The Judicial and Bar (JBC) has reminded applicants who seek to become the next chief justice not to forget their statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).
After ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno got removed due to her non-filing of her SALNs, SC Clerk of Court and JBC Officio Secretary Edgar Aricheta announced on Friday (July 6) that applicants “in the private sector, but were in government service within the past ten (10) years should also submit copies of all their Sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN) for the said period.”
Five most senior associate justices of the SC are already automatically nominated for the post subject to the submission of a written acceptance of nomination.
Candidates should all complete all of their requirements and file these on or before July 26.
The SC formally opened the vacancy last June 26 following the ouster of Sereno.
Last May 11, the SC en banc voted 8-6 last May 11 to grant the quo warranto petition which sought to void her 2012 appointment as chief justice due to her failure to submit her SALNs which was one of the requirements set by the JBC.