Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday reminded government officials to show “delicadeza” (propriety) after the news on National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Debol Sina’s alleged birthday party reached him.
“Nakarating sakin yan, papaubaya ko sa Philippine National Police yung pag-conduct ng investigation na ito kung ano talaga nangyari. Kaya ang sinasabi ko sa aking mga government officials lalo na sa nasasakupan ng DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government), ito yung tinatawag nating delicadeza. May pagkakataon na kailangan maging example ka,” Año said in an interview with dzMM.
(I heard that. I will let the Philippine National Police investigate what happened. That’s why I am telling government officials, especially those under DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government), to have “delicadeza.” There would be times that you need to be an example.)
PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa earlier said they would investigate if those who attended the celebration violated health protocols. However, he said that so far, he did not see any violation in holding the birthday fete.
Año reminds gov’t officials to show ‘delicadeza’ after NCRPO chief Sina’s birthday fete
The DILG Secretary, meanwhile, said the gathering should not be organized because enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is still imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Siguro yung nangyari diyan, without the knowledge of Gen. Sinas, nag-organize yung subordinates niya na bigyan natin ng surprise na ganito e that is a big no no. Habang nasa ECQ tayo meron tayong crisis, wala yung celebration na ganyan yung mga to organize dinner na ganito, delicadeza nga e. Right there and then dapat ipatigil mo kung meron mang mga ganyan,” he said.
(Maybe what happened here is, without the knowledge of Gen. Sinas, his subordinates organized to give him a surprise that is a big no-no. While we are under ECQ, we have a crisis. There should be no celebration like that or dinner because there should be “delicadeza.” Right there and there it should be stopped if there’s a celebration like this.)
As of May 12, DOH reported there are now 11,350 cases (264 new cases), 25 new deaths (751 total), and 107 new recoveries (2,106 total).