Category Archives: Falsification of Public Document

By withholding information on one’s relative/s in the government service as required in the SALN, public office is guilty of falsification considering that the disclosure of such relationship would have resulted in the disapproval of his permanent appointment

Petitioners were charged with falsification of public document under Article 171, paragraph 4 of the Revised Penal Code, as amended, which states: Art. 171. Falsification by public officer, employee or notary or ecclesiastic minister. — The penalty of prision mayor … Continue reading

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What is punished in falsification of public documents? What are its elements?

The Information alleged that Guillergan committed falsification by making it appear in several public documents that P1,519,000.00 in AFP funds intended for the CIAs’ payroll were paid for that purpose when in truth these were just given to Rio, resulting … Continue reading

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