Aug 25, 2009

Is Sanctum back somewhere?

As we all know, Sanctum was raided last May 2008 which resulted to its closure. I have no idea what happened to its owner but if the people behind it managed to regroup, I guess that they would have gone underground.

I’m asking this post’s title question because while reading the ending credits of Little Boy Big Boy, I saw the word “Sanctum” listed among the people and entities that the makers of the movie would like to thank. Is this the same Sanctum that used to be in Cubao?

Of course it’s entirely possible that this “Sanctum” is something else entirely, but given how small the PLU world is, I believe it’s unlikely. Furthermore, I think there is a connection between “Sanctum” and the O party scene in the movie. Before the raided Sanctum came to be, there was Manjobs. Manjobs was this exclusive group that organized O parties in the Quezon City area. My guess is that they put up Sanctum to provide a permanent “residence” to their parties. Unfortunately, Sanctum operated like a business without a business permit and they likely violated various laws, like Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code and RA 9208, by having live sex shows which resulted into the infamous raid.

So, can anyone shed a light on this mysterious “Sanctum”?

Update: Canuto vouches in the comments that Sanctum (Cubao) is really no more.

Update 2: The mystery is now closed.


Canuto wrote on August 26, 2009 at 12:27 PM:

No, it isn't. Take it from a Manjobs member. We still get in touch with each other and we haven't had a single party since "that" incident.

And yes, he's still inside.

Knox Galen wrote on August 26, 2009 at 1:35 PM:

And I thought guys organizing O-parties were a stuff of legends. Hindi pala.

Vince wrote on August 27, 2009 at 2:00 AM:

Canuto, thanks for confirming! Now I wonder what that other Sanctum is. (And I really feel sorry for him.)

Knox, these organizers are simply people like us. You can probably organize one if you wanted to. :-)

rudeboy wrote on August 28, 2009 at 1:48 AM:

@ Knox

Oh, the O parties were for real. I attended literally just a couple, back in the day. Made a couple of lasting friends/fuckbuds, too hehe.

But that's a dim, distant memory now. was nice.

Anonymous wrote on August 28, 2009 at 11:02 PM:

serves them right

Vince wrote on August 29, 2009 at 1:47 AM:

rudeboy, I haven't been to an O party and I'm quite curious. Are they really that nice? :-)