BOI Blacklists Rude American

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said an American national was permanently banned from entering the Philippines after showing “rude conduct” and putting “false and profane information” in the eTravel system.

The agency identified the foreigner as Anthony Joseph Laurence, who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday, November 7.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said Laurence was reminded to fill out the e-Travel form upon arrival at the airport but the foreigner allegedly showed aversion. The foreigner also allegedly angrily tossed his passport and mobile phone to an immigration officer.