Batangas: “I will fight force with superior force.”
Thus said Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan City when asked about his solution to the growing problem brought about by “riding-in-tandem” criminals in the city.
Halili aired his statement during the launching of his MAC-G project or Mayor’s Anti-Crime Group, a 40-man team composed of members of the Philippine National Police and Civil Security Unit, which will form their own version of “riding-in-tandem.”
Members of the team have been equipped with 20 Enduro motorcycles, two-way radios, long and short firearms, bullet-proof vests and gun proficiency training for hunting down criminal elements particularly motorcycle riding suspects.
Asked if he’s in favor of other suggestions for fighting riding-in-tandem such as the no-helmet policy, plate stickers, no-backrider policy, the mayor replied that it was the government’s job to provide a solution.