Pinoy travels to South Korea without passport and ticket

Pinoy travels to South Korea without passport and ticket


Pinay flies Kalibo to Incheon without passport(Photo credit:

A news report from Tempo’s online site said that a Filipina, which was found to be on her late 30s and a native of Antique, was able to fly to Incheon, South Korea last week without passport and plane ticket.

The woman, who was identified as Leah Castro Reginio, has allegedly “breezed through” all airport checks from the entrance gate, immigration, and boarding gate. She took the Philippine Airlines flight from Kalibo bound to Incheon. According to the report, she was served with in-flight meals and even able to request a blanket from an attendant.

When Reginio arrived in Incheon International Airport, she was escorted to a flight back to Kalibo because she failed to show travel documents including a passport. The PAL flight from Incheon back to Kalibo initially refused to board Reginio because she wasn’t on the flight manifest but gave in after the Korean airport authorities showed a video confirming that Reginio came from a PAL flight that landed earlier that day.

When Reginio got back to Kalibo, she was turned over to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for investigation.

The report added that the CAAP had a tough time getting information from Reginio as she was just initially smiling and not answering any questions. Afterwards, she admitted that she entered Kalibo International Airport and got on a flight for free along with other Korean nationals who were getting back from their holiday break. Boracay, which is about two hours by land travel from Kalibo, is a popular holiday destination for Koreans especially when it’s winter season in their country.

CAAP authorities were able to track Reginio’s relatives. According to her relatives, Reginio is suffering from schizophrenia, the report mentioned.

During the investigation, Reginio even claimed that she was able to take the “Ro-Ro” (roll on roll off) without paying anything.

Reginio was later released to a relative without any charges filed.


How was that even possible? Apparently, it was.

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Pinoy travels to South Korea without passport and ticket