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.