Ex-Bataan board member faces perjury case at Sandiganbayan

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 16 2018 06:18 PM

MANILA - Former Bataan provincial board member Edward Roman faces one count of perjury for failure to declare properties registered under his name in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth for 2007.

In the information filed by the Ombudsman at the Sandiganbayan, Roman did not declare two residential lots, a residential building and an irrigated rice land, all in Orani town.

According to the Ombudsman, Roman “willfully, unlawfully and feloniously made a false statement” on the properties which have a combined assessed value of P329,500.

It was also noted that the properties and assets were registered in his name, based on Transfer Certificate Titles and a tax declaration, thereby making a “willful and deliberate assertion of a falsehood in a sworn statement” required to be filed under the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.