'Ferdinand E. Marcos' Held at NAIA

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Byline: J. RAMIREZ

A man claiming he is a reincarnate of the late President Ferdinand Marcos has been barred from leaving the country by immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), it was learned yesterday.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Andrea D. Domingo said the incident happened at about 4 p.m. last March 29 at the NAIA 2 Centennial Terminal when the passenger presented to the immigration counter a Philippine passport in the name of "Ferdinand Edralin Marcos."

Domingo said the man, who appeared to be in his late 50s and spoke Tagalog with an Ilocano accent, was supposed to board a Philippine Airlines flight to Hong Kong but was offloaded for possessing a fraudulent passport.

The passport, which was confiscated from the man's possession, indicates that the passenger, aside from being a namesake of Marcos, was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte on Sept. 11, 1917, which is also the birth anniversary of the late president. …