Philippines day game - 6 months in Jail if you get it wrong
Philippines day game - 6 months in Jail if you get it wrong:

Better stop leering at Philippine women.

Authored by Manila District 4 Councilor Krystle Bacani, Ordinance No. 7857 or “An Ordinance Penalizing Catcalling and Other Forms of Public Sexual Harassment,” — where all street harassers are sought to be penalized — was passed. “This will penalize all forms of sexual harassment in public spaces such as catcalling, wolf-whistling, leering, groping, and many others the author said.”
In 2016, Quezon City passed the first ordinance to penalize the street-level harassment of women.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros, a well-known advocate of women’s right, lauded the passage of the anti-catcalling ordinance in Manila and shared her excitement.
“The passage of this landmark measure is a big victory for women and safe spaced advocates. It is historic and groundbreaking. An anti-catcalling ordinance in the country’s capital is a big boost to the campaign to protect its women from daily street harassment and a clear policy shift on the part of our local government. This will certainly serve as an inspiration as we push for the passage of a similar policy on the national level,” Hontiveros said.

Catcalling and other acts of harassment could earn offenders up to six months jail, according to a new law for Manila.

Draft Ordinance Number 7857 or “An Ordinance Penalizing Catcalling and Other Forms of Public Sexual Harassment” has now passed its first reading with the city council.
Councillor Krystle Bacani, the author of the ordinance, said violators could be imprisoned for up to six months and fined up to 10,000 pesos.
Offenders would also have to attend a compulsory “gender sensitivity seminar” organised by the police and the Philippine Commission on Women.

Cllr. Bacani said that all forms of sexual harassment — such as swearing, wolf whistling, catcalling and leering
"swearing, wolf whistling, catcalling and leering"

Who does this sort of shit anyway? Not sure why this article is concerning to you.
It’s only concerning to Filipino guys because they are known to do it
Is it only Manila that this 'law' is in? If so, then F Manila
As a distinguished foreign gentleman, I do not think I would be shouting, swearing, groping, cat calling, or whistling like a wolf . Leering? Well, maybe just a little peek..

But not leering so much like these locals:


But in the end I hope it doesn't become one of those charges they just concoct as make believe and pin on anybody that looks like they might have some money to pay a fine.
If you are approaching a girl using any of these then you deserve to be thrown in jail Wink. Just kidding, but really I hope nobody here is doing of these. And yeah, the scary thing about it is that it could be misconstrued. A direct approach and she says it’s that. But I think as foreigners we shouldn’t have to worry much
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Is the Philippines becoming a feminist society ????

Also passed today, was a bill to outlaw catcalling and other forms of street-based harassment.
Bill 1326, or the “Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act of 2017”, seeks to penalize “catcalling, wolf-whistling, cursing, leering, groping, persistent requests for name and contact details and the use of words tending to ridicule on the basis of actual or perceived sex, gender expression or sexual orientation and identity in public spaces”.
Senator Hontiveros was the principal author of this bill also.

She hailed the passage of the measure calling it “a major push back” against what she called the “growing culture of misogyny and sexism in the country”.
As we have previously reported, verbal violations could be penalized with fines of up to 3,000 pesos and arrest of up to 30 days.

First offenders would also be forced to sit through an eight-hour “Gender Sensitivity Seminar” conducted by the Philippine National Police.

Medium violations are expected to include making “offensive body gestures” and flashing. The penalty for these acts could be a fine of up to 5,000 pesos and imprisonment of up to six months.

Stalking as well as “light and medium violations accompanied by touching, pinching and brushing against the body of a person” could incur a 10,000 peso fine and six months in prison.

The new laws would be enforced by “Anti-Sexual Harassment Enforcers”. These officers would have the power of arrest, and could immediately impose fines or issue community service orders.

Penalties for oral defamation can also be severe, with the highest penalty imposed for those found guilty of the act is up to two years and four months. (Article 358, Revised Penal Code).

Often foreigners involved in such cases tend to find hardships in cases involving heated arguments. Like numerous laws in the Philippines the local barangay will take on such cases between two parties and release it to a higher court after a 3 and final hearing on the matter. Once in the upper courts the offense can take years to adjudicate.

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