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SHOCKING: FG Bans High Heels Shoes

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SHOCKING: FG Bans High Heels Shoes. by Judosky(m): 6:05pm on August 26
The Federal Government of the Philippines,
through its labour department, has issued
an order banning private companies from
demanding female employees to wear
high-heeled shoes at work.

A labour group that proposed the new
directive said that the order makes
Philippines the first country in Asia to ban
the mandatory wearing of high heels in

A spokesperson for the Associated Labor
Unions-Trade Union Congress of
Philippines, ALU-TUCP, Alan Tanjusay said,
“We hope that the regulation will also be
copied and applied for the benefit of
workers in the entire Asia region.

“With this regulation, millions of Filipino
(workers) … will now be freed from the
bondage of unsafe and dangerous
working conditions.

Also speaking, Labour Secretary Silvestre
Bello said the guidelines would take effect
next month and was based on a study by a
task force created following ALU-TUCP’s

He told the Philippine media, “We noticed
how sales ladies, for example, look very
tired after standing all day in heels.
“You can tell there is a feeling of
inconvenience or they are uncomfortable.”

He added that the department has not
received any negative feedback about the
order during consultations.
Under the department’s guidelines,
companies can no longer require women
to wear shoes with heels more than 1 inch
in height as part of the dress code at


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