San Juan City passes ordinance to fine residents who are caught half-naked or shirtless in public

Even babies are said to be covered by the new rule.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer's Nathaniel Melican reports that the San Juan City government has passed an ordinance penalizing residents who will be caught half-naked or shirtless with as much as a P3,000 fine or a five-day stay in jail.


According to the report, the new ordinance states that "no person shall move about (i.e. walk, jog, run or the like) in public places and outside his public residence half-naked or wearing clothing covering only the lowermost portion of the body without any top apparel." Even babies are said to be covered by the new rule.


Violators caught by the city Public Order and Safety Office's Task Force Disiplina and the police and barangay (village) watchmen will be given a warning for the first offense, will be fined P300 or ordered to render eight hours of community service for the second offense and may serve three to five days in jail for the third offense.


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