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Concealing true name, Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Art. 178. Using fictitious name and concealing true name - The penalty of arresto mayor and a fine not to exceed One hundred thousand pesos (₱100,000) shall be imposed upon any person who shall publicly use a fictitious name for the purpose of concealing a crime, evading the execution of a judgment or causing damage.Any person who conceals his true name and other personal circumstances shall be punished by arresto menor or a fine not to exceed Forty thousand pesos (₱40,000). (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender conceals his true name and other personal circumstances

References

⦁ Title 4 – Crimes Against Public Interest, Book 2, Revised Penal Code
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