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Puro ka palusot! Calida dares Sereno to produce all 11 SALNs

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By: James Hernandez

Solicitor General Jose Calida has advised Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to stop deceiving the public.

“In her twenty years as a UP law professor, Sereno failed to file her SALN eleven times,” Calida said.

“If Sereno indeed filed her SALNs, why can’t she just produce them?” he asked.

Calida responded to Sereno’s claim that his confirmation that he obtained her SALNs himself proved that she indeed filed her SALNs.

“This is another one of Sereno’s futile attempts to veer away from the truth,” Calida said.

“As certified by the UP HRDO (Human Resources Development Office), Sereno selectively filed her SALNs for the years 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2002,” he said.

He pointed out there is no independent evidence showing that Sereno filed her SALNs for the years 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006,” Calida added.

Regardless, Calida said this has “no bearing in the Quo Warranto Petition as she failed to submit them the Judicial and Bar Council at the time these were required.”