TV host KC Montero, his wife, and 119 other local and foreign nationals were arrested in a bar in Makati City on Sunday night for allegedly violating protocol measures against mass gathering and social distancing.
In an initial report from Makati Police, an operation was conducted in the posh roof deck lounge bar Skye on the 18th floor of M1 Tower in Salcedo Village after receiving a tip that the bar and its customers were violating social distancing while still under the general community quarantine.
“We also received videos showing that they were violating social distancing, and we went there, it was really crowded some of them are drinking,” Makati Police Investigation Unit chief Major Gideon Ines Jr. said.
Makati Police were able to arrest one of the bar owners identified as Felix Maramba. Those arrested were brought to the Brgy. Guadalupe Nuevo Gym to maintain physical distancing.
Ines said the individuals claimed that they were just invited by the owner for the re-opening of the bar.
Makati City still remains under general community quarantine with restaurants and cafes only allowed to operate at 30% of its regular capacity. Bars are still prohibited from reopening.
Montero, his wife, and the other individuals are now detained at the Makati Police Headquarters.