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Falsification of wireless, cable, telegraph and telephone messages, A173 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Article 173. Falsification of wireless, cable, telegraph and telephone messages, and use of said falsified messages. - The penalty of prision correccional in its medium and maximum periods shall be imposed upon officer or employee of the Government or of any private corporation or concern engaged in the service of sending or receiving wireless, cable or telephone message who utters a fictitious wireless, telegraph or telephone message of any system or falsifies the same.Any person who shall use such falsified dispatch to the prejudice of a third party or with the intent of cause such prejudice, shall suffer the penalty next lower in degree. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender is an officer or employee of the Government or of any private corporation or concern engaged in the service of sending or receiving wireless, cable or telephone message; and,

2) He utters a fictitious wireless, telegraph or telephone message of any system or falsifies the same.

References

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