Cong. Aniceto John Bertiz, nag sorry na "I am sincerely sorry for my actions”

ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz III has apologized for the way he acted when he went through the security checkpoint at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Saturday.

The lawmaker seen not following security protocols at the NAIA Terminal 2 domestic departure area in a viral video defended his move saying he was only reprimanding the screener for not checking several Chinese-looking individuals.

Bertiz, who was seen in a viral video snatching off an airport personnel's identification card, meanwhile issued a statement apologizing for the way he acted at the airport.

"I offer no excuse. I am sincerely sorry for my actions," Bertiz said.

The video showed Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos following the security check and removing her shoes while Bertiz who was also asked to take off his shoes did not follow and ignored the screening security personnel.

The netizen pointed out that NAIA is implementing security condition level alert 2 where all passengers and employees are required to take off their shoes at the final security checkpoint.

On the other hand, Bertiz’s chief of staff, Jun Aguilar explained that the lawmaker acted that way since some of the Chinese-looking passengers were not thoroughly checked by security officers.

“A group of Chinese-looking passengers escorted by airport staff had breezed through and did not undergo the same security protocols that everybody else had to go through,” Aguilar said.

The lawmaker stressed that he went through the checks despite having a security ID issued by Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal.

The airport incident came just days after Bertiz was also involved in another viral video where he was seen speaking on behalf of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, addressing new engineers at a Professional Regulation Commission event. He threatened not to give them their licenses if they tell him they do not know Go.

Bertiz has since apologized for the video saying it was intended to be a joke.

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