Angered by a security guard’s disrespect for the Russian flag, the Russian Embassy sent a note of concern to the Department of Foreign Affairs, expressing disappointment over the rude behavior of a security officer from Mckinley Hill in Taguig.
“We were shocked with the behavior of the security officer when he removed the Russian ambassador’s car plate with 1000 which was parked infront of PCCI building. He has no respect to the Russian flag prominently placed on the front of the car,” Ruslan Kuzmin, assistant to the Russian Ambassador, told The Standard.
He said that ambassadors should be shown due respect and entitled to special consideration to traditional attention.
Kuzmin said they have prepared a letter of concern with regards to the incident so that it may not occur again.
Foreign Affairs spokesperson Charles Jose said that they will have to get the report on the incident first.
“We have preferred this to our protocol,” he said.
The incident became viral in the social media after a certain Miko Duñgo Camacho posted in his facebook a security officer removing the car plate of a Russian Embassy vehicle.
“This happened earlier in front of the the PCCI Building. The security officer from McKinley Hill was removing the plate of the parked Mercedes-Benz. This would have been fine under normal circumstances, but this car had a diplomatic plate bearing 1000, meaning this is the Russian Ambassador’s official vehicle.
“Maybe there’s a new law on protocol, or maybe they have utter disregard for protocol. For me, this is just wrong. I think McKinley Hill security is going too far. This irresponsible action could result in a big issue between the Philippines and Russia,” Camacho said on his website.