Instead of apologizing for disrespecting the Quezon City seal, content-creator and novice film director Darryl Yap chose to mock the decision of the Quezon City council to slap him and Ai-ai Delas Alas with a Persona Non-Grata resolution.
In one of his latest Facebook posts, Yap taunts the QC government by asking for referrals for a condo in Quezon City.
“I’m looking for a condo in Quezon City. any agent-friends? suggestions?”
Darryl Yap is the living proof that our government is a LAUGHINGSTOCK. Instead of apologizing he's disrespecting the decision even more🤮 pic.twitter.com/H81fmaFqTv
— ᴇʀᴜ (@kazuchiie_) June 8, 2022
On Tuesday, June 7, the Quezon City council approved the resolution filed by 4th District Councilor Ivy Lagman declaring Delas Alas and Yap persona non grata for disrespecting and defacing the city’s official seal.
It stemmed from Yap’s anti-Joy Belmote campaign video featuring Ai-ai delas Alas posted on Yap’s Facebook page in April.
In the video where Ai-ai played as Mayora Ligay Delmonte, the Quezon City seal is clearly seen defaced with the text BBM-SARA.
Meanwhile, according to lawyer and social media personality Atty. Gideon Pena’s persona non grata declaration in the country is nothing but a symbolic resolution.
“A declaration of a persona non grata status in the Philippines against a Filipino simply means that a person is not welcome in the place that declared such status. But it does not mean that said person cannot actually go there. Refer to Art. III, Sec. 6 of the Constitution.”
A declaration of a persona non grata status in the Philippines against a Filipino simply means that a person is not welcome in the place that declared such status. But it does not mean that said person cannot actually go there.
Refer to Art. III, Sec. 6 of the Constitution. ⚖️
— Gideon V. Peña (@attygideon) June 8, 2022
Councilor Ivy Lagman also said the same in her recent statement.
According to her, the resolution is not meant to curtail the freedom of Delas Alas and Yap to travel to Quezon City because it was merely an official expression of the city council’s sentiment against the video.
“It’s just a sentiment of the city council. Nobody is stopping her to go to Quezon City. Ito po ay parang symbolic lang po ito, na ayaw po namin ng ginawa ninyo. So parang, it’s officially ide-declare ka naming persona non grata, you are an unwelcome person. But still, pwede pa naman siyang pumunta,” Lagman explained.