Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan said National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Police Major General Debold Sinas deserves a promotion.
Cascolan said in an interview that the performance of Sinas would still undergo evaluation before the agency decides if he will be included in the reshuffle of police officials.
“Well, until now there’s no replacement. We have to evaluate him properly. The guy deserves also an evaluation and of course, a promotion too. He has done good things, and that’s all really I can say,” Cascolan told ANC.
“I think he needs to be up to the Directorial Staff or a certain position that is fit most especially for him…” he added.
The PNP chief added he believes NCRPO chief Sinas is an expert in the training of police officers and recruits.
Meanwhile, Cascolan also admitted that Calabarzon police chief Police Brigadier General Vicente Danao is being eyed to replace Sinas as NCRPO chief.
“Yes, of course. He’s doing good. He did his best, and he has done good PRO IV-A, not even that, he has a reputation in the service, he is a very competent person too,” Cascolan said.
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NCRPO chief Sinas and the Mañanita controversy
In May, Sinas issued an apology for his birthday celebration that allegedly violated the protocols on mass gathering and social distancing amid the enhanced community quarantine.
“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,” NCRPO chief Sinas said in a statement.
He, however, claimed that some of the photos in the birthday fete was taken from old celebrations and were edited.
“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,” Sinas said.
NCRPO Public Information Office on May 8, 2020, posted photos of police officers serenading Sinas and giving him roses and cakes.