MANILA, Philippines – When Interior Secretary Mar Roxas proposed regulating the sale of hammers and other tools in response to the “Martilyo Gang” robbery at SM North EDSA, netizens were incredulous.
Now, police forces in Metro Manila have also imposed a ban on wearing caps and sunglasses inside shopping malls, saying such accessories can aid criminals in concealing their identities. The “Martilyo Gang” members, for one, were suspected to have worn baseball caps during the robbery.
Netizens were also quick to react to this new rule. Here’s what they had to say:
Yung pagbabawal ng cap at sunglasses sa loob ng mall gives that "I'm back in high school" feeling. They forgot to ban the mobile phones.— Miguel Antonio (@messengerbagboy) December 23, 2013
There's still an advantage about the ban of wearing a cap in malls.
No more jeje. Ajejejejeje.
There's still an advantage about the ban of wearing a cap in malls. No more jeje. Ajejejejeje.— RescuePH (@RescuePH) December 23, 2013
Bawal n magsuot ng cap s mall, taz bawal n din bumili ng martilyo ng wlang clearance, I won't be surprise if they will ban GOON-looking too.
Bawal n magsuot ng cap s mall, taz bawal n din bumili ng martilyo ng wlang clearance, I won't be surprise if they will ban GOON-looking too.— coco patrick (@ProbnxanoSmetr0) December 23, 2013
My first thought after hearing of the mall cap-ban is kawawa naman yung mga panot na walang pambili ng toupee. baw.— Carlo Pamintuan (@carlo_pamintuan) December 23, 2013
Cap ban sa malls? Nako wala ng mga pulis sa malls? Hahahaha— Jarica (@jaricafuntano) December 23, 2013
Bigyan natin ng sense 'yung cap ban. Sa bagay, bakit ka nga naman mag cap sa loob ng mall? Umuulan? Umaaraw?— Ralph Renz Samoy (@rrzner_s) December 23, 2013
Sigurado ako yung nakaisip ng hammer and cap ban na yan hindi nakapasa ng #upcat #medyobobo— Makoy Pare (@ShowbizBro) December 23, 2013
excuse me pero sensible naman yung cap ban sa malls ah. bakit ka magssumbrero sa mall? wala kang fashion sense if you wear that tbh— noah (@noahxcx) December 23, 2013
Cap ban? Duh, we all know the solution— more police visibility, yung hindi mga duwag ha.— Julius Cesar Pascual (@sirjulspascual) December 23, 2013
Hammer and cap ban? Bakit Di na lang din i-ban ang scissors, blade, cutter, ice pick, toothpick, screwdriver, drill #medyotanga— Dyonne (@darsthegreat) December 23, 2013
Cap ban in malls? simpleng traffic rules nga di masunod paano pa kaya 'to. Hahaha. dahell…— AC Medina (@ACwatudidthere) December 23, 2013
I don't think na maganda idea ang pagba-ban ng cap. So ganun di ba sa shades? Wig? Or kahit anong headgear? Paano na ang freedom of fashion?— ProKrisAquino (@ProKrisAquino) December 23, 2013
parang medyo stupid yung cap ban sa malls. i mean, some people wear caps in cold places to avoid getting sick or getting colds.— Gelai (@kalliepepper) December 23, 2013
Cap & sunglasses ban is a testament to our ineffective, unthinking & reactionary law enforcement in the PHL— Joel Andaya (安萬偉） (@joelsez) December 23, 2013
How about you? Would a ban on caps and sunglasses in malls bother you? Let us know in the Comments section! – Rappler.com
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