DFA Sec. Teddy Locsin wants Tony Labrusca to be deported after cursing immigration officials

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro ‘Teddy’ Locsin Jr. wants the actor Tony Labrusca to be deported after the infamous Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 incident.

Labrusca received criticisms on social media after he reportedly cursed several immigration officials for not giving him balikbayan stamp to extend his stay in the Philippines for more than thirty days.

In a tweet, a certain @mayoroliverdig informed the DFA Chief about the issue being faced by Labrusca who already apologized and admitted that he loses his cool during the said incident.

Unfortunately, Locsin didn’t recognize Labrusca and he even needs to ask some netizens about the identity of the actor.

“Who he?” Locsin asked the netizen?.

“Tony Labrusca who shouted at our immigration officer and cursed them,” the netizen told Locsin.

“Still have no idea who he is,” Locsin replied.

“He’s an abs-cbn tv and movie actor. recently he had a movie with actress angel aquino entitled Glorious. kahit nindi nyo po kilala yung tao pero nambastos ng immigration officer dapat may panagutan,” Another netizen told Locsin.

Later on, Locsin realized that what the actor who’s a U.S citizen acted rudely during the immigration process, and expressed his willingness to deport the actor.

“Just deport him.” Locsin said.

But another netizen reminded @mayoroliverdig, that Locsin is not the one who handled the Bureau of Immigration.

“Bureau of Immigration is under DOJ not DFA. It used to be a Commission under the office of the President. It was changed to a Bureau of DOJ but they still call the head of the agency as Commissioner.” @tweetmetomcat said.

“No need to get Philippine Visa for a US Citizen. It is the Bureau of Immigration that look into the behavior of the foreigners staying in the country. Hence they can revoke the visa granted by our Embassies & Consulates for whatever reason. Visa is a privilege, not a right.” he added.

Meanwhile, Bureau of Immigration released a statement saying that they have the right to blacklist people like Labrusca and forbid him to visit the country.

“While our immigration officers have been instructed to observe maximum tolerance, it is against the law to disrespect immigration authorities, and violating aliens may be excluded and blacklisted from the Philippines,” Immigration Spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said.

“Showing disrespect to symbols of authority is essentially showing disrespect to the country,” she added.

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