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Chinese businessman bullies PAL cabin crew, denied entry to PH|
By Ben R. Rosario
Published: June 1, 2013
This rich Chinese businessman picked the wrong Filipino to bully.
Forty seven year old tourist Biqing Liu found this out when he was denied entry to the Philippines and sent back on a first available flight to Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China at 11:30 am on Saturday.
Biqing was accosted by three airport policemen at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport II immediately upon his arrival on Friday from Shanghai on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 337.
Philippine immigration authorities said Biqing was the subject of a complaint by PAL cabin crew members led by Josef Randall Tolentino who accused the Chinese tourist of rudeness and for trying to bully him before their takeoff at Pudong.
Tolentino recounted that while an stewardess was preparing hot face towels for passengers, Biqing “barged” into the galley and grabbed one hot towel by “reaching over the shoulders” of the crew.
He said Biqing then looked at him then whisked the hot towel towards his face thereby splattering the excess hot water “all over my face.”
Seeing what happened, flight purser Catherine Guinto politely asked Biqing against misbehaving inside the cabin but the Chinese national “maintained his rude and arrogant demeanor” that he even shouted at the Chinese interpreter and Shanghai airport ground staff members to apologize to the crew.
At this juncture, the crew decided to ask airport authorities to off load Biqing but their request was rejected.
Tolentino said he decided to file a formal complaint against Biqing upon their arrival at the NAIA 2.
“Upon reading the purser's report and hearing out my complaint, PAL and Immigration officers immediately processed the passenger for deportation on the first available flight back to PUdong,” he recounted in his Facebook post of the encounter with Biqing.
“Let this small act and incident show the people of China that they cannot mistreat Filipinos and get away with it!,” declared Tolentino, who turned out to be the son of retired Chief Supt. Ameto Tolentino, former regional commander of PNP Region II and Rowena Ponce Enrile, sister of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
“I’m proud of my roots but I am prouder to be a Filipino,” he told Manila Bulletin.