The MMDA reportedly said it come up with the 'simple solution' to ease the the agony of its field men stuck for many hours at critical mission. Just wear diaper bags!
About 2,000 traffic enforcers who will be on duty during the 15-19 January papal visit will be required to wear adult diapers, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman, Francis Tolentino, said.
Tolentino said they will distribute adult diapers for traffic constables who need to answer the call of nature when they're in the middle of the street, or helping ensure order and security.
He also encouraged people who will wait for hours to see the pope to also wear diapers.
The prospect of wearing diapers while on duty was “well received” by his men, he said on Wednesday according to Interaksyon.com report.
Tolentino said the idea will be tested on Friday by 800 traffic enforcers who work shifts during the nearly 24-hour annual procession of the Black Nazarene. It will be the first time that traffic enforcers in the Philippines will wear diapers while on duty in the streets, he said.
Tolentino says there won’t be enough portable toilets for the millions of people expected to see Pope Francis hold an open-air mass at the seaside Rizal Park on 18 January.
“If you attend an event that will last for 24 hours, you cannot go around looking for a [portable toilet],” Tolentino said.
Priests, nuns, seminarians, and the elderly also should consider wearing diapers, he said.
Source : The Guardian
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