CALAMBA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – The Philippine politician who celebrated his 58th birthday with dancing women in skimpy clothes said he is so straight he saw nothing wrong about objectifying women for fun.
Laguna Rep. Benjamin Agarao downplayed a live show of scantily clad women dancing on top of men during the celebration of his birthday and of 40 years in government service on Thursday. It was largely an event organized by the Liberal Party of the Aquino administration.
Reports first floated that the dancing women were sent to the event by Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chief Francis Tolentino. But Agarao denied this, saying the lewd performance was brought by his friend.
Agarao maintained that the lewd performance was held after the oathtaking of LP members in Laguna, earlier attended by LP standard bearer Mar Roxas.
While the event drew a firestorm of criticism, an unlikely ally came to the defense of the Liberal Party — American pop star Miley Cyrus.
Yes, the same Miley Cyrus who twerked her way on stage with singer Robin Thicke at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Speaking to reporters in Hollywood, Cyrus defended the Philippine lewd show, saying that “twerking is a skillful performance act, one that is akin to ballet or tap dancing.”
“Filipinos need to grow up,” Cyrus said, “and leave politics out of performace art and vice versa!”
Encouraged by the inspiring words of Cyrus, the Liberal Party is reportedly considering a new politival campaign theme of “Tuwad na daan ” (bending path), a take-off from the Aquino’s anti-corruption mantra of “Tuwid na daan.” (straight path).
So, ‘twerk pa more!’ (More twerking!)