Local Rapper in Cebu Arrested for Mocking Gov’t Measures Amid COVID-19 Threat
A local rapper in Cebu arrested for lambasting and mocking the measures implemented by the government on coronavirus crisis.
Amid the continues spread of the coronavirus, President Rodrigo Duterte declares Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine as prevention against the virus. Local cities and municipalities outside Luzon also taking actions to prevent the virus for spreading.
However, there are people who are against the measures implemented. Insensitive people lambasting and mocking the measures taken by the national government neither local government.
Meanwhile, a rapper identified as Brandon Vismanos Perang, also known as Innocent Loco, drew ire to Governor Gwendolyn Garcia after he mocks the measures she has implemented.
According to report of Sunstar Cebu, the native of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, lives in Mandaue City. In a post on his Facebook account, Perang said he and his friends don’t see the Covid-19 as a threat since they are “healthy,” adding that they don’t see the point in implementing strict social distancing and curfews.
“P*kyu sa nagpa curfew hahaha padayun mis rap battle on the street namo ganiha no matter wat happen wami paki sa balaod pa dha!” he wrote. (F*ck you to those who implemented the curfew. We went on with our street rap battle. We don’t care about laws and directives.) translated.
Perang voluntarily surrendered to the Mandaue City Police Office Monday after he admitted to the police his “mistakes” and was ready to “face any consequences for making inappropriate posts” on FB. He will be turned over to the Cebu Police Provincial Office.
Meanwhile, for those affected by the 24-hour curfew, especially students, Garcia said: “Take time to pray and connect with your parents. We need your prayers. I hope our students who are confined in their homes will spend their time productively.”
The governor said now is the best time for youngsters at home to build strong relationships with family members, read books and help do house chores.
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