Drag artist Pura Luka Vega had been declared as persona non grata, this time in Laguna and Cagayan de Oro City.
In resolution no. 2023-478 filed by the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Cagayan de Oro they said that ‘Amadeus Fernando Pagente’ who’s the real name of the drag artist deserved to be declared unwelcome in their city because of his disrespectful behavior after his controversial ‘Ama Namin’ performance on July 10.
All members of the council voted in favor of the resolution.
Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya who’s the principal author of the resolution said that Pura’s unapologetic behavior pushed them to follow other provinces to ban the drag queen from visiting them.
“You are violating a law. You are offending the faithful’s feelings. For a Christian nation, you are not a person with dignity,” the council said.
Meanwhile, Laguna Board member Christian Niño Lajara revealed that they also declared Pura as undesirable in their province.
The resolution also received no opposition from its official.
“It is our duty to uphold the values of respect and dignity towards our fellow individuals,” said Lajara.
It can be recalled that Pura insisted that he didn’t do wrong with his performance.
“Tell me EXACTLY what I did wrong. I’m open for a dialogue and yet cities have been declaring persona non grata without even knowing me or understanding the intent of the performance. Drag is art. You judge me yet you don’t even know me,” the drag artist wrote.
Pura was also declared persona non grata in Floridablanca Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Manila City, San Pablo City, Municipality of Toboso, General Santos City, Bukidnon.
It’s not yet known if Dipolog City, the official residence of Pura would also follow suit.