THE Bureau of immigration (BI) has arrested the American who went viral for berating and physically assaulting a delivery rider in Cebu City.

In a statement on Monday, March 13, 2023, Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco said operatives from the BI Intelligence Division arrested on March 1, 43-year-old Phillip Justin Bean inside his hotel room in Barangay Day-as, Cebu City.

He said Bean has been overstaying in the country for 11 months.

“BI records reportedly showed that his last extension of stay was on April 7, 2022, thus he already overstayed his tourist visa by 11 months,” said Tansingco.

“He has no right to verbally and physically abuse a Filipino. His actions show that he is abusing the hospitality of our country. He should be deported for being an undesirable alien,” he added.

The official said Bean is also illegally working as a duty manager in a bar in Cebu City.

Tansingco said Bean will be included in the immigration black list to disable him from returning to the Philippines. (SunStar Philippines)