2 weeks Ombudsman limits people who can request for gov’t officials’ SALN Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The Office of the Ombudsman has issued new guidelines on who can request copies of a government official's Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN), limiting it to the declarant and for officers conducting investigations. According to the Memorandum Circular No. 1 signed by Ombudsman Samuel Martires, this move is in accordance with the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 6713 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. Under this memorandum dated September 1, SALNs would now be released only in three situations: * if the declarant, meaning ... more