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For mocking Pacquiao online, lawmaker wants Justin Bieber banned from the Philippines
A member of the House of Representatives is calling for a government ban to keep pop singer Justin Bieber from setting foot in the Philippines for making fun of boxer and congressman Manny Pacquiao on Instagram.

Published on: Dec 13, 2012 - 9:27am

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A member of the House of Representatives is calling for a government ban to keep pop singer Justin Bieber from setting foot in the Philippines for making fun of boxer and congressman Manny Pacquiao on Instagram.

 

ABS-CBNnews.com reports Yacap party-list Representative Carol Jane Lopez wants Bieber declared a persona non grata (literally, unwelcome person) in the Philippines over Instagram photos that "were hurtful to all Filipinos who admire the boxing champ."

 

"Lopez also urged the Filipino youth to stop listening to Bieber’s songs and to stop going to his concerts," the report also said.

 

Party-list representatives are elected to the House of Representatives to work on legislation relevant to the marginalized sectors they represent.

 

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