MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte is only demanded to file, not to publicize, his Statement of Belongings, Liabilities, and Internet Truly worth (SALN), Malacañang claimed Monday.
Duterte has a “distinctive type” when it arrives to the transparency of his wealth, his spokesman Salvador Panelo stated as he argued that the Palace is not the repository of the doc.
“If he (Duterte) is hiding everything he would not have filed any SALN,” Panelo told reporters.
“That is the occupation of the Ombudsman to release [the President’s SALN],” he additional.
The Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) described that Duterte’s SALN for 2018 was nevertheless to be created general public since the April 30 deadline for submitting.
Underneath the country’s charter, all general public officers and staff, whether common or less than short-term status, are needed to file a SALN.
Earning public the SALN of top government officials is critical in ensuring transparency and accountability as it helps in the way of life check out of officials.
Panelo reported media outfits in search of for a duplicate of Duterte’s SALN really should wait around for the Ombudsman’s directive.
“This President’s design is different but he has not transgressed any law,” he mentioned.
- Palace claims Duterte submitted 2018 SALN