Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong on October 15 warned unscrupulous persons and groups against using his name for illicit purposes.
The Baguio politiko made the statement after receiving reports that some people were using his name to avoid illegal parking penalties.
“Reports reaching my office showed that some people use my name to gain either privileges on amenities or exemptions from penalties,” Magalong said.
“This is to give notice that I am not giving any favor to anyone, not even my relatives and friends to be given any privilege especially immunity from the law on my account,” he added.
Earlier, similar reports of unscrupulous persons impersonating Magalong and ordering in bars and restaurants were reported.
“In view of this, I am asking the Baguio City Police Office to arrest anyone who will use my name in any transaction,” he said.