By MB Online
Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan on Wednesday clarified that the ordinance enacting a dress code in public places only seeks residents to be “decently attired”, but are not prohibited to wear shorts.
Malapitan clarified that the Ordinance 439 or Caloocan City Dress Code in Public Places — a measure giving residents guidelines on “appropriate and acceptable” clothing – was not approved during his term.
He said that the measure was authored by former city councilor and now Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary RJ Echiverri.
“For me, I really want the ordinance to be repealed as I stand for equal rights to freedom and I believe that all women should be respected no matter what they wear,” Mayor Oca said.
The City Mayor said that he already ordered the city councilors to review the said ordinance.
Malapitan also encouraged victims of sexual harassment to stand up for themselves and report to the police.