Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Anger on the Raid on Boys of Bora

The Boys of Bora
My dear friend, Mr. D from Singapore, a regular patron of Filipino gay establishments expresses his rage against the raid of "Boys of Bora":

Hi Lex,

I just learned that The Boys of Bora was recently raided - courtesy of Imbestigador. And I feel so angry about it. While some of these establishments may not be operating legally and the services they offer not legal, the workers there are all trying to make a decent and honest living driven mainly by poverty. Have Mike Enrique and the people at GMA thought about this? What is illegal may not be immoral and/or unethical. But what Mike and his colleagues are doing is plain immoral and unethical. I have nothing against shows such as Imbestigador per se. But what I take issue with is the kinds of things that they report on. Doing massage parlours and bars are unethical because they are doing that just to drive viewership ratings without a thought to the workers who depend on these establishments to make a living. Have they thought about the loss of income of these people and their starving families with the closure of the establishments after the raids? If they are really constructive, go investigate and expose things that may bring about an improvement to the lives of people such as cases of corruption, corporate dishonesty, bureaucratic incompetence and inefficiencies. I hope that enough people in the Philippines will say enough is enough to this kind of nonsense and stand up to the show producers. It would be good if like-minded people get together helmed by some famous characters such as Boy Abunda and condemn the show for taking advantage of poor and down-trodden people.

Mr.D

Christian from Boys of Bora


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Thank you for this thought provoking piece of email. I completely agree with you. The so-called moralists of the Filipino society all blame poverty for the rise of prostitution in this country. But my question is, how does the raid of these gay establishments actually help the so called "victims" of poverty? I'm wondering.


And by the way, according to a text message from the owner of the massage center, no case was actually filed against them. But the damage has been done.


Lex

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

oo nga bakit lagi na lang tayong mga gays napapagdiskitahan ng media buti nga yan may trabaho sila as masseur / sex worker kesa mang holdap sila asar din ako sa mga gays na nagpagamit sa imbestigador as asset at taga sumbong as if hindi rin sila parokyano ng mga ganitong establishment mga traydor !!

Anonymous said...

no case was filed? so ginamit lang talaga sila para sa ratings? hay naku i never liked mike enriquez, ewan ko ba kung bakit ang taas ng ratings ng mga programa nya. pinoys kasi prefer sensationalism rather than professionalism when it comes to reporting. hay.

horcrux13 said...

I really hate it too!! Hindi ko talaga magets yung point ng pag-raid nila.. kawawa nga naman yung masseurs... hindi naman sila pinipilit na magtrabaho ng ganito.. kagustuhan nila to eh.. dapat ang nireraid eh yung mga Casa na nagbubugaw ng mga menor de edad.. yun dapat hanapin nila...

though i must say, dahil sa pagraid sa Human Touch before, natuklasan ko ang mundo ng Massage Parlor :)

sana magbukas ulit ang bora spa!!!!! :(

ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ said...

a roving moral police that uses shame as its method of investigation and punishment is a throw back to medieval Spain or puritan America, nothing more, nothing less.

Anonymous said...

closed na ba yan, if totoo ba? imbestigador reported dhil expired ang mayor's permit at nakaviolate daw sa agreement ng kanilang permit as therapeutic massage.

at ang nagsumbong ay isang dating customer dyan nga parang nababastos sa kanilang ginawa....

just asking...

Anonymous said...

naawa at tlagang kaawa awa un mga masseurs na nhuli pti ang establishment na naraid kc mrami na nman ang nwalan ng trabho.
sa imbestigador at gma 7,sna ms atupagin nla na asikasuhin kng panu mbibgyan ng mtinong hnap buhay ang mga nghihikahos at nghihirap na mga pilipino.
un asset na un,mlamang parokyano din sya kya lng my di mgandang kranasan na nangyari s knya s loob ng boys of bora kya ngsumbong ang punyetang bading na yun...

edward said...

Sayang naman ang boys of bora kung mag close na forever... ito pa naman pinaka gusto kong massage parlor...

Anonymous said...

based on the IMB and the Quezon City permits and licensing section, the Boys of Bora spa was owned by a certain Eric Santiago and registered as a therapeutic clinic...may permit sila pero EXPIRED NA SINCE DECEMBER 2009...it means to say, illegal. Kakasuhan pa sila ng Article 202 ng Revised Penal Code na nagsasabing violation against public morals, decency, relating to prostitution...
At sabi nila, inabuso nila ang trust ng mayor ng QC na makaoperate sila wholesomely...

too sad, baka wala na ang Boys of Bora spa...at ito ang magiging simula sa mga surveilances sa mga wholesome spa ng ngbibigay ng mind-blowing experience...

pero i might think na bubukas pa yan pero mag-iba ng name....

alert na lang sa mga super parokyanos ng spas na tulad nito...

Anonymous said...

paano yang host ng programa na yan mismo ay isang BAKLA INSECURE sa mga clients ng bathhouses and massage parlors kase di sya makapunta dahil kilala sya so dinadaan nya na lang sa mga eksena na ganyan,,FYI lage na lang nilang ginagawa ang ganyan masabi lang na magtaas ang rating nila ang tanong may natulong ba sila sa mga taong niraid nila pota sila,magbigay sila ng disenteng trabaho sa mga masahista baka pa umayos ang bansa,,leche yang panget na yan kung makaubo eh parang nakakahawa kahit sa T.V......hmp

Anonymous said...

ALAM KC NILA NA MDAMING MNONOOD NG EPISODE KYA THEY KEEP ON SHOWING THIS KIND OF TOPICS OVER AND OVER.. KWAWANG ESTBLISHMENTS, GNGWA LNG CLANG LARUAN NG WLANG KWENTANG SHOW NI M.E. DURATION LNG YAN, NXT RAID IS MASSAGE N GRLS ANG MASAHISTA, NXT NMAN GAY BAR, NXT NMAN BURLESQUE CLUB. TPOS GAY MASAGE ULIT, O DBA KALOWKA!

Anonymous said...

Infairness naman sa IMBESTIGADOR. Hindi lang mga pam baklang massage parlor ang nireraid nila. Pati din iyong mga massage parlor na babae naman ang ibinibinta.

Isa akong proud na BAKLA. Pero its in the LAW na bawal talaga ung ginagawa nila. Prostitution is against the law.

Wala akong nakikita na descrimantion sa ginawa nila against gay. Ung act lang na pagbibinta ng katawan lang ng mgamasseur ang dahilan ng pagdakip sa kanila.

noli said...

Sayang, di ko man lang na try to went there.. sa province kasi ako.. I was planning to have a massage if i go to Manila.. Anyway, i really made puyat to watch the raid scene in imbestigador.. Kakatakot pag ikaw ang nandun.. Sa mga kafatid, eh konti ingat na lang.. Kung taken na, wag ng mag sapalaran.. Ikaw din.. Etchos!!! hahaha..

ethan h said...

A raid on a massage parlor is inevitable. It happens to all massage parlors, at least once. Imbestigador's presence is a bonus. The owners of the massage parlor just need to take care of their employees. Pay for whatever "expenses" need to be paid for.

Anonymous said...

para sakin palagay ang na ibigay ng embestigador... isang impormasyon sa isang baguhan bakla na may mapupuntahan sa larangan ng massage parlor..go go go

Anonymous said...

pinanood ko ang imbestigador sa u tube... permit .....at

"PERMIT"

ang mga sinasabi...YAN ANG DAHILAN KAYA NI RAID... SA MGA WORKER WALANG SINASABI...MGA MATURE NA SIGURO O 18 OLD NA PATAAS ANG MGA WORKER...KAYA WLANG KASO ANG MGA WORKER...

"PERMIT"

ANG HILING NG CITY HALL..

Anonymous said...

it was indeed an attack to pink society... which until now they couldnt accept the fact that the gay society is one big economic tool because we have pink money to sustain such things... kawawa naman ang taong umaasa na lang sa mga na raid na massuer...

Anonymous said...

pwede ko bang makuha yung date ng episode na ito sa mbestigador, i want to watch it...thanks for the help....jhay.

Anonymous said...

can somebody help me and give the link...thanks

Anonymous said...

is it open again? or where is ronnie now connected? is he working at another spa? pls text me update at 09273442618.

thanks

Anonymous said...

hahahaha....bka wala sa mga masseurs ang makakabalik ng trabaho...dahil, ikukulong din sila....bka wala sila working permit at naalamang malalaswa ang kanilang ginagawa....

kung may gustong makipag appoint pa sa mga masahista e...bibisita na lang sila sa kulungan....hehehehehehe

roben said...

hi! Lex,

Do u have any idea where to contact raffy to get his services for the massage? Better yet if you could email me privately at robvist@gmail.com his contact number. Your utmost cooperation will be highly appreciated.. tnx a lot

The Libran said...

What can we ever do about poor Mike Enriquez, but try to understand his very sad predicament. He is not someone blessed with youth nor beauty, all he has is his so-called version of truth and an ugly one at that. :-)