Naked King David’s penis skewered anew by Davao City Council

BY ROGER M. BALANZA

The controversial Queensland Motel in Davao City at the center of public controversy in 2008 for its 30-foot statue of a naked King David standing on an illegally-reclaimed foreshore area has been revived.
Four years after the public ruckus over Queensland Motel’s Baywalk  and the naked statue of the young David with its 2-foot long JOKENINGuncircumcised penis that sparked public discussion on morality and decency, the Davao City Council has tackled anew the illegal construction and reclamation of the popular motel owned by Teodorico Adarna in Times Beach in Matina Aplaya.
The Baywalk now already completed and opened as a public seaside park has yet to secure a permit from the Philippine Reclamation Authority  (PRA) and a foreshore lease agreement from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The proposed baywalk and Queensland’s illegal reclamation, including the 30-foot high gold-painted concrete statue of the young naked David had sparked an investigation by the city council and intense public discussion four years ago.
Moralists say the naked statue assaulted public decency and called for the destruction of the statue built by Adarna at a cost of P300,000.
The PRA and DENR have not yet issued clearances to Queensland, a requirement demanded by the Davao City Council committee on housing, rural and urban development chaired by councilor Arnolfo Cabling.
The case of Queensland and that of Emar’s Wavepool also built without permit from PRA and DENR, also in Times Beach, were subject of a recent public hearing by the Cabling committee.

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One thought on “Naked King David’s penis skewered anew by Davao City Council

  1. It’s OK, Roger. The particular size and state of the King David’s anatomy aside, these resorts are built by Special People and they should be accommodated.

    Frequent readers will recognize these special needs as the special pride of Special People who are accorded the right to seek Forgiveness rather than Permission.

    It’s all good. It’s all for the best.

    Still, our President, Nonoy Aquino, did seem to say ‘au contraire’ to such matters recently when he stated his view:

    “Allow me to speak to you today about justice. At the bottom line of all our administration’s efforts is the desire to guarantee equitability: to ensure that the rights of one apply to the rights of all, that the opportunities given to one are the opportunities given to all, and that the consequences of one’s actions apply to the actions of all”
    – From a speech to the 2nd Asia-Pacific Community Based Rehabilitation Congress, Hotel Sofitel, Manila.

    The President later expressed other concerns regarding inconsistent decisions and treatment by the Supreme Court, according to the Philippine News Agency of December 03, this year.

    “My task, as Chief Executive is clearly spelled out to uphold and defend the Constitution; implement its laws; do justice to every man; consecrate myself to the service of the people.”

    The President went on to say that the government is established to uphold the public good and that as chief executive he needs clarity of rules and consistency in interpretations to effectively implement his plans. Wow, he’d really be confused in Davao.

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