Ombudsman Martires declares P57.064 million net worth, zero liabilities

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 06 2019 02:34 PM

Ombudsman Samuel Martires has declared his net worth at P57.064 million in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) as of Dec. 31, 2018.

Martires, who had refused to release the SALN’s of the President, Vice President and heads of Constitutional commissions, released his own SALN to the media. He had filed his wealth declaration before his own office on April 29, 2019.

He also released his entry SALN, which he filed on September 5, 2018 where he declared a net worth at P41.728 million.

The growth in his SALN over a five-month period can be attributed to the increase in the amount of his personal properties from P28.538 million to P55.506 million.

His real properties, however, went down from P13.19 million to P1.558 million.

In the two SALNs he filed, he did not register any liabilities.

Martires served as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan from 2005 to March 2017, when he was appointed to the Supreme Court.

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him Ombudsman in August 2018, six months before his supposed compulsory retirement from the high court.

Martires declared a net worth of P41.878 million in 2017, while still in the Supreme Court, based on a document released in November 2018.