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Mr. Labrador of Butuan City: Follow rules to stay safe

“People are surprisingly compliant,” he said. “That is, it isn’t hard at all to ask them to follow rules, particularly if you tell them you’re doing things to ensure their safety.”

“This must make your job easy,” I said.

“At times, yes,” he laughed. “There are still lots of hardheaded people who won’t obey rules.”

“Is that so?”

“Yes! Kasagaran pa giyud government officials – mga pulitiko, empleyado sa gobyerno… Ambot lagi ngano (And often, these are government officials – politicians, government employees… I don’t know why this is so)!”

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