The Quezon City Council’s move declaring comedian Ai-ai delas Alas and young film maker Darryl Yap persona non grata for disrespecting the seal of the city has been called by radio host and column writer Mark Lopez ‘stupid move’.
Lopez remarked that the Quezon City officials are too onion-skinned.
After receiving countless insults and even jokes in the past (Mayor JB), why only react now and start to make an issue out of it? Lopez asked.
Lopez reminded that as public officials, it is part and parcel of your persona to be open to criticism, ridicule and insults. This comes with the territory of the path she has chosen.
With the ‘persona non grate’ thing, Lopez asked if every time, someone make a satire against her, does it mean she will declare that someone persona non grata again?
If that is the case, Lopez can’t help but call it “stupid”.
Netizens who read Mark Lopez’s FB post joined the fun and slammed the Quezon City officials who declared Ai-ai delas Alas and Darryl Yap persona non grata.
One netizen commented that the persona non grata resolution made the QC officials looked stupid because this does not work unless one needs a visa to enter a city.
Persona non grata only matters kung kailangan ng visa para pumunta sa isang lugar. Kailangan pa required ang visa para pumunta ng QC? Nagmukha lang tanga ang mga QC officials sa ginawa nilang ito.
A second netizen found it baffling that a QC resident can be declared persona non grata because as far as she is concerned, only non residents who disrespected another city can be declared such.
Paano mapepersona non grata si AiAi eh residente sya ng Quezon City. Ang pag kakaalam ko sa persona non grata iyong mga taga ibang lugar na nambastos sa bayan na hindi sila nakatira dun.
A third defended Ai-ai and Darryl Yap from the allegation of disrespecting QC.
Hindi nman ang qc ang binastos ung nakaupo dun so di ba meron tayong freedom of speech
You may read Mark Lopez’s original FB post below,
THIS IS A STUPID MOVE.
Masyado naman kayong balat sibuyas na mga opisyales ng QUEZON CITY.
Andami na nang insulto, at nag joke using you eh ngayon pa kayo mag iinarte? Besides, as pubkic officials, it is part and parcel of your persona na maging open for criticism, ridicule and insults. Kasama yan sa pinili nyong path.
Itong ginawa nyo, pano so everytime may gagawa ng satire against you eh persona non grata na kagad?
Source: Mark Lopez