Caloocan City police chief slams cop over misinterpretation of dress code ordinance

Published November 12, 2021, 4:53 PM

by Aaron Homer Dioquino

Caloocan City Police chief Col. Samuel Mina said on Thursday, Nov. 11, the cop who apprehended a woman for wearing short shorts had misinterpreted the city’s dress code ordinance.

Mina clarified in an interview with GMA News that the policeman’s action was a mistake.

He said that the measure requires the residents to be in decent clothing when going to churches and marketplaces, but it does not prohibit the wearing of shorts.

“Ang problema na dapat pokusan ng mga pulis natin ay ‘yung mga nagte-take advantage sa mga ganitong fashion ng kababaihan ‘yung mga bastos sa kalsada, ‘yun ang dapat nating pag-ukulan ng atensyon (Our police should focus on those taking advantage of women’s fashion, we should pay attention to those who act rude on the street),” he said.

Mina also said that they are now conducting an investigation on the incident.

On Monday, a policeman issued a violation ticket to a woman for wearing short shorts while walking on the streets in Caloocan.

The woman expressed her sentiments over the cop’s action on social media.

Hide quoted text Mina also said that individuals who experienced being ticketed for wearing shorts can report to the Caloocan City Police for assistance .

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