Yael Yuzon Translates Song, Says He’s Not Allowed to Speak in Filipino

Yael Yuzon of Spongecola recently had a short performance in a mall in Metro Manila. However, he had to translate their song ‘Jeepney’ in English because he was reportedly not allowed to speak in Filipino.

Reports say that Yael was allegedly prohibited from speaking in Filipino because he was in the premium section of the mall where high-end brands are located.

Later on, the mall released a statement about this.

SM Supermalls released the following statement following this incident:

We would like to clarify the information being circulated online regarding performances that happen in our malls.

We would like to reiterate that we promote all international and local entertainment acts in all our mall event areas nationwide. Moreover, we have been a proud supporter of the Filipino Talent as we promote many celebrity and movie mall tours as week long celebrations of Independence Day and Linggo ng Wika.

We are now looking into this matter carefully and will reach out to the concerned party. We apologize for any inconvenience this incident may have caused at this time.

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