Fake WHO driver nabbed

Sun.Star Baguio - - Front Page - Jonathan Llanes Sun*Star Re­porter

A DRIVER was ar­rested by op­er­a­tives of the Baguio City Po­lice Sta­tion (BCPO) Sta­tion 9 af­ter al­legedly rep­re­sent­ing him­self as an em­ployee of the World

Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO).

Po­lice per­son­nel sta­tioned at a check­point in Irisan, Baguio City, flagged down the ve­hi­cle of John Ernesto Burro Fer­rer Jr., 39, sin­gle, and res­i­dent of Pasig City on Au­gust 1.

Fer­rer was in­ter­cepted with his al­ter­nate driver, Rom­mel Sunga Me­ne­ses of Ma­cabebe, Pam­panga and four lo­cally stranded in­di­vid­u­als (LSI) pas­sen­gers.

In a be­lated po­lice re­port, Fer­rer failed to show travel doc­u­ments while the four LSI’s were able to show com­plete doc­u­ments.

Po­lice said Fer­rer claimed he is a driver of WHO af­ter show­ing his iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card and was just giv­ing as­sis­tance to the LSIs go­ing back home to Baguio City.

Fer­rer, Me­ne­ses and the LSIs were al­lowed to pro­ceed and sub­jected them all for triage 2 lo­cated at Teach­ers Camp, Baguio City es­corted by per­son­nel of Po­lice Sta­tion 9.

But upon ver­i­fi­ca­tion by Po­lice Cor­po­ral Sharon Pat­ac­sil, WHO Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Gina Mara­mag clar­i­fied they do not have an em­ployee or per­son­nel named Fer­rer.

Kris­tel Deña Si­aga, As­sis­tant Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the WHO also con­firmed Fer­rer is not a per­son­nel of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Fer­rer ad­mit­ted to po­lice he made the ID.

The sus­pect is now fac­ing cases of Fal­si­fi­ca­tion of Pub­lic Doc­u­ments, Usur­pa­tion of Author­ity and Vi­o­la­tion of Re­pub­lic Act No. 11332 or the "Law on Re­port­ing of Com­mu­ni­ca­ble Diseases" while the ve­hi­cle is now un­der the cus­tody of Sta­tion 9.

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