- Pokemon Go players residing in Quezon City may face a restriction in playing Pokemon Go
- This is highly possible after a city councilor, Allan Butch Francisco, filed a resolution prohibiting the playing of the popular game in public places
- If approved, the resolution will make Quezon City the second place in the Philippines to ban the game
Quezon City Councilor Allan Butch Francisco has filed a new resolution - to ban the playing of Pokemon Go in public places.
Pokemon Go, a location-based augmented reality game, started strong upon its launch in the Philippines on Saturday, August 6. Just as it was in a lot of countries, the new hot, virtual game is also sweeping the country.
According to a statement released by the Quezon City Public Affairs Office on Thursday, August 18, the counselor asked Niantic Inc., the game developer, not to "install lure spots or Pokespots in inappropriate places such as government offices, schools, and churches for reasons of public safety and human decency."
Francisco in his resolution also asked the developer to avoid making Poke Stops - selected locations where Pokemon are most likely to appear - in the area.
In case the resolution gets approved, Quezon City will be the second place in the Philippines to restrict the playing of Pokemon Go, following Mandaue City in Cebu.
Mandaue City is now implementing a ban on the playing of Pokemon Go in schools after a similar resolution was approved by the provincial board on Wednesday, August 17.
Like in Mandaue, and possibly in Quezon City, however, the smash hit is not welcome everywhere.
Other countries that had also banned the game - for reasons that are both real and imagined - include: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Russia, Indonesia, Australia, Portugal, Bosnia, and Turkey.