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Supreme Court resolutions on the disclosure of SALNs

One of the articles of impeachment in the complaint filed against Chief Justice Renato C. Corona states that he “committed culpable violation of the Constitution and/or betrayed the public trust when he failed to disclose to the public his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) as required under Sec. 17, art. Xi of the 1987 Constitution”. The Supreme Court has previously resolved, however, that there are specific guidelines to be followed when requests for the SALNs of judges are made. These guidelines were set down in a May 2, 1989 en banc resolution (RE: REQUEST OF JOSE M. ALEJANDRINO), and reiterated in a September 22, 1992 resolution (A.M. No. 92-9-851-RTC RE: REQUEST FOR CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES OF THE SWORN STATEMENTS OF ASSETS, LIABILITIES AND NET WORTH).

These resolutions, retrieved from the Supreme Court E-Library, are posted below for reference.

EN BANC [May 02, 1989] RE REQUEST OF JOSE M ALEJANDRINO

[A.M. No. 92-9-851-RTC, September 22, 1992] RE: REQUEST FOR CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES OF THE SWORN STATEMENTS O…