Philippine traffic officers will be forced to do something many find demeaning when Pope Francis visits Manila next week.
They will be required to wear adult diapers.
A total of 2,000 traffic enforcers will be the subject of this mandate that Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman, Francis Tolentino described as the answer to the lack of portable toilets available during the event.
Moreover, the chairman also encouraged ordinary citizens particularly the elderly, as well as priests and nuns to also wear diapers. Tolentino said that the idea was “well received” by his men.
Earlier, some 800 traffic enforcers tested the idea for the first time by wearing adult diapers during the nearly 24-hour annual procession of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila.
The Black Nazarene feast attracted hundreds of thousands of devotees, mostly male who paraded with the centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ that many believe to be able to cure ailments, answer wishes and give good health and fortune.
But will the good chairman wear one himself? “I will try, but in my case, I have less hydration,” he told the press.