MANILA, Philippines—On Thursday, Cristina Corona belied circulating text messages that she will be leaving for Spain on May 19.
After the Thanksgiving Mass and Octave Novena for her husband, Chief Justice Renato Corona, Crisina invited those who attended to join them at the succeeding Octave Novena Mass for the Chief Justice, which will end on Sunday.
Members of the media received a text message asking to verify information that Cristina booked for Qatar Airways, flight QR647 to Barcelona, May 19, 6:20 pm.
On Thursday morning, another text message circulated that the Chief Justice will have a press conference at the Supreme Court to issue a statement. It was similar to the text message that circulated last Tuesday which said that Corona will have a press conference at Hotel Sofitel 11 am to announce his resignation a day after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales testified that he has 82 dollar accounts worth more than $10 million.
The Chief Justice already said he will not resign. “Tuloy ang laban (The fight goes on).”
Defense lawyer Dennis Manalo said they will already start meeting with the Chief Justice to prepare for Thursday.
When asked if the Chief Justice will tell all when he testifies on May 22, Manalo said, “If it requires that he will have to discuss everything then he will.”