Sulu Vicegov, two mayors face charges for SALN violationsPosted on
MANILA, Philippines—For failure to file their Statements of Assets Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) Sulu Vice-Governor and two other municipal mayors.
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of five counts of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees against Abdulsakur Tan; Maimbung Mayor Samier Abubakar Tan (two counts) and Lugus Mayor Al-Zhudurie Asmadun (five counts) for failure to file his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).
Records from the Ombudsman showed that Vice-Governor Tan failed to file his SALN from 2007 to 2011. On the other hand, Samier failed to file his SALN for 2010 and 2011, while Al Zhudurie did not file any SALN from 2010 to 2014.
In its Resolution, the Ombudsman emphasized that “Section 8 of R.A. No. 6713 clearly provides that regional and local officials and employees shall file their SALNs with the Office of the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman in their respective regions.
Respondents, as local elective officials, have the obligation to submit, or at least to make sure that their SALNs are submitted.
The anti-graft and corrupt practices act specifically mandates every public official or government employee to make and submit a complete disclosure of his assets, liabilities and net worth in order to suppress any questionable accumulation of wealth.”-Jian A. Padillo/newsline.ph