The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating the circulation of sham rulings purportedly issued by the office.
The investigation came about after two Camarines Norte local officials in¬formed the office about the matter.
“The office warns the public of purported fake decisions or resolutions circulated by unscrupulous individuals. The Office of the Ombudsman recently discovered the existence of fake resolutions received by respondents in Camarines Norte which turned out to be spurious and non-existent,” spokesman Maria Janina Hidalgo of the Office of the Ombudsman said in a news briefing on Thursday.
“In case of doubt, the public may validate or verify with the office the authenticity of any purported resolution or decision,” Hidalgo added.
When asked on what the perceived reason was for the circulation of fake rulings, she told reporters, “Well for one, we are aware of the fact that the elections are coming up soon and that is a possibility that we are looking into.”