MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Monday castigated the prosecution for asking former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza to verify two copies of a cheque issued by the city government.
Santiago said private prosecutor Renato Samonte Jr. should ask the Commission on Audit instead of Atienza about two certified copies of the cheque payable to Mrs. Cristina Corona in trust for Basa Guidote Enterprises Inc.
"You are harassing the victim...You should be sorry," she said.
Samonte had noted that the two copies of the cheque were different. He said one copy had the words "in trust for" while the second did not.
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