Sereno to release new net worth for 2011-A A +A
Friday, August 31, 2012
MANILA (Updated 12:49 p.m.) -- Confusion stirred by two different asset statements of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has pushed the Supreme Court on Friday to admit that it released an incorrect version of the magistrate's net worth in 2011.
In the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) provided by the Supreme Court Public Information Office, Sereno's net worth last year was at P17,985,375.51, slightly lower than the P18,029,575 earlier tipped to reporters.
Conspicuously, both documents were received by the SC Clerk of Court at 8:25 a.m. of April 27 or three days before the deadline.
"The correction of the SALNs of the members of the Court has been authorized by the Court en banc. The correct version is the one released by the Clerk of Court," the Office of the Chief Justice said in a statement.
The SC has yet to announce when it will give the media a copy of the corrected version. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)