Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin wants Filipino-American newbie actor Tony Labrusca to be deported after reportedly making a scene at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
In a Twitter post, Locsin posted his reaction to the incident and said: “Just deport him.”
Just deport him. https://t.co/3E9oCc9bXV
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) January 4, 2019
Labrusca earned the netizen’s ire on social media following reports of him shouting at an immigration officer after he was only allowed to stay in the country for only 30 days. The actor then apologized for the incident, saying that he was frustrated and was not aware of the policy that he needed to be with his parents to qualify for a balikbayan stamp.
In his social media accounts, Labrusca posted, “It was very upsetting for me. And I’m sorry that I somehow took my frustrations out on the officer. But never did I call anyone stupid, nor an idiot, much less brag about being a celebrity.”
“I know for a fact that the officer is merely doing her job. My biggest mistake perhaps was letting my emotions get the better of me and again I’m sorry,” he added.
The Bureau of Immigration, responsible for the deportation proceedings, warned the actor of the limits of privileges accorded to returning Filipinos. It said the one-year visa privilege is for former Filipinos and their immediate family members who are traveling with them.