Pura Luka Vega Faces Cybercrime Case

KSMBPI files case against Pura Luka Vega

PURA LUKA VEGA – The controversial drag artist is facing a cybercrime case filed by the Kapisanan ng Social Media Broadcasters ng Pilipinas, Inc. (KSMBPI) due to his “Ama Namin” performance shared on social media in July.

Leo Alarte of KSMBPI submitted the organization’s complaints to the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday. The case filed by the group involves an alleged violation of Article 133 of the Philippine Constitution, which addresses the “offending of religious feelings,” as well as Section 6 of Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code in connection with the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

KSMBPI stated that their complaints were related to Pura’s contentious “Ama Namin” performance, which they characterized as an act of disrespect towards the Divine. KSMBPI expressed deep distress and emphasized the perceived disrespect to the Divine, particularly in a predominantly Christian nation like the Philippines.

Earlier this month, Pura Luka Vega was arrested and held in the custody of the Manila Police District Station 3 in Quiapo, Manila, following a complaint from the devotees of the Black Nazarene, Hijos del Nazareno. After spending three days in detention, he were released on bail.

In an interview with Raffy Tima on “24 Oras,” Pura expressed surprise at the arrest warrant, claiming he had not received the subpoena calling him to court and that it had been delivered to a different address. They also reiterated that their “Ama Namin” performance was not intended to show disrespect to individuals of faith.

Meanwhile, Pura Luka Vega has been declared person non grata in Idiongan, Romblon. Aside from the said LGU, he has been a persona non grata in Manila, Marikina City, Marinduque, Batangas City, Bohol, Talisay, Mandaue City, Cebu City in Cebu, as well as Lucena City in Quezon Province, Occidental Mindoro, Dinagat Islands, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Cagayan de Oro City, Bukidnon, General Santos City in South Cotabato, Floridablanca in Pampanga, Toboso in Negros Occidental, and Oriental Mindoro.

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