I tried getting some SALNs from Congress, what do you think happened?

Posted at 07/27/2012 6:58 PM

You’d think that with everything that happened during the impeachment of Renato Corona as top judge, government officials especially congressmen would open up and be more transparent with revealing their wealth. Nope, sorry.

Just before Congress resumed its sessions, I decided to test the transparency and accountability professed by congressmen: I tried to get hold of some of their Statements of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

Imagine my surprise when I was told by someone at the Office of the Secretary General that they wouldn’t release them. In fact they wouldn’t release any at all.

I asked: Not a single one?