AS HE bid the men and women of the Philippine National Police (PNP) farewell ahead of his retirement, General Debold Sinas urged the continuation of the weight reduction program.
During his last press conference as the PNP chief on Monday, May 3, Sinas said police officers must remain physically fit to be able to perform their duties and responsibilities better.
He presented 20 volunteer police officers who lost at least 10 pounds under the “Oplan Chubby Anonymous,” the PNP’s weight reduction program that targets uniformed personnel categorized as obese.
Sinas said he himself lost 72 pounds over the last five months. He is set to retire on May 8, when he turns 56.
“I'm encouraging them and who will be the next Chief PNP to continue the program by the word Chubby Anonymous is hindi bulgar hindi mamahiya, sila sila nag-uusap,” Sinas said.
“Just to show to them if continue the program let’s say from five months just like what I did mas lalong gaganda, gagaan ang pakiramdam at maging presentable at hind na mahihiya. I'm very proud sa ginawa namin sa Chubby Anonymous kung mapansin niyo ang target lang is obese,” he added.
He expressed gratitude to the 221,000 men and women of the PNP for their cooperation and for helping him attain his goals, especially in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), crime, illegal drugs and terrorism.
“Ang lahat ng accomplishment na ipinagmamalaki natin ngayong araw na ito ay nagmula lahat sa inyo. Every accomplishment of the PNP lies the story of the 221,000 police men and women of the Philippine National Police who heeded to my call to fight illegal drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism,” said Sinas.
“We have done our best that answers the challenges of the day, and we ate very happy that inspite of the big challenges particularly the Covid-19 pandemic we are able to give the basic services to our community...I believe we have been able to deliver more than what we promised to the President and the public, simply because everyone kept faith with me, from the highest officer in our headquarters to the last beat patroller in the streets,” he added.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. earlier said President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen Sinas’ successor. (SunStar Philippines)