DJ KC Montero, 100 others arrested in Makati bar over alleged quarantine violations

Radio DJ and TV host KC Montero and around 100 people were arrested in Makati City over alleged violation of social distancing protocols, Sunday night.

Jonathan Andal reported on GMA News that Makati City police arrested KC Montero at posh roof deck lounge bar Skye Bar in Barangay Salcedo Village. They allegedly did not follow social distancing protocols amid the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Authorities said arrested individuals were caught drinking liquor, and several were not observing social distancing.

Montero, however, insisted that they observed social distancing inside the bar and restaurant.

“I think para sa mga tao na papunta diyan [those who want to go there], I think what they thought was it was open. So you’re allowed to go. And on top of that everybody was practicing social distancing. The tables were wide apart, were far apart,” he told reporters.

The owner and employees of the establishment were also arrested. There was no held in the restaurant, the owner said.

Montero and other arrested customers were brought to the Brgy Guadalupe Nuevo Gym to maintain physical distancing.

Under government guidelines, bars are not yet allowed to operate in areas under GCQ. They will only be allowed to open in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) at reduced venue capacity.

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Casey Wyatt Montero Miller (born June 17, 1978), better known as KC Montero, is an American radio DJ. He’s the vice president of KUMU’s marketing.

He was born on June 17, 1978. He is the brother of Troy Montero and Colby Miller. He was born to an American father of German and Irish descent and an American born Filipino mother. He started his career as an MTV VJ in 1999 after winning the MTV VJ Hunt along with Belinda Panelo.

He was a former host on GMA 7’s Sunday variety show SOP (Sobrang Okey Pare) and currently seen on Party Pilipinas, Studio 23’s Usi. He co-produced and hosted the MTV Pilipinas Video Music Awards 2006 and is a radio personality on the early morning show called “The KC Show” on Wave 891.

He was married to singer-actress Geneva Cruz but now are separated.

He tied the knot with Stephanie Dods on September 9, 2019.