BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) charged four person for usurpation of authority for using the logo of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) in trying to gain entry to the city last August 18.
Police City Director Col. Allen Rae Co said the filing of charges was attested to by BGHMC Medical Specialist IV Dr. Frederick Mars Untalan against the suspects David Rivers, 60; Nick Narag Sy, 34; Violeta Rivera, 69; and Elizabeth Rivera, 42, all residents of Pideg, Tubao, La Union with city address at Lourdes Ext..Naguillian Road, Baguio City.
Co said elements of Police Station 10 manning the modified community quarantine checkpoint along Marcos Highway intercepted the van, with the BGHMC logo, carrying the four suspects around 9:30 a.m. last August 18.
Verification showed that the use of the BGHMC logo was not sanctioned by the hospital. The suspects were placed under the custody of the BCPO.
Untalan said they filed the case hoping that the incident would serve as a "lesson to those who are falsifying documents to enter Baguio City.