MANILA -- The Playgirls, who performed at the birthday party of Laguna 4th District Rep. Benjamin Agarao last Thursday, were asked to change their outfits into something ''sexier,'' their manager Michael Tupaz said Saturday.
Speaking on DZMM, Tupaz said the girls arrived wearing leggings and were supposed to perform in this outfit until someone told them to change into sexier ones.
"Pagdating po namin doon, nakaleggings po ang Playgirls. Pagdating ko doon, nagulat po ako na 'yung kasama namin bumabalik sa sasakyan, kinukuha ang panty ng Playgirls, ang sabi po magpanty na lang daw na damit," Tupaz said.
He also explained that they always ask their clients for restrictions, given that they usually perform sexy dances.
"Actually yun naman po talaga ang show ng Playgirls. Kung manood po kayo ng show ng Playgirls, sabi ko nga, it's a mild show. Pero minsan naman po, tinatanong namin sa kliyente kung may restrictions. Depende naman po sa client kung ano ang restrictions," Tupaz said, adding that they were not told to change their routine.
According to Tupaz, the "raunchy" performance posted online was only part of their games, adding it does not really look that bad if the whole performance had been uploaded.
"Dapat po ang inupload nila ay 'yung buong performance. Kahit po ang mga bata, matatawa doon sa games kung napanood niyo ang buong performance," he said.
"Sabi ko nga po, kung may nagreact kaagad o may nagreklamo, malamang pinahinto na kami noong paunang game pa lang namin. Pero noong natapos po kami ng gig, ng show, madaming nagpapicture, kumain pa po kami doon ng tanghalian. Wala namang lumapit sa akin o nagreklamo na 'Ano ba naman 'yang show niyo!'," he added.
Tupaz also said they have previously been invited by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino to perform for his brother's campaign in 2013.
At that time, they were given strict orders to wear t-shirts and jeans.
"Noong time na 'yun noong kinuha kami ni Chairman Tolentino, sinabihan kami na ayoko ng nakapanty o shorts ang Playgirls, gusto ko naka-tshirt kayo at pantalon dito sa kampanya ng kapatid ko," Tupaz said.
He also believes the emcee thought they were invited by Tolentino since the Playgirls went to the stage as soon as Tolentino's speech was finished.
"Pagkatapos po ng speech ni Chairman Tolentino, sumunod na po ang Playgirls, baka kaya akala, magkakasama kami," Tupaz said.
Tupaz earlier said that a certain Joanna invited them to the event.
Tupaz said a certain Joanna booked and paid for the girls' performance for the event.
"Taga Laguna po s'ya. Joanna po name n'ya. Actually, nagbobook po s'ya ng mga artists, sa mga fiestas," Tupaz said.
"Ang sabi lang po n'ya, birthday event. At iyon nga po ang ipinunta namin sa Laguna. It was a birthday event," he added.