Philippines: American sex offenders denied entry into Philippines at NAIA

Source: 10/22/23

Two convicted American sex offenders were denied entry into the Philippines by the immigration bureau at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) this week.

They were identified by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) as Eric Blair ___, 57, who arrived at NAIA Terminal 1 on October 19, aboard a Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight from Los Angeles, California, and Marlon ___, 57, who arrived on a PAL flight from Honolulu on October 20.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said on Saturday that Smith is a registered sex offender (RSO) in California, where he faced charges and convictions for sexual offenses in 1986 and 2013.

“As in the case of other RSOs who have arrived in the country, he was also denied entry and booked on the first available PAL flight back to Los Angeles, where he originated,” Tansingco stated.

U.S. authorities, who alerted the BI about ___’s arrival in Manila, said he was convicted in 2013 for committing sexual battery by forcibly touching the victim against their will.

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Is being held at an airport and then deported at their own expense a severe enough punishment? No, this story had to be immortalized on a foreign website, and our government is basically organizing and sanctioning it.

Well at least it seems like the funding has run out for this. Chris smith tried to get the IML more appropriations money back in 2021, under HR 5150 (California code for crazy) haha, and failed. To my knowledge he hasn’t been able to pass it again so, that basically means this law is on borrowed time. Eventually when the money runs out this should come to a halt.

How many of the United States sex crimes are actually crimes overseas? What business does the United States have telling other countries that a citizen is traveling overseas? Why don’t they tell other countries when the creeps in Congress are coming because some of them are shady?

At the Phillipines came out and said they’re blacklisted.

Unlike here…

Unfortunately, I am not surprised that registrants are being turned away when they try to visit the Philippines. Perhaps some people remember that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Alito suggested in open court during the Nichols case that the only reason a man goes to the Philippines is to have sex with children. If one truly believes that statement, then it might make sense to stop all men from visiting that country regardless of whether they are required to register. In my challenge to the International Megan’s Law, two of the plaintiffs had wives who lived in the Philippines and yet the plaintiffs could not visit them. In both cases, the wives were at least 30 years old, clearly they are not children.

California’s Department of Justice, INTERPOL and TSA notified the Philippines of these guys arrival, California TSA could’ve easily stopped them the minute they stepped foot in the airport before departure, BUT no they Intentionally wasted their time and money.
Not only that just for picking the Philippines, I’m pretty sure the FBI put them on there watchlist now Anywhere they try and travel their flagged.

I don’t know if these men were familiar with ACSOL or any other registrant support group, but I hope they are now. Because we have been warning people for years against traveling to the Philippines, but folks keep making the same mistake over and over again. They don’t want registrants in Southeast Asia…period! Pick another country or continent. Try Africa. I haven’t heard to much about being turned away there. Even Saudi Arabia doesn’t automatically bar felons & registrants. Ignorance is no longer an excuse for being turned away in Asia. Those travelers who went to the Philippines should have done their research. Unless they just like the thrill of flying over the ocean 🌊 and back without stepping foot in another country

The Philippines is referring to “RSO” and the notification from the US. Those who are no longer required to register in CA are not RSO and do not need to inform the government where they are going. I wonder what would happen. Apparently, these guys where still on the registry and subject to the “green notice” is this is the reason they were stop?

I wonder, do they allow convicted Murderers in?