Filipina jailed in Singapore over fake school documents

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 15)— A Filipina in Singapore was sentenced to seven weeks of imprisonment on Tuesday for submitting false documents to the country’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority .

Noriza Dancel De Luna, 38, was arrested in October 2017 for presenting false statements in her applications for permanent residency for herself in 2008 and her daughter in 2009, ICA said in a statement.

It said investigation showed that De Luna does not have any records of enrolment at Centro Escolar University, proving that the diploma and transcript of records she provided during her applications were not officially released by the said school.

“Any person who has made a false statement in their applications for immigration facilities will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law. This may include having their immigration facilities deprived or revoked, as provided for under the Constitution and the Immigration Act,” the statement added.

The agency said it will also review the statuses of family members of those convicted of any offence.