MANILA - Former Cavite Vice Governor Dencito Campaña was ordered by the Sandiganbayan to pay a fine of P5,000 after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge over his failure to declare some assets in his 2007 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth.
Campaña was initially charged by the Office of the Ombudsman with perjury for his failure to declare a 1999 Toyota Revo which he acquired in 2007 and was registered under his name.
Campaña however pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.
“The prosecution gave its consent to the plea of guilty to the lesser offense for and its behalf and also for the complainant Field Investigation Office of the Office of the Ombudsman,” the court said in the decision promulgated November 21, 2018 penned by Division Chairperson Oscar Herrera, Jr., with the concurrence of Associate Justices Michael Frederick Musngi and Lorifel Pahimna.
After Campaña gave his plea, the court handed down its guilty beyond reasonable doubt verdict and sentenced him to pay the P5,000 fine.