SIX persons caught using fraudulent documents to enter the city of Baguio will have to face criminal charges for falsification of documents, Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong said.
He also added that they will face charges for violating Republic Act No. 11332, or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.
“In fact, I have designated our representative for the filing of cases for these six persons that used fraudulent documents to enter the city of Baguio,” Magalong said.
The six were caught by the city’s personnel at the Baguio City Convention Center Triage Facility, who were able to spot their paperwork being fake and immediately reported the discovery to the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO)’s Marcos Highway police station.
According to the violators, they had fake medical documents made due to being unable to afford valid reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests or antigen tests.
The six hailed from as far as Bukidnon and Zamboanga City, as well as from Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Cavite.
Magalong meanwhile has stated that the city remains vigilant and looking out for more violations of border restrictions, especially among local public vehicles and transportation.
“We are also watching public vehicles and public transport that pick up persons from the Tuba side of the border. They ride, get fetched by public transport coming from the city of Baguio, and they say it was just a routine delivery,” Magalong said.
“If we catch anyone there, we will have total confiscation of their vehicle, we will press charges against them, and send them home,” he added.