Following his controversy involving the Bureau of Immigration (BI) early this year, actor Tony Labrusca is back to work for his upcoming film, the third installment of Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank: The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken.
Actor Tony Labrusca is officially back to work after having acquired a permit to continue working in the Philippines, filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes confirmed.
Currently, the two are working together for the third installment of award-winning comedy film Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank: The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken, which is set to air soon on television.
Responding to a netizen, the director said that Tony has gotten the go-signal from the Bureau of Immigration (BI), otherwise he wouldn’t have been a cast of the show.
Early this year, Tony, a US citizen and passport holder, was caught in a controversy after allegedly making a scene at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after being told by Immigration officers that he’s only allowed to stay in the country for 30 days instead of the one-year Balikbayan visa privilege, as he was not travelling with his Filipino parents, model Angel Jones and actor Boom Labrusca, at the time.
He has since apologized, citing that he was unaware that he didn’t qualify for a Balikbayan stamp, hence his reaction.
“But never did I ever call anyone stupid, nor an idiot much less brag about being a celebrity.
“I know for a fact that the officer is merely doing her job. My biggest mistake perhaps was letting my emotions get the better of me and again I’m sorry,” he said.
Tony came to the Philippines in 2016 to try his luck in ABS-CBN talent competition Pinoy BoyBand Superstar, in which he made it to the grand finals.