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PNP MGen Debold Sinas, COVID, and "the mañanita"
« on: May 24, 2020, 03:35:11 AM »
Sinas apologizes over mañanita but claims photos circulating online were 'edited'
Published May 13, 2020 2:09pm
Updated May 13, 2020 2:56pm
By ANNA FELICIA BAJO, GMA News

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/738049/sinas-apologizes-over-mananita-but-claims-photos-circulating-online-were-edited/story/

Controversial Police Major General Debold Sinas, who drew flak for his mañanita in the time of enhanced community quarantine, on Wednesday claimed some of the photos of the event circulating online were "edited and grabbed from old posts."

Breaking his silence through a statement, Sinas, who heads the National Capital Region Police Office, apologized for what happened on his birthday last May 8 for the "anxiety" it caused to the public.

"Some of the pictures circulating in the social media were edited and grabbed from old posts. The pictures may depict itself however it does not define the totality of what really had happened," Sinas said.

"Nevertheless, I apologize for what transpired during my birthday that caused anxiety to the public," he added.

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For his part, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año reminded government officials, including law enforcers, to be a good example to citizens in this time of mandatory quarantine where social distancing and prohibition of mass gatherings must be practiced.

He stressed that they must show delicadeza while performing their duties.
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Re: PNP MGen Debold Sinas, COVID, and "the mañanita"
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 03:37:15 AM »
Sinas stays as NCRPO amid public uproar, filing of charges over mañanita
Published May 18, 2020, 9:48 AM
By Aaron Recuenco

https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/05/18/sinas-stays-as-ncrpo-amid-public-uproar-filing-of-charges-over-mananita/

Embattled Metro Manila police chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas will stay in his post amid the public uproar over his birthday celebration and the filing of charges against him for violation of quarantine rules on social distancing and mass gathering.

Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the emergency situation that the country faces in connection with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with Metro Manila being the hardest hit, is one of the major reasons why Sinas has to stay as director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

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Sinas was charged in connection with his birthday celebration at the NCRPO Headquarters in Camp Crame on May 8, along with several other ranking officials of the Metro Manila Police.

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Re: PNP MGen Debold Sinas, COVID, and "the mañanita"
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 03:40:44 AM »
Sinas not off-the-hook yet for ‘mañanita’ mess despite Duterte support — Lacson
By: Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQINQUIRER.net / 01:44 PM May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — While he agreed with the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to keep Metro Manila chief Maj. General Debold Sinas, Senator Panfilo Lacson stressed that the police official should still face punishment over the “mañanita” controversy.

“I agree (with the President), but he (Sinas) should not escape punishment for what he did,” Lacson, himself a former chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Thursday.

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The PNP Internal Affairs Service is investigating Sinas for violating quarantine measures after he allowed fellow officers to serenade him on his 55th birthday on May 8 despite the lockdown of Metro Manila, considered the national epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Re: PNP MGen Debold Sinas, COVID, and "the mañanita"
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 03:46:43 AM »
Sinas' retention as Metro Manila police chief 'erodes confidence' in gov't: Drilon
Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News
Posted at May 20 2020 02:28 PM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/20/20/sinas-retention-as-metro-manila-police-chief-erodes-confidence-in-govt-drilon

MANILA - Retaining Police Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas as Metro Manila police chief despite alleged quarantine violations in his recent birthday bash "erodes the confidence" of the public in the government's capability to enforce laws during the coronavirus crisis, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier said that Sinas would stay as National Capital Region Police Office chief even after holding a birthday celebration earlier this month, despite a ban on mass gatherings and the consumption of alcohol in certain areas.

"That erodes the confidence of our people on the ability of the government to enforce the rules of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on COVID-19," Drilon said in a statement.

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