Should traffic aides carry firearms? 88% of readers say ‘No’By Tetch Torres
MANILA, Philippines—Despite the highly-publicized attack by Philip Morris executive Robert Blair Carabuena against an officer of the Metro Manila Development Authority, many Filipinos still think that traffic enforcers should not be allowed to carry guns.
To the question “Do you think traffic enforcers should now be allowed to carry guns,” only 360 or 11 percent agree that they should be have firearms.
A high 2,718 of respondents or 88.3 percent said ‘No.”
Carabuena was caught on video on August 11 while mauling MMDA traffic aide Saturnino Fabros. The 27 second video clip showing Carabuena berating and slapping an unresisting Fabros had become viral.
Fabros has filed a criminal case against Carabuena, who may also lose his driver’s license pending results of an investigation by the Land Transportation Office on the incident.