Jardeleza is richest SC justice, based on SALN
Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza remains the richest magistrate of the Supreme Court with networth of P252,165,867.36 in his 2016 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).
His networth increased by over P2.4 million from P249 million in 2015. Jardeleza’s real property was still at P58.9-million while his personal property increased from P190.7 million to P193-million with no liability. He jointly filed his SALN with wife Concepcion.
On the other hand, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen was the “poorest” among the high court justices with a networth of only P2.485 million. His networth went up from P2.26 million in 2016. His real properties were worth P3.4 million while personal property was P2.6 million with liabilities worth P3.6 million.
Next to Jardeleza was Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo with net worth of P138.9 million, which was about P3.8 million higher than in 2015. His real properties were worth P50.9 million while his personal property was P88.4 million with liabilities worth P459,147. His SALN included the assets of his wife, former Ateneo Law Dean Cynthia Roxas-Del Castillo.
Third richest was Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa with a net worth of P 121.5 million, which went up from last year’s P117 million. His real properties were worth P40.8 million while his personal was P80.7 million with no liabilities.
Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio was fourth with a net worth of P82.6 million. His networth increased from last year’s P81 million. His real properties were worth P38.3 million while his personal property was P44.4 million with liabilities worth P75,000.
On the other hand, the net worth of Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe reached P 78.2 million from last year’s P76-million. Her real properties were worth P53.7 million while personal property P24.5 million with no liabilities.
Associate Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes, who retired last July 6, still has a net worth of P77.8 million. His real properties were worth P37 million while his personal property was P41.7 million with liabilities worth P1 million.
The net worth of Associate Justice Diosdado M. Peralta went up from last year’s P39 million to P43.5 million with his real properties worth P24.2 million while his personal property was worth P19.3 million with liabilities worth P50,000.
The net worth of Associate Justice Jose C. Mendoza increased from P37 million in 2015 to P41.4 million, with his real properties worth P12.9 million while personal property was at P29.5 million with liabilities worth P1.34 million.
Associate Justice Lucas P. Bersamin has a net worth of P41.2 million which went up by P12.1 million compared to P29.1 million in 2015. His real properties were worth P33.1 million while personal property was P26.1 million with liabilities worth P18 million.
Meanwhile, the net worth of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. Sereno was recorded at P24.2 million, which was up by more than P2.76 million compared to her net worth in 2015. Her real properties were worth P7.9 million while her personal property was at P16.8 million with liabilities worth P533,739.
Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr. has net worth of P17.7 million and his real properties were worth P1.3 million while his personal property was P16.3 million with no liabilities.
Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro has net worth of P17.7 with P11.7 million worth of real properties and P17.6 personal properties. She has a liability worth P11.7 million.
One of the two newest magistrates, Associate Justice Samuel R. Martires, has a net worth of P40.7 million. The second newest magistrate, Associate Justice Noel G. Tijam, has a net worth of P15.7 million.
Martires’ real properties were worth P13.5 million while his personal property was worth P27.7 million with liabilities worth P5,500.
Tijam’s real properties were worth P4 million while his personal property was worth P11.8 million with liabilities worth P5,235.
The high court annually releases the SALN of its Justices as part of the judiciary’s transparency campaign.
In 2012, the high court approved the release of the SALNs of justices after the ouster of former chief justice Renato Corona in May 2012 due to millions of assets not declared in his SALN.
In a resolution in June 2012, the SC stressed that only copies of latest SALNs, PDS and CVs of justices should be released.
Request for previous records should be granted only under justifiable grounds as specified under Republic Act 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials). JPV/rga
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