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In 2003 Registry of Deeds and Civil Service Commission Confirm 1981 Deed of Sale a Forgery

In an alleged attempt to cover up the 1978 Deed of Sale forgery, Mario Alipayo and Silverio Gonzaga create a second Deed of Absolute Sale in 1981.

In 2000 Silverio Gonzaga's attorney submits his Answer to the Philippines Civil Service Commission claiming that the 1978 Deed of Sale is a Forgery and the 1981 Deed of Sale is the true instrument of transfer.

However, i

n the case against Welia Alipayo for allegedly stealing Lot 2943-B, the Philippines Civil Service Commission conducted an investigation into the actions of Silverio Gonzaga, the buyer of Lot 2943-B from a dead man who then sold it to Pelagio Alipayo.

According to the court documents, the defendants submitted not one but two fraudulent Deeds of Absolute Sale.

The first Deed of Sale was fraudulent because the seller was a man dead for more than 30 years and there was not even a signature on it.

The complainant alleges that in an effort to cover up the fraud, the defendants altered a second document which they submitted to the court as proof that Mario Alipayo legally sold Lot 2943-B to Silverio Gonzaga.

Both the report of the CSC and the Register of Deeds office confirms that were were indeed two Deeds of Absolute Sale.

"While it is the contention of respondent Gonzaga that the real document in that entered by him as vendee and Mario Alipayo as vendor, and not that between him as vendee and Pablo Alipayo as vendor, this runs counter to the certification issued by Robert Rocha, Register of Deeds, that the latter is a true xerox copy of the original retained in the vault of the Register of Deeds. This leads us to the conclusion that the document marked as Exhibit "B" is the authentic copy while the one marked as Annex "3" is a mere scrap of paper without any probabative value."

The Commission also went to state that until the conclusion of their investigation they were not sure if it was Silverio Gonzaga or the other "involved parties" that committed the forgery.

In the end they charged Silverio Gonzaga with a one year suspension for his involvement in the forgery of the first Deed of Absolute Sale. The charge was later reduced to a shorter period on appeal.

So not only did the defendants first use an alleged forged document, but they then used a second forged document to try to hide their first crime.

Philippine Civil Service Commission Resolution

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