The prosecution team said there are 45 properties under his name
MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Renato Corona on Friday, January 13, insisted that he owns only five properties, all declared in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).
In a statement, the impeached Chief Justice said: “As I have repeatedly declared, my SALN contains all the properties that I own – all five of them.”
Corona was reacting to claims by the House prosecution panel that there were 45 properties under his name. The prosecution team has asked the Senate to summon Corona and his family on Monday, January 16, to explain these so-called properties.
The prosecution said Corona amassed these properties in the nine years that he was in the Supreme Court.
But these constitute “black propaganda (meant) to poison the people’s minds,” Corona said.
He explained that the list submitted by the prosecution to the Senate includes “several titles for one and the same property, or parking slots for one and the same condominium unit…In some cases, the titles are in the name of persons I do not even know.”
He added: “There are many repetitive entries to make the list deliberately long to create a false and misleading impression about my assets.” – Rappler.com