Four rapped for entering Baguio using hospital logo

August 20, 2020

BAGUIO City Police Office (BCPO) director, Police Col. Allen Rae Co yesterday said four persons were charged with usurpation of authority for using a hospital logo in trying to gain entry to the city last Tuesday.

Co said the Baguio General Hospital Medical Center represented by Medical Specialist IV Dr. Frederick Mars Untalan filed the case on Wednesday against the four suspects identified as 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.

Co said elements of BCPO Station 10 manning the Modified Community Quarantine Checkpoint along Marcos Highway intercepted the van carrying the four suspects at around 9:30 a.m. last Tuesday.

Verification showed that the use of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) logo was not sanctioned by the hospital.

Co said the suspects are now under the custody of the BCPO.

Untalan said they filed the case hoping the incident would serve as a "lesson to those who are falsifying documents to enter Baguio City."