- Pura Luka Vega needs P72,000 in order for him to post bail
- The drag artist was recently arrested in Sta. Cruz, Manila
- Based on reports, it was not clear what charges were stated in the warrant of arrest
- On X, the hashtag #FreePuraLukaVega trended, which aims to seek help to raise the P72K bail needed by the drag artist
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Pura Luka Vega, the controversial drag artist who went viral for her impersonation of "Jesus Christ" was recently arrested and needs P72,000 to post bail.
The drag artist was arrested at her home in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
Based on reports, the charges on the warrant of arrest were not clear.
A number of online users started calls to free Pura following her arrest.
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On X, the hashtag #FreePuraLukaVega has trended.
The movement aims to seek help in raising the needed P72K bail for Pura.
Pura Luka Vega is a Pinoy drag artist who saw herself skyrocket to national fame after her performance of the remixed version of the religious hymn, “Ama Namin,” spread widely on social media. Pura Luka, whose real name is Amadeus Fernando Pagente, said she allegedly got her drag name from a combination of names that include that of beauty queen Pura Villanueva Kalaw and singer Suzanne Vega who sang the song “Luka,” which in Tagalog word also means crazy, thus, “Pura Luka Vega.” Although she was already known in some circles, Pura Luka rose to greater heights in mid-2023 when a video of her performance of a rock remix of “Ama Namin” while wearing a Jesus Christ-inspired outfit in a bar spread online. Many called out the drag queen for her alleged “blasphemous” performance, though the drag queen insisted that it’s her way of doing “praise and worship.”
The hashtag “#FreePuraLukaVega” went trending on the social media platform ‘X’ after news of her arrest spread like wildfire online. A report by Rappler revealed that the drag queen was brought to the Manila Police District Station 3 after she was arrested in her home in Sta. Cruz, Manila. It wasn’t clear as to what charge is stated in the arrest warrant though it can be recalled several religious groups have filed complaints against the controversial drag queen. The complaints stemmed from the “Ama Namin” performance of Pura Luka, which allegedly violated a provision in the Revised Penal Code and the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
The controversial drag queen, whose real name is Amadeus Fernando Pagante, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. A warrant of arrest was served to the drag artist for "offenses of immoral doctrines, obscene publications and exhibition, and indecent shows," according to a release by the Manila police. The 'Drag Den' star is currently under the custody of Manila Police Station 3. To recall, the 'Drag Den' star stirred controversy over her viral 'Ama Namin' performance.
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