Ex-NFA PR officer sentenced for faking his college degree

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 22 2018 04:41 PM

MANILA - A local court sentenced a former National Food Authority employee for the misrepresentation he made on his college degree in his Personal Data Sheet, according to a statement released by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Former Public Relations Officer IV Emmanuel Jacob Salonga was convicted by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 95 of perjury under Article 183 of the Revised Penal Code. 

Salonga was sentenced to a minimum of 4 months and maximum of 2 years and 4 months of imprisonment after he entered a guilty plea.
 
Salonga was accused of misrepresentation in his PDS for supposedly graduating with a journalism degree from the University of the Philippines in 1979.
 
The Ombudsman said that 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.