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.)
Graphic Credit: Pop.Inquirer.net
“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.