Naga Mayor Legacion allows city hall employees to wear uniforms that fit their gender preference


Newly installed Naga City Mayor Nelson Legacion has issued a dress code policy allowing city hall employees to wear uniform that fits their gender preference.

Mayor Legacion said everyone is “equal” in his eyes and everyone deserves fair treatment.

“EQUAL in my eyes, ergo fair treatment for LGBTQ under my Admin Order No. 2019-002 which provides for a dress code for city govt officials and employees,” Mayor Legacion said.

He said that the policy is rooted in his goal to adopt a gender inclusive workplace at the city hall.

“In view of the city government’s commitment of fostering gender-exclusive work-place, personnel belonging to the LGBTQ+ community shall be allowed to wear the uniform consistent with their preferred gender identity and expression,” added the mayor.

Meanwhile, Legacion also said that he will issue an executive order prohibiting the use of plastic bags, straws, cups, plates, utensils, and styrofoam containers in events organized by the city government.

“Use of plastic bags, straws, cups, plates, utensils, and Styrofoam containers will soon be banned in city government-led events and/or meetings through an executive order to be issued for this purpose,” the city said.

“Employees and concessionaires were already advised by Mayor Son of this policy during his press conference held on the first day of his incumbency. He hinted that payments to catering service providers found in violation of this soon-to-be-adopted policy will be withheld,” it added.