CJ’s wife merely exercised right on libel case — counsel05/11/2012
Branding as “downright malicious” the allegations of being insensitive to a deceased relative after the court awarded Cristina Corona compensation in a libel case she won against her uncle, one of the Corona’s lawyers said the wife of Chief Justice Renato Corona was merely exercising her rights.
“She just exercised her rights. That is the legal course of action of anyone whose reputation is intentionally damaged. She was the aggrieved party in this case and (she) did not go beyond the bounds of the law,” defense spokesman lawyer Tranquil Salvador III said on the various media commentaries that sprang out on the sidelines of Day 36 of the impeachment trial.
During Tuesday’s hearing, Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QC RTC) Branch 216 clerk of court Lucita Masangkay-Cristi took the witness stand and testified that the lower court ordered the late Jose Maria Basa III, Raymunda Basa, et al to pay Mrs. Corona P500,000 as damages for the two counts of libel the latter filed and won..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune