Evidence Admissible When Original Documents Is A Public Record

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Evidence Admissible When Original
Documents Is A Public Record







Its contents may be proved by a certified copy issued by the public
officer in custody thereof.

Such document may be evidenced by an official publication thereof or
by a copy attested by the officer having the legal custody of the
record, and in case of an authorized public record of a private
writing, the same may also be proved by a copy thereof attested by
the legal keeper of the record.

Procedure for proving the contents of original in the custody of
a public officer:
1. When the original of a document
2. Is in the custody of a public officer or
3. Is recorded in a public office
4. Its contents may be proved
   a. By a certified copy
   b. Issued by the public officer
   c. In custody thereof. (Sec. 7  Rule 130)

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