Senate releases SALN summaries as Palace points at ombudsman process

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Philippine Star September 20, 2021 | 9:26pm MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Monday published a summary of its members’ wealth declarations, a practice it adopted in 2019 to release information on senators’ assets while protecting “personal and privileged information.” The disclosure comes amid Malacañang’s insistence that President Rodrigo Duterte could release his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth on his own but will not do so out of “respect” for the Office of the Ombudsman. The Palace was referring to a memorandum by the ombudsman that requires notarized authorization from SAL…

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