BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Local officials in the summer capital of the Philippines are not content with banning cussing in public. They want to ban PDA – that’s public display of affection – in the city’s parks.
While the cussing prohibition is already law, the PDA ban is still in the works, thanks to a new ordinance that was passed on first reading prohibiting kissing, petting, necking, and lying down together within the premises of the children’s park at Burnham . It was authored by Councilor Joel Alangsab, who says his proposal is aimed at protecting children from seeing lewd acts at the park.
So, if the proposal becomes law, we advise Baguio residents and tourists alike that when they feel like engaging in PDA while visiting Burnham and other public parks, they should bring a blanket, shawl or umbrella to cover up their lewd acts. That would make Baguio city officials really happy.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered his regional staff to make an inventory of Pine trees in Baguio City, following the series of the government’s rehabilitation efforts in some tourist spots in the country.
Cimatu was guest speaker at the alumni homecoming of the Philippine Military Academy in this summer capital.
But when he was informed by his staff that there’s not much Pine trees left to count, Cimatu revised his standing order and asked instead for an inventory of houses and business establishments now standing where Pine trees used to tread.
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Late last year, the Baguio City government approved an ordinance banning cussing in public. Now Barangays in the city want to take the law a step further: they want to ban gossiping and hanging underwear to dry in public view.
But Barangay officials in Upper Quarry clarified that they would only like to ban gossip that’s not juicy. Anyone charged with gossiping must prove in court that the gossip has the elements of intrigue and malice. Otherwise, he or she will be penalized with fine and imprisonment.
Officials of Holy Ghost Barangay, on the other hand, told The Adobo Chronicles that they don’t want to ban all underwear from being hung to dry in public. “We only want to ban bikini-type underwear because they are a threat to the morals of our youth,” a Barangay Councilman said.
So, when in the summer capital of the Philippines, watch your morals. No cussing, no gossiping, and no public display of wet underwear.