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SALN reveal? Escudero urges poll candidates to disclose their assets, net worth

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Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero has said that election candidates should disclose their net worth and liabilities for transparency and accountability.

Escudero said that revealing their Statement Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth would help votes to pick better leaders.

“Kung alam na mga botante ang SALN ng mga tumatakbo, maari itong makatulong sa ating mga kababayan sa kanilang pagpili ng mga kandidato para sa darating na halalan,” Escudero said.

“Wala akong nakikitang dahilan para ito ipagdamot sa mga botante kung nais ng kandidato na tunay na maglingkod sa publiko,” he added.

Escudero, who was elected governor of Sorsogon in 2019, is eyeing a senate comeback.

“For greater transparency, we should make our SALNs readily available. Kung wala ka namang itinatago, wala kang dapat ikatakot,” said Escudero.

He served as senator for two consecutive terms from 2007 to 2019.