Instead of promotion, Sinas should face trial for Negros mass murders


In a grand insult to the Filipino people, especially the Negrosanon, the PNP Chief declared in a media interview recently that Gen. Debold Sinas is a “good man and deserves a promotion”.

Gen. Sinas, now the Metro Manila police chief, was responsible for the gruesome murders of civilians in Negros Oriental during his stint as Central Visayas police chief in 2018-2019.

He led the bloody anti-insurgency campaigns Oplan Sauron 1 & 2 and Oplan Bran Stark during that period that resulted in the mass murders of 37 unarmed farmers and personalities like barangay captain, city councilor, ex-mayor, DepEd official and lawyer.

In Southeast Negros, among the most brutal of these Sinas-led killing spree was the cold-blooded murder of peasant and transport leader Franklin Lariosa by masked policemen in front of his family including his then 4-year old youngest child in Sitio Omol, Barangay Talalac, Sta. Catalina during Oplan Sauron 2 on March 29, 2019.

Another is the massacre of the Ocampo family in Barangay San Jose, Sta. Catalina that resulted in the death of 1-year old Marjun and his father. His mother barely survived. On July 26, 2019, men in camouflage uniform strafed their small hut with assault rifles while they were sleeping as Oplan Bran Stark raged on.

Sinas should be held accountable for these heinous crimes along with his fascist chieftain Duterte. ###

Instead of promotion, Sinas should face trial for Negros mass murders