On Booing Corona and More Misguided Outrage Fads

One of the more remarkable events that occurred during the August 26 Luneta Rally (I wonder how many of them went on the spot where the Bus Hostage Crisis happened) , was the reported booing of former Chief Justice Renato Corona when he appeared at the rally. I also noticed a lot of rabid anti-Coronans at the GRP Facebook Community page too (who obviously can’t carry out their outrage fad without violating group rules). Their reasoning is that Corona, being corrupt (as they insist), had no right to be at the rally and deserved the booing. The mass media makes it appear that many people are against Corona.

Photo courtesy of GMA Network
Photo courtesy of GMA Network

But let’s look at a few things. Columnist Teddy Locsin tweeted that there was really no booing by a group, but by one woman:

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Another person, yoga personality Jane Uymatiao, reported hearing people booing, not knowing who they were booing:

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In putting all together, I would conclude that the booing of Corona was overplayed by mass media, and contrary to what it is trying to depict, not that many people are against him. Or, if more than one person actually booed Corona, they were likely not aware of who was being booed. And what happened here seems to be a microcosm of what actually happens in our Philippines political situation, including Corona’s own impeachment trial/kangaroo court: the people get fooled.

Why do I say the people are getting fooled?

Just look at so many things. Firstly, the Anti-Coronans say the properties he owned are proof of his corruption. But if anyone bothered to remember, that was debunked during the impeachment trial/kangaroo court and the prosecution received a powerful scolding for it. Another instance, related to pork barrel, is where people are calling for Jane Napoles to be caught. But only her, even if others (the very politicians we vote) get much more pork barrel and actually have more control over it.

Or let’s look at another thing, something non-political. Many Filipinos, even educated ones, pass around fake Facebook messages and news, such as Morgan Freeman’s or Jackie Chan’s death and all. The kicker is that they believe it is true. That’s the problem; many Filipinos don’t bother to check whether something is true or not, or whether they understand something correctly or not. And that includes the surveys. Oh yes, even the cases when Filipinos never understood Katherine Ryan’s joke or on Donald Trump Jr. and the recent Tubbataha Incident.

This is the phenomenon named groupthink. It happens when one sees people beating up someone, then they join in the beating without asking why, and later find out they are beating up a pregnant woman who her husband was beating. It is when people just follow other people around them, sometimes even if they realize they are doing wrong. They are afraid of being different from the rest, for fear of rejection, fear of not being “in” or even being attacked (which I understand considering the nature of Philippine society).

This led me to post this on my Facebook status that day:

Oh, so former CJ Corona was booed (by only 1 woman, according to Teddy Locsin) at the “anti-pork barrel” rally earlier. But that doesn’t make sense. Pork barrel was instrumental in successfully impeaching him. So if you are anti-Corona, then you should be in favor of pork barrel. No pork barrel, Corona would have stayed.

Yes, I have the position that Corona had every right to be at the August 26 rally, because he is a victim of pork barrel. But some Filipinos, believing the propaganda hook, line and sinker, keep on hammering him as the symbol of corruption – even if in fact he never benefited from pork barrel. This is comparable to the thing that’s happening with former President Gloria Arroyo (couple that with the president blaming her for pork barrel, when in fact pork barrel started during his mother’s term). Yet some Filipinos lap up surveys, or believe whatever they hear on mainstream media. We have to be careful of our own outrage and check things before we rage.

It reminds me of what one eminent Philippine Politician, Richard Gordon, said

“Nakakahiya ang ating lipunan (our society is shameful) because we do not think… we react.” (Around 3:00 of the following video)

Reacting without thinking means you don’t know what you’re doing. And yes, this is the problem of many of our people… they actually are not thinking properly. This is probably why problems like pork barrel persist; people are unable to get enough facts to make a more informed stand. Many Filipinos, including the supposedly enlightened, love to join outrage fads without actually thinking about what they are joining and getting all the facts. This is what makes Filipinos susceptible to media manipulation.

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Now that the president has said, “ I really don’t think that we can have any conviction under my term,” does it look like everything has been for naught? I reiterate that Filipinos have to accelerate their brain functions several notches up and be more careful and discerning… and not just believe everything they see and hear. Especially on mass media.

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I stick with this blog because I believe, as my cohorts do, that many things Filipino embrace as part of their culture keep their society backward. And blogging freely to show that in a truly decent society, with true freedom of speech, even nobodies have a voice.

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Meh...
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“Columnist Teddy Locsin tweeted..Another person, yoga personality Jane Uymatiao, reported….In putting all together, I would conclude..”

Oh, and this what you call “research”?

JDbroman
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What I dont get is, they already know the government is bad yet they choose to swallow up the medias propaganda? A contradiction that should already be well understood by many. If you hate the government, dont follow its media, otherwise there as bad as the people they elect. Yet here we are.

Jomz
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Well said Mr. ChinoF…

Gerry
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@CF & Benigno….Stay with this posting,all the way, and watch the link as well, IT might do some REAL good. What anyone thinks of Corona? it doesn’t matter. The fact is: it was proved he took a kick-back ($100,000.00) to get the SC to reverse a decision. That flip-flopping resulted in the PAL employees’ losing their jobs, pensions & healthcare benefits in order to benefit one SCUMBAG, Lucio Tan. The case involving the Pal employees’ was enough to get Corona removed from office, and yet wasmthe PAL employee case was removed from the impeachment ‘complaint’. The guy has $4,000,000.00 rolling… Read more »
Bdr
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from what i understood during the IT, the case of PALEA was not finished yet when Corona was impeached. meaning PALEA hasn’t totally lost the case yet. and there was a reason why the case was transferred to another division. that was clearly explained during the impeachment trial, reason also why corona was not impeached under the article where PALEA’s case was discussed.

beeohwhy
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SC decision of palea is a concerted effort of 14 magistrates and not corona alone

Gerry
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@ BEOWHY, do you think the person making the pay-off wants to ake 14 payments OR 1 to the person who can dish it out to the others, R U IN A COMA?

Gerry
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@ BDR, no dude, the case was settled in the flip-flop decision handled by the SC the October prior to the impeachment complaint.

Gerry
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“ALWAYS RIGHT, SELDOM WRONG’ Teddy Locsin! Wtf rock did he crawl out from under? Someone should hit the pompous jack-ass over his conceited self-righteous head with it. Whatta dick.

maria
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he is misguided

WinterSoldier
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You’re misguiding EVERYONE in the first place, you know that?

Jed
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I saw a lot of people taking pictures with CJ Corona and shaking hands with him including some priests and teachers. The ones who started booing him were wearing yellow. The media just exxagerated bec. theycouldn’t find anyone famous to interview. Mr. Corona is a private citizen who has all the right to support the abolition of pork barrel.

maria
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Nowthisisrealevidence
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Nowthisisrealevidence

Haha, talk about OP getting pwned. You Get real getrealphilippines.

WinterSoldier
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Biased media and sensationalized journalism should NEVER be considered as ‘real’ evidence.

You should get real because you’re a TROLL. 😀

domo
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Implying that you think this “evidence” is a hallelujah. Troll harder indio.

ktopaz
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Common sense dictates that it is more credible than Teddy Locsin’s tweets.

Johnny Derp
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So this is considered evidence for you yellow trolls? Heavily biased media and sensationalized journalism?

Wow, how stupid can you get?

ktopaz
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Wow!!! You can’t tell shit even if it hits on the face huh.

I wonder how you cross the street? “….This speeding car ain’t real….This speeding car ain’t real…”

domo
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Lemme guess maria. You’re one of those lapdogs of pnoy who hijack the protest eh?

maria
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maria
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Malayo sila sa tao but they still had to run for cover and even fight off the people close to them. Who do you think they were screaming back at?

And if this is not enough evidence, check on the people’s reaction in the social media.

WinterSoldier
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And they are dumb if you ask me.

“Filipinos don’t THINK. They REACT.” -Richard Gordon

Enjoy your blunder. 😛

jamolight
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@maria How lame, resorting to ABSCBN’s news clip. DUH, yun nga ang point eh: find find proof outside mass media.

domo
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This BS media again? Anong tingin mo sa amin mga tanga?

Leb
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Whatever reasons he may have, Corona’s decision to go to the rally was uncalled for. And I’m not even saying that it was so because he was convicted for corruption. His presence there was not needed nor his effort to insert what for him was his overlooked innocence. More or less we have an idea why he was there, aside from wanting to be one with those whom he agrees with on the rally’s objective, but as a polarizing figure as he is it was a death wish for him to be present there. Could be he got a wrong… Read more »
MidwayHaven
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You could replace “Corona” in your post with “Teddy Casino.”

He received an approximate PhP100 million in pork, but no one in the rally seemed to mind.

maria
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Only one lady was booing, people PROBABLY did not know what they were booing at, overplayed by mass media…… Everything the blogger wants to believe.

Good night.

maria
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And sweet dreams!

WinterSoldier
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Your comments are meaningless since it was based on EMOTIONS and that’s it.

You don’t have sweet dreams at first because you’re disillusioned already. Your loss.

domo
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And angry mobs like you still believe on the kangaroo court’s Corona impeachment decision because you always use your heart rather than your brain. Now do me a favor and get lost.

domo
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Oh and unpleasant dreams and nightmares hypocrite.

Ici
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My brother was there when it happened. It started with a guy who was heckling corona and a handful booed and jeered along with him. A lady supporter wanted to answer back but she was held back by the others with her. I agree, chinof, that there were those who just reacted and jeered but didn’t really know whom this was directed to. I read in another forum that there were those in the back who were cheering but not jeering. As my brother witnessed this he felt the need to go up to the man and shake his hand… Read more »
Johnny Derp
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It’s a shame that these yellowtards still insist that corona did something worse than those who benefitted from the pork barrel scam.

These yellowtards don’t seem to realize that they’re being hypocrites by supporting corona’s impeachment because pork barrel was used to impeach him.

Margaux
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kung naabutan ko lang dun si CJ Corona, i will do same like your brother did!…Pity to those people na makikitid ang utak na sobrang nalason na ng abnoy na Presidenteng yan! Kung guilty talaga si Corono hindi na siya magpapakita sa public at magtatago na hndi gaya ni Napoles!!!..sabi na nga ba madaming pakawala ang Administrasyon last Monday!

ici
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right…llamas was reported to be making moves the night before.

gemie reyes
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Éveryone has the right to attend the rally.We should respect each others right.RESPECT, most Filipinos has forgotten the true meaning of this word!! We should include good manners and right conduct again in our curriculum! So sad most people assume they are always right, seldom wrong!!Let’s be fair and respect each other.I’m an ordinary filipino and a mother of two young boys!!I agree with you Ici!!

Xtian
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So, people who are pro-Corona suddenly have a monopoly on critical thinking. Get off your high horse people!

WinterSoldier
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Just because we’re not into Yellow Propaganda means that we a re pro-Corona or something? Get a load of there, fella. Nice logic you have there.

Fact: you’re just a TROLL. 😀

Johnny Derp
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Jeez, do you guys ever realize that your propaganda isn’t fooling anyone here? The fact that you guys are once again attacking corona for your master in malacanang certainly says a lot about your explicit stupidity in being gullible enough to believe everything the yellow media says.

I really pity you guys since your stupidity and hypocrisy is showing once again.

Amir Al Bahr
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Wait, wait, who said anything here about being pro-Corona? Compare that to the high horse Filipinos found themselves on when they judged Corona as corrupt even when all the accusations against him were debunked in the impeachment trial. They were all too willing to lap up what their yellow media told them about the “outrageous” nature of what Corona supposedly did. Besides, Filipinos shouldn’t forget that their “honorable” congressmen and senators rushed to impeach him only because the pork was dangled in front of them (allegedly, of course). Those who advocate the rule of law, not necessarily pro-Corona, are the… Read more »
ici
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as usual, they are over simplifying things again. they are not addressing the issue at hand but resorting once again to attacking personalities. heckling again. they are obviously merely following what the propagandists dictate. lemmings.

Gerry
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OK, I’ve been waiting to show you: The one part of the impeachment complaint that could have proved Corona’s guilt(and all the SC jurists as well) was taken out of the proceedings’, ask yourself, WHY?(see parenthesis for the answer if you can’t figure it out, DUH!)

You have some frikkin nerve to act AS IF…and then call me a ‘nutjob’ ‘conspiratorial theorist’. That loud popping noise you may hear one of these days is the sound of your head ‘popping’ out of your ass!

domo
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Here’s some logic for you: being anti-Corona means being pro-pork barrel. CJ Corona was only ousted by the BS court because the senatongs and tonggressmen were paid by pnoy’s pork barrel to finish the job. Now look who should stop being like a Wile E. Coyote-like “genius”?

Margaux
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i agree!

TROLL
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Agree! Eka ni Dick Gordon, Filipino don’t think, they react. Makasama mag boo pero di nila alam kung anu talag nangyari.

M1911
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I think what got to most of the people here was the elitism and poor choice of language of the piece, for it implied that those who were anti-Corona did not think for themselves and only joined the outrage bandwagon. That’s not fair, and there are an awful lot of people who legitimately dislike the former Chief Justice. For me, my beef with him was not so much his under-declaration in his SALN, but his court’s conduct is not what one expects from a judge or justice. His court’s misapplication of the equal protection clause in the Biraogo v Truth… Read more »
tehot
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“Consistently deciding cases involving GMA’s past misdeeds in her favor shows appearances of impropriety.” bro, the article is very appropriate for the likes of you. wasn’t the above quote proven to be false in the impeachment court? before the trial the media were mouthing off that 100% corona favored GMA. but during the trial when all the facts are being gathered you heard the likes of Drilon saying 70% only. What a pity. Your ‘legitimate’ beef about Corona was nothing but mere exaggerations of the media and obviously you are not in the position to criticize the article as you… Read more »
M1911
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“Appearance of impropriety” is different from actual impropriety. Judicial ethics demands cleanliness even in appearance because the judiciary has no other moral currency than its reputation. It does not have the power of the purse as congress does, nor the power of the sword as the executive does. Thus it must be SPOTLESS even in MERE APPEARANCE. And for the record, I actually think the impeachment was rigged and unjust. Doesn’t mean I like the former chief justice. “this is the most stupidest thing i have ever read today as I dont see how including past presidents would ignore the… Read more »
domingo arong
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M1911 On November 22, 2011, the Supreme Court (“the Corona Court”) handed down its HACIENDA LUISITA decision (G.R. No. 171101) to finally distribute “the 4,915-hectare sugar estate owned by the President’s family to over 6,000 farmer beneficiaries.” http://www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri2011/nov2011/gr_171101_2011.html Barely 3 weeks later on December 12, 2011, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Corona. http://www.congress.gov.ph/photojournal/zoom.php?photoid=635 Corona may have been the Chief Justice, but the Supreme Court is a collegial body; hence, cases before it are “decided with the concurrence of a majority of the Members who actually took part in the deliberations on the issues in the case and voted… Read more »
M1911
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He still signed it. A lawyer does not sign something he does not believe in, it’s basic legal ethics. Anyway, believe it or not I think the impeachment against him was rigged. I just think he was “damaged goods” from the start because his very appointment was suspicious for violating the election appointments ban. I have nothing against him as a person, but again, when you are the leader of the highest court of the land, you must not only be be LEGALLY clean, you must APPEAR to be clean also. By this logic, I also have issues with the… Read more »
mohamad
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I don’t care about whether or not Corona was booed at all, intentional or (bandwagon type) unintentionally. But I have to point out that people must watch the video embedded on this article (http://youtu.be/INC4-KUSais), the one about Gordon interviewed by Karen Davila. Swak na swak pa rin sa panahon natin ngayon yung mga sinabi niya sa interview. Like what he said, hindi natin kailangan ng mabait [referring to PNoy], ang kailangan natin lider (na may integridad… ONE WHO COULD SAY NO). Good find ChinoF!

John
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i’m tired of all that bullshit, mamamatay din ang mga corrupt… ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh shit!!! nakalimutan ko ang political dynasty, ….. i’m dead….. bago ko pa maranasan ang corrupt free Philippines. Aral nalang ako mabuti, putang ina. Bahala na si Batman. sana magkaroon ng Batman dito sa Pilipinas kahit think like Batman nalang kahit wala ng costume.

Dirch
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Turned out for the best, what we don’t want is this guy (Corona) who we’re still not sure of being corrupt or not, to be turned into a hero and then vote him to be president or something. He should be thankful, we Filipinos are peaceful, If it we’re in Egypt his limbs would be torn apart already.

Rain
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Dude did you even freaking watch the trial, he debunked every single accusation hurled against him. Too bad your blindsided and brainwashed by what the Yellow Media tells you. Not everyone at this board is stupid in believing what the Yellow Media thinks the holier than thou entitlement attitude na kayo lang ang tama kami mali.

WinterSoldier
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Translation:

ALL HAIL MOB MENTALITY!

John
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Look what happened back in the Hostage Crisis in there? Who’s fault is it? THE MEDIA!!! The hostage taker Shot everyone in the bus, when he saw those Police arresting his family(as if they’re going to killed like a pig- keeps resisting) then those MEDIA saying this(arresting cause he had a gun but no) and that cloud the Hostage Taker judgement not to hurt anyone! He Freak Out! live on TV, i saw everything and that’s bullshit ma man. I think that what really happened there people booing because some camera is rolling and they want to express(on camera) their… Read more »
Gerry
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Why you people are not a little more ‘pushy’ is why your still be laughed at by the people REALLY running the country(HINT:it ain’t PNOY or the gov’t.). THEY KNOW YOU WILL PUT UP WITH WHATEVER THEY THROW AT YOU!

Peace Walker
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Curious. The number of people who argue against Corona’s well being and associate using media elements connected to Pro-administration connections suddenly spiked thanks to this article.

Rain
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It’s so blaintly oblivious that the media conspired to bring him down Hindi naman tanga ang readers dito bro. Money talks and Pnoy used every arsenal and firepower he could leverage in influence to take Corona by hook or by crook.

Gerry
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Corona did not ‘GO DOWN’, he served no time in jail, kept ill-attained wealth. None of his tainted decisions were over-turned, Holy Shit…WAKE UP!
You people are hopeless!

Gerry
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@ CF, Where did I say let anyone go free???? Holy CHEET, YOU Really don’t get it, DO YOU??? They are all in on the same scam!!!

MY GOD MAN, your dense! People should start calling you ‘Rocky’. I just do not believe it! DENSE!

Ronald Montemayor
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You know Gerry, if you don’t like what you read in GRP, you should just leave, with your “kangaroo court” mentality, and mindless fawning over Cory, you’re no different from “bida kapamilya”.

The fact that Noynoy’s regime only concentrates on political enemies reeks of injustice and bias, so I cannot take Corona’s impeachment seriously.

Add the fact that you almost never rebut my valid arguments just proves that either you’re a leftist radical or just a sheep of the mass media, regardless of your disdain of it.

Johnny Derp
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Looks like the malacanang mis-communications group is really that desperate to fan away the criticism from their precious president’s inaction over the whole pork barrel scheme.
Changing the name of PDAF into something else does not count FYI.
Their presence here only proves Gog’s point: If their precious president was really doing his job, he wouldn’t need any of those idiots-for-hire to spread his false propaganda.

Peace Walker
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I will be honest, I was not present at the rally myself, so I am in no position to judge. “maria”‘s arguments, however, may I contend under free speech to debate, are weakly founded, given as to how there are multiple conflicting reports on what transpired. This is further compounded that a small arrival of a person whose innocence is “still contestable” was headlined by a media unit whose assets and considerable reputation of over-blowing or “sensationalism” of various small topics that led to the scenario of “Publicity trials”, catastrophe-causing info leakage by media AND whose origins are founded with… Read more »
Thomas Jefferson
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This is the real truth about former Chief Justice Corona… He was a victim of the BS Aquino dictatorship. A victim of the yellow administration. Remember the (bow well) movement 188? The prosecution bungled their presentation of evidence. Pork barrel played a role in this tragic farce of an impeachment trial. Who got paid in the lower house and the senate? Oink! Oink!

Johnny Derp
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It was only dumb(with emphasis on the dumb part)luck that the prosecution would win the trial however, nothing has changed even after corona was booted out due to pork barrel so where’s the proof that the yellows have reduced corruption after they booted out corona? Zero,Zilch,Zip, Goose Eggs.

Gerry
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He was in cahoots with all the rest of them(AQUINO,CORONA,ESTRADA,MARCOS,REVILLA,DRILON, ever wonder why they are all never going away? even when a concocted scam hits the media? They are all laughing their asses off at you idiots!) and you are an idiot not to realize it!
NOT ONE NEGATIVE THING came out of that trial!, not one. Corona did no jail time, kept his ill-attained CA$H and none of his tainted decision was over-turned. He was probably well paid for his performance at the trial as well.Looks like you people will NEVER wake up.SOO CLOSE TOO!
YOU PEOPLE ARE FUCKIN DOOMED.

Amir Al Bahr
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How can you say with certainty that his wealth is ill-attained and that his decisions are tainted? Hope you can be more specific, itherwise you’re no more than just another conspiracist nutjob.

Gerry
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R U SERIOUSLY ASKING ME THAT? Wait, cough,cough, WHAT? LOL! Wait…UHHHHHH,$4,000,000.00 and never made over $30,000/year, and usually half that. No proof about that horse-shit story of currency exchange in wtf was it? 1969?You go believe that crock of shit sonny, OK? Concealed bank accounts through the design of the thieves themselves(the thieves themselves, for Crissake’s), AND YOU ARE GONNA ASK THAT IDIOTIC QUESTION? The Leader says that ‘legal proceedings’ will take 3-5 years, GEE WHY IS THAT? HUH? Can you think of one good reason?UUHHH?????????? Wait right here, in 5 years we will deliver justice to you….and you believe… Read more »
Ronald Montemayor
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He was in cahoots with all the rest of them AQUINO,CORONA,ESTRADA,MARCOS,REVILLA,DRILON….

Corona in cahoots with Aquino?!?
Now I know that you’ve been taking drugs.
LOL

Leb
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See how polarizing a figure Corona is? Even in blogs people gets agitated talking about him. I don’t think his presence in the rally should be taken as an opportunity to defend his innocence again nor to bring up doubts in the judgment conviction he got in the impeachment trial. He’s yesterday news. He went there for the wrong reason and he got what he deserved. To those who booed him, lucky for them they have somebody to direct their anger and make the occasion more exciting for Corona provide them space to vent. I guess since it’s hard to… Read more »
auriga
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“He went there for the wrong reason and he got what he deserved.”

WHAT “wrong reason?”

Leb
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Read my posts above to get the answer.

auriga
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And that I did, but you merely speculated in your previous posts. Your latest claim of his “wrong reason” doesn’t sound like speculation to me, but that you know something factual. Hence my inquiry.

Ronald Montemayor
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@ Leb “…if Corona is really clean or innocent, no amount of bias by the judges would sway public opinion of sympathy, away from him.” You obviously did not put to account the power of Philippine media, where Pinoys argue over their LOYALTY to TV NETWORKS, or survey firms like the SWS, where survey results can easily be skewed, for heaven’s sake “…The problem really is, Corona was no stranger to bias or partisan politics. Remember, he, too was accused of being biased on certain cases that ended up in his office notwithstanding the other allegation of biases thrown on… Read more »
Ronald Montemayor
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@ Leb

(this is a follow-up to my post below)

It’s just Corona’s lousy luck that he got the short end of the stick when he was impeached.

Imagine, having the entire Executive & Legislative Branch stand against you, what chance do you have? :p

Leb
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Ronald Montemayor, just the same he’s the chief justice. Even if he’s up against Jesus Christ and he’s really innocent, I think he will be able to put up a good fight and prove his innocence. The Executive and Legislative branch, whom you alleged were up against him, are not entirely snow white innocent. As the chief justice, he knows a lot about those people. He could have stood his ground and show how strong, knowledgeable, and intelligent he is by making those people realize that they are in for a long haul because, unlike them, he’s not what they… Read more »
Ronald Montemayor
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Leb, This is my final say in the matter. “…As the chief justice, he knows a lot about those people. He could have stood his ground and show how strong, knowledgeable, and intelligent he is by making those people realize that they are in for a long haul because, unlike them, he’s not what they think he is.” He lost because he played by the rules. If only for that, he’s already proven how far above he was from them. And even Jesus lost his case with Pontius Pilate. ^_^ Sometimes it doesn’t matter if you lose, because in the… Read more »
Leb
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The man was convicted on an impeachment trial, what’s there to speculate about?

Ronald Montemayor
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@Leb

The impeachment trial is not a criminal trial, but rather a POLITICAL (therefore liable to bias) process.

What’s your point?

Leb
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I don’t know exactly what you meant but let me speculate about it. Since the impeachment was a political exercise you’re insinuating that Corona was a victim. I wouldn’t argue with that, however, if Corona is really clean or innocent, no amount of bias by the judges would sway public opinion of sympathy, away from him. The problem really is, Corona was no stranger to bias or partisan politics. Remember, he, too was accused of being biased on certain cases that ended up in his office notwithstanding the other allegation of biases thrown on his direction regarding his relation with… Read more »
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