ACT NO. 6713
Sec. 8. Statements and Disclosure.
Public officials and employees have an obligation to accomplish
and submit declarations under oath of, and the public has the right
to know, their assets, liabilities, net worth and financial and
business interests including those of their spouses and of unmarried
children under eighteen (18) years of age living in their households.
(A) Statements of Assets and Liabilities and Financial Disclosure.
- All public officials and employees, except those who serve in
an honorary capacity, laborers and casual or temporary workers,
shall file under oath their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and
Net Worth and a Disclosure of Business Interests and Financial Connections
and those of their spouses and unmarried children under eighteen
(18) years of age living in their households.
The two documents shall contain information on the following:
real property, its improvements, acquisition costs, assessed value
and current fair market value;
personal property and acquisition cost;
all other assets such as investments, cash on hand or in banks,
stocks, bonds, and the like;
all business interests and financial connections.
documents must be filed:
within thirty (30) days after assumption of office;
on or before April 30, of every year thereafter; and
within thirty (30) days after separation from the service.
All public officials and employees required under this section
to file the aforestated documents shall also execute, within thirty
(30) days from the date of their assumption of office, the necessary
authority in favor of the Ombudsman to obtain from all appropriate
government agencies, including the Bureau of Internal Revenue, such
documents as may show their assets, liabilities, net worth, and
also their business interests and financial connections in previous
years, including, if possible, the year when they first assumed
any office in the Government.
Husband and wife who are both public officials or employees may
file the required statements jointly or separately.
The Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth and the Disclosure
of Business Interests and Financial Connections shall be filed by:
- Constitutional and national elective officials, with the national
office of the Ombudsman;
- Senators and Congressmen, with the Secretaries of the Senate
and the House of Representatives, respectively; Justices, with
the Clerk of Court of the Supreme Court; Judges, with the Court
Administrator; and all national executive officials with the Office
of the President.
- Regional and local officials and employees, with the Deputy
Ombudsman in their respective regions;
- Officers of the armed forces from the rank of colonel or naval
captain, with the Office of the President, and those below said
ranks, with the Deputy Ombudsman in their respective regions;
- All other public officials and employees, defined in Republic
Act No. 3019, as amended, with the Civil Service Commission.
(B) Identification and disclosure of relatives. - It shall
be the duty of every public official or employee to identify and
disclose, to the best of his knowledge and information, his relatives
in the Government in the form, manner and frequency prescribed by
the Civil Service Commission.
Documents to look for
magazines, and newsletters
family histories, genealogies, and Who's Who Directories and
of trade and professional organizations
and permits (for firearms, business, etc.)
registry records (birth, marriage, etc.)
of campaign expenditures
(arrival and departure) records