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Landbank branch manager faces raps for false SALN

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed five counts of Perjury against former Landbank branch manager Artemio San Juan, Jr. for false declarations made in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth from 1999 to 2003.

In its Resolution, the Ombudsman found that San Juan deliberately failed to disclose his business interests in Julia Club and Restaurant Company, bank deposits totaling P9.1 million, and shares of stock worth P8.6million.

“By making wrongful declarations and omitting to declare his business interests, various bank accounts and shares of stocks that he owned for several consecutive years, the respondent did not submit a true detailed sworn statement of assets and sources of income,” stated the Resolution.

The Ombudsman observed that “it is highly implausible that these wrongful declarations and omissions were inadvertently made, considering these were committed several times and for consecutive years.”

Under Article 183 of the Revised Penal Code, Perjury is “the willful and corrupt assertion of a falsehood under oath or affirmation administered by authority of law on a material matter.”

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