Jun 182013
The Supreme Court has approved the request of GMA News and Solar News to obtain copies of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) of the high court’s justices.

At a press briefing in Manila, Public Information Office chief Theodore Te said the request of GMA News reporter Lia Manalac and Solar News reporter Anjo Alimario were granted by the high court sitting in full court.

“After having complied… the clerk of court recommended the approval of the request subject to condition [payment of fees],” Te said.

Meanwhile, TV5 reporter Marlene Alcaide’s request was “deferred” pending the submission of additional requirements.

Alcaide was requested to “state as clearly as possible the purpose of her request, the interest ought to be served.”

Te said “if public concern is cited, she need to justify how the request can serve public interest.” Mark Merueñas/KBK, GMA News

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