THE government has barred entry to an EU party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal crackdown on drugs, in a move denounced by critics Monday as a gag on dissent. Italian Giacomo Filibeck was detained by border police upon his arrival at Cebu airport Sunday and deported for engaging in “partisan political activity,” immigration authorities and his party said. So we are not obliged to allow anyone into our territory if we do not want them in our territory,” Roque added. Filibeck’s party denounced his deportation, adding it had informed EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini of the incident. The presence of the foreign guests definitely is not aimed at the latter,” said Sen. Francis Pangilinan, the Liberal Party president.
Source: Manila Times April 16, 2018 16:18 UTC