Filipino lawmaker proposes punishment for ghosting

‘A lawmaker in the Philippines proposed a bill that would enact a criminal punishment for ghosting.

Ghosting is the modern phenomenon of abruptly severing all communications with another person without notice, usually within a romantic relationship. As anyone who has been ghosted will say, it can be quite a hurtful experience.

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The bill is titled “An act declaring ghosting as an emotional offense.” Although it demands punishment for ghosting, nowhere in the bill does it suggest what the punishment should be.


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