Pura Luka Vega, Amadeus Fernando Pagente in real life was safe to visit Lapu Lapu City, Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan assured.
In an interview, Chan said that he did not want to declare Vega as persona non grata in his city, but he did not recommend the drag queen to perform in their place.
However, he clarified that he was also disappointed with Pura’s performance and he would not allow the drag queen to wear a costume of Christ.
He also said that Lapu-Lapu City is the gateway of Cebu Province so he’s really hesitant to ban the drag queen.
It can be recalled that Pura was declared persona non grata in different provinces in the Philippines including Manila City, Laguna, Bukidnon, General Santos City, Floridablanca in Pampanga, Taboso, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Occidental Mindoro, and Dinagat Islands.
Meanwhile, Pura also challenged other provinces to declare him persona non grata.
“Ito lang masasabi ko… simplehan lang natin ha? Lahat tayo makasalanan. Tama? Hindi tayo perpekto. Tama? Gayunpaman, do unto others what you want others to do unto you. Okay? Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you. Golden rule lang po ‘yun,” said Pura.
“Para sa mga ibang lugar na gustong mag-persona non grata diyan, dagdagan niyo pa! Pakialam ko. Mayroon tayong separation ng church at ng state. ‘Yun lang po. Thank you po!” he added.