“Itong kaso ni [National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Police Major General Debold Sinas], ako ‘yung ayaw na malipat siya,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during his talk to nation aired midnight of May 19.
“He is a good officer. He is an honest one and hindi niya kasalanan kung may mag-harana sa kaniya sa birthday niya,” the President added.
“At kung ‘yung magsabi na nakikita hindi naka-mask, siyempre may mga miryenda, may pagkain alang-alang naman kaininin nila pati ‘yung mask. ‘Di tanggalin talaga nila, kainan ‘yun eh,” Duterte said.
“Pinag-aralan ko ‘yung merits at demerits, eh kailangan ko ‘yung tao. Mas kailangan ko ‘yung tao dito sa trabaho niya. They are all competent, but you know seniority, it is his time to be there. And I do not believe in just firing him because kinantahan siya ng Happy Birthday,” the President added. “He stays there until further orders.”