Mayor warns of unauthorized solicitation

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan last week warned the public against unscrupulous individuals or groups going around the city and suburbs asking for donations in his behalf. Such persons or groups should be reported to the nearest Baguio City Police Office station, he said.

A solicitation letter purportedly with the mayor’s signature was presented to the to-be-donor, requesting for varied amounts or cellphone load equivalent to P5,000. One letter, with a forged signature of the mayor, asked for a flight booking to a vacation destination in Hongkong.

Domogan vehemently denied having given out a solicitation letter or authorized anybody to solicit in his behalf. “Since assuming office in 1988 (as janitor of the city), this representation never requested for favors from individuals, specially for personal use or celebrations. That would be very shameful,” he said.

The cellphone number 0905-977-9256 was even given for donors to contact in case they are willing to give donations. “Be warned. That is not my cellphone number,” the mayor added. –juliegfianza


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