Never on Sunday-A A +A
By Ram Mercado
Sunday, July 1, 2012
LOCAL religious leaders commended Chairman Tony Mamac for his move to enforce a dress code for Balibago bar girls.
Owners of the pleasure establishments, however, raised their protest against a new ordinance aiming to impose decency and propriety among the front door receptionists whose duty is to attract or seduce patrons to their respective joints.
Mamac, a niteclub operator himself, has yet to come up with a dress design that would pass the test of decency.
His proposal, however, has gained him brownie points among the religious sectors, thus adding mileage to his political aspiration.
Owners of night pleasure establishments also decried the ordinance for its expected adverse consequences to their future earnings.
The strict dress code which would cover precious female geography may prove to be good for morality but injurious to the (sex) industry.
The bar owners believe the move will decrease patronage as it would reduce public attraction to their places.
Street-side receptionists are usually attired in a two piece bikini suit that leaves little to the cognitive faculty.
The front door girls also serve as live models which showcase ill-clad GROs inside the joint.
“As it is, their bikini wear has been found to be an effective come-on even among decrepit senior citizens of the expatriate community,” Dr. Romy Taruc, also a gynecologist, said.
What do some stakeholders thought of or proposed to be suitable dresses to build up tourism?
The best way to promote tourism in Balibago is to allow full freedom of the nitespot owners to choose their dress style for the workers.
Why not a fancy costume party every night in the Strip? On a Monday night, for instance, all the front door girls will be required to dress like Barbie Doll. Tuesday, they can strut around in beach volley ball uniform; Wednesday, in a Hawaiian hula outfit. Thursday, in a Maria Clara gown for cultural effect. Friday is a Lady Gaga’s night. Saturday in an ethnic (Aeta) costume, basically the iconic “bahag.”
I concede the paydays to whatever fashion design the Chairman fancies. But Sundays and national holidays, let’s have some fun and allow topless women by the bar doors.
It is equally true that while skimpy female wear – or the lack of it – excites the fancy of men, the woman in proper apparel dissipates erotic male passion.
If Kapitan Mamac starts imposing a dress code, the Balibago joints will be losing two lover boy patrons of local joints. One is Councilor Jay Sangil. Why would “vice mayor” Jay spend his per diem just to see girls dressed like they were going to Holy Communion? The other one is Councilor and barangay chairman aspirant Willie Rivera who can out-drink Mamac anytime to settle their differences.
If the naughty proposal for a topless Sunday is approved, I am certain the Strip would attract a horde of tourists, foreign and domestic.
We might even see the valued presence of Chief Insp. Luisito Tan, legendary Police Station 4 commander, in the area while patrolling the place with his “enforcers.” Going out nights might reduce Tatang Sitong’s waistline to a sexy 27.”
The proposal for a topless night will make the Fields Avenue stretch as busy as the Quiapo underpass on Fridays, or as crowded with shoppers at Divisoria.
Foreigners and domestic alike can live out their horniest fantasies in living color as the fancy costume party rolls every night.
My greatest fear is that the nightly spectacles will attract endemic penniless husbands of the families who are enrolled in the PPP (Pantawid Pamilya Program).
If I know the Pampango male psyche, he would have no qualm squandering the family’s CCT (Conditional Cash Transfer) fund just to see the bare assets of the GROs who keep abreast of each other in this highly competitive business.
“It’s not in my character to abandon my friends and political allies in our common cause,” Angeles City Mayor Pamintuan has relayed to this corner. “I hope Cong. Tarzan does not believe the intrigue that I have left him to campaign for his rival.”
The congressman cited the 1998 mayoral elections when Pamintuan allegedly campaigned for his opponent, Councilor Max Sangil and another incident in a congressional race years ago.
Max Sangil, now a BCDA director, believed Tarzan’s allegation, saying, “Pamintuan did not support me. He campaigned for his relative Lito Ganzon who was my running mate.”
Reports have it that Max has recently changed official residence to his hometown. Is he aiming to be a Board Member?
Pampanga’s First Gentleman Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda was among Cong. Tarzan’s guests during the latter’s birthday celebration last June 28. Friends and leaders of the lawmaker did not only toast him for his successful 25 years in public service, but turned out to acclaim his candidacy which he announced a day earlier.
With His Lordship are his leading knights of the Round Table, viz., the family’s presumptive “anointed” – former Board Member Engr. Rosve Henson (vice governor), CSF Councilor and San Miguel coach Renato “Ato” Agustin, (city vice mayor CSF), and former Bacolor Mayor Romeo “Buddy” Dungca who is on a thunderous comeback bid.
Now you can get glimpse of what the future will be. Que sera, sera.
Standout among Tarzan’s birthday party guests was CIAC president Chichos Luciano who received pats and congratulations from jet setter friends of the celebrant and regular CIA passengers who are impressed by Luciano’s performance at Clark. His admirers encouraged him to speed up the terminal expansion work to usher a new epoch in the Philippine aviation industry.
Chichos blushed with humble pride for the expression of support.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 02, 2012.