NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director, Major General Debold M. Sinas on Tuesday led the launching of their Project BMI Reduction Program aimed at ensuring that no Metro Manila policemen will be overweight.
Sinas said they are getting help from top fitness coaches Jim and Tony Saret of the Fit Filipino Movement in their effort which is in compliance with the reinvigorated internal cleansing program of Philippine National Police chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa.
As part of the program, the NCRPO director said that starting Tuesday until February 18, all participants will be weighed. If there is no substantial change in their weight on March 31, they will be administratively relieved to undergo an NCRPO summer camp, he added.
Apart from Zumba, the trainers have designed a physical conditioning and a dietary program that will allow the participants to lose weight during the first 2 weeks.
Sinas is leading the NCRPO weight reduction program in compliance to Gen. Gamboa’s directive that all police personnel from generals down to patrolman should be physically fit and with their BMI corresponding to their height and weight and age.
“The police summer camp program will last for a month. Everyone shall stay in the camp to exercise every morning and afternoon. You will have to adhere to a planned diet and in the evening, you will undergo ballroom classes. There will be a live coverage for this summer camp and those who will be caught violating the rules will be subjected to extra exercises,” he said.
As part of the program, the NCRPO Regional Mobile Force Battalion was tasked to create an obstacle course for those who will undergo the summer camp.
Sinas said that the primary participants to the program are NCRPO personnel who have been categorized as Obese 2 and 3.
“If one month of summer camp will not suffice, we will push through with another month of rigid training and exercise,” he said.
The program aims to enhance the physical capabilities of police officers in the Metro to make them fit to efficiently address the challenges and complexities of police work, he added.