Ex-PNP chief Debold Sinas appointed as Malacañang undersecretary

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Debold Sinas has been appointed as an undersecretary at the Office of the President.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this to GMA News on Saturday, September 11.

Sinas served as PNP chief from November 2020 to May 2021, a leadership marked by controversies. He was referred to as the "mañanita cop" because he broke quarantine rules when he, as Metro Manila police chief, allowed his subordinates to fete him to a birthday celebration while the capital region was on lockdown.

Sinas is the latest retired general to join the OP. His predecessor at the PNP, Camilo Cascolan, is also an OP undersecretary.

Earlier this week, Antonio Parlade, former spokersperson of the  National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), was named as deputy director-general of the National Security Council. – Rappler.com