Philippine Male Strippers

Call Him Alejandro

HE goes by the name of Alejandro.  He is quite tall by Philippine standards, neither ugly nor cute, and displays Yellow race features.

The Gonogran has seen his numerous dance performances and enjoyed them all.  Back at the then Timog Avenue-based Makisig Male Entertainment Bar, he was the undisputed star dancer, by virtue of his superior erotic dancing skill.  Besides, he got tabled most of the time, which meant more revenues for the business owner.  Many patrons preferred him to some other entertainers.  His colleagues teased him about many things, which he must have simply shrugged off as pure envy.  There were others better-looking, more attractive, and more sexually appealing than he was, but they never made it to where he is now.

It was at Makisig where he got famous for dancing to the tunes of Lady Gaga’s Alejandro and Poker Face.  When it was his turn to perform, all eyes were on him.  It seemed everything stopped the moment he strutted his stuff on stage.  He was such, and is, an excellent entertainer; a no-nonsense dancer, if you will.

After a long stint at Makisig, he gave Adonis, also on Timog Avenue and the Philippine’s most popular male strip bar, a shot.  It’s here where he became even more famous and his transformation from a lean guy to a hunky and more daring individual added to his growing popularity amongst macho dancer bar patrons, particularly the pink corps members.

This young guy is not and does not look boring on stage.  One wish other macho dancers could entertain as effectively as Alejandro.

Alejandro has since become a model.

The Shoe Store Guard Is Now Sexy

HE now dons tight-fitting shirts, presumably to make the muscle bulges visible through the fabric, or for the sake of convenience.  Suffice it to say he has joined the fitness training bandwagon as evidenced by his toned biceps, sculpted chests, and broader shoulders.  An apartment-mate wishes the subject of this brief article accidentally drops his trousers so he can see his lower extremities, but that is asking for something that will never transpire.  He must have a fetish for those parts.

Although rather late, tiny and spacious so-called fitness training centers have sprouted in his neighborhood and competition seems stiff.  Each to his own as far as drawing potential clients is concerned.  He happens to train in the largest training center equipped with disappointingly mediocre equipment pieces, which don’t seem to matter to the users.  Surprisingly, he is the only good-looking man amongst the male gym goers, whose shadows the unforgiving Filipino transvestites (the bakla) don’t even want to notice, lest they blurt out that detestable, flesh-piercing word “hipon” (Tagalog term for shrimp) and label them as such.  (Figure out why they employ such term when they speak of non-handsome gym-toned men.)

Anyway, we are talking about the shoe store guard whose recent transformation from a simple, lean and athletic guy into a now sexy, gym-fit individual has “intrigued” passersby and his admirers, women and gay men alike.  A cute face coupled with a flawless skin and toned body never fails to attract anyone.  A head turner seems an appropriate word to describe him.  At least this specimen is beautiful and sexy in his own right.

Now macho dancer bar scouts, if there are any at all, have a better reason to tempt this even more attractive private security guard, who is earning a measly pay, to give macho dancing a shot.

Don’t Forget His Tip Money

A sissy guest strides into a macho dancing bar on Timog Avenue in Quezon City, escorted by an unusually happy effeminate floor manager who helps him find a seat.  The former decides to sit at one of the coffee tables fronting the small makeshift wooden stage.  The latter joins him as a serious-looking waiter approaches to take the newly arrived customer’s order.  In common with the majority of guests, he asks for San Miguel Beer Light, also the most requested drink of virtually all macho dancers.

It is well-nigh 12 midnight and the bar is gradually filling up.  At the instance of the manager and in his wish to spot an attractive, sexy young dancer to table, the guest requests an all-cast dance show.  At the manager’s signal, the boys, clad in white or black tank top (called sando in the Philippines), skimpy shorts, and knee high-sized boots assemble on stage for their choreographed dance as the diminutive in-house disk jockey prepares to play the standard all-cast-show music.

But even before the dancers can perform, the effeminate customer sees a boyish-looking young dancer with a chiseled body. He wants this macho dancer (MD) with tempting looks so he tells the manager who, in turn, pulls the boy out of the group and takes him to the customer.

The predator, oops, the customer is all smiles as he offers him a seat while extending his warm hand for a handshake.  They exchange pleasantries.  The mama sang cannot contain his laughter as the satisfied customer jests that he has fallen in love with the dancer already.  The young man, who is rejoicing deep inside because he has a guest which means money for himself, appears amused by the funny yet perverted behavior of his customer.  The accomplice, sorry the manager, tells the guest to enjoy his time with the model and to ask for him if he ever needs anything.  Before departing from the scene, he reminds the dancer to take care of his guest – a monotonous reminder floor managers love to repeat.

The model tells his guest he is just going to get something only he knows and excuses himself but not before assuring the guy he won’t be long.  Of course, he is coming back.  He has a guest!  And after about a few minutes, the model is back with a mobile phone in his right hand.

The waiter serves the drinks including those of the tabled young man who is having San Miguel Beer Light too.  As soon as the waiter leaves, the customer moves closer to the dancer, puts his right arm around his waist.  The young man, a few inches taller than his guest, looks uncomfortable in this situation but reluctantly reciprocates the guy’s gestures and places his left arm around his shoulders.  Such show of feigned sweetness is part and parcel of his job.  Oh, the customer feels he is in cloud 9.  He buries his face on the model’s left shoulder as he squeezes the boy’s fat-free thighs.  He seems to be on his way to sexually harassing the model, as he is wont to do.

They drink, smile at each other, make small talks.  The customer, already in his early to mid 40s, tightens his grip of his table-mate, who wants to try to free himself from the hold of the predatory pink-blooded mammal but cannot seem to do so.  He feels awkward finding themselves in this position while his guest is instantly infatuated with the tabled show boy.  At one point, the guest, already overwhelmed with concupiscence, salaciously plants a kiss on the model’s cheek.  Or, is it a stolen kiss?

The waiter also serves fried chicken to go with their beer.  The waiter returns with additional bottles of beer.  The man in heat has downed three bottles of the alcoholic beverage while his sexy tablemate has gulped five bottles of the low-calorie beer.

It is now almost an hour and the boy excuses himself to check with the disk jockey if it is now his turn to dance.  The boy comes back after two minutes.  He tells the forty-something guy he is dancing after the turn of the seventeenth performer.  The guest beams with unusual excitement and lust as his tablemate returns to his seat.  Anew, they toast, chuckling.

As the lights dim for the next dancer to get on stage, the lecherous guest launches yet another assault on the boy.  With the boy’s arm around his shoulders, the salivating guest places his right arm around the latter’s waist only to slowly move his hand towards the model’s crotch.  The crawling fingers instantly jolt the young man prompting him to quickly hold the intruder’s hand to stop it from finally reaching the “gates of heaven”.  Smilingly, he tells the lustful guy not to do it as he finds it rather humiliating, especially so that they are close to the stage and in an area where people pass through when going to the loo.  In a jestingly manner, the intruder protests saying there is nothing salacious about what he is doing and he is not going to grab his dick.  The boy, still maintaining his composure and politeness towards his guest, counters he feels uncomfortable seeing someone touching his crotch, much less his rod, and that while he may be a macho dancer, it does not mean customers can simply touch his private area whenever they want. Flashing a smile but now appearing a little bit embarrassed, the guest explains he simply wants to show some affection to him.

The two resume their drinking session while chatting about life and work.  The waiter shows up again, asking the customer if he wants to order another bottle of beer for his tablemate.  The guest says ‘no’ because he is leaving in a short while. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.  In reality, he is devastated by the model’s tough stand.  He never expects that a macho dancer can rebuff him for his sexual advances.

It is an hour and a quarter before 2am and the customer suddenly realizes it is time to go.  He gestures for the waiter to bring the check.  The waiter nods.  He comes back with the check with the same floor manager in tow.  The customers goes over the details, then pulls out some bills enough to cover the damage, and hands them to the waiter, reminding him to keep the change, loose change at that.  The manager, feigning sadness over the fact the customer is leaving earlier than expected, inquires about the sudden departure to which inquiry the guest responds that he still needs to catch some sleep for his 9AM work shift.

Both the manager and dancer walk the guest to the door with the manager thanking and “urging” him to come back the next time when he is free.

He boards one of the cabs parked on the street.  As the vehicle thunders down Tomas Morato Street, the customer, who is in the backseat, flashes a grin and waves at them.  The manager waves back.

He and the model return inside.  The latter tells him he has no tip money.  The former laughs out loud, cursing that after all the sexual advances, the poor dancer gets nothing.  The macho dancer chuckles and curses too, swearing he is going to ignore him the next time he comes to the bar.

He checks with the waiter about his drink orders: a total of eight drinks (five bottles of beer, one bottle of water, and two bottles of Del Monte Fit N Right fruit juice).  80 peso-commission per drink multiplied by 8 drinks and that is 640 pesos in commissions.  And you think this is all his to keep? Think again. There is the floor manager, the waiter, the bar tender and the disk jockey.  Wow! Four mouths to feed in the bar.  His budget is just 250 pesos and the only amount he may probably go home with after his shift.

The pervert should have given him a tip money of say, 500 peso to 1,000 pesos, which means much to the young model.  But the opportunistic forty-something thought the drinks were enough, to think he used the guy to satisfy his sexual desires.  Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

That predator must be burnt at stake!  It’s just a joke.

If you table a guy, you are obligated to give him a tip money.  And the more you should give him dough, if and only if you attempt to make advances on him.  Tabling a macho dancer or model does not give you, the customer, the right to harass him.  Allowing himself to be hugged as if the guest were his girlfriend or wife, petted, or licked and his wang to be fondled are not part of his job, if in case you do not know.  No matter how you justify your advances and perversion, you cannot get away from the fact that what you are doing to him is absolutely wrong, is putting him in an embarrassing situation, and literally reducing him to a mere sex object that you can play with at your whim.  Surely, there still is an ounce of respect left in you, and it wont cost you a million pesos to show a little respect for the macho dancer.  If the macho dancer were to do all these things to you, how would you feel?  You do not want him to grab your Johnson or mash your tits or flower in full view of other customers, do you?

Macho dancers are not prostitutes.  Even callboys detest the idea of being petted by a stupid client right where he picks him up.

Give A Tip Money But Do It Discreetly

IN any macho dancer bar, you are tempted to reward a dancer, who stages a spectacular show, or your dancer-tablemate with some cash, your way of thanking him for his interestingly superb performance, or for the wonderful time you have with him and for his politeness.  The money you give to him constitutes a gratuity, popularly known as a tip, definitely a favorite subject amongst floor managers and waiters, who depend on it too.

Should you wish to leave some amount with a macho dancer, you must exercise caution and act as smartly as you can.  You WANT him to receive the money and ONLY him.  You must know when to hand it to him  and how to give it to him without you being noticed or seen by the people around you.  It must be carried out discreetly for the benefit of the dancer if you do not want others to have a part of it.

Never mind those customers who flaunt their wealth for people to notice and talk about.  They do not know what they are doing, despite their frequent trips to macho dancer bars.

You ought to know better.

So how do  you do it?

Prepare the tip money when you are in the john and put it separately so that when it is time to go you know where to pull it out.  You do not want to look at the contents of your wallet or purse and count bills in full view of the bar folks.  Remember that there are eyes watching your every move minutes before you leave the bar.  Inside the rest room, you may decide how much to give to the dancer, but make sure you do not let drunkenness gets in the way.

The customer and the tabled dancer are usually seated inches apart.  You can drop your tip money, folded or rolled to the shape of a cigarette stick, into one of his boots.  Do not forget to tell him about this.  Or, secretly place the dough in his hand without even looking at it.  For once, try to be a good actor worthy of an Oscar Award!  It won’t cost you so much.

The smart dancer knows you are giving him something because he can feel a hard material being pushed against the skin.  A simple wink can get the message across.

If your table-mate happens to sit across the table, fret not.  Let your imagination run wild.  Send him an SMS, because you already have his mobile phone number by now.  Never forget to ask for the phone number just for this purpose and send him a message that you are giving him some cash and that he needs to retrieve the dough tucked under the ash tray as discreetly as possible that no one actually notices the transaction.  Learn how to outsmart the enemies.

Learn how to carry out a mission under cover of darkness.  When the lights dim, you have the best chance to hand him your tip money and the folks around you do not even see the silhouette of your hand moving towards the dancer.

There are several ways to leave some cash amount with the macho dancer without being seen doing it.  That is something between you and the dancer.  He will like you and love you for doing it.

Before you forget, remind the dancer of this important advice: You never tell anyone, especially the floor manager, how much tip money you received.  You must be good at making up stories about the dough you get (that it is too small an amount, that the customer is not generous) if someone nags you about it.  A little white lie is not bad at all.  Your guest gave you fifty hundred pesos and you told them that?  You are not being smart!

It does not make sense giving five hundred pesos to the floor manager who got you a guest.  You sweat on the stage, brave sleepiness, are exposed to customer perversion and you want to give away five hundred pesos?  Learn to love your self, okay?

Those customers who readily hang bills on the seam of a performer’s bikini brief are actually robbing him of what is his and doing the floor managers and waiters a favor!  You are just being stupid, if no one has told you that.  Now that they see how much money the stage performer is getting, they rejoice because they know they are assured of a bigger share of the pie.  Better tuck or insert the paper bills into his bikini brief in such a manner that they are not visible anymore.  Do not display both the money and your arrogance.

On one occasion at Solution Disco in Pasay City, a female guest gestured for the dancer who was dancing in the middle of the floor to approach her table.  The performer obliged.  She placed ten 1,000-peso bills in his bikini brief with portions of the bills still dangling from the seam of his bikini – very much the way you hang clothes on the clothesline.  That was a whopping 10,000 pesos and the floor managers and waiters were all smiles knowing they had a good share of the huge amount the dancer received.   What was more surprising, though, was the dancer’s dance performance was lousy because he did not know how to dance.  And yet he got rewarded by a stupid customer.  Learn how to give that amount to a dancer without anyone seeing you handing it to him.  Possible?  Yes, it is!  You just have to be imaginative and ingenious.

Never emulate what one regular homosexual guest at an expensive macho dancing bar near Timog Avenue in Quezon City loves to do when he is in the bar.  Twenty thousand pesos to forty thousand pesos for a cute dancer who cannot even dance and giving the dough to him while he is performing?  What are you trying to tell the world?  That you are rich?  If you are, then by all means, get that boy out of his job, buy him a house, a lot and a car, give him a business to own and run, and shower him with five millions pesos.

You are not helping the dancer if you let other people see and know how much you are tucking into his underwear.  The managers, the waiters, the DJ and the bar tender will get a lion’s share of whatever the dancer receives from you, the customer.

If you want to give him a tip money, do it secretly.  Have mercy on the dancer, will you?

Lest The Prying Eyes Of The Floor Managers See You 

DISCREET transactions are necessary lest the prying eyes of the floor managers see you.  You do not want to compromise your dancer-table-mate’s earnings for the night, do you?  Do not be intelligent when you are in a macho dancing bar.  Be smart.  That is the rule of thumb.  As a customer, it is your duty to be on guard.  Do not be gullible but do not be rude either.  Try to be nice and firm and act professionally in your dealings with the bar folks.

When you table a macho dancer, you are, in effect, using his time and you, therefore, have to give him a tip money.  You are obligated to do so.  And when you leave some amount of cash with him, by all means do it secretly.  Avoid getting seen or caught giving money to your tablemate.  The dancer deserves the tip money you are giving him and it is his to keep.  He deserves it more than anyone else.

The floor managers are like hunting animals: alert, observant, and opportunistic.  They watch every move of the customers towards the last minutes of their visit hoping to fish something from them before they say good bye and good night.  Almost every customer is considered well-heeled and walking automatic teller machines they can extract money from in the same manner that they deem the macho dancers as milking cows ready to supply them with cash.

Given to flattery, these mama sangs (and papa sangs) can be irritating at times.  Their actions can sometimes spoil a customer’s visit and they still have the nerve to ask for a tip money.  However, if you happen to chance upon a floor manager who seems to be different from the typical, if not stereotyped, floor managers, and who treats you like you are a very important person (VIP) without hinting at tips, you may probably think of tipping him, which is an excellent way to help him motivate himself to do better in his job.

Spending time in a macho dancer bar can be costly on your part and the more expenses you will incur if you decide to get a dancer to join you at your table, because you are obligated to buy drinks (and food) for him.  If you want to see and spend time with him again and you feel the bar is just too expensive and risky a place for you, you can always meet up with him outside his workplace – that is, during his free time.  And again, do not forget to tip him for his time.

Macho Dancer Bar Jargon

Philippine Macho Dancer Bar Jargon

Aquarium – Where the macho dancing bars and massage shops in Metro Manila got the idea of calling a show room-cum-holding room an AQUARIUM, only they knew.  AQUARIUM pertains to a holding room where the dancers stay while waiting for their turn to dance and pass the time watching TV, playing games or chatting with one another.  It has a glass window which allows a customer to peep through and select a dancer to table.  Because the room was constructed as to include a glass window, people were reminded of an aquarium and likened it to the latter – only it is a waterless aquarium filled with sexy, cute and good-looking boys and the sexy but not so good-looking boys.

Area – When a macho dancer does an “AREA” after his dance show, which always involves showing his erect dork, he literally means he will approach customers to encourage or urge them to fondle, play or suck his penis for a fee.   Some dancers push customers to grope their dick, reasoning they need money for their transportation expenses but customers can always politely say “no”.  Alternatively, he can do a lap dance, which some guests may prefer.

ATW – ATW stands for “All The Way” which means a macho dancer dances or strips naked, showing a fully erect cock in the process.  That all Philippine macho dancer bar dancers show everything is a sweeping generalization and, on the contrary, only a few have the courage to strip naked.

Bar Fine – A BAR FINE is an off fee given to the bar for taking a dancer off the place.  Some macho dancer bars charge a high rate while others collect a reasonable fee.  Still others require interested customers to post payments as low as 1,500 pesos.  Before “offing” a dancer, the customer is informed of the time restrictions involved and the customer and the dancer discuss what they will do when they are together and how much tip money he will collect since he gets only a small percentage on the unbelievably huge payment.  There are a few establishments which require the customer to buy the dancer some drinks before he can off him.  If there are “barfinable” dancers, meaning they can be taken off the bar, there are also “non-barfinable” dancers whom customers cannot take outside the establishment.  Similarly, there are macho dancer bars which prohibit “offing” dancers.   Hotmen in Cubao and White Bird in Parañaque are examples of such bars which prohibit customers from offing their dancers, while Adonis, Club Maginoo, Club Mankind and Big Papa are examples of macho dancer establishments which charge a huge bar fine or off fee for taking a dancer off the bar.

Barfinable – The term “BARFINABLE” has not found its way into either Oxford Dictionary or Merriam-Webster Dictionary yet but has long been in use in bars where performers can be taken off the place after customers have paid the bar fine.  Derived from the phrase “bar fine”, BARFINABLE literally means a dancer is willing to leave the bar with a customer who is required to pay a bar fine, also called an off fee.  See Bar Fine/Off Fee.

Big Night – If there are regular nights, there is also a BIG NIGHT which usually falls on a Saturday.  On regular nights, customers only see the usual stuff, but on a big night customers get to watch “special” production numbers not seen on any regular night.  These special productions may include group dance performance by a group of macho dancers or by some invited entertainers, variety shows, skits, modeling or bikini show, and live male sex shows.  A bar’s founding anniversary celebration may also coincide with a big night.  Friday and Saturday nights are usually designated as big nights.  There are establishments which hold two consecutive big nights, and in this case, Friday and Saturday nights.  Other bars only have a single big night and that is always a Saturday night.  But interestingly enough, there are some macho dancer bars which designate certain week nights as big nights.  For example, Club Maginoo on Timog Avenue in Quezon City has Thursday and Saturday nights as its big nights, while its sister company Adonis also on Timog Avenue holds its big nights on Wednesday and Friday nights.  This way, either bar expects to have a huge customer turnout than when both establishments hold their special or big nights on the same dates.  For most macho dancer bars, Saturday night is the big night or special night during which the establishments are entirely filled or almost always filled to capacity.

Bill Out – BILL OUT means you want to settle or foot the bill and leave.  You gesture for the waiter servicing your area or waiting on your table to bring the check, which is the proper term.  But before he shows it to you, the customer, he lets the floor manager (FM) handling the area you are sitting in go over the items you ordered.  The FM checks every item and sometimes puts a tick before each order listed, indicating he has gone over everything.  After this, the waiter comes to you and presents the check.  Common sense dictates you must check your orders for the last time if you do not want to be duped or ripped-off.  There are waiters who will make you pay for items you did not even order in the first place.  If you ever need a receipt, just tell the waiter you need one.

It is interesting how the verb phrase “bill out” evolved.

Budget – BUDGET pertains to the nightly allowance that a dancer receives.  A macho dancer works on commission basis and receives no regular salary.  The standard budget given by most bars is 200 pesos, while the smallest budget is 75 pesos.  Dancers with “exceptional work performance” receive a bigger allowance.  By “exceptional work performance”, we mean a dancer is consistently a top-notcher in terms of the number of times he is tabled each night, regularly reports for work, and consistently meets the monthly macho drink quota (the most number of macho drinks downed) amongst other things.

Commission – A COMMISSION is a dancer’s cut or share of the cost of a single macho drink ordered for him by his guest or customer.  In addition to his regular drink cut, a dancer can earn additional commissions if he gets to down a certain number of drinks on any given night or meets the nightly minimum drink quota.  Club Mankind does give an additional commission to a dancer who manages to consume a minimum of five (5) drinks (the minimum nightly drink quota) on top of the standard drink commission.  A dancer also earns additional cuts on drinks ordered for him if he gets to join a customer in a private or VIP room.

Cut – A CUT is a commission on macho drinks.  See “Commission”.

Daddy – DADDY is both an appellation and a term of endearment used by macho dancers to call or address a bar owner, the bar’s officer-in-charge, or any of the straight male floor managers.  Dancers at Club Mankind address the homosexual owner and the club officer-in-charge (OIC) as “Daddy”.

EM – EM stands for Entertainment Manager, that executive responsible for the entertainment aspect of the bar’s operations.  Only a few Metro-Manila-based macho dancer bars employ an entertainment manager.

FM – FM stands for Floor Manager.  A floor manager’s job involves receiving customers, sitting them, assisting customers with drink or food orders, requests for certain songs to be played, dancers to table and dance, and inquiries about house rules or prices, refilling the customer’s ice bucket, wiping tables dry, reviewing drink or food orders prior to payment, walking departing customers to the door, checking attendance records of dancers, coordinating with the in-house DJ about dance show schedules and overseeing show rehearsals amongst other things.  Majority of the floor managers are effeminate men.  There are a few straight men and women and there are also transvestite or transsexual floor managers.

Guest – The terms “GUEST” and “CUSTOMER” are interchangeable as far as macho dancer bars are concerned.  At Makisig Entertainment Bar and Restaurant on Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City, the term “guest” is widely used.

GRO – GRO means Guest Relations Officer, a term applied to young men who simply spend time with customers, especially males, upon request.  These men do not dance; instead, they do modeling of sorts.  When tabling a GRO, the customer is obligated to buy him a couple of drinks or more and the standard macho drink price applies.  Only a few macho dancer establishments employ guest relations officers who, in time, become macho dancers.

Lights – LIGHTS pertains to San Miguel Beer Light, a low-calorie beer produced by San Miguel Beer Corporation, a leading Philippine beer manufacturing firm.  When you hear someone at a macho dancer bar say “lights”, he actually refers to the beer itself and not to something else.

Macho Drink – MACHO DRINK is Male Dancer’s Drink, which is the opposite of Lady’s Drink.  When someone mentions “macho drink”, you very well know what he means.  A single macho drink can be two twice or three times more expensive than a customer’s own drink and a dancer gets only a small commission on his drink or drinks.  Several Metro  Manila-based macho dancer bars have a policy of giving twin drinks  (or double drinks), as the initial drink order, to a tabled dancer, without informing the customers that a tabled dancer can also have a single drink for his first drink order.  Planet Xanadu Entertainment Bar on Scout Borromeo Street in Quezon City charges a customer 720 pesos for twin drinks for the tabled dancer’s first drink order and 400 pesos for the latter’s subsequent single drink order.

Masahe MASAHE is Tagalog for the English term “massage” and, when used, it refers to massage applied to the shoulders, back and arms.  Some macho dancer establishments have several “masahistas” (Tagalog for masseurs) who circulate amongst the audience offering shoulder, back and arm massage.  The massage is carried out right where the customer sits and 50 pesos seems to be the standard payment although there are customers who shell out 100 pesos for a massage service.  If a tabled dancer gets a massage service, the customer is obligated to pay the masseur.

MD – MD stands for MACHO DANCER.

Model – MODEL and MACHO DANCER (MD) are interchangeably used at all Metro Manila-based macho dancer bars, although the term “model” may also refer to a person whose job is simply modeling on stage instead of dancing.

Mommy – MOMMY is the macho dancers’ appellation for the effeminate and straight female floor managers including the homosexual male owners, heterosexual proprietress, and officers-in-charge.  If there transvestite or transsexual managers, you call them “Mommy” too.  When you hear a dancer call out “mommy”, he is not looking for his mother.  He is actually looking for his floor manager.

OIC – Almost all macho dancer bars employ an officer-in-charge, popularly known as “OIC”, who oversees the entire bar operations in behalf of the owner and acts as liaison officer between the latter and the employees.  As OIC, he is the boss and all staff members report to him.  Many claim an officer-in-charge receives a regular salary and in a few bars, the officer-in-charge, along with the doorman, is the only salaried staff member.

Private Room – A PRIVATE ROOM is another term for a VIP Room (See VIP entry).  Big Papa Bar calls its tiny VIP Rooms as private rooms.

SabitSABIT is a Tagalog term which literally means “hang” (verb) and “involved” (verb).  When used in the macho dancing bar industry, the term means “to insert or tuck money”, and in this case a paper bill, into a macho dancer’s bikini or micro-mini shorts while he is gyrating or performing on stage.  It is done in such a manner that the bill or bills are entirely hidden inside his bikini and not visible to the audience or a portion of the note is still visible and dangling or HANGING from the seam.  It is a gratuity and when a portion or portions of the inserted bills are visible to the floor managers, waiters, the disk jockey, the bar tender, and the officer-in-charge, the performing macho dancer is in big trouble because the latter will have their respective shares of his tips.  They are like leeches or parasites depending on the macho dancer’s earnings and tips for their own “survival”.  They obligate the dancer who openly receives tips and cash rewards to share his money with them.  If he declines, he eventually loses favor with them and, worse, they can make up stories about him and destroy his reputation.  This way, customers will avoid and junk him on their next visit and table someone else, instead.  Sabit is considered a gratuity.

Mama Sang – In the context it is used in bars, night clubs, hostess/host bars, go-go bars, beer bars and even karaoke establishments, MAMA SANG is synonymous with floor manager or pimp.  A MAMA SANG is, of course, a woman overseeing the operations and staff of an entertainment bar which, in this context, pertains to macho dancing bars, host bars, go-go girl bars and nightclubs.  But such term is also used to refer to effeminate floor managers or supervisors or transsexual managers.  Her male counterpart is PAPA SANG.   Mama Sang is rarely used now in macho dancer bars.  The more popular term or title is Floor Manager which, however, remains synonymous with pimp.

Show Room – Synonymous with aquarium, a SHOW ROOM usually has a glass window through which a customer can peep and choose the dancer or dancers he wants to table or take out of the bar.  It is here where dancers spend most of their time, although they can always hang around elsewhere in the bar.  The show room also serves as the holding room-cum-dressing room for a few small macho dancer establishments.  The unit is usually equipped with an air-conditioning system or a ceiling or stand fan and a television so the dancers can pass the time watching television shows.  When alerted that a customer wants to see and select a dancer, the boys quickly assemble in the show room, showing their best form hoping to be chosen by the potential guest.  Solution Disco, a macho dancer bar in Pasay City, does not have a show room.  If a first-time or non-regular customer wants to table a dancer, the models are brought to him for his consideration and selection.

Show-Up – 1. SHOW-UP means all the available macho dancers, save the tabled ones, gather in the show room for a customer’s selection and consideration.  The customer looks through the glass window, which some bar managers consider a one-way glass, and chooses from among the boys who have shown up for such purpose.  2. SHOW-UP (at a customer’s table instead of in the aquarium or the show room).  Not all macho dancer bars have an aquarium or show room.  For instance, Solution Disco does not maintain a show room so a floor manager has to take a group of dancers to a customer for a show-up, allowing him to see them, know their names and select from amongst them.

Table – By “TABLE”, reference is made to a customer’s desire to request a dancer to join him at his table and spend time with him.  Thus, in the macho dancer industry, the word “table” becomes an action verb and when preceded by the preposition “to”, the verb phrase “to table” means to get a macho dancer to join a customer at his table.

Tip – A TIP is a gratuity given by a satisfied customer.  The word “tip” may mean the money you give to a talented dancer or to exceptionally skilled dance group members or the cash reward you hand in to an excellent impersonator, or may refer to the cash you give to the dancer or dancers you tabled and the waiter who waits at your table.  It may also pertain to the amount you give to an accommodating floor manager.

Unang Bagsak – If translated literally, the noun phrase “UNANG BAGSAK” means “First Drop” since “Unang” is Tagalog for “First” and “Bagsak” is Tagalog for “Drop”.  But when such phrase is used by macho dancer bars, it means the first drink order or entry drink order.  A waiter “drops” the first drink order on the table.  The guest’s entry or first drink order usually has a differently higher price compared to the subsequent orders and is inclusive of two drinks.  Similarly, some bars have a different price for the macho dancer’s first drink order which usually consists of twin drinks.  One particular establishment in Pasay City sets the guest’s first single drink order and subsequent single order at the same price.

VIP – VIP stands for Very Important Person.  In the macho dancer bar industry, one can simply say “VIP” and the acronym will suffice as far as getting a private room is concerned.  The bar folks understand what “VIP” means.  VIP actually refers to the private rooms, which most bars prefer calling as VIP Rooms.  Big Papa, a popular macho dancer bar in densely populated Pasay City, simply refers to its two VIP Rooms as private rooms.  Most VIP rooms are small and are equipped with a sofa or sofas, or chairs, a table and an air-conditioning unit.  In some bars, the units are equipped only with a ceiling fan to keep the place cool when it is rented or occupied.