo si Tito Noy mo because he didn’t do very well on his job. Iyan talaga ang gusto mo e: SHOWBIZ GOVERNMENT. 😛

      1. Karen Jimeno apparently refused an invitation from Pnoy and ultimately refused his courtship and advances thats why Pnoy ordered his hounds to go after her. This information was revealed by a tall man who was seen with a small lady roaming around malacanang halls.

  2. Ah, argumentum ad hominem! Way to go, Malacañang.

    The problem with Malacañang resorting to ad hominems (aside from revealing the obvious fact that they have nothing better to say) is that they have far more skeletons in their closets. Recent developments have made Tupas far more questionable than Corona, and that’s just Tupas alone.

    A growing number of people already see their actions in court as akin to “casting the first stone.” Dragging in the *irrelevant* pasts of the members of the Defense only puts them in even hotter water.

  3. atty. jimeno knows that the supreme court itself ruled on this controversy, and as any lawyer, and non-lawyer, would know, they are the final interpreters of the law. “i submit, your honour.”

    knowing this made me admire her even more for upholding the rule of law. it takes a lot of humility and guts to stand up for what you believe is right, even if it is unpopular, and even if it means facing a powerful adversary.

    …and we all know that “humility” is something ms. valte was never known for, so…

    1. Malacañang people are just too dumb to see that they are actually shooting themselves on the foot by showing their pettiness in the way they dig up dirt like any common two-bit tabloid reporter and pressing Jimeno to explain what they dug up the way they are now. 😀

      1. what can we expect from a government that acts on mere suspicion and text messages? they are so bereft of credibility right now that they are resorting to non-issues. fail.

  4. no more delicadeza..smear campaign right from Malacanang mouthpiece..attacking first J.M.Marquez..NOW Atty.Jimeno…NO WONDER ”MOB WAY ,NO RULE OF LAW..OPRATING ALA SHOWBIZ GOVERMENT’

  5. Atty. Jimeno has nothing to worry. This is a simple case of respecting the rule of law. When an issue is being raised at the Supreme Court, any lawyer or agent of the law can express their opinions and raise their issue to the court. But when a decision is being rendered by the Supreme Court, all lawyers have to respect the decision because the SC is the final arbiter and the only authorized body to interpret the law, NOT ATTY. JIMENO, NOT ATTY. VALTE, AND DEFINITELY NOT THE BS PRESIDENT!!!

  6. I feel bad that beautiful as she is, Karen Jimeno bothered to dignify Malacanang’s dirty trick with an answer. Not all questions/tirades are worth answering. Some are just BS that are better thrown right in the face of the one asking them.

    This Valte is really good at causing my head ache.

    1. i thought she handled it pretty well…and she said that it makes her an even more credible spokesperson because she is objective.

    2. Where was her reply published? Are you referring to what the author suggests her reply to be, to quote,
      “Then again, Jimeno can simply say, “Well I’ve changed my mind since. Deal with it.””

    3. Where was her reply published? Are you referring to what the author suggests her reply to be, to quote,
      ‘Then again, Jimeno can simply say, “Well I’ve changed my mind since. Deal with it.”’

  7. Ms. Jimeno should preserve her dignigty by not minding the toon characters Valtic (“tupak”?) and Pnoy (“Bugok”?). She should just pray for them that they may think and do good so that the Filipino Nation may not be slashed with soo much punishments (non-stop typhoon, flooding, earthquakes and what else). The Filipinos have suffered much already from the wrath brought by the yellow family and friends.

  8. Mr. President. kase nga single ka pa dahil yan hindi mo naiintindihan ang kami mga babae. Grace Lee, seriously ano nakita mo sa abdnoy na yan!

  9. Hmm.. sounds like valte is bitching. but i guess that comes with realization that she’s no match for the star spokesperson of the defense panel, both in beauty in brains.
    which reminds me, is there something going on between valte and lacierda, we saw them sweet (his arms around her) when they thought nobody was already minding them during the tail-end, romantic fireworks display of the black eyed peas concert? chismis!!!

  10. Hmm.. sounds like valte is bitching. but i guess that comes with realization that she’s no match for the star spokesperson of the defense panel, both in beauty and brains.
    which reminds me, is there something going on between valte and lacierda, we saw them sweet (his arms around her) when they thought nobody was already minding them during the tail-end, romantic fireworks display of the black eyed peas concert? chismis!!!

  11. Hmm.. sounds like valte is bitching. but i guess that comes with the tough realization that she’s no match for the star spokesperson of the defense panel, both in beauty and in brains.
    which reminds me, is there something going on between valte and lacierda, we saw them acting sweet to each other (his arms around her) when they thought nobody was already minding them during the tail-end, romantic fireworks display of the black eyed peas concert? chismis!!!

    1. Ahaha! Seems everybody has been bitten by the love bug in Malacanang. I heard adviser Mr. DVD is also linked with someone.

      Meron ka pa bang alam? Maski blind item. 🙂

  12. “Well I’ve changed my mind since. Deal with it.”

    Nice explanation. And I say that with sarcasm. Women are fickle minded so it’s okay to have a change of perspective… That is just lame. Karen Jimeno is a two-faced attention seeking b. She’s just a pretty face without a backbone. She feels so confident under Cuevas. I can see a winning case for the prosecution. They just have to play the cards right.

        1. Y’know, if you really had something substantial to say you would have gotten straight to the point with your first comment.

          Just sayin’.

    1. Obvious troll is obvious.

      Honestly speaking, Karen Jimeno sees what’s right she has seen Cuevas as one the best. Don’t see a winning case for the prosecution because they are so stupid just like you and your fellow zombies.

      THIS is how Yellow minds work. Maybe you’re a fan of Lacierda and Abigail Valte. A troll who approves this trial by publicity and wants the attention-seeking prosecution to win. 😛

  13. Obvious troll is obvious.—–> uhm, okay.

    She has seen what’s right when she signed that document against midnight appointees. But what happened now? Change of heart, change of mind? What exactly?

      1. My attitude? What attitude? Aha! I know. The “different opinion” attitude. Okay, whatever.
        No amount of explanation? The “Well I’ve changed my mind since. Deal with it.” explanation? Surprisingly, you were convinced. How gullible.

        1. “The “Well I’ve changed my mind since. Deal with it.” explanation? Surprisingly, you were convinced. How gullible.”

          Wait… WHAT?

          You clearly missed the point of this article.

    1. There is a simple exlanation to why Jimeno is supporting CJ Corona now despite being against the idea of GMA appointing the CJ before.

      1. PNoy and his minions allegedly used blackmail to forced the 188 congressmen to sign the impeachment complaint against Corona. That alone probably convinced Jimeno to sign up as part of the defense team.

      2. Members of the Supreme Court already ruled that Corona’s appointment as legit and Jimeno is just recognising their authority on the matter. And like I said in my previous article:

      “…it was the Philippines’ Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) that “unanimously” agreed to start nominations prior to the 2010 elections for the replacement of the country’s outgoing Chief Justice Reynato Puno. And they did so citing Section 4(1), Article 8 of the constitution – which mandates that a Supreme Court vacancy should be filled within 90 days once the position remains vacant.

      In a news item published in February of 2010, it was shown that even constitutional experts had no problem with GMA appointing the new judge:

      A group of constitutionalists has no qualms about President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo appointing the next chief justice despite a constitutional provision supposedly prohibiting it two months before an election.

      Members of the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) even want the Supreme Court to compel the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), the body that screens nominees to vacant judicial posts, to submit its shortlist to President Arroyo.

      In a 20-page petition, Philconsa, through its president Manuel Lazaro, said the election ban in the Constitution covers only appointments in the executive department and not in the judiciary.

      The group pointed out that the only restriction cited by the Constitution is that the president must appoint from the list submitted by the JBC.

      The bottom line is, the issue about appointing a new SC judge has been resolved in early 2010 even before GMA chose Renato Corona. It turns out that GMA was even compelled to pick a new judge by the JBC out of an urgent need to do so because “historical events dictated the post should be vacant no more than a day”. Here’s what the SC had to say about the controversy at that time:

      The SC said there is no provision in the Constitution providing for designation of a temporary chief justice during the vacancy because the post is crucial during election period since the high court acts as the final arbiter under the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

      And…

      The SC, however, gave weight to the argument of the Solicitor General stressing the importance of the chief justice post saying historical events dictated the post should be vacant no more than a day.

      When Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee retired on April 18, 1988, Associate Justice Pedro Yap was appointed on the same day. When Yap retired on July 1, 1988, then Associate Justice Marcelo Fernan was appointed the same day.

      When Fernan effectively resigned on Dec. 7, 1991, Senior Justice Andres Narvasa was appointed the following day. When Narvasa retired on Nov. 29, 1998, Senior Justice Hilario Davide Jr. was sworn into office the following morning.

      When Davide retired on Dec. 19, 2005, Senior Justice Artemio Panganiban was appointed to succeed the following day.

      Lastly, when Panganiban retired on Dec. 6, 2006, incumbent Chief Justice Reynato Puno took his oath on midnight of Dec. 7, 2006.

      Whether one agrees with the Supreme Court’s final decision or not, one thing is for sure, Chief Justice Corona has been taking all these attacks on his personal integrity like a real gentleman.”

      To read more: PNoy apologist Randy David pre-judges Arroyo and Chief Justice Renato Corona

      1. Now, that’s a better explanation. Not the “Well I’ve changed my mind since. Deal with it.” You’re probably smarter than Jimeno too.

        1. Are you saying Jimeno responded based on what is written in the above? But what is written is what the author suggests, not what she actually said.

          ‘Then again, Jimeno can simply say, “Well I’ve changed my mind since. Deal with it.”’

        2. you simply don’t understand what has been written in this article. stop being crappy and for once think before blabbering out – if you ever have something between your ears.

  14. I myself personally thought that PGMA cannot appoint a chief justice during the 90-day ban considering previous decisions of the SC against the appointment of RTC judges. But then when I read the decision in de Castro vs JBC, the SC declared that the appoint of the CJ is constitutional based on their considered opinion. Considering that the SC is the ultimate judge on constitutionality, I respect its decision. That is our law.

    1. At the end of the day, Bernas pretty much said that the constitution never meant government to operate in a vacuum. Of course, the Yellow People would rather have that vacuum.

    1. another yellow turd zombie missing a brain…kung walang masabi sa blog, name-calling agad..babaw talaga..@don nice reply ROFLMAO

      1. applause for don…you’ve made someone closed his mouth forever…I wonder how much this administration able to influence and encourage more imbecility…

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