MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit had resulted in wide-ranging agreements between his country and the Philippines, including a joint exploration in the disputed territories in the Philippine Sea.
The two Presidents, Xi and Rodrigo Duterte, also discussed the new ordinance in Baguio City — the summer capital of the Philippines — which prohibits cussing and cursing in schools and business establishments catering to young people.
The ordinance doesn’t care which cuss language is used — English, Tagalog, Visayan or whatever. It’s profane language just the same.
But the two leaders agreed to urge Baguio City officials to amend the ordinance to exempt the Chinese language from the profanity restrictions in recognition of China and the Philippines’ mutual recognition of free speech, academic freedom and free enterprise.
Baguio officials could not be reached for comment as most of them were reportedly at SM Baguio Mall for the on-going 3-day sale and enjoying the newly-opened amusement park next door.