By J. Jala | 04:44 PM March 11, 2021
Bohol Governor Art Yap has called on Panglao Mayor Leonila Montero to stop a resort from holding another foam party scheduled this weekend.
In a statement issued Thursday, Yap said he asked Montero in a letter dated March 10 to issue a cease and desist order against the management of Amanzara to suspend its scheduled foam parties on March 12 and 13.
“On the Amanzara issue, the Provincial Government of Bohol, in a letter dated March 10, 2021, had called on the Mayor of Panglao, Leonila Montero, to issue a cease and desist order directing the management of Amanzara to suspend the holding of a Foam Party Fashion Show on March 12 and 13, 2021, pending an ongoing investigation by the proper authorities,” Yap said.
Yap said he also ordered the Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) to take appropriate action with regard to the previous holding of a Foam Party event which was uploaded on social media.
“The Provincial Government asks everyone to uphold the rule of law, exercise moral uprightness, and maintain decency at all times and at all costs amid our battle against the Covid-19 pandemic,” Yap said.
After the controversial foam party, Amanzara Resort in Panglao announced it will hold another foam party and fashion show on March 12 and 13, 2021 with defunct Viva Hot Babe member Gwen Garci.
Amanzara said it will limit the attendees and only those who have reservations can attend.
The management will also enforce the “no face mask, no entry.”
The resort was under investigation over a party in its premises where guests have reportedly violated some of the province’s health and safety protocols.
Photos and videos of the foam party were circulated in the social media where people were caught partying without face masks and face shields and disregarding physical distancing.
It became more controversial after a guest was topless during the foam party.
Bishop Abet Uy of the Diocese of Tagbilaran condemned the foam party.
In his homily on Wednesday, Bishop said
doing a foam party with topless women as entertainers is wrong because women are treated as objects, no longer as subjects or as fellow human beings.
“Ang maong malaw-ay nga buhat ug pasundayag usa ka pagtamastamas sa Diyos nga maoy nagbuhatbsa tawo ug naghatag kaniya og talagsaong dignidad.
Bishop Uy called on local leaders to stop indecent parties.
“Gipahimuslan nato ang ilang kapobrehon, ang ilang kawad-on, ug ang ilang kahuyang. And to do such thing during a time when we are celebrating International Women’s Month, when we are supposed to honor our mothers, sisters, aunties, and nieces, makes it more inhuman, unchristian and reprehensible,” he said.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Bohol continued to increase with 19 persons testing positive for Covid.
The provincial government of Bohol reported 19 new Covid-19 infections, driving total active cases provincewide to 190.
It also reported 1,046 recoveries and 23 deaths.
Bohol has 1,259 total cases as of 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 11.