Corona leaves Luneta after getting booed
MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Former Chief Justice Renato Corona, convicted last year for unexplained wealth, also joined the protest rally against pork barrel Monday, August 26.
But he left after getting booed by the protesters who chanted, "Epal, epal!" Corona's children screamed back at the protesters.
The ex-chief justice was dismissed in May 2012 after the Senate impeachment court found him guilty of betraying public trust by failing to declare his wealth.
Earlier, Rappler spotted Corona, accompanied by wife Cristina and their children, at the Manila Hotel, across the street from Rizal Park where the protest was being held.
He told GMA News said he was going to the protest, but said he was just waiting for a "signal" to proceed to the park. The Coronas later proceeded to the Quirino Grandstand area, radio dzMM reported.
The Coronas declined to give any statement to Rappler.
Corona was convicted of culpable violation of the 1987 Constitution and betrayal of public trust May last year.
The Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, found him guilty of failing to disclose US$2.4 million and P80 million in bank deposits in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth.
The Senate then was led by Sen Juan Ponce Enrile, who is also being linked to the pork barrel scandal. - With reports from Bea Cupin/Rappler.com