Haven't you ever wished people would stop gossiping?
Well, you may be in luck.
Now a town in the Philippines wants to end gossiping forever and ever.
In fact, seven towns.
According to ABS*CBN News:
"Seven villages in the town of Binalonan, Pangasinan are now strictly implementing an anti-tsismis (gossip) and anti-ingay (noise) policy."
It is in fact feasible to ban gossip: “'We haven’t had to punish anyone for a second offense,' Ms. Manaois said. 'N… https://t.co/CH4fJF9RrK— Robin Hanson (@Robin Hanson)1556299342.0
Anybody found in violation of the ban will be required to pay a fine of P300 for the first offense, P500 for the second offense, and P1,000 for the third offense.
"Rumors start conflicts. Rumors don't bring any good at all," Barangay Captain Danilo Tabucol Sr. said.
That means no more ridiculous bottomless brunches.
Had my first brunch date today he was 20 min late started talking about sports (soccer)and so this was also my last… https://t.co/Oy3WK87ngs— iMpReTtYcUtE💫 (@iMpReTtYcUtE💫)1556220412.0
Wish I had more girl friends cause i want to do a girls brunch with mimosas & gossip— Dani Sophia (@Dani Sophia)1556071668.0
i want to experience a gossip girl brunch— sarah snyder (@sarah snyder)1556011852.0
@_haneyak brunch food and gossip sign me the FUCK UP also I have some of my own so this is gonna be amazing— aliya ♥ (@aliya ♥)1556211606.0
Having a boyfriend is great because I always have someone that I can gossip to and he won’t tell anyone because he… https://t.co/wf1EniLf8Z— tsunade (@tsunade)1556271550.0
However, the definition of gossip is still unclear, according to PhilStar Global.
"The draft barangay ordinance just mentioned it wants to regulate gossiping because it breeds community disunity, while not operationalizing the parameters of the violation."
So, who knows, you could get fined for this:
Me when a customer rudely interrupts mine and my colleagues gossip session https://t.co/6OzwJmthTS— zen (@zen)1556310907.0
Daily #GameOfThrones gossip sessions with bae https://t.co/u5MAg8ty5g— cressie (@cressie)1556318312.0
Me when I hear a good chisme (gossip): #BTS https://t.co/5flfc5X00p— DNA WORLD in LUV (@DNA WORLD in LUV)1556228373.0
The best gossip I’ve heard in L.A. is that celebrities are declining Met Ball invitations due to the “weird theme” and “ugly clothes.”— ᴘᴀᴛʀɪᴋ sᴀɴᴅʙᴇʀɢ (@ᴘᴀᴛʀɪᴋ sᴀɴᴅʙᴇʀɢ)1556301807.0
I’ve seen grocery store gossip mags predict Kim&Kanye’s breakup for years. This should be harassment. Sue ‘em… https://t.co/rhMk6bfJaz— Scott Daniels (@Scott Daniels)1556215438.0
But this isn't the only new law coming up in the area.
In a nearby town called Holy Ghost Proper, officials want to:
"eliminate unsightly underwear hung by residents to dry, not for anything else but in the name of good taste for this tourist-drawing city, they said."
So your underpants on clothes-lines?
Tangkula Clothes Drying Rack Collapsible Laundry for Sweaters Socks Underwear with Shoe Holder amp 2 Shelves St… https://t.co/td9LYVYYBg— Amazon Products (@Amazon Products)1556031666.0
Enjoy 70% off code: WWQJYIHU Price after code: $3.99 Exp date: 2019/7/31 https://t.co/hE1ZWP1Suk 💥As an Amazo… https://t.co/CRUqooypCi— Tweety Bird (@Tweety Bird)1555859448.0
@gensennekogazou I’m just hanging around in my underwear https://t.co/kpTsokNybc— Irene L (@Irene L)1555984258.0
First speech of the morning: history of underwear. Yep, that’s a clothesline. https://t.co/kDjHTLLyb2— Eric Meyer (@Eric Meyer)1526908016.0
#lightenUP Remember, drying underwear on a clothes line is a low energy system! #climatechange #fashiontrends… https://t.co/KLc1uekAYt— Robyn Flipse (@Robyn Flipse)1476318627.0
The new laws have yet to be put in place and await a vote from their respective city councils.
So gossips, get it out of your system now.