Pasay City prohibits residents from going shirtless in public

  • Pasay City has reminded its residents about the penalties of going shirtless in public
  • The city government believes that appropriate manner of dressing helps in promoting decency and high moral outlook of the people of Pasay
  • Violators may be fined P2,000-P4,000 and/or 12-24 hours of community service based on their recorded number of offense

The local government of Pasay City has reminded its residents about the corresponding consequences if they decide to go shirtless in any public area.

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Last June, Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano signed an ordinance banning the people of Pasay, particularly those in legal age, from going half-naked outside their private residence.

Mayor Calixto-Rubiano said this does not only help in improving the image of Pasay but also promotes decency and high moral outlook of all the Pasayeños.

“Bilang bahagi ng mga hakbang ng ating lokal na pamahalaan na ibayong pagandahin ang bagong imahe ng Pasay sa pamamagitan ng disiplina, kalinisan at kaayusan ay ipinatutupad natin ang Ordinance 6004 na nagbabawal sa pagiging ‘half-naked’ o walang damit pang-itaas sa pampublikong lugar,” said Calixto-Rubiano in a statement.

Following the ordinance, “No person/individual of legal age in the City of Pasay shall expose himself (walk, run, stand, jog or the like) outside his/her private residence half-naked.”

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Violators will be fined a corresponding amount of P2,000-P4,000 and/or 12-24 hours of community service based on their recorded number of offense.

Pasay city police was also tasked to monitor and track the frequency of individual offenses in order to determine if there is a need for any additional punishment.