Lawmaker slammed for ‘false’ SALN-A A +A
Saturday, September 29, 2012
BAUKO, Mt. Province -- Newly installed Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno’s challenge government officials to file their Statement of Assets and Liabilities (SALN) and encouraged a Bauko resident to follow up a complaint against Mt. Province Representative Maximo Dalog.
Salvador Liked asked the Office of the Ombudsman to subpoena the Bureau of Internal Revenue and furnish copies of Dalog’s income tax returns from years 2004 to 2009.
Liked filed March last year a complaint for perjury, under-declaration and non-declaration of his SALN, alleging the congressman has unexplained wealth, falsified documents and was dishonest.
Alleged properties not included in Dalog’s SALN are a house and lot, a Toyota Prado, a Toyota Fortuner SUV, a Bushmaster gun, and a Quezon City lot, among others.
The complaint filed at the Office of the Ombudsman accused Dalog of having under-declared millions of assets, including trucks from 2004 to 2009 despite owning a Coca Cola sole distributorship and also services the trucking needs of the National Food Authority.
Dalog filed a P8.1 million in assets less his liabilities in his SALN for 2004, P5.7 million in 2005, P5.6 million in 2006, P4.3 million in 2007, P4.8 million in 2008, P5.9 million in 2009 and P5.8 million in 2010. (Gina Dizon)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 29, 2012.