An unpaid P41,800 tab (975 US Dollars) ran up in 2005 at a Quezon City girlie bar in the Philippines got Alex Rellosa nine years in jail. Quezon City judge Bayani Vargas handed down the sentence last week after Rellosa jumped bail and no longer attended hearings on the case against him, that according to an article in the April 6, 2011 newspaper edition of The Philippine Star.Seems like Rellosa and three of his buddies entered the Classmate KTV (karaoke) bar on March 18, 2005 to do some drinking and have a little fun. Many karaoke bars in the Philippines have girls employed that will, let’s just say, be more than happy to do more than help you sing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Rellosa introduced himself to the floor manager as a colonel in the military, rented a VIP room, choose girls for their entertainment and ordered food and drinks.
The floor manager checked the VIP room the next day after 4 a.m. and was quite shocked to see that Rellosa and his friends had gone, except for one buddy that was still asleep. Charges were dropped against Rellosa’s friends. Now facing nine years in a Filipino prison, I would suspect that Mr. Rellosa will have some new buddies to entertain him. But I suspect they won’t be beautiful Filipinas.
POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO."
Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor."
Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world.
They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao.
"Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.
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Greetings from Guimaras! They call me “The Kano.” Along with my lovely Filipina spouse, “The Sainted Patient Wife,” we moved to the Philippines in 2009. I had spent almost 30 years with AT&T and retired at the age of 57. I was ready for a change.