Marikina Mayor’s Stupid Rule

The sign above reads as:
Dress up properly.
As a respect for your self, so that others will respect you as well.
Mayor MCF (Marikina City First)

Marides Fernando
is one good mayor, i mean her management skills is envied by other mayors. Residents in Marikina can attest to this. Most of them have good words for the mayor. I myself even admire her for the service she did to Marikina.

But there is one rule that i find it really stupid. That sign above.

If you want to get inside the Marikina City Hall, you will have to abide by it. Otherwise, the guard at the entrance will tell to go home and wear something nice.

That rule encourages being judgmental outwardly. It’s like “if you see a person who wears shorts or slippers, disrespect him.”

14 thoughts on “Marikina Mayor’s Stupid Rule

  1. i don’t think it is what it means… if we look at it on the positive side, it is telling us to look more decent, or proper. or to put it simply, dress accordingly.

  2. That sign is very much appropriate. It’s being discreet in grooming at an appropriate setting. I think they should do the same for churches. People go to church with their shorts, flip flops, and t-shirts having no dignity nor respect to the occasion. There’s a time and place for everything and being at a place where such rules apply, then it should be met. Appearance matter, and as humans obviously the first thing we see is the way a person looks. Test have been done, that the way a person looks affects the way other people treat him/her. It’s not right, but it’s true. So that’s my argument. 😀

  3. Your opinion is very much welcome Yuri.

    The church with rules in outfit is somewhat an oxymoron. In 1 Samuel 16:7 it says “Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.” So that would contradict God’s nature. But sadly, some Catholic churches has this rule now.

  4. Yan ang problema sa Marikina. Inu-una ang porma bago sa substansya. Puro pang mukha ang importante. Kailangan malinis, kailangan bihis, kailangan naka-ngiti. Bawal masungit. Kahit sa ospital na may emergency, bawal naka shorts. Anong klase ba naman yan. Mga robot.

    Maganda nga ang kalsada, wala namang mga trabaho ang mga tao. Maganda ang health facility, bawal naman pumasok ang mahirap. Kakadiri ang pagpapangap ng tao dito. Para kaming nasa North Korea. Sobra na.

    Anti poor ang policy na yan. Pero wala namang bago dyan dahil talagang anti poor ang mga fernando.

  5. naku baguhin na natin ang mentalidad natin, kaya hindi tayu umaasenso. masyadu tayung negatibu palibhasa gusto natin hangang dito nalang.

    ayaw natin ng maayus tayu, pwe ang iba kung magsalita makamahirap daw kunu.

  6. mga kaibigan, sa marikina binibigyang halaga ang kaayusan at kalinisan. kung kayo ay pumupunta sa munisipyo ng nakahubad bahala kayo. kaya di umaasenso bansa kasi puro reklamo.

  7. I agree with Yuri. The way you dress is a reflection of the level of respect you show the person you are meeting with.

  8. I don’t necessarily agree with the article. Hindi naman kasi talaga because of any ‘judgmental’ aspect ‘yung rule. Discipline and respect lang naman. The argument that ‘eh paano kung wala akong t-shirt? pantalon?’ doesn’t really work, at least in my opinion. Puwede ka naman manghiram ‘di ba? Part of the rule is for people to go the extra mile. And sa totoo lang, if we’re still going to follow ‘yung mentality and sentiments ng previous culture, tulad ng ‘awa-awa, utang na loob’, eh we’ll be having the same results over and over again. ‘Yung mga positives nung awa and utang na loob nag-iba na, nawala na, over time. ‘Yung mentality na ‘yun, ‘yun ang nakapag-upo sa mga taong siya naman ding nagnanakaw sa bansa.

    What we need right now, to me, is discipline and order muna, and right direction. Pero more than anything, it is our own mentality and perception ang dapat magbago. Hindi naman lahat ng naituro sa atin ng magulang at nakapaligid sa atin tama, dahil kung titingnan ang mga resulta ng mga ‘common’ na mentalities sa paligid, eh obvious naman siguro kung ano napoproduce nung ganung pag-iisip…

  9. If for you that sign is stupid then it only applies that you are stupid also…you deserve no respect at all if you cannot show respect to others…moron!

  10. I am from Marikina sir. And it think this sign makes sense. Hindi naman kelangan maganda ang damit basta maayos tignan. Ung mahihirap sa min may pantalon, shirt at sapatos naman. Hindi naman siguro abala kung mag-aayos. Afterall, you mean business kung pupunta ka sa city hall. Ang disiplina dito sinimulan ng local government namin kaya disiplinado din ang mga tao. At oo nga pala, may trabaho po kami. Maayos na trabaho dahil may disiplina kami.

  11. People just don’t run out of things to say. Babatikos lang, palpak pa! I think the author failed to get the point, or ayaw nya talaga intindihin ang punto.

    It’s all about RESPECT. If you go to another country and enter their city municipality and notice people not dressed up properly, what image of that country will you have?

    CRABs… hihilahin pababa ang mga umaasenso.

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