By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday said he has already filed his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth and it's open to the public.
He his SALN contains more liabilities.
The challenge for public officials to divulge in public their SALN and for them to sign a waiver to open for scrutiny their dollar and peso deposits came out following the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Marañon said he has no dollar account but his wife Marilyn and some of their children have dollar accounts.
He said some of his children are already American citizens and have been working in America.
"They would bring and spend their dollars and when they run out of dollars they would go back to America and work hard to earn dollars again," Marañon said.
The government requires government officials and employees to file their SALN yearly with deadlines set every month of April.
Maranon said he does not see any problem with the SALN so long as the officials follow what is stated in the law and the Constitution.
Among the members of the provincial board, Board Member Melvin Ibanez is the richest with net worth of more than P31 million followed by Board Member Padro Zayco with a net worth of over P22 million.
Meanwhile, Marañon reiterated his stand that “the conviction of CJ Corona is good for the country, good for our democracy and strengthened the judiciary.”