PNP lauds NCR top cop’s weight loss program
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) lauded on Wednesday the initiative of Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas to launch a weight loss program for personnel of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
“The PNP high command lauds the initiative of NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas to lead and even become the model of the weight loss program among NCRPO personnel pursuant to the BMI requirement under the physical fitness program launched by PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa in an effort to instill discipline in the ranks, promote healthy lifestyle, and improve the image of cops,” PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said in a statement.
Sinas earlier announced that the NCRPO will launch on Tuesday its own body mass index reduction program for overweight r obese police officers in Metro Manila.
If they fail to lose substantial weight within two months, a summer camp will be held for one month to further help them undergo intense activities for weight loss.
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Banac said the NCRPO has around 3,000 police officers who are overweight, but the remaining 24,000 are compliant with the BMI requirement.
Earlier in the year, PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa also ordered police officers exceeding ideal BMI to reduce weight or be denied schooling needed for promotion or certain positions in the organization.
BMI, which is used to measure body fat, is calculated by dividing the person’s weight in kilograms by the square of their height in meters.
The higher the BMI value, the more likely a person is overweight.
As of December 31, 2019, 54.4 percent or a total of 98,094 personnel of the PNP have already reached their ideal BMI, said Banac.
The PNP has nearly 190,000 personnel.
“It is expected that by the end of January 2020, the number of compliant personnel will further increase,” said Banac.
He also said that all physical exercises and weight loss activities of police officers will be strictly monitored by the PNP Health Service.
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