The fourteen justices of the Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno, made their SALN public for 2011. It’s the first time it had been done in 20 years.
They were agreed to made it public Tuesday during the first full court session presided by the newly installed Chief Justice, the 24th leader of the judiciary and the first female.
It was one of the first official acts of Sereno on her first day of presiding the full court session.
Based on the SALNs, Justice Mariano C. del Castillo is the wealthiest with a networth of P108,904,519.37
Justice Arturo D. Brion has the lowest networth of P1,498,509.
Chief Justice Sereno is 10th among the 14 justices in terms of net worth with P18,029,575.51.
The net worth of the other justices based on their SALNs:
- Senior Justice Antonio T. Carpio – P79,895,025
- Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes Jr. – P75,146,199
- Justice Estela Perlas Bernabe – P67,101,327
- Justice Roberto A. Abad – P42,100,000
- Justice Jose Catral Mendoza – P27,408,152
- Justice Diosdado M. Peralta – P22,642,264
- Justice Martin S. Villarama Jr. – P19,074,165
- Justice Lucas P. Bersamin – P18,811,447
- Justice Jose Portugal Perez – P 9,380,000
- Justice Teresita J. Leonardo de Castro – P 7,941,000
- Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr. – P 7,264,064
The release of the SALNs of the SC justices was an exemption to the resolution the SC itself issued on June 13 that prescribed certain guidelines for its release to the public.
Based on her SALN, Sereno’s net worth increased by P270,000 compared to her 2010 statement. She was the first appointee to the SC by President Benigno S. Aquino III. The two other appointees are Justices Reyes and Bernabe.
In her statement, she declared that she owns three houses and lots in Filinvest East in Cainta, Cavite, and Davao and that she owns a fourth lot in Filinvest East. She also stated that she owns three vehicles.
Sereno’s husband, Mario Jose, works in the construction industry and is an officer of the Federation of Philippine Industries.