Using false certificates, Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Article 175. Using false certificates. – The penalty of arresto menor shall be imposed upon any one who shall knowingly use any of the false certificates mentioned in the next preceding article. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) There knows that: (a) a physician or surgeon who, in connection, with the practice of his profession, issued a false certificate, or (b) a public officer issued a false certificate of merit of service, good conduct or similar circumstances; and

2) The offender knowingly uses any of these false certificates


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

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