MANILA — Two women who were following up cases before the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) have been arrested for allegedly claiming falsely to be representatives of Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday presented to the media Ida Josephine Villahermosa and Deltha Pasco Bernardo who are facing charges of usurpation of authority or official function before the Office of City Prosecutor of Quezon City.

They were arrested following a letter dated June 11, 2019, received from Raul Nadela, chief of staff of the Office of the City Mayor of Davao City.

The complaint said unscrupulous individuals appeared before the NLRC using the name of Mayor Sara.

Mayor Sara herself executed a sworn statement stating that she has not asked nor instructed anyone to represent her to government agencies including the NLRC.

The two suspects claimed they were relatives of former NLRC officials and that they had approached the office of NLRC Commissioner Alex A. Lopez to help a friend.

The NBI said the two also have pending cases of estafa and illegal recruitment, among others. (PNA)

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