MANILA, Philippines – The caretaker of a property owned by the family of Mrs Cristina Corona has accused both the Chief Justice and his wife of demolishing his house in Manila in the morning of Jan. 2, 1997.
In an affidavit that he executed on Oct 15, 1997 and submitted to a court that is hearing the family dispute involving Cristina Corona and her relatives in the Basa-Guidote clan, Pedro Aguilon also said that Corona, then an adviser of former President Fidel Ramos, pointed a gun at him.
Aguilon said the Corona couple got upset that he allowed the other relatives of Mrs Corona into the family property in Lepanto, Manila.
Item no. 8 of Aguilon’s affidavit, written in Filipino, states that the Corona couple had Aguilon’s house in Bustillos, Sampaloc, Manila, demolished in his absence. When he arrived in the afternoon, Aguilon said he discovered his house in a mess.
“I tried to recover the things I could recover,” he said. In the evening, that was when the Corona couple returned to Aguilon’s house and scolded him for allowing Mrs Corona’s relatives to enter the Lepanto property. It was at this point, Aguilon said, that Corona pointed a gun at him. “Baka gusto mong pasabugin kita,” Aguilon quoted Corona as telling him. (You want me to blow your head up?)
The Chief Justice denied Aguilon’s claim in a TV interview Wednesday, March 7.
Below are the full affidavits of Aguilon and Consolacion Rivera Concepcion, both caretakers of the Basa-Guidote property.