‘Lewd’ rally causes cracks in Malabon mayor’s team

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THE PLAYGIRLS in action. photo: Nathaniel Melican

Malabon City Mayor Antolin Oreta III on Thursday said he was considering dropping his team’s vice mayoral candidate following Monday night’s proclamation rally which drew criticism in cyberspace for the “lewdness” of the dancers who performed onstage.

In an interview, Oreta said he might change his lineup by replacing Edwin Dimagiba of the Nationalist People’s Coalition with the incumbent vice mayor, Diosdado Cunanan, who is seeking reelection under the Liberal Party ticket.

According to Oreta, the rally, which featured a female dance trio conducting “games” that had men ending up half-naked onstage and making suggestive body contacts, was organized by the staff of Dimagiba’s cousin, Rep. Josephine Lacson-Noel.

An INQUIRER report on Thursday carried a photo of one of the games played by the group known as The Playgirls.

Oreta said he was not consulted regarding the program but later admitted negligence on his part because he did not check the kind of performances lined up that night.

But since he and Lacson-Noel are running unopposed, Oreta said, the “head of the whole campaign” is Dimagiba, who faces three opponents.

“Yet it appears that he (Dimagiba) is not being assertive as he should be. He’s the one running the show,” he said. “He should know everything.”

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  • Akoaykanoy

    Mga burlesque dancers pampainit ng dugo ng mga drug addicts, drunkard, bystanders and tricycle drivers at mga tatay na mahirap makaaford mag goodtime sa Roxas blvd sa Pasay City kaya what happen marami ang narerape tsk tsk tsk !!!!!!

  • Bryan Kevin Tung

    After d mayor had enjoyed he ditched his vice mayoralty bet. Hay naku!

  • nes911

    Suck it to him, man

  • buttones

    It’s an old marketing ploy- sex sells-the product hardly matters, just look at show biz, get three of four gels in their underwear squeaking incomprehensible lyrics to a primitive beat on stage, to an audience that is equally primitive and you have a hit on your hands!

  • indiosbravos2002

    Away away na to.

  • leop23

    Kung hindi eleksyon related yan, OK lang yan. Kabi kabilang events may ganyan. So what’s new?

  • leop23

    damage control. Laglagan na!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pspedroche Pompeyo Pedroche

    This is a wake up call to all candidates to desist from using obscenity to win audiences and gullible votes. Mga gagong voters deserve only gagong leaders.

  • Dell B Quiambao

    IT’S MORE PROSTITUTION IN THE PHILIPPINES . That should be the slogan of almost all Philippine politicians ! What a shame !

  • Mamang Pulis

    agoi agoi—kinuha yata yan sa mga beerhouse sa caloocan at quezon city!!!

    nice one !! bagay sau ang tatak ‘VICE’!!!!

    ;p

  • millie55

    Mahatma Gandhi said, “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have comitted suicide.” Don’t we get the feeling of committing mass suicide when we see scenes like these? And these are the people applying for jobs from us to be our leaders! Mabuti na lang may ‘sense of humor’ tayo. Kawawang ‘Pinas! Ha ha ha ha. . . .!

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