NCRPO Chief Sinas Release Statement Over Birthday Celebration Issue

NCRPO Chief Sinas Clarifies Alleged Violation of Quarantine Protocols in his Birthday Feast

NCRPO Chief PMGen Debold Sinas released a statement regarding alleged violations of quarantine protocols in celebration of his birthday.

NCRPO Chief Sinas
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National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief PMGen Debold Sinas released statement Tuesday regarding to the alleged violation of quarantine protocols while he celebrates his birthday during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that drew backlash for supposedly flouting physical distancing and mass gathering guidelines.

In the photos of his statement shared by DZMM Teleradyo, Sinas said some of his officers and men with their volition held a traditional ‘Mañanita’ as a celebration of his birthdate. He clarified that safety precautions against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were properly observed.

“In all actuality, my accommodation to them was done with all cautiousness because I am fully aware of the Anti Covid measures implemented by the government,” he said in his statement.

Sinas stressed the attendees are directed to observed the social distancing and other precautionary health measures. He added that they were also told not to linger as they have relief distribution that day.

“They were told to observed social distancing and other precautionary health measures. They were also told not to linger and prepare for the simultaneous relief distribution NCR-wide that day,” he added.

He clarified that some of the photos circulating online were edited and was taken from old posts. The pictures can depict itself but it does not specify the “totality” of what actually happened, he said.

“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.”

The NCRPO chief express apology for delivering anxiety to the public. He also claimed that disobeying quarantine protocols while celebrating his birthday was none of his intentions.

“Nevertheless, I apologize for what transpired during my birthday that caused anxiety to the public. It was never my intention to disobey any existing protocols relative to the implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine.”

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