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PNP chief loses 55 lbs in last 6 months

March 04, 2021 - Thursday 1:03 PM by PNA

Article Banner Image PNP chief, Gen. Debold Sinas. (File photo)

MANILA – Since he started his strict diet and exercise six months ago, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Debold Sinas, on Wednesday said he had lost some 55 pounds of body weight.

“Yes for the last six months 55 pounds na ang bumaba. Hindi ba halata? 306 to 247 ang ideal ko is 215 to 220 with my height (I’ve lost 55 pounds. Isn’t it obvious? From 306 to 247 pounds. My ideal is 215 to 220 with my height),” Sinas said in a chance media interview after the inauguration of Internal Affairs Service (IAS) building inside Camp Crame in Quezon City Wednesday.

Sinas said he has a weight reduction program called “Oplan Chubby Anonymous” for overweight cops.

He said the program aims to initially help 20 volunteer cops who will receive weight loss pills.

Kasi may isa kaming kumpanya nag offer ng weight loss pills hindi ko lang sabihin yung pangalan at (nag-go) naman ang mga doctors namin at tuturuan sila tingnan namin kung may effect kasi kung may effect, then yun ang itutuloy (A company offered weight loss pills. I will not divulge but it has go signal from our doctors. Let’s see if it is effective and if it has a good effect, we will continue the program),” Sinas said.

He said there is a standing policy on the physical fitness of police officers, saying they should be fit to fulfill their duties.

Kasi yung akala kasi nila nung ako nag Chief PNP, tatanggalin ko, sabi ko hindi. Sumunod ako sa policy kaya ako nagpapayat so ibig sabihin kapag kinaya ko, kayanin din nila (They thought that I will remove that policy when I became PNP chief. I said no. Just follow the policy, so I’m following it. If I can do it, they should also do it),” Sinas said.

Sinas is hoping his own weight reduction program would encourage overweight cops to make themselves physically fit to perform their duties.

“As long as I am your chief PNP. Nakita niyo naman talaga (As you can see) so hopefully, they will be encouraged. Sa akin (For me), if you could make a small dent, happy na ako doon (I’m happy with that) and hopefully they will continue their weight reduction program,” he said.

Sinas earlier announced the resumption of body mass index (BMI) monitoring among police personnel as a preventive measure against Covid-19.

Sinas said all PNP personnel must do a four-minute exercise in the morning and again in the afternoon.

“It (monitoring of BMI) was suspended before I became the Chief PNP because of Covid-19. Now, I talked with the new DHRDD (Directorate for Human Resource Doctrine Development) chief because obesity causes diabetes, heart disease, which are comorbidities for Covid-19,” he said.

The BMI depends on a person’s height. A high BMI can indicate high body fatness, which may lead to health problems, although studies show it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual.

For most adults, an ideal BMI ranges from 18.5 to 24.9. A range of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight while those having 30 and above are considered obese. Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

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