“You’re a bitch, you’re a bitch!,” Chang was heard shouting at the shocked Cordova who was crossing the driveway of a Korean restaurant on Jupiter Street, Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City.
Chang and his wife were apparently in such a hurry to get into Kaya Restaurant and nearly ran over Cordova, who was also entering the same restaurant with a female friend.When Cordova told her uncle, Dindo Danao, an advertising executive, about the incident outside with Chang, Danao told her to go to Chang’s table to apologize.
Danao, who was waiting for Cordova inside the restaurant, told his niece she was probably at fault and that’s why the man was angry. Even if she knew she was not, Cordova nevertheless obeyed Danao and went to Chang to apologize. She got another mouthful from a man who’s supposed to act like a gentleman since he’s a diplomat.
“Next time I’ll run you over if you get in my way,” Chang shouted at Cordova. When Danao protested the shabby treatment his niece got from the Korean-American, Chang reportedly challenged him to a fight. “You wanna square off with me?” Chang said.
Danao called the police. Chang was arrogant with responding policemen. He wouldn’t show his ID, but gave his name and his position at the US Embassy. Chang’s identity was confirmed when the head of the responding team, Insp. Rico Ramos, checked with the US Embassy through the numbers Chang gave him. - Continue reading "The Ugly American" by Ramon Tulfo on Inquirer.net
On Twitter, the U.S. Embassy in Manila (@usembassymanila) announced, "This incident was resolved last Fri, Jan 6. It is unfortunate that media reports have been neither accurate nor kind. We work every day to build our friendship with the Philippines."