MANILA – Outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Debold Sinas, on Monday urged police officers to remain physically fit to be able to perform their duties well.
Sinas knows what he is talking about as he had already lost some 72 pounds, five months since he started his strict diet and exercise.
During the press briefing at Camp Crame in Quezon City, Sinas presented the 20 volunteer cops who are undergoing a weight reduction program under “Oplan Chubby Anonymous” for uniformed personnel categorized as obese.
“I’m encouraging them and who will be the next Chief PNP to continue the program. My program is five months kaya ako lumabas to encourage them (the volunteer cops). Eight weeks or two months (but) they already lost 22 kilos. Me, I’m trying to lose more,” he said.
Sinas said he wants the program participants to continue their regimen to feel the effects soon.
“Lalong gaganda, gagaan ang pakiramdam at magiging presentable at hind na mahihiya. I’m very proud sa ginawa namin sa Chubby Anonymous. Kung mapansin niyo ang target lang is obese (They’ll feel good, they’ll be presentable. I’m very proud of the Chubby Anonymous program. We only target the obese),” he added.
For now, the program is concentrated at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame and National Capital Region Police Office.
Sinas also expressed gratitude to all commanders, down to the chiefs of police, for helping him in his goal of improving the image of the police organization and its corporate culture.
“Before I pass on the mantle of leadership to my worthy successor, let me take this opportunity to thank all the men and women of the Philippine National Police for doing their jobs well,” Sinas said during his last press conference as chief of the PNP.
“If I, as your Chief, took this organization further and higher than others, know that I did it by standing on your collective shoulders,” he added.
President Rodrigo Duterte designated Sinas in November last year to replace Gen. Camilo Cascolan.
“I believe we have been able to deliver more than what we promised to the President and the public, simply because everyone kept faith in me, from the highest officer in our headquarters to the last beat patroller on the streets,” Sinas said, adding the accomplishments did not come easy.
“My journey ends here as the Chief PNP and I’m truly thankful that we showcased our will to overcome obstacles, our dedication to duty despite the odds, our travails and triumphs, our love for God, country, and people,” he said. (PNA)