BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Last week, we reported that President Rodrigo Duterte is closing down Baguio City for six months for rehabilitation, following the success a similar order he issued for Boracay.
Well, now the Summer Capital of the Philippines is fighting back!
Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has just signed an ordinance penalizing profanity in the city.
Authored by Councilor Lilia Fariñas, the “Anti-Profanity Ban” prohibits swearing, cussing, and other forms of profanity in selected institutions in the city.
The ordinance seeks to ban “all manner of cursing, cussing, expressing insults, whether directly or indirectly to anyone or anybody, or using profane and foul language, as a means of expression, or as a manifestation of anger, surprise, disgust or any other form of extreme emotion that yields to such expressions of profanity.”
The measure covers schools, computer shops, arcades, and other business establishments frequented by children, high school, and college students in the city.
We all know what this means.
It means that the cussing Duterte is banned from visiting Baguio. So it looks like before he could close down the city, the city closed its doors on Duterte.