Corona’s three closed bank accounts transferred to checking account – witness

February 20, 2012 11:50 pm 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Feb. 20 – A bank executive confirmed on Monday that the three accounts which Chief Justice Renato Corona closed on the day he was impeached on Dec. 12 last year were transferred to a checking account.

Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) president Pascual Garcia III told the impeachment court that the three accounts, which have a total remaining balance of P36 million were transferred to a checking account with number 089-10100594.

”There were three deposits by way of credit memos and maturities of other accounts on December 2011: P7.3 million, P12.9M and P17M,” Garcia said.

Garcia revealed also that Corona and his wife Cristina have six joint peso accounts with a total opening balance of P7.58 million. All the accounts, however, already been terminated.

Based on the records brought before the impeachment court, Garcia said one of the six accounts with account number 089-121020133 was opened on March 4, 2010 with opening balance of P7.28 million but closed 20 days later.

With this, Senator-judge Franklin Drilon asked for signature card of Corona and his wife.

Actually, Corona had seven peso accounts under his name alone with the PSBank but bank officials said all these have been closed, including the three accounts closed on the day of his impeachment.

Under Article 2 of the impeachment complaint, the prosecution accused Corona of failing to disclose to the public his statement of assets, liabilities and net and worth and for not declaring all assets, including bank records, in his SALN. (PNA) RMA/jfm

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  1. george david on February 21st, 2012 6:54 am

    ano pa kaya ang hinihintay ni corona, bakit kaya hindi pa siya magresign kasi masyado nang bulgar ang mga salaping tinatago niya na hindi nakasaad sa kanyang SALN at ang mga ito’y sobra sobra na sa kanyang suweldo at pati ang mga dahilan niya ay hindi na tumutugma sa dami ng mga perang hindi nakasaad sa SALN hindi pa kasama ang mga ari-ariang multi -million ang halaga o market value at wala namang zonal value na nakasaad sa SALN at siya mismo ang nagsabi sa ilang opinyon niya sa SC bilang CJ o Associate Justice. Mr. Corona kung may konsensya ka dapat lang na mag-resign ka na at huwag mu nang ilantad ang iba pang baho mo sa publiko kasi walang maniniwala sa iyo kundi and mga alipores mo at si Cuevas et al.(defense lawyers) na alam ko ay hindi na rin nila gustong ipagpatuloy ang trial kasi lahat sila ay parang malulungkot na nagmamasid sa kanilang upuan kapag may lumalabas na mga iba pang accounts na hindi nila inaasahang marami pa. RESIGNATION IS THE ONLY REMEDY MR. CORONA.