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Due Execution

Something Satur Ocampo is reported to have said caught my eye.

After the hearing which ended at 2:45 p.m., Ocampo explained the discrepancy in the dates.

Ocampo said October 11 was used as the date of execution because it was the date of filing.

“It’s not a clerical error, it was in fact intentional. We dated it October 11 kasi iyon ang day ng [that is the day of the] filing pero nung panahon na ipanumpa nila sa abugado nandun na ang document [but at that time that they swore before the lawyer, the document had been drafted], so hindi na question kung magko-conflict ang [there is longer no question of conflicting] dates,” he said.

In the grand scheme of things, I suppose the date of the notary prolly doesn’t amount to much. But when a document is notarized, doesn’t the person seeking notarization swear to or affirm the truth of the information contained in the document, under penalty of perjury? So, if you knew that the date was wrong, doesn’t that amount to perjury?

Why would Satur Ocampo say such a thing?

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