According to the netizen, there is basis why he wasn’t permitted to stay for more than 30 days in the country.
“You don’t have a Philippine passport, not even born in the Philippines, and not travelling with filipino parents, but you want the same treatment as the other former filipinos. You even shouted and cursed at my supervisor, bragging that you’re a celebrity. Ang galing mo talaga umeksena, hindi ka na nahiya sa ibang tao. Sigaw ka nang sigaw sa harap ng officers. Boo!”
On the comment section of the post, one witnessed also shared and quote the alleged cursing of Kapamilya actor whom she called “arrogant US Citizen.”
According to PEP.ph, the Immigration Supervisor give a detail about the incident. The Immigration officer defended the post and comments of the Immigration staff saying that “reacted lang kasi doon sa fan comments and his [Tony] gall to tweet considering the way he acted this morning.”
Tony arrived at NAIA Terminal 1 on a PAL-Canadian flight, Thursday morning.
“He was referred by the primary immigration officer. Witnessed by other immigration officers and passengers.”
The Immigration Supervisor also clarified that they only gave Tony 30 days to stay in the Philippines because “a[s] tourist status na yun lang yun dapat na status niya talaga.” But the actor didn’t feel good about it and demanded for a Balikbayan Visa or Balikbayan Program.
“He was vehemently demanding for this status this morning. The Balik Bayan Visa (RA6768) is a 1 year free visa upon arrival. It is a privilege for FORMER filipinos and their direct alien national family members (spouse and children) accompanying them.”
“PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT. — This is only given if the said ‘foreigner’ is traveling w/ his parents who’re former Filipinos or are still Filipino citizens. He was traveling with neither of his parents this morning. He is a US citizen holding of course a US passport. Not even a dual citizen.”
The Immigration Supervisor also added:
“Ayusin na lang sana yun status niya w/ our country – that was what I was trying to explain to him. He is after all ‘still a foreigner’ obviously working in the Philippines w/o a proper visa.”
Aside from the Immigration issue, he now in a hot pot after one netizen claimed that Tony has a boyfriend. On his behalf, his father apologizes for the Immigration officers and to everyone whom his son did wrong.
Read some of the fiery comments of the netizens below: