Azurin to Canadian Embassy: Formal apology letter would be appreciated

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 30) — Retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said he "would appreciate" a formal apology letter from the Canadian Embassy, one that clarifies the issues he had encountered with immigration officers in Canada.

According to Azurin, the Department of Foreign Affairs has already relayed the embassy's apology, but he has not received any formal letter.

"I just don't know if they will issue an official statement of apology to me and perhaps a formal letter will be much appreciated, recognizing that there was indeed a mistake committed by Canada Immigration in Vancouver," the former PNP chief told CNN Philippines.

Azurin cut short his personal trip to Canada after he was "intercepted" and questioned by immigration authorities.

READ: DFA confirms ex-PNP chief Azurin encountered issues with Canadian immigration 

"As far as I know, my visitor's visa was not canceled by Canada Immigration," he said.

"However, there is an ongoing validation to determine if I can be admitted or if I can be allowed to enter Canada to visit as a tourist to visit my family who are all Canadian citizens too," the former PNP chief added.

The Canadian government has yet to submit a full and official report on the incident.