SALN: Jardeleza richest SC justice; Leonen poorest

ASSOCIATE Justice Francis Jardaleza is the richest magistrate of the Supreme Court with a net worth of P249 million as his wealth jumped from P244 million in 2014.

Jardeleza's net worth increased to by 2.1 percent. He has P58.9 million in real property and P190.7 million in personal property.

The latest figures were based on the 2015 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of 15 members of the high tribunal.

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, on the other hand, was poorest among the SC justices whose net worth increased by 7.9 percent from P2 million in 2014 to P2.26 million in 2015.

Leonen has no real properties but his personal properties are worth P2.62 million and P360,486.61 liabilities.

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno declared P22 million net worth, P2.5 million higher than her SALN reported in 2014. Her total assets amounted to P22.6 million with P451,710.51 liabilities.

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has P81 million net worth while Justice Presbitero Velasco declared P14 million net worth.

Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro has P14 million net worth while Associate Justice Arturo Brion reported P20 million net worth.

Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta's net worth was at P39 million, while Justice Lucas Bersamin has P29 million net worth.

Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo declared P135 million net worth. The figures include the assets of his wife, former Ateneo Law Dean Cynthia Roxas-Del Castillo.

Justice Jose Perez has P14,124,000 net worth, while Associate Justice Jose Mendoza has P37 million net worth.

Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes has P77 million net worth, while Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe declared P76 million net worth.

Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa, the newest member of the 15-member high court, declared P117 million net worth.

This was the second time that the magistrates made public their SALNs.

The high court's move, according to Sereno, is part of its efforts to foster greater transparency in the judiciary. (Sunnex)


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