“ANG Probinsiyano” character actor and television host KC Montero and his wife along with several other bar customers were arrested for allegedly violating General Community Quarantine (GCQ) on mass gatherings in a bar Sunday afternoon in Makati City.
Makati police chief Col. Oscar Jacildo said he ordered the raid on Skye Bar located at the 18th floor of M1 Tower at No. 141 H.V. Delacosta St., in Bgy. Salcedo, at around 5:35 p.m., following reports that the bar was holding exclusive gatherings allowing several customers to drink and dine in violation of government guidelines against mass gatherings under GCQ.
Police said that during the raid conducted by joint elements of Intelligence Unit and Tactical Motorcycle Riders Unit (TMRU) led by Maj. Gideon Ines, customers, including foreigners were caught in the act drinking liquor in each tables and violating social distancing.
However, bar employees denied the accusations and insisted that they are observing physical distancing by allowing only 20 to 30 percent of customers or around 200 since the establishment can allegedly accommodate at least 800 people.
Montero, Casey Miller in real life, said he and his wife only went to the establishment to eat since he, and other customers, thought the bar was allowed to open.
He added that contrary to the claimed of authorities, all of the customers were observing social distancing and the tables were far apart.
The arrested 113 customers, including one of the bar owners identified as Felix Maramba, were temporary held at the Barangay Guadalupe covered court to allow physical distancing before they were brought one by one to Makati Police Station for booking procedure as requirement for possible filing of appropriate charges under R.A 11332 or the "Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act of 2018".