Alec Baldwin is apologizing for making a joke about getting a Filipino mail-order bride that provoked a sharp response in the Philippines.
The Emmy-winning actor quipped during a May 12 interview on ''The Late Show with David Letterman'' that he would love to have more children and that he was ''thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point ... or a Russian one.''Philippine Sen. Ramon Revilla said Monday that Baldwin's comment was ''insensitive and uncalled for'' and an insult to millions of Filipinos.He called the actor ''arrogant,'' threatened him with a beating and said the ''50 Rock'' star is apparently unaware that the Philippines has a law against mail-order brides.
But evidently none against assault. And there is no law against Filipino women coming here to take jobs as in-home nurses and marrying their elderly charges.
Who knew Letterman was big in Olongapo City?