Baguio’s anti-pro­fan­ity law at odds with free speech, says Panelo

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THE SPOKESMAN of Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo R. Duterte yes­ter­day said the an­tipro­fan­ity or­di­nance re­cently passed by the Baguio City gov­ern­ment is un­likely to stand con­sti­tu­tional scru­tiny and is at odds with free speech. The of­fice of Baguio City Mayor Mauri­cio G. Do­mo­gan re­ported on Oct. 27 the rat­i­fi­ca­tion of an or­di­nance, au­thored by Coun­cilor Lilia A. Far­iñas, “in­sti­tut­ing an Anti-Pro­fan­ity Or­di­nance in all schools, com­puter shops, ar­cades and other busi­ness es­tab­lish­ments fre­quented by chil­dren, high school and/or col­lege stu­dents in the city.” Sought for com­ment dur­ing a press brief­ing at the Palace on Nov. 8, Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Sal­vador S. Panelo said, “You know, pro­fane words are ut­tered in a mo­ment of anger – so all of us do it. I don’t think I have not heard of any­one not curs­ing when one is an­gry.” Mr. Duterte ha­bit­u­ally uses ex­ple­tives dur­ing pub­lic speeches. — Court or­ders DoJ to com­ment on Tril­lanes mo­tion

THE DEPART­MENT of Jus­tice has been or­dered by the Makati City Re­gional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 to file its com­ment on the mo­tion for par­tial re­con­sid­er­a­tion filed by Sen. An­to­nio F. Tril­lanes IV on his mutiny case. —

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