Spanish national in Dasma Village incident now blacklisted-immigration

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Tuesday the Spanish national who was involved in an altercation with a police officer in Dasma Village last April is now blacklisted and “perpetually banned” from entering the country.

Javier Salvador Parra is barred from re-entering the Philippines after the BI confirmed that he had returned since flying to Madrid three days after the April 26 incident, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said.


“Now that he has been placed in our Immigration blacklist, he is now perpetually banned from re-entering the Philippines for being an undesirable alien,” Morente said in a statement.

“Foreigners who disrespect our laws and persons of authority do not deserve the privilege to stay in our country,” he said.

Morente added that blacklisting Parra would send a warning to other foreign nationals to obey Philippine laws and respect the police officers enforcing them.


The immigration said on May 22 that it the Spanish national face deportation. But the BI said Tuesday that he left the country on April 29, three days after the incident. Authorities did not stop him because no charge was filed against him at the time.

However, Parra failed to submit a counter-affidavit to the allegations against him, which resulted in the deportation charge.

“Even when he (is) out of the country, he could still file his answer to the allegations by engaging the services of a lawyer who could submit a counter-affidavit on his behalf. It was obvious that he really intended to disregard the notice by just ignoring it,” BI intelligence chief Fortunato Manahan Jr. said.


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According to Para, his helper reported to him that Makati police Senior Master Sgt. Roland Von Madrona was outside his house, asking her to pay P1,000 fine for not wearing a face mask while watering the plants at around 6 pm, April 26.

Parra said he then confronted Madrona and told him “that a fine isn’t necessary as it occurred on private property.”

He also said in an email to the media that he was not aware that there is a law saying that “inside your own property, you must wear a face mask.”

Madrona, however, charged at him, “trespassing [on] my private property without a valid search warrant and wanting to arrest me for no valid reason.”

The police officer filed several charges against the Parra, including disobedience to a person in authority, not wearing face mask outside the home, direct assault and violation of Republic Act No. 11332, or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act.