Malabon race short on opponents, long on ‘Harlem Shake,’ sexy games



Yes, this is a political rally that can decide the future of Malabon City—with a sexy twist. photo: Nathaniel Melican

With the mayoral and congressional races in Malabon City being no-contest affairs, the only apparent source of thrill for the voters in the local elections would be the balloting for the next vice mayor.

That, plus the sexy (if not risque) entertainment numbers that marked the proclamation rally of “Team Malabon (TM)” Monday night.

TM, the only local ticket in the city with a complete slate, is led by the unchallenged Mayor Antolin “Lenlen” Oreta III and Rep. Josephine Veronique “Jaye” Lacson-Noel.

Its vice mayoral candidate is Councilor Edwin Dimagiba, who faces three opponents: Paulo Oreta, the mayor’s cousin who is running as an independent; Jeannie Sandoval of the United Nationalist Alliance; and incumbent Vice Mayor Diosdado Cunanan, also an independent.

During the six-hour proclamation rally held in front of the City Hall, Team Malabon candidates from Oreta to the council contenders spent more time onstage endorsing Dimagiba than talking about their own platforms.

TM is made up of local leaders from the Liberal Party, Nationalist People’s Coalition and Nacionalista Party.

Dimagiba said his election as vice mayor would give continuity to the current administration’s projects and allow him to pursue a housing program for the city’s informal settlers numbering about 4,000 families.

With the stage occupied by mostly sure-win candidates, it was mostly left to the entertainers to keep the audience glued to the program.

They included stand-up gay comedians, singers, actors—and the biggest crowd-pleaser, The Playgirls.

The curvy, female trio went onstage in skimpy shorts and tank tops. Aside from doing sexy dance numbers, they also hosted parlor games where they picked male participants from the audience.

In one game done to the popular dance tune “Harlem Shake,” the men ended up being stripped of their shirts, drawing wild cheers from the crowd.

Later, one of the Playgirls teasingly asked a man to play a game with her called “Touch My Body,” which was done to the tune of a Mariah Carey song of the same title.

Asked on Wednesday whether such suggestive sideshows used to spice up political gatherings violate any campaign rules, Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez said: “As far as the Comelec is concerned, it’s not a violation of any election law.”

“But it may be viewed differently by other people or groups like the Commission on Human Rights, for example, if those involved end up being publicly humiliated. But officially, we don’t see it as a violation of election rules,” Jimenez added. With a report from Tina G. Santos

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    HAHAMAKIN ang lahat mahalal na lamang!

    SA susunod na rally, sabihin ninyo sa mga kandidato na PABUNOT ang ngipen nila… gagawin din yan basta’t maboto lamang.

  • wawa2172

    Next time, Team PNoy candidates at Malabon should not only stripped of their shirts, they should put their pants down so the Playgirls could perform BJ that could drawi more wild cheers from the crowd.The emcee should say, let the banging begins the harlem shake way…wow!!! It would be a too HOT issue that will bring people and media to campaign sorties. More of it Team PNoy and bring along Kris to lead the way.

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      Maybe they should bend over moon the crowd and wait to get shafted. Nothing is immoral anymore, for the sake of the voting public enjoyment and perpetual poverty in this country.

      • Nimrod Suaez

        Watch their act in youtuve….its becoming viral…..many asking how those harlots cost for a BJ…..

    • kismaytami

      Don’t forget their underwear. I guess they’ll be throwing it to the crowd like giveaways.

  • gmaisthebestpresident

    is this news worthy of inquirer space?

    • Cholo Palabrica

      Yup, because if this wasn’t here, then we wouldn’t have known how low these candidates would go just to get elected. This bit of news is also useful for Malabon voters who spend most of their time outside of their own city.

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    what the f…..

  • penoy2012

    With this team penoy candidates show, I’m sure it was kris aquinos’ idea.

  • Julio Cabacaba


    • Commentator

      correct. “PROUD TO BE PINOY” diba. lol.

  • alex_diaz2014

    TM – Team Malaswa!

  • Nimrod Suaez

    Shameless PNoy candidates…….watch them in youtube…its going viral

    • nicosan fopalan

      viral? parang di naman

  • chiebart


    wala na talagang hiya ang mga kandidato natin!

  • Gu3st

    shameless.. if ever they win, these are the politicians whom you trusted to run your local government

  • ernesto

    ka walang kwentang pinapakita sa tao.mag ayos kayo

  • The Amateur Ear

    The people get the government they deserve – Alexis de Tocqueville -

    • Karlo Cases Arellano


  • tekateka


  • tekateka


    • Marx Louis Wang

      Tang-na mo! ikaw lang… sobra ka mang maliit sa kapwa mo… tingnan mo ang mga daliri mo kapag nanunuro ka… TATLO ANG NAKATURO SA SARILI MO kaya 3 TIMES NA MAS MALALA KA KAYSA BABOONS.

      • Commentator

        lol relax. hindi mo siya masisisi. tignan mo naman ang senado, ilan ang mga bwakanginang ACTION STARS dun.

        kaya sila nandun kasi may mga bobong bomoboto.

      • jHdz

        truth hurts… sometimes you have to accept it.

      • Dax Cogitlog

        that’s really true!

      • marmelisms

        true that. until such time that we (filipinos) admit that we need to ‘grow up’ politically and as voters, we will always be a 3rd world country

    • Oniichan, its too big

      I lol’d. Good one

    • magiting78

      hahahaha ya its true but I think you are one of the 80%…..Poor Philippines we are only 20% whose smart…

      • Bordado

        whose smart or who’s smart? …we? gusto mo pang sumali ha! 19% lang kami di na kami mag pa enter pa..kulang yung pagka smart mo!

      • magiting78

        Kulang ba? mukhang kulang ka din eh, kc isa lang nabawas s 20% naging 19% agad, 20% of 100M is 20M minus 1 equalls…19.999999%…bawas ka n teng…kaya 19.999998% n lang lol

      • Bordado

        ay nku! umiwas ka sa english ha gusto mo sa math na naman tayu?lol! cge 20% minus 1% = 19%.. thus 1% = 1M…ganyan karami ang katulad e2 pa, 1M minus 6 na nag like na = 999,994 nlng kulang na like pra ma buo na!

      • magiting78

        Lol nag marunong ka pa…spelling mo lang ng tayo mali pa…kunwari ka pa mahusay s spelling Pilipino n nga lang mali ka pa….lol

      • dodong1

        pareho kayong bobo dahil pareho kayong nagkamali…lol

  • farmerpo

    True to form. Progeny of the dancing queen. The lowest form of entertainment for political purposes. Kakahiya, ito ba gusto ng taga Malabon?

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Ano ang iboboto ng mga tao? Yung may magandang plataporma o yung may magandang palabas sa entablado?

  • brentcom

    tsk! tsk ! tsk. ang bobo nyo butante kung iboboto nyo ang mga yan. ganyan ba klase ng pulitiko ang kailangan ng bayan? what a SHAME! botante mag-isip kayo

  • carlorocci

    Shame on you local politicians of Malabon…..Dimagiba giba ka ngayon….I will not vote for you. Hindoropot ka…..

  • boldyak

    this is one of the reason why Philippines will never have have a good government…kawalang hiyaan na ang ginagawa para lang makakuha ng boto sa mga bobong botante..

  • divictes

    Sobrang babaw ng mga pulitiko, ang malungkot maraming botante ang kayang lunurin sa kababawang ito.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    elected government officials reflects what people lives in the community

  • James Gideon Tinsay

    what a shame! sa bar na lang kau maglingkod, hindi sa pulitika…. -_-

  • mariovill1950

    ..the lowest of the low,reminiscent of Sodom and Gommorrah. The Filipino people is heading on the road of eternal perdition.

  • R_RR

    No wonder Malabon remains Malabon until today – flood stricken city. What a shame.

  • stanley park

    Shame on you candidates…and yet you want yourselves to be called “Honorables?”

  • go88

    and while those clowns are dancing Malaysia builds MIG-29 fighter jets ….

  • noli chu

    Grabeng Kabobohan naman nag isip ng ganitong gimik….Kalaswaan tuloy tingin sa mga kandidato…ang TANGA nyo at pinayagan nyo ang ganitong gimik…# 1 katangahan..

  • tiriring

    wala bang kantutan sa stage? pwe!

  • marienkind

    Can we return Malabon back to the Spaniards already? When was the last time anything good came out of that place anyway?

  • karaangtawo

    what a bunch of asshats

  • g g

    let the people decide…. a shame.

  • $16638896

    ung mga bobong botante lang ang makaka appreciate ng ganyang rally.

  • marlo concepcion

    prolly, one of their goals is to legalize strippers. nice! lower down their rates! and their blouses!

  • klepto

    what a bunch of useless politicians. Politicians who’s good at one job, blow job.

  • titolim

    sa mga taga malabon ang mag desisyon nyan kung piliin pa nila yung mga tanga, sa kanila na yun.

  • MJ Velarga

    its a shame on them..

  • monses

    cheap gimmicks of trapo’s

  • jseesus

    bobo talaga nang lahing pilipino… kaya mga indio habang buhay na indio kasi kahit nasa sa sariling bansa hindi sila makaangat. tapos sisihin ang gobyerno. bakit di nila sisihin ang kultura nilang bulok. talo pa sila ng mga indian na nag bebenta nang pahulugan. mas nakakariwasa pa sila kesa sa mga pilipinong puro damaged culture, lahat na nang masamang bisyo at kalokohan sa pagiisip at sa paguugali nasa kanila na.. sila sila nagsisiraan at naghihilaan pababa. tignan ninyo mga chinoy at mga indian dyan sa pinas. masisipag ang mga yan.. mga pinoy puro porma, mahilig mag alahas at maluho sa kahit anong bagay masabi lang na meron sila. pero huwag ka. kumakalam ang mga sikmura. at naghihikahos ang mga bulsa…… ‘curse’ yan ng pagiging pinoy..

  • Jake Lopez

    I have been a resident of Malabon since I was a kid, I am now 60 years old. I would honestly say that in my 50 years of residence in Malabon, virtually nothing has changed. Why? because the electorate is composed mostly of squatters which all the previous local government allowed to proliferate, river dwellers, and class C and D older residents living tighly packed compounds. I would describe this people as paternalistic, non-thinking electorate who would vote for the candidate who built their barangay basketball court, who cemented their narrow roads and alleys, who provided a once a year medical mission. The good thinking inhabitants, if they do not have a business or work in Malabon have already left the city. The Malabon leaders simply keep the population poor and miserable so that come election time, just throw them a few pieces of bread and a good circus or stage show featuring starlets and they will be remembered on election day. Bulok na bayan, binubulok pa pag-iisip ng mahihirap sa Malabon.

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