SC set to release list of recipients of justices’ SALN

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Saturday, August 16, 2014


By Ruth Abbey Gita

THE Supreme Court (SC) is set to release on Monday the list of people who had been granted access to the Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net worth (SALN) of justice.

"Contrary to what has been reported, the SC justices have not only been complying with the requirements on the SALN but have made these available upon compliance with the reasonable administrative requirements imposed by the Court," Te said.

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Te also said that media members and civil society had been able to acquire copies of justices' SALNs and the contents had been reported.

"The Supreme Court has never said they are exempt from the SALN requirement nor that they are creating a new rule for themselves," Te had said earlier in the week. "That recipients, including law students, have been able to obtain copies of various SALNs of the Justices is proof enough that the SC Justices are not hiding anything."

The SC denied earlier requests by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to obtain copies of the justices' SALNs. (Sunnex)

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