Clearly, the Chief Justice, in testifying before the Senate court was not just addressing the court, but the Filipino people, who were a captive audience on that day, as he bared his family’s side on the Basa-Guidote feud, which probably went over big — as a telenovela goes.
Still, Chief Justice Renato Corona must have felt that his family’s side must be aired, since this Basa feud was made public in interviews given by one Ana Basa with too many charges made against the Coronas.
That side of the Basa family was there during the testimony of the Chief Justice and while the family members complained that Corona’s attack was a low blow, as Jose Basa lll was already dead and could not defend himself, the truth is that the Basa family members, notably Ana, started these attacks on the Coronas while giving the media interviews, knowing then that the Coronas would not reply officially to these charges aired by Ana Basa.
In the end, with the Basas crying, they claimed that they would not answer those accusations made by the Chief Justice, as they would not go down to his level, even when they clearly did by bringing out the Basa dirty linen..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune