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May 17, 2016
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Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte wants to implement Davao City’s 60-kilometer per hour speed limit along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

In a press conference, Duterte said the policy, which is being strictly implemented in Davao City, aims to reduce road accidents, Philstar reported.

Kapag sa EDSA, pag nalasing, harurot ang mga sasakyan,” he observed. “Do not drink and drive. Once you do that, you'll know that you might kill a person.”

The tough-talking mayor also said he has plans to make an example of violators, especially those who will be caught while inebriated.

“I will strip you naked and call the media," warned Digong. If you want to file charges against me, fine.”

Duterte also issued a warning to traffic enforcers who will be caught slacking on the job: “If the police do not chase after you and I see it on camera I will chase after the police. I want to make this an equal responsibility for motorists, law enforcement and myself.”

Duterte’s planned implementation of the speed limit along EDSA is just among a long list of relatively radical plans to usher in his promise of change, including a liquor ban, curfew on minors, and an end to the country’s late night karaoke culture.

 

Photo credit: davaobase.com

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