CSC reminds gov't officials of April 30 SALN deadline
MANILA, Philippines - Calling all government officials and employees -- the deadline of the filing of Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) is on April 30.
As the deadline draws near, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman Francisco Duque III reminded public servants that is is their responsibility to accomplish their SALNs every year.
In January, CSC launched a "simpler and more user-friendly" SALN form that fills the gaps spotted during the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona, wherein the properties listed under his SALN became one of the most contentious issues.
Duque said the objective of the SALN is "to check the lifestyle of state workers, including those of their family in relation to income" and to serve as a mechanism "to verify if the lifestyle of a public servant is manifestly out of proportion to his/her respective salary and other lawful income."
Duque also remined those with incomplete data in their SALNs to submit the required information within 30 days.
Those who will fail to submit their SALNs could be suspended for up to 1 month and 1 day for the first offense and dismissal from service on the 2nd offense.
- with reports from Angela Casauay/Rappler.com