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mikecon3
40 minutes ago, Headshot said:

Maybe they say "allegedly" because he has witnesses who say he didn't curse the police. The interesting thing about this bit of drama is that his visa extension expired during the quarantine (when Immigration said it be OK to wait until the quarantine was over before renewing), and yet he is being charged with overstaying his visa.

There are two lessons here. NEVER trust the government to do what it says it will do. NEVER say anything to the police that they might take (in any way) as derogatory or directly confront the police. And remember ... Filipinos don't understand sarcasm. They will not see any humor in it, and YOU will pay the price. The government loves to find reasons to make examples out of foreigners, and they won't hesitate to bend the rules to do so.

As I said, I understand why “allegedly” is used, we are all innocent until proven guilty in most countries. However, he is going to have a hard time disputing the video of him in the act. This video, which is one of about 3 different camera angles that hit the internet that day and the next, clearly shows him cursing the policeman starting around the 4 minute mark. It wasn’t just a slip of the tongue, he goes on a tirade! It wasn’t sarcasm, or a misunderstanding. This guy was obviously suffering from “liquid courage” as we call it in North Carolina! It has been the downfall and ruin of many a man!

I was raised that when someone in authority speaks to you, the answers out of your mouth are yes, sir, and no, sir. If they want to take you into custody, whether you agree or disagree, surrender and sort it out at the station. It was good advice then, still good advice now.

 

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It seems some foreigners  think that only the laws that they agree with should be enforced.  But they get all bent out of shape because they see many pinoy not obeying the law. This guy was offen

This expat seems like the type of arrogant garbage the Phils and decent expats don't need. Send him packin'!

So, heard from the grapevine... This all started with neighbors reporting that the maid was watering plants outside their house without a face mask. For some reason, it was reported to the cops. 

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SkyMan
4 hours ago, Headshot said:

The interesting thing about this bit of drama is that his visa extension expired during the quarantine (when Immigration said it be OK to wait until the quarantine was over before renewing), and yet he is being charged with overstaying his visa.

So far I haven't seen anything on how long he overstayed or when his extension expired.  If it had expired before ECQ, he doesn't get the pass.  I also wonder if he was on a tourist visa and if there might be some legal issues regarding his business/employees? 

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Tuesday the Spanish national who was involved in an altercation with a police officer in Dasma Village last April is now blacklisted and “perpetually banned” from entering the country.

Javier Salvador Parra is barred from re-entering the Philippines after the BI confirmed that he had returned since flying to Madrid three days after the April 26 incident, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said.

“Now that he has been placed in our Immigration blacklist, he is now perpetually banned from re-entering the Philippines for being an undesirable alien,” Morente said in a statement.

“Foreigners who disrespect our laws and persons of authority do not deserve the privilege to stay in our country,” he said.

Morente added that blacklisting Parra would send a warning to other foreign nationals to obey Philippine laws and respect the police officers enforcing them

The immigration said on May 22 that it the Spanish national face deportation. But the BI said Tuesday that he left the country on April 29, three days after the incident. Authorities did not stop him because no charge was filed against him at the time.

However, Parra failed to submit a counter-affidavit to the allegations against him, which resulted in the deportation charge.

“Even when he (is) out of the country, he could still file his answer to the allegations by engaging the services of a lawyer who could submit a counter-affidavit on his behalf. It was obvious that he really intended to disregard the notice by just ignoring it,” BI intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. said.

Also read: German arrested for alleged quarantine violations in Pagadian city

According to Para, his helper reported to him that Makati police Senior Master Sgt. Roland Von Madrona was outside his house, asking her to pay P1,000 fine for not wearing a face mask while watering the plants at around 6 pm, April 26.

Parra said he then confronted Madrona and told him “that a fine isn’t necessary as it occurred on private property.”

He also said in an email to the media that he was not aware that there is a law saying that “inside your own property, you must wear a face mask.”

Madrona, however, charged at him, “trespassing [on] my private property without a valid search warrant and wanting to arrest me for no valid reason.”

The police officer filed several charges against the Parra, including disobedience to a person in authority, not wearing face mask outside the home, direct assault and violation of Republic Act No. 11332, or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.

https://philippineslifestyle.com/spanish-national-in-dasma-village-incident-now-blacklisted-immigration/

 

 

 

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to_dave007

Rather predictable end to a foolish incident.

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MarinePride

Lucky man, he got out with his shirt, but at least he got out.  He will realize it's for the better in the long run. 

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SkyMan
23 minutes ago, MarinePride said:

Lucky man, he got out with his shirt, but at least he got out.  He will realize it's for the better in the long run. 

Sounds like he left 3 days later but then returned before the blacklist.  So it sounds like he's still here.  Not a good move to come back if that's the case.

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