Listen to what Basas have to say, Senate told


I agree with the Inquirer March 14 editorial, “An inconvenient truth”: Chief Justice Renato Corona’s defense team has been milking the Basa-Guidote Enterprises Inc. (BGEI) for all its worth, that is, to account for the yawning gaps in his financial records, but it is now erecting huge obstacles to the possible testimony of Ana Basa and Sister Flory Basa on how the Corona couple oppressed them and took arbitrary control of BGEI.

In other words, as the editorial noted, Corona’s lawyers simply do not want “(to hear) the truth about Corona’s fitness for the post he holds.”

Ana and Sister Flory are credible witnesses on the BGEI issue and the Senate impeachment court should hear their testimonies as these are very relevant to Article 2 of the impeachment complaint. If they can show that Corona and his wife Cristina indeed took control of the family corporation despite the fact that Cristina owned a mere 10 percent of the shares, then that would clearly establish what kind of people they are: manipulative and greedy.

If the Senate impeachment court is really interested in seeking the truth, they should listen to what the Basas have to say.


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