THE SPOKESMAN of President Rodrigo R. Duterte yesterday said the anti-profanity ordinance recently passed by the Baguio City government is unlikely to stand constitutional scrutiny and is at odds with free speech. The office of Baguio City Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan reported on Oct. 27 the ratification of an ordinance, authored by Councilor Lilia A. Fariñas, “instituting an Anti-Profanity Ordinance in all schools, computer shops, arcades and other business establishments frequented by children, high school and/or college students in the city.” Sought for comment during a press briefing at the Palace on Nov. 8, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo said, “You know, profane words are uttered in a moment of anger — so all of us do it. I don’t think I have not heard of anyone not cursing when one is angry.” Mr. Duterte habitually uses expletives during public speeches. — Arjay L. Balinbin