Today, two names are the words of mouth of everyone, not only of the Generals but also of the whole Filipino nation. And these two names are…. CJ Renato Corona and Jessica Sanchez. Both must face life-changing directions. One road might lead to downfall, the other to stardom….
For several months now, Chief Justice Renato Corona has been undergoing an impeachment trial. Many allegations were hurled upon him but the most controversial is his failure to put all his assets in his SALN (Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Network), a summary account required of every government employee to report. He was accused of possessing several bank accounts containing millions of pesos and real estate properties. CJ Corona’s negligence to report everything is tantamount to dishonesty – a trait that government officials must possess.
Yesterday, the Chief Justice finally made his counterattacks against all accusations and the people behind them. It was kind of a privilege speech for him. But during the proceedings, CJ suddenly had a hypoglycemic episode of which he experienced shortness of breath, cold sweats and light-headedness. The condition was brought about by his diabetes. He was then brought to the hospital Tuesday evening.
Earlier today, CJ Corona was rushed to the hospital’s intensive care unit and was advised to skip the trial and stay in the ICU for 48 hours for further medical observation due to possible heart attack. As decided by Senate President Enrile, CJ Corona should return on Friday, May 25 and that oral arguments will be on Monday, May 28.
The event solicited so many different reactions, specifically Corona’s walking out session yesterday and his medical alibi today. Can his ailment be true? Or, it is really true but he simply needed sympathy and excuse to delay the trial?
Well, on the very, very bright side, another Filipino-blood talent has brought tremendous pride to her kababayans (countrymen). After a long journey and a save from being ousted from American Idol, Jessica Sanchez made it to the final two, head-to-head against American heartthrob Philip Philips.
Today was the final’s night and the two must perform three songs. On the first two rounds, Jessica sang Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” and Celine Dion’s “The Prayer”. She absolutely butchered both songs and listening to her lifted me off my feet. Both songs were really perfection and the American Idol judges were impressed with her.
The third song, which would become her first single if she wins, is quite not good. It is a pop ballad called “Change Nothing,” and it felt flat listening to the song. It did not showcase the awesomeness of her voice. Hope it would not affect the voting for her and she be crowned this season’s American Idol winner.
Whatever awaits CJ Renato Corona and Jessica Sanchez will either dismay us or make us shout “YES”!