Category Archives: Language

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.



Berkeley, California Bans Use Of “He,” “She,” “Manhole”

BERKELEY, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – One of the most liberal cities in the U.S. of A. is getting rid of the pronouns “he” and “she.”

In a move that tops all gender-neutral initiatives, the City of Berkeley is now asking its citizens to start referring to people as “it.

Talk about equality and political correctness!

LGBTs, animals and things are now on equal footing with biological males and females.

So start working on your new vocabulary: ithood  instead of womanhood; itpower instead of manpower.

As for “manhole,” may we suggest “sh*thole”?

Duterte Fined P100K For Violating A Law He Signed

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte knows that no one is above the law, so he voluntarily paid a P100,000 fine for violating a law he signed three months ago.

The law is the ‘Anti-bastos’ law which imposes stiffer penalties on a range of acts from catcalling, sexist slurs, stalking and cyberstalking.

Republic Act 11313 or the “Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act” seeks to prevent gender-based sexual harassment from occurring in streets, public places, online workplaces, and educational and training institutions.

According to the law, these crimes are “committed through any unwanted and uninvited sexual actions or remarks against any person regardless of the motive for committing such action or remarks.” 

Duterte is known for his sexist remarks and cussing.