American husband of actress Francine Prieto barred from PH

Actress Francine Prieto and husband Frank Arthur Shotkoski Photo ©

PHILIPPINE immigration officers on Saturday night barred the American husband of actress Francine Prieto from entering the country for alleged rude behavior and disrespect to the Filipino.

Frank Arthur Shotkoski, 56, a US passport holder, had just arrived on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 152 from Singapore at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) when he reportedly started a ruckus prompting immigration officers to declare him an undesirable alien. He was put on the next available flight to Singapore early Sunday morning.

According to Dennis Robles, NAIA Terminal 2 immigration head supervisor, Shotkoski, without any apparent provocation, hurled invectives on the people around him most especially on the duty immigration officers just after he alighted from an escalator and entered the arrival area. He added that the unruly American was visibly irked for no apparent reason.

Robles added that for being disrespectful and rude Shotkoski was barred from entering the country and was flown back to Singapore on the next available PAL flight Sunday morning.

“We decided to put him back on the next available flight last Sunday morning and place his name on the bureau’s blacklist so he can never enter the country again unless he will ask for forgiveness with our commissioner,” said BI Port Operations chief Marc Red Marinas.

Shotkoski, a biologist, married Francine in a simple ceremony attended by family and friends in Italy last year, according to an open source website.

Meanwhile, sources close to Ms. Prieto claimed that the alleged cursing spree of  the actress’ husband was apparently brought about by an accident he is said to have suffered due to a malfunctioning escalator of the airport as he was about to enter the arrival area.


Benjie Vergara
A veteran reporter covering the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. He is currently writing for Manila Times, the Philippines' oldest newspaper.

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