Is it time to arm Manila traffic enforcers with bolos?

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Posted at Nov 18 2019 10:33 AM

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MANILA - Marikina Rep. Bayani Fernando is proposing arming traffic enforcers with bolos or single-edged knives.

"So they cannot be intimidated, just having the bolo alone will make that motorist think twice," he told ANC's Headstart.

The former MMDA chief and Marikina mayor said this was "very effective" in his city. "Tumino ang Marikina. Pero never was it used," he said.

Fernando first made the proposal in September, after MMDA traffic czar Bong Nebrija said the agency would like to seek authority to arrest erring motorists.

Fernando, however, said traffic enforcers lack the training to make arrests.