Foreigner tangled in a snafu with cops over Covid-19 violation blacklisted

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MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) says Javier Salvador Parra, the foreigner who was caught on video arguing with authorities in a posh Dasmariñas home in Makati City is blacklisted.

In a TV interview Tuesday with BI deputy spokesperson Melvin Mabulac, he said Parra, a businessman and Spanish citizen left for Spain on April 29 or three days after his heated altercation with Police Senior Master Sergeant Roland Madrona of the Makati City Police Office.

He said Parra was included in their blacklist on June 3, after finding out that he left the country on April 29. Mabulac further said, “Ang Ibig sabihin ng blacklisted ay hindi na siya papayagan na pumasok sa bansa, forever,” (Blacklisted means he is perpetually not allowed to enter the country).

Parra was accosted by PMSgt Madrona after he chastised the cop and avoided arrest for violation of the Covid-19 safety measure of wearing face masks in public.  A video recording of the incident showed Parra without a facemask hurling expletives at the well-uniformed and protected cop before the arrest.

The policeman, together with other members of his team was on patrol when they spotted two house help of Parra watering their ornamental plants without face masks.  After talking with the helpers, shirtless Parra came out from the house and argued and hurled curses to Madrona, and even seen attempting to grab the camera of his team member.
Mabulac said that Parra had also overstayed in the country and he missed the chance to hear his side of the story because he left the country without informing the Bureau of Immigration. “Binigyan siya ng pagkakataon ubang ipaliwanag ang kanyang side ngunit hindi siya nag-comply instead ilang araw ay umalis siya sa Pilipinas. Hindi karapatan ang pagpasok niya sa ating bayan kondi isang pribilihiyo lamang na ibinigay ng gobyerno” (He was given the chance to clarify his side but he did not comply instead he left the country.  Coming here in the country is not a right but a privilege granted to him by the government), he continued.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.