MANILA—The Office of the Ombudsman has secured the conviction of 11 barangay officials in the City of Manila for non-filing of their respective Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALNs).
This was after the Manila Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 28 convicted the 11 barangay officials of Barangay 468, Zone 46, District IV in the City of Manila for failure to file their respective SALNs for the years 2009 to 2011.
Manila MTC Branch 28 Presiding Judge Andy De Vera handed down the guilty verdict against Barangay Chairman Jose Cayanan Jr., Kagawads Rexon Cortez, Dalmacio DV Salcedo, Leila Pasicolan, Lagrimas Taño, Simplico Cañeda Jr., Julita Lizardo, Gilda Surio, Sergio Bondoc; Barangay Secretary Salvacion Rotor and SK Chairperson Xazel Yunich Zea Caguioa.
During the trial, all the accused pleaded guilty to the charge of violation of Section 8 in relation to Section 11 of Republic Act No. 6713, or the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees”.
The MTC sentenced them to pay a fine of PHP1,000 for each count of violation of the law.