I Will Cross Examine The Chief Justice!


During my active years in trial, I have a client who issued as payment for his rental a check without funds.  The apartment owner was the late Chief Justice Felix Makasiar. My client left the premises and would like to redeem his check by paying cash.  The late chief justice would want that aside from the…

CJ Corona Has A Lot of Contrition To Do This Lent!


The Lord always works in some mysterious ways.  Who would ever think that a very innocuous corporation set up in 1961 as Basa-Guidote Enterprises, Inc., (BGEI) one owner of which,  now a 90 year old nun, would come to haunt the Chief Justice in 2012? This tale started in early 1990, when Mrs. Corona was accused by her relatives…

“We Masquerade Our Dysfunction As A Quest For Due Process”


The Corona Dilemma I am writing a book about the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona because this historical political exercise effectively divides the nation between those who believe in the myth that there is nothing wrong with the judiciary and those who believe that there is something wrong with it and CJ Corona represents everything…

Last Clear Chance, My Foot! (Enough Senator Santiago, Please)


Last clear chance is a doctrine in torts law wherein a plaintiff can recover damages from defendant even if the plaintiff was the one negligent if he can show that the defendant had the last clear opportunity to avoid the accident. Example: Driver ‘A’ was drunk and was zigzagging on the road.  Driver ‘B’ was on the same…

CJ Corona Is No Justice William Douglas!


On April 15, 1970, Congressman Gerald Ford (R-Mich) rose to demand an investigation of Associate Justice William O. Douglas on four specific charges: 1. Douglas had sold an article to Fact magazine and had received payment for it when the publisher, Ralph Ginzburg, was involved in litigation in federal courts which ultimately reached the Supreme Court. …