Monsod should remember that during the impeachment trial of Corona, the senators cited the case of court interpreter Delsa Flores who was removed from office for her failure to disclose earnings from a mere market stall in her SALN
Beyond the SALN
and other issues raised against Sereno, however, there are lessons to be drawn from these two chief justices and their impeachment cases.
Pangilinan said if one is going to be strict in interpreting the Constitution, there is nothing in it that requires the filing of a SALN
to be a member of the SC.
She noted that the opening for the position of Chief Justice came about because Chief Justice Renato Corona was impeached for failure to include his dollar account in his SALN
and so the JBC became strict with its requirements.
Under Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, all public officials and employees, except those who serve in an honorary capacity, labourers, casual or temporary workers, should truthfully disclose their assets in their SALN
to identify whether their wealth is commensurate with their income.
Section 8 (a) of RA 6713 mandates all public officials and employees to disclose in the SALN
'their assets, liabilities, net worth and financial and business interests including those of their spouses and of unmarried children under 18 years of age living in their households'.
De Castro, who also applied for the position of chief justice, said the JBC committed 'grave injustice' to the candidates for chief justice when Sereno was included in the nominees, despite failing to comply with the SALN
Then on July 1, 2010, he submitted his SALN
for the period of June 30, 2010 and failed to indicate his wife's business interests and his Kia vehicle once again.
Chairperson Bala said that in order to ensure the completeness of declarations in the SALN
as well as the use of the proper form, each government agency needs to have its own Review and Compliance Committee (RCC) as required in CSC Resolution No.
Anybody who wants to get a copy of the SALN
should be able to go to the House secretariat to ask for the SALN
," she said.
The only way you can be cleared for the non-filing of SALN
is to prove that you filed your SALN
I will bare my SALN
when the proper time comes based on the impeachment process," he said.