Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial is one of the greatest turning points in Philippine history. This is the first trial to ever put a Supreme Court chief justice in question. Also it is regarded as the primary trial done by senator judges in our country- the reason why the whole nation is all eyes and ears to the developments of this legal proceeding.
One of the controversial issues being thrown at Corona is the ownership of a penthouse unit on one of the prestigious condos in Taguig – the Bellagio I. The Corona spouses were questioned about their capacity to purchase such a million peso space which has consequently forced them to produce documents that will negate the prosecution’s claims.
Their SALN (Statement of Assets and Liabilities Networth) has shown that they may have not declared the ownership and purchase of this property so this can be used against them for another possible case of tax evasion.
For several days, the impeachment trial has focused on the issue of Corona’s questionable ownership of this expensive property that has called upon the testimonies of the corporate people in the realty business who has sold the unit to the family particularly Megaworld. Numerous discounts whatsoever have been presented as proof by its Business Marketing CEO as to the acquisition of the said condo unit though many are still in doubt on the present answers.
As the impeachment case seems to be a promising long term TV show, CJ Corona’s penthouse unit in Bellagio I can be seen with more than hundreds of people taking pictures of the 38-floor condo space.
The developers and marketing firm of the Bellagio should now be more than thankful to CJ Corona for paving the way of advertising their now famed residential tower. Definitely the price of the Bellagio units will go up considerably.