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Apologize, Palace asks Kitsch
Taylor Kitsch erred in his statement on the Philippines on the 'David Letterman Show'

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang believes that Hollywood actor Taylor Kitsch should apologize for his erroneous statement on the Philippines which he made on the “David Letterman Show.”

“We believe that Taylor Kitsch made an erroneous statement which demeaned our country and an apology would be a proper decent response,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a statement.

On Wednesday last week (February 29), Kitsch told late night TV host David Letterman that Customs officials tried to bar him from entering the Philippines because his passport had run out of pages.

Kitsch, who stars in the TV drama “Friday Night Lights” told the officials that he was to finish filming Oliver Stone’s “Savages” in the Philippines, and when they didn’t believe him, he showed a clip of himself on his iPhone to prove that he’s an actor, before he was finally allowed entry.

The film, however, was shot in Indonesia.

Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon had earlier denied Kitsch’s claims and said there are no records at the Bureau of Immigration to prove that he was in the country. Besides, he pointed out that Customs officials have no control over the entry of persons into the country. It is Immigration that checks passports and visas. –

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