Sorsogon governor removes Kamikazee festival lineup due to alleged ‘attitude problem’


Local rock band Kamikazee made a buzz online after it was “kicked out” by Sorsogon Governor Edwin “Boboy” Hamor from a concert due to alleged “attitude problem.”

The concert was held last Sunday night, Oct. 1 at the town of Casiguran as part of its Town Fiesta celebration and the upcoming Kasanggayahan Festival in the Sorsogon province.

The “Narda” singers were supposed to perform alongside Imago and I Belong To The Zoo.

A video showing the governor speaking to a crowd about the band’s “unacceptable” and “disrespectful” behavior and their potential ban to step foot in the province has been circulating on social media.

A report by PEP quoted parts of Gov. Hamor’s speech to the townspeople who attended the concert, “Sana na naintindihan niyo. Hindi ko gusto to. Kaso sinabi ko nga, may attitude. Hindi na yan makakabalik sa Sorsogon, maniwala kayo sa akin.”

“Maraming banda, maraming banda na gustong magpasaya sa atin. Pero kung ganun naman yung ugali, pasensiyahan tayo. Okay?,” the governor said.

He emphasized that Kamikazee had already been paid for their guesting despite being kicked out of the festival, adding that he sent them away to the airport where they could stay for the night.

“Inuulit ko, hindi tayo puwedeng bastusin ang mga taga-Sorsogon. Pinipilit ko na itaas ang dignidad ng bawat Sorsoganon, pero huwag ganun. Huwag ganun na tayo’y bastusin. Okay?,” Gov. Hamor reiterated his refusal to condone the band’s attitude.

The crowd reportedly agreed with their governor’s statements.

Gov. Hamor even assured the attendees that he’ll bring other performers to the province, “Vice Ganda, pasasayahin kayo. At dadalhin ko rito si Sarah Geronimo. Okay?”

The governor did not exactly disclose any details about the rock band’s act of disrespect.

The members of Kamikazee have yet to release their reactions or statements regarding the issue.

Patricia Dela Roca
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