A day before Melissa Mendez issued her public apology, Rey Pamaran posted an open letter to Mendez saying stating that he will not be filing legal charges over the recent incident “on the condition that you set the records straight using the truth and nothing else but the whole truth through a genuine public apology. ”
The next day, Mendez issued a public apology for what had recently happened hitting incident with Pamaran during a flight from Manila to Pagadian.
Mendez public apology stated as, “In light of the recent incident that involved me and Mr. Rey Pamaran, I would just like to simply apologize for my untoward actions and move on from this. This incident has caused a lot of pain and trouble to me and my family, as well as the other party involved. I am owning up to my mistake. No matter what the reason might be, I had no right to physically hurt Mr. Pamaran. Again, my deepest apologies to Mr. Pamaran and everyone else who have been affected by this.”
The Manila-Pagadian flight returned a few minutes. This is after Mendez hit Pamaran and a flight staff, the captain made the decision to offload Mendez from the flight.