Woman issued a violation ticket for wearing shorts in Caloocan City

A woman in Caloocan City was arrested by the police but has not been fined for allegedly walking on the street wearing short pants, which is against the city ordinance.

In a report by Jun Veneracion on GMA News “24 Oras” on Wednesday, it was said on social that the woman who hid under the name “Carmina” released her sentiments.

Carmina left the house and was about to deliver the product when the police apprehended and issued a violation ticket on her.

The ticket was just a warning, and there was no fine yet because it was just the woman’s first violation.

“Akala ko po tungkol po sa mask yung nilapit niya sa akin kasi po hawak ko po yung mask ko noon. Ang sabi niya po yung maikling short daw titiketan daw po niya ako. Tapos sabi ko paano po yun sir hindi ko po alam na bawal ang maiksing short,” said Carmina.

(I thought it was about the mask that he approached me because I held my mask then. He said that the short shorts were supposed to be a ticket for me. Then I said, how is that, sir? I don’t know that short shorts are forbidden.)

“Halos lahat naman po talaga naka-short na po eh sabi nga po ng matatanda doon paano naman kami nagso-short din huhulihin din ba nila matanda na kami,” she added.

(Almost everyone is wearing shorts, the old people there said, how come we are also wearings shorts, will they also catch us when we are old?)

Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan said he would investigate the incident.

Woman issued a violation ticket for wearing shorts in Caloocan City

Based on the city ordinance passed in 2007, the city has set a “dress code in public places,” which requires the public to wear a proper dress in public places.

The provision includes stipulating market vendors that it is forbidden to be topless and wear shorts, shirts, or sleeveless or torn clothing.

According to University of the Philippines (UP) law professor Atty. Rowena Daroy-Morales, there are many “holes” in such an ordinance, including the lack of a clear definition of the appropriate attire that the public should wear.

“Every law and an ordinance is a law, is presumed constitutional unless it is questioned. So it is the court that will say it is against the law or it is not in violation of the law,” said Daroy-Morales.

“Ordinance is valid until it is attacked on the basis of constitutionality,” she added.

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