The News Media Got It All Wrong About Baguio City’s Anti-Profanity Ordinance

E7021EED-72DA-40FB-B7C3-C31705728F64.jpegBAGUIO CITY, Philippies (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – All that hype about the Baguio City Government passing a new law that prohibits students and those who frequent businesses like computer shops and arcades from uttering profanities boils down to this: the news media got it all wrong.

A careful reading of Ordinance 118, Series of 2018 makes it clear that it is the schools and businesses that are prohibited from cussing — not the students or or customers.

Here is the exact wording of the Ordinance (highlights provided by us):


So as far as individual students and business customers are concerned, the new Ordinance is moot and academic.  Nothing in the law prohibits them from uttering profanities.  The law must be followed to the letter, so it will be the schools and business establishments that will penalized if they cuss or curse.

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