Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza is still the richest magistrate of the Supreme Court with a net worth of P261,076,233.24, according to his 2017 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth.
Next to Jardeleza is Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo followed by Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe who is ranked fifth.
Jardeleza’s SALN showed that his net worth consistently rose from P249 million in 2015 to P252.16 million in 2016.
Jardeleza’s real property remains at P58.9 million but his personal property increased from P193 million to P202.1 million with no liability. He jointly filed his SALN with his wife Concepcion.
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen remains the poorest among the SC justices with a net worth of only P2,964,314.57, an increase from 2016’s P2.485 million. His real properties are still pegged at P3.4 million while personal property increased to P3.1 million from P2.6 million in 2016. His liabilities total P3.6 million.
Del Castillo has a net worth of P141,540,867.20 from P138.9 million in 2016. The value of his real properties increased from P50.9 million to P57.3 million, while personal property decreased from P88.4 million in 2016 to P84.7 million in 2017 with liabilities worth P558,134.06.
The third richest is Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa with a net worth of P123, 800,000.00, higher than the P 121.5 million in 2016.
The value of his real properties increased from P40.8 million in 2016 to P60.8 million in 2017 while personal property decreased from P80.7 million in 2016 to P63 million in 2017 with no liabilities.
Carpio is the fourth richest with a net worth of P105,878,242.70 which was P23.2-million higher than the P82.6 million recorded in 2016. His real properties remain pegged at P38.3 million while personal property increased to P67. 5 million from P44.4 million in 2016 with liabilities worth P75,000.
The net worth of Bernabe went up by P3 million from P 78.2 million in 2016 to P81,299,650.23 in 2017. Her real properties are worth P55.7 million compared to P53 million in 2016, while personal property is at P25.5 million with no liabilities.
Bernabe was followed by Associate Justice Diosdado M. Peralta whose net worth went up from P43.5 million in 2016 to P48,209, 650.25 million in 2017. With his real properties now valued at P25.4-million from P24.2 million in 2016 while personal property increased to P22.7 million from P19.3 million in 2016 with liabilities worth P50,000.
Peralta explained during his interview with the Judicial and Bar Council, that his net worth increased because it was jointly filed with his wife, Court of Appeals Associate Justice Fernanda Lampas-Peralta.
Next to Peralta is Associate Justice Lucas P. Bersamin with a net worth of P44, 445,828.00 in 2017 which was P3.1-million higher from 2016 net worth of P41.2 million. His real properties remain pegged at P33.1 million while personal property increased from P26.1 million in 2016 to PP29.2-million in 2017 with liabilities worth P18 million.
Ranked 8th is retired Supreme Court Justice, now Ombudsman Samuel Martires with a net worth of P41,878,000.00. His real properties are valued at P13.3 million while his personal properties are at P28.5 million with no liability.
The net worth of ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes P. Sereno increased to P27,340,711.80 in 2017 from P24.2 million in 2016. Her real properties increased from P7.9 million in 2016 to P8.7-million in 2017 while personal property also increased from P16.8 million to P18.6 million with liabilities worth P252,017.97.
Retired Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco Jr. has a net worth of P22,081,205.80 in 2017 which was P4.3 million higher from P17.7 million in 2016. His real properties remain pegged at P1.3 million while personal property went up to P20.7 million from P16.3 million in 2016 with no liabilities.
Retired Chief Justice Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro has a net worth of P19,766.075.12 from P17.7 million in 2016.
Her real properties remain valued at with P11.7 million while her personal properties increased to P20.7 million from P17.6 million in 2016. She has a liability of P9 million.
Associate Justice Noel G. Tijam’s net worth increased by P3.3 million to P19,101,193.23 in 2017 from P15.7 million in 2016. His real properties are valued at P4 million while personal properties are at P15.1 million. His liability is at P5,235.52.
The two new Associate Justices, Alexander Gesmundo ranked 13th among the richest justices with a net worth of P8, 245,894.00 with personal properties valued at P8.5-million and a P311,755 liability while Andres Reyes has a net worth of P5,699,621.04 with a P1-million worth of real property and P6.6 million worth of personal properties. His liability is at P1.9-million.
The SC annually releases the SALN of its Justices as part of the judiciary’s transparency campaign.
In 2012, the high court approved release of the SALNs of justices after the ouster of former Chief Justice Renato Corona in May 2012 due to millions in assets not declared in his SALN.
In a resolution in June 2012, the SC said only copies of latest SALNs, PDS and CVs of justices should be released.
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