BAD WORDS are NOT allowed in the CITY: "Is it GOOD or BAD?"

@Shavkat (65976)
Philippines
November 8, 2018 5:04pm CST
The City Mayor of Baguio had signed the ‘Anti-Profanity Ordinance’ 2 months ago. It means that the local people are not allowed to utter bad words within the city's establishments where students usually hang out during their free time or simply visiting these places. Thus, it is not allowed dirty, bad or foul words in the city. ‘Do you think that it is an achievable ordinance for the city?’ ‘Do you also practice this kind of rule in your place?’ “What do you think about it?’ Image Credit: pixabay.com
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@sunrisefan (21093)
• Philippines
8 Nov
I wonder how that would be implemented on the President when he visits Baguio :)
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
8 Nov
That's what the local people thinking about him. What if he visits the city? It would be a big issue.
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@sunrisefan (21093)
• Philippines
8 Nov
@Shavkat And the mayor might be cussed hehehe!
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@mesbakh (2370)
• Indonesia
9 Nov
i do like your comment
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@ilocosboy (38680)
• Philippines
9 Nov
Too bad to our President Rody Duterte he will have hard time delivering his speech or else he will be penalized with the city ordinance.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
That's the downside for him. I hope he will follow the simple rule that was implemented in the city.
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@ilocosboy (38680)
• Philippines
9 Nov
The President should avoid any talking engagement in Baguio city.
@aureliah (19438)
• Kenya
9 Nov
That sounds like he is not a law abiding citizen.
@franxav (5806)
8 Nov
WE advise students to speak politely and in civilized manner but enforcing it with a rule is difficult.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
I do agree on that. It will be difficult for them to monitor such rule. Regardless, I hope they just simply give directives to schools instead of having a strict rule about it.
@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
9 Nov
When I was young, students were not allowed to say bad words in school and people who did in the public places were not very well looked.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
I do agree with you. It is a common sense that people should say bad words. The self-discipline will always start at home.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
9 Nov
@Shavkat My parents did not tolerate bad words.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
10 Nov
@LadyDuck Same here, my friend. My mom will be going to freak out.
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@cintol (8294)
• United States
8 Nov
How would they keep up with what people are saying unless they are yelling it, it would be a nice plan if they can make it work. Each establishment should get a swear jar and make them pay every time they swear, thats what we do lol
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@sunrisefan (21093)
• Philippines
9 Nov
Your suggestion reminds me of my elementary and high school years when a classmate would list you down every time you spoke the dialect and there's a fine you have to pay for the infractions :)
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
@cintol I hope it can be done like that. Based on what I've read. The first offense will be giving doctrines to the offender. The second offense, it was specified the students will be suspended in the respective schools.
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@cintol (8294)
• United States
9 Nov
@Shavkat Wow, well that should be incentive enough not to swear right! Hope it works
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@porwest (8337)
• United States
8 Nov
I think it is a stupid and ridiculous ordinance. That being said, when I am in public I try to be mindful of other people and just be a responsible adult. But not everyone can be like that I suppose. I'm thinking to myself, it seems like the Philippines has way more other social and economic issues that would seem more important to deal with than this. THIS is how they spend their time?
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
It wasn't covered the entire Philippines. It is limited to my city. I find it weird, too. You have a point that this should not be a focus on. But, the real problem should be dealing with to help the local people.
@aureliah (19438)
• Kenya
9 Nov
If there is a list of bad words and a 1:1 authorities ratio to citizens it would help.
@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
@aureliah I am sorry to say there is no list. But it could be a good basis.
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@MALUSE (44590)
• Uzbekistan
8 Nov
You should tell us how it works in Baguio, now that there is an experiment going on. Does it work? How does the population react? That is reality. Everything the members write is theory and not interesting. At least not for me.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
It was just implemented. The feedback will follow soon. This is not a theory and it was being implemented.
Profane words are no longer allowed in places frequented by children, high school students, and college students in Baguio City after the city council passed the Anti-Profanity Ordinance. Current top breaking Philippine headlines regarding the nation, worl
@JustBhem (44097)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Nov
I think it's okay. I don't mind hearing it but if that makes people better, why not practice it.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
I think it is fine. I hope the implementation will be carried out effectively. I am not sure if the local people will embrace it.
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@JustBhem (44097)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Nov
@Shavkat Well, it is only implemented in the government areas.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
@JustBhem It is a good a thing that this ordinance is limited in the city. Perhaps if it becomes effective, then it will influence the other provinces and cities. How are you?
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@ledante (530)
• Taipei, Taiwan
9 Nov
Yet another instance of the nanny state trying to control how the populace thinks- this is the reverse of a government of, for and by the people. It is just oppression by another name...
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
10 Nov
I hope it doesn't sound like having a martial law with this new ordinance.
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@ledante (530)
• Taipei, Taiwan
12 Nov
@Shavkat then next no smoking in public
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
12 Nov
@ledante No smoking is being implemented a few years back here. It is not allowed to smoke in public around 2011.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Nov
When or if everyone gets used to the idea of that they just might speak only good words and not the bad ones awfully hard that would be here I can tell you.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
10 Nov
I do agree with you. It is so unbecoming for them to come up with such an idea.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Nov
@Shavkat Just remembering that children are around helps to stop that kind of speech I think.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
11 Nov
@lovinangelsinstead21 I do agree with you. For me, parents are responsible for molding their children not to speak bad words.
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@db20747 (10233)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
9 Nov
This is a very good ordinance!!! It may not work perfectly but it will reduce profanity!! Profanity should not be used around kids!!!!
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
10 Nov
I do think it is a good ordinance. Personally, it is best to give awareness of having a good habit of not saying bad words in the presence of kiddies. I hope it was not being created because of what is happening in the political arena here.
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@db20747 (10233)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
10 Nov
@Shavkat What is happening there??!!
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
11 Nov
@db20747 I think it is not that good. We are having a high inflation rate.
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@shubhu3 (20961)
• New Delhi, India
11 Nov
It's difficult to get this rule working because in frustration people tend to use bad words.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
12 Nov
I do agree with you. It would be a tough one for some who cannot conceal their feelings when saying bad words.
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@shubhu3 (20961)
• New Delhi, India
13 Nov
@Shavkat Absolutely.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
18h
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@nawala123 (673)
10 Nov
your president is notorious
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
10 Nov
I think he is.
10 Nov
@Shavkat do you think so?
@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
11 Nov
@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
9 Nov
It is good. Too bad for the president when visiting Baguio.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
I think it is good for the students to be polite at all times. I don't know what will happen if the President will visit the city
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
12 Nov
@Shavkat we will see what will happen. He is always in the social medias.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
12 Nov
@thelme55 I am sure he will.
@Janet357 (4796)
9 Nov
As long as it is implemented. Should be done not just in words but in deeds.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
That's the big question. It was being restricted only in public. How about in homes, right?
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@Janet357 (4796)
9 Nov
@Shavkat correct. It all starts from an individual, if he has self-discpline, that can be easily implemented
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
@Janet357 I am not sure what's really running into their minds in coming up with such an ordinance.
@rsa101 (16079)
• Quezon City, Philippines
9 Nov
For me it is more like a statement than a law since it would be hard to implement and enforce it since it would just be hard to pursue those that would say bad words. Your city would sure be flooded with violators because I know there are persons who uses this words regularly like it is a part of him already. As many are saying that would be awkward when the president would visit and does it.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
You have a point about this concern. The ordinance is limited its coverage in residential or private areas. Thus, it would not be as effective as what the local official think. I think most people think that how the President reflects his real persona in the public. It cannot be denied in different ways.
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@rsa101 (16079)
• Quezon City, Philippines
9 Nov
@Shavkat I guess it’s just a stand of your city that you despise it.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
10 Nov
@rsa101 I guess. But I think it is a good idea for them. I just need to go along with the rule.
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@miketagz (8726)
• Philippines
9 Nov
I heard it recently on Facebook about the ordinance, I don't think everyone will follow the rules because this generation is different and believe it or not you can't control people's minds. Much better if the government will prioritize and improve the market prices and other social and livelihood services.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
I am not also sure if it effective or not. I find it so weird for the local officials to have such a rule. I do think that they should focus more on the real dilemmas experiencing in our country right now. The sad part, the higher-ups are so busy bickering to each other.
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@miketagz (8726)
• Philippines
9 Nov
@Shavkat Hope they are working on this issue very seriously rather than making non-sense laws that will not get benefit to every citizen.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
9 Nov
@miketagz That's right. I hope people who are working in the government nationally and locally. do their job effectively and efficiently.
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• Calgary, Alberta
10 Nov
People will still cuss The term P.I is so satisfying to shout for them to stop it. I mean even the President is using it on his vocabulary.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
11 Nov
I think it is fine if done in a proper venue.
@jstory07 (71118)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Nov
People say whatever they want here. Kids are used to hearing bad words.
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
10 Nov
In reality, kids will be able to hear it. I am not sure how can the officials will make it effective here.
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• United States
10 Nov
I agree with the others who say that is ridiculous or weird. It's not good to just going around throwing bad words around, but still....
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@Shavkat (65976)
• Philippines
10 Nov
I do agree with the others' point of view about this concern. I personally think that it shouldn't be done in making a strict rule about it.
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