A Philippine lawmaker has been caught on camera apparently refusing to comply with airport security and bullying security staff.
Footage of Congressman John Bertiz at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has gone viral, with one version getting more than 200,000 views as of today (Sunday, September 30).
Bertiz has hit back today, saying that he was confronting the security officer because he saw “Chinese looking” passengers failing to pass through the security checkpoint. However, the Congressman has neither confirmed nor denied whether he took off his shoes as required at the airport.
The Department of Transportation has today vowed to investigate the incident.
In the soundless video, Bertiz passes through a metal detector at the airport when a male security checker appears to tell him to remove his shoes. Other passengers in the video can be seen carrying their shoes when they pass through the metal detector.
Bertiz then flashes what looks like an identification card to the security checker, who then turns his head and backs away from the lawmaker. Bertiz goes near the security checker and grabs the officer’s jacket, seemingly trying to get hold of his ID.
The officer appears to initially refuse to give his ID to Bertiz, who then snatches his ID off his jacket. Bertiz then walks out of shot, while the officer walks to the opposite direction.
The lawmaker has said the incident happened on Saturday morning, when he was about to fly to Cebu.
He said there were supposedly Chinese passengers escorted by NAIA staff who did not pass through the security checkpoint. Bertiz said this was the reason why he confronted the security officer.
The CCTV footage, however, does not capture any such passengers.
Bertiz said: “I wonder why after the Chinese passengers escorted by NAIA staff passed through, the security checker stopped me even if I had already shown him my NAIA security card and I was already cleared by the metal detector and X-ray machine.”
Bertiz believes the security checker supposedly called him out so that he will not be able to go after the Chinese passengers and their NAIA staff escorts.
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Sorry Cong kasi my CCTV na! Ang BASTOS MO!! -Incident at NAIA Terminal 2 Domestic Departure,where as of Today Security Condition Level 2 Alert is currently implemented,all passengers and employees are required to take off their shoes at the FINAL Security checkpoint respectively..we will be putting in private the name of the Personnel that was harrassed..Happened at around 6:45am Sept.29,2018.First enters Imee Marcos,kindly took off her shoes following security procedures.then enters this IGNORANT POLPOLITICIAN,Cong. ANCIETO JOHN BERTIZ,as per instructions,was advised to take off his shoes,BUT deliberately ignored the screening officer and went in,then harrassed and shoved his damn ID unto the OTS personnel's face and took the officer's ID.Violating a lot of security protocols.And to our expectation,called General Manager Monreal to Terminate the Screening officer.WTF,mr. Congressman,di ka presidente para ma-excempt sa SOP's,mayabang ka!abusive of the AUTHORITY given to you by the PEOPLE!!kapal ng mukha mo.SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS,you can't even follow?may utak kaba?you call yourself a PUBLIC SERVANT???Shame on you.IGNORANTE!!!Video courtesy of APD
Gepostet von gifinoy am Samstag, 29. September 2018