2 ex-Romblon town execs convicted of falsification of public documents

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The Sandiganbayan has convicted a former mayor of Looc, Romblon and his erstwhile municipal planning and development coordinator (MPDC) for falsification of public documents in connection with the procurement of piglets in 1991.

In a ruling promulgated by the Sandiganbayan on Friday, former Looc Mayor Manuel Arboleda and MPDC Fermina Gaytano were found guilty of falsifying the contents of the Report of Inspection and Deliveries to make it appear that actual deliveries of piglets were made in order to facilitate payment for the transaction worth PHP20,000.

Ombudsman prosecutors were able to present evidence that no actual deliveries had been made which caused undue injury to the municipality of Looc.

The Sandiganbayan sentenced Arboleda and Gaytano to suffer the indeterminate penalty of imprisonment ranging from six years, eight months and one day of prision mayor as minimum to eight years, eight months and one day as maximum and to pay a fine of PHP3,000 each. PNA


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