Bad-mouthing Dutch woman gets the boot in the Philippines

7th March 2008, Comments 9 comments

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]

3 Comments To This Article

  • foreigner posted:

    on 8th March 2008, 11:44:09 - Reply

    Jenifer Sharmila Kalka - name doesn't sound Dutch to me, sounds more like South Asian. She could be a naturalized Dutch citizen, you know like us foreigners here in the Netherlands who adapted the Dutch passport.
  • aquarian29 posted:

    on 8th March 2008, 10:37:32 - Reply

    This is one rare case of a dutch exhibiting an out-of-control behavior. Usually, Dutch people are cool and tolerant maybe even compared to Filipinos living in a warm place.

    I feel sorry for her, we Filipinos are not stupid and unprofessional. Education is a priority in every family over any material things. This means therefore, we are educated people. Warm, hospitable and very respectful Filipinos has patience before indulging in trouble. Shouting and uttering insulting statements made it worst.

    Well, she deserves a lesson for improvement.

  • Laurent posted:

    on 7th March 2008, 20:01:17 - Reply

    Well done to turn her away !
    Unfortunately that person got back ... here !