LAPU-LAPU CITY — In a rare display of unity and rising above political partisanship, the Lapu-Lapu City Council unanimously approves a resolution condemning the lyrics of the song “Panalo” by Ez Mil. The council pressed the rapper to rectify his misdeed and issue a public apology addressed to the residents of this highly urbanized city south of Manila.
Lapu-Lapu City officials and Oponganons (Opon is the old name of Lapu-Lapu City) were earlier shocked and enraged upon hearing the song, the lyrics of which goes
Nanalo na ako nung una pa na pinugutan si Lapu sa Mactan At lahat ay nasaktan na nalaman nila na pinatay ang kanilang bayani sa karagatan ng bansa na pag-aari ng Pilipino
The resolution states that the song was performed by Miller, popularly known as Ez Mil on Wish USA Bus FM radio, a music platform based in Los Angeles California. It further notes that Miller’s uploaded music video garnered more than 27 million views on YouTube where most have no idea about the inaccurate lyrics.
The resolution asking Ez Mil for his public apology and eventual correction of his “inaccurate lyrics” that besmirched the honor of Lapu-Lapu as a national hero was finally approved in the city council’s regular session on Thursday, 18 February.
It can be recalled that last 9 February, the city council in their special session deferred the proposed resolution of Councilor Jan Vincent de la Serna condemning the lyrics of the song “Panalo” of the rapper that greatly mocked Lapu-Lapu.
During their 9 February special session, vice-mayor Celedonio “Celsi” Sitoy succumbed to the pressure of the majority councilors and reset the tackling of the Dela Serna resolution in their next regular session on 18 February. (JSM/JuanManila)
Featured image: Ez Mill belting out the “inaccurate lyrics” on Lapu-Lapu who was declared by President Rodrigo Duterte as Filipino hero on 27 April 2017, the date the Battle of Mactan happened. From thereon, 27 April 27 is dedicated to the first Filipino hero who defeated foreign rule.