• Retired police officer in falsification charge

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    THE Office of the Ombudsman filed a falsification case before the Sandiganbayan against former Deputy Regional Director Akmad Mamalinta of Davao City Police Regional Office in connection with allegedly untruthful entries in his Personal Data Sheet (PDS).

    Mamalinta stated in his PDS in 2000 that he was a Career Executive Service Officer and that he completed his masteral degree at the Philippine Christian University (PCU), according to the Ombudsman.

    However, the Fact-Finding Investigation Bureau presented certificates from the Civil Service Commission and from PCU, disputing Mamalinta’s claims.

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said, “in accomplishing and filing a PDS for purposes of promotion, all applicants have the legal obligation to disclose the truth of the data required especially their qualifications.”

    “(Mamalinta’s) act of concealing the truth and deliberately asserting falsehoods in more than one entry in his PDS clearly exhibits his moral depravity, lack of integrity and predisposition to conceal the truth not only from his office but from the public, in general,” she added.

    The Ombudsman also found Mamalinta, a retired Police senior superintendent, administratively liable for serious dishonesty and ordered his dismissal from the service with the accessory penalties of perpetual disqualification from public office, cancellation of eligibility, and forfeiture of retirement benefits.

    In case the respondent is no longer in government service, the penalty of dismissal is convertible to a fine equivalent to his one year salary.

     

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