MANILA - ACTS OFW Party-list Rep. Aniceto "John" Bertiz III on Tuesday explained why he resorted to blaming "monthly period" for his demeanor at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
A women's group earlier slammed Bertiz for using a woman's menstrual period to justify how he rudely treated an airport staff who was in charge of conducting security checks.
"Sobrang stressful na rin po kasi ng mga nagdaang araw," Bertiz said in an interview on Umagang Kay Ganda.
"'Di ko na alam kung paano ire-relax ang aking sarili during press con," he said.
"Sa'kin lang ang sinabi ko lang, lahat naman po siguro ng tao may down time," he said.
Airport officials earlier belied Bertiz's claims that the airport staff allowed some "Chinese-looking" passengers to breeze through some airport security checks.