MANILA, Philippines – Malicious. A lantern of lies.
This was how Chief Justice Renato Corona described the testimony of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Monday, May 14, before the impeachment court.
Corona also said he will debunk all of Morales’s allegations and dared her to resign if she’s proven wrong.
Corona’s statement, first published by ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, on its site says:
“The initial testimony of the Honorable Ombudsman is quite unfortunate, if not very malicious.
“I don’t know how she came up with her own mathematical equation. She made a hodgepodge out of the accounts, making her numbers chaotic.
“The number of accounts alone is at best ridiculous. Her powerpoint diagram is a lantern of lies which only messed up her presentation, contrary to what some believe now as damning evidence. Either she does not know what she is talking about, or is purposely misleading the Impeachment Court and the public.
“Is she even privy to how the AMLC arrived at the bloated numbers? We will debunk all her bloated numbers.
“And once she is proven wrong, I urge her to immediately resign from her post for allowing herself to be used by this Administration and making a laughingstock of ‘government auditing.'” – Rappler.com