Stars, netizens react to Ramon Bautista Davao City ‘hipon’ ban

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Stars, netizens react to Ramon Bautista Davao City ‘hipon’ ban
Bogart the Explorer, Jun Sabayton, Sam YG, and others express their support for the comedian
SUPPORT. Stars and friends are behind comedian Ramon Bautista after the 'hipon' controversy. Photo from Instagram

MANILA, Philippines – Stars and personalities had mixed reactions to  the announcement by the Davao City Council to declare comedian Ramon Bautista persona non grata.

Davao’s Bogart the Explorer said he was sad about the situation, while good friend Jun Sabayton  defended him.   




Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Sam YG, Gab Valenciano, Kimpoy Feliciano, and Saab Magalona also expressed their support for Ramon and their disappointment on the city council’s decision.









Aside from these stars and online personalities, netizens are also voicing their opinion. Some are voicing their concerns over the “hipon” comment, expressing that they believe it was a mistake.


Others have expressed support for Ramon, with some saying that the joke was part and parcel of comedy. 

Ramon tweeted his thanks to supporters and followers. 

On Tuesday, August 19, The Davao City Council declared the comedian persona non grata, after a remark describing people in the city as “hipon” (prawns) during a party celebrating the Kadayawan Festival over the weekend. (READ: IN PHOTOS: Kadayawan Festival 2014)

“There is a need to let the world know and those that employ Mr. Bautista that he is an extremely corrupt influence to the youth and his abusive behavior should not be tolerated,” the resolution said. 

Ramon said he will abide by the council’s decision.  –


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