PNP proposes online dawn masses
PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas said, if possible, Churches should hold masses online for those who cannot attend physical masses due to the 30 percent capacity imposed on religious gatherings.
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PNP proposes online dawn masses

Neil Jayson Servallos (The Philippine Star) - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday said the traditional “Simbang Gabi” or dawn masses should be “controlled” and follow strictly the limited number of attendees.

PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas said, if possible, Churches should hold masses online for those who cannot attend physical masses due to the 30 percent capacity imposed on religious gatherings.

“Dawn masses should be controlled. If the authorized (number of attendees) is 30 percent, then that should be followed,” Sinas told reporters.

Sinas said Christmas parties and street caroling are prohibited.

Last month, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases allowed churches, mosques and other places of worship to increase seating capacity to 30 percent in areas under general community quarantine.

Sinas sheds more weight

Meanwhile, Sinas said he was able to lose 41 pounds since practicing a healthier lifestyle even before assuming the PNP post.

“Before I became PNP chief, I lost 35 pounds. Now, I have lost an additional six pounds. This will be continuous,” he said.

Sinas said he previously weighed about 305 pounds.

“My ideal weight is 210 pounds. But that will mean I’m going to be very skinny. People may speculate that I’m using illegal drugs,” he said.

Netizens have questioned Sinas’ capability to lead the PNP’s fitness program.

Sinas earlier said he would revive the weight loss program for police officers, which was sidetracked due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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