Police Major General Debold Sinas is staying as National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief until further orders, President Rodrigo Duterte said on May 19.
“Ako ‘yung ayaw na malipat siya. He is a good officer, he’s an honest one, and hindi niya kasalanan kung may — may magharana sa kanya sa birthday niya,” President Duterte said. “Pinag-aralan ko ‘yung merits at saka demerits, eh kailangan ko ‘yung tao. Mas kailangan ko iyong 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”,” he explained.
“Maski ako, kita ka noong birthday ako, walang kumanta sa akin. Ako lang mag-isa. Alam mo sa totoo lang, ako lang kumanta sarili ko. Iyon lang. Well kanya-kanyang ano eh,” Duterte said.
“I’m sure na kung alam ni Sinas iyan, hindi siya pumayag. Pero kung nandiyan na rin, mañanita nga eh. Sabi mo, “the law is the law”. Well, akin na iyon. It’s my responsibility. But I will not order his transfer. He stays there until further orders,” the President said.