Pura Luka Vega Declared Persona Non Grata in Bukidnon

Bukidnon also declares Pura Luka Vega persona non grata

PURA LUKA VEGA – The province of Bukidnon has also declared drag performer Amadeo Fernando Pagente as “persona non grata.”

This is due to the disrespect shown by the drag artist towards the sacred song of Catholics, the “Ama Namin.” According to the resolution issued by the Bukidnon Provincial Board, “Not only is the viral video deemed blasphemous, it is also offensive, disrespectful, insulting, unacceptable, and outrageous to the Christian religion and belief. The performance demeans the sensibilities of our Christian brothers and sisters,” the statement added.

This is not the first time that Pura Luka has been banned. In fact, Bukidnon is the fourth province to impose such a penalty against him. Prior to this, the towns of Toboso in Negros Occidental and Floridablanca in Pampanga, as well as General Santos City, have already taken similar actions. Currently, Pura Luka is facing charges under Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code and the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Pura Luka Vega
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To recall, the video of the drag artist dressed as Jesus, singing and dancing to a remix version of “Ama Namin,” sparked intense discussion in the online world. He proudly shared the video on his Twitter account with the caption, “Thank you for coming to church!”

The video quickly went viral and drew reactions from various politicians and members of religious groups. According to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), this can be considered “mockery” and “blasphemous.” His performance was also criticized by Geraldine Roman, the representative of the 1st District of Bataan and an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.

However, the drag queen stood by his controversial performance, stating that it is a “form of art and expression.” He also emphasized that this was his way of praising God.

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