- Three LGBTQ+ people in Pampanga who violated curfew were ordered to do embarrassing acts as punishment while the barangay captain is on Facebook live
- According to a report by Rappler, the barangay captain named Christopher Bombing Punzalan asked them to do a sensual dance and asked the LGBTQ+ members to kiss each other
- Among these LGBTQ+ people is Jessica who said, “Kami pong tatlong LGBTQ+ yung pinagawa niya po sa amin pina-sexy dance"
- She also recounted another order from Christopher, “kung gusto na po naming umuwi, maglips to lips po kami”
- The barangay captain then apologized to the violators he humiliated after his filmed punishments went viral
Three LGBTQ+ people who violated the curfew imposed in Pandacaqui, Mexico, Pampanga during the enhanced community quarantine were ordered to do indecent acts as punishments on April 5, Sunday.
According to a report by Rappler, the barangay captain named Christopher Bombing Punzalan asked the violators to kiss each other and do a sensual dance.
The captain also documented his punishments in a Facebook live video that has been taken down as of Tuesday, April 7.
In the video, as stated by Rappler, Christopher could be seen enumerating violators’ names and asking for their reasons for going outside at past 8 p.m. But he especially teased the three LGBTQ+ members.
Among these LGBTQ+ people were Jessica Mallari, aged 22, and Shanel Salazar, aged 20, who went out that night to buy biscuits for their grandmother from a nearby sari-sari store.
Christopher even alleged that the LGBTQ+ violators were out at night to look for prostitutes.
He then singled out the three LGBTQ+ people from the violators to do a sensual dance in front of a 15-year old male who also disobeyed the curfew.
“Kami pong tatlong LGBTQ+ yung pinagawa niya po sa amin pina-sexy dance [kami] ,” said Jessica.
Jessica also detailed that she was asked by the barangay captain to kiss Shanel after being forced to mimic videos from TikTok app.
“Una po pinagagawa po sa amin na gayahin ‘yung Tiktok kaso di po namin nagawa dahil pinagtatawanan at nahihiya po kami. Sabi niya po kung gusto na po naming umuwi, maglips to lips po kami [ni Shanel] tapos nung hindi rin po namin nagawa, sabi po niya pauuwin kami [kung] mag push-ups kaming 20. Mga past 10 pm na po,” Jessica narrated.
"Gusto po naming sabihin na sorry po kung lumabag kami sa batas. Okay lang naman po sana na parusahan kami kaso ni-live po kami, iyon po ang hindi namin matanggap. Kung yung community service lang po na maglilinis kami ayos na po sa amin iyon. Simula po nung napabaranggay kami di na po ako lumabas, pati yung kasama namin," Jessica said.
As per Jessica, the violators were able to go home at around 11:30 p.m. and were reminded to come back the next day at 7 a.m. to pick up trash from the barangay.
On Monday, April 6, the barangay captain apologized to the violators he humiliated after his filmed punishments went viral.
“Nais ko lang pong maghingi ng paumanhin sa nangyari kagabi, sa mga na-curfew dito sa ating barangay. Pasensya kung meron pong nagdamdam sa nagawa natin kagabi tungkol doon sa mga LGBT. Tayo po nirerespeto yung LGBT. Siguro po dala po ng kapaguran ng araw-araw at gabi-gabi may nahuhuling pasaway na sumusuway sa utos ng katungkulan.”
In a article by KAMI, we explained what SOGIE bill is, which people from the LGBTQ+ community will benefit.
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ has existed for more than two decades now. SOGIE bill is one maneuver that seeks to put an end to discrimination and inequality suffered by the minorities in this group.
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