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The Anti-discrimination Ordinance of Davao City

Davao City Council passed the ordinance that will give the people of Davao City equal treatment and making criminally liable those discriminating against individuals because of their sex/gender, identity, sexual orientation, race, color, descent, nationality or ethnic origin and religious affiliations of beliefs

For first-time offenders, the ordinance imposes a fine of P1,000; P2,000 fine and 10 days imprisonment for second-time offenders and P5,000 fine and 15 days imprisonment “ or upon the discretion of the court” for frequent violators.
"To those of you who feel having been discriminated against, especially the members of the gay community and the lumads, let me say this: While the city will provide you with the legal tool in your struggle for equality and acceptance, it is you and you alone who can earn for yourselves the respect and the dignity that you fight for," Duterte said in his speech before the ordinance got the nod of the SP members.
"If you want to be treated with dignity, then act dignified. If you abhor the abuses which you perceive are heaped upon you, then do not be abusive yourself. Respect and dignity cannot be legislated. They are earned," - Rodrigo Duterte
Rodrigo Roa Duterte is the current vice mayor of the city of Davao City, Philippines. He was first elected as City Mayor in 1988 and reelected 1992 and 1995. In 1998, he ran for the House of Representatives and won as Congressman for the 1st District of Davao City. In 2001, he ran again for city mayor in Davao  City and was again elected for his fourth term. He was reelected in 2004 and in 2007. He is now the vice mayor of Davao City, with his daughter Sarah Duterte taking his place as mayor.

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