Lapu-Lapu City Mayor wants Ez Mil declared as ‘persona non grata’

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The Mayor of Lapu-Lapu City, Mayor Junard Chan, wants to declare the famous rapper Ez Mil as “persona non grata” in Lapu-Lapu City, saying that the rapper falsely depicted Lapu-Lapu’s death on his latest hit song “Panalo” [Ez Mil’s “Panalo” live performance on Wish 107.5 hits 10M Views in 3 days].

Mayor Chan said in an interview on Monday, February 8, 2021, “This is a big insult to us Oponganons. He mocked the person that we consider a hero”.

Oponganons is the term used by residents of Lapu-Lapu City.

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Chan was referring to the line on Ez Mil’s song, “Nanalo na ako nung una pa pinugutan si Lapu sa Mactan”.

The mayor said that the people of Lapu-Lapu City were angered, since the 500th-anniversary celebration of the victory at Mactan will be on the April 27th this year.

Mayor Chan added, “He doesn’t recognize Lapu-Lapu as a hero, he should have not created a song that will irk the people. He should not be looked up to by the youth,”

Mayor Chan is also looking into legal charges against the Ez Mill.

In a video interview, Ez Mil apologized for the lyrics and said it was there for rhyming and for the song to be talked about.

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