Saturday, March 17, 2012
Has the IBP become Corona's hatchet man?
Click on philstar, march 18:IBP exec says Henares may face contempt, disbarment
The spokesperson of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said yesterday that Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief Kim Henares could face contempt for declaring under oath during the impeachment trial that Chief Justice Renato Corona did not file his income tax return (ITR).
Lawyer Trixie Angeles told reporters during the weekly Annabels’ news forum in Quezon City that Henares could also face disbarment if some party files a complaint with the IBP and it is proven that she lied under oath.
“The case may include violation of Code of Ethics, perjury and possible disbarment,” she said.
Really? We challenge the IBP to file charges against Corona for his lies on academic honors. Do it now. We will remember...
And we do want to get into the bottom of this. Perhaps someone has to interview Bir chief Henares on this matter.
We are also suprised that major media commentators do not touch on this topic (at least in philstar and inquirer, Sunday issues Mar 18, 2012).