7 village officials with arrest warrant post bail

LAOAG CITY, Jan. 27 – Seven former barangay officials of Brgy. 30-A Suyo, this city who were facing an arrest warrant immediately posted bail for their liberty.

These village officials were ordered dismissed by the Ombudsman last July 2016 from their elective posts due to their alleged violation of Article 171 of the Revised Penal Code or falsification of public documents.

It was learned that their arrest warrant was issued earlier by the regional trial court, branch 16 at Marcos Hall of Justice, Laoag City.

In the Ombudsman’s dismissal order, it cited that these erring officials allegedly collaborated with each other in falsifying the signature of one of their fellow barangay officials in a public document which they all executed. (tsg)