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Netizens Curse At Baguio's Anti-Profanity Ordinance

Does this mean that the president isn't welcome?
by John Paulo Aguilera | Nov 7, 2018
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You might have to leave that potty mouth of yours in the metro before visiting Baguio City, as mayor Mauricio Domogan recently signed the Anti-Profanity Ordinance, which bans "cursing, cussing, expressing insults, whether directly or indirectly to anyone or using profane and/or foul language as a means of expression, anger, surprise, disgust or any other form of extreme emotion."

The measure, authored by councilor Lilia Farinas, covers all educational institutions, gaming lounges like computer shops and arcades, and other business establishments that are frequented by children. Profanity is defined as "blasphemous or obscene language; vulgar or irreverent speech or action; expletive, oath, swearing, cursing or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger."

Authority figures in school such as "teachers, principals, school administrators, and assigned class officers" are tasked to monitor the students' use of obscenities and hand down sanctions if necessary, while other areas are required to spread the word about the city government policy.

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Despite a handful of positive comments, some netizens still can't help but swear at the thought of an expletive-free setting. What if a tourist blurts out, "T*ngina ang ganda," while marveling at the beauty of the City of Pines?

Wash your mouth out with soap

Cursing causes global warming?

Ross isn't amused

Not everyone was nega, tho

Somebody pinch this dude

Might as well ban alcohol also

Kindly clarify

Does this mean that the president isn't welcome?


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