Here are the consequences for cursing in Baguio City

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 7) — Baguio City is no longer taking anyone's sh*t as it pushes for a curse-free environment.

The City Council passed an "Anti-Profanity Ordinance" in September, which bans cursing in places frequented by children and students, including schools and universities, computer shops, arcades, and other business establishments.

It bans any expression of profanity, which it says includes "blasphemous or obscene language; vulgar or irreverent speech or action; expletive, oath, swearing, swearword, curse, curse word, cuss-profane or obscene expression."

It prohibits these acts whether they are directly or indirectly spoken to anyone or used as an expression.

The sanctions, however, are not that stringent.

For students, penalties include calling them out, informing their parents about persistent violations, and other forms of reprimands such as suspensions or expulsions — which the local government leaves to the school administration's discretion.

The local government, however, reminds the schools not to violate laws in penalizing cursing students. It also mandates school administrators and teachers to post signs such as "Cursing is not allowed," "Profanity Prohibited," and "Bawal Magmura."

These signages should also be seen in computer shops and other places frequented by children, the ordinance states. These businesses are now required to take photos of the no-cursing signs as a prerequisite for them to be granted permits to operate.

Establishments found without an anti-profanity sign "shall be apprehended by the Permits and Licensing Division of the City Government for their non-compliance," the ordinance reads.

"Business establishments such as, but not limited to cafes, restaurants, bars, including public places where high school and college students and those enrolled in universities frequently visit are enjoined for the observance of the Anti-Profanity Ordinance, although penal sanctions will not necessarily apply at this point," according to the ordinance. 

Baguio City sees the legislation as a necessary tool to help in the "preservation of morals of the Filipino youth" and to "preserve the integrity of a decent and ethically upright people."