Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Debold Sinas ordered the resumption of cops’ body mass index (BMI) checking to help address obesity in the police force.  

Sinas shared that he has already instructed the PNP Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development to resume the program. The said program was suspended due to the onslaught of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. 

“Obesity causes diabetes, heart disease which are comorbidities for COVID-19… Puwedeng mataba, huwag lang masyado kasi alam niyo, for the last nine months because of the pandemic, parang konti na lang nag-e-exercise at gumagalaw,” he said.

 The police chief also mentioned that he has been monitoring his diet and exercise. 

“Ako nga nag-o-observe for the last three months, I strictly followed my diet regimen and exercise. Kung kinaya ko at the age of 55, I don’t think so yung mga young ones natin ay hindi na kakayanin,” he said. RJ Espartinez