Exclusive Analysis by Raïssa Robles
This one is totally amazing. To lose a document in a fire that happened TWO YEARS BEFORE the document was written.
In 2012, when Associate Justice Teresita de Castro applied for the post of Chief Justice, she wrote the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) a letter saying she could only submit 15 SALNs (yearly Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth) documents despite 39 years of government service.
She said the SALNS covering the period from December 1, 1978 to September 22, 1997 had “burned” — as she put it — in a fire that “gutted” the third floor of the Department of Justice building “in late 1996 or early 1997”.
There’s a problem with her excuse: the fire actually took place on December 11, 1995….[READ MORE…]