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SC denies Gadon request to disclose Leonen’s SALN

THE Supreme Court yesterday denied requests seeking the full public disclosure of Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN).

“I would like to confirm that the Supreme Court in today’s En Banc session unanimously resolved to deny the requests of the Office of the Solicitor General and Atty. Lorenzo G. Gadon for copies of the SALN of and other information pertaining to SC Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen for purposes of preparing a Quo Warranto petition,” SC Public Information Office chief Brian Keith Hosaka said.

In a letter to en banc Clerk of Court Edgardo Aricheta, dated September 9, Gadon asked the court for certified copies of Leonen’s SALN for the years 1990 to 2011.

“This is to respectfully request for certified copies of the SALNs of Associate Justice Marvic Leonen for the years 1990 to 2011, the SALNs required to be submitted upon his application to the Supreme Court, and a certification from your good office on the lacking years if any,” said Gadon in his letter-request.

Republic Act (RA) No. 6713 of 1989 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees requires all state officials and employees to file their yearly SALNs.

Manila Times columnist Rigoberto “Bobi” D. Tiglao had alleged in his column that Leonen had failed to submit his SALN for 15 years.

Publication Source :    People's Tonight
Hector Lawas
Court reporter for more than 20 years