Americans Only Finish 2nd Place on 2018 Immigration’s Rude List

The Crusty Old (American) Expat noticed an interesting press release from the Official Website of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration today. “BI Barred 133 Rude Aliens from Entering RP in 2018.”

Happier than a Turd in a Toilet Bowl

First of all, I was happier than a turd in a toilet bowl when I discovered that my fellow citizens from the States didn’t top the list of rude aliens.

With my fist raised high in a Duterte-style salute, I noted with unrestrained glee that Chinese nationals topped the 2018 “Rude List.” Barred. Blacklisted. 37 Chinese. Now considered “undesirable aliens” by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.

Americans Only Finish 2nd Place on 2018 Immigration’s Rude List

While rude Americans didn’t top the list of boorish foreigners, they did finish second on the naughty list. Barred and blacklisted were 25 Americans.

However, as the late great Dale Earnhardt put it: “Second place is just the first loser.”

23 ill-mannered Koreans, from South Korea, I assume, only finished Third Place on the “Rude List.”

129 Rude Aliens Barred in 2017

The number of rude aliens who were turned back in 2018 was slightly higher than the 129 excluded in 2017.

Advice from Immigration:

  • Don’t be discourteous when speaking to immigration officials

  • Avoid using foul and indecent language

  • Don’t disrespect the immigration officers

Advice from The Crusty Old Expat’s:

  • Don’t use the “middle finger” salute, which is of course, disrespectful in some cultures

  • Refrain from making any rude references to the officers’ mothers

  • Do not mention the fact that the Philippines Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray, was born in Australia and has a Scottish-born father. Also refrain from pointing out that Ms. Gray didn’t come to the Philippines until the age of 18. (This especially applies to you Aussies out there.)

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“While we have been instructed to observe maximum tolerance, arrogant and discourteous foreigners are sent back and blacklisted. Symbols of the country, such as authorities, should be respected,” remarked BI Spokesperson Dana Sandoval.

C’mon, my fellow Americans. Can’t you do better in 2019?

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.