PNP Chief Sinas Prohibits Christmas Parties Within Police Force
Philippine National Police PNP Chief Sinas announced that Christmas parties are strictly prohibited within the police force.
On Wednesday (November 25, 2020), PNP chief Police General Debold Sinas banned the Christmas parties within the agency. The announcement of Sinas is in line with the national government’s order to observe health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sinas also said that the Catholic devotees attending the Misa De Gallo or Simbang Gabi must be controlled. In the same way, the public must also obey the health protocols to avoid the exposure to COVID-19.
“The policy of the government is wala, mayroon na po kaming inilabas na direktiba na walang Christmas party. In fact sabi ko nga, ‘yung Misa De Gallo dapat controlled din, kung gusto ng mga simbahan natin na nandoon sa Crame na mag-Misa De Gallo, control din at gamitan ng zoom. Kapag ang authorized 30%, ‘yun lang dapat,” Sinas said.
The police official also reminded the Filipino people that caroling this Christmas season, which has been a part of Filipino culture and tradition has been banned due to the pandemic. Large gatherings are also prohibited but gift giving are allowed.
The controversial cop rose to fame after the photos of birthday celebration in May amid the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila spread like a wildfire online. He received a massive amount of criticisms from the online community.
Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte assigned Sinas as the new chief of PNP and defended him over the Mañanita incident.
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