MANILA, Philippines— An alleged liaison staff of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is facing unjust vexation charges for allegedly kissing a bakeshop attendant at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Valentine’s Day.
The victim, Mary Joyce (not her real name), 28, went to mediamen on Wednesday, with a copy of the two-page complaint she filed on February 18 against Jose Luis del Rosario before the Pasay City prosecutor Roque Rosales.
Mary Joyce said she was tending the bakeshop at the terminal’s departure level when Del Rosario arrived to buy pastries. She said Del Rosario had apparently become infatuated with her and he even offered a necklace made of wooden beads that he was wearing.
She said Del Rosario tried but failed to kiss her when he was putting the necklace on her face. Flores said she just rushed to prepare the official receipt but Del Rosario against approached her and managed to give her a kiss on the cheek.
She said she slapped Del Rosario and shouted, “Bastos!” at him.
The complainant said Del Rosario told her, “It’s okay, Miss. It’s Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry, just put my change in your tip box.”
Mary Joyce said she sat crying at the corner of the store until her other co-workers arrived. A service crew who was at the shop and witnessed what happened later accompanied Mary Joyce to file a complaint before the Pasay police.
The complainant said the incident was recorded by the restaurant’s closed circuit television camera and that the footage would be presented before the prosecutor.
Reporters tried to get hold of Del Rosario, who allegedly has been coordinating trips of the Marcos family at the airport, for his reaction but according to airport officials, Del Rosario has been told to stay away from NAIA premises while the case was being investigated.