This as Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. issued a memorandum enjoining all city hall officers and employees to observe and follow the dress code that corresponds to the status of their love life.
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Talisay government staff on ‘dress code’ for Valentine's Day
Gabriel C. Bonjoc (The Freeman) - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Talisay City Hall in Metro Cebu is awash with differently-colored shirts today in celebration of Valentine's Day.

This as Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr. issued a memorandum enjoining all city hall officers and employees to observe and follow the dress code that corresponds to the status of their love life. 

“Sadly for some, not all people are in love come February 14. Some are hurt, some are in complicated relationships, some just want to be alone, some let the one get away and some are just manhid to their feelings,” he said in a Facebook post.

“To make Valentines a little better or more enjoyable for them. I have this memo. While it will be a chance to express yourself and how you feel, I see it as a chance for us to have a very colorful Valentine’s Day,” he added.

The memorandum assigned colors for those who are in love and taken (red), single and ready to mingle (green), it’s complicated (yellow), and those who have been prisoners to someone’s heart (orange).

Those who are wearing pink means “me time, not yet ready,” while grey is assigned as the color for “the one who got away.”

As for those who are “manhid” or indifferent or do not care at all, they may wear black.

Gullas said the Talisay City College is also participating in the shirt gimmick.

Elementary and high school students under the Department of Education (DepEd), however, are advised to focus on their studies.

“For DepEd high school and elementary students, ayaw samo pag love love. Pag tuon samo!! Pasakitan ramo ni crush!!,” Gullas’ Facebook post read.

Valentine's Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14, honoring Saint Valentinus.  KQD (FREEMAN)

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