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Silent protest grips Phl high court
The silent protest was an offshoot of allegations that Sereno, a former associate justice of the high tribunal, bypassed her colleagues when President Benigno Aquino III appointed her to the post late last week
Report said associate justices late last week did not join Sereno in a lunch break, a tradition among members of the Supreme Court, after having an en banc session.
The report also said Sereno almost failed in one of the examinations conducted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which is tasked to choose nominees to the Supreme Court.
Sereno, 52, will serve as chief magistrate of the high court for 18 years prior to her retirement at age 70.
Meanwhile, the Office of the Chief Justice on Friday said it sent out an uncorrected version of Sereno's 2011 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).
The Office of the Chief Justice on Thursday released a copy of Sereno's 2011 SALN, showing that she had a net worth of P17,985,375.51 for the year.
On Friday, Sereno's office said it sent the uncorrected version of the chief magistrate's 2011 SALN. It said the correct version of Sereno's SALN is the one released by the Clerk of Court.
The corrected SALN shows that Sereno's net worth for 2011 is higher by P44,200 at P18,029,575.51. Total assets in the corrected SALN are now at P19,271,778.85, which is P44,200 higher than the P19,227,578.85 in the previous SALN.
"The correction of the SALNs of the members of the Court has been authorized by the court en banc,” the statement said.