Ombudsman reminds gov’t execs, employees of SALN deadline Monday



MANILA, Philippines – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales reminds government officials and employees that the deadline to filing their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) is on or before  April 30.

Morales also reminded officials and employees to accomplish their SALN truthfully.

“It is high time that we instill the perspective of not just filing the SALN but of accomplishing the same with honesty by correctly and completely abiding with the requirements of the law,” the Ombudsman said.

Section 17, Article XI of the 1987 Constitution requires “public officials and employees to file their SALN upon assumption to office and as often as may be required by law”, which under Section 8(A) of Republic Act No. 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees) should be filed upon entry or exit from government service and on or before April 30 of every year thereafter.

The same requirement is likewise found under Section 7 of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act).

Under the Revised Rules on Administrative, failure to file SALN carries the penalty of one month one day to six months for the first offense and by dismissal from the service for the second offense. The filing of an untruthful SALN, on the other hand, will expose the filer to a possible charge of perjury under Article 183 of the Revised Penal Code.

Based on latest CSC Memorandum Circular (MC No. 5, series of 2012), government officials and employees may use either the old or new SALN form.

Those who serve in an honorary capacity, laborers and casual or temporary workers are exempted from the filing of SALN (Section 8[a] of Republic Act No. 6713).

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  • noypisiTED

    Will the Chief cook errr…justice submit his in compliance with RA 6713? Nowhere in the law says the SC justices are exempted.

  • Jon

    Baka naman sakali LAHAT ng kawani ng gobyerno ay maaring mag-submit ng SALN?
    Di yata patas na ang mga kalaban ng gobyerno lamang ang iniiipit dahil sa SALN.
    Simulan nyo na siguro yung Prosecution, na ilang beses nang binale-wala ang request na ilabas nila ang SALN nila.
    Exempted ba sila dahil lang kakampi sila ng administrasyon?

  • ApoLapullapu

    Supreme Court Justices, including the Chief Justice, must submit their SALN in the same manner the the President must submit his own SALN.  No one is above the law.  The President must also be reminded that erroneous entries on the SALN is an impeachable offense according to the House of Representatives.

    • Harry

      The President must also be reminded that he is not allowed to receive any part of the payment for the HLI.

  • sacrebleau

    Text message of CJ Piglet to Midas: “Labs, tawanan na lang natin sila, mishu.”

  • Harry

    Since when did the Ombudsman become the agency in charge of the SALNs? 

    Why not let the CSC take care of reminding all gov’t. employees and Morales just take care of the cases before her.

    Or is this warning serving as a veiled threat to the Chief Justice in particular.

  • Bansot

    I thought  “SALN” filling, just like the income tax return is under the jurisdiction of the Bureau  of Internal Revenue ? It appears that there are lots of confusion in our country today that nobody seems to know who is responsible for what .Even  PNOY was inspecting public toilet at NAIA and bus terminals instead of focusing on more important issues facing our country.  ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES !!!

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