Implementing Guidelines Under The Anti-Bastos Law Issued

MANILA. Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Implementing guidelines have been issued for the new Anti-bastos law recently signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The new law prohibits and penalizes a range of acts from catcalling, sexist slurs, stalking and cyberstalking.

In the first set of guidelines issued the Department or Justice (DOJ)  the use of the following words would constitute a violation of the new law:

  • Monay
  • Itlog
  • Sausage/longganisa
  • Kikiam
  • Buko
  • Talong
  • Mani
  • Puto
  • Batuta

DOJ is also asking the public’s help in suggesting words and phrases that should be considered to be in violation of the new law.


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