Police reporters give new NCRPO chief Sinas dismal -10 approval rating

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MANILA, Philippines – Aside from a standing resign call by a Party-list representative, police beat reporters posted at the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) gave Saturday, 02 November 2019, newly-appointed NCRPO chief Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas a dismal negative 10 (-10) approval rating.

So said veteran police reporter Lily Reyes claiming they are extremely dismayed by the kind of shabby, unprofessional treatment they are getting from the former Central Visayas PNP chief.

Reyes added that if they have to compare Sinas to (former NCRPO chief) Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, Sinas deserves a dismal rating of -10.

“Kung si dating NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar ay mabibigyan namin ng +10 approval rating, kabaligtaran naman ang ibibigay namin kay Gen. Sinas with all due respect,” Reyes said in an exclusive online interview with CNS.

It may be recalled that only days after assuming office, Gen. Sinas immediately ordered the NCRPO Press Corps to vacate its media center of around 30 years and relocate it away from the NCRPO chief’s office as he does not want reporters “calling, going around, or doing ambush interviews” reports said.

A mistah of Eleazar at Philippine Military Academy’s ”Hinirang” Class of 1987, the former Central Visayas chief took office as NCRPO chief only last October 16, 2019.

Meantime, Eleazar, one of the contenders to be the next PNP chief, is now PNP’s No. 4 man, head of PNP’s Directorial Staff.

Sinas’ brusqueness towards the working media has also raised concerns especially Ang Probinsyano Party-list Rep. Ronnie Ong who also chided PNP OIC Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa of favoritism or “bata-bata system” in assigning officers to juicy positions.

Aside from showing a brusque behavior towards the working media, Ong said Sinas is unfit for the job as he himself cannot enforce the discipline on the police force as the new NCRPO chief cannot pass the physical criterion for police practitioners being overweight.

“How can we expect the ordinary beat policeman to stay in shape when their own NCRPO chief is overweight,” Ong said.

The youthful Party-list representative also added Gamboa’s appointment of Sinas could have been a wrong decision as the latter is bereft of the wisdom to recognize the importance of the working media and its unquantifiable contribution to the police force especially on its war on drugs.
“He (Sinas) should step down,” Ong was quoted by the media as saying.

For her part, Reyes said the NCRPO Press Corps is definitely not going to Taguig as it was first suggested by Sinas for them to hold office in Camp Bagong Diwa.

Reyes added the press corps will remain stationed at NCRPO Station 10 in Quezon City. (IAMIGO/CNS)

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