- Baguio City council approves the ‘Anti-Profanity Ordinance’
- This will be effective in school premises or other places usually visited by children
- Netizens had different reactions to this ordinance
Anti-Profanity Ordinance has already been signed by Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan. KAMI learned that the ordinance prohibits profane words in places that are usually visited by children such as schools, computer shops, and other establishments.
As reported by GMA News, the ordinance also prohibits cursing and insulting others whether indirectly or directly. Violators will be penalized with a “talk”. However, when it already occurred multiple times, it could lead to suspension or expulsion.
Councilor Lilia Fariñas stated that “profanity” is “blasphemous or obscene language, irregular or irreverent speech or action, expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, coarse, cuss word, profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger."
The City council believes that this will help to preserve the morals of the Filipino youth.
The ordinance passed in Baguio City sparked different reactions from the netizens. Here are some of their thoughts on GMA News’ Facebook page:
“I hope they send a copy of that ordinance to Duterte”
“Hindi ang pagmumura ang basehan na mabuti ang isang tao bat mga lp hindi nagmumura pero mga demonyo nman ang gawain ang presidente nagmumura pero maganda ang ginagawa sa bansa,at mahal nya ang taong bayan..”
“Hadst.....bakit sa Baguio lang....dapat sa lahat.,.pati sana pang.duterte mauna sayo dahil leader ka....all people knows how ur mouth is MAKAMURA .....pis”
“Bawal si duts sa baguio”
“so paano yan , may bantay bawat kanto sa baguio? ska paano mapapatunayan? may recorder o camera??? Hahahhahahaha”
“Official ba ng baguio ang masusunod o presidente ng pilipinas ..sabi ng matatanda ung ginagawa ng nakakatanda tutularan ng mga bata..”
President Rodrigo Duterte is known for cursing during his speech. In his previous speeches, he also said cursed words to former US President Barrack Obama and other officials.
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