Kapamilya actor Tony Labrusca received criticism from netizens as he disrespected immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 when he landed in Manila on January 3. He also tweeted about his experience on his account, which has since been deleted.
After being refused a Balikbayan visa, of which he is not qualified to have, an immigration officer revealed in a Facebook post that Tony shouted and cursed at an immigration supervisor.
“You even shouted and cursed at my supervisor, bragging that you’re a celebrity. Ang galing mo talagang umeksena, hindi ka na nahiya sa ibang tao. Sigaw ka ng sigaw sa harap ng officers. Boo!” the post said.
According to the Republic Act 6768, the “Glorious” lead actor could have received the visa he was demanding if he was traveling with his Filipino parents or had dual citizenship papers to present. The type of visa he was referring to is a privilege, not a right, for former Filipinos and their direct alien national family members (spouse and children) who are with them.
Another immigration officer also expressed their opinion on the matter and demanded that Tony should issue a public apology for the reasons stated on the Facebook post.
After all the heat that Tony Labrusca received online, his father Boom Labrusca apologized on Tony’s behalf in a reply in the comments section of another Facebook post criticizing his son.