Police in the Philippines hire stormtroopers to man checkpoints...

Police in the Philippines hire stormtroopers to man checkpoints and ease tensions

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The Philippine National Police has deputized ‘stormtroopers’ to man a checkpoint operation in a town to curtail the spread of coronavirus and ‘ease tensions.’

According to the Facebook community page, this happened in a town called Consolacion in Cebu. The ‘stormtroopers’ are members and the 501st Cebu Scarif Garrison, a costuming club based in the Philippines.

They were also put in place to help bring smiles and goodwill to passing motorists.

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com.

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