Claim: There are no records of Leni Robredo’s SALN during her time as vice president of the Philippines.
Why we fact-checked this: As of writing, the YouTube video with this claim has 145,000 views and 4,200 likes.
Proof of records: A news article from ABS-CBN dated May 16, 2017 shows Robredo’s SALN as of December 31, 2016.
The financial report showed that the former vice president’s net worth decreased from P11,053,138 to P8,878,111.43 from the period of June 2016 to December 2016.
A separate Rappler article published on July 6, 2019 shows Robredo’s 2018 SALN. The piece reported that Robredo’s net worth was around P2,314,430 at the end of that year.
In the subsequent year, reports showed a P1.2 million increase in Robredo’s net worth, for a total of P3,539,478. The increase in her net worth is due in part to the increase in Robredo’s cash on hand, which went from P7,351,430 in 2018 to P8,576,478 in 2019.
See for yourself: Robredo’s SALN – along with those of other public officials’ – can be requested through the Electronic Freedom of Information (eFOI) website. Individuals interested in the finances of government officials may make a formal request through the website’s request portal and await a response. – Miguel Batallones/Rappler.com
Miguel Batallones is a Rappler intern. This fact check was reviewed by a member of Rappler’s research team and a senior editor. Learn more about Rappler’s internship program here.
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