MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has changed his mind about closing down and rehabilitating Baguio City. He had wanted to rehabilitate the Summer Capital of the Philippines like he did with the resort island of Boracay.
Instead, Duterte has ordered the closure and rehabilitation of Baguio City Hall.
Duterte’s new order came just hours after Mayor Mauricio Dumogan signed a new Ordinance authored by Councilor Lilia Fariñas prohibiting the use of profanities in schools and universities as well as business establishments catering to minors like computer shops and arcades.
Duterte, known for using profanities, told The Adobo Chronicles that Baguio’s government had better things to do than ban profanities, considering the deterioration of the city’s living conditions — from overpopulation to nightmarish traffic to illegal constructions and environmental issues.