Martires wants jail term for people commenting on gov’t officials’ SALN

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 09/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — People making commentaries on public officials’ Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) may face a penalty of five years imprisonment if the proposal of Ombudsman Samuel Martires is granted. Martires on Thursday…

Robredo: Gov’t execs given ‘license’ to hide wealth with lifestyle checks stopped

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — For Vice President Leni Robredo, the Office of the Ombudsman has given public officials a “license” to hide their wealth when it restricted access to their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)…

Ombudsman Martires: Cupidity? Stupidity?

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 09/26/2020

Yesterday’s editorial in this newspaper, “Who is he protecting?” referring to Ombudsman Samuel Martires, described his recent actions as “seemingly intent on defanging a law intended to pinpoint graft in governance and on providing a convenient shield…

Ex-Ombudsman to Martires on order limiting SALN access: ‘You are supposed to be transparent’

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The decision of Ombudsman Samuel Martires to limit public access to a government official’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) goes against a constitutional principle which calls for transparency, his predecessor said.…

PhilHealth officials ordered to present SALNs in House probe

Melvin Gascon 08/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A House of Representatives panel that opened its own investigation of alleged irregularities and corruption in Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Wednesday, August 6, 2020, directed more than a dozen of the state…

Caindec says he will take steps vs detractors

Irene Sino-Cruz 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Victor Caindec, regional director of the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7), said he would see his detractors in court if they continue to use his Statement of Assets Liabilities, Liabilities (SALN)…

Duterte’s 2018 SALN still unreleased 8 months after deadline – PCIJ

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 12/12/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The government has not released the 2018 Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) of President Rodrigo Duterte although nearly eight months have passed since the April 30 deadline for its filing. In…

Villar still richest senator, De Lima is poorest

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 10/16/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Cynthia Villar remains the richest member of the Senate while Senator Leila de Lima is the poorest, their latest statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) showed. As of June 30, 2019,…

Guanzon wants party-list nominees to submit SALNs

Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net 10/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines— After disclosing that rich people are financing the elections of party-list groups, an election official now wants to require party-list nominees to submit their statements of assets, liabilities, net worth (SALNs). “May I be candid…

Ombudsman wealthier by P15M in 2019

07/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Ombudsman Samuel Martires’ wealth grew by P15.3 million in five months since assuming the Ombudsman post, according to the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) released by his office on Friday. The…

Based on SALN, Labella wealthier than Osmeña

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/02/2018

Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella is wealthier than Cebu City Mayor Osmeña based on the copies of their Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) obtained by reporters today. Labella declared a net worth of…

Loot’s net worth down to P51.9M from P108M

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/01/2017

Daanbantayan mayor: 2016 assets do not include those of his wife’s, who is not a public official anymore Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot has declared his net worth of P51.9 million in 2016, which is more or less…

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