Pokwang's ex-partner Lee O'Brian deported, says BI
Pokwang's ex-partner Lee O'Brian deported, says BI
Pokwang's ex-partner Lee O'Brian deported, says BI
by Christhel Cuazon11 April 2024

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has successfully deported Lee O'Brian, the estranged ex-partner of actress-comedian Pokwang.

This was announced by the agency on Thursday, April 11 in a press release.

“BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that O’Brian was deported on April 8 on board a Philippine Airlines flight to San Francisco (in the United States) after the BI confirmed that he has no pending local case in the Philippines,” the BI stated.

The local agency affirmed that O’Brian stands no chance to re-enter the Philippines as he is now part of BI’s blacklist.


"As a consequence of his deportation, his name has been included in the BI’s blacklist, barring any future attempts to re-enter the country," the agency said.

It can be recalled that in 2023, Pokwang, whose legal name is Marietta Subong, filed a deportation case and cancellation of visa against her former partner, as O’Brian operates in the country without proper permits, using only his tourist visa despite already staying in the Philippines for the past eight years.

In her filing, the actress-comedian declared that O’Brian “rendered work in different production companies without securing the required Department of Labor and Employment and BI permits.”

Despite filing a motion for reconsideration, BI denied O’Brian’s request, stressed the merits of Pokwang’s complaint, and ordered the American citizen deported for violating the conditions of his stay in December.

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