by Marcelo B. Lihgawon / PIA
LAMUT, Ifugao – Going half-naked or shirtless in public places in this municipality is now prohibited.
In passing the “Anti-Ussub” (naked) Ordinance, officials said Lamut, as the gateway of the province, must set an example of orderliness, propriety, and decency.
“The sangguniang bayan recognizes the need to bring about an atmosphere of decency to uphold higher morals and standards among residents of the municipality,” the ordinance stated.
The ordinance prohibits half-naked or shirtless individual from driving any vehicle, walking or roaming in the national highway, entering offices, or attending public/social gatherings or programs except during cultural, government activities, and traditional practices involving the wearing of the native attire.
The penalties range from P500 to P2,500.