NCRPO Chief Says He Didn’t Order Removal of Rappler Reporter from Viber Group

Sinas Claims He Didn’t Order Restrictions of Rappler Reporter From Chat Group

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Police Major General Debold Sinas said the removal of Rappler reporter from viber group was not his order.

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The NCRPO chief PMGen Dobold Sinas on Thursday said he did not order the removal of Rappler reporter form the official Viber group of the NCRPO and the media over the issue against his birthday celebration last May 8.

Sinas told CNN Philippine in an interview, he doesn’t intend the removal of Rambo (Talabong), despite he never knew him well, but he sees Rambo in some press conference, based on the report of GMA News.

“Hindi ko inutos ‘yun, hindi po. Hindi ko masyadong kilala si Rambo (Talabong) pero nakikita ko rin ‘yan sa mga press con.”

The NCRPO chief said he would ask his public information officer about the issue because he is not the one who maintains the Viber group. “I will ask my PIO. Hindi po ako nagmaintain ng Viber group namin,” Sinas said.

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Previously, the reporter of Rappler, Rambo Talabong said he was removed from the viber group of NCRPO and media after he published story of Sinas that had supposedly violated quarantine protocols for celebrating his birthday with fellow cops inside Camp Bagong Diwa on May 8 despite the lockdown.

The celebration drew backlash online after photos were posted by the NCRPO Public Information Office Facebook page, attendees was seen flouting physical distancing and mass gathering guidelines.

However, Sinas already apologize if his mañanita brought “anxiety to the public. He also claims that some photos posted online were edited and some were grabbed from the old post.

READ ALSO: NCRPO Chief Sinas Release Statement Over Birthday Celebration Issue

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