- An ordinance in Caloocan City prohibits women from wearing short shorts in public places
- It also bans men from going to public places without wearing a top
- However, the measure was passed way back in 2007
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Nowadays, many women are more comfortable wearing short shorts in public, especially during the summer season. However, KAMI learned that the Caloocan City local government has an ordinance that prohibits women from doing it so.
In a report by the GMA News TV, City Ordinance 0439 stated that women are not allowed to wear short shorts and too revealing clothes, while men are prohibited to go to public places without wearing a top.
It has been learned that the ordinance was passed in 2007. However, it has not been fully implemented nowadays.
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Under the ordinance, the local government will be giving a warning for offense, P500 fine for the second offense, and P1,000 fine and imprisonment for 2 days for the third offense. In case the violator cannot pay the fine, he or she will be required to be a sweeper in the barangay for 2 to 4 days.
Some residents were divided about the ordinance, while some were not aware of it since it was passed for more than a decade. Many opposed the city ordinance, especially now that the hot days are here again.
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