BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Bacolod City Bureau) -Calling someone an “illegal alien” as opposed to “undocumented immigrant” is not politically-correct as we all know it. But that didn’t stop a domestic airport staff from calling ex-Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon exactly that.
Guanzon herself related the incident on her Twitter account:
The Adobo Chronicles reached out to the airport staff concerned to get her side of Guanzon’s story.
The airport immigration officer said she was not calling Guanzon a “foreigner” but rather someone from another planet — an “alien” without proper documentation.
“I would never mistake Guanzon for a foreigner. Her looks, accent and her wardrobe all give it away — that she is a certified domestic,” the officer added.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands ( The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – Judges and enforcers of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have applied for visas to enter Russia. This after ICC judges ordered the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin for alleged war crimes.
Meanwhile, in anticipation of a similar arrest warrant for former President Rodrigo Duterte, ICC has also started the process of visa application to enter the Philippines. Duterte is accused of alleged crimes against humanity.
The Philippine Bureau of Immigration has recently added a new requirement for visa applications. The original school yearbook of applicants must be presented at the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Do you remember where you kept your school yearbook?
Well, it’s time to do your spring cleaning and retrieve this valuable proof of your graduation from an accredited university — especially if you’re traveling to or out of the Philippines.
A passenger missed her flight after an over-zealous airport immigration officer at NAIA subjected her to intense interview to the point of asking her to present her graduation yearbook!
While authorities assured passengers that this was an isolated case and not an airport policy, travel agents are nevertheless advising anyone going through immigration at NAIA to bring their school yearbook, just in case.
Better safe than sorry. Better than missing your flight!
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