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NCRPO to launch ‘Target BMI’ program for obese cops

The chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Tuesday said a program would be launched next month for Metro Manila cops to achieve their ideal Body Mass Index (BMI).

"Actually ako ang tinarget nilang gawing model eh. Ngayon, ang unang gagawin namin, next week ilo-launch namin 'yung "Target BMI," 'yung target reduction of BMI," NCRPO chief Police Major General Debold Sinas said during a press briefing.

"Lahat sa buong NCR, lahat ng mga obese 2 and 3, doon po magre-report tapos bigyan ng lecture tapos doon mag-exercise," he added.

According to Sinas, if obese cops fail to reduce their weight during the first part of the program, they will be obliged to undergo a "summer camp" inside the NCRPO headquarters.

Sinas said during the stay, the policemen's exercise activities and diet would be monitored.

"Pagka-February at March, walang substantial na reduction, mayroon po akong tinatawag na summer camp na doon po sa loob ng parade ground namin, kung sino po 'yung obese 2 and 3, iipunin po namin at stay in for one month and two months. Doon po [titira]," Sinas said.

When he was still officer-in-charge, PNP chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa called on policemen to be conscious of their respective weights.

Gamboa warned that he would ink a directive denying policemen, who will fail to miss the ideal BMI, of opportunities for schooling or further studies.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año earlier urged policemen to be physically fit so that they could perform their duties to the public. — RSJ, GMA News