Sinas to public: Do not be afraid to report police scalawags

By: Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña - CDN Digital Multi-Media Reporter | April 30,2021 - 08:01 PM

Police General Debold Sinas, chief of the Philippine National Police tells the public not to be intimidated in reporting abusive policemen. | Pegeen Maisie Sararana

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Debold Sinas urged the public to report wayward elements of the police force saying the organization is serious in cleansing its ranks.

Sinas made the statement after he led the opening of the newly-constructed police station in Danao City today, April 30.

“Ayaw gyud mo og kabalaka kay naa diri ang pulis, mutabang sa inyoha. Kung naa moy problema sa pulis, kay siyay pasaway, siya kay bulilyagon, tarantado, ireport ninyo. Ayaw mo’g kahadlok. Among ipakita nga kaya kaayo namo disiplinahon ang mga tawo namo,” Sinas said.

(Do not worry because the police are with you, willing to help you. If you have problems with police because they abuse their powers, have committed misconduct, report them out. Do not be afraid. We will prove that we can discipline our own people.)

Sinas further said that they have already implemented this program for police officers who have done illegal deeds.

“Sa Cebu, sa Region7, we are able to implement our program, hinay hinay nato gisiguro tong mga drug addict, amoang mga pulis pod among gipang drug test, daghan mig nadakpan ug amo pod gipang dismiss,” he added.

(In Cebu, in Region 7, we are able to implement our program, we have conducted drug tests on our police officers, we have also dismissed those apprehended.)

He, however, said that like other agencies, the PNP is not a perfect organization but he assured that they will make sure discipline is being practiced in all aspects of law enforcement.

“We are a big organization, ang PNP, we are not perfect, naa mi mga kauban nga bulilyagon, pasaway, but we want to discipline them so we need your help,” Sinas added.

(We are a big organization, the PNP, we are not perfect, we have officers who also disobey orders but we want to discipline them so we need your help.)

RETIREMENT

On his last day as the PNP chief on May 8, Sinas reminds all police officers to take their responsibilities seriously.

When asked about how he would describe his leadership as the PNP chief, Sinas said that he ‘made a difference.”

“I think I did my best, I served the people and the PNP nato. I believe I made a difference. The PNP could do this. The most challenging? The COVID-19,”  he said.

Sinas added that for now, he has no other plans yet other than taking a rest. He refused to give statements on who will be the next PNP chief.

Sinas was appointed as the head of the country’s police force on November 10, 2020.

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