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False testimony in civil cases, Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Art. 182. False testimony in civil cases – Any person found guilty of false testimony in a civil case shall suffer the penalty of prisión correccional in its minimum period and a fine not to exceed One million two hundred thousand pesos (₱1,200,000), if the amount in controversy shall exceed One million pesos (₱1,000,000), and the penalty of arresto mayor in its maximum period to prisión correccional in its minimum period and a fine not to exceed Two hundred thousand pesos (₱200,000), if the amount in controversy shall not exceed said amount or cannot be estimated. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender is found guilty of false testimony in a civil case

References

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

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