Actor Tony Labrusca, who started to be well-known due to the movie ‘Glorious’ is actually in hot water after becoming accused of cursing a lot of immigration officials who didn’t allow him a ‘balikbayan’ stamp to lengthen his stay in the Philippines for more than 30 days.
Based on the reports, the incident has been exposed by a netizen who noticed Labrusca’s social media post yesterday complaining regarding the 30-day duration provided to him by the immigration.
“Just landed in Manila and the Philippine immigration only gave me 30 days here. LOL. k” Labrusca stated in his now-deleted tweet.
Many hours after Labrusca’s tweet, a netizen who’s employed in the immigration office of NAIA terminal 1 at the time of the incident criticized the fresh actor for continuing complaining perhaps on social media.
The netizen additionally exposed how Labrusca who’s a US Citizen handled the Filipino immigration officials.
In his post, the immigration official mentioned:
“You don’t have a Philippine passport, not even born in the Philippines, and not traveling 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
The funny thing is, you were so proud to brag that you work here when you’re only supposed to be a tourist here in the Philippines.
Tapos mai ganito ka pa na post. Palakpakan!
For your info, Balikbayan visa is not a working visa.
Nakakahiya ka. Period.”
Another netizen from the comment portion which appears personally seen the popular incident cited what Tony Labrusca precisely told the immigration officer that he attempted to intimidate.
“Can you f**king understand my situation? People are asking/taking pictures w/ me and you’re giving me a hard time!” Labrusca allegedly informed the immigration officer based on the witness.
Yet another netizen on Instagram told Labrusca to make an apology for his actions against the immigration officers, discussing that it’s impossible for him to prolong his stay in the Philippines because he’s not traveling with his Filipino parents.
He additionally reminded Labrusca that he’s still fresh in show business and also, he needs to prevent acting like a VIP.
“You should be thankful that they didn’t even bar you from entering the Philippines but don’t worry you’ll soon be rewarded by punishment,” netizen Brandon Mendoza commented.
Mendoza likewise said that Labrusca has currently being pacified by his alleged boyfriend, but, the actor didn’t stop ranting.
“Fix your attitude, fly high but keep your feet on the ground, again you are just a noob celebrity,” he stated.
After the collision gone viral, Labrusca at last launched a statement apologizing to the immigration officers he cursed.
“I was unaware of the policy that because I was not with my mother, I did not qualify for a Balikbayan stamp,” he claimed.
“It was very upsetting for me. And I’m sorry that somehow, I took my frustrations out on the officer. But never did I ever 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 emotion get the better of me and again, I’m sorry.” Labrusca added.
— Tony Labrusca (@tonythesharky) January 4, 2019
As of writing, the Bureau of Immigration (BOI) is not at this point issuing a statement on the incident.
Source: Pinoy Trending