Monday, July 2, 2018

Repost: Manila to Penalize Cat-calling

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Nearly every Filipino woman has experienced street harassment – from being stared at, to whistling, to cat-calling and to touching– and now the government has finally taken a step as the city council of Manila passed an ordinance penalizing catcalling in the city.

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.

Street harassment in public spaces has become a normal thing that women only sweep under the rug just so they won’t be accused of “overreacting” and getting blamed of “what they’re wearing and how they behave”.

The anti-catcalling ordinance is a big step to help reclaim the cities’ streets to make them safe spaces for women, and this, hopefully, will not stop in Quezon City and Manila.

53 comments:

  1. Naku una nang ikulong si Du30!!!

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    1. Hindi pwede. Mas mataas na sa Diyos ang Presidente nila. Haven’t you heard?

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    2. 1:30 - hahahahaha!!!! Natawa ako!!! But yes, i will support this new order.

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    3. Hahaha! Panalo ka 1:30! Wagi ka gurl! Lol!

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    4. Cat calling is sexual harrasment.

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  2. I don’t care if they cat-call me. Usually pag maharot lang suot ko but dedma lang.

    Ang gusto ko ayusin nila ang trapiko sa Manila. Yan ang sobrang nakakainit ulo.

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    1. It’s not just bastos na kalalakihan but also girls who think like you kaya may mga ganitong batas eh!!

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    2. Thank u. There are bigger problems out there. But still, at least they are working on something, kesa wala.

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    3. Catcalling is sexual harassment and that’s a big problem, wag naman sanang maliitin

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    4. masyado ka sigurong pretty para masabi yan. wala kang alam kung anong TRAUMA dinudulot nyan sa ibang girls

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    5. It is about time . And it should be a national law. People should respect one another no matter what one is wearing. Actually, several major cities of other countries are implementing this law. Catcalling is a form of sexual harassment. For those who are flattered while being cat-called , sorry but it is still not proper.

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    1. Sad lang na kailangan isabatas pa ang mga bagay bagay para lang malaman ng tao na maling gawain pala yun. Wala na ba talagang moralidad ang tao ngayon? Na kung hindi mapaparusahan, sige lang? May mga bagay kasi na alam naman nating mali, pero dahil walang nagbabawal ginagawa pa din

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    2. Oo nga e 12:24. Para lang yang, "Bawal umihi dito" sign. Kailangan pa bang iremind yan. HAY.

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    3. Most unHoly!

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  4. Mga babae din naman kasi kung manamit super ikli kaya nasisipolan

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    1. No. Don’t be trashy. If you don’t have a trashy personality you wouldn’t do that to a woman no matter how she dresses.

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    2. Nagulat na ako aa mga babae ngayon. Im in my mid-30s and shocked at the latest liberal fashion among women. So different nun kami naman ang mas bata. Big deal na kapag plunging neckline or micro mini. Ngayon parang mas mahal na yata ang tela at sinulid.

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    3. Hindi rin sa papanamit base sa na experience ko naka long sleeve and jeans ako at kasama ko pa parents ko pero nabastos pa din ako kaya ngayon hanggang ngayon takot na takot lumabas at para ko paranoid pag may makakatabi ako lalake .. kaya wala sa damit yun mas sisihin ko pa yun mga lasing dahil sila ang mga nakabastos saken at nakapagpa trauma .

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    4. Mga tao nga pag nagmalling nakapambahay na lang. Para diretso tulog na pag-uwi.

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    5. I was 11 and was wearing a t shirt and pj when i was groped. That kind of thinking is so paurong.

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    6. hindi na pananamit ang basehan ngayon. minsan may mga mahinhin pa target nila kasi feeling nila madali nilang takutin at nasa.satisfied sila sa ganun. maging bukas po sana isipan natin

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    7. May time naka turtle neck, blazer at nakapants ako. Wala ding kamakeup makeup pero naharass pa rin. Wala sa suot yan. Pag bastos ang lalaki bastos talaga. Helpless ako kasi katabi ko s bus. Nakita ko s reflection hahawakan ako dapat tapos sumigaw ako s konduktor. Ang sabi sakin noon deadmahin ko daw. Ang sakit di ba. Kasi hanggang di k narerape parang wala lang

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    8. stop making excuse for trashy people.

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    9. No woman should be maltreated because of what she wears. Be decent and don’t justify this mysogeny.

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  5. Sana may ganito na nun bata ako. Di lang ako na-cat call. Nahipuan pa ako madalas sa public transport and places. Kinikindatan ng mga bastos. Pinapakitaan ng mga exhibitionists. Sinasabayan maglakad tapos binubulungan ng mga adik adik sa street namin. Di naman ako kagandahan o takaw pansin. Sakto lang. Pero iba talaga siguro pag pinasok ng demonyo ang utak ng mga tao, wala nang kinatatakutan.

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    1. Alam mo 12:35 mystery sa akin yan coz it seems me mga girls na lapitin nga ng mga description mong mga pangmamanyak. They dont dress provocatively or insinuating invitation pero lapitin nga sila. Me mga nakilala kasi akong mga girls na ganyan although hindi ko makita ang common denominator bakit sila lapitin. Although they're on the heavy side yung iba yung iba naman payat. Hindi ko alam if me aura sila na nangaatttact ng mga manyak. Or instinct ng mga manyak na kaya nila manyakin.

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    2. also had the same problem, i think it worsened during my first heart break. di rin ako daring magdamit at di rin kagandahan.

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    3. lahat ng sinabi mo nangyari sakin. grabe, buti naman may law na sila dito.

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    4. Ako si 12:35
      When I got older, madalas ako naka dark shades sa public places kapag ramdam ko hindi ko gusto yun crowd. Its the eye contact that plays a huge part eh. Saka pinipili ko na rin mga kinakaibigan at sinasamahan kong tao. Di rin ako sexy manamit. Talagang may mga tao talaga hindi makontrol ang sariling kali****n. Alipin na sila nun.

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  6. Masyado kasing libre gumawa ng kung anuano ang mga tao sa Pilipinas. Nasobrahan sa kalayaan.

    Ang mahihilig mantitig at manipol at magparinig, mga tambay eh. Based on my experience. As in unemployed or kapag breaktime tapos naka petiks lang sa kalsada. Tapos achievement pa yun, well-applauded pa ng mga naka-witness na hangal din kapag naka-rattle sila ng mga babae.

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  7. may poging dumaan sa harap ko kahapon...sabi ko "hello cutie..." nag smile sya...

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  8. Juskolord pwede bang yung traffic muna at public transpo ang ayusin? I’m all for anti harassment pero hindi naman dapat yan ang iprioritize sa daming problema ng pilipinas ngayon

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    1. May nag-aasikaso naman hindi ba? Anong gusto mo lahat ng departamento ng gobyerno traffic ang pagbubuhusan ng attention? Nagkataon lang mukhang di magagaling ang mga nakatutok sa pag-aayos ng trapiko

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  9. Sabi ni pogi pag nakikita ako..."hi ms.beautiful!" kinilig naman ako.
    Sabi naman nun isang panget pag nakikita ako "hi ganda!" sabi ko what?! manyakis yon ah!

    See...

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    1. Dapat pala selective yung mga pogi lang may karapatang sumipol ang mga panget dapat pagmultahin or ikulong. Lol

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  10. Eh pano naman daw yung mga babae at beks na nanghaharass ng mga kalalakihan? Kung maka hi pogi at makatingin eh parang hinuhubaran na haha

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  11. Amyendahan yang ordinansang yan ora mismo. Dapat yung mga lalakeng pangit at tambay lang ang kulong pag sumipol, pero pag pogi at papable... sa puso yan ikukulong! Hahahahaha

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  12. Hay sana lang may mahuli. Ano naman ebidensyang nag cat call yung tao

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    1. Siguro if you're fast enough to catch it on video. Or kung madaming witnesses.

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  13. Hahahahaha.....karamihan naman nang babae dito na nagustuhan na ma-notice sila diba? Pinas is still very backward that way.

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    1. ikaw siguro ganun haha

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    2. Kung maka-"karamihan ng babae" naman to. Ako babae hindi ko gusto na ginaganyan ako. Ano yan take it as a compliment na lang ganun eh di kinunsinti lang mga bastos na mga yan.

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  14. So paano? Paano kung feelingera lang si girl at kala nya na cat call sya? Paano kung wala namang naganap na catcalling pero kumuda si teh para gumanti sa guy for some reason?

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    1. Kung may witnesses siguro. At mga nagc-catcall habit yan uulit-ulitin nila yan kaya madali mahuli. Bihira naman siguro yung magkukunwari nabastos para lang gumanti.

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  15. Soo... I supposed the president can be penalized now? Hope he's not above this law!

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  16. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 sana unahin nilang munang linisin ang manila ang dugyot dugyot!

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    1. Hahahaha! Mukhang tambutso ng jeep ang Manila sa kadugyutan!

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    2. trabaho na siguro yan ng mayor

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    3. Ang lalaki ng mga budget na hinihingi kada lungsod, tapos ang dumi pa din ng mga nasasakupan. No wonder, lahat gusto maging mayor or a get a high gov't position. Maka kulimbat lang ng milyones na pera sa kaban ng bayan. Kadiri talaga mga gov't officials ng Pinas. Mga walang konsyensiya at budhi...

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  17. You mean to say that there has never been a law in the Philippines, at a national level, that protected Filipina women from these kinds of sexual harassment and vilification? Really?

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  18. Sana applicable to sa mga girls and gays na nanglalandi ng guys.

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