• FAKING SALNS TANTAMOUNT TO PERJURY – OMB

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    Ombudsman (OMB) Conchita Carpio Morales warned public officials of the consequence of violating the law on Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). Morales made the call on Wednesday, the deadline for filing the statement. The Constitution and the government’s Code of Conduct require officials and employees to file their SALN within a month after assuming or leaving office and every April 30. The OMB warned that officials who fail to do so would face suspension for one to six months or dismissal from service for the first and second offense. Violating SALN rules is tantamount to perjury under the Anti-Graft Law. Morales earlier said that public servants must be truthful with their SALNs as they are a vital tool in figting corruption.

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