This is a Currentph.com Exclusive, a special story on General Debold Sinas who is now the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) National Capital Region (NCR)
Debold Sinas is the new chief of the National Capital Region (NCR) Police Office. He replaced General Guillermo Eleasar who is now the fourth highest official of the Philippine National Police (PNP), heading the Director staffs throughout the land.
Who is Debold Sinas? Prior to his appointment as NCRPO chief, Sinas headed the PNP Regional Office in Region 7 which includes provinces which comprise Central Visayas, namely Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor. His scope includes over 7 million people. He held the post since July 2018.
Sinas is a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) class 1987, the very same class as Eleasar. Reportedly, Sinas is very close to this neophyte legislator whom he claims to be his dear friend.
While Sinas comes in at a time of great challenge for the police organisation, many people are not in total agreement with his appointment, and for good reason.
Last August, PNP men together with a former official of the Vallacar Bus transit entered the bus terminal in Dumaguete City, reportedly upon the orders of Sinas, who was then the regional director. Sinas never said his piece on this incident.
Last August 19, several sources say it was thru Sinas that the order to attack the Vallacar Bus Transit headquarters in Mansilingan Bacolod City happened, which involved 300 heavily armed police men, which included members of the newly formed Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) of Bacolod City, and reportedly entered and raided the Vallacar bus terminal offices in Mansalingan, Bacolod City.
Currentph featured this incident which eventually led to the takeover of the former president of the bus firm who was initially taken out of his post following allegations of funds misuse and possibly abuse.
Atty. Siegfried Fortun, who lawyered for the majority group of the Yanson Group of Companies and the Vallacar Bus Transit corporation, vehemently opposed this order reportedly given by Sinas. The fact is, former Philippine National Police (PNP) Oscar Albayalde condemned the raid and immediately instructed his men not to get involved in an obviously corporate in-fighting. see this:
Martial Law in Bacolod. PNP used brute force against bus owners
This unfortunate incident would haunt Sinas who probably thought that he can get away from this. Sinas has some explaining to do. Though this corner doubts these allegations, Sinas must still explain his alleged involvement or non involvement in these incidents.
Currentph.com reserves a space for Sinas here.
If true, what he did in Bacolod is something that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte must immediately attend to. Police officials are supposed to be politically neutral and not involve themselves with corporate disputes.
Some sources say the one whom the winning faction of the bus firm called up is a neophyte legislator whose electoral campaign reportedly benefited from the contributions given by the former president of the company. The sister of the this company’s president is likewise, very close to a confidante of President Duterte.
This explains why many quarters are uneasy with Sinas. Will he do a repeat here in Metro Manila? Businessmen beware!