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Rules on SALN requirement
Article XI Section 17 of the Constitution. A public officer or employee shall, upon assumption of office and as often thereafter as may be required by law, submit a declaration under oath of his assets, liabilities and net worth.
Republic Act No. 6713, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, Section 8. Public officials … have an obligation to … submit declarations under oath of, and the public has the right to know, their assets, liabilities [and] net worth …. [The SALN shall include the following]: (a) real property …; (b) personal property …; (c) all other assets such as investments, cash on hand or in banks, stocks, bonds and the like; [and] (d) liabilities ….
Resolution No. 39 Rules of Procedure on Impeachment Trials
XX. … The final argument on the merits may be made by two persons on each side (unless otherwise ordered by the Senate …) ….
XXI. … On the final question whether the impeachment is sustained, the vote shall be taken on each article of impeachment separately …. A motion to reconsider the vote by which any article of impeachment is sustained or rejected shall not be in order.
Form of putting the question on each article of impeachment:
The Presiding Officer shall first state the question. Thereafter, each senator, as his/her name is called, shall rise in his/her place and answer: guilty or not guilty. The vote of the President of the Senate on each article of impeachment, when acting as the presiding officer, shall be the last taken after all the senators have stated their votes. If he/she so wishes, a senator may explain his/her vote for not more than two (2) minutes.
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