By: Elena Grace Flores
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Associate Justice Marvic Leonen does not follow the law.
Leonen’s Integrity Questioned
An alleged UP post on social media said that Associate Justice Marvic Leonen has impeachable integrity. Angry online viewers cannot help but make comments. How can he have integrity when he does not submit SALN that the law for public servants requires? Besides, he has more than 80 backlogs on undecided cases, said Atty. Larry Gadon. His failure to do that makes him unfit to continue his job. Thus making Leonen’s case impeachable.
ASK the Lawyer
The lawyers said that the code of conduct for public servants dictates that every government employee must submit their SALN. They should also update this every year thereafter. April 30 is the deadline for doing so. Failure to do this is a violation of the law. Therefore, Leonen is a law breaker. How can he give justice?
The Importance of the SALN
The SALN is the mirror of government employees’ lifestyle. This is to prevent corruption. Even family members who are working in the government must also be in a government official’s SALN. Besides, having more than 80 backlogs means, not much work is done for the service to the people. Other justices only have less than 10 of these.