Lifestyle

Baguio Bans Cursing

Fiddlesticks!
Comments

"Sh*t." "Leche." "P*t*ngina." "T*n*ina." You may not hear these words anymore as soon as you step into schools, computer shops, and arcades in Baguio City. This comes after Mayor Mauricio Domogan ratified the Anti-Profanity Ordinance, which prohibits "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" in "all schools, in all levels, and those providing technical and vocational education and training, and business establishments frequented by pre-school and grade school children, high school and college students in the city."

Ordinance 118, Series of 2018 was first proposed in January 2017 by Councilor Lilia Fariñas. It defines profanity as "blasphemous or obscene language; vulgar or irreverent speech or action; expletive, oath, swearing, cursing or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger." School authorities, which includes teachers, principals, administrators, and class officers, can "provide the necessary penalties, graduated accordingly to the extent they may deem necessary." Students who will violate the ordinance may face expulsion.

It isn't lost to most people that a curse-filled incident happened in the City of Pines in April this year. While in Baguio City to attend the oral arguments on the quo warranto petition against the former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, he yelled at a protester who cut him off during a press interview. "Ikaw bobo, p*t*ngina mo ka!" Gadon said.

Looks like he's following the footsteps of someone who also loves to curse.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Christa De La Cruz for Spot.ph
View Other Articles From Christa
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
The Parisian label does things differently, and that’s why we’re paying attention.
 
Share
That Metro Manila smog might be affecting us more than we think.
 
Share
The Lifetime Cellphone Number Act is just waiting for the President’s signature.
 
Share
RedDoorz can turn your apartment rental business into part of a hotel chain
 
Share
20 questions we're asking about the plot holes in M. Night Shaymalan's new movie.
 
Share
No matter who fired first, history cannot change the outcome of that dark, bloody day-12 people died on the streets, 13 by some accounts.
 
Share
“I too was hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, lead astray!!!”
 
Share
Kamakura Shirts takes inspiration from British tailoring, American fashion, and Italian craftsmanship.
 
Share
 
Share
Load More Articles
Connect With Us