Watching and reading the news about the recent coup attempt in the Phil. and its fallout, I see many pictures of Phil. police with riot batons (e.g., here; the local paper had a much better image of police with riot sticks). I always wonder how much FMA influence there is in their training regarding these weapons, or to what extent they just use generally accepted police training methods as used here in the States. I read often about FMA teachers training LEOs in the Phil., but usually it seems to be a one-off thing or at least an 'extra'. I know Maung Gyi developed some riot baton tactics based on Bando that are used by some groups. Are the (riot and other) baton techniques taught to LEOs in the Phil. based on FMA teachings, or on international LEO teachings? It would be a shame if they didn't use FMA, yet I see the value in following the accepted international standards.