Pura Luka Vega facing cybercrime raps for ‘Ama Namin’ performance

The Kapisanan ng Social Media Broadcasters ng Pilipinas, Inc. (KSMBPI) has filed a criminal charge against Pura Luka Vega for their controversial “Ama Namin” performance posted on social media in July. 

According to Mao dela Cruz’s report for DZBB Super Radyo, KSMBPI’s Leo Alarte submitted their organization’s complaints to the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday. 

The reported filed case by the group involved the violation of Article 133 of the Philippine Constitution, which talks about “offending religious feelings,” as well as Section 6 of Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code in relation to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

KSMBPI said the complaints were in relation to Pura’s controversial “Ama Namin” performance, which the group described as “pambabastos sa Panginoon.”

“Sinabi ng KSMBPI na labis silang nasaktan at inilarawn nilang pambabastos sa Panginoon ang ginawa ni Pura lalo na ang Pilipinas ay isang kristiyanong bansa sa buong mundo,” Mao reported.

[KSMBPI said they were hurt by Pura Luka Vega’s Ama Namin performance, especially since the Philippines is among the Christian countries of the world.]

Earlier this month, Pura was arrested and was held under the custody of the Manila Police District Station 3 in Quiapo, Manila, after the devotees of the Black Nazarene, Hijos del Nazareno, filed a complaint.

They were released on bail after spending three days behind bars.

In an interview with Raffy Tima on “24 Oras,” Pura said they were surprised to be served the arrest warrant as they did not receive the subpoena summoning them to court. They said the document was delivered to another address.

They also reiterated that their “Ama Namin” performance was not meant to be disrespectful to people of faith.

— LA, GMA Integrated News

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