Bad-mouthing Dutch woman gets the boot in the Philippines
A Dutch woman has been barred from ever visiting the Philippines for cursing at an immigration officer and insulting Filipinos, a senior official said Friday.7 March 2008
MANILA - A Dutch woman has been barred from ever visiting the Philippines for cursing at an immigration officer and insulting Filipinos, a senior official said Friday.
Immigration chief Commissioner Marcelino Libanan said 42-year-old Jenifer Sharmila Kalka has been included in the bureau's blacklist of people banned from ever entering the country.
"A foreign tourist who exhibits arrogance and rude behaviour upon his arrival in the Philippines should be turned back right away for he does not deserve the hospitality of our country and people," he said.
Libanan said Kalka became rowdy after refusing to answer routine questions from the immigration officer when she arrived at Manila's international airport from Hong Kong last month.
Pressed for answers, Kalka began shouting expletives at the immigration officer, causing a commotion at the airport, Libanan said.
The foreigner even shouted, "You Filipinos are (expletive) lazy. That is why you are poor!" according to the immigration officers.
Libanan said Kalka was booked on the first available flight back to Hong Kong.
[Copyright dpa 2008]