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The Boyet Fajardo “Duty Free Scandal”

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A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

A story is circulating around the internet lately about the “godly act” of Boyet Fajardo which happened at Duty Free Philippines on March 13, 2009. To give you some ideas, here’s the act…

The Case

On March 13, 2009, Boyet Fajardo went shoppping at the Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall located at Paranaque City. On paying his goods, the cashier ask for a valid ID because of his unsigned credit card and also an SOP for security purposes. At this point, Boyet Fajardo, got furious and created a scene. The store manager came to appease him and explained that the procedure was to protect the customers from possible con. Mr. Fajardo ignored the explanation. Based on eyewitness, he’s really fuming mad and looks like no one can stop him. He continued on shouting and uttering discriminating words like…

“Mga leche kayo! Hindi niyo ako kilala? Ako si Boyet Fajardo! At itong p…ina na babaeng ito (pointing to a lady officer) at ang baklang ito (pointing to the cashier) ay walang kwentang mga tao! I want them fired!!!”

The Act

Boyet Fajardo was really unstoppable. He just keeps on shouting and scolding on the two staff. Then, he said that only if the cashier kneel down before him and/or allow him to freely slap the persons face, may he get satisfied!!!

And the next thing that happened was that – the ill-fated cashier, with tears in his eyes, stand down and just simply gave in to probably he thought would end the matter, so crying in shame he slowly knelt down and apologize (for actually doing his job) before this self proclaimed GOD…

The Petition

Some concerned citizens asked the people to boycott Fajardo and his products. Here is the petition…
With such disrespect, discrimination and humiliation towards a good worker, a less fortunate person and a fellow Filipino…

1. We are calling all citizens to stop patronizing Boyet Fajardo’s RTW labels such as Substance in SM department stores, Boyet Fajardo and Initials in Landmark and Robinson’s department stores.
2. We are calling on all malls to pull out or stop distributing his products in your outlets.
4. We are calling on the Commission on Human Rights, Department of Labor and Employment and all human rights and labor activists to take appropriate legal actions on this matter.
5. We are calling all foreign embassies to deny him of entry to your respective countries.
6. We are calling on the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines to dishonor him of his membership and profession.

…To give him a lesson and to help us stop him from victimizing the underprivileged over and over and over again.

Contact Information:
Boyet Fajardo
Tel: +632 6327120 / +632 6366871
Email: info@boyetfajardo.com
Website: http://www.boyetfajardo.com

The Complaint

In addition to the petition that called on the Commission on Human Rights, Department of Labor and Employment, and human rights and labor activists to take appropriate legal action, the Duty Free Philippines Employees Association, showed a copy of the video where Boyet Fajardo allegedly abused two of its members.

Susan Gonzales, one of the two employees who filed a complaint, said Fajardo threw his passport on the face of cashier Marvin Fernandez.

Being the store manager, Gonzales said she intervened to try to appease Fajardo, but he also allegedly vented  his ire on her calling her “fat woman”.

She said Fajardo allegedly threatened to get her fired since he reportedly knows a fashion designer who is in politics. She said the dispute lasted two hours.

As a result of the incident, Gonzales and other union officials went to the Commission on Human Rights to file a complaint against Fajardo.

Dennis Mallari, president of the Duty Free Employees’ Association, said Fajardo violated the dignity of their members.

The Apology

On Tuesday, March 24, his spokesman said that the incident was a result of a “creative outburst”.

“Figure of  speech ang kanyang ginawa eh. Bilang fashion designer, artist nga, ay minsan ay nagkakaroon ng mga creative outburst dahil na rin siguro sa pagod na nafi-feel niya ng mga panahon na iyon,” Ricky Rivera, the designer’s spokesman, told ABS-CBN’s morning show, “Umagang Kay Ganda.”

Rivera said Fajardo is willing to apologize for his “creative outburst.”

Of course, we have nothing against this man but his actuation is really degrading, taking away all your dignity as if you were not human.

Now, how do we assess his act?

29 Responses

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  1. I agree. Boycott everything he creates. People like Mr. Fajardo should be treated as outcasts of society. The term “creative outburst” was wrongly used as the incident did not even involve whatever “creativity” this man has.He did not even sound apolgetic with his statements. Kung puede lang siyang murahin in person, but on second thought, I would be just like him If I did that

    Anita Castro

    March 25, 2009 at 6:46 pm

  2. Thanks for bringing this “creative outburst” to our attention and have taken note of his RTW labels at i-boycott. Talo pa niya ang Diyos na paluhurin ka sa harap niya. Ano kaya ang trato niya sa mga employees at kasambahay niya, siguro ganuon din. Dapat sa kanya maglakad na paluhod sa Baclaran church and nationwide apology.

    Romulo Murillo

    March 26, 2009 at 11:17 pm

  3. dapat dyan kay “FAJARDO”iparamdam sa kanya kung ano ginawa nya siguro ngayon lang yan nkahawak ng pera kaya akala nya lahat kaya nyang bilhin….kinawawa nya ang maliit na manggagawa…ang sarap nyang ingudngud sa tae..

    RANCH GARCIA

    March 27, 2009 at 9:40 pm

  4. you’re a piece of BULLSHIT boyet fajardo!!!

    michael

    March 27, 2009 at 9:53 pm

  5. I admit, I own some of his RTW. But after knowing the incident and seeing them myself on TV, although I fully understand that his business has nothing to do with his personality, but to give him a lesson, DO NOT PATRONIZE HIS PRODUCTS! He’s nothing but a second great, trying hard to be in the SOCIETY. People like him should be nailed on the cross this holy week. Eh ano ngayon kung sya si BOYET FJARDO, does his name give him the right to act that way? I wonder how he treats his employees and workers inside his house? HIndi na naawa sa mga taoing nagtatrabaho lang, hay…. ang mga tao nga naman, pag nakahawak ng pera. kapangyarihan at tagumpay, akala mo kung sino na!

    CIELO ARTIL

    March 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm

  6. In order to justify his apology, he should do the same to the 2 staffs, otherwise it’s just an act just to wash his hands from his stupidity, and still will do the same to other people.

    Shame on you Boyet Fajardo… matakot ka sa karma, hintayin mo ang balik sayo ng mga ginawa mo!!!

    Rose

    March 29, 2009 at 4:26 pm

  7. creative outburst? eat shit!!!

    You’re not a god, damn you!

    The Unusual John

    March 29, 2009 at 6:43 pm

  8. “Creative Outburst?” what’s that? ang babaw naman ng reason ng mga baklang eto! ganyan na ba kababaw ang tingin niyo sa mga pinoy? na puro istupido na lang ang lahat? if i were on that place at the time of the incident, malamang pupulutin na ang baklang eto sa hospital o sa morgue. dapat pag me mga taong nagtatalak na o naninindak in public places e pasakan na bunganga agad para matigil. dapat iboycott ang mga produktong ibinebenta ng baklang ito!

    jed

    March 29, 2009 at 6:52 pm

  9. Mamatay ka na sana
    Ang bait-bait mo sana kunin ka ni Lord.

    Alain M. Salcedo

    March 29, 2009 at 7:39 pm

  10. Well ALL OF US get tired and stressed. Should we then use this as an excuse to be like Mr. Fajardo? “Creative Outburst” is only for people with bloated shameful pride. sHaMe! ! ! !

    Gary Erestal

    March 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm

  11. Hey please don’t use people in politics for your selfish gain. Bakit mo gamitin politikos to remove employees from their jobs??
    Public office is a public service. That’s basic. Napaka distorted naman ng iyong thinking. You are making politics a dirtier word. Hindi ka nakakatulong sa pagsulong ng aming bansa. Alis diyan! ! !

    John Ong

    March 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm

  12. hindi ka tao, hayop ka!!!!

    uro

    March 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm

  13. Lumaki na ang ulo ng Boyet Fajardo na yan kasi mayaman na siya. Kaya lang yong paglaki ng ulo niya ay siya naman ang pagkitid ng utak niya kaya kakalog-kalog. Iyan ang dahilan kaya siya nagasal ungoy. Sabi nga sa kanto klase ng taong ganyan ay ” Nakakaawang patayin, nakakainis buhayin”. Ang tama sa kanya ay ibigay and hilig. Luhuran siya sa kanyang harapan ng isang guapong-guapo at machong canibal. O kung walang mag volunter ng ganoon ay buhusan ng isang litrong honey ang buong katawan at itali sa isang napagara at mabangong kama at sabuyan ng isang sakong pulang langgam. At saka natin patawarin.

    Ruben V. Aguilar

    March 31, 2009 at 4:14 am

  14. I expressed myself in Pilipino to truly ventilate exactly how I feel. If by your standard it needs moderation and you can not publish in its original form, please dont publish it at all.

    Ruben V. Aguilar

    March 31, 2009 at 5:24 am

  15. what an idiot. who is he anyway?
    never heard of him. ugh. he looks like one of those trying hard fashion ek ek

    hahahaha

    i hope he goes to jail and get raped by those prisoners.

    stupid fuck boyet fajardo loser.

    noy

    March 31, 2009 at 6:29 am

  16. this neverheard, self-proclaimed “famous?” fashion ek ek’s website was taken down.

    i hope u die. freak!

    noy

    March 31, 2009 at 6:31 am

  17. who is he?? ka level ba siya nina pitoy moreno, renee salud, versace, armani, dior, at mga kilalang fashion designer na kahit naging mga world known ay hindi naging asal hayop na gaya niya….”creative outburst” ? hay…… Hindi public apology ang kailangang gawin niya. Dpat paluhurin din siya sa harap noong mga empleado ng duty free at hmingi ng tawad. Batuhin din siya ng passport sa harap ng maraming mamimili.

    bulaklakngkaturay

    March 31, 2009 at 8:54 pm

  18. Hey you son of a bitch gay man,
    Who the hell do you think you bloody are to treat a human being like the way you treat them. Of course you are an animal so you have no idea about humanity. Never ever will I touch your ugly creation and one day your karma will come. someone will spit on your ugly face, and I hope the person that knelt down to you will be one to do it. Shame on you BAKLA….. PANGIT….

    Alvie Richards

    April 1, 2009 at 10:41 pm

  19. pfffffffffffffffta

    ALVIE RICHARDS

    April 1, 2009 at 10:44 pm

  20. ngayon lang ako nakarinig na ang “creative outburst” ginamit sa pangiinsulto…if abs-cbn is fair, dapat they should interview and get the side of the victims of this who-is-he anyway…never heard of him but now every time i go to sm, landmark & robinson’s, i will be very mindful of those labels…sayang ang pagkakataon na ibinigay sa iyo ng Panginoon, hindi mo ginagamit para sa kabutihan…kawawa ka g. fajardo, kung ano taas ng iyong lipad, siyang lakas ng iyong lagapak…arruuyyyy…i pity you…i believe that that incident was not an accident it was really meant to happen already, a wake up call- a solid block of brick must fall right down on your hard head for you to be softened and wake up to the reality that the world does not revolve only around you…being kind, fair, considerate and understanding is never passe, sir…or have you forgotten your GMRC (good manners and right conduct ang ibig sabihin, just in case di mo alam)…by the way, dapat turuan din yung spokesman niya for twisting the meaning of “creative outburst”…hello! alam mo ba kung ano ang ibig sabihin niyan? , think before you speak!!! its not always money mr. rivera, proper values and credibility counts!!! wake up!!!

    mariamakiling

    April 1, 2009 at 10:58 pm

  21. Yah i agree, i boycott yang baklang yan.. Hindi xa Dios para luhuran.. Don’t ever patronage his product baka matrasferan pa kau ng ugali nyan..

    Tihnce

    April 1, 2009 at 11:55 pm

  22. i know some gay friends and i find them so down-to-earth and caring to the max. yeah, they can be matary at times but so far they haven’t used their “creative outbursts” to humiliate people publicly. sinisira nya ang kagandahan ng mga gay people who are simply his complete contrast in terms of attitude.

    i agree with some of the comments ive read so far. the only thing that would appease us (the Filipinos in general) is for him to kneel down sa harap ng mga taong minaliit nya coz that’s what he made them do in the first place. but then again, it’s just me. hindi ko sha kilala. now lang sha sumisikat because of this stupid publicity. well, at least he can claim now that he is indeed famous. it tha’ts how he want to call himself.🙂

    ps: have u really heard of his clothing line at all?

    pinaybyheart

    April 2, 2009 at 9:02 pm

  23. boyet who???

    i was once a casual cashier at the duty free phils. and really, there are a lot of pinoys who are somewhat like him, you know, with the ‘angat sa iba’ syndrome, but this incident is extreme.

    if i were the cashier, i will not give in to his wishes. why would i kneel in front of him? if he doesn’t shut up then who cares? he can scream the whole day until he bleeds to death. this boyet doesn’t have enough brain matter to understand that it is a standard procedure to check the owner’s ID if the card is unsigned.

    maybe it is his first time to use a credit card, haha!

    mara

    April 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm

  24. So what,eh maano kung boyet fajardo ka,nakakadiring pakinggan ang pangalan mong iyan, mabaho pa sa mga bulok na tae ng mga pusakal na bibitaying mga kriminal!!! masahol ka pa ngayon sa mga may ketong, NAKAKADIRI ka, hindi ka na kinilabutan sa inasal mo. Hindi ka man lang nahiya kay Jesus, huag ka ng magsisimba dahil hindi din mahuhugasan ang kasalanan mo, magpapalit ka na ng mukha mula ngayon dahil wala ng kasaysayan ang pagmumukhang iyan,pweeeee!!!! sarap duraan!!!!!

    Alam nyo mga kababayan dapat na parusa diyan ay paluhudin din sa Duty Free pero mula sa pagbubukas ng D.Free hanggang sa pagsasara at maghapong paulit ulit na humingi ng tawad sa mga sinaktan niya noong araw na iyon, i video at i Live broadcast sa ABS_CBN at GMA 7 at tapos ay surot surutin lang ng manager at empleyado na hinamak niya sa buong maghapon.

    Galaiting Galaiti ako.

    balikbayangnaggigigil….

    enchie Silvers

    April 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

  25. errr…boyet fajardo who????…come again…. sorry it doesn’t ring a bell….

    algie

    April 4, 2009 at 4:39 am

  26. mga kababayan…. up na ulit yung website nya. nag iwan ako ng message noong isang araw hehe

    mara

    April 12, 2009 at 4:23 pm

  27. ang isa pang nakakainis dito mga kababayan, nanood lang yung cashiering manager. kung napanood nyo yung video, jovita cruz, the cashiering manager yung babaeng nasa left side yung nakasalamin.

    mara

    April 12, 2009 at 4:44 pm

  28. “creative outburst”, what an excuse!!! the employees should file a case against boyet fajardo and ask for damages. at least a million pesos should be enough. this should never happen again. his stature is nowhere near stratospheric and even so, would not even allow him to act like this. maybe asking for damages and official apology from him on national television would be enough. or better yet his tongue should be cut.

    jia

    April 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

  29. Boyet Fajardo i want to spit my thick greenish phlegm in your fu–ng face! Gagooo!

    azeng

    April 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm


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