Cathreen H. Abella Feb. 13, 2012
AB – Sociology II Psychology I
Corona has over P12M in deposits at BPI—bank exec
By Maila Ager
MANILA, Philippines – Chief Justice Renato Corona has over P12 million in deposits at the Bank of the Philippine Islands in Makati City in 2010, a bank official told the Senate, acting as an impeachment court on Thursday.
Leonora Dizon, branch manager of BPI in Makati City, said Corona has an outstanding balance of P12, 024, 067.70 as of Dec. 31, 2010 for checking account number 1445-8030-61.
Corona’s deposit in 2010 notably grew from the previous year’s outstanding balance of P678,501.83 for the same account.
For 2008, the same account had a balance of P1,525,872.87; P5,069,711.18 in 2007; P153,395.12 in 2006; and P 149,767.36 in 2005.
Dizon said the account was opened in 1989.
Japanese emperor to have heart bypass surgery
TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Akihito will have heart bypass surgery later this month, his palace said Sunday after the 78-year-old monarch was hospitalized for tests over the weekend.
Akihito returned to the palace on Sunday after the tests and has scheduled the surgery for Feb. 18, the Imperial Household Agency said.
A medical team from the University of Tokyo and Juntendo hospital will carry out the surgery at University of Tokyo Hospital, as his heart condition had worsened compared to tests a year ago, the agency said.
The palace’s statement said the surgery will help the emporer enjoy a relatively active life
Akihito has had various health problems in recent years, including pneumonia and prostate cancer. He has cut back on public duties but still appears regularly at events.