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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
WHEN HE SIGNED Jose Velarde, I just couldnt believe it. He did not sign his real name.
That statement was part of the explosive testimony of surprise prosecution witness Clarissa Grey Ocampo, a senior vice president of Equitable-PCI Bank, on Dec. 22, 2000.
She made the testimony before the Senate impeachment court, which was trying then President Joseph Estrada for bribery, corruption, betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution.
Ocampo claimed to have been a foot away from Estrada in Malacanang on Feb. 4, 2000, when he signed as Jose Velarde on documents instructing the bank to give …