A curious set of transactions surround McKinley Hill purchase for Charina

By Raïssa Robles

Posted at Mar 30 2012 11:52 AM | Updated as of Mar 30 2012 07:52 PM

(Editor's intro: Raissa, foreign correspondent for South China Morning Post and Radio Netherlands, is an independent blogger.)

McKinley Hill in The Fort looks like a slice of California.

It is therefore understandable that someone like Charina Corona, who has lived for nearly a decade in the United States, would want a unit here.

In fact she holds the title to one of the units. How Charina came to hold the title is quite interesting.

Charina gave CJ Corona an SPA to purchase McKinley
I’m going to be basing my observations on the actual testimonies given so far in the impeachment trial of Charina’s father, Chief Justice Renato Corona.

First, to prove that Charina owned McKinley, defense lawyers presented Atty. Perlita V. Ele, the Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court of Quezon City on March 21,2012. Ele bared for the first time that on March 16, 2007, Charina had executed a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and Declaration of Trust to her parents, Renato and Cristina to transact on her behalf.

Here is a portion of her testimony:

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