The City Government of Dumaguete City, have recently gathered to discuss the different occurrences regarding the behavior of foreign visitors and guests in the city. Officials of the city are prepared not only to penalize foreign lawbreakers but to expel them from the city and even the country.
Misbehaving Aliens in Dumaguete City
According to the Philippine law, foreigners are officially called as “aliens”. Over the past few years, and even months, different complaints have been reported over some misbehaving foreign visitors in the city. Just in the first week of January 2018, a drunk Swedish guy was questioned for drinking in public and kicking a dog walked by two locals along the Rizal Boulevard. Later on, a Former Dumaguete Expat was arrested for sexual child abuse.
Other misbehaving foreigners tend to go and venture the city’s nightlife with their much younger companions (minor local women). Other visitors come and curse at law enforcers such as traffic enforcers, tourist police, and security guards.
Dumaguete City Council – Making a Move
Councilors of the Dumaguete City Council Michael Bandal, Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, and Lilani Ramon, and Alan Gel Cordova are encouraging the city to know its power over the “misbehaving aliens”. The Discipline Zone in Dumaguete City will not only be for locals but for foreigners as well.
According to Councilor Cordova, they must always abide by the rules and must not behave like royalty. Since they are guests here, they must at least follow our way of processing the law.
Most Filipinos who visit abroad or other countries try their best to behave and adjust to the foreign law of the different countries they visit. Hence, guests or “aliens” must not take advantage of the City of Gentle People’s kindness.