Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario Held at Hong Kong Airport


Former Foreign Affairs Secretary of the Philippines during the Aquino presidency, Secretary Albert del Rosario was held and questioned at the Hong Kong International Airport as he arrived there at 7:40 AM today.


The former government official made headlines earlier after he filed a case for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Chinese President Xi Jinping last March.

In an interview with Inquirer, Del Rosario was quoted as saying "Still here. Been half hour wait... now in a staff lounge after answering a few questions. Asked to wait," Del Rosario told Inquirer.



According to the former Foreign Affairs Chief, he was taken to a small lounge and asked to wait.

Hong Kong immigration staff asked him questions like ‘’what is purpose of trip? How long? Where is business meet? Return date.’’

Former Secretary Del Rosario travelled to Hong Kong to attend a Board and Shareholders Meetings of First Pacific and was travelling alone. He also revealed that two members of the Philippine Consulate are with him in the airport staff lounge where he was being questioned.

The incident involving Del Rosario is reportedly similar to what happened to former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales last May 21, when she was barred from entering Hong Kong for being a 'security threat."

Ombudsman Morales was Del Rosario's co-complainant in the ICC case filed against Chinese President Xi Jinping for depriving Filipino fishermen of their livelihood, aggression and environmental degradation in the West Philippine Sea or the South China Sea.

Source: Inquirer


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