Six macho dancers caught while allegedly performing naked at the Boy Next Door Hosto bar in Bacolod City were arrested along with their manager early Saturday morning.
The arrested macho dancers were identified as Michael Ian Ganac, 25, of Davao City; Robert Oriente, 18, of Manduriao town in Iloilo; Jayson, 24, and Aljin Lauro, 25, both of Carmen in Agusan del Norte; Romeo Lungay, 27, of Iligan City; and Ray Gabriel, 19, of Tondo District in Manila, Bacolod City police officer-in-charge, Senior Supt. Ricardo de la Paz, said.
Bar manager and owner Gin Abella, 24, of 23rd-Lacson Street, Bacolod denied that the macho dancers were performing naked and claimed that they were wearing bikinis.
De La Paz said that, the combined forces of the BCPO Public Safety Management Company led by Supt. Alex Dimaculangan, Women and Children Complaints Desk led by Insp. Jovy Cabcaban and Police Station 1 led by Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche conducted the raid on the complaint of a concerned citizen that the bar allegedly had lewd shows.
De la Paz said that aside from lewd shows, the macho dancers are reported to also into male prostitution. The establishment has a permit to operate only as a bar but is not allowed to hold lewd shows, he added.
Dimaculangan said policewoman and a policeman entered Boy Next Door Hosto bar as customers while the rest of the policemen were on standby nearby.
Lungay and Ganac came to the policemen and entertained them by showing their genitals, and this prompted the policemen to give their companions the signal to raid the bar, de la Paz said.
Abella claimed that the dancers only do sexy and modern production numbers and do not remove their clothes. He also challenged the policemen to show pictures to prove their claims.
But de la Paz said the policemen were not able to take pictures as the bar’s bouncers confiscate the cellular phones of the customers who attempt to take pictures and videos of the dancers.
Despite the denial of the bar owner and manager, De la Paz said they are filing charges against them for violating the provisions of Article 201 of the Revised Code of the Philippines.
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leoanardia said he has been informed by de la Paz about the raid and he will ask the City Legal Office to investigate the matter.
Leonardia said that if there is enough evidence against the bar, he will recommend its immediate closure, adding that this should serve as warning to other establishments with lewd shows that they will not be spared.*APN