Universal Support for Justice Leonen

The impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is devoid of merit and should not be given due course. It is a direct attack on the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the whole Judiciary. While I have been critical of the impeachment cases against former Chief …

How to Improve the SALN

“It has become clear that the SALN has been misused and weaponized.” Over the years, the Supreme Court has made pronouncements about the SALN, the statement of assets and liabilities and net worth required by the 1987 Constitution and special laws. In the case of RE: Request of Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), the …

A New Approach to the SALN

‘We can all agree that any public disclosure of the SALN should not be done as a result of some ill intent. It is not to be utilized to destroy a political opponent, besmirch a reputation, or exact vengeance against any individual for some perceived wrong.’ This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read …

Saving the SALN from Ourselves

‘The Corona impeachment opened a genie, a monster of bad governance and politics, that we must put back into the bottle’ The following is Part 1 of a two-part series. Read Part 2 here. The SALN is required under Article XI Section 17 of the 1987 Constitution and other laws, including Section 8 of Republic …