20 gay traffic enforcers hired in Cavite

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Rosario, Cavite: At least 20 homosexuals were hired by the municipal government as traffic enforcers and mobilized to command road traffic on Saturday. Aptly called the “Queen of the Road” here, the group trooped to the streets yesterday and try their hand in managing congestion and other vehicular traffic problems. Rosario Mayor Jose Ricafrente Jr. said the 20 gay enforcers is a first in the Philippines. “I believe that drivers will respect these gays who will perform their 8-hour duty everyday. We are so used to the macho (manly) type of traffic enforcer, who often had to fight it out with drivers. Now is the time to use the beki (gay) enforcers and maybe we can see how their kindness can work in managing our traffic problems,” Ricafrente said. Ferrnando Garcia, Rosario Traffic Management chief, said the gay traffic enforcers will wear pink polo shirts as uniform and will use a pamaypay (mat fan) in giving the ‘go’ and ‘stop’ signals. The 20 were trained for two days on basic traffic management and are deputized to issue citation tickets to traffic violators. Ricafrente also said that members of the Philippine National Police will be dispatched to assist the gay enforcers.

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